Random Thought Thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    ^ Jonny, John's "shot" may have flown over your head :p ;)
     
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  2. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Thanks, I practice with irons more than anything else. Anyone can look through a scope or optic of some kind, and hit their target. Not everyone can hit their target with iron sights though. Shooting irons are one of the most important fundamentals, to help you see the same sight picture every time.
     
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  3. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    once I get my permit, the rifle I want is going to have iron sights. Not sure if I'll be able to afford it now, but I'ma try and swing it if things change the way I'm planning for. We got a freezer and there is a lot of meat running around the hills here. I haven't hunted, but my expectation based on my offtrail pursuits is that you get very little time to react and things are tight and close in the forest. Intuitive shooting seems like a good way to get things done in this neck of the woods, but I might be wrong. Hopefully I'll be able to report back one way or the other soon(ish)
     
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  4. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Good luck! You'll need big medicine up there in bear country. A big bore lever gun would serve your purpose perfectly.
     
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  5. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    30-06 is what I have in mind. Our bears are pretty small here, deers too, although there are Roosevelt elk up in the hills in you're lucky
     
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  6. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    You might run into a big bear one day! Shoot something heavy out of that 30-06.
     
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  7. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Don't give me that "if I can afford it shyte" because I added an extra DEK1 to my preorder to help you pout by a few more pennies to become a gun owning bandit up in that lawless but beautiful island where you live :p

    If I lived up where you live, I'd also go 30-06 if bolt action or like Jonny had opined a big bore lever action (hint 45-70). I dunno what the ammo situation is up there but this pandemic/polydicks shyteshow phase has been quite eye-opening for me with regards to "exotic" ammo choices, unless you get into hand loading which I have no clue about!

    Lastly, how many more DEK1 order will be needed for you to get a 12 gauge shotgun too? :D
     
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  8. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
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    to get going- training, permit, gun, ammo, Elmer J. Fudd hat etc I'm looking at a couple thousand bucks. That new Evenheat cost more than that and ate up a chunk of savings, but it will actually help me develop designs, like DEK2 and DEK3, plus making knife shaped objects that I can sell, which I hope will get me a'huntin within the next year or two:thumbsup: Gotta get that oven paid off first

    I like the ubiquity of 30-06 ammunition and I've fired one in the distant past and remember it being powerful enough to do what needs done. That T3x Battue Lite is exactly the gun I want, and I want it bad. Make it all the better when I actually can get one- patience often leads to satisfaction, in my experience:cool:
     
  9. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    I hope we get to hear your impressions when you finally get your gun. And for my two cents, 30-06 is enough to pretty much whatever you want, as long as you don't want to hunt little stuff (like rabbits).
     
  10. Freespoolin

    Freespoolin

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    Nov 20, 2017
    Tikka makes a great gun. I hunt with a t3 lite stainless 270. Kicks like a mule but super accurate and very smooth.
     
  11. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Dang it TR, you locked it down just as I was transitioning to meme mode @TRfromMT

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  12. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    ^^^

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  13. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    You kids and your memes these days
     
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  14. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I owned a Tikka T3 in .270 at one time and it has one smooth bolt. Probably the smoothest I've used, besides a real Sako.
     
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  15. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Correct me if I'm wrong.

    22 percent of the dollars that are in existence today have been created in 2020.
     
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  16. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    US is the drunken sailor of the financial world these days
     
  17. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    Maybe that refers to a measure of the money supply, I'm not sure.
    The US national debt has increased 17.6% in the past 12 months, largely due to trillions of dollars of COVID relief. :eek::(:mad:

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/273294/public-debt-of-the-united-states-by-month/
    https://www.truthinaccounting.org/a...MIpruiz8XH7AIVCHiGCh30iQTMEAAYASAAEgK6R_D_BwE
     
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  18. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Makes campaign funds seem like a drop in the bucket... but, think what could be done with that money over a period of years
     
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  19. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
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  20. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Just another day in paradise.:confused:
     
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