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I have a STACK of old Fur-Fish and Game mags if your interested, Chris.

Great old rag for an old school hunting/fishing/trapper types amongst you.

 

How about batteries?

(You mentioned buying batteries @ the PX to run your EO's and other optics.) 

 

I'll PM you with some details on more gear, Chris.

 

All the best!

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If you want shooting/hunting magazines, I am pretty sure I have 20-30lbs of them sitting on the shelf and collecting dust.

Cheaptrick, should we send them separately? or if you are planning to assemble a larger parcel with other stuff, I can send them over to you and you can send everything together.  I'll be more than happy to split the cost of shipping and of whatever else you end up sending.

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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

If you want shooting/hunting magazines, I am pretty sure I have 20-30lbs of them sitting on the shelf and collecting dust.

Cheaptrick, should we send them separately? or if you are planning to assemble a larger parcel with other stuff, I can send them over to you and you can send everything together.  I'll be more than happy to split the cost of shipping and of whatever else you end up sending.

ILya

 

I have some American Rifleman and Entrepreneur magazines that I could send over.  If it's decided to send this as one large parcel, please let me know where to send my stash.  If not, I'll just send what I have myself.

 

Thanks guys!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cheaptrick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/07/2007 at 14:04

I'd be happy to gather everything up and ship it, or we could possibly just have everyone ship it directly to Chris's unit, Dark Lord.

 

I'm available and open to all suggestions. 

Maybe I should start an idependent post in Anything Goes and get the message out to more folks.  

There's a tremendous amount of resources and people that I'm sure would want to be included in this deal.

 

 



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cheaptrick

keep me posted on where to send some items.If you don't mind.

 

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Me too.  I talked to some guys at work, and they are willing to send magazines as well.  I hope we don't go overboard and bury them in magazines, though.

 

Chris,

If there are batteries, toilet paper, bug juice, or anything else you think would be useful, please let us know.  We would be honored to make life just a little easier for you in any way we can.

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The last care package we sent was all Copenhagen and Skoal, we offered to send batteries, etc. but that is all they wanted.

I stopped dipping a long time ago, I think I would puke now if I got a dip of Copenhagan

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Hey Guys!!

The offers to send stuff are sincerely appreciated!! The magazines would be GREAT!! I can distribute them-we are about 1800 soldiers here at FOB Sykes and if a ton of mags show up, they will be welcome at the MWR. I would say about 80% of the guys in my company dip-mostly Copenhagen. I am not one of them! Many of them have vowed to quit effective 01June07 and there is a pool worth several hundred dollars betting on the individual that fails first (and gets caught!!). It would probably be a bad idea if a care-package full of Copenhagen showed up about that time. We have plenty of batteries, wet-wipes, etc. You are all really great and your support means alot, especially considering that crap we are forced to endure via the Clinton News Network on AFN 3 times a day in the chow hall! Another GREAT piece of gear I have used over here if you are interested-the Eberlestock Phantom rucksack. Write when you can-chrisavery5@yahoo.com.

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Thanks, Ufriend.

Are we better served sending the stuff to Chris individually, or bunching it up and sending it in one big box?

 

  

 

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ah yes, GA guard in iraq. i've been there. i'm guessing you're H company. i also was a SDM, and did many sniper missions with an m24. lucky for me though i was in baghdad, and not in the sandpit that is tal afar. lots of nothing up there.

 

anyway, if you want to send alcohol, do it with clear liquors, like vodka. we had people send it in water bottles or listerine bottles. they never really check mail like you think they do.  its best to send stuff like beef jerky and gummy bears and such. there is always an abundant supply of q-tips and shampoo and baby wipes from church groups and stuff that send thousands of packages over there.  my favorite packages that got sent to me containted a huge assortment of beef jerky (jack links is great), cookies(homemade), oatmeal creme pies, fruit snacks(like fruit roll ups), and sugar candy like sweet tarts. you'd be surprised how much stuff can be bought at the PX, so don't send basic stuff. send stuff that they could only get at home. 

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Glad to see the interest in sending a care package, I think it would be a noble effort...my only observation is that gun rags are worth their weight in gold only because the queers and frat boys apparently running AAFES during my stint never had any other them on the shelf, other than G&A, which I don't have much use for, for reasons I won't go into here (fuddy duddies).  It used to blow my mind that good hearted souls kept sending things commonly available at the PX....I think the images and newscasts from OIF 1 still had a lot of sway.....best care packages were the homemade cookies from my Aunt's (Temple TX) church group and the coffee grinder from my wife (to grind up all the whole bean starbucks that had been sitting around for months when no one had a grinder....that's rough livin.

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I'm getting my box together as best I can.

Work has reared it's ugly head and we are slammed!!

 

Fur-Fish-Game magazines and maybe I can get The Warden (wife) to make some cookies for you hard chargers!!

 

Got to run!! 

 

Chris, feel free to suggest some more/differant stuff for you guys.

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Hello Gents,

Telsonman was center-mass. Good Ol' Company H LRS. Thanks again to everyone for your support. Besides the magazines, anything like beef-jerkey, tuna in a pouch, granola bars, etc. is always good to throw in a ruck. Starbucks or other decent coffee is always a treat and we have a grinder per platoon. I am actually starting to mail stuff home-less than 90 days left now!!! Summer showed up in force and the days are getting up in the 110's already. (Changes my elevation dope). I am heading for the boonies for several days "doing the job" and will send you some traffic we we get back to the FOB. Take care and thanks again!!

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Folks, let's maintain OPSEC on this deal.

 

Anybody wanting to send a package to Chris and his mates, PM me or Ufriend for that information.

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Originally posted by Chris8541 Chris8541 wrote:

Hello Gents,

Telsonman was center-mass. Good Ol' Company H LRS. Thanks again to everyone for your support. Besides the magazines, anything like beef-jerkey, tuna in a pouch, granola bars, etc. is always good to throw in a ruck. Starbucks or other decent coffee is always a treat and we have a grinder per platoon. I am actually starting to mail stuff home-less than 90 days left now!!! Summer showed up in force and the days are getting up in the 110's already. (Changes my elevation dope). I am heading for the boonies for several days "doing the job" and will send you some traffic we we get back to the FOB. Take care and thanks again!!

Chris

 

Take care & thanks for the update.  We're all hoping for you and your brothers' safe return.

 

I know my question is trivial when you are risking your life on dangerous missions. I'm going to ask since you mentioned in your original post that you'd be happy to answer a few from us.

 

Is the standard 7.62x51 round being used in your sniper platform the M118LR?  If so, what kind of accuracy and performance are you experiencing? 

Also, when do the units in the sandbox expect to start using the Schmidt & Bender scope recently adopted by your beloved Corps?  I'm curious what you & other snipers/designated marksmen think about the switch to the S&B.

 

Thanks again for your time & service.  Take care.

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when i was there all we could get our hands on was m118SB. it was quite good, but it still had its flaws. it did not group as well as the LR.  i shot m118 match while at ft. stewart, and again, it was like the SB. it didn't really matter too much until you had targets past 600m, thats when it really showed. thats my 2 cents anyway...
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