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California's Central Coast Amid The Insanity
Didn't drive far, but the motorhome is set up and nestled next to an ancient coastal live oak. No television, no telephone, no street noise, no illegal fireworks, no anxious dog because of illegal fireworks.

Ahhh . . . peace and quiet . . .
 

JustJim

Active Member
While I'd love to have either of the Savage 99s Kevin found, I'll have to get by with mine in 30/30 and 300 Savage. . . and my 9.3 Mauser if I need anything heavier. I briefly considered getting a tag for Nebraska's elk depredation hunt, and those were the rifles I was going to choose from. Then I came to my senses and decided I didn't want to deal with an elk in JULY.

Stopped at my favorite LGS (150 miles is local, eh?) to check for 38 Super dies for Mainiac. No joy, but I did find some 30/30 brass and some round ball in a diameter I wanted to try in my ROA. Somehow while checking out I managed to pick up a Remington 1100 and it followed me home. Skeet choke, maybe I can hit doves with it. Test-firing and patterning tomorrow, tonight I have to study up on it.
 

Winelover

North Central Arkansas
Didn't drive far, but the motorhome is set up and nestled next to an ancient coastal live oak. No television, no telephone, no street noise, no illegal fireworks, no anxious dog because of illegal fireworks.

Ahhh . . . peace and quiet . . .
Then you'd want to stay out of Arkansas, fireworks are legal here at certain time of the year. Now and around Christmas/New Year. Have heard them for the last week/week and a half. All times of the day and night.
 
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Bret4207

Northern NY Dangerous extremist...???
I went to a Pawn shop today. Thay had two nice Savage 99. Both were in very good condition. One was chambered in 375 with a price of 2500$. The other was in 358 W they only wanted 1500$ for that one. Needless to say they are both there.
Prices have gone nuts on everything. Were trying to help oldest girl get a home. I know my ideas of home values are a bit dated, but holy crap! It's only going to get worse. Although- a 99 is one of the few guns I'd consider paying over a grand for, if it was the right one. Not like they're making them anymore. Finest lever action ever!
 
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Rick H

Well-Known Member
Illegal for years, then legalized, then legalized only at restricted times........the homegrown fireworks displays haven't changed a bit. Most anytime a group of drunks decide it will be fun to make a lot of noise they did and do. The legality or illegality has never had a meaningful impact around here. I'm just glad it is fireworks..........New Years they get tanked up and shoot guns for noise and entertainment at midnight.

I have a little cabin in the Northwoods, my son and I often night fish the local rivers hoping to catch the "Hex hatch". The "Hex" is a huge mayfly, and when they hatch and the spinners fall even the largest trout come surface feed with abandon. It is great fun fighting huge browns on a fly rod. Hot muggy summer nights with little moon and or cloud cover is best, bright lights seem to deter the flies and the brown trout that we are stalking. One of our favorite stretches is about a half mile from a small remote private campground. After wading to a favorite bend in the river, just as the insects begin to hatch.....the campground erupts with fireworks befitting a major metropolitan area, loud booms that shake the ground as the mortars fire, bright starbursts that illuminate the river, with explosions that flash like lightning. The evening hatch is done.

There should be a special place in hell for those who go to wild places only to defile them with the things most leave the city for.
 

popper

Well-Known Member
Great news yesterday. Her sis doesn't have throat cancer. My son went back (after 4 mo of problems) for fixing the knee. They finally decided the knee was infected, cleaned that out the infection and junk in there. You'd think there was a 'use by date' on Achilles tendon. What they told him was stitches coming out (that he kept cutting off) was the graft coming apart. He'll be on antibiotics for 6 wks (waiting on typing the bacteria) and hopefully the bone is not infected. He went to big well known hip and knee shop here. Dad was bone on bone in both knees, I'm close but knee replacement? Nope. Nada. Not going to happen.
 

Mitty38

Premier Bigfoot Hunter
Looks like I am getting the 4th off.:)
So going to try and get the barn sides up this weekend, before I go crazy hours next week.

Supposed to rain Saturday. But be sunny the rest of the weekend, after Saturday at 2.
Been dedicating an hour a day to the shed this week. Slowly progressing. Got my sides and back wall boards cut and edges painted. Just the front to figure out.
So doing a few measurements and markings before I leave for work today. Doing a little shed door 101 on you tube. There are like a hundred different ways to do it.

Sitting down and drawing out the plans for a double door. Then marking for the cuts to the siding.

Wife's foot is hurting. Thinks it may be gout??? She is sure raising Cain about it. So will probably have to head on to the doctor, or stat care being the 4th. If it does not clear up by tomorrow. So that throws a wrench in the works Seams with her, it is always something new.
 
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California's Central Coast Amid The Insanity
Then you'd want to stay out of Arkansas, fireworks are legal here at certain time of the year. Now and around Christmas/New Year. Have heard them for the last week/week and a half. All times of the day and night.
Other than "safe and sane" fireworks, fireworks are illegal in my area because of the fire danger they pose. Even in non-drought years grasses are brown by May. Despite the local bans, every year my city and the adjoining one's fire departments respond to neighborhood fires.

So you don't get the wrong idea, I've nothing against celebrating our country's founding with fireworks, per se, but I don't like Duke being anxious and hiding for the three weeks the illegals set off their illegal fireworks, nor do I like the disrupted sleep they cause. Too, there are the many local veterans who suffer from PTSD. I'm fortunate to not experience it, but some of the booms bring back bad memories.
 

