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raz-0 last won the day on December 9 2011

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  1. OK, if the shockwave is cool and legit, why is nobody making a T2 style chopped down 1887 clone?
  2. ANJRPC is worthy of a lot of contempt. For my entire history as a gun owner, they have either sat by silently, played fudd turning their backs on non-hunters, or demonstrated they exist in the mold of pre-1994 NRA leadership where they at best apply lube sparingly to the legislation coming at you. The NRA-ILA is largely absent and counters the notion that they do nothing in NJ by pointing at the ANJRPC and say they are your state NRA affiliated org. That's either a sign of incredible stupidity, or just underlines how much they have abandoned the state. If it weren't for their federal presence, and the fact that a national org they seem to have moved away from the stance of constant capitulation to fighting the fight, they wouldn't see dime one of my money. Look at the Coalition of NJ sportsmen. Started good with legal challenges to the magazine ban and AWB, turned into a collection of fudds ready to throw you under the bus. Watched the New Jersey Coalition for self defense turn into an ego-based circle jerk from beginnings where it seemed to get the notion that we need to lobby in a manner other than the ANJRPC has been doing. NJ2AS might be banging their head against a wall, but at least you can hear them doing it. SAF might not be ideal, they are very lawyerly and sometimes that means you make judgments based on the legal system and not what is right. You wind up resembling lawyer jokes, but that's how it works. I've seen them show up and ledn their voice to my side of the argument IN NJ more than I have seen ANJRPC or the NRA do it. Which is beyond sad. The jury is still out on the CNJFO. I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt, mostly because Smokin .50 is involved and I know he's not looking to sit around with his thumb up his butt for notoriety and he doesn't want to throw anyone under the bus. They also have active events going on and if they are mired in chaos in their inception, they are keeping it from the general populace, which indicates they have something resembling functioning leadership. They also seem to be involved in the ANJRPC and NRA behaving at a level above where they are indiscernible from moss growing on a tree. All of the above, in NJ, are/have been incestuous in terms of leadership and/or membership. There's going to be resentment and axes to grind. Hopefully folks work it all out and we wind up with something functioning. Don't expect differences of opinion to go away though. It's also likely that you will wind up with an NRA like org and a GOA like org playing good cop bad cop.
  3. You might pay more if you want lightened or some other feature that requires better materials or more machine time/labor. Outside of that, if going for accuracy, you usually want the barrel extension headspaced to the specific bolt you will be using in the rifle. If you go that route, and any bundled bolt is basically at best spare parts, I'd shop in that context. and go with something basic but functional like you have suggested.
  4. Lots of pro gun control people are of that opinion because they project their own emotional unsuitability onto others. They know they shouldn't be trusted with a gun, but they refuse to admit that they might not be the most capable and competent person in the room.
  5. 1.5 lbs can be worth $500. The difference between 11.5 pounds and 10 pounds is not. My $0.02.
  6. That's not comparable to what you made though. That one runs $250. I bought one used for $125 from a fellow forum member, which was a good deal. I was going to build one off a stroller, but the problem is that prices vary stupidly regionally. Locally they were bottoming out at $80 or effectively destroyed. Even the $80 ones were pretty haggard. If I wanted good prices, I was going to have to spend 2-3 hours in the car and drop 20 bucks on gas and come out saving maybe $10. I think longer term the supply is screwed. Most of the jogging strollers on the used market weren't chosen becuase people jogged, but because they were ostentatious or more likely mimicking the really high end strollers at a less insane price. Now the new joggers are in the $300-$700 range with a few exceptions. The want to pretend I'm rich demographic has moved on to weird 4 wheeled strollers with ~6" wheels up front and ~8" wheels out back that won't work well for gun carts.
  7. It's more OSHA lifting than gold's gym lifting.
  8. Rimless cartridges head space off the case mouth. An empty case will sit as deep in a guage as a loaded one. However, a shorter case will drop in too far. The less superior method of looking for oddballs in the ammo boxes comes down to different appearances overall, or the fact that a given press setup won't necessarily seat two different calibers that can make it through the press to the same length.
