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Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Mar 7, 2013 - 12:51am PT
One of my favorite rifles to shoot is my Russian SKS.
The ammo is pretty cheap and once you have it sighted in and get use to it,
it's pretty accurate.
I even have a scope for it that I bought years ago.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 7, 2013 - 12:02pm PT
My question is,, what is the best DRONE loads?

Being approx 6' long in the fuselage and ten feet of wing span. Servo controls being located mainly in the fuselage along with batterys , gyros and the all inportant receiver. Cameras mounted on belly or nose.

They are not built to take a beating. The tail section would possible be the best area to disable the flight as it has much surface area and control rods for the elevator and rudder all in a smaller area.

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2013 - 12:11pm PT
Drones fly too high to shoot at with guns, but I have a book on backyard rocketry with detailed schematics for building a rocket with payload potential and an IR sensor that controls fin servos, making it a missile that seeks the heat of a drone engine.

Then I have another book with details of a proximity fuse.

We have the technology,...


Ice climber
Berkeley, CA
Mar 7, 2013 - 12:14pm PT
The rest of us will be all right until the poor learn to build atom bombs in their basements. --Charles Bukowski

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 7, 2013 - 12:18pm PT
Maybe a bit OT but I had dinner Sat with an old friend whose credentials are
beyond reproach and he told me that the Air Force, in their inimitable wisdom,
was seriously surprised when they found out that the Taliban was tapping
into our drones' un-scrambled video feeds. I guess 'hubris' is not a
word in the Air Force's vocabulary.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 7, 2013 - 12:33pm PT
I wonder if DSM2 at 2.4ghz is comparable to the drones frequencies?

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Mar 7, 2013 - 12:59pm PT
Does a Yugoslav Mauser count as a Communist arm?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 7, 2013 - 01:04pm PT
no,, just a classic..
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2013 - 03:58pm PT
Credit: Piton Ron

So is the Suomi (technically a Nazi gun since Finland was an ally).
Recently got it tuned by McClure and now it rocks those 72rd drums.

Social climber
Mar 7, 2013 - 04:26pm PT
Any theories as to why the commies, who couldn't seem to compete with free enterprise, still made great guns?
The greatest battle rifle of all time was designed by a guy who never made a ruble off of the 57 million plus units made.

That IS an interesting question.

Communism seems fatally flawed as a form of government (if only because, as pointed out decades ago by Orwell), human weaknesses and prejudices override the theoretical fairness of the system).

But, by taking away the profit motive and the need for promotion, pretty appearance, and marketing, an inventor/designer/engineer can produce something that is simple, practical, effective, reliable.

Have to wonder what Ayn Rand would have thought of Kalashnikov, perhaps one of the best ever embodiments of her Howard Roark character?

dont make me come over there
Mar 8, 2013 - 11:52pm PT
I have owned 3 mosin nagant M91 rifles, restored one, sporterized one and used the third for parts. They are heavy but exceptionally robust and accurate, fun to shoot. I also have an M44 carbine, which is more of a novelty with the folding bayonet. Durability is a hallmark of russian made weapons.
Jim, when i shoot at targets i pretend its somebodys head and imagine the blood and bone flying when the bullet hits the paper and thats why i shoot, right? I think i hear your mama calling, you geek.

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Mar 9, 2013 - 12:52am PT
Have to agree, the M91 Mosin Nagant is one of the most robust battle proven rifles ever made... Next to the AK of course.

It's nowhere near the best, but it's accurate, tough, and extremely cheap.
On of my favorite rifles to shoot. The action is smooth as stucco, trigger pull crisp as a Siberian snowstorm and finish work pretty as a boar but it has never, ever failed.

God I love the smell of Cosmoline in the morning.

Credit: Salamanizer

7.62 X 54R steel core armor piercing rounds.
7.62 X 54R steel core armor piercing rounds.
Credit: Salamanizer

Trad climber
Butte, America
Mar 9, 2013 - 01:50am PT
I gotta start getting the newspaper again, totally missed the Helena story--keep up with the penis talk, lads.

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 9, 2013 - 06:51am PT
Ron. what do you think of the Professional Russian dude? If you still do not have a high speed connection you are missing out on some pretty funny videos...
Hugh of Lincoln

South Carolina
Mar 9, 2013 - 11:21am PT
Love the blue alien peeking out from under the stock in the picture Salimanzer posted. Essential equipment for your range bag.
sandstone conglomerate

sharon conglomerate central
Mar 9, 2013 - 11:38am PT
that ain't no blue alien, its a drone flight controller. unless you mean a real alien,like a martian.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Mar 9, 2013 - 11:43am PT
During the Afgan's war with the USSR in the 1980s, I was in Pakistan and tried to get up to the border to get myself some Russian AK-47s. I had a way to get them back into the USA without anyone knowing.

Unfortunately my endeavor didn't play out as intended and I never got my commie guns.

Big Wall climber
Pacif*#ka Muthaf*#ka
Mar 9, 2013 - 12:46pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#293383

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 9, 2013 - 06:22pm PT
the Professional russian came real close to buying the farm on this one.. not real bright but he is playing a russian;)

Mar 9, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
The thing that amazed me on the Mosin, is how much flame comes out of the end of it. But if you read any account of Stalingrad, the Russians were sniping at will, day and night with them. Curious how something that seeming lights up the sky like it's Christmas each shot: was so effectively utilized as a sniper rifle.
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