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Old 11-20-2010, 11:44 AM
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Hi. A long time reader of the magazine, new on the forum.

Middle aged, overweight, hairy Texan. Working on getting a farm running using Joel Salatin's ideas and my own. Play a little guitar-very little one...a person can barely hear it at times. Plagiarizing a concept of John Barsness, I am a ballistics loony. Spent a lot of years around ballistics people, but tend more towards the practical application of the discipline, such as shooting coyotes.

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Old 11-20-2010, 07:11 PM
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:16 PM
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Pull up a stump and jump right in. We have some of the same interests.
I shoot better than i play guitar. Cook better than both. Love Salatin, read all his books, at least twice. Re-re-reading "everything i want to do is illegal" at the moment.
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:34 PM
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Thank y'all.

Rickhead, I used to shoot better'n I play guitar, til i got old and my eyes went south...

I find that I'm lovin' those red dot sights nowadays.
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:43 PM
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I hear ya! My hands are ready for retirement way ahead of the rest of me.
As for shooting, just do what i do. Try to get closer! Before long i'll be pokin holes in the targets with the barrel. I should just get a club....
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That's wut I do. Hold it by the muzzle an destroy the target with the stock. Nap time now.

Seriously, I have discovered that an old pair of weaker glasses allows me to see front and rear sights, and also the target ! Given of course, that it's the size of mebe a truck.

Now scoped, I'm still right on !

Welcome Reb, you'll do just fine.
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:41 PM
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Thanks for all the welcomes...

I have to revise my ideas a bit about iron sights. I had my Ruger SuperBlackhawk out the other day, just to see how some 30 year old ammo would shoot out of it (Peters 240 grain semi-jacketed hollow point...a friend gave it to me years ago, as this stuff was 'too much' for him).

At 100 yards, I put three within 6 inches in the wind on a piece of cardboard with iron sights and a good rest. Maybe my eyes are not as bad as i thought they were. That's minute of coyote accuracy for the old gun....it's 30 years old, too. A course, maybe the barrel and ammo is better'n I think it is, as well.

It is heavy enough, could be used without ammo for club.
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