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by boskone
Wed May 22, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 849
Views: 28236

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

Brownell's has their 10/22 components on sale. Really, really tempted to buy a receiver and put together a custom 10/22 takedown. I should be a good boy, though, and not blow money on a .22 rifle I don't need. ...any of you Texas guys interested in a lightly-used 10/22? :D The sale has it their inv...
by boskone
Wed May 22, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 20 Volt Multi-Tool Sets: Opinions and Experiences
Replies: 46
Views: 4275

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

I need a weedeater and a pressure washer. I know this is a stretch for this thread. But figured you guys would all be up on what to look for. What kind of weedeater do I want? Battery operated? Gas? Electrical cord? PRessure washer is a bit easier. But anyone have any recommendations? Regarding the...
by boskone
Wed May 22, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 849
Views: 28236

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

Brownell's has their 10/22 components on sale. Really, really tempted to buy a receiver and put together a custom 10/22 takedown.

I should be a good boy, though, and not blow money on a .22 rifle I don't need. ...any of you Texas guys interested in a lightly-used 10/22? :D
by boskone
Sun May 19, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War
Replies: 445
Views: 21660

Re: The Coming Civil War

CA,TX and belive it or not MS have similar separatist movements with varying levels support. It is unlikely any will get the support needed to achieve this through lawful means. The MS one in particular. I think there are different levels of separatism being discussed than those...mostly, at least....
by boskone
Wed May 15, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: FCC review of spectrum
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: FCC review of spectrum

It'll go to the commercial companies like Cox and Comcast. Pai is a total corporate tool and has never really tried to hide it. I have a whole lot to say about Pai, but it necessarily delves even further into politics. From a purely technical perspective, it's obvious that things like "technical kn...
by boskone
Tue May 14, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 849
Views: 28236

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

You're lucky...I tried to go to my local outdoor range and it was closed because all the rain over the last week or so (on top of an extremely wet fall and winter) has turned everything to mud out there. First the Russians engage in info ops during the election. Then they send raputitsa to Texas. W...
by boskone
Tue May 14, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Unknown Disease
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Unknown Disease

If anything, I think we're just seeing the reaction of diseases to immunization and whatnot. Used to be (in general) a disease killed a bunch of people, and then had a while before the population recovered enough to get another plague going. These days we generally stomp out diseases when only a sma...
by boskone
Mon May 13, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Lever Action vs. Revolving Carbine
Replies: 25
Views: 423

Re: Lever Action vs. Revolving Carbine

So if I wanted to stick with a period gun I'd likely go with the modern caliber with a Ruger Revolver and a Henry Rifle. Henry is coming out with a .30-30 with a side gate, so you can load it from the front or the back. Mebbe that will eventually filter down to the pistol caliber models. One does h...
by boskone
Sat May 11, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 923
Views: 45434

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

You do realize that Elon Musk believes we have already lost and are already living in the Matrix? There are actual scientists that spend their day looking for pixels to prove that we are in a simulation. This is a for real thing. https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/elon-m...
by boskone
Sat May 11, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: On you at all times BOB? What do you keep on you?
Replies: 31
Views: 573

Re: On you at all times BOB? What do you keep on you?

NT2C wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 4:21 pm
moab wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 1:18 pm
That's a strong beard game sir. Much admiration. :) I have a good size goatee. But you sir are at the top of your game.
It means I don't need a razor in my BOB. :mrgreen:
Beards are a utility item. Reduce the need for sunscreen in the summer, and insulation in the winter.
by boskone
Sat May 11, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 849
Views: 28236

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

NT2C wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 9:46 am
Just saw this on Imgur...

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Saw that as well, and I hope it's actually functional as-is. I think it's hysterical.
by boskone
Fri May 10, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7302
Views: 279383

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

Replica buttstock cleaning kit (don't see myself using it, but it was $13) The bag in this is utter shit, the brush probably should be a cotton-type brush instead of bronze, and the weird plastic thing (I think a spacer so you don't hit the bolt head?) won't actually fit in the buttstock. However, ...
by boskone
Fri May 10, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: What happened to last years Savage rifles?
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: What happened to last years Savage rifles?

