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Old 10-21-2008, 02:43 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Here's LT's latest venture.

Moving to Nebraska to start corn farm
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:04 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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If you like preparing food instead of buying a freezer meal, Wanderer, why not buy an old M1 Garand and restore it to better than new condition?

You can accurize those things to hit a quarter at 500 yards, and they're semiautomatic too.


I don't know if my meaning was clear here, I meant in a general way the challenge of rehabbing an old surplus military rifle is more fun than just buying something off the shelf.

I had a 1941 Swiss k31 military rifle (sometimes informally called a Schmidt-Rubin) not too long ago, that would have been beautiful if I had restored it (I kinda like the dented beat-up old warhorse look, though, so left it alone). The action is a straight-pull bolt. It shot better than I could without any adjustment, though they're not made to have a scope, and of course being from Switzerland does fine in extreme weather.

The thing is, it cost only about $140 delivered to my door. It's kind of cool to own something as accurate as a modern hunting rifle for that kind of money - I've read that if those guns were being manufactured today, they'd cost well over a thousand. They use a Swiss round that's pretty much like a .308.

I've heard that a lot of bush natives in Alaska and Canada hunt with old WWII Enfields from England - for a while they were only costing about $100, but now they're a lot more.

I'm not arguing with anyone who likes and can afford $10,000 rifles, I just happen to like the challenge of doing it as cheaply as possible!
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: SoCal Sewer
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Hey Woof,

I understand where yer coming from But,,,


I just happen to like the challenge of doing it as cheaply as possible!

I've had plenty of "cheap" gunswhen I was younger. Heck, I even used to enjoy stripping em down and rebuilding em. Never had a need for a Big 5 gun before.

I'm just thinking to myself that if I'm gonna live in bear country where the bush is thick and a close in shot is all I get, well sir, I'm gonna get one chance with a bolt, but two with a double. I don't hunt animals with semi's. My .338 Lap is the biggest I own but it's not really a big game Stalking/Hunting rifle, and I'll feel a little better with a bigger boomer.

just me, again.
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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Hey there Wanderer - good to see you again..Good tuna catch She might not love you so much when it comes to a $10,000 gun...but suppose she can resell it afterward
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: SoCal Sewer
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Hey there Wanderer - good to see you again..Good tuna catch She might not love you so much when it comes to a $10,000 gun...but suppose she can resell it afterward
Good to have time to fart around on the ol' puter again. San Diego went off on the Tuna and I'm getting ready to do a solo trip down to ol' mexico next week. Still have room in the freezer and Red loves that tuna!

(throat clearing sound from me)

,,,Afterward?????? No. Nada. Nyet. Red knows my decision process is flawed at times and I'm sure I'll catch heck, but, and I say but again, she does love the way I cook.

Maybe get her a couple lobsters one of these nights out of Marina Del Rey. I hate hauling pots and being on the wall 20 to 50 ft off the jetty, dark, pot lines to foul the wheel, idjits getting in my way or me in thier way. Lots to do before the Wisconsin trip but I'll get r done.
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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Good to have time to fart around on the ol' puter again. San Diego went off on the Tuna and I'm getting ready to do a solo trip down to ol' mexico next week. Still have room in the freezer and Red loves that tuna!

(throat clearing sound from me)

,,,Afterward?????? No. Nada. Nyet. Red knows my decision process is flawed at times and I'm sure I'll catch heck, but, and I say but again, she does love the way I cook.

Maybe get her a couple lobsters one of these nights out of Marina Del Rey. I hate hauling pots and being on the wall 20 to 50 ft off the jetty, dark, pot lines to foul the wheel, idjits getting in my way or me in thier way. Lots to do before the Wisconsin trip but I'll get r done.
We just might have to twist your arm to share more of those recipes
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:15 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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..... Still have room in the freezer and Red loves that tuna!
Don't ever get between a woman and her tuna (or her chocolate).
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:46 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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I am willing to accept anyone's chocolate at this point....feel free.
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Here's LT's latest venture.

Moving to Nebraska to start corn farm
Naturally. How else can LT raise enough canned crops if he doesn't grow them first?

Gettin lost in the woods, camping for 2 weeks-crop-can-crops.jpg
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Old 10-21-2008, 05:00 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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Naturally. How else can LT raise enough canned crops if he doesn't grow them first?

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Damn...beverage warning, Glitch, beverage warning!!!!!!!!!!!
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