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 Posted: Wed Dec 5th, 2007 05:55 PM
   
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Timberghozt



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Folks,I often thought that at the age most of us are that we never had to worry about being taken by a con or could spot when a liar was feeding us a big blast of garbage that they made up..
Well as of recently it appears I was wrong.So I need to post a few things for everyone to read.
If you come to the HB and post about yourself,just tell the truth in whatever you care to share with us.Nobody will care if you are poor as a church mouse,own a cheap rifle and haven`t hunted once in your life.These folks here are good men and will treat everyone with respect no matter what their status in life is.There is absolutely no reason to lie about it.
On to credentials,If you come here and post that you are a Navy SEAL, Ranger,Green Beret,Scout Sniper,whatever be prepared to abck up those claims.And the same goes if you come here and tell me you have hunted in Africa countless times with one of the fifty custom dangerous game rifles you had built for each trip,be prepared to back it up.
If you come to me and tell me you are a rocket scientist at NASA or a school teacher in Tupelo Mississippi,be prepared to back it up.If thats what you do,you have no reason to care.
The problem lies in wherein a  member comes on board and gains trust by living a huge lie online.Claiming to be someone they are not.Then they use that trust to take advantage of good folks who are sincere and caring by trying to help them.Now we have a problem.
Basically what I am saying is if you come here and care to tell us what you do for a living,where you hunt,what you hunt,what you shoot..tell the truth.Thats all we ask,simply tell the truth.
If you want to be a part of staff here,from now on I must ask for proof if you tell me you are a cop,a firefighter,a judge,whatever it may be that you disclose.The board has grown large enough that the credibility of its staff has to be impeccable.
Now regarding ethics and money.If you are in a hard spot and you need money and have friends here.Guys,I won`t allow anyone else asking for money on the board openly.If your rent is due and you got fired please don`t ask on the open board.Take it private to your friends if thats what you feel you need to do.
From now on,if I see anyone else asking for money for whatever excuse it may be,the post will be deleted and at best you will be warned about soliciting members for money.I am extremely serious about this as I am one of a few folks that has given money to individuals on several occasions to help them out with this and that.
There are many organizations out there that are great charities and I can plug a few of em and I do on occasion.Otherwise,if someone is here asking you to give them money,let me know and I`ll see about it or one of the other staff will do the same if you are friends with any of the guys on staff here.
Lastly,we are all adults here.Use your common sense and best judgement in dealing with other members if you are or were approached by a member here asking for money.Would you give your hard earned cash to some guy who just walked up to you on the street and said,I need money?No you wouldn`t,use your common sense.If you don`t know a person don`t fall for a scam guys..
With all this said If you see something here you don`t think is right,please notify me or another board founder or admin.I assure you we will get to the bottom of it and will do what is right involving con men,scammers,liars, and posers.



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 Posted: Wed Dec 5th, 2007 09:21 PM
   
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klallen



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Afternoon HLB Members  >>  In the spirit of sharing factual info, I figured as a staff member, I'd introduce myself to ya'll.

My name's korey.  You'll see me on various sites as klallen.  I've been a member here since early 2005 and have very much enjoyed sharing info and experiences with you guys.

I live in central Montana.  Very fortunate to be able to hunt Whitetail and Mule Deer on the front range of the Rocky Mountains.  My main hunting buddies are my father and brother and we head out varminting, big game hunting or out of state exotic hunting whenever the opportunity allows.

I'm a reloader.  I load some 30 or so rifle and handgun rounds and I love them all.  Rifle wise, I tend toward anything that isn't considered standard and in the handguns i love the bigger bore stuff     ...     .45 WinMag, .50AE, .44 RemMag, .454 Casull, .500 S&WMag.

I've worked in the grain industry since I graduated from a small state college in the early '90s.  Never thought I'd make it a career but here we are years later and now I manage the only privately owned grain inspection lab in the state.

Me and the wife of close to 10 years enjoy hooking up the 5th wheel and camping as much as we can come warm weather and with the addition of a little boy (kameron) late last September, this next camping season should be a ball.

I'm a card carrying member of the NRA, VHA and SCI.

