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Fjold last won the day on December 21 2013

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About Fjold

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    Bakersfield, CA
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    Shooting, hunting and fishing.

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  1. No, The standard 270 Win comes with the 130 grain TTSX BT and the 270 WSM comes loaded with the 140 grain TSX BT http://www.barnesbullets.com/ammunition/vor-tx-rifle/
  2. I just picked up this little Ruger No. 1 RSI in 7x57 today.
  3. That's a whole lot of gun!
  4. I got one of my long time wants, a Ruger No. 1 chambered in 7x57. It's an RSI model with the full stock but rather plain wood. That makes two No.1s (270 and 7x57) and a No.3 (30-40 Krag)
  5. Bob, Wes told me that you had one of the same color.
  6. Earlier this year Wifezilla decided that we needed a camping trailer so we could take the dogs camping. I bought a small 18', single axle trailer and then fixed up the 2004 GMC Z-71 4x4 (5.3 L engine) with 150,000 miles on it, with new tires, battery, hoses, belts, sparkplugs, etc. Pulling the grade over to the coast the truck wouldn't hold 50 MPH with the <4,000 Lbs trailer but it was OK. Last month the instrument cluster in the GMC went out and it was $500 to fix that, then last week my remote door openers quit working, the shop says that it's a computer problem and could be $1,500, then the A/C compressor decided that it won't turn off, one of the switches is bad but the shop doesn't know which one, one is $250 and the other is $300, then, last Saturday I noticed an oil spot on the driveway and it's right at the transmission/engine joint so it looks like a rear main seal, (my mechanic says $1,500). I was looking at spending between $3,000 and $4,000 in repairs on a 14 year old truck so I decided to trade it in on a new 2019 Ram 1500 4x4 with the 5.7L Hemi. I go from 300 Ft-Lbs of torque to 410 ft-lbs and get better gas mileage to boot.
  7. I used to fish downstream of Buena Vista golf course and caught some nice ones there. I need to get out more.
  8. Rommel, Why not just taper it along the length? It shouldn't remove that much weight. I was over in Henderson a couple of weeks ago, my company was bidding on a power plant operating contract there and I had to go over there as part of the team.
  9. The rim of the ejected round hits the tang safety and you can reach it easily under the scope. I typically tilt the gun to the left while I'm reloading (left handed) so the ejected round just drops right in front of me.
  10. I own a Ruger No. 1 but not in a varmint chambering (270 Win). I think that the No.1s are prone to vertical stringing due to the forearm attachment method but if you get a good one they shoot lights out. I like having the longer barrel in the shorter, lightweight package. Mine has taken my last two pronghorns at 440 and 250 yards.
  11. It depends on your definition of hunting. Most of my deer guns have 3-9X scopes on them and they work for 99% of my shooting. My coyote guns run 4-12X or 4.5-14X since I usually shoot them at distance. My long range guns run 5.5-22X, 6.5-20X or 6-24X. My serious hunting rifles run 1.5-6X and 2.5-8X but I only shoot them out to 300 yards or so. I haven't found that one perfect scope yet but the 2.5-8X is pretty close.
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    Fishing in Texas

    I fly home Friday morning so we got in one more fishing trip yesterday afternoon: I lost a 50" redfish, 10 feet from shore but my buddy Tom got a 45" redfish and and 18" speckled trout. We were out for about 3.5 hours and landed about 30 redfish, a dozen trout and some small croaker and ladyfish
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    Fishing in Texas

    We spent the weekend fishing and here's some photos of my brother Tom and and my buddy Capt. Tom, who used to fish with us on the long range trips out of San Diego on the old Q105, Polaris Supreme and Royal Polaris: Everything was released. Here's Tom and Capt. Tom with Tom's 27" speckled trout. Tom caught three of these 27"-28" fish this weekend (you're allowed to keep one above 25") Tom's 30" redfish. You're only allowed to keep one fish over 29" and you have to tag it as a trophy fish. Tom with one of many black drum that we landed: My 45" redfish was the biggest of the weekend:
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    Fishing in Texas

    Fished yesterday and on the first ten casts I got 7 bites and landed 5 fish. All of them were smaller speckled trout, ladyfish and redfish. My brother's flying in tomorrow so we'll spend the whole weekend fishing.
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    Fishing in Texas

    I'm back in California this weekend but have to fly back to Texas on Monday morning. My brother got so jealous of the photos that I was sending that he booked an airline ticket to come down and fish with me next weekend.
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