It felt like a hot Sunday - but all the men-of-means with smart phones - after much screen flicking - eventually decided that it was only around 24C on the firing line - but I was sure happy to have air con in the car. - Maybe it was humidity making me sticky.
- I needed to check one of my Stirling 'El cheapo' M20 rifles was working - I'd bought it at the right price non-operational / no magazine - but a new mag and one good wee North Canterbury gunsmith later - followed-up with a squirt of oil on the action - and bingo.
Both of my economy rifles worked properly when warmed-up - after a couple of magazines went down range. You need something like these Filipinos that you can scratch and ding without panicking eh. - While it's great to have a 3-4 thousand plus dollar long range missile launcher - every bit of grit makes the owner shiver in trepidation.
Then I shot these targets which I reckon tell a story:
Using cheap bulk packed '555' ammo (with scratched old glasses and eyes) these three targets I shot on range at around 25 foot - are, left to right:
1/- Revolver double-action rapid fire.(3 cylinders)
2/- Revolver single action with hands braced on bench.(2 cylinders)
3/- Stirling M20 RIFLE open sights.(1 mag.)
- 'nuff said? - And that's without thinking about calibre considerations eh.