I once knew a man who wore many hats. He was an entrepreneur, running a nice pay-to-fish lake behind his house. He had all the tackle you needed, and cold drinks were always stocked in the cooler. Cokes were a nickel, and he always had Kit Kats on hand.
He ran a restaurant, was a scrap metal wheeler-dealer, owned a construction company for more than 40 years and became a Freewill Baptist preacher.
He was my grandfather. His name was Ira, and he never met a stranger. He called himself a “jack-of-all-trades and master of none.” Others might have called him a Renaissance man.
The lessons instilled in me by my grandfather included:
Never start work until you know what you’re getting paid. Always be ready to adapt. Be the best at what you do. Being versatile is the spice of life.
As a prepper, I employ those lessons almost every day, and they give me a unique perspective on how to approach acquisitions, whether for the field or for stocking up at home.
That was probably the reason I took a liking to the new Henry Repeating Arms’ All-Weather Big Boy that was recently introduced to the market.
When I acquire survival gear, one of the most important aspects I consider is whether or not the tool or item serves more than one purpose. This often saves money by precluding the need to purchase something else, and it cuts down on the space required to store multiple items when just one will do.
Firearms also have to pass this litmus test, although it’s been awhile since I’ve found one that checks as many boxes as the new Henry Big Boy All-Weather. Henry makes some of the finest lever-action rifles on the market; yet, the Big Boy All-Weather falls into its “working gun” category. It’s built to be a rough and tough tool that holds up to the elements but still retains that bit of class that pervades the lineage of Henry rifles to this day.
The All-weather Big Boy
After building its All-Weather series of full-power rifles, including one in 45/70 and one in .30/.30, Henry thought there was a market for such a model in the pistol-caliber realm of rifles. Henry was right: The Big Boy All-Weather, like its brethren, is finished with a hard-chrome plating that Henry claims moves its lever-action rifles into “next-gen” status.
It’s tough to consider a lever action as a next-gen firearm, but there’s no questioning the build quality of Henry’s latest offering. In addition to the finish on the metal parts, Henry also imbues the wood with a tough, moisture-resistant industrial finish. With these applications, the All-Weather series of rifles can stand up to inclement weather and take a little neglect if set in a corner or thrown into the back of a truck cab.
Unlike the Big Boys that sport the brass and alloy silver receivers, the All-Weather model’s receiver is made of steel. It has a 20-inch barrel, yet it only tips the scale at 7 pounds.
This is a welcome attribute. The Big Boy Silver I reviewed in the past weighed 8.68 pounds. While it is a great rifle, the octagonal barrel helps make it heavier than it needs to be. The All-Weather Big Boy has a round barrel and is much easier to tote around.
Additional attributes similar to other Big Boy models include a 10-round magazine tube, a brass bead front sight and a semi-buckhorn rear sight with diamond insert. It also utilizes a rubber recoil pad with a 14-inch length of pull, and it’s drilled and tapped to accept a scope—for those who dare to commit the ultimate sacrilege. (More on that later.)
The overall length of the Big Boy All-Weather is 37.5 inches. It comes with swivel studs for a sling and incorporates Henry’s transfer bar safety. All in all, these are pretty similar specs to other Big Boys, except for the All-Weather changes that were made.
The Big Boy All-Weather is available in several calibers, including .357 Magnum/.38 Special, .45 Colt and .44 Magnum/Special. The sample I received was the .44 Magnum/Special variety; and, as it turns out, it’s the ideal caliber for the All-Weather platform—at least in my opinion.
Versatile Is As Versatile Does
One of the things that instantly drew me to the .44 Magnum/Special version of the Big Boy All-Weather is its incredible versatility. For those who are looking for a one-size-fits-all solution in a rifle, this version might be the answer.
First off, the all-weather aspect stands out on its own merits. Being able to carry and use the rifle in rain, sleet and snow without having to worry about the finish or the onset of corrosion is a definite plus. It also makes this rifle a perfect candidate for a truck gun around the farm or ranch or even in the suburbs.
