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Forum: Military Weapons Forum 01-13-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,290
Posted By Cavadus
All drums are ****. They're unreliable and take...

All drums are ****. They're unreliable and take up a lot of space.
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 01-09-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,815
Posted By Cavadus
Not really. If you need more magnification than...

Not really. If you need more magnification than 4x it's time for 7.62NATO.

Our military can disagree all they want. They picked the M14 over the FAL and recently-ish brought back a 1911 variant....
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 01-02-2020, 04:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,833
Posted By Cavadus
Don't over think it. Listen to Flannel Daddy. ...

Don't over think it. Listen to Flannel Daddy.

https://youtu.be/YUBGq9Xz_Jc
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 01-02-2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,815
Posted By Cavadus
You're either looking at a variable optic or red...

You're either looking at a variable optic or red dot or holo and magnifier combo.

5.56 isn't a strong enough round to necessitate anything stronger than 4x magnification.

Best bet is a nice...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 01-02-2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,170
Posted By Cavadus
KGB defector explains our current situation ...

KGB defector explains our current situation
https://youtu.be/bX3EZCVj2XA
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-20-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 87,859
Posted By Cavadus
The most recent episode of EconTalk is very...

The most recent episode of EconTalk is very enlightening about the political stratification at the heart of this discussion: http://www.econtalk.org/lilliana-mason-on-uncivil-agreement/
Forum: Urban Survival 02-24-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,213
Posted By Cavadus
I live in Minnesota and my wife has one of the...

I live in Minnesota and my wife has one of the premium Columbia arctic jackets; one with all kinds of mylar layers and whatnot. She absolutely loves it.

That being said, while we were shopping...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 02-24-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,473
Posted By Cavadus
Yeah. Progressives, as a whole, terrify me more...

Yeah. Progressives, as a whole, terrify me more than republicans (pretty much due to their belief in Orwellian RightThink) but republicans are just the sorriest sacks I have ever seen in politics in...
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 02-15-2018, 02:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,311
Posted By Cavadus
You can actually fool a lie detector by simply...

You can actually fool a lie detector by simply clenching your anus. Not a joke. Penn & Teller have an entire episode of Bull**** dedicated to lie detectors.
Forum: Urban Survival 02-02-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,501
Posted By Cavadus
For the record, I'm an An-Cap that identifies the...

For the record, I'm an An-Cap that identifies the most with the Libertarian Party but I no longer participate in elections on any level. You're just as much a socialist to me as any progressive...
Forum: Urban Survival 02-01-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,501
Posted By Cavadus
I like how three people from the Twin Cities have...

I like how three people from the Twin Cities have replied, none of us supporting your pre-existing bias, but you're willing to lecture on us how wrong we are anyways :rolleyes:

Anyways, have a...
Forum: Urban Survival 02-01-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,501
Posted By Cavadus
I grew up in the Twin Cities and currently live...

I grew up in the Twin Cities and currently live in Saint Paul.

I'd say they're fairly typical of any recent migrant population. The Hmongs on the east side of Saint Paul suffered from similar...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-01-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,658
Posted By Cavadus
Boonies unless it's particularly cold and, in...

Boonies unless it's particularly cold and, in that case, a warm fleece cap.
Forum: Urban Survival 01-01-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,869
Posted By Cavadus
Daniel Shaver Shot and Killed by Tacti-cool LEO ...

Daniel Shaver Shot and Killed by Tacti-cool LEO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M62Va6Ft2cw

Tacti-cool LEO Not Guilty...
Forum: Urban Survival 12-27-2017, 03:25 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 28,307
Posted By Cavadus
Multi-tools are fantastic. There are many ****ty...

Multi-tools are fantastic. There are many ****ty ones out there but a solid multi-tool is indispensable.

I still EDC the last one the Army issued me. It's probably eight years old at this point.
Forum: Urban Survival 12-27-2017, 03:14 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,869
Posted By Cavadus
I'll weigh in here. 7 years active duty Army as...

I'll weigh in here. 7 years active duty Army as a 19D Cavalry Scout. Four deployments, three voluntary, one involuntary (year #7 I was recalled out of the IRR and sent to Baghdad after having only...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-26-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,475
Posted By Cavadus
Rip the guts out of the lighter's body, throw it...

