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Well one thing for sure, you can see company coming a day in advance :)

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Quoted from one of my most favorite sitcoms, Corner Gas :good one:

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Well one thing for sure, you can see company coming a day in advance :)

You can watch a dog run away for 3 days out here


That must be almost to the edge of the earth... aren't they worried about falling over the edge? ;)

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Well one thing for sure, you can see company coming a day in advance :)

You can watch a dog run away for 3 days out here


That must be almost to the edge of the earth... aren't they worried about falling over the edge? ;)

This is where the people from the edge of the Earth come to get away from it all

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"You don't live on the edge of the earth - but I can see it from here!!"

"You live in God's Country - Because nobody but God would wanna live here..."

That's what a few visitors have told me about living here in our little rural town...

City folks - Come-on in over the summer and see Mt.Rushmore & Crazy Horse - Tour the whole Black Hills!!
And I hope you all have a real good time at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally too!! And everyone spends lot's of money.
Then go home.

I tried "city living" for about 16 months. I lived in the south part of Minneapolis - in the "Metro Area".

And most folks there were very nice!! But traffic and all those people and schools the size of a Walmart Store...
I wasn't sending my kids there - no how - no way.

And people getting murdered 5 or 10 miles from where I lived was a little hard to take!!
90 - 100 miles away is about right for that sort of activity, IMHO.

Anyway, I like living near the edge of the earth, here in "God's Country"
It's my little piece of Heaven right here on earth!! :great: :mrgreen: :cool:

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Gotta agree with ya Jason. I'm an at least an hour away from Minneapolis in a town of about 8000. Not too bad here but I hate living in town.


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Folks think I'm pulling their leg when I tell them to get any fast food I have to drive 30 miles in one direction or 35 in the other. Same distance to go to a Walmart. We have one gas station and one little grocery store here and three restaurants that most people would turn up their nose at when they came in. I see a sign up that some folks are going to open up a "friendly tavern", that will be the first one in the area which I found interesting as it usually seems that a bar is present in every town.

We drive the 35 miles down to Poplar Bluff, population 17,000, around the first of the month to do most of our shopping at Aldi's and Walmart and either hit the Chinese buffet, Godfather's Pizza buffet or Popeye's chicken as a treat. I did manage to locate a halfway decent reloading supplier down there, managed to restock my BLC2 but at a substantially higher price than it should be at $30 a pound.

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Well, I finally got to try out the new rest yesterday after work!
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I had reloaded some "unusual" bullets for my .308 and figured on them being nothing more than "plinking" rounds.
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The one on the left is a .30 caliber 100gr Hornady "Short Jacket" bullet.
They were originally made for the good old 30-30, but I think the 300 Blackout guys are liking them a lot too.
I've had these bullets since - well I'm not sure!! I traded my 30-30 back in the late 80's!! 25 years or so?? :shock:

The bullet on the right is just plain stupid...
I found a box of 86gr 30 carbine bullets for like $8.00 for a 100.
I figured, what the hell?? You never know - they might shoot pretty good...

Neither of these bullets are recommended for a .308!!
I reloaded them as slow as I could - with the lightest powder charge recommended for a 110gr bullet.
As neither of these bullets are designed for speed - or even moderate speed for that matter!!

But - the intent was for "plinking" as said earlier - to have a little fun with the .308...
And not using full power loads like I do with my hunting ammo.

The Remington magnum rifle primers I used were bought in the early 90's.
Old reloading components - are they reliable??
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I'd say they're about 96% reliable - I had 4 failure to fire's out of 100.
I tried to shoot all 4 dud's several times - and no ka-boomy with any...
That's why the primer dent is so deep in the picture.

Getting back to the shooting rest...

This MTM Shooting Rest is excellent!!
It's a 100% better than the plastic Caldwell rest I used before.
It's more sturdy, stays in place better, is adjustable for length, elevation adjustment is smooth as silk and holds a rifle better.
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If you're thinking about getting an inexpensive plastic rifle rest, the Caldwell is cheaper and it works.
But you'll be WAY further ahead to spend another $15 and get this MTM K-Zone rest.
I could put and keep the scope crosshairs on target easier - and I could get it back "on-target" faster after the shot.
The Caldwell moves a lot more with each shot and is a bigger PITA to get back where it was.
With the MTM - it was easy!!

Another thing - I spent about 2 to 2-1/2 hours at the range and all I shot was my .308.
It (of course) has more recoil than my other rifle - which is an AR.
I ended up shooting up all 100 rounds of those 86gr bullets I reloaded and about 10 or so of the 100gr bullet reloads I had.

The 100gr bullets were "somewhat" accurate...
The 86gr bullets were pretty bad!!

I set a bright white empty milk jug in front of the dirt pile at 200 yards and a similar smaller target at 100 yards.
I could get that milk jug to move for me at 200 yards with the 100gr bullets. 8 of the 10 I shot made it move.

Those 86gr bullets were just the opposite - about 2 out of 10 shot's would make that milk jug dance for me!!
So I shot most of them at the 100 yard target.
Every so often one of those 86gr bullets would be WAY off target!!
I suspect those bullets probably came apart... :shock:

Nonetheless - I had a lot of fun and got familiar with my .308 again.
I haven't shot it much at all in the last many years. My AR has received a lot of attention lately!!

And that MTM shooting rest made it that much more fun.
I highly recommend it!!
Get one - you won't be sorry!!

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Nice rifle rest Jason :great:
I've never had a .308, how's it compare to a .270 recoil-wise?

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Nice rifle rest Jason :great:
I've never had a .308, how's it compare to a .270 recoil-wise?

I'd say they're pretty close!!

I haven't shot a .270 for a while..
The SIL had a .270 Savage - and when I shot it, that exactly what I was thinking!!

"Will it kick more that my .308??"
And after shooting it - I'd say it'd be hard to tell the difference.

The .270 Win is a wonderful caliber too.
I think it was Jack O'Connor that wrote a book many years ago called , "The Hunting Rifle".
It was a great book - I loved it - I should read it again!!

Anyway - he was a big fan of the .270

If I remember right, he went Lion or Tiger hunting and everybody made a big fuss about what caliber rifle to take...
He blasted his Lion or Tiger with a .270 :great:

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.270 is basically a necked down 30-06 and the .308 was the replacement for the 30-06 when they came up with better powders and could get the same performance out of a more compact shell casing. so they are all fairly close to each other in most areas.

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Yep - I had a 25-06 for a few years in a Ruger Varmint Rifle that I really liked.
A 30-06 necked down to a 25 caliber.
Wish I still had it...

I shot an antelope in the head with it using a 75 grain hollow point bullet loaded to the max.
It was gruesome!! :neutral:
But the antelope didn't suffer any - dropped in his tracks.

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