Sup /k/, long time lurker here.
Since it's New Year's I thought I'd pay you back some with some /k/-related wallpapers.
They're mostly sci-fi/fantasy/vidya I think, but they have /k/ thematics.
Are child soldiers viable in a desperate final defense of a country?
hey its Roger posting from my ThinkPad Edge (e530c w/ solid state hard drive added, yes im serious)
big news in USA Today today (i read it daily, sports section first)! one can only imagine they will put it in the water sometime in the 2040s which is operationally advantage because chinese dudes don't age like at all ("yellow dont mellow")(no offense)
anyway now that theyll have two carriers anytime (counting the one that can't go in the water) i was thinking it would be fun to brainstorm how this will enable their "blue force projection"...
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Whenever I hear Americans talk about the F-15 they make it sound like some kind of superfighter, with the speed of an interceptor and the agility of a dogfighter.
Now, certainly, compared to modern fighters now it isn't true, but was it ever true? Or is the F-15 a whole lot of propaganda?
"It is among the most successful modern fighters, with over 100 victories and no losses in aerial combat with the majority of the kills by the Israel Air Force."
Good enough for me.
Sure beat a fucking F-35 that stops working when it gets low on fuel because some brilliant asshat decided to use its fuel as a heat sink for all the whiz-bang electronics that make it awesome until the moment it deploys any ordnance and loses stealth.
It's good because it's used by well educated, higly trained pilots for specific missions in tandem with other aircraft and systems (things that usually dont get media attention because they're small and not as catchy as a fighter) to maximize mission efficiency and minimize risks.
What was wrong with the F-4?
Why wasn't it able to dominate the skys of Vietnam?
In part because the USAF underestimated the abilities of older Soviet aircraft, and in part because the Civilian administration under Johnson was never really willing to take the gloves off and fight the Vietnamese full-force since there was a perceived threat of Chinese or Soviet intervention.
So long story short I fired my 12 gauge without my ears. A mistake of course (they fell off and I didn't notice)
My ears have been ringing for about 15 minutes and counting. Is this going to go away when I sleep, in a couple of hours or am I fucked?
>Is this going to go away when I sleep, in a couple of hours or am I fucked?
Yes, I've shot shotguns without hearing protection plenty of times, it'll go away shortly.
Rifles are much louder and handguns even louder than that.
I can't shoot a rifle or hand gun without hearing protection at all, it's just too dangerous.
Even a shotgun is too loud to safely shoot repeatedly though so don't do it again.
Should be alright. Be lucky it wasn't a handgun. I had my ears off talking to my cousin while looking at some targets down range, and he pulled his sidearm out and popped one off parallel to my left ear. Still ringing 6 months later
What's up /k/? Does anyone live near Vancouver, WA? I'm new to the area and I'm looking for a place to shoot out in the country. I don't mind driving a little bit. Pic for interest.
You have $5000 to build a god-tier AR
what parts do you buy?
OP wants first pistol. Anyone shot 1000s of rounds from a Ruger mkiii or 22/45 without any hiccup? Pic related.
For target shooting
For hunting deer, elk, and black bears
30-06 sprg or 308 win?
I live in BC, Canada and I've found 30-06 to be just as abundant or even more so than 308.
Then again, the northern rangers are issued a 308 rifle so in a worst case scenario 308 may be more common.
The prices are about the same here for the same grain load. Considering that a 180 grain 308 will be slower than a 30-06 of the same load, the 30-06 seems to be a superior round.
Is this impact scarring from an RPG/ATGM?
Army or Marine Corps? I want to join the military and right now I'm leaning towards Army. Although I love the Marine Corps propaganda and esprit de corps I get the feeling that Marines get shit on more by the Corps once they hit the fleet, have trouble getting promoted, don't have access to as much tech (tanks), etc. Their missions are different but I don't like the stereotype of the Army being fat and lazy, I like all the Marine moto stuff. Can someone set me straight?
I keep hearing all this "marine corps is full of bullshit"
What is this bullshit exactly?
Like shitty training? Bad gear?
Or is it just some
>sgt yells at me and i have to wake up real early
"Bullshit" that only faggots complain about?
Just curious, i'm staff sgt from finland and considering getting a green card to join the USMC because FDF is fucking awful unless you're SF
Tell my why I should stop cc on campus. Honestly, just tell me how much of a dirtbag I am for not following the rules.
So /k/, I come to you once again for help.
My buddy had a garage fire, and in it he lost a Mak-90, a M1 Garand, and a browning hi-power.
The m1 and the hi power were complete losses
But the Mak-90, that's where I need help. It burned, but the primary damage is the retardant used by the FD extinguishing the fire, and the furniture is gone.
The internals seem O K, but I haven't looked at it much.
It had a thumb hole stock, as I've heard that makes some relevance with 922(r) and how the stock fits the receiver.
I apologize for my ignorance...
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Also, I did post this in AKG, and QTDDTOT with basically no response.
If I can get this gun up and running again, I will include glorious images for all of /k/ to enjoy. This is my first attempt, and I have no idea of the potential outcome
it depends on if the fire fucked with the temper of the metal
Everyone told you to go to a gunsmith in both of those threads and you ignored them
do you expect the response to be different this time?
is it really that bad or is it just fuddlore
lot of strong opinions on youtube on both sides. i want to hear /k's opinion
It's harder on your rifle than brass, parts wear, they do so faster with steel. Steel doesn't expand and retract as well as brass and that causes some issues.
All that said it's cheaper and if it shoots well and you don't reload you'll save more shooting steel than you spend on parts that wear earlier than normally expected
not as good for reloading, especially for rifle cartridges
brass is softer than steel, so not really and chance of brass case fucking up steel gun, but there is a chance of steel case fucking up steel gun
generally steel cased shit is poorly made with worth qc because it's budget ammo, so doesn't shoot as well.