Tacticalrifles.net is Suing Sniper’s Hide Forum

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So this is complete BS.

Tacticalrifles.net is a rifle company that makes precision rifles.

Sniper’s Hide Forum  is a precision rifle forum but also do a ton of well thought out reviews on everything from optics to rifles. I have been there a couple of times, seems like a great bunch of guys and there is lots of good info on long range precision shooting.

In 2012 there was a forum post and YouTube video on a Remington 700 rifle that was purchased from Tacticalrifles.net. Here’s the video:

The video outlines (rather calmly I think) issues with the rifle. Because of the forum posts and the video Tacticalrifles.net is Suing Sniper’s Hide Forum in Federal court for Assault Libel & Slander.

Sniper’s Hide is fighting the lawsuit and has done some very successful fundraising on its site for the first round of the fight.

So why are we posting this over at Fleeting Survival? Because, as you can tell from my rant HERE , there is a growing problem on the internet. The internet is an awesome resource and has saved us all lots and lots of money if we do our research. But in the last few years the manufactures have figured this out and try to game the system by giving away product that are crap to reviewers that will post good reviews. I have found some of the best reviews are from those sites that purchase the product, do a fair review, and if it sucks the generally sell it.

So now that the manufactures are gaming the system, the other place to get good data is in forums. If you can weed through the group think, most of the time you can get some good honest information about various products. Generally when a product sucks and you paid good money for it, you want to tell the world.

This lawsuit is essentially trying to neuter that free expression. I don’t think Tacticalrifles.net has a good chance but then again I don’t have all the details. Just wanted to put this on your radar and it may be something you want to follow.

Some great articles on the topic – The Truth About Guns post  and The Firearm Blog post.

 

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Two Knives

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I picked up a couple of new knives recently. The Mora Bushcraft Black was a gift from a few months back that for $38 on Amazon is a ridiculous deal. The blade is a little over 4”, has a rubberized handle, ¾” tang, high carbon 1/8” thick steel blade that can throw sparks if hit with only a rock, and has a great sharp 90 degree spine for throwing sparks from a ferro rod.

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Two things that suck right off the bat with the Mora are the sheath and the rubber grip is a little slippery. The grip is an easy fix as I have been using skateboard tape but I may in the end stipple it if the grip material will take the stippling. On the sheath, you can pick up an excellent kydex sheath  with a ferro rod holder, and slide tensioner to lock the knife in place from Dave Canterbury over at the Pathfinder School store.

So far this knife has been an awesome and holds a great edge. I used it through the hunting season and it has no issue skinning or starting fires. We will do a full review on the Mora in the coming months after a few outings and some harsh use.

The second knife I picked up was the Pathfinder Scout designed by Dave Canterbury and made by Blind Horse Knives (BLK) which is now Battle Horse Knives. Dave has three main knives that are made for him by BLK. The PLSK1 which was the original, the PLSK2 which is a baby PLSK1 and the Pathfinder Scout. Continue reading

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Chief Tecumseh’s Words of Wisdom

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“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
Trouble no one about their religion;
respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours.
Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.

Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend,
even a stranger, when in a lonely place.
Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living.
If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.

Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools
and robs the spirit of its vision.

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled
with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep
and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”

Chief Tecumseh 1768-1813 Shawnee Nation

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Love for the AK

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MAC professes his love for the AK and we wholeheartedly agree!!

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KelTec Sub-2000 – The “perfect” SHTF Weapon

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I think the key word I would add to the title above is Urban. If you live in an urban environment, chances are good that you don’t have many shots over 100 yards around you. There is also more of a need to be discreet.

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For the uninitiated; the KelTec Sub 2000 is a 29.5″ pistol chambered carbine that is available in 9mm and 40 S&W. The Sub 2000 is a blowback semi-automatic rifle with its operating spring located in the stock. The rifle naked weighs in at 4.0 lbs. and can be folded in half at the breach to a length of 16” which fits in most backpacks and messenger bags.

The rifle feeds from a grip-located magazine and is sold in several configurations that take magazines from different pistol manufactures. On the 9mm side the rifle comes in configs that can fit mags for the GLOCK 17, GLOCK 19, Smith & Wesson Model 59, BERETTA 92, and the SIG P226.

On the 40 side the rifle is available in: GLOCK 22, GLCOK 23, BERETTA 96, Smith & Wesson Model 4006, and the SIG P226.

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The receiver is made of Zytel which is a type of polymer. To fold the rifle you pull downward on the trigger guard which is on a hinge that allows the barrel assembly to fold over on itself and lock into the folded position with a latch in the buttstock that secures to the front sight. To unfold the rifle, you depress a button on the latch to swing the rifle back into firing position. The rifle is locked into place by pressing the trigger guard back into the pistol grip.

In my opinion the KelTec Sub-2000 is the “perfect” Urban SHTF Weapon especially if you own and carry a GLOCK. Why do you say “especially if you own and carry a GLOCK”? Because the Sub 2k has the ability to use GLOCK mags especially the GLOCK 18 33 round mags. You now have a rifle that folds in half, weighs around 4lb (6lb totally tricked out), shares magazine and ammo with your carry pistol, takes 33 round mags that are small and light weight compared to a AR or AK, and can be carried around in a small backpack.

I have been looking for one of these in the GLOCK 17 configuration for about 2 years. I think it’s fair to say they are hard to find. You can always find them on gunbroker but you will pay about double. I thought I was getting close to finding this unicorn and then Sandy Hook happened, the market did a 180 overnight.  The best advice I have is to find every online shop that sells them and add your email to the back in stock notification system. That being said, I have those all set up but that’s not how I found mine.  Continue reading

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Efficient Wood Stove Operation

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This is slightly cheesy video about efficient wood stove operation. We have a wood stove at our bug out and it has been a life saver. We can dramatically lower our heating bills by using wood (easily heat the whole house with just wood) and the stove top can be used as a backup cooking surface if need be.

Anyway, I came across this informative video from woodheat.org  on differing fire methods along with temperature control:

 

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