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Re: Longhammock campfire thread
« Reply #80 on: September 04, 2020, 03:17:03 PM »
There is going to be one more Sunday shoot on 9/6/20..... This will be the last one until spring 2021...

I hope everyone who can make the trip comes out..... even if you aren't shooting.... 



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Re: Longhammock campfire thread
« Reply #82 on: October 31, 2020, 07:51:35 PM »
Mini update…. The VIP  tent is back up, but I got no idea where I last saw the camera… It’s probably next to one of my tabs.... Can’t seem to keep track of them either...Everybody has gotten busy with work or hunting, so the Wednesday night shoots have fallen to the wayside…… it’s just me and Tom, and we just shoot when we feel like it…..We’re both trying to get ready for the TBOF charity shoot in February…. On a personal note, my balance has improved a lot since August, still a little weak on the left side....I'm not quite back to where I was, but making good progress…. Stand by for news….   :coffee:
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My opinions come from experience, 𝚌̶𝚘̶𝚖̶𝚖̶𝚘̶𝚗̶ ̶𝚜̶𝚎̶𝚗̶𝚜̶𝚎̶, and scar tissue. - gnome
Proverbs 21:9,19

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Re: Longhammock campfire thread
« Reply #83 on: November 16, 2020, 07:54:28 AM »
Ouch!…. A hard slap of reality up side the head… I have a full blow case of CHS…. (can’t hit shit)…

  When I was 8 years old I started my lifelong love of squirrel hunting….that was when Granddaddy gave me my first rifle…. It was a single shot Winchester model 67 youth model…. The kind where after you closed the bolt, you had to pull back the  firing pin to cock it….Granddaddy said he had bought the youth model , sometime in the 1920’s, because the short stock fit underneath the buggy seat….I was a very good shot with it …. with the eye sight and enthusiasm of youth, one shot = one squirrel... I still have that little rifle…. Then when I was 19 or 20, I bought a used Colt Python for $200…. you could go to the police pistol range, in St. Petersburg, and buy a 50 round box of 38 wadcutters for $2.00…..back then I could clover leaf groups a 25 yards…. A 38 wadcutter, it turns out, is an awesome squirrel  round…. Most always got my limit with it.….I still have the Colt, and some of the enthusiasm, but the youth and the eye sight are long gone!…..  fast forward  to yesterday…. With general gun opening I pulled out the 22’s….. Iron sights, rifle or handgun, are now just a fond memory…. My other squirrel pistol is a Ruger 22/45 airlite .22, with a Simons 2X scope…. Even with glass on top, I can’t hit shit...it looks like handgun hunting for squirrels, is now in the realm of fantasy …..  Ouch, reality hurts… oh I have other stuff, like a really nice double trigger, double barrel 20 gauge, choked full & full, that is my favorite squirrel knocker downer, as far as shotguns go, but nothing beats squirrel hunting with a pistol…… hows that song go?… “I aint as good as I once was, but I’m as good once as I ever was”… or something like that….


...and this is Maynard, my fat little dachshund ....life is good...
« Last Edit: November 22, 2020, 01:25:57 PM by gnome »
The currency of War, is not money, but the lives of our sons and daughters. Spend wisely. - gnome

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Proverbs 21:9,19

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Re: Longhammock campfire thread
« Reply #84 on: November 22, 2020, 01:20:13 PM »
Flying Eagle WMA had a small game hunt this weekend…… There is still to much foliage left on the trees for it to be good for .22 rifles yet…Yes, I can still shoot a rifle (with a scope, and a tree), I just don’t have a steady enough hold with a pistol anymore, so I ended up using the 20 gauge…. I got seven, but only collected six, with one getting hung up in a fork about 15 feet up, and no way to get it down….. hate when that happens, but it happens to the best …. if it didn’t, it wouldn’t happen to you or me.... All in all it was a good morning in the woods… but as fun as it was, I’m going back to using a .22…. cleaning shotgun squirrels has a negative fun factor … sheesh what a mess, and you still got to pick pellets…. Like granddaddy always said…. Head shot or no shot….  Half Moon in Sumter county, opens for small game in two weeks…. Stand by for news...
The currency of War, is not money, but the lives of our sons and daughters. Spend wisely. - gnome

