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What's everyone been up to in the interim? #211029 10/26/2021 1:37 AM
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Well, guys, what have y'all been up to this late summer/early fall? Got any new purchases to show off? Any kills that you haven't been able to post?


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Re: What's everyone been up to in the interim? [Re: Chance Weldon] #211032 10/26/2021 2:44 AM
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just posted some pics


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Re: What's everyone been up to in the interim? [Re: Chance Weldon] #211033 10/26/2021 2:49 AM
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[Linked Image from hosting.photobucket.com] Found this S&W 357 for a good price...


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Re: What's everyone been up to in the interim? [Re: jamesfromjersey] #211034 10/26/2021 2:51 AM
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don`t know I that`s the correct model designation....


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Re: What's everyone been up to in the interim? [Re: Chance Weldon] #211044 10/28/2021 4:58 PM
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I haven't done anything at all to prepare for this fall. It's purely shameful. I may try to blood the 6.5JDJ barrel I got from James.

Re: What's everyone been up to in the interim? [Re: Chance Weldon] #211045 10/28/2021 11:39 PM
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Well, after it looked like y’all fell off the earth I began to doubt it was round after all. I found the site again quite by accident and couldn’t even remember my password. After I rumbled and stumbled awhile I slid in the back door, or was it the side door ? Anyway, I’m back !

Re: What's everyone been up to in the interim? [Re: Chance Weldon] #211061 11/02/2021 2:10 PM
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Been quite busy.
Glad the place is back up and running. Though, I only found it by googling Handgun Hunter in a search since the old link was dead. Lucked out. Good to see you guys again.


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Re: What's everyone been up to in the interim? [Re: Chance Weldon] #211090 11/05/2021 11:26 PM
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Just found you guys again last night!!!

Re: What's everyone been up to in the interim? [Re: Chance Weldon] #211096 11/08/2021 5:33 PM
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Have been getting the dreaded 404 message for do long my link is wasted. Then it took me 3 days to remember my password ... the e mail associated with this account is long gone . Need to change it somehow .
Went on the annual pig hunt with Racksmasher in October
,as always a good time . Fun guns are almost impossible to find up here in comme ny. Have been doing a little reloading 2 weeks until gun season. Glad the site is back up


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Re: What's everyone been up to in the interim? [Re: Chance Weldon] #211098 11/09/2021 4:42 PM
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So great to see this site back up and running. I got over my cold-turkey withdrawal symptoms from the site going down a while ago, but I was checking the link regularly for several months.

I spend a lot more time shooting iron sight revolvers this summer in hopes of taking a deer this fall with iron sights and my RH 45 colt/acp, but unfortunately the component shortage put the kibosh on that. I ended up taking my 454 SRH out and missing a rushed long shot on a small buck actively chasing a doe last weekend. The next morning I had my 30-30 contender in my hand when I had a quick 30yd shot on a big bodied spike buck that connected. I need to get some meat in the freezer before I go back to the iron sights. Work travel through most of October interrupted my pre-season range time which didn't help the situation either.

Re: What's everyone been up to in the interim? [Re: Chance Weldon] #211102 11/10/2021 9:30 PM
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I have been staying busy with retirement- i found out that everyone thinks that means you have nothing to do. Actually been traveling for my job as a security trainer. casting some bullets when time allows and built an osage selfbow for a buddy of mine. duck hunting filled september and october and now pheasant and archery bow hunting. Working up some 44 special loads for an upcoming flattop purchase and finally got the Rockwell laminate stock for my striker rebarrel to 358 win. i also had been checking on the site regularly but found it by accident.
Is there anyway to notify all the former users by an email with the new link to get the gang back together?


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Re: What's everyone been up to in the interim? [Re: Chance Weldon] #211107 11/12/2021 10:55 AM
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Myself and Tracker went to the wilderness, I picked up a new Encore ,30/06, 15”, and a Contender in 357 Mag, our gun season opens in 2 weeks. I hope everyone has been wall.

Re: What's everyone been up to in the interim? [Re: Chance Weldon] #211118 11/15/2021 2:38 AM
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Nice to see things back up on here . I am happy to report that after all these years i finally got a deer with a handgun! Opening morning ended 8:30 with a doe. Sbh 44 made it happen at 53 yrds !

Re: What's everyone been up to in the interim? [Re: Chance Weldon] #211123 11/18/2021 12:20 AM
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Congratulations on your Deer!

Re: What's everyone been up to in the interim? [Re: Chance Weldon] #211124 11/18/2021 2:50 AM
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Practice with G40 and FF3 since i missed with open sights late last year plus warming up 686-7 with 7.5 inch barrel( new to me). 185 FNGC from Veral- if 4 inch can do it the long barrel should too; glad to see the forum back


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Re: What's everyone been up to in the interim? [Re: Chance Weldon] #211167 12/08/2021 12:15 AM
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Built some more guns and bought some more guns. I don't remember if I posted the last kills but I'll dig them up.


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Re: What's everyone been up to in the interim? [Re: Chance Weldon] #211183 12/10/2021 4:16 AM
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Just found things up and running now. What a pleasure to see this operational again.

