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Mr. Natural

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About Mr. Natural

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  • Birthday 08/20/1958

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    South Central AZ

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  1. Mr. Natural

    Where am I?

    Courthouse Rd runs east and west. It turns to Centennial Rd at Harquahala Valley Rd, right? So yes, south and west of there.
  2. Mr. Natural

    Where am I?

    This is the closest guess so far, but nope. I won't keep people in suspense, this oddity is at 539th Ave and Eagletail Rd in the Harquahala Valley. I found it while I was taking a different way back to the freeway after an outing in the Eagletail Wilderness. I know nothing of the history of this item, but from the looks of it, it has been there for decades. It is not in front of a building, like a restaurant, bar or house. There are some letters on the concrete curb (lower left part of the photo). Some are missing, but it looks like it used to say "Harquahala Ranch" (or maybe Ranches, plural). Maybe the entrance to a long defunct housing development? Who knows...I just thought it was kinda cool. If anyone knows or can find any history on this thing, post it up.
  3. Mr. Natural

    Where am I?

    Getting a bit warmer, but too far south.
  4. Mr. Natural

    Where am I?

    That would be cool, but no.
  5. Mr. Natural

    Where am I?

    Not any of those spots. It is a pretty obscure location, but it has obviously been there along time so I thought someone here may have stumbled across it. You guys are thinking too far south and east. I'll give a bit more time before I spill the beans.
  6. Mr. Natural

    Where am I?

    This is not in or around Wickenburg. "Down south" is close-ish, I will say it is south of I-10.
  7. Mr. Natural

    Where am I?

    Nope
  8. Mr. Natural

    Where am I?

    Nope, this one is old, not in Wickenburg.
  9. Mr. Natural

    Where am I?

    No, this is in AZ.
  10. Mr. Natural

    OFFICIAL!! I got a HIT Thread.. Post when you see it

    Still no antelope hits for anyone?
  11. Mr. Natural

    OFFICIAL!! I got a HIT Thread.. Post when you see it

    BINGO!!! Sorry, that was my Tourette's.
  12. Mr. Natural

    37b Muleys

    I have posted these before, apologies to those who have already seen them, but here are some 37B bucks my neighbor and I killed over the course of several years:
  13. Mr. Natural

    Nosler Prepped Cases

    Some didn't need any correction. The amount would depend on where (how close to the tip) you are measuring, right? I was measuring about 3/4 of the way from the edge of the case neck to the meplat, with a variance of 2 or 3 thousandths in some cases.
  14. Mr. Natural

    Nosler Prepped Cases

    I know I started this thread over a year ago, but I have a bit of an update...not about Nosler brass but about what I have since learned about turning case necks. I did end up getting a hand neck turning tool and a concentricity/runout gauge, but to use on the Hornady brass I am currently using to develop an elk load for my 7mm Rem mag. I found that just turning the case necks in and of itself was not particularly beneficial, but in conjunction with checking (and correcting as needed) case neck concentricity before loading, and then bullet run-out after loading, it made quite a noticeable difference, at least in my Savage. In the target below (100 yds), the upper group of five shots (the hole closest to the center of the group was two shots) were five loads with only the necks turned. POA was the black square and POI was intended to be 2-1/2" high (the small squares are 1/2")...not too shabby. For comparison, the lower three shot group were neck turned loads with attention paid to concentricity and run-out. POA was the lower edge center of the grid, again right on the expected 2-1/2" high POI. I had five loaded that way, but I wanted to shoot a couple at 300 yds to see where they impacted, and they were well under MOA (under 2-1/2" apart with a bit of variable wind). Well worth the tedious effort IMO.
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