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by boskone
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Most common ammo's in US?
Replies: 70
Views: 8716

Re: Most common ammo's in US?

So...the best option is "both"? :D 100%. Your goto guns are those that are affordable to run during good times, so you can afford to keep ammo on hand and practice a lot. But you also keep something cheap and weird on hand for lean times like this. You can still buy 45 GAP and 300 Weatherby online ...
by boskone
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Most common ammo's in US?
Replies: 70
Views: 8716

Re: Most common ammo's in US?

OTOH, if your weapons all use uncommon ammo you're less affected by shortages (ex: a lot of places still have .40 on the shelves and many still have 9mm Makarov) and your stockpiles have less interest to those who might want to take it from you. They might want any 12 or 20 gauge shells you have bu...
by boskone
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1562
Views: 90018

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

I've seen a few articles making fun of CNN for only recently "discovering" China lied about Covid and publishing this as breaking news, but I cannot find a CNN article on this. Even when I google it, I just find articles making fun of CNN. I cannot find anything about it on the CNN site either. Any...
by boskone
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Most common ammo's in US?
Replies: 70
Views: 8716

Re: Most common ammo's in US?

Perhaps oddly, I don't know anyone who carries the same pistols. Not even Glocks. We almost all carry either .380 or 9mm, but there's zero common models for pistols.

We do all have ARs, though, so there's that.

Of course, I couldn't buy a Glock right now if I wanted one anyway. :p
by boskone
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Snugpak Jungle Blanket?
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Snugpak Jungle Blanket?

Hrm, does sound interesting. Could get a jungle blanket to put in my bag, and put my woobie in my EDC pack.

Gotta think about it, it's always easier to spend money than to spend it wisely.
by boskone
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [2020 - Year of the Squib]
Replies: 757
Views: 24338

Re: Firearms CHAT: [2020 - Year of the Squib]

Hopefully they can make a lever action under Marlin's name that isn't garbage. The quality on Marlins in the last 20 years has been really sub par. The worst trigger I have on any gun I've owned is a recently made Marlin lever action- it's on par with a Hi-Point pistol, like throwing a 30 amp break...
by boskone
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [2020 - Year of the Squib]
Replies: 757
Views: 24338

Re: Firearms CHAT: [2020 - Year of the Squib]

It's way out of anything I know of from anyone, but I like the idea of a threaded .22WMR fed from rotary mags. Ruger made 10/22 magnums from 1998 - 2006. https://www.gunbroker.com/Ruger-10-22-Magnum/search?Keywords=Ruger 10-22 Magnum& s=f Yup, but as I understand the recoil tended to cause the rece...
by boskone
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [2020 - Year of the Squib]
Replies: 757
Views: 24338

Re: Firearms CHAT: [2020 - Year of the Squib]

I'm very curious to see what Ruger does with Marlin's IP. One kinda obvious option might be a "Wrangler-style" .22LR lever gun. Plastic furniture, cast parts where not structurally required elsewhere, etc. Not sure if it'd actually be all that much cheaper, but given the cost of Wranglers and 10/22s...
by boskone
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Snugpak Jungle Blanket?
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Snugpak Jungle Blanket?

It's basically an improved woobie?
by boskone
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6668
Views: 1107689

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

It's not much, but RTS Tactical has a few bucks off and free shipping:

https://rtstactical.com/black-friday.html
by boskone
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7663
Views: 427408

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

MPMalloy wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:31 pm
NT2C wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:17 pm
And if shit really goes sideways I can carry two pistols for a NY reload! :crazy:
How did this term come to be?
NYPD carrying a second revolver instead of a speedloader, supposedly.
by boskone
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7663
Views: 427408

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

tony d tiger wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:10 pm
NT2C wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:35 pm
Thought I'd give this a try for when I'm in the car. Venado Concealed Carry Jacket for Men - Heavy Duty Canvas - Conceal Carry Pockets
Does it have two holsters? Confusing.
It seems to have a holster and what looks like a mag pocket under each panel.
by boskone
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7663
Views: 427408

