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Welcome to /k/. Strelok 09/07/2019 (Sat) 10:23:40 No.1 [Reply]
Welcome to /k/! Now get /out/. RULES 0. Fuck around and find out. 1. This is a gentlemen's club not a shitting street. 2. Global rules apply. Do not wake up the globals. 3. Fun allowed. Board is for discussion of weapons, combat, military history, conflict news reporting, and outdoorsmanship. Board under new management IDs temporarily enabled. See the meta thread. Useful Links! A bunker is here: https://zzzchan.xyz/k/ I have nothing to do with that. The site fallback file has been created >>>/meta/13858 https://anon.cafe/special_static/anoncafe_fallback.txt Current meta thread: >>32204

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Russia & Ukraine Thread 16 - Bakhmut Blitz Edition Strelok 06/23/2022 (Thu) 03:32:31 ID: bd0d6b No.36308 [Reply] [Last]
Past the 800 replies or page 3 requirement. "Recent" updates: >Confirmed that 50 Ukrainian command staff (including the guy running the official Ukrainian MOD twitter page- not their propaganda sidearm) killed in Russian missile strike >Overall Ukrainian casualties reported in/confirmed at about 27% death rate (at least 65k Ukrainian soldiers KIA) with Russian numbers maybe 5-10% behind >Snek island was attacked again unsuccessfully and has become a surface-to-air missile fortress of sorts >Ukrainians gathering a large number of forces in Kharkiv and Mykolaiv >Both fronts aren't swimming so good but can genuinely be called an offensive >Russians forced to divert troops to Kherson and Izium to defend the main highways >Sverodonetsk and Lysychansk are to become the new Mariupol in the coming weeks >Hirske was abandoned >Ukrainians are finally getting Western weaponry >Countries like America are stripping the targeting computers out of the artillery before shipping since it would increase the accuracy range of the howitzers into Russia proper >First thing they did was shell the fuck out of civilian population centers in Donetsk >Russians have already captured France's artillery for research purposes >1/3 of donated American howitzers are gone between Snek Island losses and Luhansk front losses if you follow Russia's official numbers >Russian MOD reporting 60% casualties from Ukrainians near Hirske after they surrendered, while Ukrainian MOD's spokesperson is still fucking dead >At best soldiers on the ground are claiming that "most of their guys got out already" and insisting it was a retreat instead of a surrender

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>>36738 I've been listening to that one a bit and will likely continue it at work tomorrow. I'm ten minutes in and it's not bad. https://youtube.com/watch?v=TSPvz4LuoSw >"What the Russians are essentially demanding is capitulation" He's not wrong. Russia tried to negotiate, France tried to negotiate, Israel tried to negotiate, Turkey tried to negotiate... When four of the biggest warmongering countries on earth (America, the UK, and China aside) try to negotiate a peace deal and the response is drinking the koolaid that was meant for the civilians and cannon fodder, committing war crimes against civilians & PoWs, and acting stoic/machismo in the face of an avoidable war, it's not hard to see why Russia would demand Ukraine's complete humiliation at this point regardless of whether they are right or wrong for invading.
>>36726 >>36728 Could it be that Russians/Chechens are playing with a hand tied behind their back due to PR and thus every man they can rescue counts? ProVatniks made a huge stint about the fact that it's not a full on mobilization. >>36735 >DPA now supports streaming infrastructure that cannot be censored by Big Tech A new place to host imageboardss soon?
>>36664 You see, fighting to not be herded into collective farms (or "tent settlements for the forest clearers") involved a very different sort of people than fighting for colour revolutions and puppet kleptocracies (as well as "gay is okay", frown of a Brezhnev's clone, or whatever fuck they can advertise now) might conceivably attract. Hence different results from the early stages on, even against an adversary who doesn’t seem all that driven. >>36668 Theoretically possible, but likely unnecessary. The end game is: 1. It's established that Uncle Sam will not come to defend his puppets (which by now is well past reasonable doubt). 2. The whole network of protectorates starts collapsing. To the internal opposition. The external attacks are likely to be counterproductive. 3. NATO does not matter any more, as due to (1) and (2) it becomes obsolete. 4. Inside USA they already talk about sedition openly, so on what exactly assets Vatican-at-Harvard can rely even by now? 5. Curtains. Exit left, pursued by bees, etc.
There are reports of Russians abandoning Snake Island again
>>36745 Its like we are in some soet of timeloop, all over an island with no strategic value.

