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  • DHS Denies Ammo Purchases Aimed at Civilians

    04/26/2013 9:38:05 AM PDT · 31 of 42
    UPcrawfish to fulltlt

    RE: your misfires on .22 rounds... I am seeing that occur occasionally with my BSA Rifle Shooting MB training. We shoot single shot bolt action rifles. Trigger pull / ‘click’/ count to ‘30’ / extract / confirm firing pin strike / rotate cartridge 90 degrees and reload - fires..... What is happening is in the manufacturing process. The primer media is not getting distributed evenly in the rim and you have a void. The round is only ‘slightly defective’. If, after a second or third ‘misfire’. Destroy the cartridge.

  • Can anyone beat the NRA?

    03/27/2013 8:00:00 AM PDT · 50 of 57
    UPcrawfish to Terry L Smith
    “I have yet, to see one of those organizations provide a historical view of American firearms, and teach firearm safety, and marksmanship (which might be still a Scout badge), to our future generations.”

    Mr. Smith, regarding your comment about Scouts and shooting sports... The Rifle Shooting Merit Badge and Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge are quite alive and well in the Boy Scout program. I am an NRA Training Counselor and MB Instructor for my council's summer camp shooting program. We will see almost 1,000 youth come thru the MB programs this summer, some of whom have never handled a firearm before - and may never again, but they will learn SAFETY - Knowledge - Skills and a proper Attitude when they finish the course. The kids are taught using the NRA First Steps training supplemented with BSA specific requirements.
    The kids want to learn - we have to give them the opportunity....

  • Reid Goes Shooting While Palin In Town, But GMA Calls Him 'Man In The Cross-Hairs'

    03/28/2010 8:16:44 AM PDT · 18 of 32
    UPcrawfish to BigSkyFreeper

    Staged ? of course..
    Doesn’t know how to hold the firearm properly.. Agreed
    Firearm appears to be bolt action shotgun (no rear sight - small bead on muzzle end)
    Video shows high/low trap house in background. A trap shoot ongoing that handlers found and used as a photo-op backdrop.

  • Professor's arrest roils Alabama campus after shootings

    02/14/2010 9:48:23 AM PST · 44 of 51
    UPcrawfish to El Gato
    Concurring with El Gato’s comments.. link below spells out the process. Anyone that passes the NICS check can purchase rifle/shotgun/hand gun in Alabama. You must have a “permit to carry” before you wander about armed.
  • Official: Fort Hood shooting suspect not dead

    11/05/2009 8:55:55 PM PST · 33 of 67
    UPcrawfish to freekitty

    My comments from anotehr thread....

    1) At this time, No one knows or has reported what make/model of pistols the shooter used.
    2) Let us assume that he had 2 Beretta M9 - 9MM military issue pistols.
    3) Beretta M9 uses a 15 rd dbl stack magazine.
    4) Two gun w/1 magazine each = 30 rds. 2 magazines each pistol = 60 rds. continue the math.
    5) Magazine drop/reload = 3 to 5 seconds..
    6) volume of targets in close confine area..

    There were a lot of deaths and injuries. But, there could have been more had it not been for the response of the civilian PD.

  • One Unhinged Muslim & One Incompetent General

    11/05/2009 8:46:06 PM PST · 51 of 142
    UPcrawfish to SwaggerStick
    1) At this time, No one know what make/model of pistols the shooter used.
    2) Let us assume that he had 2 Beretta M9 - 9MM military issue pistols.
    3) Beretta M9 uses a 15 rd dbl stack magazine.
    4) Two gun w/1 magazine each = 30 rds. 2 magazines each pistol = 60 rds. continue the math.
    5) Magazine drop/reload = 3 to 5 seconds..
    6) volume of targets in close confine area..

    There were a lot of deaths and injuries. But, there could have been more had it not been for the response of the civilian PD.

  • Official: US ship in scrape now has armed escort

    03/12/2009 12:48:34 PM PDT · 58 of 108
    UPcrawfish to al baby

    Why ?? You reload ???

  • 2 killings still under investigation

    02/07/2009 1:56:38 PM PST · 31 of 78
    UPcrawfish to Drew68
    Update on original posting from the County Attorney...

