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by Dooms
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Re-Evaluating Woods Defensive Loads
Replies: 36
Views: 4089

Re: Re-Evaluating Woods Defensive Loads

I've actually thought about using my Beretta Storm carbine for a woods gun. I mean, it's about as short as a typical pistol-grip-only shotgun, it's very light weight, quite accurate, the barrel is chrome lined, and a good 9mm load can run with typical .357 mag pistol numbers. I could also likely use...
by Dooms
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: BOV replacement shopping - it begins
Replies: 71
Views: 9565

Re: BOV replacement shopping - it begins

Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon with the 2.8L Duranax? I love mine, gets 30mpg on the highway, can tow over 7,000 lbs and is a much more manageable size day-to-day than the full size behemoths. I got the crew cab/5' bed and put a camper top on it, but they also do a 6' bed in both crew and extended cabs.
by Dooms
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: You can only choose one not ideal gun in Alaska.
Replies: 56
Views: 3290

Re: You can only choose one not ideal gun in Alaska.

I'm grabbing the .17 HMR. If it's anything like my scoped Savage .17 it's insanely accurate to at least 100 yards, the round is more "powerful" than .22lr (a common survival gun choice), and the scope alone can be external useful. I also have a Henry lever gun and often use shorts out of it, and whi...
by Dooms
Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: .357 Magnum, the all in one round?
Replies: 44
Views: 4124

Re: .357 Magnum, the all in one round?

I actually went to buy a .357 mag lever gun not that long ago on a whim and saw a Beretta Storm in 9mm that I decided to bring that home instead. While I feel the lever gun has a great classic look (and I own a .30-30 Spikehorn), there was a lot about the Storm I couldn't argue with. 9mm out of a 16...
by Dooms
Thu May 05, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Finnally A V8 Small Block American Diesel
Replies: 54
Views: 6511

Re: Finnally A V8 Small Block American Diesel

If you want to know what the power difference will be like, put 1,100lbs in the back of the Cherokee and drive around. That's the weight difference between the Grand Cherokee diesel and the crew-cab short bed Ram. It's definitely not a rocket ship, but it does ok and people report similar fuel econo...
by Dooms
Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Finnally A V8 Small Block American Diesel
Replies: 54
Views: 6511

Re: Finnally A V8 Small Block American Diesel

well then color me doubly impressed, I wouldn't have counted on that good of economy or that accurate of a computer. gives me hope for the future! It actually took some getting used to. I went to put gas in it at the end of the work week like I did with my old truck for years, and realized it only ...
by Dooms
Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Finnally A V8 Small Block American Diesel
Replies: 54
Views: 6511

Re: Finnally A V8 Small Block American Diesel

RonnyRonin wrote:Hand calculated or by the computer?
Hand calculated, though I've found the computer to be accurate to within half a mpg + or -.
by Dooms
Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Finnally A V8 Small Block American Diesel
Replies: 54
Views: 6511

Re: Finnally A V8 Small Block American Diesel

Just wanted to share: I ended up buying a 2016 GMC Canyon with the 2.8L I4 turbo diesel. So far it has 1,200 miles on it and I haven't seen less than 20mpg, with over 30mgp on the highway occasionally. The torque is amazing, it will light the tires up no problem. The horsepower is a bit low, so it l...
by Dooms
Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Choose wisely What mouse caliber will you bet your life on
Replies: 18
Views: 1259

Re: Choose wisely What mouse caliber will you bet your life

I don't know about handguns, but after messing around with a Savage A17 and 20gr .17HMR fmjs I would have no problem grabbing that for a zombie apocalypse. Really impressed me.
by Dooms
Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: caliber to complement .223?
Replies: 112
Views: 6272

Re: caliber to complement .223?

I went with a long action in .30-06. Still a hugely popular caliber, similar performance to .308, but a bit more versatile since it can handle 200+ grain thumpers. I'm also a big fan of 7mm Rem Magnum. It's an amazingly flat shooting and hard hitting cartridge and, despite being a "Magum" I still fi...
by Dooms
Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Practicality of a Post Apocalyptic Sniper?
Replies: 135
Views: 5388

Re: Practicality of a Post Apocalyptic Sniper?

