It seems to me that the process of reading pressure signs in your brass and primers, as they tell us in the loading manuals, can be a bit ambiguous. In this instance however it was rather obvious.
Glockheads are heathens, following a false prophet. Real Americans worship at the Church of John Moses Browning.
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This is my impression of Boomershoot 2015 in images and a few words.
The fireball crew and their work of art. Barron doesn’t actually walk around with a road flare stuck in his ear. See more details here.
On the left Janelle is pregnant. On the right her husband Barron just initiated the fireball.
People inspecting the crater left by the fireball.
Boomershoot 2016 will be April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. You know you want to. Start making your plans now.
The Boomershoot 2015 fireball was very well done and impressive. Here are some of the details of the construction.
There were 15 seven-inch square targets, each containing 800 grams (about 1.8 pounds) of Boomerite arranged as shown below around a 50 pound bag of powdered sugar:
The target in the lower right with the two red dots was facing the audience and shooter. This is the initiating target which propagated the detonation to the rest of the targets.
In the picture below you see 19 gallons of the gasoline/diesel mixture in place on top of the explosives.
The job of the explosives is to lift the gasoline and mix it in the air. Usually we have a ratio of explosives to gasoline of about 1 pounds to 2 gallons up to 1 pound to 1 gallon. This time it is about 1.4 to 1.
In the picture above we have the people that designed and constructed the fireball (left to right: Mike, Matthew, Barron, and Ry) along with the road flares attached with rubber bands to rebar and wooden sticks. One or more of these flares ignited the fuel air mixture.
In Phil’s slow motion video below you will see the ignition start on the side opposite the shooter and propagate to the remainder of the fuel-air mixture.
In this frame capture from Ry’s video you can see the dust propelled into the air some distance from the explosion. I suspect this is from the shock wave traveling through the ground.
In the still picture of mine below you can see pieces of shredded milk jugs which have been propelled beyond the expanding “ball” of fuel and that most of the fuel has been ignited. The flares mounted on the rebar and sticks are entirely engulfed in the fireball.
The following pictures is one of the most interesting fireball photos I have ever seen. Usually it is mushroom shaped or even flattens out more than the picture above. But this ball of fire barely touches the ground and is a decent approximation of a sphere. I’m not sure what the white streamers coming out of the fire are. Perhaps pieces of burning milk jug or lumps of powdered sugar.
Here, a fraction of a second later, we have the ball of fire suspended in air on what is a probably a column of water vapor from the explosives:
Watch Ry’s video and see the fire roll around in the sky. It’s amazing:
In the picture below, less than a minute after the explosion, we have Barron standing in the middle of the crater he created. But notice there is no fire on the ground. In years past there were patches of burning fuel on the ground. There was none this year. It all went up into the air.
Another thing, as pointed out by Ry this year and last (edited to add: Ry says the first time was 2011 or earlier), is that nearly all of the flares have been extinguished. Ry is the first person I know who has successfully extinguished road flares with gasoline.
Don’t try this at home. Come to Boomershoot 2016 instead.
As I reported last month the barrel in my STI Eagle attempted to spontaneously disassemble. I couldn’t get the slide open and figured I would just put the gun on the shelf that way. But Jacob said he was interested in doing a professional metallurgical evaluation of it. So I put some effort into extracting the barrel from the gun.
First I used a punch and drove the slide stop out far enough to get a finishing nail partially under it so that it was exposed:
Then brother Doug used an air powered cutoff tool to cut the slide stop almost in two and then pried the slide stop out:
The slide then easily came off. I then used a hammer (and other tools) to tap on the barrel to remove it from the slide.
The end result is that I was able to discover the barrel split about three fourths of its length:
As I looked at this barrel I remembered something. That flat spot on the bottom of the barrel was not there when it came from the factory. That was machined by an STI gunsmith so that a Recoil Master would fit. This would have weakened the barrel.
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Rifles are fun!
April 24, 2015
[This was the first time she had shot a .22 rifle. It was also the first time she shot a scoped, suppressed rifle. And the first time she had shot a rifle from a “bench”. It made it much easier than kneeling and standing like her first rifle experience.—Joe]
Barb’s nephew Jeff wanted to learn to shoot so Barb reserved the training bay at the local indoor range and I brought a bunch of guns and ammo.
