I've been writing about guns for many years, and I've been blogging about guns for many years. One of the things we talk about is weight of a particular rifle, scope, sling combination and while I had the ability to weigh a gun, I didn't have the ability to post a visual image of that weight. Until recently.
I told my mother that I was looking for an old-style scale and she went into her closet, pulled out a scale and handed it to me. How cool.
Now, if I want to talk about a rifle that weighs 8 lbs, 4 oz with sling, mounts and scope, I have a way to show that rifle on the scale. Old-time gun writers used this method and I think that it's simply the best way to show the weight of a particular rifle. Like this.