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Forum: Military Weapons Forum 10-15-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Buck91
AR gas system vs bbl length

How much of an effect does gas system length have on velocity as opposed to barrel length in an AR platform? There are lots of tests out there, for example, of 5.56 and .223 ammo from various bbl...
Forum: Communications 10-03-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,259
Posted By Buck91
Quick look shows the nearest test to me is an...

Quick look shows the nearest test to me is an hour away. And I am in a major city.

I could be mistaken, like I said, it was a quick look.
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 10-03-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By Buck91
Mounting glass on a MSR

Tweaking my MSR with the Leupold mark ar 3-9x40. Looking for a AR scope mount that will offer a nice balance of weight, durability and cost. Currently have the Nikon m-223 one piece one inch mount....
Forum: Rifle Forum 09-29-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By Buck91
Well shoot, that actually makes it work out...

Well shoot, that actually makes it work out pretty dang perfect. If you run a 50yrd zero with hot ammo (CCI minimags or the like) it will bracket a 2in target zone between the crosshairs and my...
Forum: Rifle Forum 09-29-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By Buck91
Thats fantastic! Can I ask you to run the...

Thats fantastic! Can I ask you to run the numbers for a 36gr 1280fps load at 2in height and 50yrd zero?
Forum: Rifle Forum 09-29-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By Buck91
So I picked up some Redfield see-through "tip...

So I picked up some Redfield see-through "tip off" style rimfire rings. They look nice and seem to be good quality, though I'm just waiting for the scope to arrive tomorrow to mount it all up. I...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 09-26-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,308
Posted By Buck91
16in RR would be a pretty cool woods guns. Let...

16in RR would be a pretty cool woods guns. Let us know how the accuracy is. I found my 6in RR to shoot significantly left & low... but admittedly I haven't spent enough time shooting it to honestly...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 09-26-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,651
Posted By Buck91
Handguns ready to go, long arm(s) empty chamber...

Handguns ready to go, long arm(s) empty chamber with the tube/mag full unless expecting trouble.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 09-26-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,378
Posted By Buck91
Nah, its main floor with a basement under. ...

Nah, its main floor with a basement under. Moisture isn't a terrible problem but I did notice a spot or two of flash rust on my storage items that never happened before I installed the cabinet.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 09-26-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,378
Posted By Buck91
Dunno if that would really offer any moisture...

Dunno if that would really offer any moisture management but I love the idea!
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 09-26-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By Buck91
Rubber boots?

So the past few years it seems like the rubber clad neoprene boots are all the rage. They certainly are more popular than my Sorel pac boots. So I recently picked up a couple pairs on sale from...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 09-26-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By Buck91
Thats interesting. I've used it countless times....

Thats interesting. I've used it countless times. From the much over hyped heroin OD to the little old lady who was simply prescribed a little too strong of a dose.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 09-26-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,785
Posted By Buck91
Always take more water than you think you need. ...

Always take more water than you think you need. One time we did an "easy" 5 mile day hike and ended up on the back end of the loop in 90 degree heat with minimal shade, on extensive sand dunes with...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 09-26-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,378
Posted By Buck91
Gun locker moisture

So I am looking for an unpowered moisture management system for my gun locker. For reference, it is located in a indoors closet within a climate controlled house. Moisture seems minimal but my...
Forum: Rifle Forum 09-26-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By Buck91
Rimfire scope rings?

Well I'm picking up the Nikon BDC rimfire scope thats currently on sale and looking for some rings. The el cheapo Tasco my .22 is currently sporting is something under 1 inch so I can't reuse the...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 09-20-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By Buck91
Paramedics get self defence training

DEFINITELY the exception not the rule. Working Detroit, Flint and other regional metro areas we never routinely got PD unless it was a known unsafe scene, they were the mfr unit (in some areas) or...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 09-20-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Buck91
Ifak vs shtf

Basically hereís what Iím thinking. Everyone is hung up on the ifak or blow out kits now a days and understandably so. Stop the bleed, maintain the airway and by time to get them to a trauma...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-15-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By Buck91
weed control

I've been trying to use non-Monsantos herbacide around the house. None of this is a critical application, I just would prefer the convenience of a spray on product as opposed to spending the time...
Forum: Communications 09-15-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,259
Posted By Buck91
So I have a handful of the much loved and hated...

