Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
I'm a little confused, it sounds like they will also be warning the possible victims, too. That will go well- guy who is suspect with his peers getting a visit from the cops. Or maybe they will just warn people on the CTA with iPhones.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Speaking of stupid, The Rolling Stone put the Boston Bomber (and familial speedbump runner) on the cover. Because understanding. He had a tough childhood. Those meanies made him feel bad about being a Muslim, growing up in the shadow of 9/11.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Definitely reminds me of one of my 300 BLK load tests. One popped a primer in the pistol, with heavy ejector and extractor marks on two or three cases. Same load was fine in the carbine gas barrel. I've learned that I have to try the loads in the pistol first, then see if they work in the rifle.
Monday, July 15, 2013
TL;DR version: Progressive is upset that a black man defending himself in the inverse of the Zimmerman situation was tried. (by the local Democrat ;) prosecutor) Typical anti stand your ground nonsense, too. Funny, the jury in the Iowa case had the same result as in the Zimmerman case: not guilty. Of course, Lewis would have had a better result if the DM Register wasn't so rabidly anti gun that their initial story on the incident painted Lewis as some kind of insane street racer with a gun. As opposed to the truth- some poor guy driving home and dealing with two road raging goobers.
I think I will insist, if anything happens, that my life insurance goes towards the furthering of nationwide carry. It is like people have been rioting and shutting down freeways there. Of course, with the Hispanic majority there, the Zim T might be more appropriate.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Friday, July 12, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Ran 60 rounds through the pistol. Most were 150 grain Hornady fmj boat tails over 16.5/16.6 grains of H110 and Remington 6 1/2 primers. Fun load to shoot, might be warm in the pistol but they also work in the rifle. Switching to the non magnum primer seems to help, at the risk of slam fires, unfortunately. Maybe the cci 400s would be a better choice.
The ejection pattern was different than the 130 grain load. Closer to 3:30 vs the 4:30 position of the lighter bullets. Consistent though.
Since the load works well, I turned into that guy. Bought out Bass Pro Shops bullet stock. Now I have 800 bullets to play with. And I scored 22lr, too! Mostly to restore what we shot last weekend
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Monday, July 8, 2013
The fact that it does donuts is just icing on the cake. Not that I can afford one. Jeremy Clarkson must hate it, because normally they make a point of shoving him into the smallest cars. I was hoping that he would, because he has a similar build to me, so I can tell immediately if I would fit or not.
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
A load that the 16" runs fine popped a primer in the 8.5" 300 BLK. Ejector marks on that case, ruined it. Other primers looked flat. Reduced the load, runs fine in the 8.5 other than slightly flattening the primers. But, in the 16" gun the reduced load doesn't lock back. Damn you, timing and gas tube lengths. Tried an H2 buffer* and it seemed to tame the pistol on supersonic factory loads.
Also broke out a Mosin today. That is all, no problems with it, hits the target even without the bayonet attached (Sacrilege! I know)
Found an H3 locally, took it down and made an H1 and H2 buffer from another spare.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Now if I could just get the right powder to make my own- H110 is not right for subs, AA1680 is supposed to be the best, but I can't find any right now. Of the test rounds I loaded with different powder charges, all of them ejected and locked back on the bolt carrier, but not the bolt itself. Some of the Hornady factory stuff did that today, depending on the mag.
Also scored like 60 .223 cases from the brass bucket.
All in all, a good day at the range.