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by SRO1911
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1183
Views: 68512

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

I stick a good variety of powders, with different loads for different firearms even within the same caliber. That being said, I stick a few powders deep - Varget being the main. While it's not the best at any one thing (except my PRS 308...1k yards near moa) it seems to have an exceptionally wide ap...
by SRO1911
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1183
Views: 68512

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Many powder manufacturers will attach short lists of recommendations to their products. However a complete list such as you mentioned would be very difficult.
Add that many powders are capable of being used in calibers far outside of their ideal range and you have a true rats nest.
by SRO1911
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preparing for an Emergent Disabling Personal Disaster
Replies: 31
Views: 1082

Re: Preparing for an Emergent Disabling Personal Disaster

Unfortunately (for my belt) I tend to carry a bit more ID than most. One wallet for professional credentials (a dozen or so) one wallet for transactions DL etc, volly department ID on lanyard (usually between under shirt and polo), day-job shield and ID on belt opposite holster, radio (with nameplat...
by SRO1911
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preparing for an Emergent Disabling Personal Disaster
Replies: 31
Views: 1082

Re: Preparing for an Emergent Disabling Personal Disaster

My son is MHMR and non-verbal. He carries a card on him with a brief description of his needs one side and 6 contacts on the other. I have looked into a tattoo ID in the past, but my concern is information changing. I've had the same cell # for 8 years but before that I went through several. For now...
by SRO1911
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Short article with the founder of Leatherman.
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: Short article with the founder of Leatherman.

Nice little piece of history. Like many, I'm a gear junkie, unlike many of those - I am very hard on gear, I use it and abuse it. I've got a drawer full of briken multi-tools of all brands and qualities. Leatherman tools typically tend to last longer and take more punishment, while I've heard that t...
by SRO1911
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!
Replies: 74
Views: 3002

Re: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!

3 pages and not a single ciener 22 conversion kit or trunk monkey?
Man, this place has gotten tame.
by SRO1911
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Zimbabwe currency crisis: No cash, no bread, no KFC
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: Zimbabwe currency crisis: No cash, no bread, no KFC

History repeats. I've got a few hundred Billion (yes with a B) dollars in collapse era (2008) Zimbabwean dollars in a drawer. At that time I think the 50 billion notes were converting at a little over a u.s. quarter. I initially picked up a few trillion- shipping was far more than the total exchange...
by SRO1911
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: To reload or not to reload, that is the question
Replies: 27
Views: 647

Re: To reload or not to reload, that is the question

I am very much in the roll your own camp. I'm not the best record keeper (my load data would give an IRS accountant priapism, counts not so much) but I am can honestly say I've loaded well into the 6 figures rounds. While you can often find common caliber ammunition in general purpose bulk forms for...
by SRO1911
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Ipaws test - emergency alert system
Replies: 14
Views: 474

Ipaws test - emergency alert system

https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test

Emergency alert system national text message test tomorrow,
by SRO1911
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Why You should Avoid flood Waters
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: Why You should Avoid flood Waters

We have very specific protocols for flood rescue. It's been a few years since our last major event, and hopefully years to go. Rapid decontamination is critical after urban water rescue, there is some seriously nasty stuff out there - it drives me nuts that parents will let kids play in standing flo...
by SRO1911
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7180
Views: 261300

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

Remlin lever action 30-30 from a guy down the street, not a gun guy - he bought it new last year and it's been in the box ever since.
Now he needs parts for his truck - so thank you ford motor company for my new 100 dollar rifle. Please keep breaking.
by SRO1911
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 20 Volt Multi-Tool Sets: Opinions and Experiences
Replies: 41
Views: 1753

Re: 20 Volt Multi-Tool Sets: Opinions and Experiences

When I was doing maintenance full time I had pretty much every 18v tool dewalt made, before the 20v lithium came out. When I moved to welding I kept using them, until I got stuck on a job in Midland and ended up hanging sheet instead of welding. One of the guys on the crew had this tiny red impact a...
by SRO1911
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Breachpen - High Temp Cutting/Welding
Replies: 9
Views: 722

Re: Breachpen - High Temp Cutting/Welding

I've used a lot of oxygen lances, you can pretty much blow through anything with one. A few seconds of thermite bar might be handy in a very few narrow situations but seems more gimmick than practical tool. If you want a heavy rescue tool for manipulating molten metal- look into a petroGen torch. No...
by SRO1911
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Freezing Water supply?
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: Freezing Water supply?

I have switched to 2 and 3 litre soda bottles, not so much for the water prep ( I've got multiple redundancies) but for the freezer itself. First, more thermal mass helps maintain temps in a no power situation and secondly, saves power by reducing cycle time. Empty space does not maintain well - kee...
by SRO1911
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: Is the End Nigh?
Replies: 95
Views: 4096

Re: Is the End Nigh?

I like the idea of a rally point, I can't begin to count the posts/pages I have Saved from here for future/offline reference. Something like http://zsrp.boards.net might work.
by SRO1911
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Remington 700
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: Remington 700

Quality trigger, bed and float and throw away the deresonator. Unfortunately Remington has tarnished their reputation in the last several years - it has become hit or miss, pun intended, to get one that will really shoot. This of course depends on you standards. 1 moa is sufficient for most hunting ...
by SRO1911
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from TEXAS!
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Greetings from TEXAS!

Welcome from central Texas.
I guess we can still call austin part of Texas, at least until the new maps come out - but y'all are seriously weird.
by SRO1911
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Traps
Replies: 8
Views: 3839

Re: Traps

Large empty field, heavy tracked dozer (high track d8 for bonus classic style points.
Chain drive handles to hard left/right turn, wire throttle, hop off.
It makes a nice wide circular path for AS long as the diesel lasts.... zed won't do more than grease the tracks
by SRO1911
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1183
Views: 68512

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

PLEASE for the love of all that is holy, don't use brasso - or most any other commercial brass cleaner. Brasso gets its shine because it uses ammonia to literally eat away the oxidation layer....and a bit of the brass underneath. If you want to hand polish, I would suggest NevR Dull from eagle one. ...
by SRO1911
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bought a butterfly safety razor and shaved w/ it for a month
Replies: 14
Views: 1231

Re: Bought a butterfly safety razor and shaved w/ it for a m

:words: I mostly use a straight razor, while keeping a gotee just to reduce mowing real estate. From dollar store single blades to mach 17 with powered whatzit and afterburners - I have yet to find a disposable or cartridge that will get me more than 5 or 6 shaves and frequently less. I have a very ...
by SRO1911
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Wildlife concerns in your AO.
Replies: 31
Views: 2120

Re: Wildlife concerns in your AO.

Here in central Texas, the biggest problem is the "methican American" tribe. Still a few big cats but they're more likely to run when approached. Javalina and wild boar can ruin your day in a hurry.
by SRO1911
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1735
Views: 242023

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Bug out...or just get out. Picked up a Eureka 4 man ecws tent, military surplus. Set up today and found a second tent body in the bag - score. Everything is in good shape, even the repair kit was full....for fifty bucks I think I did OK. It should be good for my family of 5, 2 little 1 middle and 2 ...
by SRO1911
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Fall/Winter 2017 Hunting Stories Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Fall/Winter 2017 Hunting Stories Thread

I lost my lease a few years ago...for those that don't know, all those thousands of acres of Public land you enjoy- Texas isn't made that way. Most hunting is on private l d and you either own or lease. This year I was fortunate and was invited to hunt on my secretaries husband's land. The agreement...
by SRO1911
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1183
Views: 68512

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

It's not more crimp you are looking for, you just want to squeeze the body a hair, where your short set full length sizer did not hit.

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