Re: Another Proud Parent of an APS product....
Well as much as I would like to be able to look out over country like that, it's a pretty fair drive from where I am here in Texas. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] Those were the first pics I received from Kirby as a completed rifle. They didn't look to be so big when I uploaded them,[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] but I guess they were. I proof read everything then just posted it and had to get off-line. If they take up too much space let me know and I will pull them. They are on photobucket so they should have been reduced a pretty fair amount when I put them there. Good thing I guess. LOL
About the rifle, nothing fancy compared to some I have seen here.
HS Precision Varminter Stock,
Jewell Trigger set close to 1#,
Nightforce 5.5 - 22 x 50,
Lilja 1-8 twist barrel #7 taper,
Holland recoil lug,
Signature rings and base,
and the special attention to detail provided by APS.
Mu wife would like to thank everyone who participated in the development of this caliber and the field work provided herein which helped me to dip into her savings and have such a wonderful new toy to occupy my time with,[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]yea right. As for me I would like to thank those of you who I pestered through out most of last year trying to pick out just what I could aford, and ending up with one hell of a rifle.
I will be using up some 872 for fireforming loads and barrel break in. After that is complete, I will switch over to the 869 and get serious about things. I am looking for a mid range load that puts them into tiny holes at long distances more so, than the blistering velocity. So, hopefully things will come together for me and I will reach a happy medium. I am sure those 169.5 gr Wildcat's will work just fine on the intended targets. I might even have to try out a few 150gr BT's just to see how for a pig will actually pop. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Mike / Tx
"Heck why would I lie, most folks don't believe the truth when I tell them"