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China: Eminence or fall 02/01/2022 (Tue) 03:20:05 No.22101 [Reply] [Last]
Will China persist much longer as a leading power? Why or why not?
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So is China's population shrinkage an actual political threat? Because like anons said, they can be more brutal on their people. It just sounds like Western propaganda to try to fool China into forcing swarthoids into the country. And the only reason Western countries let those immigrants in is because Jews put both Westerners and swarthoids in serious debt, forcing politicians to put their hands in the Jewish bag of tricks. I've heard China is Jew controlled. I don't know, but if they were once Jew manipulated for the Soviet period, they aren't taking top-down LGBT or immigrant nonsense like everywhere else.
>>36649 Historically speaking, people aren't willing to take life unless they are making life. If you don't believe in rights, liberty, or any other American ideals you can still point to the fact that America is rapidly losing its ability to wage war because the soldiers lack soul, and the numbers reflect this. Nowhere is this sayong more obvious than in Ukraine where hopes of insurgency are being dashed because Ukrainians have a dwindling population and no strong ideals they stand by (which is why they rely on their nationalist institutions to raise the war spirit, much to the annoyance of Western leaders who don't want to admit it). Yes, China has a large enough population to throw people away for the next ten years, but it is a direct threat to their expansionist policy and they are approaching a point of no return that took America 80 years in the course of about 30-40. The Chinese nationalists are a vocal minority, but even they aren't having enough kids to meet the PLA army's demands. I just want to point out the humor of the acronym PLA in relation to 3D printing. The plastic army, heh. China has maybe one or two good wars before it becomes possible for other countries to wrest territory from them based on pretty much every similar situation in the last five decades. I don't buy into the narrative that somehow their brutality and fringe Chink nationalism is going to let them accomplish what nobody else could when they are rapidly degenerating faster than anyone else could. Honestly China needs Jesus. Or at least some kind of spiritual enlightenment movement to reinvigorate them.
Why don't the Chinese use the population they're trying to get rid off, useless old people and everyone past the 700 million essential personnel mark, for colonizing pushover nations like Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Central Asian -Stans?
>>36739 Because the old people are how the party remains in power sort of like how 50% of millennials and 70% of Zoomers support civil war, but 80% of Gen X and 90% of Boomers oppose it (not the literal numbers but close to them in polling) interpret that about a dozen different ways). Plus you need young people to populate foreign regions because you want them to fuck and have kids. Old people are good for holding defensive positions since they don't have to move around much, but they are shit for offensive operations in war.
>>36649 Politically? No, they can just continue playing up the nationalism angle, which seems to be working. The minute they begin importing foreigners is the minute the nationalism card stops working. Besides, it wouldn't work without a serious indoctrination push, the China Chinese are notoriously discriminatory against even overseas-born Chinese, what more some subhuman from bumfuck nowhere? No, the real threat is the lack of warm bodies to fuel China's industry. It's not just the one-child policy coming to bite them in the ass, it's also the absolutely fucked up environment in China ensuring the would-be rural babymakers enjoy a burgeoning infant mortality rate, and also the 996 working culture in most cities squeezing people hard enough to not want to make babies. On top of all these, Xi hasn't managed to consolidate power as much as he'd like. The next decade is going to be very interesting.

