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by boskone
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 288
Views: 8265

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

Since this is the year of the 10mm I went in and felt the new XDM10, compared to the glock20 I held there and the glock40 I own. This this thing is leaps as bounds above anything glock has put out! The trigger is massively better, about half the play. And the oversized slide release is so much easi...
by boskone
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Considering buying an SKS, but...
Replies: 15
Views: 178

Re: Considering buying an SKS, but...

minengr wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:41 pm
I am getting so old. I remember when you could by a crate of them and a 1000 rounds of ammo for half that price.
There are so many guns I wish I'd bought when they were dirt cheap. SKSes, Mosin-Nagants, K98s, even M1s.
by boskone
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1183
Views: 68361

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Ordered a case gauge for my 6.5 Grendel, some CFE223 which is supposed to work well for 5.56 and 6.5 Grendel, and some 6.5mm 123gr Hornady ELD. My first effort will be to get performance similar to the Hornady ELD that were the donor for my brass, then maybe fiddle with loads a bit to see if I can g...
by boskone
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War
Replies: 372
Views: 11959

Re: The Coming Civil War

its pretty much along the same lines as the US but supplies tend to be smaller in quantity as British houses especially modern ones are much smaller and don't have the storage that I believe you have on average in the states. not many own a BOL maybe a caravan/trailer on a seaside caravan park but ...
by boskone
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Jack of all trades lever gun.
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: Jack of all trades lever gun.

Maybe .30-30? It's got a long history of taking black bear and various deer, it's fairly common and reasonably mild-shooting. With round-nosed loads (which I expect are the norm, but I'm not sure) it bulls through brush pretty well. I think it's kinda borderline for moose, but people have been doing...
by boskone
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War
Replies: 372
Views: 11959

Re: The Coming Civil War

I think 100 years is possibly a gross over estimate. I was trying to be optimistic. We are a prepping forum. And we have optimists? Where did they come from?!?! PS: there are some things which could stop the US from becoming Cali. And I honestly hope Cali fixes what is broken the very there. They h...
by boskone
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Camp Fire
Replies: 86
Views: 2069

Re: Camp Fire

Someone doing what they can, for themselves & their family to prepare for a disaster, should one happen .....it seems ...stupid...not to do so. Just basic simple prepping. Insurance, emergency fund, a communications plan for family members. A bag, of some kind, to grab and go. Because there are a l...
by boskone
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Steam/Electric power plant
Replies: 23
Views: 863

Re: Steam/Electric power plant

Thanks for sharing! I know I'm a little late to the party but I love live steam and wonder why not many preppers are talking about it. Probably because they're kinda dangerous. Here's a Mythbusters video of a waterheater blowing up . That's a lot cooler, and lower-pressure, than a steam boiler for ...
by boskone
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: US Army Catches up to Rest of World, Finds Modern Pistols Nifty
Replies: 21
Views: 437

Re: US Army Catches up to Rest of World, Finds Modern Pistols Nifty

For those of us who aren't keyed into military jargon, what is BD6? Also, Langenator, howdy! And, at least according to doctrine, there's nothing in Battle Drill 6 (Enter Building/Clear Room for those not versed in Army short hand) that says anything about ballistic shields - which are specialized ...
by boskone
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: US Army Catches up to Rest of World, Finds Modern Pistols Nifty
Replies: 21
Views: 437

Re: US Army Catches up to Rest of World, Finds Modern Pistols Nifty

For those of us who aren't keyed into military jargon, what is BD6?

