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What it takes to get to 800 yards

 
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Old 12-21-2013, 05:39 AM
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Re: What it takes to get to 800 yards

KB - thanks for the update re Microlon. I might just keep the little bottle as a momento?

LOL re People's Republic of California. San Diego used to be more conservative - still is in the North County and certain inland areas- but - up by where I grew up - North Northern California - it's completely different. Thought about trying to draw an Antelope tag around Redding (maybe for north of there) - aas in Redding is where there is a guy with a liquor store who has about 6 very nice Antelope mounts and he told me that if you can find out which is the "hot" area (where the critters have been hanging out) - and draw a tag for it - you can have some pretty good luck - and that's where a long shot might be needed.

There are also some Elk up there - around Mt. Shasta - but I would probably opt to try and draw an Elk tag around Central or NE Oregon - where some big Ricky Mountain Elk hang out - or even my old home town of Klamath Falls, (20 miles from the Cal Border). An old AF Academy buddy of mine said he would fly us around in his plane trying to spot where the Elk herds around Klamath are hanging out.

I also have a good buddy who is a member of the Klamath Indian tribe - and he could take me hunting on the reservaton. These days - he mostly just goose hunts (Canadian Honkers being his favorite - he leaves about 100 decoys out in his hunting field - except for when a big snowstorm is blowing in and he hustles out with his trailer to pick them up) - but there was a time when he could really find out where the big Mulies were hanging out. There are a few Whitetails around too - but those guys - are pretty wary, much like the few remaining Trophy size Mulies are.

Over the hill - in/around Ashland - they have some smaller deer - the Blacktail - and one of my buddies shot a trophy rack for that size deer. Cute little guys.

We're having out 50th hs class reunion next year in Klamath - so may put some of these long delayed possibles into action - or firm them up some
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Old 12-21-2013, 11:50 AM
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Re: What it takes to get to 800 yards

TomAS

I lived in Novato in1970 - 1973. Moved to Idaho to start a family.
Please use the Microlon. Bolt and bolt raceway are greatly slicked up by applying it. If you have any detachable magazines they need it inside and out. Maybe not the trigger group. But if it slides Microlon works.

Works exceptionally well on machine gun mechanisms, bolts etc. .............. Sorry! I forgot! You live in California not Idaho. The other reason I moved to the freedom of Idaho- unlimited Title II
ownership. My favorite was a WII Thompson M1A. Bought for $1K sold for $18K.

KB
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Old 12-21-2013, 02:29 PM
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Love Idaho. The buddy of mine I hunted ducks and geese with the most growing up- his son moved there and loves to send his dad pics of catching Steelhead (somewhere in Central Idaho? and/or on the Snake?) - even though the dad now lives/backs up to the Rogue River - over in Eagle Point, Ore.

Also have friends in Sun Valley and love to visit/ski there.

Driving from McCall over to Sun Valley- along the middle? fork of the Salmon River - is about as pretty as it gets.
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Old 12-21-2013, 02:32 PM
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And good work on the Thompson. Always wanted an "Al Capone" gun.

Fired a .30 cal Browning? MG - - full on down in Ft. Benning once - and it's a lot of fun.
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Old 12-21-2013, 02:42 PM
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Re: What it takes to get to 800 yards

I received a box of the blemished bullets, unlike others I have purchased, these are really blemished, thankfully I bought them for plinkers. I miss E Oregon, still what I consider home, born in LaGrande, call Elgin my hometown. I used to have family in Grangeville Idaho, that is where I want to move to, just have to find a job.
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Old 12-21-2013, 05:02 PM
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Re: What it takes to get to 800 yards

This is about the worst of the lot.
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:34 PM
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AK - my two sisters were born in LaGrande and then ole Doc Schiff took is practice to K. Falls. Beautiful up in NE Oregon - the Blue Mountains, righto?

We had a priest from John Day - who went back every year and shot an elk. Father Murphy - what a character - drove his big old Olds about 80 anytime he got out on the open road.
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