Author Archives: Gabe the Shootist

2013 AMM Nationals

June 27 – July 7, 2013,  I attended the American Mountain Men National rendezvous hosted by the Colorado Brigade.   I took a two day horseback trip with Bill Bailey, Jason Mays, Rebecca Compton, Vic Barkin.     We had … Continue reading

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I concur. Thank you, Mr. President

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Founded by Geniuses but run by Idiots

“If we concentrated on the really important stuff in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles“! By Junius P. Long Food For Thought If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being … Continue reading

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Abbott & Costello on Unemployment

So how can over 873,000 people come off the unemployment rolls when there were only a little over 114,000 jobs created? Below is a transcript of a conversation between two eminent economists discussing this very question! COSTELLO: I want to … Continue reading

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Welcome to Colorado!

Come to Colorado! Colorado welcomes you!!! Come to Colorado and pay high taxes! Come to Colorado and pay those high taxes to take care of a bunch of illegals and geriatric hippies! Come to Colorado and lose your job to … Continue reading

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Saddle bags

Recently, I built myself a set of saddle bags.  I patterned them on a picture I found of an old pair of bags.  They are simply called 18th century saddle bags.  I liked their look and decided to make some … Continue reading

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Inletting the side plate

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Installing a Buttplate

This weekend I worked on my Leman rifle.  Attached are several pics of the steps to install the buttplate. First, I laid out the pattern, then I cut it with the coping saw.  Then using lamp black, I inlet the … Continue reading

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2012 Deer Hunt

Oct 20-27, 2012 Deer Camp.  I set up camp on Limestone Ridge, Co for my deer hunt.  I hunted Limestone ridge and surrounding areas from Oct 20 through Saturday Oct 27.  I like to hunt alone and so most years … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Shot Placement

Today I came across an article on http://www.rjrenner.blogspot.com/ .  It is a very thoughtful treatise on shot placement and endeavoring to inflict a one shot, clean kill.  I am including some excerpt here: Placement of the shot …it is in the interest … Continue reading

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