Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Pale Blue Dot - Carl Sagan

As always - every new year - I post this message from Carl Sagan. THE PALE BLUE DOT. Let's hope the moral fibre of humanity rises a notch or two in 2014. From my family to yours have a safe and happy 2014.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Q&A with RC

This video is heavily annotated so make sure 'annotations' are on

A good way to sum up a year of videos is with... well, another video. Lots of good questions and discussion folks! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you.. See you in 2014.

Monday, December 16, 2013

SHTF & The Lee Enfield Rifle

Many argue that a rifle dedicated to emergencies must be a modern combat platform capable of semi-auto fire. I agree that a semi-auto would be advantageous in situations requiring covering fire for advance or retreat. A good sporter lee enfield can be obtained for $250 and is capable of fast shooting and quick reloads. Not as fast as a gas gun but still fast. If you're on a budget and want a reliable MILSPEC beater SHTF rifle then don't discount the lee enfield rifle.

Most people are not combat trained soldiers and a more simplistic, easy to maintain, cost effective and reliable platform may be more suitable.

The lee enfield provides people with a fast repeating bolt action in a commercially available caliber, it has numerous adaptations for the field, it is fun and is great for grooming new shooters and has excellent hand loading possibilities. If the SHTF phenomenon is something you are interested in then hand loading ammunition is your next step to long term economical shooting, practice, security & sustainability.

Also discussed in this video are reduced loads for small game, teaching kids how to shoot and the 'Hammond Game Getter' which is commonly known as a subcaliber adapter, subcaliber insert, cartridge adapter and gallery cartridge. The purpose of the Hammond Game Getter is to convert your big-game rifle into a low-power rifle ideal for targets, birds, and small game at close range with minimum noise.