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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!

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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:


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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!

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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?


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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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! 

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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.

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Here you go:


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