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  1. Nothing special, just a Ruger 10/22, a semi-auto .22LR carbine. Very fun to shoot, very cheap, extremely modular. If I cared to, I could easily spend two or three times the cost of the gun itself in modifications geared to extremely accurate target shooting. Hell, there are barrels for this thing that cost $300, the gun usually runs $200-300ish itself.



    I don't have a picture of it, but it's just a completely stock Ruger 10/22. I'll likely get an aftermarket stock for it and possibly some optics. Luckily, magazines are inexpensive and common, so I won't have a problem there.

    As an aside, I highly recommend the Ruger 10/22 as a first gun for anyone interested in buying a firearm. You will get a very superb rifle for a very good price, it's very inexpensive to shoot and will teach you the basics of firearms and accuracy, which will allow you to move up to a different chambering.

    1. Naked Snake

      Naked Snake

      Shaikoten said:

      Ha. I learned on one of these little mothers when I was a boy scout. Fun little things. Not very good for zombie apocalypse, Nazi invasion, or commies, but there's nothing better than it for learning the basics.


      Well, I've got two AKs and a Mosin and some shotguns, they're pretty expensive to feed, that's the main reason I needed a semi-auto .22 ;-P

      And they would certainly be useful for "zombies". You carry a "real" rifle for "real" work and the .22 and oodles of ammo for hunting small game and as a secondary defensive weapon.

    2. Planky

      Planky

      I had a Norica air rifle that looked very similar to that Ruger. My brother got it destroyed by the cops. Idiot.

      I would love to get my hands on a Mosin-Nagant.

    3. Naked Snake

      Naked Snake

      Planky said:

      I had a Norica air rifle that looked very similar to that Ruger. My brother got it destroyed by the cops. Idiot.

      I would love to get my hands on a Mosin-Nagant.


      I've got a Mosin-Nagant, they very fun, very inexpensive to shoot. I paid $150 for 800 rounds in a sealed tin. If you happen to get one with "sticky bolt", don't despair, a little brake cleaner soaking the chamber or pouring boiling water through the chamber works.

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  2. Hi. The Doom novels are pretty well-known around these parts, and they've got their fans and those who dislike them. I merely bought them to add to my meager Doom-related collection. There are new Doom 3 novels, I only have the first one, I guess it's alright but interestingly, I don't think flowed as well as the Doom novels.
  3. Naked Snake

    Finished Map38 in Doom64

    Cool story, bro.
  4. Naked Snake

    Where's Waldo/Wally?

    Those books (Waldo variant, for us American kids), were pretty neat and I liked them, they taught you to pay attention.
  5. My dad picked up a bolt-action 12 gauge for $25, it's a little rough, but I am gonna fixed it up to gain some skills in practical gunsmithing. It's a J.C. Higgins, sold by Sears and Roebuck anywhere from 1940-something to the mid-1950s. Pretty neat gun.















    The end of the barrel was cut off crudely (it's 21 inches though, 18 is the min. length) so I have to fix that by grinding it relatively straight, filing it then giving it a good buffing. The jerk that did it (the guy my dad bought it off of) got metal shavings in the barrel and action, so I need to give it a really good cleaning and oiling (which I was gonna do anyway, but that makes it more urgent). I am going to silver solder a bead so it has a front sight bead again. I am going to install a new recoil pad because that one is red, cracked and from the 1950s. So yeah, it'll be a fun experience, for sure, but once I am done, I'll end up with a solid work-horse.

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    2. Kagemaru_H

      Kagemaru_H

      While you're at it, make it look like the Doom shotgun.

    3. Maes

      Maes

      Does it accept magnum (76mm long) cartridges or just 70mm standard ones? Magazine capacity?

    4. Naked Snake

      Naked Snake

      Maes said:

      Does it accept magnum (76mm long) cartridges or just 70mm standard ones? Magazine capacity?


      2 3/4" (70mm) only, dunno the capacity yet as I am not about to load an old gun in my house :-P Judging by the length of the tube though, I assume it holds 5 in the tube and 1 in the chamber.