    Prosecutor Says Omaha Shooting was Justified
    Posted: 4:59 PM Jan 16, 2009
    Last Updated: 4:59 PM Jan 16, 2009
    Reporter: KOLN/KGIN

    Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine says the owner of Midwest Grillz and Jewelry in Omaha shot and killed two people, but calls the shooting justified.

    Sixteen-year-old Marcel Davis and 29-year-old Willie Wakefield were found dead inside the store. A third person, 22-year-old Brandon Boyce was shot in the abdomen.

    Davis and Wakefield went to Midwest Grillz at 62nd and Ames late Tuesday to pick up some gold plated teeth. Kleine says Wakefield was upset about the “grills.” He pulled a 9mm gun and fired two shots at store owner Andre McKesson.

    Kleine says McKesson returned fire with an SKS rifle; getting off more than a dozen shots. 16-year-old Marcel Davis was not armed.

    Police are still looking for a fourth witness to the shooting. According to Kleine, investigators have been told varying stories about what happened. At this time, he is not pressing any charges against Andre McKesson.

    Count the number of parties involved
    1 = Store owner
    2 & 3 inside store for ‘grillz’
    4 = just outside door - late evening
    5 = “witness” police are looking for (aka as the “DRIVER” of the vehicle they arrived in)

    To enter store, you must be ‘buzzed in’..
    Once inside, an argument ensued about grillz, payment already received for said grillz and no delivery, and from here it goes downhill. Allegedly, one of the 2 inside pulled a handgun - owner fired back - party outside tried to get in - owner may think he is armed, coming to assist - driver hits the gas and is long gone...

    Typical night in North Omaha...

  • Would Your House Survive a Nuclear War - USE MAP TO FIND OUT!

    12/26/2008 1:08:58 PM PST · 79 of 92
    UPcrawfish to BunnySlippers

    Crispy critters all over around here.....
    Offutt AFB, Bellevue, Nebraska
    Ground zero on anyone’s hit list...
    May see the light - beyond that, I will see “THE Light”...

  • Looking for a small, reliable pistol/sidearm for a lady

    12/07/2008 7:24:22 PM PST · 39 of 112
    UPcrawfish to Mamzelle
    Not knowing your general location, I would suggest that first, you find a shooting range or good sized gun shop that has a variety of hand guns. Handle the guns for fit/feel. At the range, you should be able to rent an assortment of handguns for a test firing period.

    For a beginner, I strongly recommend that you lean toward a revolver. You pull the trigger - it goes boom... No slides to deal with - no barrels to ‘tip up’..

    As a sample, Ruger SP101 models have small grips. They come chambered for .357 (shoot .38’s for lower recoil) and come in an assortment of barrel lengths. They have a new chambering for a .327 round.

    Are you going to carry? Y/N
    How are you going to carry? purse/pocket/belt
    Home defense?
    Children in home?

    A lot of things to consider.......

  • GOP Looks to Louisiana's Governor ("Next Reagan-Obama"?)

    12/02/2008 8:33:43 PM PST · 133 of 133
    UPcrawfish to Melas
    “”My step-daughter went to LSU””

    My wife graduated from LSU. I vaguely remember going to a few football games.... Folks figured I was having too much fun so they brought me closer to home - Northwestern at Natchitoches..

  • GOP Looks to Louisiana's Governor ("Next Reagan-Obama"?)

    11/30/2008 11:34:33 AM PST · 120 of 133
    UPcrawfish to Melas

    Yeah, anyone born in Baton Rouge is suspect. /sarcasm

    To many people, ANYONE born in Louisiana was born in a “foreign country”.... ;>)

  • I am Buying Handguns and Need Some Recomendations

    11/29/2008 3:24:36 PM PST · 175 of 262
    UPcrawfish to Chickensoup

    Once you can get to a gun shop (don’t have to buy there), handle as many hand guns as you like. You will want to make sure the grip is comfortable. You have got to be able to control the handgun. It will do no good if you fire one round and then have to look for the gun on the floor in the dark because it “jumped” out of your hand.

    If you are looking at a semi automatic, make sure you can work the slide.

    The Ruger SP101 comes in a hammerless, double action, .357, 5 shot revolver. Shorter bbl and good for concealed carry.

