Sunday’s Helpful Hints

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In the event of an apocalypse, if you aren’t armed, you are just collecting supplies for somebody who is.

America’s abundance was created not by public sacrifices to the common good, but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes. They did not starve the people to pay for America’s industrialization. They gave the people better jobs, higher wages, and cheaper goods with every new machine they invented…

Things to do while you are practicing “social distance”

Practice makes perfect

Eating and exercising don’t need a party to make them valid and fun. Yes, I know that in time you will have to bake your own buns and you may need to move to freeze-dried onions. And the tomato may need to go away as will the lettuce, but it doesn’t mean that you need to give up a delicious cheeseburger (if you are prepared).
Keep in mind that a lot of people do not act rationally. I mean, if there was an earthquake in Southern California on the heels of this whole Chinese Plague, and the water was cut off – stand by for action. When the absence of toilet paper in the stores causes people to fly off their rockers, the absence of water in a desert like SoCal would be – – an interesting study.
Here at the White Wolf Mine, where clean pure well water is available, the air is clear and the law is a two hour run – code three – away, social distance is the rule rather than the exception. In all circumstances to the disruption is minimal. 
The disruption to my work is considerable, because getting on an airplane and flying wherever is now a challenge. But so long as there is enough practice ammo, the range is wherever I plant my rear. It’s the perfect time to try out new loads and get with friends who want to work at 800-1000 meters.

16 thoughts on “Sunday’s Helpful Hints

  1. 57.5 grains of IMR 4350. 150 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip. CCI large rifle primers. Very accurate load in the 7.62…..just saying…

  2. I'm very fond of Nosler bullets, and a 150 gr. bullet in 7.62 is just about the perfect weight for that cartridge.

  3. It seems like a large portion of your posts inspire me to buy more ammo. Luckily I'm in good shape in 5.56/.223 since the website I visited is largely sold out. I did get in an order of some 6.8 SPC and some HST for the 9. The Grendel is well stocked at the moment in case I need to reach out. For the children of course.

  4. Social distancing indeed. Sorta like AT&T–"Reach out and touch someone".

    Returning to the aforementioned 45-70 Gov't, the rear sight on my rifle has a max elevation of 2000 yards. Scroll down at this link and you can read how (time sink warning)–

    trapdoorcollector.com//shooterstext.html

    Admittedly it begins to resemble mortar fire at that distance, and is far better suited to LL's current location than mine.

    I have never purchased any 45-70 ammo, having handloaded from day one. I cast my bullets from used wheel weights, so do my bit to recycle. The progs are not impressed. I brought about 400lbs of wheel weights with me when we escaped Kalifornia. Some people get it, others do not. In our current situation, more seem to be getting a clue.

  5. There is a point of diminishing returns. I was chatting with a friend in regard how many multiples of 10K of a particular load one needs in order to feel content.

  6. When you consider that while I do live in a cabin, I also have multiples of a thousand books, toys, TV, the Internet, and people to interact with virtually as well as a few to meet personally (local hermits who are not infected), I think that I'll make it out.

    There is a work trip scheduled to Mexico next week but with the closure issue and flights being canceled, I am not holding out hope.

  7. You need distance to make plunging fire work and a spotter or elevation to see where the rounds are landing. I live on a ridge and can fire in all points of the compass sorta. There are a lot of ponderosa pines that obstruct the view, which is a good thing too.

  8. My dear fellow, I've been advising people to flee to the ARIZONA HIGHLANDS for at least a solid month. It's safe there, as you explain, unlike Hill County Texas, which clearly isn't. Far too close to Austin.

  9. I was listening to a radio show and the host asked what plans we had for prepping.
    A guy called in and said, "I have guns, and my neighbors have food. We have determined they will supply food while I defend the neighborhood."
    I called in next and said, "I have guns and my neighbors have food."
    The host asked, "And……?"
    I said, "I have guns and my neighbors have food."
    He finally got it.

  10. Yes, point made.

    Everyone has the obligation to protect their families, to stand between the mob and those that they love. There are times when that is more obvious than others. And the right to keep and bear arms is the anchor.

  11. linked, magged, or clipped? but, I do find shelf life an issue with multiples of 10K. the sheer drudgery of having to break down ammo and reprime with fresh then reseal the packaging is just mind numbing sometimes. a guy's just gotta hit the range sometimes and just shoot.
    happiness may be caused by a belt fed weapon, but semi auto thirty calibre brings a smile to my face with every hit.

  12. I met with DPS bigwigs there two years ago and ran around the city. Didn't like the city. Bigwigs were proud of themselves.

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