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October 26, 1998, 02:28 PM
Just for fun guys:
When you want to head up into the mountains for an afternoon of search your soul... what do you take with you?

I used to load up my old '78 Ford pickup with my two dogs (German Shepards, Phobos and Deimos other wise known as Fear and Dread - the moons of Mars), and put my rifle in the back window - a Marlin lever action in .44 magnum. (last month I sold my Marlin, needed a fast wad of cash and the bank looked too solid).
That was some good times last trip... I will have to go agin soon. Next trip will be in the Rockies instead of the lush Appalacians.

Any good get away spots in the rockies? (dumb question)

October 26, 1998, 05:18 PM
Browning A-bolt Medalion 30.06
'90 Mitsubishi Montero 4 door
115 pound Black Lab -lap dog

October 26, 1998, 06:43 PM
LAU M40-A1

October 26, 1998, 09:53 PM
Truck: '83 Ford F150 XLS Stepside 4x4

Rifle: H&K SL-7 Carbine

Dawg Combo: Any coupla dem floozies that hang out at the Dew Drop Inn, Murphy, NC

October 27, 1998, 12:20 AM
'91 MPV
American Eskimo, answers to "Stardust"
16" SKS carbine

October 27, 1998, 11:32 AM
'79 Dodge W150
Marlin 1894 .44 Mag
My dog hates loud noises so I took my canoe instead.

October 27, 1998, 12:29 PM
'73 Landrover (88" wheelbase)
Marlin 1894 in .357 & 4" Python
Black lab (deaf & almost blind) but loves the woods.

[This message has been edited by 4V50 (edited 10-27-98).]

Rob Pincus
October 27, 1998, 03:58 PM
Right Now: Chevy Crew Cab dually one ton (which would promptly get its firberglass crushed and end up stuck becuase it is a 2wd hwy beast..), German Sheperd (SanGreal), and Rem 700 in 308. w/ Scout set-up.

Perfect World: Hummer, German Sheperd, Real Steyr Scout Rifle.

October 28, 1998, 12:54 AM
98 Dodge 3/4 ton, Lance 8 1/2' camper, 23lb Shelty, Mas 49/56/Remington 870. Leaving Nov 9th. GLV

October 28, 1998, 01:51 PM
89 Dodge Ram 250
Ruger Mini-14 Ranch or Wnchester 30-30
My big ol orange beast (gold ret/ger shep) who gets so happy that no one around can't help but laugh

October 28, 1998, 03:48 PM
ok...while living large....

Dodge T-Rex prototype
Lar Grizzly 50 BMG
Great dane.

On the more managable side...

<A HREF="http://www.hummbug.com">Hummbug kit car </A>
Ruger 10/22
and a Chiwahwa.

Chief Paul
November 1, 1998, 06:21 PM
Japanese Honda CR-V

American Eskimo - 10 pounds of hair, 10 pounds of bark

Armalite AR-15A4 - 10 pounds of bite

Daryl Waldron
November 1, 1998, 08:30 PM
GMC 1996 4X4
Marlin 30-30 and Ruger 77/22-(1991 Colt 45)
Curr dog,, answers to Dog
I do this a few times a week. Have to keep eye on da cows. There are no mountains here but i did not think ya'll would mind if I posted.

November 1, 1998, 11:13 PM
OK! 1991 GMC ext. cab 4x4 Sonoma
Marlin Mod. 780 bolt action .22 or Ruger 10/22 and Ruger Redhawk, .44 mag.
Used to take King, 125 lb. black lab,
now a Samoyed Husky and a Sheltie/Blue
Healer, Nikki and Duches respectively.


March 8, 2005, 12:23 PM
a big bear atv
model 700 in 7 mag
and a mutt

March 8, 2005, 12:37 PM
Nice resurrection, Siggy. 01 Toy Taco (toyota tacoma), 5sp std, 4x4, supercab short bed, SR5 package, Pace brand cab-high camper, Rudy (the 35 pound mutt) - he loves the outdoors, and I'd take at least 3 rifles - *right now* probably the CZ 452 in .22 mag, the marlin 60 in .22lr, and the Saiga .308 AK, 22" bbl, and a couple of handguns (the Taurus 94, 5", .22lr and the CZ85, 9x19). If I headed off on foot, I'd take the Marlin .22 - it's fairly light (unless some big game was in season, then the .308).