So I have a handful of the much loved and hated Boafeng UV-5R radios. While I still haven't committed to buying better whip antennas I do want to grab a AA battery pack for each radio. What is the...
Forum: Shotgun Forum 09-06-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,088
Posted By Buck91
This sounds 100%. Currently I keep my scattergun...

This sounds 100%. Currently I keep my scattergun stocked with #4 in the tube and 00 on the sidesaddle. Figuring the #4 will take down any reasonable threat with less danger to the neighbors while...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-06-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Buck91
Resoling COLD/WET combat boots

Third vote for a proper cobbler. Iíve had boots resoled with vibram soles and it came out great. I would cost compare verse replace on eBay for those, though.


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Forum: Communications 09-05-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,156
Posted By Buck91
In my area I've heard nothing but silence on my...

In my area I've heard nothing but silence on my HT's scanning 146.52 and 446.000...
Forum: Communications 09-05-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By Buck91
Any thoughts on decent quality AA packs?

Any thoughts on decent quality AA packs?
Forum: Shotgun Forum 09-05-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,088
Posted By Buck91
Slugs vs buck

Pretty straight forward question. All other factors being equal, would you prefer slugs or buckshot for home defense? What about for SHTF shelter in place defense? Lets assume we are not...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 09-05-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,002
Posted By Buck91
I'll be the dissenter. Assault rifle is a real...

I'll be the dissenter. Assault rifle is a real term. It qualifies a rifle which fires a round with batter ballistics than a handgun cartridge but yet is more compact that a "full size" rifle...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 09-05-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,296
Posted By Buck91
I currently have a no-name Cabelas brand 4x prism...

I currently have a no-name Cabelas brand 4x prism on my "nice" AR. Its, uh, nice. Actually, for the price it is rather amazing. Very clear optic. I have a Leupold Mark AR mod-1 thats waiting to...
Forum: Shotgun Forum 09-05-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,098
Posted By Buck91
Shotgun sights

So I just picked up a new-to-me Mossy 500A with a 18.5" and 28" barrels. Overall looks very nice, with minimal round counts. Also came with a pic rail attached to the top of the receiver where a...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 08-22-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By Buck91
I do the extended fit test every year, and every...

I do the extended fit test every year, and every year it passes just fine. Sometimes with odorant and sometimes with computer pressure sensors. :thumb:

FWIW, I do agree that they are inferior...
Forum: Non-Lethal Weapons & Self Defense 08-22-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By Buck91
Are you talking about ballistic shields or just a...

Are you talking about ballistic shields or just a piece of "stuff" to block low velocity assaults?? With the former I wouldn't take it off your property and I would also, just me personally, avoid...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 08-21-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By Buck91
For pandemic and particulate itís hard to be more...

For pandemic and particulate itís hard to be more cost effective than the ubiquitous N-95 mask for any number of suppliers. I recommend finding a place to. Get fit tested, though 99% wear- or can...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-13-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By Buck91
Making a reference binder

So I decided that my prep for Fall 2019 (I like to break stuff down by calendar year season) is going to be to at least TRY to get some reference material assembled in print. OK maybe its partially...
Forum: Food and water 08-12-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,692
Posted By Buck91
I guess I wouldnít know enough to ID the type of...

I guess I wouldnít know enough to ID the type of corn. Besides that could vary from year to year.


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Forum: Food and water 08-12-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,692
Posted By Buck91
Corn?

