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by boskone
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 935
Views: 28949

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Just wanted to mention that ninjas who work in the summer have my respect. It's hard to be secretive while hiding in the corner of a ceiling while your sweat drips down onto your target and the tatami mats located a few feet underneath you. I guess that's why the ninja turtles also had headbands. :...
by boskone
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7537
Views: 372914

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

I didn't actually buy it but a neighbor who was moving asked if I could dispose of some old ammo for them. When I said yes they gifted me a cardboard box filled with about 100 rounds of 30-06 softpoints from the 1940s through 1960s :shock: ... It'll be interesting to see if they work. We shot some ...
by boskone
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6845
Views: 369771

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

So far so good. I am already feeling better, just tired still. This place has become an impromptu prep in and of itself. I have self quarantined in the new place while the family stays in the old one for the time being. Hopefully, that will keep them from getting this. Or at least delay infection f...
by boskone
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 935
Views: 28949

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

CG wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:46 am
HEB is now requiring masks in all its stores, even if the local gov't hasn't mandated them.
Huh, I haven't been to HEB in a while but was thinking of a run this weekend.

Whatever. Their store, their property, their rules, and wearing a mask isn't a big deal.
by boskone
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 983
Views: 69661

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

This happened two days ago. I didn't know where else to put it. From The Des Moines Register : Governor's vehicle struck Black Lives Matter protester who blocked the road In many states drivers are granted a limited level of immunity should they run into a protester on a road way. In LA there is a ...
by boskone
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6845
Views: 369771

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Bought a house with five acres in the country yesterday. The next closest neighbors are at least a 1/4 mile away. The wife and I decided that we were sick of living in the suburbs. Color me envious. :gonk: Congrats! I guess I sounded pretty bitter even at a happy time. Sorry. I found out yesterday ...
by boskone
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: A present for my wife ...
Replies: 32
Views: 279

Re: A present for my wife ...

All that said, the closest thing you can get to a 22 recoil wise is a light load in a manually operated rifle, like a bolt action or lever gun. A 38 special in a 357 lever gun is pretty light recoiling- the only barrier is learning to properly operate the lever to not short stroke. And when skills ...
by boskone
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6845
Views: 369771

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Lettuce Pray wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:20 pm
Bought a house with five acres in the country yesterday. The next closest neighbors are at least a 1/4 mile away. The wife and I decided that we were sick of living in the suburbs.
Color me envious. :gonk:

Congrats!
by boskone
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: PSA AR-10 Handguard
Replies: 12
Views: 124

Re: PSA AR-10 Handguard

https://monstrumtactical.com/dpms-lr-308-m-lok-handguard-15-inch-free-float/ Here's what I have ordered. MLOK it is. Trying to save a little for some decent glass I've been really pleased with my Primary Arms optics over the years. PA is probably my go-to on a budget, Vortex if I've a bit of money ...
by boskone
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: A present for my wife ...
Replies: 32
Views: 279

Re: A present for my wife ...

This is a fortuitous thread. I'm curious about a light rifle for my wife *and* there is discussion about Henry rifles in this thread. I was thinking that the Henry AR-7 would be suitable for her. https://www.henryusa.com/rifles/u-s-survival-ar-7/ Light, compact, maximum effective range is appropria...
by boskone
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!
Replies: 124
Views: 22567

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

I present to you the ultimate in manual cutting systems: the Kukrax . Do you like the cutting power and utility of kukris? The simplicity of purpose of an ax? Just put the two in a room, add a bit of bow-chicka-wow-wow, and you end up with this beaut: https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/...
by boskone
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: PSA AR-10 Handguard
Replies: 12
Views: 124

Re: PSA AR-10 Handguard

Well, I'll post pics when it's done. Sounds like I'm getting my feet wet with MLOK, because I'll actually hunt with this rifle too, vs don't with my AR/AK. And weight SHOULD factor in the decision making process. Thanks! Cool. Even relatively heavy as it is, I think my 6.5 Grendel AR-15 (the one wi...
by boskone
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Potential new flu: Swine flu from China
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Potential new flu: Swine flu from China

