Friday, April 25, 2014

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Gadgets and Gizmos: Rifle Chamber Inserts

Rifle chamber insert adapters are another excellent item to buy.

During a break down, ammunition will be like gold is today.  As the break down continues, the value of it will skyrocket. 

Imagine the average person, during a collapse, having only a baseball bat or kitchen knife to protect their family with.  Ten rounds of anything would have very high value.  They have a 308, 303, 30-06, 30-30 or a Mosin Nagant, but not one darn bullet.  They know where they can trade for ten rounds of 32acp or 7.62x25.  However that won't do them one bit of good.  Enter the chamber insert.

The chamber inserts great advantage is the flexibility it offers.

Here is a partial list of available adapters:

32acp in a            308 or
                             30-06  or
                             303 or
                             30-30  or
                             7.62x54r

30 carbine in a     308 or
                             30-06

7.62x25 in a         303 or
                             7.62x54r or
                             308 or
                             30-06

22 long rifle in a   222 or
                             223 or
                             22-250

7.62x39 in a         308 or
                             30-06

These will cost between $15-$30.

I know that for some, trading ammo is a no-no.  This article is only about the usefulness of the chamber insert.
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Note From Bison:  It seems I've lost near about half my readers.  Just to remind everyone still standing, I love you guys!  Thank you for being true.  Jim
 

21 comments:

  1. Just my $.02. Daily posting have an addictive, habit-forming quality. Daily re-postings of old stuff, like "The Best of Bison" or some other way to get stuff up 5 days a week without putting yourself out too much would likely keep people tuning in. Remembering to tune in once a week is harder for people.

    I think that has been part of the success of Rawles site: he puts new stuff up every day. I keep checking his site almost daily, even though I haven't read a useful tip or thought from the site in years. But... maybe tomorrow it will be there. We're all just rats in a Skinner box, pressing that button in hopes of getting a pellet.

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    1. Well, something to think on, certainly.

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  2. I can't quit you! Lol.

    Still here man, where else you gonna get chuckles and nitty gritty survival information. Thanks for the insert information, I have a couple of these hanging around.

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  3. Jim,

    Can you give us any updates on the home front?

    I'm especially curious on how city folk adjusted to primitive living.

    Idaho Homesteader

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    1. That story might just take the form of fiction. Short story, perhaps?

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    2. Figured they wouldn't last heh...

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    3. I don't think they'll ever leave. But surprisingly, they are helping, if only in their own way.

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  4. Cartridge adapters are outstanding items. I've found the .32 inserts will fire .32 mag, S&W Long/Short, and ACP through my bolt '06 deer gun. Accuracy is minute-of-partridge, and they're remarkably quiet.

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  5. We are still here.....

    .... can't wait to see more pictures of your amazing coif of hair...

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  6. Yeah a lot of us came here for the mix of being reminded/motivated to keep prepping and to hear your non-pc stream of thought acerbic wit on the topic of the day.
    When the rhythm got broken it broke peoples habit.
    We would really like to hear about how well the in-laws dealt with your life style and the results of their exposure to your lifestyle.
    Also what you think of some of the more interesting recent MSM news - Ukrainian sabre rattling, supposedly improving US economy, why the MSM is focusing on a stupid 3rd world ferry sinking and plane crash, etc., etc. And what lessons or insights such news can give those who prep like you.

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    1. I enjoyed it daily, also. Which is why it lasted so long. But trying to dredge up the daily topic left me zero creative energy for fiction. I don't really WANT to do fiction, but it is a new challenge, which I think I was overdue for.

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    2. Ditto on what 10:33 stated above James. A combination of a rehash of best of Bison, as well as guest articles as they poor in, would at least be something. The most non-pc of articles seem to inspire others to devote articles and comments at other sites, to you James. And you know what they say about any attention.

      I recall one useful article at the old site labeled "Bleach RX" about all of the useful purposes for bleach.

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  7. Will your .177 rifle be more effective if you load
    two pellets each time?

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    1. Suppose two slugs going out at half the velcity might be more effective in some form. Course now them guns really only put out at maybe 700 fps with a good air rifle. So if you double the mass, the velocity will halve....Damn Newton, if only he hadn't thought up those stupid rules of physics...

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    2. I don't think pellet multiple pellet loading does much good. I used to push two more BBs into the muzzle of my Daisy 881 for bird hunting when I was a kid (in the trees). Figured multiple pellets would increase my probablility of a hit.

      Not so much - the trajectory was slowed and I couldn't tell if the BBs consistently were spun out to do much good. Hit a mourning dove ONCE with all three pellets - knocked it out of the tree but good, but the penetration was lacking. I think that bird was just unlucky.

      Hope this helps Vlad.

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  8. Okay if you won't write daily, your minions will just have to keep posting to your comment section so we'll have something new to read each day. Though our hair isn't anywhere as nice as yours.

    OVERLOOKED PREP and TRADE ITEM: vegetable peeler. Yeah, you can use a knife but it is much faster , safer and less waste to use a vegetable peeler. They are cheap, store forever, small, portable and often overlooked so this is also a good trade item.

    Plus peeling veterables is a job that can easily be mastered by kids and something that grandma can do and be useful. They can peel potatoes for dinner while you do more important task.

    Cooking from scratch in a survival situation takes more time than most modern folk realize. So stock up on the correct tools for the job now.

    Idaho Homesteader

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    1. I'm thinking on the bison reprints idea. That can get me through the next six or seven years and I'll only lose $3 every other month in CD sales.

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    2. http://airgunhome.com/pages/pelletspecs.html

      much info here

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  9. Loyal Minion Article of the Day

    Just after Y2K, I went to a storage unit auction that had been stocked by an out of state prepper who was planning to bug-out to North Idaho and live out his fantasies. (note the run on sentence like our Lord Bison uses)

    He was obviously planning on becoming a Playboy Warlord. The first thing that was pulled out of the storage unit was a king size mattress. Number 2 was a couple of cases of Playboy Magazines. Number 3 was a few dozen LARGE value sized bottles of shampoo. I am assuming he was going to use the shampoo to entice the ladies.

    He also had a tent. Though the mattress was to big to fit in it. A few buckets of food, a single gun, dish soap and lots of stuff from Lehmans Amish Catalog --unopened and new in the box. Some useful (I picked up a Country Living grain mill for $35. Some not useful like a lifetime supply for a large city of hand pump leathers)

    He had no shovel, wheelbarrow, tools, water purifiers, blankets, sleeping bags, nails, etc.

    Lesson of the story -- leave your mommy's basement once in a while and take a look at the real world before you spend a lot of money on preps.

    Idaho Homesteader

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    1. While I appreciate the effort, run on sentances, done properly, can easily be 200 words. Please keep trying.
      :)

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  10. If you're not homesteading full-time, regular camping trips with just the most basic supplies is about the best learning tool. Helps you to identify the biggest hassles and low-tech solutions to address these. Such as, realizing your bed does not fit in your tent, or that even 50 degrees can feel really cold if you don't have a blanket or the right clothes. But I can't poke fun at the storage auction dude- in my youth I used to head out into the woods for the weekend with not much more than a sleeping bag, a hatchet, and a frying pan. I probably looked pretty stupid to anyone with experience.

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