Tuesday, December 17, 2013

book review-indivisible

BOOK REVIEW-INDIVISIBLE

“Indivisible” by Troy J Grice is a relatively older book, from 2010. It seems it was written in a white hot anger as the economy took a big squishy dump the prior year, and the scathing sarcastic unforgiving of stupid is evident throughout the entire book, music to my ears the entire time. If you like some of my more memorable tirades against morons, you will like this book. It starts out as an economic collapse and morphs into a militia porn, but while that might have tempered my initial reaction ( disappointment it wasn’t post-apocalypse ) it is still a damn fine tale in its own right. The writing style is great, and the skill in targeting the incompetence that is partially responsible for getting us here ( mostly, resource depletion has no owners, but the caretakers can help or hinder the collapse ) is delightful. I bought and read this book way back in the day. I also remembered liking it. After I e-mailed Prepper Press over my last book review, they asked me about this book. It seems that they had bought the title from the author after he independently published it, and re-covered and re-edited it. Was I interested in reviewing it? I love re-reading books I enjoyed after a suitable time in which I forget most of the details so I can enjoy it again. And re-reading this I enjoyed it even more. You gotta love white hot hatred dressed up in talent. It is too rare.

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This isn’t just an economic collapse book, nor a book on super ninja warriors trading full automatic fire as their nipples freeze and their sphincters clinch. Rather than action, this is more a white paper on the direction things take during and after a government crashes and burns its empire. When government ignores its vulnerable citizens and pours all its diminishing resources into military suppression of dissent, this is how Joe Normal tries to survive. Oh, there is implied hope that patriots will overthrow the government. But the sugar coating is so sparse it could all just be wishful thinking on the readers part. It isn’t doom and gloom for the sake of message, nor false hope for the sake of increased sales to the MRE and AR crowd ( a kudos to the publisher for going there ). It is more an intelligent writer trying to warn the public, and not pulling any punches. Does anybody else see how rare it is to get an intellectually honest trip into our future, from a craftsmen no less? I hope this guy is going to write more ( I never considered searching the name to see if he already has, until this weekend after finishing reading this book and being more impressed than the first time ). I’ll be one of the first buyers.

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I had a brain fart. Tell me if I’m full of crap. Twenty-five cent Russian rounds in 7.62x54R, using the powder for emergency reloads for the 303B. I understand they are hotter- so, say perhaps three quarters of the powder? Am I overlooking a danger, or is a thirty cal battle rifle ( 308, 8mm, Swiss, Jap ) from one pretty much going to work in another? I have oodles of primers and enough cases, but not enough powder. Thanks ( my reloading knowledge is limited to Lee Loader ).
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26 comments:

  1. I suggest that you ask Elko gunsmith cost to rechamber Enfield 303B
    rifle to 762x54R. Keep one 303B, rechamber one to 762x54R.

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    1. I'm betting it would be cheaper to just go to a bolt/single 762x39 or 223. If I'm putting the money into it, I'd rather combine cheaper ammo with increased accuracy.

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    2. I swear Jim, sometimes I think you get dumber EVERY day.

      I said you can lead a mule to water but it takes a two by four to make him drink. With you, we will need to use a two by six.

      HERE: http://jpfo.org/filegen-n-z/smle.htm

      Dum* A**! You even had a guest article on this!

      Now you want to go dickin around and get a bolt/ single in 223 or 762x39????? (DUH?? MAYBE YOU SHOULD GET SOME MORE BLANK AMMO AT THE SAME TIME????!!!!!)

      Have you checked out the prices of those rounds lately?????

      Sorry man, when you say something stupid, I ain't going to let you slide.

      You Know Who

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  2. Re : .303 reloads in 7,62x54R = genius.

    You'll need a kinetic hammer to pull out the bullet, and a way to measure the correct amount of powder (makeshift scoop from a cartridge case).

    You'll have to look if, per chance, there is a russian brand that uses Boxer primers in its steel cartridges. If not, you'll still have to get primers.

    As for the quantity of powder, there must be nice people at your local shooting range, and they probably have a way to measure the bullet speed. You'll have to tweak the load until you find the nominal speed for the kind of bullet you extracted.

    Work from low load to higher, not the contrary... As the wise Lord Bison always says : BE SAFE !

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  3. Sounds like an interesting book.

    As to your reloading question I am assuming your talking about a "What if" scenario because for the life of me I cannot imagine having cases and primers but being short powder in this day and age. For the last year and a half powder has been the easiest component to acquire.

    Anyway. If it was a collapse situation and all I had were a bunch of .303 cases with lrg. rifle primers, one Enfield, and about 1000 rounds for a Nagant that I didn't have I would try loading up some rounds for the Enfield using the powder from the 7.62x54r rounds. I think I would try the 3/4's charge and set the Enfield up to shoot from a bench while I hid behind something for the first round.

    One would imagine people would do all kinds of less than exactly safe things in a collapse situation.

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    1. The primers were on clearance six years ago. The cases are just a bit at a time over 15+ years. I stand chastised, but on the other hand I've done a heck of a lot over the years with few resources.

