All the kids are back in school and I’m feeling better. This morning while as I was putting handloads together for the article on handloading the .30 Remington AR for the 2011 Hodgdon Load Guide my dad called. His refrigerator sprung a leak last night and soaked his floor to the point it was leaking in the basement. A quick trip to his house sorted that out and I was back at the shooting bench.
An interesting thing happened. I blew a primer. This is not all that unusual but the primer lodged between the locking lugs and the top of the action, locking the bolt up about 3/4 inch out of battery. It took a rubber mallet to fix it. This is an interesting stoppage I see few ways to correct in the field short of a rock.
Yesterday I completed an article on DEL TON rifles. These are a great value buy the way.
I also received a review copy of John Barsness‘ new book, Obsessions of a Rifle Loony. You know what I’ll be reading tonight. I’ll keep you posted but I’ve been reading John’s stuff for years and I can tell you without cracking the cover it will be a great – forget about your troubles, fireside read.