Just the thing in the quail coverts and duck blinds!
That looks like fun on a bun Wryfox.
Nice day for 5-stand
There is a Turkish made AR 15 clone chambered in .410. They use them as riot guns apparently. Not sure if these were ever imported.
The principle is sound enough. Longer range hits with birdshot would discourage any advancing rioters while a close range hit from a 410 makes a very deadly rathole wound that would be an effective man stopper.
In my neck of the woods. Deer rifle hunting season is six weeks away. This year I'm going to use one of my older backup rifles. I purchased this Remington 700 30.06 bdl in 1974. Through the years she has been used as a back up rifle. Time to correct that and let her earn her keep. This morning I took her out to the range she performed well.
Love these old Gals....quite frankly I prefer the iron sights on Remingtons, I think they're great....or perhaps I just grew up on them.
As I look through my Remingtons, I realize not a single one has the wood stock anymore, all victim to the sythetic stock wave of the 90s.
I think that calls for you to purchase another Remington rifle in its walnut stock ... just for old time's sake.
I had a 700 chambered for the .300 WinMag. Did some long distance shooting back in the day, in another life. Those Remingtons are practically indestructible.
300 Win Mag custom job
Oofa!! You can really reach out and touch someone with that setup. I was never a fan of the thumbhole stock, but that sure is some pretty wood! Is that Nikon optics?
Optics Early range finding scopes
This Redfield scope has always impressed me. The scope is a accu-range model. Back in 1975 I had the scope mounted on the Remington 700 posted above. I was on a Caribou hunt in N. Quebec.
My friends and I hired guides. All my friends took a Caribou in the first few days of a 7 day hunt.
I was after a trophy Caribou with a nice rack. On day six of the hunt it was getting late in the day I still had no Caribou. We had about an hour of day light left. When a large herd of Caribou came up over a far away hill. The herd was a little over 700 yards away. The guide and I had spotting scopes on the herd. In the herd was a very nice bull.
I was disappointed that the herd was too far off in the distance to take a shot. The guide looked at me and said since this is the end of your hunt you may as well take a shot at the bull. I looked at him and said Damn that’s too far off to make a clean shot. I’m glad I took his advice I looked through this scope gauged the distance and added a bit of hold over.
I pulled the trigger and watched the bull. The bull was standing for a little over 30 seconds then just dropped. At first I thought I missed the bull. As luck would have it I nailed that bull right in his brisket. I have long since retired the scope. The scope brings back some found memories of that Caribou hunt. One day I may mount it back on the Rem700 however the scope on the rifle as it sits in the above picture works fine for my needs
H&R M12 - 22LR with Balvar 24x unertl type "free recoil" scope. Amazingly accurate, these were made for Federal UM1 ammo specifically, with a mfg std of 0.50" for 10 shots at 50yds, and 1.20" for 10shots at 100yds. This puppy is HEAVY, about 12lbs. It had the Olympic iron sights before I put the scope on. I have always been good with iron sights so accuracy is the same either way for me, but far faster to line up and rest before the shot with a scope. (Plus its a cool vintage look.)
Very nice rig
Here's my heavy 300WM(24lbs). Right at 5" groups at 1000yds.
To be perfectly honest, I bought it for the wood. It's gorgeous. 11lbs of AAA fancy walnut.
Sometimes I play around with items that do not matter.
My wife walked into the room I was in filling in the lettering. She just smiled and shook her head. As far as I'm concerned it was 15 minutes well spent.
I was looking over the Rem 700 I posted. Some of the paint on the Leupold lettering was wearing off. I had some gold metallic paint so I filled in the lettering. The paint need to cure. I'll finish it up in a day or so. Now all it needs is a wipe down to remove some of the haze around the lettering.
Before and after pics
Perfect bond gun
I have thinned the collection to three, as all of my children are without interest. Let go of the Baby Browning, Bersa 380, S&W snub 38,
Colt Police Positive, C.S.Shattuck .32. Now I only have the Springfield, Ruger, and 12 gauge.
Nice!I have the identical Winchester Model 12, approx mid-40's, was my father's 16th birthday present from his dad. Still in near-mint shape but like you I added a recoil pad to take a bit of its edge off. Still my straightest-shooting skeet gun even with its full choke
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