Melissa Bachman: Texas hog hunt

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A gun to annoy pinkos

This gun will seriously annoy a significant number of pinkos. It looks perfect for home defence purposes:

It was the summer of 1991 when the eagerly anticipated movie “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” hit the big screen. A memorable scene in this iconic sci-fi thriller is the motorcycle versus 18 wheeler chase through a series of concrete drainage canals. The young John Connor, future savior of mankind, flees from the villainous T-1000 on his dirt bike. The heroic T-101 cyborg, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, arrives clad in black leather astride a Harley Davidson motorcycle just in time to save the day. Oozing an attitude of pure cool, the T-101 draws a pistol-grip 1887 Winchester lever-action shotgun that he cocks and fires single-handed from the moving Harley. You’ve got to love Hollywood.

The Italian gun manufacturer Chiappa Firearms already has a fan base among SASS shooters who use its 1887 lever-action shotguns in competition. This year, the company has reached out to sci-fi and zombie movie fans by adding the “Terminator 2” inspired T-Model to its lineup, which will be available exclusively through Taylor’s & Co., Inc.


Manufacturer: Chiappa Firearms;
Distributor: Taylor’s & Co., Inc.;
Model: 1887 T-Model
Action: Lever Action Shotgun
Caliber: 12-Gauge, 2 3/4″ Shells Only
Finish: Matte Black Oxide
Grip & Forearm: “Soft Touch” Black Rubber Coating or oiled hardwood
Sights: Gold Bead Front
Optics: Drilled & Tapped for Scope Mount
Barrel Length: 18.5”
Overall Length: 27.5”
Weight: 6.6 lbs.
Capacity: 7 Rounds (5+2)
Choke: Cylinder Bore
Suggested Retail Price: $995

Hunting update

I have spent the past 4 days in the Central North Island learning to hunt Quail and Pheasant with dogs. It has been a blast and now I am knackered.

We have walked and driven most of the northern part of  Kaingaroa Forest, up around Murupara and Kaingaroa township and some of the southern part near the Napier-Taupo highway.

I’m very pleased with my Beretta AL391 Urika that I won at Hamills Duck night, and now very pleased with my Tikka T3 .308 that I also got from Hamills Manukau. I will review each gun separately this week, but for now here is what I shot a 4pm this afternoon.

Whaleoil, Tikka T3 and Fallow Deer

It is a Fallow stag, sans antlers, I used a Federal Power Shok .308 Winchester 150gr Soft Point. The shot was 109yds and went through and through with a 2″ exit wound. On the way through it took out a couple of ribs. At 109yds the velocity is 2532fps and hits with 2134 foot pounds of energy. The little fella went down hard and never got back up.

Wednesday Weapons – Thompson/Center Pro Hunter

I have been looking for a new rifle, actually a series of rifles, lately. I’ve come to the conclusion that one of these puppies would do me just nicely. Why have multiple guns when just one with interchangeable barrels would do. Though the other reason for multiple guns is because you never know when zombies may attack.

Still if you could only have one gun or rifle this would be it. Simple because it is so versatile.

The Thompson/Center Encore Pro Hunter system is ideal for a  multitude of applications.

My ideal combination of barrels would be:

.270 Winchester for general hunting. I usually knock over sika so this would be fine. (Fingers crossed some will perish this weekend)

.204 Ruger – for varminting…long range rabbits, goats, and small game

.17HMR – for varminting…zapping rabbits and possums

12 gauge shotgun…you have to have one really.

.50 Muzzle loader black powder….for fun.

Now to find a gun sponsor.