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by Black Beard
Thu May 24, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Beeman RS2 Dual-Caliber Air Rifle Combo
Replies: 6
Views: 3903

Re: Beeman RS2 Dual-Caliber Air Rifle Combo

Nice shooting. You might want to put a back stop behind the target. I use a paving slab that is angled a bit downwards so any debris drops in front of the target. The pellets self destruct when they hit it.
by Black Beard
Wed May 02, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: X95 Zombie Rifle!
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

Re: X95 Zombie Rifle!

Looks like a SA80.
by Black Beard
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Upgraded the bear defense.
Replies: 18
Views: 1962

Re: Upgraded the bear defense.

Is there a 21 feet rule for bears? Or is it 30 feet plus because bears have 4 legs and can probably accelerate faster? What was the range on one of those sprays again?
by Black Beard
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Low Profile Protection for Your Nugget
Replies: 10
Views: 927

Re: Low Profile Protection for Your Nugget

Bullet energy is absorbed over distance, energy absorbed is force x distance. If you stick a solid, rigid object behind the flexible energy absorber the force goes up until the rigid object fails. The new force x distance has a higher force and lower distance to absorb the same energy. Unfortunately...
by Black Beard
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Lightweight, low-recoil pest control shotgun
Replies: 33
Views: 3362

Re: Lightweight, low-recoil pest control shotgun

Another idea if your main target is squirrels and birds would be an air rifle. The diablo pellet shape is very accurate but not aerodynamic, so they run out of energy in 100-200 yards. No good for big stuff or defense and really good ones are expensive. Plenty of the cheaper ones are child sized/wei...
by Black Beard
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Lightweight, low-recoil pest control shotgun
Replies: 33
Views: 3362

Re: Lightweight, low-recoil pest control shotgun

Can you get low recoil loads for your 12 gauge? 3/4 oz of shot is still 3/4 oz of shot, whether from a 12 or 410. Maybe even a short double barrel as the extra weight will make the recoil less. Or a cheap .22lr rifle- they can be very light and will easily deal with most critters if you upgrade with...
by Black Beard
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: So whats a good weapon to defend your supplies? No guns
Replies: 46
Views: 4350

Re: So whats a good weapon to defend your supplies? No guns

Spear. Cut a long, straight branch/trunk off a tree. Use a knife to cut it to a 8' by 1" pole. Attach knife to end of pole. Tada!
The most effective battle weapon until they stopped relying on bayonet charges.
by Black Beard
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: HPA Air Rifle
Replies: 4
Views: 691

Re: HPA Air Rifle

It depends....... If you want to do serious competitive target shooting then you will need something similar to what everyone else is shooting. For field target, a pre- charged pneumatic air gun like a HW100 is ideal. For Olympic style then something like an Anschutz. For fun target shooting, any HP...
by Black Beard
Mon May 15, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Ebola on DRC
Replies: 3
Views: 1372

Ebola on DRC

It looks like there is another small outbreak in the Congo.

http://www.who.int/csr/don/13-may-2017-ebola-drc/en/

Given that the average health expenditure per capita is 45 dollars (5.6% of 800 dollars GDP per capita), I hope the WHO does something soon.
by Black Beard
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Apocalyptic Virus Radio Play
Replies: 0
Views: 608

Apocalyptic Virus Radio Play

Rather good. Only 6 days left on episode 1.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b02v1q2 ... des/player
by Black Beard
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 946
Views: 57692

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

Pretty much all modern cars are networked, as soon as their owners Bluetooth link in a phone. From the phone to the entertainment system to the engine management system, it is all data links. The banking industry has seen huge job losses due to computers. It isn't just ATMs, it is online banking tha...
by Black Beard
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: No Guns here
Replies: 68
Views: 9302

Re: No Guns here

No firearms means nothing with a barrel launching a potentially lethal projectile except airguns or CO2 guns which are under 12ftlb. In Scotland, they licence all airguns to. No hunting allowed with anything which launches an arrow. Weapons shooting stones and bullets can be used for hunting.
by Black Beard
Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:21 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: HELP: advice on bolt action carbines/scout rifles
Replies: 57
Views: 4145

Re: HELP: advice on bolt action carbines/scout rifles

K31 if you can get one (and ammunition/cases). One of the best military bolt actions ever.
by Black Beard
Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Rural home invasion – barricade or run for it?
Replies: 50
Views: 9647

Re: Rural home invasion – barricade or run for it?

Thanks Stercutus. Going to have to get a couple of them.
by Black Beard
Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Rural home invasion – barricade or run for it?
Replies: 50
Views: 9647

Re: Rural home invasion – barricade or run for it?

Call police, hide, take pictures with phone. Riskier would be to wait until they go inside and quietly disable their vehicles (if left unattended) or shoot the guy with the vehicles from inside the tree line. Then run and let the police deal with the remainder. It could make a pretty good "B" movie ...
by Black Beard
Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: No Guns here
Replies: 68
Views: 9302

Re: No Guns here

Unless you have a criminal history, you can get a shotgun. No "good reason" needed. You will need a cabinet for the gun but not the cartridges. It isn't difficult, particularly in the wilds of Scotland where they are not worried about gang violence. You fill in a form, buy a cabinet and be nice to t...
by Black Beard
Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Clown Madness
Replies: 29
Views: 2733

Re: Clown Madness

by Black Beard
Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Can you trace a bow hunter by arrow?
Replies: 22
Views: 3200

Re: Can you trace a bow hunter by arrow?

The hunters DNA will be all over the shaft. Unfortunately, mixed with your friend's, the vet's and the dogs.
by Black Beard
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:20 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Time for a gun muffler, rifle can suggestions...
Replies: 18
Views: 1441

Re: Time for a gun muffler, rifle can suggestions...

I think you could do worse than read both volumes of "Silencer History and Performance". Volume 1 contains more background information but volume 2 might be more relevant to you.
by Black Beard
Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Islamic Terror Attacks in Europe
Replies: 75
Views: 5933

Re: Islamic Terror Attacks in Europe

The British government made an equivalent leaflet 5-10 years ago. Nobody took much notice.
by Black Beard
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: To bayonet or not. That is the question.
Replies: 25
Views: 2707

Re: To bayonet or not. That is the question.

I seem go remember something about mosin sights being designed for the rifle with a bayonet. Different elevation without it.
by Black Beard
Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Drones
Replies: 10
Views: 1213

Re: Drones

You might have better things to use the electricity on rather than the off chance of seeing something interesting. A pair of binoculars and a stealthy approach would do the same thing.
by Black Beard
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Military coup d'etat in Turkey
Replies: 136
Views: 8436

Re: Military coup d'etat in Turkey

A BBC correspondent on the radio suggested that the coup was a response to a proposed military re-organisation. If this is true and Erdoran was consolidating power within the Army then he can now accelerate the changes he wanted to make. He probably already has a list of people/groups he doesn’t lik...

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