Saturday, August 05, 2017

Saturday night, and threatening to rain;

know what it's a good evening for?

Professional Journalists

Oh yeah.  We can trust them.

"We don't deny anything, you're just a tool of the enemy!"
Mao and Stalin would be proud.
Notice the author (march organizer Bob Bland) isn’t rebutting anything Weiss claimed to be true, she’s just saying the attack hurts the narrative and divides progressives. After some more progressive unity blather, the author concludes by saying Weiss is an apologist for the “white nationalist patriarchy.”

Speaking of leftists, after all the screaming and threats to Capital Police because "You can't take equipment belonging to a member of Congress!", now Schultz says
This was not my laptop. I have never seen that laptop. I don’t know what’s on the laptop,” she said Thursday. She said it was Imran’s laptop but purchased using taxpayer funds from her office.
So why'd you work so damned hard trying to prevent anyone from looking into it?  Hmmm?

And most of the media still ignores this.  Because Democrat.  But they're Professional Journalists, so trust them.  Right.

Friday, August 04, 2017

We've had some remarkably nice weather for early August,

but it's still evening, and I'm beat.  Something that doesn't require much energy, like checking data, seems like a good activity.

One last thing from the other day

I'd picked up a box of Sig's new .300 Blackout hunting ammo: 120-grain solid copper hollowpoint.  Supposed to run 2250feet per second, and a little digging around shows some very impressive gel block tests on expansion.

This is a long bullet, and the cartridge looks halfway like something from a sci-fi movie.  Not having any gel I just wanted to see how this cycled through my rifle, and what kind of accuracy I would get.*

Not bad; I'm blaming myself for the left-to-right spread.  But why only four holes?  Because the first one I fired hit WAY high; as in 'if there hadn't been some unperforated paper up there I'd never have seen where it went' high.  So I aimed at the lower diamond for the other four
which put them in the upper diamond.  With the usual load I shoot, at 100 yards the point of impact is about an inch above point of aim, so at close to the same velocity the Sig bullets hit about 4.5" higher.  Which is interesting.  I need to take this stuff to a place I can get longer distance and see what kind of trajectory is going on.

*Remember that this was after forty-something .45-70 rounds; probably should have shot this first

Little more on test loads

For some general practice loads, tried some 300-grain cast bullets over both Unique and Green Dot; five each with 10.0, five with 11.0.

Results: nothing to get excited about.  In fact the Unique loads acted really strange, same as last time I tried some.  With ten grains,
I got the four in the black, and the one directly below the black.  What makes it weird is that each shot hit a little below the one before, which I have no explanation for.  Since each charge was weighed, either my scale did something odd or Unique is screwing with me.

That hole marked '11'?  Well, it's part of the 11.0 grain group
Which also spread vertically.  That hole on the other target hit about 7" above the aiming bullseye.  Only thing I can think of is that maybe in that large case the Unique is being position sensitive; so I'll load some more, this time with a pasteboard wad to keep the powder down near the base for more consistent ignition and see if that changes anything.

The Green Dot loads were 10.0,

and 11.0
so they both spread pretty badly.  I think I'll try a few more of these also with a wad and see if it makes a difference.