20140915

a difficult mother to tie




Prusik loops formed from .065" string trimmer line. For use as tandem belay on a hauling system based on .105" trimmer line. The 105 is powerful s#17, it broke a rope cleat today.

Tieing these little buggers was a trial. Next time, I soak the line in water a day or more before knotting.

20140909

Lautenberg violation for her too

So an ubicam in the elevator may have captured for Eternity that Ray Rice's at-the-time fiancee spit on Ray.  Then he decked her with that left hook that even NPR's metrosexual sports commentators commentated.  Sometime after that, they wed.   

Question no one is asking:  Will Mr Rice receive the coveted domestic violence misdemeanor conviction that Frank Lautenberg says disqualifies him permanently from firearm ownership? 

Question that I am asking:  does Lanay spitting on Ray constitute an act of domestic violence as well, rising to Lautenberg Amendment violation?  

No, the question I'm really asking is:  has a man been Lautenberged by a DV conviction, given for the act of spitting on his domestic partner?  Yeah, that's it.  


and that's when Jack said, "That's right! There ain't no frickin' french fries, just like I've been trying to tell ya!"

Visited a Jack in the box™ today and was invited to take their survey. 


Had I known that they were running a special on a salted caramel shake, I might have dropped the burger and gotten that instead. 

20140315

Excellent steaks in Hudson, Wyoming

20140215

Bettie Jean's menu



On the left, Hornady 150gr FMJBTs in front of 56gr IMR4350.  On the right, Midway blemished 168gr plastic-tip HPs in front of 48gr Win748. 

20140213

A cop can find who accessed her driver license record but . . .

A highway patrolman stops a speeding cop, the cop launches a prick war against her, and she files "a public records request with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. It turned out she was right: over a three-month period, at least 88 law enforcement officers from 25 different agencies accessed Watts' driver's license information more than 200 times"

Yet NSA can't figure out what classified information Snowden got his hands into, and assumes he got into All Of It.

The technology is there, just not being applied.  

20140120

a chamber cast of Anduril

I took a chamber casting of the Remington 600 known as Anduril.


At the neck of the cartridge case, diameter is .348".  At the freebore, it is .312".  After the rifling has begun, it's .310"

that sounds a bit over.  Any ideas, readers?  Is this barrel d00med?

Update:  using my l33t Bene Gesserit training, I managed to slip the caliper on the cast just forward of the freebore, between the lands, and it's really .308" in there, and I'm not scraping Cerrosafe off of the casting.  Maybe not d00med.  But the very short magazine box plus the approximately .225" of freebore really limits bullets that will touch the rifling.  Would almost rather have the barrel pulled, lop off one or two threads of barrel shank, twist it back in and have a new chamber cut with less freebore.  

Update 2:  gotta keep in mind that Cerrosafe expands to .0025" oversize after it has done cooling, in another 7 days or so; this cast was taken Monday afternoon.  That expansion is on the same scale as my measurements tell me the chamber is oversize in diameter.

And we found SAAMI specification drawings.  The freebore is supposed to be only about .08" long.  That may be the only problem with this chamber. 

20131127

componetz

Propellants are slowly returning to the shelves.  The slower IMRs and Hodgdon numbers in particular, and shotshell propellants.  I took 2 lb of H335 to try in Grendel and 762NATO.

Still no BL(C)-2.  If this is how long it takes suppliers without permanently expanding capacity, then, well . . . this is how long it takes.