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    WTB vehicle for daughter

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    Your First Big Game Rifle?

    You're close. The Western auto was about 2 or 3 doors to the east. It was turned into a bar I believe. I recall shooting pool there a few times.
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    Your First Big Game Rifle?

    I remember that store. They had some neat stuff, and the owner or manager at the time, would dicker to get you out the door with something at a decent price. I bought my wife a Rem. 870 20 ga. there. She still has it. (She wasn't my wife at the time). Came close to buying a Mont. Wards - labeled mauser in '06, believe it was a model 51 or 53. 4x steel-tube Weaver w/post reticle. Pretty good stock and trigger. There was a Holubar store in the same little strip mall. Good backcountry gear, much of it made it the U.S. Remember Smitty's on Baseline and Rural? Bought my dad a 10-22 and scope there. Also got myself a set of .270 dies with birthday money. When us kids would get together on our deer hunts, you would see Santa Barbara mausers, Lee Enfields, Rem. M 722s, Springfields - all faded from the scene nowadays. Another lifetime I guess, at least if feels like it.
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    Your First Big Game Rifle?

    Lee Enfield No.1 Mk. 4 w/ shortened stock and barrel and recoil pad. Someone had done a pretty nice job on it, especially the front sight, but kept the military 2-stage trigger. Bought at Western Auto in Tempe for $15.00. This would have been about 1967. The flip up rear sight graduated in meters was pretty neat. Wish I still had it. Ditto on the 7x35 Tasco binoculars!
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    Delorme vs Cell Phone vs GPS

    Thanks Kev. I knew you would have something useful. Good info!
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    No plain old .243 Win.? Hmm. Pronghorns are not difficult to kill. Folks in WY and MT and ID just reach in the broom closet or gun rack and use whatever they have. I suspect much of the time it is an '06, or a .243 Win. with a record of one-shot kills. Of course they chuckle when they see us out of state hunters drive over a thousand miles each way and spend a small fortune to whack a speedy goat. They do like the money though. forepaw
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    Delorme vs Cell Phone vs GPS

    Howdy CWT amigos, I just upgraded my android phone, and am considering keeping the old one strictly for navigation using On-X or something similar. I plan to use the new phone for Avenza maps, and keep the old one just for GPS, since it doesn't have a SIM card, and won't do anything without wifi. But I should be able to put in a memory card and download On-X maps and use as a GPS, since that doesn't require wifi or mobile network, only open sky - or am I missing something? I also have a Garmin GPS, but thought it would be really neat to salvage the old phone for use with On-X. Appreciate help from all the phone and GPS gurus on this forum. forepaw
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    Savage LH 30-06

    Nice range! forepaw
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    Multiple rifles for sale

    This post is an object lesson in good guns ruined through neglect. Most members on here probably don't know what a Model 61 is, or could care less, but that is a pre-war or early post war (I am pretty sure pre-war), in a classic caliber. It was the finest pump-action rimfire ever made in this country, or anywhere It should be worth 4-5x the asking price, but as it sits, is only useful for parts. A shame. forepaw
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    Backpacking Sleeping bag recommendations

    Be ready for a long wait for anything shipped from the mfg. (Communist China). forepaw
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    Broke ankle in 16A need help

    Relayed to friend who lives in Boulder City, about 2 1/2 hrs. away. forepaw
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    Prayer my son Enoch

    Sorry to hear. Prayers sent. forepaw
  13. App,. period has opened. forepaw
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    Colt Python is Back!!!

    I was at the Kingman gun show about 25 yrs. ago, walked by a table with a garden-variety Python under the glass. I thought it looked pretty good, but a little high, at $1200. I thought mmmm, maybe $800 - $850. Then a guy walked up behind me, saw it, and liked to tore his wallet apart getting out the cash. Those things have a cult following, or close to it. forepaw
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    Colt Python is Back!!!

    Ah, the Jewel Box. I'll bet you remember Del Beavers and Shooter's Haven too. And Larada Gun Shop at Extension and Main (owned by Del's son, Larry) - both excellent gunsmiths by the way. forepaw
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    New Year’s Eve buck

    Very nice buck - lots of character. I have always liked those dark-antlered desert bucks. And with the winds that swirl around those Kingman hills and canyons, I would say that was more than respectable shooting too! forepaw
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    First Lite Sawtooth Jacket Large $145

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    Camping Trip March 16-20, Need Suggestions

    Dogtown? Doubt if they will have full hook-ups in March. They will still be winterized. forepaw
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    What Is the Meaning of Life?

    Ha ha, #20, I am with ya brotha. forepaw
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    Payroll deposits without a bank account.

    Ajera and Deltek. forepaw
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    Replacement boot laces?

    Either Duluth Trading Co. or Kennetrek Boots. Both good. forepaw
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    Anyone in Vegas or north of there?

    Have a friend in Pioche, I can see if he would accept them and meet you for the handoff. Be glad to do it myself, but I am 23 mi. SE of Las Vegas. Might be a bit out of your way. forepaw
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    30-30 NonLead Loads

    I use the following loads in both my pre-64 M94 and Marlin 336: 34.2 Varget/150 Barnes TSX H.P. and 32.5/AA2520, same bullet. Seat to cannelure. I mostly use W-W primers, and either R-P, W-W, or Federal brass, depending what I most recently picked up off the desert. forepaw
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    Close- Rifle sold

    Very sorry to hear about your daughter. Prayers sent for best possible treatment and recovery. forepaw
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    Belgium Browning Superposed 12 gauge

    Very nice. That would be 5/8" cast off by the way, for us lefties. forepaw