I would look at Academy Sports around the fall hunting season. I think I paid $141 for a 6.5C Axis after MiR, IR, Sale price and mil discount. GL finding a 110 at that price. That included the scope. Dad's got one of those, for slightly more (no mil). I think he was $225-250 out the door. 3-round m...
by boskone
Fri May 10, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: The definitive ZS MRDS thread
Replies: 16
Views: 255

Re: The definitive ZS MRDS thread

I just stumbled across what may be the microest red dot ever, the Noblex-Doctor Optics GLOCK M.O.S..
by boskone
Fri May 10, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: What happened to last years Savage rifles?
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: What happened to last years Savage rifles?

I missed out on those sales last fall. Any idea where I can find last years models for sale? Looking for a 110 in .30-06. Last fall they were selling for $250-$300. I didn't realize there were new models coming out. And that must have been why they were on sale. Checked gun-deals and gunbroker. Any...
by boskone
Thu May 09, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Lever Action vs. Revolving Carbine
Replies: 25
Views: 423

Re: Lever Action vs. Revolving Carbine

Lever. More ammo onboard, and for comparable overall lengths I suspect there's a measurable improvement in performance. I also don't think a lever is likely to be much if any harder to manufacture or maintain; it is more "space intensive", which doesn't matter so much when talking about a rifle pack...
by boskone
Mon May 06, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 849
Views: 28236

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

Well see now it might not make any difference to some people. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e0/Ishihara_9.png/300px-Ishihara_9.png Or you could just get some spray paint and paint it dark red. Leave the inner surfaces pink. That clearly says <fiddles with colors in Paint.ne...
by boskone
Sun May 05, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Cental Texas
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Hello from Cental Texas

There are some of us in the Austin Area, although Chapter 30 has basically been dead for a while now. Maybe just roll 013, 014, 019, and 030 together, and take care of regional activities within the chapter? Given the size of the state there are obvious physical impediments, but it might still be b...
by boskone
Sat May 04, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7302
Views: 279383

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

Might try Harbor Freight's Apache cases, if you have a HF locally. They seem pretty well reviewed, in keeping with the rule of thumb that HF's value goes down as the number of parts goes up. :) We do and I have heard that from others. I'll consider it but I'm really liking the Plano All Weather cas...
by boskone
Sat May 04, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7302
Views: 279383

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

Went a little wild with M1 stuff: 16oz tub of Lubriplate (grease recommended for Garands, since I don't use grease on by other guns) 10 dummy cartridges Tekmat M1 Garand mat Replica buttstock cleaning kit (don't see myself using it, but it was $13) Little grease pots, to eventually go in the buttsto...
by boskone
Sat May 04, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7302
Views: 279383

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

I may actually use it for non-firearm things, like radios and tools, but it was purchased with storage for all my pistols at once in mind: Guardian Weapons Case - XXL Well, it arrived today and to say I'm disappointed would be a small understatement. The case, while having good latches and a seemin...
by boskone
Sat May 04, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Testing my preps
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Testing my preps

Ghostdog914 wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 2:10 pm
I put back things for disaster, but didn’t really consider I may need to use them in this manner.
Just shows that prepping isn't only for zombie outbreaks and nuclear wars, I think. You put back when you had resources for the time when you didn't, and it's benefiting you now.
by boskone
Fri May 03, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 849
Views: 28236

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

I bought an M1903A3 from the CMP back when they had them. It's still in the plastic bag, encased in enough cosmoline to survive in a Soviet Russian Siberian arms stash for another 100 years. The two Italian-return M1 carbines I bought were clean and ready to go (except for the rear sight on one of ...
by boskone
Fri May 03, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 849
Views: 28236

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

I don't know about the gas screw thing. When I bought ours (not this decade) I also bought what is essenitally a lifetime supply of milsurp ammo from CMP because it was so cheap back then. A couple of years later SG bought out their entire stock and then doubled the price. I try not to hate but it ...

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