    Someone earlier mentioned a shotgun. Depending upon your physical stature, a 20 gauge Youth model pump (Rem 870 / Mossberg 500) may be adequate. Loads of dbl “OO” or #2’s would be a good hallway cleaner. Shorter bbl would be easier to manuever in a home situation and it could be fired with out a consious effort to ‘aim’. Rack the slide and listen for feet going away..

  • I am Buying Handguns and Need Some Recomendations

    11/29/2008 3:11:11 PM PST · 161 of 262
    UPcrawfish to Chickensoup

    you commented about the ability to find instructors and/or ranges in the ‘hinterlands’ might be an issue.

    Could you narrow that area down a bit, we might be able to give you specific names/places?...

  • I WANT TO LIVE (terrorist from Mumbai train station captured alive)

    11/29/2008 1:57:16 PM PST · 95 of 119
    UPcrawfish to Cacique

    “”I say let him live, long enough to drop him into a tank of Piranhas. That should be fun to watch.””

    Just lower, slowly. Dropping would be too quick.

  • I WANT TO LIVE (terrorist from Mumbai train station captured alive)

    11/29/2008 1:50:11 PM PST · 92 of 119
    UPcrawfish to slnk_rules

    sent you a pvt msg...

  • I WANT TO LIVE (terrorist from Mumbai train station captured alive)

    11/29/2008 11:26:10 AM PST · 43 of 119
    UPcrawfish to slnk_rules

    uhhh, might want to review that link you posted.

    The “1,000 round drum” is for an AirSoft gun. It shoots BB sized plastic pellets. If it held 1,000 rounds of AK47 ammo you would need a 2 wheeled cart to carry the gun and ammo around..

  • Recommended Gun List for Freepers (Vanity)

    11/09/2008 10:38:43 PM PST · 86 of 196
    UPcrawfish to SoftwareEngineer

    A fairly inclusive website for anything “shooting”. Every manufacturer site - accessory sites - everything you may need..

  • Ok folks, now we need to start buying guns while we can..I need help

    11/04/2008 7:47:29 PM PST · 26 of 60
    UPcrawfish to steve0
    Rem 870 is a pump as is the Mossberg 500. Both can be retrofitted with extended magazine tubes. A pump will slow you down and you have a more controlled situation without the fast expenditure of ammunition. The sound of a pump shotgun racking a round into the chamber is quite a sobering sound in the darkness for someone who is not where they are supposed to be.
  • Ok folks, now we need to start buying guns while we can..I need help

    11/04/2008 7:37:40 PM PST · 16 of 60
    UPcrawfish to Armedanddangerous

    Good place to look for magazines - all makes and models..

    p99 mags about $30.00

  • Tornado Strikes Scout Camp - Large Emergency Response

    06/14/2008 8:48:48 PM PDT · 325 of 326
    UPcrawfish to All

    Pahuk Pride is the Mid America Council name for the NYLT course. Camp Cedars in Cedar Bluff Nebraska and Little Sioux Scout Ranch have areas that have been identified as encampments of the Pahuk Clan of the Sioux, hence the relation and name of the program.

    Here is a link to the 2007 flyer for the program. It is an intense leadership program aimed at the ‘best of the best’.

    I have been a Scout leader since my son was a Tiger Cub. He is now 26 and an Eagle. I am currently the summer camp director for Camp Cedars here in Nebraska. We were under the same storm that struck LSSR on Wednesday night. I have 2 staffers for my camp that were released to staff the camp at LSSR. Families of both scouts have contacted me to tell me they were coming back to camp Sunday, after they collected their equipment and new uniforms from the Scout Center. They lost everything... Council is outfitting them tomorrow as well as the other scouts that were there.

    Keep us all in your prayers..... We have been receiving offers of help in many forms from around the world...

    Scouting is a Worldwide program and your family is everytwhere....

  • Obama: Ill equipped US Soldiers resort to using Talbian equipment in Afganistan

    02/22/2008 8:23:10 AM PST · 48 of 186
    UPcrawfish to Renegade
    AK47 fires a 7.62 x 39mm cartridge
    M-16 fires a 5.56 x 45mm cartridge
    They are not interchangeable. US troops are not opposed to acquiring combatants firearms and using them against the enemy. AK makes an entirely different sound when firing as opposed to the M16...
  • One Gun Dealer, Two Campus Massacres

    02/17/2008 8:16:27 AM PST · 46 of 74
    UPcrawfish to UPcrawfish

    dropped “sarc” between the and tag....

