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Upgraded the .375 Winchester to a B&L Elite 3200 2-6x scope.

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I guess it's time for me to check in on SPF....haven't been there in a while.  

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I guess it's time for me to check in on SPF....haven't been there in a while.    

I quit going there years ago. The site owner suddenly developed a hatred toward me that was unwarranted. I spend time on rimfirecentral.com.

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 If you're going to drink, don't drive. Don't even putt. 

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IHMSA80x80 said
Here's a mean one…SSK 12" Contender in .444 Marlin with 2x Burris scope. It's been MagnaPorted, but I liked it better before when it had no brake.

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Dean didn't refer to this gun as being mean before, otherwise I'd never would be holding it.....

 

One time when Dean and I were plinking, I was holding it with two hands and for some reason, didn't have a tight enough grip on it one time and the back end of it slammed into me so hard, that I thought I had internal injuries and he'd have to take me to the ER.

It left a lasting impression of how hard it me that "I can still feel it all over again" whenever I talk about it and/or see that photo!

After what happened to me that day....

Dean always refer this one as, "the evil gun" and I know it's true!

Dean eventually sold the evil gun. big-grin

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14" Hunter in .375 Winchester with Burris 1.5-4x scope. One of my wife's favorite plinkers also. Won a State silhouette championship with this gun and a perfect 80x80 many years ago. Very pleasant to shoot with the brake.

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One time when Dean and I went plinking, I was shooting this one, while he was shooting his XP-100R 350 Remington Mag with some pretty powerful powder (BDL? or BCL?).

We were blasting away and having a lot of fun shooting the targets (plastic bottles, some filled with water and some other plastic we had at home).

I'll show you some of Dean's pics of the XP-100R 350 Rem Mag (this was Dean at the Crittenden, KY range on May 6, 2007.  He was standing up when we were plinking)

 

I love this photo of Dean with that huge fireball! big-grin

 

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This one below is after he shot the gun with that huge fireball.

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He had it in a plain gray color for awhile, then had someone paint it into this, a old Mopar car color, Panther Pink.  Loved the color!XP-100R 350 Rem MagImage Enlarger

Dean eventually sold the XP-100R 350 Rem Mag.

 

The day we were plinking him with the one above and me with his 14" Hunter in .375 Winchester with Burris 1.5-4x scope.  After we finished plinking for the day, Dean told me that the ammo for the 375 was an expensive rifle round, so I couldn't shoot with it all the time.  It was tons of fun and I loved shooting it.

 

I'll have to find a better photo of the 375 in his Imgur files and post it.

 

OOPS! Sorry!  I forgot that this was only for Contenders and Encores and I shouldn't have posted the XP-100R 350 Rem Mag story, pics and gun in addition to the TC 375 Win!

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Do you want me to move it to a better forum?

 

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Here are two better photos of the TC 375 Winchester.  I have great memories when I see these two photos.  Cool gun to go out and do some plinking with!big-grin

 

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Upgraded the .375 Winchester to a B&L Elite 3200 2-6x scope.

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This was the exact setup (with this scope) that was on when I was plinking with Dean, not the scope on the two photos I posted.

 

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Here's a photo of Dean taken on May 18, 2007 at the Crittenden, KY home range holding two of his prized Calfee XP's; #33 is the top one and #8 is the bottom one (that's how he always referred to them as).  They're 22 LR guns.

 

He was using both guns shooting the Runt Aggregate (1/5 scale targets) at the IHMSA match that day and got a perfect score of 80. (40 for each gun for a total of 80)

 

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Another photo.  This one has a little more sun on Dean and you can see his eyes better.  Taken same time on May 18, 2007.

 

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I wasn't there, so I don't know who took the photo of Dean.

 

Dean seems to love and shoot the Calfee #8 more, so it must be more accurate.

 

OOPS! Sorry! I forgot that this is only for Contenders and Encores! pokeslapwhippingscrewy

 

Do you want to move it the correct forum?

 

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Marilyn, Don't worry about moving them- it's fine.  Thanks for adding the backstories!

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This is my favorite thread on this forum

Thanks 80x80 for your contribution

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Everytime I read a new topic in this forum, I feel like I need to go take out a home equity loan so I can go buy more toys!!!! I have dreamed about having a 10-12" Contender in .357 Super Mag for years. I need to make it happen. Thank You IHMSA80x80 for all the Awesome pics and content!! worship

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