Pardon the lack of posts this past week, only had one day off and that was to attend a funeral. Also moving things around in my room since I redid the floor.
Part of the reason was cause I wanted a new floor but also to clear out junk for new things and try to maximize space for a recent purchase.
I did buy a few things recently.
A couple boxes of Hornady 500 gr. FP/XTP bullets for my reloading. I’m gathering all the ammo components for the next AR-15 build, which is a Beowulf.
This also serves a secondary purpose. If I decide to go with the 335 grain bullets for my Beowulf, I can always use the 500 grain stuff for my Taurus Raging Bull 500 chambered in 500 S&W.
A much needed part for my Shrike also arrived. This dowel looking thing is actually a spacer that you need in order to use a full length, fixed rifle stock on a Shrike. If you haven’t followed along on that build, the Shrike has a side-charging handle that interferes with most aftermarket collapsible AR-15 stocks. I’m swapping out the Magpul UBR for a Magpul PRS.
The third purchase is one that hasn’t shown up yet but I’m expecting it to arrive on Wednesday, according to the tracking number. I opted to get the DShK wheeled mount because I honestly don’t know when I’ll ever see one for sale again.
Funny story about this mount; I’ve been waiting for it for two years and kind of gave up/forgot about it. Until I got an email while I was on vacation in Canada from the dealer that they had finally arrived.
Apparently the dealer, who sells equipment and arms to the DoD found a warehouse in Poland that was stacked to the ceiling with what he called “green coffins”. Full of surplus stuff; gas masks, helmets, misc weapon parts. However he said the middle boxes were unknown items since they were difficult to get to. That’s where he found the DShK mounts along with KPV stuff.
They were supposed to ship out much earlier but apparently the captain of the cargo vessel in Europe did not want any military equipment on his ship, so everything the dealer bought from the warehouse was delayed. Two years later they’re finally here.
It will be nice to finally have the proper mount for my DShK. I just have to be very careful around it; the entire thing without the DShK on it still weighs close to 300 lbs.
I could rest my laptop on my DShK while sitting down on the seat and blog from there…