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Episode-1417- The Amazing NEF/H&R Handi Rifle

265 Pound Boar Taken with a NEF Handi Rifle in 45-70

265 Pound Boar Taken in 2002 with a NEF Handi Rifle in 45-70

On Friday I answered a question about the Rossi Combo guns and steered the caller toward the NEF/H&R Handi Rifle mostly due to the options with the Barrel Accessory Program, that would allow his kids a lot of options as they got older.

Personally I have been an NEF fan for a long time.  In fact I have been a member of the NEF/H&R Yahoo email list since 2001.  That list is a treasure trove of information on the Handi Rifle.  It isn’t very active anymore but that is mostly because you can find an answer to almost any question in its archives.

I decided to dedicate today’s show to the NEF Handi Rifle and the huge number of options that are available in it.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • The basics on the handi rifle
    • Cost
    • Action
    • Advantages
    • Disadvantages
  • How the barrel accessory program works
  • Some of my favorite rifle options available
    • 22 Hornet
    • 223 Remington
    • 243 Winchester
    • 7mm-08 Remington
    • 30-30 Winchester
    • 30-06 Springfield
    • 35 Whelen
    • 357 Magnum
    • 44 Magnum
    • 45-70 Govt
  • Some Cool Shot Gun Options
    • 24″ 12 Gauge with 3.5 inch chamber and screw in chokes
    • 12 Ga 24” Fully Rifled, Rifled Sights
    • 20 Ga 24” Fully-Rifled, w/Scope Rail
    • 20 Ga 26” Mod
    • 28 Ga 22″ and 26″
    • 410 bore 22″ and 26″
  • My thoughts on the Ultimate Combo Kit
    • 22 Hornet
    • 7mm-08
    • 35 Whelen
    • 357 Mag 22”
    • 12 Ga 28” Mod
    • 20 Ga 26” Mod
  • Final Thoughts

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-975- An Interview with Michael Adam of the Appleseed Project

Today Michale Adam of the Revolutionary War Veterans Association and the Appleseed project joins us to discuss being a rifleman and concepts like history, honor and duty.

Join us today as we discuss…

  • What is the RWVA and what is Appleseed
  • What is the difference between a rifleman and a guy with a rifle
  • Why is mastering a rifle important
  • Why is history a part of being a rifleman in America today
  • What can you expect at an Appleseed shoot
  • Why are so many women and young people jumping on board with Appleseed
  • How Appleseed ensures safety at their shoots
  • What it takes to be and Appleseed Instructor
  • How marksmanship creates a unique type of accountability
  • How can you learn more about Appleseed

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

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Episode-758- Frank Sharpe on Coming Unrest and Home Defense

Frank Shape Jr. of Fortress Defense Consultants

Frank Sharpe Jr. joins us today to discuss the potential for major civil unrest arising from events like Occupy Wall Street and other events that may soon follow.  Today we discuss the role of shotguns and rifles for home defense, organizing your neighborhood, building community and more.

Frank has trained thousands of citizens, police, and military in the art of defensive firearms, and is the author of the DTI Instructors’ Standards Manual. Frank specializes in the effective instruction of female students and regularly speaks on defensive issues for women’s groups and community watch organizations.

Join Us Today As We Discuss…

  • Some follow up from a recent class with TSP members
  • Checking your equipment before you need it
  • What may result from Occupy Wall Street and prepping for it
  • The importance of organizing your neighborhood
  • How bad civil unrest can become and how quickly it can blow up
  • The role of long guns (shotguns and rifles) for home defense
  • Securing your home
    • The role of firearms
    • Security systems
    • Dogs
    • Recognizing threat levels
    • When to go, when to stay
    • Making the choice, when to pull the trigger
    • Who is at greatest risk in the coming unrest

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

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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

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-445- Listener Feedback 6-1-10

I  hope everyone had a good holiday and took some time to relax with family and friends.  I also hope everyone took a brief moment at least to be thankful for the sacrifices that Memorial Day represents.  I am back from the Arkansas BOL with another round of your questions, feedback and commentary.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Why do I believe a U.S. economic collapse won’t result in a total TEOTWAWKI
  • Why do I say a ROTH IRA always wins over a conventional IRA
  • What is the easiest way to sight in a new scoped rifle
  • Why do I spend a lot more time talking about silver than gold
  • Is gold used as currency/barter right now, it is in India
  • Nothing like the Gulf Oil Disaster has happened before, OR HAS IT?
  • Why is the government REALLY interested in getting maximum census participation?

