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  Thrope in training - New Member
Posted by: Thrope in training - 09-12-2018, 12:27 AM - Forum: Welcome To The Hoodlums - Replies (12)

Hello, my name is Brogan Doll and I'm the son of Gerald Doll (MISANTHROPE), I regret that I haven't been to any of the gatherings but I was too young and innocent. Anyway I'm 17 and looking forward to meeting some of you in person.

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  Knives Illustrated article
Posted by: Stormcrow - 09-11-2018, 07:12 PM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (4)

If you pick up a copy of the November 2018 "Knives Illustrated" magazine, you'll see a well-written article about one of my knives by Waysun Johnny Tsai.

[Image: 44622077381_cbe840ed56_c.jpg]article02 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 44622077521_26062505fe_c.jpg]article01 by James Helm, on Flickr

This 7 1/2" bladed variation of my Benghazi Warfighter model got put through a pretty thorough series of tests and did what it was supposed to.

[Image: 41988088501_a81cdf23a4_c.jpg]camp03 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 41088285335_48ebc5bb17_c.jpg]camp04 by James Helm, on Flickr

Thanks to Waysun for the testing, the article, and the good-quality photos.

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  Bark River Cub at work
Posted by: jbarrow - 09-10-2018, 05:49 PM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (3)

Well, that didn't take very long.

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  Renegrade Star
Posted by: Bill Hay - 09-08-2018, 11:48 PM - Forum: Welcome To The Hoodlums - Replies (2)

I got this book in Kindle version from Amazon, for 99 cents...  Read it through and bought the rest of the series (7 in all).  Read them all in a week...  Guess I liked it.  [Image: smile.png]

Unique story line, sci-fi environment, relentless action...  Great read that is written so that you can zip through the story easily and quickly.  I love that kind of writing...

Here it is on Amazon...

Renegade Star - 1st in Series

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  The Birth-DAY PRESENT!!!!!!!
Posted by: jbarrow - 09-05-2018, 06:28 PM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (8)

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  Crossbow Review
Posted by: Benjamin Liu - 09-04-2018, 04:05 AM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (4)

A couple weeks ago I purchased a Centerpoint XR175.  This is a recurve crossbow with a 175 lb pull and a velocity of 245 fps.

It came with a red dot scope, a quiver that can carry 6 bolts, a rope cocker, rail/string lube, and 4 16" bolts. 

Centerpoint is the archery division of Crosman.

This is my first real crossbow and I bought it mainly for recreational shooting.

It is difficult to pull the string back without using the rope cocker, but with the cocker it is pretty easy.

This is far more powerful than I expected.  I lost a few bolts and they went much farther than I thought they would.  I'll probably have to wait until Winter to find them.  At roughly $5.00 a bolt (with field tips) I decided to wait until I build a trap before shooting it more. 

So far I have no problem hitting an archery target at 30-35 yards. 

The 16" bolts penetrate too deeply and their fletching gets embedded in the target.  The 20" bolts I bought separately work better.

Some thoughts on the crossbow as a survival weapon:

I bought it just for target shooting, but I can see it being useful for hunting.  For self-defense, it can hit a person from outside the effective range of an untrained shooter with a pistol, but a follow-up shot would be very slow.

The string will wear out eventually, most likely faster than any part on a firearm or even an air rifle.  Spare strings and additional lube would be needed.

Bolts are bulky and expensive compared to most ammunition, especially if one is not just target shooting and is using broadheads.  I'm not about to shoot homemade bolts made up of dowels in something like this.  That would be very dangerous.

IMO a crossbow is more dangerous to the user than a firearm. 

A crossbow itself is more bulky than most firearms due to the shape. 

IMO a .22 rifle or even a pistol would be a more practical survival tool than a crossbow, assuming firearms are not banned where one lives.

A piston air rifle is probably also more practical for hunting (500 .177 pellets for the cost of one bolt,) though this would be better for defense.

All that said, this thing is fun to shoot and I'm fighting the urge to buy a compound crossbow, either by Centerpoint of Barnett.   Big Grin

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  Sharp Blade
Posted by: Willie - 08-31-2018, 05:39 PM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (3)

Aye laddies, now that's a fooking sharp knife!!!!!


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  Wal-Mart Sale - Crosman Air Rifle
Posted by: Benjamin Liu - 08-31-2018, 06:48 AM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (4)

Wal-Mart has the Crosman Raven youth air rifle for $30.00 each. 

This is a .177 spring piston with a velocity of 650 fps.

Last week they were $40.00 and I bought one for my niece for her birthday and one for myself.

Today they were $30.00 so I picked up another one.  It'll be a Christmas gift for one of my relatives, but I don't know who yet.

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  Fall trips this year
Posted by: Grizzly Dave - 08-29-2018, 11:09 PM - Forum: Questions and Answers - Replies (20)

Well I have only one hobby.....hunting
I do not watch or play organized sports, golf, waterski, own a boat or anything other than hunting stuff.
This fall, my youngest niece decided to wed her beau in the middle of the start of hunting season...I should slap my brother for raising a child that would do such a thing. Dodgy
Valkyrie and I decided to fly and save a day or three and stay there for a week or so. My brother redeemed himself by suggesting we go hunting after the wedding for a few days while Valkyrie visits her old girl friends. This will be an easy hunt. I am borrowing a rifle cuz its a PITA to fly with a gun. So I just have to pack my hunting clothes, a sleeping bag and my pocket knife and binoculars.
We will hunt the headwaters of the Crooked River north of Prince George B.C. which flows into the Peace River, then the McKenzie and into the Arctic Ocean then work our way west toward the Rockies and the head waters of the Fraser River which flows into the Pacific Ocean...a real diverse pair of watersheds. We are after Moose, Caribou and Black Bear.
I will let you all know how it turns out
Then We fly back home and a few days later we will take the trucks this time and a bunch of friends and I are headed to the Stikine Plateau.
More to come....

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  In the beginning
Posted by: jbarrow - 08-25-2018, 04:58 PM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (3)

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