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by velojym
Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: The Coolest Fletching Invention Ever?
Replies: 24
Views: 1973

Re: The Coolest Fletching Invention Ever?

Oh, sometimes, it's the simplest looking things. Definitely want to see some testing of this! :)
by velojym
Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: 12ga at 100 yds, for giggles if nothing else
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: 12ga at 100 yds, for giggles if nothing else

http://www.gunadapters.com/

It's done well enough with the 9mm rounds that I'm seriously thinking about setting up some simple sights on my Pardner.
...and picking up a couple more calibers. The .30-30 one intrigues me. http://www.mcace.com/shotguninserts.htm



If you'll bring it, I'll shoot it. :)
by velojym
Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: 12ga at 100 yds, for giggles if nothing else
Replies: 3
Views: 627

12ga at 100 yds, for giggles if nothing else

A friend and I went to the range yesterday to sight in a few of our rifles, and just happened to have a couple shotguns along for the ride. I brought my single-shot Pardner 12ga to test the Zombie 9mm sub-caliber adapter. That shot surprisingly well, but it was a bit of a pain pulling the adapter ou...
by velojym
Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Do you know a future marauder?
Replies: 185
Views: 14732

Re: Do you know a future marauder?

Another fuel option, especially for a farm with a bunch of unused vegetation: "wood" gas, which doesn't have to be wood. Looking at Zoe, I know I'd go way outta my nature if I saw her starving to death, but at the same time, I'd much rather work a field or bust a few knuckles working on tractor conv...
by velojym
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Anyone ever give up on a caliber?
Replies: 62
Views: 4263

Re: Anyone ever give up on a caliber?

When I moved from NM to AL, my use of the ol' Weatherby in .300 Win Mag fell off quite a bit. I just couldn't justify the expense when I was now living in carbine and .30-30 territory.
by velojym
Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: (sorta) 2wd scootah!
Replies: 2
Views: 845

(sorta) 2wd scootah!

Anyone check these out yet? If they ever make it to our shores, I think they'd be pretty interesting... sort of a more road-friendly version of a Rokon. http://www.wired.com/2014/02/hero-nrt-concept/ http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/autopia/2014/02/hero-rnt-150-diesel-660.jpg Also doubles as a mobi...
by velojym
Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ultralight disaster aid (aircraft)
Replies: 30
Views: 2760

Re: Ultralight disaster aid (aircraft)

Tater Raider wrote:
velojym wrote:Yes, I agree that ultralights do have several limitations....
The biggest being that they can only be flown for recreational purposes here in the US.

It's a nifty idea but it's a no-go.
Yeah, sucks, but yeah.
by velojym
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ultralight disaster aid (aircraft)
Replies: 30
Views: 2760

Re: Ultralight disaster aid (aircraft)

jeepin: Yes, I agree that ultralights do have several limitations, but I think as almost all aircraft have them... just to different degrees, I think a group of experienced pilots/mechanics could do a bang-up job. Of course, those volunteers with two-seaters and light-sport certs can lengthen their ...
by velojym
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ultralight disaster aid (aircraft)
Replies: 30
Views: 2760

Re: Ultralight disaster aid (aircraft)

It would be a hella good way to find stranded folks in a flood though, and call in the boats/helicopters... That's my thinking. You can concentrate the helicopters and other heavy rescue hardware where they're needed, and let the cheaper, easier to operate vehicles do much of the actual searching, ...
by velojym
Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ultralight disaster aid (aircraft)
Replies: 30
Views: 2760

Re: Ultralight disaster aid (aircraft)

Thread necro!!!! I just hit the AFA website and they seem to be stalled at the "We're still looking for big funding" stage. Still really loving this idea, though I've been away from aviation since moving to Alabama (sucks not living close to the airport!). ...and the stalled condition of the aforeme...
by velojym
Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Tactical Wheelbarrow?
Replies: 42
Views: 6697

Re: Tactical Wheelbarrow?

Yeah, if it's preplanned, a stout mountain bike frame with downhill components, or a touring bike... maybe even with wheels built with tandem components, wouldn't serve you well on race day, but will be hell-for-stout.
by velojym
Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Tactical Wheelbarrow?
Replies: 42
Views: 6697

Re: Tactical Wheelbarrow?

