And a Thirty Aught Six

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

I didn't know a .22 could do that...

Certainly not a .22 with me at the trigger... I was at the range today testing some 7x57 loads. (My mauser does not like Remington Core-Lokt) While I was there, I played around with a 1911 and .22 conversion kit. Shortly before I left, I took out this:

A CZ-452. This model is the "trainer," I believe. Basically, it's the same rifle as the Lux (with the hogsback stock) but with beechwood (If I remember correctly) instead of walnut. The rifle cost me about $200 new (about $150-$200 less than the Lux) a little over two years ago. I've never heard anyone say anything bad about the CZs. I didn't have much time before the cease-fire was called, so I only shot four rounds at 100 yards. The scope was last zeroed with a different loading at 25 yards. The group was shot off a rest with some high-velocity .22LR. (Zapper is the name, I believe) It's only four shots, but well, here it is. Remember, it's at 100 yards with a .22LR:

Did I mention I really like this rifle? That's a .72" group (center to center). If you're in the market for a .22 rifle, you could do a whole heck of a lot worse than this one, and not all that much better.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

I'm alive

I'm still here... just haven't been doing much in the way of posting. Plenty of commenting on other blogs, but no posting. However, in the unlikely event you read this, but not the Geek, here's a great post. Be sure to read the comments. Remember, when it comes to being a traditionalist, there's always someone more of a luddite than you are.