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#1 cayugad


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Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:11 PM

My old wood stove last night started to smoke a lot. I checked it close and it looks pretty well burned out. A lot of the welds are giving out, and the inner roof is almost burned through. 14 years of long winters will do that to a stove. And I knew the day was coming.. It will make a good garage stove for heating the shop and burning trash.

So this morning bright and early I headed to the BIG BIG city. Actually it is only 120 miles away one way. But for me that is a trip. We got there and I found a real nice wood stove and told them to load it in the truck. And then I made the mistake of walking by the sporting goods section of the store. And there is hung.. all nice and shiny in its plastic wrap.

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It was the same model Optima that Wal Mart had for $219.00. Better judgement told me not to go over there and look at it, but curiosity got the better of me. And as I walked towards it I told myself.. if you're the same price or better then Wal Mart was.. you are going home with me.

Sale ended midnight tonight. $209.99 for a stainless steel CVA 50 caliber Optima. Last one on the rack. And now they have none.. so besides dropping a bundle on a new wood stove (its a beauty) I came home one more rifle heavy. But I am sure it will be welcome.

I cleaned the rifle and it looks perfect. Really, the fit and finish are very impressive. But since I had company I could not very well leave them in the house and go out in the yard and shoot it. Not that I did not consider that. But sometimes you have to behave.

This does not have the BlackHorn 209 plug, but I do intend to try BlackHorn in it. But if you have any loads that work in your Optima... lets hear them. I will try about anything once.
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:55 PM

:shock: You are like taking a kid into a candy store! Can't get out of there without something in your hands.! :rofl: Hope that it shoots well for you. Seems to me that Norm has an Optima. Give him a call and I'm sure that he can tell you what works with it. :hunter:

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