Out of the Blue

Happy Pokémon Day. I've done my share of poking over the year's but I've never actually Pokéd. But according to Newsweek, the Pokémon Company brands this a "holiday." Fair enough, guess I'll take the rest of the day off. Just remember if you are out driving to watch out for Pokémon GO players out on celebratory hunting sprees.

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Re: OotB: Gotta catch something
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Ricorda wrote on Feb 27, 2022, 21:51:
You know, Ukraine is allowing people to go fight for them. All you have to do is fly there and they will give you a gun.

Eh, I'd rather bring my own gun. I'd much prefer my Ruger SR-762 than an AK-47, AK-74, or AK-103. I'd imagine what Ukraine is handing out is AK-47 pattern guns. So you'd be firing the 7.62x39mm round. Compared to a .308Win or NATO 7.62x51mm round, it's not great. It has far less kinetic energy and velocity than the .308Win and is less accurate to boot. On top of that, you have to deal with the AK's "windage" problem where as my SR-762 doesn't have that. Additionally, you have penetration to consider as well. Of all the pictures I have seen so far, none of the regular Russian troops seem to be wearing receivers with any kind of plate in them. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that some troops don't have receivers. I can't imagine, given their state of gear, that they are using ceramic plates so that leaves regular armor grade steel plate. The 7.62x39mm round is just going to ping off of it whereas the .308 is going to leave a fair dent and transfer a lot of its kinetic energy in to the target. It might not be a kill, but it will certainly pause them long enough for you to send off a second round to a non-armored part of the body.

If I didn't have my parents to look after, I would seriously consider it. Live today, die tomorrow, and remember your three TLAs: AAA, SMC, and AIO.
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