Maybe a little gun-related adventure will break up some Covid boredom here at KT, so here ya go:
What better way to isolate and social distance than getting out with a favorite varmint rifle in the high country with some healthy buddies. One of our rancher friends has a large cattle ranch and grows his own alfalfa for feed and for sale. The place is also infested with Beldings ground squirrels, aka "Skippy the flying Squirrel", which between him and his buddies eat/consume about $200,000 a year due to crop loss from the little munchers.
There's two ways to get rid of Skippy...poison ($$$), or allow precision shooters to teach them to fly, one rat at a time.
So we take our BR Pivots (my old patent/product), hyper accurate .20 and .22 caliber CF rifles, and have our way with the little rascals out to around 600 yards. If the rifle won't shoot five shots into at least 1/2" @ 100 yds, it need not apply for this duty.
Here's a few pics from what I call "fun with rodents", or the most fun you can have with a rifle.
The crew set up in the morning on a hill crest:
An elevated position is always nice too:
As soon as the firing starts, we get bald eagles and ravens hanging out nearby in the rocks, ready for their noon feeding:
This particular spot has been an excellent perch now for many years. I can shoot rock chucks out to 600 here, and rats too if the wind is not an issue. Excellent spot to just sit and relax, smell the grass and enjoy the sunshine sometimes.
My old hound dog Lucy went with me one year. She liked to enjoy her afternoon chew while my rifle cooled and I ate lunch (she's in the truck, all tucked in during live-fire):
The trees behind us in this pic is where a bunch of eagles and ravens would sit and wait for lunch. Another great spot where we can shoot out to as far as you can hit:
And of course, to keep this 'Kimber-centric', a shot of my Ultra CDP with her .22LR conversion unit that I've posted before with Skippy. Once in the field, a .22LR pistol is always on my belt. One never knows when the little buggers will sneak inside the perimeter and wreck havoc!
In the evening when the squirrels are all down asleep, we set up our steel and get in some practice. A couple of full-size silhouettes, a dueling tree, and a few falling plates to keep it fun (don't make fun of the chubby guy):
Our colors fly at every event away from home:
Our little 'homeless camp' at the ranch (a great place to sit by the fire and watch the sun set each evening):
So once this ChiCom virus crap finally leaves us alone, we can all get back out and do what we all love to do......shoot!
Hope you enjoyed a little escape out west. We now return to our regular programming.......