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mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/28 15:51:13
UPDATE-
Two weeks from right now we will be meeting up with MH and Lleechef for our 'Hunt-Eve Dinner'. Both Janet and I are really looking forward to this get-together, not only for the freezer-filling hunting, but for a chance to 'hangout' with some long-time RF friends as well.
We are both trying to get more familiar with our primary weapons, shooting targets and 'spinners' at 50-80 yards range from our back deck. We don't shoot center-fire guns often enough to be able to negate the recoil flinch without gettin in some practice now.
If the Hurricane tracks as the TV projects, our hunting ground will get some solid rain by this weekend. Hopefully that will have a positive effect for 'wallows' and waterholes when our time comes.
   Meantime the local deer are wandering thru our yard daily. Their days are numbered !
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/29 19:46:14
Mr. Mayor, at this point it looks as if lleechef will be going after her boar with a .223 Smith & Wesson M&P 15 using Winchester Razorback ammunition. But, if those low-recoil loads of .30-06 ammunition are "shootable" for her small frame then she'll want to go with her father's Model 70.
 
Me? I'm just going to enjoy. See you at Zeno's, and I'm sure looking forward to that dinner.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/29 19:50:18

mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/30 00:11:05
39 rounds of 30-06 170 gr Fusion Low Recoil is in the ammo bag.
along with
20 rounds of .308 180 gr SP
40 rounds of  .308 150 gr sjsp
40 rounds of 7.62x39mm 123 gr SP
60 rounds of 7.62x39mm 154 ge SP
100 rounds of Mag-Tech 44 magnum 240 gr SJSP
30 rounds of Remington 44 Special 210 gr SP
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/30 09:30:08
I might bring along a few rounds of .460 S & W Magnum to see whether you can hang on when it belches. from the revolver.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/30 14:23:30
She scored two groups of 4 rounds each under two inches at 50 yards with her 44 magnum carbine.  She tried the ruger 7.62x39 but it is a lot heavier than the other ruger, and her groups with the Mini-30 include Louisville and Indianapolis and St Louis I think...I lost sight of them with my spotting scope !
Got the big coolers out of the garage rafters and rinsed them out today. Won't bag the guns as we still have a week  plus to practice and we both need it.
Slowly but surely we are getting ready.  Both of us are keyed up for this hunt, even as tame as it is.  Indiana just voted today to add a third Doe to the regular deer license bundle they will issue this year. So for $65 a resident gets one Buck and Three Does taken during any of the various seasons...with the correct weapon.  You can then buy up to EIGHT more Doe Tags in our county to add to your take, if you want too.  I think a total of 2 Bucks and 6 Does will be more than we can deal with this year, so we will stay with the basic package.  BTW  As of last week, I no longer need a fishing license here in Indiana, or for Lake Michigan...no trout or salmon stamps either...sometimes growing old isn't so bad !
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/30 14:45:23
I need the licenses -- hunting, fishing, etc., as well as deer tags -- but mine are all free. lleechef's all cost a bundle. Speaking of bundles, we just got back from Gander Mountain where she got camouflage stuff -- jacket, shirts, pants and cap.
 
Under two inches at 50 ought to be fine for hogs, unless she's going to insist on an eye shot.
post edited by Michael Hoffman - 2012/08/30 14:48:40
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/30 18:43:36
No she will follow the plan for the basketball in the side of the hog.. Same for the deer.  She is organizing our clothing. Some old camo some old whatever... We will try to plan for this plus the winter hunting season beyond. Watching the weather to see how much rain they get over in that area. Not thinking it will be serious...but should provide wallow holes for the hogs.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/31 08:08:41
Heck, even I can hit a basketball. If I have enough time. And enough ammunition.
post edited by Michael Hoffman - 2012/08/31 16:44:19
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/01 17:15:49
Had a bad run of ammo in the 308 today as were were rehearsing the drill for 'READY, AIM, Fire" etc.  Suddenly about 4 rounds FTF, out of the sme box I was working on for several days with no problem. Russian Ammo...I figure they probably have the harder primers...We'll try some Winchecter tomorrow to see it it works ok...If not I will focus on the Ruger 7.62x39. it has been shooting well for me, but not for Janet.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/05 11:20:20
The problem turned out to be a weak firing pin in the 308 Carbine. It is back in the rack, replaced with it's cousin, a Model 100 with rifle length barrel. I took one of last year's hogs with this gun, and in a 10 round test of the same ammo, I got ten good fires with no FTF issues. Will work another 20 rounds thru it to be sure , and bring both the 7.62x39mm and the .308 for me...Janet keeps getting better with her 44 Mag Carbine.  She is ready !
Ammo Bag is stocked up and the Gun-box for cleaning etc is ready.  We are attending a workshop this Friday evening conducted by the Indiana DNR and Purdue Universities Extention Services dealing with butchering and preparing Venison. Samples will be distributed to allow us to taste the various recipes in the demonstration-kitchen. Photos will be taken (if possible).
Next week at this time we should be on the ground in Missouri looking for Porky.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/06 18:55:44
Micheal and Lisa-
 
