Bargain Barrel leads to another 10/22 build…

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.

Priorities…

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.

Weihrauch HW60J

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.

Ruger Take Down 10/22…

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.

Picked up a couple of new toys…

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.

 

 

Back from the Beach…

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?

Time to get to work…

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.

Hot deals…

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.  :wink:  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.