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    Would you like a Cigar?

    Curt, I’m really glad to see someone else who knows the Bruery. Very, very fond of their Tuesday work. :)
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    Would you like a Cigar?

    Well it’s been just shy of three weeks since setting foot in Smyrna, TN. The weather is great. Dogs are getting lean and strong chasing the chickens in circles around the 30x20 pen. There’s the pleasant sound of gunfire in the background. yep. Happy Thanksgiving you Turkeys!
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    Would you like a Cigar?

    Wrapping it up and shutting it down... Not much time to enjoy a nice cigar left here in SoCal. I’m shutting it down out here, less than 5 days before my wife and I start the long drive to Tennessee for the relocation (*family reasons...Alzheimers in the family to manage). I’ve enjoyed this...
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    Would you like a Cigar?

    Hi Mort, I’ll be slumming it in Smyrna and would love to share a nice cigar evening. Where are you enjoying your cigars?
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    Would you like a Cigar?

    Perdomo Champagne Noir, enjoying the last days of my vacation house in Baja California as we prepare to move to TN. I’m really going to miss Baja and my little Casa 55 on the beach.
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    Which Range Finding Binos to Buy?

    I let my PH carry the rangefinder and do that sorta stuff. Much more easier than trying to fiddle with more stuff.
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    458 socom for charging cats?

    I fully admit: the availability of commercial ammo was a huge selling point for me in picking the 450. I do have to say: banging off 9 rounds in fast succession is actually just plain stupid fun. :)
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    458 socom for charging cats?

    the funny thing to me is that when push came to shove and I decided on a big bore AR15, I went .450 Bushmaster. It's hard to think of the .450 Bushie as underpowered as it basically duplicates original 45-70 loads. My current 300gr. handloads drop 3 into an inch (seriously) at 100...
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    458 socom for charging cats?

    Now that‘s a pig gun for sure!
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    458 socom for charging cats?

    Pfft. https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/07/06/oood-mccann-industries-458-win-mag-garand/ M1 Garand in .458 WinMag. PING!!!
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    What would be your Dream Hunt!??

    I’m going to have to go with Marco Polo with an Ibex kicker. That’s about as crazy exotic as I can think - and actually something I really want to do. It’s on my hunting bucket list along wth Sheep. I may never be able to afford it while I can physically do it, but they are definitely on my...
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    The Fine Things In Life

    If I’m being honest, In my Backyard, a night with good friends...the pop of corks from nice bottles of wine...a perfectly smoked Venison Backstrap and all the fixin’s...a couple dogs running about with a couple children causing juuuust enough mayhem...Some decent port & bourbon and a couple...
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    The Fine Things In Life

    18# full packer, self-trimmed. Coarse Salt, Fresh Cracked Pepper, Garlic powder...inject with beef stock. Kamado at 225, combination of mesquite and apple chunks. At 165, place on a cookie wire rack inside a low cookie tray (keeps the meat out of the juice And preserves the bark) and lightly...
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    442-carat diamond discovered Letseng mine in Lesotho

    My wife is in the industry. Generally they get broken up and formed into other "smaller" gems. This read is interesting: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/worlds-largest-diamond-found World’s largest diamond found On January 25, 1905, at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa...
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    Heads Up On Merkel Helix Sale

    Fastrig, congrats on the rifle! And thank you very much for telling me who makes the actual rifle cases. At least now I know where to get one. Best!
 
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