March 8, 2005, 04:04 PM
'95 F-250
Custom Mauser in 6.5x.308
Rottweiler named Bubba

March 8, 2005, 07:33 PM

March 8, 2005, 08:22 PM
2005 f150 FX4 extended cab
G36 clone (from sl8)
Black lab/Flatcoat retriever mix (really nice dog, good lookin too!)

Course, all 'cept the dog are just fantisy for me (am pooooooor)

March 8, 2005, 11:03 PM
My stainless steel Mini 30! Like the mailman, she'll go in snow, rain, wind, mud and sand! :D
Forgot..Sunny weather too. ;)

Johnny Guest
March 8, 2005, 11:34 PM
Ford F150 4x4
Big yellow Lab
US Carbine cal. .30 M1, Winchester mfg.

Other times of the year, I add a .223, .35 Whelen, .45-70, or a 12 ga. 1100.


NH AR Shooter
March 9, 2005, 03:08 AM
My 9 year old britany spaniel, Junior, who loves to ride in my 94 F150.

My gun....my Romanian AK74...untill I get my Marlin back. ;)

This is hypothetical, because I dont shoot around my dog, not wanting to deafen him in his old age. :)

March 9, 2005, 09:32 AM
Well, the dog is easy. The "family" yellow lab, answers to Bullet, but I call him Big B or Bull-dog and he comes to both.

Don't have either the truck or the rifle, but I'd likely borrow little bro's '94 Toyota and grab a Marlin 1894 in .44 Magnum shortened to 16" and a 4" S&W 629.

Or, in lieu of above, a 6" 629, a pair of Asolos and the lab.

March 9, 2005, 09:42 AM
2002 Ranger
Homebuilt AR-15
My hyper-active heeler, lab/border collie cross, called Fido. 65 lbs of happy puppy.

March 9, 2005, 10:33 AM
91 Chevy Pickup
357 Single Shot Rossi & 10/22
Any of the 3 dogs 1- 45lb, 1-22 lb, 1-18lb.

Old thread - good to think about occasionally.

March 9, 2005, 01:27 PM
98 Toyota 4Runner SR5.
Wilson Combat/Vang Comp 870, Marlin 30-30.
Great Pyrenees named Tuck. 8 months old and already 100 pounds, he's gonna be big.

March 11, 2005, 09:22 PM
as it is:
my red '94 chev (like a rock)
my savage 110L in .270 win or my remmy 597SS
if im not going to shoot anything i might take the family lab who goes by Flash (or stupid or dog or whatever else i may call him)

i wish:
mom and dads 2001 chev silverado 1500 Z71offroad (or maybe just a hummer)
a brand spanking new remington 7400 in .243
and no dog

March 11, 2005, 11:34 PM
1997 F-150, made in America
2002 Tikka T3 308, made in Finland
1997 black lab, Athena, hailing from my brother's back yard

many good times, and looking forward to many more.

March 12, 2005, 02:48 PM
When you want to head up into the mountains for an afternoon of search your soul... what do you take with you?

1978 Jeep CJ-7 w/304 8-cyl
Gun depends.
If we're going to whack some birds, my old Sportsman-58 12-gauge, otherwise, my Marlin 1895 .45-70. Either way, there'll be a Super Blackhawk .44 on my hip.

Dog: my beagle "Chewy Tabacca"

She likes fishin' too. Now if I could find a woman like that!

March 12, 2005, 02:56 PM
gun: one that shoots (usually a shotgun)

Truck: One that runs (anything but an isuzu)

Dog: one that does not run away...(anyone seen her?)

March 12, 2005, 02:59 PM
Real World: Mud boots, .38 special or 30.06, dogs hide in house :D

March 13, 2005, 06:28 PM
Good topic. I've attempted to make a career of this over the past 25 years or so.
Currently, an old Winchester 94 carbine and a Smith Model 24 for off the mountain where the bears live (do this daily), or Browning 1886 carbine w/ heavy 400 gr loads and Ruger 45 Colt w/ 325 gr loads for up on the Beartooths (where the bears do live). I'm 5 miles from the base of the mountain.

