Sunday, July 31, 2011

Even MORE Gunshot Residue!

Mr WK and I hit the outdoor range Saturday with long guns and handguns. It wasn't supposed to be quite as hot and humid. Coulda fooled me. There were a few stray breezes which were wonderful so I suppose that's what they meant. What saved the day was a fellow shooter who already had a Vornado fan goin' lent us the fan on a stick he keeps at the range to cool his barrel. I'm sure we wouldn't have stayed as long as we did if he hadn't done that. So two more things to pack for the next next time. I think we'll be going to the range more often now because of that. Don't know why WE didn't think of that!

The range property uses well water and periodically one of the us would go over and spend some time sluicing down arms, face and head with the cold water. It felt so good and for several minutes you didn't even have to stand in front of the fan to be somewhat comfortable.

When we first arrived I gathered targets and the staple gun and trudged up to the 300 yard range then worked my way down, putting targets up at the 200, 100 and 25 yard range.


Mr WK has been studyin' up on our Leupold Mark 4 M1-16x scope with a mil dot reticule. It has 140 MOA elevation adjustments and 45 MOA windage adjustments. Neither of us has ever used a scope like this and Mr WK spent quite a bit of time when we arrived scoping out some lines he drew that were spaced certain widths apart down the center of a piece of copy paper at 100 yards. He was experimenting with how moving the elevation adjustments corresponded to the mil dots on the
reticule and how many clicks you have to make to move it a particular distance.

We also worked a bit on trying to narrow down the 150 gn bullet load for the .308 to either Varget or Benchmark. As in other tests, both were about the same although the Benchmark seems to have a slight lead. Further testing is in order!

Mr WK exercised his skill on all the targets at various ranges I put up earlier including the gong at 200 yards. I wasn't feeling as accurate even with the cool well water and fans so kept to the 200 yard gong and things at 100 yards.

Later a fellow shooter brought out some hedge apples he'd been saving and put 'em up at 100 yards. I'd had the scope off my carbine for months now, concentrating on CQB with the red dot. So we decided to use Mr WK's carbine. We replaced the old Bushmaster upper with an LMT as the old upper didn't have an M4 feed ramp and wouldn't play well with some of our ammo. However, the trigger on the Bushmaster lower leaves something to be desired. So for shootin' the hedge apples with ballistic tipped bullets we put my S&W M&P 15T lower on it and it worked a treat! Gotta love the AR platform just for that!

The only time we broke out the handguns was to let a fellow shooter and new club member shoot my XDm.

We had a great time and got a lot done. As it looks like this 'unprecedented' heat wave is going to continue we'll mostly go back next weekend ... with fans, guns and ammo.

blogging to: a cool and quiet house

reading: The Devil's Only Friend by Mitchell Bartoy (a Pete Caudill mystery)
and
How to Talk Like a Liberal (If You Must) by Ann Coulter ~ audio book read by Elizabeth White with the 1st chapter read by Ann Coulter

Parting Shot:
H/T

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Gunshot Residue .... Finally!

I tried wearing my new Yarrow Rib socks yesterday when I ran a quick errand. They were just fine except for the 100° temperatures. Yeah, they'll be a lot better when it's a 'bit' cooler.

The 40 round ribbed cuff is finished on the first Joseph's Coat Sock. Pardon the washed-out picture. I took the photo only about an hour before sunset when the sun was low in the sky — but you can see the light and dark bands.

Now on to the stockinette leg. I like the light and dark bands of a flash that the cuff's got goin' on. I hope the stockinette looks as good, otherwise I'll be froggin' back to the cuff and doin' the entire leg in a rib. Unless you really get close and look at the knitting the individual colors, which are 2½-3 stitches wide aren't that noticeable. The dark and light bands are more pronounced but you can see lighter and darker dashes within each band. Although these are cotton socks, the colors are more winter / fall than spring / summer. The dark and light bands are the same width but the darker bands carry more weight so the sock at this point has an overall darker tone.


Wednesday evening, we had our monthly Women's IDPA match at Godfrey's Ranges in Junction City, KS. Again, we had only six women and two of those were newish, having shot only one match a couple of months ago. A couple of our regulars weren't there but it was still fun. It was the first time I'd shot, let alone a match in almost three weeks. It's not been a very shooty summer so far. For most of this month, either the temperatures and / or the heat index has been either near or over 100°.