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

Thought I'd give this a try for when I'm in the car. Venado Concealed Carry Jacket for Men - Heavy Duty Canvas - Conceal Carry Pockets Looks neat. Let us know how it looks. The only concern I can see is that it might hang weird; the gun looks like it's pretty far forward, whereas if it were right u...
by boskone
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: SHTF and you can only have one gun
Replies: 163
Views: 42728

Re: SHTF and you can only have one gun

I'm kind of stuck with what I'm most familiar with, and what I could grab out of the safe right now; SKS or 12 gauge pump. (I'm ignoring the .22 bolt action.) Nothing to say here that hasn't been said before, though. SKS pros: proven design, pretty common ammunition, easy to maintain. Range is acce...
by boskone
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Minimalist Tool Kit
Replies: 29
Views: 8582

Re: Minimalist Tool Kit

I specifically mean regarding multitools. Ahh. Mostly negative experiences, though they were in the lower end of the price scale. I think even a craftsman ?6in1?. That's why I was pretty surprised on how long the Klien has lasted and functioned, though I do live in fear of losing the bit... lol. I'...
by boskone
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Minimalist Tool Kit
Replies: 29
Views: 8582

Re: Minimalist Tool Kit

Sure you do, and you stated the reason right up there at the beginning, because you've found that quality makes a huge difference in how well a tool performs its task, even a multi-tool. :wink: Oh, I agree 100% about quality, however the price point comes into play as well. It might be worth findin...
by boskone
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Minimalist Tool Kit
Replies: 29
Views: 8582

Re: Minimalist Tool Kit

Normally i don't like multi-function tools, as they tend to do a number of jobs, badly. However I've used a Klien 11in 1 for a few years now, and paired with a Southwire 7 in 1 (S7N1HD) pliers and a small adjustable crescent, takes care of 90% of the in home jobs I've come across. It's a solid (rea...
by boskone
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1562
Views: 90018

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Mask mandate in New Hampshire started today. Public spaces, stores, etc. I only had to tell 5 people to go get masks, which the store provides free to all customers. Why me? As my shift supervisor said "You have that *mom voice* that people listen to when you get annoyed." :roll: "Put on a damned m...
by boskone
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [2020 - Year of the Squib]
Replies: 757
Views: 24338

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

RickOShea wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:14 pm
So, has anyone else added up how much they'll owe the Gub'mint if we end up having to get a $200 stamp for each "assault weapon" and a $50 stamp for each "hi-cap" magazine?
The only commentary I have on the subject is sufficiently for polite company that even you guys count.

:wink:
by boskone
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: The ZS collaborative Fixed Blade Recommendation Thread
Replies: 295
Views: 100086

Re: The ZS collaborative Fixed Blade Recommendation Thread

I also still want a Benchmade folder since the only sort of "high end" knives I own are a couple of Spyderco's budget models (I've got a pair of Tenacious' and a Resilience I picked up from Walmart). Depending on what you want out of it, I'd check out Kizer. They're a Chinese brand, but bang-for-bu...
by boskone
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1562
Views: 90018

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Wait...whut? People still have data caps in this day and age? I haven't had a data cap in about a decade. :shock: Uh, yea? Most of the major ISPs have one...unless you pay extra. Maybe all, depending how one decides to define "major". And even most "unlimited" cellular is "Unlimited...slow internet...
by boskone
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Choosing a rifle for a small frame deer hunter
Replies: 14
Views: 1279

Re: Choosing a rifle for a small frame deer hunter

It's kind of a local thing I think, but you can get a Savage Axis (II), with bore-sighted decent glass, from Academy sporting goods for like $350. My go-to recommendations for new shooters who want to step up from .22 is one of those in .243 Winchester. Solid, complete, but inexpensive gun. Flat-sh...
by boskone
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1205
Views: 108634

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

PistolPete wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:54 pm
Well, 130gr Nosler E-Tip with 45gr of Varget out of a 270 will kill a deer just fine. Just not as fast as my 35 Whelen load I used last year. :lol:
? .35 Whelen is like 600ft/s slower than .270, how's it faster?

(Couldn't resist.)
by boskone
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1562
Views: 90018

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

boskone - Single YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOw2NAbPyY8 I'd like to say I actually appreciate the notice. Even trimming back my use, I've bumped up against my data cap the last 3 months. Data caps are bullshit, they're extra stinky gooey bullshit when so much of the country is sp...

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