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Forum: Firearms General Discussion 12-10-2019, 02:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By Unobtanium
Yes, you need to form 4 and re pay for the new...

Yes, you need to form 4 and re pay for the new can. There is no need to ask atf. They're idiots anyways. I can promise you it's going to be another tax stamp.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 12-09-2019, 02:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,407
Posted By Unobtanium
That is why people like us live in tight knit...

That is why people like us live in tight knit communities. We all have our own firearms and are proficient with them, and we all have enough for our own small communities and selves that there is no...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 12-09-2019, 02:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,407
Posted By Unobtanium
What exactly can you get to know about them in 60...

What exactly can you get to know about them in 60 seconds, given this information?
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 12-09-2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By Unobtanium
In the world of tactical glass, $400 isn't much...

In the world of tactical glass, $400 isn't much at all. The 1-8 I have going on an SBR MSRPs for $1700ish, for example. There are very few scopes I trust in the "not expensive" category. Swfa SS HD...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 12-08-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By Unobtanium
Welcome. Train first, basic gear now, refine gear...

Welcome. Train first, basic gear now, refine gear later with more knowledge. I recommend also:

-Viking Tactics
-Frank Proctor
-Rob Haught
-Shivworks/Craig Douglas

Rifle, handgun, shotgun,...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 12-08-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By Unobtanium
This actually is budget and reliable/durable. ...

This actually is budget and reliable/durable.

https://www.swfa.com/swfa-ss-hd-3-9x42-tactical-30mm-riflescope.html?___SID=U
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 12-08-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,407
Posted By Unobtanium
I'm not in the charity business, nor the business...

I'm not in the charity business, nor the business of financing someone's training who wont contribute. I advise helping someone select their gear within their budget and assisting them in using it....
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 11-14-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,148
Posted By Unobtanium
I'm very interested in you posting up a few of...

I'm very interested in you posting up a few of these sub MOA groups. Would you? Also curious, can you pingauge a gas port so we can see if they're correctly gassed or not?
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-01-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,859
Posted By Unobtanium
Most of my AR15's are already registered with the...

Most of my AR15's are already registered with the BATFE.
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 11-01-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,148
Posted By Unobtanium
lol, wow. Virtue signalling at its finest. Bear...

lol, wow. Virtue signalling at its finest. Bear Creek doesn't care about this country or those who served it. If they did, they'd be trying to employ those veterans instead of giving them free trash...
Forum: Rifle Forum 10-28-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,447
Posted By Unobtanium
I really like the AR15 type platform in 5.56 as a...

I really like the AR15 type platform in 5.56 as a deer rifle for the "dual purpose" it offers. That is what I would recommend.

That said, the question was .243 vs. 6.5.

Since you already have...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 10-27-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,048
Posted By Unobtanium
Absolutely! Be very careful. My install is very...

Absolutely! Be very careful. My install is very clean, and I and the power company inspector were very impressed.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 10-27-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,048
Posted By Unobtanium
My array is currently performing above all...

My array is currently performing above all projections I had for it. When you are sizing a PV system, you take environmental data into account.
My home owner's insurance covers the array at stated...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 10-27-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,048
Posted By Unobtanium
The warranty for mine (panels) is both through...

The warranty for mine (panels) is both through the installer, and failing that, the manufacturer. It is 25-30 years, the loan is for 20. That is the major part of the array, and is covered.

The...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 10-26-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,048
Posted By Unobtanium
This is why you have home owner's insurance...

This is why you have home owner's insurance...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 10-25-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,048
Posted By Unobtanium
Actually...my local company offers the ability to...

Actually...my local company offers the ability to buy green electricity at a higher rate. I kid you not! It even addresses your concern with full disclosure!


...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 10-24-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,048
Posted By Unobtanium
I wouldn't touch Tesla with a 10 foot pole. All...

I wouldn't touch Tesla with a 10 foot pole. All my hardware was made by large companies that have been around for decades. The warranty is through them.

Tesla is absolutely not a good example of...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 10-24-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,048
Posted By Unobtanium
Absolutely!!! Also, I am just going to wait...

