The Yukon 58 GS2. Full
stock with finger bow guard.
Loved the feel and
control this guard gave during shooting.
Featuring a high strength
aluminum bronze receiver and bolt. Steel finished in my rust brown
(Burl). Billet aluminum parts hard color anodized.
I've grown fond of
the 4X shotgun scope for it's small size, clear field of view,
and long eye relief. Here I made a set of color anodized scope
rings to suit the project. Scope was also finished in complimentary
Stocked in a beautiful
Nicely matched side
Let's shoot ...
My buddy Tom, and his
Son George were on hand for the range session. They've been so
kind as to let me shoot over on their farm. There were some cut-offs
from planks of 2" Oak laying out by the range. George wanted
me to shoot one. We set it out at about 38 yards where we'd staked
the first target to get the scope on paper. After a few shots
to center the scope. I took a shot at the plank cut-off.
BANG!!! It flipped
into the air and did three or four backflips. Pretty dramatic.
I'd say I hit it! ;?)
We went to look. The
plank was pretty busted up. Amazingly, while George and I chatted,
Tom noticed a glint in the grass ten feet away and picked up the
slug! It had slammed it's way clean thru the 2" oak plank
and flipped out onto the grass.
That's a 450 grain
Barnes 58 Falcon. I'll have to chrono it in the shop at the size
I chose to shoot it yesterday. I was bench sizing the slugs. However;
it was shooting about 625 fpe with this particular slug. I'll
update when I know for sure. Could be more. Won't be less. (update: depending upon exact fill
psi and guages, a couple of quick shop pot shots shows the slug
@ this size approx. 778-793fps ... 605-628.5 foot pounds). Heavier
Barnes slugs produce more fpe - but I like this new one alot for
now. It's fast and accurate.
Having gotten on target
at 38 yards, I took note that we were nice and straight but high.
I wanted to zero around 75 yards. We decided to move the target
out cause I suspected we were already set about right for that
Now, this is not only
a real nice group at 82 yards with a 4X scope; it's the ONLY three
shots I shot yesterday at 82 yards. That's a pretty good start
for a new rifle finished that morning.
Still pretty much in
line (minor left) - I decided to pound a few slugs over against
the 100 yard backer. We drew a circle on the board and went back
to the bench.
While Tom and George
watched thru binoculars each, I shot. Tom was amazed to catch
a glint of sliver as he stood behind me watching each shot. He'd
caught a flash of each slug's base in the air.
We could hear a solid
"TWHAP!!!" of each slug hitting. What you see here are
the ONLY three slugs I shot @ 100 yards yesterday from this brand
new rifle. Brand new slug mold and sizing dies too. It doesn't
get "no better" than this for a first range session!
Here's 100 yards back
to the bench and truck.
Fine session with great
Come to Standing Stone
4 and you can take a shot with the Yukon II if you'd care to.