Finishing up the remaining pieces of the GUN STORIES script this week (Colt cap-and-ball revolvers, a little more on big bore handguns and suppressors from Mitch WerBell forward). Rain will be moving in this afternoon, and I'd like to get one more practice in for the upcoming Appleseed event. Yesterday my Sweetie and I did about an hour of practice, mostly for the prone stage. My Sweetie was able to coach me to much better scores on that stage, my last run dropping a single point. I would love to pick up another "Rifleman" patch, but if we have to shoot in the rain it's going to impact scores.
I'm having some work done on my GUNSITE Scout .308 in anticipation of a couple of hunts where I might be dealing with a longer shot. I'm adding a Timney trigger, replacing the flash hider with a Miculek .308 muzzle brake (yes, Michael Makes More Noise!) and adding an XS Sights full length rail if I want to go to a standard scope. I've never been a huge fan of the Ruger built-in scope mounts (or the Leupold twist-in style for that matter) compared to rails. Here's some interesting thoughts from Richard Mann on the Scout.
I want to try the Burris 2-7X Scout I've used on the lever action BLR Scout on the RGS. I realize I could have gotten a brake and a couple of pounds less weight with the composite stock Scout that came out recently, but I have a lot of rounds through my original Scout, and it is pretty much my favorite rifle.