I had a strange day. I did some of the usual puttering around when a visitor arrived early in the afternoon. We went shooting, first at a rifle-range and then at a gravel pit. I checked out a Mauser 98k that had been converted to .30-’06. I used light 147FMJ plinkers (.30-’06 147FMJ AA4350 56 grains LOA 3.185 inch ), 150 SP hunting rounds (.30-’06 150 SP AA4350 58 grains LOA 3.300inch Deer hunting load ) and 180RN hunting rounds (.30-’06 Hornady 180 RN AA4350 53 grains LOA 3.21 inch big slow bullet for deer in bush). Both the hunting rounds demonstrated adequate accuracy for off-hand shooting and adequate expansion and penetration in down logs. They are easy and effective killers inside 200 yards and, in a pinch, from rest, the 150SP would work to 300. The rifle has a rather rough trigger and a dark bore but I have yet another option for deer-season.
We had dinner when we returned (deer heart etc.) and TLW had us move the Chinese roto-tiller around to the side yard where she said she will operate it tomorrow. That will be a great day. The thing is powerful and thorough but it needs someone lighter than I to operate it from the operator’s seat. She fits that bill… 😉 We also harvested a few potted tomatoes and onions. Next year, I will plant more vegetables.