The Sako Carbonlight remains one of my favourite lightweight factory guns. It's build quality is phenomenal, its function sublime. While I get to setup and shoot a vast array of firearms, I am always happy to see a Sako turn up, because, with the right ammo, it is going to shoot! This 6.5 Creedmoor was no exception.
After my recent requirement to help dig/pull a couple of lads who had managed to get themselves stuck in the Coromandel - I thought it was well over time to start sorting out the recovery gear for the truck.
To me, the true Coromandel is only reached once you have passed through, well, Coromandel - actually - even higher - with Colville (northernmost town of any note on the peninsula) representing a homecoming of sorts.
I liked the idea of externally storing the smelly stuff. In addition, the ARB design gives you a few extra pockets for storing stuff that you often need when working on or around the outside of the truck. In my case, the obligatory Morley's on one side, some rubbish bags and window wiper fluid on the other, and a couple of levelling blocks in the side.
Target stands can often be cumbersome, heavy things that you just want to put out once and leave. However, if you want to be setting up 'impromptu' field shooting targets, something lighter, quick to setup and breakdown becomes a hell of an advantage.
I am always keen to develop and test new methods of load development. Anything I can do to speed up the process of finding optimal loads - it means less component use and more time to practise my shooting and confirm ballistics and less testing loads.