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Old 02-13-2020, 06:42 PM
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Worked out in the garage all day again with my 16 year old son working on his car. He didn't have school as his teachers are holding a one day strike again. I showed him how to change the front tie rod ends and rear struts. Next up is a patch job on a rust hole on the rear fender and some surface rust repair. We also installed the winter tires on it. It'll be ready for a safety early next week.

It's C.C.C.COLD today. A balmy -33 celcius this morning with a -45 windchill.

I have to go to the city this evening for a ct scan on my abdomen then an appointment with my surgeon next week. I know it's just a gallbladder surgery and most people are in and out the same day but with my luck, they probably won't be able to do it laparoscopically and will have to go old school with a big incision. This is because my whole abdomen is full of scar tissue and 2 layers of mesh from previous hernia repairs. We shall see what happens.

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Dude. (I don't dude much) But that was awfully righteous of you.
I hope he realizes that massive ass sling you saved him from, and just doesn't walk away thinking he's something else and the world owed it to him scott free.


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In Missouri, if you are driving under the age of 18 and have an accident, most times this means you will lose your starter license. He was under 18.
That said, after over-hearing his mother's scolding on the phone, he has more to worry about than his license or a crabby old man in a 25 year old pickup. From her wrath, I couldn't save his @ss
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It's very cold here too, but it's not going to last.
The flu seems to be under control at work in that we are no longer under quarantine for the unit in back.
One lady in the front part of the facility was diagnosed via nasal swab, her doc told us to get her going on tamiflu.
It's been crazy.
So I'm on the schedule up until Monday, my next day off.
Got my taxes done this morning using turbotax.
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Still cold but supposed to warm up this afternoon. Gym this morning. My wife is home sick today. We have an 11 year old boy coming to stay with us this weekend for a respite.



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Happy VD to everyone 2020. Marty
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You want everyone to get VD? Lmao

I was at the church this morning for men's breakfast followed by a relaxing day at home. Back to the church this afternoon to play music at the 5PM service. Then stopping by a friend from camps house for a bit.
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made a dump run this morning the worked in the shop putting a second coat of paint on a platform for a customer. Ate lunch now resting. I think I will do a little shooting today. Marty
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Did a little shooting yesterday afternoon. I got this one a few months ago 1886 Winchester manufactured in 1891 chambered in 45-70. Someone put a new barrel on it and you can shoot smokeless in it but I shot some Blackpowder cartridges I already had loaded up. It grouped well but was shooting about 6" high. Most likely sighted for 100 yards and I was shooting 50 yards. Fun way to spend the afternoon. Marty
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At one time I thought I wanted a 45/70 lever action but just never pulled the trigger on one. Then I ran into a like new used older Marlin in .44 I just couldn't walk away from. It's proven out to be a winner and shoots real well. And when one goes out on a walkabout it's a lot easier to carry some spare ammo if one wants to.
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At one time I thought I wanted a 45/70 lever action but just never pulled the trigger on one. Then I ran into a like new used older Marlin in .44 I just couldn't walk away from. It's proven out to be a winner and shoots real well. And when one goes out on a walkabout it's a lot easier to carry some spare ammo if one wants to.
I think I have a Winchester model 94 in .44mag
The thing I like about it is I don't need to make separate rounds for it and my pistol.
oh wait.
I lost those in the great boating accident too.
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I have Marlins in 45/70, 44 mag, and 38/357. All are great guns, but as far as a carry around in the woods while exploring the 38/357 excels, it is lighter, less recoil (especially with 38 ammo ) and I have several 357 pistols to match with it. I have killed several deer with it, even my wife likes to shoot it.
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At one time I thought I wanted a 45/70 lever action but just never pulled the trigger on one. Then I ran into a like new used older Marlin in .44 I just couldn't walk away from. It's proven out to be a winner and shoots real well. And when one goes out on a walkabout it's a lot easier to carry some spare ammo if one wants to.
I have a 1894 made in 1898 in 30-30 much liter rifle to carry around and shoots well but on the mountain with some 350# black bears I carry an 1886 in 45-70. The 30-30 will do the job but smokey might just live long enough if shot at close range to do me in unless shot placement is perfect. with the 45-70 if you hit it its good enough to give you a follow up shot if needed as that 405 grain hard cast bullet is going to knock him down even with a gut shot, he might get back up but he won't be feeling good. I carry bear spray and would do most anything to avoid shooting one but me or mine won't be getting mauled on the mountain. I also carry a replica Remington 1858 percussion revolver .452 bore with a 220grain conical as a back up. Marty
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I slept in until 10am this morning because I stayed up late having an in-depth discussion with my son Jeff.
He's converting to Judaism and also taking a trip to New York next week on a photography journey.
I'll share the pictures he takes.
My boy is doing a lot of soul searching since he's been through a series of relationships.
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I have a 1894 made in 1898 in 30-30 much liter rifle to carry around and shoots well but on the mountain with some 350# black bears I carry an 1886 in 45-70. The 30-30 will do the job but smokey might just live long enough if shot at close range to do me in unless shot placement is perfect. with the 45-70 if you hit it its good enough to give you a follow up shot if needed as that 405 grain hard cast bullet is going to knock him down even with a gut shot, he might get back up but he won't be feeling good. I carry bear spray and would do most anything to avoid shooting one but me or mine won't be getting mauled on the mountain. I also carry a replica Remington 1858 percussion revolver .452 bore with a 220grain conical as a back up. Marty
Actually in a rifle the .44 mag gives up very little to anything out to 100 yrds or so. I reload mine and have a 265 gr bullet designed for .444 mag worked out where it shoots tiny clover leaf groups out at 50 yards where I shoot it most of the time. They will zip right through a deer in at least the ones I've taken and I'd have no fear with a bear at any reasonable self defense range. I feel the bullets sturdy enough to break one down. I also use this bullet in my 50 cal muzzle-loader and they performed real well on deer with it as well.
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Not feeling the greatest this morning so I skipped church. Dragged my sore a$$ outside to plow the driveway since we got a bit of blowing snow yesterday.

