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    So I decided to take two of my rifles to the range today, my .338 A-Square and my .300 RUM.

    Going to the range is kind of a big production for me. I get the ammo together, get my little PressureTrace computer, my Acer comp (to run the data from the PT), tools, cleaning gear, rests, ect. I run over to storage to get my Oehler 35P, and off I go. I get about a mile from my house and I remember my staple gun. Crap. I turn around and get it. Get a mile from the house again and remember my camera. Crap. Turn around and get that...

    Driving about halfway to the range I notice I am using more than the usual pedal pressure on my truck to make it go down the road. Also, it's pulling to the left all of a sudden. If that isn't enough of a mystery, the brake on the drivers side starts squealing really loud. I turn around yet again to drive back to the house. Almost back and I see a truck just about stopped in front of me, lock up the brakes. Man how embarrassing. By the time I get back, I can smell burning brake pad. Blech! Smells like burning clutch material. The hub is so hot I cannot touch it. I am done. Unpack everything and here I sit.

    Sometimes I think the Lord is trying to tell me something.
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    You should borrow your wife's car to go to the range with all your gear?


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    Wish I could, but one truck family.
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    Better to find out on the way to the range than when descending a steep hill pulling a load!

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    Last week i got to the range only to find that i left the bolt out after cleaning
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    Hate it when I forget the stapler. Even more embarrassing is remembering the stapler, but forgetting to check and see if it has staples in it.

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    Had a buddy come to the range with me, all excited to do some shooting, till he realized he had no ammo. Rookie move haha I had fun though
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    I had one trip that seemed to never end! Forgot bolt, wrong ammo, battery died on chrony, and forgot my shooting glasses - prescription ones! $ trips home and back, thankfully it was only 4 miles each way!
    Headed to Canada tomorrow fellas to drown some worms, see ya in about 10 days!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainMariner View Post
    Hate it when I forget the stapler. Even more embarrassing is remembering the stapler, but forgetting to check and see if it has staples in it.
    Who has a truck that doesn't have at least a partial roll of duct tape in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NRick View Post
    Who has a truck that doesn't have at least a partial roll of duct tape in it?
    Even if there isn't any in it, there is likely at least a fair amount ON it somewhere....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey View Post
    I had one trip that seemed to never end! Forgot bolt, wrong ammo, battery died on chrony, and forgot my shooting glasses - prescription ones! $ trips home and back, thankfully it was only 4 miles each way!
    Headed to Canada tomorrow fellas to drown some worms, see ya in about 10 days!
    I forgot my Chrony once. I went out on a beautiful winter day, calm air, see for miles. Even more involved than loading the truck as everything has to go in my sled. Yup. Bummer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anchskier View Post
    Even if there isn't any in it, there is likely at least a fair amount ON it somewhere....
    None on mine!

    But ya gotta listen to those little voices that say "this isn't the day to go to the range".

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    Now at least in Birchwood we have the new 3 Bears for your forgotten supplys!

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    Nitroman:

    I caught your malady. You are a Carrier. I took off to the range tonight without the bag with all my Ammo etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty of the North View Post
    Nitroman:

    I caught your malady. You are a Carrier. I took off to the range tonight without the bag with all my Ammo etc.

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    Ohhhh dear. Sorry about that. Only one cure though, pack it all up and go try again!! I am getting ready to try for tomorrow. If everything goes well, I am going to make some serious noise.
    I have a new (old), .300 H&H made on a P-17 action. Well done though, bought some vintage ammo to try for velocity check. Same for a P-14 Winchester in .303 Brit with 1940's Remmie red box 215 grain torpedo's. My .300 RUM and .338 A2 will take center stage though. Might bring the .500 to warm up.
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    I haven't forgot my stapler for some time now, however, I've actually pulled staples out of the back board at the range and used a small rock to push them into my target before!

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    That is an excellent idea. Hmmmm....I'll have to file that one away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastwoods View Post
    I haven't forgot my stapler for some time now, however, I've actually pulled staples out of the back board at the range and used a small rock to push them into my target before!
    Me too, like when I'm downrange without my stapler, and a target has come loose.

    My stapler backup is the masking tape included in my ammo box that has stuff other than ammo.

    I made a list and stuck it on the garage door, Very clever of me, and that helps keep me from forgetting range items.

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    Recently i got to the range with two empty staple guns and none to reload with. Had just been helping a friend finish roofing his garage and still had a nail belt and hammer in the back. I heard some snickering when I put up my targets with roofing nails and a 20 ounce hammer.

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