I don’t use gloves or a mask when sifting through my tumbler. Maybe I should be? Something to consider for sure. Ive always thought of my tumbler as the obnoxious loud noise coming from upstairs, not as a vibrating cloud of death.
What the heck type of horse flies do you guys have over there?! Infections? Immobilizing joints? 😱
It’s normal for me to get bit 5-10 times per day when the horse flies are out in full force, they sting but don’t draw blood, definitely don’t leave a mark. Maybe a different species?
I wouldn’t stress, just go shoot it.
I passed maybe four patches through my new 308 R8 barrel before shooting it for the first time today. Didn’t bother with break in either. Sighted it in at 100 then a friend and I were hitting steel at 330 m no problem. I cleaned the barrel when I got home...
Loved reading about your outing, well done!
I’ve run into bullets not expanding as well… shot a wolf with a 300 win mag at about 50 yards away. Slipped through ribs on both sides, small holes. Happened to a bear as well. Still kills things just fine, just not as much trauma.