Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Perchance to Plink

Perchance to Plink - Perchance to Plink.

Laura and I are eager to destroy some Splatter Targets with our new Ruger 10/22 semi-automatic .22 LR rifles.

Laura's rifle is a Ruger 10/22 Collectors Series with a Tac-Tech bipod and 3x9x32 scope, and Ruger strap.

I polished the bolt, sear, and disconnector on Laura's rifle. I milled her bolt release so it would auto close. I did a trigger job and reduced the trigger pull from 8.3 pounds to an impressive 2.4 pounds.

My rifle is a Ruger 10/22 Takedown (The takedown feature allows twisting the rifle and separating the barrel and fore-stock, making it more easily stowed or carried.)with the following modifications:

  • Ruger BX-Trigger
  • Volquartsen Sure Strike Firing Pin
  • Volquartsen Target Disconnector
  • Volquartsen Extended Safety
  • Volquartsen Extractor
  • Firearm Pro Extended Magazine Release
  • Power Custom Pre-travel Adjustable Competition Hammer
  • Power Custom Competition Sear
  • Power Custom Titanium Trigger and Over-travel Adjustment Stops
  • Power Custom Extra Power Disconnector and Spring
  • Kidd Custom Extended Charging Handle
  • Kidd Stainless Steel Barrel Bolts
  • Kidd Stainless Steel Magazine Latch Plunger
  • Wolff Performance Spring Pack
  • Tactical Solutions SLAM Spring
  • Warne 1" Maxima Quick-Detachable Rings
  • Ruger American Rifle Sling
  • Bushnell Trophy XLT 3x9x40 Stainless Steel Scope
  • Butler Creek Flip-Open Lens Covers
  • Tac Pro Bipod
  • TriMag 3-Magazine System

    I have approximately 1,500 rounds of Remington Yellow Jacket .22 LR High-Velocity, Hollow Point ammo

    and 1,000 rounds of CCI Stinger Copper-Plated, Hyper-Velocity (1640 fps), Hollow Point ammo.

    The Remington ammo is reliable (albeit the 10/22 is a poor platform for judging reliability, since it feeds even the cheapest ammo without complaint) and fairly accurate, and relatively inexpensive—particularly when bought in bulk (Average street price is $59.00 1440 rounds in loose packaging.)

    The CCI Stinger ammo is famously reliable and extremely accurate, and is not always available in bulk. It is, easily, my favorite .22 LR ammo. With the exception of specialty match-grade ammo, it is, in my experience, the most accurate .22 LR ammo available. The average street price of CCI Stinger ammo is $69.00 for 500 rounds packaged as ten plastic boxes of 50 rounds each, 50-round boxes at $6.95 each, and single 100-round boxes at $13.95 each.

    The pricing and availability of .22 LR ammo has been very volatile.

    The creek is dry, no doubt, but there are vast areas delightfully void of any people or critters for several miles. Laura and I plan to evaluate it Saturday morning.

    This area is a few miles beyond Paskenta. The topography map i aming shows the area to be BLM-owned land--making it usable for a wide variety of uses--including hunting and target-shooting.

    Here is one of several spots that provide good vehicle access to huge open areas.

    Laura used Mr. Nitro R/T’s electronic transfer switch toe engage 4-wheel-drive during a road trip yesterday. She thoroughly enjoyed the sensation of power as Mr. Nitro R/T’s 4.0L Hemi and special on-/off-road suspension and tires made quick work of a fairly significant incline and entrance onto a paved, county-maintained road from an expanse of gravel.

    I told her she would be given the opportunity to hones her 4-wheel-dr skill during our plinking journey on Saturday She is eager for this.

    This is another of several easy-access entrances to vast open land. Topography maps show this area to be under the control of the BLM (BUreau of Land Management).

    During my digital exploration of this area, I encountered a logging truc k. This is the first(and only) such encounter.

    I traveled digitally for a few more yards, and Google Maps Street View suddenly ended.

  • Thursday, September 17, 2015

    National Apple Dumpling Day and Ejoy

    National Apple Dumpling Day - Today is National Apple Dumpling Day!

    Enjoy - Relax and enjoy these images and videos!

    Wednesday, September 16, 2015

    National Guacamole Day and Enjoy

    National Guacamole Day - Today is National Guacamole Day!

    Enjoy - Relax and enjoy these images and videos!

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015

    National Linguine Day and Enjoy

    National Linguine Day - Today is National Linguine Day!

    Linguine is a long, flat, narrow type of pasta. It is most commonly used in seafood or pesto dishes such as linguine alle vongole ("linguine with clams").

    Linguine, which means "little tongues" in Italian, originated in the Liguria region of Italy.

    Enjoy - Relax and enjoy these images and videos!

    Monday, September 14, 2015

    International Chocolate Day and Enjoy

    International Chocolate Day - Today is International Chocolate Day!

    Enjoy- Relax and enjoy these images and videos!