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  1. The big question is, " what about next year?". Unknown course would be fun.
  2. Thank you again for the great shooting and fellowship!  Thank you also for buying the shirts for us!  How shall we pay you?  PayPal?  How much?  Be sure to include postage in the price.


    John Spann

    207 County Road 2229

    Douglassville, TX 75560


    You can just put Pop's shirt in with mine and save some on the postage if that's OK with you.


    May God bless you in your travels and keep you safe!




  3. I got the shirts! Two black, one dk grey. PM your addresses please. BTW, I stayed and took out the AR Grendel today. Ringing steel out to 725 on the sight-in range then took on the white buffalo again. Scored good hits but still no gong.
  4. Finally catching up on comments and want to add mine. What a freaking blast!. I can't say enough about the professionalism of our instructors, the willingness of the class to move outside their comfort zone and the humor! I was impressed with the facility too! I saw long hairs antelope skidding across the road in my rear view mirror. Little b,,,ard got up and trotted away. Amazing how people overcame physical pain to keep shooting, all-day and night driving to get here and mutual support. Egos were set aside and, other than me, no bragging. May stay another day and put away the Howa and break out AR and apply some of the lessons learned. Then take a break from the road before one last trip before the snow flies. May God bless and guide us all!
  5. Extra fat (XL) for me please. Need help with the set up? I'm free.
  6. So I have just checked in to a motel in Raton. Been on the road in a teardrop trailer for almost 3 months now and needed a room for once. Tomorrow I will get a camping spot at WC for the duration. Where and when do we meet? 2 Grendels cleaned and raring to go!
  7. I'm still in. Been off line mostly roaming the mountains.
  8. xonlyj

    Case Trimmers

    I have changed cutters a couple of times but never tried the carbide ones. I don't mind the hand crank so never got the power adaptor. Trying the Lee trimmer with the case specific pilot and cutter attached which seems ok. That one I use my Milwaukee cordless screw driver with and it helps. Who uses the WTF (WFT)? Is it worth it? Thanks and God bless us all!
  9. xonlyj

    Barrel profiles and .264 LBC

    Oh boy! The barrel arrived 10 days ahead of schedule. Gotta find time to build it up.
  10. xonlyj

    Active Shooter Dallas Tx..........

    He didn't last 2 minutes. Overplaying the video here in DFW. He had posted on F/book about "we'll see who has the power". Guess he didn't! Thank God for well trained law enforcement. Proves what is req'd to stop a bad guy.
  11. xonlyj

    Scope advice

    Picked up a Warne 20MOA rail and Burris XTR rings. You were right, I could have used the 1.25 but I am happy! Warne's website has a very good mount and ring finder. I was surprised it listed my Howa Mini Action, most manufacturers don't even have a rail for it. Mounted it all and broke it in yesterday. I am really excited! It works well!
  12. xonlyj

    Scope advice

    Thanks for the input. Turns out Cabela's was going to take forever to get it and I am on a time crunch so I rolled the dice and tried cameraland. Man that guy was hilarious to talk to! We talked awhile and he thought the BTR was maybe getting discontinued. So I went ahead and ordered the ETR. (I really have less sense than money). Anyways, that sucker arrived in 3 days from NY to TX. Very good service! Suggestions for rings? Going to mount on a Howa 1500 and I already have the rails. Will 1" be high enough for the 56mm objective?
  13. My limited knowledge and intuition suggest that straight flutes may be a negligible weight change. I do believe that it would increase stiffness and add surface area for cooling. Fancy scrolling, spiral and criss-cross patterns would appear to cause uneven barrel stretch and warping as the metal heats and stretches in convoluted ways. I agree that fluting adds to appeal until it becomes too damn busy and is just an exercise in "can I do this?". Then the barrels look like the narco terrorist 1911s that show up on the range. JMHO. May God bless and guide us all Matt