Winter Came & Finally Seems To Have Left

It’s been a long time since I posted up anything.  Frustration with winter set in hard, and the never ending cold through March sure didn’t help much.  I did gather a few new implements for my hunting ventures during the cold, and have been breaking in a couple of them since the weather here in New England finally decided to perk up a bit. I bit the bullet and bought 2 crossbows, since we can now legally hunt with them in Connecticut. Darton Archery Terminator, Compound Crossbow:

Darton Archery Terminator

Excalibur Matrix 330 Exalibur Matrix 330

Velocity: 330 FPS
Draw Weight: 220 lbs.
Power Stroke: 11.4″
Mass Weight: 5.1 lbs.
Overall Length: 33.9″
Arrow Length: 18″
Arrow Weight: 350 Grains
Stock Type: Ergo-Grip
Finish: Realtree Xtra

Both are excellent pieces of equipment, and shoot more accurately than I could have imagined.  I know I will be hunting with these, for sure, this coming archery deer season.

Also was in need of a utilitarian rifle, chambered in .308.  After much shopping around, reading reviews, firing alot of them via friends, I landed on the Ruger Gunsite Scout as my choice.  It’s no tack driver, but I can get 1 MOA groups at 100 yards, and was pinging 8″ steel at 300 yards.

Ruger Gunsite Scout

I mounted a Vortex scope on it, and it performs very well.  Whether target or hunting, this is a keeper without question.

Finally, I picked up a Savage 220 as well, pics to come later.  Ordered it in December and picked it up in late January.  It has yet to see range time, but soon.

This time of year is primarily spent preparing the boat for the salt splash, which is finally underway.  Won’t be until late May that she gets in the water, but, it’s cold and the ocean is dirty before then anyway.

Hopefully, I will begin to post often now, as things begin to actually start moving here, and my warm weather season ventures begin.