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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / How far do you walk
« on: March 22, 2018, 06:10:26 PM »
I just started carrying a Smart phone a couple months ago, I had forgot about the "Health App'' that measures (somehow)
how far you walked, how many steps you take and how many flights stairs.
 I looked back for the past week and I had averaged over 5 miles a day. That's packing Muck boots, winter coats through snow and now mud. I guess I found out why I am tired at night. :(

Anybody else check distanced walked?

 11 teens die everyday from Texting and driving.

Lets ban cell phones and cars until you are 21...

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Ronsday Rant On Guns
« on: March 07, 2018, 06:45:01 AM »

    Ronsday Rant On Guns
    FEBRUARY 28, 2018
    Ron on.

    Decades ago in Western civilization, when a guy’s voice dropped about an octave and the fuzz on his chin turned dark and he had completed a decent secondary education, he was considered a man and expected to act and produce like one.

    Girls, of course, for a variety of reasons, always matured much earlier, both physically and psychologically, so they were already prepared for acting and performing like mature adults when they graduated from high school.

    So basically one day you were an 18-yr-old kid, a rascal, a scamp, a prankster, and a bit of a scoundrel at times. The next day you were an 18-yr-old young adult with a piece of paper in your hand certifying that you’d been exposed to a good education.

    And you knew that failure to settle down and become a productive member of the community meant failure, scorn, retribution, and eventually expulsion from the safety of the clan, the town, the privileges and benefits of citizenship. Ahhh, ou sont les réalités d’antan.

    Today adolescence has been extended from that traditional date of high-school graduation, usually sometime during a person’s 18th year, all the way up to 25 or beyond, until Mom finally gets tired of the clutter and smell in her basement and tells her precious, pierced, tattooed, bewhiskered snowflake to either get out or start paying rent with his degree in fine arts and his job as a barista at Starbuck’s.

    The generation which convinced itself that eating Tide Pods is a good thing is now using those same brains to demand abolishing the NRA because they heard from a very reliable source of gossip that it (along with white males,especially Bible-totin pickup-drivin rednecks) is the source of all evil in the US.

    Dianne Feinstein, who employs several armed security people to protect HER aging ass, wants to raise long-gun purchase age requirement to 21, saying that people who can’t buy beer shouldn’t be able to buy an AR-15.

    The problem with her logic is that each year tens of thousands of 18-yr-olds are issued BY GUBMINT fully-automatic rifles and expected to offer their young lives to protect the documents she wants to take a chisel and white-out to, and while they’re out there fighting terror and oppression, she’d like them to cast their votes for her and her ilk.

    More teenagers kill themselves and their friends every week by texting while driving than mass school shooters kill in a year, but nobody’s demanding that the age for fone ownership be raised to 21. Surprising, then, that many liberal politicians are considering lowering the voting age to 16. Say WHAT?!

    While I admit to being on the fence on the issue of private ownership of hi-capacity-mag easily-convertible semi-auto rifles, I am most definitely NOT on the fence where chiseling away at the foundations of the Constitution and its BOR is concerned.

    I can envision a future in which John Q. might actually NEED a converted hi-capacity rifle for his very survival when threatened by the oppression of a well-armed and thoroughly corrupt radical tax-and-spend government with bizarre laws and double standards of application.

    OF COURSE nobody needs a full-auto for hunting deer or pheasant or duck. But remember that during the Dark Ages there were NO guns. That’s why it was so damned enlightened . . . and peaceful . . . back then and life expectancy was mid-30s.

    Government has demonstrated its inability to keep drugs off our street corners . . . out of our schools . . . even out of jails and prisons – but that same government now is considering disarming law-abiding citizens and asking them to trust that it can keep firearms out of the hands of criminals. Yeah, good luck widdat.

    Generally speaking, the cops are at LEAST 5 minutes away even after you’ve made that 9-11 call, and sometimes they’re not going to wade into the fray and take on the shooter after they DO show up, preferring instead to follow procedure, establish a perimeter, and assess the situation before acting.

    Ron off.

    So that’s what the cowards of Broward were doing rather than using their guns to try to stop the slaughter.

    Ron on.