A bicycle, loaded down Viet-Kong style, can carry 500 lbs or so of gear. Also, if in a bind and on a hill, you could hop on and coast down. The result of that sort of getaway will be affected by how much weight you have aboard (yourself included), your bike's brakes (no, they weren't designed to sto...
by velojym
Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What would your ideal PAW job be?
Replies: 532
Views: 30492

Re: What would your ideal PAW job be?

Studying for a Project Management cert... sounds like that might be a decent skill post-PAW, more so than some might think.
by velojym
Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What would your ideal PAW job be?
Replies: 532
Views: 30492

Re: What would your ideal PAW job be?

While someone wouldn't be well advised to pursue it *during* the emergency, having a well protected means of storing and printing useful information would have a lot of value during the recovery period. Barring an event that fried all electronics, a small data storage facility (using enterprise clas...
by velojym
Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Urban Assault builds the DoomRunner BOV(NEW BUMPER!))
Replies: 248
Views: 39533

Re: Urban Assault builds the DoomRunner BOV(NEW BUMPER!))

Oy, Maxx. Not much effort would have that looking like a utility van... ultimate urban camouflage.
by velojym
Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Urban Assault builds the DoomRunner BOV(NEW BUMPER!))
Replies: 248
Views: 39533

Re: Urban Assault builds the DoomRunner BOV(NEW BUMPER!))

Y'know... I have some racks with movable bins from a van I used to have. It's stout commercial grade stuff, too, though I can't remember the manufacturer off the top of my head. Since I sold the van, they're just in the way right now and I'd be willing to sell 'em for less than market value. I'm in ...
by velojym
Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Neighbor slapped my son... And I...
Replies: 79
Views: 10310

Re: Neighbor slapped my son... And I...

Dawgboy wrote:I'm not looking for revenge, I'm looking for justice. Revenge is easy. Justice, apparently not so much...
Good. Revenge usually ends up badly for all parties.
by velojym
Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: .380ACP idea's
Replies: 38
Views: 3247

Re: .380ACP idea's

For a time, I had a Taurus 738. It failed to feed a few times when brand-spankin' new, but about a box in, it worked itself out and was reliable after that. I sold it a few weeks ago to help pay for my new XDS, along with the LC9, which I really liked... I just like the XDS more. :) However, for my ...
by velojym
Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Art
Topic: The object to your left
Replies: 72
Views: 16152

Re: The object to your left

Leather belt, cheap pocketknife, leather wallet, 32 oz. Iced tea, XD45 with two full mags (yeah, great luck, but in ZPAW... won't last long)... a notebook, two pens, and a mousepad with gel wrist rest.
And, my cell phone.
by velojym
Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Apocalypse Shotgun - Single Shot Rossi - Completed Project
Replies: 86
Views: 12647

Re: Apocalypse Shotgun - Single Shot Rossi - Completed Proje

A cut down .357 break action would be pretty awesome. That caliber picks up a bunch of oomph with longer barrels, and with milder .38 loads, would be pretty darned quiet... relatively speaking.
by velojym
Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Long distance travel. Which, how, why?
Replies: 17
Views: 1587

Re: Long distance travel. Which, how, why?

No modern tech that requires infrastructure and support? Depending on which way I'm going, bicycle and/or sailboat.
by velojym
Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: GUNS NOT WORTH IT
Replies: 63
Views: 5410

Re: GUNS NOT WORTH IT

So.... now he's trying to sell something. Hmm. :clap:
by velojym
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: GUNS NOT WORTH IT
Replies: 63
Views: 5410

Re: GUNS NOT WORTH IT

Hmm. Put a lot of thought into that, eh?
by velojym
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Anyone choose a NON semi auto rifles for shtf?
Replies: 325
Views: 21756

Re: Anyone choose a NON semi auto rifles for shtf?

While I still have, and love, my 1894 .44 mag, I "sold out" today and got my first AR, an M&P15. I'll keep it simple for a while, as I don't really care for too much hardware hanging from my hardware. I think it'll be a good rifle, just gotta get to know it.

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