Saturday, November 28, 2009

Steven McQueen in Gun World Magazine

I have 6 years of this magazine sold a few over the years figured you'd all like to see part of one set.

Looking for a good hand made fowler?

Here is one of a kind in 12 ga flint lock Colrain barrel with removable choke. It was built by Tom Melkioty about 3 years ago. Designed for turkey hunting, features a wooden sliding patchbox, Chambers delux lock & a hand carved walnut stock. I was with Tom when we picked out the wood.

Price $1,200.00
Email me for details
Regards, BlackPowderBill

Saturday, November 21, 2009

2009 as “first year of global governance”

New EU President Rompuy announces 2009 as “first year of global governance”

“2009 is also the first year of global governance, with the establishment of the G20 in the middle of the financial crisis. The climate conference in Copenhagen is another step towards the global management of our planet.” end quote
Found a picture to go along with global government

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Black Powder Calculations

So I read on the Internet forums and while I was at the range today helping a guy sight in and shooting the bull I remembered this formula.
To understand powder and ammo you have to read a lot of old inventions. Pick yourself some old reloading manuals say at least 50 yrs old. These will help you understand ballistics and reloading better then all the new gizmo's offered today.

You can use a formula to calculate the maximum amount of powder your barrel can burn.
It is 11.5 ( grains) per square inch of barrel bore.
To run the calculation, take the bore diameter, say .50, for a 50 cal.rifle, then divide that number by 2 to get the radius.

.50 divided by 2= .25Square the radius,

.25 x .25 = .0625Now multiply that times Pi, or 3.1416,0625 x 3.1416 = .19635.

Multiply this times 11.5 grains per cubic inch:.19635 x 11.5 = 2.258

If your barrel is 36 inches long, multiple the length of the barrel - 36inches -

times the number above. 36 x 2.258 = 81.3 grains approx. ( 81.288).

Friday, November 6, 2009

Judith Enck EPA Region 2 Administrator

Subject: Judith Enck EPA Region 2 Administrator

If you do not know what this means, Judith Enck, who sought to shut down the
Reynolds Pheasant Farm, will now be Ed Guster's boss. Ed Guster is the
administrator managing the EPA's Shooting Range Best Management Practices
certification program.

Judith Enck headed to EPA
November 5, 2009 at 4:03 pm by Casey Seiler

Another second floor figure is moving on: Judith Enck, who serves as Gov.
Paterson’s deputy secretary for the environment, is headed to the
Environmental Protection Agency to serve as administrator for Region 2,
which includes New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands
and seven Tribal Nations — not a bad smorgasbord of ecosystems to have to
travel among.

The release from EPA:

Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson
announced President Barack Obama’s selection of Judith Enck to be the Agency’s
Regional Administrator for EPA’s region 2. This region encompasses New
Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and seven Tribal

“I look forward to working closely with Judith Enck on the range of urgent
environmental issues we face, in region 2 and across the nation,” said EPA
Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “At this moment of great challenge and even
greater opportunity, I’m thrilled that Judith will be part of our leadership
team at EPA. She will certainly play an instrumental role in our Agency’s
mission to protect our health and the environment.”

Regional Administrators for the EPA are responsible for managing the
Agency’s regional activities. They promote state and local environmental
protection efforts and serve as a liaison to state and local government
officials. EPA’s Regional Administrators will be tasked with making sure
that EPA’s efforts to address the environmental crises of today are rooted
in three fundamental values: science-based policies and programs, adherence
to the rule of law, and transparency.

Judith Enck has close to 30 years of experience in the environmental
field. Enck has served as the Deputy Secretary for the Environment in New
York State since 2007. Prior to that, she worked for eight years as a policy
advisor to the Attorney General of New York, for five years as the Executive
Director of Environmental Advocates of New York, and as a Senior
Environmental Associate with the New York Public Interest Research Group.
She also serves on a number of boards in New York, including the New York
State Energy Board and the New York State Superfund Management Board. Enck,
who received her bachelor’s degree from the College of Saint Rose, lives in
Poestenkill, New York.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Elections or Buying an Empire

Quote: And Republican New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, despite spending close to $100 million, had a narrow re-election victory. ###

What really disgusts me is the amount of money spent by the candidates. 100 million dollars to buy an empire.
My God, what I could do with $100,000,000.00!

According to the USDA ~Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-23) 115 pp, March 2007
Average yearly expenditures on food in U.S. urban households increased between 2003 and 2004. Over the period, annual per capita spending on food rose from $2,035 to $2,207. The 2004 average comprises $1,347 spent on food consumed at home and $860 spent on food consumed away from home.

If my figures are correct 1m / 2k = 50,000 monthly food bills. Drop out the $860.00 spent away from home and it equals just fewer than 88,000.

This is corruption on a gross scale equal to the corporate bailouts.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Muzzleloaders say thank you

I’m a past secretary for the New York State Muzzleloaders
Assoc. and was part of the Mountain Man Primitive
Encampment at Moose River Plains Wilderness area Columbus
Day weekend.
This was our eighteenth year camping there and
we all take the weather in stride. All in all we had a great time.
To thank a few: Ole Barn for a meal that held up to its reputation,
Murdocks for supplying our bathrooms, and John Levi
for our firewood. Hauling Blue Boys and fire wood five miles
back is a feat in itself, and greatly appreciated. Visits from
Rangers Bruce and Jake are something we’ve come to look forward
Thanks for the help at the hardware store to repair a broken
brake line and the grocery store for the last minute cold medicine.
Also for those of us (me) who are not so “primitive,”
thanks to Deer Meadows Motel for their usual great hospitality.
Last but not least, thanks to all the people that braved the cold
to come on visitors day to share a few stories with us. Some of
you have been coming for years and it’s great to see old friends.
Hope to see you next year!

Fulton, N.Y.