Saturday, September 09, 2023

Because I feel like it, a second installment

made up of redheads

A bit more on the barrel question

Original .50-70 barrels were a nominal groove diameter of .515", modern are mostly .510.  Original twist rates were around 1-in-42", most new are1-in-26" so can handle longer bullets.

Once I actually see the barrel and see if it can be lined, that may settle things if it can be.  Otherwise, new it is.  I don't have access to a lathe this size(know a couple of people who do), and was hoping to find one contoured, just needing threading, chambering, and dovetails cut.  Then I stared looking.  The only .50 barrels I have found so far are either for muzzleloaders, or .50BMG.  Neither Shilen, Green Mountain, or Shaw make a .50, either at all or with this pitch.  Dixie and Gun Parts, nope.  Few other makers, no joy.

I'll keep looking.  Comes to that, may have to convince to go to something that can be found without a 'And for only X-hundred more we can make you a custom!' situation.  

This is as frustrating as finding out decent quality flintlock rifle kits are more expensive than the so-so rifles out there.

Now seventh evening,


Since so many teachers think like this bitch,

it's one more piece of evidence why you cannot trust most teachers to not play good little indoctrinator.
CTU President Stacy Davis Gates is sending her freshman son to a Catholic school on the South Side of Chicago.

In her defense of the decision, Davis Gates criticized school choice, blaming such policies for the lack of resources at Chicago’s public schools.

“It was a very difficult decision for us because there is not a lot to offer black youth who are entering high school” in Chicago, Davis Gates told WBEZ.

Ah, who's been running these schools for decades?
But wait! There's MORE!
“School choice was actually the choice of racists. It was created to avoid integrating schools with Black children. Now it’s the civil rights struggle of our generation?” she wrote on X last year.
Oh, of course it is...

Wouldn't it be interesting to know how many of these anti-choice teachers send their kids to private or parochial schools?

The Governor of New Mexico is an oathbreaking bastard, and her word isn't worth

the breath used to speak it.

Her 'public health emergency' is caused by not enforcing the damned laws and putting bad guys in jail.  But doing those things would make her leftist supporters unhappy, so "I'm going to illegally ban carrying firearms by honest people!"

Slimy bitch will do this, she'll play 'suspend the Constitution' on anything else she chooses.

Yes, I'm pissed.

Helping look for a barrel for an old Remington Rolling Block,

with zero success.  Trying to find one in suitable bore/rifling for .50-70, and finding nothing.  So far the only .50's found are for .50BMG.

Friday, September 08, 2023

Sixth evening


First, she voted for this, and pushed for it,

until it actually bit HER and her family.  Suddenly, the cops need to do more and the bad guys need to be rounded up.

She got hurt, her kids were terrified, and that's terrible.  

I wonder if she realizes now how a lot of other people have felt after her 'get rid of the police' crap let them be victimized?

It's as if someone actually expected honesty and reason from a crackhead

The first son provided confusing and often contradictory testimony under oath on June 29 during a six-hour deposition related to a defamation action brought by John Paul Mac Isaac, the owner of the now-defunct computer repair shop, who accuses Hunter of falsely insisting the laptop was not his, or was stolen, or that his information was hacked.

Hunter is countersuing Mac Isaac, accusing him of illegally distributing his personal data and invading his privacy.
In his deposition, Hunter also:
Gave “confused and dishonest responses” about whether he dropped off the laptop with Mac Isaac on April 12, 2019, or returned a day or two later at Mac Isaac’s request with an external hard drive onto which his data could be transferred.
Refused to admit that the laptop was his. “He either doesn’t recall or denies it altogether.”
“Hems and haws about how embarrassing the content of the laptop was while, at the same time, failing to identify what content and if it was even his content.”


I'd like to see a lot more of this

Oklahoma’s Pushmataha County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the ATF for their recent SWAT raid of one of their county’s most respected residents, Russell Fincher, PCSO Undersheriff Dustin Bray said Tuesday.

No one at the ATF warned the Sheriff’s Office in advance that highly armed federal agents would be conducting the SWAT raid, the Undersheriff said.

The whole thing is here.

Borrowed from Wirecutter, most crooks are idiots.

A Palm Coast man was arrested after deputies connected him to a string of car break-ins in Deltona that he reportedly did while driving around in a stolen Mercedes Benz that he posted on social media, deputies said.

