Riddle III


Cannot be seen, cannot be felt, cannot be heard, cannot be smelt. It lies behind the stars and beneath the hills. Ends life and kills laughter. What is it?



The Go-To Rifle


Mine’s a Remington 700 ADL in .30-06.  It’s been in a couple of different configurations.  Some of them really worked well.  Some didn’t.  Right now it’s wearing Warne rings and bases, a Leupold fixed 4 power, and a HS Precision stock.  (I got the stock well before the Lon Hourouchi flap.)  I’m a fan of the stock.  It adds a little more weight than a standard factory synthetic stock, but it’s a bit better balanced.  Most of the time, I shoot Remington’s 165-grain Core-Lokt load.  It will stay right at an inch and quarter maybe a little better.  I’ve also had excellent luck with the Hornady 165-grain SST bullet.  I’m very happy with the way the loads perform, and I’ve never lost an animal with the rifle.  I have the gun sighted in about an inch and a half high at 100 yards.  That gives me the ability to hold pretty well dead on to 300 yards.  The longest shot I’ve made with the rifle was on a decent sized meat doe at about 260 yards.  The doe, hit through both lungs, went about 30 yards and piled up.  I’ve never been able to recover a bullet, of either type, from that rifle.  I suppose it’s not terribly fancy, but it does work for me.  I have other rifles, but none I use more.  Frankly, I don’t even have a rifle I like more.


I’m curious if the concept applies to other shooters.  Do you have a go-to rifle, and if so, what is it?


Riddle II


This runs fore to aft on one side of a ship, and aft to fore on the other. What is it?