Zeno's Menu-
    http://zenos.biz/steakhouse.htm
 
Looks good to me.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/06 20:57:42
Looks good to me, too.
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/07 07:06:28
Y'all have a fun and safe trip.
Tampico
Hamburger
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/07 09:48:26
Is Dick Cheney going?
Good Luck with the hunt. 
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/07 21:58:34
Tampico....+1 for the Cheney comment,
Mike, Have you looked at the Armslist website. I have completed half dozen sell/ trade transactions in a couple of weeks  ...cleared the shelves of some stuff I didn't want to keep.  The Saturday -next- after we return from the hunt we will go to another large auction in Indy. Now that the bills are paid, and the old stock is gone, except for a few 'Keepers', It's time to invest again.
ann peeples
Sirloin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/08 15:06:18
I am anticipating your trip-Janet and I spoke recently, and hope you all have a good tme. Perhaps I might be the recipient of some good hog..........?????????? xo
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/09 11:26:17
Packing for a hunt and NFL Football...This has got to be a perfect "Man-Day".
Truck is ready and clean, Guns are cased and ready to 'board'.  Half of the covered truckbed is full of large coolers in anticipation of a bunch of dead things being brought home to feed us later.
Ammunition, Yeah we got dem boolets for about every possible target, from bunny to Bison. Bringing two boxes of 30-06 Low-Recoil loads for Lisa to try in her big rifle.
Cooler in the truck with travel beverages and junk-food snacks... it wouldn't be a roadtrip for me without a bag of Fritoes Chili-Cheese chips.
   It has been a year since our last multi-day roadtrip, I miss the days gone by with the 6 weeks of seeing America rpic journey's, but we now take what we can do, and give thanks we can go at all.
Hopefully we will have a good photo record to share next weekend.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/09 17:50:29
We haven't started loading up yet, but I did realize that I need to go buy another cooler. I forgot that I left one at lleechef's parents' house in Pennsylvania. Everything's set and ready to go -- except for packing up clothing.
eruby
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/11 08:10:57
Good luck and good shooting!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/11 10:32:23
lleechef and I had to cancel this week's boar hunt with Al and Janet at the last minute. lleechef came down with a bad case of flubugitis. I set up a new hunt at the same place for November.
 
Mr. Mayor, we both wish you and Janet very successful hunts this week. So here's to great weather and full coolers.
ann peeples
Sirloin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/11 17:57:13
Damn, I could have stepped in, Mr. Hoffman-meaning I could have taken care of leechef. Speedy recovery.......:(
November is good, too!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/11 20:35:51
Thank you Ann. But you see, she was going to hunt, not I. I was just going along. I've hunted my share of boars. Lisa has never done so.
Uncle Groucho
Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/11 21:15:07
Hello Michael,
Sorry I took so long to respond, thank you for your words, I have a machinist friend who is sub-contracted by the Military  that will look at my High Standard .22
 
You should see what they build, Well maybe you cant see.....Not even with Radar, and its mobile and deadly, I modified the stability legs and installed them on the Prototype, It is no secret so I can talk about it, but it is pretty neat.
 
Best wishes to LleeChef and you, Sorry you missed the trip, but I am glad the two of you will make it up in Oct.
 
 
 
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/14 19:08:14
Friends-
We arrived home safely this afternoon. Our freezer now has over 630 lbs of boneless (except for the ribs) Pork and Venison. This ranch is absolutely fantastic, friendly, very nice accomodations, More animals than Yellowstone, and a staff that really cares about their visitors.  I will do a major trip report shortly... Got an auction in Indy tomorrow morning, then get photos organized.  There were only two other hunters in the camp with us. With thousands of acres full of game.  It was literally like hunting in Yellowstone with no other folks around.
Plus the food was outstanding...dinner last night was red-stag brisket and Bison meatloaf.  Film coming.
We missed MH and Lisa bigtime, AND have already made a reservation next Spring for elk and bison.
A teaser photo.. Janet uses her nurse-suit as Easter Bunny Cammo colors to confuse the hogs...It worked. Here she is with our guide Jason, . She nailed a 300 plus lb Hog with one shot in the ear from about 50 yards....using my walking cane for a shooting brace,

Al
 
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/14 20:06:14
Great shot Janet.  How about Al?
 
