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Parker last won the day on October 12 2016

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About Parker

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    NJGF Cornerstone
  • Birthday 08/20/1955

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    Somewhere in New Jersey
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    Hunting, fishing, all types of target shooting (I.E. high power, skeet and trap, sporting clays, NRA Bullseye) reloading, shooting fine doubles (and wishing for more,) upland bird hunting.
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    Thunder Mountain

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  1. Those prices disappeared a very long time ago with the advent of the internet and being able to reach a much larger audience than one from foot traffic.
  2. Parker

    Lever guns

    I included a couple in the picture I posted here the other day.
  3. Parker

    Lever guns

    It was buckshot-only into the early 70's before they allowed slugs for big game. Then they included muzzleloaders. Took them decades to become progressive.
  4. Parker

    Lever guns

    Your grandfather was ahead of his time. He optimized a good gun to make it better.
  5. Parker

    Lever guns

    I was notified weeks ago of some .224 Sierra bullets I had on backorder for three years. Still waiting on my .257 bullets. I'm ordering some Hammer bullets in their sampler packs in various calibers. Because they are solid copper and turned on a lathe, I'm treading on unknown ground now, and starting over.
  6. Parker

    Lever guns

    The Winchester purist/collector would be revolted by a drilled & tapped 1927 M94 with a side mount. It's still a nice, solid gun.
  7. Parker

    Lever guns

    Loaded factory rounds I have. Components like bullets are as scarce as hen's teeth. .35 Remington ammo comes up every couple of years or so and Federal or Remington make a batch. Only now it will be twice the price of the $33/box I paid the last time. Remington hasn't offered components like bullets for years now. Nothing is ever in stock. https://www.powdervalleyinc.com/brand/remington-reloading/ Think that .35 cal. bullet is hard to find, try finding .321" diameter bullets for the .32 Win. Spcl.!!
  8. Parker

    Lever guns

    Thanks. Would sure be nice to find some .35 cal. bullets to reload for one of them.
  9. Parker

    Lever guns

    Bought my first lever action in the early 80's. Have added to my collection over the years. Have stepped up things in the last ten years as lever actions have escalated in price and popularity and searching for other makes that are out of production and have become scarce. Mine vary in age from 1939 to 1984. Only one was purchased new.
  10. null Many of the LGS's upstate NY are still like this today. This shop is several miles from my house, used guns on the floor can be fondled. The good stuff on the wall you have to ask for. Handguns of course can't be touched by a NJ resident. https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/a-and-j-arms-bardonia
  11. You are correct sir. Only made a couple trips there because of the distance. The only place around I could walk into a store and find custom 1911 parts from Wilson or Pachmayr.
  12. Meltzer's, Edelman's, The Sportsman's Den, Navy Arms; all the good shops are gone.
  13. Parker

    Lever guns

    I may have exaggerated with 9 lbs. But some triggers since lawyers got involved feel like you're pulling a mule up a ladder.
  14. Parker

    Lever guns

    The .30-30 lever action as it comes from the factory (I.E. Henry, Winchester, Marlin) suffers from two maladies: open iron sights and a heavy, sometimes long trigger pull. In the hands of a novice shooter, this is a 100-yard gun. Outfit the rifle with a scope or modern peep sight, and you can extend the range. Tune the factory trigger from 9 lbs to 4 lbs. and it becomes a better shooter. Factory .30-30 150 gr. ammo carries an energy rating in excess of 1,000 ft. - lbs. out to 150 yds. Modern 160 gr. Hornady FTX ammo has a factory energy rating of 1,300 ft.- lbs. at 200 yds. In the hands of a seasoned shooter, that's plenty of oomph for deer sized game.
  15. In the right hands, and where legal, the .223 woodchuck round is capable for taking big game. I'm sure in Southwestern states where critters are diminutive in size the .223 serves them well. Better cartridge choices like 7.62x39, 6.5 Grendel, .308, .243 in an MSR platform might be better. My cousin in MD was excited because he can now add another AR to his growing collection, as he's building a .350 Legend for deer hunting since MD legalized straight-wall hunting cartridges. I've been to many "deer camps" in my day over the last five decades and have yet to see anyone using an AR-style rifle for deer/bear here in the Northeast. I've seen Browning BAR's & BLR's, M700's, M70's, M760s' & M742;s, 336's, M94's, Ruger .44's, Savage 99's; but oddly not one AR15. Could be I'm hanging out with the wrong crowd.
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