RIFLEMAN'S JOURNAL - FEBRUARY 2019
The World Sucks
And then I got out of bed and
went back to work.
Michael G. observes: "Progressives love illegals! The same way plantation owners loved slaves."
The next time someone accuses you of "Islamophobia", demand sex from them and set them on fire if they refuse.
GENOCIDE IS NOT HYPERBOLE
GOVERNMENT-RUN "HEALTH" "CARE" WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG
MASSIVE VOTE FRAUD
Tuscon Tom, benevolent donor of the Queen, sends:
and that's not funny because armed sociopaths in government costumes
really are enforcing those kinds of "laws".
What "law" would you not enforce?
What order would you not obey?
"Protect" and "Serve" WHO?
In Lighter News
CURE FOR F***ING CANCER? BDS BIGOTS NEED NOT APPLY. This follows Israel's announcement of a cancer vaccine a few years back.
AARP has a record of opposing its members' natural human right to self defense. Codrea observes an alternative.
Second Front action in Vermont and as always I demand jail time or a noose for any hypocritical thief-with-a-badge who ever "confiscated" an "illegal" knife, and for any prosecutor-persecutor or unstable-freak-in-black-robes who upheld such bigotry.
An important precedent from Washington state among all the attacks on the natural human right otherwise.
Dubai tour company offers pirate hunting cruises off horn of Africa. (Okay from eight years ago but still.) Which is a thing I have also pondered.
And then I rolled over and
went back to sleep.
Michael G. sends, "When de-escalation fails: Another case analysis by Andrew Branca. Normally if someone starts a fight, they can't then argue that it was self defense. But if they back down and retreat but the other person comes after them, especially if the other person escalates the force, then they can respond and argue that it WAS self defense. To me this would look like something to keep an eye out for in an encounter with leftists. I could see them doing this to set up a trap."
With, "A law professor who never passed the bar exam has a book attacking the US constitution. One of those 'if the Constitution supports what I want to do, that part is great, but if it gets in the way of what I want to do, that part should be ignored' types. A domestic enemy."
Followed by even more proof that the Left hates children and needs them to die.
And then they come right out and fantasize about putting everyone else into concentration camps.
It's not paranoia if they really are buying votes in Florida.
Nor if there really is a concerted and deliberate effort to misinform everyone about everything.
Calling out the real racists in Virginia.
Telling the Jew-haters of Amnesty International where to go. And what is AI's position on Muslims committing genocide against Christians all over the world, I wonder? To say nothing of child-marriage, slavery, FGM, stonings, acid attacks, honor killings....
Which segues to IMMIGRANTS CONTRIBUTING TO SOCIETY
Timely Visual Aid.
Show and chat every Sunday 1100 Pacific Time.
"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body, and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks."-Thomas Jefferson
In my fictional future history I've postulated the end (and eventual resurrection) of the Catholic church (and just yesterday I was wondering about Amnesty International's position on Christian genocide). Michael G. sends, "Methodist colleges call for Methodist church to change Christian beliefs. With Duke leading the charge. How can the church be surprised, if the colleges spent decades tearing down America instead of teaching America, of course they will tear down Christianity rather than teach Christianity."
He then sends "Iran sending Revolutionary Guard to support Maduro. Paid for with Obama dollars. What was that definition of Treason, again? Anyway, sure seems like the Monroe Doctrine should apply here."
Immigrants Contributing to Society
And "hate" "crime" fraud too.
Larry Correia gets his knives out for censorship and bigotry.
In my fictional future history I postulate widespread use of highly efficient solar power. Working on it.
And then I got out of bed and
went back to work.
Seriously I work with some certifiable morons
who can't figure out how to open the hood of a car
and can't put on a seatbelt without turning it
into some hentai tentacle-porn bondage scene.
To say nothing of the laziness
and utter lack of work-ethic
and the smell.
Immigrants Contributing to Society with RINO backstabbing-sauce.
So that DEMOCRAT governor of Virginia who supported that infanticide bill and who also dressed up in a racist costume and who is of course an anti-self-defense pervert, has a lieutenant governor who is ("allegedly") the regular kind of pervert in addition to all the rest.