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  6. Nope, I'm just a realist. Like I said, it's a hard choice, but it's one that has to be made. Say a guy has AIDS and has for a while. Why should an insurance company be FORCED to pay for his treatment?
  7. Yeah, that'll really help him keep food in his stomach. Steve, not everyone wants a Government-mandated health care insurance scheme shoved down their throats. The Government should not have the power to legislate what services we are required to obtain. What's next, mandating that all Americans must have life insurance in case of untimely death, so that their funeral will be paid for? Where will the forced-participation legislation end? I'm not willing to be a slave to a corporate entity, even if it's backed by a ridiculous law. I barely make $200 a week, I can't afford to live on my own, I sure can't afford to spend any of my money on a service I don't need, even with Government assistance I don't want. If you want real health-care reform, do it, don't force people into services that WILL drive up costs in the long-run and overburned an already overtaxed health care system. Go ask your nearest RN or doctor how busy they are, they might smack you if they have the energy. Also, I don't get why insurance companies should be forced to pay for somebody who has a pre-existing condition. Sorry, but people die, and wasting money just to try and make it feel all warm and fuzzy isn't the role of society. You've got to make some tough choices to maintain freedom. I do agree with capping out-of-pocket costs and trying to make insurance more affordable, but Government subsidization is frankly a terrifying prospect.
  8. Naked Snake

    German Billboards Meet Their Doom

    We call these people "idiots" and mock them for their idiocy.
  9. Naked Snake

    Skulltag has a new home

    Yeah, it seems this was less of a case of passing the torch more-as it was Carnevil putting the torch on a stand and said "guard the fort, I'll BRB". BRB just happened to be 3 years.
  10. Naked Snake

    Skulltag has a new home

    If the Fork project goes open source and Skulltag does as well, I see no issue, but thanks for creating another one, whine-baby.
  11. Naked Snake

    Skulltag has a new home

    I never said you guys wouldn't remove Carn from the credits, I'm just listing it as a condition for the sake of it being said and understood.
  12. Naked Snake

    Skulltag has a new home

    np Carn. I have a question. Would you be willing to compromise for the better of all? I have a proposed solution. The current team can use the currently existing resources under the following conditions : -The fork project must create a new name that is not similar to Skulltag, unless approved by Carnevil. Its logo must be different. -Carnevil and others must be credited for their creation of the resources in the new project, by name, prominently in all documentation and "about pages" and all that. In other words, you can have your fork project, but Carn gets his credit where it is due. -The Fork team not engage in any hostilities towards Carnevil if he chooses to continue with the same resources on the original Skulltag project, nor condone / allow others in their community to do so. I believe these conditions give both sides a fair chance to represent the wishes of the community.
  13. Naked Snake

    Skulltag has a new home

    On a long reflection, I have this to say. I was torn at first between a feeling of sympathy for Carnevil and extreme displeasure at the actions of these people who I don't know in "stealing" Skulltag and sympathizing with the folks who I don't know who seemed to have been given control of a project and then having the Old Boss come back in and re-assert himself. However, in the end, I think both sides are being childish, petty fuckers for lack of a better term, and need to take a step back and get a reality check. Both sides know Carnevil started and owns Skulltag. What they don't seem to grasp is that Skulltag can never be theirs to own, ever. It's Carnevil's creation, and by all rights, you guys should just step down and give him back his website and his game mod. I don't even like Carn that much, but I feel he has been cheated and usurped by upstarts who have no idea what the fuck integrity is, apparently. Carnevil has sacrificed his time and energy into Skulltag, what you have done is theft of the results of a man's dedicated effort to create a fun Doom modification and engine port. I think if you want to end the drama for real, you'll completely hand back control of Skulltag entirely to Carnevil and start your own counter project from scratch using whatever engine you feel is best. Make your own bots, sprites, scripts, maps, sounds, program your own netcode and engine features. To continue on with the Skulltag name is dishonesty at its lowest.
  14. Naked Snake