Rip the guts out of the lighter's body, throw it in the garbage, and replace with refillable butane guts.

The key problem with all zippos is evaporation of the lighter fluid. I've had two normal...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 11-26-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,662
Posted By Cavadus
I'm a 33 year-old male, prior service, was in...

I'm a 33 year-old male, prior service, was in great shape, turned into a fat body for about six years, and about a year ago pulled myself out of that and got back into great shape.

I started a...
Forum: Urban Survival 11-26-2017, 01:25 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 22,291
Posted By Cavadus
I carry the absolute necessities. My EDC is...

I carry the absolute necessities. My EDC is either an FNX-9 or VP9, I love both to death, and then I carry a flashlight, knife, lighter, and about $200 in small bills.

That's it. Easy to carry...
Forum: Urban Survival 11-24-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,149
Posted By Cavadus
Honestly, there is literally nothing more...

Honestly, there is literally nothing more important than your fitness in virtually any scenario.

I see a lot of people asking about guns, bags, boots; whatever. Once you have basic home security...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-24-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,006
Posted By Cavadus
This is a complete myth based on a study...

This is a complete myth based on a study conducted by the U.S. Army where they had people wear arctic survival suits, no head-warming gear of any kind, and then exposed them to bitter cold...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 11-25-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,924
Posted By Cavadus
Do you have a battle rifle chambered in...

Do you have a battle rifle chambered in 7.62X51NATO? If not, that's what you need.

If you pick one up cheap there are a lot of good G3 kits built on American recievers. For more money and...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-22-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,110
Posted By Cavadus
Not "lol, ok." I recommend anyone who thinks the...

Not "lol, ok." I recommend anyone who thinks the M1 carbine is anything other than a curio check out Ian's videos of it on Forgotten Weapons.

They're junk, period. I watched my brother spend an...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-21-2016, 11:56 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,110
Posted By Cavadus
Keltecs and M1 carbines are garbage; you can't...

Keltecs and M1 carbines are garbage; you can't trust your life to these guns. Either go with a real subgun that you can trust or, and easily the best option, put together a budget AR15 and leave it...
Forum: Rifle Forum 02-15-2016, 01:25 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 248,193
Posted By Cavadus
7.62NATO, hands down. 5.56 us actually pretty...

7.62NATO, hands down. 5.56 us actually pretty anemic. There's a reason it's disparingly referred to as a "varmint round."

The only advantage of 5.56 is that one can carry more ammo on their...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 01-29-2016, 02:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,448
Posted By Cavadus
I'm partial to Altama. They've treated me very...

I'm partial to Altama. They've treated me very well while deployed. I have a pair of rippled sole jungles that made it through an entire deployment in Iraq with daily missions outside the wire and...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 01-06-2016, 11:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,055
Posted By Cavadus
Probably the closest thing has been the...

Probably the closest thing has been the proliferation of the SCAR-H and a bit of a return to the 7.62NATO.
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 12-23-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 25,088
Posted By Cavadus
Just going to drop this video here of Ian &...

Just going to drop this video here of Ian & company of Forgotten Weapons doing some sand/dirt testing on an M1A, AR-15, and MAS49.

The M1A fails miserably: ...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 12-21-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 25,088
Posted By Cavadus
DSA has only recently switched to cast for their...

DSA has only recently switched to cast for their U.S civilian sales. If you had ever heard of R1user on FALfiles you'd know that DSA is sending all of their forged receiver rifles to South Africa on...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 12-21-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 25,088
Posted By Cavadus
SA58 standard with 21' rifle, MSRP of $1700: ...

SA58 standard with 21' rifle, MSRP of $1700: http://www.dsarms.com/p-14238-fal-sa58-standard-rifle-21-barrel-dura-coat-finish-with-fixed-humpback-buttstock.aspx

You're looking at either used or...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 12-21-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 25,088
Posted By Cavadus
Yeah, the cheapo voyager model is $1050 but MSRP...

Yeah, the cheapo voyager model is $1050 but MSRP on a standard 21" configuration is $1700.
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 12-21-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 25,088
Posted By Cavadus
OP was asking about the M1a SOCOM. 16" barrel,...

OP was asking about the M1a SOCOM. 16" barrel, Matlock. Check the thread title. Anyways, absolute waste of the cartridge.

