New gun folks!

by Mar 19, 2012Uncategorized

New gun folks!

This weekend, Hubby got his first real hunting gun. Its a Winchester 270 with a Bushnell 9 power scope. Last year, he was hunting with a borrowed 12-guage. So, with the weather being incredibly nice, and it being DAD’s bday(!!!) we headed to the back yard to start sighting in the gun.

First Hubby shot. He took two shots into an empty plastic jug that was propped up on the wood pile at about 60 yards. One shot was a little high and to the left. The other was about 2 inches to the right.

Then Dad decided he needed to try and turned to hubby and said “Lets see if it’s the gun or you” and chuckled as he took two shots. Dad’s a cool lefty!!! And he was about an inch off the target.

Apparently, the trigger pulls hard so Dad gave Hubby a tip on moving his finger in more, letting the first knuckle pull the trigger instead of the finger tip. With one last shot, and taking Dad’s advice into consideration, Hubby sighted in on another target and shot. In the dead center. Dead Deer.

I did not shoot the gun, just played photographer. My trigger finger can only handle one shot per year =) ha!

5 Comments

  1. It is always fun to get a new gun, I bet he is going to love it.

  2. We had a blast! My mom said his gun is a lot louder than my 30-06. We also studied the different bullets; 270, 30-03, 30-30… Dad is a great teacher.

  3. That's a great gun. I personally love the bolt action, it's what I grew up on.

  4. I have a bolt action and when we were looking to get one, figured bolt was the best and safest bet. Its a nice gun

  5. Sounds like a great Day…welcoming someone new to the Ballistic Family…Phil

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