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Forum: Site Information & Suggestion Box 08-10-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,013
Posted By hardcalibres
Those who only use this site for political rants...

Those who only use this site for political rants (rather than survivalism discussions) are not seeking a solution to the worlds problems (as they see them). They are here to feel the comfort of...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-10-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 44,743
Posted By hardcalibres
That looks great. Being mostly dedicated to...

That looks great.

Being mostly dedicated to that purpose will allow you to set it up well for that job and have it at least partly loaded all the time.

Mobility is a great and often under-rated...
Forum: Site Information & Suggestion Box 08-10-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,013
Posted By hardcalibres
Agreed. Attracting people's attention and...

Agreed.

Attracting people's attention and then encouraging them to rant and bluster and hate has become a big business in the US. The revenue that comes from the ads that tag along with accessing...
Forum: Site Information & Suggestion Box 08-09-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,013
Posted By hardcalibres
As you sow, so shall you reap.

As you sow, so shall you reap.
Forum: Food and water 08-03-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By hardcalibres
Yes - I found the same. Water (gravity)...

Yes - I found the same.

Water (gravity) flows through centrifugal/impeller type domestic water pumps just fine.

Mine works well enough that when the pump failed on the (more thoroughly...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 07-27-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,564
Posted By hardcalibres
If Iraq II was about WMDs threatening the US and...

If Iraq II was about WMDs threatening the US and it's allies - then why did the US not invade NK. After all, the intel on NK developing nuclear weapons has been 100 times stronger (for a decade or...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-27-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,192
Posted By hardcalibres
If one were to hit in our lifetime, then the...

If one were to hit in our lifetime, then the chances that it will hit somewhere we don't live are good. But even if that did occur, the indirect effects (atmospheric dust, mini ice age, several years...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 07-27-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,564
Posted By hardcalibres
Yes.....and no.

Yes.....and no.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-26-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,220
Posted By hardcalibres
Dealing with bulls requires a good balance...

Dealing with bulls requires a good balance between calm and assertive interaction.

Up until they become aggressive, calm but firm handling is the way to go. If they show any resistance/aggression,...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-26-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,663
Posted By hardcalibres
Then you should have added that quote above that...

Then you should have added that quote above that text so that we all know what you are trying to say (and to whom). That is what the +" button is for.....



I find it funny that I have literally...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-26-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,127
Posted By hardcalibres
Yes - times do change and so does how we fight...

Yes - times do change and so does how we fight wars.




And yet current seals are issued with and use combat optics for water ops. So that means they have proven those optics to handle those...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-26-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,127
Posted By hardcalibres
It is worth noting that this thread is about...

It is worth noting that this thread is about "fighting rifles".

That means it is about rifles used to shoot things that are trying to kill you.

When you are shooting things that are trying to...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-25-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,663
Posted By hardcalibres
So maybe it really is no really then.... ...

So maybe it really is no really then....




So it actually was no really then.....



Yeah I (really) didn't say it was 10 million.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-25-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,663
Posted By hardcalibres
Nope. If you read what I posted again, you...

Nope.

If you read what I posted again, you will see I didn't presuppose any of that.

The point of the sorts of stats that I posted are that if even a very small proportion (say 1%) of that 2.65...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-25-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,663
Posted By hardcalibres
Really? 5 hours @75mph = 375miles Area of...

Really?

5 hours @75mph = 375miles
Area of a circle with radius of 375 miles = 441,786 square miles

Lowest population density state (other than Alaska) is Wyoming with six people per square...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-25-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,765
Posted By hardcalibres
Agreed. When a group chooses not to patrol,...

Agreed.

When a group chooses not to patrol, they are giving the initiative to their enemies. The enemy then decides when and how to fight to their best advantage.

Patrolling can be risky - but...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 606
Posted By hardcalibres
Perhaps the best in movie history.

Perhaps the best in movie history.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-24-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,127
Posted By hardcalibres
Yeah - as long as the bad guy is willing to stand...

Yeah - as long as the bad guy is willing to stand stationary and fully exposed for as long as they need to set up their shooting mat, read the range markers and set their sights.

