Thursday, May 29, 2008

Another Lapse...

Well, I've stumbled into another several week long lapse in posting, but hey, I've been busy.

Ok, that's an excuse for being lazy.

I've gotten a bunch of stuff done around the house (landscaping and such), and I've been out at the range several times a week lately. I picked up a used Remington 597 for a plinker/practice gun, and I'm in the process of setting it up with aperture sights.

On the musical front, Jerry (the mastermind) and I have laid down tracks for an acoustic version of one of our songs, and I'm doing mixdown right now. I hope to post the song in the next few days, and then it'll be on to the next track. We want to do a little 3-song disc for our press pack.

I'm shooting a High-Power match this Sunday with my K-31. I've got the sights tweaked (smaller aperture for the Mojo rear sight) and I'm all in the black on the SR-1, SR-21, and MR-31 targets, including mostly 8-10 ring hits. I STILL don't have a single X-ring credit to my name, though...

Also this Sunday, is the Great Lakes Dragaway BOP (Buick, Olds, Pontiac) days race. I'm not going to be able to make it down for the money race by the time the match is over, so I'm thinking of heading down for fun racing. GLD recently went back to NHRA sanctioning, though, and the prices are pretty rediculous. It's $37 for fun racing, plus $25 for spectating. I'm sorry, but I wouldn't pay that much for anything other than a national-level event for spectating. I drive my race car to the track, so in addition to about 16 gallons of racing fuel, now I've got to add $65 at the gate for my wife and I? I'll let you all know how she does...

2 comments:

Cepik said...

Mike,

Are you referring to the ghost ring aperture sights? I have a mini 14 that I want set up with aperture but I don't know if I need a kit or if I have to take it to a gun smith. How are you doing it?

Great blog, I came over from the link at Alphecca

Mike Gallo said...

Yeah - Mojo sighting systems makes a model specifically for the K-31, as well as for some other Milsurps. I'm honestly unfamiliar with the Mini-14 (well, not familiar enough to give advice on sighting systems), but I know that New England Custom Guns makes a Weaver (Picatinny) mounted aperture, so if you can mount a weaver rail w/o gunsmithing, you can probably use that. Only problem is whether or not the front sight is tall enough, then. *sigh* I'm going through this to outfit my .22LR with apertures, and I can't find much good info on it...