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Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-12-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,835
Posted By Tactical Lever
Most of the time learning to shoot well, and...

Most of the time learning to shoot well, and getting comfortable with a gun is just trigger time.

Sounds like you are just way too tense when you are shooting. A shooting session should not leave...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3,241
Views: 126,615
Posted By Tactical Lever
Disgusting! :) This morning about 0 F, which sure...

Disgusting! :) This morning about 0 F, which sure isn't out of line for this locale. Rapidly warming, and supposed to get above freezing for awhile. Then I believe it will get to more serious cold.
...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 11-02-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,198
Posted By Tactical Lever
Or maybe he was? Maybe too small a generator. ...

Or maybe he was? Maybe too small a generator.

You'd kind of think some Californians would be happy to do their bit...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 11-02-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,198
Posted By Tactical Lever
Couldn't view it for some reason. Removed? ...

Couldn't view it for some reason. Removed?

You'd think that a person would shut down some of the big electricity hogs, if he's having trouble keeping it full. The fridges and freezers rotating...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-02-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,054
Posted By Tactical Lever
Lol! Never fired, only dropped once! :D:

Lol! Never fired, only dropped once! :D:
Forum: Urban Survival 10-29-2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,089
Posted By Tactical Lever
Anything that comes as part of a package is...

Anything that comes as part of a package is usually junk.

I have a few decent plug in air compressors, but they aren't the little buzzy ones that vibrate all over the ground and get hot. They are...
Forum: Rifle Forum 10-29-2019, 03:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,375
Posted By Tactical Lever
This and this ^^. Look for one that fits...

This and this ^^.

Look for one that fits her. Maybe she doesn't want an Axis or American? Or even a bolt action. And I don't know a lot of women impressed by black plastic. They usually want...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-28-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,840
Posted By Tactical Lever
I don't use a lot of bar soap, but make an...

I don't use a lot of bar soap, but make an attempt at more natural soaps. Forget the brands, but I think it's made locally. I like the pine, charcoal, and clay additive soaps. Found that a lot of...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-28-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 10,821
Posted By Tactical Lever
Not sure about the rest of my .22s but my 10/22...

Not sure about the rest of my .22s but my 10/22 loves those Remingtons. I started bragging it up, and then it doubled in price practically overnight... With a casual rest, it rolls around small...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-28-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 10,821
Posted By Tactical Lever
Each gun has it's preference, and luckily it's...

Each gun has it's preference, and luckily it's not always the expensive stuff, or at least not needed for accuracy goals.

Those old Mossbergs seem to shoot way better than their modest price would...
Forum: Florida 10-26-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By Tactical Lever
Swimming and safe gun handling should be part of...

Swimming and safe gun handling should be part of school curriculum, starting young.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-26-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 10,821
Posted By Tactical Lever
I'm not sure about how easy the threading is...

I'm not sure about how easy the threading is myself. I'm thinking that the slight taper might complicate it a bit. Or maybe it would need to be turned down first? In the case of having a front sight,...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-26-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 10,821
Posted By Tactical Lever
"Take it easy, Randy. It's just a fat wound."...

"Take it easy, Randy. It's just a fat wound." :D:
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3,241
Views: 126,615
Posted By Tactical Lever
Snowing again for about the 6th time this month....

Snowing again for about the 6th time this month. Well we got just over 5 months without it noticeably snowing. Last time in the spring was early May when we got about half a foot of heavy wet snow.
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3,241
Views: 126,615
Posted By Tactical Lever
Double post.

Double post.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 10-26-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,054
Posted By Tactical Lever
Tough question(s) to answer directly. I'm a big...

Tough question(s) to answer directly. I'm a big proponent of getting the .22 first, and getting in the practice and trigger time to be able to use it and bigger guns more effectively. But then if you...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-26-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,949
Posted By Tactical Lever
I just "improved" the Star that I carry. Found...

I just "improved" the Star that I carry. Found that the packing that they use now is rayon, and not very flammable. By replacing the packing with cotton ball, you can fluff it out a bit and still...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-26-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,949
Posted By Tactical Lever
He has that affect on people. He seems to be some...

He has that affect on people. He seems to be some kind of cosplay weirdo who tends to get stuck on his own personal boutique fantasy scenarios. All the personal experience that you might have on it,...
Forum: Rifle Forum 10-20-2019, 02:28 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,803
Posted By Tactical Lever
I believe the oil was more important than the...

