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  • Idaho45guy's Avatar
    Today, 12:44 AM
    I grew up on a horse outfit. Been in the family for 100 years. I hate wearing cowboy boots as I would get a switch to my rear if I was caught riding without them. I moved back home a few years ago and was gifted a horse by a co-worker who had too...
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    Yesterday, 10:35 PM
    Why are the resurrected zombie threads from years ago always brought back to life by a newbie? 6 year old thread??
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    Yesterday, 10:27 PM
    Still waiting for the initial two-weeks to pass that we had to wear masks in order to flatten the curve... I'm not opposed to vaccines and had likely more shots of weird stuff than most here due to military service overseas. I remember I needed...
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    04-09-2021, 12:53 AM
    I like that! My dad gifted me a Cimarron Arms 1873 Peacemaker in .45 Colt with a 7" barrel. I was amazed at the fit and finish of a pistol that could be had for under $500. Been wanting another one, but with a shorter barrel for some time now. ...
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    04-08-2021, 10:53 AM
    My newest handgun was purchased in two pieces... This piece cost me $299: And this piece cost me $399...
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    04-08-2021, 03:28 AM
    Idaho45guy replied to a thread Smoking dreams... in Our Town
    I smoked for 25 years, quit 2 years ago and started vaping, using the little Juul things. Saw a lot of health benefits from quitting the smoking. Was fine vaping until I got Covid in January. Quit all forms of nicotine first week of February of...
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    04-07-2021, 11:40 PM
    Idaho45guy replied to a thread Hughesnet internet? in Our Town
    I used it back in 2007 when I moved to the country in Arizona. It was awful. Data caps, horrible customer service, ridiculous prices and all the rest. Ditched it after a couple of months. Now my dad has it out at his place. He's on ten acres...
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    04-06-2021, 05:55 AM
    Curious as to if you've seen any of the multiple videos of the SAS being nearly a foot off at 7 yards from the factory, as well as owners reporting it being difficult to pick up in low light conditions. I was intrigued by it until I actually...
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    04-05-2021, 09:30 PM
    Was going through my gun room sorting ammo and noticed I had a bunch of partial batches of various reloads and factory ammo in .40 S&W. Decided to get rid of them and brought along 3 pistols to shoot. My new Glock G23 Gen 5, my previous carry...
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    04-05-2021, 09:20 PM
    Yes they are! Shot mine today after doing a 3-gun shootout of some .40 S&W pistols, and while it did not shoot as accurate as the .40's, it was still not bad.
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    04-05-2021, 03:50 PM
    Idaho45guy replied to a thread My second bad optic. in Our Town
    I've never been a connoisseur of optics. I wear glasses and am legally blind without them, so anything that lets light through and is clear is good enough for me. But last week when shooting my two .22 rifles side by side to determine which was...
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    04-03-2021, 11:35 PM
    Idaho45guy replied to a thread Thoughts on moving in Our Town
    Yep. Worked in Des Moines in an insurance company and got along great with co-workers. Worked in Pella at both a convenience store and as a Christian radio DJ and couldn't believe the backstabbing hypocrisy. Lived in Grinnell, Marshalltown, and...
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    04-03-2021, 09:54 PM
    Idaho45guy replied to a thread Thoughts on moving in Our Town
    I love the area I grew up in, but it is deteriorating like most places where Californians are flooding into. Median income is under $30k, but the average home price is $330k. That's not right. Californians have moved in and bought up all the...
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    04-03-2021, 05:59 PM
    Idaho45guy replied to a thread Thoughts on moving in Our Town
    Fishing and hunting? Iowa is a joke. You have big deer, but you have to have grown up there in order to get permission from a farmer to hunt his land, and they are figuring out that they can charge big money to get to the big bucks. Same with...
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    04-03-2021, 03:59 AM
    Idaho45guy replied to a thread Thoughts on moving in Our Town
    I hear you. I grew up in the Northwest, though on the other side of the state. I have lived in Iowa, about three hours from the Yankton area. I have also lived in Arizona, Tennessee, California, Boise, ID, Whidbey Island, WA, and Kauai, HI. My...
