Uberti Silverboy in .22wmr…

I’ve been and continue to hemorrhage cash on the Remodel, which is killing me with how slow its going, and needed a little retail therapy of my own. Looked around the smaller local shop and nothing appealed to me, looked into ordering something nothing really appealed to me. At Mace talking with Bill one of the owners and noticed they had the Henry Golden Boy Silver in .22 wmr which caliber I have a fondness for. The drop in the buttstock on that rifle just doesn’t work for me and there were a couple of cosmetic flaws in that particular example that just didn’t do it for me. Two feet left of the Henry’s on the rack were a couple of Uberti SIlverboys in .22lr and .22wmr, let me see the .22wmr, the fit and finish were outstanding on both, they have Beech stocks rather than the plain walnut the Henry had but the figure of the stained Beech was excellent, working the actions and trying the trigger (not letting the hammer drop all the way) showed it to be at least as smooth as the Henry I’d handled and maybe even better. Now all you Henry fans don’t get your tighty whites all in a wad, I’ve owned at least six Henry’s and still have a pump .22wmr so I’m not talking out of a lack of knowledge about them, Anthony Imperato is a great guy (yes I’ve talked to him a couple of times) but in this case at least the Uberti really impressed me. I’ll just have to see how it does in the long haul. Warranty is nowhere near what the Henry’s is and they don’t encourage you to take it apart to clean (that bugs me) but it handles nice so we’ll just have to see. Price wise at least at my LGS they’re very close in price.

Only had a minute to take some quick cell phone photos of the butt stock but that is some nice looking Beech.

A Blessed Thanksgiving…

Since Mom died coming up on two years ago and Dad’s passing in late May we’ve no real Family locally, the Wife only has today off (she needs to retire) so no run to Hickory to be with our Son and his Family. We’d about decided to go to Cracker Barrel and just enjoy each others company which isn’t a bad way to spend the day. I had hunted yesterday afternoon with my Friend Rick who had just lost his Brother last week, we didn’t see a single Deer but did watch four Turkeys feeding in a field for a while. Just talked about all the things he’ll miss about his Brother and all the things you have to take care of when someones dies. I’m thankful for Friends to share such things with, a burden shared is a burden lightened.

After getting in from hunting the Wife and I decide to go out to eat (after I changed and cleaned up some) so we went to a local Cafe and as we entered saw a Couple from our Sunday School Class. I went over to their table and they introduced me to their out of town guests, nice folks, they asked about our plans for Thanksgiving and I said we’d likely go to Cracker Barrel as it just wasn’t worth all the bother of cooking for just the two of us. They asked us to join them and their Family for Thanksgiving Dinner, I thanked them but said we’d hate to intrude, they insisted and said if we could stand the hub bub we’d very welcome. We gratefully accepted. Nice.

Returning to our table one of the Managers was talking with my wife and asked if we liked Peach Cobbler or Strawberry, I greatly prefer Strawberry, he brought out an entire pan wrapped to take home with us. So we’ll take the Cobbler with us today and begged them to let bring something else. No,no they replied.

I’m thankful for so many things and the actions of others really reminded me how fortunate we are, our Church Friends are Family too, there are lots of kind people around us every day. Thank you Lord for the reminders. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving everyone and I pray someone reminds you today of how much you have to be thankful for.

Remodeling blues…

We had a soft spot in the floor in front of the Vanity in the Master Bath, Contractor friend finally got a chance to start on it, we end up with a 3 foot by 4 foot hole in the floor because some lazy Sub decided to let the heat and air just dump out in the space under the Vanity rather than install a duct. Nothing to do by fix it an my Wife like anyother decides we need to remodel while we’re at it. Naturally she has no savings so it comes from what I generally consider my “gun fund”, lol. We’re just two days into this and I’ve already spent a custom long range rifle worth.

Some nasty folks out there…

on both sides, burning, rioting, stopping traffic and commerce is pretty much assured of getting you noticed but not in a good way, liberals, socialists and race baiters just don’t seem to comprehend this.

On the other hand pulling up beside Hispanics and Middle Eastern or Middle Eastern looking folks and threatening them or telling them to go home doesn’t cut it either. If someone is here illegally there is a process, it may have been ignored the past eight years but I’m guessing that is going to stop.

SO…lets all act like Civilized Human beings and get back to be being a Nation of Laws and Order and productivity.

Hate doesn’t look good on anyone. God Bless and keep us all.

Planning session…

Two friends and I took a little ride up to HH Gunsmithing yesterday, I’d taken him a Rem action to start a 6.5 Creedmore build a few weeks ago and one of my friends had acquired a 700 action and spent a good bit of our time going through the planning phases with Thumper for building him one as well.  We talked about the truing process of the receiver and then having a custom bolt built by PTG, so many little details that go into the process and so much to consider. Thumper makes it very interesting and is great at explaining things and you can see his face light up as he guides you through the process. Both I and my friend hope to take our finished rifles to one of Thumpers Long Range Shooting classes next Spring. A very pleasant way to spend a nice early fall afternoon.

 

 

 

 

Range trip…

Seems I stay behind on sighting in and load testing, a friend from out of town and I were going to do lunch yesterday but business interfered so I took the wife to lunch then loaded up the Subaru and headed to the range. Needed to sight in my Ruger 7-08 with its new scope, do some initial sighting in/load testing with a older Mauser 2000 in .30-06 and try out the CZ 527 in .17 Hornet.

The American in 7-08 shoots very well with the last three shot group going 3/4″ at 100 yards, the Nikon 3.5-14x scope with BDC is sighted in dead on at 100 yards, the BDC will be used for longer shots. The .30-06 is a 1978 model in very good condition, first sight in with a 4.5-14x30mm scope is putting 3 rounds of Federal blue box 180’s into 1 1/4 inches and set to shoot 2 inches high at 100 yards. This will be my Black Bear rifle is the hunt comes off. Finally the CZ 527 shot as well as all its kin that I already own, multiple 3 shot groups went into anywhere from 5/8’s to 1/2 inches at 100 yards, love watching the impacts with this round, no recoil. Using a Weaver 6-24x V24, misses will be my fault I’m pretty certain. Short season but got a fair amount accomplished and two rifle ready to hunt with so I’m pleased.

Couple of photos…

The Savage M25 Walking Varminter in .17 Hornet…

And now the CZ 527 in .17 Hornet…

Long term the pride of ownership is likely to be higher not to mention the SST on the CZ and several other features.

To prove I actually read comments and have a sense of humor, this is a search term that showed up in the stats on the site…ie supposedly this is what some one was looking for in a search and was directed here, lol.

a silly chattering windbag, an infernal liar, a conceited, gushing, rump-wagging, blethering ass.”

Hope they’re pleased with the result of the search….  ;-)

.17 Hornet revisited…

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.