And then this happens. Think about the kind of people who don't want you able to defend yourself.
Libertarians tend to be anti-prohibition, and that includes prohibition of abortion, but there is a line not to be crossed, as Michael G. sends: "L. Neil Smith will have nothing to do with New York state. He's pro-choice, not pro-infanticide. I wonder, if this catches on, could it be the final straw to get Remington to shut down their New York facility and just do everything in free states?" This is a point I have also pondered. Which is not unrelated to:
Prohibition Will Always FAIL because FABBERS will CHANGE the WORLD.
Luke Skywalker's bionic hand. Getting there. Which I have also pondered.
Awakening in Poland.
Aurora, part 104, is online. If you find this fictional future history entertaining, please consider a charitable donation through the PayPal button at the top or bottom of most pages on this site. Thank you. This begins the next story arc, in which I may or may not start steering my fictional future starship toward the end of her story.
Followed by, "Don't make the religion of peace angry. That is the attitude of Elite Norwegian society, and they are having the police operate accordingly. I'd call the Elites dhimmis, except you know they will convert before it gets to that point. It is the ones who fight this insanity who will be offered the choice between dhimmitude and death, if the Elites and Islam win."
Which is all part of a concerted and deliberate effort to misinform everyone about everything.
On such topics as Immigrants Contributing to Society and "Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort."
But they call us "Nazis".
And they call us "racist".
Your Union Dues At Work.
Your Fair Share
RINO backstabbing in Utah and "conservative media".
A latter-day Nuremberg Rally in California as to be expected.
Buying infringements in Texas.
No longer regretting never having served in the military, Chapter MMMMMDCCX.
A while back I wrote "...[T]he government-run schools of the time - in which attendance was mandatory, with punishments for parents who did not subject their children to the system! - treated students as little better than violent criminals, violating their privacy, suppressing their speech, often prescribing mood-altering drugs to any child who showed independence of thought." And that is why I say burn the government schools.
Remember, peasant, nobody needs an "AK-47" to defend their home.
Constitutional Carry action in Oklahoma finally. Damn the tornadoes it's warmer than here and there's probably less poo and fewer needles on the sidewalks.
Been seeing this all over: SPLC lawsuit.
Backlash at the bakery. Firebombed by the "tolerant", "inclusive" crowd in 3, 2, 1....
The way things used to be and there were no school shootings.
(Well almost nobody.)
To which dot connect, still pushing the blood libel.
Brownshirts, blackshirts, whitecoats....
Oh look even more Democrat racists. Yes, black people, you voted for the people who burned crosses on your lawns and WHOSE FAULT IS THAT. Oh and stolen valor too now. Maybe Virginia can go Red again and VCDL will pass Constitutional Carry.
And of course racists don't want the little people to have guns.
No really think about the kind of people who smirk at the idea of killing babies.
They're the same kind of people who dismiss widespread rape in favor of their political agenda.
REAL SOCIALISM HAS NEVER BEEN TRIED
Hey remember when the National Socialists discriminated against certain kinds of businesses?
And none of that is hyperbole.
Truly, don't go to college.
"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion...."
Michael G. sends, "Purdue Pres., former Gov. Mitch Daniels commits heresy: Says college students should know and understand the US Constitution before they are allowed to graduate. That hater." Which is a point I have also pondered.
An attempt at course correction in Florida.
Many years ago, in the War World series offshoot of Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium universe, a "Sauron", a genetically-engineered supersoldier, was described as delivering aimed semiautomatic rifle fire at such a rate that it sounded like full-auto.
Michael G. sends, "We must listen to the voices of survivors of gun violence! Unless they oppose gun control. Then we must suppress the voices of survivors of gun violence."
My recently-completed story arc ponders the dangers of artificial intelligence and dependence on technology. Michael sends, "Smart products are really dumb. Tear down of a 'smart' light bulb reveals it has no security at all. I think I'll stick with mechanical switches I have to be present to turn on."
Calling them "blood-dancers" is not slander.
And genocide is not hyperbole.