Also, Langenator, howdy!
by boskone
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 161
Views: 9858

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

I enjoy all of your updates. Sorry about the loss of the pix in the phone! Thanks, it’s fun to do it and I kinda wanted an online backup Incase anything happened. Plus it’s fun to see where I started and where I’m at now. It’s hard to see the progress when I get there because things like the ivy an...
by boskone
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Eye Glasses & recomendations
Replies: 14
Views: 1665

Re: Eye Glasses & recomendations

After my 07-08 tour of the ME I swore I would not go back without the surgery. Problem is I really did not want the surgery, because I hate surgery. I did it anyway and never looked back. My vision was quite a bit worse than yours but is now 20/20 or better most days. Back to 07-08 I tried a wide v...
by boskone
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The battle of the PCCs
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: The battle of the PCCs

I wish someone would make one compatible with XD mags; I already own the pistol, dangit. Theoretically I could pretty easily convert my mags for a Beretta 92-compat one, but AFAIK offhand there's only the CX4 Storm and some even more expensive AR PCCs. :\
by boskone
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Review: Suaoki USB or crank charged light/lantern
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Review: Suaoki USB or crank charged light/lantern

Thanks for the review. I have what I strongly suspect is the same lantern, rebadged under the Thorfire brand. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NIL1DFO/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Probably; I saw several that looked essentially exactly the same. I just bought the cheapest. I've ...
by boskone
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Review: Suaoki USB or crank charged light/lantern
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Review: Suaoki USB or crank charged light/lantern

Yea, it's a cheap Chinesium do-it-all wonder products . However, I wanted something multipurpose for my GHB that would give me a bit of independence from batteries, and for $14 I was willing to risk it. I'm going to start with the pros and cons, then address a few things because I'm too lazy and ill...
by boskone
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Camp Fire
Replies: 86
Views: 2069

Re: Camp Fire

Not necessarily . Because of extreme danger of fire, flood/mudslides and narrownes of road systens a lot of the properties in that area are self insured. No insurance company would touch them or the cost is prohibitive . So the bank demands deposit equal to Loan . When my wifes family moved to Cali...
by boskone
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6425
Views: 909011

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

Savage Axis XP Rifle for $219 after MIR at Academy. They throw in a $30 gift card making the price $189. Dirt cheap deal on a good BA CFR. (see last page) https://www.academy.com/shop/store/WeeklyAd Wow. That looks like a complete redesign of the stock at least too. I'll have to check out Savages s...
by boskone
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Red Flag Laws and You
Replies: 12
Views: 275

Re: Red Flag Laws and You

Zero-tolerance type laws always make me nervous. Aside from removing part of the reason we have a judiciary rather than just a rulebook, they're so easy to abuse.
by boskone
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 288
Views: 8265

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

There are a lot of guns which I regret not buying; an SKS, milled AK, a few others. The definite most painful is an M1 back when we saw a pile of 'em in a (literal) barrel in one of those pawn shop/hardware/antique and kitch/grocery/general stores you used to see on the back roads. I want to say the...
by boskone
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Buonasera a tutti!
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: Buonasera a tutti!

Howdy. Glad to have more people not from north America, to get some differing viewpoints.
by boskone
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preparing for an Emergent Disabling Personal Disaster
Replies: 31
Views: 1028

Re: Preparing for an Emergent Disabling Personal Disaster

I keep my phone unlocked so the ICE info is available if my phone has not been stolen or wrecked. The possibly of a wrecked or stolen phone is also something to consider. It should be unnecessary to leave it unlocked; I believe both Android and IOS offer a lock-screen emergency contact setting. I h...
by boskone
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Building a basic hand-tool kit!
Replies: 22
Views: 975

Re: Building a basic hand-tool kit!

Speed square (metal, not plastic), tape measure, a couple one-handed bar clamps, and (stretching the "hand" part) a small shovel. A speed square can be used for linear or angular measure (it's designed for trusses, in fact), as well as (with the use of a clamp) a saw guide. A tape measure for long m...
by boskone
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Question Regarding USA
Replies: 11
Views: 450

Re: Question Regarding USA

I've never heard of Iveco at all, so I'm going to guess they're functionally unheard of here in the US. I see enough Isuzu and Mitsubishi light duties that I wouldn't call them remarkable. This is basically specific to Texas, though, and there's a lot of regional preferences in the US. You should re...
by boskone
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: A place with no name ... BullOnParade got some land
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: A place with no name ... BullOnParade got some land

'grats!

Once I get this house ready to list--hopefully this coming spring, depending on laziness--I'm looking for about 10 acres myself. Large enough to be interesting, small enough to keep up with.

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