Absolutely!!!

Also, I am just going to wait on battery. Prices are plummeting, while solar is leveled off.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 10-24-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,048
Posted By Unobtanium
Yeah, my tax rebate DID come from somewhere....

Yeah, my tax rebate DID come from somewhere. Probably the $100+ thousand I've paid in taxes in the last few years. I'll take it and smile. Taxation is theft. I'm preventing at least a little of it.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 10-24-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,048
Posted By Unobtanium
I don't see how you're not recovering? In 20...

I don't see how you're not recovering? In 20 years it will be paid off, and until then, I'm paying similar to what my normal electric bill would be, but instead of renting electricity, I'm buying it....
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 10-24-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,048
Posted By Unobtanium
#1: Here is a screen-shot of the applicable...

#1: Here is a screen-shot of the applicable portion of my pay stub, including current and year to date taxes as of last week. Exactly how much guilt do you think I feel about getting $12K of that...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 10-24-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 45,952
Posted By Unobtanium
Wow...holy thread resurrection. Since 2013, many...

Wow...holy thread resurrection. Since 2013, many things have developed. I am personally aware of multiple 9310 QPQ bolts which have been tested to over 20K rounds of M855A1 without failure. The added...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 10-24-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,048
Posted By Unobtanium
Go Solar! Reduce your Carbon Footprint!

Arguable, debateable, and not at all the reason I did it. That said...I did it, and here's why, and how, and what the results have been so far...


First, some data:

My house is 1600sf, and...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 10-24-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,064
Posted By Unobtanium
It looks rather immature. By that, I mean it...

It looks rather immature. By that, I mean it could use a lot of refinement, and it's also not necessarily good for anything BUT being a comp. I prefer the Surefire option.

1) It has some...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 10-24-2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,712
Posted By Unobtanium
My issue with data of this nature is that you...

My issue with data of this nature is that you cannot exclude/separate psychology and chemicals. I prefer to use hunting data from numerous wildlife management agencies that compile it vs. "data on...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 10-24-2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,530
Posted By Unobtanium
Oh, that's fine with me. As they say, knowing is...

Oh, that's fine with me. As they say, knowing is half the battle. There's another half, too...
Forum: Rifle Forum 10-10-2019, 02:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 884
Posted By Unobtanium
I used to us SSAs before switching to LaRube...

I used to us SSAs before switching to LaRube MBT2Ss.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 09-29-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By Unobtanium
No, "any decent shop" cant thread barrels...

No, "any decent shop" cant thread barrels properly. Stop price shopping and start quality shopping, if you want to keep those cans intact. You have to thread off the ID, not the OD. Most shops dont...
Forum: Rifle Forum 09-13-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 19,407
Posted By Unobtanium
I see that, now. Regardless of what you call it,...

I see that, now. Regardless of what you call it, OAL >26", and meant to be fired 1 handed = legal, VFG or not.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 09-13-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,933
Posted By Unobtanium
Link/source, please?

Link/source, please?
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 09-13-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,712
Posted By Unobtanium
While not my preference, a bolt gun can be used...

While not my preference, a bolt gun can be used to solid effect.

Lots and lots of training required.

This video demonstrates potential.

Krag Jørgensen bolt action rapid fire - YouTube
...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 09-13-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,933
Posted By Unobtanium
Eh, my Dad has a Colt 6724. That gun is flat out...

Eh, my Dad has a Colt 6724. That gun is flat out amazing in all the ways.
The colt 6920 is a fair priced "glock". Nothing special, but it runs. Colt actually hoods the TDP, and that is meaningful....
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 09-13-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,933
Posted By Unobtanium
I say go for it. A relic made by a relic, lol!

I say go for it. A relic made by a relic, lol!
Forum: Rifle Forum 09-13-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 19,407
Posted By Unobtanium
Dunno if this vid covered it as I didnt watch it,...

