Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Breathing. Breath control is essential to accurate shot placement and is responsible for the up and down variation some of us experience when shooting. Ideally one will find the target and take a breath and settle the cross hairs on the target, take another breath and at the half way point of exhale begin the trigger squeeze, the gun should surprise you when it goes off.
Next is R or relax when you have the target in the scope relax and concentrate on the cross hairs, pull the gun into your shoulder and get a firm grip on the stock, settle in with your breathing,
Next is A or Aim at the target and prepare for the shot placement taking into consideration the windage and bullret drop,. and last is.
S for squeeze, if your shots are to the left then you may have a problem with your trigger squeeze and are jerking the trigger. Use the tip of the finger to apply slow steady pressure to your trigger. Ideally your trigger is breaking at about 2,5 lbs and is crisp when it releases, Do ant anticipate the recoil and jerk when you shoot, This may not make you a sniper but it will improve your shooting and help put some meat on the table or a ground hog outta the field either way keep BRAS on your mind,
Monday, March 29, 2010
So how does one do such a hunt? God bless Al Gore for giving me the internet, because with Google earth and on line hunting sites one can almost do the hunt a dozen times before even leaving the living room, and talk with hunters living in that area for advice. Take guns, Ms. Lucy is designed for varmints, like groundhogs foxes and flat ground. Who knows I may find that a hunt like this is out of of the question with shipping guns and license. But I bet I can find a fish to catch!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
So let's look at what my requirements for this would be, first it should be light enough to carry fox hunting a field but heavy enough to take a 243 recoil. Be able to anchor on the bench (sand bag) and in the field, while allowing me to stay on sight with a moving target.. I guess holding the weapon rock steady while protecting the gun itself is a important consideration also. Easily and quickly adjustable to elevation and point of impact would be an important factor to keep in mind and last but not least cost no more than the cheapest one I could find in my local Gander Mountain store.
I would like to build it all from recycled materials to keep with that green thing that is so popular right now, and barter all of the work I could not do myself in exchange for my welding skills. I see some machining might be in order if I get carried away, and some sewing. I will keep you posted on my project as I progress, and think I might wander down to the junk yard and see if anything looks like it might fit into this project. You cannot be an inventor or artist if you have to buy everything new!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Now we move down river and put the boat in at Vienna or fish on the east side of the river where the old bridge was from the bank. Here it is primarily white perch and BIG rock fish, fat cows with egg swollen belly's and the fat fine to go with it. Keep one and you will be caught, I know it is a hot spot honey hole and so does the DNR, don't even think of keeping it. There is a story here I assure you!
Now down river to roaring point, bank or boat both are good here with perch and rock fish being your target. Bloodworms are the ticket as it is just to cold for the fish bites right now and night crawlers, earthworms, and squid are not really working. Hopefully we will have some more fishing reports soon on the Wicomico and Pocomoke rivers. I know the local bass club is hosting tournaments, and hopefully the charter boats out of Ocean City will be allowed to have a season of some sort.
Offshore fishing for fish is not really in my budget but my brother in law likes to go so maybe I will be able to keep us up to date on the bite so to speak. Keep tight lines and think about taking a kid fishing okay?
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
okay you know that I love my Chesapeake retriever, and he loves to swim. Now this was taken with skim ice around the shore and ice in the boathouse. He was just swimming for pleasure, and had been out in the water most all morning. These are some hard dogs and devoted to their family, I assure you that I fear nothing when he is on my doorstep, or in the back of the car. They need room to play and to run, they like to dig, and are funny as all get out. He is at stud as we speak if anyone is interested. I will travel with him if needed but would like to have the female brought to his kennel for a day or two. I have only used a shock collar on him once and never again, a firm hand and stern voice keeps him in line. In the background you can see the camo boat "Black Duck" I keep talking about. Enjoy the video I have just learned how to post them, so who knows what I will come up with!
This log splitter was made by my welding class for a local man who purchased all the parts, and the guys welded it out for him. He was very involved in the construction and taught the boys many things about hydraulics, and engineering such a piece of equipment.. We were able to use our dual shielded flux core and Stick welding equipment to teach the boys these processes. We also used carbon arc gouging and oxy- fuel cutting in the fabrication. When we fabricated the Stainless Steel muffler guard (recycled of course) they used their sheet metal rolling instruction. A great project and a even better experience for the students. I want to say that this man also donated several hundred dollars to our class for the National welding competition in Kansas City, in which the boys took second in the welding fabrication contest.