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#50306 - 12/23/17 01:45 AM Re: Hunting Pictures and Stories [Re: Hard Knocks]
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Carl and Ian, thank you both for the replies. Perhaps I need to reconsider my choice of sights for this rifle.

I am 45 this year, and while I have been blessed with exceptional eye sight, I can just now feel them slip a little. Bolt-action scoped rifles are second-nature for me, so perhaps I should mount a very small magnification scope on this particular rifle that still complements its fast handling. It's very dusty work though, and I just hate seeing the dirt boil in on a nice optic.

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#50308 - 12/23/17 02:29 PM Re: Hunting Pictures and Stories [Re: Hard Knocks]
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HK-

Sadly, vision changes. When I hit 55 that forced adoption of scopes for long rifles, and after 65 implied I might have to scope my pistols. smile Add to that a decrease in my stamina and stealth, even though accompanied by increased patience, bring longer shots than I would normally take. Since eating remains high on my list of priorities, scopes seemed a small price to pay for an increase in my yearly take.

I hate them, hate getting old, and generally wish for the days when I was 45 and could still count on having Elk on the table. Mind, I shoot 3 times a week so it is not muscle memory or lack of familiarity with my guns. I am just an old fart that needs an assist now and then. smile

-carl

PS I can still chuck a rock well enough to keep quail on my plate- the other white meat.


Edited by Carl Theile (12/23/17 04:53 PM)
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#50310 - 12/23/17 05:14 PM Re: Hunting Pictures and Stories [Re: Hard Knocks]
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Some great stuff here all, HK that hunting area looks brilliant !!! I love the idea of those big canvas tents !!!

I use to have one of the Ruger .44mag Carbines (semi auto like a 10/22 on steroids) and it was a wonderful little tool in the bush ! My 30/30 wears a Lyman peep sight and makes a different rifle out of it !!!
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#50314 - 12/24/17 12:48 AM Re: Hunting Pictures and Stories [Re: Hard Knocks]
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Yeah, I was eyeing that tent off as well, never seen one with a pot belly inside before. Very cool. cool
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#50317 - 12/24/17 11:04 AM Re: Hunting Pictures and Stories [Re: Hard Knocks]
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Had one of those. Montana, winter, west slope of the Rockies. Happy to be outta the wind (where chill factor ((-020F and 10 MPH)) took it to -40F) and inside the tent with a fire going it was almost +40F. Right toasty! Glad I had it!!!

-carl


Edited by Carl Theile (12/24/17 11:12 AM)
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#50374 - 01/12/18 06:20 PM Re: Hunting Pictures and Stories [Re: Carl Theile]
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Originally Posted By: Carl Theile
PS I can still chuck a rock well enough to keep quail on my plate- the other white meat.


Lol, I've never been able to pitch a rock with accuracy. I'm envious of those who can!

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#50375 - 01/12/18 06:23 PM Re: Hunting Pictures and Stories [Re: Andy the Aussie]
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Originally Posted By: Andy the Aussie
Some great stuff here all, HK that hunting area looks brilliant !!! I love the idea of those big canvas tents !!!

I use to have one of the Ruger .44mag Carbines (semi auto like a 10/22 on steroids) and it was a wonderful little tool in the bush ! My 30/30 wears a Lyman peep sight and makes a different rifle out of it !!!


I can't remember if I stated this before, but a friend of mine has one of those semi-auto Rugers in .44 mag. I tried to get it before I bought this one grin Nice, quick carbine :thumbsup:

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#50379 - 01/13/18 03:36 PM Re: Hunting Pictures and Stories [Re: Hard Knocks]
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Yeah I miss mine. A couple of times some people thought I had arrived with a 10/22...till I fired..... wink
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#50383 - 01/14/18 06:04 PM Re: Hunting Pictures and Stories [Re: Andy the Aussie]
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Originally Posted By: Andy the Aussie
Yeah I miss mine. A couple of times some people thought I had arrived with a 10/22...till I fired..... wink


grin

They do look nearly identical, part of what makes them fun! smile And they're getting hard to find nowadays.

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#50387 - 01/16/18 02:54 AM Re: Hunting Pictures and Stories [Re: Carl Theile]
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Originally Posted By: Carl Theile
Had one of those. Montana, winter, west slope of the Rockies. Happy to be outta the wind (where chill factor ((-020F and 10 MPH)) took it to -40F) and inside the tent with a fire going it was almost +40F. Right toasty! Glad I had it!!!

-carl


I don't think that they can be bought here, probably because of our temperatures.
Though I've been camped a few times in the mountains where it's been cold by my standards.

Edited to add

I must be talking through my hat,
I just found one for sale here.

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