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Autistic ideas Strelok 08/21/2020 (Fri) 16:45:14 No.5117 [Reply] [Last]
The subject says it all, so I shall start it with this one: .338 Lapua Magnum with a rebated rim, and an advanced primer ignition machine gun to go with it. If you don't know what that means, then kikepedia can help you out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blowback_%28firearms%29#Advanced_primer_ignition_%28API%29_blowback But the tl;dr is that it's a simple blowback mechanism that ignites the gunpowder while the cartridge is still travelling forward, and that means the bolt can be a lot lighter. Now, this machine gun would be meant for vehicles first and foremost, because there is already a small push for .338 machine guns anyway, but that one design seems to be way too complex for vehicle use, especially if you put next to it a blowback machine gun. And in theory you could refit any weapon chambered for .338 LM to fire this new cartridge simply by modifying or replacing the bolt and otherwise leaving alone the weapon.
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>>36414 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brixia_Model_35 >A lever allowed for operating the breech and firing the weapon, while ammunition was fed in by the loader. Well trained teams could reach up to 18 rounds per minute, although operational rate of fire was less intense to avoid damage to the firing tube. The Brixia mortar differed from comparable World War II weapons in that it was trigger fired with the help of separate ignition cartridges to be fed into a special magazine, making the weapon more similar to modern cannon-mortars than conventional parabolic grenade launchers of the time. And if I recall correctly, the British 120mm tank guns uses the same style of system, so it's a single shot gun, but it has a magazine with ignition cartridges.
>>36243 >>36434 But after wracking my brain a bit more, I think that was actually a smart grenade for the 40mm launchers, because those don't have the electronics to set the fuse.
Fighter submarines Submarine jousting
>>36602 >Fighter submarines That's called a Midget Submarine. They can be employed by 'mothership' submarines pretty much like a carrier employs fighters except they can only carry 4 of them at most - even the largest of the submarines are small compared to a carrier. >Submarine jousting Was actually tried once, the result was an explosive-less kamikaze submarine that would kill itself when it rammed regardless of where the 'lance' was attached. Not really viable for ASW considering the other factors involved, and even if you were making a kamikaze submarine making a kaiten would be a lot simpler.
>>36612 Speaking of, is there any point in a modern submersible carrier, or is its niche better filled by existing strategic options nowadays?

Neue Meta Thread Strelok Board owner 04/16/2022 (Sat) 07:21:46 ID: fc3ccc No.32204 [Reply] [Last]
Hello. The board was officially transferred a little less than 24 hours ago, if that wasn't obvious to anyone still. I am the BO now. I'm going to ignore anon if he discusses meta outside this thread and anon may be running afoul of the rules depending on context. I might not respond to anon anyways in-thread, but know that your post was at least read if posted here. First order of business is to make a seamless transition of power that isn't too jarring. Posts made before the hostile ta/k/eover are all pardoned by virtue of working under a different ruleset at the time of making. I can not in good faith purge someone who was unaware of wrongdoing. Allow me to review the rules. >0. Fuck around and find out. Encompasses all standard rules. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Act accordingly. Learn through bans if you get banned since I don't hold grudges and would prefer you learn. This rule is intentionally loose so that troublemakers can't play rule lawyer games and will be applied liberally. >1. This is a gentlemen's club not a shitting street. Posts will be expected to maintain a certain quality outside of the meta thread and /k/anteen/100rads. "Any community who gets their kicks acting like retards etc." as the saying goes. Wit/humor can be substituted for quality else expect the beatings to continue until morale improves should strelo/k/'s desire to pretend to be retarded kick in. Overlaps with rule 0 but separate to make a point. >2. Global rules apply. Do not wake up the globals. Do not wake up the globals or else I will be forced to abide by global rules. Make a reasonable post explaining your "DIY cluster munitions are for educational & recreational purposes only" if you want to discuss them. >3. Fun allowed. As implied in rule 1 exception, Strelok has limited rights, and this rule is a reminder that no rules are sacred if anon says a funny or engages in a content-generating discussion (example: the nazi discussion in the Ukraine thread that should have moved to the /k/anteen or history thread a while ago). >IDs temporarily enabled Anons are still expected to do most of their own moderation work. I retired from imageboard moderation with some 7ish years under my belt and intend to remain an old retired groundskeeper living in the manor's back shed. The ID question will be judged in two weeks, and then again on a monthly basis if believed to have had a positive effect on board quality. Ultimately I would like to remove it if anon can show himself capable of not needing it. tl;dr- Board is laissez-faire and I am the private security company/PMC keeping an eye on niggerfaggots acting unprofessionally or in bad faith. This is neither a democracy nor a dictatorship, and (You)s are the currency of choice with embezzlers & currency launderers getting heavy punishments. Succession

