Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Monday, January 25, 2010


Went shopping with Inklings this morning to get a few things to eat later in the week. When we finished I went to the sports section to look at GUNS. They had the 0.410 shotgun I have been watching for so I decided to buy it. I spent the money that I got for retirement from an adjoining District and another $67 to get it but I am way happy to have it.

I also bought some shells. They only had 0.410 shells with 00 buckshot where I bought the gun (so I only bought one box). What do you think the chances are of hitting anything with four pellets. They are loaded in-line. I don't think there is much chance of hitting anything, but the buckshot is the same size as the barrel so maybe you could get close. I think they are really for the 0.410 pistol, which I also wish I had.

I stopped at another store where I tried to get them to order this gun for me and they still haven't so I told them I have it. I did buy two boxes of shells from tehm though because they have several choices of shot. 8, 7 1/2, 6 - Not much chance of massive damage with those loads.

I came home and put it together and tried out the action. The gun feeds really well and after I readjusted the barrel after I jammed and ruined a shell it is going to be fun to shoot. Everything is smooth and the feed works well---can't wait for the first hunt.....


Nene said...

Gotta love Walmart! Did you go there? One of the only places you can buy groceries and guns at the same time. :0) Have fun with your new gun!

Amber said...

that's fun! now you can go hunting as often as you want! do you just hunt dear and elk, or other stuff too?