Ah, Friday night. Drinking tea and cleaning guns… Doesn’t get much better than this.
"There are no impossible tasks. The main thing is the power of will, power of a spirit.”
- Spetsnaz soldier
Took my girl and our neighbour to the range today to show them what it’s all about. Both the girls shot really well and enjoyed themselves. Sighted in my new Marlin .17 HMR and shot some groups. This is a 7 round group at 50 metres with CCI Gamepoint 20gr. Pretty happy with it at the moment - keen to see what it can do at 100 and 150 next week. And hopefully take some rabbits the week after that.
Note: Anyone who is upset that I’m using a cat target should know that in Australia we have a serious issue with feral cats killing native birds, lizards and small mammals. Some of these cats grow ridiculously large in the wild, survive in the harshest of conditions and it doesn’t matter what you’re hunting - if you see a feral cat, you shoot it.
Found this cool vintage cigarette tin at the local markets yesterday for a few dollars. I’ve been trying to find a way to carry my .22lr rounds quietly and conveniently out in the paddocks. I hate things that rattle, don’t like having loose rounds in my pocket and a box of fifty is too bulky. So I lined it with some self adhesive foam rubber and now I have a tin that fits in my back or shirt pocket, is silent and actually fits perfectly in the top of the federal bulk ammo box. Carries about 30 rounds - more than enough for an afternoon stalking rabbits and whistling foxes.
Feral goat I took with my .243. Braved the weather, persevered in the hunt and was rewarded with this beautiful animal showing some great condition. Took some good cuts of meat, made some memories that will last a lifetime and enjoyed being out in the bush despite the challenging conditions. Good living.
Huge mobs of feral goats out here. Too bad Australia’s public land hunting laws are ridiculous - my .243W would of made short work of these.
So, when I reached 243 followers, I posted a pic of my .243W.
I have now reached 270 followers.
I HAVE A MIGHTY NEED!!!
Some more ‘roos… Beautiful animals.
Plenty of ‘roos around at the moment.
Britta was happy to be out on the trail. She blends in so well in this environment - total feral.
Hilux off road for the first time. Headed to the Sundowner trailhead for a short afternoon hike in the hills.
Special moments with my pup. It’s been a good long weekend so far…
No meditation like a hundred or so rounds at the 50 yard rimfire range…
Sunset over Broken Hill. Great way to spend the afternoon with my girlfriend and our pup.