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  • All my generic….gone.
    July 22, 2014 11:20 am
  • PMG we are on the same page here. Now get out there and start planting fruit trees on your new land!
    by: mammoth
  • Real world firearms suggestions
    July 22, 2014 08:28 am
  • @DEADTIME As for the AK47, It`s major flaw, a flaw that has saved countless American lives, when the last round in magazine is fired, the bolt closes home on an empty chamber. All US Semi and full auto weapons, the bolt locks to the rear when last round is fired. Allowing for a faster reload. It`s just my opinion.   the 1911 is a great option, I love it. The reason I like the 686 is I`m a better shot with the revolver.  My experince with the 1911 is not good. But no fault of the pistol. every one I had,had massive amounts of ammo poured through them, and were worn out.
    by: silver-dollar
  • Real world firearms suggestions
    July 22, 2014 04:55 am
  • @deadtime 5.56 has that same effect as the 5.45x39, but the current thing is the fast twist in the barrel for accuracy... 1:7 or 1:9 is the range now, but the tumbling is resident in the 1:12 to 1:14 twist range. More common in the M16 than the AR 15 models.    
    by: underground
  • Real world firearms suggestions
    July 22, 2014 03:00 am
  • I can no longer edit the old post so I'll continue here, I plan on trying to bring this all together so it makes sense but there is just so much to understand that as I've said before it could become a codex and I would need to turn it into a PDF.... So the 5.56/223 is not the perfect round, it has huge flaws. That being said it's easy to find and somewhat cheap. The following statement is meant not to shock but to be the the ugly truth. The 5.56 is very common among government types, in the case of a civil action or world without rule of law this round will be easy to strip from those who "no longer need it" This world can be very ugly but when it's ugly you need to get mean and ugly back if you want your loved ones and friends to survive. 2: 5.45x39..... Yes some of you are saying...huh? In my travels I've used the AK74 more than a few times, the 5.45x39 is the cartridge the AK74 fires. While it's near the same size as the 5.56 it has a whole different way of messing your ta...
    by: deadtime
  • Real world firearms suggestions
    July 21, 2014 11:30 pm
  • Like the 686, I almost bought one last weekend, and the auto shotgun...that is what I am going with for quick, short range self defense.  I have an old Remington 1100  that I have modded but a real short, large mag shotgun is hard to beat in close quarters.  I also like my custom .25-06 for long range but the ammo is harder to find and it does not pack tons of power BUT I really don't need it when I am so familiar with it that I can shoot a"fly off of a horse's ass" at 300 yards time after time. I am also partial to my old Colt 1911 ;) but so like that 686 and it is much more affordable than the Colt Python that I have always drooled over. My thought has always been "if you need more than about 10-15 shots, total, then you are probably going to be dead anyway" if there are that many shooters aiming at YOU. Like this thread!  Most of my guns are older, inherited ones so I really do need to upgrade and find this helpful. Not really digging the new UndeRGRond thing, seems a...
    by: coinbuysell
  • Numismatic value of 2005 unopened green box
    July 21, 2014 07:01 pm
  • Try to get 12 boxes of Maples. That would be awesome. But yeah, if you're going to make a transaction only every 9 years, might as well diversify. Buy various low-premium private rounds. Like a Year of Horse box from each NTR and Provident. Box of Buffalos. Box of Mercury Dimes, etc, etc. You may get 13 for 10 or better. But do try to be divers. Better chance that when you HAVE to liquidate to free up cash, you'll have something that you'll get a good premium for. As in, better % wise than is was to you. Another approach would be to trade a box for Falcons. A box for Crocs. A box for the next Birds of Prey. A box for Elephants. So hold on to the ounces total or get extra, but get on the semi-numi train. Easier to sell in small quantities and get an improved premium. Basically whichever moment you sell. Do make sure the box price for such semi-numis is the absolute best you'll get. Can't hurt to test the water for a 1-2% discount when you're buying boxes. Especially the stuff that ...
    by: xc-skater
  • Real world firearms suggestions
    July 21, 2014 05:33 pm
  • For me, Side arm: S&W 686 Defence: Springfield M1a .762 (I cant find a flaw, perhaps weight, if your small) Defense: Winchester SX M2 extended mag, 2 3/4"  4 Buck. Long range: Winchester M70 .270 Barnes bullets.
