Sunday, March 26, 2017

Rifle/Carbine Scope Mounting

Rifle/Carbine Scope Mounting and Sighting, the Proper Way

I know many range shooters and hunters who simply do not know the proper way to set-up a new rifle scope. They think they know how base on bad advice or poor YouTube information. With a poorly mounted scope you will never get the best and consistent accuracy from your rifle, especially at long ranges like 300 yards.

Setting up a new scope is a simple process when using inexpensive bubble levels made for the job.

The video’s below are very informative, simple and easily understood. They will assure your scope is properly installed.

The #3 video also includes how to set-up your stock cheek weld for eye/head line of sight to the scope centerline. These three short video’s are the best I’ve found so far. They are produced by, Vortex Scope Manufacturer (#1 & #2) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (#3).

#1  How To Mount A Precision Riflescope

#2  How To Zero A Rifle Scope at 100 Yards

#3  Set up Your Scope for Success - Long-Range Rifle Shooting Technique

Tools Needed:
Gunsmith Scope Leveling-Mounting Bubble Levels. The links below is where you can buy the levels needed. The cost for both comes to $35 with free shipping.

The levels below are the same ones I use and they work great, totally universal and they’ll last a lifetime.

Sources to purchase the levels from:

All Purpose Gun Level:
This one uses the mini bungee cord, because most modern guns and picatinny rails are aluminum, magnetic levels are of no help. This is where the bungee cord model is great plus because it fits all guns.

Solid G Gunsmith Level, Scope magnetic bubble level,2 pieces:
The Bubble Levels used on top of the scopes turret to square the etched reticle to the barrel.

Friday, March 24, 2017

#10 Cans Storing the Unused Contents for Later

The issue I have with using #10 cans of dehydrated foods is I don’t use the entire can in a couple months. Normally, I fill a 1-quart canning jar to cook out of that one and the remaining amount is re-packed in three canning jars with absorbers for later use.

Today, I had to open another #10 can but didn’t have any extra canning jars. So I decided to try vacuum bagging the remaining amount and put the bagged amount back into the #10 can. It worked out perfectly. Now when I need to re-fill the working jar I simply will cut off the top of the sealed bag, re-fill the working jar and re-vacuum-seal the same bag for next time I need a refill. Quick and easy! The width of the bag stock used is 8 inches wide.

I have not had a rodent problem in all the years of storing food so I’m hoping that the cans plastic lid will deter any rodents should they find a way into my storage area. We’ll see.

Here’s the #10 can, the 1-quart canning jar, the vacuum sealer and the remaining contents of the can vacuum bagged with an oxygen absorber inside.

The remaining bagged contents of the can slipped inside the original can.

The bags top is folded over and fits nicely inside the original can.

The cans plastic lid on and the 1-quart canning jar I bake or cook from.

Summary; instead of using canning jars for storing the unused food, (currently about 30 are needed), I can now use the same #10 can to store the unused contents back into for storage. With this method, I will save a considerable amount of food storage shelf space by not using canning jars for storage and now be able to use that saved space for other food items. When it comes to prepping storage you can never have enough shelf space!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Pistol Training Videos Semi-Auto

For the new or occasional shooter and even a seasoned pistol shooter who may have picked up some bad habits, here are some of the fine points on how to shoot your semi-auto pistol created by Glock. Each video is short, about 2 minutes and very clear about each of the basic points of accurate handgun shooting.

Glock Link:

Glock Statement:
Welcome to GLOCK University, a place for higher handgun education. Below you'll find professional instruction on getting the most from your GLOCK pistol. Select basic training for GLOCK shooting fundamentals or advanced training for more advanced techniques.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

“North Korea amps up worries about potential threat to the U.S. power grid”

Well, it finally looks like a few cupcake newspapers are starting to realize that North Korea and their nukes can, with one missile and an EMP/nuke warhead on top of it, can end grid-life as we know it here in the USA and Canada for six months or much, much longer.

Original story source:  The San Diego Union-Tribune, Reprinted by the Jacksonville, Fl, Times-Union Newspaper.

Friday, March 10, 2017

LED Lighting

Off-Grid or just want to save money? LED’s have finally come of age. They arrived with performance, long life and compatibility with incandescent fixtures compared to the current CFL’s.

I’ve worked with LED’s for use in the medical devices we designed and I can say the last seven years have seen dramatic improvements in LED technology. I prefer LED’s over CFL’s because of their long working life and lower operating watts.

Our Gov should have waited with the CFL’s and pushed for the development of LED’s, but hey, what would you expect from them.

Yesterday, I was at Sam’s Club and in the isle they had several skids loaded with GE, LED 60-watt equivalent bulbs. I stopped, read the packaging and bought 3, 6-packs of them. The price, $9.99 for six LED’s or $1.66 each. Each is estimated to last 13.9 years at 3 hours a day of use.

Their reduced size now allows them to fit in existing table lamps, fixtures, etc. The light they emit is smooth even light, no shadowy gray areas or doughnut holes. They completely replicate the light and output of an incandescent 60-watt bulb but instead of using 60 watts they use only 9 watts

Amazon link for more information:

 LED vs 100-watt incandescent.