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by boskone
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 1145
Views: 46790

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

After the statement by <redacted for politics> concerning ARs and Aks, I am so looking forward to the Black Rifle Friday sales this holiday shopping season. :awesome: After sundry such comments, I want to get a custom lower labelled "!AR-15". ("!" is often used in programming as a negation operator...
by boskone
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4296
Views: 221923

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

MPMalloy wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:25 am
From Bloomberg: U.S. Recession Indicators Haven’t Made Up Their Minds
I've been keeping a light eye on this, and I'd say that's understatement. Several times I've seen one or another publication run articles both ways simultaneously.
by boskone
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 1145
Views: 46790

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

Since 350 legend is basically a 9mm extra long, and 450 Bushmaster is a 45 extra long, we need to straight wall the 6.8 SPC case and make a 40/10mm extra long to keep the caliber wars going. That would be the .400 Purdey and the .401 Winchester Self-Loading. There is a reason why these things went ...
by boskone
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 1145
Views: 46790

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

TTAG - Colt Halts Production of Long Guns for the Retail Market I hate to see them go under in a historical sense, but they don't really have any stand-out guns anymore, and their quality-to-cost ratio just isn't all that good anymore. Might be profitable if someone who already has suitable tooling...
by boskone
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: PREP FAILURE: THE WALL OF SHAME
Replies: 401
Views: 62427

Re: PREP FAILURE: THE WALL OF SHAME

I tried to do that myself. I can't fit any more papers in my two drawer file cabinet that looks like an overflowing rats nest of disorganized "stuff". I am not a neat and tidy person. :oops: I keep my paperwork, but in softcopy for the most part. There are a few critical items for which I retain th...
by boskone
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7376
Views: 311986

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

I also picked up a plastic 25mm ammo can. I've never seen one before and picked it up for 10 bucks. Looked them up and they're going for about 30 bucks or more online. So I think I got a good deal. I've been thinking about picking one of those up. I just don't know what use I might actually have fo...
by boskone
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7845
Views: 321928

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

What is "well under 100 bucks"?....cause Aero has their black 9 inch Quantum handguards currently listed for $84.99. Or are you saying you are not interested in anything from Aero or Spikes, no matter what the price? Looked at that one, shipping etc puts it close. Not picky about brand, shtf I'll h...
by boskone
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The Ongoing Man Made Opiod Catastrophe
Replies: 28
Views: 2141

Re: The Ongoing Man Made Opiod Catastrophe

Must be nice to have the resources to expend some to hide the rest.
by boskone
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7845
Views: 321928

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

Funny, my first visit to this particular thread, and the newest page seems to hit right where I am. I just picked up an AR pistol in 556 that came with a 300bo upper. The previous owner ran the 300 with a can which wasn't part of the trade. Handguard is several inches longer than the barrel. No swe...
by boskone
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Modular home on plot of land
Replies: 36
Views: 3225

Re: Modular home on plot of land

Stercutus wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:40 pm
But I hear AI will have all the jobs soon...
Not mine! We're centuries off from AI being able to figure out what the hell my management wants.

(Which will be at least centuries before my management themselves figure out what they want.)
by boskone
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Tactical bags that don't look like tactical bags?
Replies: 28
Views: 424

Re: Tactical bags that don't look like tactical bags?

Anyone have any recommendations, like specific product recommendations not just "get a hiking backpack," for 30-40L rucksack/3-day packs that are as good and versatile as a "tactical" pack, but doesn't look like one? Doesn't scream "Hey, I probably have a pistol in here and other GBH goodies in her...
by boskone
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Tactical bags that don't look like tactical bags?
Replies: 28
Views: 424

Re: Tactical bags that don't look like tactical bags?

As versatile? I think not, since MOLLE is both tactical and really useful for strapping shit onto your pack. There are some nice bags, though. 5.11 has a few that might suit. The Dart24 is 30l and plain. The Havok 30 is 27.5L and pretty plain, with only some MOLLE-compatible mesh stuff on the top (b...
by boskone
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Kel-Tec P17
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Kel-Tec P17

LOL. Did they give-up on the CP33? It would've been nice if they'd gotten a few more of those .22 pistols made before moving on to this model. :crazy: With the CP33/P-17 and KSG/KS-7, I'm curious if K-T is starting a sort of high/low system. E.g. produce one outlandish design to get attention, late...
by boskone
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7845
Views: 321928

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

So, thoughts, ideas, parts suggestions for the upper half? A QD barrel kit? Cry Havok and Pantheon Arms have a couple different styles, and I think there's a few more out there. IIRC, the new USAF aircrew gun is an M4 SBR with a COTS QD barrel. Maybe a laser? I personally don't like the things, but...
by boskone
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 943
Views: 57168

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

And thus, it came to pass that the first true zed were human/AI cyborgs, infected by a poorly written ransomware script released by a 14-year-old Russian hacker named Misha... :ohdear: You joke, but that's kind of one of my objections/fears. Think about the stuff people do to computers, including (...
by boskone
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 943
Views: 57168

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

From Bloomberg : Elon Musk: Humanity Is a Kind of 'Biological Boot Loader' for AI AI is outpacing our ability to understand it, the Tesla CEO says. It will open a new chapter for society, replies the Alibaba cofounder. I am digesting the article at this time. IIRC, that's the reason he's invested i...
by boskone
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Unrest in Hong Kong
Replies: 29
Views: 1630

Re: Unrest in Hong Kong

One interesting thing to me was that in response to communications "difficulties", protestors starting using a bluetooth-based mesh messaging app.

It's just impressive how much power and flexibility is in a common smartphone.
by boskone
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6651
Views: 307574

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

NT2C wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:08 pm
Also, I'm thinking of moving this topic to what I feel is a better sub for it, CP&P. What say ye?
It does seem more appropriate to me.
by boskone
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage
Replies: 81
Views: 30391

Re: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage

I have seen on... JS... Townsends? on youtube, an old fashioned potted meat recipe from civil war times Townsends , maybe? Good channel. The channel has an entire '18th Century Cooking" series - using old school recipe items. I'm sure a modern dietician would have a cow given the amount of butter, ...
by boskone
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Cental Texas
Replies: 10
Views: 1071

Re: Hello from Cental Texas

Howdy from ex-central/current-Gulf Texas. Though I'm up by Abilene right now for opening weekend of dove season. (Howdy, SRO1911.)

I'd be up for a combined Texas chapter.
by boskone
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Active Shooters Odessa Texas 8/31/2019
Replies: 21
Views: 504

Re: Active Shooters Odessa Texas 8/31/2019

I just heard about this. From NPR: At Least 5 Dead, Several Injured In West Texas Shooting I'm glad you two are ok. Any word from other TX ZSer's? Only ones in West Texas that I know of are CG and I. There's a couple in Lubbock that I know of, but they haven't been on ZS in years. Everyone else is ...
by boskone
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2019 Hurricane season
Replies: 93
Views: 3723

Re: 2019 Hurricane season

"I Feel Helpless": Bottled Water, Gas Shortages Reported As Floridians Brace For Hurricane Dorian https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-29/i-feel-helpless-bottled-water-gas-shortages-reported-floridians-brace-hurricane Statements like that drive me nuts....So lets see ... This never happens ... it...
by boskone
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 1145
Views: 46790

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

So, wait, this suit/vest/whatever, is going to be emitting lasers? Good luck getting any front line soldier to wear that, once the enemy figures out how to retrofit NVGs to see whatever wavelength those lasers are emitting. It'll be like walking around wearing a big neon "Shoot Me" sign. I think a ...

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