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  • Oldies But Goodies: Thanksgiving Threads by carlo3b

    While searching for some older threads for a friend I ran across some of my favorite threads ever - Thanksgiving recipe threads! My wife and I continue to insist that all of our kids and grandchildren join us for at least one holiday feast each year, either Thanksgiving or Christmas. As part of the celebration we home cook all that we can, and way more than we will ever need. Everyone must participate in making part of the meal, even if minor. Everyone joins in on the cleanup, and everyone gets to choose their leftovers to take with them. I...
  • The Long Road to Recognition - Snipers

    11/21/2019 6:21:58 AM PST · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/21/2019 | F Jardim
    It is ironic that a country built on a tradition of rifle marksmanship took nearly 200 years to formally embrace the sniper, the man that represents the military apex of that long tradition. In each major war, through Vietnam, our armed forces began with no snipers and had to create training programs, usually in the theater of operations, to train them on the spot. Training varied from none to good, but the typical formula that has made many a successful American sniper is a rural background with early and continuous exposure to hunting or competitive, rifle shooting. Time after time,...
  • Krieghoff Hitler's Drilling Shotgun

    11/20/2019 7:19:01 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/20/2019 | C Cocoles
    Heinrich Krieghoff was in Sewanee, Germany, where he demonstrated a gas-operated rifle to Adolph Hitler, Hermann Göring, Rudolf Hess and Paul von Hindenberg, possibly to gain favor for a military contract, which he received the following year to produce 10,000 Luger pistols. It is believed that Krieghoff offered Neptune Drillings to Göring and Hitler at this time. We do know that Göring, a German politician, military leader and leading member of the Nazi Party, owned a Kreighoff Drilling, which has been documented in books and period photos, and has his initials, H.G., engraved in the same location – bottom of...
  • The 300 Blackout AR-15 Build Guide

    11/19/2019 5:57:56 AM PST · by Black_Rifle_Gunsmith · 9 replies
    80% Lowers ^ | Black_Rifle_Gunsmith
    The 300 Blackout AR-15 Build GuideI've had questions come through from a builder or two about 300 Blackout and its compatibility with existing build kits, parts, and the AR-15 platform. This is a dual-purpose round originally developed for the U.S Military's M4 platform by request of overseas operators. Advanced Armament Corp. (AAC) developed the round for approval by SAAMI in 2011. 300 BLK provides ballistic performance similar to 7.62x39mm and affords a shooter the ability to fire supersonic or subsonic cartridges (suppressed or un-suppressed) without any modifications made to the rifle or pistol. This quick little guide explains the 300...
  • Journalist Tries To Shame Man For Proposing In KFC, But It Backfires Hilariously

    11/18/2019 7:24:41 AM PST · by steveben · 44 replies
    Viral Mag ^ | November 18, 2019 | Viral Mag Team
    Journalist Tries To Shame Man For Proposing In KFC, It Backfires Hilariously As The Biggest Companies Are Offering To Fund Their Wedding. Recently, one man in South Africa proposed to his girlfriend at a KFC chain restaurant. The heartwarming moment was captured by a passer-by who spotted the man kneeling down on one knee at the KFC restaurant in Vaal, South Africa. In the video, the girlfriend can be seen tearing up and saying yes. The two seemed incredibly happy and were grinning from ear to ear to onlookers who were taking photos and videos. However, this journalist dragged the...
  • Which is better AR10 or AR15?

    11/14/2019 8:50:20 AM PST · by w1n1 · 49 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/14/2019 | C Cocole
    AR platforms have attracted many shooters from plinkers, hunters to long range competitive shooters. Even women are into AR's due to its lightweight system. Before making the decision to go with an AR10 or AR15, lets take a look at the comparisons and some questions surrounding the AR10 and AR15. Are AR15 and AR10 triggers interchangeable? Most AR15 triggers will physically fit and function in a current AR-10 and 308AR rifle. However the reason AR-10 and 308 AR specific triggers exist is for one main reason, military primers. The primers in military ammo often require more energy to ignite the...
  • The Triple Play with Aero Precision M5E1 AR-10

    11/13/2019 10:05:59 AM PST · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/13/2019 | O Volk
    Its realistic niche is for a designated marksman or a hunter working from a blind. The Aero Precision M5E1 is a logical development from the more basic M5 .308 autoloading rifle. It is positioned as a firearm that's practical in the field, yet more accurate and capable of sustained fire than typical hunting or defense rifles. The main upgrade is the strengthened receiver designed to give monolithic-rail effects without its logistical disadvantage, namely the difficulty of changing the forend. The area where the freefloated handguard and the barrel attach to the receiver has been beefed up relative to the typical...
  • VANITY: Are you obsessed with President Trump? (I think I need an intervention!)

