Saturday, August 25, 2018

And Saturday started off with "Yay for burn gel";

now let us get to the important stuff

What the hell?

A police video from Sacramento shows a swerving police cruiser striking a 16-year-old boy on a sidewalk, sending him into the air and onto the hood of the car.

The Sacramento Bee reports the teen was being chased by officers who stopped him for not having a forward-facing light on his bike. The video released Friday is from an incident July 22 that prompted an outcry in the community.

Read more here:
Unless there's a lot more to it than 'no light', there's an officer who needs serious counseling.  And probably a new job.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Friday has arrived,

get to your studies

'Illegal gun factory'

Also known in most places as 'a machine shop'.

Seriously, I fear the next thing in Britain will be "Instead of selling these dangerous machines, capable of making guns, when they no longer use them, schools should see them destroyed!

And why are students being exposed to such dangerous machinery in the first place?"

Now for that delayed range report

Lee makes a mold for a 405-grain hollow-base round-nose bullet. It’s got wide, deep lube grooves. It’s a bit picky about casting; you have to have the temperature right, and the amount of drop from the melter to the mold right. But when you get it right, it makes a quite nice bullet. I haven’t tried it much with black powder(those I have gave so-so results), but with Accurate 5744 it works very well. As in consistent groups like this at 100 yards

And, compared to, say, a full-power load with a 500-grain bullet, recoil isn’t bad. I really want to try this one at longer range next time I get a chance.

On the 500-grain, I’ve been using those with a wad between powder and bullet whether using black or 5744 or Blackhorn 209, but I wanted to see how it’d do without the wad. Not bad at all
With .030 wad
Yeah, that's three in one big hole.  Vertical spread like that is me, just about every time, which makes this a real impressive group.  I need to shoot both of these again just to make sure.

One other load tried is the Lyman 330-grain* hollowpoint.  That's one I haven't tried with black at all, just A5744.  Prior to this I used a wad under the bullet and paper-patched(patched because "Why not?"), figuring the wad would protect the bullet base.  This time tried it sized .459, no patch, and no wad
Considering my previous about 'vertical spread is usually my fault', I'll definitely have to try this again.

The other try was the Lee 405-grain round-nose flat-point bullet, much like the original.  These were cast of mongrel alloy over the base load of 26.0 of A5744
I've shot these before, sized .452 and a two-wrap paper patch, and had the same or a little better results.  I need to mess around with this one a bit more, see if I can get a bit better groups.

*It comes out right at 340 from my mold

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Ah, Netherlands, are you hoping

the croc will eat you last?

Trust these bastards?  About anything?  Why should we?

Assuming I can get some other things out of the way, I'll write something about the range trip later.  In the meantime,

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

There was a range day,

and it was good.

However, after getting home, and unloading, and throwing brass in the tumbler, friend called needing help with something; there went taking pictures before dark.  So a report will come tomorrow.

I hope.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Meanwhile, in the run-by-Democrats-for-decades wonderland of Chicago,

For the second time this month, more than 60 people were shot over the course of a weekend in Chicago. At least eight of the 61 people struck by bullets this weekend have died, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson confirmed during a Monday morning press conference. 

That includes two missing teenage boys found dead in a field late Sunday night, reports CBS Chicago.
All the usual suspect who're still screaming about Florida appear to be silent on this.  Again.  For some reason.

Union thugs; I'm surprised anyone would expect better of them

Hunter Pollack, who lost his sister Meadow, has begun to vent his frustration at the Broward County teachers' union. He was in an online exchange with a few of the members on Monday regarding a baseball coach and security monitor who had been accused of sexual harassment, when one of them, Valter Meranda, started to mock his appearance.
Wonderful people, aren't they?

No, being for/against one thing doesn't automatically mean

you're for/against another, at least as far as wanting State power to control it.  Borrowed from Mark Mac Young on Bookface:
How can I be for gay marriage and against "bake the cake"?
How can I be for the legalization of drugs and against public intoxication?
How can I be for rule of law and against so many laws?
How can I be for equality and against special treatment?
How can I be for sexual freedom and against pedophilia?
How can I be for the police and against over enforcement?

Basically three reasons (often in combination)...
1- A bridge too far.
2- The weaponization/abuse by individuals.
3- The profiteering and power grabs by the enforcers.

If life has taught me anything, it's that there's always some who will try to take things further than what everyone else can live with. They are insatiable in this regard. It used to be religion was their weapon of choice. Yet, in the current manifestation, they cloak their madness and destructive behavior under noble causes and 'freedom from oppression' – even as they infringe on others. Like religious fanatics of the past, they abuse functional beliefs and standards by subtly (or not so subtly) twisting the ideas to their own ends.