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Old 04-07-2017, 08:02 AM   #161
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Finally got the JRC 9mm carbine out & shot the silly thing. Had it since late november / early december, but hadn't messed with it at all in that time.

I cleaned & lubed it, put a low-end TRS-25 red dot on it, and put a couple mags of 124 fmj thru it, with very satisfactory results. Didn't shoot for groups on paper, but after a few rounds to get the red dot zeroed, popping dirt clods at ~60 yards was no problem.

Only put 30 rounds thru it, but it didn't show any tendency for the takedown aspect of it to loosen up at all, and function was perfect using a standard 15-round glock magazine.

It's factory threaded but I didn't take the suppressor out on trip, but I suspect that it'll be a lot of fun with the abraxas (and the Mystic-X once it gets out of atf jail), especially with heavy-bullet subsonics.

Side note - turned in the paperwork on the Mystic-X in September. We're at about 190-195 days now and still waiting...
 
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Old 04-07-2017, 10:11 AM   #162
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Failed to mention the house progress - been pretty slow going on the new home build. Our contractor has been out of commission quite a bit lately (but he's worth the wait for several reasons), so we've been doing the basement excavation mostly by ourselves and it's been slow.

Yesterday I took the day away from work and put up the temporary power-service pole, and also met with a guy from the water utility. Only reason there's water service out that far is because there was a welfare recipient living on the property 15-20 years ago and regulations required that welfare cases have municipal water (even though the taxpayers on the same road didn't) so they ran city water out to her. By the end of next week, should have power and hopefully water service on site.
 
Old 04-07-2017, 06:20 PM   #163
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Been back at the reloading bench, building more .45 acp
 
 
Old 04-08-2017, 03:21 PM   #164
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Not much time for shooting, just cutting up trees that came down this Winter. Did take one break to take a 12 Mile hike and saw the biggest, bar none, Wild Tom Turkey that I ever saw. I thought it was a Bear Cub at first. My Lab took off like a shot but the bird just ran. I think it was too heavy to fly. I called the Dog off and the bird finally disappeared into the brush. Had to be 30lbs.plus.
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Old 04-09-2017, 08:48 PM   #165
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Worked the M92 AK pistol, the M59/66A1 and my M44... Call it Two Serbs Backing A Russian, 100-300 meters.
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Old 04-11-2017, 04:45 AM   #166
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Not much time for shooting, just cutting up trees that came down this Winter. Did take one break to take a 12 Mile hike and saw the biggest, bar none, Wild Tom Turkey that I ever saw. I thought it was a Bear Cub at first. My Lab took off like a shot but the bird just ran. I think it was too heavy to fly. I called the Dog off and the bird finally disappeared into the brush. Had to be 30lbs.plus.
That sounds amazing to behold. Big enough you initially thought it was a bear cub? Serious business!

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Side note - turned in the paperwork on the Mystic-X in September. We're at about 190-195 days now and still waiting...
I've heard decent things about the Mystic. There is still a long reported wait, though. The great panic buy of 2016 did a number on the wait times and the industry as a whole.


As for me,

I haven't seen the light of day in a while. About to test for expert level at two engineering certifications, one of which has a 10% pass rate and the other one I'm not overly worried about (but had to brush up on an extra area of focus since the test covers a quantity of design-focused modules, vibration analysis).

I also got sets of prints for the Mosin 1891 and the 91/30, which I've been modelling and converting to ASME Y-14.5, designing tooling and the full gamut of production processes for, and doing a full design validation on. I don't feel comfortable using my TDPs of more modern implements as portfolio items due to fraud around IP, ITAR, and general human indecency.

Trying to get a freelance or contract design gig with a few other firms.
 
Old 04-11-2017, 10:55 AM   #167
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Getting ready for "chrono" day tomorrow at the range, weather promises to be nice so I'm got chronoing and accuracy tests to do on 8 different .30-06 loads, 3x .45 Long Colt loads and 1x 6.5x55mm loads. Thursday is expected to rain up here which means I clean guns and lots of brass.
 
Old 04-11-2017, 02:00 PM   #168
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Tell me about the 45 Colt loads when you are done. I need to load something up.
3000 more 38 spl. brass came in yesterday. No way to load anything right now. EVERYTHING is moved out of my garage! Stored down at FordPerfects garage, Going to paint the walls an ceiling. What a job this has been so far. 20 years of stuff. What is going to be fun is hauling everything back an finding a place for it. Spraying the inside with a new airless rig. Going to go pick up at least 10 gal. paint tomorrow. Should have painted it years ago when put the paneling up. Toolboxes, air compressor, welder, torches an other large stuff will get moved to middle of floor an covered. Guns were moved to house. Daughters Mustang will have to be moved outside an covered so no dust or birdcrap gets near it. Has not been driven since 2015, only has 4500 miles on it.
 
