I would like to say thanks to Vanguard for continuing this contest. It has been a fun event to participate in. I have learned a lot of information on hunting and the outdoors from reading the post, comments, and stories of the other members on this website. And I would also like to say good luck to everyone in Decembers contest.
You all will laugh but I did not realize there was even a competiton involved with this until abotu 3 or 4 December. I was actully just posting asking questions and stuff. Sounds funny I know. I think what clued it in was a got an email from BGH about prizes for December and I didnt read for a couple of days. So I am setting here late on evening, thinking about being anywhere but Afghanistan and I decided to read the "Prize Mail" after all. Man was I shocked and about 3 days behind. I am thankful I have you old-timers here to question alot of rookei questions too. I have done lot of hunting the past 5 years since moving to Tenn. Most of it you wont find on VS or the Sportsman channel. Just small time, small town local family stuff. But thats what makes me happy. I am just glad my daughter is always around snapping pictures which, pays off now, I can write and psot about. This is my one shot and done. Once I go back home I January I wont be able to dedicate the time and energy to keep up with the legends of Jim Boyd, Haweye and the rest of the gang. I have some time on my hands to give it a whirl now. No matter how it turns out weather I drop off and finish dead last it is wel worth the learning, fun and conversation. Thanks guys. And please for I just ask one favor, drink a beer or you drink of choice for me, until January.
Honeslty. I think 1st place might be out of reach. Its going to be hard to catch and stay ahead of Mr Boyd. But honeslty if I cant win the .300 I would sure love the spotting scope or those fancy shooting sticks. I have 3 pair of binoculars. That .300 sure is sweet though. Its going to be a tough finish I have the stories and pics just hard to orgainze and post with my current patrol schedule. But this is my one shot at glory. Its fun just going for it.
One of the things I struggle with when afield is keeping my rifle clean and in good working order. Small amounts of dust and dirt collect moisture; moisture can freeze rendering your action immovable when you need it most. I have seen this happen on multiple occasions, and over time, I’ve learned the cause and how to prevent this from happening.
The first thing that you need to avoid before going afield is leaving excess oil on the gun. Oil will trap dirt and sand in all the wrong places....