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#206253 - 03/30/20 10:19 PM Killing time.
junebug
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Been doing projects around the house,trailer repair,building a welding table/ work bench, loading ammo, lawn mower repair, mowing grass. Busy work to pass the time on jobs that needed doing. Beautiful day today so I took the Chipmunk, a Contender,and a couple of .22 rifles out on the back deck with some C B caps and spent a couple of hours shooting,Trigger Therapy if you will. So what have you guys been doing during this forced lock down,to keep from going nuts?
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#206256 - 03/30/20 11:20 PM Re: Killing time. [Re: junebug]
jamesfromjersey
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JB, I had a project I wanted to complete and finished just before the sh-it hit the fan.. Always liked the S&W m-29-3 with the 10 5/8" silhouette barrel but being pre-endurence, plus you would have to drill and tap for a scope mount which would hurt collector value I always wanted to install the long barrel on a recent production model 29. I finally found one along with the extra high rear sight.. Removed the 8 3/8" barrel in padded vice and screwed in the "long Tom"on a 29-8. Set the gap at .002" installed a Weaver scope base and now I can set the handgun hunting world on fire...I was going to write this up but since you asked...
PS- I have plenty of free time now and there`s a few more that I`ll write about.


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#206260 - 03/31/20 11:39 AM Re: Killing time. [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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no travel or social gatherings with our company soooo- a couple reloading sessions, trips to the range wringing out new 375 win load. woods walks with the dog gathering resources for an upcoming outdoors skills class that i teach. broke out the boat yesterday and went and tried for some walleye at our local lake that just went ice out two - three days ago. Starting to refab the blind on my layout duck boat. building new walleye rods for my wife and I. working on finishing some knife handles on three knives that are in progress. finished three batches of bacon/cheese/bear sausage. researching south dakota turkey hunting areas in the black hills after ordering our tags online last night. south dakota actually allows handguns for turkeys.
more projects everyday as we practice social distancing.

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#206264 - 03/31/20 05:58 PM Re: Killing time. [Re: dave thomas]
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Cleaning off my reloading tabie/gun bench, and revamping a hew things on my 93 Suburban K2500 before hunting season. Need to go check on my Louisiana place, but I am locked down!
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#206267 - 03/31/20 06:51 PM Re: Killing time. [Re: Sawfish]
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Looking good James.
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#206268 - 03/31/20 06:58 PM Re: Killing time. [Re: Sawfish]
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Since I'm retirde(d) I had plenty of free time anyway. Got all my major yardwork/tree cutting done in Jan. in 60* temps. Waxed 3 vehicles. No grass to cut yet. Too early for garden.
So..that left me with 3X/week trips to the shooting range and groundhog hunting. A hard life, but after 44 years of 6-7 days a week & 10-24 hr. work days I figured I was due to doing nothingness of importance.
Went to the gun range yesterday and it was closed!!!!!!!!due to the virus. The nearest case in WV is 80-100 miles from my county. Our benches are 6' apart and I usually see 2 or 3 people a day. Not a lot of common sense when people get paniced.
C'est la vie. Guess I'll keep hunting until garden time comes.

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#206270 - 03/31/20 09:04 PM Re: Killing time. [Re: wvhitman]
dave thomas
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nice retro James, now you are halfway to the game before pulling the trigger!! it should be a tack driver, the scope will definitely help ring out the potential of that rig.

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#206275 - 04/01/20 12:17 AM Re: Killing time. [Re: dave thomas]
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I cut and split another rank of fire wood just to be sure Winter is over. Took the Sportsman's Club's Skag Turf Tiger II Zero Turn to the shop for it's Spring Check Up Monday. Got my Big Dog mower out of the barn. I need to take it to the shop also for Spring maintenance.
I installed 56 feet of new shelving in the barn. Now to do some Spring Clean up. One of the shelves is actually more of a work bench for my Monster Dillon Case Cleaner, and Shell Case Sifter. I installed an 8-32X Weaver Classic Extreme 30mm scope on my Encore 1 in 10 twist 223 Barrel. I still need to install the 2.5-10X Extreme Classic on my CZ 452 Bull Barrel 22. It presently has a 20X Super Sniper on it. I thought I would get it set up more like a deer rifle and let the wife get in some trigger time between now and November with it. I just finished replacing all the incandescent lights in the barn with 5000K LED Corn Lights. Talk about an improvement in lighting.
I work part time at the Hardware Store, so I will be back to work Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
I sure hope they do not close down the Scenic Riverways. I plan to get in some serious Canoe or Kayak time this Summer. I talked the wife into using the old Osagen Classic 17' aluminum canoe again last summer. We have had it for 30 years of so, and last year I added drink holders. That was a big upgrade.

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#206302 - 04/01/20 09:12 PM Re: Killing time. [Re: Bob Roach]
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Working.
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#206311 - 04/02/20 09:05 PM Re: Killing time. [Re: Okie Hunter]
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Cut a tree out of the yard today,trimmed shrubs,pruned some more trees,made a trellis for my wife's flowers. Busy day and tired tonight. Could stand to load a few more shells for the 243,30-06 ,480 but not tonight. Sixteen more days till turkey season.
Stay safe out there guys and girls.
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