Episode-1849- Listener Feedback for 8-15-16 — 8 Comments

  1. I’m up here is Michigan and we have similar firearms hunting laws as in Ohio. Michigan recently legalized certain calibers for use in shotgun and muzzleloader hunting areas.

    Ohio may be different, but Michigan’s requirements are a straight walled, center fire cartridge, .35 caliber or larger, and between a certain case length range. .357 MAXIMUM was too long, but Magnum was legal.

    Ohio may have adopted a list of approved calibers versus Michigan’s just range of legal requirements.

    If they are legal in Ohio, I’d suggest looking at calibers like .450 Bushmaster or .458 SOCOM, which can be fired from an AR platform with a different magazine and barrel. My father hunts with a .450 and has killed deer cleanly at 200 yards with it. Thus would allow the first commenter to have a legal and effective deer rifle as well as a good home defense carbine with his AR15.

  2. Regarding the question on Deet. I use products with Picaridin. It smells better and doesn’t seem as nasty feeling on the skin as deet based products. It also won’t damage plastics the way Deet will. I used to see Off branded sprays that were labeled “Gear Friendly” due to the fact that it doesn’t damage plastics. I haven’t seen that this year though, and was only able to find Naturepel brand on amazon. That’s what I’ve been mostly using for about 5 years with good results. The only trouble I’ve seen is this year we had a TON of hoverflies, and they didn’t seem to be bothered by it. Might be worth checking out if you still want an alternative to Deet.

  3. I know you said you don’t like hollow points in pistol caliber rifles. But have you checked out the new Hornady Leverevolution ammo? It’s tipped hollow points made specifically for lever guns. They have it in a lot of different calibers. I’ve had excellent luck with the 30-30 and the .357. Just something to look at.

  4. Jack,

    Great show as usual and thank you for all your efforts delivering great info to the tsp crowd.

    The pistol cal carbine discussion was done well,but I think it warrants a show all its own or maybe a longer discussion, but bring in some folks as experts that can speak to the newer bullet designs like a Hornady GMX or XTP or Barnes TSX. But use numbers, ft/lbs and inches of penetration to harvest a deer, ground hog, boar whatever and do a comparison with self defense scenrios. Take the folklore out of the discussion. Mike Mcnett at Double Tap ammunition might be able to help or the guys at Black Hills Ammo. I listen to podcasts everyday and haven’t heard this discussion using numbers yet. Maybe a TSP package offer from one of TSP firearms shops.

    Thank you again for all your hard work,

  5. Regarding non-metalic knives: checkout the Shomer-Tec C.I.A Covert Cutter. It’s less than $15 on Amazon. I don’t think it will hold an edge any better than other non-metalic knives, but I bought it for self defense. I was told to sharpen it with 900 grit sandpaper. I would imagine the Work Sharp WSKTS-KO Knife and Tool Sharpener Ken Onion Edition will do a great job. I can’t wait to test that.

    • Awesome, thanks!

      I didn’t know about the Maximum for Ohio, I just knew the rules for Michigan. I also know that Maximum won’t work in most lever guns, but given Jack’s love of it, I felt it warrants mention.

  6. Apparantly only 5 publishers control 80% of the textbooks published and they are aiming to squash the open source movement because let’s face it, textbooks are a cash cow. There’s no incentive for them to change. As long as tenured professors write textbooks and make royalties off of them most colleges will ridiculously remain status quo.

    Only in colleges where professors are incentivized to keep materials low is OER gaining any traction.

    “Consider UMass Amherst’s Open Education Initiative. Launched in 2011, the program incentivizes professors to use low-cost materials in their courses. In the first few years, the program has saved students $1.3 million.”

    It seems analogous to long distance to me. Phone companies made huge profits charging for long distance for years and then one day ‘poof’ that was gone. Kids today don’t even know what it’s like having to make a collect call or recieving one. But that went on WAY longer than it should have. I think text books will too.