Winelover

North Central Arkansas
I'd rather they not shoot them off for the fire danger reasons. I'm surprised we don't have red flag warnings out. We've only had 2/10" of rain this month. Everything is brown, here too, except for the trees.
 

Mitty38

Premier Bigfoot Hunter
Class C Fireworks around here are legal to buy but we're illegal to set off. Till this last year. Now they are legal only on the 3rd and 4th.
So the local authorities strictly uphold the law, up untill the 3rd. Then turn their backs till midnight on the 4th, unless someone is doing something stupid.
So only two days of the boom. Not too bad.

We pretty much live in a water shed, and it rained a lot this year so no worries here, as long as common sense is used.
 
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JWFilips

Well-Known Member
Went to the range today and Jinxed myself! Before shooting the first target I adjusted my scope; 4 clicks down and 4 clicks left ( based on the targets I shot last week).
That put my scope in a "loop": first 10 shot target was too far left by an inch...... But I shot it as is, for the next 10 shots, and this time it shot 2" too far right!:headbang:
By the 5th target it seemed to settle down close to what I was expecting from the start!
50 rounds wasted ( or should I say 50 primers wasted!)
 

smokeywolf

Well-Known Member
I was planning on shooting off some fireworks that I bought last year, but unless we get a downpour in the next couple of days (looks like not), those fireworks will still be good next year.
 

Kevin Stenberg

Well-Known Member
The wife has been doing searches for information for our trip later this month to Alaska. There sure are alot of places and side trips we can take. The trouble is most of those places are only excisable by plane of boat. An the cost adds up really fast.
She most recently has found sites that show Grizzley's in real time feeding in a small waterfall situation. After watching the bears feeding it is easy to understand how the uninformed could get the idea they are all cute and cuddly.
I would like to give a shout out to Glaicar for the helping hand he has given for information.
 

Winelover

North Central Arkansas
Yesterday's sunrise on Norfork Lake.

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Caught two just short Largemouths (14 & 14.75") on 6" Reef Runners (Pearl Orange Tiger) and good size Gar........Gar even broke water. Only the second time I've ever caught a Gar on a plug. Lost a very nice fish, Striper I presume, straightened the front and rear treble hooks on the same Reef Runner. The other three rods got zero action........two with Alabama Rigs (5 - 4.5" Shadalicious swimbaits) and the other with a different color Reef Runner.
 

L Ross

Well-Known Member
Yesterday's sunrise on Norfork Lake.

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Caught two just short Largemouths (14 & 14.75") on 6" Reef Runners (Pearl Orange Tiger) and good size Gar........Gar even broke water. Only the second time I've ever caught a Gar on a plug. Lost a very nice fish, Striper I presume, straightened the front and rear treble hooks on the same Reef Runner. The other three rods got zero action........two with Alabama Rigs (5 - 4.5" Shadalicious swimbaits) and the other with a different color Reef Runner.
Lake looks high for no rain.
 

Winelover

North Central Arkansas
Lake is always high this time of year but getting back to normal, due to lack of rain this past month. Normal pool is 552' and we are currently at 568' or 16 feet above normal. Since this lake was created by flooding a river valley, banks are steep. You can frequently be in 150' of water, just 20 yards from the shoreline. One can judge depth of water by just observing the steepness of the bank...........steeper the deeper.
 

Bret4207

Northern NY Dangerous extremist...???
Got a few little jobs done yesterday. The pool pump is installed and ready to get in operation as soon as the water hits the inlet. Managed to navigate the SSA site to obtain some needed documents. Made some calls and emails to my state gov't officials as they try to circumvent recent SCOTUS rulings that enable law abiding citizens to exercise their rights. Did more work on this house my daughter/wife are trying to get- the things we do for grandkinds! Have the GMC2500 semi lined up for more work at Ol' Wayner's garage after the holiday. Have a list of parts to order for vehicles/equipment as soon as I feel up to letting more scheckles out of my hoard. Finally convinced my oldest daughter that just because certain things she considers "normal" are disgusting displays of perversion to me doesn't mean I "hate" anyone, since she feels the same way about things I find perfectly acceptable. I may finally be getting the idea of crazy concepts like "freedom", "excessive taxation" and "minding your own business" through to her. Plus, I started explaining basic economics, taxation, cause and effect and a whole lot of history she'd misinterpreted to her. Funny how Dad isn't such an idiot when he backs up his crazy ideas with facts you can easily find on the oh so perfect internet!

I'll probably be tearing into some piece of machinery today.
 

JonB

Halcyon member
The wife has been doing searches for information for our trip later this month to Alaska. There sure are alot of places and side trips we can take. The trouble is most of those places are only excisable by plane of boat. An the cost adds up really fast.
She most recently has found sites that show Grizzley's in real time feeding in a small waterfall situation. After watching the bears feeding it is easy to understand how the uninformed could get the idea they are all cute and cuddly.
I would like to give a shout out to Glaicar for the helping hand he has given for information.
I can't help with current info, but in 1997, when I bought plane tickets, the round trip from Mpls to Anchorage was less money than Anchorage to Aniak, where my Native cousins live. My flight to Aniak was in a 19 seat twin prop, I was the only passenger.