Tag Archives: reloading

Episode-451- Seven Underrated Centerfire Rifle Calibers

I need a bit of a fun change up today after the recent server issues (which are now solved for a while) so I though I would break out with some lesser known rifle calibers.  In out current world shooting seems to revolve around the 223, 308, 30-06, 30-30 and a host of the magnums.  Sure there are quite a few 270s, 7mm-08s and 243’s out there too but what about the other roughly 500 cartridges, is there any place left for the oddball or the old classic that is no longer innovative?

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Why even break the mold, do we really need more then a dozen solid center fires
  • The “common caliber myth” why the common calibers will dry up first not last in a crisis
  • Why reloading should be part of your skill set and how it mitigates any “odd” caliber
  • What is a “wild cat” cartridge
  • What does “burn rate” have to do with velocity
  • The 22 Hornet – at one time it was the varmint round
  • The 25-06 – a true “magnum” with out the punishment
  • The 6.5x55mm Swedish Mauser – the little round that has killed millions of Moose
  • The 280 Remington – every bit the game getter of the 7MM mag without the abuse
  • The 338-06 – the perfect medium bore cartrige
  • The 44 Magnum – yes it is for rifles too
  • The 45-70 – an old solider that won’t die nor fade away

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Episode-441- Survival Podcast Listener Feedback 5-24-10

Today we discuss something really out there credit card companies are doing to earn your business, a bit on reloading, a new method of fish farming, choosing BOL land and much more.  Join me today for another round of your questions and feedback.

Tune in today to hear…

  • How far are credit card companies willing to go for you (your Monday humor)
  • Thoughts on reloading for the beginner
  • An awesome new method of fish farming, of course regulatory bullshit pushes it out of America
  • What uses are there for a horse if the SHTF other than for transportation
  • What permaculture books do I recommend
  • Can you really learn a lot about permaculture from a webinar
  • Thoughts on planting apple trees and their impact on attracting unwanted wildlife
  • Choosing a BOL that is close to home and accepting its limitations
  • How do you negotiate big ticket purchases like vehicles, boats, real estate and RVs
  • What do I think of “Fall of the Republic” by Alex Jones
  • What can we do to make a real difference
  • How do you share the message of individual liberty with out over doing it

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Episode-348- Listener Feedback 1-04-10

Today we have some really interesting listener questions and feedback.  We will discuss subjects like casting lead bullets, The Appleseed Project, Permaculture, harvesting roadkill and Monsanto’s role in the global warming scam.

I will also dedicate today’s show to James Kavanaugh who passed away on December 29th after a long illness.  James Kavanaugh was an amazing writer and among my favorite books by him are “God Lives“, “A Modern Priest Looks at His Outdated Church” and “There Are Men Too Gentle to Live Among Wolves“.  Many of you many have never head of James Kavanaugh but when I was 21 and just out of the Army seeking answers his work influenced my life.  I will read two short passages by Mr. Kavanaugh in his memory today, listen and I am sure you will see how his voice has been speaking to you via my podcast for a very long time.

Join in Today as We Discuss…

  • New Discounts for the MSB coming from Backwoods Home Magazine and Self-Sufficient-Life.com
  • A lesson from a listener on the finite nature of food storage
  • My mistakes about describing The Appleseed Project
  • Why growing food is the way to solve the finite issue with food storage
  • How to use growing food to spread survivalism
  • Thoughts on casting lead and harvesting fired bullets for lead
  • How to create expanding bonded bullets with lead casting
  • The Survival Podcast (one episode anyway) becomes required listening at a Law Firm
  • Is Monsanto part of pushing for cap and trade and involved in the lies about Global Warming
  • Why is global warming such a divisive topic
  • What are the rules if you are going to harvest “road kill” to stay safe and legal
  • Thoughts on a possible Break Up of the U.S. similar to what happened in the USSR in the 90s

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Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show.  Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-284- 20 Simple Steps to More Independence

I am broadcasting from home today (very early by the way) because I have to go out on a location to do some film work and won’t have the option to upload the show from my office.  I didn’t want to leave you with out a Friday show so I knocked one out at the house before I left.

Today’s show is all about ways you can start to become more independent.  My challenge to you is to pick one or a few of them to do right away.

Tune in today as I discuss…

  • Buying an ounce of silver a month
  • Build a compost bin or a worm farm
  • Plant a few permanent producers
  • Put together a 7 gallon tub of storable foods
  • Find out what committees your congressmen is on and call them about something not in the news
  • Learn to identify 6 edible wild plants in your area, try cultivating 1 or 2 of them
  • Learn to make wine or mead
  • Learn to make bread
  • Learn to make biltong
  • Learn to make one new meal a month from storable and/or fresh items
  • Learn to grind and use ground wheat
  • Take a good quality firearms training class
  • Learn to reload ammunition and cast bullets from lead stock up some components
  • Build a simple green house
  • Build or buy a solar oven
  • Gain basic construction skills (volunteer if you have to)
  • Start a blog or write a book
  • Take a 15 minute or longer walk alone daily
  • Create your vision

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You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, (866-658-4465) please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.

Episode-266- Eric Shelton from the Handgun Podcast Joins Us

By now I am probably on Catalina Island on my vacation but on the show Eric Shelton from the handgun podcast joins me to discuss gun right, self defense options, a bit on handgun hunting, the 22 and more.