Anyway, with the help of a couple of the shooters, we got most if not all of the shooters and stages on video. I'll be labeling the individual videos and compiling each stage into a movie over the next several days. I think I was doing OK, until the last stage. There were four threat targets and as you advance on them, it was one to the body and one to the head. I did all to the body until the last one when what the SO was shouting finally sunk in. Oh, well. It was still fun!

blogging to: a cool and quiet house

reading: High Lonesome Road by Betsy Thornton (a Chloe Newcombe mystery)
and
How to Talk Like a Liberal (If You Must) by Ann Coulter ~ audio book read by Elizabeth White with the first chapter read by Ann Coulter

Parting Shot: "What we're trying to do is save the world from the Republican budget. We're trying to save life on this planet as we know it today." ~ Nancy Pelosi 7/28/11

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

FO! Yarrow Rib Socks Are Off the Needles!

Somehow another one bites the dust just doesn't say it the way I wanted but it is true. Another pair off the needles. All the ends woven in and 'everything'.

Stats:
  • Pattern: Yarrow Rib from Nancy Bush's book, Knitting Vintage Socks
  • Yarn: Sockotta from the Plymouth Italian Collection ~ colorway #32
  • Needles: 2.5 mm Suzanne's rosewood dpns for everything but the heel and 2mm Clover bamboo dpns for the short row heel
  • Based on the weight of the socks 3.1 oz / 89 gr and the cost of the yarn (purchased in June 07 ~ $8.95 for 100 gr) the cost of these socks are $7.97.
I have a tiny ball left that weighs 8 gr and is approximately 35 yards long. WoW! That's how I like to come out on my sock yarn!

I like the way these socks fit and look. I love the way the short row heel is different from the rest of the sock. It's kinda subtle — it's more of a texture change than a color change.


So now I'm working away on my Joseph's Coat Socks. I've knit this pattern in wool numerous times but this will be the first time in cotton for Nancy Bush's (do I ever seem to knit anyone else's patterns?) Gentleman's Plain Winter Sock with Dutch Heel from her book Knitting Vintage Socks. The 40 round cuff is just over halfway finished. The colors that on the needle are all lined out like crayons in a box are more smooshed together when knit. I do see a pattern emerging. Notice in the photo at the link that all the dark colors are together followed by (or visa-versa) all the lighter colors? That light and dark band I think will spiral around the leg — at least on the ribbing. What happens when it gets to the stockinette; don't know. If I don't like it this will turn into a ribbed sock.

As I'm using 2mm (size 0 US) dpns, I only have a couple of inches of sock knit. I'll get more goin' on and then take a photo.

blogging to: a cool and quiet house

reading: Death Toll by Jim Kelly (a Detective Inspector Peter Shaw and Detective Sergeant George Valentine mystery)
and
America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag by Sarah Palin ~ audio book read by Sarah Palin


Parting Shot:

Saturday, July 23, 2011

And All is Well

Around half of the foot on the second Yarrow Rib Sock is compete. 21 rounds down and 24 more to go. As more than half of the stitches on each round of the foot are stockinette (all knitting) it goes quickly.

I've got a half a dozen rounds finished on the cuff of the first Joseph's Coat Sock. It's not a priority. It's the low sock on the current WIP (Work In Progress) totem pole.

I have begun to hunt around in a half-hearted kind of way for yarn and a pattern in my stash that's suitable for a lace scarf for myself. I have a large stash of stock yarn but not enough of any one color for a scarf but as far as lace or fingering weight yarn in the non-sock stash there's not much. I've got some leftover lace weight from a couple of projects, one a barn-red lace weight but it's more my SIL's color than mine. Besides I may make a hat to match the scarf I made for one of my SIL's friends one of these days. The other is the leftover lace weight from the first lace shawl I ever made.

Although all the leftovers are marked, divided and wound and it wouldn't take much to use them, it would take some planning color-wise and I don't want to put that much thought right now into this project.

I also have these merging color hanks from Strickwear in the cape cod colorway but it would require even more prep as these aren't wound or divided.

