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by Doctorr Fabulous
Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The shotgun for self-defense, 12 gauge vs 20 gauge buckshot
Replies: 44
Views: 2268

Re: The shotgun for self-defense, 12 gauge vs 20 gauge bucks

I don't know that you've demonstrated that #00 is a problem in terms of pattern density, unless you looked at loads with more pattern control than a cardboard buffer and I missed it.
by Doctorr Fabulous
Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The shotgun for self-defense, 12 gauge vs 20 gauge buckshot
Replies: 44
Views: 2268

Re: The shotgun for self-defense, 12 gauge vs 20 gauge bucks

Pithy aside, military buckshot uses a cardboard buffer in lieu of a wad or cup, and in my guns tends to pattern wide and spotty compared to just about anything that has a decent wad. You might get 12" of gel penetration at 50yd, but you'll be lucky to keep the entire load on a standard silhouette at...
by Doctorr Fabulous
Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 114668

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

Halfapint wrote:General question: How often does everyone clean their gas tube in their AR?
I have never cleaned the gas system on anything that wasn't belt-fed.
by Doctorr Fabulous
Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Are bugout locations necessary?
Replies: 133
Views: 9330

Re: Are bugout locations necessary?

I flat out don't believe in the PAW, ergo spending time and money learning and maintaining skills for the PAW is entirely a hobby, and as such gets relegated to hobby time and effort, and falls behind when there's less hobby time and hobby money. Really I just object to the packrat aphorism, but I d...
by Doctorr Fabulous
Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Are bugout locations necessary?
Replies: 133
Views: 9330

Re: Are bugout locations necessary?

Maybe I don't think preparing for disaster entails blacksmithing and bowmaking to the point where I would go spend money and time on them? You keep picking out very specific goddamn things to nitpick. I'm saying, "Learn skills, they're valuable." As I've stated over and over. If you can't understan...
by Doctorr Fabulous
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Are bugout locations necessary?
Replies: 133
Views: 9330

Re: Are bugout locations necessary?

The cost of having it is never just a couple hours once, it's constant practice, annually at least. Reading about bowhunting and making your own bow is like reading about sex, fun to read about but harder to do and harder still to do well. This is true, having made a few bows and fletched more than...
by Doctorr Fabulous
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Are bugout locations necessary?
Replies: 133
Views: 9330

Re: Are bugout locations necessary?

Yes, it's better to not need the thing than to need it and not have it, but consider first whether you can reasonably expect to need it to begin with, and how the cost of not having it weighs against the cost of having it and the likelihood of needing it. Don't let an aphorism stand in the way of c...
by Doctorr Fabulous
Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Are bugout locations necessary?
Replies: 133
Views: 9330

Re: Are bugout locations necessary?

To continue the bad analogy, I'm only speaking to the idiot who refuses to buy/use a rifle because "some day we will only have bows." "Better to have it and not need than need it and not have it." I hate that adage, because it makes the assumption that It is something you can have at no cost. It's ...
by Doctorr Fabulous
Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Are bugout locations necessary?
Replies: 133
Views: 9330

Re: Are bugout locations necessary?

Making Diesel: Lard and Tallow in place of WVO. But short term any oil, even used motor oil works. You have to have the time and the equipment to filter and prepare it for use. You don't just dump used motor oil from a vehicle on the side of the road into the tank and go. Granted, I think that is u...
by Doctorr Fabulous
Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Are bugout locations necessary?
Replies: 133
Views: 9330

Re: Are bugout locations necessary?

Hiroshima_Morphine wrote:Making Diesel: Lard and Tallow in place of WVO. But short term any oil, even used motor oil works.
You have to have the time and the equipment to filter and prepare it for use. You don't just dump used motor oil from a vehicle on the side of the road into the tank and go.
by Doctorr Fabulous
Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Are bugout locations necessary?
Replies: 133
Views: 9330

Re: Are bugout locations necessary?

With folks mentioning caching supplies, I've got to ask: What are thoughts on the best way of doing so? Renting out storage units? I think simply digging a hole in the ground and tossing things in before covering it up and drawing a map with a big X on it wouldn't work. After all, who owns the land...
by Doctorr Fabulous
Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Are bugout locations necessary?
Replies: 133
Views: 9330

Re: Are bugout locations necessary?

