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by Mad Mike
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: March-May ZS Postal Match
Replies: 43
Views: 5304

Re: March-May ZS Postal Match

"We heard the cows first. They bellowed in panic. Poor beasts could not have guessed at what was coming. Neither could we. If we had known then what we know now, would we have survived? Would we have had the will to live? I honestly don't know. I do know victory was had and I can tell this story to...
by Mad Mike
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: March-May ZS Postal Match
Replies: 43
Views: 5304

Re: March-May ZS Postal Match

Halfapint wrote:
KJ4VOV wrote:Since there's no prizes or anything, it's just a friendly competition between members who want to do it, why not just post video/photos of the targets along with a ruler for scale?
Head mounted GoPro, could be fun.
don't have a gopro - and I wonder how many do?
by Mad Mike
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: March-May ZS Postal Match
Replies: 43
Views: 5304

Re: March-May ZS Postal Match

Ok I'm in. Let's start with a scratch narrative and let people use their own targets. Maybe have a quarter or local equivalent for size reference and call winners based on that? And while we might focus on targets inside 25 y/m to accommodate those with indoor ranges we could still accept entries f...
by Mad Mike
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Survivalist short film
Replies: 4
Views: 968

Re: Survivalist short film

KentuckyRifleman wrote:http://digg.com/video/survivalist-short-film

Not sure where this should go but thought I should share - sorry if a repeat.

OOHHH, this will get ugly! :shock:
by Mad Mike
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: March-May ZS Postal Match
Replies: 43
Views: 5304

Re: March-May ZS Postal Match

Shotzee wrote:So any interest for a March Match??


I'm in... :mrgreen:
by Mad Mike
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2127
Views: 195695

Re: My Job, My Hell...

A really quick story. This was around 1988/89 or so. Now the U.S. Army usually goes from a Company then the next level is Battalion then followed by a Brigade (or Squadron if you are Cavalry or a Regiment) then up to a Division. I was stationed at Lee Barracks in Mainz Germany (the Post closed 1992...
by Mad Mike
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Shotgun adapters
Replies: 18
Views: 1323

Re: Shotgun adapters

I've always been the "shotgun guy" of my group, and pretty much thought I knew everything there is to know on the subject. Well, the internet has come to prove me wrong yet again. And this time (thankfully) it has nothing to do with two girls and a cup. Instead, it's adapters to let you shoot non-1...
by Mad Mike
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2127
Views: 195695

Re: My Job, My Hell...

quote]Set on fire? Huh? :shock: being burned like that is the top of my personal list of things worse than dying.... :shock: Mine as well..........I honestly don't remember much about it other than a nagging burning sensation because I was busy trying to get the guy out and yelling at Fitz to get t...
by Mad Mike
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2127
Views: 195695

Re: My Job, My Hell...

quote]Set on fire? Huh? :shock: Well technically it wasn't so much a set on fire (at least this time), Fitz and I were cutting through a tank battalion's motor pool. I believe it was the 2/72nd Armor stationed on Camp Casey in Korea up in what they called Dragon Valley (I would have to dig out some...
by Mad Mike
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2127
Views: 195695

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Now TAG was nothing special just another NCO that was trying to make rank. Like I said his name was Corporal Terrance A. Galloway and he was a monumental pain in whatever body part you have that hurts the worst. He had made Corporal while in Vietnam and had sort of stalled there while other people ...
by Mad Mike
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2127
Views: 195695

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Well we were doing time in what would one day (I believe it was sometime in the late 80's, this zone or region was created by an act of the Philippine Congress, which I believe was eventually ruled unconstitutional. I'm leaning towards 1988 or 1989) become the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao o...
by Mad Mike
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2127
Views: 195695

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Okay, I want to apologize for not get back on when I returned from my vacation trip. First choice - James and his wife Susan, as well as Lil and myself with Dube and his wife Young-Hee. Four of us started off in the PI, while Dobe and Young-Hee went straight to Korea to wait for us. Now let's just ...
by Mad Mike
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?
Replies: 146
Views: 6125

Re: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?

flybynight wrote:Well , it's a Garand. Traditionally speaking it would be Nazi's
true enough, but in keeping with today's boogie man..... :mrgreen:
by Mad Mike
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?
Replies: 146
Views: 6125

Re: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?

Well you stirred up some excitement :) I feel there are some important nuances. There are 2 types of wood gun furniture and 2 types of plastic gun furniture. Looks cool furniture. User furniture. The Looks Cool furniture, whether wood or plastic, does not stand up well to use, sunlight, or moisture...
by Mad Mike
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?
Replies: 146
Views: 6125

Re: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?

The lighter part I can't argue with. The just as durable part I think is a mistake. I have argued this before on ZS but I honestly believe most milsurps are more durable than your standard hunting rifle. The milsurp was designed to work in harsh conditions over and over again by( in many cases) ill...
by Mad Mike
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?
Replies: 146
Views: 6125

Re: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?

Milsurp as a viable cost effective option is dead. You will never again walk into a gun store to find long racks of Enfields, Garands, K-31's , Mausers of every descriptions FN 1949's and crates of Mosin's and SKS all selling for under a hundred bucks. Bingo. As a child I would go to a local "Army/...
by Mad Mike
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?
Replies: 146
Views: 6125

Re: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?

No they probably just instructed their soldiers to manually cock it before working the bolt ( on the sticky ones) and work the action til it smooth's out . You know, like breaking in your AR with a few hundred rounds. Or just maybe when they were re-arsenaled no care was used upon being assembled? ...
by Mad Mike
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?
Replies: 146
Views: 6125

Re: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?

Aside from a bug-out gun, I still find milsurps to be kinda cool. My mosin m44 has journeyed with me on many adventures in the woods and is a hoot at the range (big fire balls). I still think milsurps are great camp/hunting options if you find a deal. Plus, the mosins ergonomics fit me strangely we...
by Mad Mike
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?
Replies: 146
Views: 6125

Re: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?

Aside from a bug-out gun, I still find milsurps to be kinda cool. My mosin m44 has journeyed with me on many adventures in the woods and is a hoot at the range (big fire balls). I still think milsurps are great camp/hunting options if you find a deal. Plus, the mosins ergonomics fit me strangely we...
by Mad Mike
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?
Replies: 146
Views: 6125

Re: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?

woodsghost wrote:What I have been saying is a CNS hit does a lot. Much like a human, it is the only sure stop. Everything else is variable.

Yep, but the problem is being able to make one under any and all conditions.....
by Mad Mike
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?
Replies: 146
Views: 6125

Re: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?

Maybe so - but a one time lucky break is not what I count on. I've heard of people living when their parachute didn't open, but I won't be expecting to be that lucky. Will you? Honestly? I'll take a 5.56 or 5.45 against a black bear any day that ends in "y." It is the grizzlies which will prove tou...
by Mad Mike
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?
Replies: 146
Views: 6125

Re: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?

Maybe so - but a one time lucky break is not what I count on. I've heard of people living when their parachute didn't open, but I won't be expecting to be that lucky. Will you? Honestly? I'll take a 5.56 or 5.45 against a black bear any day that ends in "y." It is the grizzlies which will prove tou...
by Mad Mike
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?
Replies: 146
Views: 6125

Re: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?

Perhaps you need a bigger caliber than 5.56? :idea: In what bug out scenario would you need bigger? Where you also have to deal with large carnivores...... :shock: There is a YouTube guy in Alaska who put down a grizzly with 5.45x39. As I recall it took most of a magazine. Details are over at the U...

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