I spent yesterday afternoon shooting in East Dublin, Ga. with Marcus and his some of his family. We shot the Remington 700 Sendero in .300 Win. Mag.;
the Browning BLR Stainless in .308;
the CZ 550 Kevlar Varmint in .308 (courtesy of Kyle);
the Ruger No. 1 Stainless in .243,
and an elegant old Remington Model 12 in .22 Magnum;
Marcus also provided an old Brno manufactured Mauser action in .308 with a heavy barrel and laminated stock that shot very well.
Targets varied but the most popular were helium filled balloons left over from Marcus’ niece’s birthday, tied with a foot or two of twine to the target stand 100 yards distant. We had a fairly stiff breeze coming from our rear quarter so the balloons moved around sufficiently to provide a challenge, and the positive feed back of a hit caused smiles all around.
Having been an Army Brat, I moved around a lot while growing up, so I was very impressed with the sense of home that the Fountains have. The family has owned the land we were on since before the Great Depression. Family built the homes, drilled the wells, and dug the pond. Their history, their place in the world, their roots are all centered there.
It was a fine day, spent with fine people.