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  1. ArcticDave

    Hunting rifles!

    I'm of the same mind Bob. I try and get as close as I possibly can. We hunted alpine tundra right at and above treeline. As you can see in that moose pic, there is plenty of cover from all the low brush. If you sneak along and stay downwind, long shots really weren't needed. I didn't even know they made 125's! I will have to look for some I will check out the Hogue. I'm open to a synthetic stock, but I really don't like the plastic remington stock it's wearing now. I think the date on that moose picture was the last time I shot the dang thing.
  2. ArcticDave

    Hunting rifles!

    Here is mine. Remington 700 bdl in 30.06 I contacted Remington a few years ago and sent them pictures of all the barrel stampings, and they told me this rifle was born in 1967. The Redfield is of similar vintage. It still shoots straight and I've taken 3 moose and maybe a dozen caribou with it. I don't really care for it's current plastic stock and am carving a new one out of a nice chunk of walnut. Bob...it goes against the grain, but I've gotten very good performance out of 150g bullets. A little flatter trajectory and they still seem to have plenty of punch. My last two moose were both taken with 150's at around 150-200 yards. Both shots went through the shoulder and shredded internals. Neither critter went more than a few yards.
  3. ArcticDave

    "Clay talks about fires and stuff"!!!

    Tis the way it should be.
  4. ArcticDave

    "Clay talks about fires and stuff"!!!

    It is a shame that kind of hospitality is disappearing. It was very common in south Alabama, where my family originates, and Alaska. In Alaska it was a survival issue. Travel in the old days was arduous, and the next cabin down the line may provide the shelter and warmth needed to live until tomorrow. I bet it was the same way in the desert for similar reasons, just the opposite climate. Neighbors taking care of each other! What a novel concept...I like it. Speaking of chile... The local grocery store just got in a pallet of some fresh Hatch goods. I filled up a bag and brought them home. I think tomorrow I will fire up the grill and give them a good roasting. Some chile and pig with tortillas sounds divine!
  5. ArcticDave

    "Clay talks about fires and stuff"!!!

    I've always liked those older Cruisers. Use the right tool for the job. The veedub would be parked under a tarp till all that white stuff disappeared! I sacrificed the last Jeep I built to help pay for the airplane project. It was a great Jeep, but it was overkill for 99% of the off roading here. I decided flying was more important. I will build another 4x4 from scratch one day... maybe when Bam comes to Arizona and kicks me in the family jewels.
  6. ArcticDave

    "Clay talks about fires and stuff"!!!

    It is a hoot. It rides and handles better than any Jeep I can afford. The open cockpit is fun in nasty weather, but it has all four cylinders.
  7. ArcticDave

    "Clay talks about fires and stuff"!!!

    Bob, Think the NM fuzz would pull me over for driving this? I don't know the laws over there. It's street legal here.
  8. ArcticDave

    My prospecting Bronco project finished

    We can camo that for about $100 tops. It is a very budget friendly way to go about it...and super simple to touch up when you scrape it through the desert. Right on, I'm glad you're coming down for the outing man!
  9. ArcticDave

    My prospecting Bronco project finished

    When you are done...drive it down here and I'll show you how to camouflage it correctly. It would look bada$$ with those meaty tires and black wheels.
  10. ArcticDave

    "Clay talks about fires and stuff"!!!

    http://www.omnimap.com/catalog/access/raised.htm You can still order some of those maps! Not as cheap as Bob's find...
  11. ArcticDave

    "Clay talks about fires and stuff"!!!

    Hopefully one day. My rifle is sitting forlorn in the corner with cobwebs growing on it.
  12. ArcticDave

    "Clay talks about fires and stuff"!!!

    We'll have to wait and see if we can stand each other that long... It would be nice to get back somewhere the hunting is good. I haven't been since I moved to Arizona. All the rifle hunts are draw only here and it can take years of applying in the lottery to win a tag. That is definitely something I miss about Alaska. I like the area. We had planned on going back up there a couple of weekends ago, but the specter of insufficient funds raised it's ugly head. Hopefully when she gets time off during fall break(she works for a local school district)...we can shoot back up there and explore. I'm afraid you're right on the airplane. I don't think the little half VW will do it. I'd have to either design a turbo setup for it, or just pull the 1/2 veedub off and replace it with a 2 stroke Rotax.
  13. ArcticDave

    "Clay talks about fires and stuff"!!!

    It's beautiful country. I can see why you spent time up there. You're right about it being mostly empty of people. I saw very little traffic. My girlfriend wants to buy some property in the Alpine area. She is a Phoenix native and has never experienced a real mountain winter...she is going to be in for a rude awakening.
  14. ArcticDave

    "Clay talks about fires and stuff"!!!

    I remember those old relief maps from school! I would hang one on my wall without hesitation. These were taken in the Blue Mountain area, on the road between Alpine and Clifton. I was only there briefly... but I want to go back.
  15. ArcticDave

    My prospecting Bronco project finished

    Good job Shay! I know you have worked hard on it You're old enough to know better...it will never be "finished". That is just a little (big) white lie we tell the girlfriend/wife as we decend the ladder into insanity. When are we installing the turbo?
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