Monday, April 22, 2013

Barber principal # 1. "why waste good ammunition"

Today we were visited by Allen Barber. He is a local in the valley and stops by from time to time to make sure we're not getting complacent. It was also time to preform the once a year cleaning of his Legend. Not just the bore but a down to brass tacks complete strip and clean. Allen acquired this 7mm Remington Magnum 12 years ago. When we built it he ask me if it were mine what bullet I would use ? Without a moments hesitation I said my choice for that caliber has always been the 175gr Partition driven as close to 3000fps as I could safely get it. So that's what he has used from day one.

Allen is not against hunting in a little weather. In fact some of the pictures he has forwarded portray less than ideal conditions even for a Yeti. Enclosed is a picture of a buck he took last fall. Curious I asked him today how many animals he had taken with
this Legend ? His reply "3 Elk, 7 Deer and 2 Antelope, I only shoot one bullet per animal per year, I haven't shot a box of bullets in the field yet". He does practice in the off season and has used this rifle at some extended ranges when it was necessary.

It's hard to argue with success.

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