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>>33575 Forward these concerns to anon.cafe/meta/. They are not under the jurisdiction of the Board Owner, they are under the jurisdiction of the site administrator.
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Dismissed. Hide ID was introduced for a reason. You don't have to respond.
As July approaches, I'd like to remind anons of intent to hand off the board by the end of August once more since I'm only a temporary BO. If you would like to volunteer for the board see >>33384
An anon who doesn't use /k/ was being a nuisance so I removed him from the Ukraine thread. Anon is welcome to post a sister thread link to the Ukraine thread or here if there is a spiritual successor to /pol/ that he thinks would be a good choice, and I will edit it into the OP at that time. No blacklisted websites allowed. Edit: to clarify, no post history in conjunction with the following link are why I am under the suspicion that he was being a nuisance: >>>/meta/15583
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Added a new vol. Paranoia dictates that I give anon a heads up to email me if there's any problems, but he seems like a cool dude. I'll let him introduce himself or not introduce himself at his leisure.

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/k/ video games Strelok 05/14/2020 (Thu) 04:53:04 No.236 [Reply] [Last]
I just wanted to play video games and post loli! Are there any shooters with cute animu girls that isn't lootershooter crap?
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I think /k/ would like Mindustry, it's basically a clash between Factorio and tower defense. You create machinery and factories to extract, produce, and refine materials, which you then use to build and supply turrets to defend your base against hordes of robots. It's very heavy on logisticis and figuring out how to get items from one end of the map to the other and finding the best places to defend from.
Does anyone have any ideas for a /k/ tier dream game? what wars are underrated and would make for a good game? How realistic would a game need to be hardcore? are there any upcoming games you are looking forward too?
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>>291 >C&C Generals/Zero Hour was a'ight.
>Most of GSC moved to Czech Republic >Some stayed in Ukraine >Some working 4free Fuck, we're gonna get this consolized dumbed down piece of shit either we like it or not.
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>>34987 It was more than a'ight. It was right.

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Canadian Related Things Strelok 08/25/2021 (Wed) 05:21:07 No.18598 [Reply] [Last]
Greetings and Salutations I wish to make a thread for my syrupnigger brethren in regards to firearms and basic politics. I intend this thread to help any leafanons looking to get their PAL and shooters. While theres still a chance for you to own something Vote O'Toole if you still want to keep your guns and have the OIC repealled Important links that you should read >https://pastebin.com/Ndb2jSAu >https://www.howtogetagun.ca/ If you're from 4cuc/k/, kill yourself, we do not want you
1m ban DAY OF THE RAKE SOON LEAF FAG
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>>35636 >We Algerians are true French My sides
tenda took two fucking weeks to get me my reference number
>>36228 >old SS dude (or whatever you leaf litter call yours) trying to hide his disgust
>bank robbery in Saanich >one of guns used was that piece of shit m10x rifle >one of bodies looks like one of those CPR dolls Oy vey what (((cohencidence))). Just in time for the summer gun ban.

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/k/anteen Attempt VII Strelok 04/14/2022 (Thu) 23:11:31 No.32080 [Reply] [Last]
Welcome to /k/anteen, this thread is a catch-all for general discussion that doesn't really belong anywhere else or might be off-topic. The last one has been bumplocked for a while now so I opted to make one myself: >>19848
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ayyy
>>36710 The implication is they can do two-factor authentication (wifi and phone signal) to triangulate position even when a wall can't be looked into with infrared. Hence the "infrared image" to show how scary and accurate it is(n't).
>>36712 Who would have thought that a polite society is an armed society?
>>36714 >Brazil >polite
>>36715 They're still mostly unarmed. They are, however, improving as the image shows. If nuclear war breaks out it'll basically be South America and parts of South-East Asia that survive. That's the real scary thought.

