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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I thought about titling this thread "Your absolute must have before the 2020 elections", but thought that topic may be too narrow. However, if someone wants to talk about the 2020 elections that is fine also. As we enter a new decade, and with the upcoming elections what is your "must have?"...
  2. Military Weapons Forum
    How many AR-15s, AK47s, FALs... are enough? The title of the thread is battle rifles. Lets skip the semantics and splitting hairs and group all semi-automatic medium and large rifle calibers together. If it was designed for a military role since the 1940s, how many are enough? The issue...
  3. Military Weapons Forum
    Who has the best 223 Remington or 5.56mm quality to price ratio? If I wanted the cheapest I would stockpile Tula and Wolf. I have never had any issues with those brands, but I have heard of people who do. Then again, a lot of it depends on the AR. A buddy of mine says his AR has issues with...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So my plan for hunting small game in a SHTF scenario was to use my .223 and go for headshots on bunnies and squirrels, which obviously isn't ideal. I also have a 9mm. Also not ideal. Those calibers will both decimate game that small, and they're also extremely loud, which in a WROL situation is...
  5. Military Weapons Forum
    This is a serious question that I'm posing here. I hope that we can discuss this topic without the usual breakdown into caliber wars. My question is what do you all think about the recent terrorist shooting in San Bernadino, CA where the terrorists used AR15s (.223) rifles achieving a kill...
  6. Military Weapons Forum
    I know talking about .223 for SHTF is wrong. I thought that perhaps lower pressure levels might extend the life of the AR. Is there any .223 ammo out there worthy of complimenting a 5.56 stockpile?
  7. Rifle Forum
    Does anyone one the forum hunt whitetail with 5.56 or .223? if so how many deer have you killed and how many have gotten away? just curious. I may consider getting one.
  8. Military Weapons Forum
    This article began about 20 years ago when I started stockpiling AR-15 magazines for some kind of SHTF / TEOTWAWKI situation. My buddies and I would make trips to the local gun shows, and pick up magazines here and there. I never intended to stockpile hundreds of magazines like some hardcore...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    While stockpiling survival gear for a long term SHTF / TEOTWAWKI situation, I think it is important to pause, review, and then move forward. It does no good to stockpile the same thing over and over, while overlooking other essential preps. The changing of the seasons, a new year, or every 3 –...
  10. Military Weapons Forum
    This is an opinion piece on the 300 Blackout. A couple of days ago I posted a question about Palmetto State Armory on the survivalistboards facebook page. There were several suggestions to go with the 300 blackout instead of the 223/5.56mm. This is my reply to those suggestions...
  11. Military Weapons Forum
    Looking at this for my fathers day present. http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/ar-15-05/complete-uppers/psa-14-7-hammer-forged-midlength-light-weight-upper.html Barrel length 14.7" + flash suppressor Hammer Forged Barrel Machine Gun Steel 5.56 Nato Chamber 1 in 7" twist Double-thick...
  12. Military Weapons Forum
    After watching last weeks Top Shot I've been thinking about the 5.7 for several reasons and would like to hear what other are thinking. With the 5.7 the FPS is high enough to be effective, but the thing that has peaked my interest is that I can shoot the same round from a 5.7 pistol virtually...
  13. Military Weapons Forum
    Looking at buying a Daniel Defense complete upper, so who makes a decent lower receiver of somewhat equal value? The upper receiver I am looking at is the Daniel Defense AR-15 DDXV. ~ EDIT ~ Currently I own a Bushmaster AR that was made during the so called "assault rifle ban". A lot of the...
  14. Military Weapons Forum
    Looking to expand my stockpile of 223, so who has the best deals on brass cased ammo? Over the past few years I have been buying Monarch 223 from Academy sports and outdoors. Monarch is something like $4.89 for a box of 20 but is steel cased. After taking inventory last weekend I decided I...
  15. Military Weapons Forum
    Im new here to the forum, so I figured I'd ask a question that I've had for about a year now.... It seems that a lot of the complaints from Iraq and Afghanistan are coming from troops that are reporting that the 5.56 doesn't have enough stopping power, sometimes taking 2,3,4,5 shots to stop the...
  16. Military Weapons Forum
    still havent goten a quite clear answer what im trying to find is comparing true apples to apples. it was once mentioned that the hole AR vs. Ak debate is not valid because its not comparing apples to apples more like apple to oranges. so i wana compare Apples to apples. if you were to take an...
  17. Military Weapons Forum
    I'm asking specifically for the most reliable ammunition for an AR15 (Mine will be a Mil Spec 1/7 twist AR). What 5.56 Ammo do you count on in case the SHTF situations, which ammo has the least FTF rounds. Where do you buy it? I've been looking at ammo for a few weeks trying to decide what...
  18. Military Weapons Forum
    Does anyone have proof that it is, "Bad", for you to run 5.56 in a firearm chambered in .223?
  19. Firearms General Discussion
    Recently I asked the people on the SurvivalistBoards facebook page what rifle calibers they hunt with. I made sure to specify what calibers they currently own and use, and not what calibers they plan on buying. The purpose of the question was to generate a survey of calibers that people are...
  20. Firearms General Discussion
    Which is a better caliber for SHTF?
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