I started him out with the safety rules, then grip, stance, sight alignment, trigger prep, squeeze, follow through, and finally dry fire. Once he had that all working pretty good he shot a .22 scoped rifle with a suppresser. Then it was the Ruger 22/45 while sitting, then while standing.
Then it was the .22 revolver:
Then the AR-15. And finally the Ruger P-89 (9mm).
My lead and I went to lunch with three representatives from a vendor today. One had spent many years in law enforcement and the other two really enjoy hunting. At lunch we spent a lot of time talking about the outdoors, shooting, hiking, hunting, and climbing mountains.
While returning from lunch and walking through the parking garage:
Vendor Rep: Nice Kydex holster for your flashlight. I suppose <company name> has a policy against fully loaded magazines to put in the slot next to it.
Joe: They just might.
Vendor Rep: But it’s the only holster you have for the flashlight, right?
Joe: That’s right.
It was the law enforcement guy.
I love this job and the people I work with.
As I posted earlier my participation in a USPSA match today was cut short by catastrophic equipment failure. Even having only completed three and zeroing three stages I still didn’t come in dead last:
|Place||Name||Member #||Class||Division||PF||Lady||Mil||Law||For||Match Pts||Match %|
|1||Helterline, Nick||A24193||G||OPEN||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||745.4775||100.000 %|
|2||Ramberg, Tim||TY70622||M||OPEN||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||704.8636||94.552 %|
|3||Pries, Scott||A57006||G||LTD||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||650.9987||87.326 %|
|4||Kettels, Tom||L465||M||OPEN||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||649.7426||87.158 %|
|5||Hoang, Vinh||TY55787||M||LTD||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||612.2319||82.126 %|
|6||Wiley, John||A68387||B||LTD||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||607.1873||81.449 %|
|7||Hong, Andrew||A83199||M||LTD||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||599.8781||80.469 %|
|8||Tan, Loke||TY66526||M||OPEN||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||598.7592||80.319 %|
|9||Loo, Bob||L1770||A||OPEN||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||594.1050||79.695 %|
|10||Lee, Yong||FY41528||G||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||580.5697||77.879 %|
|11||Kim, Hwansik||A86278||A||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||539.6461||72.389 %|
|12||Eap, Sorida||TY76563||B||OPEN||MAJOR||Y||N||N||N||532.4589||71.425 %|
|13||Albero, Joseph||FY37033||C||OPEN||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||529.1346||70.979 %|
|14||LeRoux, Scott||L3253||M||LTD||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||525.3467||70.471 %|
|15||Tag, Alan||A51215||G||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||522.1622||70.044 %|
|16||Shoemaker, Floyd||L2396||M||OPEN||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||511.6337||68.632 %|
|17||Wood, Bruce||TY47022||A||OPEN||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||507.5291||68.081 %|
|18||Huang, Jemy||TY71576||B||LTD||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||491.8023||65.971 %|
|19||Cotie, Paul||A76039||M||LTD||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||490.3199||65.773 %|
|20||Dong, James||FY22573||B||OPEN||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||484.1667||64.947 %|
|21||Roberts, Kevin||A66808||B||LTD||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||471.5292||63.252 %|
|22||Olka, Chris||TY54513||B||SS||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||470.0700||63.056 %|
|23||Nevins, Chris||FY75900||A||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||460.1006||61.719 %|
|24||Plotnikov, Emanuel||L3050||M||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||456.4464||61.229 %|
|25||Munson, Lisa||A8382||A||SS||MAJOR||Y||N||N||N||454.2216||60.930 %|
|26||Galanti, Mike||TY13332||A||LTD||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||446.7189||59.924 %|
|27||Miller, Tavis||TY71173||A||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||441.2201||59.186 %|
|28||Roessel, Steven||A44141||A||OPEN||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||439.5921||58.968 %|
|29||Stockwell, Nicholas||A89438||C||LTD||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||432.0450||57.955 %|
|30||Leone, Larry||L3001||A||LTD||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||426.6662||57.234 %|
|31||Noel, Brian||A29646||G||REV||MINOR||N||N||N||N||418.1377||56.090 %|
|32||McNees, Don||A88218||B||LTD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||415.6461||55.756 %|
|33||Farrow, Dave||B49||B||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||410.6384||55.084 %|
|34||Baleros, Rae||A83018||B||LTD||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||406.8212||54.572 %|
|35||Mouille, Scott||TY68271||B||LTD||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||402.2876||53.964 %|
|36||Saslawsky, Mike||TY56783||C||LTD||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||391.1727||52.473 %|