    A Touchy Subject

    Awesome, another way to play Doom!
  15. Naked Snake

    The Gun thread

    Yeah....about that. A very close friend (we call call home-owner) of mine had a man enter his home in the middle of the night. He has two daughters and a son. The man, who was angry at the home-owner for dating the intruder's ex-girlfriend, made threats despite the home-owner telling him that he had a gun and just wanted the guy to get the fuck out. The man continued his threats and the home-owner shot him dead. This is in a town in the middle of nowhere, with about 3,000 people. It was the first self-defense shooting in the town since 1893 (no joke). Regardless, what if the home-owner had no weapon? Who's to say that the intruder, who did personally know the home-owner, would have stopped at killing him? Like I said, the man had two teenage daughters...I'm pretty damn sure I'd have shot that guy too, if I had kids. I think you're just as dangerous as a criminal intent on killing me for wanting guns out of MY hands because "home defense is a joke." Of course, I combat people like you with words, which can be lethal weapons in their own right. I agree we need to look at the reason that crime is so prevalent in our society, yes, but banning or heavily restricting guns will solve nothing other than to make it harder for me to protect me and mine. You also might want to note that if you remove "gun crime" as the sole indicator of what country is horrible, you might see that in all other aspects, European countries tend to have much higher crime than the United States when it comes to say, assault, sexual assault, armed robbery (don't need a gun to steal a wallet or a car), carjacking...wonder why?
  16. Naked Snake

    The Gun thread

    This mindset has always been dangerous, despite the fact that almost all of the USA has become "shall issue" when it comes to concealed handgun carrying and thus have seen a reduction in crime. I'd say it's fair to say that almost all people who conceal carry are very nice, reasonable, intelligent human beings that are not "paranoid nut jobs" that are "constantly afraid". They do, however, wake up in the morning and acknowledge that the world is generally not so predicable. Somewhere out there, perhaps nearby, is a bad man or woman. They may not every encounter you, they may see you tomorrow, perhaps while you read this sentence they steal your car. Who knows? That's why they strap on a gun. That's also why they make sure they have working smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, a well-stocked home First Aid kit, they make sure they can see when the power goes out and all that good stuff. They're good folk, they abide the law as best as they can. I advise you to take a look at some of the pro-gun posters by Oleg Volk. Yes, he's a tad weird, but I do agree with him, especially on supressors and the like. Mr. Freeze, what state are you in where you can't own a Mossberg 590? I live in New York state (not NYC), so I feel your hurt when it comes to those silly-ass Unconstitutional pistol permits (haven't got one myself, but I've got plenty of long guns, don't need a permit for that), but even in NY with their pistol permit shit and their equally illegal "comsetic feautre ban" *ahem* I mean "assault weapons ban", you can own a pump-action shotgun with all sorts of crazy shit on it all day long as long as it's not a semi-auto. FN Five-Sevens are neat in theory, but I wouldn't CCW one. I'd get one for owning and keeping around the house, sure, but for daily carry, first off, you're gonna have to explain your gun in front of a grand jury if you use it. A Five-Seven sure don't look nice, it holds 20 or 30 cartridges in states that aren't crapsucks and shoots a round touted to destroy body armor. Have fun with that. Secondly, the ammo is expensive as a bastard. Anything you carry, you want the option of reloading even if you only plan on shooting steel-cased ammo. The Mossberg 590 is essentially a Mossberg 500 made to adhere to US Armed Forces requirements in a service shotgun. It's a damned rugged, reliable bastard and it's easy to service by the end-user (you). Can't go wrong with either a Mossberg or a Remington, they're both solid and proven workhorses. Oh, and while we're showing off guns, if some of you recall the new AK I got a bit back, well, it too got some surgery and it too no longer looks like a hunting rifle (yes, this rifle is 100% legal in my state and is semi-automatic only. And no, it doesn't have to be registered or licensed.) It's the one with green furniture.
  17. Naked Snake

    Does anyone have the Icon of Sin sound?

    According to the definition of irony, no, it's not.
  18. Naked Snake

    try this! [in the ZDoom console]

    Hey guys, did you know that if you type iddqd, the Doomguy's eyes turn yellow and the monsters can't kill you? No joke!
  19. My brother's baby was born, baby girl, healthy. Wooooooo!

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    2. Patrick

      Patrick

      Congrats.

      Get her an assault rifle for her 7th birthday!

    3. doom2day

      doom2day

      Patrick said:

      Congrats.

      Get her an assault rifle for her 7th birthday!

      No, get an sub automatic for the 7th, save the full auto assault rifle for the sweet sixteen.

    4. Snarboo

      Snarboo

      On a related note, they actually do make .22s and other starter rifles that come in pink. I happened to see such a gun in a local gun store a few months back.

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  20. Yeah, the SKS was fucked up, so I decided to get one of the new Saiga 5.45x39 AK rifles, basically an AK-74 / AK-105 rifle.



