It's been awhile since I've been around here. Just finished up salmon season in Alaska and have taken a job as a cook out at a logging camp for a couple months until shut down, then back to Oregon for the winter. Had planned on leaving sooner but in this economy turning down extra work is stupid.
My offspring has grown up, one of the dogs died, and I still can't hit a barn with a 12 gauge.
So how is everyone?
Welcome back to the fun!! I remember your name from some old posts I have looked up. Looking forward to your new posts, and I might have to take up barn shooting myself, probably can't hit one either though!
Thanks Dirty-Thirsty Maybe we'll have a barn shooting contest one of these days.
Sika, a couple years ago I moved back to my hometown in the Cascades of Oregon but I still work seasonally in Alaska; spent the summer on POW and now I'm not far from there. Spent a lot of the winter up around Fairbanks also.
Sorry to hear about your grandfather and your mother.
My father just got out of the hospital back home so I'll be spending the winter with him this year as soon as camp shuts down.
I remember you too. Glad to have you back.
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What matters is marksmanship, shot selection, and bullet construction (mass, diameter and expansion behavior). These are things that don't tend to be found in ballistics tables
357 Magnum For when you just absolutely, positively have to shoot something.
Well, luckily my dad has really good insurance, so he's going to have visiting nurses and home health care for awhile, and my nieces are staying with him until I get down there. The whole thing put quite a scare into us though. Before he got sick he was able to come up and see Alaska again (though it rained the whole time he was here).
My grandad was 96 when he went-- we found out after he died that he was really a couple of years younger than we thought because he lied about his age to be able to join the U.S. Navy back when WW1 broke out. It's pretty cool being back home and seeing his old furniture (he was a furniture maker) in the museum as well as some of grandma's quilts. There are a couple of trees around town I remember helping him plant when I was five or so; they're huge now. There's a whole street that has wisteria up and down it that came from starts from his garden.
Thanks Willy, I'm glad that a few people here remember me. I'm seeing a lot of new names and the forum looks a bit different, new categories, etc.
I'm sure you can hit a barn with a 12 gauge. Hold tight to the barrel, stand real close and swing it hard. Sorry about that, just to easy a set up.
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Was wondering what had happened to you .. glad to see ya back again. did you see we started a womans forum.. ?
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"My offspring has grown up, one of the dogs died, and I still can't hit a barn with a 12 gauge."
There's what's left of an old double wide trailor on my mamma's property. I'm trying my best to perforate that thing with my shotguns
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