Home, home, on the range...

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Home, home, on the range...

Post by BentAero » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:24 pm

Dec 21st:

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Two weeks later:

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Still a long way to go, but I'm getting there. It's pretty much roughed-in now, should be able to close off the right rear in the next few days. Then the arduous task of smoothing, seeding, covering, etc. begins.
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Re: Home, home, on the range...

Post by qballbandit » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:28 pm

Sweet!!! To be able walk out shoot when the feelings hits must be amazing. :)

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Post by Janik » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:32 pm

Very cool. I'm jealous.
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Post by TL1000RSquid » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:44 pm

Nice, few more years I will probably move again just to have enough land to shoot on.
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Post by higgybaby » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:51 am

Oh man!..........

Now.....when I hit the lottery......I'm gonna buy me some land out in the country up in North Alabama- where there is almost no crime, no democrats and no problems. Then I'm gonna build me a nice range kinda like Hickock45....and then build me a nice cabin there with a big front porch with a couple rocking chairs on it.......Then I'm gonna sit there and rock. And when I feel like it- I'm gonna shoot. And if Agatha don't want to go- she can stay here!
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Post by BentAero » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:49 pm

Some pics and videos of the journey.







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The weather forecast is calling for 4 straight days of rain. With over 10,000 square feet of raw clay exposed, the reality of what I've done... is starting to sink in.
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Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:09 am

Your equipment or somebody doing it for you?
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Post by higgybaby » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:00 am

Red clay?.........you in MS, AL, GA?
I've been living in the Red clay since 59.
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Post by GlennSFX » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:19 am

higgybaby wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:00 am
Red clay?.........you in MS, AL, GA?
I've been living in the Red clay since 59.
:-? ...Could be the Carolinas!
That's going to be a sweet setup!!!
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Re: Home, home, on the range...

Post by BentAero » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:25 am

LT USN (Ret.) wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:09 am
Your equipment or somebody doing it for you?
A drag racer buddy of mine owns both of them. The excavator had 75 hours on it when I started. A few days into it, he calls me and says "I just bought a tracked-skid steer, I'm having it delivered to your house tomorrow so you can break it in". Bless you my son. It had 3.8 hours on it.
It's only cost me a lot of Diesel fuel and a broken tail light.

I've done all the work myself, except when it got down to doing the finish grading for slope/drainage, I hired a guy to help me as I needed an experienced guy to save time. The learning curve for finish work was longer than I have.
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Re: Home, home, on the range...

Post by BentAero » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:27 am

GlennSFX wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:19 am
higgybaby wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:00 am
Red clay?.........you in MS, AL, GA?
I've been living in the Red clay since 59.
:-? ...Could be the Carolinas!
That's going to be a sweet setup!!!
We have a winner!

Upstate SC
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Post by GlennSFX » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:09 am

BentAero wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:27 am
GlennSFX wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:19 am
higgybaby wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:00 am
Red clay?.........you in MS, AL, GA?
I've been living in the Red clay since 59.
:-? ...Could be the Carolinas!
That's going to be a sweet setup!!!
We have a winner!

Upstate SC
:lol: ...I have property in Myrtle and familiar with the "red stuff"!
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Re: Home, home, on the range...

Post by ncjw » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:31 am

BentAero wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:27 am
GlennSFX wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:19 am
higgybaby wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:00 am
Red clay?.........you in MS, AL, GA?
I've been living in the Red clay since 59.
:-? ...Could be the Carolinas!
That's going to be a sweet setup!!!
We have a winner!

Upstate SC
Can't be too far from where I am in NC.

When are you hosting your range-warming/BBQ/Sugar Tit moonshine fest for all of your CanikFanatik forum friends?...
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Re: Home, home, on the range...

Post by higgybaby » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:27 pm

Invite me!!!!!
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Post by GlennSFX » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:48 pm

BentAero wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:27 am
Upstate SC
Have you ever shot at Low Country Preserve in Tabor City, NC?
They run some really nice matches there!! It's about 45 minutes from my place in Myrtle. It's just over the SC border.
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Re: Home, home, on the range...

Post by BentAero » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:03 pm

ncjw wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:31 am
BentAero wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:27 am
GlennSFX wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:19 am


:-? ...Could be the Carolinas!
That's going to be a sweet setup!!!
We have a winner!

Upstate SC
Can't be too far from where I am in NC.

When are you hosting your range-warming/BBQ/Sugar Tit moonshine fest for all of your CanikFanatik forum friends?...
It's gonna be awhile; I haven't even bought the grass seed yet. X_X

Higgy: Anytime, for you... anytime.

Glenn: Not yet. I'd love to, but that's 4 hours east.
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Re: Home, home, on the range...

Post by BentAero » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:09 pm

Persistent rain 3 weekends in a row has delayed progress. Sunny Monday thru Friday, then Saturday rains turn the raw clay into a quagmire. Finally a dry weekend! The Mrs and I worked hard sat and sun and were able to get the fertilizer and seed down on the slopes. 2/3 of it covered with straw blanket, then we ran out of staples and sunlight. 🙁
Forecast this week is: sunny and mild -until next Saturday... Looks like I'll be burning up a few more vacation days this week.

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Re: Home, home, on the range...

Post by colonel00 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:04 pm

Looking good. When is the first Canik Fanatik Annual Rendezvous?
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