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 Posted: Mon Feb 20th, 2012 02:22 PM
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FlintFrizzen
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Joined: Sun Feb 19th, 2012
Location: Greene County, Pennsylvania USA
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   I had some difficulty when first trying to post, so here goes. :)

I am a 56 year old husband and father of 3. I have been hunting in one form or another since I was probably 8-9 years old. It all started with a Crosman pellet gun owned by a neighbor. From there I went on to start reloading my own ammo, as well as that of my brother-in-law at age twelve. I worked as a Correctional Officer, attaining the rank of Captain, before moving over into law enforcement. I have been with the same police department for 27 years and presently hold the rank of Lieutenant/Detective. I look forward to interacting (bs'ing) with other like-minded, good natured people. (I deal with conflict enough at work, I don't want to deal with it in a place I go for pleasure)

I reload for all of the cartridges listed in my signature line, as well as some others for friends. The list is in no way complete as far as what firearms I presently own or have loaded for. I consider myself anything but an expert at loading ammunition, but I'm not a rookie either. My nephew recently introduced me to shooting things at long range, which is why I now own the Rem. 700 Sendera SFII in 264 Win. Mag.. I personally prefer sporters and hope to put one together some day. I hunt deer, woodchuck's, squirrel and want to try coyotes.

 I look forward to sharing what knowledge I have, but especially want to learn from others. As I don't plan on leaving unless told to, look forward to learning more about me in the future.

Annnnnd, if all that wasn't bioring enough, just ask, I have more. (I don't see me getting to many requests, so I fel safe making the offer.)



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Remington 700 Based- .338 Edge
Remington 541-T (22LR)
Remington 1100 & 870 shotguns
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 Posted: Mon Feb 20th, 2012 03:23 PM
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SavageShooter
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Joined: Mon Feb 15th, 2010
Location: Suburb Of KC, Missouri USA
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Welcome to the bench Flint! :applaud:

How is the Coyote population in PA? If it's anything like the Mid-West then you're probably crawling with them. It's so bad in KC, that people report their cats and little dogs being attacked and carried off by Yotes. I myself recently started hunting/shooting for them. (Bout 2 years now) I usually only killed them if they happen to wander by when I was either Turkey hunt'n or Deer hunt's. Seems like I kill more varmints that way than any other...besides Prairie Dogs. Anyway, welcome aboard.



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 Posted: Mon Feb 20th, 2012 03:33 PM
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DesertMarine
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Welcome aboard Flint.  This is a great site.  Lots of good people with lots of knowledge and willingness to share and learn.  Conflicts are not common here and we work to difuse them. 



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 Posted: Mon Feb 20th, 2012 06:30 PM
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wsmreloader
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Joined: Sun Jan 4th, 2009
Location: Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee USA
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Welcome aboard Flint. Like others have said.. this is a great site.. Lots of knowledgeable gentleman here who don't mind sharing their knowlwedge. Feel free to join in with any questions or answers that you might have.



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 Posted: Mon Feb 20th, 2012 06:54 PM
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Charley
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Joined: Fri Sep 9th, 2005
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Welcome. Looks like your first posts disappeared. Glad it's straightened out.

Nope, just not looking enough on my part!

And now, thanks to plainsman, you know what a rocklock is!



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 Posted: Mon Feb 20th, 2012 08:55 PM
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swampshooter
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Joined: Sun Aug 3rd, 2008
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Welcome aboard Flint, glad to have you join us.



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 Posted: Mon Feb 20th, 2012 09:59 PM
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12semi
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Joined: Mon May 2nd, 2011
Location: Cordova, Tennessee USA
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Flint-

Wow you are so far south PA you are almost West VA!  Sounds like a country tune. 

You load a bunch of bangin calibers, I tell ya, you have a question you'll have plenty of answers.  

Coyote hunting is a lot of fun and a great way to test load development if you don't have some piggies running around loose.  Coyote actually killed my pet cat in CA and I been trying to even  the score ever since.  

Going to try long distance shooting myself this spring/summer.   Bunch of folks here shoot LD and they speak a different language. 

Father of 4 myself but wife was only preggie 3 times, identical twin boys. 

Welcome aboard!

 

 

 

 

Last edited on Mon Feb 20th, 2012 09:59 PM by 12semi



 Posted: Mon Feb 20th, 2012 10:44 PM
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Howdy Flint, welcome. You need to add an '06 to your list so you will be complete--lol. The children hunt with you?



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 Posted: Mon Feb 20th, 2012 11:26 PM
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Thecyberguy
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Location: In The Afternoon Shadow Of MTWashington, Maine USA
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Welcome aboard FlintFrizzen.

I think you will enjoy this place. There is always something popping up that id an interesting read.

Enjoy the forum and have a good 'un, thecyberguy



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 Posted: Tue Feb 21st, 2012 08:46 PM
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FlintFrizzen
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Thanks for the welcome SavageMan, glad to be here. We have quite a few coyotes around here. The county in which I live (Greene) is quite populated with them, especially in the western end of the county. Enough so that each spring there are several coyote hunting contests. Not sure if it's purely a numbers thing or if they count age, size, condition, etc.. I personally have never shot one, however my son has shot 4 or 5. The difference is, he lives where we hunt and I do not. I have seen coyotes several times, each time during our firearms season for deer. They were too far away to shoot at, however. Other than the rifles I do not own any type of equipment applicable to coyote hunting. I have never called animals, other than some basic rattling for deer during our pre-rut.



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Remington 700: 243 Win., 270 Win., 264 Win. Mag. 7mm Rem. Mag., 300 Win. Mag.
Remington 700 Based- .338 Edge
Remington 541-T (22LR)
Remington 1100 & 870 shotguns
T/C Hawken .50 Perc., Lyman GPR .54 Flint


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