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by FelixArchon
Fri May 23, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: On the subject of range...
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: On the subject of range...

Instead of packing to hunt a specific kind of game (duck, deer, bear), what would you bring with you on *every* camping / hunting trip, to address any sort of threat / shoot-able food? -Neptune What Smash said. If you're in North America, there's not much that you'd either hunt or want to protect y...
by FelixArchon
Sun May 11, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Entry level bolt rifle?
Replies: 57
Views: 3617

Re: Entry level bolt rifle?

Dude, don't let the high-power zealots talk you into a big expensive rifle unless you want a big expensive rifle. As a casual beginning long-range shooter, a .223 Savage (look at the 12FV) is all you'll need, and probably what you want. No, it will not hit targets that a .308 or .30-06 can reach. Bu...
by FelixArchon
Sat May 10, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Glock sight picture, center hold or cover hold?
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: Glock sight picture, center hold or cover hold?

For what it's worth, I think you're over analyzing.

Work on your grip and flinch control, as above. Do some dryfire drills. A lot of them. Daily, if you can. Cuz the problem is almost certainly not the pistol.

Seriously: dryfire drills. It will fix your problem.
by FelixArchon
Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Olive trees as a prep
Replies: 17
Views: 2456

Re: Olive trees as a prep

I've looked into this, pretty extensively. I'll go into whatever level of detail you like, but the short version is that it's only really viable if you're able to set up on a fairly large scale. -As above, the trees need to mature before they produce, so your olive grove will need several years of s...
by FelixArchon
Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Strengths/Weaknesses You Would Bring to a Community
Replies: 42
Views: 5277

Re: Strengths/Weaknesses You Would Bring to a Community

I can lift heavy objects.


More importantly: I'm willing to do it if that's what the community happens to need.
by FelixArchon
Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: PAW Airconditioning #2: Thermal Buffers
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

Re: PAW Airconditioning #2: Thermal Buffers

While walls of water sounds fun, there is another solution to beat the heat. Earth berming your home. In general it is a similar concept, creating a thermal buffer. A combo of earth berms and water walls might be able to work well together. One big issue I would have of "insulating" walls with wate...
by FelixArchon
Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: How do you increase your situational awareness?
Replies: 50
Views: 8431

Re: How do you increase your situational awareness?

Ahh, here's a thread near and dear to my heart: how to stop looking and start seeing. For all the knocks it takes for being new-age bullshit (rightly, in many cases), meditation is a good way to go. Get your ego under control, learn to master a situation by submitting to the fact that you're in it. ...
by FelixArchon
Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:24 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4320
Views: 228279

Re: The Dangers of the Age of Delusion

It is not wishful thinking. Transitions such as this have occurred through out human history. TacAir expressed the idea in a way that suggested he believes successful substitution will occur indefinitely. That is wishful thinking. There is no physical guarantee that it will happen indefinitely. In ...
by FelixArchon
Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What to look for in buying binoculars/monoculars
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Re: What to look for in buying binoculars/monoculars

Unfortunately, there's no such thing as good, cheap optics, regardless of whether you're talking about binoculars, spotting scopes, or anything else. A good pair with moderate (8x - 12x) magnification will serve you a lot better than a bad pair with massive (16x up to whatever highest power Barska i...
by FelixArchon
Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Home made armor plates
Replies: 103
Views: 15637

Re: Home made armor plates

No, we never had the pleasure of knowing Gecko45. We did have an actual heated thread about tactical wheelbarrows though. Lord that was awesome. :lol: :lol: :lol: Ahh, nostalgia. Although Gunkid was never more than a poser to Gecko's throne, that thread is right up there with the 'Extra visible inc...
by FelixArchon
Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Jeriah's Thoughts on Swords
Replies: 295
Views: 24222

Re: Jeriah's Thoughts on Swords

Haven't really done more than skim this thread, so don't know if this has been posted or not, but thought ZS might find it interesting: Broad-Sword & Single Stick A short treatise on training and fighting with things other than guns (quarterstaff, saber, bayonet, various clubs, etc.). Published 1911...
by FelixArchon
Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Two-shot rifle scope sight in
Replies: 32
Views: 1841

Re: Two-shot rifle scope sight in

There are a few good points so far in this thread and a lot a fail. Here's the most important question, not regarding caliber, bullet type or weight. But whats the best range to zero a rifle at. Each to their own, and certainly take into account what you're using the rifle for. But for most day-to-...
by FelixArchon
Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Two-shot rifle scope sight in
Replies: 32
Views: 1841

