There are times when entering the LGS is a danger to your wallet. This happened to me.
I need reloading supplies, LGS has them, Blue-Haired Faerie gave me a gift certificate to LGS.
As I was going to LGS, I was considering if I needed anything. I decided that what I wanted to start looking for was something in 7.62×51 NATO or 30-06. I have one rifle in each of those. Two is one, one is none.
When I walk in, there on the wall is an older rifle. Looks to be from around the early ’50s. And it is in “.308”. I.e. 7.62×51. It looks very nice.
Turns out it is a CETME Sporter. Now, these rifles are not original. They were built on American made receivers from parts kits brought in from overseas. Regardless, it looks nice. It looks like sort of like an H&K G3A3. The front hand guard is different. The selector switch is the same. The magazine release is different, the rear sight is different.
But it has the same charging handle, and it still has the famous MP5 slap to drop the bolt carrier and bolt.
There is something really fun about that “slap”.
It followed me home… Along with 125 8 mm Mauser shell casings, ready for boxer primers. Oh, and some 156gr 0.357 bullets.
I did a test firing. A few things.
It is freaking loud. With ear protection on, it still made my ears ring. It is a double ear pro sort of gun.
The rifle sights don’t work well for me. I need to put a little white spot on the front post. I just can’t pick up the dark post inside the dark ring across the dark 100yard notched rear sight. It all just blended. And still, it hit target with ever press of the trigger.
It is extremely loud.
It was a boat load of fun to shoot. The felt recoil wasn’t bad. I could double tap my target without too much problem.
It is louder than expected.
It THROWS brass. The brass landed “over there” about 30 ft from where I was standing. I’ll have to go back with the metal detector to recover all the brass. It also had a wide spread.
What firearm(s) did you spot in a gun store or show that followed you home. Even though you were not intending on buying?
The last couple of case articles felt a little bit unbalanced to me. More of their words and less of mine. Do you prefer the “mostly their words” or do you prefer more analysis by me?
Have a great weekend, all of you.