Burn the government schools
Remember, peasant, Democrats are the party that defends women.
And I thought the people I work with were stupid.
Court action in Occupied California.
Recently read Arkad's World by James Cambias, whom I hadn't heard of before though apparently he's been around a while. Good worldbuilding, clever turns of phrase, depths of characters... ambiguous and therefore potentially downer ending. Anyway a thing that stuck with me was: "I swim endlessly against the current of toil just to stay off the deadly reef." Aaaand maybe that's not such Lighter News after all, sigh.
And then I got out of bed and
went back to work.
A while back I noted bums camping in bus shelters.
Now they're starting to sleep in the Burger Kings.
To say nothing of the ever-rotating flocks of vagrants
in the cul-de-sac between the hovel and the bus stop,
and what goes on in the busses too.
AND FAIRFAX TOO
People for the what kind of treatment of animals?
Foreign Correspondent Jacob N., Trapped in New York, sends: "Amazon may back out of New York headquarters project. If true, I’m not surprised. Why would any business want to deal with the whacked out socialists/communists/fascists who run New York City? And who needs 25,000 well paid jobs, corporate taxes, and private investment in infrastructure anyway?"
And as tax time approaches, remember, peasant, you're not paying "your" "fair" "share".
Oh look even more Democrat sexual predators. Which. Segues. To:
Michael G. sends, "Bill to ease restrictions on carry on school grounds advances in Iowa Senate. Of course there should be no restrictions, but progress in the right direction is good." Incrementalism works. It's what they've been doing to us for generations.
Constitutional Carry advancing in Oklahoma.
In my fictional future history I postulate the destruction of Switzerland by the United Nations during the War of Unification. Here's a motive.
Speaking of science fiction, a cloak of invisibility is being worked on, though Codrea has perspective.
Also speaking of science fiction, Aurora, part 105, is online. If you find this fictional future history entertaining, please consider a charitable donation through the PayPal button at the top or bottom of most pages on this site. Thank you.
Michael G. sends, "Dem congressman commits major assault on logic. Because two Democrats who were exposed as behaving in a racist manner won't resign, Trump must be impeached." Well, what's to be expected from people who believe in socialism and gun control.
Michael follows with, "Yale calls for spying on white male students. So that you can destroy their careers in the future. Don't go to college." I know who the real racists are.
It's not paranoia. There really is a concerted and deliberate effort to misinform everyone about everything.
I am a professional driver. I transport vehicles across and between towns. I see things. Things like this. Dystopian downward spirals aren't just for San Francisco anymore. By which I mean:
A blow to prohibition in Occupied Colorado of all places. This is a concern Codrea has raised many times.
And now they admit to monopolistic censorship.
Michael G. sends "Government Healthcare! And like you say about cops, anybody who tries not to be evil gets destroyed."
Speaking of evil, he follows with, "Canada shows ancient lesson - of the results of offering shelter to the victims of Islam, and Islamists. 'Those who are merciful to the cruel are cruel to the merciful'. Whether they will actually learn the lesson...?" And there's a non-zero probability the victims of Islamist rape-slavery will be arrested and charged with "hate" "crimes".
Foreign Correspondent Jacob N., Trapped in New York, sends: "Um. Is it entitlement, or is it plain ol’ crazy? It’s certainly something." I'm sure it's all, somehow, my fault. It's not "racist" if my neighbors really do act like that.
Everything really is getting worse all the time in this horrible place.
Including RINO backstabbing.
Which can also be found in Arizona.
Bears repeating: Foreign Correspondent Jacob N., Trapped in New York, sends "From the 'Garden State': So they will tax you for rain runoff. Then I’m sure they will start taxing you for having rainwater collection on your property. And then they will tax you for exhaling CO2. I’m sure that’s coming."
Jacob follows with: "I thought this was 'settled science': So the changing weather in the northern hemisphere may not be caused by anthropogenic climate change after all. Gee, and Occasional-Cortex, the Bolshevik Barbie, says we’re all doomed in 12 years unless we pass her Green New Deal. How long before a manufactured scandal takes out the scientists who dare question The Truth of Climate Change?"
