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Episode-1750- 10 Gun and Ammo Combos and What they are Great At

The Belgian Browning Auto 5 - One of My Favorite All Time Guns

The Belgian Browning Auto 5 – One of My Favorite All Time Guns

With a title like 10 Gun and Ammo Combos you may think of this as a top ten list type of thing.  As in Jack’s top ten guns, it isn’t.  I personally love guns and the science of ballistics.  I love the art of the gun, the design that goes into everything from a tactical AR15, to a lever action design that is more than a century old at this time.

No these are guns that in general are simply great guns, have a real role if put to proper use and the caliber or gauge that I feel really makes a particular frame sort of sing, and again this is just my opinion.

My goal is for the show today to be fun and expand the listeners knowledge of various guns and calibers.  To get off of the Glock/AR rut I think many are in today.  Don’t get me wrong, both are great guns, but they are a tiny fraction of the beauty, quality and tradition that is firearms as a whole.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • What makes a gun “great” to me
  • What makes a cartridge “great” to me
  • My ten guns we are going to discuss today
    • Remington Model 7 – in 7mm-08
    • Marlin 1894 – in 44 Magnum
    • M1 Carbine – in 30 Carbine
    • Ruger Single Six Convertible – 22LR/22mag
    • Remington 7600/760 – 30-06
    • Marlin Model 60 – 22LR
    • Marlin 336C – 35 Remington
    • Remington 870 Wingmaster – 20 Gauge
    • Belgian Made Browning Auto5 – 12 Gauge
    • NEF Handi Rifle – 357 Magnum
  • Final Thoughts

Resources for today’s show…

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My Special 44 Special Load for Quiet Carbine Use

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 H4227

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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Episode-255- Mixed Bag Wednesday for The Survival Podcast

I decided to cover a varitey of subjects today and shake things up a bit.  We will talk today about local currency, the Discovery Channel’s show “The Colony”, a simple man who is a hero, more on home defense long arms and an “attack fox” (no I am not kidding about the fox).

Tune in today to hear…

  • The assclown of the day are the economists that say the recession is over
  • Francisco Reyes – Our Hero of the day, a simple man who saved two lives
  • What can we learn about local currencies or “scripts” like the “Pittsboro Plenty
  • What does it mean that any group can decide that any paper is worth something when backed by nothing say about fiat currency?
  • What would happen if a local currency were backed by gold or silver?
  • A review of the colony and some things we can learn such as protecting food, how to barter, using time and resources wisely and thinking practically
  • More on shotguns and my recant of my previous views on “bird shot” I was wrong
  • Will the 223 / 5.6mm fragment on a wall?  The answer is not a yes or no.
  • Your best defense against over penetration is knowledge of your environment and solid training
  • What is a “non dangerous, dangerous animal”?
  • What do we need to know about underestimated wild animals like foxes, coons and coyotes when we live in or travel to rural areas?  Or more and more in many urban areas as well?

Resources for today’s show…

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