|37||James, Jason||TY75331||B||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||382.9065||51.364 %|
|38||Erickson, Aaron||TY84885||U||SS||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||374.4335||50.227 %|
|39||Domingo, Noel||A85786||C||LTD||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||372.3201||49.944 %|
|40||Galind, Edward||A61323||C||LTD||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||371.2768||49.804 %|
|41||Brosas, Albert||A54960||B||LTD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||369.2145||49.527 %|
|42||Vanlandingham, Greg||A90645||U||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||360.9470||48.418 %|
|43||Chiou, Roger||TY71834||U||LTD||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||359.3018||48.198 %|
|44||Roessel, Gary||A2757||B||LTD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||358.9575||48.151 %|
|45||Slaughter, Rustin||A90627||U||LTD||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||354.3652||47.535 %|
|46||Tomasie, Squire||L1145||A||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||349.1555||46.836 %|
|47||Wall, Gary||TY41939||B||LTD||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||348.2757||46.718 %|
|48||Allen, Craig||TY71465||B||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||337.3902||45.258 %|
|49||Breitkreutz, Gale||TY82582||D||OPEN||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||336.3473||45.118 %|
|50||Hodges, Palmer||A80680||C||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||336.2436||45.104 %|
|51||Straathof, Greg||A89323||U||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||331.6126||44.483 %|
|52||Pajarillo, Mario||A25659||U||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||328.3804||44.050 %|
|53||Tsang, Keith||A71578||B||LTD||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||323.8689||43.444 %|
|54||Hodges, Justin||A80693||C||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||323.3540||43.375 %|
|55||Harris, Brad||A54628||A||LTD||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||322.6308||43.278 %|
|56||Sherman, Tod||TY37515||C||LTD||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||314.2959||42.160 %|
|57||Boffey, David||PENDING||U||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||309.3078||41.491 %|
|58||Mackley, Matt||PENDING||U||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||307.4944||41.248 %|
|59||Mortell, Jeff||A86651||C||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||307.4439||41.241 %|
|60||Dussault, Kyle||A90234||U||REV||MINOR||N||N||N||N||304.4598||40.841 %|
|61||Shatto, Rollie||TY18977||C||LTD||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||301.6599||40.465 %|
|62||Clark, Dean||A85321||C||LTD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||295.1779||39.596 %|
|63||Harding, Matt||A87093||C||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||291.0945||39.048 %|
|64||Millican, Arthur||L3892||U||OPEN||MINOR||N||N||N||N||286.3976||38.418 %|
|65||Tablang, Nelson||A86966||U||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||278.4613||37.353 %|
|66||Soraparu, Heather||TY86040||C||PROD||MINOR||Y||N||N||N||278.0775||37.302 %|
|67||Smith, Alex||TY78406||C||SS||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||276.6623||37.112 %|
|68||Westrich, Chaun||A78506||C||REV||MINOR||N||N||N||N||271.8651||36.469 %|
|69||Paczosa, Dan 2(SS)||A87261||U||SS||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||271.1708||36.375 %|
|70||Kellet, Steve||TY37763||C||SS||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||270.8322||36.330 %|
|71||Paczosa, Conner 1(PROD)||A87261||U||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||262.0480||35.152 %|
|72||Gross, Brad||A89754||U||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||250.8192||33.645 %|
|73||Crow, Don||A85736||U||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||237.3173||31.834 %|
|74||Adam, Brandi||A73942||C||LTD||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||232.1828||31.146 %|
|75||Fenlin, Jim||A77726||D||SS||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||212.6674||28.528 %|
|76||Jensen, John||TY87846||U||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||211.2494||28.337 %|
|77||Parisi, Jesse||PENDING||U||LTD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||195.8696||26.274 %|
|78||Hansen, Susan||A89501||U||PROD||MINOR||Y||N||N||N||179.5240||24.082 %|
|79||Grover, Jason||A86456||U||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||177.4217||23.800 %|
|80||Russell, Jim||F79157||D||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||176.7931||23.715 %|
|81||Huffman, Joe||TY29386||B||OPEN||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||147.4298||19.777 %|
|82||Rowe, Mark||A67862||D||SS||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||132.3297||17.751 %|
|83||Bregante, Carlos||TY4508||C||LTD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||122.8851||16.484 %|
|84||Tolentino, Ronald||A90654||U||PROD||MINOR||N||N||N||N||113.1315||15.176 %|
|85||(DQ) Soltesz, Bob||PENDING||U||SS||MAJOR||N||N||N||N||0.0000||0.000 %|
For some reason they have me listed as being in Open class instead of Limited. I sent them email asking that they correct the error.
