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by Mej1947
Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What's with the availability of .22 ammo?
Replies: 67
Views: 4493

Re: What's with the availability of .22 ammo?

A big part of the problem with the availability of .22 ammo is that the materials used in manufacture are also used in the center fires and there's more profit in the bigger calibers. The same reason applies to shotgun ammo. It cost's 2 to 3 times as much for a box of 410 ammo as it does for a box o...
by Mej1947
Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Sighting in a .308 rifle...
Replies: 24
Views: 2200

Re: Sighting in a .308 rifle...

I'm old school so I'd say with open sights go for 25 yards. That was the standard military distance for the M14, 7.62x 51 NATO [308.] We sited in 1 inch high at 25 yards which put you back at 1 inch high at 250 yards. You didn't start dropping below point of aim until you were out at 300 yds. Of cou...
by Mej1947
Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: cooking in the can, safe or unsafe
Replies: 28
Views: 8979

Re: cooking in the can, safe or unsafe

As mentioned previously the food in cans was cooked before it was canned. Heating it up just makes it more palatable. I survived for a year and a half in Southeast Asia during the sixties eating almost exclusively C-rations and anyone who's ever eaten Ham and Lima bean C-rats cold knows there are th...
by Mej1947
Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Unusual Item(s) In Your BOB
Replies: 31
Views: 4300

Re: Unusual Item(s) In Your BOB

I keep a half dozen heavy duty one gallon zip lock bags in my BOB. They don't take up much space and have multiple uses. They make great water storage bags. I also have a small package of beef bullion cubes in there. Not too nutritious but if I'm cooking something that doesn't have much flavor it he...
by Mej1947
Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Musing Over Edged Tools.
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Re: Musing Over Edged Tools.

My go to knife is the Kbar USMC fighting knife. Still made in the US and still made with carbon steel. Not a big fan of stainless. I know there are better knives out there but for the price for an all purpose general use knife it's hard to beat.
by Mej1947
Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Yellowstone Supervolcano
Replies: 10
Views: 1352

Re: Yellowstone Supervolcano

If any of the world’s super volcanos go off we’re all pretty well screwed. Does the term “nuclear winter” ring any bells? The one in Yellowstone would affect us the most and the soonest. Being another Washington state native I’m probably in as good a place as any if as mentioned earlier the Cascadia...
by Mej1947
Sun Aug 16, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: What was your first pistol?
Replies: 105
Views: 13092

Re: What was your first pistol?

My first handgun was a Colt 1911A1. It was issued to me about two months into my first tour in Vietnam when I joined my squad’s demo team. Never fired a handgun before that. A few things I learned quickly. When you're in a firefight where everybody else has a rifle or a machine gun and all you have ...

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