Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The cat came back the very next day...jk...make that two months later

The new quarter started only a few weeks ago and I sure do feel like I've hit the ground running. Over break I worked for UPS on the trucks delivering all your presents and gift baskets but when the season ended so did the job, out of a job I'm on the hunt once again and its slow going. I would also like to tell a bit about a girl whom I am dating but I'll save that for a later post dealing with what guns (revolvers, pistols and rifles other than the ROTC match rifles) you should start Girlfriends out on ( she is truly an amazing female..and the president of the Rifle club). Right then...to the business at hand

As I mentioned in an earlier post about my favorite revolver being sent back to Smith & Wesson for repairs on the hammer and trigger stud. I was getting a little antsy when after almost 2 months the gun had not shown up and in a letter that was sent to me it was stated that it would only be 2-3 weeks. Well I called S&W yesterday and much to my surprise I was told the beloved revolver would be at the doorstep the next day (my hometown house not my apartment, But my dad was going to come down to see a friend in the hospital and brought it down for my inspection). I am happy to say that the sixgun seems to be in fantastic working order however I can't really say that for sure until I start tossing lead around with it. This poor revolver has been through a lot with me and my experiments with various hand loads of lead, shot, wax, bullets with condoms (jacketed) and some things I won't admit to shooting out of a revolver HOWEVER none of this was contributing the breakage that occurred. It is my go to revolver and unless I pick up a .357 Mag that balances and shoots better at long range I will not be letting go of this baby any time soon. It's toppled many steel targets at 200 yards by both my hand and others who wish to try it. It has served me in combat matches and on many road trips as well. I will run it through its paces and make sure its just as reliable as it was before it went belly up on me from a bum steel cast in 1985.

On another note the 6.5 Carcano project is moving along I didn't blow up the gun and it hit a paper plate at 100yards "ok" but I think we can do better. Now to process the brass and work up a load with the 6.5 mold after I get some cast up and sized so on and so fourth and such like. I also picked up another project at the local gun show and I'll post something on that later this week if my class work does not drown me first.

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