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Forum: Political News and Discussion Today, 12:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,508
Posted By Hick Industries
Nevada should have been rectangular.

Nevada should have been rectangular.
Forum: General Discussion Today, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 207
Posted By Hick Industries
When I finished my comparison in 2006, I had...

When I finished my comparison in 2006, I had Idaho as one of three areas west of the Mississippi, worth moving to.
My list was, North Idaho and Western Montana. The Colorado Plateau. The Ozark and...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion Today, 09:32 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 19,571
Posted By Hick Industries
Yes physics. Your hypothetical enngagement is...

Yes physics. Your hypothetical enngagement is mostly built on hopes and wishes, not hot lead and reality.

Shotgun pellets lose energy rapidly, and the narrow shot collum produced by the 410...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion Yesterday, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Hick Industries
Tough choices. I might pick a single barrel for...

Tough choices. I might pick a single barrel for the AR, and add a small game rifle.
But limiting to four long guns is really tough.
Forum: Political News and Discussion Yesterday, 09:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 670
Posted By Hick Industries
They should go back to pre 1970 rules. Imagine...

They should go back to pre 1970 rules.
Imagine modern cars with no displacement restrictions.
Stock car racing at 300 mph.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion Yesterday, 09:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 847
Posted By Hick Industries
Personally, I believe the correct answer for a...

Personally, I believe the correct answer for a striker gun is the Ruger LC9s design.

The baseline LC9s comes with an non intrusive manual safety and a magazine disconect.
The much cheaper EC9s...
Forum: Political News and Discussion Yesterday, 08:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,005
Posted By Hick Industries
I'm guessing the real poling numbers are not in...

I'm guessing the real poling numbers are not in Joes favor.
No way they would promise gun control if the race was close.
I predict a repeat of the 1994 election.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion Yesterday, 07:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 847
Posted By Hick Industries
As I recall, you did not agree with the US...

As I recall, you did not agree with the US Military contract requirements for the new standard issue sidearm, either.

Face it, real professionals require a independent safety lever. You dont even...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion Yesterday, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By Hick Industries
A good friend of mine has a military rifle...

A good friend of mine has a military rifle collection. A good functional example of every military rifle issued prior to the end of WW2 (not including full auto). We used to hold a yearly competition...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion Yesterday, 12:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 847
Posted By Hick Industries
Only ignorant fools and children believe...

Only ignorant fools and children believe independent safety levers are a thing of the past. Professional weapon designers believe in a safety culture, and we have integrated safeties on every modern...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 08-06-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,374
Posted By Hick Industries
My old Ramcharger was also a 78 forest service...

My old Ramcharger was also a 78 forest service vehicle.
360 V8, full time transfer case, 3.55 RE and 33x12.5 Norseman tires.
I once drove it into lake Mono and went swimming off the tailgate....
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 08-06-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,374
Posted By Hick Industries
The only vehicle on my list is something with the...

The only vehicle on my list is something with the size, traction, and payload of my old Ramcharger.
But with a better suspention, a distributor mounted near the front of the engine, and a wiring...
Forum: Rifle Forum 08-06-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By Hick Industries
LC, About ten yrs ago I built a "hell for...

LC, About ten yrs ago I built a "hell for leather" long range rifle. I intended to use it both for targets out to 1,000 yds and for big game hunting above the tree line in the high Sierras. I...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 08-05-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,419
Posted By Hick Industries
Very few shooter actualy like magnum level...

Very few shooter actualy like magnum level recoil. No one shoots as well knowing they are going to get kicked it the teeth.

The recoil of a 3006 is not a bad maximum to work with. Most days the...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 08-04-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,419
Posted By Hick Industries
Kev, yes I believe you should own a 270 Win. In...

Kev, yes I believe you should own a 270 Win. In fact, I believe you should rebarrel your Rem 700 to this caliber.
More than that, you should consider the future availability of precision rifles, and...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 08-03-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,802
Posted By Hick Industries
Pretty much every one thinks that. Thats why it...

Pretty much every one thinks that. Thats why it is true.
When third parties like the Libertarians start winning state and local races, I will start considering them for Potus.
Just as soon as they...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 08-02-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,580
Posted By Hick Industries
Assuming I am trying to build my homestead on a...