Michael G. sends, "In Orebro county, Sweden, half the women are afraid to go outside alone after dark. But that's just an outlier. In Sweden's safest county only one quarter of the women are afraid to go outside alone after dark. So don't go making racist insinuations about refugees and migrants."
Then, not unrelated, "BBC caught trying to fabricate case against Tommy Robinson. The people they tried to coerce into faking testimony against Robinson recorded the reporters. Always record any interaction with reporters."
With, "WA U newspaper brags that conservatives aren't welcome on campus. They've gone from denying their bias to glorying in it as a good thing."
And, "Antifa leader who assaulted Marines had Dem leadership contacts. And is rapidly being pushed down the memory hole. Maybe he'll get consolation from the ghost of Ernst Rohm?" Or, you know, James Hodgkinson.
Plus, "Dems propose massive vote fraud for Iowa caucuses. Because it is so important to get the input of people who don't care. As a life long Iowa native, I would point out that nobody cared about the Iowa caucuses until Jimmy Carter's campaign made a big deal about winning the caucus with one quarter of the vote, which got the media to finally pay attention to him. The part Iowa played in leading to the Carter presidency fills me with a lump of... something. Since then the caucus has been hyped but hasn't been notable in any kind of predictive power."
There are already too many Immigrants Contributing to Society. Stop them from coming and send them back.
Don't go to college
A Quisling in Occupied California.
Never forget that genocide is not hyperbole.
Not entirely unrelated, Sarah Hoyt, winner of the Prometheus Award for libertarian fiction, draws a line on abortion not far from where I would. And I would repeat, as I said several weeks ago, that there are very few excuses for unwanted pregnancies in this modern world.
And then this happens.
Patreon is going down the discrimination hole. Alternative.
Constitutional Carry action in Kentucky, not for the first time. One wonders if the Lairds of Fairfax will swoop in at the last moment to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Likewise Oklahoma, which sounds like it might be for state residents only but that's not clear. Then in the sidebar, Iowa. (Perhaps Michael G. can send some details on that.)
Awakening in Spain?
Michael Vanderboegh achieves a measure of immortality.
Remember, peasant, you need to pay "your" "fair" "share" to support our honored veterans.
Foreign Correspondent Jacob N., Trapped in New York, sends "Vibrant and diverse: So NYC schools want school performance rated based on diversity, rather than solely on academic performance. It really seems like there is a concerted effort to ensure that everyone is stupid. Worth quoting at length: '"For the last decade, the city’s schools were considered desirable if they had high student test scores, or other academic markers. What the panel is suggesting constitutes an additional way of rating schools, along with traditional academic measures. The idea of a good school versus a bad school is based on these narrow assumptions," including tests and attendance, said Matt Gonzales, a member of the group that issued the report and the director of New York Appleseed’s school diversity project. "We wanted to shift the narrative about how we measure school quality. Good schools are integrated schools."'" And they wonder why homeschooling is catching on.
To which dot connect lining up to be a hot lunch. Which is a thing I have pondered.
Arizona is consistently rated the best state for gunowners. Well, "There is a chance Arizona could have a senator who is backed by his very own gun control PAC, that he co-created."
In Entertainment Rot news, it's not enough that the SJWs are taking one of the most beloved and iconic franchises of all time and driving it right into the ground, now they're trying to rewrite it too.
"...Lefty Jews who have come to the defense of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s antisemitism." What the actual flaming eff.
REAL SOCIALISM WHAT DID THEY THINK WOULD HAPPEN.
To which dot connect "Georgetown University students may soon be paying slavery reparations as part of a new student fee." Don't go to college.
Court victory in Ohio. To be superseded by Trumpgodsdammit....
A flicker of the flame in Pennsylvania.
Beginning House of Assassins, second in Larry Correia's Son of the Black Sword series.
MASSIVE VOTE FRAUD IN THIS HORRIBLE PLACE
And Idaho is not far enough away to escape the ever-spreading infection.
