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|Friday, May 17th, 2013|
I continue to be smitten with the Browning A-Bolt and the 6.5mm creedmoor cartridge... So much so, I got her some new glasses :-) and it's been real fun reloading for it. Since it's not nearly as common as some other calibers out there, the recent shortages have been relatively easy to get around.( Pictures here...Collapse )
|Tuesday, May 14th, 2013|
I happen to live in a state adjacent to Nevada, and I can see myself needing to carry there on occasion. Because Nevada is picky and often capricious about which states' licenses they will recognize, I am thinking that my best bet is to obtain a Nevada license. Since I don't live in Nevada, does anyone know how one can go about obtaining a Nevada CCW? Does one have to travel to Nevada?
|Sunday, May 12th, 2013|
I presume that everyone already knows about the 3d-printable Liberator pistol that was published by the Defense Distributed. And I presume everyone knows that our State Department declared this publication in violation of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and demanded the information to be removed from the website. (If not, here is the story and the website)
Now, remember how they always tell us that the new UN treaty on gun control is not going to affect our Second Amendment rights? This even was made a snopes item on how it is simply not possible!
When we get back to that discussion, we should remember this incident when an international treaty was used to violate both Second and First Amendment rights.
|Thursday, May 9th, 2013|
Your $0.02 on AK accuracy
For most of my time within the shooting community, I've heard people say the AK-47 and variants there-of are inaccurate. But, then again, I've heard people say WD40 makes a good gun lubricant.
So, what I'd like to ask is: for those of you who have AKs and guns based off of them, what do you have and how accurate is it, in MOA or inches at 100 yards?
I'm an accuracy snob. I freely admit it. I give leeway to my pistol-cartridge carbines, but other rifles I will feel something is amiss if I cannot get any groups that are 2 MOA or less.
I want one, but, if it's going to be putting out foot-wide groups at 100 yards, I'll be unhappy.
|Wednesday, May 1st, 2013|
Trust But Verify
Originally posted by arbat
at Trust But Verify
Bill Clinton on gun control.
In the end he opines that "if you live in the city and want to protect your home, you are way better of with a shotgun than assault weapon. Trust me, it's not even close".( Open LetterCollapse )
|Friday, April 26th, 2013|
One Incredible Firefight
From PoliceOne, via Arms & the Law
The story is here
, including some lessons learned.
Even an expert shot scoring half a dozen "fatal" hits needed a total of 33 rounds fired to do the job. He now carries 145 rounds everyday.
Some people think civilians don't need more than seven round magazines. These people are idiots.
|Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013|
|Sunday, April 14th, 2013|
Here is a letter to the CEO of remmington since they decided to stay in NY after being offered a government contract:
I and many other gun owners are extremely disappointed in your decision to stay in the state of NY after they passed some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country. Well over a hundred firearm related businesses around the country have announced that they would leave states that pass such draconian legislation, and all of your fans and customers were looking for Remington to stand up for US and do the right thing for US, by moving your operations out of NY.( click for moreCollapse )
|Saturday, April 13th, 2013|
She blinded me with Science
Another decent day weather wise, and another batch of reloads and factory stuff to shoot at the range. The continuing saga of the .300 that won't perform.
I'll spare you the poor target photos and move right to the cleaning....To make a long story shot, towards the end of the cleaning cycle the patches were coming out perfectly clean, however the light hit them just right and I notices quite a few flakes in there, some were copper colored and some look like steel colored. Time to break out the High School Microscope (I Knew the day would come when there would be a reason why I saved that). Not the greatest pics and out of focus but I'm working with a Small Nikon, hand held and trying for extreme macro. Shocked it took a picture through a microscope lens in the first place :-)
Picture of one of the copper flakes at 175X. Haven't been able to locate one of the silver/metallic looking ones.
Although the patches came out perfectly clean after several cycles of sweets solvent, I decided to take the brake off... Found inconsistent scuffing on the top of the rifling. 2 are about 1" long from the crown into the bore, one is thinner but extends beyond what I can see and one is just the tiniest of scuffs as seen on the far right of the picture. Its maybe 1/32" long. Each of them also has a streak of white-ish on either side but they seem uniform. I suspect even the slightest problem in this area is causing the bullet to leave the barrel differently each time. Wear in different areas or pressure as demonstrated by more/less copper seems to support this. BTW, that's not a ding in the crown on the left, just dust or patch material.