Assuming I am trying to build my homestead on a major river like the Arkansas, here is the gear I would bring.
I would use a pickup to move this to river, then use my boat to move upstream, and...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 08-02-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,580
Posted By Hick Industries
This is my idea of a modern one year grub stake, ...

This is my idea of a modern one year grub stake,

100 lbs Rice,
100 lbs Flour/Bisquick,
50 lbs Pasta (Spaghetti Noodles, Elbo Mac),
50 lbs Oatmeal,
25 lbs Corn Meal,
25 lbs Pinto Beans, ...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 08-02-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,580
Posted By Hick Industries
1600 lbs is pretty much the payload of a 1/2 ton...

1600 lbs is pretty much the payload of a 1/2 ton pickup, so I will work from that modern equivelent.

As much as I would like to bring livestock and a diesel tractor, I do not see that happening....
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 07-31-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,030
Posted By Hick Industries
The dam does not even have to bust. I am reading...

The dam does not even have to bust. I am reading about the lake bed filling with silt and mud, and this shut down the power turbines. It will also decrease the storage capacity of the reservoir....
Forum: Financial Forum 07-30-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,233
Posted By Hick Industries
20 yrs ago, It looked like China would grow...

20 yrs ago, It looked like China would grow larger than the US. Today, I dont believe that.
We have the big three. Oil reserves, Fresh water, and Farm land.
China has +1.4 Billion mouths to feed,...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-30-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,962
Posted By Hick Industries
Its not just my opinion. It called engineering...

Its not just my opinion. It called engineering and product liability law.

When a gun manufacturer builds and sells a weapon marked for a specified cartridge, that does not safely cycle and shoot...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-30-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,962
Posted By Hick Industries
Whats it like own a Glock? My wife wanted a...

Whats it like own a Glock?
My wife wanted a small, light wt pistol and picked out a Glock 42. Now she hates it. I hate it, and Its for sale.

Since buying the Glock, I have subsequently learned...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-28-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,998
Posted By Hick Industries
I stopped at the only gun shop in my town. The...

I stopped at the only gun shop in my town. The wall rack was filled with new long guns.
The counter case held two dozen handguns. About half were semi autos in defense calibers.
Reasonable...
Forum: Coronavirus 07-27-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 278
Posted By Hick Industries
Mike Rowe Explains why he is still working during Covid

I ran accoss this lengthy explaination from the Dirty Jobs guy. He often makes more sense than the village idiots in DC....
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,163
Posted By Hick Industries
If you look up the term "boogaloo", you find it...

If you look up the term "boogaloo", you find it associated with far right militia groups.
Absolutely no part of BLM or Antifa is far right. These are radical leftists supporting communism.
All...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 07-26-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,539
Posted By Hick Industries
The President has been granted the power to put...

The President has been granted the power to put down insurections since the early 1800s.
Once he declares them domestic terrorists, he can use tbe full power of government to squash tnem.
Trump...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 07-26-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,539
Posted By Hick Industries
I like the idea of Cuba (Not Gitmo, the Communist...

I like the idea of Cuba (Not Gitmo, the Communist part) but I think Puerto Rico is better.
There seems to large numbers of these folks, and Cuba is always short on food.
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,163
Posted By Hick Industries
Since we both recently moved away from the...

Since we both recently moved away from the insanity of the west coast, and we are both watching this from the realative safety of Redstate America, I believe an adult beverage is in order.

As for...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 07-26-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Hick Industries
A real accurate load for 38 sp is a 125g bullet...

A real accurate load for 38 sp is a 125g bullet and 5.5g of bullseye.
I developed this for my 2.25" Ruger SP101, so I chose Bullseye to limit muzzel flash.
The accuracy was a welcome supprise.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-25-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By Hick Industries
I suppose it does in some tiny, unimportant way....

I suppose it does in some tiny, unimportant way. But that area of the ring is not highly stressed and it does not matter.
Now if you were weakening the main lugs, or the pocket when those lugs bear,...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-25-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,578
Posted By Hick Industries
I think I would like the idea of a break open 308...

I think I would like the idea of a break open 308 win rifle better, if it had a 20 ga shotgun barrel under it, and Savage 24 marked on the barrel.
Forum: Urban Survival 07-24-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,865
Posted By Hick Industries
LA would be a really dificult place to survive in...

LA would be a really dificult place to survive in after a serious SHTF event has occured. Over 20 million folks are living in an arid desert.
It would also be a really difficult place to get out...
Forum: Urban Survival 07-24-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,750
Posted By Hick Industries
I am going to assume this gun is for defense, and...