  • One Gun Dealer, Two Campus Massacres

    02/17/2008 8:14:06 AM PST · 45 of 74
    UPcrawfish to org.whodat
    Oh, sorry, must have missed the tag...
  • One Gun Dealer, Two Campus Massacres

    02/17/2008 8:09:28 AM PST · 42 of 74
    UPcrawfish to org.whodat
    Glock, as well as some other manufacturers DO offer a 33 round mag... It would be quite unwieldly in your holster though!

  • Cajuns fete Carnival with pig slaughter

    02/03/2008 12:29:58 PM PST · 50 of 63
    UPcrawfish to neodad
    cracklins - good stuff. mix a good batch of cracklins that still have a good bit of meat on the fat into a cornbread batter - voila - cracklin cornbread. Best I can do to get that flavor, marooned up here in Nebraska, is to mix a measure of real bacon bits into my cornbread from time to time.

    Although not born into the ‘culture’, my birth in Louisiana and many years afterwards brought me much pleasure as I embraced the people of south Louisiana and their culture.

    laisser les bon temps rouler = let the good times roll....

  • Teacher: Flight to Mexico was boy's idea (Update to Teacher having sex with Student story)

    12/11/2007 3:04:37 PM PST · 20 of 27
    UPcrawfish to Aaron0617

    it’s up for debate whether he was really a child.
    wonder if the lawyers have the facts to back that up.

    Debate is still open....
    Davis is telling anyone who will listen that the boy does have a 2-yr old child.

    A new attorney entered the game yesterday, AMY PECK, on the side of the youth, pro bono.. Claims the photos that are being show of the youth and a child purported to be his, is actually his younger brother.. BUT, she does not back up her claim either. She is also working the ‘visa’ angle hard to get him back in the country where he can testify and then, I suspect, once that is done, he and the whole family climb into their vehicle and disappear in a cloud of dust.

    Davis offers no proof of his being older than what the Mexican govt and his family have provided which claims he is 13..

    Woman even had her own children up there for the news conference to show her “13” yr old and how “small and vulnerable” he was. Kid sure looked impressed being used as an example.

  • Boy Scouts Lose Philadelphia Lease in Gay-Rights Fight

    12/06/2007 1:03:47 PM PST · 85 of 159
    UPcrawfish to passionfruit

    As an active Scouter in the midwest, I thank you for all you do to support the Scouts in your area. There are many people out there like you that just “do what needs to be done”...

    Thank you....

  • Omaha Mall Shooting .. Vanity Post

    12/06/2007 12:44:55 PM PST · 125 of 159
    UPcrawfish to Aliska

    “”Why don’t they have metal detectors at the malls? They do last I knew at the main place I buy groceries and another supermarket in a fringe part of town, couldn’t miss them, had to walk through a metal hoop every time you entered the store. I don’t know how well they work, but that made me feel a little safer, although I don’t spook that easily, and it could give you a false sense of security.””

    aliska, I think you will find that the devices you describe are not “incoming metal detectors”.. Rather, they are outgoing security tag alerters. If you have not had the security tag removed or disabled, the passage by/thru the detector will set off alarms.. A theft preventer..

    How could you get the shopping carts past these devices w/o setting off the alarm every time one went by??

  • HIV-Positive Boy Scout Troop Leader Sentenced For Sex With Teen

    10/29/2007 4:40:12 PM PDT · 26 of 88
    UPcrawfish to Malacoda
    “Former Boy Scout troop leader “...
    Headline leads one to believe the is a “current BSA Leader”.
    Body of story states he is a “former” BSA Leader..
    When did the transition take place and why??
    Did the BSA become aware of his predilections for young boys and can his azz from being a Scout Leader.
    Curious Scout Leader wants to know ....
  • U.S. Attorney Letter To Bloomberg ĎA Significant Victory,í Says SAF

    02/09/2007 5:09:55 PM PST · 25 of 29
    UPcrawfish to EdReform
    Is there a compiled list of those mayors who have joined Bloomberg's little cabal? It might be a fitting touch for Freeper's that are under the specter of these mayors to do a little 'informational mailing' of this to make sure they are current on the events.
  • Medal Shortage (An incensed Vietnam Vet blasts the Pentagon)

