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What do you have planned this year

Discussion in 'Gossman Knives' started by Gossman Knives, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    Kinda slow around here so I thought I'd start a topic about activities for 2012. I really don't have much planned for the year other then my normal spring/summer groundhog hunting and looking forward to fall for deer hunting and Gosstoberfest. Hope to have a big attendance this year. What do you have going on this year?
  2. Camber

    Camber Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    MOre than usual...but still not a lot. In July will be spending a week in upstate New York at the father in law's place. It's a really nice cabin in the middle of nowhere without power so it's a fun but comfortable time outdoors. Then in August, going on a house boat trip.

    And then of course looking forward to Gosstoberfest!

    Also, been thinking. I finish school in the next month, and I was thinking about asking you and Dan (silenthunter) if you guys wanted to get together some time and just mess around with some blades. I've got a couple I could bring.
  3. geargeek

    geargeek Gold Member Gold Member

    May 31, 2010
    Working on the house, never ends! Hoping to take some time to go backpacking for a few days and also canoe tripping for at least a weekend. Getting out on the ocean in my sea kayak!
  4. Collin, lemme know when!

    I've got tons of day trips/weekend trips planned. Don't know if my current sh!tter will get me around to all of the different spots, but I plan on making it to:

    -Gettysburg, check out the museum and maybe ride a bike through the battlefield (too fat to hike the entire field right now)

    -Hamburg Cabelas/Hawk Mountain, probably an overnighter, just a day hike though at Hawk Mountain. Looks like a beautiful spot, I've heard it's a beautiful spot. Easy to get in, tough to get out (long walk down into the campsite, long walk up to the cars).

    -I'd like to get up to South Mountain in PA, west of Chambersburg. My buddy and I have driven up there. Beautiful views.

    -I just committed to a week in Ocean Sh!tty this year, when the family is going down. I plan on doing a lot of fishing, maybe even rent a canoe. Only problem is that Assateauge will probably be filled with skeeters, they sell shirts at the snack stand that say "I gave blood at Assateague", with a huge mosquito on the front. Plan on taking a day or two to visit Chincoteague and Crisfield, might run down to Norfolk/Virginia Beach.

    -Want to spend a long weekend at Deep Creek lake.

    -Washington Monument SP out near Bill Morans shop (pass it on Alt 40 coming out of Frederick). The Appalachian Trail cuts right through the park.

    -Thinking about camping at Muddy Run park during the powwow this September. Not hardcore camping, but it would be fun to set up there.

    -I'd like to make it down to Skyline Drive and Luray caverns. No camping involved, but lots of hiking and mountain vistas ;).
  5. frc505


    Jun 12, 2010
    I plan to do alot more shooting !
    I just got a brand new BCM M4
    Carbine but I need a rear sight
    I plan on keeping it as simple as
    Possible all im adding is a VFG and a rear sight then im GTG
    It will be zero'ed to 100 yards
    As I think it will be the limit
    To which I could shoot at the
    Range plus as im in a city I don't
    Think ill be shooting farther then
    That in a urban setting in case the shit hits the fan ! What do
    You guys think ?

  6. frc505


    Jun 12, 2010
    I already got 200 rounds through my H&K
    USP 45 Auto with no hiccups and 400
    Rounds down the pipe in my Kahr cw40
    With only two FTF's in 400 rounds which I
    Think is pretty good ! But I need to brake in
    My ruger redhawk in 44 mag it has a 8 inch
    Barrel ! Any suggestions on loads for the 44
    Mag ? Otherwise im thinking winchester white
    Box,remingtom umc, and blazer are ok choices
    For what I intend to do with them !

  7. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    Pick a day you guys want to come by (Thurs. Fri. or Sat.) and we can go to the camp area and bust up some wood. Got a bunch of it there.
  8. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    WOW, Frank, sounds like you've been slinging some lead. I've had luck with most 44 mag ammo in my Ruger Blawkhawk. I did once own a Redhawk way back in the early 80's but sold it to by a TC Contender.
  9. frc505


    Jun 12, 2010

    Yes sir thats right ! I have a good time going to the range with the boys and
    Letting the brass fall ... Next year tho
    I want to get a 30-06 but dont know
    What brand to get ! there is a gunsmith
    In town that specializes in remington
    Rifles and actions that I hear is real
    Good and reasonable in price. I was
    Talking to a guy from alaska who had
    Him overhaul a 700 in 300win mag that
    That owner said was a pos before and
    Now is a laserbeam and has taken a lot
    Of brown bear and caribou with it !

