A few months back I decided I wanted (need has nothing to do with gun purchases) a .17 Hornet and started looking into the CZ 527 and other rifles chambered for it, pretty much decided to go with another 527 ( I already had 5). Then on a trip to Field&Streams now defunct Cary store I was offered a Savage M25 Walking Varminter for $224.95 plus tax, well that changed things. I purchased it, found the factory scope mounting bases too far rearward for me, ordered a EGW Picatinny rail, then installed a Weaver V24 scope. Haven’t gotten to the range to zero it yet. Then yesterday on one of my trips to the Sand Hills area of NC I found a very lightly used CZ527 Varminter in .17 Hornet and priced at $509, well I’ve never paid this particular dealer his asking price for anything so walked out with it for $475 OTD. My hunting partner Ricky was with me and a deal to sell him the Savage for what I had in it was immediately made. Now I need a set of rings to mount the Weaver on the CZ. The wood on this one is nothing special, attractive but no show stopper but that only means I won’t hesitate to take to the field, hopefully I’ll get some photos up in a day or so, raining now.
I come across these little oddities and I just have to bring them home, I’ve gone thru 2 H&R 999’s and kept one and moved one on to a friend, Saturday I came across this little H&R 676 at a small local shop, I’d not seen one with the Color Case still this bright and in such overall good condition before so…home it came. There is a little flecking on the .22lr cylinder but a Big 45 pad will take care of that, ran a bronze brush through the barrel and all the charge holes in both cylinders (yes both) and all looks pristine. Its been used but mostly the .22lr cylinder it appears.
By serial number its a 1978 model…
All in all a very clean little pistol.
It’s been an interesting week around here as Matthew moved up the Coasts of Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolinas. As seems to always be the case Water is the biggest killer and destroyer of Persons and Property. Family in eastern Florida came through pretty well thank God. Locally we had relatively minor Flooding but not far to our east and south east things were grim as Rivers passed historic flood levels. Far eastern NC is still in the bullseye as River have not reached their crests. God Bless those still in harms way.
On another note my Kidd barreled action that was sent to Randy at CPC in Conn. is due today, looking forward to seeing how it shoots now..
We’ve been looking at these Electric assisted Bicycles for a while and when a friend of his bought one to help pull his twin Sons in a bike trailer we started a serious look. My Son, who works for a major Cycling related company, even did some looking around for me at InterBike in Las Vegas. Best deal we found was a left over Specialized Turbo for 45% off retail, I test rode and purchased it Saturday and Sunday morning my Son and I did something we’ve not been able to do for over 10 years…we took a Bike ride together. We rode Mountain Bikes together years ago when I still lived in Hickory, but after moving away and with my COPD becoming more of a factor it just hasn’t been possible.
Thanks Rob for putting me back on wheels and for the time we’ll get to spend doing something we both love. Electric assisted bikes have to be pedaled to work so you’re providing at least part of the power all the time but when you hit that long steep hill you’ve got an Electric motor to take up the slack. I won’t get into all the specifics but they’re worth looking into.
The combination of battery in the down tube and electric motor in the rear hub make this thing weigh 54 lbs. which is a brick in Bicycles but it rides great.
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Picked up a Kidd 16.5 inch Stainless Bull barrel for a credit on a returned handgun (long story) and decided to put it on a receiver I already had set up with a JWH polished bolt, a Que’d barrel, Brimstone trigger and a Hawke Varmint scope in 3-12x with side focus. I also ordered a Hogue Ghilie stock in Green as I’d always wanted to try one out. Seating the Kidd barrel was uneventfully using a bit of Anti-seize on the barrel shank, I used 10 inch pounds of torque on the barrel block screws and everything seems to have hooked up well. I’m able to run a business card back to within 1.5 inches of the receiver with no real resistance so I’m optimistic it will shoot well with little fiddling around. Make for a nice looking little carbine.
The proof will be in the shooting, I have another receiver with a 20″ Kidd tapered barrel that I’ve not been able to get to shoot to suit me, its on its way to CPC for some of Randy’s TLC. Hopefully I’ll end up with two shooters out of this.
Lost a friend to Cancer last week, Bill Davis, a one of a kind guy who said what he thought and meant what he said, my hunting partners younger brothers Cancer has returned and has spread dramatically. I have a Food Drive for our Churches “Manna Market” coming up Saturday and the following Sunday I play Gideon for the 5th Graders at our Church. Just got the pieces to put together a Kidd barreled 10/22 stocked in a Hogue Ghilie Overmold, Nephew wants me to go down east to the Farm for opening of Deer season so we can Scout for Black Bear when that Season opens, have an appointment to follow up on my Abdominal Aortic Aneurism in Oct. as well and my annual Cardiologist visit where hopefully he’ll explain the results of my Stress Test last year, never did get a follow up on that. I know its all in Gods hands anyway but there sure are a lot of distractions along lines way.
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.