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There is absolutely nothing

There is absolutely nothing wrong with varying opinions... there are times that one is right and one wrong.. and then there are times that neither are - it may just be shades of right - or maybe just a different preference.

Glass is a good one... some folks go crazy with the glass money and some do just the opposite - get a great rifle and put a $75 scope on it.

Neither is right or wrong - just preference.

BGH is a great site - where we can express viewpoints, relive memories, make suggestions AND earn prizes.

Find me a better deal than that and I am gone from BGH real quick - but I do not believe you can.

Thanks to BGH and to the folks like us that make it so.

Jim

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I don't know of any other

I don't know of any other site that held a contest like this one with so many great prizes.  It is an amazing thing they have done.  And the new members fit right in too.  It is definitely a place I come to socialize and to learn...oh yeah, and to add my two cents even when I don't reallyknow what I am talking about

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man there have been some

man there have been some great replies and most of them are not directed at a specific product but a process for making the decision. I am a member of several forums, hunting and others, and this is about the best one going. none of the pissing and moaning I see with the others. I am certainly a fan and am here to stay. Hopefully can contribute in my own way for some. thanks guys for the great replies.

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Tyler First of all I see you

Tyler

First of all I see you have a USAF logo - if you served, we thank you greatly!

I recently started using BGH also and it is a great forum

There are some friendly and knowledgeable folks on here, for sure

I am sure you can contribute greatly - we all do - even if we are not particularly knowledgeable about a subject, we pave the way by asking probing questions and helping to explore them

I am looking forward to all we will learn and explore on here

See ya round!

Jim

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yes I did

jim boyd wrote:
Tyler First of all I see you have a USAF logo - if you served, we thank you greatly! I recently started using BGH also and it is a great forum There are some friendly and knowledgeable folks on here, for sure I am sure you can contribute greatly - we all do - even if we are not particularly knowledgeable about a subject, we pave the way by asking probing questions and helping to explore them I am looking forward to all we will learn and explore on here See ya round! Jim

 

thanks Jim. it was my honor and pleasure to serve. I was an aircraft electrician on the C141B at Mcchord AFB in Tacoma, Wa. That was such an amazing area for anyone that loves the outdoors. 

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Tyler, I also would like to

Tyler, I also would like to thank you for your service.

 My brother retired from the Air Force several years ago.  He was stationed in Alaska, Idaho, Japan, La, SC, Al and was a Drill Seargent at Lackland for a couple of years. I don't know what his title for his job was, but he scheduled the flight plans for all the aircraft.

Maybe yall crossed paths at some point. Thanks again for your service and hopefully you'll get your buck soon.

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Tyler -

Yes, we all thank you for your service - we appreciate all you did.

C141 - that brings back memories - I spend three yeears in 82nd Airborne back in the early 70's and the Starlifter was our favorite aircraft to jump from because all you had to do was simply walk out the side door - the air stream of that craft actually helped pull you away from the tail - there was no real "jumping" required.

A close alternative would have been the little Caribou (I do not recall the actual nomenclature of that craft) - it was great because it had a rear loading door and you got to actually run out of the rear of the craft - it was super. We used to have "no awol" jumps awarded to us and were allowed to jump from these with no gear - only a parachute - so that was a lot of fun and easy to do. They would just land the little Caribou's right on the drop zone and we could get in, take a short ride and then be jumping in just a few moments!

Our jumps from C131 Hercules were a different story altogether... we would have all of our gear and would have to ride around for hours until they would let us go... in some instances, we had to ride 12 hours + with all gear on (winter training at Camp Drumm NY from Fort Bragg) because there was not enough room in the plane to drag all of your stuff in and get geared up in flight - we were packed in like sardines.

All was good until someone got airsick and started barking all over the place!

 

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It's funny how we have walked

It's funny how we have walked the same ground at some point in our lives...I was at Bragg in the 90's....my niece just left Pope AFB, next to Bragg, to go to New Mexico....I'll be travelling to NM in the future to hike and camp with her...probably hunt eventually when I figure out the system...

Anybody hunted NM?

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