To say that I was skeptical about an adjustable gas system was probably an understatement. Not that I did not understand how it works, or why one might want to use it. It’s just that some of the people I had talked to and the research that I did just didn’t seem to pass muster. That is to say it was almost too good to be true. Well… Until I shot it.
We went out to Montana to NEMO Arms to play around with the 300 Win Mag NEMO OMEN. Well, we decided to bring a little bang to the party. Sure Shot Exploding Targets sent us 50 pounds of their Magnum target mix to fill Ken (Our dummy) with and well… check out the the video to see how that turned out.
It was all very last minute and the timing was horrible. So when Uel from Weaponcraft let me know there was an opportunity to take 12 hours of classes with his guys, I had to of course tell him I would be there and petitioned ALL my friends to come with me. In the end it was short notice but I had Monkey and Misses Whitey with me to help me scratch my training itch.
The story is as old as time and firearms. Who can shoot better? Who is more accurate? Who can do it blindfolded whilst riding a horse? Friends and their constant testing of each-other’s merit goes all the way back to you and your buddies throwing rocks and acorns as kids.
Have you ever bought something that you just couldn’t help yourself, you just had to tinker with it? The Ruger MK III was that way for me, and with the cost of just about everything around the Ruger, it is far too easy to customize the bejeezus out of it.
Starting off with breaking in a new Rifle barrel, you can google how to do this and find 10,000 different answers and mine comes from someone with over five thousand rounds through each of his 16 rifles, so I find this a trust worthy source in collaboration with what I have learned on my own.