Saturday, September 20, 2008

Getting ready to roll...

Can't forget the lo-pro ear muffs for riflery.

Need to bring plenty of .223". Preferably already in mags, because time spent loading is time that wasn't spent shooting.

I need to bring my Ross and at least one other rifle. I haven't shot any of my Finns yet (M91, M28, and M39,) so if I can dig out my non-corrosive 7.62x54R, that'd be awesome. In fact, if I can find that stuff, I'll take the SVT-40, too. If I can't, I'll just bring a bunch of .30-'06 and shoot my M1917. I have a bunch of 8 mil, so maybe the FN-49 and my Gew.98?

Don't forget sunscreen!

Mebbeso bring a revolver that's fun to shoot at longer ranges, like my Model 544. A 5" .44-40 N-frame is a pleasant long-range plinker.

17 comments:

Carteach0 said...

Dang it! I'm drooling on my keyboard! I want all of them... each and every one.

You have good taste.

Earl said...

Choices, so many ways to spell temptation - and no way you will feel bad about this unless you forget to bring one that you will remember when you've cleaned up and start putting them away. Glad the distances you have to haul the ammunition and firearms is less than fifty miles in full kit.

TBeck said...

Oh, she's makin' a list, and checkin' it twice...

They say the worst day at the range is better than the best day at work. Have a good time, Tam!

I was supposed to go shooting with my boss this morning but he had to beg off. Oh well.

ajdshootist said...

I just got back from shooting at the range this morning over here (UK) & wish i had stayed in bed ever had one of those days where you cant hit the barn door yup one of those days my 6.5x55 M38 tack driver was all over the place and not much better with my 6.5x54 Mch it hates 140grn bullets but loves 160grn think it was me i need a break for a while.

theirritablearchitect said...

FN-49.

Mmmmphfff!

Have we seen that one before?

Is it obvious that I'm jealous?

Ahab said...

To where are you rolling? I know that "thou shalt not" with centerfire rifles at Eagle Creek.

Ed Foster said...

SVT-40? Ooooh. With the rollerskate wrench to tweek the gas system?
Also, that Bulgarian 147 gr. ball is super cheap, it shoots so good, the (corrosive) primers are stable for 50 or 60 years, and you just clean the bore and gas system with hot soapy water before the Hoppe's. No worse than black powder.
Cheap means more practice for the same money. And I don't have to worry about losing reloadable cases in the grass.

Bob said...

How do you separate out your ammo? I was thinking that, if I ever had a large number of guns and a larger supply of ammo, I'd buy bunches of ammo cans and paint the caliber on the sides in blaze orange paint, and dedicate each can to a single caliber.

Kevin said...

You have an SVT-40?

Is it featured at Cosmoline & Rust? I must search for it.

(Envy, envy, envy. . .)

Jayson said...

It's bad enough you have the svt-40, but an '49 ,too?

Are you taking proposals?

Somerled said...

Maybe the range will let you throw up a tent and move in a few days. Then you can take them all.

I'm glad I'm no longer moving around. It is great to walk out the back door to the range. No hippies here--just ticks and chiggers.

TJH said...

I didn't even know that Smith had a model number. There's one that has been hanging around at the shop for the last few years. Loading ammo for it is certainly not a problem. Five-hundred bucks just doesn't seem like the right price. No?

How's it shoot?

Firehand said...

C'mon, don't be a wuss! In bolt rifles, corrosive-primed is no big deal. Ballistol & water mix, two or three patches through the bore after you're done shooting, wipe the bolt face, normal cleaning at home.

Don't know what the gas system on a SVT-40 is like; on a SKS or AK, use the same mix to wipe the piston and gas tube out, dry, oil. It's worked great so far.

And some of that stuff, like the Czech light ball, is pretty accurate stuff.

Bunnyman said...

THIS POST IS WORTHLESS WITHOUT PICS.

Of the FN49, at the very least...

tom-the-impaler said...

Okay Bob, how weird is it that I thought "John Teach" when I saw your avatar?

tom-the-impaler said...

And Tam, is there any way I can readily tell if my Remington 700 Light tactical has been through the factory custom shop?

Anonymous said...

Tam's got Finns! Yay us!

Pun the librarian