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by minengr
Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:29 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: So Long COLT
Replies: 27
Views: 1764

Re: So Long COLT

Despite owning a few, I've never been a huge fan. I may be talking out my backside, but I wouldn't be shocked it their suituation isn't similar to what Winchester/Olin/New England Arms/whoever the hell owns them went through 10 years ago. Old factories, tooling, and location probably aren't doing th...
by minengr
Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: School Me on .300 Blackout
Replies: 36
Views: 2666

Re: School Me on .300 Blackout

Ended up going with the lightweight Wilson Combat. Have that, bullets, dies, and chop saw on the way. Should be interesting.
by minengr
Sun May 24, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: So i bought myself a little S10 ZR2
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Re: So i bought myself a little S10 ZR2

I bought my BlaZeR2 new in 2001. Despite 14 years, a tornado, a deer, and 180,000 miles it's still going strong. ZR2usa is a pretty decent forum for help with trouble shooting. I highly recommend reading the "upgrading the big 3" under the electrical section. Those trucks eat batteries. I'm on #4 or...
by minengr
Sat May 23, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Help me fill a role in my arsenal
Replies: 18
Views: 1759

Re: Help me fill a role in my arsenal

Not sure if this is of any help, but if you're looking for range: https://titanfueltanks.com/product-category/mid-ship-fuel-tanks/ If I ever get around to buying a powerstroke, I'm adding one of those bad boys. A bit spendy to fill a 60gal tank, but I'm betting it will get you 600 miles. what is a m...
by minengr
Sat May 23, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Purpose of a Rifle in Suburbia
Replies: 104
Views: 13125

Re: Purpose of a Rifle in Suburbia

I think that the .22 long rifle and .308 Winchester combination can cover virtually everything in the world that's likely (not possible, but likely) going to be hunted for food / dealt with as a hostile zombie. If anyone thinks differently, please, by all means post that opinion here and (important...
by minengr
Fri May 15, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Purpose of a Rifle in Suburbia
Replies: 104
Views: 13125

Re: Purpose of a Rifle in Suburbia

I didn't care to wade through four pages of posts, so forgive me if this is repetitious. I've lived in and out of Suburbia the past 15-20 years, the majority of it in Illinois. In Illinois the only animals that can be legally hunted with a rifle are varmints. That being said, it's never stood in the...
by minengr
Fri May 15, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: School Me on .300 Blackout
Replies: 36
Views: 2666

Re: School Me on .300 Blackout

Has anyone built their own upper? Looking for barrel recommendations and they must be 16". I don't believe there is any way for me to avoid that in Illinois. I'm leaning toward Noveske unless someone has a better choice.
by minengr
Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Worst SHTF Handgun
Replies: 65
Views: 10504

Re: Worst SHTF Handgun

Bryco and Jennings because I'd put them in the worst no matter what category. I personally wouldn't rate single action revolvers very high, depending on the situation. I love my Blackhawks, but they wouldn't be my first choice.

First choice would probably be one of my 1911's.
by minengr
Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1189
Views: 96432

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

FUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!! I'm so tired of fighting my powder measure pouring extruded powders. I'm using a RCBS Uniflow,.. but it likes to chops stick powders. I have read the the Lyman Ideal works very well. I have one, but its tube is gone so I have no way to really test it. What do I need to buy? Just ...
by minengr
Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1189
Views: 96432

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

FUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!! I'm so tired of fighting my powder measure pouring extruded powders. I'm using a RCBS Uniflow,.. but it likes to chops stick powders. I have read the the Lyman Ideal works very well. I have one, but its tube is gone so I have no way to really test it. What do I need to buy? Just ...
by minengr
Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 22lr subsonic and super sonic twist rates/ overstabilization
Replies: 8
Views: 868

Re: 22lr subsonic and super sonic twist rates/ overstabiliza

In a 22lr, I can't believe a faster twist rate could create any problems. Not a big believer in overstabilization to begin with, but I can't imagine it becoming an issue unless you're trying to push think jacketed varmint bullets at insane speeds. If it were me and my checkbook, I wouldn't hesitate ...
by minengr
Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearm Categories
Replies: 44
Views: 2556

Re: Firearm Categories

I must be boring, or just getting old. I have handguns, rifles, and shotguns.
by minengr
Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: A Man's Rifle: .308 Battle Rifle Only
Replies: 20
Views: 4111

