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Old 06-01-2017, 01:29 PM   #21
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Will have very short life around me.
 
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Old 06-01-2017, 02:17 PM   #22
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Is it just me or did the pics disappear..?

{edit - never mind, they're back}
What was the range with the LCP? I doubt I could have made a head shot at six feet.
 
Old 06-01-2017, 02:42 PM   #23
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He was moving slow already from the first shot; only reason for the second shot was because he was heading toward a crevice where we'd done some concrete forming, and I didn't want to lose him and have to smell him later. Probably 3 feet or so is all, maybe even 2 & a half.
 
 
Old 06-02-2017, 07:55 AM   #24
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I've always believed that a good snake is a dead snake but that's my humble opinion. In another couple of hours its back on the road again. Cowboy Match tomorrow about 4 hours north of me!
 
Old 06-13-2017, 07:25 AM   #25
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This week, done a lot of reading with hopefully some actual learning accomplished. Mundane things like concrete variations, ventilation of safe rooms and misc construction-related topics.

Finished (hopefully) the puttering & tinkering in the conex container we bought and had set out there for construction storage. Now has ~32 watts of led strip lights, several sets of heavy shelves and a workbench in it. Also added some small vents in it, since the standard vents only allow enough airflow to prevent a vacuum or pressure buildup; even mounting a small fan right on the original vents moved zero air. So I ordered some small cut-in vents and got some small PC-case fans mounted on them, connected thru an attic-fan thermal switch to turn them on at whatever desired temp - currently kicking on at around 95 degrees. The fans and led lights run off a 39ah bettery, charged thru a controller that's fed by a 100-watt panel on the roof. By no means living-space comfortable or anything, but it's good to have lights and have it not getting 130-140 degrees in there like it was. For anything that requires more real power in there, we're still just running a cord from the power pole, around 140 feet away. Also got a cellular game camera set up at the site, since there's no really good way to do much more security-wise yet out there. Just got the camera set up yesterday, so not sure yet how good it will or won't be.

Am thinking about signing up for a welding class this fall. Even though I grew up on a farm I never learned to weld with any degree of skill; and it turns out that at the nearby junior college, people over 50 don't have to pay tuition for vo-tech classes. Haven't signed up yet, but likely will. Hard to pass up a deal like that.
 
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Finished an interesting book titled Public Enemies. Written by Bryan Burrough. Well researched, about the notorious 1930's robbers Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd, etc. The gun interest was not great, but of the gunfights I was amazed at the Baby Face Nelson final shoot out. Nelson faced two FBI agents at less than fifty yards and took 6 .45 ACP rounds from a Thompson Sub-Machine gun in the stomach and chest, plus 11 buckshot pellets in his legs. He still killed one agent and mortally wounded the other. He then walked to their car and stole it, driving it a short distance to where his Wife and gangster friend were taking cover from the shoot out. SIX rounds of .45 ball and he didn't go down? Nelson was 5'4" and weighed 130 lbs. He died a short while later and his Wife and friend threw his body in a ditch.
 
Old 06-13-2017, 01:22 PM   #27
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Just finished cleaning up after a Cowboy Action match my wife was Match Director for. It started with 5 days of moving steel into place and setting up all associated activities. Side matches for Rifles out to 300 yds. 2 days main match, then yesterday all the steel had to be hauled down and put away. 33 shooters had a great time. Thank heavens I now only have to put on 2 matches a year. It is a lot more fun just to travel to matches in other locations and shoot and scoot!
 
Old 06-13-2017, 02:20 PM   #28
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...Cowboy Action match... ...Side matches for Rifles out to 300 yds.
LIAR!!!!

I have it on indisputable authority that people can't shoot moisins or AK's at 300 yards, let alone iron-sighted black powder guns at 300 yards...
 
Old 06-13-2017, 04:55 PM   #29
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ROTFLMAO! I'll bet ya, that 40+ years ago your "expert" was gawd's gift to IPSC shooters too!
 
