Saturday, June 13, 2020

Saturday has arrived,

so has the data

"Hi, I'd like to come in and look around." Proper answer far as I can tell:

"Do you have a warrant or court order?"  And if the answer is 'no', that should be your answer, too.

Also, the Baltimore County school system seems run by Karen assholes, who I hope the family can sue the ass off of. 
She says the principal initially compared bringing a weapon to a virtual class to bringing a gun to school.

She was also told she could not see the screenshot of her son’s bedroom, because it’s not part of his student record.
Considering they used it as an excuse to sic the cops on him, that's bullshit.

This mess doesn't improve my opinion of the Maryland Stasi, either.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Summer weather,

data's ready for examination.

Ah, the joys of "So what the bleep WILL work in this?" of black powder

There's a lot of 'how much compression?  ANY compression?  Which thickness wad?' and on, and on...

Mike Venturino is an advocate of little or no compression of the powder, mostly just enough to make sure there's no air space.  Lots of other people use LOTS of compression, and everything in between because "It works in this rifle."  Makes some of the finding the right combo for smokeless simple and uncomplicated in comparison.

Last time I shot the .40-65, in the spirit of 'just enough compression to make sure' I tried 55.0 of 2f, which at that overall length meant about 1/16", just enough so you knew there could be no space.  Shot lousy, so that's out.  Tried a couple of groups with 57.0, fair bit more compression, one with large rifle magnum primers, one with large rifle magnum match.  They were better(be it noted it was windy as hell and gusting, which didn't help, but any day at the range, etc.).

Then the group from .45-70 with A5744.  Screw it, I need to try this in the other cartridge, see if it works as well in it.

Right now I'm waiting for the mail; I ordered some Walter's Wads to use in both instead of sitting with a piece of 2x4 and a punch to make them, and I'll use  them in the next loads.  And I need to get some stuff ready for work.  And move some crap out of the way, etc.

The idea behind qualified immunity is fine, the way it's been used

as a "Do almost anything and be safe from being sued" is a shitshow.
The United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia dismissed the suit and granted all five officers qualified immunity. But on Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit overturned that dismissal. Writing for the unanimous panel, Circuit Judge Henry Franklin Floyd summed up in plain terms the absurd question before the court: "decid[ing] whether it was clearly established that five officers could not shoot a man 22 times as he lay motionless on the ground."

I'm sure they'll appeal to the next court, so we'll see what happens.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

As I've talked about, I've been working on black-powder loads for a couple of cartridges,

with varying success.  I've also used smokeless loads.  In the case of .45-70, one of the recommended propellants is Accurate 5744.  I like it, because I can get groups like this at 200

when I do my part.  Which, at times, makes me wonder if I should keep screwing with black.

I will, because I've gotten some quite good results a couple of times, but it's nice to know that if I need some accurate ammo that doesn't require compression and other fiddling, A5744 is waiting.

I'm going to have to have cataract surgery

Which isn't a big deal nowadays; MUCH faster and less invasive than before.  Just going to be fun having a few days of "Don't live anything heavy, don't bend over," and so forth.

Also, getting a zero-correction lens for that eye so I can see, that'll add in a bit of fun.

Occasional-Cortex is both a socialist asshole

and a hater of Jews. 

Really sick of this kind of garbage.

'Fiction has to make sense, the real world doesn't'

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Kukri sheath: anyone have pictures

showing how the two smaller sheaths are fitted into the main?  I can't find anything showing that.

My sympathy for the politicians is nonexistent;

my sympathy for the people they've been screwing over for generations is real.
One alderman asked how seniors and vulnerable populations were supposed to get medicine and food if “every CVS, every Walgreens is shutting down.”

“How do businesses recover and why would they want to recover in our community?” another is heard asking.
Some of them won't.  Because they don't want to finish rebuilding and then get burned out again(not to mention the higher taxes they'll face 'to pay their part in rebuilding the city') because you crooked bastards kept going in the same old way.

Monday, June 08, 2020