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Roy, Merle ... and "Baby"
Roy and Merle Gaither (left coast)
recently received their Barnes Delta 45 Custom. They said they'd
anticipated it so much, made so many preparations, etc., that
they decided to name it "Baby!" In fact ... they tell
me the most recent gunsafe was delivered, installed, and the workers
left about an hour before the "Midwife" from Uncle Sam's
Post office delivered the crate! Now ... is that timing .. or
Above ... Merle seems to have gotten
to it before Roy had the chance. He was probably still covered
in styrofoam, packing, and crate materials ... ;?)
They have access to an indoor range
which they took it to the first available evening. The following
day, it was the outdoor range.
Roy claims a good beach towel is one
of the secrets of good shooting! He could be right ... they sent
Merle started off @ 50 yards. She shot
the cloverleaf ... then dialed in the Point Of Aim for the fourth.
Here's a three shot group from Merle
at 50 yards. Very nice...
Roy says they get six prime shots.
Here's a group with shots 1,2,and 3 off a fill...
Here's shots 4,5,6 from the same fill.
Shooting the Barnes 237 grain Shrike
for approx. 330 fpe.
After settling in (as I say ... this
was the first trip to the outdoor range ... ) Roy shot this 50
yard three shot group ... and he made sure to tell me four people
In fact ... as I've often heard ...
he says plenty of people were watching. Ha ha. Sometimes makes
it a challenge to get any shooting done. Don't take one of these
rifles to a public range if you don't want alot of attention.
Roy tells me he's got half a garage
full of lead waiting to be turned into slugs. That should hold
he and Merle for a few days ... ha ha
Link to more pics of Delta