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2 years 25 weeks ago, 9:34 PM

Saint J.M. Browning

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OK, some of you have already heard this story, but some time back I posted that the wife gave me the green light on a new firearm. I was looking into an AR style rifle.
Well, I was at the lease filling feeders and while riding on the trailer being towed by an ATV, the wheel well caught on a fence post. I went flying off the trailer and got banged up pretty good.
My wife told me, "that's it, you're getting your own ATV!"
Because of this, she kiboshed the new rifle. But I countered with the fact that I take our son up there and if I get an ATV, one of will still be odd man out.
I could get two ATVs, or I can get a side-by-side. Anyway, this is what I ended up with. Don't get me wrong, I still wanted a new rifle. But this thing look like fun. I can't wait to get it out there and try it out. I like the bed. It has a gas shock assisted dump feature. This should make getting a buck or hog back to camp real easy.

Polaris Ranger 500 EFI
My new toy.

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2 years 25 weeks ago, 9:53 PM

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Hell yeah!

and I'll take two, as I save my 'coins' for two AR's to go with it ...lol.....Good choice S.J.M.B!

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2 years 25 weeks ago, 8:22 AM

Saint J.M. Browning

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Thanks Hamp

Glad you showed up. I was about to go to my padded room and argue with myself again. lol

Yeah, I like it. It looks like it will be real handy. It was a booger to get loaded though. I don't have a trailer and didn't want to buy one. One of the reasons I picked this is they said it fits in the bed of a pickup. It does, but just barely. It filled the bed completely. I had to drive over the wheel wells to get it in. And the rear wheel sat on the tailgate.

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2 years 25 weeks ago, 3:58 AM

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Is that a 2x4 or 4x4? Nice ride either way, I love polaris side by sides.

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2 years 25 weeks ago, 8:27 AM

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4X4. It's pretty cool. It's got a switch to go to single wheel (back-right), locked differential (both back), or 4X4. And a DC outlet, so I don't have to worry about the spotlight battery crapping out when hunting pigs/coyotes at night. And there's cargo compartments and cup holders in the cab. That's going to be handy, cause I had been using my buddy's ATV and running out in the morning with a cup of coffee was potentially painful, not too mention I like to take along tools, extra ammo, etc just in case when I head out.

Sux that I won't be able to go out there for a couple of weeks, though. I missed spring turkey season. :(

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2 years 25 weeks ago, 6:21 AM

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Very nice

That'll do for sure.

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2 years 25 weeks ago, 6:57 AM

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Very Cool

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2 years 25 weeks ago, 7:13 AM

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Good morning everyone.

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2 years 25 weeks ago, 7:32 AM

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hmmm.

Gun turret,me likey.

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2 years 25 weeks ago, 7:48 AM

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Cool.

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2 years 25 weeks ago, 9:12 AM

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tisk tisk saint...lol

coulda had 2 or 3 guns for that price...just teasing i also did an atv instead before.whats the displacement?one of them newfangled 800,900s?

ridin the raptor
before internal engine work,and bling bling was done
my quad
this is my baby,i coulda had 10 guns for what i spent on her.haha
sometimes i wish ida bought guns n ammo,sometimes.

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2 years 25 weeks ago, 9:17 AM

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No, 500cc. But it will be plenty. I was going to do the 400, but they had this one there and it has EFI and some other goodies and was only $500 more.

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2 years 25 weeks ago, 9:19 AM

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Ranger 4x4

Excellent piece of equipment. At work we are on our 2nd one. Some issues and how to avoid them.
Drive belt stretch. Don't haul ass in low range and don't rock crawl in hi range, when idling (opening and closing gates) put it in neutral. Don't forget to release parking brake when ready to go. Basics I know but in low range that sucker will move with the brake on and you might not notice. These simple rules will give you a much longer belt life. Go ahead and take it in to the dealer for the 50 hr service. It aint cheap but they do adjust the belt to remove the initial break in stretch as well as oil change and such.

Keep the radiator fins clear of debri such as spear grass seeds. The cooling system will do it's job even when the radiator is dirty and it's 100+ outside but the electric fan will work overtime to do so.

Go ahead and fill the tires with slime or some other tire sealant and carry a 12 volt compressor. It will still get you where you are going with a flat but is a beast to steer with one low tire. The small compressors fit nicely under the front hood.

Good hunting! I'm jealouse : )

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2 years 25 weeks ago, 9:25 AM

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ccol ride man.

thats cool,I'm sure it will giter dun.500 fi is no slouch,and in the long run you'll find it more useful than an ar15 project.have fun,and keep the rubber side down!

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2 years 25 weeks ago, 9:38 AM

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Vaq

Thanks for the info. The dealer filled me in on that and I have to say, I didn't realize the belt would have problems like that. Us bunkies at the lease always keep it in high unless we're towing.

The idling is another good suggestion. And we do that a lot. Plenty of gates at this ranch.

I went ahead and got talked into the service plan. It was like $500 dollars for 3 years, but covers all scheduled services, so I think it was worth it and definitely plan on abusing it.

The slime thing I know about. Anything with rubber has slime in it there. Too much mesquite not to. ;)

Did you catch top shot last night? Man, these seasons go too fast.

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2 years 25 weeks ago, 10:20 AM

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No hist channel at the current location. I'll try to catch the episode on the web tonight.
Don't let the belt scare ya. Just "try" not to abuse it and you will get very good service out of it. We haul about 500lb around in ours and have to hit low range pretty regular on steep grades and rough terrain. Good deal on the service plan too! That will save you some money in the long run.
You won't regret the EFI either.

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2 years 25 weeks ago, 10:40 AM

Saint J.M. Browning

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Sorry to hear it. I won't spoil it for you then. I appreciate all the info. I was wondering about whether the EFI was worth it or not. Seems a carburetor would be easier for me to maintain when it gets old, but I don't think I have to worry about the EFI crapping out as much, or about getting that think up and going on a cold November morning. ;) I have enough trouble with that with my son. lol

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2 years 25 weeks ago, 11:07 AM

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saint

the efi will likely never give you a problem,its usually better running more power and maintenance free for the most part.you shouldn't have to worry about that,if anything happens it will prob be a plugged injector (injector cleaner once in a while will help) only other thing would be the control module,but even a carbed version will have some sort of ignition/rev controller so your no worse off there either.that thing looks like fun.good color choice too

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2 years 25 weeks ago, 11:13 AM

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Jay

thanks. Your raptor looks like a lot of fun. A little too much, really. I'd probably end up playing on it more and forgetting to hunt! lol

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2 years 25 weeks ago, 11:23 AM

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haha,ya and its waaaaaay to loud to sneak around with 686cc hi comp, cam, and pipes.i want a big 800-900 maybe diesel 2 up quad next time for hunting and scouting dragin firewood and other utilitarian tasks.

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