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Sat, Nov. 19th, 2016, 01:04 pm
Vintage portrait

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Sat, Nov. 19th, 2016, 12:42 pm
SVT40

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This might explain why certain people prefer to riot in Oakland and Berkeley rather than in Inwood, WV. The locals would have put too much of a crimp in their style.

Bonus: SVT40 photos from 2004.

Fri, Nov. 18th, 2016, 02:13 pm
Measuring without intruments

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Assume a person who winds up in some other version of Earth. All the physical constants are the same, but no measuring instruments exist. How would you go about recreating standard units of length, weight, time, temperature, etc — and instruments for measuring them? Assume that string and pegs are available, everything else has to be made. Basic hand tool (saw, hammer and the like) are available.

Fri, Nov. 18th, 2016, 10:06 am
Ballistic calculator with graph capability?

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I need to graph trajectories for various loads, ideally with several loads on one chart. Any suggestions on the best software for that?

Fri, Nov. 18th, 2016, 10:00 am
Travel portraits

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Fri, Nov. 18th, 2016, 09:07 am
“And don’t forget to smile!”

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One of my closest friends wraps up her voice mail greeting with that advice. Americans are often accused of smiling too much in public. Considering that most foreigners see mainly Americans on vacations, that’s a skewed sample, but even at home, most people here smile a lot. Why shouldn’t they?

A typical movie about war or disaster starts with a brief sample of normalcy. A family at breakfast might be shown, parents worried over something insignificant, kids bickering over something equally petty. Then, five minutes into the story, a war begins, or an earthquake happens, or hungry aliens land, and all the previous concerns suddenly seem very small by comparison.

Think about your own day. Did you wake up healthy, able-minded and in a first-world country? That’s an excellent start. Are people close to you, family and friends, generally doing ok? That, in itself, is a reason to smile.

Do you have problems? We all do. Are they generally surmountable through your own efforts? That’s true for most of us. Again, that’s reason sufficient for happiness.

It can always be worse. You could wake up with chronic pain. You could wake up to incoming artillery barrage. You could wake up in North Korea or some other trashcanistan with closed borders. Your kid or best friend could be down with incurable disease. Have a sense of perspective. Save your frowns for those days.

Thu, Nov. 17th, 2016, 08:47 pm
Quiet before the firestorm

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17+1 rounds of 10mm Auto await their rapid stage entry.

 

Thu, Nov. 17th, 2016, 08:07 pm
A quiet day in nature

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I love Tennessee Autumn…mid-November with 70*F weather. The targets we set up in the woods get populated with lead and copper, but without our ears getting a beating.

This rifle is one of five SU16s built by keltec in 300 Blackout. Since then, they’ve come up with adjustable gas systems, so something better is in the works. Still, it’s nice and light. It’s available in 5.56mm, numerous configurations.

Reflex AmTac suppressor is nice…but it will be almost another year before ATF deigns to sign off on me getting it. For now, my friends at DTV Tactical Innovations hold it for me while we wait for the paperwork.

Thu, Nov. 17th, 2016, 02:57 pm
Reflex suppressor on a Faxon ARAK21

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With the reflex suppressor, 18″ barrel is required on ARAK21 to clear the gas regulator. With an AR15 and short forend, 16″ should be enough, but the result will be slightly louder due to higher gas pressure at the muzzle. ARAK21 has ejection port on both sides, and ejection direction may be switched with just a 180 degree turn of the bolt. The scope, a Lucid 4-16 might seen excessive for the short .30 cartridges (ARAK21 can work with 300 Blackout or 7.62×39), but it gives additional range with detailed drop compensation reticle.

Works from the right shoulder just as well. Charging handle is also switchable.

Thu, Nov. 17th, 2016, 12:37 pm
A truly automatic shotgun

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Select-fire Saiga 12 converted by DTV Tactical Innovations,with 20rd Promag drum and TRS25 red dot. How many projectiles are in the air at once?

Wed, Nov. 16th, 2016, 08:57 pm
A tribute to Charles Bronson

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The movie rather understated the effect of 7.62mm ball on humans…

Mon, Nov. 14th, 2016, 10:57 pm
Sisters

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Mon, Nov. 14th, 2016, 10:21 pm
Chad the Awesome

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One reason why I love my work: cool people.

Sun, Nov. 13th, 2016, 11:29 pm
Modern bullpups

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RDB 5.56mm, 17.3

Keltec RDB 5.56mm, 17.3″ barrel, Vortex 1-6x Strike Eagle scope, AmTac suppressor.

RDB-C 6.5 Grendel with 24

RDB-C 6.5 Grendel with 24″ barrel, Vortex 3x Spitfire scope, AmTac reflex suppressor.

Sat, Nov. 12th, 2016, 10:15 pm
A very flashy shooter

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From NSSF World Steel Rimfire Challenge 2016, Jamie Parker Green.

Both pistols are Ruger 2245 Lite modified with Tandemkross parts.

Sat, Nov. 12th, 2016, 08:32 pm
Help me locate Travis

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I’d like to figure out Travis’ email to send him the edited printable file. Any idea what his email is? The photo is from Worlds Rimfire Challenge 2016.

Sat, Nov. 12th, 2016, 06:30 pm
Blue eyed boy

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Wed, Nov. 9th, 2016, 09:20 pm
DSA FAL HBAR

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Is that enough acronyms in a row?

Wed, Nov. 9th, 2016, 09:00 pm
Tap-tap

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Sig MPX

Tue, Nov. 8th, 2016, 08:57 pm
Henry 45-70 Octagon: new on American Shooting Journal

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A classic heavy-hitter.

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