I picked up 3 hanks of Classic Elite Inca Alpaca in a wine / cranberry which would go great with my dark gray winter coat and my black suede jacket but it's not lace weight. That's not to say I can't do lace with it. It would be warm and a bit more practical for everyday winter wear. Hmmmm

I'll have to cogitate on this a bit more and look at some lace patterns which I haven't done yet.


As to the job front; nothing. As I said, now that I've made the decision and started the ball rolling I want things to happen, NOW! If things are moving and I can see movement I don't mind [sometimes] if the movement is slow. I have a more difficult time waiting when it looks like nothing is happening. If I can't poke it to wake it up and make it go I want to see what happens if I push a bit in a different direction. At least my resumé has already been updated.

blogging: to a cool and quiet house

reading: Death Toll by Jim Kelly (a Detective Inspector Peter Shaw and Detective Sergeant George Valentine mystery)
and
America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag by Sarah Palin ~ audio book read by Sarah Palin

Parting Shot:

H/T

Friday, July 22, 2011

Joseph's Coat Socks

I've cast on for another stoplight knitting sock. The yarn is Fortissima Color Cotton. I'm calling these my Joseph's Coat Socks. I like how the colors line up on the needle like crayons in a box. I'm only a few rounds into the sock. I wonder what it's going to look like knit up?

I don't have the patience but it would fun to experiment with different needle sizes and patterns until you came up with the combination that would line up the same colors on each round. At the very best you'd have narrow vertical stripes. Right up there would be a spiral of narrow vertical stripes. But as I'm not going to do that I'll have to take what happens, or frog it.

I started it so I would have something to knit on should I have to passenger or drive somewhere while the second Yarrow Rib Sock is undergoing it's short row heel. But that turned out not to be necessary. The short row heel is done and I didn't have to go anywhere.

A downside to these new socks is that they are cotton so no elasticity in wearing or more importantly right now, in knitting. Secondly, I'm using the needles I dislike so much when I knit the short row heel, 2mm bendy bamboo dpns. So a bit of a downer but the yarn is very soft and has no body whatsoever. Bendy yarn and bendy needles are more OK than bendy needles and no-bendy yarn, which is what the Sockotta is.

As I said, the short row heel on the second Yarrow Rib Socks, is finished and I've established the foot rounds. It was a bit of a slog but it's done. I decreased down to nine stitches and then slowly work back up. It always seems quicker going down, losing a stitch on each row and it seems to take forever (which is where the slog part comes in) going the other way. The row gets longer every row I knit as I add one stitch on each row but it gets me closer to being done with the short row heel and these &^$#@!! bendy 2mm needles!

And amazingly, Again! It looks just like this photo of the first sock!

I'm not knitting on the Joseph's Coat Socks. I mainly wanted to get them started so if I need to pick-up and go I have something to pick up and go with.


We got boolits delivered today. I'm sure the mail person began cursing me from the moment she saw the boxes. She struggled them into one of the large compartments on the mailbox wad 2 houses down.


A crocheting newbie but experienced gunnie friend is coming into town Saturday afternoon to look for yarn for a project. At least I know we'll both be responsible for our own safety. Can I tell you how much that rocks!?

blogging to: a cool and quiet house

reading: The Brothers of Baker Street by Michael Robertson (a mystery_
and
America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag by Sarah Palin ~ audio book read by Sarah Palin

Parting Shot:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Workin' It

The second Yarrow Rib Sock is rolling along nicely. The leg is almost done. It looks a lot like this photo, which is a picture of the cuff and leg of the first sock. Ever the optimist, I could be looking at finished pair of socks in less than a week ... or so.

That means I better get cracking on what's next for stoplight knitting and maybe other knitting. I've got nothin' I'm dying to knit or with with. I may pull out one of the yarns that I considered for my next sock but chose the purple and gray Sockotta instead. Now that it's been over a week and I've settled into the Sockotta, I'm not all afroth to knit with wool right away.

