American Bushman

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Saturday, November 11, 2006


Today I headed to the shooting range to break in my new rifle, see if I could hit a target, and bolster my confidence for the coming hunt.

First shot was on paper. The second and third...not so good. And then...I pulled a newbie mistake. I shoved a dry patch down the barrel and rammed it with the ramrod. Yeah, it got stuck. No, I couldn't get it out. Oops.

Lube down the barrel to free the ramrod, disassemble the breech plug to get at the patch, wipe off and grease the breech plug, and reassemble the whole gun before shooting again.

Maybe I'll have more luck tomorrow.

On a positive note, I'm only going to get one shot a day next weekend and my first shot WAS in the money. There may still be meat on the table at the end of the day.

Thanks for reading,



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