Religous Experience


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Turkey Creek
November 10, 2006, 04:07 PM
For the last two years, being a vet, I have taken Veteran's Day off and celebrated at the range- Last year I took my WWI Enfield and WWII Garand- This year I did myself one better as I pulled out my 108 year old Krag that I had never fired- I spent the past week preparing handloads to try to duplicate the original loading-

There is something very spiritual about firing a 108 year old rifle that is four generations old- Somewhere along the line it is possible, though not probable, that someone's Great Grandfather, Grandfather, and Father could have fired this classic rifle- What do we build today that is still going to be around over a century from now and still be as good as ever?-

I didn't shoot it at targets over two hundred yards because these old eyes are not what they used to be, but I was imagining what it must have been like in the Spanish American War carrying one of these beauties around- And she was accurate enough that a Cuban silly enough to poke his head out at San Juan hill would have been toast- This was truely a good day, and to all my Vet friends, salute!

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clarkford
November 12, 2006, 12:48 AM
Happy Veterans Day. Thank You.

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