Re: Two-shot rifle scope sight in

Besides, shooting is supposed to be fun. You should want to pull the trigger more, not less. Right? I agree, but why not give it a try? If it doesn't work, the subsequent group will show that & you do it the regular way... If it does, you got there quicker, what the hell. I hear you, and if all you...
by FelixArchon
Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Two-shot rifle scope sight in
Replies: 32
Views: 1841

Re: Two-shot rifle scope sight in

This is just me talking, but - other than humor - I can't think of any possible reason to try sighting in a rifle this way. ... Besides, shooting is supposed to be fun. You should want to pull the trigger more, not less. Right? Tell that to the guys shooting .338FedMag or Lapua at $2 pe round or mo...
by FelixArchon
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Two-shot rifle scope sight in
Replies: 32
Views: 1841

Re: Two-shot rifle scope sight in

This is just me talking, but - other than humor - I can't think of any possible reason to try sighting in a rifle this way. I don't care what sort of climate controlled range you're on or what sort of micro-managed loads you're shooting or what sort of vice the rifle is locked into. One shot is not ...
by FelixArchon
Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Defensive longarm for a homestead in Alaska
Replies: 214
Views: 20457

Re: Defensive longarm for a homestead in Alaska

While we're at it, here's one of those .308 ARs you said never seems to work well. After 1000 rounds (of mostly surplus/cheap FMJs) I finally ran a bore snake down the barrel and wiped off the exterior of the BCG and put a little lube back on it.....500 more rounds later and still not one failure. ...
by FelixArchon
Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Defensive longarm for a homestead in Alaska
Replies: 214
Views: 20457

Re: Defensive longarm for a homestead in Alaska

The M1A/M14 is an excellent rifle, and there's a reason why the pros keep them in the tool box. There's also reason why the pros generally limit their use to DMR jobs, not CQB jobs. But YMMV, and if you find it works, more power to you. Within the scope of this thread (i.e. "what the OP was inquiri...
by FelixArchon
Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Defensive longarm for a homestead in Alaska
Replies: 214
Views: 20457

Re: Defensive longarm for a homestead in Alaska

Too big. Too long. Too heavy. Maybe your M1A is all ^^^that^^^, but my 18" barreled folder is pretty GP. Fair enough. The M1A/M14 is an excellent rifle, and there's a reason why the pros keep them in the tool box. There's also reason why the pros generally limit their use to DMR jobs, not CQB jobs....
by FelixArchon
Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Defensive longarm for a homestead in Alaska
Replies: 214
Views: 20457

Re: Defensive longarm for a homestead in Alaska

I want a M1A in .358 Win Mag. Not sure what I'd use it for, but I think it would handle just about anything in Alaska that needed killing. What properties of the M1A make it a good HD rifle? What properties of the M1A doesn't make it a good HD rifle? Too big. Too long. Too heavy. And that's even be...
by FelixArchon
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Defensive longarm for a homestead in Alaska
Replies: 214
Views: 20457

Re: Defensive longarm for a homestead in Alaska

As for the comments about .30 cal not being big enough for bear, I can't help but remember what I once heard from a SEAL re: stopping power. When asked what he thought about the limitations of 5.56, he just shrugged and said "If the target doesn't go down when you shoot him, shoot him again, and do...
by FelixArchon
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:50 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Defensive longarm for a homestead in Alaska
Replies: 214
Views: 20457

Re: Defensive longarm for a homestead in Alaska

Think carefully before going the AR10 route. ARs are great, and .308 is great, but for some reason, the two never seem to work well in the same package. If you can't afford an M1A, get a FAL. Or go old-school with an M1, which is a rifle you will fall in love with, is affordable, and will do any job...
by FelixArchon
Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Good long range, large caliber rifle.
Replies: 97
Views: 6740

Re: Good long range, large caliber rifle.

Semi/bolt, doesn't matter. If you want to improve, you'll make the effort. The same amount of ammunition will be spent whether it requires manipulating the action or not. If he doesn't have the discipline to not mag dump on a target at 1Km, he doesn't have the discipline to shoot at that range anyw...
by FelixArchon
Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Good long range, large caliber rifle.
Replies: 97
Views: 6740

Re: Good long range, large caliber rifle.

Just my .02, but forget about a large caliber bolt gun, and get yourself a decent bull upper for your AR. This is gonna sound pretentious as all hell, and I admit that my recent range trips have hammered home that I'm not very good with a rifle right now. But if you're serious about hitting targets ...
by FelixArchon
Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Is it Ok to like Taurus yet?
Replies: 88
Views: 9712

Re: Is it Ok to like Taurus yet?

RickOShea wrote:
I'll be in my bunk.

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