    It's the one on the bottom. It's gonna look vaguely like the one on the top.

    1. Dr. Zin

      Dr. Zin

      Going with the Galil handguard again? Can the gun be modded to take standard AK-74 mags? And are you too cheap to buy real sling swivels for it?

    2. Naked Snake

      Naked Snake

      Dr. Zin said:

      Going with the Galil handguard again? Can the gun be modded to take standard AK-74 mags? And are you too cheap to buy real sling swivels for it?


      Yes
      Yes and I'm going to do so as soon as possible, I gotta get pre-94 AK-74 mags, which means steel Polski Tantal mags at $30 a pop and East German mags at $40 a pop
      The replacement furniture comes with sling loops that are supposed to be used with AK-style slings :-P

  21. Naked Snake

    New Rage trailer

    Looks great, but somehow that guy got a magical lefty AK that doesn't exist ;-P
  22. Yes, yes, the good news is a new gun, but the bad news it also didn't work properly when I test-fired it :( So I took it back, they're repairing it for free. It was jamming every 8th round. Anyway, they'll gimme a call when it's up and running again. I did manage to take some pics of it before I test-fired it.

    It's a Yugoslavian 59/66 SKS, semi-automatic 7.62x39 carbine, fixed 10 round magazine. The sucker on the end is a Goddamn grenade launcher, shoots standard 22mm NATO rifle grenades ;-P It also has a folding bayonet.





    Though it's Yugoslavian-made, the SKS is Russian-designed, thus I have an example of all three of the most widely-fielded Russian-designed arms in the world, the Mosin-Nagant (top), SKS (middle) and AK (bottom).

    The SKS and AK-47 I have share the same 7.62x39 ammunition, but the design is completely different from the AK-47. I can't wait to get it back and in working condition.

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    2. Naked Snake

      Naked Snake

      Hahaha, that was a good remix.

    3. Super Jamie

      Super Jamie

      Nice collection! Do you compete in sport shooting or go hunting?

      I used to be rad at Free Pistol target shooting.

    4. Naked Snake

      Naked Snake

      Super Jamie said:

      Nice collection! Do you compete in sport shooting or go hunting?

      I used to be rad at Free Pistol target shooting.


      I mostly just own guns for plinking and because I like the engineering behind firearms. They're interesting machines, they have shaped the face of the world, for better and worse, they have gained independence for people across the world and maintain peace in nations across this globe.

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  23. Naked Snake

    Doom++ in iPhone's future?

    Fucking sweet.
  24. Naked Snake

    Possible cure for cancer, that has been recieving no attention

    The reason it didn't get "front page news" is because new cancer drugs are being tested ALL THE TIME.


  25. The count on that ammo can is correct and those magazines hold 30 rounds.

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    2. Dr. Zin

      Dr. Zin

      Snarboo said:

      Supposedly the Kel-Tec RFB is a modified FAL in a pullpup configuration with a forward ejection system.


      The RFB shares basically no design characteristics with the FAL besides the fact that it is designed to feed from "Metric" style FAL mags. It does, however, "borrow" the tubular ejection system from the FS2000.

      Snarboo said:

      Bullpup has some major advantages, though:
      -Shorter overall length, making the weapon more compact.
      -Most bullpup weapons are designed to be ambidextrous, so both left and right handed people can fire more comfortably.
      -Most bullpups have the stock and barrel as one continous line, like the M16, which some consider superior to having the stock offset from the barrel, like the AK-47.

      There are some disadvantages, such as longer trigger pull, but I'd say taking a fully functional weapon and making it more compact is win-win.


      1. Bullpups are shorter, but they suffer from more awkward controls. For example, magazine changes on bullpups are slower because the shooter must reach back and under the rifle to insert a new mag. Also, because they are shorter they lose some practical accuracy (i.e. the ability of the rifle-shooter combination to deliver accurate fire). Namely, they have an extremely short sight radius using iron sights (which is why most bullpups are issued with optics) and the fact that the majority of the weight of the rifle is behind the shooters hands means they are harder to hold steady in unsupported positions.

