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Boston T. Party

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Re: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2006, 11:58:37 am »

Because of its sparse population, it is more difficult to find a job
in Wyoming--that's the trade-off for our increased political leverage
in a sparsely populated state.  As described in Molôn Labé!
the earliest wave of relocators would necessarily be self-employed,
entrepreneurs, and business owners.  Their commerical activities
will help us to "bootstrap" ourselves.

On this note, here's what I recently posted in our FSW Forum,
which will be up for the public this month:

Jobs, Business Opportunities and Employee Recruitment
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I can't say anything else about this at the moment, but a very exciting company owned by libertarian partners will be setting up their new facilities in Wyoming this year.  They will purchase quite a bit of land, and will need highly skilled folks in their employ.

As soon as I have the word from them, I'll annouce all the details here.

Meanwhile, trust me on the fact that this company will be making headline news over the next 5 years with their products!
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Regarding working in Cheyenne with a voting residence in another county, this should
be possible.  On our forum we will research this fully and post the details.

rockchucker, if the M1 resonates with you that well, then by all means get one.
Stock up on the clips, which have risen in price, and scour Shotgun News for
deals on surplus ammo (20-25 cents/round).

Better yet, save up for an M1A (choose one in serial # range 20,000-130,000)
or Chinese M14S (with Smith Enterprise heat treat, Wilson barrel, U.S. bolt).
Same ergonomics, better gas system, 20rd mags, and .308.
Throw on a 2-7x Burris handgun scope with BallisticPlex reticle,
and you'd own it all, from CQB to 500yds.

Boston
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Re: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2006, 03:02:27 pm »

rockchucker, if the M1 resonates with you that well, then by all means get one. Stock up on the clips, which have risen in price, and scour Shotgun News for deals on surplus ammo (20-25 cents/round).

Yep, that's what I'm gonna do. There are a few things in front of that, such as moving, and getting a better paying job. This year though. Unless things unexpectedly go south on me.

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Better yet, save up for an M1A (choose one in serial # range 20,000-130,000) or Chinese M14S (with Smith Enterprise heat treat, Wilson barrel, U.S. bolt). Same ergonomics, better gas system, 20rd mags, and .308. Throw on a 2-7x Burris handgun scope with BallisticPlex reticle,
and you'd own it all, from CQB to 500yds.

I fondled the Springfield SOCOM II at the last gun show.

* rockchucker wantsssss one of thosssssse too ... preciousssssss

The Burris is a nice scope, for sure. I'd be tempted to get the Ballistic Mil-dot reticle though -- except it doesn't seem to be available in that scope (at least not from Midway -- don't see it listed on the Burris site either).

We've had a discussion on the ChiComm M14S. I guess I'll have to look up / add up the numbers. But a quick look at that thread indicates $1100 - $1700 depending on what price you can find on the M14S.

I'm looking forward to seeing that forum.
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Boston T. Party

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Re: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2006, 09:47:30 pm »

The Mil-Dot is a sniper's reticle, and quite impractical for a general purpose rifle.
You want reticular holdovers, not knob-twiddling (not even as little as on IORs).
Go Shepherd or Burris BallisticPlex.

The SOCOM is a late model SA rifle (with it attendant lower quality), and its
barrel is only 16" (velocity loss and excessive blast) when it should have been 18".
In this case, less is...less.

I'll check out the Chinese M14 thread.  The rifle is $500-700, and the Smith mods
(w/o Wilson barrel) are $580 last time I checked.  $1080-1280 for a forged M14!

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« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2006, 10:21:56 pm »

The Mil-Dot is a sniper's reticle, and quite impractical for a general purpose rifle.
You want reticular holdovers, not knob-twiddling (not even as little as on IORs).
Go Shepherd or Burris BallisticPlex.

But I like to twiddle knobs. ;D

The Ballistic Mil-Dot keeps the (gotta be a word for them things, stadia?) markings on the lower crosshair for holdovers, and puts mil. dots on the other three. That sounds to me (and I admit I'm no authority) to combine the best of both. Ignore the mil. dots when you aren't using them, but they're there if you want to.

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The SOCOM is a late model SA rifle (with it attendant lower quality), and its
barrel is only 16" (velocity loss and excessive blast) when it should have been 18".
In this case, less is...less.

Yeah, I thought the barrel length was too short too. I admit that the main attraction for me is that it's yet another rifle that gets the gun-ban bigots' knickers in a twist. That's really the main attraction for me for any EBR. Is the quality issue mainly to do with a switch to cast receivers?

Update: Oh, BTW, I'll be reading the Gun Bible as soon as it arrives from Loompanics, so don't feel as if you need to repeat what you've already written in there on my account.
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« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2006, 01:30:45 am »

Think you guys have gotten into a gun thing here and not on topic--but Boston's Gun Bible is next on my reading list, so maybe I'll let ya slide.

Somebody mentioned Antarctica, well I spent a year there courtesy of the USN, at McMurdo, Yes, it's the coldest, driest, windiest place on earth but it is also absolutely the most pristine and beautiful (in it's way) place I've ever been. Yes, it was psychologically diffiicult--I drank a lot as did many folks, there was nothing else to do. But I came off the Ice a different, and better person. My sister notice a big change in me. A writer described Antarctica this way: because it has no life of it's own, it's a mirror that only relects back at you what you bring to it. It's like a cold forge that still tempers you to your highest tensile strength. Or you're brittle and break. Even in a "city" like McMurdo, that continent can kill you in a heart beat--about 6 died while I was there. I've never been able to  truly describe how Antarctica  effected me. I just know it really changed me forever.

So, when you talk about the cold in Wyoming, while I live in Arizona with the mild winters, I see it as a challenge to maybe temper me even more. TANSTAAFL.

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