Not long ago Rick @Festus and I talked about meeting at a range and shoot some guns. I got sent to Nevada for work for awhile and need to spend time at home on the weekends. Now I’m back working closer to home. Well last Sunday Rick and I meet at his local range for a fun filled day of shooting.
1946 Remington Woodsmaster 81
1957 Remington 721
.270 and a
Ruger GP 100 38/357 4”
Rick brought a M16A1 clone, break action for state compliance.
And a S & W 13-1.
We set up on the 50 yard range.
I just acquired the 81, and was chomping at the bit to see it in action. Day before I tried to find some ammo for it, but couldn’t find any here in Lodi. I did have a box of old ammo that came with the rifle. Heavy gun, shot high, had a FTE and last shot bolt does not stay open. Decided to put it away after a few rounds. Needs
a deep cleaning.
The 721 just got an new Burris Fullfield E1 4.5-14x42mm Long Range MOA. I bore sighted at home the old fashion way. I put a target up on the back fence, leave back door open, set up a rifle rest in the kitchen, it’s 74’. Pull bolt , go to work.
Using a spotting scope and Working as a team we got it on paper and dialed. Each taking shots. Fun Fun:v:
Now Rick’s M16A1 WOW!
Never had the pleasure to shoot anything like this before. Super nice trigger. Different feeling rifle with the recoil buffer in the stock.
I love it. This type frame will be my next rifle purchase.
Moved over to the 25 yard range for our wheel guns.
I recently put a Burris FastFire lll on it and need to be dialed in. Setting down with sandbags, SA, working again as a team and Rick’s Steiner binoculars we got it shooting mighty fine.
Is a Masterpiece, just beautiful!!
And he shoots it like a champ without a red dot too.
He had some sweet .38 hand loads to share.
Well if you made it this far the heart of this post is next.
Here a Mcarbo we are a brotherhood. That is how I feel, this is what I sense and only hope others feel the same here.
Meeting Rick in person was a pleasure. If you don’t believe any of my past post or future post believe this. Rick @ Festus is a good man.
Honest , trustworthy, generous, knowledgeable,easy going. Firm handshake, look you right in the eye.
It’s my pleasure to call him my friend.
A. Chris Martin.