This will be the last show this week so there will be no show on Friday, I hope you have enjoyed the interview shows while I am off in California.

Episode-256- The Hunting Shotgun

We talk quite a bit about tactical stuff around here but hunting is a very different world especially when it comes to the shotgun.  Join me today as I give you a rapid fire overview of the shotguns adaptability and utility as a sporting arm and something that has been putting meat on tables for a very long time.

Today I also name Kenny MacAskill as “assclown of the day” for recommending the the release of a terrorist who killed 270 people by blowing up a Pan Am aircraft over Scotland in 1988.  Hero of the day is granted to the “Friends of the NRA” by request of a listener for their program called “Youth Educational Summit” (YES) which allows our youth to visit our nations capital and learn about our history and of course the 2nd Amendment.

Tune in today to hear…

  • Why is a shotgun the ultimate huntting arm?
  • How do tactical shotgun needs differ from hunting shotgun needs?
  • What are the merits of the single shot, the double, the pump and the semi auto?
  • What is proper “fit” for a shotgun and why does it matter?
  • What are the most common applications for shot sizes such as 9, 8, 7.5, 6, 4, 2 and BB?
  • Why do we have steel shot?  What are the problems it presents to the hunter?
  • A run down of chokes from Cylinder Bore to Full and their purposes
  • Is buckshot really a good choice for shooting a buck?
  • Why is a slug the better choice for hunting deer?
  • What is a foster style slug?
  • What are the advantages of reloading for the shot gun?
  • What is a drive key slug?

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Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, (866-658-4465) please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.

Episode-249- The Practical Aspects of Tactical Firearms

I don’t do a lot of firearms centric podcasts simply because there are a lot of great podcasts about guns and their use, training and customization.  Yet it is a major component to modern survival philosophy so today I attempt to bring some practicality to that subject.

Today in the intro segment we discuss the 33 million dollar fine to Bank of America and why it pushishes their shareholders (whom it is supposed to protect) and doesn’t punish the company at all.  We also discuss a small group of senate democrats that recently stood up for the second amendment.

On the main topic tune in to hear my thoughts on…

  • Are you grounded in reality from a home defense stand point?
  • Can you get to your gun?  Is a 5 second response time 3 seconds to slow?
  • Why I advise concealed carry holders to continue carrying when the get home
  • Are you mentally prepared to pull the trigger are you mentally prepared to not pull the trigger?
  • Are you proficient with your firearms, is your family?
  • What makes a good defensive hand gun, is bigger better?
  • What makes a good home defensive shotgun?
  • What place does the carbine play in home defense?
  • Has the “fantasy” many engaged in ever actually occurred?
  • What can we learn from the NRA’s armed citizen segment in American Rifleman?
  • What role to airsoft weapons play in tactical training?
  • Where does the 22 fit in the mix, why should you have one and how to choose one
  • A bit on airguns for training and game harvesting

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I left up these videos on Safe Deposit Boxes from Yesterday,  You Really Should View Them Both

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, (866-658-4465) please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.

Episode-163- Listener Calls for March 20, 2009

Today’s show gives the answers to six questions asked by our listeners on our toll free call in number of 866-65-THINK, and has a much enhanced audio quality because I am in my home office this morning.

Tune in to get the answer to the following questions,

  • How can you leave coded signals for your family at rally points if you have to leave and move on
  • What do you do if you have trouble signing up for our survival forum
  • Which seeds and plants should you choose for your new gardener as a beginner
  • Will we do a video on reloading for the Members Support Brigade
  • Where and how do we get all our info on news, politics and current events and where can you do the same

Resources for Today’s Show

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon.   Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.

Episode-75- Basics and Thoughts on Reloading

Today I took a shot at a show on reloading.  It may be a bit fragmented as discussion a detailed process with out video or images is difficult, but many have asked for a reloading show so we now have one.

Tune in today to hear…

  • The basic process of reloading
  • Why custom ammo is more accurate and what custom means to a reloader
  • How you can load rounds and combination of components you can’t get from
  • Why reloading saves money
  • Thoughts on not over doing your fist purchases
  • How powder is measured by volume and checked by a scale
  • The importance of origination and a system for safety
  • Recommended manuals that give easy to understand instructions and good data
  • My recommendation on the Lee Anniversary Kit as a starter
  • Choosing a single stage press when you start out
  • Thoughts on a progressive press for high volume loading
  • The survival value of reloading
  • A bit on casting your own bullets
  • The value of “reduced loads”

Load Data for my Reduced 44 Special Load (From the Lee Manual – First Edition, Do NOT reduce further)

This is a 44 Special Load from an older Lee Manual.  Do NOT reduce any further!

300 Grain Lead Bullet
Standard Large Pistol Primer
9.8-11.5 grains of H227

I settled on an even 10 Grains of Powder.  In a 20 Inch barreled 1894 Marlin 44 Magnum it is quieter then most Break Barrel Pellet guns and will penetrate 7 inches of solid pressure treated lumber at 25 yards and is accurate to about 50 yards before the low velocity takes over and drop becomes extreme.

Similar loads should be possible for rounds like,

357 Mag – Try light 38 Spc Loads
45 Colt – Try Cowboy Action Loads to start out

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