Paul E. smith
Knoxville, TN
ann peeples
Sirloin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/14 20:12:19
Love it, Janet!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/15 01:11:14
I had the camera, so when I shot my Hog, we got images of the Hog but not of the shooter.  Here are two Hogs, hanging after field cleaning and ready for the full processing.  These two..Janet's is the brown/white and the black/white is mine, both tipped the scales well over 300 lbs. Mine is a Sow, while Janet's is/was a neutered male. They look like 1st generation Feral Hogs, still retaining much of the domestic hog appearance....but they ran with a big herd of mixed background pigs...some like this and some with the long snout and bristle back rough hair.
Here they are..ready to meet the BBQ !

 
lleechef
Sirloin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/15 11:24:17
Dang!  And we missed it because I had flubugitis.  Nice shooting Al and Janet.....those hogs look mighty tasty!!
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/16 12:28:56
OK
 I will post a couple of photos here rather than a trip report, for those interested.
Animals all over the range.

 
 
A big Elk watching us.  I can taste him now !!

 
The dining hall with a couple of elk wandering near it.

 
A typical dinner plate...Red Stag Brisket and Bison Meat Loaf. We ate very well during our stay.

ann peeples
Sirloin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/16 12:50:33
Awesome!!!!!!!!!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/16 14:31:23
Hmm. A six by five elk. Better bring a few coolers.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/16 15:52:15
A very beautiful place to hunt.  I am glad you got some awesome pork and good luck with the ribs, sausage and pork belly.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/16 16:37:34
Lunch today was our first testing of the meat from the hunt.  4 Racks of Ribs, minus a few bones damaged by my killing shot in the ribcage.

 
Looking..and even better   tasting great...

ann peeples
Sirloin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/16 19:18:49
Fantastic looking food.
lleechef
Sirloin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/16 23:04:40
Al, that looks absolutely delicious!
Hot Dog Empire
Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/17 14:05:12
Looks awesome Al! How long did you smoke them for?
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/17 16:46:41
Neighbor did them in a wet smoker for 12 hours.  They tasted as good as they look.
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/25 15:16:56
All matching numbers and all from the original descendants Family. 


Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/25 16:29:28
Beautiful! 1860.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/26 00:25:13
WOW !  What a find !  Russ, what can you tell  us of that gun's history?
 
* * * * * * * *
A brief report on the Pork-curing progress.
    We did a one week cure and smoke treatment on the Jowl Bacon and one large piece of Pork Belly (15 lbs). The Jowl came out very heavy on the salt. it will serve as base meet for Jan's beans, but is too salty for use even as Jerky.  The Pork Belly is not as salty. We just got our slicer yesterday and will put it into operation today. That will give us a taste of the milder inside meat to get a real 'quality check'. The outer bark is good, but still  strong, Photos coming shortly.  We will do one piece of pork loin as Canadian Bacon in the next try on the pork belly.
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/26 07:00:17
mayor al

WOW !  What a find !  Russ, what can you tell  us of that gun's history?

* * * * * * * *
A brief report on the Pork-curing progress.
   We did a one week cure and smoke treatment on the Jowl Bacon and one large piece of Pork Belly (15 lbs). The Jowl came out very heavy on the salt. it will serve as base meet for Jan's beans, but is too salty for use even as Jerky.  The Pork Belly is not as salty. We just got our slicer yesterday and will put it into operation today. That will give us a taste of the milder inside meat to get a real 'quality check'. The outer bark is good, but still  strong, Photos coming shortly.  We will do one piece of pork loin as Canadian Bacon in the next try on the pork belly.

 
One of my service providers cousin needed money for their 16 year old Daughter's Birthday Party. I had bought an XDM and a Ruger SR9 last year and asked me if I was interested. Pawn Shop offered $700 so I gave $800. Its a tough economy so a lot of deals out there. The revolver is super tight and is in great condition considering it was a Cavalry Officers. The Buckle is in amazing shape. I am going to send it to this guy to certify it.  http://www.johnakopec.com/ I was going to send it to Colt but people have told me to send it to him. It was made in 1862.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/09/27 11:00:21
You certainly picked a fine gun .  Let us know what the report on history confirms, please.
AL
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/10/02 20:32:55
Time for an Armory update. Been busy making Bacon, and trying to complete the big Smokehouse, but the trade operation is going well too.
 
New additions
A Ruger Mini-14 with folding stock. Not sure if I like the folder..seems to be a bit shakey, but that is probably me not the gun.


