Well guys before my birthday I felt I really needed to treat my self as it's been a busy year.
For those who don't know I volunteer for the New Zealand Red Cross Emergency Response Team which means I was at the Pike River mining accident, the Christchurch earthquakes in February and I just got back from the floods in Takaka not long before Christmas
All up 7 weeks worth of volunteer work besides my day job, this is why I have trouble saving up to buy myself the lathe and mill I really want.
So this morning I woke up, thought f*&^ work, grabbed my stash of cash and popped into the local Hunting and Fishing instead.
I walked out 10mins later with a second hand Ruger 10/22 stainless synthetic threaded carbine.
Grabbed my Parker Hale suppressor and headed to my nearest shooting block.
A few rabbits later and I'm pleased with how well I did with open sights!
A starter of things to come:
So I will be tinkering with this rifle to make it a reliable handy carbine for use in the woods or on the boat.
Already I have ordered a Tuffer Buffer and after the Christmas break I'm hoping my scope rail and sling studs will arrive.
I already have a USGI sling and a 4x30 Bushnell compact scope sitting here waiting to go on.
Other things will be refined, such as the internals will be polished and few edges radiused to try for my goal of reliable feeding every time the trigger is pulled as long as the ammo is good.