Friday, September 14, 2012

Ready to Go

For some time now, I have wanted to go hunting.  Finally, this year, I have the opportunity to go deer hunting with a friend.  I was able to score a great deal on a hunting shotgun/scope combo, so I was ready to go.  My friend had been researching his options and, unknown to me, had come to the same conclusion regarding a new shotgun/scope combo for him.  So, we both ended up with the same style shotguns.  This fact becomes important in a minute.

Purchases made, it was time to sight in the scope.  We made plans and headed out to the range, which was about 40+ minutes away.  We get there, and he goes first.  He sets up and begins the process.  I use the binoculars and call out the shots.

Once he's done, it's my turn.  I take out my shotgun and, ... just stare at it.

Ugh...

Um.... Jonathan?

Yes.

Can I borrow your bolt?

My bolt?!?

Ermm...yes.  I seem to have left my bolt at home.

Why did you take out the bolt?

Note to self:  Don't forget the important parts of the shotgun when it's time to go hunting.  It'll be a lot harder to use someone else's there.

4 comments:

Rev. Paul said...

Oops. Oh - and ammo is important, too. Learned that the hard way, too.

Graybeard said...

Wait. A bolt? What kind of shotgun? Don't think I've seen one with a bolt.

Lawyer said...

Rev. Paul: Wow. I guess I'd better make a list.

Graybeard: It's the Savage 220F, a bolt action 20 gauge slug gun. It's actually a preety good shotgun so far.

Graybeard said...

Thanks! That's very cool. I had never heard of a bolt action shotgun.

I didn't even know that Savage made shotguns, so doubly cool. Considering who makes it, I'm sure it's a very good gun.

One of my personal sayings has long been to answer "you learn something new every day" with "if you're lucky!" Today, I'm lucky.

Thanks!