I believe the oil was more important than the steel wool. But the reaction with the wool probably added color and and softened the reaction with the brass. The first pic is with a Buck knife that...
Forum: Rifle Forum 10-19-2019, 03:24 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,803
Posted By Tactical Lever
I think it was Birchwood Casey Superblue. Not...

I think it was Birchwood Casey Superblue. Not applied directly, as it would just purely blacken the brass. I kind of put a bunch of oil on the brass, then poured the blue on steel wool and rubbed in...
Forum: Rifle Forum 10-18-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,803
Posted By Tactical Lever
I think it was Birchwood Casey Superblue. Not...

I think it was Birchwood Casey Superblue. Not applied directly, as it would just purely blacken the brass. I kind of put a bunch of oil on the brass, then poured the blue on steel wool and rubbed in...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,955
Posted By Tactical Lever
"But for the Grace of God, there go I." ...

"But for the Grace of God, there go I."

Likely not a whole lot of people have known and dealt with felons on a day to day basis. A lot of baseless fear, on a moderate risk. What lands someone in...
Forum: Rifle Forum 10-15-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,803
Posted By Tactical Lever
Got a couple .44 Magnum carbines around here, and...

Got a couple .44 Magnum carbines around here, and I really do love my Henry Big Boy. Sure hangs nice on target. Didn't care for the bright gold look, so I artificially aged it.

Is yours the brass...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,174
Posted By Tactical Lever
I'd say Backwoodsman, which has pretty good all...

I'd say Backwoodsman, which has pretty good all around content for projects, foraging, and living cheap. I like Fur Fish and Game also. It's a little more information intensive and a better deal than...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 10-14-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By Tactical Lever
Don't run across a lot of V10 engines. They seem...

Don't run across a lot of V10 engines. They seem to be a bit harder on gas, and then I believe that it may not bolt up to my 46RE, which is rebuilt. I imagine rebuilding one would probably be a bit...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-14-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,949
Posted By Tactical Lever
Kind of funny that we have an argument going on...

Kind of funny that we have an argument going on about the merits of a cheap disposable, non refillable, non repairable, vs. a multi-fuel, serviceable, that could be passed on to the next...
Forum: Food and water 10-14-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,390
Posted By Tactical Lever
Just a note on restricted calories. Been doing a...

Just a note on restricted calories. Been doing a little learning lately on zero calorie fasting. Seems to have a number of health benefits and trains your body to process calories more efficiently. ...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 10-13-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By Tactical Lever
I'd be looking at probably about twice that up...

I'd be looking at probably about twice that up here in our colourful currency for a decent Cummins. For kicks, I found a couple Power Wagons, which is the only stock trucks that would compare with...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 10-13-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By Tactical Lever
2001 2500 Ram 4x4. I considered a junkyard...

2001 2500 Ram 4x4.

I considered a junkyard engine, but it's a fair bit of labour for an older, tired engine, for the most part.

I did consider a Cummins, but I gather that converting a gas...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 10-13-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By Tactical Lever
Budget 5.9 Magnum rebuild with guts...err?

Got some truck issues...

Truck was running pretty stellar other than a cross fire or vacuum leak issue when on the way home from an appointment/parts run it picked up a heck of a clatter, or...
Forum: AllOutdoor.com 09-15-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,109
Posted By Tactical Lever
Wwekd

What would Elmer Keith do? Or say about it for that matter? Not that he ever didn't carry concealed, but much of his life was working with big single action pistols. I believe mostly something with...
Forum: AllOutdoor.com 09-15-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,109
Posted By Tactical Lever
Why appeasement is dumb:

Thought of a new article name.

Appeasement has been a colossal failure in Britain, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, U.S.A. and probably around 100 countries that I can't think of right...
Forum: AllOutdoor.com 09-15-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,109
Posted By Tactical Lever
I'll argue that open carry should be allowed,...

I'll argue that open carry should be allowed, practiced, and Walmart should get behind the practice. Why would people feel nervous around someone OC'ing? Because it's not common, and people are...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-14-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,022
Posted By Tactical Lever
Costs slightly more upfront buying a decent...

Costs slightly more upfront buying a decent light, versus a cheap one. But usually the cheap ones have the switch fail before too long, and during it's limited service life, it eats batteries in...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 09-13-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,303
Posted By Tactical Lever
Going on a long multi day hike, I've double...

