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« Reply #180 on: August 17, 2020, 01:08:45 PM »
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So Fallout was wrong about ammo (and food) being good after 200+ years on the shelf? Of course, I was always more astounded that it hadn't already been scavenged by those people that emerged in the decades before my Vault Dweller arrived on the scene. Fun games, but that one bit really bugged my sense of verisimilitude.

Fallout is an interesting case of 'high fantasy post-apocalypse', as opposed to 'low fantasy post-apoc' which could be run using Twilight 2000.

The 200 year time skip just screws everything up. Ironically, Fallout 76 only occurs in 2102, 25 years after the Great War, making scavenging far more plausible.

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« Reply #181 on: August 18, 2020, 06:13:07 PM »
Just put together my first practice build from scratch.

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Going to add a Sig-Sauer Romeo5 Red Dot optic, Streamlight 69240 TLR-4 Tac-Lite (with laser-sight onboard), and a 2-point sling (no decision on brand). She'll be ready to rock'n'roll.

Next build will be an AR-Pistol. Still bouncing some specs around.

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« Reply #182 on: August 19, 2020, 11:06:58 PM »
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« Reply #183 on: August 20, 2020, 07:07:02 AM »
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« Reply #184 on: August 20, 2020, 09:33:43 AM »
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For the Emprah!!!

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« Reply #185 on: August 20, 2020, 10:59:33 AM »
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« Reply #186 on: August 20, 2020, 11:03:19 AM »
It is awesome. But only Space Marines could use it accurately. I can't imagine that extra weight made that sucker inaccurate as fuck.

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« Reply #187 on: August 20, 2020, 11:23:56 AM »
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It is awesome. But only Space Marines could use it accurately. I can't imagine that extra weight made that sucker inaccurate as fuck.

Not to mention the vibration from it's engine.
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« Reply #188 on: August 20, 2020, 11:34:10 AM »
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Not to mention the vibration from it's engine.

You don't shoot at range while the engine is running, obviously. :)

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« Reply #189 on: August 20, 2020, 06:43:08 PM »
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It is awesome. But only Space Marines could use it accurately. I can't imagine that extra weight made that sucker inaccurate as fuck.

I don't know...it has a C-mag...drop in an FA sear and the weight might help offset the muzzle climb. :D
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« Reply #190 on: August 23, 2020, 12:51:53 AM »
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I don't know...it has a C-mag...drop in an FA sear and the weight might help offset the muzzle climb. :D

or a spring-loaded sword-blade in the stock... DOUBLE-WEAPON!

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« Reply #191 on: August 23, 2020, 05:00:51 AM »
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Just put together my first practice build from scratch.

[ATTACH=CONFIG]4771[/ATTACH]

Going to add a Sig-Sauer Romeo5 Red Dot optic, Streamlight 69240 TLR-4 Tac-Lite (with laser-sight onboard), and a 2-point sling (no decision on brand). She'll be ready to rock'n'roll.

Next build will be an AR-Pistol. Still bouncing some specs around.


Greetings!

Very nice, my friend! Fucking awesome! I also love the red dot optic, too. LOCK AND LOAD!!!!!

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« Reply #192 on: August 31, 2020, 01:33:38 AM »
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Greetings!

Hi Toad! Colt 1851 revolver? SWEET! That's awesome! I have fired a few black powder weapons in the past--very fun! How much does the gear and powder for that all cost?

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The kit was $225, which isn't much cheaper than buying the finished gun. I got the kit for the project, not as a money saver. Most of the finished guns are $250-425 with Walker and Dragoon replicas at the upper end of that.

Add the historically accurate Colt .36 caliber conical bullet molds, paper cartridge formers and a few misc tools and I'm probably in another $200. BP is running about $25 / lb and caps are about $6 / 100. A pound of BP should be good for 350-400 shots.  

   



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Okay stupid question from somebody outside of the whole gun thing. Does ammo go off? Is there a shelf life and what storage do you use?

WW2 era surplus ammo is still very shootable, so properly stored (cool, dry place) 70+ years is no issue. Really nothing to spoil with ammunition so if the guns survive the ammo should be good as well. In a dry climate 200 years doesn't trip my BS meter.
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« Reply #194 on: August 31, 2020, 12:29:54 PM »
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So Fallout was wrong about ammo (and food) being good after 200+ years on the shelf? Of course, I was always more astounded that it hadn't already been scavenged by those people that emerged in the decades before my Vault Dweller arrived on the scene. Fun games, but that one bit really bugged my sense of verisimilitude.


I've personally fired brass cartridges that had been in storage for nearly 100 years. They went bang.

Now, if the ammo has been in a flood or something, it may not work. Corrosion could prevent it from even chambering. But in general if the cardboard box has survived, the ammo should be fairly good.

I've also gotten dud rounds in brand new ammo, so there is that.