It's been a while since I bought a new rifle. I have my rifles, and I'm happy with them, but with all the hoopla today that the anti-gunners are stirring up, on my lunch hour, I stopped by the local merchant of death to see what they had new on the racks.
Yeah, it's a lousy pic, but I'm tired. That picture is it, right out of the box on the break-room table at work where I was showing it off.
It's a Ruger American Compact in .308 Winchester. It is a lot lighter than I thought it would be, at about 6.5 lbs. I've heard really good things about these rifles and it will be interesting to see if the hype holds up to the practice.
I'll have to put a scope on it, but that is a simple matter, the bases are already attached. I've got a scope and some rings around here, so we'll work on that tomorrow.