It’s hunting season in NC and the smell of gunpowder fills the air, reminding all Americans to support our 2nd Ammendment right to bear arms:
We all have the right to bear arms
Janet loves her Ruger .357 GP100, a lovely gun for the gracious lady, feminine but not pretentious.
Best of all, it's extremely well-balanced with a trigger pull of about 3 pounds and feels as smooth as snot on glass:
The pull on the Ruger .357 Magnum GP100 is smooth as snot on glass
I wanted a rifle, but I wanted a versatile gun with these characteristics:
- Switch to cheap ammo: I'm cheap, and .223 caliber ammo runs 60 cents each for long range kills but you can get a .22 conversion kit (for about $230) allowing you to shoot six cent bullets!
- Fast switch between manual sight and scope: The AR15 has a great manual sight up top 200 yards with special sight clips to change sights from manual sight to a high-powered scope without loss of zero.
I would feel like an idiot using a scope to shoot a rat at 100 yards.
The best rifle to fit my needs is a Colt AR-15 heavy barrel match target rifle, allowing you to kill a home intruder at up to a third of a mile away.
My AR15 with a .22 ammo clip
Unfortunately, I found the AR15 trigger to be a hard jerky pull (4 pounds), gritty and spreading my patterns.
See my notes here on the choosing the best low caliber target rifle for you.