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3 years 37 weeks ago, 7:56 AM

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Sunday morning

last nite around dusk i spotted a Fox crossing the field behind my house.I watched it for a bit as i mentally went thru my rifle selection.I could of used my 10/22 with red dot but the Fox was out around 120 meters,i had not shot out that far with the 10/22 setup,although i had the red dot shooting dead on a hundred ft.,in favorable conditions.As I mulled over my next rifle option,a Marlin .22 with a small Burris scope that i knew was dead on last time i shot it,the Fox moved down to a creek bank,found a patch of dirt and layed down.

well i took the screen out of the window,set up a rest back from the window in true sniperhide fashion and went to my gun locker,while lookin in i saw my Marlin .44 lever action(nah,overkill) and my Mini-14 with open sights,yeah that would do,i thought,but i wanted to try my Marlin .22 and with that scope,so i grabbed them both and went back to my "hide".The Fox was still there,Head up looking around,hmmm,a head shot.

I set up the .22 marlin,the magazine was already loaded with some target ammo but i coud not remember what.I wanted one clean shot and didn't have confidence in the ammo.I reluctantly brought the Marlin down and picked up the Mini-14,i got the rifle set on some hastily made rests,sighted thru the open sights an.....my neighbors 3 kids come out,squealing and carrying on like banshees.Thru the top of the sights i saw the Fox perk up,locate the kids and bolt in the opposite direction fast as a ....Fox can go i guess.I put my rifles away.

moral of the story: i need more rifles and optics.

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3 years 37 weeks ago, 10:35 AM

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Fox 1 LBC 0

But in the end time will tell. If they act like the Red Foxes in Maine it will eventually show up again. Sooo, maybe hint at a Fox Stole to the wife and possibly needing a Fox Rifle to get it.

hehe

That is something I miss about living in Maine, the seasons and looking out the window and seeing nature as it really is. Going hunting even if nothing is taken is something I really miss. The best I get here in Florida is night fishing with nobody around, but you can not get away from all the people really. They leave their mark on everything here, paint, trash, destruction for no better reasons than they wanted to destroy something....

your a luck man LBC , good choice...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 37 weeks ago, 11:47 AM

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yes i like to

get out and walk around also,some people call it hunting,ha.I see Eagles just about everyday here,and plenty of Redtail Hawks and Peregrine Falcons.Right now snow Geese are migrating and i have my head tilted up a lot,my pal up here got shit on by a formation of Canadian Geese that flew overhead,that was hilarious.If that Fox comes around I'll be more prepared,i'm putting out claymores.

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3 years 37 weeks ago, 3:59 PM

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LBC 10, Fox 10

No loser in this story. Winners all. I wonder if SJMB had any luck out here. Yesterday was beautiful, today? South wind thatll take yer hat to the next county.Sure aint gonna call up a gobbler today.
Good evening guys!

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3 years 37 weeks ago, 12:59 PM

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Nope. I didn't. Yeah, that south wind was a hellin'. It was nice Friday night. Even cool. It was a bit chilly Sat. morn riding to the blind. Then that wind kicked up. It got pretty warm and the wind knocked over all kinds of stuff at the camp. Stayed pretty high the rest of the weekend. I actually almost did lose my hat. It blew off my head when we were leaving and I chased it about 100 yards before I caught it. I don't know how it is where you are now, but in the Metroplex, we got storms and a north wind today. Temp dropped to 50s. From 90s yesterday. Gotta love north Texas.

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3 years 37 weeks ago, 2:49 PM

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96 yesterday, 56 this morning, 46 at 10am? supposed to be 90 tomorrow. Moving the travel trailer was a challenge this morning. Angling away from 30mph with 45 gusts.
Glad to hear that you got out west. If ya ever break on out past the cedars (Putnam) give me a heads up. Maybe we can shoot something.

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3 years 37 weeks ago, 3:01 PM

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God's country

Yeah, I imaging hauling a trailer in that would be. Hell, even my car was getting blown around. It was great getting out there. And I was really just on the eastern edge of west Tx. lol
I wasn't familiar with Post, so I looked it up. They had some pictures. Looks gorgeous. I could see myself retiring there. I'll let you know if I get a trip out that way, it sounds good.

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3 years 37 weeks ago, 3:07 PM

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Abilene is home. I always kinda liked the "off the caprock" country myself. Rugged though, sure as heck aint flat.

