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  • Retired Fire Chief
  • Ruger No. 1 rifles, hunting, fishing
  • Fire Fighter Training, chasing four grandchildren


  • Posted in thread: Single shot enthusiast? on 01-17-2011 at 10:15 PM
    My Wickliffe is a 22-250 with exhibition wood and gold inlay. I have several Browning B78's and
    a slew of Ruger No. 1's in virtually every caliber offered. I love the single shot, side by
    side & o/u s...

  • Posted in thread: cafsman on 03-16-2010 at 02:15 AM
    Not sure I can add much to the forums here but for what it is worth my collection back ground
    is in Ruger No. 1 rifles, if you call it collecting. I am more of an accumulator but do have
    over 100 that...

  • Posted in thread: Opinions on the Para Ordnance on 03-15-2010 at 12:47 AM
    I'll report back when weather breaks and I get a chance to take it out. May be a few weeks as I
    have some trainings to do and have to load some shells.Thanks to all that have expressed their

  • Posted in thread: shortened stock for M77/22 on 03-14-2010 at 05:49 PM
    I did try that as well as about a half dozen other sources. Too many $$$$ to justify cutting
    up. I have been watching eBay and hope on one of the forums I will find someone that beat one
    up. Looks are...

  • Posted in thread: Contender scope on 03-14-2010 at 05:47 PM
    I don't know if I would need all that power and doubt I could get a clear sight picture at high
    magnification unless shooting from a rest. I do have some Burris scopes with posi lock and like

  • Posted in thread: Single shot enthusiast? on 03-14-2010 at 05:45 PM
    They are very nice as well. Do not own one but have looked at several. I do have a Wickliffe as
    well that has AAAAA wood on it.

  • Posted in thread: Contender scope on 03-14-2010 at 01:18 AM
    I have been on the forum for over a year and had done this once but just did it again. Thanks
    for the reminder.

  • Posted in thread: cafsman on 03-14-2010 at 01:17 AM
    I am a retired fire chief now living in a small IL community. I love to hunt, fish, and collect
    Ruger No. 1 rifles. My grandson of seven is my wing man and will be the recipient of my

  • Posted in thread: Contender scope on 03-14-2010 at 12:58 AM
    I agree, that is why I am leaning towards fixed power.Perhaps on my 30 Bellm that I can use for
    deer in IL I may opt for a variable as this caliber is accurate out to 150 yards.

  • Posted in thread: Simmons Gold Medal Scopes on 03-14-2010 at 12:45 AM
    If you are not familiar with these they are on par with Leupold and others. Very high quality,
    first focal plane scopes.

My opportunity to take the buck of my life now presented itself, I was as nervous as a small nun at a penguin shoot.