Finally! I had half a day off work on a day where it wasn't raining and I didn't have a million other things to do. So I promptly declared it "Mauser Day" and took two of my Mausers out to the range.Belgian M1950 (left) and my Norwegian-reworked ex-German K-98k, both chambered in .30-06. The Belgian rifle was originally chambered in .30-06 from the factory and the K-98 was converted to that cartridge by the Norwegians, both to take advantage of the millions of rounds of .30 M2 that Uncle Sugar was giving away to every country willing to pretend to be an ally in the post-WW 2 era.
Then after finishing that up, I moved over to the pistol line and shot some of the new rounds I'd ordered for my Smith and Wesson Model 58 .41 Magnum. I thought that I was getting a good deal on some target loads, but I didn't read the fine print on the internet ad page and I learned too ate that they were only "cowboy" loads, loaded light for Cowboy Action Shooting. They're only pushing 800fps instead of the 1250fps or so that I prefer, but they still go "BANG!" and I've got some nice Starline brass to reload when the cases are empty. So I whacked away at the falling plates on my range for a bit, well on my way to developing a practice that I call "conservation shooting" (always leave one standing...for future generations, you know.). Ideally I like to drop six plates for six shots, finishing a string with no plates and no rounds left, but today it just wasn't there other than sporadically. I guess if I'm attacked by six bad guys (and don't have a reload handy), I'll ust have to be content with dropping five and hoping that the last one changes his mind.
Of course I can always distract him by yelling: "Hey look! It's George Zimmerman!"
Anyway.. Hope that you're having fun today. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to walk Murphy then head on into work. Sigh...