Smooth On The Eyes: Shooting Optics For 2015

Mar 4, 2016 | 0 comments

Fifty years ago, as a young lad, I sat on a rail fence and peered through a 3/4-inch steel Weaver scope. The view wasn’t much clearer than you’d get noodling for catfish in a farm pond. But at 20 paces, the rats loomed large against that fuzzy, off-center crosswire. They tumbled to .22 Shorts (then 50 cents a box) from my borrowed Remington 121.Times change. Honestly, few rimfire rifles now can match the quality of that Remington pump. A blizzard of new .22 loads hasn’t replaced traditional .22 Short ammo — and you’ll find none of these at a penny …read more