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by Rugger
Thu May 23, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7872
Views: 358553

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

A titanium receiver will set you back a grand+ but it will outlive your grandkids. Normally when I see a broken (for real broken) lower it is the buffer tube that snapped because Joe was doing something with it that he was not supposed to. One novel solution is to go with something like a Colt LE90...
by Rugger
Wed May 22, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 1145
Views: 66605

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

Wow, it's been several years since I've been on here, and it's still lots of the same guys and up to chat volume 6 now! Ha. Looking for info/opinions from you fine folks. I posted this over in the "Help me build my AR thread", but figured it'd be alright to post in the random chat as well. I'm looki...
by Rugger
Wed May 22, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7872
Views: 358553

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

I think the threaded receiver extension on the front will be the weak link for the hand guard/receiver interface. If strength is your priority, you need to be looking at forged receivers, preferably 7000 series vs. 6000 series aluminum. Or go all out and get a titanium upper or complete receiver se...
by Rugger
Wed May 22, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7872
Views: 358553

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Looking for info/opinions from you fine folks. I'm looking for any opinions/info on what would be the strongest handguard/barrel nut combo that is currently available, for an AR15. I've been looking at everything from monolithic uppers to forends that attach to standard barrel nuts. Here's the alrea...
by Rugger
Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How To Defend Your BOL with a Small Group for Dummies
Replies: 78
Views: 24446

Re: How To Defend Your BOL with a Small Group for Dummies

Question. Why do you have the points (one person) of the two triangles leading on a patrol, versus the wide bases (two people) of two triangles, as recommended earlier? I realize these are two very different applications, but is it simply to reduce your exposure to potential threats, on the leading ...
by Rugger
Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Fallout 4......
Replies: 440
Views: 45377

Re: Fallout 4......

The companions in this game are pretty useful. SLIGHT SPOILERS I'm running with Strong the super mutant mainly, just because of his carrying capacity. I don't know what his official carry weight is, but it's almost stupid, but fitting. If I go into a building with him, I'll tell him to stay right by...
by Rugger
Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Fallout 4......
Replies: 440
Views: 45377

Re: Fallout 4......

Yeah, there is no difficulty curve in this game when it comes to enemies. If you head South when in the early levels, you will die. The End. No Debate. No Discussion. Mercy is for the weak. I like that the whole world is open to you from the very beginning, but you can't effectively navigate it beca...
by Rugger
Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Fallout 4......
Replies: 440
Views: 45377

Re: Fallout 4......

I'm about 40 hours in and loving it. The combat is much more challenging than FO3. Still loving it. No issues yet. And I'm actually ok with the bugs. Considering the scope and size of this game, it's bound to have issues. And it's forgivable because nobody else is doing single player games on this s...
by Rugger
Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Fallout 4......
Replies: 440
Views: 45377

Re: Fallout 4......

I'm a little ways in and this game is DEEP. Yes, some issues with small things here and there, but nothing major (slowed frame rates, crashes, etc.) yet. Still holding my breath though. -The ghouls are much more zombie like now. I hate/love that they'll lay there looking dead until you get up pretty...
by Rugger
Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: What to carry when your job prohibits weapons?
Replies: 43
Views: 3569

Re: What to carry when your job prohibits weapons?

In Texas if you bring a firearm onto premises marked as no firearms, it is a misdemeanor, or a felony if it is K-12 educational grounds (to include parking lots & curtilage) Not accurate. And this ONLY applies to Texas. You actually CAN carry a firearm on your person, or in your vehicle, at a schoo...
by Rugger
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: AR15 pistol 7.5in. barrel PDW-SBR best of everything?
Replies: 19
Views: 3151

Re: AR15 pistol 7.5in. barrel PDW-SBR best of everything?

.300 BLK is much better in a pistol or SBR configuration. Hands down, end of story. That being said, I too have a 7.5" 5.56 upper. I went with it because I already have a bunch of 5.56, several rifles in 5.56, don't want to reload for just one caliber, don't want to buy another caliber, and understa...
by Rugger
Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Is a Remotely Piloted Vehicle Part of Your Preps?
Replies: 120
Views: 20926

Re: Is a Remotely Piloted Vehicle Part of Your Preps?