Biggest hypothetical use for a "sniper rifle" for me would be attempting to disable vehicles full of armed aggressors trying to come crashing through the front gate to my property. That being the case, it's going to need to be a large caliber (.338 lapua and up) and it's not exactly going to be some...
by Dooms
Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Finnally A V8 Small Block American Diesel
Replies: 54
Views: 6511

Re: Finnally A V8 Small Block American Diesel

I still want the damn Toyota Hilux. I have a 1 ton F350 diesel, a Hilux would probably replace my everyday car. Give it a small 2-3L TDI (but don't call it TDI or feel the wrath if VW). You'd have a car that would sell millions. Having driven the Hilux and other pickups overseas, I'd actually rathe...
by Dooms
Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Finnally A V8 Small Block American Diesel
Replies: 54
Views: 6511

Re: Finnally A V8 Small Block American Diesel

One interesting thing about the new Nissan diesel (called the Titan XD) is that it's actually a 3/4 ton truck, as the GVWR is (just barely) over 8500lbs. It uses the Titan body, but underneath it's a lot of 3/4 ton Nissan Van parts. The whole idea behind this truck was to slot in between the heavy h...
by Dooms
Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Deer / varmint rifle
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Deer / varmint rifle

If you weren't already aware, the model 7 is essentially a downsized model 700. I believe the receiver is about a half inch shorter by design. They're nice rifles and many actually prefer them to the 700. The downside is that they arn't as prolific as the 700, so they are less supported by the after...
by Dooms
Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What is Your Favorite Gun?
Replies: 66
Views: 5505

Re: What is Your Favorite Gun?

Anschutz 54 Action.

I fired millions of rounds out of them in practice and competition. It's pretty much my firearms benchmark.
by Dooms
Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Best BOB fuel? Esbit? Sterno? Alcohol? Other?
Replies: 68
Views: 4710

Re: Best BOB fuel? Esbit? Sterno? Alcohol? Other?

For a hiking stove I use a PocketRocket or MicroRocket with isobutane canisters. It's light weight, clean, easy to use, and about as safe as cooking gets. For a BoB stove, I've got a few multi-fuel stoves that can run on white gas, gasoline, kerosene, and diesel. I've got at least 5,000 gallons of d...
by Dooms
Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Teach me on - 17 HMR
Replies: 32
Views: 2217

Re: Teach me on - 17 HMR

I've got a Savage in .17hmr. It's a great rimfire cartridge. Inherantly very accurate under 150yds or so. For an inexpensive rifle it never fails to impress me with its accuracy. On small varmints the 17gr plastic tip bullets are down-right explosive. On bigger game you need the 20gr gamepoints. Wit...
by Dooms
Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Black bear suspected of killing hiker in NJ
Replies: 24
Views: 1801

Re: Black bear suspected of killing hiker in NJ

Nothing in N.J.S. 2C:39-5 shall be construed to prevent any person who is 18 years of age or older and who has not been convicted of a felony, from possession for the purpose of personal self-defense of one pocket-sized device which contains and releases not more than three-quarters of an ounce of ...
by Dooms
Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: The 3rd Gun
Replies: 53
Views: 5137

Re: The 3rd Gun

I'm going to go a little different route here: 5.56 M4gery Glock 19 Glock 26 For my third I like the small, easily concealed, backup pistol option. I considered the other popular options but decided against them. Shotguns and their ammo are just too darn heavy to lug around. A .22 might be nice, but...
by Dooms
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: most useful caliber for lever action in my area
Replies: 83
Views: 3872

Re: most useful caliber for lever action in my area

.35rem? I've taken a few deer with one when I was a kid. Prima facie, I'd trust it a little more than 30/30, but I'm also not up to speed on the ballistics of either. I think the .35 Remington is one of the almost-forgotten treasures of that class though. I agree, .35 Remington doesn't loose much i...
by Dooms
Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Quick poll: Best Home Defense Firearm Choice
Replies: 30
Views: 1861

Re: Quick poll: Best Home Defense Firearm Choice

If you want something inexpensive, 12 or 20ga shotgun loaded with buckshot. Throw a light and sling on it and you should be good to go. If you're willing to spend a bit more money, it's hard to go wrong with an ar-15 style carbine. It's more compact, it can be more precise, and thanks to .223's tend...
by Dooms
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: most useful caliber for lever action in my area
Replies: 83
Views: 3872

Re: most useful caliber for lever action in my area

As many have mentioned, you're pretty much looking at .357mag, .44mag, .45 colt, .30-30, or .45-70. There are lots of other calibers, but that's what is common and that's what I would stick with. Based on where you live, I would skip .357mag. It's going to be too light for moose and northern black b...
by Dooms
Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Covert Under the Hood Truck Box
Replies: 7
Views: 2148

Re: Covert Under the Hood Truck Box

That's pretty neat. I used to have a k5 blazer with a tool box mounted under the hood (on the inside fender). Of course, back then there was enough room under the hood that I could sit on the other inside fender to work on the carb. I know on Ford's that open space in front of the radiator is your f...
by Dooms
Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: .30-06 vs Winchester .300 magnum
Replies: 73
Views: 3786

Re: .30-06 vs Winchester .300 magnum

If you already have a .308, than I would lean towards one of the magnum cartridges. .308 win is almost a balistic twin to .30-06. Most of the gain you would see would come from the longer barrel of a full length rifle vs the scout carbine, rather than from the cartridge itself. For what you're talki...

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