Fun Shooting Site
Found this site while surfing the Internet today:
The Box o' Truth
He does some interesting testing of handgun, shotgun, and pistol ammunition.
"If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing." —Benjamin Franklin
Found this site while surfing the Internet today:
My shotgun of choice for the upland bird trip is my Remington 870 Synthetic with a 28" barrel. The gun has a modified choke and shoots 2 3/4" to 3" 12-gauge shells with capacity for four in the magazine and one in the chamber. Hunting limits the capacity to two in the magazine and one in the chamber so I had to install a magazine plug prior to the hunt.
While staying in the lodge I managed to read an insane number of shotgunning publications. One of them, the name of which escapes me, had a review of the Mother Day Pack.
Back at the keyboard after three days of travel, shooting, hunting, and more.
Happy Thanksgiving to you. Thanks for stopping by.
Does food taste better when it's cooked outdoors? I think so.
I was summoned down to JRE Industries the other night and, upon my arrival, small talk commenced. The mood felt a bit odd but I chalked it up to some strange fatigue-induced paranoia.
The Soy Nut Butter Company make a product called I.M. Healthy Roasted Sweet Corn in both lightly salted and chili lime flavors. This product is about as close to commercially available parched corn as you are going to get.
Today was spent at the range shooting two rounds of skeet. This is similar to sporting clays (multiple stations, 24 targets.)
|Find one of these. This particular species is the Sitka Spruce--State Tree of Alaska.|
|Collect some of these. A small handful will be more than enough.|
|Add some of this...|
|...to one of these. I use the US Military Canteen Cup.|
|Bring to a boil using a campfire or other means.|
Today would have been the first day of my first deer hunt had things gone according to plan.
I just received my IMP in the mail from Escanaba after sending it in for a bit of a tweak. Originally the knife came with three solid pins in the handle and I asked to have the rear pin removed and lanyard tubing installed instead.
No trip for me this year.
I know that making sheaths isn't exactly rocket science but I am thoroughly convinced that making sheaths well is much more difficult that it may at first seem.
Sunday was spent at the range again to try and improve on my Saturday performance. Being new to muzzleloading I've experienced some truly unique moments already. This time I managed to hit the target once, the paper once, and then I had a misfire.
Today I headed to the shooting range to break in my new rifle, see if I could hit a target, and bolster my confidence for the coming hunt.
I'm getting everything in order for next week's hunting trip.
I'm absolutely crazed right now. On Monday I was discussing an upcoming hunting trip (my first) when I realized just how unprepared I was. I have been scrambling like a madman for the past 24 hours to get myself ready.
Took the new Aurora out to The Sanctuary on Sunday and got my first real chance to use it.
It was a busy day in the woods. The sun was out, the wind was slight, and the temperatures were warmer than they'd been in a while. The animals came out to play because they know the winter is coming soon.
|The deer were thick yesterday. With the rut just around the corner, they're stocking up on calories and paying little attention to anything else. I saw so many of them yesterday that the thrill kind of wore off. They'd walk in to my campsite, wheeze and stomp, stand still, and then run off when they couldn't figure out just what it was they were seeing.|
|Rocky, here, climbed right up the tree I was hanging from and began to chatter at me. After a while he headed off to gather more nuts for winter. You can tell a squirrel in the woods this time of year by the crunch of leaves followed by silence. That's when they jump from tree to ground to tree. It can sure sound like a man's gait if you're not paying attention.|
|Last, but not least, is Woody--a downy woodpecker. He flew up to the tree at the foot of the hammock and began his "rat tat tat" looking for insects under the bark. He was a tiny bird. He also moved incredibly fast. Of the ten (or so) pictures I took this is the only one that came out.|
I hiked The Sanctuary again today after a few weeks away. Little has changed out there. I came better prepared this time for a little work and a little relaxation.
Laura and I spent the day today working on a project to spray camouflage paint on a couple of 5-gallon buckets to be used as seats in a couple of weeks. These buckets were painted shades of brown, tan, and green in the shape of leaves, bark, and sticks.
Have you got some zip ties in your kit? You should.
It's been a few days since I had a chance to get out and hike through the woods and I'm sorely missing it.
Seems the NRA kits are now shipping with an alternative to the WetFire Tinder I've raved on and on about in the past. I got to go through a box of them last night hand-picking a couple of samples for a project and noticed that a majority of the kits are now shipping with a tinder stamped "Strike Force" which is the name of the Gerber firesteel.