(Several people wrote to me and pleaded with me to extend the deadline because of the dreaded Post-Christmas Poverty so common in Western society. So I have.)
**** Note: the deadline for entries is now February 29 ****
For those who missed this announcement (see here for details), let me remind you that this is a good chance to get a very nice long-distance
sniper hunting rifle (such as the example below), for only the cost of a couple boxes of ammo…
(FYI: from memory, the above rig cost about $2,800 back in 200[x]. We’re not quite halfway there right now, and guns have got more expensive since then.)
We’ve moved from the BB gun with a $10 Chinese scope mounted on it with duct tape, to a halfway-decent rifle, e.g. this second-hand CZ 577 Heavy Barrel in .308 Win:
…except that it will still only have the $10 Chinese scope mounted on it with duct tape.
Here’s an idea of what you can get, second-hand, for just over $2,800: Remington Arms 40-XB KS 7.62x51mm NATO caliber single shot rifle,with heavy stainless barrel, Kevlar stock and a Leupold 24X BR scope.
Or else this (also second-hand), for about $2,500:
Steyr Tactical HB .308 Win caliber rifle with Zeiss 3-12×56 scope.
That’s the kind of rig I’m aiming for. So you know what to do, those of you who’ve been lollygagging and waiting for Godot: get out them dusty old checkbooks and send in your entries.