But I am getting hankering to knit a pretty lace scarf for the winter for me. As I am going back to work in some aspect, having a pretty, showoff lacy but warm scarf would be kinda neat. The only showoff scarf I have now is this fuzzy one. One of the cool things about this one is that
the ends are pointy. It's not particularly warm and being fun fur it sheds. But non-knitters think it's cool because it's fuzzy and buried in all the fuzz are iridescent flecks reminiscent of Peacock feathers. So a pretty lacy scarf for me may be my couch knitting. Hmmm


Finish time on the sock also depends on if we do either or both of the two IDPA matches coming up in the next few days. It's still really hot here, temps around 100° with heat indices at 110°+. The match time at Corndodger Station has been moved to 9am, even though it's supposed to be cooler that day with highs around 95° and heat indices between 105° and 110°. Oh, yeah. BIG improvement. Especially on a range where none of the bays have shade yet as they're only a little over year old.

blogging to: a cool and quiet house

reading: The Brothers of Baker Street by Michael Robertson (a mystery)
and
America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag by Sarah Palin ~ audio book read by Sarah Palin

Parting Shot:

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Half an FO! is Better Than None

The first Yarrow Rib Sock is complete. I've even woven in all the ends. I've cast on for the mate and the 20 round cuff on the second sock is done. I've even got a few rounds knit on the leg.

The first sock took 40 days. This was strictly a stoplight knitting project until I finished my SIL's second sock (down to the toe decreases, anyway) a week ago. I wasn't much past the cuff on the first sock when I began concentrating on it full time. So in just over a week, I finished it.


As to the job front, I filled out more forms and I have one more on-line test to take. My advisor asked my thoughts on working full-time in Topeka. WoW! I don't know if she was just expanding the search criteria (which I'd already told her I would be open to) or if she has something already! I'd would have preferred to stay temporary, part-time or contract work for a while, but if it's the right position for me. I'll take it.

The good thing about a job in Topeka is most of my IDPA weekday shooting is there. If I have all my gear in my vehicle, dash out the door on the dot of 5pm once a month and grab a burger to eat on the way, I can probably still make it in time to shoot at the Women's IDPA match in Topeka. Even if I miss the first stage, I can shoot the other stages. For me, shooting at that match is more about supporting the other women, not me shooting IDPA.

blogging to a cool and quiet house

reading: Hardcastle's Obsession by Graham Ison (an Ernest Hardcastle mystery)
and
America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag by Sarah Palin ~ audio book read by Sarah Palin

Parting Shot:
H/T

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Well There Ya Go



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Round and Round I Go

The first Yarrow Rib Sock is coming down to the home stretch. The foot is over half finished with 33 rounds knit. I'll try it on again at 50 rounds but I think that'll be it or very close. Now what toe? My standard is a variation on a French toe which involves grafting the last dozen or so stitches together or a round toe which means I decrease down to the last 4 stitches and then draw them together. I guess I'll see what sounds best when I get there.

That's one of the great things about knitting socks. You have so many choices on each part, right up until the final stitches.

All of my 2.5mm rosewood Suzanne's dpns are in socks. I have ONE spare needle! Eight of them have my SIL's Poem's Socks on them and the other five (4 in the sock and 1 to knit with) are with / in my Yarrow Rib Sock.

Why is that important? I'm thinking about casting on for another sock, not a stoplight knitting sock, maybe a lace or cabled sock for myself. As I don't have full spare set of lighter colored dpns I'll have to use the ebony ones, which don't work well with dark yarns! If I had to I could transfer at least one of my SIL's socks to ebony needles but I have enough lighter yarn that I don't think that will be necessary.

I'm kinda getting a hankering for doing a lace shawl / scarf for myself as it's been awhile since I've done one. It's been almost a year since I finished the red one for my SIL's friend but I may wait until fall. I don't mind a bit of wool sock dangling over or on my lap but it's a whole different issue when it's a wool shawl or scarf, even if it is lace.

blogging to: a cool, quiet house

reading: Erased From Memory by Diana O'Hehir (a Carla Day mystery)
and
America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag by Sarah Palin ~ audio book read by Sarah Palin

Parting Shot: You know you're a gun nut ...
H/T

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Half Down — Half to Go

The short row heel on the first Yarrow Rib Sock is finally finished. It wasn't blood, sweat or tears but a slog. I don't like knitting short row heels but I like the way they look in a sock with self-patterned yarn. So I persevered and now it's done. The end result was YO hole in one side [how did THAT get there] — the side with the bitter end from the heel yarn so I can fix that. As always I ended up having to pick up a stitch on either side of the heel because the gap is just too big for my liking.