      2. Now this is just plain wrong. Rifles with a conventional layout are FAR more ambidextrous than most bullpup designs. You will note with the exception of the FN FS2000 and the Kel-Tec RFB (and maybe one or two other designs I am forgetting) most bullpups eject spent cases out the side of the rifle. Some designs (such as the Steyr AUG and FAMAS) can be retrofitted to left-side ejection by an armorer, while other designs such as the British L85 and Chinese QBZ95 cannot. Furthermore, the side-ejection bullpups prevent switching shoulders while using the rifle, such as when shooting around cover. The controls are also often poorly place for use by people who are left handed, particularly the safeties on many rifles.

      Even the tube ejection system used in the RFB and FS2000 is reported to have issues. And if there is a malfunction in that system it can be difficult to clear.

      3. Actually, from the AKM onward the Kalashnikov series of rifles has had a stock in line with the bore. You are probably being thrown off by the gas system above the barrel. Most rifles produced from the sixties onwards have a "straight line" arrangement.

      4. It isn't just that the trigger pull is long, it is that it tends to be gritty and usually doesn't have a clean "break."

      I would say that bullpup rifles have a use, but they definitely are not the "next stage of rifle development" or the other bullshit that some people peddle about them. Like everything else they are a compromise. If they areas that they are lacking are of secondary importance to the user, then they are a good choice. But they are far from dominating conventional weapons.

      If you are planning on clearing buildings and to a lesser extent operating from vehicles* short rifles can be very useful, but ergonomics, ambidextrous use (in most models) and long range capability are degraded.

      *Due to the fact that they are easier to stow. Actually fighting from vehicles is well known to be suicide.

      Of course, that is what makes the RFB seem, in my opinion, something of a white elephant. You have a cartridge well suited for ranged engagements on open terrain, and combine it with a compact rifle that is light (greater recovery time between shots) and short (less practical accuracy and greater muzzle blast). Not a terribly practical weapon.

    3. Snarboo

      Snarboo

      Dr. Zin said:

      short (less practical accuracy and greater muzzle blast)

      This is something I was curious about: isn't the whole point of a bullpup weapon to have the same barrel length as a traditional weapon but be shorter in total length? I always thought barrel length was more important for determining accuracy. The Romanian AK you posted seems to have a longer barrel than a traditional AK while still being about the same length overall. That's why I pointed out how compact bullpups are. Otherwise your points are completely accurate.

      Honestly, the RFB seems to be designed to be nothing more than a range toy. :P Fun to look at and shoot, but not something made for combat. I posted it because it had an interesting ejection system that appears to be truly ambidextrous, if not practical.

    4. Dr. Zin

      Dr. Zin

      Barrel length actually has almost nothing to do with intrinsic accuracy (i.e. the accuracy potential of a rifle without the human element). Rather increased barrel length provides benefits to the practical accuracy of the rifle and its ballistics.

      The greatest boon to accuracy from a longer barrel is the increased sight radius when using iron sites. As said before, this is negated through the use of optics on most bullpups. The other benefit is that the rifle has a balance point where the front hand grips it when shooting offhand. This allows the shooter to "lock in" the supporting arm and reduce the drifting of the sights over the target, especially when using a shooting sling.

      However, the real reason that longer barrels in compact packages are touted is the improved ballistics when bullpups are compared with similar sized conventional rifles. Obviously because there is more length of barrel for the burning powder to act upon the projectile, it achieves a higher muzzle velocity. One bonus is that the round has less drop at long range, but the real benefit is that higher velocities tend to result in the fragmentation of FMJ projectiles at close ranges.

      If you are familiar with the Hague Accords you know that it is a war crime for a military to issue expanding ammunition. As a way of weaseling their way around this requirement many militaries have developed fully jacketed rounds that will lose their structural integrity when striking targets at high velocity. When you compare a Steyr AUG with an ultra-compact AR carbine you find that the AUG has a 16" barrel while the AR has a 11.5" in similarly sized guns. The 16" barrel is much more likely to produce fragmentation in its projectiles.

      Snarboo said:

      Honestly, the RFB seems to be designed to be nothing more than a range toy. :P Fun to look at and shoot, but not something made for combat. I posted it because it had an interesting ejection system that appears to be truly ambidextrous, if not practical.


      Yeah, like I said Kel-Tec ripped that system from FN. The F2000 has actually been issued to some forces, but I note that all of them have a very low probability of seeing actual combat. Like you said, great idea for the range - terrible idea for the battlefield.

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