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Re: Savage scout project
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2017, 10:04:26 PM »
Prosper is probably not in the cards, but hopefully I'll live long enough to spoil my great-grandkids as well! :D :D :D
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    « Reply #26 on: January 21, 2017, 10:23:05 AM »
    If I had set out to design, from the ground up, the perfect granddaughter, I don't think I could have done as well  She's my hunting buddy, my running buddy (it's her fault that we do any mud run that we can get to) and, despite the difference in ages, she's my friend.  And I am the luckiest SOB you will ever meet because of it!

    I had almost quit shooting, had gotten to the point that even practice with my CCW piece was a chore, when she asked me if I'd teach her to shoot, and take her hunting.  That was five years ago, and since then, I've reloaded more rounds, spent more time afield and on the range, and had more fun than I had in the last twenty!

    Along the way, I've acquired three more Minions, mainly because of her.  They keep me busier than a one-armed paper hanger with crabs, cause me to spend a bunch of my toy fund on reloading components and non-resident licenses, and help me keep the freezer full of free-range pork and venison.

    Between The Boss, who tolerates my foolishness, and The Minions, who encourage it, I'd hate to see what happens when I pass on, because I think that this is all the Paradise I can handle!

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    « Reply #27 on: January 22, 2017, 09:21:24 PM »
    And my partner-in-crime!  We were once asked to leave a Walmart because we were sword-fighting in the aisle with pool noodles!  (And just as I was winning, too!)
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    « Reply #28 on: January 22, 2017, 10:24:02 PM »
     :rotfl   Hell, most of the people in Walmart are in need of adult supervision - at least you and the "minion" were having fun. 
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    « Reply #29 on: January 23, 2017, 07:31:17 PM »
     :rotfl
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #30 on: February 01, 2017, 03:15:09 PM »
    And my partner-in-crime!  We were once asked to leave a Walmart because we were sword-fighting in the aisle with pool noodles!  (And just as I was winning, too!)

    Wow that's an offense in Walmart? I remember jousting with pool noodles and shopping carts with friends. All the manager told us was if we got hurt they weren't liable and to pick the ones with good wheels



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    « Reply #31 on: February 03, 2017, 10:16:30 PM »
    On her bucket list is "Dress in really old-fashioned clothes, run into a crowded Walmart, and yell "What year is it?"  When they tell you, yell "Yes!  It worked!" and run back out."

    She's a bit of an odd duck, but I love her dearly, and would probably help her put the costumes together.  And be wearing one of them when she did it.
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    « Reply #32 on: February 03, 2017, 10:41:52 PM »
    On her bucket list is "Dress in really old-fashioned clothes, run into a crowded Walmart, and yell "What year is it?"  When they tell you, yell "Yes!  It worked!" and run back out."

    She's a bit of an odd duck, but I love her dearly, and would probably help her put the costumes together.  And be wearing one of them when she did it.

    If I'm allowed to weigh in with my opinion, I feel that expressing ones more eccentric qualities is akin to honesty, and as such it could almost be considered virtuous  ;).
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #33 on: February 03, 2017, 10:46:20 PM »
    If I'm allowed to weigh in with my opinion, I feel that expressing ones more eccentric qualities is akin to honesty, and as such it could almost be considered virtuous  ;).

    And usually entertaining lol


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    « Reply #34 on: February 03, 2017, 11:10:31 PM »
     :rotfl

    Yeah, there's never a dull moment when she's around!

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    « Reply #35 on: February 03, 2017, 11:13:27 PM »
    On her bucket list is "Dress in really old-fashioned clothes, run into a crowded Walmart, and yell "What year is it?"  When they tell you, yell "Yes!  It worked!" and run back out."

    She's a bit of an odd duck, but I love her dearly, and would probably help her put the costumes together.  And be wearing one of them when she did it.

    Awesome.  :thumbup1

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    « Reply #36 on: February 03, 2017, 11:42:37 PM »
    On her bucket list is "Dress in really old-fashioned clothes, run into a crowded Walmart, and yell "What year is it?"  When they tell you, yell "Yes!  It worked!" and run back out."

    She's a bit of an odd duck, but I love her dearly, and would probably help her put the costumes together.  And be wearing one of them when she did it.

    Reminds me of one of my cousin's.  She is 6' tall HWP blonde who traveled with a Viking helmet, steel pot with horns out the sides, and would ask random stranger to have their picture taken with her.  She loved going to grocery stores to get pics with locals.  She did/does this all over the country and world.
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    « Reply #37 on: February 04, 2017, 12:35:51 AM »
    Couple of years ago, we were thinning out the feral hog population on a neighbors farm, and she got a shot at a sow, about 120 yards out.  The sow dropped like a rock, didn't even twitch.  I leaned over and whispered "Where did you hit that one?"

    She calmly replied "Right where I was aiming."
    "And where was that?"
    "About one inch under her ear."
    (I calmly, really I was) asked "What did I tell you about head shots on hogs?"
    She said, "Really, Papa, at the range I could hit a dime!"

    And she probably could.  But still ...
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    « Reply #38 on: February 04, 2017, 02:31:22 AM »
    "About one inch under her ear."
    (I calmly, really I was) asked "What did I tell you about head shots on hogs?"
    Just to clarify, what is the rule about head shots on hogs?
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    « Reply #39 on: February 04, 2017, 05:34:20 AM »
    It's the smallest, most mobile, vital area on a hog.  It's really a tough shot to make well, and the chances of wounding and losing one are really high.  I taught them to go for the near shoulder on a broadside shot, since the vitals are farther forward than you think, and breaking the shoulder will anchor one, even if the shot is not immediately fatal.
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    « Reply #40 on: February 05, 2017, 08:23:27 PM »
    There really is something awe inspiring about the faith of young people in their own abilities.  I think it is likely the reason that the various Olympic competitions are dominated by young folks.  They are at the peak of their physical condition in terms of vision, reaction time, hand eye coordination and a host of other things. They have the ability to not only master a discipline but to focus like a laser beam and not overthink things.   As an older hunter you have the wisdom and experience of many seasons but in terms of pure, physical skill you were likely outmatched that day. 
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    « Reply #41 on: February 07, 2017, 02:05:31 AM »
    There really is something awe inspiring about the faith of young people in their own abilities.  I think it is likely the reason that the various Olympic competitions are dominated by young folks.  They are at the peak of their physical condition in terms of vision, reaction time, hand eye coordination and a host of other things. They have the ability to not only master a discipline but to focus like a laser beam and not overthink things.   As an older hunter you have the wisdom and experience of many seasons but in terms of pure, physical skill you were likely outmatched that day. 

    We play a game, when hog hunting.  I'll ensconce her in a spot that has good cover on three sides, then I'll go forward, anywhere from 25 to 50 yards, anywhere I can get a big rock or a bigger tree between me and her.  Then I'll set to with some sort of varmint call.  (The hogs don't care:  dying rabbit, distressed fawn, whatever. And hogs aren't predators, but they know how the game is played, and they can play it pretty well.)  Her task is to collect them before they take a chunk out of my delicate hide.  She once anchored two of them, inside of 25 yards of where I was sitting.

    We got four out of that sounder of pigs, only because one of them was really stupid.  Normally we only get one or two.  But it's fun, and while we only score on one out of three outings, the ones where we do score are worth the aggravation.  But there aren't many people I'll trust to play this game.  In fact, other than my teammates from my Southeast Asian Vacation, there isn't anyone that I'd trust that far.  I have a really high regard for my hide, in an intact condition.
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    « Reply #42 on: February 08, 2017, 09:53:13 PM »
    Nice. Thanks for sharing the story.   :cool
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