Well anyway, I am now onto the foot stitches. And BTW, a short row heel is not for stoplight knitting. The 2mm dpns are way to bendy and much attention has to be paid to knitting with them. Not to mention doing the slip-wrap-slip stitch dance at the end of every row while juggling a stitch marker. [sigh]. Yeah, I can't wait for the short row heel on the mate.

For some reason I always think that once the heel is done and I've got the foot rounds established that the sock is half done, no matter how many cuff and leg stitches. So in my book, the first sock is half done.


It's been very hot and humid these past several days. We didn't get to the range last weekend and probably not this weekend either. The heat index is over 100° and it's not a dry heat. Not much fun.

I've got some 147 gn Precision Delta 9mm bullets coming in sometime this coming week so we can amuse ourselves loading up a lot of 9mm brass. I need to save some of it because I also have 115 gn PD bullets coming in ... sometime. They are back ordered. They were much cheaper than I could find anywhere else so I'll wait.

blogging to: a cool and quiet house

reading: Erased From Memory by Diana O'Hehir (a Carla Day mystery)
and
America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag by Sarah Palin ~ audio book read by Sarah Palin

Parting Shot:

H/T

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Yes I Did

The leg on my Yarrow Rib sock is within six rounds (or so) of being completed. Then it's on to the short row heel! A 20 round cuff and the leg will have 65 rounds.

The short row formula I use is the one Lucy Neatby used on her Mermaid Socks in her Cool Socks, Warm Feet book. 65% of the total stitches end up in the heel. According to the formula for a 72 stitch cast on, there should be 47 heel stitches and 25 instep stitches. I'm going to change that up just a bit with 48 heel stitches and 24 instep stitches so I can keep a multiple of six stitches on the top of foot stitches so it won't mess up the six-stitch Yarrow Rib pattern. That way I can have it run down unbroken from the leg onto the instep and all the way to the toe decreases. I'll do my standard stockinette for the bottom of the foot stitches.

As to the short row heel, I'll drop down from 2.5mm dpns to 2mm dpns and the heel will be garter stitch. I've done both stockinette and the more common garter stitch short row heels and from what I can remember the garter stitch heel is easier to knit but more difficult to fix where as a stockinette short row heel is a real pain to knit but way easier to fix.

The garter stitch heel looks really different from the stockinette ribbed pattern so it stands out more. Apparently I'm going for the WoW! factor in the heel, which no one is even going to see. That's me. A secret WoW! factor!


One of my daily female gun blogger reads is Looking for Lissa. This past weekend Lissa shot her first IDPA match. Go and read! Yea!!! Lissa!! You! Go! Girl!!!


Today I drove into Topeka for the 'interview' and to take the test the system wouldn't let me take yesterday. They let me fill out the employment forms so I guess I'm good to go. It depends now I suppose on my background check. As the KBI cleared me for CCW and I haven't been acting up, I don't think I'll have any problems. I may have to take a drug test, so no poppy seed muffins for me in the near future. Hmm. I wonder if Remifemin which has black cohash in it will give a false positive on anything. If that happens I just take the box with me in case.

blogging to: Memories 89 1

Parting Shot:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Moving Right Along

As I've said often in the past it's amazing how much knitting you get done when you're only working on ONE project. The leg on the first Yarrow Rib Sock is around half done, depending how long I want it. I've got 40 rounds knit on it now. Combined with a 20 round cuff, it's coming along. I'd say at least another 30 rounds on it.

I've already decided that I'm going to do a short row heel. This is a self patterned yarn which lends itself nicely to that kind of heel.

Once the heel is done and the foot is well on it's way, then I'll cast on or at least start thinking about the next sock.


I took two of the pre-employment tests this afternoon on-line; one for MS Word and one for Excel. I was also supposed to take a proof reading test but it said I needed to update my flash player. Before you start the tests, it checks your systems to see if you have the proper software to take the tests. I need to upgrade Java which I did. After I'd downloaded and installed the upgraded flash player it said I'd already taken the proofreading test. I e-mailed the center and I'll be able to take it Wednesday when I go in for my interview. I have a feeling that happens a lot.