Michael G. sends "Stopped clock wisdom: Students at University of Chicago were outraged that police chased and captured armed robbers who had run into the University Campus. Mixed in with all the nonsense there was this: 'This reporter reached out to several of the commenters regarding what kind of solution they would support instead of the police, but only received the following answer from one student: “We should arm the working class, disarm the pigs.”' Now that I could get behind! Except I doubt if by working class they mean people who actually work. They probably mean some kind of 'vanguard of the proletariat' rather than someone with a real job."
A week or so ago Michael sent an article on the teardown of a "smart" lightbulb and it's not paranoia.
Yesterday I linked how Star Wars is being rewritten by identity-agenda feminazis. Now, remember when concerns about a homosexual agenda targeting children were dismissed as "paranoid" and "homophobic"?
Not unrelated, I got yer real American racism right here... and that's not hyperbole.
Even more monopolistic censorship.
Michael G. sends, "Meghan Murphy lawsuit against Twitter. Robert McCain writes, 'What you’ll see is that Murphy has them dead to rights on the breach-of-contract claim. They promised freedom, now they’re anti-freedom, and if this lawsuit withstands a motion to dismiss, I expect Twitter to offer Murphy a multi-million-dollar settlement to avoid discovery. Once that happens, well, it’s gonna be Katy-bar-the-door on such lawsuits. You go, girl! Burn it down — burn it all down!'"
Remember, peasant, private citizens using personal firearms to stop public shootings is a fantasy that never happens.
I recently had opportunity to watch The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot. This is a good film, with thoughtfulness and depth lacking from most modern entertainment - and with a refreshing absence of down-your-throat political correctness and social justice warfare. Perhaps too slow-paced and ambiguous for modern, dumbed-down audiences, who need foul language and big-visual special-effects because that's all they can understand. This is not a film for people who lack imagination.
Just yesterday Michael G. was contemplating The Washington Post's slogan, "Democracy Dies in Darkness".
Michael then sends: "Defense Distributed attacked with forged NJ AG take down order. I note that the physical location of the source of the fake take down order is the Slovak Republic in central Europe, and wonder if what happened to Cody Wilson could be a KGB style swallow operation." Or, considering all cops are liars and thieves, maybe it's semi-legit.
Followed by, "American Jews must stand with" the hate-filled treasonous bigot calling for the extermination of Jews.
Which Michael then segues to: "I still want to destroy you, but that isn't working so good right now. So how about letting me move back in and supporting me? And they claim chutzpah is a Jewish trait. Jews got nothing on Islamists."
To which dot connect the endless parade of Immigrants Contributing to Society.
Rally against enemy action in Occupied Maryland.
RINO backstabbing in Virginia and something to be done about it.
Jobs are bad, m'kay?
Oh look yet another fabricated "hate" "crime". (And that's not hyperbole.) Which may not be unrelated to:
He then contemplates: "I also read with some interest the story you linked recently about the Houston home invasion, in which one good guy with a semiauto AK faced five very bad people who intended to rob and probably murder him, killing three and hospitalizing two. I notice that most of the people he shot did not immediately stop doing what they were doing, and wonder what kind of ammunition he used. Of course, three of the five were inside a vehicle outside, and might have benefited from its presence as light cover, at least against some expanding bullets in 7.62x39mm.
"Most of the commercially available 7.62x39mm ammo in the US is Russian steel-case, with full metal jacket bullets that are rather unstable in tissue and tend to wobble and yaw rapidly, destroying a lot of soft tissue. They do not destroy as much soft tissue as good softpoint bullets do--for those on a budget, the best inexpensive 7.62x39mm antipersonnel ammo appears to be brass cased Seiller & Bellot or Prvi Partizan 124gr jacketed softpoints (available from multiple sources currently under 50 cents/rd, plus shipping of course), but I don't know how well they hold together after shooting through car doors. The Russians are pragmatists when it comes to projectile design--7.62x39mm M43 PS Ball with its steel core is pretty stable in soft tissue and rarely yaws, but they considered that an acceptable tradeoff for its ability to pass through many kinds of light cover."
To coincide with slanderous blood-dancing.
"Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort."
Which is not unrelated to the place where Britain used to be.
Enemy action in North Carolina.
