Tuesday, January 20, 2015

January 20, 2015 update

Good day and happy new year to all.
Winter is here but spring is only five short months away. Double rifle shooting is going strong with my new shooting shed. 12x20, insulated and lighted, with a wood stove and a sliding 4x4 window, it makes shooting comfortable in the dead of winter. An hour after the stove is lit, I slide open the window about 6 inches, and fire to my 50 yard backstop. Not only does it make the long winters more tolerable but shooting heavy doubles in May after seven months of no shooting made severe recoil a bit of time to get used to. Below is the shooting shed. Note the rifle and elbow rests. 2x4s with dowels every 1 1/2 inches apart so I can slide a 2x6 to the correct height and have a solid rest. The same for the elbow rest to give an added point of stability. In the top photo, the rifles I was shooting today are a Holland Royal in .500 bpe and a Winchester Model 71 .348.

In other news, the Primer book is selling well and I have a nice 8-bore on the for sale pages. I may have  a black powder express rifle or two for sale in the upcoming weeks. A caribou hunt is booked for September in the Talkeetna Mountains. This will be a break from the long ride to the north slope and a welcome change from the dishonest flight serviced that charged me for a flight they did not take. (By the way, 70 North has not replied to the Attorney General so, at least, they are consistent. I guess small claims is the next step but I'll wait until the AG's office makes a final decision).

Thanks for looking a the site. Please send me your double rifle pics, double rifles and hunting trophies pics, and any questions you may have. It's a pleasure meeting so many of you.