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If we have fooled with enough rifles, we eventually end up with several rifles that shoot very well and are very reliable. So why do we keep buying new rifles and end up dinking around with bedding and scopes and bedding etc?

Of course we want to know why.
 
Why is this one shooting better and the other didn't? But right now I am dinking with a pair of Savage 99's that aren't responding to all the stuff that 99's respond to. WHY NOT JUST KEEP THE RIFLES THAT WORK?
 
Or all we all just loony....
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Because the wife should not have more sets of earrings than you have rifles in the safe.
Just don't let my wife know I said that.
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I don't know about you John, I can't speak for anyone else either...... But given your admission and the given admissions of others here......... I think we're all just a touch looney
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OK, I'll admit it!!!  I'll second that.Just didn't want to verbalize it.
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No need.... Your handle says it for you. Excellent
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I'm even worse with fishing rods and reels.  Embarrased
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

I'm even worse with fishing rods and reels.  Embarrased
Yeah and tackle too....... Yikes 7000 dollars worth of lures.
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A lure..... DORK......huh!    Big Grin
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Not nearly as bad as my brothers are though. My youngest could stock Bass Pro in a pinch.
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John, this reminded me of a post I read at 24hcr where a poster was defending his favorite brand scope. He went on to say he's never had one fail him afield and he "currently" owns over 50 of them. Naturally, I had to ask how much "field duty" do each one of these 50 scopes see per year. Strangely, I never got a response.

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Originally posted by cyborg cyborg wrote:

Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

I'm even worse with fishing rods and reels.  Embarrased
Yeah and tackle too....... Yikes 7000 dollars worth of lures.


Sponsorship helps.  Wink
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It's funny that you would say that. My brother Robert and I went fishing two weeks ago, and there was a tournament going on. Had we been in it we would have won first place. We caught 20 lbs with the largest being a 8 lber. Everyone else was complaining that the fishing was terribly tough. The winning team caught 13 lbs with a 4 lber the largest. 5 fish limit. Back when we had the coin to do so we would fish those tourneys, usually placed in the top 5, just never could get any kind of deal going..... I guess we just stayed too local.
 
I guess that makes me fish looney too.
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

Originally posted by cyborg cyborg wrote:

It's funny that you would say that. My brother Robert and I went fishing two weeks ago, and there was a tournament going on. Had we been in it we would have won first place. We caught 20 lbs with the largest being a 8 lber. Everyone else was complaining that the fishing was terribly tough. The winning team caught 13 lbs with a 4 lber the largest. 5 fish limit. Back when we had the coin to do so we would fish those tourneys, usually placed in the top 5, just never could get any kind of deal going..... I guess we just stayed too local.
 
I guess that makes me fish looney too.


Me too.

I caught you.....LOL
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Why Do We Put Ourselves Through This?.....So well have something to fondle and stroke in our old age.
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Originally posted by cyborg cyborg wrote:

Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

Originally posted by cyborg cyborg wrote:

It's funny that you would say that. My brother Robert and I went fishing two weeks ago, and there was a tournament going on. Had we been in it we would have won first place. We caught 20 lbs with the largest being a 8 lber. Everyone else was complaining that the fishing was terribly tough. The winning team caught 13 lbs with a 4 lber the largest. 5 fish limit. Back when we had the coin to do so we would fish those tourneys, usually placed in the top 5, just never could get any kind of deal going..... I guess we just stayed too local.
 
I guess that makes me fish looney too.


Me too.

I caught you.....LOL


You got a knack for that!!  Roll on Floor Laughing


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Well a fella has to have something to shoot while the others are off having custom stuff done to them so I probably ought to go out and buy another one.  I have help here though because every time I get something set up really nice one of the boys decides that it would make a nice birthday or Christmas present for them.  It really does take a good deal of time and effort to really set up a rifle the way you want it then multiply that times the several calibers that one really should have and Oh My God...... there you are.
 
The old saying is beware of the man who only owns one rifle.....he probably knows how to use it.
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Originally posted by John Barsness John Barsness wrote:

 WHY NOT JUST KEEP THE RIFLES THAT WORK?

 
Or all we all just loony....
 
When we bought the one that shot good, the fluted barrel wasn't an option. Then right after you buy the one that shoots good, they come out with a fluted barrel model that weighs 1.5 lb. less. You have to trade the good shooter in, and hope you get another one. Then you new good shooter starts suddenly shooting badly.............At least that's what happened to me.Cool Fortunately I still have several that shoot very well, and will not ever be for sale.
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

I'm even worse with fishing rods and reels.  Embarrased
I have the same setup with fishing rods that I do with rifles. I have several, but keep going to the same one or two all the time. Of course I only have one G. Loomis GLX, and that seems to be what makes it's way to the boat. I have a lot of dust collectors though.
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Sometimes life is about owning things you want rather then owning things you need.
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I think age has a way of curing that for some of us.  I got where I just didn't have time (or didn't want to take time) to maintain too much stuff and simplified everything.  I have less rifles, scopes, binoculars, and lots of other thing than I did 10 years ago.  And it seems like I enjoy the ones I have more  Wink
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Just gotta have what you want versus wanting what you already have ....
 
If we were all sensible...wouldn't life  be incredibly boring ....
 
At least we can say that we're all patriotic and trying to do our part to stimulate the economy
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Already have more rifles and shotguns than I can possibly use but doesn't stop me lusting after more.
 
I believe you're correct John, a little looney, or a lot looney depending on the day. 
The liberals are probably correct when they say our brains are just wired wrong but I like it!
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