Very interesting. And it's amazing to see the advances that have occurred since the start of this thread. I can see them being used in hunting applications as well. My friend's drone is impossible to hear when it's pretty high, yet the camera is good enough to spot large game (hog and deer) at a rea...
by Rugger
Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: EXCELLENT/FREE Long-Range Shooting Videos
Replies: 31
Views: 2710

Re: EXCELLENT/FREE Long-Range Shooting Videos

Thanks for this, Rugger. Does make me wonder if I shouldn't consider the 7mm-08 (or 6.5 Creedmoor) instead of a .308. I debated about it a while myself, but decided to keep my .308 stuff around, for several reasons, all of which revolve around prepping. .308's main drawbacks are that it's not a con...
by Rugger
Mon May 04, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 115072

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

I just saw the ultralight AR discussion, thought I'd throw in my $.02 on barrels. I just built my wife a "Wifle", and made it as light as possible. I don't have any legit scales, but it's pretty damn lite. The barrel I used is a 16.5" rifle length ultra-lite Voodoo, which they claim weighs in at a s...
by Rugger
Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 627641

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

also am I the only one who thinks that Rick didn't actually kill the Pete (the wife beater), I personally think he killed Reg....... It would go with the above "mercy" theme. Just my thought He definitely turned toward Pete and fired. So I don't think he gave Reg mercy. Though he should need to do ...
by Rugger
Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: A rifle/carbine mounted weapon light thread
Replies: 37
Views: 3089

Re: A rifle/carbine mounted weapon light thread

When I know I'm going to be outdoors, like hog/varmint hunting, I will switch out to the Streamlight TLR1-HPL. It's a super tight beam and will light up targets very clearly out past 100m at night. It's got a monster bezel/reflector compared to others, but that's what gives it the tight throw out at...
by Rugger
Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: AR-15 vs AR-10?
Replies: 34
Views: 3520

Re: AR-15 vs AR-10?

For me, right now... The 7.62N AR that I want is only a couple hundo less than a SCAR-H. Which complicates,things considerably. What are you looking at? What are the AR-.308s you consider reliable enough to trust? I'm sure most folks on here would value your opinion, given your areas of expertise a...
by Rugger
Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Pump Shotgun vs pistol for Home Defense
Replies: 98
Views: 4765

Re: Pump Shotgun vs pistol for Home Defense

Can we come up with something similar to Godwin's Law, but for racking a shotgun to scare bad guys away? It's inevitable in almost every single shotgun related discussion. Maybe a separate law for birdshot being the best HD round, too. /blue
by Rugger
Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Recommendations for long-storage rations
Replies: 33
Views: 4595

Re: Recommendations for long-storage rations

Since you seem to have your answer, all I have to add is....

So it begins.
by Rugger
Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Rover
Replies: 8
Views: 1379

Re: The Rover

Thankfully I watched this on Netflix. Made it 30-45 minutes in and shut it off. The last movie I didn't at least finish was Kirk Camerons Saving Christmas or something. (Wife made me go see it with her.) This movie was terrible.
by Rugger
Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: another Texan
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: another Texan

Yeah, don't let the name fool you. Tons of good info here. And since ZS is an officially recognized charity, donating supplies to disaster areas, you have even more cover at work. It's a charity website, who bans those? :awesome:
by Rugger
Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Building a battle belt
Replies: 57
Views: 5240

Re: Building a battle belt

Those hsgi pouches are on the very expensive side. I may eventually switch to those but I want to spend some time with the belt before I invest a ton of cash into it. Going with the hsgi belt and punches will cost well over $200. As far as running a bladder I considered it and moved on. Those bladd...
by Rugger
Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Building a battle belt
Replies: 57
Views: 5240

Re: Building a battle belt

A suggestion. If you're going to use suspenders, you might look at getting a bladder and pouch to put on the back of the suspenders. Then move the med pouch around a bit so it's on your side. It'll accomplish a couple things. One, it'll get a big thing off of your belt. Second, it'll make it feasibl...
by Rugger
Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Shot Show 2015, any guesses on what is new?
Replies: 49
Views: 3520

Re: Shot Show 2015, any guesses on what is new?

Seems like Magpul is cleaning up this year. It kind of feels like Christmas. I'm really anxious to give the Glock mags a try. And of course I'll be one of the idiots that buys a drum mag. And since I've been debating about getting into the AK realm, I guess they're going to force me to do that, too....

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