What does the fox say?

And what the fuck did I just watch?

[youtube watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE]

The things you stumble upon when reading reddit and surfing imgur… kinda scarry.

Savage 10 BAS scope rail – not a Picatinny

Dear Savage Arms… What the fuck?

Turns out, the freaking huge rail system mounted on the Savage 10 BA precision rifles actually isn’t a Picatinny, but apparently a Weaver rail or some other abomination. Which isn’t that huge of a deal if you are Joe Shmoe who just wants to mount regular two-piece scope rings that stay on that particular rifle “forever”… but it is a huge deal, if you’re trying to mount one-piece rings like my amazingly expensive ERA TAC that I bought specifically so I could easily swap optics between my rifles. Or any other kind of quick-release rings for that matter, since you have to space them according to the weaver profile, which will prevent you from putting that scope/ring-combo on any of your other rifles, since they most likely will have Picatinny rails.

Why for petes sake would you cut that rail to any other spec than Picatinny? The rifle is sold in your  law enforcement line of rifles… Law enforcement, as in police and military! MIL-STD-1913, anyone? Isn’t that the whole point of standards? So you can use them? Like everybody else in the industry?

Anyone else stumbled upon that problem? Looks like the workaround would be to cut new slots, or at least “adjust” one of them, so the scope mounts second recoil lug can slip into the widened slot.
Have the fine folks at Savage Arms come to their senses by now and fixed this in their later production line, or are all the 110 BA,  10 BAS-K and 10 BAT/S-K affected?

Slavery in Pakistan

Thousands of women are imprisoned for adultery and even locked up for having been raped.
In a bare prison cell a veiled teenage girl huddles against the wall. Ruqaiya Khan is in prison because she wants independence from her family and in Pakistan Islamic law says that a woman’s Place is in the home. Stark faces peer from behind the bars of a Karachi insane asylum, housing 1200 women. Abuse and over-work cause women to die on average younger than men. We speak to lawyers who fight the cases of women trapped by Pakistan’s harsh Islamic laws. On any day up to 3,000 slave girls are for sale on Karachi’s streets. We speak to a 14 year old who was sold. A community leader says that even the government is involved in a protected and flourishing slave trade. Pakistani prostitutes dance for our camera. The brothels are legal. In Pakistan men have made a society designed only for their comfort.
A film by Mark Stucke.
Journeyman Pictures