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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

April 11, 2017 Fullmoon 0

Granted, a 22 LR isn’t a 45 but at close range it will pass right through a human body or a skull. It can do damage at over a mile if you are unfortunate enough to get hit by a misplaced or errant shot. There are many reported incidents of this happening. The thing about a magazine fed 22 is they are prone to jamming due to that rimmed cartridge and also because of improper, or incomplete primer deposits in the rim. I have misfires all the time especially with new ammunition manufactured in places like Australia. John Browning developed the 25 caliber ACP cartridge for more positive feeding in a magazine fed semi auto pistol. There is no rim on the 25 to cause feeding problems and the 25 fires a slightly heavier projectile. More reliable for a carry gun.

Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon — Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:07 pm


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Gardening • Re: starting tomatoes from seed

April 10, 2017 Fullmoon 0

Sounds like you may be watering them too much. Once the seeds sprout and push up out of the soil you can let the soil dry out and not water every day. The soil should be damp but not soggy so the roots don’t drown. Being indoors there is less evaporation from the soil. I plant seeds in Jiffy-7 peat pods and set them in a covered plastic tray placed next to the wood stove. They don’t need much light to germinate but warm temps will help with germination and as soon as the plants pop through the soil I remove the top and set the tray on the windowsill and cut back the watering to every third day. Works every time. They sell Jiffy-7 tray kits at most gardening outlets and they last for years of re-use.

Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon — Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:37 am


Batteries etc… • Re: How do battery banks work?

April 6, 2017 Fullmoon 0

Placing your battery bank inside a bunker where you are living may not be such a good idea. Lead acid batteries like the L-16 6 volt deep cycle storage battery emit hydrogen gas when charging. You would have to build a box to enclose your batteries and run a vent pipe to the outside of the bunker. I ran my house with 8 L-16 batteries hooked up in series and in parallel to attain 12 volts. They were kept charged by 8 solar panels regulated with a Trace C-40 charge controller. But then you will also need an inverter to convert 12 volt DC to 110 volt AC current. My battery bank lasted 12 years in constant use before the batteries quit holding a charge and had to be replaced.

Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon — Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:37 am


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Guns • Re: EOTech Recalls/Settlements

April 4, 2017 Fullmoon 0

Have not heard of this before. I have had no issues with my model 512 as far as temperature swings but its mild here with no radical differences like you might find in the Midwest. I like the scope but cannot train myself to keep the left eye open as recommended.

Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon — Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:27 pm


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Guns • Re: Thoughts on how to handle

March 25, 2017 Fullmoon 0

There are plenty of former Navy SEALS and former Special Forces people out there making training video’s and selling them to the general public, as well as teaching classes. This business market focus has moved from retired police people to the special operator’s arena in the last 12 to 15 years due to the never ending sandbox engagements. One of the most vocal was Col Bo Gritz who operated his SPIKE training classes over in Idaho during the 1990s. There have always been flakes and drop outs as well as wanna bees who profess to have been in the special warfare arena. At one time all ex SF people carried a challenge coin to prove they had actually been in the SF but today anyone can purchase a challenge coin in most surplus stores. With no DD-214 or DD-215 as proof of service Its best to distance yourself from this situation. He may be just another con artist trying to make a buck off of an experience that never happened.

Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon — Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:59 am


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Guns • Re: Thoughts on how to handle

March 25, 2017 Fullmoon 0

There are plenty of former Navy SEALS and former Special Forces people out there making training video’s and selling them to the general public, as well as teaching classes. This business market focus has moved from retired police people to the special operator’s arena in the last 12 to 15 years due to the never ending sandbox engagements. One of the most vocal was Col Bo Gritz who operated his SPIKE training classes over in Idaho during the 1990s. There have always been flakes and drop outs as well as wanna bees who profess to have been in the special warfare arena. At one time all ex SF people carried a challenge coin to prove they had actually been in the SF but today anyone can purchase a challenge coin in most surplus stores. With no DD-214 or DD-215 as proof of service Its best to distance yourself from this situation. He may be just another con artist trying to make a buck off of an experience that never happened.

Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon — Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:59 am


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Gardening • Re: How to best take advantage of forest fire damage

March 24, 2017 Fullmoon 0

OK for you scientific types, I was talking to a corn farmer at my Battalion re-union and he told me he had to apply gypsum to his soil to get the correct ph for corn. I think he was from the state of Nebraska. I had never heard of this before, lived all over the country and don’t remember anyone applying gypsum. Which way does gyp move the ph?

Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon — Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:30 pm


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Gardening • Re: How to best take advantage of forest fire damage

March 24, 2017 Fullmoon 0

OK for you scientific types, I was talking to a corn farmer at my Battalion re-union and he told me he had to apply gypsum to his soil to get the correct ph for corn. I think he was from the state of Nebraska. I had never heard of this before, lived all over the country and don’t remember anyone applying gypsum. Which way does gyp move the ph?

Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon — Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:30 pm


Gardening • Re: How to best take advantage of forest fire damage

March 23, 2017 Fullmoon 0

Pine, fir and larch trees all love acidic soil and will grow well in it. In any deciduous forest you will find that the soil is acidic. In a hardwood forest the soil is more neutral and vegetable crops will produce well in this soil. To grow veggies or fruit trees in acidic soil you must add dolomite to lower the Ph of the soil. Plants that love acidic soil are blue berries, red raspberries, Himalayan black berries, black satin berries etc. and these can be planted directly in acidic soil without adding lime to lower the ph.

Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon — Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:02 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: What are you doing on this first day of spring?

March 20, 2017 Fullmoon 0

Last Friday it hit 70 degrees here, got out and cleaned up all the tree branches and other debris that was blown down over the winter. Turned over several raised beds and planted 5 Honeyberry bushes, something new from Siberia, I thought I would give them a try. They grow fruit like a blueberry but elongated and much bigger, cold hardy to 40 below. Also planted snow peas, brussel sprouts and cauliflower. Today its raining and 64 degrees.

Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon — Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:56 am


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Construction Cornerstone • Re: Selling Your Standing Timber?

March 13, 2017 Fullmoon 0

White pine could be used as firewood. It throws a fair amount of heat but does not burn as long as hardwood does. A mixture of white pine and hickory or ash or even maple would be a good way to use up the pine. If the pine has been left to dry out for a year it will burn good without much creosote build up in the chimney pipe. Your chimney should be cleaned every year anyway to avoid a chimney fire. I have 2 jack pine blow downs I am cutting up for next years firewood and will mix it with Madrone hardwood in the wood stove. Better to use it for firewood than leave it to rot on the ground as I can’t sell it due to low pine log prices.

Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon — Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:20 am


Construction Cornerstone • Re: Selling Your Standing Timber?

March 12, 2017 Fullmoon 0

As a general rule, white pine isn’t used for framing materials. Douglas fir is the standard for structural members with Sitka Spruce coming in second. Doug fir is more flexible and will carry more weight. Framing lumber is supposed to be green when a structure is being built. If you dry it you can’t nail the members together without the wood splitting and you will bend lots of nails trying to frame with dried wood. Dried lumber has a tendency to warp and twist making assembly harder. After assembly, green framing members will dry out over time and take a set and remain stable. Hardwoods need to be cured for cabinet making, stair treads etc. Moisture content in kiln dried lumber should be 10 to 12%. Most local building codes and inspectors will want to see a lumber grade stamp on all framing materials and sheet stock. Framing materials must be graded and stamped as number 2 or better to pass inspection. You might want to check with your U.P. county building code for specs and whether or not you can use your home grown lumber. A shed or outbuilding may be OK to build with home sawn timber but any building for human occupation must be built to code with approved lumber. A portable Wood Mizer band saw or a Mobile Dimension circular saw can be towed into your property very easily, set up, and your sawn lumber will be inexpensively cut to whatever dimension you want, usually up to 24′ lengths. The leftover cants and scraps can be cut into firewood for your woodstove. The band saws cut a narrower kerf leaving less saw dust to clean up and being more efficient. I just paid $340 per thousand board feet to a Mobile Dimension saw operator to mill some 1×12 fir siding and it came out beautiful, clear wood with no knots, a number one clear grade lumber. Here in Oregon this is a common practice. I have built houses in remote locations using materials sawn on site. Had a 6×16″ ridge beam cut from a large diameter fir tree. After the owner moved in, a pitch pocket started dripping sticky pitch onto his coffee table, contaminating his beer mug and changing the flavor of his favorite brew. This continued for over a year so a better tree should have been used to eliminate this unforeseen problem.

Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon — Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:25 am


Military • MOS name changes

February 16, 2017 Fullmoon 0

I was sitting in the waiting room at the V.A. yesterday and picked up an American Legion magazine to read. In it I found an article describing how the Marine Corps, under pressure from social engineers in congress, has eliminated the term “Man” from all MOS descriptions. So now an MOS number of 0311 Rifleman will be changed to Rifle person and 0341 Mortar man will be mortar person, a 1371 demolitions man will be known as a demolitions person, etc etc. The article also stated that Navy job assignments will also be eliminated from rank arm patches/chevrons and sailors will be known by rank alone with no mention of their job. This practice will end the long standing tradition so as not to insult or slander any female grunts or Navy personel and also help to generate a feeling of equality amongst male and female military member’s. This magazine was printed while Obama was president (of course) and it remains to be seen if President Trump will reverse this nonsense.

Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon — Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:24 pm


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Natural Disasters • Re: CA: Oroville dam collapse feared

February 13, 2017 Fullmoon 0

Last summer Lake Oroville was empty and now its overflowing, too much water too fast from the winter storms. I drove over the Feather River Bridge (last year) connecting Yuba City with Marysville and you could see the bottom bedrock of the river. For now it has stopped raining but there are record amounts of snowfall that will melt off and run down into the lake from the Sierra’s. Real bad situation. This is the second largest reservoir in the state.

Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon — Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:28 pm


Guns • Re: RELOADING

February 12, 2017 Fullmoon 0

The Lyman Reloading Manual as well as the Speer manual dedicate the first half of their books to step by step procedures for inspecting components and the complete process of reloading ammunition. You may be able to sneak a peak inside these manuals for free online at Amazon. Once equipped and set up you can start with small test batches of 5 or 10 rounds to test the powder load and accuracy and also to see if the rounds will chamber correctly. After you determine the most accurate load you may start to mass produce quality ammunition. There are many U-TUBE video’s available on the internet showing the basics, might be worth some time to watch just to get some idea of the basics. I started out with an RCBS single stage press way back in the 1970s but have since moved up to a Dillon Square Deal progressive press that (once set up correctly) can spit out high volumes of quality ammunition, like 300 rounds per hour of 9MM or 45, should have bought a Dillon many years ago. The Dillon 650 will load both pistol and rifle ammunition with a die change over kit.
If you have the ability to do machinist’s or light mechanic work you could master the reloading process. I have known people who invested lots of money in equipment to reload ammunition but they could not grasp the basics, having never had a job where they had to use their hands. They can’t even change the spark plugs in their car. A little common sense and ability goes a long way in learning to reload.

Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon — Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:44 am


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, III?

February 5, 2017 Fullmoon 0

The mainstream media propagandists have concentrated their news focus on these out of control rabble rouser punk sore loser pukes to make people believe that most of the population hates The Donald. Its pure horse manure at its finest. There will always be a small percentage of young people who will protest/riot at the drop of a hat about inconsequential current events because to them its just plain fun. I have seen the video of the man in Chicago who was dragged out of his car and thrashed and I remember when Reginol Denny had the same thing happen to him in 1992 in Los Angeles. These were life threatening events and I will not allow the same thing to happen to me. Be prepared, be armed, carry lots of magazines, nutcakes and tweakers are everywhere, both city and rural, so be ready, watch and observe the people around you and defend yourself if attacked. Fortunately there are very few people here where I live and the probability for the bad thing is very low. Got my own water supply, solar panels, generators, water pumps, storage tanks, wild game, chickens, access to beef cattle and lots of supplies. Doubt that it should ever morph into a full blown civil war unless the libtards hire some mercs.

Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon — Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:38 pm


Gardening • Re: Security help for my garden

February 1, 2017 Fullmoon 0

Do you have a fence around your garden? A family sized garden plot is easy to fence in to keep the deer away. Mine is 6′ high “no climb” type fence material and it keeps most critters on the outside looking in. I still have potato’s in the ground under 6″ of straw and dig them up as we need them.

Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon — Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:26 pm


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Personal Safety and Home Security • Re: Hmmm…WHAT?!?..No front sight?

January 25, 2017 Fullmoon 0

Like you, I have never been able to re-train myself for new procedures to use a new optic/sight system. I learned one way and its etched into my sub conscious brain matter for ever. This sight may be a good thing for new people who are just learning to shoot, its a good idea and looks well made but overcoming old habits, at least for me, ain’t gonna cut it. This sight principal is similar in concept to combat shooting but in reverse, eliminating the sight alignment/sight picture target shooting concept and just using the front sight, looking down the slide and placing the front sight on the target. Its fast, its accurate and in a manure hits the fan type of situation there is no time for proper sight alignment.

Statistics: Posted by Fullmoon — Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:08 pm