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by boskone
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 673
Views: 17264

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

Damnit, Pete...I don't need to be spending $600+tax and FFL. Nor thinking about finding a new FFL, since my usual one isn't available at work anymore. :lol: If I have learned anything about PSA, it's if they offer something on sale one week, just wait a month or 3 and they'll have it on sale again....
by boskone
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 673
Views: 17264

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

Damnit, Pete...I don't need to be spending $600+tax and FFL. Nor thinking about finding a new FFL, since my usual one isn't available at work anymore.
by boskone
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1339
Views: 92148

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

I found this... thought-provoking. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE3j_RHkqJc My takeaway basically is that social media is the psychological equivalent of a cess pool that had been used for illegal dumping of medical waste. ...so, not really a change. Semi-jokes aside, I do see it on the internet ...
by boskone
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Shooting in Philadelphia
Replies: 9
Views: 93

Re: Shooting in Philadelphia

I saw people asking why the police didn't shoot him in the legs. Also, they don't understand how close 20 feet really is.

IOW, ignorance.
by boskone
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Local Grocery Outages and Needs
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Local Grocery Outages and Needs

I'm putting this here because shortages are due to COVID-19, at least for the moment. In the chat thread, I've noticed with some frequency that inventory shortages seem to be regional. (Toilet paper and disinfectants excepted.) So my thinking is that if a person can't find something locally and does...
by boskone
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Lithium rechargeable aa's?
Replies: 10
Views: 114

Re: Lithium rechargeable aa's?

I'll third the suggestion of Eneloops. I have a bunch, they've served me well.

I believe that lithium "AA" batteries are actually 14500s and output 3.7V; AA batteries should be 1.5V or so. So lithium cells--absent an internal converter--may damage electronics. YMMV, check your manuals.
by boskone
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Banana Recipes?
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Banana Recipes?

Bananas Foster :awesome: On ice cream :ooh: Microwaved and mashed bananas actually make a pretty good icecream stand-in. Mom's mildly diabetic, and icecream's right off the table; she can have like 1 serving of banana, though. I pointed her to mashing them, and she makes a lot of things like raspbe...
by boskone
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 673
Views: 17264

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

For PCC optics, it's a perfect use case for a LPVO with a bullet drop compensator. I've got a 1-6x Vortex Strike Eagle mounted on my Ruger PC Carbine right now and if I zero it at 100 with 115gr ammo, I can use the drop compensator for ammo with more drop, like 147gr and steel case 115gr. It's hand...
by boskone
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 673
Views: 17264

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

bos: How many Thousands of $$$$ would this be? Maybe just one, minus the cost of the rifle? Maybe not? A custom rifle? Several thousands. :D Maybe if I won the lottery I'd actually do it. Or stumbled into a good set of machining tools and got around to taking some machining classes, and DIYed.
by boskone
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2231
Views: 237737

Re: My Job, My Hell...

I don't know which is better, the M1's or the GSD. Did you get some grandchildren IT assistance? :lol: GSD. Only reason I'm not in the market (so to speak) for one is that the fur is colossal pain in the ass. I still remember when I was a kid, having to rake the lawn before mowing otherwise my dog'...
by boskone
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2231
Views: 237737

Re: My Job, My Hell...

I don't know which is better, the M1's or the GSD. Did you get some grandchildren IT assistance? :lol: GSD. Only reason I'm not in the market (so to speak) for one is that the fur is colossal pain in the ass. I still remember when I was a kid, having to rake the lawn before mowing otherwise my dog'...
by boskone
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 673
Views: 17264

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

Something amusing just occurred to me. At least, it amuses me. A lever-action fed from stick mags. Imagine a brass-and-blued lever action, with a plastic Glock mag sticking out of the bottom. :rofl: I'd think it would need to be a side-feed to not hit the lever against the mag, sort of a lever-acti...
by boskone
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 673
Views: 17264

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

Something amusing just occurred to me. At least, it amuses me.

