Florence…the guest that just doesn’t want to leave

Started raining pretty steady again late yesterday afternoon and is still pouring off and on, more Thunder and Lightening than the past few days. Radar shows Showers and Thundershowers continuing to flow in from the South, should be her last gasp in this area but she’s determined to let us know she visited. Rivers and such will continue to rise for a few days, bad for those already inundated with water.

Florence and other woes…

We’re hunkered down prepared as we know how to be for Florence which looks to be mostly a water event for our area, fortunately our home isn’t prone to flooding but several areas around us are, so we Pray for the safety of all in her path.

The good friend of a friend is trying to recover from Heart Attacks and Stoke in Florida, Prayer up for Jerry.

My last surviving Aunt on my Mom’s side is in the Hospital recovering from a Perforated stomach lining and bowel, she’s 90 and very weak.

Certainly gettin our Prayer time in but secure in the knowledge that God’s got this no matter the outcome.

Another single shot rimfire…

I have a fascination with single shot rimfires and a month or so ago the LGS got two on consignment, both Winchester 1885’s, one a .17wsm and the other in one of my favorite calibers… .17m2. As readers know I’m in the process of getting a T/C Encore up and running in .17wsm (barrel is back to MGM and they’re likely going to replace it) so while an attractive rifle I’ve already got that covered. The .17m2 is a Low Wall in Hunter configuration, has a Marbles flip up aperture as well as the Buckhorn rear (which I really do not like) and is drilled and tapped for a scope mount. If I can I’m going to leave it Iron sighted and its number Seven in my .17m2 line up, the old eyes can still do pretty well with Peep sights. Rain yesterday kept me from taking any decent photos but a few iPhone quickies will have to do for now, its a good looking little rascal.

Better photos to come.

MGM .17wsm update…

Bad news is I’m getting over 50% failures to fire even after installing a Bellm Hammer spring and Trigger kit, hits appear to be too far inside the rim.

The Good news is after looking at my photos and a very nice conversation with one of their employees they sent me a UPS Return label, the barrel will be going back today, he advised they will likely be building a new barrel for me. So…great customer service with no drama, pretty much all I could ask for.

Short range session with Sako Quad Varmint

I switched out scopes to a SIghtron STAC 4-20x 30mm MOA2 scope as the Nikon that came on the rifle only adjusts down to 50 yards, simply not acceptable on a rimfire rifle to me. Fired 25 rounds each of A17 ammunition, CCI TNT 17gr. HP’s and Hornady 17vmax. No surprise to me that the rifle was accurate with all load and that it did its best with the Vmax loads. With a base zero I’m now ready to take it out to 100 yards on its next range Tripp.

CZ 452 FS and idle thoughts…

I’ve mounted a Weaver Grand Slam 4-16x scope and took it out to zero and do a bit of ammo testing yesterday, it shot well but definitely needs some trigger work, most 452’s do. It was a quick trip and rather than drag a lot of equipment around in the heat I took my smaller Caldwell Bull Bag. ¬†All in all I was pleased, with CCI SV/Norma Match .22/SK Standard plus and SK coming out the clear winner, no surprise to any CZ owner, that oily lube just seems to suit them.

Speaking of Oily things, slimey Spam artists, hows that for a Segway. My Anti Spam system has thwarted 10,490 attempts in the past six months, that from a sight that sells nothings, promotes pretty much nothing…IE no monetary advantage to hacking me. Scumbags abound in our society.

Sako Quad Varmint…

Stopped by the LGS to get a hard case to ship a rifle, got lured into this…no complaints, very nice rig and at a very good price…

.17hmr and .22lr barrels, the .22lr new in its wrappings, total of 5 magazines (3 HMR, 2 .22lr), Nikon Prostaff 5 3.5-14x side focus.

Very nice wood to boot, price about $100 over the prices I’m seeing for the rifle alone on Gunbroker.

Classic Browning T Bolt T2…

Saltwood? Yes it would seem a very mild case, mild enough one of my Wood expert friends has doubts it is even one but my Gunsmith after examining it says he thinks it is but a very lightly corrosive one. For the price I paid I’m not unhappy. It was bought with the idea it was one but that it will still make a good shooter.

The two tell tell spots…

The later is on the barrel right at the end of the fore stock, Gunsmith says clean it with a Big 45 pad, re-blue with Oxpho-Blue, put a good coat fo wax on the inletting of the stock and ENJOY. The T2’s have a reputation for smooth functioning and accuracy. Time will tell.

Range time…

A new membership at an indoor range has been put to good use this week, Monday I took a couple fo .22lr pistols there and got them sighted in and then yesterday (Wednesday ) I took a PMR-30, CMR-30 and S&W 351C .22wmrs to the range. The PMR had a couple of first round jams early on then settled down, the CMR ran like a top and proved quite accurate in the standing off hand at 25 yards. The S&W 351C is going to have some attention to the trigger as it must be 20 pounds, it shot accurately once I started staging the trigger but wow did my trigger finger get sore. All in all a good couple of visits.