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1 year 6 weeks ago, 7:55 AM

Saint J.M. Browning

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Howdy, GS. It's been a bit since I've seriously been on the site. I decided to not even try to catch up on all I missed. It'd take me a week. Just wanted to let y'all know my son's wound is closed now and after 2 more weeks of bedrest and a month of taking it easy, he will be back to normal.

Thanks to all for your concerns and prayers.

I've missed the site and should have a little free time to post, chat, etc.

OK, so what to post now? A little gun talk? Maybe a good AK vs. AR thread to get people's blood pressure up? :)
A little righteous indignation at our government and how we've allowed the land of the free and home of the brave question to no longer be rhetorical?
Or maybe boobs?

Jay, I need to send you some pics of the turkey in my area. The population has exploded. This fall is going to be good. I made the trip out a couple weeks ago just to fill my feeder and check my trail cams. A LOT of turkey. One pic had a gobbler leading a harem around. There was five of them. Then, later on, a trail of jakes following them. About a dozen birds passed through this one spot in a short time. Then, when I was up on a hill glassing out the area, I noticed a gobbler and a couple of hens walking down a road. After a bit, three jakes walked up on them. The gobbler puffed up and started strutting. It was awesome. Can't wait.

Lucky, how the hell are you? Has it thawed out up there yet? lol

Nobile, great pics as usual. I like the vampire hunter tools. Fun stuff.

LLE, Tallguy, catfish, captmax: I see y'all have still been active. Great without all the spam, huh?

Anybody heard from ISD lately?

"I don't think Hank done it this way" - Waylon
1 year 6 weeks ago, 8:19 AM

Saint J.M. Browning

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Did anyone watch last night? I think Chee threw it. And the stupid thing is, I don't think he needed to. Gabby would've won anyway. Thoughts?

"I don't think Hank done it this way" - Waylon
1 year 6 weeks ago, 8:39 AM

Saint J.M. Browning

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More top shots,

Also, and not trying to brag here, but that challenge with the 1/2 gallon jug at 10yds (i think) a gallon jug at 50ft. and the 8in. exploding target at 25yds would be, in a situation of no stress, pretty easy.

That being said, I think that proves how much stress liking racing in a competition, can affect your ability.

"I don't think Hank done it this way" - Waylon
1 year 6 weeks ago, 9:06 AM

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Spam

We are all glad the spam is under control, it was going to be the end of the site. I still think we were being targeted by the anti-gun liberal left and it will continue in one form or another.

We are also loaded with turkeys and white tail deer out here, we don't really have very many wild hogs. That is what Is what I really want to go after, that and white tails, from October to February, I am out with either my shotgun or my bow at least 4 days a week chasing white tails. how is the deer and hog hunting where you are?

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1 year 6 weeks ago, 9:44 AM

Saint J.M. Browning

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If you ever make it down to Texas, there's plenty of hogs and it's open season on them year-round. All you need is property owner's permission. And a lot will happily give it to you.

"I don't think Hank done it this way" - Waylon
1 year 6 weeks ago, 2:01 PM

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welcome back

glad your son is doing better :>) never been turkey hunting but sounds like fun :>) still no AR 7.62 colt from base might just use up my star card with a bolt they got a 308 & 3006.Was funny I was ther elast night and the had some thing called a polish pistol look like a rifle lol plus look like a German stern rifle.Plus the got the old tommy gun with round mad only semi........................

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1 year 6 weeks ago, 6:51 AM

Saint J.M. Browning

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TG

In my opinion, I think Turkey hunting is harder than deer, hog, and even duck. They're elusive bastards. Only the coyotes are harder to get. But that's been my experience so far. I've only done it a few times. Now that they're so thick out here, maybe I'll have better luck.

I'd love to shoot a Thompson, even if it is just a semi.

"I don't think Hank done it this way" - Waylon
1 year 6 weeks ago, 3:02 PM

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It is getting difficult to keep up with the latest federal government scandal. But it sure is fun to see the demo/lib/progressives get such good treatment from their fearless leader.

I did not want to use the word S* P* A* M*, because I was afraid the evil spirits would return!!

Cheers...............................

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
1 year 6 weeks ago, 6:53 AM

Saint J.M. Browning

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Agreed. I shouldn't be surprised (but still am) that the zombies still follow this POS.

On the S word, definitely don't want to jinx that. lol

"I don't think Hank done it this way" - Waylon
1 year 6 weeks ago, 5:13 PM

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Hey SJMB, great to hear the good news. Good to see you back.

1 year 6 weeks ago, 8:01 AM

Saint J.M. Browning

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Catfish

Thanks. I hope that more of the old crew starts coming by and realizing all is good again and we get our site back. :D

"I don't think Hank done it this way" - Waylon
1 year 6 weeks ago, 6:58 PM

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Good news about your son. I would love to get down to Texas and hunt hogs myself, unfortunately I am not going to get any time off. I did buy a 30.06 Ruger American that I have been trying to get out to the range with. Made it once so far. Put a cheap BSA 6-24 x 40 on it which I still have not rung out.
And I bought a 1949 JC Higgins which is at the gunsmiths getting some love, it's gonna be sweet when it is finished. Stay cool.

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1 year 6 weeks ago, 7:07 AM

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Lucky

I hear you on that. I live here and am not really going to have too many options in the near future to do so. But I am making it out this weekend. The wife tells me to go and enjoy myself for Father's day.

Reckon I will.

Good choice of rifle (and caliber). I like the M77, but am not that familiar w/ the American. Let me know how it does. I've got a $50 Bushnell scope on my Remmy 750 and I have no complaint at all. The $1500 scopes might be good for snipers or competitive shooters, but for $1450 less, I'll stick with my Bushnell.

I've never heard of the Model 49. What type of firearm is it? What gunsmith do you go to? My Father-in-Law, who lives in Roseville, told me about a great gunsmith somewhere in the Twin Cities near a Bass Pro (maybe it was Cabela's) that the smiths at the big chain take there stuff to when they can't figure it out or is otherwise beyond their ability.

Take care

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1 year 6 weeks ago, 2:35 PM

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Yeah man

Time, where the hell does it go so fast?

The shotgun is a model 22, it was manufactured in 1949. All the blue is wore off, I'm keeping it like that too. I am having the stock shortened and refinished, the barrel cut down to 18.5 inches and keeping the big ass bird cage choke on it. It holds 6 rounds (5+1) and the action is extremely smooth. It's a solid chunk of steel. I have put a hundred rounds thru it just to get a feel of it, and for the hundred bucks I paid for it, I am happy. Not a malfunction at all.

The gunsmith is local and prefers to work on shotguns. I will post pics when it comes back.

And yep on the scope, although I will probably go for some midrange scope when I get more time. Hopefully Saturday I will be able to put some rounds down range. I am going to have to have a reason to get rid of the BSA though, like its a POS. half the fun is seeing what happens.long as nobody's shooting back.

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1 year 6 weeks ago, 8:39 AM

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SJMB

glad to hear the good news, welcome back.

Caber
1 year 6 weeks ago, 5:29 PM

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Turkey Hunting

I have to disagree with SJMB, when it comes to Turkey hunting. I have been hunting those darn birds for years and have been very successful. However, I will agree with him about coyotes, they are wary and crafty. I have killed my share as well, it's good thing my AR shoots far. The hardest thing for us out here in the northeast is trophy white tail, they only get to be old by being crafty.

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