    02/02/2007 5:05:08 PM PST · 12 of 27
    UPcrawfish to PAR35
    PAR35, A little clarification.. Max Cleland was awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star for actions in the Khe Shah valley on/near April 4. The incident with the grenade occured on 8 April as he exited a helicopter. The grenade fell off of a troopers web gear and Cleland reached down to pick it up, thinking it was his. It blew up in his face resulting in the loss of 3 limbs. I don't believe he got anything for the grenade incident other than severly injured.
  • [Nebraska] Police Arrest [Illegal Alien] On Charge Of Impersonating Officer (Dash Cam Included)

    01/12/2007 9:54:57 AM PST · 26 of 29
    UPcrawfish to nckerr
    A few things that did not make the local TV report...
    Subject could barely speak English when interviewed by another local TV station.
    Search of police records showed that the subject had been stopped and cited 6 previous times for driving w/o a license.
    Bought the flashing blue lights at a local auto parts store.
    Area where 'stop' occurred is very dark and rural for the most part - not a good place to be pulled over.

    Sad to say, I am starting to learn more Spanish... seems most of the contract housekeeping crew at my employment is of 'foreign origin'. The crew leader is an African-American woman who has been there for years and is having to learn Spanish just to keep her crew pointed in the right direction.. She tells us it's hard for someone in her age group (late 50's) to adjust.. They are good workers - she just has to keep on her toes so they don't mix the wrong two cleaners together and gas all of us..
  • Concealed Carry Confusion (NE)

    01/05/2007 11:52:49 AM PST · 15 of 16
    UPcrawfish to Shooter 2.5

    Photoshop.... a stock photo of downtown skyline at night.. with a pose of a shooter at a local gun range.
    Stupid but effective way to slant the coverage for the uninformed who would easily make that connection.
    That's not to say that you made that connection.. ;<)

  • Concealed Carry Confusion (NE)

    01/05/2007 2:52:45 AM PST · 12 of 16
    UPcrawfish to El Gato

    City Of OMAHA requires registration for handgun if you reside in the city limits. I can go anywhere in the state with my "permit to purchase" card and buy a handgun and, since I reside inside Omaha, I'm 'supposed' to take the firearm to the OPD and register once it is in my possession.

    If I purchase from a dealer inside Omaha, they will not deliver said firearm until I have taken the bill of sale to the OPD - registered - and then they will deliver upon return.

    Don't like any of it...

    As far as the "confusion"... this is an individual thing.. I would say 99% of everyone interested in CCW knows what the requirements are.. They are posted on the NSP web in very plain language. The state is dragging their feet on the certification of instructors, however. Seems the only ones certified so far are retired law officers.. ???

  • Family Speaks Out About Cub Scout's Death

    12/05/2006 6:44:23 PM PST · 10 of 28
    UPcrawfish to Coleus

    From BSA National Standards / SAFETY.....

    "Parade Floats and Hayrides
    The BSA rule prohibiting the transportation of passengers in the backs of trucks or on trailers may be tempered for parade floats or hayrides, provided that the following points are strictly followed to prevent injuries:

    1. Transportation to and from the parade or hayride site is not allowed on the truck or trailer.

    2. Those persons riding, whether seated or standing, must be able to hold on to something stationary.

    3. Legs should not hang over the side.

    4. Flashing lights must illuminate a vehicle used for a hayride after dark, or the vehicle must be followed by a vehicle with flashing lights."

    Looks like the local Scout folks have some explaining to do if requirements #2 and/or #3 were not complied with...

  • Major (storm) Damage in St Louis, Missouri - buildings down

    07/20/2006 5:40:50 AM PDT · 101 of 103
    UPcrawfish to silentknight
    Here's my .02 worth....
    The MacArthur Bridge, downtown St. Louis has 2 railroad main tracks to cross the Mississippi River from East St. Louis to St. Louis. A Union Pacific train of 133 empty coal cars and 3 locomotives was stopped on top of the bridge on the north track. Rear end was in Illinois - head end was in Missouri. Straight line winds from the north came basically 'down the river' and blew over 42 of the 133 cars.

