This is not just a gun porn or "look at my gun(s)" post. It is more born of my curiosity about the connection we have with these tools. I'm just very interested in how some firearms seem to "speak" to certain people. It doesn't have to be particularly fancy or expensive to feel like an extension of you. It may not even be the one you carry all of the time. For me it certainly isn't. It's just the one that always seems to "feel" right. It seems to almost shoot itself.
Don't look at me like that, I know you know what I'm talking about.
Here is my conundrum on this post: I can't decide, so I went with a handgun and and long gun. I'm already blowing up my own meme, I know. So, moving on to the meat of the matter, this is my handgun that just absolutely is my ballistic soulmate.
|Love at first sight|
|Uhhh, hey baby|
It is an engraved Remington 700 BDL in 7mm STW (Shooting Times Westerner). What a love/hate relationship this has been. I love it when I shoot it, I hate it when I try to find ammunition. My wallet generally despises this rifle. It is the main reason I've been considering getting into reloading. Two years ago (out of desperation) I scoped my AR-15 for deer season. It turned out to be an awesome culling rifle and I saved a ton, but it didn't "do" anything for me.
|Comparison: 7mm STW (top) and .223 (bottom) - obviously|
|The Two Towers|
7mm STW (L) .223 (R)