Augmenting the versatility exponentially is the .44-caliber chambering in the Big Boy All-Weather. This caliber allows the user to exploit a wide variety of loads for anything from small- to medium-game hunting on up to protection from large predators such as mountain lions or black bears. With the right load, it could do a number on a grizzly, as well (but your “mileage may vary” in that regard).
In contrast to the .357 Magnum and the .45 Colt models, the .44 Magnum/Special model makes more sense—especially for those who don’t reload. Soft-shooting cowboy loads or similar rounds can be used for small game, while a hard-cast 305-grain load from a company such as Buffalo Bore can assist in taking large and/or dangerous game.
Granted, both the .45 Colt and .357/.38 Special models also have a decent range of loadings, but the top end of .357 Magnum isn’t quite as decisive as .44 Magnum. Additionally, the .45 Colt will usually require the skills of a reloader to enjoy the full range that is available to the .44 Magnum/ Special caliber—not to mention that .44 Magnum is more readily available than .45 Colt when buying off the shelf nowadays.
One often-overlooked aspect of the lever gun is its effectiveness as a self-defense rifle. For people in states that ban “black guns,” a Big Boy lever-action rifle will put 10 rounds of highly effective hollow points at your disposal in a much more “politically correct” package.
Compared with a handgun, launching a .44 Magnum round out of a 20-inch barrel gives it a nice velocity bump, making it a great self-defense round. Even the softer-shooting .44 Special will get a nice velocity increase if you’re worried about overpenetration with a magnum load.
To top this off, with a little practice, very fast follow-up shots can be obtained with a lever-action action rifle if more suitable defensive rifles are not available in your jurisdiction.
Even factoring in popular, modern sporting rifles, the Big Boy All-Weather holds up quite nicely in the versatility department. Imagine trying to take small game with a 5.56 or a .308. For that matter, try to envision defending against a black bear with a 5.56. That’s not the first caliber I’d turn to for that kind of work.
Sure, it can be done with larger calibers such as the .308 or 6.5mm Creedmoor, but then, you are getting into larger-framed rifles that weigh a good deal more than the 7-pound Big Boy. Portability, itself, is a considerable factor in versatility when it comes time to hit the trail. Out to 100 yards, the Big Boy All-Weather in .44 Magnum can pretty much cover all your needs, from hunting to self-defense.
Crossing The Line
With iron sights or non-magnified optics, our protocol is to test at 50 yards. Given that I don’t like semi-buckhorn sights, I decided to do something a little radical: Before the Big Boy arrived, I went onto Henry’s website and ordered a Picatinny rail that I later installed on the little rifle. I had decided to do something rather controversial, and before thinking about it too much, I mounted a red-dot sight on the rail. (I could hear my grandfather turning over in his grave and could almost hear the word, “blasphemer!” ringing in my ears.)
Because my eyesight isn’t what it used to be, it’s tough for me to shoot groups at 50 yards and expect great results. The Lucid M7 red-dot optic helped solve that problem. It has a 2 MOA red dot; and, at 50 yards, that red dot covers just a hair over 1 inch. Using my Champion targets with a 1-inch center circle, it was easy to get fairly precise aim with the Big Boy to see how capable it really was.
I had on hand SIG Sauer’s Elite Crown 240-grain .44 Magnum load, along with Cor-Bon’s 165-grain hollow points and Hornady’s 225-grain LeverEvolution FTX offering. All these are from top-tier companies, and I was excited to see how well they would perform out of the Henry Rifle.
In actuality, all three loads did extremely well out of the Big Boy, as can be seen in the accompanying table. The king of the shooting sessions turned out to be the SIG Sauer 240-grain Elite Crown load, with a best five-shot group coming in at just .88 inch and an average group size of 1.15 inches. That said, with no magnification, it is hard to factor in human error, especially when the groups were so close in size.
Avengers: Infinity War Content Coming To Marvel Games
We are literally just days away from the release of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War in theaters, and the company is going all out on the marketing push for the blockbuster film. That includes its games division, in which many of its titles will soon be updated with Infinity War content.
