Well here it is January already

Where did December go?  Wait…what?  It’s the end of February?  What happened to winter?  Who cares?!  I love a non-winter!  But where did all of the time go?  I have been lax in posting on here because it seems like we aren’t doing anything interesting…I guess that’s because we are so busy doing things!

Target practice Target practice

Indoor soccer continues to rage so weekends are taken up with that.  Work has been wild with no near hope of slowing down.  I haven’t been to the place in the country for awhile…at least not to work on the house.

Target shooting

Ah yes, that brings me to something we did do.  Isaac and I went out in the woods last weekend to do some ballistics testing…for science of course.  We mainly wanted to see if gunpowder would still propel a bullet out the end of a gun.  Folks, I am pleased to report that gun powder still works!  In my last post, I promised that we would delve into the maths in this post.

Targets a'plenty
Targets a'plenty

Now I know that math freaks a lot of people out.  As I do computer programming for a living, I guess I have grown accustomed to it so I often do not think of how other people think about the maths.  Friends, I hope you will bear with this discussion on the topic.   As part of our testing, we discovered that the gun powder worked 100% of the time.  Many of the  bullets obviously had anomalies though as not all of the bullets made it from the muzzle of the gun to the target as they should have.  I cannot find any explanation other than bullet defects.  I am going to use a technical term here but we hit the target “most” of the time.  It’s hard to quantify “most” so lets’ call that the mystery of math.

Target shooting with a single action
This is an old single action revolver...lots of fun to shoot. We feel like quite the cowboys!

Anyhow, back to ciphering…we enjoyed 100% of our time shooting 228 bullets from 3 separate firearms.  The maximum number of bullets we shot in a single volley was 19.  The minimum was 19 also (it is so much fun emptying a clip all at once…why would you ever shoot less than the max?!)

Political signs make great targets
Political signs make great targets

Dear friends, it seems that the maths aren’t too hard when it comes to target practice.  I am apparently suffering from being unable to count the months.  I am not sure if there is a cure…besides maybe more target shooting…



5 thoughts on “Well here it is January already

  1. Ah yes, nothing like target practice to sooth the soul. As for the mathematics of shooting it is very simple: gun + ammunition x the number of rounds fired = fun. Now some people add the following;
    -:- the number of misses, but those people also are the ones who usually have the problem with math anyway. I also noticed that you added: + son x a beautiful day. Way to go “Super Dad”.

  2. This is going to be a year without Winter for sure! It was 70 degrees at my house today. Your post makes me want to get my BB gun out! lol

    And now I’ve gotta do some math so I can comment! 🙂

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