Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Flatbush Harry, Mar 23, 2022.
I did get a kick out of my 19 y-o grand nephew; when he was 11, I taught him to reload and mentored him in producing some .30-06 Sprg hunting ammo that his dad used to bag an elk that year. The two of them could not have been happier then, so this year I gave them the shop and my Win 70 EW in 7mm RM and my Ruger African in 6.5x55 Swede (private sale w/ NICS checks). My way of paying it forward. Grand nephew wants to be a hunting and fishing guide and is going to MT this summer to apprentice...he'll get my rods/reels/gear and another rifle. Since he's 6'4 and growing, he can't have my waders (they won't fit) but can have my wading boots and neoprene socks which will fit...for the moment. They promised to send some game meat to me from this year's hunt and some fish from the 2022/2023 winter ice fishing escapades if I'm still around to cook and eat it. My only regrets are that my kids are vegetarian/vegan and vote Blue but my son has three surly dogs that'll piss on my grave so all will be right with the world at the end.
My best wishes to all. May you all find good hunting, fishing, and long-range targets that show your hits as well as health, long lives, sharp eyesight, and prosperity.
Those guns came home with me after W5HTW signed off for the last time the week of Christmas in 2010, in Torrance County, New Mexico. One of his buddies called me to tell me they would hold SK for him while I was out there that week.
My best to you.
I used to think that way..
Then I was involved with a friend of mine's families after he passed away this January. Now I'm determined not to put my family through the same thing.
Last month I sold two guns, and I'm hoping to sell a 3rd this month or next. So, another 65 to go. Currently I'm only moving the stuff I have no use for and I could see myself getting down to 30 or so in a year or two. I'm using the money to upgrade a couple and go on a guided hunt this fall.
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