Our neighborhood is on the border between suburbs and rural townships and we happen to have a decent sized corn (typically corn) field which is located behind the development. Now I'm not advocating...
Forum: Food and water 08-03-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By Buck91
Portable water filter

So I know this topic has been beat to death but I have been wondering. Right now my mobile water filter setup is the Sawyer Mini which can be used with their ultralight bags, standard disposable...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 07-16-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,746
Posted By Buck91
5.56 stock pile

Not sure if this would maybe be better in the rifle forum? What does everybody like for stock piling 5.56 ammo? Seems like M855 can be ruled out due to terminal ballistics. M193 is better but is...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 07-05-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,878
Posted By Buck91
Nuclear threat

Not so much a nuke strike but nuke plant incident. I live right at 50 miles as the crow flies from the closest nuke plant. Maybe not exactly downwind but pretty close with the prevailing winds. ...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 07-02-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,163
Posted By Buck91
Carhartt is sending a patch kit, gratis. So we...

Carhartt is sending a patch kit, gratis. So we will see. I think the jacket will patch well like that. Not so confident about the bibs.
...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 07-02-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,163
Posted By Buck91
Sewing repair question

So I'm not much of a seamster. I can stitch a tear closed, but its not pretty. Anyways, washed a new-to-me pair of Carhartt bibs today. Front load washer, minimal agitation but long wash cycle. ...
Forum: Rifle Forum 07-02-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,647
Posted By Buck91
Does anything besides .300blk utilize the same...

Does anything besides .300blk utilize the same 5.56 mags? Maybe .224 valkyrie but everything else (except a few big bores) seem to need special mags.
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 06-28-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,301
Posted By Buck91
Weapon Mounted Light That Uses AAA Batteries???

AAA doesnít have a ton of energy density, those 3xAAA holders are easy to break and stacking more than two cells isnít ideal due to recoil. I have cr123 batts specifically stock piled for my weapons...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 06-28-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By Buck91
80% options?

Can anybody recommend a source for 80% lowers? Looking to hear some first hand experiences, not just the typical google results!

Also, how have you done yours- drill press, router and jig, hand...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 06-25-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,892
Posted By Buck91
SHTF scenarios such as violent disturbances where...

SHTF scenarios such as violent disturbances where I would either be forced to venture out into the crowd or forced to defend my home. No fantasies here just thinking if itís actually needed it...
Forum: Rifle Forum 06-25-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,647
Posted By Buck91
6.5, 6.8 or something else?

So the more I read it looks like .300blk will do everything I need and then some. Even can hit some range if you can handle the drop, with supers... only thing Iím unsure of is swapping the upper vs...
Forum: Rifle Forum 06-25-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By Buck91
.22LR zero?

Looking to zero in my old H&R Lynx 800 for small game. Currently running a cheaply Tasco 3-7x scope as well as back up irons. I believe itís a 22in bbl.

Anybody know of a ballistics calculator...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 06-25-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,892
Posted By Buck91
Body armor

Iíd like to add some body armor to my preps. Useage would be primarily defensive although Iím torn between something concealable vs a molle carrier set up. Any thoughts on this? Any suggestions...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 06-23-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By Buck91
Mag holder suggestion?

Looking for something more convenient than my leather loop mag holder from Versa Holsters (picked up some of their leather gear a while back on close out. Good quality just not very quick to...
Forum: Rifle Forum 06-20-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,647
Posted By Buck91
Now if I never plan on running a SBR/pistol or...

Now if I never plan on running a SBR/pistol or suppressed, does that change any thoughts or opinions?
Forum: Rifle Forum 06-20-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,647
Posted By Buck91
6.5, 6.8 or something else?

So now that I have a couple of options in 5.56 I'm looking to branch out. Ideally, I'd like an upper than I can use the same mags and lower as one of my 5.56 rifles but with more punch and better...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 05-06-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,421
Posted By Buck91
I was actually looking at a NEMA 3R like this one...

I was actually looking at a NEMA 3R like this one so it could be used during inclement weather.
...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 05-06-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,421
Posted By Buck91
Conduit?

Building a parts and procedure list for my generator breaker interlock installation and was hoping I could tape into some knowledge for some specific questions.

1. What is the minimum conduit size...
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