So we'll see how it all comes out tomorrow. I am hoping I can jump right in and they have something for me right away. Now that I've decided to do it and have got the ball rolling I want to get moving.


I got my permanent crown this morning. No biggie. It's in. I'm Queen for a day ... or something.

blogging to: a quiet house

reading: Havana Blue by Leonardo Padura (a Mario Conde mystery)
and
America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag by Sarah Palin ~ audio book read by Sarah Palin

Parting Shot:

from An NC Gun Blog

Monday, July 11, 2011

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Both of my SIL's Poem's Socks are done down to the toe decreases. I'm not even going to weave in the ends at the cuff until I have her try them on in case I have to completely frog both socks. I am a dyed in the wool process knitter but I really hope I don't have to frog and reknit both socks!

My Yarrow Rib socks which are also my stoplight knitting socks will now get all the attention. I really want cast on for another pair wool stockinette socks. I'm going to try to hold off for a few days. I do want to get further along with these socks. I love the colors and the ribbing is OK and the yarn is OK and I think that's the problem. It's OK just not great.


I'm embarking on another life change. I'm going back to work. I quit my last job just over five years ago. We're still doing OK but we want to have a little more financial freedom. At this point, I'm going for either part-time or contract work with one of those places that supply office weenies. I'm going to see how busy I stay with the contract stuff and how much I can make. If a permanent full-time position comes up that fits, I'll probably go with it. If it's in Topeka, I don't think it will impact my range time all that much as most of our shooting is done in the Topeka area in the evenings and on the weekend. On evenings that we have a match, I'll take clothes to change into and if I'm carrying my match gun I'll just have the range bag with my ears and match ammo.

This is going to present a carry challenge. I got into this while I was not working and my current work clothes wardrobe isn't very carry friendly. At least I have a decent pocket carry gun, the Sig Sauer P238. I have a tiny Galco IWB holster that works great. I'm going to get more dress pants with belt loops and front pockets. At least with the P238's tiny mags I can fit at least 1 or 2 into a front pocket. The more challenging part is going to be summer work / carry friendly tops; not tucked in—loose but not sloppy. Fine line there. I normally do an appendix carry but I've got some summer weight jackets that I can do a behind the hip carry. So we'll see.

If I was going to one company full time I might be able to get away with nice cargo pants and an un-tucked polo shirt but not when I don't know where I'll end up. I may leave my tactical knife and flashlight in my purse but leaving my gun in my vehicle or in my purse is NOT an option.

blogging to: a quiet house

reading: We The Living by Ayn Rand
and
America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag by Sarah Palin ~ audio book read by Sarah Palin

Parting shot:

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Too Long But Not So Far

I apologize for the long absence. Been busy then not busy then busy and well you know how it goes. I keep thinkin' I need to post on my blog and then it's been too long and I just don't want to list what we've done and it would sound like one of those Christmas letter things. So yeah, nothing.


Short, long story. I've been knitting. SIL's second sock from the Wisdom Yarn Poem's Sock is not far from being complete. The foot is not from from finished—just over 20 rounds to go on it; a bit father along than in this photo taken a few days ago.

Not much progress on my purple Socketta sock. I love knitting with a nice wool. But once I finish the foot on this one sock and put them aside until she can try them on, I won't be touching that nice wool all the time and can concentrate on the Plymouth Socketta, which is nice, just not as nice as good wool yarn. I really like the colors. It's over 100° outside now so maybe the wool socks aren't ideal for this temperature but they will make great winter socks.


We've also been shooting and reloading. We've shot a couple of outside IDPA matches including one with a new club that not so much broke away from an existing club but was spawned by that club. The new club's matches are timed so that you won't have to choose which club to shoot with on a particular evening, unless you want to drive for over an hour and shoot indoors. I don't care how fabulous an indoor range is, shooting outside is always preferable. And we have access to a really nice outdoor range.

Mr WK is still nailing down a .308 load for the Hornady 150 gn fmj bt spire point bullets we have. It's now down to Varget or Benchmark. We'll just have to keep on testing!

blogging to: a cool and quiet house

reading: We The Living by Ayn Rand
and
America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag by Sarah Palin ~ audio book read by Sarah Palin

Parting Shot: