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by boskone
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Coin shortage?
Replies: 8
Views: 73

Re: Coin shortage?

The two different questions: Sinister Nah. People are keeping cash in hand rather than spending it, vending machines aren't getting used, bank lobbies are closed or restricted, etc. It's just a bunch of factors leading to hard currency not moving. Electronic currency I honestly hope not. If I had my...
by boskone
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The New & Improved, "What have you done to your AR today" thread
Replies: 15
Views: 135

Re: The New & Improved, "What have you done to your AR today" thread

Does "Look at it longingly" count? It's too damned hot for range time right now.
by boskone
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: English martial arts
Replies: 13
Views: 138

Re: English martial arts

I'd like to learn more about how the Vikings fought since I've been watching a lot of the "Vikings" TV series on History Channel. I think the answer would be "well enough to abduct all the pretty ones". I had a neighbor growing up that said Viking raids were why all British women are ugly...of cour...
by boskone
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 998
Views: 70630

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

I'm seeing a lot of complaints about the weighting the Electoral College gives to smaller states, and how that misrepresents the average American vote. Mostly from states which are all-or-nothing, which itself causes the total nullification of minority votes. I think this says a lot about the attitu...
by boskone
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Bow vs air rifle for shtf/prepping?
Replies: 12
Views: 158

Re: Bow vs air rifle for shtf/prepping?

I think it depends on "general prepping" versus "prepping for the whole shit to go down the toilet". Assuming equivalent quality equipment and skill: In the former case, where at most you might have a few weeks or months of "logistical disruption", I'd say an air rifle. Even a common spring-piston ....
by boskone
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: English martial arts
Replies: 13
Views: 138

Re: English martial arts

JF89 wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:59 pm
What HEMA arts are you interested in?
I think you're overestimating how much I've planned. I've gotten as far as "Huh, that might be neat." :clownshoes:
by boskone
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 969
Views: 30592

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

I've been investigating some kind of long gun to complement my shotgun. Something in the 100-200 yd capability. I don't need to snipe people from a mile away. Something suitable for birds and small game. I'm not sure how much overlap there is between "suitable for birds and small game" and "200yd"....
by boskone
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: AR15 for Home defense
Replies: 42
Views: 2003

Re: AR15 for Home defense

Folding stock adapter, maybe? For maximum tacticool.
by boskone
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: English martial arts
Replies: 13
Views: 138

Re: English martial arts

I've actually been interested in HEMA for a while, but the nearest group is 2 hours away, and meets on like Thursdays at 7pm.

Unfortunately logistically problematic. :|
by boskone
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 174
Views: 2550

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

I passed a pickup all togged up in pro-police stuff, a full wrap looked like. I probably would have just forgotten about it, but I noticed the bottom of the tailgate had "#wehaveyour6ix". I know what it's supposed to mean, but I wanted to ask the guy "What does 'We have your gix' mean?" to see how h...
by boskone
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The New & Improved, "What have you done to your AR today" thread
Replies: 15
Views: 135

Re: The New & Improved, "What have you done to your AR today" thread

The ambi safety I'm kinda on the fence about. I'm right-handed and so is my wife, but we do have southpaw friends and it is nice to be able to see the status of the safety easily no matter which side is up when it's on the shooting bench. Unfortunately, in the fire position it rubs on my trigger fi...
by boskone
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 969
Views: 30592

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

I foresee little to no police intervention over masks. Seems like they'd have bigger issues to deal with, right ? I think mask enforcement will probably be contextual. Not wearing a mask at the gas station? Probably not. You're not going to be that close to anyone, and even aside from COVID people ...
by boskone
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 969
Views: 30592

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

I foresee little to no police intervention over masks. Seems like they'd have bigger issues to deal with, right ? I think mask enforcement will probably be contextual. Not wearing a mask at the gas station? Probably not. You're not going to be that close to anyone, and even aside from COVID people ...
by boskone
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Seattle: The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone
Replies: 103
Views: 2560

Re: Seattle: The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

Went uo to check things out yesterday, the area is completely off limits, cops are not allowing anyone in without ID, you don’t live there you are not allowed to even walk on the streets. In fact cops will escort you to and from your building outside the exclusionary zones While up there a group of...
by boskone
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 174
Views: 2550

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

COVID plus the riots. People bought guns and ammo, ammo plants aren't running 100%, then people bought a bunch more guns and ammo.
by boskone
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 174
Views: 2550

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

I was just watching the new Paul Harrel video and realized that laptop manufacturers are missing out on a good market for bullet-resistant laptops. I'll bet a kevlar cored polycarbonate case instead of current case materials might offer significant protection inside a bookbag filled with other item...
by boskone
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 969
Views: 30592

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Just wanted to mention that ninjas who work in the summer have my respect. It's hard to be secretive while hiding in the corner of a ceiling while your sweat drips down onto your target and the tatami mats located a few feet underneath you. I guess that's why the ninja turtles also had headbands. :...
by boskone
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7540
Views: 375234

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

I didn't actually buy it but a neighbor who was moving asked if I could dispose of some old ammo for them. When I said yes they gifted me a cardboard box filled with about 100 rounds of 30-06 softpoints from the 1940s through 1960s :shock: ... It'll be interesting to see if they work. We shot some ...
by boskone
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6854
Views: 371660

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

So far so good. I am already feeling better, just tired still. This place has become an impromptu prep in and of itself. I have self quarantined in the new place while the family stays in the old one for the time being. Hopefully, that will keep them from getting this. Or at least delay infection f...
by boskone
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 969
Views: 30592

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

CG wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:46 am
HEB is now requiring masks in all its stores, even if the local gov't hasn't mandated them.
Huh, I haven't been to HEB in a while but was thinking of a run this weekend.

Whatever. Their store, their property, their rules, and wearing a mask isn't a big deal.
by boskone
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 998
Views: 70630

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

This happened two days ago. I didn't know where else to put it. From The Des Moines Register : Governor's vehicle struck Black Lives Matter protester who blocked the road In many states drivers are granted a limited level of immunity should they run into a protester on a road way. In LA there is a ...
by boskone
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6854
Views: 371660

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Bought a house with five acres in the country yesterday. The next closest neighbors are at least a 1/4 mile away. The wife and I decided that we were sick of living in the suburbs. Color me envious. :gonk: Congrats! I guess I sounded pretty bitter even at a happy time. Sorry. I found out yesterday ...
by boskone
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: A present for my wife ...
Replies: 32
Views: 352

Re: A present for my wife ...

All that said, the closest thing you can get to a 22 recoil wise is a light load in a manually operated rifle, like a bolt action or lever gun. A 38 special in a 357 lever gun is pretty light recoiling- the only barrier is learning to properly operate the lever to not short stroke. And when skills ...
by boskone
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6854
Views: 371660

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Lettuce Pray wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:20 pm
Bought a house with five acres in the country yesterday. The next closest neighbors are at least a 1/4 mile away. The wife and I decided that we were sick of living in the suburbs.
Color me envious. :gonk:

Congrats!

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