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Old 11-28-2018, 10:24 PM   #1
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Went to neuro surgeon today for post surgery follow up. Says everything looks good, but no shooting til April or May. Also no heavy lifting for the rest of my life. Can't pull a bow yet, didn't ask him about that, just tried and I am a ways off. Guess I will have to shoot .22's, not quite as much fun. Gonna have to see if I can find another way to make a living. (on top of SS that is)
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Old 11-28-2018, 10:53 PM   #2
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best of luck to u. hope for a good recovery
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:29 AM   #3
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Get a bull barreled 17 or 20 caliber centerfire. Can shoot far, kill things, and still as fun if not more since you can usually see your bullet impact.

Hope everything goes well for you.
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:41 AM   #4
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Hope you have a full recovery. As sated get a 17 hmr or a 22mag. Can take down alot of pigs with those.
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:48 AM   #5
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Sorry to hear that, bud. As others said, find yourself a manageable rifle other than a 22. I know a gentleman that uses a tricked out 17 for deer/pigs. Thing shoots lights out.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:58 AM   #6
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Yes, I have a .22 mag. Forgot about it when ammo was nearly unavailable. Getting itchy for a range trip. I am pretty sure I have a lease for next fall, if this dadgum cancer doesn't screw up another hunting season.
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:58 AM   #7
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Out of curiosity what kind of surgery did you have?

As tough as it is, follow docs orders

I would think there are plenty of low recoil options
.243 with managed recoil ammo would be a thought

Hope you make a speedy recovery
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:59 AM   #8
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Prayers Up & hope you get up rolling sooner than later.
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Old 11-29-2018, 08:02 AM   #9
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best of luck and God Bless
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Old 11-29-2018, 08:05 AM   #10
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there's always a crossbow, it's just a sideways compound.
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Old 11-29-2018, 08:18 AM   #11
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Good luck on a speedy recovery.
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Old 11-29-2018, 08:18 AM   #12
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Crossbow is good idea. Have those cranking cockropes out now that attach to crossbow . No pulling involved.
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Old 11-29-2018, 08:20 AM   #13
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Hope you feel better soon and get out there hunting with whatever you can handle.
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:23 PM   #14
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Out of curiosity what kind of surgery did you have?

As tough as it is, follow docs orders

I would think there are plenty of low recoil options
.243 with managed recoil ammo would be a thought

Hope you make a speedy recovery

Removed T7 vertebrae, and a large potion of the T8 vertebrae. Added hardware to stabilize. Already had rods and screws from surgery 3 yrs ago. Metastasized tumor was reason for surgery. Still on 10lb lifting restrictions. Surgery was 10-16. Hate to gripe when I am doing so well on recovery.
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Old 11-29-2018, 08:01 PM   #15
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Removed T7 vertebrae, and a large potion of the T8 vertebrae. Added hardware to stabilize. Already had rods and screws from surgery 3 yrs ago. Metastasized tumor was reason for surgery. Still on 10lb lifting restrictions. Surgery was 10-16. Hate to gripe when I am doing so well on recovery.
Yeah that is a pretty serious surgery and I can understand the restrictions

Glad you are not suffering paralysis and hope you get to the point you can shoot what you want to
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Old 11-29-2018, 08:02 PM   #16
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Crossbow and an AR-15 basically zero recoil. Kill anything that needs a good killing
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Old 11-29-2018, 08:48 PM   #17
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I could probably shoot an AR. But I will stick to rimfires. I think this is not the kind of surgery you want to mess up. I got 2 10-22's, one lipseys stainless walnut stock, and one with the receiver and bolt the only ruger parts. Several antique single shots. And a M25M marlin that I have been accurizing. Think I will put a boyds stock on it.


On a side note, can anyone believe this cowboys game. Halftime while I type this.
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Old 11-29-2018, 09:22 PM   #18
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Great excuse for a suppressor
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Old 11-29-2018, 09:26 PM   #19
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Glad you're recovering. Like you said, not the kind of surgery you want to say to heck with docs orders afterwards. Just take the time to enjoy what you still can and find some neat excuses to trick out some pig killing rifles.
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