    Now, these cars, when empty have what we call a "blow-over" speed. That is, if the winds reach certain criteria levels that equal or exceed the 'blow-over' speed of the cars.. we stop the trains... The 'blow-over' speed for this train was 70 mph.. The likelyhood that wind speeds reached or exceeded 70 mph is quite probable..

    We will be re-railing cars off the bridge ALL day....
  • Surge in Freight Business Strains Railroads

    07/07/2006 11:15:03 AM PDT · 28 of 28
    UPcrawfish to Tammy8
    Tammy8... Rough $$ figure budgeted for track/bridge construction in 2006 Sunset Corridor is $46 million. Approx same amount was budgeted in 2005 and will likely be on line for '07 costs..
  • Surge in Freight Business Strains Railroads

    07/04/2006 8:39:06 PM PDT · 26 of 28
    UPcrawfish to Tammy8

    Yup... Called the Sunset Route from the old SP. Lordsburg Sub from El Paso to Tucson.

    There are a number of sidings which are being connected and as they are connected, it now becomes a second main track.

    On an average day, right now - without any "events" which would impact operations, we are averaging 50-55 trains a day in that corridor. As more single track is turned into double track the volumes will increase..

    Most of the old bridges out there were creosote piling type design.. Those are being replaced with pre-stressed concrete and some steel.

    Trying to keep up with the demand.... I'll have to dig around and see if there is number associated with the cost of this corridor alone. We are doing the same thing on a couple more primary routes. We even have triple track in some locations...

  • Surge in Freight Business Strains Railroads

    07/04/2006 3:38:33 PM PDT · 19 of 28
    UPcrawfish to Tammy8

    What's your general area that UP is woking track? We have projects going on in a lot of places right now.

    A little Union Pacific info....
    Route Miles - 32,400
    Employees - 50,000 (and HIRING)
    Payroll - $3.6 Billion
    Purchases - $3.9 Billion
    Locomotives - 8,000 (new $$$ 2.5 million each)
    Freight cars - 107,000

    Increased volumes with out increased capacity results in slower transit times. Shippers want "overnight" door to door service but sometimes you just don't get what you want. More main line tracks - more capacity in the major yards, employees with a good work ethic (good 1/3 of the train and engine svc employees "took" the holiday "off").. no employee - no trains move. At 400am this morning we have over 200 trains laid down, over 50 were waiting for a crew to mark up or get rested to run.. They are coming back now but slowly..

  • Woman denied membership in all-male Elks Club

    04/19/2006 2:10:54 PM PDT · 50 of 74
    UPcrawfish to fish hawk

    She's too old to be an EAGLE Scout and then there's that 'gender' thing again.. OH, wait - that's not what you were talking about.. NEXT....

  • Woman denied membership in all-male Elks Club

    04/19/2006 2:08:26 PM PDT · 47 of 74
    UPcrawfish to keat
    The ELKS Lodge which I have been a member of for 12 years now began admitting women about 6 years ago as full members. (hey, they let me in, requirements can't be too strict)

    The first women admitted were wives of members who had been officers in the Womens Auxiliary know as "The Does".

    The Does had their own rituals and procedures separate and apart from the ELKS. Since then, women had been admitted from outside the Does and have held the highest positions within the Lodge... FREE SPEECH - FREE ASSOCIATION - SECRET BALLOTS - What more can you ask for??
  • At 41, off to basic training

    04/11/2006 7:19:16 PM PDT · 16 of 18
    UPcrawfish to SnuffaBolshevik
    WHOA... I was born and raised in Louisiana and spent a few long days at POLK back in the late '60's... That spray had to be some major bug killer to get rid of a Louisiana cockroach.. They are so big, we could glue threads on their backs and have them pull little chariots and race them..
    By the way... Thanks for serving..
  • House and Senate Override Governor Sebelius' Veto: Kansas Passes Right-to-Carry

    03/23/2006 1:57:55 PM PST · 5 of 61
    UPcrawfish to neverdem


  • Freeper Research Project - Freeper Personalities: Results!

