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Old 07-18-2013, 06:19 AM   #30031
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Congrats man. Get out there and knock down some clays. Put the money you saved into some extended Briley full chokes.
Oh goody! I buy a shotty gun within my budget...and now I need farkles! Another outlet for my already beleaguered VISA card. Must research. Thanks buckets!
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:55 AM   #30032
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Oh goody! I buy a shotty gun within my budget...and now I need farkles! Another outlet for my already beleaguered VISA card. Must research. Thanks buckets!
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Don't forget the shooting vest to hold the shells at the trap range. It's better than a shell pouch IMO. I'd recommend a Browning vest as they have a thin after market gell shoulder pad that slips right in to the pad pocket. You can probably get both the vest and the pad for 60 USD if you shop around. I paid 33 for the vest at a local sporting goods store and 29 for the pad at Cebella's. Yes, I'm a pussy. Even the 20 gauge will beat me up after 4 or 5 rounds.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:57 PM   #30033
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Dove season just around the corner, I want to go dove hunting via bike. I think the easiest way would be to open carry my shotgun across my back via sling. It is legal to open carry in my state.

Has anyone done this and is it secure and comfortable enough for extended periods?
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:16 PM   #30034
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Dove season just around the corner, I want to go dove hunting via bike. I think the easiest way would be to open carry my shotgun across my back via sling. It is legal to open carry in my state.

Has anyone done this and is it secure and comfortable enough for extended periods?
So, what kind of shotgun? My model 12 Win pump fits into a small case once it's broken down, as would a double barrel or over and under. If you have a Rem 870 or 1100, it'll be bigger. Fancy guns, I don't know about.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:40 AM   #30035
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Dove season just around the corner, I want to go dove hunting via bike. I think the easiest way would be to open carry my shotgun across my back via sling. It is legal to open carry in my state.

Has anyone done this and is it secure and comfortable enough for extended periods?
Hmmm.....never tried this. But i can get my range bag, two ARs in cases, and two 308s in my sidecar.

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Old 07-19-2013, 02:44 AM   #30036
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I broke down a Remington 11-87, put it into a heavy plastic case and securely strapped it to the back seat and side cases on my Tiger. I could in theory open carry it here, but did not want any hassles. I did not want to damage the weapon or fall onto a piece of wood or steel in the event of a crash.

The shoot I rode to was an hour away from home on some busy roads. If the hunting grounds are just a few minutes away I might reconsider.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:22 PM   #30037
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A little under three years ago, I retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after 28 years. Not wanting to
continue in my chosen profession (IT), I decided I needed a change. So, I packed up (most) of
my stuff, 2 cats, my fish and relocated to N.C., where I enrolled as a student at Montgomery
Community College in Troy to pursue an A.A.S in Gunsmithing.

This is what I've been working on for the last 2 years:

Remington 700 action, Shillen barrel chambered in 25-06, fiberglass MPI stock, Vortex scope.
Shot a 5/8 inch group at 100 yards the first time I took it to the range.


FN SPR (Special Police Rifle), Shillen barrel chambered in 300 Savage, Boyds stock, Vortex scope.



This one I worked on the longest.

1917 Danzig marked 98 Mauser action, Shillen barrel chambered in 6mm-284, hand-carved stock in Bastogne Walnut
with Zebra wood grip cap and nose piece, Vortex scope.




This was a project rifle that my Dad had started fooling with before he passed away. I finally had the time and tools
necessary to finish it.

1894 Stevens Favorite (early 1900's mfg). At some point in the past, the barrel had been rechambered because
almost 1 inch of it was missing. I had to turn new link pins, fit a new extractor and re-sleeve the barrel. The receiver
wasn't color case hardened originally, but since this wasn't a museum piece I thought it would look nice if I was able
to pull it off. This is actual color case hardening - not cyanide case coloring like you see nowadays.



The receiver close up:



This one is a Remington Spartan SPR 220F (Baikal - Russian mfg) that I use for Cowboy Action Shooting. Since I used
it for a couple of other projects, it got a little beat up so I refinished it. Color case hardened receiver, rust blued barrels.
Also did an action job on it, so now it no longer looks or feel like a recycled russian tank.



Receiver close up:



I've had this 10-22 for about 35 years. It wasn't in bad condition, but I thought it would be nice to update it a little. Did an action job on it, dropped in a few upgrade parts, and
tightened up the headspace. I didn't want to mess up the factory barrel, so I got my hands on a Bentz chambered E.L.Shaw barrel. You can't really tell in this picture, but I
refinished it with a Duracoat matte black finish. The stock was still in good shape, so I kept it but I did refinish it.



This was another "parts gun" project from my Dad. It's comprised of at least 3 different pistols.



One of our projects last fall semester was to build a custom 1911. We were handed a bag of parts, and 6 weeks later,
this is what I came up with.



All in all, a fairly productive 2 years. And for a dunce like me, scoring an Associate's degree was the icing on the cake.

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Old 07-21-2013, 10:10 AM   #30038
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Very nice guns and good luck on your new career, CPO.
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:50 AM   #30039
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Very nice guns and good luck on your new career, CPO.
+1

And, I wonder if there is a school like that near me? Hmmmmm.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:34 PM   #30040
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:00 AM   #30041
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Nice work.

I guess lefties need not apply.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:04 PM   #30042
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:53 AM   #30043
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It is finallty here! ! !

I thought I would never get the Scorpion back, but it is back and looks brand new so was worth the 8+ week wait.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:35 AM   #30044
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A little under three years ago, I retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after 28 years. Not wanting to
continue in my chosen profession (IT), I decided I needed a change. So, I packed up (most) of
my stuff, 2 cats, my fish and relocated to N.C., where I enrolled as a student at Montgomery
Community College in Troy to pursue an A.A.S in Gunsmithing....

...All in all, a fairly productive 2 years. And for a dunce like me, scoring an Associate's degree was the icing on the cake.
So where are you off too now? Staying in the NC area, or taking your business elsewhere?
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:23 PM   #30045
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Precisely. I had a P22. It is the only gun I have ever traded in. I loved the way it felt in my hand, but it was the most ammo finicky gun I've ever owned. It suffered from lots of failure to extract/eject problems. I traded it in on this, and it is my most shot handgun in the collection to date.

Idn't that a 22/45? Mine is finicky... just sayin' ...think I got's a picture in here somewhere.
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