Has anyone ever seen a Match barrel look like this?
|Friday, April 12th, 2013|
Outdoor Channel takes a stand
I saw this on Facebook and did a little Googling and found it everywhere. So I'm operating under the assumption it is likely true. If not then it is a very widespread fabrication.
From: Michael Bane
Date: Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 4:09 PM
Subject: OUTDOOR CHANNEL Pulls Productions from Colorado
To: Senator Steve King
Dear Senator King;
I met you yesterday after the so-called "public hearings" on the anti-gun bills; as I mentioned, I am an Executive Producer for OUTDOOR CHANNEL. I currently have four series in production, including GUN STORIES, the top show on OC, with several additional series in development. My series focus on guns, hunting, shooting and the outdoors.
This morning I met with my three Producers, and we made the decision that if these anti-gun bills become law, we will be moving all of our production OUT of Colorado. We have already canceled a scheduled filming session for late this month. Obviously, part of this is due to our own commitment to the right to keep and bear arms, but it also reflects 3 lawyers' opinions that these laws are so poorly drafted and so designed to trap otherwise legal citizens into a crime (one of our attorneys referred to them as "flypaper laws") that it is simply too dangerous for us to film here.
I can give you chapter and verse on the legal implications if you need, but suffice to say that the first legal opinion was so scary we went out and got two others. Al three attorneys agreed.
We are relatively small potatoes in television, but our relocation of production will cost Colorado a little less than a million dollars in 2013.
Secondly, we have proudly promoted Colorado in our productions (and have been moving more and more production into the state); now we will do exactly the opposite. What does this mean for Colorado? The community of television producers is a small one. Last week I had lunch with a major network producer who was looking to locate his new reality series in Colorado. That producer is also a shooter, and the new reality series will now be based out of Phoenix. That lunch cost Colorado over a million in economic impact.
Thirdly, according to numbers I received from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (for whom I used to work) yesterday, hunting had an almost $800,000,000 impact on Colorado in 2012, driving as many as 8330 jobs. Next month I will be in Texas meeting with most of the top outdoor/hunting producers, and the Number One agenda item will be Colorado. Already, hunting organizations and statewide hunting clubs around the country are pulling out of Colorado, and we expect this trend to accelerate rapidly.
The message we will take to our viewers and listeners is that these proposed laws are so dangerous to hunters and any other person, be she a fisherman or a skier who brings a handgun into the state for self-defense, that we cannot recommend hunting, fishing or visiting Colorado.. We reach millions of people, and, quite frankly, we have a credibility that Colorado government officials can no longer match. Colorado Division of Wildlife is already running ads trying to bring more out-of-state hunters to Colorado...in light of the flood of negative publicity about these proposed laws, I can assure you those ads will fail.
We estimate that as many as one-quarter to one-third of out-of-state hunters will desert Colorado in the next 18-24 months, which will quite frankly be a disaster for the hunting industry in Colorado and have a devastating effect on our western and northern communities (certainly cities like Grand Junction).
This is not a "boycott" in the traditional sense of a centralized, organized operation; rather, it is more of a grassroots decision on where shooters, hunters and other sportsmen are willing to spend their money. Look at the collapse of the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in February. That venerable multimillion dollar trade show chose to ban modern sporting rifles and standard capacity magazines, and within three weeks it collapsed as all vendors and sponsors pulled out.
Colorado is going to pay a huge price for laws that will do nothing. Thank you, sir, for your support.
|Thursday, April 11th, 2013|
Half of Colorado’s Sheriffs Agree: Lawsuit needed to block new gun control laws (VIDEO)
"Several weeks after Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law a package of gun control measures that criminalize private transfers and ban magazines that hold more than 15 rounds of ammo, more that half of the state’s sheriffs plan on taking a stand against the new laws in court.
That is to say, 37 of the state’s 62 sheriffs have agreed to file a joint lawsuit against the new gun control measures, arguing that they violate the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens while doing nothing to prevent crime or future mass shootings.
