So I think we are all happy to see a bit of rain and “rainy weather” this time of year the humidity skyrockets and when it does it’s time to check the safe, get them out give them a clean and re-oil top up or check what ever systems you use to try to keep them looking their best cause one one likes a rusty barrel.
How is your gear going? Are you happy with your current rifles or when you think about it does each have some sort of issue you want to work on? I have a few rifles that I need to develop loads for and a couple of rimfire .22’s I need to find ammo for and perhaps tune a bit. Recently I was asked to shoot a friends rifle to see if it was shooting OK, this surprised me a bit but when I thought about it I realised the guy wanted to take himself out of the equation, so he wasn’t 100% sure with his new rifle. This got me thinking maybe we all should test ourselves by doing something similar, maybe take a friends tested and tried rifle/ammo/load combination and seeing how we go. Most of us would have already experienced someone else shooting brilliantly and outshooting us with our own rifles. I certainly have and it made me realise that I don’t have to spend any more money I just need to find the relationship between myself, my rifle and my ammo and make it work.
Remember when you are conducting a test to be consistent so pick the day, put some flags up so you know the conditions, and shoot at least three five shot groups, five if you have time because thats what is used in competition for a comparative measure.
The worst case scenario is that you spent the morning shooting ;0)
SO this Sunday the 17th of September we are hosting a collectors meeting come buy and sell meet at our Dairyville range, please feel free to bring along anything you want to show off or sell, keeping in mind that all firearms and ammunition sales need to be via a dealer but still the deal can be struck on the day. Personally I will be taking a powder thrower I no longer use and a 36 power target scope for sale on the day. So check out your happy room and bring along anything you haven’t used for a while, OH and some cash because there will be something there you want for sure haha.