Archive for August 2011

New Grips on Crosman 1701P   1 comment

Greetings All,

A while back my wife purchased a Crosman 1701P air pistol. After some shooting and have some great fun in the back yard I encouraged her to purchase some custom grips for her pistol. She checked around the Yellow Airgun Forum and found a gentleman. Well, unbeknownst to us this gentleman also has the contract for Crosman for their custom grips from their Custom Shop.

Dawn emailed RB at RB Grips and posed a few questions about price and wood. After a few email exchanges she placed her order. Since he hand makes the grips he informed Dawn he is about three weeks behind.

Three weeks later, here is what showed up at the door.

Installing the new grips.

Yep, feels good!

Dawn’s pistol with new grips installed.

After looking at the pictures one cannot help but notice how beautiful the rosewood grips are. She is looking forward to getting out in the yard and hitting some Gamo targets.

Until next time,
Jeff

Posted August 23, 2011 by avv604 in Airguns

The County Fair   Leave a comment

Greetings All,

The family and I went to the Wilson County Fair twice this year. If you live in middle Tennessee then you might just know about the fair and the joy of going.

The first night we went was the first night the fair was open – Friday August 12th. To our surprise there were not as many people as we expected. When entering the fair at 5:00pm, what do you do first? Well, find something to eat of course! Off we went and found something each of us liked. We found a nice little spot to sit down and enjoy the “fair food.”

After the food we decided to kill some time before a friend of ours performed on a local stage. I suggested the tractor pulls. Well, what else is better than tractors with big engines!? 🙂 We watched a few pull and enjoyed watching these big tractors kicking up dirt.

It was time to head over to one of the several music stages and watch one of our friends perform. He is a Christian Country artist and has won several awards. He has told me the awards before but the names escape me. At any rate, Rene and his wife did a wonderful job and it was great to see him again and of course hear him sing.

Rene’ Jones and wife Edie (Rene Jones.com)

After Rene, we discussed what we could go to next. Well it was easy to hear the loud engine noises in the background – so it was decided to work our way back over to the arena to watch more tractor pulls. However, now the larger engine tractors were going and were quite loud – mmmmm… horsepower!

Since I was using my Canon SX30IS – I decided to try the movie function and tape a few of the pulls. We did not stay for all of them but here is a little video of a few pulling.

Wilson County Fair – Tractor Pulls

After the tractor pulls, the family packed up and went home.

A few days later we decided to go back. We went mainly through the portion of the fair that is static called Fiddler’s Grove. We watched a few shows and my youngest gravitated toward the old restored tractors. We began talking to a gentleman about his tractor. The gentleman from Portland Tennessee took up with our youngest and asked if he would like for him to start up his tractor. Of course Dalton’s eyes lit up and he shook his head rapidly as kids do.  Here is a short video I took with my phone.

Afterwards, the gentleman asked if both kids would like to ride around on his other smaller tractor. The boys had a blast riding on the old tractor.

Here are a few pictures from Fiddler’s Grove I took with Droid phone.

In the last picture, look at the number of cars in the background. Yes, this fair is one of if not the best in Tennessee. One item, among others, that aid in the success of this fair is the absence of alcohol. Alcohol is not allowed to be sold or consumed on the premises. This has and will continue to yield an environment family friendly.

All-in-all it was a fun time for all. We ate things we probably should not have, had fun watching shows and events, and played a few games – to which Dalton won a little prize. If you happen to be in middle Tennessee about mid-August next year – I implore you to stop off at the Wilson County Fair. It is well worth the price of admission.

Until next time,
God Bless you and your family,

Jeff

Posted August 19, 2011 by avv604 in General

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What to do when it is hot…   Leave a comment

Greetings All,

A couple of weeks ago Dawn and I were not sure what to do because it was so hot outside. Well, what else can one do but shoot things! We bought a big shop fan, setup everything and started shooting.

I purchased a Bushnell 8-32×40 scope for my air rifle a few days earlier, so I wanted to work on my numbers. Dawn wanted to knock down some targets and have some fun.

We added some wind flags as well (homemade flags) so we can work on wind doping.

Well, after a few hours the sun began to go down and we called it quits. We now needs some showers because we all stinkth! Nevertheless, air rifles are cheap to shoot and fun. What a good combination. 🙂

Until next time,
Jeff
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Posted August 17, 2011 by avv604 in Airguns

Savage 25 LV-T   Leave a comment

Greetings All,

Some time ago I made a little video about my .223 Savage I purchased for coyote hunting. Well, I forgot to post the link here so here is the video.
The video is very short and is not meant to be in-depth. It is only meant to show what the rifle can do with factory loads. I have since go into reloading and have a nice load that the rifle likes. I will post information later.

Here is the little cheezy video. Enjoy.

Until next time,
Jeff
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Posted August 17, 2011 by avv604 in General

Dawn’s new pistol   Leave a comment

Greetings All,

A while back Dawn got a new air pistol and has been working on getting it setup. The pistol is a Crosman 1701P and I added a Hawke tactical 8-20×42 scope atop.

Dawn decided to shoot PFT before she hurt her foot. She has been working on getting all the numbers and getting ready for her first match.

She does love the pistol.

Once she is able to sit down on the ground and practice a bit, she will be joining me on my AAFTA match journeys.
We tuned the pistol to shoot about 520FPS average with 30 shots with a 20FPS spread. She is able to knock down targets at the needed 35 yards with no issues. What fun she is having and I am having fun just watching.

 

Until next time,
In Christ,
Jeff

Posted August 17, 2011 by avv604 in Airguns

New Calf on the Farm   Leave a comment

Greetings All,

I know I have not been posting much but school has me hopping along with other items I have been trying to complete. I will be posting a few items back to back.

Here on the farm we had a new calf born (among the eight others); however, this calf was born with pink eye and thus blind. Since the blind calf was not able to see where to suck his mama, we are left to bottle feed the calf.

Look at that cheezy grin.

It was not long before the boys wanted to feed the calf. I sprayed the calf’s eyes with pink eye spray for nearly two weeks and everything has cleared up. The calf is growing and meets me at the barn door in the morning and evening waiting for the bottle.

Later gater,

Jeff

Posted August 17, 2011 by avv604 in General

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