 
I bought a CZ 527 Carbine in 7.62x39mm a couple of weeks ago. Finally got some CZ scope Rings and mounted a scope on it. Paul you should recognize that scope it was on one of your guns last year.  Anyway the CZ is a real Tack-driver  at this point.

 
Today we got a Ruger Model 77/44 Bolt action Carbine (44 Magnum) It is going to get 'dressed over this Fall and probably be my Indiana Deer gun, since Janet has taken over the semi-auto Ruger 44 mag Carbine for her hunting use. 
  
   
   

   
 
As an aside. I had a Ruger 10/22 closet queen sitting around. I decided she needs new furniture, so this Revolution Thumbhole Stock is on the way. watch for the before and after photos in a week or so

Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/10/03 07:28:53
Al:  Beautiful stock.  I sure do like the way they layer the wood and  finish it out.  Beautiful piece of art.  I did recoginize the scope.
 
Paul E. smith
Knoxville, TN
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/10/03 12:52:28
Paul they make some exotic versions of that stock. here are a couple of examples...a bit to bright for me !
 
Purple-

Cayenne-

 
I do like the wood-grain of the brown stock...

But I settled on this Woodland Camo version- 


post edited by mayor al - 2012/10/03 13:06:51
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/10/03 14:29:33
Al:  I like the one you picked out the best.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
eruby
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/10/04 14:04:21
Never been a fan of folders, Mr. Mayor, but I love the Mini-14!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/10/04 14:35:54
I don't know Mr. Mayor -- purple seems to have your essence down pat.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/10/04 15:04:40
Be careful what you say, M H. I could send a cataloge full of these Exotics to Mrs M H and there goes your gun-money !! 
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/10/04 17:37:21
Um, I take it back.
CCinNJ
Sirloin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/10/04 19:36:29
I know you don't shoot for pretty...but the purple gun is the prettiest gun I ever saw!
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/10/05 10:31:39
The Purple gunstock would be great 'Camo' for a well-armed Easter Bunny... or a nurse who hunts in her Scrubs !!
 
chicagostyledog
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/10/05 10:47:51
mayor al


Purple-


 

I recognize that stock....it's the famous SMURF STOCK.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/10/05 10:53:40
Fact is, I've seen stocks, receivers and barrels that color at the National Matches at Camp Perry.
chicagostyledog
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/10/05 11:07:39
Michael Hoffman

Fact is, I've seen stocks, receivers and barrels that color at the National Matches at Camp Perry.

Facts be known, Barney purple and firearms, to me, is like corned beef on white bread with mayo.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/10/05 11:50:00
chicagostyledog

Michael Hoffman

Fact is, I've seen stocks, receivers and barrels that color at the National Matches at Camp Perry.

Facts be known, Barney purple and firearms, to me, is like corned beef on white bread with mayo.

Funny you should mention that. I was telling someone just the other say about an experience I had at a Holiday Inn in Charleston, West Virginia back in 1965. I was in the restaurant and ordered the "Kosher Corned Beef Sandwich." It came on white bread with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise.

chicagostyledog
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/10/05 12:03:12
Michael Hoffman

chicagostyledog

Michael Hoffman

Fact is, I've seen stocks, receivers and barrels that color at the National Matches at Camp Perry.

Facts be known, Barney purple and firearms, to me, is like corned beef on white bread with mayo.

Funny you should mention that. I was telling someone just the other say about an experience I had at a Holiday Inn in Charleston, West Virginia back in 1965. I was in the restaurant and ordered the "Kosher Corned Beef Sandwich." It came on white bread with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise.

YUCK! It probably was served with double fat. BTW, some of the best deli's are in Ohio. I was in Columbus last March and couldn't believe how much corned beef is sold.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/10/05 15:52:58
Since I can claim Columbus as my Place of Birth, I naturally feel the pride in the positive comments about the food there. Truth is, I know nothing about my city of origin, except we try to pass thru it on our way to our family historic area N E of the city.
 
Now. To put to rest the "Purple Haze"
Here are a "BEFORE  AND  AFTER" photo of my alternate Ruger 10/22 rifle.  Photo 1 shows the rifle in it's factory stock.  And Photo 2 shows it in it's new custom stock.  It took about 5 minutes and some tapping here and there, but it did fit without any modification. The shooting test will be coming later today.
 
Photo 1

 
And after the cocoon falls away,  Photo 2-

Scope mounting will be coming soon. I am pleased with the handling of the new stock. It does fit well.

post edited by mayor al - 2012/10/05 15:56:11
chicagostyledog
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/10/06 00:10:42
mayor al








 

I approve. Very nice!
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