We've been hard at work building Back-Country .22 conversion kits recently, but we took two days to break the routine, and enjoy them in the field.
The Back-Country .22 stemmed from a conversation about a simple, minimalistic rifle for backpacking. I had seen some things on the internet that I thought were a bit too minimal and utility in design. We set out to strike a balance of form and function, and create a simple back-country rifle that suited our stylistic preferences. (Which coincides heavily with mediums we are comfortable working in.)
The weekend trip to the Carrizo Plain National Monument was a opportunity to just plink away, and remind ourselves of why we built these in the first place: sheer enjoyment.
Photos: Jeffrey Allee