You know I was thinking just today that it's about time for yet another leftist moonbat to go off its meds.
Conservative students get death threats over ‘Build The Wall’ display. Because keeping rapists and murderers and identity-thieves and welfare-fraudsters out of the country is... bad?
Michael G. sends a concerted and deliberate effort to misinform everyone about everything. Which segues to:
I'm pretty sure it's not the Young Republicans Club doing these things either.
And of course, Your Tax Dollars At Work.
Everything is getting worse all the time.
Blogbrother SMLE Fan sends:
He follows with: "Bless their little hearts: Moon Rush: NASA Wants Commercial Lunar Delivery Services to Start This Year. '"We care about speed. We want to start taking shots on goal," Zurbuchen said, noting that NASA will provide the eligible companies with financial incentives to get off the ground faster.' Translation: The God Emperor is wondering what we do with all those tax dollars."
CV-8 USS Hornet found.
VCDL gets stuff done.
Years ago I wrote "...gold, silver, platinum, and similarly precious metals or commodities shall be considered legal tender..." and whaddaya know.
Aurora, part 106, is online. If you find this fictional future history entertaining, please consider a charitable donation through the PayPal button at the top or bottom of most pages on this site. Thank you.
Followed by Jew-hating on campus.
Then, "'Ladies and Gentlemen' is hate speech at Colorado State U. According to their Pride Resource Center, along with a long list of others. So how do you know what is hate speech? That's easy. Since they NEED to be offended victims, everything you say is hate speech, and if you remain silence, that's hate speech too." Don't go to college.
And burn the government schools.
Michael Z. Williamson, one of my favorite authors, observes the ongoing Entertainment Rot.
Rhode Island is not a place I hope to escape to. Adding Rhode Island Second Amendment Coalition to my front and links pages.
Constitutional Carry action in Alabama.
Campus carry advancing in West Virginia and South Dakota, both of which already have Constitutional Carry.
EXPLAIN IN SMALL WORDS HOW THIS MAKES ME "RACIST" AND HOW VIOLATING MY NATURAL HUMAN RIGHTS WOULD HAVE PREVENTED IT.
Which is not unrelated to Entertainment Rot. I don't watch movies in theaters. I wait for the public library to get the DVD. AND SOMETIMES I NEVER WATCH THEIR GARBAGE AT ALL.
Yeah, sure, tell me again how America is "racist". Fake "hate" "crimes" outnumber real ones.
Sooo what if that "pizzagate"-Clinton-Democrat-child-sex-slavery thing is not a paranoid conspiracy theory?
REAL SOCIALISM WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG
Michael G. sends, "Microaggressions at Drake U. They come to a similar conclusion to mine about Ladies and Gentlemen at CSU: 'The very malleability of the microaggressions concept is what makes it so contrived. They can be anything. If a student is looking to be offended, she’ll find something about which to be offended. It’s simple: Just call it a “microaggression.”'"
Followed by, "Gillibrand says she supports feds establishing a third gender. Thereby illustrating what Mencken said: 'If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.'"
With, "CA college violates 1A. Because it is being used to defend 2A."
A while back someone observed that Democrats hate guns more than they love children. Now there is evidence they hate America more than they hate guns.
As for a stopped clock being right twice a day, Michael G. sends, "NJ court rules against eminent domain. I guess even those black robed freaks aren't unstable enough to agree to a condemnation on the grounds that 'we might use it for something, someday'."
Chatroom Elf LORD DRAN SQUIRRELSBANE sends rallies at state capitols this Saturday the 23rd.
MidWestReader sends shopping report: "A store I sometimes visit had a used, but nicely, TALO exclusive black-on-black Ruger SR1911, 5", with night sights, $649. Same store also has one of the Remington 'Enhanced' Commanders with the checkered front strap and fitted beavertail for $599. Both of those usually go around $900 new. Also saw a very early production (pre-1960, probably) Colt Gold Cup in the original box with all the original papers, for just under $2000, unfired or nearly so.
