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Great job Pal, I'm sure your friend is very happy with your handy work.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Suppressors
« on: Today at 11:59:27 AM »
I've use SureFire's suppressors at work and they work very well, it makes an AR-15 extremely quiet even inside a building.  The issue I have with them is the price which is over $1,200 or more depending on the dealer you get it from.  From a hunter's perspective I don't see a major need for them and I'd rather take that money and put it towards a new Weatherby. 

I think you made the right choice, as much as it sucks to waste the deer it's a better choice than getting food poisoning.   I had that once and I don't EVER want it again.

I've been busy trying to get some last minute things done before winter sets in and it's been below freezing a few times here already but I haven't really been paying attention.  On Saturday it snowed for the second time and was an almost white out for a while.  Today when I was out bringing in some coal I discovered there's an inch of ice on our pool and some of the ponds in the area are almost totally skimmed over with ice. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Politics
« on: November 07, 2018, 08:24:26 PM »
Sounds great but the only small problem I have is I can't indulge in my love of ice fishing.   ;)

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Politics
« on: November 07, 2018, 05:55:17 PM »
All of our political races were all called Republican red about 5 seconds after the polls closed!  8)

Wyoming is arguably the most conservative state in the union, so there is rarely much suspense around election time.

Weatherby, Republican, conservative, and lots of different stuff to hunt, all make Wyoming look better and better every day.

Rifles / Re: Mark V Deluxe 6.5-300 a day at the range
« on: November 07, 2018, 05:50:50 PM »
Sir, that is a BEAUTIFUL rifle. 

Whitetail Deer / Re: Looking to add a new Weatherby
« on: November 07, 2018, 05:49:13 PM »
Actually if someone reloads they can load a .460 Weatherby Magnum with 350 grain bullets and it would be like a .45-70 on steroids.   ;D

Whitetail Deer / Re: Best caliber for whitetail
« on: November 07, 2018, 05:46:30 PM »
I agree all the calibers mentioned will get the job done providing the hunter places his shots properly but that applies to any caliber for that matter.  One thing missing from this conversation in my opinion is the hunting conditions or environment.  While they all will have no problem in open timber or a field it's a different story if you're in thick cover such as a brier patch or if you're shooting long distances.  Sure the .240 Weatherby will do the job however a .270 Weatherby Magnum, which is an outstanding caliber for white-tailed deer, or even a .300 Weatherby Magnum will be less likely to be affected by a cross wind at longer distances and will be less likely to be deflected by hitting a brier branch.  The .240, .257, and .270 Weatherby Magnums are superb deer calibers but in my opinion the .300 or .340 Weatherby Magnums are a more of an any hunting environment calibers which some might say is a heck of a statement coming from a guy who loves and uses his .338-378 Weatherby Magnum to hunt white-tailed deer and any other big game species I'm after. 

You have me beat in the age department Pal, I'm 46.   ;D ;D ;D ;D

Rifles / Re: Mark V Deluxe 6.5-300 a day at the range
« on: November 07, 2018, 03:18:05 PM »
That's a beautiful target, great shooting.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Politics
« on: November 07, 2018, 03:17:17 PM »
I wish I could say that my state went the right way but the brainless masses elected a bunch of doucharats including reelecting a useless governor who has done nothing in his first term, that ballwasher didn't even get one budget passed or even sign one.  All the budgets got enacted by either the state congress over ruling his veto or him letting them take affect  without his signature.  God please save us from the brain washed masses looking for the free handouts.

I'm not a fan of muzzle brakes and have two rifles with them, my .338-378 and .460 Weatherby Magnums, both of which came with them from the factory.  The nice thing is I have the option of taking them off and putting on the thread protector. Yeah the recoil is stout and will quickly get your attention but at least for me it's not unbearable.  Also I don't shoot three or four boxed of bullets at a time which also helps not getting beaten to a pulp.  Maybe when I get older I'll appreciate the brakes more but for now I prefer to go without one and not have to deal with the loud report or subjecting people near me to it. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Gun Identification
« on: November 05, 2018, 05:04:01 PM »
Looks like a Vanguard Sporter. From the best look I can get at the safety lever, appears to be the original, rather than the current S2 variant. Production probably in the late 1990s or the 2000s, but that's just a guess. Value is subjective, but figure something like $400-650, depending on how badly someone wants it.

I'm not sure of you guys remember but there was a recall on the Series 1 Vanguards and they had a similar bolt shroud, it had the white S and red F on it.  It could still be a Vanguard VGS but we'd need better pictures of both sides of the receiver.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 10
« on: November 05, 2018, 04:56:39 PM »
My hat's off to you on your success.  I've tried in the past but it hasn't worked out and with my stress level on the high end it's the one thing that keeps me from going total ape sh*t one some idiot who deserves it.  I know it's bad for me and I should quit but it seems like making excuses of why not to are far easier than actually making the full effort in quitting.  I have to say it's the worst thing I've ever done and making excuses is no reason for not quitting. 

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