Most PTRs come with rail mounts on the receiver FYI. Here's the...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 12-21-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 25,088
Posted By Cavadus
PTR91s and FALs are soft shooters. Even my para...

PTR91s and FALs are soft shooters. Even my para with a steel butt stock shoots light and I've dumped north of 500 rounds in one-go with my shoulder being no worse for the wear. My brother's PTR91 is...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-21-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,581
Posted By Cavadus
I live in Minnesota but spent seven years active...

I live in Minnesota but spent seven years active duty in the Cavalry. It was weird to go from damn near arctic to Texas, Florida, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

I've never quite fully recovered my cold...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,667
Posted By Cavadus
This is different in every state. In Minnesota...

This is different in every state. In Minnesota the signs are meaningless; one must be personally asked to leave.
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 12-20-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 25,088
Posted By Cavadus
The M14 and all its ancestry is horrible. The...

The M14 and all its ancestry is horrible. The Army spent damn near thirty freaking years and unlimited funds trying to make the M21 work and it was a colossal failure. They're collectibles, safe...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 12-19-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 25,088
Posted By Cavadus
Both are junk. Get a PTR or, better yet, an FAL.

Both are junk. Get a PTR or, better yet, an FAL.
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 04-22-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,656
Posted By Cavadus
Hop on Palmetto State Armory and buy yourself an...

Hop on Palmetto State Armory and buy yourself an upper, lower, BCG, and charging handle. PSA's premium upper use FN cold hammer forged barrels and you can get blemished ones for good prices.

Get...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 04-22-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,304
Posted By Cavadus
The Tavor is the single best rifle on the market...

The Tavor is the single best rifle on the market today. Seriously, they make AR-15s look like flint locks.

Everything about the design is absolutely brilliant, it's absolutely unstoppable, and...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 03-27-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 26,543
Posted By Cavadus
I'll second the FAL. M14s and ARs are junk.

I'll second the FAL. M14s and ARs are junk.
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 02-27-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 564,054
Posted By Cavadus
My DSA SA58CP18 has no issues whatsoever with...

My DSA SA58CP18 has no issues whatsoever with steel case.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-23-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 23,764
Posted By Cavadus
A little over a month ago I finally picked up...

A little over a month ago I finally picked up that gym membership and made good on it. I was in the Army for seven years but I've been out for five. I've managed to gain a little under 30 lbs of...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 02-21-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,639
Posted By Cavadus
Buy none of them and instead buy an FAL. You'll...

Buy none of them and instead buy an FAL. You'll be happy you did.
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 02-20-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 766
Views: 90,038
Posted By Cavadus
Right, it's not exactly AK guts but they are an...

Right, it's not exactly AK guts but they are an iteration of the Galil which used AK guts almost verbatim. They're pretty closely related but, yes, not identical.

There were a few things to...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 02-19-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 90,038
Posted By Cavadus
You can set the stock trigger to 7 lbs in less...

You can set the stock trigger to 7 lbs in less than five minutes for free. Also, stock pull with all springs is 10-12 lbs. What source told you 18? They're incorrect.
...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 02-19-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 90,038
Posted By Cavadus
Yeah, they just flew onto my radar a few weeks...

Yeah, they just flew onto my radar a few weeks ago. I'm definitely going to research them a bit. Seems like they have some pretty great reviews at the moment. Plus the SCARs' buttstocks suck. ...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 02-19-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 90,038
Posted By Cavadus
Tavor is the best rifle money can buy at the...

Tavor is the best rifle money can buy at the moment. AR15 accuracy, bullpup, AK guts, totally ambidextrous, and absolutely combat proven. It's as good as it gets and for only $1600 one would be...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 02-18-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 90,038
Posted By Cavadus
I hate AR15s too so there goes your hypothesis.

I hate AR15s too so there goes your hypothesis.
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 02-18-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 90,038
Posted By Cavadus
@ OP: No. The continued existence of the...

@ OP:

No. The continued existence of the Mini-14 is owed entirely to California gun buyers as it's about the only rifle which is exempt from and/or meets the requirements of their fascist gun...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 02-17-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 564,054
Posted By Cavadus
Two things: 18" barrel Paratrooper stock ...

Two things:

18" barrel
Paratrooper stock

This is the most desirable configuration for non-collectors.

There are a ton of fantastic updates for the FAL which really help to modernize it. If...
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