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!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Got my 0.17 HMR back last night so had no choice but to sight it in today right? That's what I thought. So Inklings and I went out to the range while I shot it a few times.

Shooting the first group of three.

Finishing the first group of three and getting ready to go down range to check the pattern on the target - then come back and readjust the scope and try again.

Here is the target and here is the sequence that the target was shot - see if you can tell which group of three goes with this description. Here is the sequence and you can see the group of three getting closer to the target center as the shots are taken. Upper Right, Upper Right, Upper Right, Upper Right, Middle right, Middle Right, Upper Left, Middle Left, Lower Left; Lower Right(12 shots at this one but you can't count them because some went through the same holes). Yeah I know 39 shots to sight in a gun is way too many but when you are doing it there just seems to be no excuse not to get it down to one or two clicks.

We lead a pretty boring life but I am now ready for next Christmas when we blast the Christmas balls on Christmas day!!! A little early but that's OK. Would have been fun to have the kids here for this but it is more fun to see their faces light up when they hit their first shot at the glass balls.


Looney said...

Do you hunt anything other than paper targets?

Inklings said...

He used to hunt elk, deer, pheasants, grouse, mourning doves and rabbits, but he hasn't hunted in years. Maybe he'll go out again now that he is retired, though.

Dee Ice Hole said...

Hunting lost all appeal for me when we lived at Flaming Gorge. I could kill any one of five big game animals any day of the year within ten miles of my house. I knew where they were and how to get on them so it lost it's appeal. I would rather just watch them now. Might carry a gun too but it would have to be a record animal before I pulled the trigger again.