I had a date scheduled with Annie for Saturday. A crooked yankee chinaman has forced me to cancel. I’ll explain.
Shooting Buddy and I will be meeting up on Saturday morning for a long overdue range day. My Savage 111 .338 Lapua magnum, also known as Annie, was scheduled to make an appearance for 300 yard zero.
I remembered this past weekend that I still don’t have a sufficiently powerful device to enable me to accurately identify POI at 300 yards. My 36X Weaver and my cheap 15-40X spotting scope are equally worthless in locating holes in paper beyond about 150 yards. Since no local retailer carries astronomy telescopes (the least expensive alternative I could think of to a higher magnification spotting scope), and amazon purposely delays shipment unless you pay for expedited service, I resorted to flea-bay and searched for a nearby seller.
I located an acceptable product at a tolerable price from a guy who claimed to be in New York (spit!). Estimated delivery to me was on or before Friday, April 4th. In the early morning hours Monday, I placed the buy-it-now bid and paid.
A couple hours ago, I got a notice from flea-bay saying that it had shipped. I clicked through to the website for the Brown Truck of Happiness, and confirmed that it had indeed shipped.
From fucking Ontario, Kalifornistan. Scheduled delivery date, Monday, April 7, 2014.
So, Annie stays home on Saturday. I’m not going to be the asshole who calls for a cold range after every shot so I can check my target, and I damn sure won’t be popping off ten or fifteen rounds between target checks. Not at five bucks per boom.
Like I said. Fucking crooked (lied about the item location in the listing) yankee (claims NY as home) chinaman (surname per PayPal is of Chinese origin).