I hope you enjoy the site and look forward to chatting with ya'll down the road.  Take care.  >>  korey 



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 Posted: Wed Dec 5th, 2007 09:40 PM
   
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Timberghozt



Joined: Fri Feb 11th, 2005
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After reading Korey`s intro I think it is great to let you meet and here from us here at the staff.Sort of a let you get to know us sort of thing.So here goes.
My name is Gene.I am from a small town in central Texas.At the moment I am deployed to Iraq with a light infantry unit of the Texas National Guard.I served on active duty for four years as a Scout in the Army and am a Desert Storm vet as well as a OIF vet serving this time as an infantryman.
I have  been on this board since day one when I helped start it with a few friends who are also here.
I enjoy handloading ,hunting,shooting and especially enjoy calling coyotes.I help out with some guiding when I am back home on a ranch in the Texas Hill country.Gotta drop a plug for it but I spend a lot of time at this ranch either helping guide hunters or hunting myself.
http://www.walkinghorseranch.net
I hunt mostly with a few friends from there and two of them are also on this board.Both of em are guides and one is the owner.I also hunt a lot with my son who is a member here as well.He is 14 years old and quite a skilled riflemen with a few nice deer under his belt and he took his first hog last year at the Walking Horse Ranch.
In my civilian life I am a heavy equipment operator.Specifically a finish blade operator(grader) but I run just about anything involving road construction or site preparation.Dozers,Scrapers,Loaders,Track Hoes etc.
I have been handloading for quite a while now.At last count I think I loaded for 21 different chamberings with 27 sets of dies on my shelf in my loading room.It is a rarity to ever see me shoot a piece of factory ammunition and if I do its usually just so I can reload the brass.IE. 7X57mm or cheap Winchester 223 Rem so I can fireform it for 223 Ackley.
I love to shoot and hunt,its been my passion since very young in life.I have been shooting since dad first gave me a Red Ryder when I was 5 or so,gave me my first shotgun at 7 ,an old .410 Stevens that hangs on the wall proudly in my bedroom.Firearms and hunting have been a lifelong pursuit for me and I do my best to pass my love of them down to both my sons and my daughter.
I have been married to a very special woman for almost sixteen years now and we both enjoy working in our yard and tending to a small vegetable garden out back.We can a lot of our own food and just generally spend time together doing something around our place.
I think thats enough about me,so lets see what the next staff member has to say.:thumbs:
Gene
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 Posted: Wed Dec 5th, 2007 11:03 PM
   
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TasunkaWitko



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my name is ron - i'm a member of several sites, all under this name. TasunkaWitko was Crazy horse, who in my opinion was one of the great patriots of this continent, even if he was on the losing side. i am proud to say that gene came to me when he created this site and considers me a fellow board founder. i consider this a sister (brother?) site to my own site, http://www.baitshopboyz.com (check it out and feel free to join!). while we both overlap and cover much of the same ground, gene concentrates on the handloading/shooting while i concentrate on the hunting/fishing; together, we we both concentrate on the fun of the outdoors with friends and family and make the two greatest sites on the web!:thumbs:

i was born in wurzburg, germany (dad from north dakota, mom from colorado) and we moved to montana very soon after my dad left the army. i am from and and still live in chinook, in north-central montana, a small town that i had to leave for a few years to appreciate. even living in such beautiful places as spearfish, south dakota and lewistown montana, i found that i missed what i had here, so we're back and will hopefully remain, as long as we can make a living in this economically-depressed area.

i was born in 1971, which means that i graduated from chinook high school (go SugarBeeters!) in 1989. i went to jamestown college in jamestown, north dakota, where i met my wife (who was from a tiny montana town not too far from klallen). we didn't waste any time in starting a family and at the end of our first year there, we came back home to work and raise our kids near family. bouncing around for a few years with work and schools, i graduated with a BS in history and a minor in native american studies from black hills state university in spearfish, south dakota, with many courses in geology, management, literature, music and geography. this means that i was well-educated but not prepared for anything practical for where i'd chosen to live. after working well and building experience at a few places around the area, i am now on the staff of the largest insurance firm for a hundred-mile radius (more if you go to the east and south), managing the claims department and training for the farm and personal lines accounts. in the meantime, my wife took a more practical course of study and in 2000 became a registered nurse. if you ask her to define herself, she'd tell you she is a nurse. if you ask me to define myself, i would say that i am from montana and i fish and hunt. we've had a rough path over the years since we met, but i think we've managed to pull it together. over the years, i've held various jobs and tried to learn all i could about each, including work in the restaruant business, the hospitality/hotel/catering/convention center business, an historian and projects director for a museum (devoted to montana artist charles m. russell) and a reporter/editor for a small-town newspaper covering a whole county and an indian reservation. i also volunteered for the national park service at the bears paw battlefield, which is where chief joseph and the nez perce made their final stand on their ill-fated flight to canada from the wallowa valley of the washington/idaho/oregon corner. i am by no means a certified authority in any of these areas, but i certainly have what i feel to be a good working knowledge and am able to answer (or get the answer to) any questions a person might have. now that i have settled down into an actual career, i am enjoying the 9-5, benefits etc. and must admit that it is nice not to live like a gypsy, but at the same time, i value the experience that i picked up along the way.