Re: A Man's Rifle: .308 Battle Rifle Only

Polytech M14S receiver, Kreiger barrel, TRW bolt, TRW trigger group, McMillan stock, a few other USGI parts, SEI flash hider, built by former USN armorer. Took about 10 years to get the parts and cash together for the build.
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by minengr
Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Ruger or Remington 1911
Replies: 26
Views: 1985

Re: Ruger or Remington 1911

I'd probably go with the Ruger. The smith that built my 38 super several years back now works for them. I've never confirmed if he has anything to do with that line, but I have hopes.
by minengr
Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: School Me on .300 Blackout
Replies: 36
Views: 2666

Re: School Me on .300 Blackout

Harbor Freight two-inch chop saw to cut the brass roughly to size, and I boguht a set of dies from Lee that have worked just fine. All your 5.56 shell holders will fit. Thanks. I have a feeling both will be heading my way before the end of the week. I would try getting .300 BO brass from these guys...
by minengr
Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: School Me on .300 Blackout
Replies: 36
Views: 2666

Re: School Me on .300 Blackout

a little background info about me first: 1. I am in Illinois, so suppressors are verboten. Hunting deer with a rifle is forbidden too. 2. I do reload and can cast my own bullets. 3. I have the equipment necessary to take say once fired military brass and cut it down to .300 Blackout. 4. I have two ...
by minengr
Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: .22lr bubble?
Replies: 62
Views: 3953

Re: .22lr bubble?

I love hearing the one about the smelter shutting down and the epa shutting down the lead mines. There was a smelter that shut down, because they had been given twenty years or so to comply with EPA regs, and finally called it quits after half a century of poisoning the local area. Crypto has a gre...
by minengr
Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:18 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: .22lr bubble?
Replies: 62
Views: 3953

Re: .22lr bubble?

I haven't seen any near me in any significant amount in quite awhile. Although, I rarely remember to look. I'm fairly certain that supply and prices will return to something resembling normal, but I don't know when. I remember several years back when SR primers were selling for stupid money when non...
by minengr
Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Teach me on - 17 HMR
Replies: 32
Views: 2547

Re: Teach me on - 17 HMR

Factory centerfire cartridges are 17 Hornet, 17 Remington. These are the only FACTORY loaded 17's that I'm aware of. If you want to get into wildcat cartridges, there are dozens. Possibly the best one is the 17 Mach IV, which is based on the .221 Fireball case (IIRC)... and it might even be factory...
by minengr
Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Closest Call
Replies: 42
Views: 7152

Re: Closest Call

Thanks. Yes I was pretty lucky. Lots of things are burned into my brain from that morning. Most importantly, when sirens go off, head them. They woke me up with literately minutes to spare. I remember looking at the alarm clock, it was 5ish in the morning, I have it set fast so I don't remember the ...
by minengr
Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Wamba's Millions
Replies: 48
Views: 4534

Re: Wamba's Millions

If you're talking just like the movie where you piss away $30mil to inherit $300mil, I'd book the Sky Villa at the Palms. At $37,000 a night, you'll be through that money in less than a year.
by minengr
Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: The ZS collaborative Fixed Blade Recommendation Thread
Replies: 272
Views: 93355

Re: The ZS collaborative Fixed Blade Recommendation Thread

If you want something cheaper, disposible and tough as a coffin nail: http://www.coldsteel.com/images/products/80TFTC_m.jpg You can get a True Flight Thrower for around $30. Its not really a throwing knife. Its just a solid no frills hunk of steel with a tough coating that you can shave with. Holds...
by minengr
Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Closest Call
Replies: 42
Views: 7152

Re: Closest Call

2/29/12 - Leap Day tornado. I missed a direct hit from a F4 by a 100' or so. After the sirens woke me, I nearly stayed in bed. I won't bore you with the whole story, just that a 100' and 20 second difference could have changed my life even further (not for the better). I was crawling into a downstai...
by minengr
Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Help me move states for the first time
Replies: 5
Views: 627

Re: Help me move states for the first time

I've driven through there a few times seems maybe even bought gas, I wouldn't mind living there. A former boss lived there. Said it's the only place he knew of where he could ski the mountains in the morning and play golf in the afternoon. When the weather is better take a trip to Durango through Si...

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