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Want to save yourself five hours?

14 Jan 2018
@ 01:47 pm (GMT)

Paul Leverman

Most of the contributors here are gun people, I'm sure. And most take the maintenance and cleaning regime of their personal prizes very seriously. Who would want to pull a rusty piece of crap out and go shooting? No one. But what about the other equipment that we use? From recent and personal experience, I can tell you that one very important piece of equipment that should be checked on a regular basis is your shooting bags.

I had all my equipment loaded into the car, ready to rock off to the range, and went to put my sand bags in with the rest of the equipment. Wouldn't you know it, just as it was passing over the rifles, whooops, there goes the seam and there goes about a half pound of sand into two actions. I can't say here what I said then, suffice it to say it was not meant for family listening.

Yeah, I know. Why didn't you have your rifles in a case? Truth is, I don't own a rifle case, never have. Don't know why (other than the above) a person would need one. But that's just me. I'm old.

Anyway, the five hours is what it took to completely strip these two rifles, right down to bolts and triggers apart and each piece cleaned, to get them back to where I felt I could safely load and pull the trigger.

The upside: new sandbags and really clean rifles.

Check your bags.


15 Jan 2018
@ 08:42 pm (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: Want to save yourself five hours?
Arghhhhh! Paul What a chore..... Maybe put the sand bags in a small back pack for transporting to and from the range.
16 Jan 2018
@ 04:20 am (GMT)

Paul Leverman

Re: Want to save yourself five hours?
Yeah, Warwick. It was a chore. But, I got to see the inside and the complete simplicity of a Jewel trigger. What a beautiful piece of engineering.

Or..........put the bags in first? This time was because I had walked past them each trip with an armload of kit, until they were the only thing left. The sad thing is, I probably will do the same thing again.
05 Feb 2018
@ 02:45 pm (GMT)

Kenneth Kephart

Re: Want to save yourself five hours?
I use a large fishing tackle box.
Lots of room and deviders.


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