we have four children, all boys: josef is 17 and a good hunter in nearly all areas, spotting, tracking, shooting etc. he's got a lot to learn, but seems to have a natural ability. same with micheal, our 15-year-old, who seems to have the heart of a true hunter - hunt long and hunt hard and don't shoot unless you are shooting an animal that's worth it. billy, our 13-year-old, is an exceptional student with a bright future ahead of him in academics, sports and life in general, if he can survive his teens. he likes to be outdoors but is not quite into hunting or fishing the way his brothers are. he does it more to spend time with family than to "get something," and i think that's alright. no parent has any favorites, but roger, our five-year-old, has been the true apple of my eye in so many ways. from the day he was born, he's been my buddy and i can't imagine life without him. because of work schedules and the way things worked out, i've been able to spend more time with him than anyone else in the family, also at a time when i was better able to appreciate the time i was spending with him than i was when younger and scrambling to make a living while getting an education. because of this, we've developed a bond that is pretty deep. he is proof that everyone should have at least kid when they're a little older (i was 31 when he was born) when a lot of pressures that come with "growing up" through your 20s are gone. all four of my boys (along with my dad) are my primary hunting and fishing partners, and we get out as much as we can. the first three are doing pretty well and the fourth is learning early and learning well.

living in montana, i am afforded the luxury of living in paradise. i love to fish and we have many species within just a few miles of home. various trout species, northern pike, walleye, crappies, perch, and others. one thing missing is catfish, and i sincerely miss my catfishing days in south dakota. we hunt for both species of deer and pronghorn antelope. i've never taken the plunge to elk, but would like to soon. the same goes for upland game birds. the great thing is the abundance of public and private land that we have. literally thousands of acres are available within a few short miles and all of it is prime habitat. true trophy animals can be hunted for the cost of a tag and the gas to get there. hunting pressure is very-light-to-non-existent, and i can't describe how thankful i am for that.

there are currently four rifles currently in our home: a marlin m336c in .30/30, a cz m550 american in 7x57, a herter's model j9 (zastava mauser from yugoslavia) in .308 and an older-style savage m110 in .280. there is also an assortment of .22s (my own is a marlin m781 bolt action, and my two oldest boys have newer models of the same kind). all seem to be very fine rifles, certainly much better than the folks who are shooting them! i've dabbled in reloading for my .308 with the lee loader, and own lee loaders for all rifles, but after the new year intend to hit hard with press-and-die reloading as well as developing loads for our rifles in a quest to maximize accuracy. i have an appreciation for fine walnut stocks, and would someday like to learn to build and finish them well.

other than fishing, hunting and shooting, i enjoy reading, travel, camping, computer gaming (mostly delta force and ghost recon), history, cars, music, cooking and dungeons and dragons (old school). my wife and i recently bought a nice old house that was owned by one of the town founders and we are currently engaged in doing some restoration and improvement work, we are also taking over a fine yard on three lots and making it even nicer. last year we started a garden and learned a lot of things not to do; this next year we will improve and also step into canning and home preservation of garden produce. i tried making some sauerkraut with cabbage from our garden this year and was hooked with the canning bug! politically, i lean pretty far to the right, but i also try to keep an open mind and will usually make attempts to find common ground with our misguided, democratic and/or liberal fellow citizens. i am usually unsuccessful, but now and then, good conversation can be found, and friendships have developed. because of the years we spent that we were DIRT POOR, i also know that a helping hand is a good thing, but too much of one creates dependence. we're still dirt poor, but at least now we are dirt poor on our own two feet, rather than on the government tit.