Marvel Games filled us in on what games will be getting updates over the next few weeks, including mobile favorites like Marvel Future Fight and Marvel: Contest of Champions, as well as the console hit Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2. The full breakdown can be found below — and you’d probably better gear up for Thanos’ arrival.
- Marvel Contest of Champions: April 19 – Players join Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman and Spider-Man’s Tom Holland for a Champion Challenge. April 25 – Four new events surface, including the “Infinity Nightmare” story quest, a daily “Infinity Trials” quest, a solo challenge, titled “Vanquishing Blows” and “Infinity Dungeons”, featuring social co-op quests. New characters launching include Proxima Midnight (available now), Corvus Glaive (April 26), as well as Captain America (Infinity War) and Iron Man (Infinity War) coming in May.
- Marvel Future Fight: April 24 – Fight legendary battles in three iconic environments: Titan, Sanctum Sanctorum and Wakanda. The first wave of a two-part update debuts with new film-inspired costumes, including Thanos, Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Thor, Corvus Glaive, Winter Soldier, Proxima Midnight and Groot.
- Marvel Puzzle Quest: April 19 – In-game event begins. April 24 – New supports become available, including Children of Thanos and Infinity Stones. New characters include Captain America (April 19), Black Widow (May 3), Okoye (May 17) and Spider-Man (Iron Spider) on May 31.
- MARVEL Strike Force: New Avengers: Infinity War characters assemble, including Thanos, Vision, Star-Lord, Loki and Doctor Strange.
- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2: Event content coming soon with a new level and Avengers: Infinity War characters
- Marvel Avengers Academy: April 26 – The in-game event goes live, featuring Scarlet Witch, Thanos, Killmonger, Cosmic Ghost Rider, and Thane (son of Thanos).
- MARVEL Spider-Man Unlimited: April 25 – Updates include new film-inspired characters: Spider-Man (Iron Spider), Thanos (Boss Battle).
The company expects millions of players to partake in the Infinity War activities. It reported, “Marvel continues to be the one of the biggest licensed IPs in mobile gaming. During the month of February, Marvel’s multi-game live event – which featured all-new characters, costumes and gameplay inspired by the box-office record-breaking film Marvel’s Black Panther – was played by over 16M active players and generated close to 10M new installs for the Marvel Games portfolio.”
Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27.
How Can Tarot Reading Benefit Your Life?
Life can be described as a journey of self-discovery. With every step in life, you get to learn new things and make progress. But to unleash your full potential, you need to ponder about the past and the future. This is where tarot reading can help you. There are several aspects of life that can be enhanced or resolved through tarot readings. Let us take a look at how tarot reading can benefit your life:
Obtain New Perspectives
Everyone has their own perspective on life and whatever happens in life. Tarot reading helps you to gain a different perspective on what is happening in your life. It is as if a new window of knowledge opens up and you gain clarity about things that were not clear to you before. This awareness helps you to make decisions with confidence and stride towards your future with new-found enthusiasm.
Identify Varied Options
Sometimes it so happens that you fail to identify the various options available to you to reach a particular goal in your life. A tarot reading can enlighten you about these options and help you evaluate them. As a result, you can find yourself in a better position to choose the right direction to fulfill your goal.
Recognize Areas That Needs Improvement
It’s a known fact that no one’s perfect and there is always room for improvement in everyone. But more often than not, people fail to realize that they need to improve or do not recognize the areas that need improvement. With the help of tarot reading, you can gain insights into the areas in your life that need a bit of care and improvement. This one step can go a long way in improving the overall quality of your life. To know more about improving your life with tarot reading, you can check out https://www.psychic2tarot.com.
Overcome Your Worries And Fears
Anxieties and worries are a common part of life. Yet, sometimes they can reach such a crescendo that it may become difficult for you to focus on the positive aspects of your life. You may be inundated with tensions or become fearful about facing the challenges in front of you. Tarot reading can be a boon in such times. It can help you to calm down, overcome your fears, and face your struggles with renewed vigor.
