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Forum: Firearms General Discussion Today, 11:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,048
Posted By atomicsmurf
Thanks for all the replies. You gave me plenty...

Thanks for all the replies. You gave me plenty to think about, that's why it took so long to reply. After much consideration, and almost going with a CZ .223, I've settled on a Marlin 1894c...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 08-14-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,048
Posted By atomicsmurf
A $600 rifle would be max. I've been looking...

A $600 rifle would be max.
I've been looking at the PSA complete AR's. S&W M&P Sport 2. I think I saw a Springfield Saint at Buds Gun Shop (online) for 600-ish.

Does the .300 blackout kick...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 08-14-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,048
Posted By atomicsmurf
Do I need a bigger caliber rifle for SHTF?

I've got a .22 pistol, .22 rifle and .38 pistol. With the .38 I'm hitting 4 inch clays out at 50 yards (close misses more than hits, but still close enough to hit bigger targets). Very consistent...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 07-27-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By atomicsmurf
Magtech ammo any good?

I'm thinking about loading up on some .38's specifically 158gr SJHP for my police trade-in '79 Model 10.

Any issues with Magtech? Are they hotter or underpowered compared to other brands?
...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 838
Posted By atomicsmurf
Cable TV has issues too, at least Xfinity does. ...

Cable TV has issues too, at least Xfinity does. There's a lag between changing channels.. it just sort of hangs on the last picture for 5-8 seconds when flipping around. Then (since I have basic...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,472
Posted By atomicsmurf
I stock these as a prep. It's a good alternative...

I stock these as a prep. It's a good alternative to using precious water to get clean. Store them in ziplocks, they will stay moist for a good while once open.

I had to use this method of...
Forum: Rifle Forum 06-18-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,656
Posted By atomicsmurf
I ended up having some issues with the Henry. ...

I ended up having some issues with the Henry. Mainly the lever kept dropping about two inches when firing .357. Sent it back to Henry for repair. Still did it. Other times the lever would get...
Forum: Rifle Forum 05-30-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By atomicsmurf
Just for reference in case anybody has the same...

Just for reference in case anybody has the same set up as I do. 981t+Nikon Rimfire II Prostaff + Weaver #12 base mounts + Weaver Steel 1" High Rings works perfect.
Bolt clears the scope.
Had to...
Forum: Rifle Forum 05-27-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By atomicsmurf
That is a nifty little trick. Thanks.

That is a nifty little trick. Thanks.
Forum: Rifle Forum 05-27-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By atomicsmurf
Marlin 981t Scope Ring Height?

New to scopes. I ended up buying that pawn shop Marlin 981t for $93. I want to scope it. I have a Nikon Rimefire Prostaff II and #12 weaver mounts, but I'm not sure what size rings to get. I'm...
Forum: Rifle Forum 05-23-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,178
Posted By atomicsmurf
Got the rear sight to move last night. Found a...

Got the rear sight to move last night. Found a neat trick about putting ice (I used a cold compress) on the rear sight dovetail and then tapping it. It moved easily.

I will check the set screw. ...
Forum: Rifle Forum 05-22-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,178
Posted By atomicsmurf
Got the Marlin 60 and had just enough time to...

Got the Marlin 60 and had just enough time to take her to the range. Performed flawlessly and was shooting good groups, albeit to the right by two rings. Having a hard to getting the dovetail rear...
Forum: Rifle Forum 05-18-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,178
Posted By atomicsmurf
Hopefully the Remlin will work out for me. The...

Hopefully the Remlin will work out for me. The price was hard to beat.

I'm in Florida. The 3 day wait on Rifles here was a parting gift from Gov. Scott after the last school shooting. I don't...
Forum: Rifle Forum 05-17-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,178
Posted By atomicsmurf
Well, I ended up at Walmart today and saw a...

Well, I ended up at Walmart today and saw a Marlin 60 for $157, so I jumped on it. I'll pick up a couple of buffers and recoil springs. It's in gun jail till Wednesday, but I hope to get to the...
Forum: Rifle Forum 05-02-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,178
Posted By atomicsmurf
How is the stock barrel on the 10/22? How fast...

How is the stock barrel on the 10/22? How fast do they heat up after how many round?
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 05-01-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By atomicsmurf
I like that Cima1 a lot. I ended up...

I like that Cima1 a lot.

I ended up getting the Prodigy today. Handled it and it felt nice in my hands. Nice balance, nice grind on the blade all around.

There is a very small little chip...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 04-30-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By atomicsmurf
Found a Gerber Prodigy fine edge at my local...