    11/09/2019 2:23:27 PM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 31 replies
    Self ^ | 11/9/19 | Self
    Are you obsessed with President Trump? Case in point: Conversation with my son today: MY SON: “Mom, when’s dinner?” ME: “He just landed in Tuscaloosa.” MY SON: “Mom, I didn’t ask about Trump… I asked about dinner.” ME: “Oh… yes… okay. Um, dinner is at 5:00 PM!” MY SON: “Mom, do you realize that you live and breathe President Trump every day? Do you wake up in the morning thinking about what he’s doing?” ME [putting hands over my face]: “Actually, yes. I do!” MY HUSBAND: “It’s WMAL 24/7 (our local conservative news talk radio station) and Trump 24/7. I...
  • Civil War Whitworth Sniper Rifle

    11/07/2019 5:54:26 AM PST · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/7/2019 | C Cocole
    The Whitworth Rifle was a single-shot muzzle-loaded rifle used in the latter half of the 19th century. Possessing excellent long range accuracy for its time, the Whitworth, when used with a scope, was the world's first sniper rifle, and saw use with Confederate sharpshooters in the American Civil War. This rifle was invented by Sir Joseph Whitworth, a famed British engineer and inventor. Whitworth had experimented with cannons using polygonal rifling instead of traditional rifled barrels, which was patented in 1854. The hexagonal polygonal rifling meant that the projectile did not have to bite into grooves as was done with...
  • Man Stops Drinking Alcohol, Narrates How Much Sobriety Changed Him In 3 Years

    11/05/2019 8:58:40 AM PST · by steveben · 40 replies
    Viral Mag ^ | November 05, 2019 | Viral Mag Team
    Giving up your vices and guilty pleasures can lead to a happier and healthier life that’s full of purpose. Even though you might not see the changes day-to-day when you give up drinking alcohol, they’re very apparent to others. One of the things that can keep you motivated is documenting the changes and looking at the photos side by side. Well, one man has made the phrase ‘one day at a time’ fit both his fight with alcoholism and documenting his journey through sobriety. These last three years, Kenny D. has taken snaps of how he looked when he quit...
  • How Reliable are Homemade Firearms from 80% Lowers?

    11/05/2019 5:15:33 AM PST · by w1n1 · 23 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/5/2019 | J McDowell
    For anyone who comes across DIY guns, their reliability is a loaded topic. While some people may still doubt the reliability of an 80% lower receiver, the millions of deeply satisfied owners of finished frames know the real answer to that question. Although it is legal to purchase and own a stock model gun from a manufacturer, the process entails a paper trail, serial tracking and a background check. The draw of purchasing legal 80% lowers lies in privacy. Despite lawmakers continually trying to infringe upon gun owners’ rights to keep and bear firearms, Americans have been able to purchase...
  • Spanish Ruby Pistol

    11/04/2019 5:45:51 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/4/2019 | R Reed
    Although the Ruby pistol became a procurement nightmare, it nevertheless armed French troops and scores of others throughout World War I and beyond. The Spanish "Ruby" pistol is the result of France’s desperate need for arms in the early days of the Great War. By 1915, much of the French industrial heartland was under German control, and what remained under allied control was producing critically needed material such as rifles, machine guns, and artillery. As the conflict grew beyond even the most pessimistic expectations, the sheer volume of troops sent into battle literally exhausted the meager stores of small arms....
  • VANITY: Trump set in motion a clause that Miss Universe can only be sold to a US citizen

