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Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 10-04-2013, 03:27 PM
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Posted By ofitg
The CVA Electra uses electric ignition - unless...

The CVA Electra uses electric ignition - unless you've got a team of engineers and a couple of years to work on it, you probably won't come up with a better concept -
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Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 03-27-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,192
Posted By ofitg
I wasn't using the best type of wood, but the...

I wasn't using the best type of wood, but the velocities I measured were comparable to Goex 3F..... the downside of using the Acacia twigs from my yard, was that the powder wasn't as clean-burning as...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 03-27-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,192
Posted By ofitg
Yes, I have.

Yes, I have.
Firearms Forum: NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion 01-25-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,124
Posted By ofitg
Since nobody else has mentioned it - the old...

Since nobody else has mentioned it - the old "spigot type" grenade launcher, like the ones mounted on Yugo SKS rifles, are legal in most states. The U.S. military used these "spigot" grenade...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 12-31-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By ofitg
Synical, nice gift! A lot of folks (including me)...

Synical, nice gift! A lot of folks (including me) believe the Remington was the best design of the percussion revolvers.

You might want to get a copy of the Lyman Blackpowder Handbook.... tons of...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 01-17-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,854
Posted By ofitg
Oops, I misunderstood. I thought you were asking...

Oops, I misunderstood. I thought you were asking about wads for shot loads. Please excuse the brain fart.

I've never shot a round ball in this gun. I would probably look for a ball 0.600-0.605 in...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 01-17-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,854
Posted By ofitg
Blackdragon, I've been pressing my own wads out...

Blackdragon, I've been pressing my own wads out of crumpled-up aluminum foil. I imagine you could make a similar die using metal tubing - for instance, onlinemetals.com sells brass tubing which is...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 01-17-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,854
Posted By ofitg
Blackdragon, about 15 years ago I bought a .54...

Blackdragon, about 15 years ago I bought a .54 flintlock Lyman Trade Rifle and a local gunsmith reamed it out to .62 smoothbore for me. He charged me $150. It was cheaper than buying a musket........
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 01-13-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 992
Posted By ofitg
Here's an Office of Civil Defense (OCD) family...

Here's an Office of Civil Defense (OCD) family fallout shelter plan from 1966 -

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/683/shelpg1.gif

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Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 01-10-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,020
Posted By ofitg
You're on the right track - the Davis 6250 has a...

You're on the right track - the Davis 6250 has a barometer! Looks like a good unit.
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 01-09-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,020
Posted By ofitg
One of my CO's from "way back then" told me that...

One of my CO's from "way back then" told me that the Navy had published an excellent study on Single Station Analysis. I think I located that publication online - HathiTrust Digital Library - Single...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 01-09-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,020
Posted By ofitg
Interesting topic.... to me, at least, I spent...

Interesting topic.... to me, at least, I spent several years working Meteorology in the USAF. I'm not sure that this field would be immediately useful in a personal survival scenario.

Perhaps the...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 01-09-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,844
Posted By ofitg
Another big problem is people who stop taking the...

Another big problem is people who stop taking the antibiotics after a couple of days, when the symptoms disappear. The treatments must be continued for several more days to make absolutely sure that...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 01-08-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,844
Posted By ofitg
Check out this Tetracycline from Calvetsupply - ...

Check out this Tetracycline from Calvetsupply -

Antibiotics - Tetracycline Hydrochloride soluble powder - 6.4 oz. packet...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 01-04-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 802
Posted By ofitg
C3shooter, this is one of the best posts I've...

C3shooter, this is one of the best posts I've read in a long time!


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Firearms Forum: Legal and Activism 01-03-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,706
Posted By ofitg
MaxdogVF213, here is some info on Illinois law -...

MaxdogVF213, here is some info on Illinois law - if I am interpreting this correctly, it would not be legal for you to have any firearm (including muzzle-loaders) in your house -
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Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 12-31-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,521
Posted By ofitg
Blackdragon, just a suggestion - Lyman has a...

Blackdragon, just a suggestion - Lyman has a pretty good reputation for quality, and their Deerstalker flintlock can be had for less than $400 USD - maybe you can find a gunsmith who would ream it...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 12-31-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By ofitg
With a 66" twist and assuming a muzzle velocity...

With a 66" twist and assuming a muzzle velocity of 1000 ft/sec, a projectile (or shot column) would be spinning 180 revs/sec when it exited the muzzle..... yes, the shot would be flung outward,...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 12-10-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,462
Posted By ofitg
Somewhere I read that the pelvis is a good aiming...

Somewhere I read that the pelvis is a good aiming point, providing that your handgun is powerful enough to break the bone. The pelvis is a nice wide target, and being the center of mass, it doesn't...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 12-08-2011, 01:33 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,457
Posted By ofitg
Kudos to Snakedriver for "crunching numbers"...

Kudos to Snakedriver for "crunching numbers" here, and I'd like to do more of the same.

Last I heard, there were 80 million gunowners in the U.S. If only 10% of that number resisted a "gun...
Firearms Forum: Semi-Auto Handguns 11-13-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,865
Posted By ofitg
Do our veterans believe the 9mm FMJ is a...

Do our veterans believe the 9mm FMJ is a "useless" round?

According to the test data I've seen, the 9mm FMJ penetrates 24 inches of gelatin. The .380 FMJ penetrates 17 inches of gelatin. Either...
Firearms Forum: Legal and Activism 11-12-2011, 03:31 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 4,150
Posted By ofitg
Good article by Judge Andrew Napolitano - So...

Good article by Judge Andrew Napolitano -

So Long, America
by Andrew P. Napolitano

The United States was forged in a war: The American revolution. After the rebels defeated the King, we were...
Firearms Forum: Legal and Activism 11-09-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 4,150
Posted By ofitg
George Washington warned us against "foreign...

George Washington warned us against "foreign entanglements". By the 1890s, the Founding Fathers were all dead, and the Military-Industrialist Complex was born.
The Founding Fathers knew what it was...
Firearms Forum: Legal and Activism 11-08-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 4,150
Posted By ofitg
The extent of Western/European meddling in that...

The extent of Western/European meddling in that part of the world may be a lot greater than most Americans ever imagined. Here's an interesting book written 30 years ago (free download) -
...
Firearms Forum: Legal and Activism 11-08-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 4,150
Posted By ofitg
I've got mixed feelings about Ron Paul. I like...

I've got mixed feelings about Ron Paul. I like his devotion to the Constitution, and I haven't heard any other politician speak out against the Federal Reserve.... hell, the GOP front-runner Herman...
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