This is your stove on guns. I spent the better part of 6 hours yesterday firing rounds from rifles and shotguns, only to pause for reloading or hotdogs. I'm not quite sure how to present to you the order of the day, as I feel my experience in gun-land may need to be broken up into 4 segments. So let's get started because I have a lot of ground to cover.
Anyway, this little guy was fun.
SKS and a 15 round .22 something-something with a scope. He just kept bringing them out! I imagine he was slowly gauging our excitement to safety ratio before he decided to put more guns in our hands. He was so awesome.
Henry .30/30 rifle, the perennial choice of the whitetail hunter. Now this thing was crazy loud. It would make a mess of watermelons and the pump-action was so freaking cool. In this picture, I'm just relaxing.
I love this picture.
MORE CARNAGE! Yes, it's a waste, but it's better then shooting people or animals.
A little experiment. Earlier, we dug a slug (a term for a bullet or spent round) out of the earth after I ran it through the top of a log with the SKS. It made a really long trail in the dirt, maybe 6ft, before entering the ground and burying 8" deep. So we thought we would set up the logs this way and see how far it went.
Below is Ana's favourite shot. She wasn't there for the guns after she saw this.
So here we have it. If you look closely, you can see a skeet being shot in half!
But a moment previous to this was. As all the cats fed on the hotdogs, I heard a small whimper coming from under the house. There was a weak kitten there, with it's eyes still closed, unable to move and therefore unable to feed. It will surely die, and it was really sad. Peanut was the runt of the litter, so I really felt like crawling under the house to save the little guy, but then I thought of the cost and of Peanut, and I thought it wasn't a very good idea.
Ooooooooo....you're probably wondering how good I was with all these guns. eh?! I've always thought I was a marksman, even before ever having picked up a firearm, and I don't think I was wrong.
TWO BULLEYES! 15/15!
It was a fantastic day. I can just bring these to a gun store to show off my prowess and they'll just sell me a gun, right?