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3 years 37 weeks ago, 7:09 PM

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SJMB,

Post is a pretty nice li'l ol' town. It's about 150 miles or so from me too. North and East of me. I used to live in Snyder back in the early 90's. My Ex-sister-in-law, and her husband live there in Post now, he is the preacher at a baptist church there. They are good people out that way. If you do decide to retire out here in West (By Gawd) Texas, then let us know. Maybe we can all get some trigger time. Trigger time is ALWAYS a good thing.

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3 years 37 weeks ago, 11:31 AM

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Trigger time is ALWAYS a good thing.

Yes it is.

Yeah, I'm in the DFW metroplex and I can't complain too much. At least it IS still Texas. But I was born in the sticks and even though I've gotten pretty city-fied, I am getting tired off all the crap. Traffic, crowding, rudeness, etc.Then again, I have to remind myself that a lot of the fondness I've got for rural life is nostalgia and remember the down sides of that. Septic tanks, hard to get broadband, less convenient to get places, etc.I think I still lean to country life. Have to wait till the kid gets out of school and figure out the work situation or wait till (if!) I retire.
But I've been setting my eyes on things for now. I've been looking more toward the piney woods, or north. I've been looking at Montague and Cooke, but also Red River and Bowie. Or Van Zandt and Wood. But when Vaq said he took a trip to post, I looked it up, and it looked like that small town Americana that I'm looking for.
You're in Odessa, huh? That's a hell of a trip. But between you and Vaq mentioning it, and some other posts before about getting together, I've been thinking. I wanted to hold off on bringing it up since I'm fairly new to the site and till I had time and money. But I've been thinking about maybe setting up some GunsLot get together. Maybe spring next year where we can all meet up at some central place (that has shooting of course) and just all hang out.

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3 years 37 weeks ago, 4:41 PM

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i heard wind

was in your forecast,along with some rain.I'm doing a couple auction things over on Gunbroker so i will be checking in here once in a while tonite.

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3 years 37 weeks ago, 6:53 PM

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i scored

3) 35 round mags for my mini-14 for 30 bucks at gunbrokeme,yeah me!

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3 years 37 weeks ago, 8:24 PM

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Good for you LBC!

That is a damn good price from what I've been told by my brother who is looking at picking up a Mini. He said the mags cost a bit for the metal original high caps...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 37 weeks ago, 1:06 AM

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true about the

factory mags,i have several aftermkt mags that don't work,i have managed to combine a couple and make a good mag.The factroy mags 20s and 30s can be as much as 40 bucks apiece,i just figure thats not fair.My mini-14 shoots aftrmkt mags just fine,after i sort them out.These mags are Eagle brand polymer,thought i'd try them,of couse if the hole doesn't line up i can't fillem and redrill em.

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3 years 37 weeks ago, 1:27 AM

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Yet the damn thing needs modification to even begin to work...

Picked up P_Mags for the AK74, not one fit because the tang was too think. So I took them back and exchanged them for Mako's which fit right off, just hope they feed ok besides dry running them manually, which I did try and they worked ok.

Mark tells me, just file them, I told him, no, exchange them why should I have to fix something new which should work?

I want to find some original Polish Tantal Orange Bakelite mags if I can without having to pay &100.00 a mag....

Guy had one 45 rounder and wants $120.00 for it, told him he must want to keep it. LOL

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 37 weeks ago, 2:01 AM

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Moral of the story

Beware the man with one gun because the guy with multiples may spend too long trying to decide which one to use.

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3 years 37 weeks ago, 8:05 AM

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Naa.

I'd grab the Sig Patrol. Best of the AR and AK mixed into one. Bury it in sand, mud of what have you and it will still fire without cleaning.

I haven't a clue why they even came out with the 516. Though it is a kickass AR, there wasn't any need other than they wanted to capture some of the AR market.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 37 weeks ago, 12:00 PM

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What about

What do y'all think about the Springfield SOCOM scout? It seems pretty good and rugged. Pricey though.

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3 years 37 weeks ago, 1:12 PM

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M1A Scout

I have one. My favorite rifle. Never failed. Its a little on the heavy side. I actually have another browser open shopping for a new sling for it right now.

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3 years 37 weeks ago, 1:14 PM

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SOCOM is the 16", Scout is 18"

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3 years 37 weeks ago, 2:38 PM

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SOCOM/Scout

Thanks Reaper. I was cornfused. I like the looks of the SOCOM. The scout squad is nice too. A store here had a full sized/standard M1A. I was sore tempted. The only thing I don't like is the weight and the cheap looking upper hand guard.

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