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-398- Listener Feedback for 3-15-10

Well we are back from Arkansas where we had a great mini vacation.  We spent 4 days hiking about 5-6 miles a day and even wore out Max, the survival podcast dog, which isn’t easy to do.  So today we are back with your questions and commentary on articles and other things sent in by the audience.

Tune in today as we discuss…

  • New MSB supporting vendor Honeyville Grains will be given 10% off to all MSB vendors
  • Social Security now has to cash in Federal IOUs, what will that mean for us
  • Lessons learned from fruit trees lost during a hurricane
  • What is the right rifle action to start learning with and why
  • Are 0% financing programs on cars legitimate
  • Do travel trailers and and RVs make a good prep item
  • Are GMO producers finally being held accountable for damaging the crops of other farmers

Resources for today’s show

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Episode-396- An Interview with Michael Adam of the Appleseed Project

Today Michale Adam of the Revolutionary War Veterans Association and the Appleseed project joins us to discuss being a rifleman and concepts like history, honor and duty.

Join us today as we discuss…

  • What are the RWVA and Appleseed
  • What is the difference between a rifleman and a guy with a rifle
  • Why is mastering a rifle important
  • Why is history a part of being a rifleman in America today
  • What can you expect at an Appleseed shoot
  • What are the favorite rifles of shooters at Appleseed events
  • How Appleseed ensures safety at their shoots
  • How can you become an Appleseed Instructor
  • What exactly is rifle mastery
  • How can you learn more about Appleseed

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

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Episode-382- All About Ballistics and Ammunition Components

I get a very large number of questions about ballistics terminology, cartridge specific questions and a lot of questions from very new or even aspiring first time gun owners.  Well today I am going to help you with the “ballistics code” so to speak.  Often you can hear a conversation between two experienced rifleman and it sounds almost like a foreign language.  So today I will tell not just what many of these terms mean but why they matter and even why some don’t matter that much at all.

Tune in Today as we Discuss…

  • What is bullet vs. what is a cartridge vs. what is a case
  • What is trajectory
  • What is ballistic coefficient
  • Why more velocity or a lighter bullet is often not the answer
  • What is sectional density
  • What is expansion, why does it matter
  • What is a magnum round vs. a non magnum round
  • What do all the numbers mean
  • Why is a 38 Special a “special”
  • How can a 38 Special be the same caliber as a .357 magnum
  • What is necking up or necking down
  • How are most “new” rifle rounds created
  • How can a short 308 be almost as powerful as a 30-06

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

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Episode-380- Rifles, Shotguns and Handguns for Modern Survival

Today we look at a variety of actions, calibers, gauges and platforms of both modern and traditional firearms.  Don’t be offended if your favorite model number doesn’t come up the show is only about an hour long.   Our focus today is more on how to think about firearms and some of the advantages and disadvantages of each option.

Tune in today to hear about…

  • There is no perfect gun for _________, ever
  • Thoughts on shotguns including
    • The Single Shot
    • The Pump Action
    • The Double Guns
    • The Semi Autos
  • Thoughts on rifles including
    • The BOSS rifle (break action single shot)
    • Levers and Pumps
    • The bolt action, “the rifleman’s rifle”
    • Semi Auto Rifles including ARs, AKs and more
  • Thoughts on handguns including
    • The revolver is a solid choice
    • Not all guns need to be or should be glocks
    • What you carry is a personal choice
    • Hunting with handguns
  • Building your firearms collection
  • The reason guns and freedom go hand and hand

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

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Episode- 368- Listener Feedback for 2-1-10

Today on the first day of a new month and a new week we do our regular listener feedback show.  I have a huge back log of questions and comments so I may have to do a few of these this and next week just to catch up.  That said keep your questions, comments and suggestions coming.

Join me today to discuss…

  • Why I on occasion use words considered profane on the air (see my disclaimer here)
  • Advice on choosing a rifle between at Remington, Savage and a Marlin
  • Real estate rental properties as an investment
  • What do you do for mulch in a place like Las Vegas
  • Are mega packages of survival manual pdfs worth the cost
  • How do you wake up to debt cancer before a problem does it for you
  • Will silver and gold be worth anything if TSHTF and what does the bible say about this
  • The trials of owning “Eskimo dogs” and where they fit in a permaculture system
  • Saving pennies and nickels for “copper value” is it worth it

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. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.