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FNG out of SW WA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by No_Regerts, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. No_Regerts

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    First time posting but I've lurked a little while. I'm mostly a rifle nut with leanings toward single shots and bolt guns that I use to hunt critters from sage rats to elk.

    I'm a reloader and like to help my friends get the most out of their hunting rigs with good ammo and minor tweaks to their rifles. Nothing real fancy, just a little stock bedding and fixing screwed up big box store scope mounting adventures.

    When it comes to other types of guns, I don't get as fired up and tend to go plain Jane compared to my bolt guns. My 870 kills grouse and pheasants just fine. My AR has a 20 inch barrel and no quad rail (not an operator). A Glock 19 is with me wherever I go and a Glock 17 stays by the bed. I have a spiffed up 1911 but it lives in safe until the day I desperately need a downrigger weight.

    That's me in a nutshell. Here's a picture of some turkeys I came across today at work.

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  2. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I desperately need a weight for my downrigger. Can I borrow yours? For a few years? o_O

    Welcome aboard!
     
  3. ILoveMyWoobie

    ILoveMyWoobie Northwest Member

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    Glock 19 huh......yuck that's a plastic piece of crap! Just joking that's what I carry too. Welcome to the Jungle! :mad:
     
  4. No_Regerts

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    I'd go steel in a heartbeat if it made as much sense as the Glock.
     
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  5. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard. sw wa is good for sage rats...we'd shoot'em on weekends as a break from college. Back when .22 was less than a penny a round.


    Brutus out
     
  6. No_Regerts

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    I've never seen them west of the mountains. We pop a few on some friend's property in E. Oregon. I like to take a rifle on summer fishing trips to E. WA just in case some chucks dare to show their selves.
     
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  7. Fin and Feather Guns

    Fin and Feather Guns Ridgefield Member

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    We are in SW WA too, maybe we should plan a SW get-together and BBQ a pig and waste some ammo!?!?!
     
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  8. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    That's a great idea. @Fin and Feather Guns @No_Regerts
     
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  9. NONAME762

    NONAME762 Nowheresville Active Member

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    As much as it pains me to say this I can't remember the last time I was at a BBQ. Years ago when I worked at a dairy I'd BBQ my supper at least twice a week during the work week. Howard's dad would throw a July 4th BBQ every July 4th at his place in Woolley. When I went on my Montana trip in '91 I struggled driving home so I'd get back in time to attend that blow out. Needless to say I was Mister Popular when I pulled a pint of 200 proof Everclear from my back pocket and offer up a snort! Anyone here not familiar with those Woolley Boogers would soon learn these folks are dyed in the wool hardcore partiers!! Russel snorked down almost HALF of that proffered libation before I pulled it away from him!!

    For my own self I found a teaspoon added to a cup of coffee is sufficient. Furthermore 2 braced coffees is quite sufficient to *get the job done.*

    If it weren't such a long shag from where I live to SW Washington I'd gather up my cookin' irons and bedroll and tie one on with all these guys myself. Now if gas was still $1.88 like it was just 2 slim months ago I'd be ALL OVER a roadtrip! Canned Heat and Johnny Cash there and back would go over right well with me!
     
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  10. No_Regerts

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like we need to have us a hootenanny!
     
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  11. NONAME762

    NONAME762 Nowheresville Active Member

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    Dude you just told all the kids in here how ancient you are!!!!!!!
     
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  12. No_Regerts

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    Reee-fined is how I look at it!
     
  13. NONAME762

    NONAME762 Nowheresville Active Member

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    Well now that's all well and goot. What you call Reeefined I call accentric!
     
  14. Fin and Feather Guns

    Fin and Feather Guns Ridgefield Member

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    And I remember when fuel was less than .75 a gallon, and complained when it was .99!! Oh to be able to fill my truck for $20!
     
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    shotsfired Ridgefield Active Member

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    Welcome Aboard:s0103:
     
  16. No_Regerts

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    Ha, great emoticon!
     
  17. ChiefStealth

    ChiefStealth Graham, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    You wrote that you reload... and you wrote you had an AR. So, do you reload for the AR? I'm new to loading 223. Already reload other carts. I have some H4895 on-hand, so I'm thinking I'll use that for starters. Any other powder that you like for 223?
     
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    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    Plastic wont rust so use the Glocks as downrigger weights and carry the 1911 ;)

    Welcome aboard!
     
  19. No_Regerts

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    There are some standbys like Varget and H335. Lately, I'm using a lot of
    BL-C2 because I found a bunch of it cheap but I haven't really shot it a bunch. Im trying to use it for heavier bullets.

    H4895 may be a tad slow I'm short barrels and/or light bullets. I've used it in an 8 twist bolt action with 24 inch barrel. I was shooting 75gr amax. I later went back to Varget.
     
  20. ChiefStealth

    ChiefStealth Graham, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Right now, H4895 is all I have. So, I might lose a few fps with that powder. I'm not too concerned with getting max velocity. I'm mostly looking for good accuracy. I've read some other peoples' comments about accuracy with H4895, with 55gn & 62gn bullets. Most comments have been positive. So, I'll give the H4895 a try. I'll let ya know how it goes.