Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Jeff Dunham at WWE Tribute to the Troops 2013

Had a good laugh the other night and thought I would share. Enjoy.


Happy New Year everyone

   Just wanted to pass along a Happy New Year to everyone and hope that this new year is better than the last.


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Figured I would....

Light a brush fire before rain moves in. Never want to miss an opportunity to get one of my to-do list items done.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas everyone

   From all of us, Myself, JUGM, NW, and ND, well all want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Thrashing Tuesday

  From the worlds most prolific heavy metal band. As you can tell, I don't like Lawrence Welk.


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Stun Gun Show, Cranking up the Presses and 5 years

     Saturday, JUGM and I dropped the kids off with the Outlaws and headed to the gun show that was in town. Let's just say it was practically a stun gun show full of junk. It seemed as every isle you walked down there was 2 vendors setting off a stun gun. Hell, one vendor with a serious sales look on his face suggested JUGM purchase a stun gun for her safety. She turned to him and said "Son, I carry a gun" and laughed as we walked away. One old man in a wheel chair was trying to sell a Bushmaster AR for $1800. We saw him before we left and he was writing on his sign, make offer. He must have been hurting for money, but hell, I'm not hurting for an AR, have too many of them, but they are investments for the future, they don't fluctuate like precious metals or stocks.   

As JUGM and I sat watching the DVR Saturday night, since there wasn't anything worth a shit on TV, she said to me, "Why don't you teach me how to reload"? I said, ok we will start tomorrow. So before I went to bed last night, I went out and calibrated my manual powder dispenser for 300 Blackout as I wanted to show her how to start out with the basics on a single stage press. It was around noon when we got started and I explained how to figure out how many grains you need use in each round, so grabbing load data sheets and showing her how to read the sheets, identifying all the components such as bullet type (125 grain Spitzer BT and IMR 4227 powder)) we came to a powder measurement of 17.1 grains. Using the LEE powder dispenser, we put 17.1 in and place the casing on the press, place a bullet on top and the marriage was complete, minus a factory crimp that came after we loaded up 30 rounds.

   Next we head over to the progressive press I have set up for 5.56x45mm or .223 Remington for you civilians.

    I again explain how this press works, this press only has three stages. I do all my priming via a hand priming tool. I do not trust a press to seat primers. IMOP, you a playing with fire using a press, you just don't get the proper feel of the primer seating in the case and take a chance of destroying the primer of having it go off. Here I am before the football game.
I ended up with 293 rounds primed and ready to go so we set out to running the press. I usually stop for a few moments during a reloading session to QA my settings, usually between 10-20 rounds. Today we were using a 55 grain FMJ BT with Hodgden H4198 with a minimum of 19 grains to a max of 21grains. Well we loaded at 20 grains with an expected velocity of 3038 f.p.s. After an hour and a half, we were done and the product is.

    The next step in JUGM's learning process will be the depriming, sizing, and deburring of the casings. See, you always start with the best part of reloading to keep their interest, then you teach them the dirty side of the work.
   Today was the 5 year anniversary of my mother passing. It sure as hell doesn't seem that long ago and I still miss her every day. Here is a pic of her when she was 18 in Southampton England.




Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Thrashing Tuesday

This is a typical group meeting between Myself, Duke, Stephen and Rebel. I, being the one that is the prankster and tech guru, just don't knock my cell phone out my hand.


Monday, December 2, 2013

Thanksgiving over and back to life as usual

   We are back from our trip to God's Country where we enjoyed Thanksgiving as a family. I say family since most children do not grow up with both parents around. Thank the liberal American society for that and they great job they are doing for this country. We drove up with the storm that headed up the east coast that Tuesday and spent most of the day Wednesday dealing with the rain and around 1600, it started clearing up but got cold that night. Thursday of course was TURKEY DAY and I fried a turkey that was rubbed and injected with Cajun seasoning for two days. It was excellent. Friday we went to our favorite restaurant and had breakfast then went to the cemetery to change flowers out for a Christmas theme on my dad's, grandparent's, Step-Sister, and Step Grandmother's graves. Saturday we did some shopping and then went to a local auction with our family friend where JUGM found a antique Cast Iron Kettle and got it for $19.
    Sunday morning came around and we all dreaded the drive back from the holiday. We ended driving the back way until we got to the last exit in SC and jumped on I-95. I had my 10 meter turned on and northbound traffic was heavy, stop-and-go from the GA/SC state line all the way to Florence SC, which I think is around 150 miles. Southbound was not bad at all and going the back way only added 30 mins to our trip, which wasn't bad. We got home, unpacked and relaxed the rest of the day.
    Today was just like any typical day, school and work for us all. Noticed that the Pentagon, Under the current administration wants to close all commissaries in the U.S. Really, you want to help and support the Afghan's by funding their military and fuel bill, but deny our active duty troops and veterans from shopping for groceries. Yeah, the commissary receives subsidies, but how many of you have tried to support a family with a military paycheck? Research military versus civilian pay for the exact same job before making a wise comment about military life.
Health care.gov is still screwed, did anyone think it would be fixed? Ha Ha
I have collected some humorous stuff, if you are a Democritter, some of this stuff will not be fun for you but I don't care. Enjoy...
BTW, here is my new addition to my family.