    11/01/2019 4:53:30 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 12 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 11/1/19 | Self
    We just heard that the Miss Universe Pageant will be held in Atlanta on Sunday, Dec. 8th and televised via FOX live to 90 countries from......... GASP!..... a television studio! Yes, they've managed to get Tyler Perry to host the pageant in one of his movie studios outside the city. Many fans across the world are concerned that they won't be able to attend to cheer on their favorite candidate. This is what the Miss Universe Pageant has come to. IMG (who bought Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe from Donald Trump in 2015) is bleeding money and...
  • Having a 'Pumpkin Blast" time

    10/31/2019 6:55:36 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    Am Shooting Journal | 10/31/2019 | J Hines
    Happy Halloween everyone! Pumpkin time means different things from one person to the other. For those of us that likes to see things explode, especially pumpkins, well check out these pumpkins. .50 cal against a pumpkin Death Star Pumpkins with C4 & Det Cord
  • Vintage Gun Ads that wouldn't Fly in 2019

    10/28/2019 6:03:17 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 31 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/28/2019 | C Cocole
    Political correctness is certainly not the name of the game in these classic pieces of gun marketing. It was just plain old fashion wild wild west advertising back in the day. Is that guy teaching his son how to hunt? Where are their iphones, video games and couch? Well, buddy, this is how a father is supposed to raise his son to be a man, not a bump on the couch of life. The iconic Red Ryder BB Gun is the first “gun” for many of us. I still have mine! Boys armed with realistic toy guns? Yes, we had...
  • DIY Weapons

    10/23/2019 6:48:54 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/23/2019 | C Cocole
    Where there is a will there is a way. Some folks have fashioned weapons from Playstation controllers to explosive devices. Many of these weapons that were home grown is due to their lack of economy but great in innovation to bring the fight. Guess that's why they strap every weapon they have and hope that physics is in a good enough mood today to let them fire knives out of their machine gun. The following are groups in no particular order that were fanatics in their cause while launching their own DIY wrist rockets at each other: Blyskawica Submachine Gun...
  • Guns for Small Game Hunting

    10/22/2019 8:31:42 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/22/2019 | J Dickson
    For rabbits and squirrels, the most efficient and humane gun is a 12-gauge shotgun with number 6 shot. This provides the quickest and cleanest kills with the least chance of a wounded animal escaping to die a lingering death. It is by far the surest way to bring home dinner. The semiautomatic shotgun is popular, as it tends to mitigate recoil, while the pump shotgun can be had at very reasonable prices. While they hold more shells than a double, their rate of sustained fire is actually less than the fast-reloading double. WHILE .22 LONG RIFLE is the most popular...
  • How to Complete an AR-15 80% Lower Receiver

    10/21/2019 9:40:25 AM PDT · by Black_Rifle_Gunsmith · 7 replies ^ | 10/21/2019 | Black_Rifle_Gunsmith
    Afternoon folks - with all the how-to's and material posted over the last few months, I realized I never posted the core guide for all past AR-15 guides. How to Complete an AR-15 80% Lower ReceiverThis instructional and visual guide covers how to complete a typical billet or forged lower receiver for an AR-15, using an 80% lower. A drill press and router are used for drilling and cutting the fire control cavity with the jig, as opposed to a milling machine. Like most jigs designed for this project, a router isn't necessarily required. Plunge cuts can instead be made...
  • Rules for Rifles

    10/21/2019 6:54:27 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/21/2019 | P Atkins
    They say a Rifle is only as good as its scope but my father never used a scope, did fine and still does fine after all these years. So perhaps choosing a rifle for big game in Alaska, or anywhere else, is really a just matter of choice. I don't pretend to be a rifle expert and don’t want to be. I just know that after spending 20-plus years in the Arctic and successfully hunting pretty much everything that walks the tundra up here, I know what works and has worked for me. So take my observations for what they're...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Saturday Night Version Hard Truth About Syria And "The Kingdom Of Saudi Arapeia"

    10/19/2019 8:13:20 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/19/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    ....Pop music from the 1970's and I certainly listened to popular music but on the fringes like crossover songs on country radio, shortwave radio which I listened to a lot back then..... The mess in Syria that Donald Trump is helping to clean up by his decision making in recent days a scheme by the inside the beltway political elites, the European elites, the financial power of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arabs. The jihadists Al Qaeda movement Bin Laden admirers and followers unleashed on Syria..... But lets remember that Republicans like Senator Rand Paul and Congressman Thomas Massie of...