Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Saturday, August 06, 2005

I Suq.

I got a chance to go to the range today, and while I was there I thought I'd go ahead and try Mr. Completely's current postal match, "Flyswatter."

Humbling damn experience.

Photobucket's down!

That's four out of twenty, if you can't see the target very well. Yes, at 10 yards. I keep telling myself it's that crappy factory trigger. I need to spring the big bucks for that Volquartsen drop-in trigger group. Yeah, that's the ticket!

I also got to check out my new S&W M25 Mountain Gun. It shoots pretty well, but I've got a damned flinch. I tried out my 300 grain Cast Performance handloads, and I've decided I need to try a different primer. My heaviest load of 15.0 grains of 2400 yeilded velocities from 750 to 850fps, an extreme spread of 100fps! That's not right, and (along with my flinch) the groups were not spectacular. I was using Winchester WLP large pistol primers, advertised as being for standard or magnum loads.

Apparently not with 2400.

Perhaps I should try some Federal magnum primers under those same powder charges.

The good news is that the range was busy as hell. The rifle silhouette range was running its scheduled Blackpowder Cartridge Rifle match, the two public ranges were about 2/3 full, the pistol range had a group shooting on it. I got kicked off the police range I was on because the Boy Scouts had reserved it. They hadn't shown up the night before to camp, but they came this morning anyway to shoot. The only ranges not crowded were the .22 rifle silhouette range and the 1,000 yard range.

Hopefully I'll get to go back to the range next weekend for a little more experimentation.

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