April 23, 2009

Barrels of Fun

Although I was raised by Liberals, I have been getting into the whole farm life 'thing', one of which is firearms. We have a shotgun and Jen's grandfather's old deer rifle. The only problem is that the rifle is chambered for an uncommon round — .35 Remington — so it is about $2.50 per bang.

A sporting goods chain store was going out of business and firearms and ammo was 10% off.

I looked at .22 rifles but they were a bit wimpy. I am not looking for just a plinking rifle, I want something that can take care of a coyote with a well aimed shot so I went for .22 Magnum.

Picked up this puppy today:

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Looking forward to setting up a sawhorse in our pasture and getting some muscle memory built up…

(We live on 30 acres and ten acres is a hillside bordering on DNR land. Anyone there is, by default, trespassing. Perfect location for a range.)

Posted by DaveH at April 23, 2009 07:05 PM | TrackBack
Comments

I bought that same rifle in 22LR for my kid a couple year's back. It is a terrific rifle, sturdy, accurate and reliable; a real no-nonsense shooter. You made a good choice. I don't have a rifle in 22 Mag, maybe I need to think about adding one to my locker.

Have you got prairie dogs where you live, cause I'm looking for some shooting acres with a prairie dog population.

Posted by: Nate at April 23, 2009 09:39 PM