Range Trip – 20140407

I had to take my Mother to the eye doctor today, and since she lives near the Oakdale Gun Club, I brought along my smoke wagons (and the 1911.) I got to the range around 4:30 in the afternoon and I had the whole pistol range to myself! Whoo! So I setup my camera and […]

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Caliber Comparison

Just for fun I took a kinda crappy photo of the various caliber ammunition I happen to have around. I don’t have guns for all of these, just most. I numbered them and will describe their details below. Mainly I want to point out that while the .223 Remington/5.56 NATO round used in the “assault […]

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I Contacted my Senators and Congressman

I just sent a very short note about my thoughts on gun control to my two senators and my congressman. As a firearm owning Democrat I would like to let you know that I am opposed to any sort of Assault Weapon Ban, especially the bill that Diane Feinstein is pushing. What is needed is […]

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Adventures in rifle bedding

I brought my Grandmothers old deer hunting rifle home this summer. It’s a Remington 721 in .270 Winchester from about 1949. The action and barrel are in pretty good shape, but the stock is kind of rough and the scope is an old Lyman Challenger 2515 and low powered. So I decided to buy a […]

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Making a temperature controller

Lead melts around 600 degrees. My melting pot has a basic thermostat marked 1-10. It’s nice to know how hot your lead is when casting, as it aids in consistency in bullet size. The easy answer would be to buy a thermometer. But who wants to use the easy answer? I’m a nerd, I have […]

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IM with Stef

I just had the following IM conversation with my 19 year old daughter: Stef: Why did you order a box of lead? Me: for making bullets! Me: is it heavy? Stef: very Me: 65 lbs Stef: lol Me: did the mailman complain? Stef: he had it sitting on his shoulder and didn’t think I could […]

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Adventures in Pan Lubing Boolits

So the next step after casting boolits is to apply lube to them. There are several ways to do this. I decided to try pan lubing them. Supposedly that’s as simple as it sounds. You put the boolits in a pan and add some lube. Let’s see how that worked out for me. Here are […]

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