last nite around dusk i spotted a Fox crossing the field behind my house.I watched it for a bit as i mentally went thru my rifle selection.I could of used my 10/22 with red dot but the Fox was out around 120 meters,i had not shot out that far with the 10/22 setup,although i had the red dot shooting dead on a hundred ft.,in favorable conditions.As I mulled over my next rifle option,a Marlin .22 with a small Burris scope that i knew was dead on last time i shot it,the Fox moved down to a creek bank,found a patch of dirt and layed down.
well i took the screen out of the window,set up a rest back from the window in true sniperhide fashion and went to my gun locker,while lookin in i saw my Marlin .44 lever action(nah,overkill) and my Mini-14 with open sights,yeah that would do,i thought,but i wanted to try my Marlin .22 and with that scope,so i grabbed them both and went back to my "hide".The Fox was still there,Head up looking around,hmmm,a head shot.
I set up the .22 marlin,the magazine was already loaded with some target ammo but i coud not remember what.I wanted one clean shot and didn't have confidence in the ammo.I reluctantly brought the Marlin down and picked up the Mini-14,i got the rifle set on some hastily made rests,sighted thru the open sights an.....my neighbors 3 kids come out,squealing and carrying on like banshees.Thru the top of the sights i saw the Fox perk up,locate the kids and bolt in the opposite direction fast as a ....Fox can go i guess.I put my rifles away.
moral of the story: i need more rifles and optics.
i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
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