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Instead of filling the box with glitter, I'd prefer rattlesnakes! Ok, Ok, how about oil paint or indelible dye; pink!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: bore brush or no bore brush
« on: December 04, 2018, 07:24:37 AM »
For years, with competition Benchrest rifles, I have used a Dewey coated cleaning rod (with bore guide) and use bronze cleaning brushes. They do a thorough cleaning job with less passes than a nylon brush would, followed by ample cleaning patches.

They have never once detrimentally harmed any expensive match-grade barrel and always worked well with each of my hunting or target rifles. I've always favored Butch's Bore Shine.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Random Thought/Question?
« on: November 24, 2018, 05:41:49 AM »
Great question. I have to like the .270 Winchester, since it's so versatile and I already have it in the Weatherby Vanguard Deluxe.

But over the years that I lived and hunted in Texas Hill Country, I developed an affection for the .280 Remington (.7mm Express Remington) .25-06 and took more deer with a .264 Win Mag than any other. I also have to give a nod to the .7mm-08, which out of my Winchester Model 70 Featherweight is nearly as adaptable as the .270 Winchester cartridge. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Thanksgiving
« on: November 23, 2018, 05:22:39 AM »
Happy Thanksgiving everyone I hope everyone has a good day.  On a side note I'm happy to report that I didn't get murdered by my wife for getting a 30 pound turkey. 

Weatherby -SL that's a good looking Long Colt, what brand is it?
Thank you Chris. From Cimarron, it's a Pietta Frontier Model 1873. Fits in well my Colt SAA's.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Thanksgiving
« on: November 22, 2018, 05:31:57 AM »
Thanks Bad, and Happy Thanksgiving to all in the Nation!

That Rare Breed looks awfully inviting, betting price of admission is steep. But a little Wild Turkey goes a long way. Makes a good Whiskey Sauer:

After the turkey and dressing, a nice Jack Daniel's Red Dog ain't bad:

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Politics
« on: November 07, 2018, 05:38:48 AM »
Tennessee won big yesterday. As a long-time red state, the Republicans won with Bill Lee to Governor, Marsha Blackburn to US Senate and 7 to 2 in US House. The State Senate and State House were ALL won by Republicans.

I loathe the fact that the Democrats won back the US House. I just hope they are smart enough to oust Pelosi as the Speaker and choose someone with more sense. Afraid the fox is IN the hen house!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 10
« on: November 05, 2018, 05:09:12 AM »
God bless you and congratulations!!

Mind if I join ya?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Shot at a doe
« on: November 01, 2018, 11:04:34 AM »
Unfortunately, it happens. The longer you hunt, the more likely it can be. The positive thing to take away from this is the terrible way you feel and are describing this situation - it means you are an ethical and caring hunter, I applaud you; try not to beat yourself up too badly.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Long Range Fishing
« on: October 24, 2018, 12:39:38 PM »
WOW! Looks like a great trip! Congrats and thanks for sharing the pics!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: First Elk, 340
« on: October 20, 2018, 05:35:02 AM »
Congratulations, FINE bull! I can smell the venison now!

You did a nice job stripping the clearcoat and the checkering still appears to be sharp.

I wouldn't stain that pretty wood, just re-polycoat it.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Accuracy Enough is Enough
« on: October 06, 2018, 07:06:24 AM »
Excellent thread subject; articulate postings!

There's benchrest competition accuracy and then there's hunting accuracy. I can shoot 5 round, one hole strings all day with my benchrest .6mm PPC. I can't do that with a hunting rifle - why should I have to?

Ethically, I never shot at distances I did not feel comfortable with. If an animal was within a certain distance (different for various types/sizes of animal) and I knew, with certainty, that I could reliably hit that kill zone region, I would take the shot.

On whitetail deer, for example, I visualized a kill zone of about the size of a volley ball. If the conditions were right and I knew I could hit that size of target, only then would I take the shot. A minute of angle kill zone never entered my mind.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 19 years today
« on: October 03, 2018, 08:39:40 AM »
Good thing she didn't say, "Patience, my A$$, I'm gonna kill something!" HA! 

Congratulations to both of you Chris; here's to 19 more sir! 

He is truly deserving of that honor. And a blessing to have it bestowed on him by President Trump, rather than tainted in a presentation, if it were given by Obama.

Here you go:

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