OK, I'm back!
Well the other day I got these two beauties in the mail!
I've never seen a prettier sight! When I saw who sent it, I got giddy...yes I said giddy!
To keep anyone following this thread updated, here's some shots of the rifle I'm going to be using for my Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep hunt.
It's a Remington 770, chambered in .300 win mag. I bought this rifle back in 2011 for the 2012 Elk hunt. I know some people (most people actually) think the R770 is junk, I disagree! Sure it's a cheap entry rifle that did have some lemons produced, but My rifle is a cherry! At 100 yards I can group 4 shots within the size of a quarter, 3 shots about the size of a dime!
Here's some things I've recently done to it:
Bore sighted my Vortex scope. Still need to sight it in with 165 gr ammo at 200 yrds. I'm leaning towards the Hornady Superformance 165 gr SST interlocks, but they are proving hard to find, even online!
Sanded down/free floated the barrel so I can fit 3 note cards down to the recoil lug.
Melted out some of the inside cross sections to install a picatinny rail so I can attach a bipod if I want.
Rounded out some of the edges to keep things from "catching" (bolt, mag, etc.)
Future plans, if I can find the time this summer, include hydrodipping the stock myself with either western diamondback print, or with a pattern very similar with realtree. ('cause lets face it, anything with camo print on it is bad ass!) Here's some pics of that (note that I'm not completely done with it yet).
I also got a Bushnell 850 ARC range finder. Not the best out there but seeing as how I'll use it more for bow hunting it suits my needs very well.
I also ordered some new hunting boots! Irish Setter Vaprtrek 8" boots. The Irish Setters I have now are the 9" Trail Phantom 600 gram thinsulate, which makes for a very hot footed hunt in late spring/early summer for Turkey or Buck archery.
The rangefinder and boots were purchased from Amazon.com and a portion of the proceeds went to the wounded warrior foundation.
And on a last note here, I'm trying to convince my wife that we need to get this crib cover thingy/setup! I think it's completely awesome and fitting for a girl!
P.S I'm also excited to say that Utah finally opened a Fall Turkey season! Utah hasn't had one since 1984! And yes, I'm going to try to get a tag!
Well I hope more people keep reading my thread and find it interesting, or at the very least entertaining! God Bless!