Most here in the States aren’t likely to be familiar with these but they are quite nice rifles, comparable to the Anschutz 64 in my opinion at least. Cousin to the Krico 300 series of rifles. Midsouth Guns in Wagram buys estates and does a ton of trading so you’re apt to see pretty much anything and everything there, its where I purchased my Krico Mannlicher a couple of years ago. So on the latest trip I found it and a Savage 24v-a in .222/20 ga. sitting side by side in the floor racks, wonderful two tempting items side by side. With a bit of back and forth on prices of both, I took the Weihrauch and my friend Rick purchased the Savage which suited our respective interest pretty accurately.
Some range time will tell me if I made the right choice but I’m confident it will be a good shooter, it shows no sign of having been fired at all.
Here’s one new toy I didn’t see coming but a trade on a Shotgun put it in my hands for $260 and I’d been at least a little curious about them. You need to read the manual on these as there is some required set up of the barrel indexing system and you will need to read it to understand it, or at least I did. Mines nice and snug now but I’m trying to decide how I’m going to scope it, low power optic or Red Dot or other? Neat the way they’re packaged.
We’ll have to see how it compares to my Papoose accuracy wise, I like the way its packaged better but results count.
yesterday and modified another, the mod wast the addition of a Marbles Bullseye rear sight to my Henry Pump in .22wmr, the factory Buckhorn sights just are hard to use for me and preliminary trials make this look like an improvement for me at least.
Local shop got a couple of the Keltec CMR-30’s in and…well I really like the .22wmr and I recently picked up a PMR 30 so…….yeah I got one, we’ll see how we like it when it cools down a little around here.
Sold a friend a Shotgun I just really had no use for and in the process picked up a Ruger 10/22 T/D in Kyptec Camo NIB he’d gotten a deal on and passed it to me $260 still in the box. The concept is near and I’ve already got a Papoose so maybe a little head to head down the road.
My COPD makes shooting it in the current record heat a non-starter but once we get a bit cooler weather I’ve got a lot to testing to do.
My Wife and Granddaughter love the Beach, since I stopped playing golf I have no use for the place, our deal used to be if I put her on the Beach front I could go play all the golf I wanted without any complaint. LOL, well She still gets the Beach but I get bored. Basically I’m reduced to being a Chauffeur for her and the Granddaughter. Maybe its time to get the clubs back out and see how good the Surgeon really fixed my neck?
The Savage M25 Walking Varminter that I purchased in .17 Hornet has two piece bases spaced so wide apart a Weaver V24 barely fits and with no ability to adjust eye relief, just another knuckle head move by Savage. Finding a suitable replacement that says “yes I fit” has been a bit exasperating but finally I found one by EGW. Ordered it Saturday and hopefully it won’t take too long to get it, once I get it I’ll remount the V24 and take it and my Savage SSHB .17wsm out to the club together, think I know which one will win that encounter.
While not really being in a mood to write much or shoot for that matter, I do know a good deal still when I see one. Flyer came yesterday from Field & Stream and one of the specials was the Keltec PMR-30 for $399, not dirt cheap but about as inexpensive as we see them in my area so I called them and had them hold one for me as I was on my way. When I got there I told them I’d called and Chase (nice young salesman I’d dealt with before), went to the back to get a a fresh one. I looked it over and everything was good, I jokingly asked if they were giving anything away ( I’d purchased two H&R Handirifles from them for under $150 each not long ago) he replied they had some really good close out items. I asked if they had anything in .17 Hornet as I’d been looking for a CZ527 or Ruger 77//17 in it, the only .17 Hornet they had was a Savage M25 Walking Vermonter with the plastic stock for get this $250 plus an additional 10% off, came to $224.97….What? The cheapest I’d found the M25 online was $475 and Savages Centerfires have a good reputation, with a couple of Weaver V24’s at the house, a scope was no problem. The reviews I’ve seen have been pretty good and I’ll say the Accutrigger on this one at least adjusted to about 2 lbs. and pretty clean. We’ll just have to see how it shoots.
The past month or so I’ve simply not had much desire to get out to the range or write about guns or shooting, lots going on with Dad’s estate and getting my own affairs sorted with the changes its brought about. I hope the desire returns.
Drove down to Lake Phelps in Hyde County yesterday for a get together of member of the NC Hunting and Fishing website members, its a weekend long get together but my hunting partner and I just went for the mid day to early afternoon cook out. I’ve been a member for about 8 years and Rick for more like 20 or more. Mike Noles and his wife owners of Conman’s Outfitting there at Lake Phelps are the hosts of the event and its a well attended and well run get together. Aside from putting names and faces together they put on a wonderful meal of all sorts of Wild Game and Fish, from Turkey legs to Tuna with Bear and Venison Kilbasa, grilled Tuna fillets, and too many others to name. One of the members and his wife make a huge batch of old fashioned cooked from scratch Banana Pudding (wow that takes me back as my Mom made some excellent pudding as well). Just a great day, overcast early then clearing but the wind stayed up so the usual bugs couldn’t light on you. Thanks Conman and all who donated and prepared this game feast.
Somehow with Dad gone it just doesn’t feel quite right, we got together with Rob and his Family yesterday in Winston-Salem and had a great time but coming Home passing the exit to Dad’s house it just didn’t seem right. I miss him, we argued and agreed on very little but I’ve never known anyone whose work ethic and sense of Duty was stronger. He was a great example in many ways and the negatives just don’t seem to matter anymore, a lot of who and what I am came from him… good and bad. His Father was a piece of work for certain and understanding that has helped me understand a lot of our interaction. Miss you Dad, see you soon.
It will be a week tomorrow since we buried Dad, hectic and difficult decisions have had to be made (my Sister is catching the brunt of it), I started a Cold the day before Dad had his stroke and it hasn’t backed off a bit, Warm weather colds are a pain anytime but this one is a doozy and has kept me from sleeping well every night so far. The wife thinks I’ve got Pneumonia and she may be right, time to go to the Doctor if for no other reason to get her off my back.
I’d hoped to be doing some testing on several new guns but really haven’t felt like dealing with it so far, hopefully soon.