For shooting bad...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-24-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,127
Posted By hardcalibres
It is dark about 50% of the time. This is a...

It is dark about 50% of the time.

This is a thread specifically about "Fighting Rifles".

So a fighting rifle that is only effective in daylight, is only effective about half the time.
...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-24-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,663
Posted By hardcalibres
You are partly right - yes in normal times, in...

You are partly right - yes in normal times, in most places foraging is not viable for most people. In a very severe crisis with millions of starving people around, foraging won't work for anyone...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-24-2019, 03:16 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 36,258
Posted By hardcalibres
I recall in another post you mentioned you used...

I recall in another post you mentioned you used mostly M193 and M855 during your time.

Did you ever get to see the performance of Mk262 (ie 77gn OTM)?

The performance of those rounds is quite a...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-24-2019, 01:18 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 36,258
Posted By hardcalibres
There is some thing wrong with the site at the...

There is some thing wrong with the site at the moment.

When you quote from another post, it attributes it to the person that person quoted last.

Confusing huh!
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-23-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 36,258
Posted By hardcalibres
The problem with your math is energy transfer (or...

The problem with your math is energy transfer (or indeed lack thereof).

None of the bullets will deform at that velocity (except maybe the 9mm - but note I posted 9mm FMJ). All of them will likely...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 07-23-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,378
Posted By hardcalibres
The EU is stretching it out and inflicting as...

The EU is stretching it out and inflicting as much pain as possible on the UK to send a message to any other EU members that may have itchy feet (and be eyeing off the grass on the other side of the...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-23-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 36,258
Posted By hardcalibres
Agreed. Most people do not realize that...

Agreed.

Most people do not realize that 7.62NATO and 5.56 shot out of similar length barrels (with the more recent heavy 5.56 projectiles like 77gn OTMs) actually go transonic at about the same...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-23-2019, 02:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,868
Posted By hardcalibres
I have a ten year old JD diesel 4x4 A/C Cab...

I have a ten year old JD diesel 4x4 A/C Cab tractor (85HP). It was made before the software licensing BS.

It is a great tractor, but if I were replacing it today, I would probably buy a Kubota.
...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,755
Posted By hardcalibres
Wernher von Braun retired from NASA on May 26,...

Wernher von Braun retired from NASA on May 26, 1972.

Since then, no human has been sent beyond low earth orbit.

Since July 2011, no American has traveled into space in a US owned/built space...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-21-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 36,258
Posted By hardcalibres
Before it was 2300metres and now it is 1000yards....

Before it was 2300metres and now it is 1000yards.

Which is the Golden number that has to be achieved for a weapon to be any good?

In recent conflict, some bad guys are shot at long range - but...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 07-21-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,529
Posted By hardcalibres
If the velocity is overstated, and that was used...

If the velocity is overstated, and that was used in a ballistic calculation - wouldn't that result in an underestimation of come up required at distance and them shooting low?
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-21-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 36,258
Posted By hardcalibres
To be fair, I did say: and I stand by...

To be fair, I did say:



and I stand by that, both based upon my time and any review of military history.

Many people have observed that success in new conflicts takes a while to come, often...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-20-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 36,258
Posted By hardcalibres
Didn't you imply that you were in Viet Nam before...

Didn't you imply that you were in Viet Nam before most American troops got there? Since that was like 56 years ago - so that would make you like 80 years old or so wouldn't it?

If you can hump...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-20-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 36,258
Posted By hardcalibres
I don't know about the Old Swashbucklers either. ...

I don't know about the Old Swashbucklers either.

But I do recognize the Old Soldier routine when I hear it.

Times change and as they do, so does the character of conflict. In response to that,...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-20-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,065
Posted By hardcalibres
More than 100%. While we produce a lot of fruit,...

More than 100%. While we produce a lot of fruit, nuts and berries, the main food product is beef (and we produce more than twenty tons of it every year). So in current times, the beef we produce...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-18-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,328
Posted By hardcalibres
Yep. The reality of any very serious crisis...

