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September 25, 2019 at 2:21 am #70939
Updated: I had a picatinny rail and shell deflector welded on, as well as swapped out the stock and handguard for some nicer ones. It is still heavy, but works really well.
I put a Vortex Strikefire 2 and 4x magnifier on it so that it had a bit of an optic. The low price for mags is awesome. They basically run about $4 a piece.
My overall thought is that it will be a hell of a battle rifle if needed. I would hate to hump it around along with the heavy arsed .308 rounds, but in a defensive type situation it would be amazing.
http://ageofdecadence.comApril 5, 2018 at 1:56 pm #66448
My Pops is moving back to Wyoming in the next few months and I will be following suit a few years after. As long as I can keep under the radar until we all get moved, we should be able to keep the items we need to defend ourselves. The rest of the country’s equipment and ability to defend themselves scares me quite a bit.
http://ageofdecadence.comMarch 8, 2018 at 2:27 pm #63160
I hate to admit it, but I am kind of with you on this one…… The possibility of a gun ban is more likely now than it has in quite a while, imo. Too many GOP are caving in to the MSM’s narrative.
Getting bunch of parts, some 80% lowers and “selling” off many of my “break glass in event of national crisis” type firearms seems to be the best possible preparation imo.
http://ageofdecadence.comMarch 3, 2018 at 1:47 am #62466
Not sure how I missed this post….
I have a KSG and absolutely love it. For sights I put on a Vortex Strikefire 2 and it works really well.
http://ageofdecadence.comMarch 2, 2018 at 3:27 pm #62336
I picked up the rifle yesterday and now have it home meeting all its brother’s and sisters…..
The next thing I want to do is upgrade the fore end and get some sort of rail/mounting system on it. While digging through my “pile of gun stuff” I ran across an extra Vortex Strikefire 2 that has just been collecting dust. I also have an older Vortex 1-4x scope with illuminated reticle. Either way, it looks like this rifle may get some glass of some sort. Really am not 100% sure which direction to go nor have I got a final configuration in mind.
I guess it is time to pull up a lot of pictures on Google and Bing to see if anything tickles my fancy.
http://ageofdecadence.comFebruary 15, 2018 at 2:40 pm #61073
I am glad that all is well. They will hopefully use this experience to fill in any established gaps in their “oh crap” planning in the future. It is amazing how quickly those dependent upon city type services quickly become a touch “prepper” once they experience something that could have killed them.
Again, I am very happy that your family was spared.
http://ageofdecadence.comFebruary 5, 2018 at 2:22 pm #60312
I have the rifle on layaway and am making the second payment this week. After doing a lot of research I am even more pleased with my find.
When I went in a couple weeks ago for some reloading components I asked for visitation. While looking at it with a scope I can see that it really was barely fired. I doubt it has more that a few hundred rounds down it. The owner of the shop said that the guy picked it up and started doing some upgrades (cocking lever, trigger pack, stock) then decided that he didn’t like the roller lock. This guy was a friend of the owner and talked the owner into using this PTR as a trade in for a FAL.
Either way, I think I am coming out well. The old pieces come with the rifle as do a double handful of magazines. Since this sale was for his buddy, the shop owner is giving me 15% off parts for this rifle…… Still more expensive than online in most cases, but it is still a nice gesture. I might take him up on the offer if he can get me a G2-RS Fab Defense hand guard. Still not sure what stock I want.
January 18, 2018 at 8:47 pm #58579
- This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by sledjockey.
Buffers help with case mouth dents and damage, but if you aren’t going to reload for it, all you are doing is saving the paint.
Typically, the fired case comes out hard enough to bounce off and protect your right flank.
Pick up a spare bolt buffer, it’s in the front of the stock and will eventually wear out.
The little cocking lever spring that holds the lever down is another part I’d grab, it’s annoying at best when they break.
I will order a couple of those parts to keep on hand. Thank you….
As for the case buffer, I do reload and was actually concerned enough about my brass that I was seriously considering just running steel case through this rifle if I didn’t find a solution. As a matter of fact I run a Dillon 550, a couple Lee presses (1 turret, 1 classic, 1 .50 BMG) and have 2 MEC shotshell reloaders. I have a small fortune in reloading stuff….. Anyway: Since I will be going with a claw mount I should be able to get one of those snap on type case buffers rather than have to get a deflector soldered/welded on, right? Is that the best way to go?
http://ageofdecadence.comJanuary 18, 2018 at 4:03 am #58493
I appreciate the info and am interested in the lower. I have 60 days to pick it up. When I grab it I can take pics and measurements to check fit.
I wasn’t sure about the claw mounts, so that really helps.
