Well somebody from somewhere else has to join in.. I lived in Wise River for a while workin on a Registered Angus ranch. I miss it. Montana IS what America was. Im from Eastern Oregon (Central Or. now). Born and raised, but I dearly love Mt.
Glad you found L/R/H.
"Its not Rocket Surgery.....'
GOD,GUNS,&GUTTS MADE AMERICA, LETS KEEP ALL 3!winmag
"I have No idea why that cop made me ride in the back seat, when I Clearly called Shotgun!"
This is getting better and better; putting together a group of like minded Montana guys. We are all Montana minded when we love the freedom of the wide open spaces.
I am impressed by the Appleseed effort. Thanks glocker21 for stepping up for Montana. I instructed indoor smallbore in college at MSU Bozeman and also have some experience instructing international smallbore three position shooting. I like the idea of Americans focusing on marksmanship rather than just "firepower". With all of the technical refinements in equipment we have today, 500 yds. is still a heck of a challenge and a worthy goal for anybody.
unlike most other guys here, i was actually in butte mt. back in the late 70s.
your right, you cant help notice some mining has gone on there.
back then 30x378s were only owned by a few fools wanting more horsepower out of a 30 caliber.
problem was getting hold of some of the very few powders that made it work.
h570 was a surplus powder that was theee powder to use.
those that had it wouldnt part with it, and some i knew had a bunch.
id heard some of the gun shops out west had some, and i went looking for it.
i did find a few 1# cans in butte, and the guy also sold me a 20# keg of h870 for $1.50 a pound.
there was one store out there called buttreys that had 4 cans on the shelf at a whopping $2.69 a pound.
the guy was all smiles when i bought all of them. i saved some of those cans with the price tag still on them.
you didnt mention caliber of the model 70, so i assume it was an 06.
the kv weaver was a very early varieable 2 to 5 power. my father had a couple of them.
your shot is pretty typical of what took place back in the 50s and 60s.
yours ended well but frankly many didnt.
i was a smallbore shooter in the 50s, we shot 4 position but i would have gladly given up the kneeling part.
my younger sister became national junior girls champ.
i quit after that as i couldnt stand having her beat me.
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