    02/26/2006 12:03:26 PM PST · 237 of 591
    UPcrawfish to Alamo-Girl

    UPCrawfish = ISTJ 33 - 25 - 62 - 11 Inspector Guardian,
    Director Network Operations - Union Pacific Railroad

  • 9th circuit hears Boy Scouts case

    02/20/2006 12:31:09 PM PST · 34 of 47
    UPcrawfish to chainsaw
    PHILMONT... Cimmeron New Mexico

    Premier outdoor Scouting experience. 10's of thousands of acres in the Sangre De Christo Mtn range. (OH, that translates to "Blood Of Christ" dosen't it?) Land was donated by the Phillips family to the Boy Scouts in perpetuity.

    My troop has used 'phone-bank and speed dials" to get on the list for "next years" slots. Usually treks are filled within minutes of the opening for the seasons reservations.
  • Anyone watching the press conference about the accidental shooting in Texas?

    02/13/2006 12:19:39 PM PST · 375 of 468
    UPcrawfish to tsmith130

    A few points to cover for general information before things get too far off tilt..

    Every hunter (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must successfully complete a Hunter Education Training Course.

    All persons on public hunting lands (state, national forests, and grasslands) during daylight hours when hunting with firearms is permitted must wear at least 400 square inches of hunter orange material with orange headgear, and at least 144 square inches appearing on both chest and back.

    Exempt from these requirements are:
    persons hunting turkey, migratory birds, alligators, or desert bighorn sheep;
    persons within the enclosed passenger compartment of a motor vehicle; or
    persons within a designated campground, designated vehicle parking area, designated boat launching facility, or departmental check station.

    From a personal side... You hunt quail with small shot - 7 - 7 1/2 - 8 size, very small. Any larger that 7 (6-5-4 = duck) and you tear up the bird too badly. "BB" size.. - you are talking about geese. Would never be used on a quail.


  • report: HUNDREDS turned away as Ann Coulter ENERGIZES packed house at Loyola Marymount - PHOTOS!

    01/21/2006 9:21:07 AM PST · 61 of 159
    UPcrawfish to RegulatorCountry
    Carville's 'lovely' choice of evening attire is possibly a throw back to his multiple years as an undergraduate student at LSU (Louisiana State University) and his proximity to what used to be New Orleans and Mardis Gras.

    The colors of purple, green and gold are the traditional colors of Mardis Gras.

    Kind of tacky for the person / place and purpose of the function.. At least a sport coat and shirt if not a tie..
  • TOTAL VANITY: Need Advice on Hunting Rifles

    01/07/2006 8:34:36 AM PST · 172 of 200
    UPcrawfish to Junior_G
    There has been a fountain of information here for you to digest so far... Take your time and go thru the postings. Compile the information as to caliber - costs - brands - models. Once this information is ready, then go and do some "looking". While looking, do not hesitate to "shoulder" the rifle. See how it "fits". It must be easy to mount to the shoulder and not require a lot of "adjusting" before you are ready to shoot. Some shots in the field require quick response and you don't have a lot of time to "get ready" to shoot.

    Major sporting goods stores in your area should offer good prices on a larger variety of firearms. Wal-Mart will offer lower prices on combination packages (gun-scope) but on fewer choices..

    Wal-Mart, as mentioned, carries Winchester - Remington - Weatherby brands in standard calibers. .243-.270-30.06

    Last purchase I made of centerfire rifle was a Winchester model 70 in .270 with a 3x9 scope for under $400.00 at a Wal-Mart. With my son behind the lens, it will drive tacks at 100 yds and at 200 yrds, you can cover the holes with a silver dollar. We do our deer hunting here in eastern Nebraska and most of our shots are somewhat open terrain of 100 to 200 yds.

    IF you are going to go for elk or larger, then as recommended earlier, a 30.06 would be my suggested minimum.

    Consider the terrain you will hunt. Will the shots be mostly "long" 100 yds plus, or short, under 100 yds? Under 100 yds and a lever action "brush gun" such as the 30-30 might be the best bet (with a scope). Over 100yrds, then a bolt action with a scope may be the better choice.

    Way too much info.... sorry for running on.. Good hunting.

    Remember practice - practice - practice.. You owe it to your quarry for a quick, clean kill...
  • Poodle Survives Eight Days After Crash

    12/29/2005 1:09:58 PM PST · 41 of 42
    UPcrawfish to calex59

    Sent the article to our PR dept (UPRR). He is doing a little research to find out who the employees are. Alway nice to recognize good deeds.