Weld County Sheriff John Cooke spoke to the Denver Post about the lawsuit. He said that with the representation of pro-Second Amendment attorney David Kopel, the adjunct Professor of Advanced Constitutional Law at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law, the group plans to file a lawsuit in the next few weeks."http://www.guns.com/2013/04/11/half-of-colorados-sheriffs-agree-lawsuit-needed-to-block-new-gun-control-laws-video/ Current Mood: contemplative
NY state of mind
First time out and they screw it up... This is truly scary stuff. Wonder how many more "mistakes" they are going to make.
put an http in front of this //video.foxnews.com/v/2293945945001/new-y
|Tuesday, April 9th, 2013|
|Saturday, April 6th, 2013|
So, the AO .300 is back from the shop. They rebarreled it and its doing better. I wouldn't say 100% just yet but given the new barrel and first time out at the range, it's a THOUSAND percent better than it was.
Since its been a while and all I had at the time were the stock photos' figured a few more couldn't hurt.
* Biathlon Sling... It does weigh 20lbs so two straps is WAY better than one, least you don't walk in circles all day
* Rear mono-pod... Got this after seeing a very cool vid on youtube on the advantages, I'd digging it so far.
* Custom made Rear stock carrier for ballistic cards on one side and spare mag/wrenches on the other.
* Tenebraex scope cover up front and a butler creek on the rear. Still shocked NF doesn't make their own.
* Currently sitting on a harris for testing but normally sports a versa-pod
* Scope cover and barrel protector... wraps around nicely has some pockets and a handle, pretty solid secure design for those days when its to much effort to lug the pelican case around.( more bling located here...Collapse )
|Friday, April 5th, 2013|
|Thursday, April 4th, 2013|
Magazine Clips Are Bullets
Representative Diana Degette (D-CO 1st District):
What's the efficacy of banning these magazine clips? I will tell you, these are ammunition, they're bullets, so the people who have those now, they're going to shoot them and so if you ban them, if you ban them in the future the number of these high capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will be shot and there won't be any more available
Juliet Johnson, spokeswoman of Representative Diana Degette (D-CO 1st District):
The congresswoman has been working on a high-capacity assault magazine ban for years and has been deeply involved in the issue; she simply misspoke in referring to 'magazines' when she should have referred to 'clips,' which cannot be reused because they don't have a feeding mechanism...LINK
...[attacks on the Congresswoman] just another example of opponents of common-sense gun-violence prevention trying to manipulate the facts to distract from the critical issue of keeping our children safe and keeping killing machines out of the hands of disturbed individuals. It's more political gamesmanship that stands in the way of responsible solutions
|Wednesday, March 27th, 2013|
Finished up with the Browning project. Overall, very happy with the way it turned out, the pictures look a bit green but it's really black.. pics don't do it any justice. Top is the Win 300 from two years ago with a flat black finish suitable for banging around in the woods hunting, bottom is the A-Bolt 6.5 Creedmoor with the Boyds Pepper thumb hole, ebony stain and 14 coats of Poly. It's not perfect but I'm learning things each time and after using the Winchester as a test for glass bedding, went ahead and bedded the Browning... Much easier after that first one due to the slight learning curve.
Now if Winter would let go a little there may be some range time in the future.
NYS possibly giving up on 7-round mag limit
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s seven-round limit on magazines sold in New York will be suspended “indefinitely” by a measure in his $136.5 billion budget set to be passed this week, Dean Skelos, a Senate majority leader said.
The ban on magazines holding more than seven bullets was set to start April 15. Cuomo has said the law needs to be rolled back because manufacturers don’t make seven-round holders. The measure was a center piece to a gun law the 55-year-old Democratic governor pushed through the legislature in January, making New York the first state to respond with tougher gun regulations to the Newtown, Connecticut school massacre.
The budget “bill will have an indefinite postponement of the issue,” Skelos, the Long Island Republican who co-leads the Senate with a group of five breakaway Democrats, told reporters in Albany yesterday.
Source: Bloomberg. Read full article. (link) Current Mood: blah