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Airgun Hunting / Re: Camo when hunting
« Last post by Alan on Today at 11:24:57 AM »
A birthday suit is a uniform, if there ever was one!
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Airgun Hunting / Re: Camo when hunting
« Last post by steveoh on Today at 10:09:25 AM »
I do feel like wearing camo does put me in the mindset that I am going hunting. It is the uniform.
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Airgun Ammo / Re: New way to powder coat!!!
« Last post by steveoh on Today at 10:08:11 AM »
Old but interesting thread on powder coating.
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Airgun Hunting / Re: Camo when hunting
« Last post by Steelhead on Today at 06:12:57 AM »
The same reason we drive cars instead of walking, use phones and devices, own $2000.00 airguns when $500.00 ones will do 'almost' as good, etc.  The list goes on and on. It's just progress. We are not the same species that lived in caves and essentially were just high functioning primates. We've softened over the millennia and no longer possess the basic functions needed for survival on our own (the TV show Naked and Afraid, even though entertainment, highlights this)

Without modern guns (air or otherwise), vehicles, grocery stores, shelter, medical accessibility, etc. we would be done for, especially in the Western World. For some of the fringe activities like hunting and fishing that we now do for ENJOYMENT rather than necessity we stack the deck for results, safety, and overall enjoyment. Electronic/manufactured calls, camo, depth finders, fishing lures, range finders, scopes, binoculars...it's just part of our human nature to keep modifying our surroundings for our needs (notice I didn't say 'improving')  We always want our cake and be able to eat it too. Get back to nature and go primal with our hunts and activities, but at the end of the day get a hot meal, a shower, and a soft bed. The human condition, for better or worse.
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Airgun Hunting / Re: Camo when hunting
« Last post by steveoh on Today at 05:53:29 AM »
Now that we're in the middle of this....

Cave men were mostly nude, hunted with spears, and managed to survive. Makes you wonder why we need to wear printed material, spray ourselves with anti-stink aerosols, and use electronic game calls?!

And... expensive airguns. ;D
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Airgun Hunting / Re: Camo when hunting
« Last post by Alan on Today at 04:29:07 AM »
Now that we're in the middle of this....

Cave men were mostly nude, hunted with spears, and managed to survive. Makes you wonder why we need to wear printed material, spray ourselves with anti-stink aerosols, and use electronic game calls?!
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Airgun Hunting / Re: Camo when hunting
« Last post by Steelhead on May 15, 2021, 09:14:05 PM »
I have found that you can darn near wear whatever you want, as long as you don't move. An old hunter told me that. I have found it to be true. You can hunt turkeys in jeans and a flannel, just stay still. Same with deer.

That being said, camo gives me confidence and is like putting on the 'uniform'. Used to feel the same way as soon as the stirrups went on (remember those?) when I played baseball. Game time. Same as when I slip on the waders and the vest when I fish for steelhead. It sets the mood for me whether it helps (turkeys, big game, etc.) or doesn't do anything (pesting, plinking)

I like playing with my own camo. I think it's fun to use things cheap and available to spice up my ventures. Same reason I hand pour my jigging spoons and trolling heads for halibut and stripers, tie my own flies, etc. I have a 'poncho' that I made from burlap, painted spots on it, and blasted it around in the dirt with a pressure washer until it was good and messed up. The naturally dry brown foliage here is a dead on match and I can lay flat in the middle of an open patch and still be somewhat covered.
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OFF TOPIC / Re: A Short in my Pacemaker?
« Last post by bnowlin on May 15, 2021, 04:57:57 PM »
I want whatever Bob has. ::)
Bobn
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OFF TOPIC / Re: A Short in my Pacemaker?
« Last post by Alan on May 15, 2021, 02:44:06 PM »
Ah! A CPU crash!

Funny thing, I've heard of it before myself, as one of my friends wore one for several years, and has a similar with a wire. Unfortunately, kidney failure was the final result, at about 98 years of age. Hope you make it at least that far!
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OFF TOPIC / Re: A Short in my Pacemaker?
« Last post by Capt45 on May 15, 2021, 12:22:43 PM »
"All's well that ends well".  Good report!
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