I just got back from the Syracuse show.
In my 30+ years of attending the show I have NEVER seen the lines so long. A huge crowd. Not too crowded inside but really long lines to get in.
Lots of happy dealers I reckon.
During this shortage I've had to buy .22 ammo wherever I could find it.
This includes some brands that I had quit years ago. Case in point: Remington Thunderbolt .22LR.
I picked up a brick of these "Thunderduds" last month. I gotta say, guys, I was surprised. I'm halfway through the brick...
In truth, I have not shot the new King Cobra. I have handled one and it seems a competent gun. I own two examples of the old KC and have shot them extensively. They are outstanding guns and just better IMO.
^^^With poor fitting wood grips maybe, but with rubber grips or good wood stocks the 629 can be easily managed.
I've had fifteen years of shooting a Model 29 with rubber Hogue grips. No broken bones yet.
Gotta love those N-frames.
I never use the ramrod that comes with a muzzleloader. Years ago I bought a range rod and have never looked back.
Range rods are inexpensive and come in a variety of sizes. I like the yellow synthetic one the Thompson Center sells.
Well worth the cost. Just my 2 cents.
With a scope you eye must be an exact, precise distance from the rear lens in order to see the crosshairs.
With a red dot scope the distance is a LOT more forgiving.
This is why all our beginner guns at camp have red dot sights.
I was loading .45-70 last night.
I don't shoot more than three boxes of .45-70 rounds each year, but with this quarantine I've had time to reload even these seldom-used rounds.
But no reloading .223 for me. That's the one round I buy.
Buffalo Gun Center is gone. An empty building when I drove by yesterday.
They moved out of downtown Buffalo in the 1970's.
The Harlem Road store was open for nearly half a century. There were some great deals this last few months.
They had a good run. Best wishes to them, and thanks.
When the first micro .380 pistols came out a lot ended up in the hands of rank beginners. Many of them women.
I have been to the range and watched women shoot their micro .380 at a 9" paper plate at 15 feet and miss every shot. Two hand hold, several seconds to acquire the target, and zero...
Ten years ago I discovered an alternative to steel. We started to use soft "shoot-through" targets made by Newbold and have never gone back to steel..
Zero danger of ricochet so you can shoot at close range.
Four color choices and lot of different shapes and sizes.
No need to spray...