I need to do a bunch of things

I need to replace the carpet on the stairs.  Couple of other things on the house.  Family stuff to take care of.  I need to alloy a bunch of lead, and cast a bunch of bullets.  I need to find a magic wand to make my arthritis better.*  I need to get laid.

And I need to do all that without getting hurt(again), as I really don't want any more familiarity with the ER.

I also need to get rid of a bunch of stuff, the problem there being "I know I still use this occasionally, is it worth keeping it?" combined with "What's a better way to store all this stuff?"

It just never ends, does it?

Added: in reaction to the second comment, since I can't post a picture there,

As Michael said, probably the Judean People's Front

An ancient cache of Roman weaponry including four spatha swords and a javelin head was found in a hidden chamber inside a cave at Israel's Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, in the Judean desert, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday in what it described as a "once in a lifetime" discovery.
An amazing find.

Tuesday, September 05, 2023

This was going to be a range day,

but that 'slight chance of rain' appears to be a line of showers/rain moving across the state, with a higher chance later.  With a fair-sized area moving into the range area.

No, I don't much want to wander through rain to change soaked targets, etc.  So not today.

I'm going to borrow from a tweet on Fauci's current 'on the individual level' crap

Today on CNN, after devastating study citations from the interviewer showing that masks don't work, Fauci responded: "but masks work on an individual level".

But this is nonsense. Here's why.

To do science on masks, you have a masked group and an unmasked group. You compare the rate of infection in each group. This is called a randomized trial. This is how science is done.

If the rate of infection is the same, then masks don't work. This was what the studies on masks showed. No difference.

Now, there is simply no such thing as scientific studies showing that "masks work at the individual level".

Fauci either doesn't understand how science works or he is lying and making things up.

It really is that simple. Fauci is saying gobbledygook in order to keep the idea of masks alive. It's incredibly shameful for Fauci to abuse science in this way. But it's par for the course in the way he has communicated science throughout the entire pandemic.

The tweet is here.  And it does indeed seem to match up nicely with all those studies testing the effect of masks(leave out the physical downsides for now).  There are some claiming that recent report saying 'masks don't work' was 'taken out of context', etc.  Kind of hard to take this out of context:
Medical/surgical masks compared to no masks

We included 12 trials (10 cluster‐RCTs) comparing medical/surgical masks versus no masks to prevent the spread of viral respiratory illness (two trials with healthcare workers and 10 in the community). Wearing masks in the community probably makes little or no difference to the outcome of influenza‐like illness (ILI)/COVID‐19 like illness compared to not wearing masks (risk ratio (RR) 0.95, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.84 to 1.09; 9 trials, 276,917 participants; moderate‐certainty evidence. Wearing masks in the community probably makes little or no difference to the outcome of laboratory‐confirmed influenza/SARS‐CoV‐2 compared to not wearing masks (RR 1.01, 95% CI 0.72 to 1.42; 6 trials, 13,919 participants; moderate‐certainty evidence). Harms were rarely measured and poorly reported (very low‐certainty evidence).

That's from the abstract.  And pretty straightforward.  Which won't matter, because the panic-mongers need people panicked and scared.

Monday, September 04, 2023

Another step in the right direction

The Biden administration's decision to categorize a type of rapid-fire gun accessory used with AR-15 type rifles as illegal machine guns is "likely unlawful," a federal judge in Texas concluded.

U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor in Fort Worth on Wednesday issued a "narrow" temporary restraining order barring the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from enforcing the policy against three individuals.

We'll see what happens next.

At this point there's reason NOT to trust the bastards,

on this or much else.
Recently, Cochrane validated this, and found no evidence to support masking adults. Yet, all these years, Anthony Fauci repeatedly went on TV, and falsely claimed masking works, including cloth masks—which demonstrably don’t work, contradicted by multiple randomized trials.

Now, on CNN, Fauci is challenged. Please watch this amazing 1 minute video, link below. Fauci is directly confronted with the recent Cochrane review. Then consider his answer.

Fauci’s answer is that masks work for individuals, but not at the population level. But this is bizarre. He advocated for mask mandates at the population level. If he knew they did not work, why did he encourage them for populations? Moreover, even this week, he continues to advocate for them— at a population level.

Isn't it wonderful, from Mr. Science himself?

Sunday, September 03, 2023