Birthday present for me - poll

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by SWAGA, May 21, 2020 at 5:36 AM.

  1. Remington 783 Heavy barrel .308

    11 vote(s)
    39.3%
  2. Guided hog hunt and wall mount

    17 vote(s)
    60.7%
  1. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    Alright....birthday coming up.
    Mine...which is important so listen up!
    Couple of options, one being a guided hog hunt and taxidermist wall mount.
    The other option being the next gun on my list as suggested by Flashbang, the Remington 783 Heavy Barrel in .308
    It would complement my most recent acquisition the DPMS Sportacle .308


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    Incl shipping and transfer and some dooda’s call it $500.
    Or this:
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    https://www.huntinghogsinflorida.com/specials/

    Mind you I’ve never hunted before and it would probably be a one time thing.
    Hence putting a ‘normal’ hog on the wall.
    What say you?
     
  2. Rerun

    Rerun Supporting Member

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    Hog hunting.

    You can always buy the firearm later.

    My cousin paid $10,000 for a guided hunt in Colorado for three critters. It was set for two weeks and involved horse riding and camping.

    After ten days of riding, the guide stopped, turned to my cousin and told him they were lost.
    My cousin exclaimed, "How can that be? You're the best guide in Colorado!"
    He said, "Ayup. I think we're in Wyoming."

    *grin*

    eldar
     

  3. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    As far as the hunt I’d probably use my ‘41 Lithgow Lee Enfield MkIII...
    Get that old warhorse to draw blood again.
     
  4. Rerun

    Rerun Supporting Member

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    .303 caliber?

    I might have a couple of hunting boxes of store bought ammo, someplace...

    eldar
     
  5. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    I’ve got 300 rounds of Greek surplus FMJ in case I don’t get ‘m with the first 10 shots.
     
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  6. Rerun

    Rerun Supporting Member

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    You'll want some exposed lead for hunting critters. Something that expands on impact.

    eldar
     
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  7. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    Well send your hunting ammo to Moonz and he’ll send it to Rach and he’ll send it to me kinda like USPS would do.
    You still didn’t vote.
    Something tells me you didn’t last time either.
     
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  8. Rerun

    Rerun Supporting Member

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    Silly boy,
    I voted for the hunting trip.

    eldar
     
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  9. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    Called me “boy” again did ya?

    :cool:
     
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  10. Rerun

    Rerun Supporting Member

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    Feeling 'tetched', air ye?

    What is the possum friend of Porky Pine's name?

    Serious question, ya'll.

    eldar
     
  11. FlashBang

    FlashBang I Stand With Talon Lifetime Supporter

    Buy the rifle, you can hunt hogs for free. The cost of the Remington is FAR less then what it will cost to pay for a hunt and to pay for the cape (head mounting). I once had a 52" Barracuda that I caught mounted... it was over $300 all told and that was in the 1990's. You'll get a lifetime of use out of the Remington and can do more hunts with it. With the hog hunt and mounting, you'll get one hunt and a mount that will collect dust on the wall.

    The Remington will give you more "bang" for the buck.
     
  12. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    When? Mine is Friday.

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
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  13. And I'm pretty sure you still won't as they feed those hogs at a specific place for you to shoot them...no hunting involved. Buy the rifle.

    And happy birthday!
     
  14. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    Mine is the 30th.
     
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  15. Dubar

    Dubar Supporting Member

    Buy the 308. My SIL has been talking 308 all week.

    Can you even eat those wild hogs? Take the $$$ you have left over from buying the rifle and buy a nice smoked ham and some bacon. Missus SWAGA prolly don't want no hogs head on the wall anyway. Take a selfie of you and the smoked ham and call it a day.
     
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  16. thundercroozer

    thundercroozer Supporting Member

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    POGO

    And I voted for the .308
     
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  17. FlashBang

    FlashBang I Stand With Talon Lifetime Supporter

    Pogo

    Been a loooong time since I thought of that show.
     
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  18. Rerun

    Rerun Supporting Member

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    That's IT!

    Thanks!

    eldar
     
  19. Rerun

    Rerun Supporting Member

    7,905
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    That's IT!

    Thanks!

    eldar