A lever-action fed from stick mags.

Imagine a brass-and-blued lever action, with a plastic Glock mag sticking out of the bottom. :rofl:
by boskone
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 673
Views: 17264

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

I got my PC9. :clap: Stopped at the local Gebo's farm supply store and for the heck of it, asked if they had one. Sure enough, they did and I got it. 616 dollars later and I'm walking out of the store with my shiny new gun. :D Woot! :clap: Yep. My wallet is a little lighter, but on the bright side,...
by boskone
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 1016
Views: 93431

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs

One of the reasons a lot of people have given for BCI (brain-computer interface) development is to help keep humans from becoming superfluous. Better the borg than...er...trying to think of a good example of where the computers actually won. Skynet, if Hollywood weren't averse to logic, maybe. (Skyn...
by boskone
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Shooting what fits you vs commonality of parts & mags?
Replies: 26
Views: 407

Re: Shooting what fits you vs commonality of parts & mags?

I don't think it's a binary choice. There's too many factors. How uncommon is the comfortable option? How uncomfortable is the common option? What's your objective, something that'll do the job and be reasonably well-supported or a target gun? That said, I would do both. Get a Glock, 'cause if anyth...
by boskone
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 673
Views: 17264

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

I dunno that there's actually any law at the federal level that could be used against what's obviously a vexatious litigant, unfortunately. It'd be nice if the US defaulted to a "loser pays" systems, which I understand is more common worldwide, so that in circumstances like this the plaintiff would...
by boskone
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 673
Views: 17264

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

What happened at Armslist?!?! My favs are gone! :x Subscription model?! :cry: Wait, what? I got an email from AL. Their trying to keep the scammers out and they are facing a new lawsuit from Brady United. If you use a CC over an ACH it's an extra $3 a month. :twisted: That's odd. I've got an accoun...
by boskone
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Begining Archery
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Begining Archery

Don't skimp on armguard. If you have a lady in your life and she'll be shooting, you may want to encourage her to get a boob guard. I have unfortunate firsthand experience with the former. One of the girls in my archery class in college had a very unfortunate experience with the latter. Other than t...
by boskone
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4733
Views: 294870

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

I would like a ZS HiveMind critique of this vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPjrFjAxwlw Thank you The R-values in some of his scatter plots are very weak, and I'd like to see more sourcing of his numbers. But I've been involved with acquisitions for over 10 years, I find tidy numbers disturbing....
by boskone
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: No, really honey, last one...I promise: Aereus Lev
Replies: 13
Views: 234

Re: No, really honey, last one...I promise: Aereus Lev

I thought the lowers were like $150. I guess I'm out of the loop An empty regular lower is $100-150 (can't remember), the regular lower completed like $200, the ambi lower is AFAICT only available complete and is $450. The latter is the only one I'd really be interested in. I'd totally still buy at...
by boskone
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: No, really honey, last one...I promise: Aereus Lev
Replies: 13
Views: 234

Re: No, really honey, last one...I promise: Aereus Lev

I hear the receiver/stock one piece combo from the WWSD rifle is supposed to be pretty light considering it eliminates multiple components. Not sure if you added it in as weight to compare to your build, seems like a good budget way to go I'm kinda interested in that build, but don't have $1,700 si...
by boskone
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 117
Views: 3691

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

Ticking up to create it all again. https://www.today.com/food/grocery-stores-prepare-2nd-wave-pandemic-panic-shopping-t195036?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=news_tab&utm_content=algorithm I think it's regional and media-driven. Anianna and Lamby have mentioned shorts, but except during the height o...
by boskone
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 673
Views: 17264

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

I received the replacement lock for my safe today. It's an S&G mechanical, and installation doesn't seem like a particular problem, so I'd intended to do it tomorrow. However, I forgot to order a combination change tool. So I guess I'll just have a dubiously-accessible safe and guns randomly scatter...

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