They had a very “interesting” stage where you ran about 15 yards to the first five paper targets then ran about another 15 yards to some more paper targets and around the corner there was a Texas Star and three poppers 31 yards away:
A Texas Star is challenging under most any circumstances but 31 yards is almost obscene. Without going to Idaho I don’t have access to a place where I can shoot targets at 31 yards. This was evident in my performance. It took me several shots to discover I needed to hold at the top edge of the plates to hit them. Many people left some and at least one person left all of the plates as misses.
This was another “interesting” stage. The start position was facing up range with your hands on the X’s:
It was very awkward. And the taller you were the more difficult it was.
I went to a USPSA match today and my gun barrel fractured and locked up my gun. This is a cropped version of the picture I tweeted about shortly after the incident:
Robb Allen almost immediately asked the obvious question, “Your own loads or factory?” And of course the answer was they were rounds I had loaded myself. In many situations this would be the end of the story. The shooter had a squib (a round with no or insufficient powder) which resulted in a bullet stuck in the barrel and the next round set off the automatic self-destruct sequence of events. Another way it could have happened was a round got double charged or the wrong powder was used. In any case it is relatively easy and frequent that handloaders blow up their guns through their own carelessness.
But as Ry pointed out the head of the shell casing is still there which probably means there wasn’t an over pressure event involved. I was able to hammer the gun open far enough for the shell casing to drop out and confirmed Ry’s suspicion:
This is a perfectly normal looking piece of brass. Even the primer looks normal so there was no overpressure event involved. I tried putting it in the case gauge and it would only go in about halfway. The chamber of barrel is now, of course, large than spec and the brass expanded just a bit more than normal even though it can’t be seen with the naked eye.
I tried for quite a bit to get the gun open in the hopes that I could remove the barrel but I wasn’t able to get it open any beyond this:
You can’t see it in the photograph but the feed ramp also split.
I finally just closed it up:
I don’t know what the root cause was. I wonder if it wasn’t a timing issue which caused some abnormal stress because I had a broken link with this barrel once before.
Something that is interesting to me is that I had the lugs break on the original STI barrel after about 20,000 rounds and this barrel failed after almost exactly the same number of rounds. I have known the gun was living on borrowed time for nearly six years now so I can’t really complain a lot.
I’m not going to try to get the gun repaired. As Barb, essentially, and Gay_Cynic said, I used the gun up.
Update: I should have said that the shot sounded and felt almost normal to me. The recoil cycle wasn’t quite right but there wasn’t a greater than normal impulse or BOOM!
I thought mine was getting complicated and expensive. Actually it’s complete ammunition manufacturing.
The guy giving us the tour obviously isn’t a hand loader, is he?
So anyway; you want a complete home loading facility, it would look something like that. The QA alone is quite an impressive operation.
I’d need a rather larger spare bedroom than the one I currently use for reloading.
Hat tip; Sipsey
Ry and I went to a Steel Challenge match today. I shot with a centerfire pistol and he shot a .22 Pistol.
I came in fourth out of 30 people which is significantly better than the seventh out of 36 last time with this group. I felt really good about almost all of my shooting this time. Well… except after stage 4 where I had no problems and it confounded almost everyone else in our squad and Taylor said she wasn’t going to hang out me with anymore. I completed it in 19 seconds flat and it took her over 49 seconds.
Ry made a video of me shooting one of the stages. It seems like my draw is really slow but it seems to be on the order of 1.5 seconds so that isn’t too bad.
Another thing of interest is that I was wearing a Boomershoot 2006 shirt and the R.O. said the Latin (Veni, vidi, BOOM!) was perfect.
Here are more detailed results:
|Stage #||SCSA ID||Stage Name|
|4||??||In & Out|
|Place||Name||Comp||SCSA||Division||Aggregate||Total||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Stage 4||DQ||Additional|
|Place||Name||Comp||SCSA||Division||Aggregate||Total||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Stage 4||DQ||Additional|
|18||Sara W||45||RFPI||117.25||117.25||30.42||30.62||30.36||25.85||Lady, Junior|
|19||Sabrina W||43||RFPI||125.27||125.27||19.81||37.65||36.21||31.60||Lady, Junior|
|21||Ezzy A||44||5478||RFPI||153.70||153.70||21.73||42.75||44.20||45.02||Lady, Junior|
|22||Isabelle M||42||RFPI||198.93||198.93||23.24||104.72||34.68||36.29||Lady, Junior|
Here is an update on the total number of rounds I have reloaded:
223.LOG: 2027 rounds.
