Brushbeater: The Mountain Man as a Rifleman – An Analysis of a Better Survivalist Strategy

His latest.

Much food for thought.

How goes your shooting?

762 168 .19 MOA at 300

11 responses to “Brushbeater: The Mountain Man as a Rifleman – An Analysis of a Better Survivalist Strategy

  1. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on FOR GOD AND COUNTRY.

  2. Get thee to the woods and hunt. When you start seeing game before they see you regularly, you’re doing it right. The white tailed (or black tailed for our PNW friends) buck is a worthy adversary.

    For extra credit: Once you start dropping them with the rifle, then get within range with your muzzleloader and kill one. ML hunting is great because you get one shot. Period. Make it and you go home with meat for the table. Also it keeps you on your toes because well, you have one shot. Try not to bump into mama bear or papa moose during ML season.

    Once you have that down, then you’ll be ready to start bow hunting. Heh.

  3. Pete, I have restarted Liberty and Lead. I plan to leave the politics to you and TL and focus on equipment, training and mindset.

    This may be something folks would be interested in. Consider the utility and ease of suppression with match ammo and the fact that it has been employed to great effect before around and during Selco’s time in Hell.

    -Lawless (AKA 55six)

  4. “How goes your shooting?”

    Most of the time we square range shoot only during load development and to verify equipment. The other is when working on long range shooting (for us this maxes out relatively short, only 800 yards or so), but again this is mostly done prone with bags or from a rest.

    We have an old sandpit/dump where we run pistol and battle rifle training. We have portable target stands we set up and there’s lots of junk, banks, water pits, brush, rocks and terrain to run around/through to navigate the course.

    To keep the edge on our rifle shooting, field training in our neck of the woods is winter hunting coyotes while on foot, with center fire rifles from .22 through .30 caliber. (This becomes especially important during calving season.)

    In the spring and summer months hunting rock chucks and ground squirrels using iron sighted .22’s really ramps up. There aren’t many things that will sharpen your skills like guesstimating wind, mirage and holdover while trying for head shots at a silver dollar sized targets out to 250 yards while shooting offhand. There are days when we easily go through 500~1000 rounds each.

    In regards to the linked article, good content and reinforces a question in the back of my mind about all the overtly aggressive militant types, what are they going to do when they no longer have someone running resupply to them?

    When you’re ass deep in the wilds you’re pretty much at the tender mercies of mother nature and she is one mean bitch. If you’re skill sets aren’t up to snuff she’ll stomp your ass in a heartbeat and not give it a second thought. Folks also need to learn how to work with the wilds rather than fighting against them.

    I better stop, I could go on for pages and it won’t mean any more than spitting in the rain.

    Besides morning chores and breakfast is over so it’s time to get back to work – not, today it’s taking an old friend, who is ailing, out in his boat to go fishing. I’ll be sure to think about all of you slaving away while I’m tossing a line.


  5. I’m not sure but I think I got banned from commenting over on Brushbeater’s site and I don’t know why. If that’s the case then he’s far more sensitive than Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook because I almost universally praised the writes ups and would at most interject where I had other thoughts. Sad.

    • Your comment went to the spam folder. The settings stay high due to the amount of traffic I get and the bots that show up. Sometimes stuff goes there and I have to manually fix it- I have a life and work aside from worrying about you and your comment, btw. Your other reply did get posted, and I responded to you.

      So instead of sending me an email asking what the issue was like a man, you came over here and whined. Good job.

  6. Sure, when the U.S. Army can use your skills as a scout/whatever, and you have no interest in holding ground or bucking the system, everything is fine and dandy.

    But when you decide to go “mountain man” on your own land without a government permission slip (1861-1865), and exercise your right of _____________(pick one that makes you happy), the U.S. Army invades your state(s), kills most everybody in sight, steals your food, and burns down your cities.

  7. How goes my shooting? I’ll let you know in March, after both eyes are operated on and both lenses replaced and cataracts are gone. I think I’ll dust off the muzzle loaders and shoot them first. Don’t think I’ll run full tilt in the forest and catch a long muzzle loader tossed to me by another runner though. That elk shot after all that running must have been tough, what with the breathing hard and sweat. I’m referring to the opening sequence of “Last of the Mohicans”. Or was it a deer? 0321 help me out, partner.

  8. Good article.

    still a big fan of the Apache Indian,,and their skills set.