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by roscoe
Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: SHTF/PAW/ZPAW Ammo Selection
Replies: 69
Views: 5309

Right, so what happens is that the case bulges a bit at the base, but that is the thickest part of the case, and .357 is a strong case. They become unreloadable, but there is no danger that the cylinder will explode.
by roscoe
Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: SHTF/PAW/ZPAW Ammo Selection
Replies: 69
Views: 5309

The 9mm case is smaller than the 357mag case and would split length wise. That's just it - the 9mm case is larger, at the head. That is why the cylinders must be reamed for 9mm. The real question is whether the cylinder can handle the 9mm pressures, but those are the same as .357 pressures, so just...
by roscoe
Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:04 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: SHTF/PAW/ZPAW Ammo Selection
Replies: 69
Views: 5309

I am aware of the Medusa and one other modified gun that did this. Not a safe practice in a gun not designed for it. I am amazed you have not been asked not to propagate such a thing. Try that with a +P round and you may live to regret it. I gotta call shenanigans on that, there pard. You can have ...
by roscoe
Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: SHTF/PAW/ZPAW Ammo Selection
Replies: 69
Views: 5309

For safety you might not want to suggest shooting a 9mm in a 357mag/38spl cylinder. You will have case rupture. The case is much smaller and tapered on the 9mm. True, but there are revolvers desgned to shoot all three, and as long as you have a stount revolver, like Ruger SP101, there is not much o...
by roscoe
Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:31 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: SHTF/PAW/ZPAW Ammo Selection
Replies: 69
Views: 5309

Yeah, in a true EOTWAWKI situation, you never know what you might be able to find. If you have kept the empty cases, you can reload them by making your own gunpowder, or improvising with things like matchheads. ther is an interesting on-line manual here: [Link Removed by Admin] You can also get a ca...
by roscoe
Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: SHTF/PAW/ZPAW Ammo Selection
Replies: 69
Views: 5309

If you are serious about scrounging ammo, then a .357 revolver set up for moon clips will give you three calibers - .357, .38sp, and 9mm.
by roscoe
Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:36 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: does anyone have anything bad to say about ruger revolvers?
Replies: 44
Views: 3215

I have a 3" SP101 and it is a great revolver - the smallest one that will shoot Buffalo Bore and DoubleTap without problems. It is my daily carry.

I also have a Service Six - great gun.
by roscoe
Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: The Swedish problem
Replies: 41
Views: 2794

You can do an awful lot with a Winchester or Marlin lever gun in 30-30, especially with the new Hornady ammo. They are pretty light, fire rapidly, and out to 300 yards, you can cause trouble. With the .357, you get more ammo in the tube, and it is handier, but your range is limited to 150 yards. But...
by roscoe
Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Keeping Combat Load Separate from BOB
Replies: 30
Views: 3533

Get a folding stock so you can stash the rifle easier.
by roscoe
Sun Mar 18, 2007 2:36 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: First Responder Courses
Replies: 79
Views: 11886

I also recommend Wilderness First Responder. There is some stuff that you learn that EMTs do not, because you have to be able to manage patients for longer periods of time. The emphasis is on being able to improvise and provide medium term stabilization. There are a few thing I wish they covered - a...
by roscoe
Sun Mar 18, 2007 2:32 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Asherman chest seals
Replies: 57
Views: 14010

It certainly is possible to make your own three-sided occlusive dressing from duct tape and a plastic bag. It is one-purpose tool, although clearly that purpose is important.
by roscoe
Sun Mar 18, 2007 2:19 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Has anyone on here been to Africa?
Replies: 35
Views: 6554

I go to Africa several every other year or so for research. I have been to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya, and Ethiopia. I have almost always had a great experience. If you have questions, feel free to PM me.

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