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Well, I was taking a SC2 with Mueller optics on it outside for some final pictures before sending the scope back. So, I walk out my back door and here are a bunch of whitetail in my back yard. I thought everyone might enjoy a picture:



There were actually six of them. (5 are visible in this picture if you look really close)
Some might consider this temptation....

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ok how did the scope do
and those are pet deer like the ones i have coming in my yard right!
i always love waking up to 4-5 deer in my driveway
its something to look at while drinking coffee
 

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Thats a really nice field and looks like I would really enjoy Montana. 8)

I love the outdoors, so I guess it goes hand in hand with all this stuff.

Hopefully its not too cold for the SC meeting. I would like to hike, explore and just have some good fun.
 

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Very nice picture of the deer! If deer were in season, I would sneak up behind them and snap their necks because I am all that is MAN! Just kidding, however if it were hunting season and I didn't feel like hiking and there was a 4pt buck...well, you get the picture.
 

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They're mocking you, Mel! They just knew you couldn't shoot them - so they thought it'd be funny to gang up in plain view just to show off. Damned deer.

Nice rifle! I really like non-black rifles. Brown and olive drab?
 

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wow, that picture came out looking great...They look as if they are used to people.

SC looks good with the Mueller on it too
 

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In terms of the Mueller:
The review is complete, but I had an important question I wanted to get a reply on first from Mueller. If I hear back from them today I will post the review tonight or tomorrow.

In terms of the deer:
Well, they are not pet deer in the sense that nobody feeds them or anything and there are different ones all the time. Just a bunch of them around these parts. When I walked out, 3 of them were right out my back door and they scurried over to where they were in the picture, where they met up with 3 others. Thats why they are all eying me and look a bit spooked.

In terms of the rifle:
This is the SC1A2 on the progress page on the main site. I'll be posting the final pictures of it tomorrow also with the test fire group and a small report. Its a customers rifle (he's in Iraq right now and will be back fairly soon). It is a brown A2 stock with earth brown gun kote on the metal. (we use teflon now, and are experimenting with powder coat).

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Great picture Mel. The SC looks fantastic! The brown looks like it came out very well. Is that the one that you needed like 732 coats?

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Yep, the coverage with the brown color was not very good, required many coats.

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Looks very good.

They're mocking you, Mel! They just knew you couldn't shoot them - so they thought it'd be funny to gang up in plain view just to show off. Damned deer.
Hehe.

When I walked out, 3 of them were right out my back door and they scurried over to where they were in the picture, where they met up with 3 others. Thats why they are all eying me and look a bit spooked.
Bit spooked? If that happens again, cycle the bolt and see what they do. Darwin-Deer time.
 

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Maybe they were hungry.

They're a lot less skittish here in the winter when food is short...Happy to see it doesn't look frozen over in Montana
 

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We are in a major warm spell right now. if it doesn't cool down and start snowing, its going to be one very long summer with lots of forest fires.... (and bad fishing)

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Don't know why, but brown metal parts on a bolt action really appeals to me. So much, in fact, that I consider getting my black teflon coated - with near perfect finish - re-done with brown just to get it out of my system.

Looking forward to the pics!
 

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mele said:
We are in a major warm spell right now. if it doesn't cool down and start snowing, its going to be one very long summer with lots of forest fires.... (and bad fishing)

MEL
Supposed to get up to 45 today here in MN... would be a record if it did... we're supposed to have 37 in. of snow so far this year and we only got 11.
 

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Don't know why, but brown metal parts on a bolt action really appeals to me. So much, in fact, that I consider getting my black teflon coated - with near perfect finish - re-done with brown just to get it out of my system.

Looking forward to the pics!
I posted the final update to the brown SC1A2
http://www.snipercentral.com/sc1a2brown.htm
Enjoy!

Supposed to get up to 45 today here in MN... would be a record if it did... we're supposed to have 37 in. of snow so far this year and we only got 11.
Yeah, its about the same here. Though it looks like we are going to get some snow this weekend... I hope its a lot.

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We generally get the Michigan freeze and thaw around this time of the year.
We've had about four inches of snow on the ground for the last few weeks.
As long as the wind doesn't kick up too much I'm pretty comfortable in a light jacket all the way down to about 20 degrees.

If the wind gets to be too much I usually add a hat. :)

No deer in my yard lately, but something killed two big raccoons right in my back yard and it wasn't a dog. It was snowing pretty hard that night and by the time morning arrived the scavengers had ruined any of the original tracks that were still visible.

I'm hoping whatever it was will come back and take something else down when I can actually see the tracks.

-snowy
 

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Yep, painted stock is ace. I consider getting my AICS painted, too...possibly in olive drab. I need to mod the pistol grip a bit, anyway, so it might just happen. As it is now, the plastic is - apart from incredibly ugly - too smooth for my liking.

Just a gunsmith question, how long does it take to attach the Badger bolt knob on an original bolt handle? A month? If so, I've still got a score to settle with some friggin slow working smiths. :x
 

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Well, it depends if they are finishing it. If they are just attaching the knob, it takes about 1-2 hours. But if they are refinishing it, then its a hassle to fire up the blueing tank, etc, and that can delay them as they may wait until they have several things to blue at once.

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Unless they grind away the current tefloncoating - which I didn't ask for - I kinda doubt there's any need to blue it....damned lazy smiths....
 

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Well, chances are they will have to do some finish touch up... I would be surprised if they would be able to do the work and not scuff the finish. Of course, I would expect them to refinish with teflon :D

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