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Tuhlmann
December 20, 2014, 15:31
Okay, by "trick" I mean rifle....

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm35/Tuhlmann/IMG_0860_zpsfa4e4ed6.jpg

He's big, but that rifle looks comically small next to him! Those Tech Sights are sweet, too.:wink:

12v71
December 20, 2014, 16:27
Cool dog, Excellent rifle. The dog looks a lot like "Maggie", one that I had years ago. She was huge too, but only had a tuft of hair for a tail.

RG Coburn
December 21, 2014, 09:25
Need to trim his nails,or walk him more on pavement.

Tuhlmann
December 21, 2014, 13:04
Need to trim his nails,or walk him more on pavement.

You need keep your vagina's opinions about my K-9 unit to yourself, chief. Unreal....

RG Coburn
December 21, 2014, 16:46
I'm saying it because it causes the dogs toes to cant to one side or the other when he puts weight on them. He'd be a lot more comfortable walking when his toes all align forward and straight. Take it any way you want,but I like dogs and care how they feel. Cats....meh...

kmurphy
December 21, 2014, 18:54
RG,My parents dog had that issue and it eventually contributed to foot problems she still has.

To the op. Nice rifle

Tuhlmann
December 21, 2014, 19:03
It's nice that you care. However, that old dog will be going on his final car ride in less than two days. He hates, hates, hates having his nails trimmed so please forgive me if I choose to make his last weeks as pleasant & drama free as I can. Not a part of my life I would normally choose to share here, but you forced my hand. He is my first dog. I've had 12+ great years with him. His dumb ass wouldn't get out of the way for my new gun porn shot so I shot it with him in it. He's one of the best mannered and intelligent dogs I've had the pleasure of sharing company with. He's my boy.

Maybe next time just say something positive, or insult my taste in gun, or just don't post instead of inferring some degree of neglect towards my K9 partner. Even under better circumstances your unsolicited advice would have been in poor taste. That's how I take it.

Oh, and thanks for shitting on my thread.

12v71
December 21, 2014, 19:29
Im really sorry to hear that. Last summer I lost the one I had for 18 years.

CTW
December 21, 2014, 20:56
I have an Slr-107 fr and absolutely love it. I have thought about trying out Tech sights. Do they work well and are they sturdy? Looks good.

Tuhlmann
December 22, 2014, 12:05
I have an Slr-107 fr and absolutely love it. I have thought about trying out Tech sights. Do they work well and are they sturdy? Looks good.

I have used Tech Sights for years now on two different .22's. In my experience, they are a well-built and sturdy product that works as advertised. These AK ones are a really clever design that nearly doubles the sight radius and provides a much improved (to my eye) aperture-style sight picture. Although I don't ever plan on trying it, I bet you could do a "Russian Pushup" on that rear sight assembly.

I haven't even shot the rifle, so my opinions on it are pretty superficial yet. Probably won't now until after Christmas, but I'm not seeing how they couldn't be an improvement over those crude, standard AK sights. I have a SGL-21 that is just sweet, so I was pretty impressed to be impressed with the SLR. That stock lock-up feels more solid than a fixed stock! Shooting is pretty therapeutic for me, so I'm sure I'll find my way to the range here soon. When I do, this rifle will have my attention first.

RG Coburn
December 22, 2014, 19:44
I never meant to infer any neglect. I am terribly sorry to hear he will be moving on.I just had to put one of my old dogs down a couple weeks ago,one I've had since about 1998 or so. It sucks,I know.

CTW
December 23, 2014, 20:47
This is the route I went. Ultimak with bushnell trs-25. So far the little red dot has been spot on, but time will tell on it's ruggedness. I would like an aimpoint, but moneys tight right now. I think when you shoit it you will love it.
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L Haney
December 23, 2014, 20:49
Tuhlmann, that dog loves you. But you know that.

Tuhlmann
December 24, 2014, 12:13
Thanks for the kind words fellas. Yesterday afternoon I said goodbye to my old friend. I'm handling it better than I thought I could, but I think that's because I knew this was coming for awhile now. I refused to watch him get worse, and there was no chance of him getting better. He had a great run, and I let him go with a good bit of his canine dignity intact. If there is truly a Heaven, then I will see him again someday.

I never envisioned this thread to turn out like this, so please forgive me. Please though, if you want to post on here do so in the spirit of my original post and avoid the sideshow of the drama that followed. That rifle and Oso Pequeño will be forever connected in my mind now, and that makes me smile.

L Haney
December 24, 2014, 13:41
" I'm handling it better than I thought I could, but I think that's because I knew this was coming for awhile now."

Damn. If you're anything like me "handling" it just sucks. Got a girl dog eat up with tumors. She's 16. Charlotte.

