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res308 last won the day on April 16

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About res308

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  • Birthday 03/02/1968

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    Over Yonder (Erin, TN)
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    Hunting, fishing, hiking, home gunsmithing, camping
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    Police Officer


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    Shoot'n iron

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  1. A Week of Thankfulness 2017

    I am thankful that God chose to be merciful to somebody as unworthy as me, and to allow me to become one of His. And for His blessings. I am thankful for my family. My boys have become fine young men. I am thankful to have settled my list of priorities: God; Family; Tribe I am thankful to live in a country that produced men like Elmer Keith and Skeeter Skelton I am thankful that there are still people who'll do to ride the river with (some here will understand that). I am thankful for good friends, not just friendly aquaintances (there's a difference). Also thankful for knowing the difference. And I'm thankful for the simple things in life - you know, like nice wheel guns!
  2. Gun season opens in the morning

    Hit the stand this morning. Watched a spike come in and hang around a pretty good while. He moved on to the thicket behind me, and I could hear some deer moving around back there. A little while later an 8 and a small 4 came out together from the same thicket behind me. The wind had been in my face the whole time, blowing toward that thicket. I guess my attempt at homemade cedar cover scent worked! I watched that 8 for just a bit, wasn't sure if I wanted to take him or not. But then I thought about last season and how they all went nocturnal right after opening day. So I consulted with the Texan, we came to a consensus, and he sent out a 170 grain .30-30 round by way of greeting. The 8 just dropped without ever taking a step. Not the best or biggest of deer by far, but it's meat on the table. Plus it broke the ice after letting myself get skunked last year. Now I can relax and try to find a nice buck and then some more freezer meat. Site won't let me upload a picture of it though.
  3. Man accidentally shoots himself, wife in church

    Oh for petes sake! The last thing we need to crop up right now is Gomer, Goober, Otis, and Esrnest T Bass showing their guns to each other in church! We all need training and refresher training, and we all need to follow the BASIC rules of firearms safety. The first of which is to not be ham fisting and booger hookin yer shoot'n iron. Crap like this can very well create an environment in various churches where guns are no longer welcome and the congregation goes back to being unprotected.
  4. Sighting in deer rifles for deer season

    Yep. I put a Nikon 2-7x32 on my Marlin Texan just recently. I do prefer open sights on a lever gun, but I also prefer to see.
  5. Gun season opens in the morning

    I'll be out in the morning. Told the family I'll just meet them up at the church. Got up at 3:30 this morning and checked outside, saw that it was indeed windy, and went back to bed. Taking a few days off this coming week to hunt. Hopefully it'll be worth it.
  6. Sighting in deer rifles for deer season

    I confirm every year. Years ago I was using an aught six with a dang tasco scope on it. Killed some deer with it one year, then put it up in a hard sided case in the closet. Never got bumped or anything, stayed safely tucked away. Next year I took it straight to the woods without confirming zero. Couldn't hit the broad side of a barn from the inside. I remember getting so mad I removed the scope and destroyed it. I've confirmed zero every year since.
  7. Sad day today

    Bersaguy, I really wanted to extend condolences to you when you posted that. I could not bring myself to type it in. I think it was because I knew this was coming. Thank you all. It is very much appreciated.
  8. Sad day today

    I think Rosco might have been the best friend I've ever had, and he was just a little firecracker of black and brindle colored happiness. No one knew where he came from. No one knew how old he was. No one knew what breed he was. And it never mattered. He was probably at least 2 or 3 years old when he came to us around 10 or 11 years ago. He passed away this morning. I guess the neighbors may have wondered today why a 49 year old man was out in the back yard sobbing. But I ain't ashamed of it. Because I dearly loved that little feller, and I ain't ashamed of that either. My boys came home and helped me give him the proper and respectful burial he deserved right here at home. I have absolutely no complaints about him. He was one of the greatest blessings that God has ever given me. In the words of men from long ago that I have great admiration for: He would do to ride the river with. Rosco was faithful and true, and he will be forever missed and loved.
  9. Smith & Wesson Performance Center Revolvers

    Me-thinks that hits the nail on the head.
  10. A fun gun.............

    Looks like a pretty good shooter. Nice lookin too.
  11. Have I mentioned..................

    Bob that is a good lookin squad right there.
  12. Constant companions..............

    Those are nicely detailed. I hope to get that good with the tooling one day. All of your posts definitely appeal to my old school heart. Every time you post something up like this I jump on it and soak it up. I'm not exactly sure why, but it sort of gives me the impression of reading something from Skeeter Skelton or Elmer Keith. I think you just need to write a book and mail me the first copy. I've been thankful you've come aboard sir.
  13. Need an opinion

    Oh by the way Murgatroy, you're wrong. I'm not sure what you're wrong about, but you're wrong.
  14. Need an opinion

    I carry a full size Beretta 92 during my off time. I'm about 5'10" and about 210 and I have no problem with this one. Used to carry a full size 1911 too. Right now I'd concentrate on getting the HCP, then find your groove on which gun has the mojo for you. You shouldn't have a problem packing what you have now, then you can go try a bunch of them out and see what you like. Lots of good choices out there. Glock, Springfield, Beretta, Smith, Sig on an on.
  15. Smith & Wesson Performance Center Revolvers

    I have the 686PC. It is very smooth and very nice. But, I was able to trade into it so I was not out for the full fare. I also have an early 686 (686-1) and it is very sweet. Personally, while I do really like the PC, I'm not sure it feels any better than my old one. Plus, I know a good gunsmith who loves revolvers. He can REALLY slick up a Smith. If I ever do get around to buying another wheel, I'll get the standard model and take it to him. Of course, with what people are asking for their old Smiths, you could almost get a PC. All that said, I do like the way the PC guns look though.

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