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#29438 - 05/22/08 09:28 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 *** [Re: TCTex.]
Ruger1280
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Hey all; May name is Dave and I hail from Rose Hill, Kansas. I have been married 31 years have 2 kids and 2 grand kids. I am a farm kid from way back and come originally from Nortwest Kansas. Years ago I did machine shop work and electrical work to put me and my wife thru school. Graduating with an Engineering degree I ended up at the Boeing plant in Wichita, Kansas. Been doin' that for the past 24 years.

I've enjoyed hunting, shooting and reloading ever since I could remember. My first big game handgun kill was a Mule deer feeding on a very tall very long heystack that I conviently pearched upon. It was an old 3 screw .44 Mag 5 1/2' if I recall correctly(some jerk liberated it from me) That began my deep interest in handgun hunting, and I watched the progressions of Bob Milek for many years, which really set the hook - so to speak.

I've got a bad habit lately of buying Mausers and Ruger Single actions that have had some hard mileage on them and reworking them. I've got 3 '96 Swed's in 6.5x55 a Turk in .35 Whelen and another Turk currently waiting on what is is going to become.

My favorite Contenders are the old frame with a 10" .357 Herret, a 12" Hunter in .375 Win and a custom 15 1/2" in 7x30 Wat. Single action revolvers are all Ruger Single actions (3 of which were bascket cases when I bought them) and 1 BFR in .22 Hornet converted to Bisley. 2 of the Rugers are .22 Mag, 1 is a .22 Lr, 1 is a 30 Carbine, a .41 Mag, a .356 GNR and a .429 GNR.

I just like messin' arond with guns, cartridges and going hunting.

Dave

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#29448 - 05/23/08 12:22 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Ruger1280]
rupe
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Welcome aboard Dave. Looks like you will be bringing alot of knowledge to the site. That's Great! You have come to a great site and I'm sure you will like it. Again welcome to the site and how about some pictures of your firearms and any trophy's you've taken.
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#29525 - 05/25/08 09:15 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
Dave1
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I am Dave from Winter Springs, Florida. Have hunted all my life and have carried various handguns for years while on foot, on boat, on airboat, etc. I got interested in deer hunting with a handgun in 2002, bought a new 14" TC Contender 7x30, and have really enjoyed it.

Dave1

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#29526 - 05/25/08 10:23 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Dave1]
TCTex.
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Welcome to the sight Dave. Nice to have you back!
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#29546 - 05/26/08 11:24 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCTex.]
405Contender
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Curt from Illinois. Got the Contender bug about 30 years ago, when I was a teenager and shot a 10" octagon barrel 30-30 (ouch!)...but didn't buy one until about 15 years ago. That first 223 has taken a few fox and other vermin; added a 7-30 Waters barrel a couple of years later; then in 2006 I had a custom 18", 405 Win barrel made for it (for Illinois deer hunting), and took 2 deer at 150-some yards last fall. This winter I added a SS G2 frame to carry the "big medicine" barrel.
Over the last two years or so, I got my daughter started with 22, then 410, and (she's now 12) last week a Savage 243...we're looking forward to a jackrabbit hunt next month, to be followed by deer and antelope later.

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#29551 - 05/26/08 02:23 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: 405Contender]
TCTex.
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What a nice collection! How do you like your 405 (Win)?
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#29582 - 05/27/08 12:57 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCTex.]
405Contender
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Just hang on tight with both hands...and use a very good scope. The muzzle brake is essential, at least for me. Hard a hard time early on with my bipod, pulled the sling screw right through the rynite stock (now I moved to a barrel-clamped mount for my bipod, but haven't tested that much yet for accuracy impact).
I don't reload, but had some 235 gr Hawk bullets loaded up, and feel very confident out to 200+ yards without much drop...and of course the energy is phenomenal way beyond that range, so long as you can place the bullet.
Someday I hope to take that barrel to Africa and shoot something REALLY big. My whole purpose with the 405 was to have a straight-walled cartridge that would work in the Contender and reach deer as far as possible across the cornfield (Illinois restrictions on cartridge style).

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#29867 - 06/05/08 07:34 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TJCMO]
lhunter03
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Hi my name is lars. I just got my first animal handgun hunting in Utah. it was a 350 lb ferrel hog. been hangun hunting for 12 years but not really trying because i always filled my first tags with a rifle. I also live hunt and fish in colorado. I'm really glad i found this web site to meet other addicts like myself.

When in doubt get a bigger gun!!!!

Lars
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.357 maxi, .375 win, 30-30 ackley, .450 marlin, and anything else that goes boom!!!

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#29868 - 06/05/08 07:47 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: lhunter03]
wapitirod
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welcome Lars, I think you'll like it here, good bunch of guys and lots of information.
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#29875 - 06/06/08 12:41 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
rupe
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Welcome aboard Lars, always glad to have another addict join the club.
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