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post #616 of 8099 Old 05-02-2012, 11:16 AM
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On a side note, I've determined that I still prefer Chick fil A of ANY type over MRE's. Maybe I should rethink my emergency food stock pile.
Suddenly wondering how long a spicy chicken sammich is good for. I kept the anally explosive Taco Bell burrito in my fride for a week once but in the wasteland, without the use of a fridge that is not possible.


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Okay, "Ballistic Wampum" is now The Awesome Phrase Of The Day. My compliments to you, sir.

Vehicle-mounted offensive firepower is not going to be a project that'll happen anytime soon simply because I have others that are more important...i.e. half doors. However, most of the decision-making is done...the only real question on our end is whether or not to make the jump from 5.56mm to 7.62mm. I think that - due to ammunition cost factors - we'll stay on the smaller end of that spectrum for now. We can always make a few changes later and jump up to the heavier NATO round.

P.S. If you're good, that last comment told you everything you need to know about what's on the drawing board.
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Greta needs to become a technical with a rollbar mounted belt-fed 7.62 of your choice for proper size and volume distribution of high-velocity wampum nuggets. Beyond that, you'll need a personal defense weapon and a side arm. I think that 5.56 and .45 are clear choices.
You just brought Ockham's Razor right back into the limelight, and you also elucidated the biggest reason to go with one caliber or the other: there's no point in useless pluralization. In my case, a suppression-fire platform on a roll-bar mount would be for nothing more than senseless fun.

When you think of the logistics and the physical arrangement of such a device, you being to realize that it's a bit of an awkward situation with very limited uses...and although the project is already in the works, the more serious endeavor is the fabrication of a mount that will securely hold a longarm of some sort across the top of the windshield...likely on the upper crossmember of a bolt-in roll cage.

So, why one over the other? Easy: you don't need to uselessly expend ammunition in the Wasteland. To that end, the aforementioned suggestion of a bolt-action rifle in a popular caliber makes all kinds of sense: however, I'm not that good with a rifle and I'm only fair with a handgun...so I'll keep a business-length 12-gauge on hand in case life starts to get a little romantic.

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You just brought Ockham's Razor right back into the limelight, and you also elucidated the biggest reason to go with one caliber or the other: there's no point in useless pluralization. In my case, a suppression-fire platform on a roll-bar mount would be for nothing more than senseless fun.

When you think of the logistics and the physical arrangement of such a device, you being to realize that it's a bit of an awkward situation with very limited uses...and although the project is already in the works, the more serious endeavor is the fabrication of a mount that will securely hold a longarm of some sort across the top of the windshield...likely on the upper crossmember of a bolt-in roll cage.

So, why one over the other? Easy: you don't need to uselessly expend ammunition in the Wasteland. To that end, the aforementioned suggestion of a bolt-action rifle in a popular caliber makes all kinds of sense: however, I'm not that good with a rifle and I'm only fair with a handgun...so I'll keep a business-length 12-gauge on hand in case life starts to get a little romantic.
A very good point. No use in mounting a LMG if there's nothing to supress. And, realistically, what's the point of going to the trouble of fabbing something like that up when the chances that it would be used for anything other than potentially recreation is on the slim to none side. Plus like you said, the logistics and physical impact of finding extra storage space for ammo, barrels, parts etc., fills it up quick. Of course, maybe yours is just the scout and Annabelle's LJ is gonna be the Gun Truck . Seriously though as I, and everyone else, have said, Love where this is going and it's tying in to how I've planned my Jeep to be. Not a designated mudder/crawler but an over-all performer. Benefit to me is that I'm watching yours materialize first and can learn from it.

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I totally throw out the Razor when it comes to firearms and employ the "More the Merrier" thesis in such instances.

I believe in diversity, so one can never have too many firearms.

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I believe in diversity, so one can never have too many firearms.
I think that you and I are going to get along just fine.

If it's worth doing, then it's worth overdoing.

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I think that you and I are going to get along just fine.
You can add me to that list. Rem 870 magnum. 18" barrel, extended tube. Only sidearm at this point is a bersa thunder 380 but its a heckuva great poor mans walther ppk.

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Good thing this isn't twitter and I have enough characters to list them all. Current inventory:

S&W M&P15FT (customized to my liking)
ATI GSG522 (the little ladies gun)
Mosin 91/30 (at the gunsmiths as we speak)
Remington M887 Tactical
Glock 17
Ruger SR9
Ruger LC9
Red Ryder BB (for good measure)

And all the ancillary gear to go with the above





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Sorry for the thread hijack. The only things I love more than the rig are the wife and guns.

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Sorry for the thread hijack. The only things I love more than the rig are the wife and guns.
Im the exact same way, except I'm not married yet haha
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I must point out that the 7.62 has a certain fun factor that I have yet to see any other round come close to matching. The rounds are damn cheap too. God I miss that AK. I guess one of the downsides of having an armory at your disposal is keeping inventory...

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Oh, the hijacking is no problem at all, guys. I'll get it back on track in relatively short order.

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I should really start a good gun thread one of these days.

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I should really start a good gun thread one of these days.
That's a good idea. Do it in General Jeep & Off Road Equipment and give it a catchy title and it'll get out of hand pretty quick.

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Remington 870 Magnum, 18" barrel, smooth bore (it's oldish...like...89? Old cruiser gun.)
Bersa Thunder .380
1959 Ithaca Model 37, 30" barrel
Marlin Model 60 .22

I plan to add a full size 1911 to that list, and probably an AK and a Mosin. :-)

Oh. and....um.... Jeep. Jeepity...Jeep jeep.

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