My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 29MAR20)

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Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)

Post by NamelessStain » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:11 am

I've debated getting both those firearms too Mag, let me know your opinions and a range report :) Please.

Also in the running are the SR22 and LC9.
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Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)

Post by Mags » Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:09 pm

The only one I'm sketchy about is the AR7. There were numerous reliability issues in the past while it was manufactured by another company. The Ruger 10/22 Take Down in black with a threaded barrel may have ultimately been a better choice. We'll see.....
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Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)

Post by eugene » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:54 pm

The AR7 issue were due to the previous companies, Henry has fixed them and the current ones work very well. The Ruger 10/22 take down is a different category, its much larger and heavier.
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Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)

Post by Mags » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:40 am

Yeah, I believe it was when Charter Arms manufactured them that people claim reliability waned. Nothing but pretty much good news since Henry started. I'm thinking the Ruger Take-Down with an optic and suppressor is a better all around platform for my needs. The AR7 will remain a last option BO weapon for me though.

On the AR7 I'm thinking 100mph tape around the butt plate/butt cap may "waterproof" the stock's internal storage compartment. Might have to test that out...
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Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 24FEB14)

Post by moab » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:09 pm

74 or more wrote:
Mags wrote:74 or more, it's an OR (Outdoor Research) "Military" pack cover. Guess it's "Military" cause of it's color. It is waterproof but fragile. I don't think it would hold up very long bush whackin".

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Thanks brother :)

Do you like the Clark better than the Hennessy?
Here's a good pack cover. I have one. It's heavy duty. I'm guessing 500 cordura? Comes in multicam though. They may have other colors on their site.

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Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)

Post by 501scout » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:07 am

The Ruger take down 10/22 is a awsome package. My wife found me one for $250 right before christmas. The AR 7 is a neat concept, but the Ruger is far better. I have seen some mods cutting the stock and adding a folder to them. Makes a small package even smaller. IMHO it is we worth the money, plus it comes with a pretty nice carry case.

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Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)

Post by Robbie in ME » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:15 am

I like the idea of the AR7 as a BOB gun if it proves to be accurate and reliable enough. It takes up less space than the Ruger and is lighter.

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Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)

Post by NamelessStain » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:26 am

Robbie in ME wrote:I like the idea of the AR7 as a BOB gun if it proves to be accurate and reliable enough. It takes up less space than the Ruger and is lighter.
My main reservation about the AR7 is the barrel. It's basically plastic with a steel insert. So if I trip and fall on the rifle or drop the rifle, how durable is that barrel?
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Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)

Post by 501scout » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:52 pm

The main reason I went withr the takedown over the AR7 is pretty much not scaraficing accuracy, magazine capacity, and ergonomics. Yes it weighs more then a AR7 but that weight comes with pros.

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Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)

Post by Templar Knight » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:07 pm

Sir you have GREAT gear....I envy your collection, thank you for sharing it!

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Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)

Post by Mr.Rogers » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:57 pm

I went with a threaded barrel SS takedown over the AR7 for the same reasons others have listed but I wanted to make my 22LR suppresser part of my bug out bag.
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Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)

Post by EBO » Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:03 am

Hey Mags, got any updates from the last seven months?

This is my favorite thread on ZS, hopefully there is some new gear porn to add.

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Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)

Post by Blacksheep » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:05 pm

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Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)

Post by 501scout » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:08 pm

Is Mags still around?

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Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)

Post by teotwaki » Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:07 pm

501scout wrote:Is Mags still around?
His profile has a blank where the date of his last visit should be :gonk:
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Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)

Post by NamelessStain » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:33 am

Mags was the reason I joined this site. Haven't seen him in forever.
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Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)

Post by brewmeister » Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:30 pm

Dang, it's a bummer he's gone. One of the coolest things is seeing how one's decisions to carry what changes over time due to new tech and new knowledge.

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Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)

Post by Mags » Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:14 pm

During this period of "Social Distancing," "Self Quarantining," and general lock down. Staying fit and healthy are a primary concern. Also maintaining all those hard got gains or loses.

Not much space or equipment but, it gets the job done nicely.
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Bowflex Maxtrainer M8.
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Cheat Charts due to my lack of exercise imagination.
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Set of TRX Resistance Bands.Two dumbbells, two Kettle Bells, & an exercise mat.
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Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)

Post by flybynight » Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:44 pm

Disclaimer: With the similarities in equipment choices, picture compositions, and outings I can only say that “WoodsWalker” and I are not brothers from different Mothers!
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My God it looks like 1/2 the shit I own. Great post!


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Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)

Post by Mags » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:16 pm

"Flybynight," while I am humbled. This community along with others are truly diminished by his untimely passing. :(
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Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 29MAR20)

Post by Mags » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:50 am

In an effort to continue steam lining my kit. While making it more grab and go friendly. I searched for a "trunk" solution and large bag solution. I ended up going with Hardigg / Pelican Lrg Footlockers. I have a banged up, stickered up grey one. It has been on several military deployments of various lengths. An absolute bomb of a box. Three individual latches. An inset foam seal. Wheels at one end, enclosed. It handled everything I threw at it. It's banged up but still in great shape!

I opted for two OD and two Tan ones. Labeled each one with a label maker. Stuck a sheet protector on the lid for inventories. They are a great solution. As for the bags... Hard to find a more tried go to design then The North Face Base Camp Duffels. Good enough for Everest. Good enough for me. I have lots of experience with these as well. I ended up going with two Base Camp Duffels. Each in large and medium. Also got two medium and small Base Camp Travel Canisters as dopp kits. Added two matching North Face day packs to round things out. LOL

Two really tried and tested solutions. For making my kit more "grab n go" friendly.

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Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 29MAR20)

Post by Mags » Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:17 am

Cleaned out, cleaned up, and reorganized my "gear locker." I don't get rid of gear so much. As I pass it around within our group. If people have a need or want. I could never store it all anyhoo! Here's a peek of its current iteration. Probably getting a small long gun safe soon. Have just the spot for one.

HELP! Why, between Zombie Squad and Photobucket are my pics getting cropped? Why aren't the larger? My Tech Foo is weak...

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Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 29MAR20)

Post by Mags » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:41 pm

Some exercise and a potential "bug-out vehicle." I am no bike mechanic by any means. As a prepared person though. I have items to help keep the bicycle rolling. I normally carry a small pack. It's filled with items to keep me rolling. Bicycles are quiet, fast, and depending on your skill level. Able to handle pretty rough terrain. They can also be loaded down with gear. Keeping the burden off of me.

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Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 29MAR20)

Post by Mags » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:49 pm

Items to keep the bike rolling. As you would have an emergency kit in your vehicle.

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If it hadn't been cut off... Theres an under seat pouch, Tire levers strapped to the seat post. Also two CO2 cartridges and an inner tube strapped to the frame.
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This is the contents of the under seat pouch.
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