93 Suburban

2 Malamutes

Things could be worse.

March 13, 2005, 06:42 PM
1976 F-100 2wd
BHP in .40 S&W
my Ace Companion, my Brindle Scottie Laddie, Knockando

Not too many grizzly bears around Miami :)

March 14, 2005, 02:35 AM
israeli k98 in 7.62mm nato
1973 chevy K5 blazer
farm dog named "dog"
and weekends camping on the far end of the farm from after school friday to sunday night with cans of soup, fruit cocktail, beef stew and ramain noodles from the pantry

wait that was when i was 14-15.....best time of my life

March 14, 2005, 03:07 AM
86 Full-size Blazer
Marlin 1894 cowboy or my Rem Mod 7 in 243.
Chuck, my Chocolate lab and
Loki my 80lb Oorang Airdale.
(the hounds from hell)
(couch potatoes)

March 14, 2005, 04:21 PM
'96 Suburban 2500 4x4 with 454 & mudders

My two German Shorthairs if bird hunting, or
my Schutzhund-bred Shepherd if not.

Browning Citori 20 gauge for the birds,
Winchester 12 gauge 1300 or SKS for general duty

and always a 1911 in .45 ACP.

March 15, 2005, 04:53 AM
1979 J-10 Jeep
Large Chocolate Lab named Sugar :)

March 15, 2005, 06:19 AM
'01 Dodge

.25 WSSM


Bull Mastiff......Sledge

And lots of ground hawgs that need killin'!

Adam Firestone
March 16, 2005, 01:03 PM
'02 Isuzu Rodeo 4x4 (made in Indiana, really!)
FAL or Galil or KTR-03V
Greyhound (90 lbs of very fast, very protective lap dog)

March 17, 2005, 12:07 AM
05 Chev 1/2 T Z71 ext cab/Hi Perf 5.3; 3.73, BFG All Terrains
Springer Spaniel
.44 Mag EMF 92 (Win 92) saddle ring carbine + .44 Mag Vaquero -- for that one Grizz everyone knows is still in Colorado :-)
(close 2nd, for camp/plinking fun w/o abuse in less dangerous country - Inland M-1 Carbine & 32 H&R Mag Birdshead Ruger SS)
San Juan Skyway loop drive, SW Colorado -- Cortez to Telluride to Ouray to Silverton to Durango to Cortez (answer to your last question)....great paved road - with lotsa fine graded forest roads and challenging 4x4 roads off of to get "lost on"; best scenery in the country (year round but fall the most spectacular).

Fat White Boy
April 8, 2005, 01:37 AM
-'94 F350 Turbo-diesel 4X4
Max the English Cocker(Way more dog than the American cocker)
Browning Model 1885 in .22-250 with 5X20X50 scope= Dead ground squirrels everywhere...

April 10, 2005, 08:26 PM
99 jeep wrangler , marlin 1894 41 mag , jack russell

April 10, 2005, 09:44 PM
'85 Isuzu pickup
Pre-'64 Model 94 .30-30
Brittany Spaniel (answers to Rigger)

The S&W 29 .44 Mag is usually around, too.

Plus lots of black coffee, homemade bread, deer jerky, and Vienna Sausages.
Rounded out by a good bowl of Irvin Cobb cherry tobacco from a 30 year old Briar pipe that is on it's third generation of Taylor family outdoorsmen.

June 14, 2005, 04:49 PM
1981 Red Ford 351 4x4 long bed with CB
British Lab
870 or Marlin 30-30

June 14, 2005, 04:50 PM
Shorthair, great looking dogs. Those pointers remind of childhood quail hunts

June 14, 2005, 05:53 PM
'02 Chevy Avalanche, with my Polaris 500 H.O. ATV in tow.
Marlin Stainless Guide Gun in 45.70
My little darlin German Shepard, Carmen, at 90 lbs.

