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    Maybe it's an east coast thing Walt. A lot of people up here fish for carp and even eat the nasty things. I don't get it. I used to bowfish for them in the canals between Dixon and Rio Vista. It was common to see a hundred or better in an afternoon. They were given to a family down the street that were from Portugal that made soup with them. Me, I didn't even want to touch them, much less eat em. The slime/stink was hard to get off.
  2. Beautiful gun. I love the look of the full stock.
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    That's one place I wish I had gone before moving east. You off a ladder, tube or boat?
  4. You had the money for it and it's what you wanted. Fair price or not, it was a sweet deal for you. Congrats on the new toy.
  5. No first hand knowledge on accuracy but a quick read on barrel length. https://rifleshooter.com/2014/04/223-remington5-56-nato-velocity-versus-barrel-length-a-man-his-chop-box-and-his-friends-rifle/
  6. I talked with the wife and decided to make the move. Test driving as many as possible. Come join, it's only 2,500 miles. https://greatnorthernbowhunting.com/p/expo
  7. I'm not sure on the updates but for the most part public v private land doesn't really shift much. Sure there will be change of ownership of private land but the boundries tend to stay the same. I've been in this house since the end of July and it still lists the previous owner. It will be interesting to see when/if it changes. No cell service is needed out in the field. You just download the map onto your phone and use it off line. The gps aspect of the app continues to work regardless of cell coverage. There is a list of different overlays to choose from for an additional charge.
  8. I recently subscribed to onxhunt as well. It's the basic membership for my phone and seems to work well. It is showing my location within a few feet based on a survey ginney I found. I searched online to find a promotional code for a 15% discount. No complaints with the app on my phone at all. It is also on my computer but the current location is shown as the local cell tower.
  9. Congrats on 61 and to both of you for 35.
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    Must Have!

    Liberal heads are going to explode after seeing this
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    Well, failure to extract fired cases seems to be fairly common with this rifle. Mine is no exception. I contacted Ruger this morning and a new extractor is being mailed my way. The extractor on my gun looks really tweaked. I never paid attention to it earlier so I don't know if it came like it is or something else I did caused it. It does extract spent cases, but the failure rate is really high. When it fails to extract, open the bolt, drop the mag and just use a fingernail to pop the case out. It's easy peasy but not right. I'm finding that the extended mag release tends to get bumped enough to partially drop the mag. I would much rather prefer a recessed button like a standard 10/22. Time will tell if I learn how to carry/handle the rifle without doing it. Some online have shown dislike in the bolt being able to open while the rifle safety is on. So far I have had no issues with accidently operating the bolt while carrying the rifle, again, time will tell. With the bull barrel it is kind of a heavy little rascal. The short length seems to make it feel heavier than it really is. I do like the weight and balance though. I def need a sling. Everything else aside, it shoots better than I do, no complaints. Surprising thing about the 22mag, it's pretty darn quiet. I'm not worried about ear protection while shooting it. My 10/22's seem a lot louder.
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    Well, with my back, I can barely pick the thing up but it's ready to sight in. 3x9 Hawke. I don't really care for the rings/mount but I'll run with it for the cost (laying around the garage forever)
  13. My shoulder would not like that. In true DF fashion I imagine you will be stacking rounds downrange in no time. Congrats on the new toy.
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    Figured I might as well put it in the right forum. My Ruger American Target in 22 mag is now in jail for the next 10 days. After a lot of on line reviews I finally settled on the Ruger but still had to handle one in person to commit. Sportsmans Warehouse in Fairfield had 1 in stock and after a quick fondle; "sold". It feels nothing like a 10/22, shoulders very well and has just enough heft with good weight distribution. Dark bluing with a black laminate stock, better looking than any gun I own. I've got an extra Hawke scope just waiting for it. They also had a Marlin guide gun in 45-70 on the rack. I've always been intrigued by them but have heard horror stories of the new Remlins. I have no real need for a 45-70 but if I had the money I would have bought that as well. That gun, as little as it is, fit me like a glove. I could close my eyes, shoulder it and open my eyes, perfect. I'd never put a scope on that thing, the ghost rings were awesome. Finish on this one seemed flawless. So much want.
  15. NO go-e go-e in Michigan as well Looks like I'm going to try and find a Ruger American Target. My gun fund did take a hit today though, picked up a 1967 Oakland Raiders team autographed football that I'll need to resell.
  16. I swung by three different places after work today but only found one 22mag, a Ruger American Compact. There were lots n lots of 17's to choose from but I'll stick to the 22. I'm trying not to have one ordered but may end up going that route. Dixon has a gun show the weekend after next, with low expectations I shouldn't be too disappointed. I prefer a heavier contour barrel (just me) and want a bolt with a flush mag. It doesn't leave a lot of options but preferences can change.
  17. Searching keeps leading back to the 22 mag. Swinging by the local gun shop this afternoon for a peek at what's in stock.
  18. As mentioned in other threads, I'm moving to Michigan next summer. Being retired and all I'm trying my best to prevent boredom. They allow night hunting for coyotes with rimfire cartridges only. Hunting at night should put me in close for shots. With that in mind, which rimfire would you guys suggest? .22mag, 17wsm, something else? I've got 2 10/22's but there a wee bit small. and....any suggestions for a cheaper caller? I used a home made caller ala Varmint AL for a few years but never really cared for its output. I might as well spring for a caller to go with a gun. Deadbone, inferno wont break the bank but not sure on output.
  19. Pure analog or does it have some electronic gizmos attached? Anything digital on a watch I can do without....ie I can't hear them, alarms etc. Otherwise nice looking BIG watch.
  20. My wife is from the Cheboygan area and still has family there. We would like to move close (but not too close) to that area. We have been looking at the Eastern UP and Northern LP. My daughter graduates from high school in June, after that the move is contingent on the selling of our house in Dixon.
  21. John, my wife and I have already started looking at mushrooms with our move to Michigan next year. Just a sample
  22. I'm making this "again" tonight. Dirt cheap and stupid simple but very very good. I add chicken to the soup for the last 15 minutes or so. https://www.budgetbytes.com/2017/09/creamy-garlic-mushroom-soup/
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