Old 06-13-2017, 06:34 PM   #30
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Does the 7.62x54r and the AK round bounce off things at 300 like the 308?
FordPrefect and BigEd like this.
 
Old 06-19-2017, 02:21 PM   #31
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......Am thinking about signing up for a welding class this fall. Even though I grew up on a farm I never learned to weld with any degree of skill; and it turns out that at the nearby junior college, people over 50 don't have to pay tuition for vo-tech classes. Haven't signed up yet, but likely will. Hard to pass up a deal like that.

Hmm....I need to check into that at the C.C. and J.C up here and see if there's a similar program going on.
 
Old 06-19-2017, 02:52 PM   #32
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What surprised me is that here in Seattle, there is no longer a class at a community college that will teach you to run a knee mill.
 
Old 06-21-2017, 04:31 PM   #33
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Was given another free bucket of wheelweights when getting an oil change. Only about 2/3 full, weighed just over 80 lbs, meaning around 55-60 lbs of useable once I go thru it to sort out the zinc & other junk. Puts the total on hand of mixed wheelweights at 610 lbs mixed (around 445 or so lbs useable), in addition to 600 lbs already gone thru and in a useable state. At 6k rounds per year (not counting rimfire and bought ammo), it represents right at 10 yrs worth on hand of both lead and primers now. Powder is a bit more.

Actually not shooting much at all lately. Only shot 2-3k so far this year, including rimfire and bought stuff. Too much real life going on, with work, the house build, rotary club president duties (which ends in a week... ), minor preparations for a vacation next month (business considerations like payroll processing with my wife & I both gone, minor stuff really), and just 'life' in general. But when we're finally in the house and some of this is behind, I plan to enjoy myself and do a LOT of shooting for a while.
 
Old 06-21-2017, 08:34 PM   #34
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Tomorrow, packing the vehicle for a match. Friday morning driving 5 1/2 hours west to the mountains for a 2 day Cowboy match with my wife. Damn I love shootin season!
 
Old 07-13-2017, 09:15 AM   #35
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Back on the road again this afternoon! Tomorrow is the start of the SASS Montana State Championships. 3 days of shootin', except for the expected heat, can't complain about that.
 
Old 07-13-2017, 10:35 AM   #36
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Talked to the ATF about my latest suppressor approval, as this week we crossed the day-300 mile marker. They say they got the paperwork on September 26, which I'm not sure is believable since the suppressor was already on hand at my local dealer for me to play with five days before that, on the 21st. It's possible, but unlikely; but either way, it is what it is. When I got the inevitable response that it's "pending" and asked if there was a projected completion date, he rattled off "well, eleven months from September 26", as though I should have somehow already known that. (Fwiw, my previous three suppressors took 14 months, 4 months, and 10 months; not sure how I should have known that 11 months was the new standard response time.) So regardless, probably another month & a half or two months waiting on them.

Retarded, as this is my fourth time through this, but gotta love bureaucracies. If I took eleven months (and openly stated that the projected time frame was eleven months) to process a form with six pages or so of info - for a customer for whom I'd already processed that same form multiple times in the past, no less - I'd be out of business in no time.

Serious case of condescending don't-cares going on there, and one more example of why we shouldn't want those folks in charge of providing our health care.
 
Old 07-14-2017, 02:50 PM   #37
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Not good, Finally stopped raining and I found out my new roof will cost $3700.00 over estimate. The roofer showed me why and I believe him. Still stings. I may have to sell my Colt LE6920 and my two M-1 Garands. Or not.
 
Old 07-14-2017, 05:10 PM   #38
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$550.00 starting bid on a Garand?
 
Old 07-15-2017, 07:52 AM   #39
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$550.00 starting bid on a Garand?
$550.00? No, I meant the whole rifle, not the sling, cleaning kit, and bayonet.
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Old 07-15-2017, 01:30 PM   #40
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That was opening bid, it will go higher. Do I hear 600.00?
 
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