Been selling off contender barrels and taking the FA 83 I’m .454 for walks during deer and the PA bear season. No luck.

Look forward to seeing how everyone lease has fared.

John

Re: What's everyone been up to in the interim? [Re: Chance Weldon] #211201 12/16/2021 12:29 AM
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Just got back on tonight. 12-15 -21 ..Got my buck during modern gun 30-06 15 in Encore. Now its late Muzzle loader season and my wife is still trying to fill her tag . She is seeing lots of deer, just not the RIGHT DEER.


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I’ve been playing with long range rifles the past few years which is why I’ve been real off and on with this site. I’m swinging back to handguns again now. Screwed up my neck and had surgery but I’ve lost about 50% of the strength in my left arm so I can’t hold up a 10-14lb rifle anymore. I have to shoot a long gun with my left hand under the pistol grip on the stock and my elbow wedged agains my torso. That being said I did manage to take two fall turkeys with my shotgun and filled my doe tag with my 3” GP100. I killed a coyote the other day at 60yds with my iron sighted Super Blackhawk.


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Re: What's everyone been up to in the interim? [Re: Chance Weldon] #211214 12/21/2021 10:30 PM
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Glad the site is back. Thanks.
Been a pretty typical year: 503 groundhogs, 62 deer with handguns, 16" 8 point at 243 yds. with my .300 Whisper & can, 369 rockchucks in ID.
Getting old. Guess I'll have to cut back a little.

Re: What's everyone been up to in the interim? [Re: Chance Weldon] #211227 12/27/2021 2:22 AM
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Finally got my first big game kill with a handgun. Nice bull moose with the 480 SRH.
Picked up a 15" 308 Encore & a Contender with 375 JDJ & 6.5 JDJ SKS barrels.

Been hanging out on the new HHI sight


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Re: What's everyone been up to in the interim? [Re: Chance Weldon] #211374 01/22/2022 6:00 PM
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Glad to see the site is back up, missed the conversations.

Re: What's everyone been up to in the interim? [Re: Chance Weldon] #211377 01/23/2022 3:56 PM
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I've missed this place ... thought it was gone for good!! Very nice to see "familiar faces" for a 600th Post.


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Re: What's everyone been up to in the interim? [Re: Chance Weldon] #211379 01/23/2022 10:51 PM
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Welcome Back!


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Re: What's everyone been up to in the interim? [Re: Chance Weldon] #211380 01/24/2022 3:27 PM
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Another blast from the past dropping in to see what has been going on. It's been at least 5 or 6 years since I'd popped in but a lot of the names I'm seeing are familiar.


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Dan! ……wow. Post some good hunt and life stories.


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Originally Posted by Dan B.
Another blast from the past dropping in to see what has been going on. It's been at least 5 or 6 years since I'd popped in but a lot of the names I'm seeing are familiar.


I have been wondering what you have been up to


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Re: What's everyone been up to in the interim? [Re: KYODE] #211383 01/24/2022 5:35 PM
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Originally Posted by KYODE
Dan! ……wow. Post some good hunt and life stories.


Life stories...I'm older and uglier. Soon to be married for 22yrs...which is amazing considering the whole ugly thing I have going on. But her eyes aren't great so that's in my favor. Oldest kid is trying to pick a college. She's crazy smart which is a blessing and a curse. Everything is easy for her and doors are open in every direction...she's just can't decide which one to pursue. Youngest is in a tech program for machining and loves it. We also bought, built and sold some cars...mainly RWD, V8 Fords...foxbody Mustangs, Fox T-bird, early Rangers. Still have two V8 Rangers, a 1985 387W/C4 and 1986 5.0/T5. Starting on a 1973 TR6 for the wife over the winter.

Hunting stories...since 2015 I've killed almost everything with a high tech stick and string. Even got back into the competition side a little. That was my jam back in the day (1990's)...all I did was shoot competitively. But after about 10yrs I burned out and there were no good local shops. Then in 2014 a great bow shop opened up locally. When I found that out it didn't take but a minute for me to jump back in with both feet. I spend a lot of time there in the winter helping behind the counter, running the range and coaching kids. Our son has turned into quite the archer also. In 2019 the son and I went to WY for antelope (gun). Dad went along, we had an absolutely fantastic time. I've even start flirting with blackpowder over the last couple years as an excuse to spend more time in the woods and extend the season. Took my first flintlock deer on Dec 31, 2020. That had my heart going as much anything!

That's pretty much the highlights. My collection of XP's and T/C's is still intact. Wishing I had picked up some parts for my Competitor before they closed shop. There's been the usual health scare mixed in here and there. A job change that wasn't fun to endure. But we keep marching on. God is good!


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Re: What's everyone been up to in the interim? [Re: Chance Weldon] #211384 01/24/2022 5:58 PM
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Thanks for the update!
Sounds pretty good.


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Yeah …. Thanks dan. I hunted deer a few days this past November. I could have shot a small 8 a couple different times but passed. Had a nice one or two around that did not show…..when i was there. Thats The most I’ve hunted in a few yrs. The 35rem rimmed G2 contender was ready and 30-30 Ackley on deck.

My kids are having kids now. Grandbabies……nothin like em!!


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