Some time back, an Evil Reader read my constant chatter about the wonderful 7x57mm cartridge, and sent me an email saying that he was making space in his ammo locker for more ammo, and as he didn’t have a rifle chambered for the 7mm Mauser, would I like the few boxes he had on hand?
Well, I didn’t (and don’t) have a rifle thus chambered either, but who turns down free ammo? So a week or so later, there it was.
Which means that ever since then, I’ve been looking at 7mm Mauser rifles, and moaning piteously when I found one because NO MONEY.
This Ruger M77 in particular caused some heavy sighing:
…because it is exactly the kind of thing I’m looking for: but I don’t have a spare grand floating around, and I don’t have any “spare” guns lying around that I want to sell, either.
And here I sit, 7x57mm in Ye Olde Ammoe Locquer and no gun to shoot it with.
Sometimes, I wonder if it’s all worth it. [exit, kicking the cat]