Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Well its christmas or very nearly

I did take the 7x57 down to Cirencester for testing and new mounts are needed. It was a fairly eventful day though I got to fire a 9x63 Mauser and a Blaser double in .375 H&H. The Blaser proved the most eventful and the recoil whilst manageable was lively!
Steve though was caught out slightly, you may recall Steve who shoots with me regularly and he uses a single trigger shotgun and that means he can use finger tip control which is something that you shouldn't do with a double trigger gun.
 Feeding these;
Out of this:

 And forgetting about the recoil led to this;
Needless to say after we mopped the contents of Steves forehead from the lens we carried on, and into the pub and apparently overnight too. Steve was superglued back together eventually in hospital. Well today has gone fairly well, we had Christmas here today to make up for the fact that I am working tomorrow right through to Sunday. Its money, my first Christmas worked in 25 years since leaving the army and possibly the last one I will work.
 


Sunday, 15 December 2013

Rescuing the 7x57

After the disaster that was the Parker Hale 7x57 out on the hill with a poorly shimmed scope mount I have decided to give it another go and also have a crack with the Ruger 77 next Saturday when we visit the range. Its a good opportunity to try some African Calibre rifles and also rezero the ones I need to check before I start stalking the new ground straight after Christmas.
Yesterday the shoot went fairly well, I managed a bird and the dogs efforts earned me a brace hence Steve's Christmas dinner is secure. Anyway I will update as to the rifles performance and leave you with a Candid shot of Bruce and Myself with the dogs at the end of the first drive;
My new SLR T shirt arrived yesterday whilst I was out, its in aid of Hols for Heroes and thanks to Taff on Arrsse we are starting to look rather smart again!

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Martina Hill Wo ist er denn


Yes German girls certainly seemed to be a bit shameless!

Friday, 6 December 2013

Nelson Mandela Alco Pops (+playlist)


Let us not forget the great mans contribution

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Scotland 2013


The last day on the Hill, The Ghillie, Doc and I and the rain was so heavy we could hardly see out of the window of the land rover. The Ghillie spots 3 Roe Does on the cull list and doc bags two with a .243 Blaser and I get one with a .308 Parker Hale Mauser. The moderators were especially effective, Doc using a T8 and I had a B&T sporter compact fitted.