i can't think of much that anyone would want to know. if anyone has any specific quesitons, please feel free to ask on this thread or via PM and i will add the answers to this post.  above all, welcome to the forum and please enjoy your time here!:thumbs:



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 Posted: Wed Dec 5th, 2007 11:22 PM
   
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sdb777



Joined: Sun Oct 16th, 2005
Location: Cabot, Arkansas USA
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While not 'staff', I am filling a spot for Gene at his site as an 'admin', and my name is Scott{known also as SDB777 on far too many forums to actually list without exceeding bandwidth}.  My duties here include trying to read every post, sort of interview new members to be, and helping any other way possible.

Been reloading since in I was 11 years old{started with a Lee Loader on 12gauge}, and I've been hooked even since that time!  Factory ammo is something I see in stores and don't have much use for....unless it's shotgun(don't reload these, as I don't shoot enough in a decade to bother with).  Currently handload anything from 14/221 to 50 BMG on either my Dillon 550B or my AmmoMaster, have had many other presses and remember just about everything about them....but my bench is only so big.  Also love gadgets for the bench and I'm always looking for something new.....

I work in retail for a big hunting/fishing/camping store that currently has about 120 stores as a Archery Lead.  Guess you could say, "We Live Outdoors"....unless you work there 40+ hours a week:confused:  In my spare time I enjoy hunting whitetails in Central Arkansas, fishing in the many lakes and rivers for anything, and of course...handloading!  I think sometimes I only shoot so I'll have empty cases?

I've been married to my wife Lyn for 7 years, and her daughter Kala has been a great kid to have around!  My son from my first marriage is now 18, and unfortunately I haven't seen or heard from him in quite a few years(getting depressing now...that's enough of that).

 

Scott (Guess that's enough for now!) B



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 Posted: Thu Dec 6th, 2007 12:00 AM
   
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WildBill



Joined: Thu Aug 4th, 2005
Location: Grand Rapids, Minnesota USA
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My name is Bill.  I was born and raised in a small town in northern Minnesota called Hill City.  I was born in 1969, and that would make me 38 years old.  I graduated high school in 1988.  A friend of mine talked me into going to college when I was 23.  I finished a quarter and a half and then wound up moving and never went back to college.  I don't work anymore I consider myself retired.  My last job was in a factory where I was paid piece rate, which was the reason I'm no longer there.  You gotta pay me more than $.90 an hour to get up at 5:00 a.m..  I am a member of several different forums.  I try to go by WildBill on all of them.  I've been a member of this forum since 2005. I was invited by Gene to come over and be a moderator of the disabled shooters section.  Since then I've worked my way up to being classified as one of the Board founders.  I am a disabled sportsman.  I do what I can to provide information on hunting opportunities and equipment for other disabled people.  So they can go out and enjoy hunting and fishing just like I do.  My two passions are hunting and ice fishing.  Usually I only bow hunt with a crossbow.  But this year, I pulled out the rifle.  I hunt Whitetail deer.  I've dabbled in bear hunting for several years unsuccessfully.  My favorite fish to go after are crappies, walleyes, and suckers.  I also ran my own ice fishing forum, until I shut it down due to lack of user activity.   I don't claim to be an expert on anything, but everything I do I study up on real hard before I do it.  If anyone has any questions, don't be afraid to ask me.

Bill

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 Posted: Thu Dec 6th, 2007 03:18 AM
   
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Charley



Joined: Fri Sep 9th, 2005
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My name is Charley, with an "ey", NOT "ie" . Guess they copied me with Charley Waite in Open Range. I was asked by Gene to help with administration. Mostly I've sat back and watched, and dumped some porn spammers occasionally.

I'm 53, graduated high school in 1972.  Always followed  Zappa's thoughts, "go to college to get laid, go to the library to learn". I've been in the pest management industry for 25 + years, and am an Associate Certified Entomologist, according to the Entomologial Society of America.

I hunt when I can,  but I'm not terribly hardcore about it. Small game is as much fun as bigger stuff to me.  Mostly I hunt my place on the Edwards Plateau in Texas. Have a small  parcel of land that butts up to a fair size ranch.

