Last week I finally filled a space in the gun safe that’s been empty a while, when I successfully bid on a Savage 24B-DL. This is a neat little combination rifle/shotgun, sporting a .22WMR barrel over a 20 gauge shotgun barrel. Just the thing for casual pokes through the woods for grouse and showshoe hares.
This is an early model of the 24, with nicer wood than the later models, not to mention a more robust frame-mounted selector. I’ve already ordered a wide-angle, low-power scope to go on the rig, to better accommodate my aging optics, although it occurs to me that a peep sight would work well too.
I like the .22WMR over the more common .22LR in this gun, favoring as I do that little extra punch on big snowshoe hares or maybe, now and then, a sleek winter fox or pine marten. I suspect this rig will see a lot of use in the Alaska woods – there’s a reason these old combo guns are very popular in the Great Land.
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This Week’s Idiots:
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
Some songs have popular covers that are better (well, that I like better) that the originals. Aerosmith did Come Together better than the Beatles, as Joe Cocker did the best version of A Little Help From My Friends.
Another example is Grand Funk Railroad’s version of The Loco-Motion. While “Little Eva” Boyd did it first, in 1962, and did it pretty damn well, I still like Grand Funk Railroad’s 1974 version better. And so, without further ado, here it is. Enjoy.