My opinions come from experience, 𝚌̶𝚘̶𝚖̶𝚖̶𝚘̶𝚗̶ ̶𝚜̶𝚎̶𝚗̶𝚜̶𝚎̶, and scar tissue. - gnome
Proverbs 21:9,19

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Re: Longhammock campfire thread
« Reply #85 on: December 14, 2020, 01:39:39 PM »
The new hi-tech space bow is here….. It’s a PSE carbon fiber riser, with a set of Akusta carbon/foam core limbs, and a string from stildub ( best strings ever!  ( https://www.ebay.com/itm/FLEMISH-TWIST-BOWSTRING-FASTFLIGHT-Recurve-Longbow-by-stilldub/224231761015?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649  ))…. I gotta say it sure is pretty, and way to fancy to take into the woods …… it only has a flipper rest and a plunger…. I don’t know if that still qualifys for bare bow or not… it wouldn’t be right to try and shoot off the shelf with it…...it’s definitely a target bow, and for me, that means 3D targets…. It shoots really well… it has a soft feel to the shot, that is hard to describe, other than it feels good….. I like the carbon riser, with the carbon limbs, a lot…..but ,   I did not need another bow….. wasn’t looking for another bow….. and still can’t shoot the bows  I already have…..it is 100% the result of Internet math….. Eggnog + Buy it NOW =   New Bow ….  :dunno: 





« Last Edit: December 14, 2020, 02:33:40 PM by gnome »
The currency of War, is not money, but the lives of our sons and daughters. Spend wisely. - gnome

My opinions come from experience, 𝚌̶𝚘̶𝚖̶𝚖̶𝚘̶𝚗̶ ̶𝚜̶𝚎̶𝚗̶𝚜̶𝚎̶, and scar tissue. - gnome
Proverbs 21:9,19

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Re: Longhammock campfire thread
« Reply #86 on: December 14, 2020, 09:03:50 PM »
Yes that is a target bow. I'm sure you will enjoy it on the range.

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Re: Longhammock campfire thread
« Reply #87 on: February 04, 2021, 06:24:21 PM »
I talked to RobH last week. He said the 2021 LongHammock shoots will start back just before the TBOF Spring shoot. myself or Gnome will find out the exact date and post here.

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Re: Longhammock campfire thread
« Reply #88 on: February 24, 2021, 09:28:26 PM »
Rob H called me today. He said the shoots will start back AFTER the TBOF Spring Shoot.

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Re: Longhammock campfire thread
« Reply #89 on: March 26, 2021, 05:50:30 PM »
Next LongHammock shoot Sunday March 28, 2021

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Re: Longhammock campfire thread
« Reply #90 on: April 06, 2021, 08:56:51 PM »
Next Long Hammock shoot....  Sunday April 25, 2021
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Re: Longhammock campfire thread
« Reply #91 on: April 07, 2021, 05:51:41 PM »
Due to the Rhinehart 3D shoot this weekend there will not be a LongHammock Shoot Sunday April 11th 2021

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Re: Longhammock campfire thread
« Reply #92 on: April 07, 2021, 08:11:10 PM »
.....hummmm...I was thinking the next longhammock shoot would  be on April 18th.... and will be back on the every-other Sunday schedule after that....4/18, 5/2, 5/16, 5/30, 6/6.....
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Re: Longhammock campfire thread
« Reply #93 on: April 07, 2021, 10:18:46 PM »
When Rob H called me this afternoon to tell me there was no shoot on the 11th due to the Rinehart shoot...I was pretty sure he said 2 weeks after the 11th?? I did ask him twice  :dunno: UPDATE, The next shoot is Sunday April 25th 2021
« Last Edit: April 09, 2021, 10:55:33 AM by Robertfishes »

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Re: Longhammock campfire thread
« Reply #94 on: April 09, 2021, 03:15:30 PM »
...thanks for that… I’ll see you on the 25th….
The currency of War, is not money, but the lives of our sons and daughters. Spend wisely. - gnome

My opinions come from experience, 𝚌̶𝚘̶𝚖̶𝚖̶𝚘̶𝚗̶ ̶𝚜̶𝚎̶𝚗̶𝚜̶𝚎̶, and scar tissue. - gnome
Proverbs 21:9,19

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