There's a new flu in China which seems to have spread from pigs to humans. Apparently it's related to the '09 swine flu (which I still prefer to refer to as "bacon plague"), but different enough that the vaccines won't work. No word on lethality yet, but hopefully the response is a bit better than ...
by boskone
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 983
Views: 69661

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

What we have learned especially from civil wars of the last 30 years is elites (successful ones, anyway) have learned to lever people into in-groups and out-groups and force the "neutral" to get off the fence and join a side (for sheer survival). Actually, elites have managed that for a while. Chai...
by boskone
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 142
Views: 1837

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

It could affect the availability of police surplus firearms and gear though, including new but unissued gear, and that would be something to share on ZS. Prepping gets expensive and if wer can save a few bucks buying surplus gear it might help some of us. One can hope! That's the main reason I keep...
by boskone
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: PSA AR-10 Handguard
Replies: 12
Views: 124

Re: PSA AR-10 Handguard

Lets see that'd be: MLOK to Pic QD to Pic so that's a triple connection to QD attach my picatinny bipod to my MLOK rail :roll: My bipod is QD, has a lever that clamps it on. Otherwise it's just a bog-standard mount; I think it's either Caldwell or UTG, even. I eyeballed the Magpul bipods, pretty se...
by boskone
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 983
Views: 69661

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Summary: Crowd of 300 protesters? rioters? breach the gates of a private community, using private roads on their way to oust the duly elected mayor of Louisville, KY. In the short video clip, the crowd seems pretty indiscriminate about bleeding onto homeowners' properties as they pass through (but ...
by boskone
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: PSA AR-10 Handguard
Replies: 12
Views: 124

Re: PSA AR-10 Handguard

I'm not big on accessories (lasers, lights, VFGs, etc) so I can't say universally, but so far as I can tell they're within the same ballpark. I did shop for an M-LOK bipod (decided not to because I don't normally leave it mounted and didn't want multiple to keep up with), and they all seemed to be w...
by boskone
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Atlanta Walkout
Replies: 32
Views: 965

Re: Atlanta Walkout

Of note, it seems that Minnesota has a castle doctrine for the home, but not businesses or other such; outside of the home they have a duty to retreat. If they're reducing the police force, I wonder if that will end up changing. Given the guy that wishes he'd given his car keys to a mugger, I'm not ...
by boskone
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 935
Views: 28949

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Of note, I have a raging sore throat. For some reason going from moist and humid College Station to dry and dusty Abilene seems to do that to me. :roll: Actually, that was all good info for me too. I'm going to Abilene late July for a wedding on Aug 1. Too bad the wedding's not a month later; I'd b...
by boskone
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 935
Views: 28949

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

State-wide, RV dealers are selling out of inventory. They aren't making any. They're also selling record numbers. The Grand Design dealer (a higher-end brand) sold 50-something last month, their previous record was 30-something. The Jayco/Forest River (mid-range-ish brands) dealer sold 115 last mon...
by boskone
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: A present for my wife ...
Replies: 32
Views: 279

Re: A present for my wife ...

So, my wife's pregnant, and has been blatantly suggesting a "push present" is in order ... She has strongly indicated an interest in her own lever action (after I bought and customized my Mares Leg). We own a small piece of hunting property in northern Ontario. My wife has an over under 12 guage. I...
by boskone
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: PSA AR-10 Handguard
Replies: 12
Views: 124

Re: PSA AR-10 Handguard

So, My PSA Ar-10 Kit rifle I put together 8 months ago is ready for some upgrades. I'm looking for input on the hand guard. I want to be able to hang accessories off it, Bipod, canted offset sights, maybe a light. I have no experience with MLOK or KEYMOD systems, and lean toward just a regular rail...
by boskone
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 935
Views: 28949

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

I'm asking our TX ZS'ers for a boots-on-the-ground SITREP please. I'm getting lots of contradiction from my channels. Thank you. Which part of Texas? Where ever people are. I'm just looking for 1st hand reports. Shackleford/Jones/Taylor area (basically west of Dallas/Fort Worth, south of the panhan...

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