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by Dooms
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: .30-06 vs Winchester .300 magnum
Replies: 73
Views: 3868

Re: .30-06 vs Winchester .300 magnum

How about 7mm Remington magnum? It's kinda like a .270 on steroids; very flat shooting and hard hitting (thanks to a projectile with a high ballistic coefficient). Most lists claim it's the best selling of the magnum rifle cartridges. It's ideally well suited to bullet weighs of about 140-175grains....
by Dooms
Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Need a cheap(ish) .22LR revolver
Replies: 17
Views: 1006

Re: Need a cheap(ish) .22LR revolver

Traditions imports a few .22 revolvers made by Pietta in Italy. Heritage also does the same, but I believe final assembly is done stateside. Either way, they're good little single actions for the money. You're not getting a Colt or even a Ruger as far as fit/finish is concerned, but all the one I've...
by Dooms
Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Beware lug failure
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: Beware lug failure

This is why I keep a spare bolt assembly with all my ARs (usually in the hand grip). The bolt is where you get most of your wear and tear in an AR. A quick bolt assembly replacement can cure a lot of fairly common issues that pop up in rifles with a high round count. Such as: sheared lugs, a worn ex...
by Dooms
Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: was thinking about brush guns and the gears started turning
Replies: 35
Views: 2662

Re: was thinking about brush guns and the gears started turn

I've got a Henry .22 youth lever rifle and a Marlin 336 youth rifle in .30-30. Both have a roughly 16.5" barrel and both have a stock that has a slightly shorter than normal length of pull. Basically they're as short as you can get in a factory lever rifle. On both the overall length is a hair over ...
by Dooms
Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Remington 700 VS Ruger Gunsite Scout
Replies: 4
Views: 3400

Re: Remington 700 VS Ruger Gunsite Scout

I just picked up a stainless Ruger Guide Gun in .30-06, which is kinda similar to their scout, but scaled around a full length action. I looked at Remington's 700 rifles as well, but I preferred the fit and finish of the Ruger. I also liked how Ruger uses a Mauser style action, which I feel is a bet...
by Dooms
Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Fuel stabilizer stability
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Fuel stabilizer stability

A friend of mine had two full 5 gallon cans of gas in his shed left over from Hurricane Sandy, which was in October of 2012. Just last week I did some pressure washing for him, so I said I would get rid of the old gas in my pressure washer. The little Honda engine on the pressure washer ate it up ju...
by Dooms
Sat May 17, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mid size or full size
Replies: 16
Views: 1653

Re: Mid size or full size

It's worth mentioning that full size vehicles tend to be safer in a crash than mid-size vehicles. If you're traveling with your whole family often, that's worth consideration.
by Dooms
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What kind of cash to keep on hand?
Replies: 57
Views: 3604

Re: What kind of cash to keep on hand?

Depending on where you are you can expect to pay even more than that. After Hurricane Irene there were some places charging $1000 a night for a hotel room and $40 for a bottle of water. You hear similar stories of ridiculous prices in NYC right after 9/11. Most of these businesses were called out on...
by Dooms
Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What kind of cash to keep on hand?
Replies: 57
Views: 3604

Re: What kind of cash to keep on hand?

I mostly stick with just keeping 20's on hand nowadays. I kinda find it to be the "sweet spot" denomination. A lot of places refuse to take 100's or even 50's and, on the other end, trying to carry enough 1's or even 5's for a larger purchase can be daunting. Between a stack of 20's and some quarter...
by Dooms
Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Are you prepped for a national power outage?
Replies: 77
Views: 7554

Re: Are you prepped for a national power outage?

I guess about 1 week before the gas station pumps are completely inop/out of fuel. As we learned during hurricane Sandy....no power=no gas. The pumps need electric to run. The only gas stations pumping gas were the ones with backup generators. They would run dry in about 4 hours. They also had line...
by Dooms
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Red dot or scope on a fighting carbine?
Replies: 35
Views: 1973

Re: Red dot or scope on a fighting carbine?

On my lightweight M4gery I've got an Aimpoint. I figure, with that, I want to stay as compact and light weight as possible. On my 20" AR and short .308 bolt rifle I went with a 1-4x Vortex. For those, I think a little magnification is a nice thing to have. Nothing crazy, I'm not looking to shoot a m...
by Dooms
Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ford Exec: 'We Know Everyone Who Breaks The Law'
Replies: 16
Views: 2974

Re: Ford Exec: 'We Know Everyone Who Breaks The Law'

Over 96% of new cars have black boxes in them recording data about our various driving habits. This is nothing new, many cars have had them as far back as the mid 90's. Nothing you can really do about it either, short of not buying cars made after roughly 1996. :wink:
by Dooms
Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Just got this - How do you feel about these?
Replies: 20
Views: 1141

Re: Just got this - How do you feel about these?

