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    Popcorn thread

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    New 1/2 Ton - What would you pick?

    Had a 2008 with the 5.3, traded it in at 88,000 miles. Towed a 22 foot wide beam boat everywhere. Never had any issue with anything, ever.
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    For Sale Winchester 1892 Copy El Tigre

    My brother and I bought one of these from "Levers" a few years back for my father. Its everything he says it is, fun too shoot, fifty yard can killer. He's probably shot 1000 rounds through it, heck I've shot at lest 100 through it, lots of fun. Cool old gun.
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    Marlin 1894 carbine, 218Bee

    My dad has one in Winchester model 43. Few whitetails in deadman fell to it in the mid 60's. He thought it was the " cats meow " for coues after several one shot kills. A center shoulder shot and an all day track job sent him back to the 6.5x55. Seems like he was shooting 45 grain Sierra round nose bullets. Not many options for handloaders at the time.
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    AZ Black Rattlesnake color change

    I have seen quite a few of these on the Graham mountains between 4000 and about 6000 feet. Average of maybe 3 feet. They have all been dark, and extremely aggressive compared to blacktails or diamondbacks, even Mojaves.
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    Meet Clover

    What a great looking pup. My daughter got a Drahthaar pup before Christmas and every time I see it I think of your pics with Rica.
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    Wellers in Tucson......amazing
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    Injured hunter willing to sell his Mexico Gould's hunt

    Thanks for clarifying that, sheds new light...
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    Injured hunter willing to sell his Mexico Gould's hunt

    Just a thought but how about the outfitter refund the injured mans hunt, and offer a discount to fill his spot? It's been truly inspiring to be a member of this site for 15 plus years and see time after time hunters reaching out to help one another. People we know nothing about, but offering everything from loaning out equipment to hunters who's gear that has been stolen, pack out help, tips into great hunting areas, retrieval of broken down equipment, you name it. Flip the tables!
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    We lost a good one this weekend.

    Two years ago my sister in law looked out the kitchen window and saw my niece swinging from a tree. 17 years old, beautiful, intelligent girl. Just make it through one more day, one more day....
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    Too Hot

    I recently worked up some loads for a Ruger American Rifle in .270. I found that the ogive on the 130 grain SST was jammed into the lands at the COL of 3.30 Max cartridge length is listed at 3.34 for a factory .270. I expected a little more freebore than that. I checked this against an older model 54 Winchester that I have using the same bullet and the length was 3.42 Maybe Ruger Americans are a little short chambered?
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    Pronghorn Hits?

    Apparently more than 25. That was my brother and I's first choice and thats what we went into the draw with.
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    WTB 25-06

    Buy that CZ 6.5x55 for sale on here. Little slower with 120 grain bullets than the 25-06, but it ends there. Better all around caliber and that CZ is beautiful.
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    CZ550 American 6.5x55 SE

    Latest issue of American Rifleman had an interesting article about this. The swede has been around forever and is ballistically near identical. The author couldn't buy into the whole creed moor craze when realistically it's got nothing on the 6.5x55 except newness. In this platform, not a sporterized military issue, it's a great rifle and caliber.
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    Half ton to diesel and Ford vs Chevy

    When I bought my 2014 I wanted the leveling kit added with wheels and tires. Planned on running 35's. Our local dealer talked me out of it. Told me to drive it for awhile and then decide. I bought the truck from Lawley's in NM. Freedom Ford in Thatcher talked me out of the leveling kit. I plan on keeping it stock now. It cruises down the road and handles like a dream. I had a check engine light that I diagnosed with a handheld reader. Crankshaft position sensor. I took it to the dealer and they replaced it, another light, replaced the DEF heater, sensor etc. Turbo gauge would flake out while all this was going on, loss of power when under a heavy load. The mechanic told me that he knew the turbo was bad but they have to run all the diagnostics through Ford Inc. They are instructed what to change out and they start at the cheapest possible fix and work there way up, when said vehicle is still under warranty. So basically I got a bunch of new parts and the newer designed turbo which has better bearings. I found this in my oil drain pan when I serviced the truck right before the turbo failed somewhere around 23,000 miles. It appears to be aluminum shavings rolled up into strands about like a wire brush would have. I was hot, but the dealer told me they would honor the warranty to 100,000 and documented it. For the next couple thousand I ran the heck out of it hoping something would fail but it's been great. I cut the next two filters apart and all has been good since. I have about 44,000 on the truck now.