June 14, 2005, 05:57 PM
1996 Jeep Cherokee named Loretta, 190K and still on her first tranny. Straight 6 cyl. and 5 speed manual.

70lb female yellow lab named Ginger...in case I need a sandbag.

Yugo SKS that's been bobbed...no more grenade launcher, gl. sight, bayonet or lug. Sweet, short little carbine good for whatever I run across.

Remy 870 Police Magnum...the 12 ga. deals with the stuff the SKS can't.

Rock Island .45 to repel boarders.

Various edged weapons.

Brian Williams
June 14, 2005, 08:28 PM
My old 53 Willy's flat fender CJ3A with 283 chevy (to bad I sold it)
My Marlin 1894c and S&W 13 in 357
My son, Peter, cause I ain't got a dog.

June 15, 2005, 12:32 PM
00' dodge ram
browning A-bolt .308
chocolate lab/doberman named Bono

June 15, 2005, 02:26 PM
2002 GMC Yukon
"El Jefe", my deaf Dalmatian

June 15, 2005, 04:10 PM
96 Ford Ranger
Marlin 30-30 and Ruger 357 Blackhawk
50 pounds of trash can dog called Josey

May substitute the Mossy 500A in 12 Ga depending on season.

June 15, 2005, 04:32 PM
Dodge Ramcharger 4X4
Either a CZ scout bolt .22 or a Ruger Single Six .22.
Since my German Shepard "OZZI" tends to chase too many lizards at home for me to feel comfy taking him to snake country I take a kid and call him "number one son"

June 16, 2005, 01:26 PM
Dodge Ram 4x4
Remington 700 in .243 or for birds my Beretta Silver Pigeon 12ga O/U

Dave R
June 16, 2005, 06:34 PM
K-31 with scout scope

Subaru Legacy (My bro who worked for Honda says its a truck)


(I'm an eccentric. Can you tell?)

June 16, 2005, 06:58 PM
My 18" Mk 1A Mod SR420
My Toyota Tundra (regular cab V8 4WD)
My Rott-n-Beagle :cool:

June 16, 2005, 07:45 PM
Gun: Depends on what I'm looking for.
Truck: Nissan Ext Cab p/u.
Dog: None, I'm not a pet person.

June 17, 2005, 01:26 PM
03 Pathfinder
Black Lab
Mk12 Mod0 SPR

June 17, 2005, 02:07 PM
Gun: 'Rinco SKS-M
Truck: '03 GMC Sonoma standard cab
Dog: ....... where is that darned mutt now... Oh, right, i don't have one, can I take the cat instead?

June 17, 2005, 02:21 PM
1989 F350 with 6 inch lift

Winchester Mod70 in 300winmag
Beretta Cougar 8045 .45acp

American Pitbull, named Ifrit...

Desert Dog
June 19, 2005, 09:52 AM
1975 Dodge Power Wagon W200 Club Cab
Puma 454 stuffed with my 335 gr. handloads
85 lb Australian Shepherd/Labrador Retriever cross

The only variable that changes is the weapon in that equation... :D

June 19, 2005, 05:11 PM
Marlin 336 .30-30 or some old .22LR
Toyota 4x4 (but not the one my dad had)
German Pointer

Have the rifles, don't have truck or dog yet, but will soon have access to mountains.


June 20, 2005, 10:26 AM
American F-350 4x4
German Shorthair Pointer
Spanish AYA SxS 20ga.

June 20, 2005, 01:42 PM
I live in the rockies so I use my F-250 4x4 to transport my ATV 4x4 to one of the dirt roads that go into the forest. A few miles in any direction.

Glock 27 and sometimes my Remington 700 SS 300 short mag, if hunting is in.

Lab that rides on the ATV or runs in front on me.


Sometimes a book. Just lean back on a tree and enjoy the wind in the trees.

Within five miles of the house I have seen deer, elk, bear, moutain lion, moose, big horn sheep, wolverine, wolf tracks and I am sure others I don't remember.

I moved here two years ago and everyday is a vacation.


June 20, 2005, 02:05 PM
Wow Willis. If you know of any rich women that need a "pool boy" give me a hollar. :D