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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / The Weatherby rounded shoulder
« on: January 12, 2019, 11:09:11 AM »
Of course, the easiest way to spot a Weatherby round in a bunch of cartridges is the famous radius shoulder as opposed to the standard angled shoulder of pretty much everything else. As I have understood it, this shoulder shape increases pressure and also increases burning efficiency = more velocity. But, I don't know the process of how Roy Weatherby went about developing the design and the science or whatever that was behind it. Does anybody know the story behind what made Weatherby case design different?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Firestone Blvd - then and now
« on: January 08, 2019, 08:53:55 AM »
Here's some photos of the Weatherby location on Firestone Blvd in Southgate in it's heyday and now (it's an auto parts store). This was the second location for the store when Weatherby outgrew the first one. The original Weatherby building just around the corner on Long Beach Blvd is long gone.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Short barrel buckshot patterns
« on: January 07, 2019, 07:44:13 AM »
I needed to pattern a short barrel (14.375") 12ga shotgun shotgun ("firearm" per NFA stuff) and was a little surprised at the pattern sizes. I shot about a dozen patterns and these two photos are typical of all of them. In the photos below, on the white cardboard, there are two shots of standard 2 3/4" 9 pellet 00 buck (the top marked holes are a 1st shot before a sight adjustment), the pattern was only 5 1/4" across at 10 yards. You can see four 00 pellets still in a clump in one spot. I would have expected this pattern from a 28" modified barrel, but not a very short cylinder barrel. The brown cardboard is a 12ga Minishell at 8.5 yards (four 1buck and seven 4buck pellets). Interesting, but not surprising, the Minishells pattern noticeably wider (7 7/8" spread at 8.5 yds) and more like I expected. I'm assuming that lower velocity equals wider spread. This just goes to show that choke is much more of a factor on the shot string than barrel length. The Minishells are 1200fps and the 2 3/4" 1325fps.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Happy New Year!
« on: December 31, 2018, 02:04:47 PM »
Best wishes to all for a healthy, happy 2019.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Gun oil & gravity
« on: December 28, 2018, 04:16:43 PM »
This is one that has bugged me forever. I keep up on a lot of stuff like bore cleaning products, but I don't know of any modern "super lubes" and still use the same basic gun oils I've used for decades. The problem is, I clean a rifle or shotgun, put a light film of oil in the bore and on various steel parts, and put it in the safe. Then later (even a few days), you take it out and the oil has begun moving down from where it belongs (for example, a bit of oil from the bore has collected on the bolt), thanks to gravity. I put a very light film on and still get this. It annoys the living crap out of me. I don't want to use gun grease unless it's staying put away for a long time. Does anybody use an oil that really stays put?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Laser on a shotgun - thoughts
« on: November 28, 2018, 11:25:17 AM »
I picked up a 590 Shockwave 12ga defense shotgun last Friday (at a price I couldn't resist) and I immediately had thoughts of putting a laser sight on it. It points extremely well and I can intuitively hit pretty damn good with it, but a laser would be helpful anyway I think, especially in a defense situation. My shooting buddy told me there is a laser sight that replaces the cap on the tube magazine, but I haven't found one. The receiver is also drilled and tapped. I was also wondering if the recoil on this beast would beat the crap out of a laser though. Has anybody tried this or know of any suitable lasers that won't break the bank?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Nike BS
« on: September 04, 2018, 09:46:34 AM »
A new company to boycott: Nike. They just made America hating kneeler d-bag Colin CRAPernick their new face. I know I won't be buying their sweat shop shoes. Nike's now in the same rubbish heap as dufus Dick's and Yeti. Spend with decent companies like Weatherby!

I saw this article about current legislative repercussions of the Toronto shooting going on now. I would urge all you guys up there in Canada to contact your government officials and create a voice of opposition before it's too late. Link below:


Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / My kind of place
« on: July 10, 2018, 07:19:54 PM »
I travel to Dallas Texas regularly, and we usually stop at Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana to take a leak and grab something to eat. They've had this signage in the front window for years and I finally got around to taking a picture. It basically says come on in with your (legally carried) guns, all good. I don't know why the picture turned sideways here.

I got a 50 buck gift card from my daughter for Father's Day for Academy and I was trying to figure out what to get. Wanted to get something besides ammo that I could have and use for a while. I got these earmuffs on clearance for only 20 bucks and they are rated 31db NR, which is pretty good. Then they had this iProtec firearm light, also on clearance, for only 30 bucks. I was skeptical at first, but got it anyway and was pleasantly surprised. It's all machined aluminum and plenty bright enough for what I want it for (three light levels and a strobe). I stuck it on my M&P15. While it can't match the pricey lights, I am impressed and satisfied with it, considering it was only 30 bucks. Sometimes, cheap stuff can be half decent.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Muff stuff
« on: June 07, 2018, 09:18:17 AM »
I had wanted some slim muffs and took a liking to Walker's Razor muffs a while back until I saw the db reduction rating, only 22. My current muffs are +30db, so 22db seems kind of lame (8db is a big difference - +3db is perceived as twice as loud according to what I've always heard). It seems all the slim ones are only 22-23db on the rating. I shoot some indoors and double up with plugs when I do, but 22db muffs seem inadequate for decent protection any way you look at it. Maybe slim muffs are not a good option?

So now, left-wing tool, gun-control activist and general little dumbass, David Hogg is embarking on a national tour to get kids out to vote to enact strict gun control and try to basically destroy the 2nd amendment too. I hope he is greeted by protests all over the country. I'm not a violent guy, but the thought of someone beating the crap out of this arrogant, trouble-making little piss ant does sound just a little satisfying.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Another school shooting
« on: May 18, 2018, 08:32:14 AM »
This one's in my neck of the woods, in Santa Fe, Texas. At least 8 dead. I don't know what's happening with these nutjob kids (and some adults, sometimes) and this crazy nonsense. These things are all copycat crimes now - their 15 minutes of notorious fame. It goes without saying there will be more ramping up on the push for gun control. I have not heard any reports on weapon type yet. If you need any 30 round magazines, get 'em while you still can.

My daughter, who is a serious NRA supporter and gets to meet a lot of people, is with Dana Loesch in Dallas as I type this, and she sent me a picture. I would have liked to be there, pretty cool. I had to put a box over her face, due to the dangerous nature of her job.

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