nightslayer78

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  1. Thanks. I think I should save up and get an ACOG. I was in the army for a short while so I do know how to use one. I just could of sworn the one I used needed batteries. But, that is exactly what I need, something that can get to about 3 to 4 times zoom with good close range target acquisition. The price is a little steep but probably well worth it.

     

    Thanks again.


  2. Great choice

     

    as long as you can feed the bulldog and as long as you can hump ammo it is the number 1 choice.

     

    Remember BEWARE using heavy bullets with hot loads they will bend the OP ROD use bullet weights and loads

     

    that approximate ball or commercial loadings.

     

    I recall 137 grain to 165 grain bullets with standard military spec loading it is not a bolt rifle it cannot fire what a bolt can

     

    they are very accurate within their range of ammo.

     

    Are you saying that the larger round that is the .308 tends to bend the operating rod?

     

    I intend to start with lesser grain rounds to start with. To find a good medium range.

    @Capt Bart,

     

    I don't know how I posted twice, you can remove the duplicate if you wish.

     

    If anyone has experience with the M1A I am trying to decide on optics.

     

    1. The red dot/halo sights route (but they use batteries)

     

    2. Glass sights (but I can't engage well at medium to close range)

     

    3. Iron sights (Being able to engage accurately at longer ranges is tougher)

     

    I would want to be prepared for MOUT and for long range engagements.


  3. I just bought a M1A Scout Squad a few weeks ago. I intend to use it as my main rifle in the event of a SHTF scenario. I wanted to make this post to create an awareness and a debate about the M1A.

     

    My main points for the rifle as a good SHTF/TEOTWAWKI rifle are that:

     

    1. Was a military rifle for many years

    2. Very durable

    3. .308 round is a very abundant and common round

    4. The .308 can tear through most walls and items in the way of your target

    5. Is a very capable rifle for engaging targets further than 500 yards.

    6. Will drop most targets in one center-mass hit.

     

    The bad:

     

    1. Rifle is heavier than modern rifles.

    2. Rounds are heavier than the .556 and the 7.62 x 39

    3. Long

     

    For me the trade offs were worth it.


  4. I just bought a M1A Scout Squad a few weeks ago. I intend to use it as my main rifle in the event of a SHTF scenario. I wanted to make this post to create an awareness and a debate about the M1A.

     

    My main points for the rifle as a good SHTF/TEOTWAWKI rifle are that:

     

    1. Was a military rifle for many years

    2. Very durable

    3. .308 round is a very abundant and common round

    4. The .308 can tear through most walls and items in the way of your target

    5. Is a very capable rifle for engaging targets further than 500 yards.

    6. Will drop most targets in one center-mass hit.

     

    The bad:

     

    1. Rifle is heavier than modern rifles.

    2. Rounds are heavier than the .556 and the 7.62 x 39

    3. Long

     

    For me the trade offs were worth it.


  5. I feel were getting closer to the end.

     

    Well these scenarios are caused by the influx of population. Which if you think about it most of the scenarios that WILL happen to us are caused (maybe not directly) by the astronomical increase in population we have seen in the past hundred years.

     

    I'm glad forums are sprouting up like this one, it shows people are thinking of what will happen to us. It doesn't come down to paranoia, it just takes common sense. We are experiencing something that has never happened before, that one species has so much control over the fate of earth, and I for one do not have the faith in humanity to believe we will sort it out.

     

    Humans are too complacent to want to act on what we are doing. If we didn't have the technology we wouldn't live like kings like we do now. We could use the technology we have now to produce alternative fuels and cities that were less of a footprint on the environment that give us life.

     

    Also, I believe we have the nature to celebrate life. While back in the beginning of humanity that was warranted by the statistics that most children didn't make it to adulthood. But, with the amount of science and money we pour into children making it to adulthood as we do now. We have created a problem. Our planet just can't support this population. Maybe not in the near future. But, we cannot think like that, we are already seeing the effects. See OP's article he posted

     

    And, since the world has made their voice heard that colonizing other planets is a waste of money. We will be doomed to remove this planet of all resources until we all starve to death.


  6. As far as durability and weather resistance goes, I'd have to say that you can't go wrong with a dive watch - it's what I wear. Has the versatility of an everyday watch while also being a potentially useful item should the shtf.

     

    Kidding aside I prefer a waterprooof self-winding analog Timex. The reason is that with hands you can tell direction and there is no battery to replace.

     

     

    @ Rampart, How long does it last before the batteries run out? And, how durable is it?

     

    @ Rod How long have you owned it? what issues have you found out about it?


  7. Most modern military packs have access pouches built in for CamelBaks. The recon pack is a good example of this. Even if you do not have a pouch for this purpose you could also just stick your CamelBak inside your BOB and stick the tube outside the main pouch.

     

    I just see the only benefit the urban transport has Over other more durable packs, is the pouch for the CamelBak.

     

    http://www.amazon.com/Tactical-15-9033-Hydration-Compatible-Backpack/dp/B005R3RHEC


  8. Some of you that have been in the military recently (not sure how it used to be) but in the military no one wears underwear.. they add extra weight to your rucksack and chafe badly on long ruck marches. It's best to just ditch underwear all together. Some of you might see this as strange and may have noticed it feels weird. But, after some time you will see the benefits.


  9. Been thinking about this... What would one consider the best watch for TEOTWAWKI?

     

    I'm not talking necessarily about watches with gadgets.

     

    Obviously soon or later it will be a pile of metal. But, what watch would last the longest before it becomes useless?

     

    If it is battery powered, it would have to use the least amount of batteries, in the long term (20 years+). If it is solar/ kinetic powered how long does it take to fail?

     

    Also, factors such as durability and weather resistances should be a factor.

     

    Thank you!

     

    (BTW I believe this is my first post on the forums, been an avid reader for awhile though)