    So, since a Glock 9 is a helluva lot easier to carry around than a cop, I say let’s leave the 2nd Amendment alone . . . ‘cuz with a MINIMUM of 350 to 400 million privately owned firearms in this country already, if guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens were the real problem, we’d be experiencing negative population growth on a scale to make the black plague look like one of Hillary’s coughing spasms.

    Ron off.

    When was the last time an NRA member went on a shooting rampage? Bueller? Anyone? NRA members are law abiding citizens who are being scapegoated to cover up the failure of gummint to protect children in schools. The ones who are doing these shootings are immigrants, Dimocrats, children of Dimocrats, and kids on psychotropic drugs.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / AWOL bow hunt videos
« on: March 05, 2018, 04:13:47 PM »
Episode 1 and 2 were shot on or near our place.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Used Weatherby's
« on: March 05, 2018, 03:59:17 PM »
Weatherby MKV EuroMark
378Wby, 26" Parkerized barrel, Wby Brake, Oil Finished stock, Wby Custom shop gun, VG
Norinco M305 Short
308 win, 18.6" Barrel, Black Synthetic stock, Open sights, 2 mags, Very Good
Remington 700 SPS
300 RUM, Bolt action, 26" Blued barrel, Black/Grey Synthetic stock, Rings, Excellent
Benelli 828U
12ga, 3" Over/Under, 28" Blued barrels, Vent rib, Black receiver, 5 chokes, Wood stocks, Excellent
Remington 597 HB
22LR, Semi auto, 20" Blued Heavy barrel, Black Synthetic stock, 3-9x32 scope, VG
Cooper 51 Varmint
222 Rem, 24" Stainless Heavy barrel, Muzzle brake, Green/Brown laminate stock, DM, VG
Browning BLR
300 Win, Lever action, Blued barrel, Wood Stocks, Rear pistol grip stock, Open sights, DM, Good
Savage 16FCSS
243 win, 22" Stainless barrel, Black Synthetic stock, Accu trigger, DM Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40, VG
Weatherby Vanguard
243 win, 24" Bronze Cerakote finish barrel, Wood Stock, Rail, Very Good
Cooper 54 Varmint
22-250, 26" Fluted Stainless Heavy barrel, Grey Laminate Stock, DM, 30mm Rings, Excellent
Winchester SXP Defender
12ga, 3" Pump, 18" Barrel, Black finish, Black Synthetic stocks, Cylinder choke, Very Good
Remington 7400
270 win, 22"blued barrel, Open sights, DM, Wood Stocks, Rail, Very Good
Weatherby MK5 
300Wby, 26" Blued barrel, Boyd's Grey Laminate thumbhole stock, Leupold Vari-X II 3-9x40, Good
Browning BLR Lightweight
308 win, 20" Blued barrel, Open sights, Wood stocks(Rear pistol grip), DM, Excellent
Weatherby MKV Alaskan
340 Wby, 26" Stainless Barrel, Black Synthetic stock, 3-9x40 Redfield Tracker scope, VG
Savage Axis XP   
204 Ruger, 22" Blued barrel, Snow camo Synthetic stock, DM, 3-9x40 scope, VG
CZ 550 Varmint
308 Win, 650mm Blued Heavy barrel, Green Tactical stock, DM, Excellent
Weatherby MKV Accumark
257 WBY,26" Stainless barrel,Muzzle brake,Black/Grey Stock,Timney trigger,Talley 30mm rings,EX

Never seen this many Weatherby's on Prairie's used gun page.
This will give you guys south of the Border an idea what we pay. I have seen the Accumark .257 and it's pretty nice and the Bronze Vanguard is like new condition but didn't really turn my crank. :)

Bet that Browning BLR in 300 winmag kicks :o

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Denying the RIGHT
« on: March 02, 2018, 10:24:18 AM »
Those stores and some states and possibly the Federal government are going to deny the RIGHT of those citizens between the age of 18 and 21 the ability to buy a firearm.
What is the difference in that and denying a certain race or lifestyle from buying firearms?


This is Reposted from Ranchers.net. I have come to respect George's opinion quite highly.


I first want to express that I'm as shocked and angered as you are over these school massacres, and believe it would be helpful if we had a discussion on the matter, before it happens here and perhaps some strategies to prevent it.

Most school shootings last around 3-10 minutes the latest one in Florida lasted 6 minutes from the first shot till the shooter abandoned his weapon and fled the building by blending in with the students.

