Wood from tree trimming went into the BioLite BaseCamp stove for cooking a fun backyard dinner...SPAM Burgers!
Spring Break in Quarantine doesn't have to be boring - Alex and I hacked a $125 Harbor Freight engine into an old Sears lawn tractor that Alex's Grandfather (William P. Chapin) gave him!
Loading .223 Remington cartridges on one of my LEE Load-Master progressive presses. This setup for my .223 "House" ammunition includes a handful of 3D printed accessories - A collator tube clamp, a taller case pusher, a case feeder spacer, and a bullet feed die.
My Son received a package from Bigfoot!
My Son Alex (William A. Chapin) loading 12 Gauge AA hulls for Tuesday evening trapshooting at the Onondaga Sportsman Club on St. Patrick's Day - March 17, 2020. The virus lockdown may keep us from going out for green ginger ale tomorrow - but it can't keep us from shooting a few lines of trap with friends!
The first few groups off the bench at 100 yards with the sporterized 1917 Enfield rifle.
A few shots at the gong from the 25 yard pistol line with the Contender chambered in .30-30 Winchester.
Priming and Seating .30-30 Winchester on a Lyman Turret Press. Powder Coated Cast 311041 Plain Base Bullets provided by GunFun ZS.
"Man, there's really something wrong with you..."
Sizing .222 Remington Brass from Brokeloader on a Dillon 550 with an RCBS Lube Die #1 and Full Length Sizing Die.
Powder charging Norma 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser that was sent to me by TreeTopFlier.
Trying out the Lyman All-American 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser sizing die that was sent to me by TreeTopFlier. He also sent the Norma brass!
TreeTopFlier sent me two sets of 6.55x55 Swedish Mauser dies along with a couple boxes of very nice Norma and Federal brass that appears to be once fired. Keep an eye out for the Lyman All-Amercian Full Length Sizing Die and the brass in upcoming videos!
Wood flowers by William Alexander Chapin - they are one of my most prized possessions.
A quick video to show what I'm up to in the shop.
A few quick shots at 100 yards with my recently purchased M38 Swedish Mauser.
Another round of testing magazines in an AR-15 M4 Clone
The first time at the range with my recently purchased M38 Swedish Mauser.
Testing magazines in an AR-15 M4 Clone - Anderson upper and lower, 14 1/2" DPMS Government Contract Barrel with a pinned and welded GSL Technologies suppressor adapter. Osprey Defense Gas Piston System. Mostly Anderson and Palmetto milspec parts with GG&G sling mounts. Yes, it's a parade sling...very inexpensive!
I stumbled across a little fellow at the range - unfortunately, he had seen his last day. I dedicated today's M1 Garand target to the turtle.
Those of you that have watched my recent videos *might* understand.
Reloading .30-30 Winchester for testing in the Savage 340. The first 10 rounds were fired during my October 10, 2019 Live Stream from the Range. A special thanks to J & L Ammunition LLC, Galesburg, Michigan for providing the Shooters World Buffalo Rifle powder and T&B Bullets hard cast 309-165gr-RNFP bullets.
Freeing the stuck buffer of my Colt Match Target AR-15 Rifle and showing the unidentified match trigger.
Loading 350 Remington Magnum with powder coated cast bullets and IMR-7625. Some of the rounds were fired during one of my recent live streams.