I was at Brownells late yesterday afternoon to pick up a new set of dies and while I was waiting I had to wander through the new gun store. You would be proud of the fact that I saw several guns that realy gave me warm fuzzies yet I left with only the dies. They had a like new older model 1892 Winchester in 44 mag for less than $700. They also had a Mossberg 800 in 308 that was pretty clean. It had the spoon shaped bolt knob. It was $300 and I put it back on the rack and walked away. I exercised so much reserve in not buying either of those guns. The real test came when I wandered accross a in brand new condition early 70's vintage Remington 700 ADL in 270 for under $500. It had a real purdy piece of wood and shouldered just like I remembered way back then. I thought about that one all the way home(3 miles). I got home ate supper and then thought about that 270 some more. I even tried reasoning with my self by thinking about all of the negative stuff that Smitty of The North has said about the 270 Winchester. He is a smart dude and the 284 has more to offer......but I have kilt so much stuff stone cold dead with a 270 and poo pooing it forever will never bring any of that stuff back to life. Heck I already have dies, a couple hundred brand new brass and at least that many 130 grain Core-Lockts. Then it hit my like a rock. I went to my little wooden box that I made in jr high. The one that contains my gun kitty. It had less than $100 in it......yup, I had been robbed, orrrrrr I done bought to many guns lately and spent my self into a US Government type situation. It's been a long, long time since EKC gun funds was this low. There is no way that I can go back out to Brownells and look that orphaned 270 in the eye and tell it that I can't afford to give it a good home. Heck it practically jumped from the rack into my arms when it saw me.
I don't know what's gonna happen today in regards to "MY" 270 that is sitting on their rack but come 2:00 PM if it's still an orphan then I am going to alienate my self from a couple of scatterguns. One of which has a name on the barrel that I cain't even say....Antonio Zolli or something similar. Heck I don't think Jack OcConner even liked the Spaniards and here I got a over and under with ones name writ all over it. I'm fixen to trade it and thats it. Iffen they need a model 12 pump gun that don't shoot straight then they can have it too. That leaves me with only three 20 gauges and none of them try to knock an eye out with spent brass like that Zoli does.
I'll let you know how this comes out!