Most areas think that three minutes is a great response time, and in many areas it is, but the bear in mind the event will be well underway before anyone calls 911, at the Aurora shooting the first officer entered the building 90 seconds after the first 911 call came through, they were 85 dead and wounded, and the killer was already out of the building.

Some people feel that a School resource officer being posted at the entry would be a great deterrent but let us surmise that the perpetrator knew there would be one - - - in a strategic move he hides his intentions until he is in close proximity to the officer and takes him out. Now the resource officer is a trip hazard - - - not because of his inaction but because the people in places of responsibility not wanting to address the situation but wanting to appease public opinion placed him in a position of being the first target!

Now the clock has started and in all probability there will be more victims very quickly, in the recent shooting in Florida a football coach ( highly heroic man ) tried to intervene but did not have the needed training or equipment to stop him and then became another casualty . This was repeated by at least 2 other staff members. These people laid down their lives in a futile attempt to save the lives of those around them. 17 students slaughtered & 14 wounded and the perpetrator then made his escape all in less than 6 minutes.

Lets now change the story.

There are currently 18 states that allow school staff to be armed, perhaps one of the best models is the state of Utah, School staff has been allowed to carry concealed, without extra training, or even informing the school, in 2011 Utah allowed anyone with a Utah CPL to enter schools. In 14 years there has been 1 minor accident with a teacher. Only 2 incidents, a failed suicide attempt by a student, and one fight on school property, but outside the building. Two students got in a fight and one was wounded, that's it in the entire state in 14 years.

A program in Ohio has 3 days of training, and since it began in 2013 over 1300 school staff have been trained, certified, and work in 76 of Ohio's 88 counties, there has not been a single accident, or incident in the past 5 years in any of the schools that have armed educators. They do require that they attend all 3 days of training and qualify, and approx 80% pass the course.

Having trained staff along with a uniform RSO gives layered protection, everyone knows the officer, but they do not know which teachers are armed. A good example Feb 2017 a student waited several minutes after he saw the RSO leave the cafeteria and opened fire on 2 students in a love triangle gone bad, he was out of the building before the officer could get back. So he waited till the only person that could stop him was out of sight, this school did not have armed staff, but if it had and was common knowledge that there were unknown members of the staff possibly carrying a firearm, perhaps even Sally the lunch lady, the incident likely would not have occurred. .

From general consensus we know anywhere from 10-27% of the school staff will volunteer, to cover liability they would go through 24-30 hours of training of how to respond to a situation as well as firearms training and trauma rescue training, blood loss is a major concern after the threat is stopped. Some will suggest they have the same training as police officers, but that is unnecessary, they are being trained for one task - - - to stop an active killer, they do not need knowledge on high speed driving, writing tickets etc, very little of LE training revolves around shooting.

After training is completed normally around 10-20% of the staff is certified, additional training or re-qualification would be at the school's discretion. Now let us return to the Florida shooting, if the third person to come into contact was the coach and he was one of the 10% it is very likely the shooter would have been the 3rd person shot and everything could have been over in less than a minute.

With the way things are handled now the police are the note takers and will completely record what happened for all to read about in history. I repeat when seconds count the police are only minutes away. This leaves decisions to be made - - - how do you want your children protected ?

At a local school district they keep an off duty Sheriff deputy at the main entrance - - - he has a great view of people coming in and thru cameras can monitor most of the school. I did a little exercise and if a shooting happened in the elementary school ( remember Sandy Hook ) it would take between 4 or 5 minutes for the Deputy to reach the breach - - - just in time to record what happened!

Of course the question, how is it funded? In Ohio they hold firearms raffles to raise funds, there is no cost to the school, perhaps some out of pocket cost to staff. The proceeds typically cover the cost of training, ammunition and some of the travel costs for 18-20 staff members..

One very important factor to understand these killers only have one real fear, and that being failure, they are not looking for fights, they are looking to kill and achieve the highest score possible to be famous. Once word gets out that the staff is armed, it in itself will likely curtail any plans on that location.

George W. King Pres.
Greensboro Sand & Gravel
German Shepherd Kingdom
4667 West 350 South
Knightstown, IN. 46148

Watch your thoughts, they become your words.
Watch your words, they become your actions.
Watch your actions, they become your habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.

