On second thoughts, no, shoot a lot. Today that meant taking a sporterized SMLE and a Remington 700, 30-06, down to the range for a quick dial-in before next week’s hog hunt in West Texas.
100 Year Old (almost) Lee & Younger Shooter
We started with the venerable Lee, which was made in 1917 and saw several “refits” before ending up as a porch project at the Compound. It shot well, for a rifle that’s nearly 100 years old, and I like to imagine its history, as indicated by a cacophany of stampings on the receiver. Hopefully it’ll bring down a pig or two.
Shoot That Gun
The Remington 700 was next up and performed flawlessly, a far more accurate rifle than I am and a lot of fun to shoot. It’s topped off with an old Redfield scope with a built in range finder, which I always forget how to use. Youtube, come to the rescue!
Plinkers
Satisfied that both rifles were on to minute of hog, we finished off with some gentle .22 plinking against steel plates and a couple of ice tea cans. Take that, plate, and you too, can. We have your measure.
Kindly Old LSP
Then, parched by an afternoon with guns in the fierce Texan sun, the team fell back to base for some refreshing drinks of Global Cooling and the satisfaction of a successful evolution.
Blue Congressman
Well done, HQ Troop. I’ll pretend I didn’t hear you teasing Blue Congressman with a squirrel call…
Round in the chamber,
LSP