Goodbye, Blue Monday

Goodbye, Blue Monday!

Thanks as always to Pirate’s Cove and The Other McCain for the Rule Five links!

The weekend just may not have seen the world end, but it did see yr. obdt. flying home to Colorado for a weekend, a pleasant break from the peripatetic nuttiness of Silicon Valley.  Unfortunately Mrs. Animal is in Michigan visiting the two college kids, so I ended up hanging out with our son-in-law.  We went out to his Dad’s place on the eastern plains and burned up a fair amount of ammo.  I checked the zero on Thunder Speaker in anticipation of next month’s deer and elk hunt, and after a comment that he’d never fired a rifle of that power (.338 Win Mag) I let the son-in-law take a couple shots off the bench.

Thunder Speaker on the bench.

Unfortunately he wasn’t used to the stiff recoil that Thunder Speaker delivers, and ended up taking a whack from the eyepiece of the scope.  Oops.  But, as I told him, there are few dedicated shooters of hunting-caliber rifles that haven’t ended up with a case of Kaibab Eye at one point or another.

But the fun part of the day was when the e-e-e-e-e-e-evil AR-15 came out.


Yup.  That was fun.

  • Andrew Pearce

    Range time is always time well spent. And some heavy recoil therapy is good for you.

    You could break with redhead tradition and do a whole post on Milou Sluis here. She’s pretty much the definition of white privilege. Or something like that. Drop dead gorgeous, long and leggy, utterly perfect Dutch model.

    Oh, and is that a barrel port I see on the loud end of your thunder stick or just a reflection?

    • Thunder Speaker’s barrel is indeed ported, by the old Mag-Na-Port outfit. I like their means of porting; you get the benefits of a muzzle break without the big knob on the end of the barrel.

      As for Ms. Sluis: I have to start thinking about setting up some absentee totty posts for the time I’ll be afield doing battle with antlered ungulates. I’ll see what I can do.

    • WolfNippleChips

      Break with the redhead tradition? Them’s Fightin’ Words!