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by coldwater
Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: .22 rifle dilemma...
Replies: 36
Views: 2529

Re: .22 rifle dilemma...

The Golden Boy receiver isn't brass . It's some sort of zincalloy colored brass with a clear coat over top . If you scratch it , Henry's says not to try and polish the receiver as the finish will be damaged . Hope that helps . Also , make sure you occasionally scrub the chamber after using all thos...
by coldwater
Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: ACOG Advice
Replies: 126
Views: 9372

Re: ACOG Advice

Anyone equating a red dot to an ACOG doesn't have much trigger time behind an ACOG. They serve two different functions, but the ACOG is a far more versatile device. I see it as exactly the same function. A point of aim presented to the operator to enact a strike. A $2,000 military combat sight, to ...
by coldwater
Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: What AR stock are you running and why?
Replies: 100
Views: 8425

Re: What AR stock are you running and why?

I use 2 different stocks. A few are the Magpul STR but my preference is hands down the B-5. I have been changing everything to them when I find a good deal on one.
by coldwater
Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: .22 rifle dilemma...
Replies: 36
Views: 2529

Re: .22 rifle dilemma...

I Ended up getting rid of it and getting a Henry lever-action, which is just stupid fun. . I'm kind of dancing around the idea of picking up one of those little Henry's A local place has a yellow boy that just looks like I need it. I thought the sight looked kind of crappy though. How do you find y...
by coldwater
Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: ACOG Advice
Replies: 126
Views: 9372

Re: ACOG Advice

I can't really comment outside of my personal experience, but my comp has been on for about a year and a half. Still works fine.
by coldwater
Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: ACOG Advice
Replies: 126
Views: 9372

Re: ACOG Advice

Boondock wrote:
coldwater wrote:I was issued my first ACOG in (As I remember) 1989, Panama, just cause.
I'm more than 99% positive that you are thinking of another type of optic.
Nope. I jumped with an acog. My first deployment. They have been building red dots for a long time.
by coldwater
Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: ACOG Advice
Replies: 126
Views: 9372

Re: ACOG Advice

Anyone equating a red dot to an ACOG doesn't have much trigger time behind an ACOG. They serve two different functions, but the ACOG is a far more versatile device. I see it as exactly the same function. A point of aim presented to the operator to enact a strike. A $2,000 military combat sight, to ...
by coldwater
Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: ACOG Advice
Replies: 126
Views: 9372

Re: ACOG Advice

A of is a nice piece. No argument there. My issue is with the cost of it to sit on a non active combat weapon. For civilian use, I prefer an aim point comp ML3 at a fraction of the price. If I need more, I go to my Nikon M 223 / 3-12 glass.
by coldwater
Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: The moment you realize the Sh!t has begun to Hit the Fan.
Replies: 13
Views: 3687

Re: The moment you realize the Sh!t has begun to Hit the Fan

I guess I'm fortunate (or maybe not) to have been personally involved in SHTF scenarios of all sorts many times over the period of 6 years. I'm not unaccustomed to a little discomfort, and not bothered by it. I lost my ability to panic run hide become disoriented or emotional years ago, and am free ...
by coldwater
Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bump In The Night Bag
Replies: 35
Views: 2571

Re: Bump In The Night Bag

I believe this is probably over thinking. When a threat presents itself in this scenario, you will be at the disadvantage the second you open your eyes. Bags and clothes are not entering my mind, and not something I'm concerned with. Feet on floor, one hand on pistol, one on light, and If need be, I...
by coldwater
Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bump In The Night Bag
Replies: 35
Views: 2571

Re: Bump In The Night Bag

Don't need a bag. This is my night stand. Every night. Period. The bench made is kept razor sharp and never used, the light is 900 lumens and completely blinding, the 45 is ready, and there are 2 more mags in the drawer. Only thing not pictured is my phone. I can have my 590 A-1 shotty in hand in se...
by coldwater
Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:51 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Above ground pool into a fish pond?
Replies: 22
Views: 2773

Re: Above ground pool into a fish pond?

local pond supply near me uses the rubber pond liners and 6x6 built up frames to grow his pond plants. If you keep the liners shaded from the sun, they can go for about 25 years.
by coldwater
Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1774
Views: 289348

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

Got a few things today. A new crank up Grundig radio, a frontier pro water straw, couple new large sham wow towels (I love these things. I keep 2 full size for towels, and the 3rd I cut into 4 pieces to use as sponges for water collecting, like morning dew or showers) An inexpensive pair of 10X bino...
by coldwater
Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Above ground pool into a fish pond?
Replies: 22
Views: 2773

Re: Above ground pool into a fish pond?

