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    09-16-2017, 10:27 PM
    Big Mak replied to a thread The Remington 788 in Factory Rifles
    True story , the Model 788 was marketed as an inexpensive alternative to the more expensive Model 700 I believe. That said, once I dialed this 788 in with the grandfather of Red Dot scopes today (weaver Qwik) it grouped very nicely. 2"MOA at 100...
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    09-16-2017, 09:26 PM
    Man,where do I begin? Estate sale crazy! As an assistant to tagging and cataloging 106 rifles I was blessed to receive these rifles for my 28 hours of work. 1963 Ruger Model 44 .44 Magnum “Deer Stalker” carbine. 37” total length. 1926...
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    09-16-2017, 09:12 AM
    Big Mak replied to a thread The Remington 788 in Factory Rifles
    This 788 with a Weaver Quik point from 1972 will be at the range today. The Weaver Quik point was the grandfather of the Red dot we have today except it requires no batteries. It is a friend's rifle that is near and dear to her heart as her...
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    09-16-2017, 09:02 AM
    ^^ wow! delayed fuse eh? :)
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    08-22-2017, 08:34 AM
    TD, yes! Most definitely. We will be back at least 4 more years! :)
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    08-21-2017, 11:02 PM
    Oh, and Randy, here are the photos and video I snapped from the Casper Event center today using a Konus spotting scope, solar filyet and a Samsung 4 Galaxy smart phone mounted to the Konus spotting scope. none of my DSLR photos turned out, guess...
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    08-21-2017, 10:42 PM
    Upon return from Grand Junction Co after dropping our youngest off at CMU, we met wup with Randy Bohannon. Randy knew of our intentions to come back the slow route which put us in Buffalo Wy tonight. He made my wife and I a meal that would...
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Originally from Minnesota, moved to WA state in 1979 as an 18 year old with a suitcase full of clothes and $100 in my pocket. Two adult children, one starting college.

I have worked for the Boeing company since 1979 and have had careers there as a Machinist,(Bridgeport, NC and CNC 3 and 5 axis) as well as a toolmaker, NC Programmer, Engineering applications analyst and currently a senior project manager.
Lake Tapps, WA
Bench and field rifle, reloading/casting, hiking, fishing, hunting, travel
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check