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  • Birthday 02/12/1952

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    Hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, shooting, handloading, AZ history.

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  1. forepaw

    1916 Spanish 7x57 Mauser

    Shooter's Haven? I thought that was on Camelback or Glendale Ave. The owner was a guy named Beavers, but he may have had another gunsmith working for him. Just curious. Some of the smiths from those years were real craftsmen. forepaw
  2. forepaw

    1916 Spanish 7x57 Mauser

    Do you happen to recall the gunsmith? forepaw
  3. forepaw

    Bow tech Allegiant SOLD

    Duly noted, thanks. forepaw
  4. forepaw

    Backpack trip in Galiuros

    That's a good, readable book. What took place was a very sad and tragic chain of events. Never have been able to learn what happened to the daughter. forepaw
  5. forepaw

    Too Hot

    .270 Win. for me. Rifle is a T3 Lite. I like Nosler brass, it is very good but doesn't seem to last like some of the others. forepaw
  6. forepaw

    Too Hot

    I was beginning to suspect that. Nosler brass I use is showing incipient case head sep. after 7 firings. It is not even worth annealing the necks. With Lapua, I am on the 19th firing, and everything still looks like new. No stretch to speak of. Guess I better anneal one of these days. forepaw
  7. forepaw

    Bow tech Allegiant SOLD

    A steal. The Allegiant is a great bow. forepaw
  8. forepaw

    Too Hot

    Not too bad. At least your ejector plunger popped back out. You were probably pushing at least 65k psi. One time I had a hot load seat the plunger so hard I had to soak it in break-free, then have a gunsmith friend put a jet of compressed air in the side port or firing pin hole while he jiggled the plunger with a centerpunch. Nothing was damaged, but it was scary as heck. Very careless. And dangerous. Never found the primer by the way. New guns usually are proof tested with a "blue pill" load at significantly higher pressure, before they are sent to final check and shipping. Just consider this to be a second blue pill. And don't do any more. forepaw
  9. forepaw

    Bolt issues

    Make sure your locking lug recesses are squeaky clean. forepaw
  10. forepaw

    ADOT lazy

    You wanna know why? Really? Too many flatlanders and fools driving on bald, underinflated tires, who couldn't put on chains to save them, even if they had them, which they don't, and who have no idea what snow or ice is all about. forepaw
  11. forepaw

    Major winter storm to hit high country

    10th grade biology at McClintock H.S. Teacher Mr. Cochran, was summoned to the office - it was the principal at Payson H.S. where he graduated, and maybe taught for awhile, asking him if he knew of any hot water piping, heat tape, or anything in the ceiling of the gym that would allow them to melt some snow. The load was way over design spec. and they were worried it was about to cave. There are lots of stories about that storm. forepaw
  12. Length of pull. forepaw
  13. forepaw

    Badlands 2200 Backpack

    PM sent. forepaw
  14. forepaw

    Super Raffle tag buck...

    I thought he still was.
  15. One of the posts mentioned employment at Gore. In the event he does go to work, and is able to get hired on there, he should check the benefit on reduced price Sitka clothing for employees. Not sure if this would apply to part-timers. I hunted with some guys in 2014, one of whom worked there, and he talked about the great discounts for Gore employees on Sitka stuff. I decided right then and there, to never pay full price for anything from Sitka. Who knows how many deals there are like that at various companies around the country. Anyway, that may have changed, but if not, it would be pretty nice benefit for employees who are hunters. forepaw