Recently, I had fun turning in some relic pieces of jam-o-matic junk at an event sponsored by Ceasefire Oregon. Funny thing, that. It seems Fox News picked up on the event and almost got the link to TTAG right. As they had run out of gift cards by the time I got there, they handed out IOUs, promising to mail my gift cards. So I left my name and mailing address . . .
Tadaaaa! The cards arrived.
Ceasefire Oregon made good and the cards arrived ahead of schedule. So then it was off to do some shopping at my local Kroger-owned, Fred Meyer sporting goods counter
Shhhhhhh. Don’t tell people like the demanding moms that the local Kroger-owned Fred Meyer has a fairly good firearms counter. And better yet, the gift cards work really well there. As it turns out, they aren’t just for milk, butter and eggs.
Decisions, decisions. Should I go for an updated compact carry piece?
Nah. I’m already covered there. Then I got to thinking….
I have some needs that popped up recently, and some I know of in the near future. Besides receiving a stunningly beautiful Big Horn Armory lever boomer in .500 S&W to hunt with, I’ve got an upcoming Appleseed class that I’ll be using my Ruger 10-22 in. My needs there are in factory rotary mags for shooting prone, so I bought all they had. Both of them.
And the scope that currently sits on my highly customized Ruger is a bit old and cheap. So I’m replacing it with this.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. It’s designed for the 55 grain .223. But it’s got a nice bullet drop cross hair feature that I’ll be working on and dialing in for .22LR. And since its 3 X 9 power adjustable, I won’t have to wear my reading glasses to see the front iron sight.
Ammo? .500 S&W isn’t the most expensive ammo I’ve ever bought, but it’s not cheap. I bought the only box they had and ordered two more. The HSM was $40. The Winchester T-Rex killer is a bit more.
So here is the breakdown of my haul:
Ammo: 1 @ $40.00 and 2 @ $65.00 each
That’s a grand total of $380.
So I’m five bucks out of pocket for upgrading and adding to my plinking and hunting pleasure. This, at the expense of whomever donates to Ceasefire Oregon, to whom I’d like to express my sincere thanks.