Hit the range for some camping and shooting with the Posse last week, that group of mostly retired Ohio National Guard folks, their family and friends I sometimes shoot with. What a great time. As per our usual SOP we set up camp and stayed overnight on Thursday to sit around a campfire, swap stories, update each other on things, discuss firearms, politics, sports and just about any other subject under the sun. Friday we got up and, after breakfast, we set up our range targets, had a safety brief and starting putting steel on target.
|Casa de Huey|
|This firing line is definitely ready...|
|Don't ever mistake age for inefectiveness...|
|"Ladies and Gentlemen.....the .45-70 has left the building!"|
Oh yeah, I did bring another new addition to the gun locker worth mentioning....a Springfield Armory Loaded M1A! Totally bought on impulse this rifle is now the love of my life. You hear people talk about man and rifle becoming one, I now have a glimpse into what they are talking about. This is a beautiful rifle, walnut and steel, cold and warm all at the same time. When I hold it I feel almost like you can take on any obstacle it may be called onto engage. Sure its heavy compared to an AR, but it also shoots a honest-to-God actual full power rifle round. General George Patton is often quoted as saying the M1 was the finest battle instrument ever devised by man, I think he would of revised that opinion had he lived long enough to shoot a M14 (which is what the semi-automatic M1A is directly based off of). I will do a more thorough review of this rifle later, but for now lets just say that it puts rounds where I want them consistently.
|Don't hate me because I'm beautiful...hate me because I can tag your ass out to 800 meters...|
Overall a great time was had. I had to leave early on Friday for personal reasons, but I can hardly wait to make up for that lost time our next excursions to the beautiful hill region of Southeastern Ohio!