Found a Gerber Prodigy fine edge at my local walmart for $50, are these any good?
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 04-30-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By atomicsmurf
Gerber Strongarm, Kabar Short, Kbar Mk1

Looking for a good all around camp/survival knife.

I have a Cold Steel GI Tanto, but find it awkward to use.

I'm looking hard at the Gerber Strongarm... I like the size and blade shape. The...
Forum: Rifle Forum 04-30-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,178
Posted By atomicsmurf
Thanks guys. I'm gonna take a look at the Ruger...

Thanks guys. I'm gonna take a look at the Ruger 10/22, and do some research on the T/CR22 (that looks very enticing).
Forum: Rifle Forum 04-28-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,178
Posted By atomicsmurf
22lr semi-auto recommendations

It's gonna be a fun plinker and small squirrel-getter. Price range 200 max.

I've been looking real hard at the Marlin 60, but the plastic buffer has me worried. I like to shoot with velocitors...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 03-13-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By atomicsmurf
Thank you. Any ideas on how to attach one of...

Thank you.
Any ideas on how to attach one of these to a USGI pistol belt? I don't think the belt loop on any of them is large enough.

May have to get a different belt.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 03-11-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By atomicsmurf
Speedloader Pouch, Plastic, Leather, Snap, Velcro?

Does anybody here have experience with speedloader pouches? I'm not sure what to get. Leather and snaps. Or codura and Velcro. Or hytrel plastic HKS snaps. Gould and Goodrich? Triple K? Ahh! ...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 03-11-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,086
Posted By atomicsmurf
World War Supply has some neato chest holsters. ...

World War Supply has some neato chest holsters.
https://www.worldwarsupply.com/cart/index.php?route=product/category&path=84_87

I have the Victory Revolver Shoulder holster for my Model 64 and...
Forum: Rifle Forum 02-15-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,656
Posted By atomicsmurf
Took the Henry H012MR to the range again...

Took the Henry H012MR to the range again yesterday, and was able to test some stuff out since nobody was there.

At 7 yards:

1st Shot of Remington 125gr SJHP .38+P penetrated two blocks of 2x4,...
Forum: Rifle Forum 02-13-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,656
Posted By atomicsmurf
Called Henry and asked if they had a regular loop...

Called Henry and asked if they had a regular loop that I could buy for this gun. They took my info and are sending one out. For free.
Can't beat Henry customer service!
Forum: Rifle Forum 02-10-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,656
Posted By atomicsmurf
Well, I got the H012MR (16.5") barrel large loop...

Well, I got the H012MR (16.5") barrel large loop a few weeks ago. Took it to the range. Was shooting bullseyes at 15 yards. Had a problem with the .357 and +P's unlocking the lever, and a few...
Forum: Rifle Forum 01-12-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,656
Posted By atomicsmurf
What grain and type of bullet should I be looking...

What grain and type of bullet should I be looking to stock for game? FMJ, HP, SJFP...etc. ?
I'll be grabbing some .357's, .38 +P's, and regular .38 special.

I gotta tell ya, y'all are an...
Forum: Rifle Forum 01-11-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,656
Posted By atomicsmurf
Just placed the order for the Henry 16.5" carbine...

Just placed the order for the Henry 16.5" carbine from Buds! Will let y'all know how I like it. :)
Forum: Rifle Forum 01-10-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,656
Posted By atomicsmurf
I damaged my ears years ago playing electric...

I damaged my ears years ago playing electric guitar. So I definitely don't want any more ringing, clicking, or crickets in my head.
After shooting the .357 mag in the ruger (ear muffs only) I've...
Forum: Rifle Forum 01-10-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,656
Posted By atomicsmurf
Excellent info! Thank you guys and girls for...

Excellent info! Thank you guys and girls for responding. It's helped me make a decision to get one. Seems like a great companion to my model 10, and if I need the bigger caliber, the .357 is there...
Forum: Rifle Forum 01-08-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,656
Posted By atomicsmurf
.38/.357 lever gun

Hey all,
I'm considering investing in a .38/.357 lever gun, (got my eye on the Henry H012MR, 16.5" barrel). I'm more of a plinker than a hunter, but I wanted to know... if SHTF or Zombie...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 12-20-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,791
Posted By atomicsmurf
Hey, guys. Just an update. Injury healed last...

Hey, guys. Just an update. Injury healed last week with some help of fibracol plus. The fibracol finally helped form a scab. The wound was about 1inch by 1 inch.
He's been taking a multi...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 12-20-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,406
Posted By atomicsmurf
I've taken L-Theanine for minor anxiety issues,...

