Originally Posted by Buffalobob
Good to see your new barrel got broken in right.
Mike did a pretty good job on this one and Kirby waved his magic wand also. Cleans like you dream they should and puts them where it's supposed to if I do my part.
I can also tell you that a 7mm AM with Wildcat 200 gr. bullets is overkill on a grouse.
I jumped a grouse on a little ridgetop and he flew to the base of a lone pine that had some brush around it. Ranged the brush/tree at 96 yards and with thoughts of grouse and gravy in my mind I set the scope for that range but just couldn't seem to see him. Just about when I was going to give up he either squatted or stepped into a hole because his head came down into view. The crosshairs moved over slightly and settled on his nead/neck junction and then.......he either stood up or something right at the shot. One second I was squeeeeeezing and the next second there was an explosion that looked like a dark colored feather pillow blew up.
Scratch the grouse and gravy.:( I found one wing, one leg and the tail feathers attached to a small portion of his butt. Wasn't even enough left for feather soup.;)