This high quality magazine covers all aspects of Shooting in Scotland and we are contributing a series of articles entitled “The Gun Workshop” covering all aspects of gunsmithing. The current article appears on pages 40-41 in the September 2019 issue and is all about the machines you might find in a Gunsmith’s Workshop. You can read an online copy of the magazine here.
Campbeltown’s “Retired not Expired” charity group made another trip to the Hutton Range in late July. Various last-minute difficulties and prior commitments conspired to make the group somewhat smaller than usual, but the six shooters who attended all had a great time and shot very well.
A brief talk on the history, equipment and role of the Sniper got everyone in the mood for some marksmanship (and markswomanship) before the range session and Paula laid-on a tasty spread of free refreshments to keep the shooters’ energy levels up whilst they put several hundred rounds down-range during their 4-hour shooting session.
Lesley from Campbeltown earned the Ladies top prize with a consistent performance averaging just over 86 points while Jeff from Gigha took home the honours for the Gents with a remarkable 97.8 average.
Thanks go to Michele and her team for doing a great job organising the group – we look forward to seeing you again in a few weeks.
A delighted customer recently collected his new .22 rimfire outfit based on the superb Anschutz Deluxe Thumbhole stocked Match 64 rifle. The brief for this rifle was that it should be light, short and handy, accurate and reliable. At just 14″ without a moderator, no one could accuse the Anschutz of having too long a barrel! The palm swell and well thought-out stock complement the classic Match trigger and just begs to be snapped to the shoulder for quick reaction shots.
The optic of choice was to be a good quality fixed 10 power scope with parallax adjustment – this requirement was due to the dual-purpose use the outfit is going to have. The owner wanted the gun to be an efficient vermin control tool as well as a capable target rifle for use as a member of Machrihanish Gun Club. A basic aluminium moderator keeps the weight down as well as the noise levels.
Here’s the end result:
The scope that fits the bill perfectly is the excellent “SWFA SS 10×44 with rear parallax” seen here nestling snugly on top of the Anschutz:
This scope features brilliant glass and an crisp reticule, the excellent build quality and ruggedness are obvious when you get your hands on one, but the real surprise come when you take a look through the scope in low light – the image just “pops” like a scope costing 3 or 4 times as much – a real gem.
This new Browning X-Bolt .243 outfit recently left us and went off to its new home.
The rifle features Browning’s “DuraCote” stock finish, has a 4-round rotary magazine and comes from the factory with a nicely bedded action.
The scope is a Sightron S-Tac 4-20×50 MOA SF mounted in 30mm Medium height Warne Rings.
A Wildcat Evolution Moderator takes care of keeping the muzzle noise down.
As is the norm here at Landrail, this outfit was supplied to the customer fully assembled and ready to shoot.
Prior to assembly the rifle was fully stripped, inspected, cleaned and properly lubricated. The bore was deep-cleaned, then polished with Butch’s Boreshine and the rifle was short-range zeroed ready for the customer to do his own final tweaks.
We recently sold a GSG 1911 Tactical LBP to a Machrihanish Gun Club member who noticed after a couple of shooting sessions that the pistol’s slide was rubbing on the inside of the bridge mount that holds his red dot sight.
The Hutton Range hosted another successful Stag Celebration Shoot in Mid July. This one was organised by Mikaeil Mirzaali for his best mate Josh Parker and a group of their friends from around the UK. Sam Parker (Best Man), William Shrier, Paul Young, Thomas Ratcliffe-Law & Jack Hampton made up the rest of the group. These friends all met at Manchester University whilst studying for various degrees a few years ago and were on a whisky tour of Scotland as part of Josh’s Stag celebrations. Some good shooting was done on the day and the whole group went away very happy.
Congratulations Josh on your upcoming nuptials as well as on your choice of friends!
Many thanks to Machrihanish Gun Club members Gareth Parker and Craig Anderson for helping out as Range Assistants during the event and to Hugh & Rhonda at the Tin Roof Diner for feeding our guests before their shooting session.
This high quality magazine covers all aspects of Shooting in Scotland and we are contributing a series of articles entitled “The Gun Workshop”. These articles will cover aspects of gunsmithing; the first in the series appears on pages 38-39 in the June – July 2019 issue and is all about threading barrels for moderators. You can read an online copy of the magazine here.