  10. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    You can't beat a Remington model 700 action. Some of the best rifles are built around the 700 action. I have two Rem model 700. A 25.06 cal. Classic and a Varminter in 308 cal.
  11. stanley_white


    Nov 28, 2001
    I plan to:

    Change jobs.

    Get back into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

    Learn how to hunt from this bearded guy I know who makes knives.

  12. bigcountry1315


    Aug 3, 2009
    Well for me it is going to have to get used to being retired after working since I was 12 years old.My future son-in-law is very much a go getter.He came over and fixed my old Johnson 9.5 horse outboard motor from 1965.Thing runs like a dream.He completely re hauled it.He says if I am retired I have to fish if for nothing more than getting out of the house. I plan on hunting as much as this ragged old body will let me and going to get back into handgun hunting.Hard thing is after being off work for a year I still dream I have to go to work.Half the time I get up panicking I am running late for work.
  13. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    See you next Friday bro. Call me Weds evening if you get a chance.
    Mike, I know it's been a tough road but take advantage of the time you'll have. I wish I could retire and devote more time to knifemaking and afield. I think I could sell more knives if I could spent more time with the business. I just can't afford to travel to the different knifeshows especially the Blade show. Also the different big wilderness survival gatherings. I work 6 to 7 days a week between both jobs just to keep the bills paid. I hope I can retire from Giant in 2 years when I turn 55.
  14. bigcountry1315


    Aug 3, 2009
    Scott you are correct! I need to take advantage of the extra time.It is so weird when you are working you dream of retiring and then when it happens you seem lost.It has been a hard road to get this retirement.I have pledged to myself that I am going to spend as much time in the outdoors as I can handle with the pain. Hoping to get a bear tag this year. I have a spot that I can shoot a bear between 350 to 400 lbs.It is behind my buddy's dads house.He always have big bears behind his house in the swamp.

    Scott best of luck to you to be able to retire in 2 years.As you know mine was a medical retirement. At 44 I had 24 years in law enforcement.
  15. kyturkey


    Oct 10, 2007
    Bigcountry hope you get that bear tag. My dad's got a good friend in MI that's talked him into applying for a bear tag. He's applied enough times that I think this year or next he's supposed to get a tag.

    I've bought a couple IH Scout II's and plan to finish putting the two together into one this year (hopefully).
    This body
    on this drivetrain

    The normal plans for turkey and deer hunting. I am going to try and fish some this year and go frog gigging (which has been years since I've been). Try and do a little more camping than in the past too. Of course I need to get a bunch of stuff done around the house, but keep putting it off. Gonna plan on coming to Gosstoberfest too, hope it works out.
  16. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    Looks like a fun project. Hope you can make up in Oct.
  17. caine


    Nov 9, 2003
    Get my shoulder healed up from surgery
    Leave the army after 15year
    Find a job
    go to blade show
  18. Hagerstown knife show this weekend. Looks like it will warmer out there, than at home. I like cool nights in the mountains, but that cold to begin with! 62, it'll be 59 back home.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2012
  19. Might get the chance to take my UNK out on the Chesapeake next month. Would like to see what the lower bay brackish water does to the 440C blade. Cut bait, line etc with it.
  20. TPVT

    TPVT Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    hey scott, et al. don't hang out here often, but happened to catch your post. and, as you said then...it's a slow night, so figured i'd say hi. uhhh...hi.

    have my annual fly fishing trip to greenville, ME in june. other than that...not much planned. i'll have to head back home (coastal mass) to hang out, drink and go striper fishing, per usual. and, like KYturkey said...i'd like to go camping more this year

    gonna try hunting this year too. always been a big fisherman, but i've been talking about going hunting for 10 years...maybe longer. think i'm gonna finally do it. my buddy has already agreed to take me. deer. partridge. maybe duck. heck, i'll try it all and see what i like. whatever he is willing to teach me, really.

    Gosstoberfest, huh? do tell. heck, it's only about 9 hours away, but i'm a sucker for a good road trip. what's the plan? got any pics from years past?


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