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    04-02-2021, 06:30 PM
    Idaho45guy replied to a thread My second bad optic. in Our Town
    If you watched the video of me trying to sort it out, you would see that I was able to look through the mount rail and co-witness the factory open sights. With the Venom sighted to POA, the factory sights matched where the red dot was. Fire a...
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    04-02-2021, 02:40 AM
    Bought a Vortex Venom red dot sight to mount on my Henry rifle and was having a heck of a time getting it sighted in. Finally figured out that it was changing the POI on it's own and randomly every couple of shots or so. Thought Vortex was an...
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    04-02-2021, 12:27 AM
    Me and my girlfriend at the Glamis Sand Dunes a couple of weeks ago. 40+ mph winds. Not a good day for driving on the dunes.
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    04-01-2021, 03:26 PM
    And since Ruger typically sells over 1 million firearms per year, that means that over 50,000 consumers received a defective firearm last year. And that's only the ones that noticed the defect, or bothered to return their firearms. I wish...
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    03-31-2021, 11:17 PM
    I was told at the time by my supervisor that the NH plant was union and a completely different world. He said guys hired there started at $18 an hour compared to my $12 an hour. I saw Ruger QC first-hand. I was machining sights for the...
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    03-31-2021, 10:21 PM
    Today, tried the same recipe in my carry pistol, a Sig P365 with night sights. It was a stark contrast in how bad my eyes are with open sights compared to using the red dot. Plus, the best group the Glock gets is an inch at 25 yards. The best the...
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    03-31-2021, 04:08 PM
    Ironic... I sighted in my Ruger 10/22 yesterday and tried to figure out what ammo it liked. At 25 yards, it liked the CCI Stingers, and at 55 yards, it liked the CCI Mini-Mags.
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    03-30-2021, 08:23 PM
    Put the red dot back on my Glock G19 and grabbed a load that I put together using RMR 147gr bullets and 3.5 grains of TiteGroup. Red dot sighted in, but the Glock did not like that recipe at all...
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    03-30-2021, 03:18 PM
    I worked for Ruger in their Prescott, AZ plant for a few months back in 2012. I was going through a divorce and getting ready to move from AZ to ID, so I quit my high-stress corporate insurance job in favor of something blue-collar and low-stress....
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    03-30-2021, 05:24 AM
    Ended up going with 24 grains of Lil' Gun behind 260 grain cast boolits. Little hot, but we'll see how they shoot if the wind cooperates.
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    03-29-2021, 10:31 PM
    Noticed last night at work that this site was acting funny. Slow to load pages and posts. Thought maybe my internet usage was being monitored. Now today at home, it is still slow, and is acting really strange with extreme lag times. Anyone...
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    03-29-2021, 10:27 PM
    Idaho45guy replied to a thread Is everyone ok? in Our Town
    60+mph winds and rain and snow last night. Power out all over the region and multiple trees down and instances of flooding. I drove to town to pick up pizza in the middle of it and had to dodge a few branches in the road... Funny how we...
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    03-29-2021, 10:08 PM
    Hogdon site shows a load for 250-grain using Lil' Gun that is min 23.5 grains and max of 25.5 grains and a velocity of 1410 fps out of a 7" barrel. However, the bullet listed is a Hornady XTP J-Word. Not sure what amount I should use for cast...
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    03-29-2021, 09:53 PM
    Was able to grab another pound of Lil' Gun today, so would like to work up loads using it if appropriate.
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    03-29-2021, 09:18 PM
    Stopped by the LGS and was pleasantly surprised to find Lil' Gun and Trail Boss powder available. Was also surprised to see the brand new S&W Shield Plus 9mm on the shelf... This is supposedly S&W's answer to the Hellcat and P365 and holds...
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    03-29-2021, 09:00 PM
    I've been carrying my P365 for a year now. Started out as a TacPac model, which was all black with 2 12-round magazines and a manual safety. Found the grip to be the perfect length with the 12-round magazine, but was a little thin for my larger...
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About Idaho45guy
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Been hunting and shooting since I was 12 years old and am now an old fart at 52.
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Idaho/Washington border
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Love the outdoors! Love guns, knives, off-roading, horses, camping, and everything manly.
Occupation:
Corporate Security.

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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
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