Saturday, August 27, 2022

And now the stuff for the seventh evening is ready for presentation

I think you'll like it

I had a chance to take the .45-70 out,

and every penny I paid for the Steve Brooks mould was worth it.

Two reasons: first, it's the easiest-to-use mould in this caliber I've ever used.  Once I tried his casting technique, it throws very consistent-weight bullets.  Second, they shoot very well.  This was at 200 yards, and that one on the right was a called flyer.
I think I've found The Load for this rifle.

One of the other nice things about this mould: if a bullet is a bit sticky about coming out of the block, some taps on the handle pivot pin is all it takes.  The Lyman I started with... sometimes the only way to get one out was to use pliers, which means it's ruined.  And that's after trying every trick I've ever learned to prevent it.

Friday, August 26, 2022

One of those times you realize your mind-

and maybe your body- isn't acting/reacting in the standard way.

Rheumatologist is looking at x-rays of  your hands and wrists.  And, among other things, finds a break that you didn't even know you had*.  Then comes over and starts manipulating one hand, "How badly does this hurt?"
"It doesn't."
Odd look.  Still manipulating.  "Were you in the Army?"
"No."  Wondering about the question.
"Do you just not notice pain?"
I was confused.  "It doesn't hurt right now."
She gave me one really odd look, went back to the pc and made notes.  From there, I think she thought there was something other than physical wrong with me.

Well, maybe she was right.

*And it had never actually healed up.  Talk about a "What kind of person am I treating?" look.
and I finally remembered where/how it probably happened, I'd thought it was just bruised.

The first of those two evenings is here,


Thursday, August 25, 2022

More clearing, ,may be some duplicates

because I forgot to get rid of some last time, and a few GIFS thrown in