Blow-guns have been used very effectively as hunting implements for thousands of years. However, when you look at those blowguns vs the modern sporting interpretation, there a few key differences. First, the dart is typically larger. Second, and likely most important, it's coated in a very effective...
by Dooms
Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: school shootings
Replies: 32
Views: 2466

Re: school shootings

As mentioned, school shootings are relatively rare occurrence, despite the media attention they bring. With that said, it is worth at least having a plan of some sort. Two big things to keep in mind though: 1. Children are essentially very vulnerable on their own, especially against an armed adult. ...
by Dooms
Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Generator Shopping Question
Replies: 30
Views: 2697

Re: Generator Shopping Question

One of the things we learned during Hurricane Sandy was that, for a regular power outage (a day or two) a typical gasoline generator is fine. However, if you're looking at ~14 days without power, trying to run a typical gasoline generator for 8+ hours a day is a logistical nightmare. My parents had ...
by Dooms
Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:17 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: So, why did I miss?
Replies: 17
Views: 1483

Re: So, why did I miss?

But I doubt that the groundhog is going to oblige by setting himself up for this again. You would be surprised. I've got a family of groundhogs that live behind one of my buildings and even though I've scared 'em off numerous times, they often end up right back in the same spot again and again. The...
by Dooms
Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: So, why did I miss?
Replies: 17
Views: 1483

Re: So, why did I miss?

The extreme downward angle is likely what effected your shot. Remember: Measured Range x Cosine of the shot angle = Corrected Range If you measure a shot to be 100yds at a 70* downward angle, you multiple 100yds x the COS of 70* (.3420) = which equals 34.2 yards. So instead of adjusting your elevati...
by Dooms
Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: More proof:you can't rely on going toWalmart in an emergency
Replies: 8
Views: 1908

Re: More proof:you can't rely on going toWalmart in an emerg

I know from experience (Hurricane Sandy) that Food Stores and Gas Stations can be essentially wiped clean within about 4 hours after an emergency. After that, it took about four to five days before some of that started to be restored. I know Ready.gov says you should be prepared for at least 3 days ...
by Dooms
Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:00 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Wireless, Wired, Fiber and Satellite.
Replies: 20
Views: 4324

Re: Wireless, Wired, Fiber and Satellite.

I think copper lines will eventually, for the most part, disapear. As fiber is slowly making its way onto and even into houses and copper is becoming increasingly expensive. However, I don't see wireless technology completely replacing wired technology, at least not as far as the hard core users are...
by Dooms
Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: I just inherited some guns.
Replies: 12
Views: 1901

Re: I just inherited some guns.

My condolences on his passing. Nice rifles/shotguns he left you. I tried to find some information on the maker of the shotgun, but also came up with nill. I'll have to check some books later. Based on what you said, I'm assuming the maker (or possibly importer) would be an A. Klein from Bamberg, Ger...
by Dooms
Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: help identifing this old shotgun?
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: help identifing this old shotgun?

Definitely a Noble. Which model, I couldn't say. They made shotguns under various other names and manufacturers. H&R, Western Fields, Sears, Wards, American Eagle, etc. These were your basic utility grade shotguns re-branded and sold in hardware and department stores all over the country during the ...
by Dooms
Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Smaller diesels? Yes, dumb question.
Replies: 48
Views: 8912

Re: Smaller diesels? Yes, dumb question.

In case you guys didn't know, GM also currently has a diesel FWD sedan available in the USA. It's the diesel Chevy Cruze. It starts at $25,700 and is only available with a 6-spd automatic transmission. Has a 2.0L turbo I4 with 151 horsepower and 264 lb.ft. Rated 27 city/46 highway It's worth noting ...
by Dooms
Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Smaller diesels? Yes, dumb question.
Replies: 48
Views: 8912

Re: Smaller diesels? Yes, dumb question.

Sikiguya wrote:Mazda promised diesel for 2014.
Yup, April 2014 is the expected launch date.

2.2L Skyactive-D making 173 horsepower, 310 pound-feet of torque

It will be in the Mazda 6 sedan first, then possibly other vehicles.
by Dooms
Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Toyota Tundra....with a Cummins?
Replies: 13
Views: 2871

Re: Toyota Tundra....with a Cummins?

How was it? Can you elaborate on any of the questions raised in this thread? Kinda cruel to leave us hanging. I've known about the 5.0L since early 2008, at which point Chrysler was supposedly interested in it. Around 2010/2011 Cummins started reaching out to various automotive manufacturers to see...

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