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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Range Day

At least after spending time at the stables.

 Also renewed my range membership.

Brought the AR15, Ishapore and a 45 auto. 

The Ishapore had the scope mount repaired recently so readjustments were necessary, but only vertical.  Noticed that the bolt was a little sticky.  I don't think the lubricant liked the cold temperature very much.

Shot the AR at 100 and 200 yards with mixed success.  The guy next to me was impressed considering I was standing without a support and no magnified optics.  To me it was just average.

Never touched the 45.  Not enough time.

It did take care of my itchy trigger finger.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Tax Plan

Calculate the approximate effect the tax plans will have on you.
Compliments of Lott.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

2 Kings

From the TV series Vikings, a conversation between 2 kings.

King 1; Are you corrupt?
King 2; Yes, are you?
King 1; Yes

Sounds like a conversation between any of our wonderful politicians or federal government employees.

Thursday, November 30, 2017


The Boss is watching some of last seasons episodes of the TV series Vikings.

I wonder. . . . . Would there have been as many wars in human history, If we still fought with swords?

I suppose so.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Turkey Weekend

I trust my few readers had a good thanksgiving.  We had dinner at the Boss's sisters where I endured 3 high volume women and a child with volume control stuck on maximum. 

Had planned on riding horses yesterday, but called it off.  My vertigo was trying to make a comeback. My medication has stopped it from progressing but I still feel a bit off today.  I wonder, can loud prolonged noise cause vertigo?

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Good People

Several years ago, on my birthday, I purchased a hacked-up Ishapore Enfield.  For those that don't know, that's old style Enfield rifle made in India with modern steel and chambered for the 7.62x51 NATO cartridge.  A previous owner shortened the forearm and barrel, then installed a flash hider.  Not being original, I got it cheap.

Since the rear sight is mounted to the barrel that is now about 18 inches, the sight radius approached that of a handgun.  Not good for old eyes, so I put a B-Square scope mount where the rear sight would be.  That worked OK for a light weight red dot, but not for the 2.5 - 6 scope now mounted there.  The force of recoil stripped the hold down screw.

Where I work we deal with a couple of small shops, one of which is owned by a father and son that participate in 1,000 yard shoots with black powder cartridge rifles.  They've even built their own rifles.  Yesterday I took my Ishapore there and got the issue fixed . . . . for nothing.  The machinist said that some day he may need my help with something.

As a general rule the shooting fraternity is filled with good people.  Yes there are some whack jobs, but I've found them to be few and far between.

When the news, local and national, is filled with reports of evil it's easy to get a jaded view of humanity.  It's good to get a glimpse of the good on occasion.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Next Day

So the next day after shoveling out the stalls I took my mare for a short ride by myself.  Last spring she had issues going across open fields, and knowing that the corn is down that's where we headed.Some mares have an issue with leaving the herd, and my girl is no exception.  She was a bit antsy going up the road and a lot antsy in the picked corn field.  Not having much time, I headed her back down the road, and barely had control of her speed.  I turned her into a front yard, and the next thing I knew I was on the ground.  Really don't know what happened.  Still sore today.