Hooker, please…

A favorite line by a favorite character in the series True Blood, it was what echoed in my mind this hot afternoon.

First, we had to deal with the Texas sized wasps in their nest on the bench…(note to self: add wasp spray to kit)

…then find the bench set to serve Sasquatch and move to alternate shooting position. Alternate and warmer…

And then hike twice this distance about 4 different times to gauge the target accuracy because there is no spotting scope at hand…

Ah, yes…finally got the scope put on the new rifle and the thing sighted in enough – for now. The thermometer on the bag said 120 degrees but the truck said 95. I’m going for something in between, personally.

He was happy with his work after about 90 minutes (insert 20 or so for chatting with the local who opened the range).

“You want to try it?” Oh, hell yeah! Mind you, the report from the thing was huge. The first shot stunned me as I was fairly nearby. I’d expected loud…this was…joltingly so. Still, how could I say no?!

I moved to this nearer location – and the shade – and set up.

It’s a lovely beast and surprisingly easy to manage. Not sure how long or far I’d want to hump the damned thing in the heat, though.

You can see my results with first shots ever. All inside, thankyouverymuch. Yes, yes – I know shooting with a fat scope at that range is pretty much elementary and unimpressive. But I am still pleased with my first efforts!

I realized that all those standard shooting rules really are accentuated – every breath caused a rise and fall in the glass. Getting cosy was important. But it was superb.

Speaking of glass…you really can’t ask for better than this. Well, okay, maybe you can ask – but this one is affordable. Relatively speaking.

Just another lovely Texas day under a blue sky with the biggest clouds just puffing along above. Not a thing to complain about. Not a single thing.

4 responses to “Hooker, please…

  1. Fantastic! Impressive first showing! Indeed a beast. I tend to concern myself with handguns now, but very nice shooting! Heat or cold is always a factor on the operator. I look forward to getting some heat on the indoor range myself with my father tomorrow.

    For fun I will replace the FBI “Q” target with some groundhog targets for him I just hope he does not want to go home and get the Winchester .243 rifle!

  2. Nice rig Laura. I'm Jealous. I have been away from the range far too long. No more excuses. Lu and I are taking your lead and blasting some caps this weekend.

  3. Hey, K! Oh, I do not miss an indoor range – yes, even in this heat – because I like to play by my own rules. LOL HATE the halt in shooting necessary sometimes at indoor ranges…

    Six, thanks!! Trooper handcrafted/selected that darlin'. DO get out! So relaxing…

  4. @B, This indoor thing is the only option I have where I live now. It's a hot range and the people that run it are fantastic people. The husband is retired Navy “something”. (Its SEAL I found out) I will begin teaching the state concealed carry class here in their range and classroom shortly. For what ever reason the husband and wife there have in the woman's words “adapted me”.

    I am a dinosaur in this world. Tam, you, B., and others really stretch my knowledge as I am admittedly old school in all things “firearms related”.

    Hell, I carry a Colt Detective Special as my primary weapon! Made in 1973!

    I am going to Glock Armorer school in two weeks and I don't even own one!

    It should not matter. In the end it's all the same!

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