shooting the breeze: winchester model 70

“The Winchester Model 70 is the rifle I would choose any day of the week!”

To some poor lost souls, a gun holds absolutely no aesthetic appeal and is merely a tool. You know, a tool like a shovel, a Hi-Lift jack or a pair of fence stretchers.

Tools exist to make certain tasks easier to complete and nothing more. Never have I ever seen anyone buy special cleaning kits or oils to clean and treat their shovel, jack or stretchers; mostly they are thrown carelessly into the back of the pickup or hung from a nail in a shed to wait until needed.

Dale Valade is a local freelance writer with a love for the outdoors, handloading, hunting and shooting.

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