I am going to assume this gun is for defense, and you are not an experienced shooter.
When my wife wanted her own defense gun, I bought her a Browning semi auto in 20 ga.
Forum: Coronavirus 07-24-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,133
Posted By Hick Industries
Drawing comparisons is often a great way to...

Drawing comparisons is often a great way to communicate a difficult subject.

When the virus first hit it was like the Titanic hitting an iceberg, but very soon we found out the water was not very...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 07-24-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,853
Posted By Hick Industries
Any member here that believes they can completely...

Any member here that believes they can completely trust their government should read about the Trail of Tears. White people like me dont know what its like to be kicked out off their own land, herded...
Forum: Financial Forum 07-24-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,546
Posted By Hick Industries
This is what various governments have actually...

This is what various governments have actually done in Mexico, Germany, and Argentina.

When a government devalues their currency, the banker never looses.
They link the outstanding ballance of...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 07-23-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,853
Posted By Hick Industries
During the 32 yrs I lived in Cali, I mostly kept...

During the 32 yrs I lived in Cali, I mostly kept my politics to my self. Especially the two yrs I lived in the LA basin.
After I retired, I moved to rural Oklahoma. Almost every one here is...
Forum: Financial Forum 07-23-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,744
Posted By Hick Industries
Wow, I mentioned I own some gold a few pages...

Wow, I mentioned I own some gold a few pages back, and members have suggested investing in 223 ammo, bitcoins, or compared me to Warren Buffet.
Thanks all, but I have a specific reason for choosing...
Forum: Financial Forum 07-22-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,744
Posted By Hick Industries
I can no more predict the future, than the rest...

I can no more predict the future, than the rest of you, but here are the assets I trust for long term preservation of wealth:

Land, preferably productive farm land.
Education and Job skills....
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-22-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By Hick Industries
Yes, I have thought about surviving on the river...

Yes, I have thought about surviving on the river alone, while the rest of humanity goes nuts, and burns down modern society. https://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=927530

Since I live...
Forum: Coronavirus 07-22-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,191
Posted By Hick Industries
I will start with the official Covid numbers in...

I will start with the official Covid numbers in the US from the CDC,
Total confirmed cases, 3,882,167
Total deaths attributed to Covid, 141,677
Updated: Jul 22 2020 12:15PM

Next the random...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,012
Posted By Hick Industries
The citizens of these cities and states have...

The citizens of these cities and states have standing, and the right to demand police protection. Ever American is entitled to safety.
If the Mayor and Govenor will not protect them, the citizens...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By Hick Industries
Asphalt does not just contribute to global...

Asphalt does not just contribute to global warming, it accounts for all of it (100%).

When NOAA recognized that their official temp measurement stations had been encrouched by urban heat island...
Forum: Coronavirus 07-21-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,191
Posted By Hick Industries
I just pointed out reality. Actual measured...

I just pointed out reality.
Actual measured data from random antibody testing that started two months ago, in multiple states.
Science is based on facts. Real actual data from multiple independent...
Forum: Coronavirus 07-21-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,191
Posted By Hick Industries
There is no doubt about the economic damage...

There is no doubt about the economic damage caused by shutting down the economy. We put tens of millions of people out of work, and Congress has spent $4-5 Trillion trying to keep people fed and...
Forum: Financial Forum 07-21-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,744
Posted By Hick Industries
Congress and the Federal Reserve are printing...

Congress and the Federal Reserve are printing like mad.
Gold is just holding its value (somewhat).
Forum: Coronavirus 07-21-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,191
Posted By Hick Industries
All of the damage caused by CV-19, has been...

All of the damage caused by CV-19, has been caused by people like you. You are not some noble warrior fighting an unseen enemy, you are a ignorant fool who traded the family farm for the promise of...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-20-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,794
Posted By Hick Industries
Nothing selfish about a Farmer, Rancher, or...

Nothing selfish about a Farmer, Rancher, or Homesteader wanting to exercise control over their land. In fact, this is absolutely necessary to operate a productive buisiness, and control the spread of...
Forum: Coronavirus 07-19-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,191
Posted By Hick Industries
Shutting down the economy was a mistake. We now...

Shutting down the economy was a mistake. We now know this virus is very rarely serious for young and healthy people. We destroyed our economy, and that of our trading partners, for nothing.

The...
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