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Old 06-27-2020, 05:47 PM   #1
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Trying to Shake Off The No Canada Trip

Really a let down. My Son and I were supposed to be hauling in the big ones this week in Ontario. I received the Muddy River IWB holster I ordered for my Hellcat. First IWB I ever tried so any advice will be appreciated. I did go Bass fishing twice with my Son in his Phoenix 250 HP Bass boat. No boat needs to go that fast for any reason. Lost my hat and hair. Ordered some 5.56 ammunition and a bunch of magazines with help from John pointing the way. Finished re-furbishing those stupid M-1 clips, should have told the dump guy to toss them. I can't take my Wife to dinner or breakfast which bums her out. Still hiking with Storm the Wonder Dog and shooting a lot, mostly handguns but some rifle. The CCI Quiet is pretty useless for Labrador Puppy Training. Shooting it in a long barreled antique Winchester M67 no one can hear it. Switched to Blazer and thank goodness the Pup shows no sign of gun shy, she also did well with a retrieving dummy.
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Old 06-27-2020, 09:18 PM   #2
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I'm still burned at missing the 2 weeks of Cowboy Action my wife and I were supposed to participate in Great Falls, Montana starting next week. I feel your pain! Damn border!
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Old 06-28-2020, 06:25 AM   #3
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Similar here, even though we’re not going to canada. The covid thing has been so politicized that not only do I not believe the numbers published every day, but can’t help noticing that the response and restrictions based on those numbers are schizophrenic at best. My wife, son, daughter-in-law, and I have a cruise scheduled for October (to replace one that got cancelled in March), and there’s a real possibility that it may still not happen due to govt restrictions. It may or may not happen; the cdc hasn’t confirmed whether it will extend (again) its nationwide cruise ban. Okay, gotta be cautious about public groups & gatherings; I get that and actually admire it.

Then I remember that restaurants are open now. Universal Studios in california has opened in a limited capacity already, and is supposed to be back to full operation in july. Disney World in florida has an approved reopen date of less than two weeks from now. Movie theaters are approved to open in mid july. Atlantic City casinos open next week. Amusement parks, restaurants, casinos... public gatherings must be okay.

Gotta wonder if it’s a travel thing, but air travel in the US goes on without the govt even mandating reduced capacity. Maybe it really is a border-crossing thing. But crossing the border is still allowed if you’re doing it for work reasons, school reasons, medical reasons, or if you’re just driving a delivery truck (even if it’s nonessential cargo like a load of starbuck’s cups). So it can’t be truly because of some terrible consequence that will come from crossing borders.

Inconsistent and schizophrenic; that’s the only way I can view the current covid-inspired societal aberrations.
 
 
Old 06-28-2020, 06:53 AM   #4
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Maybe its a good thing, according to Joe Biden, you guys have 120 million dead...………………………...
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Old 06-28-2020, 10:55 AM   #5
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Maybe its a good thing, according to Joe Biden, you guys have 120 million dead...………………………...
Yeah crazy Joe with foot in mouth disease.

This year about 4 months ago I had planned to participate in the CMP/DCM competitions. Well all of those got cancelled. For the whole year.

I even have two 1903A3's I was going to use. I got those as bubba'ed sporters and generally got them back to original configuration. I also have a 1917 "Enfield" in the back of the safe that's another rebuild project. But that's gonna need a new barrel.
Honestly I'm so disgusted with it all I'm thinking of selling one '03A3, probably the National Ordnance one, and the 1917(as is). The other 03A3 is a Remington and as I was wanting an older Remington in .30-06 for hunting. It don't get much older than that.

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Old 06-28-2020, 11:23 AM   #6
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Word of advice on the US Army Rifle, Model of 1917, (hard learned and expensive) Bolt parts from Eddystone & Winchester are not interchangeable. I was lucky, the original barrel was excellent, problem was that every time I squeezed the trigger I had a 70-80% chance of misfire.
Up here at least 95% of matches in all disciplines have been cancelled so my wife and I have had to be satisfied with "practice" matches that allow limited attendance. Least we are shooting, for 6 weeks all ranges up here were ordered shut down.
 
Old 06-28-2020, 10:36 PM   #7
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Word of advice on the US Army Rifle, Model of 1917, (hard learned and expensive) Bolt parts from Eddystone & Winchester are not interchangeable.....
Yeah i read where Winchester rifles although not bad quality had so much hand fitting that spare parts fitting and repair were next to impossible.

Again though not my problem as I'm about 99% set on selling it. These being what they are down here in the states good chance on at least getting my money back or even making a profit.

Sounds like I'd be better off concentrating on the 03A3's I have.
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Old 06-29-2020, 07:07 AM   #8
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I sold my 1903 Springfield, just after I had a brand new barrel installed, due to the fact I couldn't bring it into the US for matches. That's why I went with a Model 1896 Mauser, in 6.5x55mm as I can bring it across the border.
 
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I sold my 1903 Springfield, just after I had a brand new barrel installed, due to the fact I couldn't bring it into the US for matches. That's why I went with a Model 1896 Mauser, in 6.5x55mm as I can bring it across the border.
Garand, why couldn't you bring it across the border? Military weapon? Yeah, one hundred years ago.
 
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Garand, why couldn't you bring it across the border? Military weapon? Yeah, one hundred years ago.
Does sound crazy you'd think customs would update their lists every century or so.
 
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Does sound crazy you'd think customs would update their lists every century or so.
Big Ed, I bring an M-1 Garand into their country every year. They just kook art the paperwork and on I go.
 
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BATF classifies it as "military ordnance supplied to a foreign power". I think it is the Gun Control Act of 1968. Couldn't bring my Garand, my Springfield, my P17, my Winchester 97 Trench Gun either.
 
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BATF classifies it as "military ordnance supplied to a foreign power". I think it is the Gun Control Act of 1968. Couldn't bring my Garand, my Springfield, my P17, my Winchester 97 Trench Gun either.
Ah ha! BATF eh? Thinking how incredibly stupid that restriction is I might have known their bureaucracy was behind it!
 
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