Saturday, March 11, 2017

Wet and chilly

So indoors it is.  Good time to examine some new data.

From Ayoob:

3 Post-Court Myths Dispelled
Short version: it can be a good shoot, and you can still be screwed by the system.

Some people don't show the expected symptoms of a heart attack.  And it'll kill you.
Few years back a friend of a friend got married to a retired military guy.  In great shape, worked out, all that good stuff.  He was mowing the front yard, wife went in to get him some tea, came back out and he was dead on the ground.  Massive heart attack.  Sometimes, there's no warning.

Restored WWII PT boat back on the water.  Man, that'd be a ride.

Fuck the union.  
Fuck the bastards who couldn't make themselves talk to evil Republicans.
Fuck the union that's trying to get rid of the people who actually TRIED TO DO SOMETHING.
And fuck the Democrats who 'couldn't do anything'.  With a splintery shovel handle.  Followed by a crotch fire.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Busy this evening, but never let it be said

that I let such get in the way of the latest information

Yes, MEChA is based on racism;

how many of the usual screamers of "Racism!" say anything about this group?  Or makes excuses for them?

"Yes, you're a feminist, but you don't have all the correct beliefs so you don't count, you vile zionist."

What?  You mean counting on bird cuisinarts to solve energy problems doesn't exactly work?"
And note that this is from someone who supports the 'green energy' ideals.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Rotary tumbler Added

Few months ago I found the Lyman Cyclone on clearance at a place.  This was after looking at them and thinking "That would be nice."  Then finding them on sale and "That'd still be nice, but I shouldn't right now."  Finding it at that clearance price...

If you're not familiar, there are two types of tumblers for cleaning brass.  A vibratory uses chopped-up corncob or crushed walnut hull as media to clean the brass; you put it all in the bowl, turn it on, and it vibrates and causes the contents to circulate, working the media through the cases.  A rotary uses a drum that seals, water, and some stainless steel pins: fill the drum about halfway with brass, add in the pins(full batch is five pounds), enough water to cover, then seal the lid, put it on the base and it rotates the drum.  For extra effect add a couple of drops of dish soap and some stuff called Lemi Shine(dishwasher additive).  The pins are small enough that they'll even work through the flash holes in the primer pockets.

The vibratory is simpler, and dry.  The rotary is more complicated, but does a better job cleaning.  The pins will last forever(except the ones you lose).

What I've been doing for rifle cases is to throw them in the vibratory when back from the range to clean the loose fouling out, then lube and resize/deprime, and trim if needed.  Throw them in a bag until I have enough to do a full load, then run them through the Cyclone, which cleans all the fouling out and shines them up nicely.

I was wondering about making my own pins to replace any lost, but was concerned the cut ends might scratch the brass(the factory pins are nicely rounded, which is why a five-pound bag runs about fifty bucks).  Son suggested cut some, then throw them in the vibratory tumbler with some walnut media and then shave or grate some coarse buffing compound in to take care of the rough ends.  Going to have to get some suitable wire and try that.

Added: With a rotary, I'd suggest getting a magnetic pickup tool, something like this, or this if you don't like bending over.  Makes picking up dropped/spilled pins a lot easier.

Short range report

concentrating on one thing: the mini-Sharps
Yes, stock photo, as the one I have of mine is not to be found, the bastard.  Chiappa started making these a few years ago in several different cartridges; 39.6" long, about eight pounds, and except for looking like someone left it out in the rain to shrink it looks just like a 1874 Sharps.

After having tried one out, as noted in the past, I lucked onto one in .357 Mag.  Fun as hell to shoot, with the slight problem that it makes you want to start humming the theme from Quigley Down Under.  That's a tang sight folded down, that adjusts for elevation; windage is by loosening a lock screw on the front blade and adjusting.  Double set triggers that work nicely.

Experimentation showed that, at least for this one, it likes lighter bullets, with its favorite meal being the Hornady 140-grain FTX over 12.7 grains of Accurate #9, all held together with a Starline case.  I've actually shot 1" groups at 100 yards with that load when I do my part right.  The size and weight is actually a problem for me: it's so light that if you do ANYTHING wrong(breathing, trigger press, whatever) it throws the shot off.

Mine also has, as noted in the earlier mention, mine has one of these mounted on it.  Which has worked very well until the other day.  So I'll be getting that looked at.

Speaking of the scope, if you mount it directly over the bore the hammer spur will scrape the eyepiece.  I tried the usual method of a set of blocks to offset it to the left, which works, but I was able to find a hammer to fit, and bent the spur to the right so it clears with the scope center-mounted.

I shall have my own pictures, once I find the damn things.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

History is found in all kinds of places

Stunning 700-year-old giant cave used by Knights Templar found behind a rabbit hole in the British countryside

The training of journalists.  And why I refer to most journalists as 'sorry excuses for reporters'.

This idiot apparently considers girls to be such weak-minded twits that reading books by male authors will damage them.

Or is it that she wants that to be true?