"Saw a Ruger Predator bolt-action rifle in 6.5 Grendel, with an olive drab plastic stock and a tapered sporter-weight 22" barrel. It was very light and handy, though if it were mine I would have someone lop 3" or 4" off the 22" barrel, recrown, and thread it for a flash suppressor. 6.5 Grendel--it's the short-action cartridge intended to work in AR15s, not the 7.62 NATO derived one--seems like it could have some utility, some application, in a lightweight long-range precision rifle, for applications where weight and mobility were important considerations, if you take my meaning. There are a number of very high ballistic coefficient 6.5mm bullets in the 120-130 grain range, admirably suited to the Grendel cartridge. There's a 123gr MatchKing from Sierra for which the G7 ballistic coefficient is estimated to be around 0.260, meaning that if it is pushed out of the rifle at about 2550 (I will say that chrono data for rifles in 6.5 Grendel shows velocities all over the place, to the extent that--if you wanted to replace 5.56mm with something significantly more effective for general military rifle and LMG use--the Grendel doesn't seem to have quite the case capacity to push 123-125 grain bullets to 2550 from a 14.5" M4-analog, but might give the desired level of performance from a 20" M16A2), it will stay supersonic to around 1025 yards (or, if you prefer, 940m). A highly skilled individual, who knew how to read the wind, and how to estimate ranges with a mildot reticle, could do an awful lot worse than such a light little rifle with ammunition that weighs so much less than 7.62x51 yet performs about as well out past half a mile." [To which he later adds:] "The down side of 6.5 Grendel is that it remains pretty much a boutique cartridge at this point. Wolf is importing Russian steelcase 6.5 Grendel ammo now, which suggests that its popularity is increasing, but it's not exactly the kind of thing you can get at every Wal-Mart, much less as inexpensive milsurp.
"The Ruger bolt actions in this caliber, from what I see in online reviews, are a bit rough--cheap hollow plastic stocks, gritty bolts, finicky about magazines--but will usually shoot MOA out of the box with factory ammo, better if bedded or put into a more rigid chassis. The new short-action Howa rifles in 6.5 Grendel are more expensive, but maybe better on all those counts. Go to SWFA and get one of their 10x or 12x SS mildot scopes and it should in theory be ready to shoot in competition at 600+ meters, once a good handload is worked up for it and the optic is properly zeroed. Or any other endeavor in which a single rifleman who had to carry all his equipment and ammo might want something much lighter than a precision rifle in .308, with much lighter ammo." [To which I replied: Ruger has never been the prettiest brand, but they do have a reputation for toughness and, in at least some product lines, accuracy.]
"I did shoot one of the Ruger .22 pistols again today, with three types of ammo I hadn't tried in it before. CCI Velocitors (ran 100%, good accuracy, cycled the action smartly), CCI Segmented Hollowpoint Mini-Mags (hollowpoint cavity seems wider than the previous Mini-Mag hollowpoints, but again all fed and functioned as they should), and CCI Copper (this stuff, Tested: CCI Copper-22 Ammunition), which gave lots of feeding problems. The gun does NOT like the blunt truncated cone shaped bullets, and it also failed to eject more than half the time), though accuracy was not bad doing quick head shots from the low ready at seven yards. To be fair to CCI I don't know whether the ammunition is intended for semiauto plinking pistols. It might be that in a bolt-action rifle it works better." [To which I replied: Back when I was doing plate matches, the winners in the rimfire division were using the Federal "milk carton" bulk copper-plated hollowpoint, but minute-of-steel-plate isn't the same as paper-punching. And I did see the occasional dud or misfeed. In Appleseed, as I'm sure I've said before, my 30+ year old 10/22 shoots Expert with Federal #510 unplated solid, which I'm trying to hoard. My last Appleseed I didn't have any and used the red-box American Eagle instead, which is maybe as accurate and maybe not, but by then I was having eye trouble and I still need new glasses.]
And then I got out of bed and
I really need to find a different job.
Michael G. asks, "Should we help the left attack Google and Apple? I'm thinking not, united fronts always seem to end in strengthened Left and eliminated Right. On the other hand I see no reason to support big tech, and plenty of reasons to make some very pointed comments about why they aren't getting our support."