Transform Your Life
Transforming your life is easier said than done. If you want to change your life significantly, a tarot reading may be the best place to start. You will be able to discover hitherto unknown or hidden facets of your personality. Also, you will be able to find the inspiration to adopt actionable steps and become a better and happier version of yourself.
Improve Your Relationships
It takes much effort to build harmonious relationships with others. A tarot reading can enable you to understand and improve your relationships and encourage you to nurture them. You will be able to appreciate the positive traits of your relationships and work towards developing them into long-lasting bonds.
7 Best Hacker Apps For Android 2018
Welcome! Gamers, playing games on Android is nowadays a very common trend. With these games a game hacking tool is is very necessary. In this article, I will share the list of the best game hacking apps for Android.
Game hacking apps are so important because these apps allow you to manipulate any game. These apps will help you to hack and crack any game to get unlimited game resources. Such as gems, coins, unlimited life, Amos etc. these apps are so cool that they help you to clear any level of the game when you are unable to clear it. It is very annoying sometimes when you struck at any level and can not clear it, These apps are very useful at that time. So, the best game hacking apps are listed below
Best Game Hacking Apps for Android 2018
This app allows you to clear any level of any game by providing you unlimited Amos, gems, coins, and lives. This is also used to purchase any apps from Google play store, without using a penny. It skips the payment gateway during the purchase of any premium app.
- You can get any premium app for free
- Makes the app’s ad free
- Helps you to clear hard levels of any game
- You can easily get all features of any game.
This game hacking app is the best game hacking app for Android platform. It allows you to manipulate the game settings and get unlimited resources. This app also helps to get premium apps for free. It removes ads from the app and removes bugs. It works only in rooted devices.
- It comes in multiple languages
- Understands fazzy and accurate searches
- Remove bugs
- Filters the data
- Prevents the Ads.
This app is another best app for hacking games, and brings you unlimited resources, also clears levels for you. It also bypasses the payment gateway during the purchase of any premium apps. Thus this app allows you to enjoy your games without any interruptions
- Purchase free games for you
- Allows you to manipulate game settings
- Also works on non-rooted devices.
- Useful for near about all devices.
- Overcomes payment gateways.
This app is the best game hacking app, as it allows you to modify the games, From purchasing the game for free to creak any version of the game to bring you unlimited resources, for helping you out to clear any hard or annoying level of the game. The best part is that you need not root your mobile to use this app.
- Allows you to get app for free
- Hack and crack any version of your favorite game
- Works on nonrooted devices
- Easy to add new units.
This is another premium quality game hacking app that provides you the chance to modify the game variables by hacking the game. This app is useful each and every time when you found any stage of the game hard to clear. Using this app you can increase the number of coins, gems, amos etc. This app will only work on rooted Android devices, you can check smartwoop to know how you can root your device.
- Android rooting is required
- You can cheat any level of the game
- Give you all the premium features of the game
- Gives you a chance to take all the paid games for free.
This game hacker app is the most popular among all. Because this app gives the player some extra features than the other game hacking apps. The cheat engine enables the player with more power than the opponent. This app is developed by Dark Byte. This app also brings you the facility to make your modifications in a way you want.
- This app is very robust
- Tutorials are available
- Allows the player to make his/her own modifications
- But all games are not available for this app.
This app is the best app for you guy as per my perspective. Because this app has everything that you want in your game hacker app. It seems like the developers know all your needs They have everything to provide you. Thus this app becomes the favorite hacking app for many people.
- Provides you more power
- Searching for rival is automated
- A vast list of games that can be played
- The developers come with updated version very shortly
- Works on both rooted and unrooted devices.
In this article, I have provided the list of the best game hacker app for android. Now it is your turn to check them out and select the best suited for you. You may find dozens of the game hacking app on the market but the above mentioned are the best among them.
So, I hope you guys liked the article, now and enjoy your games with these hacking app.
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