QTDDTOT Strelok 01/15/2022 (Sat) 13:08:31 No.21645 [Reply] [Last]
Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread We got to the point where the previous one is autosaging!
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whats the deal with the SAD/SOG of the cia;are they guys recruited from other teams like devgru or delta force,or rather private military conctrators who killed a lot of enemies/did dangerous missions? because I heard both answers given,
Would a plastic polymer lower be a resiliant component to have on a jungle/swamp gun? I guess that begs the question of what kind of polymer plastic it's made of. I was revisiting the WWSD project rifle the two stooges made and thought it had potential to be recce in environments hostile to most common metal alloys and even less cumbersome.
>>36621 Most polymer plastics become semi-liquidous in 40C heat. That aside, the useful polymer plastics compared to aluminum is still a worse product so you'd be better off with aluminum. Aluminum is cheaper and easy to mill a lower out of using hand tools.
>>36623 Heat resistance didn't really occur to me I guess because I assumed that most plastics used on firearms could get up to 115-120f before their molecular structure starts to break down. My assumption comes from them being used so long on stocks on rifles issued in the middle east. That makes me wonder what the lower thermal limits are. So, plastics are a meme then?
>>36627 You have a few like ABS that can reliably get to 200C but those get brittle pretty quick under gun-shooting conditions since they can't handle repeat stresses the way metals can. >My assumption comes from them being used so long on stocks on rifles issued in the middle east. Ah. They didn't quite use plastic in those. They used Nylon 66/Nylon 6-6 and FRN (fiberglass-reinforced Nylon). It looks like plastic and feels like plastic, but it acts more like a fiber under stress. Nylon has its own issues (like polyester it melts, and crickets like to eat it), but it won't begin to "warp/melt" as it gets closer to max temperatures; and the stock is not the same as the lower. >So, plastics are a meme then? They are good on the principle of making it impossible to ban guns (3D printed weaponry), but for standard issue gear the plastic is going to be more expensive than cheap metals and not hold up to stress over time like cheap metals. In the case of most plastics they'll begin to bend and warp when left out in the sun for too long.

The 12 Guage Project AntichristHater 06/23/2022 (Thu) 18:20:09 ID: 7e619f No.36357 [Reply]
Hi, this is a documentation of my project revolving around the 12 guage shotgun shell and my aspirations to build a slug that will reach out to intermediate rifle ranges (preferably 300 yards), have large amounts of impact shock at those ranges, while still also being capable of creating good tissue damage. To do this i have created a self stabilizing slug shape unintentionally based off the Minié Ball out of a CO2 cartridge that i used as a mold, i have made this "body" out of aluminum and have designed a steel weight/penetrator with similar proportions to a 5.56 M193 ( a little bit smaller so that itll fit in the shell). My goal is to have the aluminum body impact the target, transferring a large amount of energy to the target via direct energy transfer, and then for the steel tip to come apart from the rest of the slug and tumble inside the target. I have already made lead versions of these slugs without the steel weight and at roughly 100 yards they had great stability so im very hopeful for this shape. I have not yet shot the aluminum ones, primarily because i only have one as of right now and am awaiting a crucible to cast more. I also plan on sending these to the youtube channel Taofledermaus so that they can test them at longer ranges and against ballistics gel with their high speed camera. Questions welcome as long as they arent retarded.
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>>36413 Agar powder is cheap and reusable if you want to make your own blend within a vessel of your choice so long as you have the space to cool it properly. Have any large tupperware laying around? Walmart sells various sizes for really cheap.
>>36441 hmm, ill have to try that out sometime
UPDATE: my crucible came in and after melting down about 2 pounds of aluminum pop tabs ive finally started making slugs. here are the two i made today. Both have tips that are glued in using super glue (the good shit). One of em is sized just right. The casting came out really good for my second time ever casting aluminum slugs and while i was casting i had an idea. Instead of using a steel tip that is designed to tumble why not take a couple 1/4" lead or steel cylinders/balls and put them in there instead with the idea being that upon impact the Newtons cradle effect will take place and theyll act like small buck shot rounds. Idk just a thought.
I just did a test run of one of the slugs against a jug of water and WOW. first off it was LOUD. Probably 10-20% louder than the lead versions i tested last month. 10 minutes later and my ears are still ringing (yes i didnt wear ear pro, it was only one shot) second it seems like it was pretty accurate, it hit a little higher than i wanted but in all likelihood that was probably my fault since i was nervous and it didnt look like it was tumbling. and third, it was pretty damn powerful. Despite it hitting high on the target (and thus not going through as much water) it still did a TON of damage, enough to be comparable to the lead hollow point prototypes i shot a month ago. here's some pics from the shoot aswell as a comparison of the damage.
made the first cast "penetrator" slug. definitely some improvements to the process that need to be made (i think im gonna change the penetrator design to better accommodate the casting). i also didnt test this one, i think im gonna send it off to be tested that way i look at the high speed to see how it preforms. new slug is on the right

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