    by: silver-dollar
  • Real world firearms suggestions
    July 19, 2014 05:37 pm
  • Very good follow up. I will just chime in with my "less expert" opinions and experiences, I have researched these categories a lot and have some experiences that may speak to the more budget oriented. So far, you have impeccable picks and taste. Just adding supplemental info, if that is OK with you...   My son, USMC vet, thought somewhat like you stated above. He picked up a Ruger SR556 with gas piston action. He was wanting to convert his older AR, but found it cheaper to just buy new, when the AR market went back to normal  ;) As for the Marlin 795, there is plenty of review material for it on the web and youtube, and most folks get better accuracy with it over a stock Ruger 10/22. Magazines are available, ProMag makes a reliable 25 round mag that is relatively cheap ($15 iirc?) and Marlin has a great reputation as well. But I almost bought a Ruger, but every time I was ready, "out of stock"  :( So I bought the Marlin! Smaller aftermarket, but you can find most ev...
    by: underground
  • Real world firearms suggestions
    July 19, 2014 03:31 pm
  • Thanks undeRGRound I've retired a bit from my business and thought I'd offer up years of advice. I like your Marlin idea, it's a great firearm and super affordable if the magazines are as easy to find and upgrades abound then it should go on the list of good guns. I've just never had any experience with them beyond plinking a few times and won't recommend something I haven't used extensively.
    by: deadtime
  • Real world firearms suggestions
    July 19, 2014 10:38 am
  • Nice Start, DeadTime! I will stay on board, to offer some counterpoints from a cheap prepper standpoint, but still feasible and well made weapons. For instance, the Marlin 795 is a very accurate and inexpensive alternative to the Ruger 10/22 and with the savings, one could buy at least a brick (500 rounds) of 22LR ammo! More on this later, excellent start!
    by: underground
  • Numismatic value of 2005 unopened green box
    July 17, 2014 11:26 pm
  • well my chart did not turn out too well but mintages jumped from 5Mish to 8-9M in 1999 and to over 15M in the 2006 range to over 30M the last few years...sorry, the chart looked fine in the post :(
    by: coinbuysell
  • Numismatic value of 2005 unopened green box
    July 17, 2014 11:24 pm
  • I forgot to mention, the mint did not start minting bullion eagles in monster boxes (since 2001) in mints other than West Point (San Francisco) until 2011.  They moved the production to West Point back in 2001 and were only minted there until the demand over ran them... The 2011 production will be the first time in more than a decade that American Eagle silver bullion coins will be produced at both the West Point and the San Francisco Mints. American Eagle silver bullion coins were produced at both facilities from 1989 through 2000 inclusive. All American Eagle silver bullion coin production was moved strictly to the West Point Mint in 2001. Bullion Silver Eagle coins do not have mintmarks. From 1986 to 1998, they were minted at San Francisco. From 1999 to 2000, they were minted at Philadelphia and West Point by: coinbuysell
  • Numismatic value of 2005 unopened green box
    July 17, 2014 11:09 pm
  • I never thought that  I would say this but The Coin Vault may be your best option since they are always trying to locate back date Eagles for their sets...you know the 1986-2014 NGC graded MS69 sets that they sell for about $50 per coin, last I saw.  Your normal LCS or wholesaler does not charge much of a premium for years after 1998 but those TV guys are always looking for sealed,  back date monster boxes...that is where the wholesaler would take them to market.    You MIGHT get 11 2014's for your 10 2005's but that's still 500 Eagles for "free" ;)
    by: coinbuysell
  • Numismatic value of 2005 unopened green box
    July 17, 2014 08:44 pm
  • I`d like to add 1 more thing: DAMN SON, THAT`S A MONSTER STACK. I took me more than 30 years to put that much togeather. let alone 10 monster box`s, all the same year.   1 more word: DEVERSIFY. I would advise trading for some 1/2 and 1/4 and 1/10 oz American Gold Eagles. And $300.00 face value Junk Silver coins. When Silver does get respect from the general public, you may want more divisability. I`m just sayin
    by: silver-dollar
  • Numismatic value of 2005 unopened green box
    July 17, 2014 02:02 pm
  • "Silver Getting Some RESPECT" means that any advantage you have will slowly degrade once Silver starts going UP. You have your best chance of capitalizing in a trade-up situation NOW, if there is any advantage to unopened monster boxes of '05 Eagles. As prices go up, premiums go down percentage wise... Your best time is the present!
    by: underground