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on his win in Sporter class in South Georgia today with a 247-13X score.

I've got to tell y'all this about Ron. For nearly a year, all I heard from him was that he "couldn't shoot no stinkin' sporter. He whined, he moaned, he cried and he complained. Almost every email I received from him contained some blurb on why sporter class should be eliminated.

Finally, I sent him a gun I put together last year with the admonition that if he couldn't shoot that gun, there was no hope for him ever shooting a sporter. Well, this afternoon, I received an email from him that simply said " I can't shoot no stinkin' heavy gun. Are you satisfied, Hillboy?" There's no pleasing some people. I guess now he'll want my heavy gun too.

Seriously, Ron beat some of the best sporter shooters in the country today and deserves a pat on the head. Way to go Ron!

Gary
 

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Ken,
Judging by my scores this year, I can't shoot no stinkin' sporter either. I think it was a big mistake selling Ron that gun......didn't give it away, so don't get your hopes up that one's coming your way.:D It's hard enough keeping close to you as it is.

I'm still not sure about Dublin. I'd like to make it since I've had to miss all the other major shoots this year.

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Good shootin - great target there.

HIllbilly, the line for you next sporter charity drive is long, so I 'll line up for the heavy behind Ron... :D :eek: :t
 

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Thanks guys,

tht was not especially a good score for this rifle. Seems everyone else was having trouble with the conditions.

I was clean down to the fourth row. Seemed like the bullets were guided. The little green gun was smokin. Then I ran out of down adjustment. When I went to loosen the lock shaft the handle screwed off instead of the shaft unscrewing. I couldn't let the rest down any. I got up from the bench and loked thru my tool box. Of course there was not a set of pliers to help me unlock the rest. I came back to the bench and finally ended up squeezin the bag to get the crosshairs low enough. I dropped three points out of the next four shots. Finally got my groove back and cleaned the rest squeezin the rear bag. I felt a 250 was in the making for sure. Dumb mistake. I'm gonna epoxy that handle to the shaft so tht won't happen again.

Seems I am good at beating myself here lately. The heavy gun I was shooting, with a Leupold scope that was good all last year, has now got the "jitters". Barely thump it with a finger and it sets the crosshairs to jittering. Anyone had one do that? Gonna check tonight and see if something might be loose.

Gary gets listed as the gunsmith everytime that little green gun wins, which it has done consistently ever since I got it. His fame spreads. He has another sporter of mine. I'm sure he would build another one for someone who wants.

I'm gonna talk him into coming for the nationals one way or another.
 

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Ron-
Ye need to get yeeself a Fudd rest :D :D Good shootin'! The NAtionals is way down in GA! Gas has gone up in our neck of the woods too! Maybe you could send a gas voucher for Hillbilly and me? :confused:
How far is it from the range to find good food and a motel? Just wondering.
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When I went to loosen the lock shaft the handle screwed off instead of the shaft unscrewing...
Ron, I thought you got rid of that Caldwell BR rest? Decided to stick with it after all, eh?

Maybe one day you might finally spend a little money on this game...maybe get something like a Farley... :D

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Thanks. I haven't made the decision whether to go or not to go--lots of things pending. I'd like to go and see old Stump again, haven't seen him in a while. I saw the Collins boys at the mid -atlantic regionals, but I don't think any more of the GA gang made it.
I'm with you on the brave part. I usually try and stay at decent places--I lke my sleep. I could tell you a horror story from a place we stayed for the RBA Nats. in Summerville SC a couple of years ago. Sounded like they were filming the Jerry Springer show up stairs all night--finally they evicted 3 rooms full of 'em with a Police escort. I wanted to shoot 'em but since I was out of town I thought they might frown upon it. I think they'd have understood it here at home :D . It seems some *******'s grandma and grandpaw got married after bout 40 years and they were celebrating, by all try to kill each other from the way it sounded. I got absolutely NO sleep and had to go shoot on Sunday! Never again will I stay at that motel--and it wasn't cheap either?!
 

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Well guys,

To answer your questions I was shooting a Fudd, and a Caldwell too. Ya see the base is a Caldwell and the top is a Fudd. Makes for a pretty good setup.

The handle I was talking about was made by me though. Solid stainless [3/4 inch diameter. Fits the hand and adds weight to the rest. So I ain't got nobody to blame but me.

I would have never sold my Farley if I had not been forced to switch to shooting left hand. It is by far the most precise rest I have used. It has to be sent back to Farley for the conversion to left hand though.

I have lots of work to do in the shop before the nats.

Kent, I sure hope you can make it. Would enjoy meeting you. There will be some of the finest eating there is east of the mississippi knowing GTM.
 
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