But she still seems to enjoy life, still has that light in her eyes, even with the cataracts. So we'll abide. Day by day.

tac-40
December 24, 2014, 19:53
How much better are your rear sights than something like the William peep sight that replaces the original? I have a Williams on my AK and it it more accurate than with the originals. But that peep is a long way away from my eyes.

hueyville
December 24, 2014, 21:17
There was a man who died and in the afterlife his dog met him. They romped and bounded together just like old times. Upon reaching a gate a man came out and said: “Welcome to heaven. But you can’t bring that dog in here.” The dog growled and barked at the gatekeeper. Dejected the man said, “Well, if he can’t come, then I guess I can’t go either. I can’t imagine that God wouldn’t allow him in.” He went away saddened by this. A bit more up the road, he found a second gate. A smiling young man came to the gate, greeted him and the dog wagged his tail. The young man came over and gave the dog a pat on the head, a belly rub and some doggy treats that he had in his pocket. He reached out his arms to the man embraced him and said, “Welcome to heaven!” Surprised the man said, “I was just at another gate and that guy told me THAT was heaven but he wouldn’t let my dog come in with me. So I left that gate and was sad that I’d never get to see God.” The young man said, “ I’m St. Peter, the first gate was hell. They only take people in who are willing to abandon their best friend.” The man and his dog gleefully entered into Heavens Gate to romp and play in eternity.

Wishing some Christmas Cheer your way sir. Condolences.

homelandprotector
December 24, 2014, 23:01
I haven't felt the need for an AK or even wanted one.....But that gun catches my eye and I'll bet it shoots nice. I bet those sights are a big improvement for accuracy too, increase in sight radius (almost double) I always wondered why they put that crapy short sight radius on a long range rifle. Nice lookin gun. :bow: :cool:

My ole dog is about ready as yours was to Tulmann. he's 13 and has gone completely blind, not cataracts either, poor old guy used to love running through the hills chasing squirrels and quail. :sad:

homelandprotector
December 24, 2014, 23:08
Huey....... :bow:

G3isMe
December 26, 2014, 00:21
This is the route I went. Ultimak with bushnell trs-25. So far the little red dot has been spot on, but time will tell on it's ruggedness. I would like an aimpoint, but moneys tight right now. I think when you shoit it you will love it.

How does that site work on the rifle on the right, the fixed stock, with the red dot so far away from your eye. Do you have any issues with eye relief and finding the dot?

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CTW
December 26, 2014, 01:33
I really like it. I can see the irons through the sight and it's very fast into my sight plane. Since there is no magnification there is no issues with eye relief. .etc.

STGThndr
January 06, 2015, 06:22
Tuhlmann: Saddened to hear about your dog-friend... It's a tough road to walk, walked it several times over the years and found the loss and need to make that "decision" among the hardest in my life. Hard enuff that getting another dog after the last time all but impossible.
Noticed the nails too and was going to mention it, but read on first... The dew-claws on one of my Samoyeds grew around "ramshorn sytle" and actually entered her skin. She never complained or limped or bit at them.. I noticed them while doing a rountine nail check.. nearly cried and asked her forgiveness. Needless to say I got right after those claws and have never since failed to check and clip any dog of mine.
Been considering another dog and doing the "actuarial tables" of who would more likely "go" first in my head... Don't want to leave a grieving friend wondering why I abandoned him.. If there is a "heaven", there are a lot of dogs and possibly cats too, awaiting me... A certain Amer-Indian tribe whose name escapes me at the moment believed that our dogs guard the way to the Happy Hunting Ground and guide us thru- or not, depending upon how they feel about the care we've given them.
Some have said that I like dogs better than people. I don't deny it....

Invictus77
January 06, 2015, 06:25
Thoughts and prayers for you brother.

RetiredNSmilin308
January 06, 2015, 08:02
It's nice that you care. However, that old dog will be going on his final car ride in less than two days. He hates, hates, hates having his nails trimmed so please forgive me if I choose to make his last weeks as pleasant & drama free as I can. Not a part of my life I would normally choose to share here, but you forced my hand. He is my first dog. I've had 12+ great years with him. His dumb ass wouldn't get out of the way for my new gun porn shot so I shot it with him in it. He's one of the best mannered and intelligent dogs I've had the pleasure of sharing company with. He's my boy.

Maybe next time just say something positive, or insult my taste in gun, or just don't post instead of inferring some degree of neglect towards my K9 partner. Even under better circumstances your unsolicited advice would have been in poor taste. That's how I take it.

Oh, and thanks for shitting on my thread.

Thulmann...I learned a long time ago to never comment unfavorably on a man's DOG, TRUCK, GUN, or WOMAN.....in that order

One never knows how that comment will be received. This is a classic case in point.

RetiredNSmilin308
January 06, 2015, 08:07
There was a man who died and in the afterlife his dog met him. They romped and bounded together just like old times. Upon reaching a gate a man came out and said: “Welcome to heaven. But you can’t bring that dog in here.” The dog growled and barked at the gatekeeper. Dejected the man said, “Well, if he can’t come, then I guess I can’t go either. I can’t imagine that God wouldn’t allow him in.” He went away saddened by this. A bit more up the road, he found a second gate. A smiling young man came to the gate, greeted him and the dog wagged his tail. The young man came over and gave the dog a pat on the head, a belly rub and some doggy treats that he had in his pocket. He reached out his arms to the man embraced him and said, “Welcome to heaven!” Surprised the man said, “I was just at another gate and that guy told me THAT was heaven but he wouldn’t let my dog come in with me. So I left that gate and was sad that I’d never get to see God.” The young man said, “ I’m St. Peter, the first gate was hell. They only take people in who are willing to abandon their best friend.” The man and his dog gleefully entered into Heavens Gate to romp and play in eternity.

Wishing some Christmas Cheer your way sir. Condolences.

There was a Twilight Zone episode along those same lines. It was heartwarming indeed.