Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and so is rifle buck season. That means that I had to make some range time to sight in my deer rifle.
Because the state I hunt in is still living in the Stone Age, my deer rifle is a Marlin 336 that – though I love the lever action – doesn’t fit me very well. I’ve even had to jury-rig a redneck cheek riser with pipe insulation and camo duct tape. I would much prefer to use my AR-platform rifles – which fit me well, and are a style with which I am comfortable and familiar. I even bought a .300 BLK upper last year in high hopes of a change in the game law, but Noooooooo.
So to console my frustration, I brought my Aero Precision AR pistol along to the range for some fun once the sight-in work was done.
My Marlin smacked the 100 yard steel 3 out of 3 shots, so that was done with pretty quickly, and I whipped out the Aero.
In the spirit of the season, I brought along some turkey cartoons to keep things fun. Admittedly, with astigmatism, and a red dot, all I could see to aim at were brown blobs at 50 yards. But the Aero ensured that they were still dead turkeys. One target even had a set of perfect neck shots! Ahem – yeah, I meant to do that!
These are, incidentally, the ONLY turkeys I shot this year. Yes, I know that one does not use a .223 to hunt turkeys, but whose range time was this anyway?
Besides, turkeys “could” be home invaders – didn’t you see the video of that turkey that invaded that couple’s living room – right through the glass window even! Tell me that gobbler didn’t have malicious intent!
And how about that video of the turkeys circling the dead cat! Tell me that wasn’t some dangerous cult-like activity right there, huh? We need to train against potential turkey attack, I’m telling you.
So that’s exactly what I did. Do you feel safer now? You’re welcome.