Monday, September 8, 2014

Ocean-front Property in Arizona

Come to Arizona they said, it never rains they said. 
A rather large storm came through the valley this morning. Apparently the odds of this storm happening was 0.0002% chance. It was bad enough to have schools closed down and portions of the I-10 in Phoenix get reduced to lakes. Lucky for the SC family the house is dry, our neighbors not as lucky.
So as of now, the neighbor hood is river-front property. And yes i did see people traveling in boats.
brings to mind a certain song

Monday, September 1, 2014

Range Report

Last year the challenge of a 300. Win Mag following my attempt to shoot a 44. magnum.  Me being the person who is going through 'recoil therapy'. So today after doing some mental math (its been close to two months since I have last been to the range. not good!) I asked if we could finally take out the 300. win mag to see just how bad recoil could be.  And for the record Dad has unofficially named it the "Shoulder Crusher". The rifle by my best guesstimate was somewhere around eight to nine pounds. using past experience of the recoil difference of a M1 Garand and M1903, the former being 3 pounds heavy with a semi-auto action compared to the latter with a bolt action, I was worrying for my shoulder. But thankfully it wasn't the case, The recoil was rough but bearable. I cannot get a idea for shooting a few hundred to a thousand rounds of 300. Win Mag without a muzzle break. By the end of the day, my shoulder is still in working order. and now I need to find a Anzio 20mm. Will buy the ammo.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Inconvenient Waste of time

Yeah, apparently there is no science class in school you can take that does not Involve some form of "OH NOES! GLOBAL WARMINGs GUNNA KEEL US ALL!" case and point, we had to watch "An Inconvenient Truth" as apart of our 'curriculum'. And yes I already know the movie was a waste of time before seeing it, but I had no idea it was something that quite possibly dropped my IQ. just something about the first line from Al Gore being "Hello, and for those who don't know who i am; I am the former President elect of the US." and following on that comment, a third of the movie was a montage of the 2000 election and the Supreme Court ruling against Gore. And yes at one point i did ask what that had to do with chemistry or global warming, the teacher did not have a answer. I am starting to see my idea of going through a science class without global warming is a vain hope sadly.
Also I think it goes with out saying, Gore only points out one experiment and not multiple to prove his theory of the US killing the world.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

SCTP Nationals Day 4

Today was the last day of SCTP Nationals 2014. Rio did better then yesterday. Weather at 70 degrees sure beat 100 degree weather in AZ.  It was nice to have better weather then last year with high heat with high humidity. Better luck next year! I would like to thank Mr TrueBlueSam and Mr ILEngineGuy  for making the trip to watch us shoot and showing us the engines!

Friday, July 18, 2014

SCTP Nationals Day 3

Trap events started for Rio today. Weather was pleasant with a fair breeze. Over all every one had at least one off round. Winds at some points blocked out voice pulling. But still beats last year with 100 degree temps with high humidity. Scores averaged out in the seventies. Not our best but we will do better tomorrow ! Today I got my first 25 in competition. Beats the 24 last year. Updates and photos to follow.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

SCTP Nationals Day 2

Today ended the events for sporting clays at National s today. Rio did better overall then yesterday. Weather was pleasant and much better then being in Arizona. Little wind to mess up the birds and even got a fly over by an F-22 Raptor. After shooting was finished, Rio got to meet and get a picture with Larry & Brenda Potterfield of Midway USA. Really neat! Updates,links and photos to follow.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SCTP Day 1 plus bonus

Today was the start of Sporting Clays And most events of SCTP nationals in Sparta IL. The course lives up to the name of a national competition, I did better than last year. Mr TrueBlueSam and Mr ILEngineGuy 
came down to the range and watched us shoot and after we finished shooting Mr ILengineguy took out a few engines to demonstrate for us. (Photos to follow.) It was really cool ! Though I do not believe photos can convey what those kinds of engines are like in real life!

International Engine

Falk Engine