Re: From Butte America
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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