For Those Last Minute, “Here, Read This; it Might Save Your Life..” Recommendations

Especially for people in your AO who are (unbelievably) just now becoming conscious of what’s coming down the pike from now until after the election….basically, in varying degrees, for the foreseeable future, and really don’t have nearly the time needed to learn the ‘school’ method.

Author’s name is Don Paul; his books identify him as a retired Green Beret and Christian.  Not too shabby a combination, in my book!

I’ve read through his ‘Never Get Lost,’ and it’s a superb way to get someone up on how to navigate without learning the grid system, coordinates and relying on a map and only a compass, watch, pen/pencil, and paper to perform your calculations.  Maps do have their place, as do GPS devices, topographical maps, protractors, declination equations, and so forth.  In fact, while I have a couple USGI Lensatic Compasses, they’re relegated to back up for my back up, as I’ve changed over to a Suunto M-3 NH Global Compass and have a MC-2 Mirror Compass as a back up.  They’re faster for me as I set the declination for accuracy and speed in determining azimuths on the map.  No conversion necessary.  It also provides for more accuracy using Paul’s method, as he teaches a non-declination compass method, which works, but without the correct declination, you’re off your intended location by varying distances, which may or may not prove to be very important.

The next couple I’m going to read is, “Everybody’s Knife Bible,” where he teaches knife skills for use in a survival situation.  He covers a lot of standard subjects/tasks, like making beds, additional weapons, etc, but he also provides instruction on how to use your knife to tell time and cross rivers.  Might prove to be interesting.

I’ve got a couple other of his books coming to check out and put in the library, but if what I’ve read so far is any indication, the few bucks I’ve spent per book is well worth it.  Some are available on Amazon or eBay.

Check them out.

 

Interesting Perspective…

Retired SF SNCO, Terrence Popp.  If you haven’t heard of him, you should go check out his site, MGTOWTV.com

He speaks straight, direct, and to the point.  He also knows a good deal about what he’s talking about.

https://www.mgtow.tv/embed/vIR5lfoEuHmvqji

https://www.mgtow.tv/embed/BDWocJih4vM625V

And if you are thinking of forming a defensive group for your area of interest, here you go:

https://www.mgtow.tv/embed/8dG9BfruPnA7g2I

 

Why I REALLY Like the ACSS Reticle from Primary Arms…

There are quite a few reasons I like the Primary Arms offerings:  Quality, affordability, durability, eye relief, clarity, and so on.

BUT…..the foundational reason I really like these scopes (I have one on my ‘go to’ AR and one on my semi-precision .308 Savage) is the ACSS reticle.

These scopes are meant to be zero’d at 100 yards, and from there, the Bullet Drop Compensator (BDC) for your caliber let’s you shoot your target without making another scope adjustment.  Saves time, which is really important.

The first pic is on my 1X6 ACSS mounted on my, ‘Go To’ AR.

Now, do I believe I’ll make 800 yard shots with a 62gr m855?  No, but I may make 500 yard shots more times than not with this phenomenal scope from a prone and clear line of sight.  I also am very comfortable with the ‘CQB’ donut.  I also appreciate the 5 mph wind holds for both lateral directions.  And the measuring tool on the right is a great range finder presuming your human target is about 5′ 10″ tall.  Below is a great example of how you can range with it, even though the reticle is a ‘dot’ version, vice the chevron, which I prefer.

Then there’s the 4X14 FFP Illuminated on my humble semi-precision Savage Model 10.

I have no illusions about my .308, even with Berger rounds, being accurate enough OR having enough ‘oomph’ to stop someone/thing at 1000 yards.  If this scope was on a 300 Win?  You bet!

You can also determine range with this fine optic, but you’ll have to do the math, which isn’t so difficult, and if you’re a few hundred yards away and camouflaged, unless the target is sprinting, you’ll more than likely have time to do your calculation.

And that, in a nutshell, is why I’m really taken with these scopes.  I’ve been using them for about 3 years now, and I’m not dissatisfied in the least!

Do I still teach the 25 meter zero?  You bet.  It’s great for straight iron sight shooters, or for zeroing your BUIS.  Even a red dot, depending on the application.  But for optics at the price paid and the clear value, I can’t see not using these fine scopes.

*Disclaimer – I am simply a happy Primary Arms customer – I get nothing from this, or any other write I have done on their products.