Consider this another data-point to answer the question I asked yesterday: How close is America to the edge, when leading progressive institutions are now offering defenses of street-violence so long as the violence is coming from the left side and being visited upon the right side? 

When a newspaper can no longer simply denounce a violent black bloc mob's assault on men and one woman without trying to excuse it away as somehow the fault of the victims of the attack, then I would say we're pretty close to the edge.

"See what you made us do? It's YOUR fault!"

Ah, a whine of the abusers.  A part of the whining that "It's not our fault!":

Several people stood behind the car, yet Burger attempted to back out of the parking spot. He managed to back out by inching through a throng of security personnel and protesters. He proceeded to drive through the crowd. At times Burger accelerated forward into protesters. Security personnel pushed, grabbed and dragged students and community members to the asphalt to clear the area around the car.
Ignore everything else in this crap: idiot's stating that they attacked the car, and the driver carefully got the car out('carefully' because if he'd actually wanted to hurt these idiots, it would've been easy), and the security people were GETTING IDIOTS OUT OF THE WAY.  But according to whiner "It's THEIR fault people got hurt!"

Sooner or later these morons are going to do the same kind of thing, break windows, and the driver IS going to go through/over the morons in the way.  Then they'll REALLY scream.

She asked Josh Earnest point-blank, "Can you categorically deny that the Obama Justice Department did not seek and obtain a FISA court order?"

His response was full of weasel words: "What I can categorically deny, Martha, is that the White House was at all involved in directing, or interfering, or influencing an FBI investigation."

"That’s not what I'm asking," Raddatz pressed. "What I'm asking is, can you deny that the Obama Justice Department did not seek and obtain a FISA court ordered wiretap of the Trump campaign?"

Take two from Earnest: "The simple answer to that question, Martha, is I don’t know. The fact is, even when I was in government, I was not in a position of being regularly briefed on an FBI criminal or counterintelligence investigation." This is called "I'm going to say crap that doesn't have anything to do with your question and then insist I answered you."

The actual question would be "Did Holder commit perjury again?"

The screaming of the Usual Suspects is going to be loud.
President Trump’s new executive order on immigration calls for the establishment of a public database of honor killings, which are defined as “gender-based violence against women … in the United States by foreign nationals.”

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Range day was had

Beautiful weather for this time of year.  Some things worked, and some, well, either the loads just weren't good for that rifle, or I really went downhill after a while.

And a sad occurrence: I was shooting the mini-Sharps, and found the windage was WAY off.  Which led to discovering that the threads for the windage screw in the rear mount have stripped.  No, no idea how.

Happily, I know a machinist.  Unhappily, this'll have to be fitted into the 'When it gets here, and when I can do something with it' category.  But at least can do something about it.

More info on the day later.  Right now, I'm hungry and dinner must be cooked.

Sen. Coons is a lying bastard

...There are transcripts that provide very helpful, very critical insights into whether or not Russian intelligence and senior Russian political leaders, including Vladimir Putin, were cooperating, were colluding with the Trump campaign at the highest levels to influence the outcome of our election. And if that information is stonewalled or hidden away and if we are not able to get that on the Senate intelligence committee, House intelligence committee then I think that has real consequences for our democracy.
MITCHELL: Do such transcripts exist? Is that what you’re saying?
COONS: I have not seen them. I believe they exist.

What I was trying to make clear, Chris, and I appreciate a chance to restate this, is that I don't have -- and I don't know of -- any conclusive proof, one way or the other.

So a bunch of leftist students prevent someone from speaking, attack the speaker and you, send you to the hospital, and-

it's because of Trump. Sure.

Interesting bit of British history: When Feminists Sent Men Off To Die

Monday, March 06, 2017

This could be very big,

and very bad for some people who truly deserve 'bad'.
I simply put together the stories that YOUR profession reported, on the public record. Do you deny there were two FISA applications? Do you deny the first was turned down? Do you deny the second was approved? It's called the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. It is about surveillance. The fact that we cannot discern all the details because of the secrecy, except for what the media have revealed and selective leaks by the government, should cause you to want to know more, not to trash those who point it out.
And yes, we can make several logical implications based on events and experience. A FISA application is a big deal. One, or two in this case, that involve campaign surrogates, or a server or computer related to a candidate or campaign, etc., is a big deal. President Obama's statement is not a definitive statement of anything, other than he, personally, did not order a wiretap, which I never claimed. But that does not mean he was unaware of surveillance activity by several of his departments, even through routine reports to the president, such as the Daily Intel Briefing or information conveyed to him or his staff via the Justice Department re the FBI counter-intelligence activities. As for Clapper, despite his past dissembling before Congress, he may not have been aware of what was taking place since the FBI counter-intel operation reportedly sought the warrant. The Daily Intel Briefing might provide useful information in that regard as well.

You're talking serious wrongdoing on several levels here.  The kind that should put people in jail.  And it brings up the question for Schmidt "Were you lying then, or are you lying now?"

Sunday, March 05, 2017

It was a couple of days ago, but still:

if I ever meet whoever set up the way headlight lamps are to be changed on my bike, I may hurt them.