Over fourteen years ago I made this cartoon about massive vote fraud and I was right, again.
Hey remember when the restrooms got de-gendered and people who raised concerns about child molesters were called "transphobic" and "paranoid"?
Jussie Smollet offered job at CNN after fabricating news story out of thin air. Of course that's a parody site but watch it come true.
Immigrants Contributing to Society I have a different system.
Why I hate going to the supermarket, Reason Number MMMMMDCCXXIII.
Continuing enemy action in Nevada, Tennessee, and South Carolina.
This is how it's supposed to work. Think about the kind of people who think otherwise.
Incremental action in Arizona.
Blogbrother SMLE Fan sends "Forest/trees alert: Will SpaceX Shut Europe Out of the Space Launch Market? As though either Paris or Brussels wouldn't strangle a SpaceX type concern in its crib. [That would be SpahssEeeks in french, heh]" See also.
The infection spreads.
Even in "#1 for gun owners" Arizona.
I remain anti-prohibition and that still includes abortion but if there is a Hell these people are going there.
Michael G. sends, "If they want to start the memorial smashing game, we all get to play. They can't expect their heroes to be sacrosanct while they destroy ours."
With, "Just in case you needed more evidence Zuckerberg is an enemy: Facebook Still Championing Blasphemy Laws."
Then, "Gov. Cuomo wants to make assaulting a journalist a worse crime than assaulting a citizen: 'But a better reason to reject the governor’s proposal is that the constitutional guarantee of a free press extends to all people. Professional journalists don’t deserve special treatment, and no self-respecting one wants it.'"
Yeah, well, any journalist who actually tries to be professional and self-respecting is driven out and destroyed.
And as if on cue.
Ongoing Second Front action in New York-of-all-places and as always I demand jail time or a noose for any hypocritical thief-with-a-badge who ever "confiscated" an "illegal" knife, and for any prosecutor-persecutor or unstable-freak-in-black-robes who upheld such bigotry.
AR barrel length science.
Blogbrother SMLE Fan sends the ever-thinning line between parody and policy.
Michael G. sends, "Research proves we need gun control. If by 'research' you mean unsupported assertions by an activist."
Followed by, "CNN staffers demonstrate complete lack of self awareness, freak out that CNN hiring a Republican will ruin their reputation of neutrality and objectivity. Especially dumb since odds are good that the job is pay off for sabotaging GOP from inside."
Which immediately segues to, "Snopes fact checks Babylon Bee. I suppose that's fair, anyone dumb enough to trust Snopes nowadays is dumb enough not to realize that the Babylon Bee is a satire site." (Timely visual aid.) (Also see.)
(Aaaand the concerted and deliberate effort to misinform everyone about everything.)
Then, "Syracuse U rejects student group for requiring fidelity to US Constitution. That's exclusionary to foreign students and other individuals."
To which dot he then connects, "Portland State student defends prof. who exposed grievance studies fraud. Brave kid. I think we all know the same weasels trying to destroy the prof will try to destroy the kid too." In all, don't go to college it's a terrible and expensive mistake.
(And also treason.)
(And also they hate you and want you to die.)
With, "Opposites day logic on leaving the Dem plantation. Remember, thinking for yourself is not thinking for yourself. Instead, not thinking for yourself is thinking for yourself." See also.
The old is new again in the place where France used to be.
Republican NRA members
With MAGA hats
Remember, peasant, you're not paying "your" "fair" "share".
Immigrants Contributing to Political Campaigns which is not unrelated to:
Investigation into fake hate crime. Not sure that's Lighter because it seems ninety-odd percent of the entertainment industry is lining up to support his criminally-psychotic delusion with psychotic criminality of their own.
As if that weren't enough, holy pooping poop Michael G. sends "US Supremes rule 8A (excessive fines) applies to states, localities. No use of fines, forfeiture, as a means of revenue." (Full opinion) (See also.) I mean seriously holy flaming poo that's important. ...Aaaaand now I'm reminded of the revenuer who pulled his gun on the libertarian president in the novel Hope while shouting "You're not taking my pension!"
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