unfortunately it didn’t bring any ammunition with it, dang that stuff isn’t easy to find and a bit pricy when you do, got some on the way, mounted a Nikon 5 3.5-14x BDC. Supposedly only 20 rounds through it, you know the routine, only driven to the range on Sundays etc. It is clean as a pin without a mark on it and the test target is just sick even if it is at 50 yards. Photos will have to wait on Sun Shine along with the .17m2. Expensive week so far but some nice additions to the accumulation.
a caliber I really like and a rifle (452 Varmint) I didn’t have in great condition to boot, what’s not to like. The 452 Varmint .17m2 has only one action screw with likely will mean having it bedded but I know a Guy. The seller on Gunbroker had 29 photos from every angle imaginable (hint: that’s the way to sell your firearm, lots of photos), the wood while not exceptional, has nice grain and I can’t find a mark on it nor any on the metal. The bolt face shows its been fired at least a little but I’m guessing- scope mounted and maybe sighted in and then into the safe or rack to sit until the owner decided it was surplus. At any rate the condition is exceptional for a 13 year old rifle, darkness and a Budget meeting to attend at Church prevented good photos but hopefully some sunshine today will remedy that.
I thank you, if you’re like me you served with pride and honor as the vast majority of us did, no matter how unpopular, no matter where you were called you did your job to the best of your ability. God bless you all.
I’ve installed a new system to effectively handle Spam, so comments are now available again, thanks to everyone. Hopefully I’ll be able to leave them on.
Won a Gunbroker auction for a 2004 Varmint in .17m2, a caliber I’m very fond of in a rifle I had no example of. Never have been very fond of the CZ Varmints, I’ve owned them in .22wmr and .22lr in the 452 version an do have much modified 455 with Lilja barrel glued in and action bedded. All versions of the 452 are getting a good bit more scarce and there were never many Vamints in .17m2, the rifle appears to be in near new condition so hopefully it will be a shooter.
made one of the “old” Gunshop circuits today, solo. Carthage, Ed’s and Midsouth, found nothing that really peaked my interest, closest thing was a “okay” CZ 527 Varmint in .17 Rem. Just odd to make the 1 and half hour drive by myself, I’m either going to have to find a new Gunshop denizen to hang out with or give it up, nah I won’t give it up but it sure isn’t the same as yakking away talking about guns and hunting for a few hours and then the fun of going thru the shops looking for a deal, imagined or real. Miss you Rick, just ain’t the same with out you around.
Hate doing it but I’m spending too much time each day deleting spam messages, the Russians, Chinese, Indian and Pakistanis and Lord only knows who else have Bots that can throw them up by the hundreds in a short period of time.
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this morning Rick passed away, pretty much everywhere I go I encounter someone who didn’t know he’d passed, which usually means I get to go through the whole story of what happened again. The good thing is I get to tell how his passing isn’t the end of the story because Rick was a believer in Jesus Christ, so this was simply “so long for now, see you soon”. I’m finding I don’t spend as much time in the local gunshops, still stop by every few days but not hanging out like I was, don’t know if this will last or not. The wife probably hopes it will.
A deranged man who was my and several of my acquaintances “thorn in the flesh” for many years has finally talked his way out of our lives, who said there is no justice in this world. I have a smile on my face and a spring in my step. I’ll say no more.
Having been impressed but not surprised by a Pilot friend and the Company he works for having flown supplies to Puerto Rico and planning to do more, I decided a donation to an organization I know uses every penny for Disaster Relief was in order. The Baptist Men’s Disaster Relief fund. All administrative costs are borne by Baptist Men/Baptists on Missions, I first became familiar with their work when we joined FBC Mebane and while my health prevents me from physically going with them I can support them financially. With all the needs from this Hurricane season they and others can use the help. I urge you to find a similar organization that doesn’t eat up your dollars with “overhead” as some of the better known organizations do.