It's gonna be hot here, too, but upper 80s Sunday will be tolerable. Been hauling targets, spinners and gear to the range already and will set up the shelter Saturday. Looking forward to some bullet testing in .300 Winchester Magnum with bronze points. Already know they penetrate, because to date, it's the only bullet to pass through my 5/8" inch thick steel gonger at 250 yards (now at 280 yards.) Got the wet newspapers ready to catch a few bullets for inspection. Two cannons ready, too. And, after dark, I'm gonna launch an aerial fireworks display that I found in a vacant apartment while renovating it. It's huge, maybe 5 inches in diameter and says red/green on it. So, I buried a stove pipe in the ground and that will suffice for the mortar tube. No problem. Bullwinkle will be there to ignite it. What could go wrong?
I do have the discharge chute tied open like that guy. Don't have any use for any green tractor, although "nothing runs like a Deere"...with a Farmall on its ass.
Heading out early to erect the shelter for tomorrow's shoot. Dang. 91 degrees tomorrow. Hot as the 4th of July. Looks like you Westerners finally delivered - that awful heat our way. Trying to figure out a way to tie my backpack blower down so we can aim the wind toward us tomorrow. I'm sure Bullwinkle will come up with something today.
I have some .300 Winchester Magnum loads inherited from an old friend. They're bronze pointed bullets and I know they are tough and am gonna push them into wet newsprint bundles for recovery and weighing. For comparison, I'll pit them against another premium bullet load. First time shooting my Browning A-Bolt since dismantling for its facelift.
And, that 5-inch mortar will be launched after dark. Hoping to get a short video before the cops show up.
Cooing trend is underway and so is the rain. Again. This time it brought with it skeeters.
I drove into the garage with the car yesterday eve and the skeeters were humming like a chainsaw, as the door went down. Door to house was locked, so I knocked for my wife to open the door. She didn't hear me. I scooted out of there, as I was being attacked all over and got in through another door. Mowed the yard yesterday late afternoon where the skeeters were hiding in the tall grass. Blew them everywhere and as long as I kept the Kohler-powered Zero turn humming at 8 mph, all was fine and got the place mowed in record time. One helluva hatch this time around.
saw two yotes hunting around in a fresh cut hay field last evening. looked like younguns! they sure are ratty looking around here right now. the heat this year has been brutal.
sounds like one more week of 100 plus temps and then we may drop into the mid 90s. still hot but I'll take it.
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