3006.LOG: 467 rounds.
300WIN.LOG: 1351 rounds.
40SW.LOG: 38807 rounds.
45.log: 0 rounds.
9MM.LOG: 21636 rounds.
Total: 64288 rounds.
This is a delta of 3064 rounds since last month. This is composed of 1,137 rounds of .40 S&W and 1,927 rounds of 9mm. So far this year I have reloaded 6,859 rounds.
This morning I ran some bullets over the chronograph using the ETR7 powder I got last month. Using the Montana Gold 180 grain JHP and the loads suggested somewhere else I tried 4.5 grains and 4.8 grains with an OAL of 1.135. The results were a little lower velocities than what I expected. All tests were with the muzzle 10 feet from the first screen of the chronograph and an ambient temperature of 32F. The low temperature may have affected the velocities some but I need to be able to make major power factor (165) even when it is cold out.
4.5 grains of ETR7:
Mean Velocity: 861 fps
Standard Deviation: 17.5 fps
Minimum Velocity: 832 fps
Maximum Velocity: 891 fps
Extreme Spread: 59 fps
Power Factor: 155.07
4.8 grains of ETR7:
Mean Velocity: 891 fps
Standard Deviation: 20.6 fps
Minimum Velocity: 864 fps
Maximum Velocity: 935 fps
Extreme Spread: 71 fps
Power Factor: 160.54
The suggested max load is 5.0 grains. But what I need to do is check the primers of the 4.8 grain loads before bumping the load up to the max. And if linear interpolation is valid for this range of loads 5.0 grains isn’t going to get me into major.
Barb got a new water heater installed recently and one of the installers poked his head in the laundry room to ask Barb to turn on the hot water facet in the kitchen to get the water to drain.
Some time later he asked, “Who here works for Blackwater?”
Apparently he saw the hats hanging up in the laundry room:
Yesterday I went to Whidbey Island for a steel match at Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun Club. It was a beautiful day to be on the island:
The stages were the most interesting steel stages I have shot. In each of the pictures below you shoot the white plates in any order then shoot the yellow stop plate last.
You had to be careful on this one. It was undefined what happened if one of your shots hit both the yellow and white plate. Our squad gave the shooter credit for whichever plate gave him the best result.
“Drag race” was the last stage our squad shot and I was “getting into the zone”. As per Steel Challenge rules we shot each stage five times and threw out the slowest time and summed the remaining four times. My cumulative time for the four best strings was 11.87 seconds (an average of 2.9675 seconds for the draw and five hits). One string was 2.83 seconds. When I finished a guy on our squad told me, “Fancy shooting!” I’m not sure “Fancy” was the appropriate term but I was very pleased with the results. Although I’m nearly certain there are a lot of shooters could do it under two seconds.
The overall results are as follows. Most people shot more than one gun in different classes. The class definitions (IIRC) are:
RF-RI-O: Rim Fire Rifle Optics
RF-O: Rim Fire Pistol Optics
CF-I: Center Fire Iron
CF-RV-O: Center Fire Revolver Optics
CF-RV: Center Fire Revolver
It wasn’t a big field of competitors in my class but I did win by a pretty wide margin.
I participated in an USPSA match today. The results are:
Match Results – Limited
|Place||Name||USPSA||Class||Division||PF||Lady||Mil||Law||For||Match Pts||Match %|
I came in at the 76th percentile this time. This is a slight improvement from last Sunday. But what is most interesting to me is that at the last match Andrew Hong came in ahead of me getting 99.6% of the possible match points (I got about 78.6%). This time he came in number 16 with 52.1%. He must have had some equipment problems or something. He zeroed stage 1 and stage 2. And he came in 9th on stage 3.
Here are pictures of stage 5, “More Disaster Factor (13-08)”, and stage 7, “Window Pain”:
This was before it started raining. It got pretty muddy and for most of the match we had clear plastic bags over the targets. It wasn’t nearly as wet as last Sunday but it was enough to cause a few issues with the targets and the tape failing to stick.