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Godscountry - well said. +1

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Shooting Sticks or Bipod
« on: October 08, 2018, 09:57:27 AM »
I'm inclined to agree with the guys about carrying extra crap around all day. One thing a lot of people overlook is the value of a sling used properly (around the supporting arm) to steady the rifle substantially over casual offhand. Any of ya'll who served in the Marine Corps were most likely trained in this practice. I do it and it helps a lot.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Rechambering to a 224
« on: October 08, 2018, 09:44:33 AM »
Projects can be fun, but I would just buy a rifle in .224 and not worry about all the potential issues. A Frankenstein rifle can turn out to be a gem, but often they don't and it doesn't take a lot (tolerence-wise) to cause a lot of headaches.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Suppressors The wait is on
« on: October 08, 2018, 09:34:53 AM »
Not suggesting anybody do this without a stamp (fed jail time can't be fun), but oil filters make effective, dirt cheap suppressors. Here's one of a zillion videos showing it.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Bean Counters Be Damned
« on: September 24, 2018, 08:13:34 PM »
Chris, those Generals are damn good tires. They are on my truck right now (2nd set and about half worn) and I've been very pleased with them. Hate to hear that I will have to find something else when these wear out.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: sheridan weatherbys
« on: September 24, 2018, 08:10:24 PM »
It'll be here before you know it. Weatherby has closed their showroom in preparation for the move and they're using a Wyoming phone number already.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Embarrassing hunting stories
« on: September 21, 2018, 08:12:59 AM »
Many years ago in the early 70's, back when I was around 15 years old, I was out one morning hunting quail alone, just me and the dog. I made the mistake of taking a short cut through a pasture with a very mean bull in it. He charged me at a full run and I hightailed it like nobody's business, probably the fastest I ever ran in my life. I made it over the fence with my shotgun just as he got there and jolted to a stop. Had I been a half dozen steps slower, I would have had a horn in the ass! At least I can attest that one to being a dumb kid.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Colorado muzzleloader deer
« on: September 19, 2018, 09:07:10 AM »
That bullet did well. Back 40 years ago when I used a flintlock, we used patched round balls (.454") or minnie balls. How times have changed.

I'm with the guys that don't care for them. While anybody can appreciate reduced recoil, to me, the tradeoff is not worth it. The noise is insane and if anybody is standing to your side - poor them - a blast of crap in the face on top of the noise. I'd rather have the recoil. Most any rifle is tolerable on recoil for the one or two shots fired in a short time on a hunt.

That one really is a beauty. What a mount that would make.

Very nice. You married a good one! All my wife will shoot at is paper.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: nfl
« on: September 17, 2018, 08:07:52 PM »
Chris, I like your ideas LOL. I'd love to help too - make them parachute into the central highlands during the middle of winter with my bootprint on each of their asses as they go screaming out the door.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Nike BS
« on: September 07, 2018, 04:14:59 PM »
I went on Nike's website feedback page and wrote exactly what I think about them. Not that it will make a difference, but I got some satisfaction, at least.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Burt Reynolds
« on: September 07, 2018, 04:11:14 PM »
Hard not to like Burt Reynolds. Watched Bandit maybe 6-8 months ago. Deliverance was a good movie too (although that "pretty mouth" part and banjo boy were a little creepy).

Levi's moved manufacturing from Texas to Mexico years ago to increase profits. Greedy pricks.

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