The Big Dog…

Sort of an insider joke, on your iPhone you can set ring tones to let you know by the sound who is calling you, for my Hunting buddy Rick it was a big barking dog. After getting the text from his Sister that he had passed I made some phone calls and decided to go by one or two of the shops we frequented in person. One had this CZ 550 FS in 9.3×62 that had come out of Pawn and they’d offered it to me but I really didn’t think I had any use for it. But after looking at it again and doing some haggling in the best tradition of Gun Shop denizens I got it so inexpensively I couldn’t resist. It’s big and pretty no nonsense like a Big Dog I knew, so what the heck it’s the commemorative “Big Dog”, Rick would have liked it.

 

Something to think about…

A friend will be having some eye surgery soon and needed a diversion so we made a little trip to some of our favorite gunshops, at one I looked at a nice little Mannlicher .22lr that I know a bit about. Condition was good but not what I usually look for, price wasn’t abargain so I left it there. I asked a couple of questions on another sight and got reminded by one person why I have so little use for some folks as they are more interested in pumping themselves up than giving a straight answer. Still pondering the purchase of that  rifle but I’ll do some more study before I decide and hopefully someone will buy it before I make up my mind.

Photo Phuucket….

As you can see, Photobucket is choosing to hold up (as in ROB) its users if they reach a certain level of usage, some fee is not unreasonable but they want $39.95 per month for those who do what they call 3rd party hosting.That’s more per year than I pay for hosting this website for 5 years. Shame on you Photobucket…I was told unlimited storage and band width when I joined 10 years ago, that then changed to 10 gbs a year or so ago, I’m at 75% right now and would have no problem paying a reasonable fee but what they are asking for is hardly reasonable.

Tandemkross “Freedom Rail” for PMR-30

Wanting to put a optic on my older PMR-30 I ordered a Freedom rail which attaches to the   holes on the rear top of the PMR-30. Such a simple thing but really effective. In less than 15 minutes I had it installed and ready to zero.

The Bushnell First Strike slips right on and with the tightening of one screw is ready to be zeroed.

Couldn’t be simpler, now to get it zeroed.

First Shots with Mk IV Hunter…

Took the new Mk IV Hunter and my old AMT Lightning with their newly acquired scopes to the club yesterday, quickly found that the NcStar 2.5x I got for next to nothing and mounted on the AMT was worth “next to nothing”. No real surprise but I had hoped it might be at least usable…no such luck. The Burris 2x on the other hand is clear as a bell, no complaints there, some retraining of the brain and eyes going on and I need to work out a usable rest for testing (a couple of rice bags in socks worked only slightly better than nothing). Was still able to shoot repeatable 1-1 1/2 inch groups with CCI Subsonic HP’s at 25 yards but think once I get all sorted out I can likely halve that, the sun was in my face so I was getting a lot of flare and my eyes aren’t what they were 20 years ago when I shot scoped Contenders on a regular basis. Looking forward to round two.

What a year it has been…

Politics alone made 2016 a doozy, hopefully rejecting the “anointed one” will prove beneficial, if nothing more than putting a couple of conservatives on the Supreme Court. Few seem to comprehend how important that is. Firearms wise I’ve managed to pick up several nice new examples and still need to make time to shoot more of them, really need a good 100 yard indoor range near by.

Wishing all my friends and readers a Happy an Prosperous New Year, may God Bless and keep you an yours.

Christmas is upon us…

Son and his Families presents are bought, he’ll get a surprise or two, the Wife and I are covered very well, Bathroom remodel is down to some touch up work but essentially finished and nice. Garage door opener died but has been replacement with a much, much quieter unit with some nice upgrades.

Now the really important part of Christmas begins, remembering what the real reason for the season is, Christ’s birth, the hope of all mankind come to earth. If you don’t know him I pray you seek him out, for me its the most important relationship in my life.

God Bless and Merry Christmas and a Safe and Prosperous New Year.

It’s Christmas time…

Don’t know what it means to you but for me its my hope for the Future, Christ came to Earth to offer a Sacrifice for the Salvation of our Souls. Two years ago today my Mother died, just over six months ago my Father passed, I know I’ll see them again. Amen.

Yesterday we joined with my Wife’s family to celebrate, our Son and his Family were there so pretty much all the Family I have other than my Sister and her Family, It was nice to be with them all and we had a wonderful time but nothing like the reunion we’ll have one day in Heaven. God Bless you all and I hope to meet you all there one day as well.