New addition to the Allen family....

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Fiftydriver, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver <strong>Official LRH Sponsor</strong>

    Jun 12, 2004
    To all,

    Just to keep things on the up and up, Over the last several evenings, I have finished up the first 50 Allen Tactical rifle. THis round is basically my 338 AM necked up to 0.510" to shoot the 50 BMG bullets.

    I just started initial load testing. Started with 110 gr of RL-22 under a Mil surplus 700 gr AP BT. First shot had a hang fire long enough to have a sandwitch between trigger fall and ignition!!!

    Jumped up 10 more gains and things started to settle in. No chrono data yet, just getting an idea of the working powder ranges to start with. Basically just wanted to see if she went bang!!!

    Made it up to 142 gr RL-22 and still no pressure signs in any way and at 100% load density. Rl-22 may be to slow for the 700 gr pill, H-4350 or Rl-19 maybe just right. Rl-22 should be about perfect for the heavier pills such as the 750 gr A-Max and the 835 gr ULD RBBT SP if I dare to try her in this rifle. Recoil in the 16 lb rifle with 142 gr is not warm and fuzzy!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Main reason I posted!!!

    Saturday morning at 9:14 am little Kenzie Marie Allen decided to show up 2 weeks early making my wife and I first time parents!!


    She was 20" long and weighed 6 lbs 14 oz. Not a monster but surely a keeper. She is getting cuter every day!!!! When they arrive you really wonder what they will turn out like!!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Anyway, the last couple days have been a bit crazy as all of you with kids know all to well. As a newbie I am learning fast but have a scary amount to learn in a hurry.

    Anyway, just wanted to let you know. As far as customers, I have a couple pressing projects that I still want to get out ASAP but this may slow things down a few days until we get the new little beauty settled in and not keeping us up through the nights. I appreciate all your patients and assure you the delays will not be long.

    Good Shooting!!

    Kirby Allen(50)
  2. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

    Jun 18, 2007
    A big congrats on your new addition. Parenting is one of the amazing ways that God grows up. Just wait till she gets interested in boys /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
    Enjoy every moment-they grow up faster than you would ever imagine.

  3. Shawn Carlock

    Shawn Carlock Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2007
    Very good Kirby. I'm happy for you. I'd consider myself lucky just to have a healthy child. You take whatever time you need to keep momma and newbie comfortable.
  4. joecool

    joecool Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2006
    Congrats on the little girl enjoy her all you can they grow up way to fast.
  5. ss7mm

    ss7mm Writers Guild

    Jun 11, 2005
    Fantastic /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif Great looking baby.

    Now just get her to smile and post the picture so we can finally see an Allen smile /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    It doesn't get any better than that. Now I know why you were a little behind in shop work about 8 or 9 months back. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Hope momma and baby are well and they don't let the cold weather get to them.

    I have a 1 year old grand daughter named Makenzie and she gets called "Kenzie". You picked a good name.

    Congrats Kirby, talk about a super Christmas present. looks like you built another keeper. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
  6. srhaggerty

    srhaggerty Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Kids truly are one of the best gifts you can ever recieve in life. Even though some days you won't think so...

    Enjoy her. They grow fast....
  7. zupatun

    zupatun Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2005
    Congratulations Kirby to you and your wife!

    I've got a daughter due to arrive in February as well. The first one is a little nerve wracking, if you're not used to taking care of them, but you'll step up fine I imagine. Just remember that they grow up real fast, faster than you imagine. Enjoy and again, congratulations.

    Matt Roth
  8. magicofmt

    magicofmt Well-Known Member

    May 9, 2005
    What a wonderful Christmas present! You'll figure the parenting part out real fast, you don't have a choice now. It's pretty easy after you get into it. I can tell that in 4 years or so, you'll have a little helper in that shop.
    Congrats on your new addition, she's the best one yet!
  9. Ballistic64

    Ballistic64 Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2004
    [ QUOTE ]
    and not keeping us up through the nights.

    Good Shooting!!

    Kirby Allen(50)

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Congratulations Kirby! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    Oh, and ummmm,about the not sleeping thing......plan on about 3 months /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
  10. CAM

    CAM Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2002
    Congrats Kirby

    What no "magnum" in her name???
    Enjoy as other have said they grow up fast!!

  11. victor

    victor Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2004
    Kirby and Mom,

    Congratulations on your new project! This project will take approx. 18 years to complete, but it will be one of your most important and most rewarding. Enjoy the journey.
    By the way, I clearly see a resemlence, primarily the haircut and eyebrows are all you man.

  12. POP

    POP Well-Known Member

    Jul 25, 2001
    Congratulations Kirby to you and your wife!
  13. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

    Dec 7, 2004
    I think you'll find that have 2 girls in your life is kinda like making that jump from 1000 yds to 2000 yds. It's only twice as far but is exponitially more difficult!!!!

    Congrats to both of you. The first few months were kind of trying. You do a whole lotta work and all you get is a crying baby and messy diaper!! Once Ainslee smiled @ me she had me wrapped around her finger. Parenthood just keeps getting more rewarding and fun as she gets older.

    As for the boy thing: I'll see you in prison in about 15-16 years /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif!!!
  14. älg

    älg Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2004
    Congratulations.- You´d better start preparing something to scare teenagers off her when she grows up.Kids are truly great...they take some time and sleep off you.. but wait until you get a smile from her.-