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  4. I'm not even sre if we have a range here. Right out the east side of the lot is a big ravine you can fire into.

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  5. In an emergency using the compnents out of one caliber to use in another might be worth the hassel and risk but I wouldn't be doing it unless my life dependand on it.. Either buy the cheap Russian rifle to go with the cheap ammo or buy the reloading componets for the 303.

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  6. This seems like my kind of book. My favorite doomer stories are when the collapse comes at the hand of das fedgov (one of the reasons that I actually like Rawles' Patriots). If the stories blame the federal reserve and our government for sending our country into chaos, then they're alright stories by me.

    On another note - check out Cyberstorm (2.99 on a kindle but actually worth it). The beginning is utter crap, but it gets pretty good. A bunch of people making do with very little, while completely degrading themselves and each other along the way.

    Last but not least, if you want to raise your blood pressure - check out this article:

    http://2paragraphs.com/2013/12/anti-goverment-militia-men-being-phased-out-by-prepper-chicks/

    prepper, prepper, prepper. Sigh.

    Really hoping for everybody to just jettison that term. It sounds too much like the word "surrender". Though I suppose maybe 'Survivalist' sounds a bit like televangelist...which is not good at all.

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    1. I loved Patriots. Good enough for the Top 20. I had around 100 paper doomer books- don't know how many I read on Kindle after that. Double that for those I've never read and I would guess there are 300-400 total post-apoc fiction books out there ( not including follow ups in serials) ( I'm sure Russel knows much better than I ) so being in the top 20 is quite an honor.

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    2. According to this post ( http://www.thehighroad.org/archive/index.php/t-639233.html ) the fellow pulled the powder from Russian WWII era 7.62x54R cartridges and found the burning rate essentially identical to IMR-4895. This post ( http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=76385 ) discusses IMR-4895 loads in the 303 British - 35 to 38 grains with a 180 grain bullet. In this one ( http://castboolits.gunloads.com/archive/index.php/t-45346.html ) a poster says that the powder charge in the surplus 147 grain light ball (silver tip) weighed in at 45 grains.

      Hope this helps...and when you're doing your testing, please be careful not to mess up your hair...

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    3. It does help-thanks. This was just a spitball idea- just getting my options sorted.

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  7. Mea Culpa, for I have sinned. I'm actually tired of Doomer fiction, and have gone back to history. I'm sure that Zack Steele and his magic AR-15 will always be more popular than a family of Georgia rednecks trying to survive being burned out by the glorious sword of the righteous Lord (AKA: lying, stealing Yankee assholes).
    As for sedate meditations on the current F-Up - if you know how to tie your shoelaces ... then why read a book on how to tie your shoelaces?
    Yeah, I'm becoming cynically cynical. I'm also drunk.

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    1. It only gets tiring since there is so much crap out there. Don't give up the good fight!

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    2. Ardmore, you might be interested in the novel I'm currently writing (55 chapters already published, over 300,000 words, in eBook formats)

      http://solsysbooks.blogspot.com/

      This is a slow collapse situation that gradually accelerates, and the people involved in the story have to cope with limited means, and what one could mistake for Redneck Tech.

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    3. I heartily endorse this one, folks.

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    4. Bison Master: I'm a South Georgia Scots-Irish Redneck - I'm too stupid to give up the fight.
      Ave: Thanks, I'll check it out.

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    5. But that is of course what makes them so loveable. The more impossible the fight, the more they like it. Everyone needs a hobby, right?

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  8. Max pressure for a No4 rifle is 49,000 (I forget if that's psi or cup) and the max for a Mosin is 56,500, so just dumping the powder into the .303 case is asking for trouble.

    Don't toss the bullets! The Brit MkVII round uses a lead-core bullet that weighs 174 grains. The commie round uses a mild steel core, and because steel is less dense than lead, it weighs 148 grains, despite being the same length, which means you can drive it faster than the MkVII and still keep the pressures in check.

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    1. Excellant info on the bullets. As I said, I only have basic reloader knowledge.

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  9. I would start by gathering every reloading source from powder Manufacturer etc. Compare the loading data for each powder for both rounds using the same bullet weight. From this data you can interpolate the proper powder charge for the 303. Figure the powder charge for the 303 as a percentage of the same powder charge for the russian. You should find a pattern for the 303 as a percentage of the russian charge.

    You need a good scale for this, if you do not have one forget it!

    Still got all my fingers.

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    1. I'm also wondering if I'm over-worrying the problem. Just use the Lee to aquire an M16. Although, then I worry all the 223 is gone in days as their owners pray and spray. Over-anaylizing does get complicated.

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  10. I always wanted to be indivisible.

    Think what a great advantage that would be after the SHTF with people not being able to see you!

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    1. You are already indivisible - you mean invisible. Make a ghillie suit.

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  11. yeah use the mighty e to get an ar. still stock some 5.56. do you remember basic? layered defense applies to weapons also, carbines then bolts then black powder then sling etc...
    delr

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