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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: How far do you walk
« on: Yesterday at 07:17:45 PM »
Stinks with ot. Thats why I text and email you so much in November, i usually take two rotations off in November.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: How far do you walk
« on: Yesterday at 06:58:04 PM »
I work 4 on and then 4 days off with a swing shift after every rotation. 12 hour shifts.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: How far do you walk
« on: Yesterday at 06:56:05 PM »
I have some days where I walk several miles over a 12 hour shift. Many times though, when I have less walked miles many times I am actually busier. Its hard for to explain.
I work on a galv dip line at a steel mill. Mon.-Thursday on days I will have more than one line to crane for. My coils may take anywhere from 4 minutes to an hour or so. If the other line is running they may run coils at about the same speed. Thats a lot of hustle and walking.
If my line is running a 6 way, which is a 40k-50k lbs master coil or whole coil getting cut to 6 smaller coils that are hand wrapped and then forklifted away I may not ďwalkĒ that much but I will have a coil coming off my line every 4-6 minutes with 4 minutes being most common. From the time it cuts, gets weighed,prepped and flown down to the hand wrapping station close to 3 1/2 minutes has passed.
You will always know how busy I am if you we are texting or emailing. If I am coresponding quickly that means I am on bigger coils. If I space them out or hardly respond I am on smaller coils.
Also Monday-Friday on days until around 5pm I donít mess with my phone much and still donít get on it until after 6. My plant Manager likes to walk around then. And he is like a Brazilian Ninja.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: youtube
« on: March 21, 2018, 05:59:15 PM »
I have been watching gun videos all day

Ammo / Re: 6.5-300
« on: March 21, 2018, 07:34:08 AM »
If you try out the Weatherby 140 grain SPís please give a report. I have been wanting to hear from someone that has tried it. By far the 127 grain Barnes LRX has been the most accurate that I have tried. I would be willing to accept a little larger groups for this ammo being cheaper.

Archery / Re: Excalibur crossbows
« on: March 20, 2018, 08:54:04 AM »
I uncocked it today for the first time. I like having this option.

Rifles / Re: New to the board, about to buy a Vanguard S2 Varmint .308
« on: March 19, 2018, 11:35:43 AM »
My Howa has a 20Ē #6 contour barrel and has very little recoil. Shoots the Federal 150 grain SPís pretty good as well as the 175 grain SMKís from various factory loads.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Oh Hail !!!
« on: March 19, 2018, 11:28:41 AM »
In my life I have only seen hail that was the size of big gum balls maybe twice. We have been pretty lucky.

Rifles / Re: Help buying my first Weatherby
« on: March 16, 2018, 08:01:33 PM »
I killed three deer with my 6.5-300 last year using the 127 grain Barnes. Most accurate load I have found that works in mine. Tried a few handloads with the 140 grain Accubond and 129 grain SST and tried the 140 grain Aframe. Recoil isnít bad either.

I hope you shoot some pigs or p dogs with it when you get it figured out.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Targets
« on: March 15, 2018, 02:23:11 PM »
I thought that is why they put cardboard with frozen pizza? Thats what I always use.

Archery / Re: Excalibur crossbows
« on: March 15, 2018, 09:20:11 AM »
The grim reaper practice head shot good. The slick trick shot good to 40 yards but at 50 it would shoot a little here and there but still within 3-4 inches.
So if I would choose one of these I would feel more confident with the grim reapers when it comes to accuracy.
My scope is supposed to be calibrated from 20-60. I found that 20-50 it is deadnuts. My 60 yard mark however is dead on at 65 yards. This is with the speed ring just past 300 and not the 330 mark. Closer to 315 maybe? I donít know how accurate that is really. Chronograph is really the only way to really know.
Still happy with it and still surprised it is as quiet as it is. I was expecting it to be much loader. I still think that 40ish would be the max range I would attempt to shoot a deer. That sometimes can be a long shot in the woods. To shoot further than that it would have to be perfect conditions.

Archery / Re: Excalibur crossbows
« on: March 14, 2018, 04:22:41 PM »
Good call. I havenít tried it yet but you are very right about checking that out first.

Archery / Re: Excalibur crossbows
« on: March 14, 2018, 07:31:57 AM »
I am opened minded. I use Grim Reapers from time to time. I am going to try my practice heads today I think. I like the fixed because in a blind I can shoot thru the mesh. Windows have to be open with mechanical heads.

Archery / Re: Excalibur crossbows
« on: March 13, 2018, 07:43:26 AM »
Picked it up yesterday. Today I shot it out to 50 yards.
Next I need to shoot a few broadheads and see what it likes and doesnít like. Be nice if it likes regular muzzyís or my Slick Tricks.

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