He uses the 280 Remington case with its rebated rim and clips the cartridge to the length of the 30 caliber USCarbine. He claims he is getting 3000f/s with the standard 230−grain RNJ pistol bullet! Pretty wild, hey? Timcalls his project the "45 Professional." And when asked, why?, he said that professional hunters in Cameroon(of all places) have tested this out as a protection gun for client hunters with great success. Apparently theseCameroonian PHs have decided that "spray and pray" has its place in the dangerous game business. Thisnotion does not thrill me, but Tim claims that it works − or that it has worked on a couple of occasionsalready. Of course one may not own or operate a self−loading rifle down below the Mason−Dixon Line inAfrica, but the idea is certainly interesting. Zounds!We grieve for the African farmers who have lived in
for generations, but now find thatfollowing the revolution they do not have this choice. As much as one might wish it, he cannot simply bowout of a race war. You do not have to choose up sides to be a combatant. The other people will do it for you.In a curious commentary on the modern age, we recently had a long bull session with a family member whowas a naval aviator by profession and now flies combat aircraft as a civilian consultant. He has had a longtime in the air and a certain amount of combat experience, but the only time he ever had occasion to shoot forblood was on a rural highway in the United States. He repelled boarders with his 1911 and scored two forthree. That 45 pistol is a step down from a Sidewinder missile, but it worked exactly as intended − to nobody'ssurprise.Guru say: Don't put a glass on that "Co−pilot."Did you notice that these goofy animal crackers are buying up prime time on television sports channels?During pro−football broadcasts we were treated several times to a commercial which tried to make us feel badabout eating chicken. (Actually it could not have been a commercial, since nobody was trying to sellanything.) These people just insist that I should eat broccoli instead of steak. Now, I certainly do not care howmuch broccoli they eat, but I find it obnoxious for them to tell me what I should eat. The busybodies − the
as we may call them − are proceeding from the silly to the offensive. The ad we saw wassponsored by PETA, which calls itself "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals," but which moreprecisely might be termed
Philosophically Egregious Theorizers of Asininity.
Note that the new offerings from Mercedes Benz feature pistol boxes beneath the two front seats. That is not anew idea, but up till now it was a call for custom work.We learn from a correspondent in France that wild pigs have become a serious agricultural problem there, asthey have been in Germany for some time, and now increasingly so in Australia. Hunting the "wild boar" is afine pastime and should be encouraged widely. French farmers do not seem to like this idea, however, andnow maintain that the wild hog should be exterminated. The people who condemn hunting frequently have toface this. They would rather there were no wild animals than that anyone should enjoy hunting them.In studying the matter of a rigid glass with all adjustments in the mount, we come up into the rarified study of "spherical sections." We were introduced to spherical sections in our college math studies, but the subject didnot take. Fortunately I have access to technicians who understand such things. (A spherical section is a solemnthing.)We note with annoyance that neither the factory nor Gun South is prepared to offer a "Jeff Cooper trigger" ona production SS. That trigger, which I hoped was to be offered as a standard feature, is one of the outstandingthings about the SS rifle. Family member Mark Yuen suggests that what is now being offered suggests aFerrari with a speed governor installed.
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