Yep.

The reality of any very serious crisis (like one WROL) is that good information upon which to base decisions will be very hard to come by.

What is left of the .gov will be working the...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 07-14-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,669
Posted By hardcalibres
The main limitations of the Outback (and similar...

The main limitations of the Outback (and similar types of vehicles) are:

1) Ground clearance
2) The types of tires usually fitted/available - which limit traction
3) Breakover angle (linked to...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-12-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 16,025
Posted By hardcalibres
Calling all Fudds......Calling all Fudds. ...

Calling all Fudds......Calling all Fudds.

Please, please, please stop telling the rest of us about some idiots at your local range that had semi auto guns and couldn't shoot worth a damn.

We...
Forum: Urban Survival 07-12-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,437
Posted By hardcalibres
Yep - but it wont matter where this thread was...

Yep - but it wont matter where this thread was originally posted once it has been moved to the raider thread.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-10-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,139
Posted By hardcalibres
Actually the decisions now, before an event, are...

Actually the decisions now, before an event, are relatively easy - it is the ones you have to make during an event that get difficult. Making the right decisions now can help to avoid the worst...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-08-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,139
Posted By hardcalibres
Preparing out of duty to those who depend upon...

Preparing out of duty to those who depend upon you is the most noble motivation for survivalism.

For those who have already decided to stay where they are, come what may, bear in mind that, while...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-08-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,409
Posted By hardcalibres
Like I said, INCH is for the very most severe...

Like I said, INCH is for the very most severe crises.

Caching has it advantages (like not having to transport stuff to that location during a crisis). But it also has the disadvantage that you are...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-07-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,409
Posted By hardcalibres
What you are describing is TEOTWAWKI and...

What you are describing is TEOTWAWKI and responding with either a secondary bug out or "I'm never coming home" (INCH) journey.

Very severe crises or just being unlucky enough that your chosen BOL...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-06-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 16,025
Posted By hardcalibres
Be aware that the same reasons you picked where...

Be aware that the same reasons you picked where you live might be the reasons that many of those people actually would come to your local area in a very bad crisis.



It is a bad idea to...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 07-06-2019, 02:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,546
Posted By hardcalibres
Have you thought about a career change into...

Have you thought about a career change into seismology - you seem to have a flair for earthquake forecasting.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-06-2019, 02:34 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 16,025
Posted By hardcalibres
Absolutely. In a very severe crisis -...

Absolutely.



In a very severe crisis - that chainsaw would be broadcasting the message "I still have gasoline" to everyone within about a mile. You would not want to do that without at least a...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-03-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,127
Posted By hardcalibres
Agreed. It is also worth noting that for all...

Agreed.

It is also worth noting that for all the time that guns just had iron sights, there was no backup. During that time it was not uncommon for screws to back out of iron sights and blades and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,965
Posted By hardcalibres
aaaaand, it is not going to be associated with...

aaaaand, it is not going to be associated with any undersea cable in the Barents Sea - as there are none.

https://www.submarinecablemap.com/

The closest cable is the one running from Northern...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,965
Posted By hardcalibres
Yep. That and the base the Russian fire...

Yep.

That and the base the Russian fire emergency (mini) sub has returned to (Severomorsk) is about 3000 miles from the nearest US territorial waters off the Alaskan coast.
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,965
Posted By hardcalibres
Yep. Mostly just information fragments and...

Yep.

Mostly just information fragments and conjecture.

But the reality is that this is about what normal people would have access to immediately prior to a very severe event.

I hope that...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-02-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,396
Posted By hardcalibres
Most people hard mount their panels and expect...

Most people hard mount their panels and expect that they will get the rated performance that relies upon the panel being oriented at 90 degrees to the incoming sunlight (making the problem quite...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-01-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,396
Posted By hardcalibres
AGM deep cycle batteries will go a lot deeper...

AGM deep cycle batteries will go a lot deeper into discharge without big voltage drop and/or degrading the future performance of the battery. Lithium batteries are even better at this - but a lot...
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