Thats very kind, thank you. I built it for my wife when she was diagnosed with cancer. I gut part of the back yard, put in the patio, built an arbor and installed a hot tub for her as well, so she could sit on the back porch and see everything. It 's a peaceful place to sit and relax, and she loves ...
by coldwater
Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Above ground pool into a fish pond?
Replies: 22
Views: 2773

Re: Above ground pool into a fish pond?

I built this on the patio, but I never thought about growing food in it. Interesting...

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by coldwater
Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: I Almost Lost My Dogs and Cat Today To A Pack Of Wild Dogs
Replies: 27
Views: 5131

Re: I Almost Lost My Dogs and Cat Today To A Pack Of Wild Do

Happened to me about 10 years ago. Neighbors pit came onto my back porch and attacked my Rottweiler puppy that was quiet and happy as a clam playing with a toy. I ended it with a baseball bat, and called the police. my puppy got to go in for stitches and shots, their piece of shit pit went home in a...
by coldwater
Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1774
Views: 289348

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

Got this yesterday, bunch more stuff on the way.


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by coldwater
Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Air Rifles as survival tool
Replies: 54
Views: 9151

Re: Air Rifles as survival tool

I bought a Gamo nitro about 4 or 5 years ago to dispatch the goddam ground hogs that decimate our garden every year. I'll toss in a pin or two. It's amazingly powerful and can hit at a pretty damn decent range. Not sure what the rules are concerning animal carnage, so I hope I don't get insta banned...
by coldwater
Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: .22 rifle dilemma...
Replies: 36
Views: 2529

Re: .22 rifle dilemma...

One of my first rifles was a Ruger 1022. I shot it to death and dragged it through decades of hell, and still have it. I have bought a few more over the years, and kept them as well. I am completely convinced that no better .22 rifle has ever been produced on Gods green earth. I absolutely love them...
by coldwater
Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Would you put this sign on your door?
Replies: 25
Views: 2632

Re: Would you put this sign on your door?

Sounds kind of ignorant to me. Seems like a "no solicitors" sign would work as well without alerting every nut case that walks by that you have things they want.
by coldwater
Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: "Turning over" your BOB. (in with the new)
Replies: 4
Views: 877

"Turning over" your BOB. (in with the new)

Here's the skinny. I kind of 'accidentally" built my pack over the years. It probably started when I was just a kid because I spent most of my time in the woods, solo camping, fishing, hiking and the general exploring most kids do. In the decades to follow, I just ended up with a pack that housed ma...
by coldwater
Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Best SHTF Rifle for the money
Replies: 189
Views: 11462

Re: Best SHTF Rifle for the money

I'll throw in. Anyone that says it's not an effective caliber, has probably never had to go cut meat with one. They do just fine. . Pretty much complete agreement with all you stated save the above , the cartridge is effective no doubt , ***within it's parameters of usage***............. I've been ...
by coldwater
Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Best SHTF Rifle for the money
Replies: 189
Views: 11462

Re: Best SHTF Rifle for the money

I'll throw in. I hang my hat on the AR platform, and do so for several indisputable reasons. Just the facts. The 5.56/45 round is right around 1/3 the weight of 7.62/39. More is better, always. The AR is a true SOPMOD platform. Highly customizable to fit any needs almost instantly. It's light in it'...
by coldwater
Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 3 Day Hiking Pack - Budget - $100 or less
Replies: 39
Views: 3451

Re: 3 Day Hiking Pack - Budget - $100 or less

how is the support on the rush? Not bad. I've only worn it for a total of maybe 2 hours so far, with a pretty carefully packed 28 pounds in it. That (to me) is more than enough for a BOB, and probably too much. Between the wide open built in options for weight distribution, the comfortable harness,...

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