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Monday, September 24, 2012

Range day

  Spent a couple hours at the range this morning. Sorted some things out with my deer rifle and tried a new load in my 1895 Marlin cowboy .45-70. I also played with my little pocket gun. Without getting into a rant I picked up left over trash and brass that other shooters decide to leave laying. I was also able to recover easily about half pound of lead. Without digging the berms or sifting dirt. I don't cast, but I am going to investigate doing so this next few months.

   The .30-30 loads I made earlier I found a chamber problem with due to improper sizing. I have shot the last of them now and can start over. Performance wise there is nothing wrong with them.  The .45-70 loads were some 550 grain cast loads I picked up at the Gunshow. I had been loading some 405 and 390 grainers, with both Black Powder and smokeless. Finding smokeless run about equal to slightly better in this gun. These 550 grain slugs were supposedly made to run around 1400 fps, I did not have access to a chrony so can only go by what the dealer told me.I can attest, they are at the my threshold for recoil. I am certain Rogue elephants and bison should beware of them. The remainders will be stored for such targets.

  My little project pocket pistol "Little E" out performed me today. I love the way it handles.

  This is the second consecutive time I have gone to the range and picked up other trash. I don't get it! Pick your shit up and place it in the barre. Better yet take it home with you.

  So get the week started right here's what most of you come here for.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Just some random crap.

Here's just some random crap to share.

  First spent some time at the range today. Most of all the weather here in Virginia and especially in the lower right corner was perfect. Days like today are too few. I spent some time playing with some of my favorites shooting at Steel targets with cast ball rounds form the 45's and cast lead bullets from the Glock. Holy crap did he say, cast lead from a Glock? Yes I did! It preforms better than I do. Things I learned the same identical round from a 1911 is 200fps slower than it is from a Hi-point carbine. That 230 grain round at over a 1040 fps is just awesome.
  I also learned if I want to shoot like "Hickok 45" I need to take more ammo to the range. I was able to ring "Evil Roy" at 50 yards and many of my misses hitting the target directly behind it at a 100 yards.Using my 3rd gen Glock 22. So using a Glock at longer distances is not out of the question.

BTW the 1911 was doing it's job at 25 yards. I can't always say that about my eyesight.

This is from the Marlin Forum and thought I share it. It's  pretty interesting History lesson

I said this would be random crap. I have been trying to avoid Political stuff but sometimes get sucked in. Any that know me know I would not piss on either candidate if they were on fire. However this was in my inbox today, and thought I would share it.  If you like it thank Jeffie for it, if not just pretend you didn't read it.

One sunny day in January, 2013, an old retired Marine approached the
White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue where
he'd been sitting on a park bench.

He spoke to the U.S. Marine standing guard and said, "I would
like to go in and meet with President Obama."

The Marine looked at the man and said, "Sir, Mr. Obama is no longer President
and no longer resides here."
The old man said, "Okay," and walked away.

The following day the same man approached the White House
and said to the same Marine,
"I would like to go in and meet with President Obama."

The Marine again told the man, "Sir, as I said yesterday,
Mr. Obama is no longer President and no longer resides here."

The man thanked him and again just walked away.
The third day the same man approached the White House
and spoke to the very same U.S. Marine, saying,
"I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.

"The Marine, understandably agitated at this point,
looked at the man and said,
"Sir, this is the third day in a row you have been here
asking to speak to Mr. Obama.

I've told you already that Mr. Obama is
no longer the President and no longer resides here.
Don't you understand?"

The old man looked at the Marine and said,
"Oh, I understand.
I just love hearing it." 

The Marine snapped to attention, saluted, and said,
"See you tomorrow, Sir.

As you know if you follow my BLOG I love the ladies. All of them. I have my personal favorites and even though I have been married to a Blonde, I wouldn't say they are my favorites. However I seen this little gal today at Domai and had to share her.

Then it is Thursday so some Tatts might be in order.

Get out to the range this weekend weather forecast is more of this great weather. Be safe in what ever you do.  Stripper (Rock fish not girls on a brass pole) season is less than 2 weeks away.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Rainy afternoon

Share some treats for all of you. This rainy afternoon. Hope the readers in the Mid West are getting some of this weather.

I know I can't count worth crap

How about some Pizza for lunch?

Still plenty of NASCAR left for the year.

and just cause I couldn't resist

Thanks for stopping by

Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day Weekend

   The official end of summer 2012 is upon us. Buffett played at the "Lube" Saturday. The highway near here is packed with Northern States license plates. As they scurry back to places no one really wants to vacation at. Yesterday spent some time in the Heat and Humidity shooting and stopped for some local flair on the way home. Today I spent working on projects and doing my housework and cooking. It's only September and there's plenty of good weather still to come before the dark of winter.
   I recently needed to make a decision on vehicles. Fix or replace? I decided to downsize somewhat and replace. The engine in my beloved F150 had 250K and finally expired. It looks nice yet and with someone with skills they should be able to have it back on the road in a couple of days. So now it has sat in the driveway for a month. Today I placed an ad at Craigslist. literally in minutes I had responses to the ad. Of course he was a dealer, like a Horse dealer they want to grab as quick as they can to maximize their profits and keep the next dealer from getting it. Sorry Amigo it's not my first Rodeo. You want pictures look at the ad, I placed several. Not too worried about him had 4 calls the first hour of the ad. To maximize response I also offered to trade. Besides cash and horses <( I don't need one thank you) there are only two other things I like. Liquor is not one of them. Think title of BLOG. At work, I have openly stated, that my Supervisor were just Used Car Salesman. Like lawyers and many cops and congressmen, are they all that blatant, that you can pick them out of a crowd. We use to call horse dealers "Pen Hookers" or "Gypsies" always had a trick up their sleeve and should never be trusted. Now a days you need to habla a second language to keep them from trying to sneak up on ya. That's enough bitchin'.
  The past few weekends have been hot and humid and  as I mentioned earlier. With some thunderstorms thrown in just to stir it up. However it had not deterred this old man from getting out to the range. I don't know if I will be able to say that in January or Feb.We will see. In the meantime I have been setting some projects up for then. Keeping the dust outside. What kind of projects. For one I have a Frankengun I am working on and I hope to have finished and range results by the years end. Along with some video taping, couple other things as well.  Keep an eye on this space.I'm kinda of a tard when it comes to uploading so I am learning.  In the meantime enjoy the eyecandy. See ya at the range.