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RobbieB 06-24-2021 05:31 PM

I like the idea. I've always wanted a place that I could shoot off the back porch or fish off the back porch, but that ain't gonna happen.

I can shoot BB guns off the back porch, the firearm range (outdoor) is 10 miles away, the indoor range is 2 miles and the boat dock is 10 miles away. Not bad for California!

But to have a clear shot out the back door for at least 1000 yards would be way cool! Or if the river wandered past...

braumeister 06-24-2021 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by RobbieB (Post 2624589)
But to have a clear shot out the back door for at least 1000 yards would be way cool!

I have a friend who can do pretty close to that. He bought a place where he can shoot from his back porch up to 600 yards with a nice berm at the target end and dense woods beyond that. It means a lot to him because he is one of those guys who very carefully load every round, grain by grain, for some amazing accuracy at long range. Once I get beyond 200 yards my accuracy falls off a lot, but he can handle it so the property is well used.

RobbieB 06-24-2021 05:48 PM

I ate a forty dollar lunch today sit down at the sushi bar with no drinks, just water. It's good to be back!

W2R 06-24-2021 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by RobbieB (Post 2624596)
I ate a forty dollar lunch today sit down at the sushi bar with no drinks, just water. It's good to be back!

We went to a New Orleans Creole/Italian restaurant and I ordered their out-of-this-world chicken parmesan! It was soooooo good, best chicken parmesan ever and such a big plate full that I couldn't even finish. With just water, it cost $18 each so compared with what we usually pay for lunch elsewhere, that's almost BTD territory.

The Chef greeted us at the door since it wasn't too busy. We knew his (late) father, the prior Chef who lived just over the fence from us and whom we knew for many years, so being personally greeted by "Little Tony" made us feel welcomed like family. And he made the chicken parm just exactly like his daddy did, back in the day.

You're right! It's good to be back. ;D

RunningBum 06-24-2021 06:31 PM

A couple thousand on the cat, which I swore I'd never do, though that was back when I was far from FI. I-131 treatment for hyperthyroidism. It's something like fully effective on 94% of cats so that helped convince me.

Aerides 06-24-2021 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by skipro33 (Post 2624383)
Besides, my working one I'll be replacing can be sold for a couple hundred to help offset the price of the new one.

Nah, put the old one in the garage as a spillover fridge. Great for sodas and water, and extra space in a pinch. Acts as your failover as well to avoid the panic buy if the main dies.

Our old one is over 20 years old now, doing just fine in a florida garage since 2007.

Koolau 06-24-2021 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by braumeister (Post 2624590)
I have a friend who can do pretty close to that. He bought a place where he can shoot from his back porch up to 600 yards with a nice berm at the target end and dense woods beyond that. It means a lot to him because he is one of those guys who very carefully load every round, grain by grain, for some amazing accuracy at long range. Once I get beyond 200 yards my accuracy falls off a lot, but he can handle it so the property is well used.

Heh, heh, time to upgrade from the .22!;D

NW-Bound 06-24-2021 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Koolau (Post 2624617)
Heh, heh, time to upgrade from the .22!;D

So, what should Braumeister use instead of his .22-250 Remington?

https://accurateshooter.net/pix/valkvid17004.jpg

RobbieB 06-24-2021 10:19 PM

I've always wanted to do the old time long range open sights thing. Black powder cartridge loaded with heavy bullets, subsonic with the big tall ladder sights.

Quigley down under.

Hang say a 3 x 3 foot 3/8" thick steel plate off a couple posts on a hill, paint it red and loft those pellets in. High trajectory of course as low velocity and you can hear the hit. Which is good as you can't see it

NW-Bound 06-24-2021 11:14 PM

To blow the dough, a shooter could do worse than with a Barrett 50-cal gun. Weight of 32 lbs, and length almost 5'. This is your dream gun.

The initial outlay is $10K, but after that each shot is only $3.

RobbieB 06-24-2021 11:29 PM

Not legal here in CA. Go fish.

street 06-25-2021 05:17 AM

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Originally Posted by RobbieB (Post 2624671)
I've always wanted to do the old time long range open sights thing. Black powder cartridge loaded with heavy bullets, subsonic with the big tall ladder sights.

Quigley down under.

Hang say a 3 x 3 foot 3/8" thick steel plate off a couple posts on a hill, paint it red and loft those pellets in. High trajectory of course as low velocity and you can hear the hit. Which is good as you can't see it

You see a lot of those steel plate targets here. I don't have any setup but I have used other friends have here.

Quigley had a model 1874 Sharps Buffalo rifle. You can still get them I beleive.

ShokWaveRider 06-25-2021 05:26 AM

This Photos Tells it All.
 
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A picture is worth a Thousand Words, or did I mean $$$$

street 06-25-2021 05:32 AM

That is beautiful garage/shop.

REWahoo 06-25-2021 05:43 AM

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Originally Posted by MBAustin (Post 2624519)
So it was a no-haggle deal at sticker price. Could have been better, but could have been worse.

+1

Getting exactly what you want at sticker price is a win these days.

Ronstar 06-25-2021 05:44 AM

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Originally Posted by ShokWaveRider (Post 2624701)
A picture is worth a Thousand Words, or did I mean $$$$

Sweet looking Floor! But your garage is way too organized.

ShokWaveRider 06-25-2021 05:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Ronstar (Post 2624706)
Sweet looking Floor! But your garage is way too organized.

Thanks, maybe that is the Engineer or OCD in me. I put everything back in it's place after use, or I cannot find it again. :)

Jerry1 06-25-2021 05:46 AM

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Originally Posted by ShokWaveRider (Post 2624701)
A picture is worth a Thousand Words, or did I mean $$$$

Nice! Thatís what I want my garage to look like. Maybe next year. After we got the pool last year, me and DW agreed to no large projects this year.

May I ask, how much was the floor? Thatís the thing Iím most worried about if I get into it on my garage.

ShokWaveRider 06-25-2021 05:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Jerry1 (Post 2624708)
Nice! Thatís what I want my garage to look like. Maybe next year. After we got the pool last year, me and DW agreed to no large projects this year.

May I ask, how much was the floor? Thatís the thing Iím most worried about if I get into it on my garage.

Price varies by contractor, floor condition and material you want them to use. Epoxy is the Cheapest and Polyurea is the most expensive. Cost varies between $2.50 and $5.50 a square foot. We went for the best material with a 15 year guarantee. Our cost was in the upper middle.

pb4uski 06-25-2021 06:40 AM

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Originally Posted by TrvlBug (Post 2622235)
$6.3K to replace our Sleep Number mattress. We bought our top of the line SN 3.5 years ago. Purchased the split bed and dislike it intensely as the 'cuddle factor' is a 1 rather than 10. So today we dropped $6.3K to purchase a partial split mattress...the bottom foot portion is one piece and the top is separate to allow individual head positions. So our new bead cost us $16.3K :facepalm:...ouch.

We had a neighbor who had bought a new king sized mattress and box spring and the furniture store was going to take away her Sleep Number. At the same time, we has a firm king sized mattress that DW hated, so we just swapped. While I like the Sleep Number, I had no idea that they cost so much!


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