  9. I'm going to differ with the hive mind on this to an extent. Yes, the true believers want to make guns go away. The anti-gun politicians, the vast majority are not true believers. They also aren't anti-gun. They are anti gun-owner. Gun owners are a motivated block of voters with an issue. They want that issue and the voting block to go away. That is why they respond to most events with legislation that will discourage new gun owners, disenfranchise existing gun owners, and generally try to introduce peril to existing gun owners rather than do anything effective. I'd bet you money that you could pass a national reciprocity bill if it made a license to carry revoke your right to vote.
  10. Even if you aren't gauging every round, there's a good reason to use ammo boxes rather than the sticking them in a jug or zip lock like a lot of people do. When you have something wonky, but case head interchangeable, you will see which one of these things is not like the others.
  11. Yes, most people who argue for pumps are arguing form the backpacker mind set. And just aren't getting their head around the notion of an emergency disposable filter. Like I said before. For a crash bag, the lifestraw is an excellent fit. OR the sawyer equivalent. They sell a kit with a cheap flat pack squeeze bottle. https://www.amazon.com/Sawyer-Products-SP128-Filtration-System/dp/B00FA2RLX2/ref=pd_sim_468_6?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00FA2RLX2&pd_rd_r=SSWT8PVJ01CCH28TRT83&pd_rd_w=9NEqB&pd_rd_wg=E3M38&psc=1&refRID=SSWT8PVJ01CCH28TRT83&dpID=51mVWHQb1wL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=detail You can buy a 3 pack of the squeeze bottles for $9 and have options if you encounter potable water. Smaller, lighter, and about $60 cheaper than a pump.
  12. Lifestraw is good stuff. You just need to be sure you are matching the product to your need appropriately. Yes, a good pump filter beats a lifestraw, but it's not really about the quality of what comes out the back end rather the overal capability of the product. For example, the lifestraw can get clogged up with non life threatening muck and it is done. Many pump filters, you can clean the pre filter elements and be back in business. Most pumps can service multiple people with effort. A single life straw less so. I think a crash bag in the car is a good fit for a life straw. A cheap water bladder modified to accept the in-line life straw might be even better. Their family sized filter is a some good cheap SHTF insurance fro a natural disaster. it's fine enough to filter out a good chunk of viruses, which their straws are not. You can regularly get them on sale for about $50.
  13. I must have missed this reply a while ago. SO you can thank ray-ray and his video if you find this useful. AS mentioned previously, it appears that in a 16" carbine, you are burning all your powder up before you reach the end. Pistol noise is expanding, HOT gasses. Even if you are supersonic, if you are hitting max velocity at 10" of barrel due to gas no longer expanding faster than the bullet is moving, you are net resulting in slower expanding gas by the time you uncork the tube. Additionally, you would have ~6" of barrel acting like a bloop tube, which can tame noise a bit. If you had enough, it would be like those insanely long, ultra quiet, but not actually legally suppressed shotguns they use for culling wild animals in residential areas. You also get 16" of barrel playing heat sink. Taking the heat out of expanding gasses should reduce the rate of expansion (which may factor into my previously related chrono experience, it might not all be friction, but in part sucking some energy out of the expanding gasses). I must have missed this reply a while ago. SO you can thank ray-ray and his video if you find this useful. AS mentioned previously, it appears that in a 16" carbine, you are burning all your powder up before you reach the end. Pistol noise is expanding, HOT gasses. Even if you are supersonic, if you are hitting max velocity at 10" of barrel due to gas no longer expanding faster than the bullet is moving, you are net resulting in slower expanding gas by the time you uncork the tube. Additionally, you would have ~6" of barrel acting like a bloop tube, which can tame noise a bit. If you had enough, it would be like those insanely long, ultra quiet, but not actually legally suppressed shotguns they use for culling wild animals in residential areas. You also get 16" of barrel playing heat sink. Taking the heat out of expanding gasses should reduce the rate of expansion (which may factor into my previously related chrono experience, it might not all be friction, but in part sucking some energy out of the expanding gasses).
  14. Its for free until you notice that the plan without it is $20 cheaper, and the two service plan you get for that $20 retails for about $10. So.... Yeah. You are paying for the service and another $10 for the 'free' bandwidth.
  15. If they haven't redefined them based on NY, CA congressional reps and the former mayor daley crying about the "blackpowder loophole", while Obama was in charge of them, then I doubt they will change much. Them deciding the internals of such a thing are suppressor parts and thus restricted seems much more feasible.