I'm a hobby gunsmith, always looking for projects to tinker with.  Much of my collection consists of military rifles, due to the history involved with them. I'm also a pretty decent military aviation historian.

Been handloading for about 30 years,  bullet casting for about 25. I load for about 45 different cartridges, handguns from .32 ACP to .45 Colt, and rifles from .223 to .577/450. Just started playing with shotshell loading last year.

Been married for 33 years, and to the same woman. Mrs. Charley is about the gamest woman I have ever known, and is willing to do most anything, from stringing fence to helping lay tile. She's a pretty good shot with a handgun, and believes strongly in the 2nd Amendment.

Politically, I lean towards Libertarianism. I pretty much believe everybody has the right to go to Hell in their own fashion.



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 Posted: Thu Dec 6th, 2007 05:13 AM
   
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Mark V
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I posted info about myself on the Ask the Experts forum.

If anyone ever wants to know anyting more, just ask me.  Pretty open book when you got nothign to hide.  :thumbs:



 Posted: Thu Dec 6th, 2007 02:07 PM
   
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Force_Recon_Marine
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Hello all HB members, My name is Cory. I live in a very small town North of Tuscaloosa Alabama. I love to fish and hunt every chance I get. I work in sales so at different times of the year my time is very limited. I was in the United States Marine Corps for a while. I was discharged due to a bad knee. Shooting and handloading are also some of my hobbies. I just bought a house with a basement that will be perfect to set up all my handloading supplies and be more convenient than my dads shop where they are now. I currently load for several popular chamberings including a little bit of an oddball .257 STW and a .50 BMG. I have been with the HB for around a year now and this place has been a huge help for me with reloading. I have made some great friends here. There are some great guys here that will help you out in any way they can. I will also help out where I can. :thumbs:



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 Posted: Fri Dec 7th, 2007 01:33 AM
   
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 Posted: Fri Dec 7th, 2007 05:53 PM
   
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bea175



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Hello my name is Bob , I was born Sept 13, 1951 in Lee County VA . I have been with this board from the beginning.  I graduated college from Roane State in Harriman, TN with a degree in Respiratory Technology. I worked in the Hospital for 30 plus years in critial care. I was a paratrooper with the 101th Airborne from 1970 to 1972. I started handloading in 1973 and load for more cal's than most. I have more rifle, pistols and shotguns than i want to post about. I retired at the age of 50 and hunt and reload for a living now. I was a FFL Holder for 17 years before getting tired of the paper work and giving up the license. I own homes in VA and TN and travel to other counties three to four times a year. Being dishonest and lying just isn't in my nature. I am married and myself and my wife are on the Alumni at Virginia Tech and we love football.  Elk hunting and Whitetail hunting are my passion with varmint hunting running a close third. One more thing i have three children with my youngest being 20 and my oldest 32. This a great board and i would like to see it stay the best on the web.:thumbs:



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 Posted: Tue Dec 11th, 2007 07:39 PM
   
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I'm "The_Mountaineer" and am moderator for the "Ask the Experts" section.  You can check out my introduction thread by clicking here

http://www.handloadersbench.com/forum44/4897.html



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 Posted: Tue Dec 18th, 2007 06:14 AM
   
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dakotasin



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i go by the same name on the couple of boards i frequent.

i moved to south dakota after a stint in the navy where i discovered guns, hunting, and handloading. long range rifles are my thing, and i enjoy them tremendously, and the longer the range, the more the enjoyment.

once in s.d., i went back to school and got a degree, moved to wyoming, and now work in the financial industry. still do most of my hunting in s.d., mostly because i know the hunting areas well, and am more comfortable w/ s.d.'s game and gun laws (which, btw, i think s.d. has better gun laws than wy).

i enjoy hunting, and hunt as much as possible. i'm bringing my kids up around guns and hunting, and my oldest daughter is readying herself for her first big game hunt. would love to make that happen in '08 - we'll see (was s'posed to happen in '07, but bigger things happened).

i'm not hard to find if anybody needs to find me...



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 Posted: Sun Sep 21st, 2008 01:51 PM
   
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CB900F
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Fella's;

I'm CB900F on all the boards except the CB1100/900/750F board!  There I'm CB1025F.  Somebody (that board founder's wife) beat me to the handle there.  Grump, grumble, fart, moan.

