Hello, on Thursday last week I had the lovely experience of being given my 1st ever brand new firearms certificate.........oooooooh As soon as the FEO had gone I headed strait for the gun shop and picked up my lovely little .22 Anschutz rifle and proceeded to zero it in on the farm where I work. I must say, that 1st day shooting with my own rifle was one of the best days ive had in ages, like trying out your brand new bike on your 10th birthday or something like that. Brilliant. The rifle I bought is a model 1420 bolt action rifle (built in the 60's) and it shoots very well indeed. After I had zeroed it in at 70 yds I proceeded to whack 3 grey Squirrels and on Sunday evening I shot 15 rabbits, a fantastic tool and also very nicely made. Ive since taken the gun to a gun maker whom I know, to discuss getting a sound mod fitted on it and he said that the rifle does not appear to have shot hardly any rounds hence its good performance which is really great.
Anyway, more to the point, ive looked around for a decent rifle slip and have found nothing other than expensive plastic versions which, whilst they will do a great job, are plastic and also quite expensive for what they are. I am fortunate enough to have a leather workshop which I use for my furniture, im a furniture and cabinet maker, and so Ive decided to make my own using some 3mm leather. My question is this: does anyone have any suggestions on what I might use as a liner, im thinking about using a sheep fleece ?
Any suggestions on my little project would be most welcome, indeed, has anyone had or made their own rifle slip ? I intend not to use any zips as they are a pain to put in and also have quite a limited life span when compared to a simple flap and a buckle arrangement. id like to design the slip in such a way so that I will be able to use it for my other rifles when I put in for them after completing my DSC1 next year.
kind regards, Olaf