Sunday, June 29, 2008

Trail Boss + .455...

...is a winner.

Except the bullet is hanging on by a precious little sliver below the first cannelure, so they tend to pop out unceremoniously under recoil. Not that there's a lot of recoil. Hmm. This could be a problem.

But they're very mild, burn completely, and get the slug down range (sloooooowly). Perfect. Need to run a few more to see if they're accurate, but I'm not worried.

On an unrelated note, blogger's internal auto-correction dictionary doesn't include the word "cannelure."

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Friday, June 13, 2008

On Hip-Hop.

I wish Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind would release a few instrumental albums. Every time I listen to a Jedi Mind Tricks or Army of the Pharaohs album, my thoughts usually go something like this:

Wow, these beats are really lush and creative.

Vinnie Paz, shut the bloody hell up.

Monday, June 9, 2008

On propellants.

Nitrate fertilizer makes a nice explosion if properly employed...wonder if one can make a halfway-functional gunpowder substitute...

Not that I'd want to try, but surely it wouldn't be dirtier than Goex...

Sunday, June 8, 2008

I must be tired, otherwise this wouldn't be amusing.

A thread on The High Road devolves into an argument between (wait for it) 5.7x28mm and a .44 Lever action. Only on the Internet, folks...

Friday, June 6, 2008

Squee.

Graf & Sons has new Hornady Webley MkII brass.

Lord of War.

Good flick. And they actually got the guns right - there was the Beretta with the missing guide rod assembly and the Ukranian warehouse full of vz.58s...oh, and the AR-15A2 lying on top of a pile of arms in 1983 Lebanon...ok, that's probably the extent of it. The "Navy" trigger group on Ethan Hawke's MP5k seemed a bit off for the late 80s, but at least it wasn't an MP5k-PDW... The flick itself was surprisingly well-balanced...other than certain end users, they didn't go out of their way to vilify anyone, and just let things unfold. How refreshing.

Is it just me, or is the "unskippable" FBI track on DVDs being filled with more crap? I really don't want to five production companies worth of labels and the "don't sue us for anything anyone says in the commentary track" disclaimer. Anime is the worst...I have to leave the room for five minutes, make a pot of tea or whatever, and come back.