What do you know about case buffers and defectors?
http://ageofdecadence.comJanuary 17, 2018 at 7:35 pm #58464
I thought this guy was dead……
He must have been back in jail.
http://ageofdecadence.comJanuary 15, 2018 at 2:24 pm #58215
This looks like a variation of a woodman’s cleaver. It is almost like a seax and a cleaver had a love child. Cleavers are very useful in the field and many custom makers forge them.
http://ageofdecadence.comJanuary 8, 2018 at 9:53 pm #57723
Every politician is in someone’s pocket and is only out to make more money from the lobby that supports them the most….. This is the unfortunate result of allowing “Politician” to become a profession.
http://ageofdecadence.comJanuary 8, 2018 at 8:14 pm #57720
I am not too familiar with various MJ laws/regulations, so the information about CBD is appreciated. I will look into that for her.
From what I read, the CSA does not need to go through Congress to be changed. It is supposed to be modified through request by the DEA. Since the Memorandum did not go through the DEA as per the Act, it was not enforceable, notable, or even really legal in any form or faction due to the over reach of the originating Agency. That was part of why Sessions “rolled it back” was due to this fact. There are many EO and “Memorandums” that are based out of agencies that over reach their authority. The reality is that the DEA needs to change the Schedule and then regulation for the products can be changed. Of course I have no doubt that chances of this happening are slim to none.
oxy, Fentanyl, Sufenta, etc., are not Schedule 1 from what I understand. Schedule 1 drugs do not have any known medical usage.Here is a quick list.
LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide)
Marijuana (cannabis, THC)
MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine or “ecstasy”)
GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyric acid)
Ecstasy (MDMA or 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine)
Bath Salts (3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone or MDPV)
I do not know Sessions or enough about him to pass judgment on his motivations, so I withhold comment on that. Considering that every liberal in America hates him I am more apt to like him, honestly. CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, NY Times, LA Times, blah, blah, blah, all hate someone and make up fake news about someone and I am definitely sure to like them for no other reason than they pissed off Soros/Bloomberg/Turner/Hollywood Elite/etc….. Just me and my pure hate for MSM pushing their agendas.
http://ageofdecadence.comJanuary 8, 2018 at 2:29 pm #57660
I might be mistaken for I didn’t go to law school, although I have read a few law books and Black’s……. BUT:
Sessions pushed law interpretation back upon the federal judges and never really engaged enforcement from what I read. The basis for this, according to DOJ statements that I also read, was regarding a need to enforce STATE oversight. There was an example (and my mother lives just across the CO/NM border on the south side so there is some anecdotal support from her and my aunt) regarding many pot shops being taken over and run by Mexican gangs in one statement. My mother had lots of health issues so she uses several types of CBD products. I guess her last few trips to the shop she USED to go to really scared her. There were armed, tattooed, thuggish looking guys in the parking lot guarding the place. She said that she drove by, went to WalMart, drove back by, went to the grocery store, drove by again, went to Dollar Tree, and then went by a last time. These guys were still there. She asked locals about it and they confirmed that these types were now there all the time and the ownership/staff had “changed”. Whatever that means.
This was also the response that my friends (I have several friends that grow and/or work in the ‘green’ industry) got from their lawyers. The rolling back of the enforcement was required to go after gangs and criminals that have moved into CO growing/selling industry.
Only time will tell, but I think the box has been opened on this. There is now enough scientific evidence that proves MJ is not as bad as was originally thought.
http://ageofdecadence.comDecember 28, 2017 at 2:45 pm #56686
Hippies are really no more. Antifa and the “alt-left” are one in the same anymore. The real problem with the way that things have progressed in America dives straight to the fact that our failed and disgruntled from the business sector tend to be the ones teaching our kids in public school and colleges. When the kids were in school, I took the time to ask their teachers (and every teacher I run into) how they ended up in that profession. It is really a VERY small group that actually went to school with aspirations of being a teacher. Most of those seemed (in my experiences) to be extreme leftists that were there to “mold” children’s minds into a being of their choosing. The rest all seemed to be failed in real life so they fell into teaching. Of all the teachers I have talked to that are still teaching today I have only come across about a half dozen (all veterans) that actually got into teaching to make the kids into better people. All of them confirmed my hypothesis through their own experiences to the point where I would almost dare to state my beliefs as a theory. It is really sad, imo, that our education system has fallen to these levels of social experimentation above being a place to learn.
Don’t even get my started on our institutions of “higher” learning. Between them pushing globalization during my MBA program, the crazy liberal agendas pushed down our throats, and even the offhand pro-socialist comments during my IS classes (second Master’s degree) were enough to make me want to vomit.
Socialism will always fail once the elites run out of the plebian’s money. It has been proven time and time again. Unfortunately, the brainwashed mouth breathers that have sucked down the BS that their teachers, professors, and the media feed them feel that they have to revolt because they are not getting everything that they are entitled to. It is like the “I want my fair share” protesters from Atlas Shrugged has finally come off the page and into my life…..
Who is John Galt?