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I'm going to address the components of your question in reverse order. There is a way to craft new shells, without a big apparatus, like in your own home? Absolutely. You don't even really need power tools, although they help. The question is how LONG you can keep reloading the same brass until it doesn't work anymore. I've seen people state that they'...


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And, assuming that it can 'survive'. The ammunition for it can be created with used shells of the same gun? There is a way to craft new shells, without a big apparatus, like in your own home? Yes, it can be done and people do reload shells. For example, I have read that the Sioux Indians in the 19th century invented a way to reload shells with loose black ...


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Making new powder,percussion caps,shot and casings is not exceptionally difficult. Old casings can be melted and remade when they get too deformed. Lead is very common for the bullet tips themselves and can be molded using a campfire with the right tools. A common method when out of brass for casings is to use a cardboard casing. To help prevent fouling the ...


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Given that the inner Solar System has been pretty thoroughly cleaned by the swollen red giant phase of the Sun's senescence, there could be no Late Heavy Bombardment to remelt the intial crust that begins to form almost immediately after the engulfment that cause the melting is halted. Whatever primordial crust Earth had predated the Moon-forming event. We ...


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According to Concealed Nation, it takes 5-6 years of 1,000 rounds a month (72k-84k rounds) for normal-grade barrels before any difference is noticed. Some high-grade competitive barrels can last for over 100,000 rounds of normal ammunition. Depending on how handy/connected the original owner was, there are apparently some alloys out there that make the ...


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Okay... it's not a precise answer, but here goes. I'll start by discussing my research into the Moon's solidification, since it's relevant, especially as the Moon took longer to solidify than the Earth originally. (I edited all this into the question as supporting information.) Then I'll go from there to the case of the Earth. According to a 2011 paper, 80% ...


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While the question as asked does not seem to have a reasonable answer, I would suggest that (assuming firearms are not allowed) torsion based weapons might be considered rather than tension weapons like bows. Ancient ballista were designed to transfer the draw energy into skeins of rope or sinew, which could then store the energy for a short time while the ...


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You don't need a superior bow and arrow. You need superior archers. If you replace the limbs of your commandos with powerful, enhanced prosthetics and enhance their torso with more resistant materials and synthetic muscles, you can end up with archers that put way more power into each shot, using bows with far higher draw strength and heavier arrows. ...


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