Saturday, March 15, 2014
American Survival Guide April May 2014 out on the stands now.
There's an article in here on the Ruger 10/22 Take Down that everybody seems to like so much. I admit I've been thinking about getting one myself. I'm not sure why, but I think I will do like the pentagon does in weapons procurement. I will buy the rifle than come up with a reason why I need it.
I have a Ruger 10/22 with a composite stock and stainless steel metal. It's really a sweet rifle. Ruger did up a matching set, with the Mini-14 and the 10/22 in identical furniture and finish. I got one of the sets. Even though I usually don't shoot things like that , I have fired both of those rifles a good bit, and they are fine. I have Butler Creek banana clips for the 10/22. I know some people run down Butler Creek but I have a lot of their magazines for the 10/22 and never had the first problem. I also have some stainless steel Ruger Mini-14 mags by Millet. Millet is no longer around, they went broke in the early 1990's as I recall, but they made good gear while they were in business.
My wife and I went out for dinner tonight. We went to our favorite little restaurant, and nobody was on the porch but us, so it was like having the place to ourselves. You can have a good dinner there for two, including the onion ring appetizers my wife likes, for $22.00 including tip so it isn't extravagant. Sure is nice to go out and do something different, too.
We have another monster storm coming in from Texas and Louisiana tomorrow, so I spent some time today checking the roof for loose shakes, and getting all the leaves out of the upslope drainage ditches. The water comes down the mountainside in torrents when we get heavy rain, and without the drainage ditches it would flow right up against the back of the barn and shop , which would be a very bad thing. But it's hard cleaning all that junk out of the ditches, I'm not found of using a shovel these days. Not that I ever was, really.
We had dehydrated soup for lunch. It was a new kind, and I didn't like it. I was supposed to put the leftovers in containers after we had lunch so we could eat it later on, but I gave it to the dogs. They liked it. I won't tell the wife if they don't. Just to be sure of their silence I brought them each home a marrow bone from town. You can never be sure about dogs......