Only thing on the agenda this afternoon is kicking my feet up and watching the Daytona 500.
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Actually in a rifle the .44 mag gives up very little to anything out to 100 yrds or so. I reload mine and have a 265 gr bullet designed for .444 mag worked out where it shoots tiny clover leaf groups out at 50 yards where I shoot it most of the time. They will zip right through a deer in at least the ones I've taken and I'd have no fear with a bear at any reasonable self defense range. I feel the bullets sturdy enough to break one down. I also use this bullet in my 50 cal muzzle-loader and they performed real well on deer with it as well.
If you comfortable with it and shoot it well stay with it. I am comfortable with the bigger bore and shoot the 1886 Winchester platform a lot. Ive been practicing being surprised at short distance and reacting quickly. The biggest bullet in the world won't do you much good if you can't hit anything with it especially up close and personal. There are some places on the mountain I have to go into with a lot of bear sign that is very spooky with very dense brush like where I have to maintain my spring box. Lots of water and Berries. Is you ML traditional or one of the new style that shoot sabots? I shoot traditional ML in both percussion and flint.
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I slept in until 10am this morning because I stayed up late having an in-depth discussion with my son Jeff.
He's converting to Judaism and also taking a trip to New York next week on a photography journey.
I'll share the pictures he takes.
My boy is doing a lot of soul searching since he's been through a series of relationships.
At the age of 41 I sure do hope he finds what he's looking for.
Funny how the kids never quite leave the nest. He's lucky to have, not just a good mom, but a caring one with good advice.
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I have Marlins in 45/70, 44 mag, and 38/357. All are great guns, but as far as a carry around in the woods while exploring the 38/357 excels, it is lighter, less recoil (especially with 38 ammo ) and I have several 357 pistols to match with it. I have killed several deer with it, even my wife likes to shoot it.
Iím with David. I have the same three Marlins. The 357 is my favorite. I also have two 336ís a 30-30 and 35 Remington and a 39A 22.
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I caught the shooting bug this weekend, today I pulled out an AR15 that I built 5-6 years ago. I haven't shot a modern rifle for a while so today I burned up a couple boxes of ammo. This one is built in 762X39 with a stainless bull barrel if I remember right is 1 0n 10 rifling, I put aperture sights on it as that is what I shoot best with old eyes. @ 50 yards it shot 1.5-2 M.O.A. with the el cheap Wolf ammo. Also I built it Communist compliant with a non featured stock ( no pistol grip) so it wouldn't be considered an assault rifle and have to be registered as such. Earlier today I ripped out some old bushes and shrubs around the house that were 15 years old and ugly and will start over. Marty
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