My adventure this weekend

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    ctshooter
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    Awesome read – congrats on the new gun. I haven't had a spontaneous adventure like that in a long time. 

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    Bigragu
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    Bill!! Just got up, and read this. Thanks for filling in on how excellent our dinner and meeting came to be. I have to apologize, that when I posted the photo of myself with the gun and did the story telling, I called Banjo BOGIE!!!! Goes to show, ownership of a Wildcat and a shot of tequila doesn’t mix well. Remember how I told you I hardly drink? Well, only on these special occasions. One beer and one shot had me slurring my thumbs, typing on my eyepad.

     

     

    eyepad? I meant iPad. See!!! I’m still buzzed, 10 hours later! Ha!

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    Banjoandme
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    Augie, it's cool. I spelled your name wrong too. Bill.

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    Bigragu
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    Got some better pics this morning, and man I just admire all the quality of how this gun was built. To celebrate the awesome morning it’s a Churasi Don sushi bowl for breakfast. Gonna head to REI and get something for my awesome wife who motivated me to do all of this. She’s a runner, so any of you runners out there that can give me some ideas(ICEMAN, lol) in what a runner would like toss out the ideas!

     

    thank you!!

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    Grim_Reaper
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    Sounds like a fun trip! I see you slept with her the first night….lol

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    donwalk
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    good adventure ending with an excellent AG…well done.

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    mr.grimm
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    There is some great ground squirrel shooting up in far northern California. Going next week. The alfalfa fields are alive with ground squirrels. That Wildcat would be perfect for those longer shots. A buddie and I shoot squirrels out of Macdoel CA.

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    mr.grimm

    There is some great ground squirrel shooting up in far northern California. Going next week. The alfalfa fields are alive with ground squirrels. That Wildcat would be perfect for those longer shots. A buddie and I shoot squirrels out of Macdoel CA.

    Any fees required? How do I sign up? Let’s do this! Send me a PM!

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    Grim_Reaper

    Sounds like a fun trip! I see you slept with her the first night….lol

     

    Grim, it’s funny you say that, and although I didn’t “sleep with Miss Wildcat” I recall almost 30 years ago when I first got in my trade, and I had to acquire my own set of tools. The journeymen I worked under told me to save a little each paycheck, and put it towards GOOD tools. Not harbor freight tools, but tools that’ll take me into 30 years of use. I bought my first set of tin snips, tape measure, and the hand tongs, or hand seamers. Back in the day that tool was exclusive only to a sheet metal worker, now I see they sell those at Home Depot. But the one I bought was hand made by Hamlet, and the journeymen told me to treasure that tool. 

    Well, I remember looking at it, realizing I worked a full week to afford a $90 tool(this was in 1984) I held it in my hands all night till I finally fell asleep. So, yes, I have taken “tools” to bed with me, lol. Thanks for that memory, ha!

     

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    ctshooter

    Awesome read – congrats on the new gun. I haven't had a spontaneous adventure like that in a long time. 

    To quote my wife- look what happened to Luke Perry. He’s our age. When each day passes, that just means you’re closer to the end. Go and enjoy yourself. No more shoulda woulda couda’s from this day forward. 

     

    CTShooter, go have a spontaneous weekend, and tell us all about it!

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    mr.grimm
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    No fees involved. Several organic alfalfa growers in the area. The organic growers can't use poison on the ground squirrels.

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    knothead
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    What an amazing story! 

    You sir have one amazing wife and I’m very happy you enjoyed the road trip.  Looking forward to those groups and other photos after you settle in.

     

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    Thanks, all, for sharing the series of events with me. I’m finally home, in my own bed. Hotels are cool once in awhile, but it brought back memories of the many times I had to work out of town, and sure enough I couldn’t get to sleep any earlier than 2am. It’s good to be home. 

    Never mentioned this, but the one thing that worried me this whole trip was a pin hole leak on the top of the overflow tank on my 2002 power stroke. I saw the leak two days before leaving, while I was doing an oil change, and rather than go buy a new overflow tank I used an epoxy that remained flexible when dry, is able to withstand water pressure, and has never given me unsatisfactory results, ever, until this time. Must be either the heat excess, chemical non compatibility with antifreeze, or both. So, every morning when I got up I had to top off the tank about 8 ounces before I hit the road. Truck never overheated, and I made it there and back, so all went well. 

    Of course I fired off a whole magazine when I got home, just to see how the gun cycled and also to see if that FX moderator was good enough to my expectations of a quiet shot rapport. It actually was pretty good, for just a hollow tube. I think I’ll run with this for awhile, then maybe later on invest in a DonnyFL. 

    As far as a DonnyFL for a 30 cal, what are you FX guys using on these wildcats or even your impacts, to really hush thingsnto the max? I heard it was the Ronin, but I’ve also heard there were a couple others. I’m not interested in anything long, as I’d like to keep it as short as possible, and keep the gun as light as possible.

    Thank you.

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    mr.grimm
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    You drive a powerstroke, you like Fx airguns, you have a great wife. Well we have 3 things in common

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    dixieduo
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    A great story and pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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    Bigragu
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    You drive a powerstroke, you like Fx airguns, you have a great wife. Well we have 3 things in common

     

     

     

     

    Mr Grimm! Yeah I really like that 7.3 engine. I am a diesel head, have been for years. My favorite truck though in a diesel is my 1993 1st Gen Dodge. I’ve put a lot of time and $$ into that thing, getting it to run like I want. My goal was to keep it looking like a “sleeper”, and it’s got a lot of go fast goodies under the hood but if you saw it, it looks like it maxes out at 75mph, lol.

     

    Sadly, I haven’t driven it since 2016. I had to change out the crankshaft thrust bearing that had damaged, and while I was in there I replaced all the bearings on the crank and piston rods. 

    After I buttoned it up I converted over to hydroboost brakes, was right in the middle of bleeding all the brake lines, then an emergency surgery in my thoracic spine at 3 levels had to be done. From there a cervical fusion 6 months later, then another 6 months later the Dr went back in and continued on from the thoracic level he fused before the cervical, and continued down to the lumbar with added rods, nuts, and bolts. Somehow I feel me and that old dodge are sorta “connected” with all the wrenching we’ve had done to each other, Ha!!

    So, one of these days I’ll crawl back under the truck and finish where I left off. I really like driving that thing, even more so than the Ford. It’s built like tank, and drives like one.

     

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    Lawrence
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    Your smile says it all!  Congratulations, great gun…and a supporting wife.

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    heavy-impact
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    I'm glad to see you smiling Augie, you look a lot younger than I thought you would… must be the pretty wife keeping you that way. 

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    Bigragu
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    I'm glad to see you smiling Augie, you look a lot younger than I thought you would… must be the pretty wife keeping you that way. 

    Ha! Thanks, sir. I’m turning 57 this year. Body feels not old, but feels like I’ve been in the ring with Mike Tyson when he was in his prime. The secret to keeping a youthful look, and you ask any Filipino, is rice, sardines, and eggs for breakfast, lol. Of course a shot or two of the Balut Duck eggs aids in that, too, lol.

     

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    Ha! Thanks, sir. I’m turning 57 this year. Body feels not old, but feels like I’ve been in the ring with Mike Tyson when he was in his prime. The secret to keeping a youthful look, and you ask any Filipino, is rice, sardines, and eggs for breakfast, lol. Of course a shot or two of the Balut Duck eggs aids in that, too, lol.

    I can handle a lot but I'll look old way before I touch that duck egg.

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