I was brought into this world in 1947 via the USMC.  Both parents were serving U.S. Marines & met in the corps.  I know the name of Lew Diamond's dog as a matter of fact.  There were some ruffled feathers when I joined the Army in 1965 a couple of months after graduating from high school.  Since it was an ROTC high school, and I'd made the rifle team, I've launched several thousand bullets in school.  The only thing that got hurt were paper targets.  But back when politically correct had never been heard of, you could do things like have a rifle range in the basement of a public school building.  Hell, I learned how to field strip & reassemble fully automatic weapons in class, in school.  The BAR, & the grease gun.  I stayed in the Army for exactly one enlistment & decided that once was enough, & got out in 1968.

Let's see, I've gone to college pretty much up & down the front range of the Rocky Mtns., visiting several institutions of supposedly higher learning whilst paying outrageous sums of money to listen to eddicated idjits attempt to graft social values onto a curriculem that could stand all by itself.  So I became a diesel mechanic, a part-time professional ski instructer (21 seasons), a credit manager, and a locksmith.  To keep myself busy in the summertimes I also roadraced the CB900F in the MRA in Colorado until an eyesight problem put an end to it.  When entering turn 1 at about 140 mph & you start to see double, it's time to quit.

As a locksmith, I sell safes.  Real safes, not Residential Security Containers, aka RSC's.  You want to keep your guns in something better than a tin box, drop me a PM.

Oh, I shoot & reload a bit too.

900F

 



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 Posted: Fri Mar 20th, 2009 12:14 AM
   
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Rockydog



Joined: Tue Jul 26th, 2005
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 Handloaders Bench Members, My handle is Rockydog both here and over on Baitshopboyz.com. I've been a member here for nearly 4 years. I was attracted to this site by the knowledge and fellowship shown on here and the almost complete lack of bitterness, crudeness and infighting shown on some other gun sites. This is certainly due to the Board Founders and other administrators that set the tone here. I was honored when I was asked to participate in that capacity. My handle comes from the best dog I've ever or probably will ever own, Rocky, a natural pointing yellow lab. He passed away in 2008 at the age of 12. My avatar was taken the summer he passed.

I've been a gun addict all my life and a handloader for about 25 years. I began loading for 7.62 X 54 Russian back when the only ammo available was Norma at $20 a box in 1984 dollars. I currently also load for 7-30 Waters, 8mm Mauser, .223, .243, .270, 30-06, .45 colt, .38 special, 12 Gauge and 16 gauge. Experience is a good teacher but I've learned a lot on HB that otherwise would only have come through trial and error.

I haven't missed a Wisconsin deer season since 1964. Hunting was my life growing up. At one time I owned some good squirrel dogs, a pack of beagles, a coonhound or two, and later in life some bird dogs. As I've grown older my passion has become more gun related. I love to tinker and nothing makes me happier than buying somebodies basket case and making it shoot again.

At one time I was an assistant Iowa Hunter Safety Instructor and served 4 years as an officer of a large outdoor club. I've also been a certified 4H Shooting Sports Instructor and worked with the NWTF Women in the Outdoors Program as a shotgun instructor.

I work in the Dairy Industry and have been employed there for 32 years. Prior to that I was a farmer my entire life. I spend too much time on the net but find reloading and shooting sites a magnet. I also play 12 string guitar, dabble in knifemaking, make turkey calls, and do a lot of woodworking.

Hope you all enjoy posting on the Handloaders Bench and remember the cardinal rule. START LOW AND WORK UP.  Rockydog



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 Posted: Wed Sep 23rd, 2009 02:15 PM
   
