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Re: General banter

Postby Gunnysway » Fri May 22, 2020 7:08 am

My suggestions, if it is for bears etc. and not people protection, would be .357, 10mm, 44.

Many good firearms in those calibers. 38 - 45 are not known to be as helpful with wildlife. They’re better than nothing though.

As far as manufacturers, any major name brand will be good. Ruger GP100 .357 in 4” barrel is a good choice. Used you may be able to find one in your price range. Do a little research online. Don’t make a quick decision. :thumbsup:
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Re: General banter

Postby goldfish » Fri May 22, 2020 9:06 am

The best one is the one that fits your hand. (Start there)

And goes bang reliably. (No hi-point)
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Re: General banter

Postby xrated » Fri May 22, 2020 11:02 am

Let’s be honest. Best spray or a short 12 with buck shot and slug mix would be sufficient.


But damnit you NEED a handgun for beer protection!


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Re: General banter

Postby razorrt5 » Fri May 22, 2020 11:37 am

did some research... appears 10mm is the caliber of choice for the alaska bush and for good reason, the ballistics are incredible. but outside that 9mm,.40, .45 all are sufficient if you have the right ammo... guess I have a decision to make... I've always wanted a Kimber Custom II .45, I've never held a pistol that fit so well and I shot so good with.... maybe this is the time to just pull the trigger and get it

I'm gonna justify this purchase by telling the wife any of these pistols are cheaper than the ER bill for being attacked by a bear or wolf lol
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Re: General banter

Postby Gunnysway » Fri May 22, 2020 12:16 pm

Kimber 10mm
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Re: General banter

Postby razorrt5 » Fri May 22, 2020 12:40 pm

Gunnysway wrote:Kimber 10mm


the Dunhams up here has a Rock Island 1911 10mm for 649$ which I think is a fair price, if I don't find something I really love at the local shops tonight I'm gonna get it
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Re: General banter

Postby 5 stand » Fri May 22, 2020 1:02 pm

Rock Island 1911. It's not a 10mm at a Decent price.
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Re: General banter

Postby xrated » Fri May 22, 2020 1:18 pm

Well boys with the State Fair getting axed what do you put Game Fair offs at? I’m just gonna hope WR does cyber Game Fair deals.


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Re: General banter

Postby razorrt5 » Fri May 22, 2020 1:33 pm

Game Fairs gone too... Just saw the post on Instagram, real shame
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Re: General banter

Postby xrated » Fri May 22, 2020 1:38 pm

Damnit.

Now the only fall thing I can still hope for is Hay Days. But that’s likely not happening.


On the plus side I finally drew a bear tag!! Making new early fall plans.


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Re: General banter

Postby DuckSlayer5200 » Sat May 23, 2020 4:45 pm

razorrt5 wrote:
Gunnysway wrote:Kimber 10mm


the Dunhams up here has a Rock Island 1911 10mm for 649$ which I think is a fair price, if I don't find something I really love at the local shops tonight I'm gonna get it
That’s a good price for the rock island and I’ve never heard anything bad about them.


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Re: General banter

Postby ILikeDuckies » Sun May 24, 2020 7:45 am

I have shot a rock island 1911 they are good shooting guns for the money.

I own a kimber 1911 in 45 and love it probably my best shooting pistol.

If i were to get a gun for protection from bears/wolves etc i would suggest a full size glock g40 (its 10mm). I was planning on buying one and my buddy beat me to it we put 400 ish rounds through it at the range and its almost as accurate as my 1911 Just as comfortable and fun to shoot. Shot a few range loads and the hottest rounds we could find and didnt think they were unbearable. You can also ad a red dot and use it for hunting if desired(50yard gun).
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Re: General banter

Postby kbooger » Tue May 26, 2020 9:21 am

Feel like I never lost the itch to hunt since last season. Turkey hunting only made it worse. Maybe I'll get out to shoot this weekend. Shouldn't be too hot.
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Re: General banter

Postby goldfish » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:58 pm

Best way to put wood fence posts in the ground and not have them heave up from frost?
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Re: General banter

Postby UncleTork » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:13 pm

goldfish wrote:Best way to put wood fence posts in the ground and not have them heave up from frost?



I have a lot of clay in my yard and it holds water. I went way overkill on each post with the concrete and depth and that still didn't stop them from moving. Does your yard have a lot of clay, sand or it actually pretty decent soil?
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Re: General banter

Postby goldfish » Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:08 pm

Honestly, don't know. I think I have the wife convinced to go chain link instead though, for ease of my building requirements
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Re: General banter

Postby xrated » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:50 am

Best way? Dig them down to frost line building code depth and concrete them in.




Or go chain link!


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Re: General banter

Postby xrated » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:51 am

Dang near impossible to dig each hole to depth around here with the sandy, rocky soil and all the tree roots.


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Re: General banter

Postby kbooger » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:56 am

I dug my deck footings about 30" down, was supposed to go like 4 feet to the frost line, think I used 10" or 12" tubes. Haven't had any heaving and I have lots of clay.
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Re: General banter

Postby goldfish » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:26 am

Think I'm going to just order a new blade for the ice auger right now, and use that to punch the holes
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Re: General banter

Postby DuckSlayer5200 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:03 pm

goldfish wrote:Think I'm going to just order a new blade for the ice auger right now, and use that to punch the holes
Find a friend with a tractor and post hole digger or rent an power auger. I used a power auger for a fence I put up at our old house. Fence still looks good after 15 years when I drive by it.

Like others said, dig below the frost line per local code.


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Re: General banter

Postby xrated » Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:39 pm

Second renting a auger.


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