I've taken L-Theanine for minor anxiety issues, and it has helped me sleep from time to time at night. From what I have read, it is a Green Tea extract.

I've had pretty good luck with Lemon Balm...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 11-30-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,791
Posted By atomicsmurf
Thank you all! I will put him on D3,...

Thank you all! I will put him on D3, Bioflavonoids and Vit C. I'll see if I can get him a nice moisturizer. I've tried to get him to use moisturizer in the past, but I think he thinks it's too...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 11-29-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,791
Posted By atomicsmurf
Elderly Bruising Thin Skin

So, my father has recently started getting bruises on his arms, and sometimes he rips the skin when he bumps it too hard.
Are there any natural remedies, vitamins etc. he can try to help with this...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 11-17-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,737
Posted By atomicsmurf
Finally had a chance to shoot these guns. My...

Finally had a chance to shoot these guns. My local gun range finally re-opened after four months of repairs.

Anyway, they all functioned flawlessly, and they were all true to point of aim. ...
Forum: Florida 11-17-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,502
Posted By atomicsmurf
The gun range is now open. I went Thursday with...

The gun range is now open. I went Thursday with my father. Nobody was there. They patched the holes in the walls. Repainted the red lines, posted more rule signs. Fixed the berms. And I guess...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 11-07-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By atomicsmurf
Couldn't agree more. It is utterly bone-chilling...

Couldn't agree more. It is utterly bone-chilling how close these races are between Kommie and American. I'm glad my sate, FL, managed to dodge an Obama 2.0 Governor. Races like this should not be...
Forum: Florida 11-07-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,524
Posted By atomicsmurf
It's scary that it was as close as it was. But I...

It's scary that it was as close as it was. But I am thankful Obama 2.0 didn't get in.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 11-06-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,737
Posted By atomicsmurf
The French grips are comfortable. The beavertail...

The French grips are comfortable. The beavertail locks your hand in there nice. I really like that feeling. I would have kept them on my pistol, but the trigger reach was too long for me. If you...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 10-19-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,737
Posted By atomicsmurf
Those Bud's French LEO Trade-ins (PHOTO HEAVY)

Had some time today, so I took some fancy-shmancy photos of the 10-6, 10-8 and 64-7 French LEO trade-ins from Buds.

The holster is from World War Supply. It is a Victory shoulder holster. After...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 10-14-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,586
Posted By atomicsmurf
Mark Levin. The great one. You can catch him on...

Mark Levin. The great one. You can catch him on the radio.

http://www.marklevinshow.com/
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,526
Posted By atomicsmurf
I just had the cold/flu last month. It lasted...

I just had the cold/flu last month. It lasted for two weeks. It was one of the worst I've had in years. I had every symptom except vomiting and diarrhea (thank goodness). I was incapable of doing...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 10-01-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,950
Posted By atomicsmurf
My father is a diabetic with swelling in his leg...

My father is a diabetic with swelling in his leg (his other leg was amputated due to an ulcer that went gangrene). He must wear a compression sock, and the VA gave him a Wright Air compression boot...
Forum: Florida 09-27-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,502
Posted By atomicsmurf
Here's the news report. ...

Here's the news report.
https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/local/consumer/on-your-side/on-your-side-investigates-whats-behind-the-osceola-shooting-range-closing/77-598520820
Forum: Political News and Discussion 09-26-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,022
Posted By atomicsmurf
They laughed because they are not our friends. ...

They laughed because they are not our friends. Watch out for Germany.
Forum: Florida 09-24-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,502
Posted By atomicsmurf
Just saw a teaser on the ABC Jacksonville news. ...

Just saw a teaser on the ABC Jacksonville news. It showed a few shots of this gun range and the tag line was, "Why this gun range is under fire."

It's supposed to air this week some time.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 09-23-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,439
Posted By atomicsmurf
She ain't gonna win any beauty contests that's...

She ain't gonna win any beauty contests that's for sure. Yours look great, btw!

I love the look of wood grips, but I don't like the feel. I'm thinking the Hogue's, like your pic, may do the...
Forum: Florida 09-23-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,502
Posted By atomicsmurf
Wow. I had no idea all that was going on there. ...

Wow. I had no idea all that was going on there. I've never had a bad experience. At the times we go (during the week) there's hardly anybody there, and some times we've been the only ones there,...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 09-23-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,439
Posted By atomicsmurf
Before and after pics! I did my best with 0000...

Before and after pics! I did my best with 0000 steel wool and Breakfree CLP. She's got a lot of "character" but she looks much better now. I'd say she's got about 60% of her bluing left. A lot of...
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