Glad To Get To Know You

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by Faybon, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Faybon

    Faybon Member

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    I am a retired Air Force veteran (21 years) living in Alexandria, LA. Originally, I am a Mississippi Boy (Tupelo...Elvis is still there...somewhere). Last job was as a software training consultant for a major industrial relief valve company. I "retired" from that in 2004 and have since opened my own small business. I do golf club fitting and repair work. Clubs are just like shotguns...if they don't fit you they do not work well for you.

    I began reloading again after several years (1986/87 time frame). I got back into it because I began deer hunting again after twenty some odd years last year. I got one too (nothing fancy mind you but meat). I had forgotten how much I enjoyed reloading and deer hunting. And how relaxing (for me anyway) it could be. I thoroughly enjoy it and I am already getting ready for the upcoming season. I am really looking forward to learning a lot from you guys about the art of shooting and reloading for long range hunting. In the hills of North Mississippi probably the longest shot I will have is 200 to 300 hundred yards.

    I reload for a Sako Forrester .308 (with Mannlicher stock), a Sako FinnBear .270, and a Voere 7mm Remington Mag (imported into the states under the name of Kliengunther I believe). I do not have any more room in my gun cabinet for more rifles. I also reload for the 12 gauge shotgun and plan on reloading for both the 20 and 28 gauge. I am a skeet shooter too.

    Well, that is the quick 'down and dirty' on me. I am looking forward to enjoying the company (and knowledge) of my fellow hunters and reloaders through this virtual community.

    Best Regards To All
    Michael Boatner
    faybon@suddenlink.net
     
  2. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    Glad to have you sounds like you need a new gun safe thats what I do when one fills up, never have enough guns. Always new ones comming out.
     

  3. Faybon

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    Thanks WyoElk for the "welcome to the forum". I would love another rifle just don't know which one yet. I have been looking at a Kimber and drooling a lot. I need a 30.06 or a 300 mag...don't I...one day perhaps. It will be on my 'bucket list'.

    Regards
    Michael
     
  4. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    Good to have a bucket list.
     
  5. Faybon

    Faybon Member

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    Yep, and I got a big one (bucket).
     
  6. Faybon

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    Forgot to ask earlier but what is your opinion of the Minox line of scopes. I have personally never heard of them.

    Thanks
    Mike
     
  7. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    Don't know anything about them. I use Leupold and Nightforse.
     
  8. Faybon

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    Thanks for the reply to my question. I use a Leopold and a couple of Burris's. I really like the Burris Fullfield. It is a better scope than I thought it would be.

    Mike