Howdy Fellas, I've been a busy old fart as of late and haven't posted for a good while. Sorry!
The tother night I was sorting through some guns. I was trying to determine which of my grandkids was going to get what gun to shoot as they come to visit for the summer. I was also thining the herd a bit and that requires some scrutiny and evaluation. I didn't do it on purpose but as I was sorting I looked over at some that were leaning against the couch that I had already sorted out as some of the ones that would stay mine until the Lord calls me yonder. As I looked at those 4 rifles it occured to me that it was absolutely the perfect 4 rifle battery for any hunting that I will ever hunt on this continent.
Included in that 4 rifle battery is a Ruger 10-22, it is one with a high polished, deep blue 20" barrel. This one wears no barrel band as it sports the best figured piece of walnut that I have ever seen on a 10-22. The stock is slender and narrows down to a nice schnable. The stock also has some nicely done basket weave checkering. It is equiped with the standard 10-22 sights but also sports a Weaver K-4 fine cross hair scope. Moving up in power brings us to a Remington model 7 Predator in 22-250. It is fully cammoed in Mossy Oak Brush cammo and wears a Nikon 2x9x40 Predator Master scope that is done up in the same cammo. My kids went together and got this rifle for me for Christmas last year and it has only 3 coyotes to it's credit but then it's just getting started. Next in line is a clean as a pin Ruger 77 tang safety flat bolt in 308. This rifle is complimented with an older like new fine cross haired Redfield 40 mm 6x scope. This one has been a safe queen but it's time for that to change. Topping off the list as the heavy weight of the 4some and it is another 1970's vintage red pad Ruger 77. This one was sent to JES reboring and came back as a very nice shooting 338-06. Time has also treated this gun very well as it is very clean. At some point in time I robbed the scope off of this one but that is quickly fixed. I have a real nice older 2x7x32 Redfield that started out it's life on a military sniper rifle. It will get the nod to be paired up with the 338-06
So there you have it.....my son and 3 son-in-laws all know that they can take at will for the purpose of hunting or target shooting any guns in my gun safe. That is any but the 4 mentioned and a certain iron sighted Marlin 375 Winny. They can fight over these guns when I'm gone!
Anyone else care to share their 4 rifle mainstay?