Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Some Days Are Better Than Others


Man, today was one of those days where I totally understand why Wild Bill, just that once, sat with his back to the door! I had a Hollywood Conversation, which always frightens me. I sort of feel like E. Ness in The Untouchables: "I have foresworn myself. I have broken every law I have sworn to uphold, I have become what I beheld..." I didn't get to the range today...that's probably it...

Tam over at the Bikes, Boomsticks Blog chronicles kabooming — or rather a kapopping — a lowly .22 LR...even little cartridges can blow out.

I watched the SG episode at the Vintage World Cup, and tomorrow morning I'm going to reverse myself send a check to Ruger to keep the 450/400 Ruger #1. I have to have something to believe in! Besides, I've got the ammo...





3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I watched the same program yesterday afternoon. REALLY liked your sartorial splendor. . . Furthermore, I'm now more than ever convinced that I want a big ole 45-70 of some sort. Do I want a lever action camp gun or a long-barrelled single-action? What's a fella to do??? I picked the 45-70 because it's still readily available in a fair amount of loadings and I want a large, heavy bullet moving at sufficient speed to do serious damage out to at least a hundred yards or so. Hell, I can't see past that. . . .

Old Weird Harold

Kyle said...

Old Weird Harold - split the difference - Marlin 1895 in .45-70 with a 22" barrel. 100 to 150 meters and you're golden. More velocity can be coaxed out via handloading than the shorter barrels, you have a repeater, and it's handier than the single shots.

Lawrence said...

They used to make a ruger #1 in 45-70. Don't know if they still do. I do know that the particular ruger frame will allow one to shoot the hottest 45-70 factory ammo out there.