Dunno if this vid covered it as I didnt watch it, but the reason they clarified the law is so absolutely stupid that I'm amazed the NFA is able to exist by virtue of needing a lower brain stem to...
Forum: Rifle Forum 09-13-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 19,407
Posted By Unobtanium
Even at >26", it is still a "pistol", but that is...

Even at >26", it is still a "pistol", but that is the cutoff for legal VFG install. The denotation of "pistol" has to do with it being designed to not be shouldered.

Clearly stated, here:...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 09-08-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,712
Posted By Unobtanium
Charges for illegal machine gun possession due to...

Charges for illegal machine gun possession due to having a bumpstock have already been filed against at least one citizen.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 09-03-2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,798
Posted By Unobtanium
I'd still take my M4 type rifle an Browntip. ...

I'd still take my M4 type rifle an Browntip.


It were the tiny dinos that caused the issues, and that would be plenty for raptor sized creature, and capacity and follow-up would be more important...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 09-03-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,286
Posted By Unobtanium
I would weasel that budget up a tiny touch more...

I would weasel that budget up a tiny touch more and snag a NF NX8.
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 09-03-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,151
Posted By Unobtanium
I actually cancelled my ATACR order and snagged a...

I actually cancelled my ATACR order and snagged a LE/MIL NX8 order. Why? Footprint. The eyebox wasn't as big a deal to me as the footpring, weight, and so forth.

I have T&E'ed the NF Unimount and...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 08-23-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,224
Posted By Unobtanium
Chrome lined is better for a barrel, IMO

Chrome lined is better for a barrel, IMO
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 08-22-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,468
Posted By Unobtanium
I've owned an out of spec lower. Noveske Forged...

I've owned an out of spec lower. Noveske Forged Billet Gen 2. It was so out of spec no upper receiver at Daniel Defense would drop onto it, per Daniel Defense, who tried over half a dozen for me...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 08-18-2019, 02:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,468
Posted By Unobtanium
Whatever you buy, just build it NOW. I cant count...

Whatever you buy, just build it NOW. I cant count the number of times I've read threads "so I bought it 2 years ago and it's out of spec now that I'm assembling it..." about all strata of price point...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 08-17-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,303
Posted By Unobtanium
Copper. Having shot deer with both in 5.56, the...

Copper. Having shot deer with both in 5.56, the copper performs better. Cost is a bit more, around $1.25/rd vs. The $0.60/rd for GoldDot .223.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-14-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,438
Posted By Unobtanium
Think Before You Post...

https://www.docdroid.net/vF7wPjr/141110293547.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2de_on0DeCi0mpbo6s8bFFndG5jShe6hqcFKv4eFYDNsAapFhV1bii7-Y
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 08-14-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,731
Posted By Unobtanium
Really, I think the M4 type platform is near...

Really, I think the M4 type platform is near ideal, but if you had a .357 lever gun, I wouldn't at all scoff at your capability if you spent a little time learning to run it.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-14-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,319
Posted By Unobtanium
This is a follow-up to my initial test, to...

This is a follow-up to my initial test, to demonstrate how well the batteries did/did not hold charge.
Part II of Testing Rechargeable Battery Lifespan (Do they hold a charge?) - YouTube
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 08-07-2019, 03:57 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 35,514
Posted By Unobtanium
It's not about time. It's about doing it...

It's not about time. It's about doing it CORRECTLY.

-Correct torque values on the barrel nut and receiver extension and muzzle device (if not using a crush-washer)
-Correctly stake the castle-nut...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 08-03-2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,563
Posted By Unobtanium
I thought it was a nickel back then? :D:

I thought it was a nickel back then? :D:
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 08-01-2019, 01:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,563
Posted By Unobtanium
Sadly, that is a moniker that will deadline you...

Sadly, that is a moniker that will deadline you in the professional world, regardless of how good you are. I've seen several cardiac surgeons removed for that reason before. Someone who is excellent...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-31-2019, 01:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,563
Posted By Unobtanium
I play PC, because the graphics annihilate...

I play PC, because the graphics annihilate console. I loved shotguns on console games that were closed-world, but even Battlefield 1 saw me shift over to assult-type rifles with low power optics....
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