Old 04-16-2017, 08:26 AM   #169
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Inside of shop now painted, now for the fun part, moving everything back in. Should be done in about a week.
 
Old 04-17-2017, 06:40 PM   #170
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Moved two loads back into shop today along with the Star presses, just have to set them back up with their case feeders. Tomorrow hope to get a few more loads down here an put away.
 
Old 04-18-2017, 12:12 PM   #171
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I had a great time over Easter weekend with my Son and his family visiting. While the Grandkids were napping, we fired my Son's Armalite M-15, his XD .45, and his Berretta 92 FS. I kicked in with my Colt LE6920, an M-1 Garand, CZ 75b, CZ82, and a Bersa T22. He got a kick out of using the .22 on a cheap "Clanger" I bought from ACE hardware. We did an LESB shoot off him using his XD and me using my CZ P-01. He's faster, of course, but I beat him in the mal-function drills and our accuracy scores were equal. Ate baked Ham and all the trimmings, and took my Grandson for a trail ride on the lawn tractor. Great day.
 
Old 04-19-2017, 05:14 PM   #172
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Tell me about the 45 Colt loads when you are done. I need to load something up.


1) .45 Long Colt, 5.1 grains Red Dot, 200 gr RNFP, Velocity 771.6 fps/
PF 154.32 25 yds 1 1/2" 3rd group, 50 yds 3 1/2" 3 rd group

2) .45 Long Colt, 6.8 grains W231, 200 gr RNFP, Velocity 824.2 fps/
PF 164.84, 25 yds 1 1/2" 3rd Group, 50 yds 1 3/4" group

3) .45 Long Colt, 7.0 Grains Unique, 200 gr RNFP, velocity 775.5 fps/
PF 155.16, 25 yds 1" 3rd Group, 50 yds 2 1/2" Group


Overall length was 1.58"
 
Old 04-19-2017, 05:25 PM   #173
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I've spent the last 4 days on the range doing load development on .45LC, 6.5x55 mm and .30-06. One of the rifles I shot for the first time was a 1900 manufactured Mauser M96/38 that I bought at Christmas, it didn't give me the accuracy I am looking for so that will be going up for sale.

As will a US Army Rifle Model of 1917 that is just gathering dust. This week I finished testing the 6 different loads that I made up in the fall for the rifle, but I've just had too many problems with it in the past that I'm fed up with it.

I've got about 200 160 grain GC LRN .308 bullets left so I think next week I'll give cast lead a try out of my M1 Garand. 9 days till the next Action Pistol Match.
 
Old 04-19-2017, 05:35 PM   #174
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Too bad I'm a foreigner, I could find a use for a P17.
 
Old 04-19-2017, 05:59 PM   #175
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This is a nice one also, I bought it in 2006 for use in WW2 re-enactor matches which lasted only for 3 years in this area. Hardly seen the light of day though since then.
 
Old 04-20-2017, 12:35 PM   #176
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Finally got the stinkin' power on at our house construction site. The electric company had to set a new pole and transformer at the road because our house is substantially farther back from the road than the previous one that we knocked down & burned. Made some crazy-heavy extension cords for use out there; 10-gauge extension cords 150 feet long; one four-conductor for 230VAC and one three-conductor for 110VAC. Have taken delivery of the material for forming up the footings, and am meeting on-site with a prospective concrete contractor later today.

Also picked up 5k .22LR rounds; plain-jane remington 40-grain plated solids.
 
Old 04-20-2017, 03:04 PM   #177
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JMD, lets hear what you been doing.
 
Old 04-20-2017, 03:54 PM   #178
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Picked up two 9mm Commanders today, one is cleaned up an ready to test.
Still moving stuff back into shop an putting it away. Been a looong project.
 
Old 04-20-2017, 04:18 PM   #179
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Put 2 rifles up on the internet today at https://www.canadiangunnutz.com/ sold the P17 in 45 minutes, hoping the Mauser M96/38 goes quickly also
 
Old 04-21-2017, 10:00 AM   #180
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I've heard FerFAL & others talk about passports being an important 'prep' item; not sure how much it would be an issue in my world, but who am I to argue...

Was surprised to receive our passports today; only sent in the paperwork less than two months ago. Embarrasing a little to admit, but my wife & I have never had passports. Only places we've been out of the US are Canada, Mexico, a few places in the Caribbean, and the Bahamas; and never needed one before. Need these due taking an eastern european river cruise in late July; eight days between Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.
 
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