Going on a long multi day hike, I've double bagged stuff similar to NW Guy. But I know I've smelled like food while hiking. Sometimes you might not be in a spot where you could suspend things, or...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 09-13-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,303
Posted By Tactical Lever
Heard of bears eating axle grease, or ATV seats....

Heard of bears eating axle grease, or ATV seats. Knew a guy that was attacked 5 times IIRC. They figured that his aftershave combined with his natural pheromones simulated a bear pheromone. There is...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 09-03-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,555
Posted By Tactical Lever
That's fine if it's your hobby. Seems like a...

That's fine if it's your hobby. Seems like a waste of time from my POV. I'm not a rich man, or gear snob, but I'm not going to spend 2 hours on a $10 knife, if I can spend a few bucks more for one...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 09-03-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,555
Posted By Tactical Lever
Some people (like me) contribute to thread drift....

Some people (like me) contribute to thread drift.



Just friendly debate.
Forum: Non-Lethal Weapons & Self Defense 09-03-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,856
Posted By Tactical Lever
Wanted to add that it's good to learn from a few...

Wanted to add that it's good to learn from a few different styles. BJJ is great, but there are times where you don't want to be rolling around. You could really be twisting a guy up, and his friend...
Forum: Non-Lethal Weapons & Self Defense 09-02-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,856
Posted By Tactical Lever
Absolutely! Played around with TKD when I was a...

Absolutely! Played around with TKD when I was a kid, and Shaolin style Kung-Fu. I believe the Kopperud style (if I am spelling it right) that it all seems to have went to, is too biased toward point...
Forum: Rifle Forum 09-02-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,095
Posted By Tactical Lever
That looks about as handy as putting on yer'...

That looks about as handy as putting on yer' underpants with the weiner hole facing backwards!

Plus you have the added bonus of losing the pistol should the rifle be dropped..:upsidedown:
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 09-02-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,022
Posted By Tactical Lever
Silly thread, but I can't resist. Guess...

Silly thread, but I can't resist.

Guess that depends on what is the scariest possible outcome of either situation. Getting buried, maybe after a bunch of torment, or watching it happen to loved...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-02-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,963
Posted By Tactical Lever
Read the same. I believe it helps if it's bumpy,...

Read the same. I believe it helps if it's bumpy, and to have a few smooth rocks, or maybe better yet, something that floats. Like tennis balls.

Probably be a big help, anyway.
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 09-02-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,555
Posted By Tactical Lever
[quote] There is a dearth of nice sheaths...

[quote]

There is a dearth of nice sheaths for throwers. No leather, and no kydex. Kind of a make your own deal. Sure you can do it. Probably take me an hour or two(?), just so I can spend the same...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 09-02-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,555
Posted By Tactical Lever
I guess I don't find myself in many cities where...

I guess I don't find myself in many cities where I concern myself with hiding the fact that I carry a knife. Sometimes a medium sized fixed blade, which some city types may find disconcerting.
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 09-02-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,555
Posted By Tactical Lever
I think the big down fall of the throwing knives...

I think the big down fall of the throwing knives is the crappy sheath. And if you only want to carry one at a time, why carry a sheath that holds, or is meant to carry a couple, few more.

Picked...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 09-01-2019, 01:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,026
Posted By Tactical Lever
Considering that the big vans are 15 passenger,...

Considering that the big vans are 15 passenger, it's no big thing to get 3000 lbs. into one. Much to many people's surprise, it won't pull Gs like a Vette...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 09-01-2019, 01:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,026
Posted By Tactical Lever
Not significantly different from a truck. Same...

Not significantly different from a truck. Same chassis, with the spare behind the axle just like the pick up has. Down low, I don't really see the issue. Have seen bigger than stock spares on top of...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 09-01-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,026
Posted By Tactical Lever
Your Raptor is about 6" wider wheel base IIRC, so...

Your Raptor is about 6" wider wheel base IIRC, so it may be slightly better off camber. But I wouldn't say there would be a very big difference. Probably next to none if you were to compare a typical...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,469
Posted By Tactical Lever
[quote] It's simple history. I guess...

[quote]

It's simple history. I guess millennial/gen z revisionist world view propaganda doesn't cover anything like that in school.



Just told a couple little falsehoods and sucked the US...
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