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My TX200 comes home

Six years ago I sold my TX200 to a friend who had great plans for shooting it regularly at his place up North. This was a custom Jim Maccari tuned gun with a Simmons scope I used in my second year of Field Target competition back in the late 1990s, and it was capable of […]

The IZH-46m Part II

In our last visit with the IZH-46m I’d just begun to reshape the grip. Here it is after several iterations with rasp and sandpaper: I’ve tapered the grip towards the rear, thinned the wood at the top of the grip, and carved finger grooves. Quite a bit more to do but it’s already a significant […]

The IZH-46m Part I

  Having sold my Alfa Proj, I once again had money in my toy account (aka my PayPal account) and just as I was wondering what to try next a pair of clean IZH-46m pistols showed up on the TargetTalk forum. I jumped on one for a very reasonable $425 (they’re $599 new) and three […]

A Plethora of Pellets

These days almost all my shooting is done with a very few different pellets. For 0.177 field shooting, 7.5 and 10 grain round nosed pellets- Premiers or JSBs. For target guns, 7 and 8gr wadcutters, usually RWS Meisterkugeln. But after 40 years of air gunning I have a pretty big collection of pellets in various […]