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scratch last won the day on March 14 2017

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About scratch

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    Varmint Hunter
  • Birthday 02/21/1945

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    El Dorado County
  • Interests
    Huntin', Fishin', Cowboy Action Shootin', Leatherwork, Lapidary/Jewelery work, Ham Radio

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  1. scratch

    Air Gun Expo 2019

    Just received this email regarding the 2019 Air Gun Expo in Placerville: Hello fellow airgun enthusiasts! It is time once again to prepare for our bi-annual Pacific Airgun Expo! The upcoming show will be on the weekend of April 13-14 2019 at the same location as last year's show, in the Marshall Hall at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in "Old Hangtown" Placerville, California. Over the next month I have a lot to do, so you will be hearing from me from time to time as I get the marketing materials ready for use and information updates. We'll be planning a dinner at the brewery across the street again, shooting at the nearby gun range, and more. I am very excited looking forward to another Pacific Airgun Expo a year from now! Of all the things I do in airgunning, our bi-annual get together is my very favorite! I'll be in touch soon! Mark your calendars for April 13-14 2019! Yours in airgunning, Michael McKeown 707-337-9410 info@pacificairgunexpo.com
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    Air Gun Expo in Placerville

    Calijim1, Just heard from the event promoter; there will be an expo in March 2019. They are held every two years.
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    Air Gun Expo in Placerville

    Nothing on the Fairgrounds calendar for 2018.
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    Air Gun Expo in Placerville

    Fishingjim, try contacting the folks putting this on. I only heard about it through the fairgrounds.
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    Air Gun Expo in Placerville

    If it rains Saturday no match for me, I melt in the rain, so I'll try for the fairgrounds. Good on meeting up, but it's root beer now. Next they'll tell me no coffee...yeah right that ain't gonna happen.
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    Air Gun Expo in Placerville

    Hey Tom, it's not until this weekend. Sounds like you survived the winter out there...;>{)) Verne
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    Air Gun Expo in Placerville

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    DFW New Proposal

    This will be like the college loan debacle...give money away, prices go up. So let's look at some numbers. Pittman funds to CA in 2012 (latest I could find) were $6.7M. I'm going to be very optimistic here and say they can talk them out of 5%, which is $335K. Hunting licenses sold in CA in 2015 is 278,977, which is the lowest since records kept in 1970. For free ammo at $40/box this would be 8,375 coupons or 6% of the licensed hunters. Good Luck! For the same reason I won't buy Barnes I also won't buy Smith & Wesson. They can look at their bottom line all day long, in the end it's me, the consumer, that makes their bottom line.
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    Looking for a hunting rig/commuter

    Hi Steph, I don't have a line on a truck, however I can recommend a local to me used car dealership that doesn't rip you off. You are across the valley from us, however if you don't have any luck finding something local these guys may get a trade-in that would work for you: http://wellsautosalesinc.com/index.cfm Ask for Junior, tell him Verne Terwilliger told you to call. I sold my wife's Murano and my 2005 Tacoma to them and they gave me a fair price. In turn he found me my RAM 4x4, although it took a couple of months because of what I wanted. I see your into gold panning; don't forget to come to Placerville next September for the International Gold Panning Championships. Bring your pan and enter! Verne
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    Help with a Varmint Rifle

    Stick with the 45-70 BP Bisley, that way you kill more with the shock value and besides you'll have the fields to yourself as your BFF leave you alone...;>{)))
  11. I NEED a storage container like that! As the story goes, get the hulls, then the wads, then the shot/powder, primers, then reload, then shoot, then repeat....addiction fixed!
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    Redding Dies, Worth It?

    I have Lee, Dillon, Lyman and Redding dies. I use the Lee and Dillon on ammo that is not for accuracy, i.e. cowboy action shooting. I use Lyman for my 38-55's and Redding dies for my 22-250. To me, if I was getting acceptable accuracy I probably wouldn't change a thing. If the rifle is very accurate and I wanted to squeeze as much as I could out of the rifle, then I may play with different dies and configurations, e.g. neck bushing dies, etc.
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    Corned Beef & Pastrami

    Tri-tip is a favorite cut, but I would have never thought about corned or pastrami, however Amazing Ribs is a great site; guess I need to explore it more closely. I haven't ventured much passed their Memphis Dust Recipe...;>{))) Verne
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    Bullet Prices

    Oh yeah the wages! I was working ranches and making $600/month, plus a place to stay though, and was able to save some. Not complaining, it's like looking at an old Sears catalog from the early 1900's.
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    Bullet Prices

    So, I was pulling all my .224 stuff out to load up some rounds for an upcoming late shoot to Alturas. I came upon a couple of boxes of Hornaday bullets that I bought in 1974 for my 225 Winchester, one box of 55 gr. SP and one box of 55 gr. SP SX. My Savage 112 22-250 likes the 55 gr. bullet so I loaded them up. My surprise was the price tag on the box. Box of 100 was $4.20, from Bridge Sportmen's Center (for those in the central coast area.. ). Midway have these listed for $13.49 - $14.49. Don't ya just hate to be reminded of the "good old days"...