John D Farquhar
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NRA Training Counselor-All Disciplines
SAFTD State Master Instructor-Ohio
RTBAV Regional Counselor
NRA Certified Advanced Pistol Instructor
Glock Certified Instructor

The common trait of old warriors is that they continually sharpen themselves by study, by training, by cultivation of spirit: always striving to be better tomorrow than today.
Warriors who do not do this do not live to be old warriors.

Death smiles at us all, the Sheepdog smiles back.
Watch your thoughts, they become your words.
Watch your words, they become your actions.
Watch your actions, they become your habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.

It's about 90 miles to my closest gun shop, they had a Stevens 310 in 17HMR bull barrel with a Hawke 3x9x50mm scope on it for $325. I didn't a

have a 17 and since since it was used I wouldn't feel bad with it riding around in the truck.
 They had this 257Weatherby with a 26 inch fluted SS barrel and brake on it for $1575 Can.
I'm sure he would deal a bit if one of my fellow Canadians were interested.
He also had a Bronze Cerecoate wood stock Vangard in 243. Looked to be as close to new as a used gun could but it sure didn't turn my crank. the Bronze and the wood to close to same color, a bit of contrast would have been nice.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / why anyone NEEDS an AR-15
« on: February 21, 2018, 10:16:27 AM »
    Fun with brain dead liberal gun grabbers…
    By Eric at the Gunmart Blog on February 18, 2018
    So we had a mass shooting… and right on cue the gun grabbers demand justification for why anyone NEEDS an AR-15….

    OK, I’ll answer your question. And this is the same way that I will answer every gun grabber for the next 7 years…

    Gun grabber: Why does a civilian need an AR-15?

    Me: Because Donald Trump.

    Gun Grabber: *Speechless with a very confused look on their face.

    Me: Yes, because of Donald Trump. Because of Republicans. Thats why…. Donald Trump is a tyrannical dictator. He is literally Hitler. Donald Trump wants to kill black people, he hates women, and he wants to kill gays and latinos. Do you not think that these people deserve the right to own an AR-15 to defend themselves from Donald Trump?

    Gun Grabber: *Speechless with a very confused look on their face.

    Me: Republicans are literally Nazis. We literally have Nazis on American soil. They hate women. They want to kill blacks, gays, and latinos. Do you not think that these people deserve the right to own an AR-15 to defend themselves from the GOP? Are they not literally Nazis? Is Donald Trump not a tyranical dictator? Is he not literally Hitler? Should these people not be allowed to own an AR-15 to defend themselves from Trump?

    Me: Have a nice day

http://gunmartblog.com/2018/02/18/why-d ... -an-ar-15/

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Trump's Secret Service Agent
« on: February 12, 2018, 05:01:39 PM »
  Donald Trump is walking out of the White House and heading toward his limo, when a possible assassin steps forward and aims a gun.

       A secret service agent, new on the job, shouts “Mickey Mouse!”   This startles the would be assassin and he is captured.

        Later, the secret service agent’s supervisor takes him aside and asks, “What in the hell made you shout Mickey Mouse?”

        Blushing, the agent replies, “I got nervous. I meant to shout “Donald duck!”


Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Hey Bad, is this true?
« on: February 09, 2018, 04:24:42 PM »
Never Mess With A Woman Whose Aim is Better Than Her Temper :o

Weatherby MKV Accumark
257 WBY,26" Stainless barrel,Muzzle brake,Black/Grey Stock,Timney trigger,Talley 30mm rings,EX

Prairie Gun Traders in Avonlea Sk

That's on the used page, NO PST

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Show these to Rambo
« on: February 06, 2018, 04:51:37 PM »

There is a whole series of these. ;D

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Hey Bad, are you OCD?
« on: January 24, 2018, 12:03:49 PM »




 ;) :) :)

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Shot Show Fun Facts
« on: January 22, 2018, 10:39:55 AM »
SHOT Show - Fun Facts
◦The 2018 SHOT Show will have more than 1,600 exhibitors on the exhibit floor.
◦This is the 40th annual SHOT Show. The first SHOT Show was in 1979 in St. Louis, Missouri.
◦This will be the 20th SHOT Show in Las Vegas. Las Vegas has been home to the show continuously since 2010.
◦The SHOT Show boasts 12.5 miles of aisles.
◦The show is for trade only and not open to the public

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