Submit peasants !

Submit peasants !.

 

I agree. That is exactly who we are. Or should be. The violence will come eventually. In many ways it has. The transformation of police into combat-patrolmen is a portion of it. I like Mr. Beck and what hes done and indeed what he aspires to do. He should distance himself from violence, none of us want that. But I can tell you, its on the way., amd better in my lifetime than my children’s.

“Clusterf**k”: Lessons Learned

GraveMrWhite:

This is great info. You better read it Timberwolf. You and me got a date with a range soon.

Originally posted on Western Rifle Shooters Association:

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A terrific AAR, sent by a reader:

“Clusterf**k” –

That is the one word answer I uttered to my wife’s one-word question as she eyed my weary face and body covered in smelly sweat soaked clothing, and asked me, “Well?” She was inquiring as to the outcome of my weekend session as an untrained spotter for an ex-combat veteran sniper during a competitive team event that we were using for training and evaluation. She tried to suppress her laugh.

For the past 8 years I have been training in various aspects of both long-range shooting and SUT. Some of my skills are self-taught and for others I have been receiving various forms of “professional” training, some good and some not so good. (Here I come Max and Mosby for the real deal.) I have noted over the years, that everyone seems to do things differently to achieve the same end…

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Rights are special privileges government gives you…

GraveMrWhite:

Home Schooling it is.

Originally posted on American Irony In The Land Of Freedumb...:

When an opponent declares, “I will not come over to your side,” I calmly say, “Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.”Adolf Hitler

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Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50mm

I have to admit: I am not consistant. I consume more content than I produce. So, heres a gear review, to rectify that.

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I recently purchased a Vortex Viper PST 6-24×50 (30mm tube) mounted with the Vortex ADR cantilever mount. The reticule is the EBR1 MOA. The reason it looks ridiculously long is the very generous sunshade that comes with it. It looks long enough to see the future with. This is my first big boy scope and I have to say I’m pretty impressed. I purchased from Midway for $729. From what I’ve seen, I got a sick deal. The rifle is a DPMS Oracle .308 with a 16″ barrel. Looking at it in the picture, there is a lot to be desired from the rifle itself. I am making improvements slowly. I can say the bipod is about to go, its a Challenger and a direct knock off of the older style Harris. I attempted to save money… I should have opted for a better place to save money. Something like an Atlas, to me, is dramatically over priced, but an outstanding design. The Harris works great, and the knockoff works mediocre. It wont lock into place unless its all the way out or all the way in. There, a review within a review, you get more for your money with Mr. White.

The Viper is thankfully the last scope I’ll likely ever need. The warranty is ridiculously lop sided in my favor, and the features are far in advanced of my current shooting level.

Range time:

Bore sight. Bore sight. Bore sight. It doesnt take long, and goodness does it save time and money. I didn’t do it. If you’ve been reading for a bit, or you read my tiny bio, I will tell you I make big expensive mistakes, so you dont have to. This was one of the less expensive ones, but still not cheap. Without too much painful detail.
• I didnt bore sight.
• I didnt know if I was moving the reticule to point of impact or the opposite.
• I didn’t check to see if I had enough of the same ammo before zeroing.
• I shot with a time constraint.
• I had fun anyway.

What you’re going to find is Vortex is worth your money. They have a product that is priced exactly correct for the quality you recieve. I got mine on sale and had already planned on spending the full retail amount. If you’re purchasing as a Rationalist, and you’re looking for something that doubles as a spotting scope or other data collecting optic. I highly recommend this model. Especially with the EBR1 MOA reticle. It will give you the ability to see targets and objects, as well as size things using the reticle. Very handy.

This scope is at home on this rifle in mamy ways and I look forward to stretching its legs and mine on longer and longer ranges. I’ll post the results once I get it zeroed… properly this time.

It was fun. I got to go with my Dad.

The get home bag.

We all need one. Especially if we work outside the home. If you work inside, at least I know first hand you work twice as hard, hang in there. For the rest of us that spend 80% of our time away from home, we need some tools to get home.

But first we need a plan. Some plans are as simple as “I’ll head East to the tracks and follow them home.” Some plans need more thought. Especially if you’re going to be linking up with people, or picking people up on your way. The first consideration is how far can you get with transportation? You can get a lot farther faster in a car. The other consideration is when to ditch it. My guideline is: as soon as the car comes to a stop, and all the cars around me are stopped, I’m out. No waiting to see if they move, no messing around. Pull off to the side of the road if able and bail out, if you can even pull off to the side. I’m also not going to walk on the side of the road. I’m going to move off the main roads and into the fields, streets, or whatever adjacent terrain there is and roll out. Heading in my general “home” direction.

You, like me, may have a mountain, river or other huge terrain feature in your way. Plan for it in all seasons. If you have to ford a river plan on having a boat. Foot fording in winter is a failure to plan. Don’t have a boat or can’t afford one. Know where to get one nearby. Cable cutters are worth their weight. An emtrenching tool has a ton of uses, and an oar is one. Another alternative is a dry suit, if you happen to have one laying about.

Mountains may be easier to go around than over. If not, Look for railroad trussels, tunnels, and other pass throughs. Sometimes you’ll get lucky in your map recon and spot one. Make sure its usable. Taking the time to do an actual recon of the area while things are calm camt be understated. Having a clear head and seeing things with fresh eyes will give you an advantage in judging which way is best or if this route is even an option.

Going underground can have its advantages. Many cities have hidden ruins beneath them that can serve as passage ways. Beware, these may be filled with all sorts of people both good and evil, or some inbetween.

So what does all this route planning have to do with a get home bag? Everything. With a plan comes the equipment list. Got a river, cache a boat or dry suit. Got a mountain pack hiking boots. Mission drives equipment.

So, what’s your plan?