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fryboy
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hola ! the name's j. i respond well to the nick fryboy and i answer to about anything ( even late for dinner as it beats no dinner at all lolz )umm jake works if j.,fryboy, or fry doesnt for ya , i have to quote rockydog for this bit applies to me as well (thanx for savin me a bit of typin amigo ! )
" I was attracted to this site by the knowledge and fellowship shown on here and the almost complete lack of bitterness, crudeness and infighting shown on some other gun sites. This is certainly due to the Board Founders and other administrators that set the tone here. I was honored when I was asked to participate in that capacity. "

plz keep in mind that i dont mind sharing what i have learned and am always willing to learn more ( so speak up )i'm also ( atm) one of the newest members of the board's staff,a position that leaves me feeling very humble indeed and honored as well ,i'm a voracious reader and not the best typer lolz and again i have to quote r.d.( thanx again amigo ! )
" Hope you all enjoy posting on the Handloaders Bench and remember the cardinal rule. START LOW AND WORK UP"
to that i'd also like to add that safety does indeed pay -the life u save may be ur own ( and we'd much rather have u happy shooting as opposed to in pieces !!! )reloading is actually fairly simple and straight forward if one follows the rules and common sense ,it's also very rewarding ! i've been enjoying it since i was a teenager ( at least) and gee looking back that makes me feel old lolz as one can have alot of fun in 30+ years ( that makes me feel even older [gasp] )i've had alot of help along the way and for those who helped me , my humble thanx ! and i hope i can help others as they have helped me ,ya'll be safe ya hear ?



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 Posted: Thu Oct 1st, 2009 01:14 PM
   
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I'm George.  I'm mostly a "usetabee" which doesn't say much, but:
I ustabee a Registered Professional Engineer (of the mechanical persuasion.)  (Some say once one of those, always one, like a Marine never isn't once he is.)
I ustabee in the Navy.  (Submarines, did 7 years active including the commissioning of USS Gato, SSN 615.)
I usetabee a design engineer in heavy infrastructure facilities.  (Read as power plants, water and waste water treatment plants.)
I ustabee a construction stiff on the same types of facilities.  Did some contracts (multi million frn jobs) management toward the end of a career that had me literally from pole to pole, some 20+ moves over the lifetime so far.  (So I can't really claim a home base since growing up in New Jersey.)

Now I'm grounded in Northeast PA, with no more moves planned until planting season for ghrits comes along.  My assignment here is nebulous, I get to float wherever I've a notion to float, read everything I'm moved to read (which is plenty, I'm going to learn something one way or another) and shred posts that don't meet site standards of decency and decorum.  So far, there has been nothing needing shredding; the folks here are all full of good information, willing to help and share their experiences with those who want to learn.  :thumbs: ( How I got to be a mod has to remain a mystery, but I found the site when I was researching reloading for trap.)

Trap shooting is my serious business these days (along with being an admin on another forum.   Shameless plug for SurvivalMonkey for the preppers among you.)  For fun, anything that goes bang is good for my soul, be it a long or short barreled thing.  I have several items of the historical military flavor, with plans to reload for some of them when the budget allows the machines and fodder.  While waiting for that happy day, I've been making holes in paper and feeding pills (to the obviously sick) berm at the end of the local range.



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 Posted: Mon Oct 5th, 2009 08:20 PM
   
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Kind of the newbie here and honored that I was asked to mod. Have been around the cyber world for a wee bit starting out with some that you had to go to college to operate. Well, I did and by the time the semester was over new OSs were intoduced and said info was obsolete. Used to load shot shells about forty yrs ago and have recently gotten into bottle necks and pistol rds. We just had a hand loading class at our gathering and lots were interested. Still going to seminary extension classes at 64- beginning to think I am a glutton for punishment. Used to call myself a survivalist but lean toward being called a prepper or pioneer now. Have worn many hats through life from Boy Scout through most every hat they had. Did a bit of time in the "crotch". Fire/Rescue forever and several civic/faternal orgs. Now I just loaf around moving houses/buildings and do "honeydo" work to keep moma off my back. She lets me sleep more that way-lol. My hunting passion is deer and get to wet a hook occasionally also. Sighting in my 700 at 600 yds to give them a sporting chance (as Jerry Clower said about his coon hunting dogs). Good hunting, safe loading, and may God continue to take a liking to you and yours near and far, wc



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Aussie Mick



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I (still I think) am fairly new to the Bench, and was suprised and to be honest pretty chuffed that I ws asked to become a moderator. My interests lie in long range target rifle shooting, hunting and 4WDing.

Like the name sugests, I live in the Northern Territory of Australia, and therefore am able to bring some knowledge to our "down under" members.

I look forward to meeting our members if they ever come down this way, or one day I may just swim that little puddle that seperates us, and visit you?

Aussie Mick



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