My Lord, you're only like the tenth person who has completely misunderstood what I'm trying to say. Let me try this again. First: it is not a mobile BOL... It is an escape vehicle. Second: I don't plan on me and family living in it long term or even short term. Third: it's not an RV. It's not even ...
by Doctorr Fabulous
Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: All is Lost WWYD
Replies: 51
Views: 3276

Re: All is Lost WWYD

Pretend that you are a ZS member in good standing and you and you family have a bug out locations rendezvous plan for when disaster strikes. Then disaster strikes. You put your plan in action but your family are overcome by the firestorm, wall of water, toxic gas cloud, zombie horde. What would you...
by Doctorr Fabulous
Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Wisdom of the Wall Tent
Replies: 25
Views: 1582

Re: Wisdom of the Wall Tent

Earmarked for future watching. to pass judgement before viewing, DC is too married to a historical fantasy to really view options objectively. If he was more "Hey I do stuff the old ways because its fun, even if it doesn't make sense" and less "Old ways are better, and totally still relevant even t...
by Doctorr Fabulous
Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Are bugout locations necessary?
Replies: 133
Views: 9330

Re: Are bugout locations necessary?

Or useful skills that you can pimp out. Oh, I have some useful skills I can pimp out. But we aren't supposed to talk about illegal activity, and I'm not in Nevada or Canada. Seriously though; production and trade are hallmarks of civilization. I think most of us will want this. And by us, I don't j...
by Doctorr Fabulous
Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:51 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Help me choose a light weight bolt-action
Replies: 32
Views: 2537

Re: Help me choose a light weight bolt-action

Both of which would be largely eliminated by a replacement stock. If there WAS a replacement stock on the market the ruger would be a stronger contender, at this point there is only one hardwood option that I know of and would be a step in the wrong direction as far as my end goals. If I could get ...
by Doctorr Fabulous
Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Trunk Gun Case
Replies: 24
Views: 4687

Re: Trunk Gun Case

How are you attaching it to the vehicle?
by Doctorr Fabulous
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Red Dot for A Ruger 22/45
Replies: 13
Views: 1469

Re: Red Dot for A Ruger 22/45

nimdabew wrote:
Bearcat wrote:Why would I put a rifle scope on a handgun?
Context.

http://www.vortexoptics.com/category/viper_red_dot
How does it stack up against the Burris FF and the Venom RDS?
by Doctorr Fabulous
Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:27 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Tanks for nothing
Replies: 76
Views: 5872

Re: Tanks for nothing

In early Iraq, tanks were being used as combination bulldozers and a stand-in for artillery. In Afghanistan, they were even less mobile and fuel support was harder, so the only time we used them in my AO was parking them outside of a large village/town before doing an air-insert. The optics packages...
by Doctorr Fabulous
Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Tanks for nothing
Replies: 76
Views: 5872

Re: Tanks for nothing

Right now the question is who is going to develop the next effective tank gun. There's discussions as to what the caliber will be (I forget the numbers that I read). Whoever gets that up and working will have the dominant tank all things being equal. I'm expecting it to be a scaled down version of ...
by Doctorr Fabulous
Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Ruger Mark II vs Buckmark
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Re: Ruger Mark II vs Buckmark

Every ruger I've shot has been finicky as hell and not all that accurate, including my dads old Mk1, my buddies MkII, a high-end suppressed/RDS equipped model I shot once, and my other friends brand new 22/45. even mounting a red dot on the 22/45 didn't help it pattern any better. Every Buckmark I'...
by Doctorr Fabulous
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Ruger Mark II vs Buckmark
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Re: Ruger Mark II vs Buckmark

Don't forget S&W has the Victory out, which is very like the MkIII.
by Doctorr Fabulous
Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 9mm Diameter
Replies: 19
Views: 1539

Re: 9mm Diameter

I'm sure I could spend another hour or so online and find the answer myself, but I'm sure someone on here already knows it. Is there a traditional 'revolver / lever' cartridge that uses the same bullet as 9x19 Parabellum? Seperate, but possibly related: can a modern bullet of the proper size be fir...
by Doctorr Fabulous
Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 114668

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

I have a dedicated rifle (SW 15-22) and a conversion bolt. I have noticed no difference in performance, but haven't really benched either one. The conversion bolt seems to run fine with Aguila 40gr SV, which is my bulk ammo of choice because I bought enough to last me a decade. The 15-22 seems to ru...

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