Rifle stock Bleg

Does anyone know of a manufacturer of 10-22 rifle stocks with adjust able Length of Pull and adjustable height cheekpiece?

Bell and Carlson make one, but the workmanship was….terrible. Their tolerances could be measured with a yardstick, and accuracy and tightness is….lacking. Checkering was…cosmetic, and seams would require a file to cut down….Sad, that. I liked the idea of the stock, but the workmanship was terrible.

I’m building a custom 10-22  range gun with mostly aftermarket parts, and plan on having to fit things  a bit here and there…but I’d prefer not to have to inlay/cut the stock to fit the action…which I’d have to do with the Bell and Carlson. (they are that bad, sadly)


So the mom of the 2 young ladies I taught this weekend

Called and offered to pay for the ammo we used over the weekend….

I declined to accept any money….for ammo or my time.

She said “the girls want to go again”.

I said she could buy the ammo for that trip.

She pointed out that she could afford to pay, and that I had spent a fair amount on ammo. And that I could teach others with the ammo I could buy to replace the stuff we had used for her girls…

I said that I didn’t care.

She asked why I do it.

“Well”, I said, “I began to teach classes without any charge primarily to pay back those who taught me, many of whom have passed on, and I teach to honor the time, effort and money they spent for me…..paying back, and continuing the legacy.”

“Now, I do it for that reason, and because I love teaching and seeing that “smile” that every new shooter gets on their face, no matter what age”

“Besides, if I can help keep even one person from harming another accidentally, then it is all worth it”

And really, that is it. I also don’t think that anyone who has actually been taught in a class how to handle a firearm and to shoot them ever becomes an Anti-Gun” type….

Why do you folks do it?

2 more for the Dark side….

So Saturday was the shoot for the 2 young ladies.

Mom brought them to the range about 10 AM. Signed them in and had them sign waivers and all the other stuff the range requires.

Showed them around.

Then we had a short familiarization for the 2 girls.

Safety briefing.
4 rules
types of actions
4 rules.

Range safety briefing
4 rules

Time to shoot. Indoor range (Mosquitos were….voracious.) Strung the 7 yd cable and hung some targets.

go over the 4 rules again.

.22 pistols (the girls liked those, especially the ones with red dots)

.380’s (not so much)

big 9MM. Yeah!

small 9mm (not so much).

.38Special. (Meh)

.45 (1911). YES!

Their hands were a bit small for the pistols (being young girls) but they hit every time, at least on a NRA 50 ft Small Bore Pistol target. (about 12X12). With the .22 and the .45 they ate the black out of the targets….

The outdoor 50 yd/25 yd range was occupied, so we did .22 rifles inside at 50 ft.

Both girls like the scoped 10-22….(who wouldn’t?) and the one said “This is just like Call of Duty!”

Hits were hard to call after the first one, even with Shoot and See targets. All one hole (I know, 50 feet, but still, first time shooters).

I had fun, they had fun, they learned something, learned that guns are not toys, and above all, I got to see two beautiful “first time shooters” smiles. Was too busy to take pictures.

They want to come and do some more shooting soon.

Mission accomplished.



The dude at BLM must need to have his ass kicked.  He obviously thinks he can do what he wants.

I bet he thinks the Hippies and all will just knuckle under. I’d bet on the Burning Man attendees just ignoring any BLM directives and getting together anyway. .

I actually hope the BLM boyz and girlz deny the permit…..It’ll be interesting to see the fallout.

Proper planning prevents Piss Poor performance….ezpecially when machines break

So I am doing inventory of my ammo, as acquaintance had asked if I might take her and her two teenaged girls to the range…I said yes, (they have both expressed an interest in pistols), and she asked me for advice…

Sure!, I said, how about Saturday?

It was on.

So Thursday, I am going through the ammo shelf, preparing I have .22LR, check. ,380 ACP (reloads)(holy shit, I have a BUNCH of those…), check. .38 special? Check. .45ACP? Getting low, but ok for now…..9mm….9mm…Shit. All I have is Self Defense loads, no ball….and no reloads.

So Friday, I get home from work and go down to the loading bench…..I haven’t loaded in about 3 months, as I have been busy, and haven’t been practicing as much as I should. Looking at my notes, I haven’t loaded 9mm for nearly 6 months.

Set the press (Dillon 550) up for 9mm(Lugar),….I have a few hundred cleaned cases in a ziplock bag…. find a half box of 125g (hard) lead truncated cone bullets on the shelf and do my checks…… OAL, ok. Powder charge is set up for 3.5 g of 231. Cool. Toss some primers in a tray, load the tube, and away I go.

I check, on average, every 10th case.

Good thing. For some reason, the powder measure was tossing 2.5 to 4.6 grain loads. 2.5 won’t function most autos, but will (generally) push the bullet from the bore. But my load data shows 4.1 is a max load.

4.6 bad.

So I threw those loads into the reject can for later disassembly.

Put that powder in a different can , and tried a new batch.

Same deal.

Throwing weights from 2.6 to 4.6 grains.

Took the whole powder measure apart….down to individual parts.   Nothing apparently wrong. everything that should move, does so smoothly. Everything that shouldn’t, doesn’t. I dunno. Mebbe a cat hair (we have 6) ? piece of dirt?

Put it back together? Tosses powder loads at 3.5g to 3.7g. not great accuracy, but acceptable for training ammo. Still not sure what happened.

But I loaded 200 rounds, weighing every single one. Single loading the Dillon press is inefficient… Can’t be too sure here. My pistols will probably handle 4.6 grains of 231, but that is a fair overload, so I’d rather not find out.

Gonna have to call Dillon Precision on Monday. I know that they will either help me fix it or replace the powder measure. (lifetime warranty, and they mean it)

In the meantime, I have ammo for the Ladies.

MC is going with me to be an extra set of eyes and all that. It’ll be fun.

Having said what I did below

I am glad to see the Supremes FINALLY make a decision on gay marriage.

Sadly, while I DO think it is the right decision, the legitimacy of SCOTUS is tarnished with the decision referenced below.

I was raised…..

to believe in the rule of law.

I didn’t always follow the law, but that is a story for another day.

I did, until today, believe in our laws, as adjudicated (more or less….Less rather than more recently) by the courts.

Yet, today, I am seeing that even our Supreme Court of the United States is, a least in part, a tool of our political leaders.

How else can they change the meanings of words written into law? How else could they have adjudicated the King Vs Burwell case the way they did?

If they can change the meaning of “State”, they can also change the meaning of “Arms” Or “Keep and Bear” or “the People”. They can decide to re-define “Citizen” and/or “rights”… They can, in other words, change the Constitution, should they desire. This is wrong.

One is as valid as any other.

If the law is written wrongly, then, legislatively, fix it. Not via the Courts. The only thing the Courts should be able to do is decide a law is legal, or not. Valid, or not valid.

Today, again, we have no laws…only the meanings as changed and interpreted today by the SCOTUS to meet the changing political needs.

I think that the country cannot any longer be fixed via the Ballot Box.

Bobbie disagrees.

INteresting timing

First, we have the Charleston Shootings.

Which begat the entire Confederate Flag Must Come Down controversy.

And immediately after….the SCOTUS decision of King Vs Burwell.

Distraction? I am thinking so.

I actually think the furor over the Flag was supposed to peak TODAY, in order to obscure the SCOTUS decision.

But I am suspicious of coincidences…always.