I used the Rachel Lucas » Demotivators button to get myself addicted making these posters. I think I may need an intervention before I quit.
This is one of Alan's does from up in Red River County. I got bored shooting them with my scoped Ruger #1 and started working my way through all the old military rifles I had bought over the years. Every time I added a mil-surp rifle my excuse would be: One of these days I'll use it to shoot a doe tag.
Surprisingly, I did!
M1 Standard Products .30 cal. Carbine.
1909 Argentine Carbine in 7.65.
1891 Argentine Cavalry Carbine.
1891 Argentine Engineers Carbine.
Japanese T44 Carbine in 6.5X50.
1917 Eddystone 30-06.
Swedish M38 in 6.5X55.
1898 Krag 30-40.
Zeroing, carrying and hunting with every one of these rifles was a delight. It seemed to take several hunts to get a doe down, so I got to spend a little time with the gun. I appreciated them more and more as I carried them. (The K98 and Krag, for instance, are very sexy rifles to carry in the field.) I shot deer offhand and from stands. Some have a peep and post, some old pyramid triangle sights, some ladder sights. When I took a guest or a kid they were always fascinated to see me carrying a vintage rifle with original strap and military ammo. The M1 Carbine, Garand, 1903A3 and K31 had been shot in competition. (full bragging disclosure: I'm the current Texas Garand and repeat Vintage Rifle Champion)
On deck for this deer season: SKS and AR15.