CLICK HERE for the historic lowdown on the M48. I forget exactly how long ago it was when I bought this rifle ... I've had it for around a dozen to fifteen years or so ... maybe it cost me around $180. This was going to be my knockabout rifle for use in rugged nasty-ass terrain, primarily intended to harvest an occasional nuisance feral hog ... it turned out that only once did I ever manage to drive way down south with this rifle for that purpose ... the arrangements fell through and the M48 did not come out of the locked travel-case until I returned home. Life keeps getting in the way of my dreaming and scheming another trip ... it's been many years in the thinking ... dunno if I am young enough to be trekking through any rugged nasty-ass terrain. Long gone is the agility needed for me to scurry up a tree in the event of an attack by righteously pissed-off hogs. If I do my part, I get to chew bacon; if I screw up, the bacon chews on me. My age, along with my lousy physical condition, tips the odds in favor of the feral pork. Maybe I'll fortuitously find someone needing a nuisance hog removed from the fairway of a posh golf course ... and will let me stalk it using an armored cart. "Tally-ho!"
For an excellent read regarding the M48 rifle, CLICK ON OVER to Carteach0's blog site.
The two top boxes in the above photo are Sellier & Bellot 196 grain FMJ target fodder
The 196 grain Norma Oryx is a game thumper with ballistics in the .30-06 realm
The 170 grain Winchester and Remington loads are closer to being in the .30-30 neighborhood
OMG! LOOKEE THAT PHOTO! CALL CNN! Eight boxes of ammo containing twenty-rounds each is ... OMG! ...
(Blammophobia = anxiety caused by loud noises and / or the irrational fear of the number of cartridges perceived to be in the possession of a law abiding citizen)