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Sarsquatch + Savage Hog Hunter (.308) with Leupold fixed 4X and Harris bipod.
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cpirtle

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Truth be told, these days it's gym shorts and a T-shirt. Business Casual at my shop is them long pants, belt optional :thumbsup:
 

cpirtle

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I have all three of them now, manual safety edition, NRA Edition (no safety) and XL. I remember you and others telling me about them but didn't do anything until a couple of months ago when I started comparing the numbers, hard to beat on the size to firepower ratio. The new Springfield Hellcat beats it by one round but it's bigger on paper.
 

Kenneth F Huls

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Kenneth, what are those ASH1 variants? I’ve never seen them before.
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Tyrade83, thanks for the interest! No variants there, but yep, they are different - home mods by yours truly.

Top is in fact an ASH-1, of course. Skinny. Started out coated. I stripped her, polished the edges, "melted down" the choil, slow ground a thumb rest, took the grips way down and countered for me, and just a week or two ago finally gave her a comp'ish finish up to 1000 grit and stoned her to a razor's edge.

Bottom is a SOB Prototype that I wanted to pair with it. I absolutely hated the brick grip texture and it had too much belly in the handle for my hands, so I took the slabs down a good bit, reduced the grip belly, and contered 'em like the ASH, slow ground in an ASH-like choil and bird-beaked the pommel to match best I could since I could not get two talons in there, and gave her a matching thumb ramp. Polished the edges and melted the choil like the ASH.

They make a great field pair for me!
 

Tyrade83

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Tyrade83, thanks for the interest! No variants there, but yep, they are different - home mods by yours truly.

Top is in fact an ASH-1, of course. Skinny. Started out coated. I stripped her, polished the edges, "melted down" the choil, slow ground a thumb rest, took the grips way down and countered for me, and just a week or two ago finally gave her a comp'ish finish up to 1000 grit and stoned her to a razor's edge.

Bottom is a SOB Prototype that I wanted to pair with it. I absolutely hated the brick grip texture and it had too much belly in the handle for my hands, so I took the slabs down a good bit, reduced the grip belly, and contered 'em like the ASH, slow ground in an ASH-like choil and bird-beaked the pommel to match best I could since I could not get two talons in there, and gave her a matching thumb ramp. Polished the edges and melted the choil like the ASH.

They make a great field pair for me!

Nice work, they look awesome. I didn’t even notice that the bottom one was smaller. I’m a shameless unrepentant modder myself.

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This is my skinny ASH that I gave some original SH touches to. Stripped, satined, made black linen scales for mounted with stainless corby bolts. One of my favorite knives to use.
 

Kenneth F Huls

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This is my skinny ASH that I gave some original SH touches to. Stripped, satined, made black linen scales for mounted with stainless corby bolts. One of my favorite knives to use.

Very kind of you, Sir. I guess I am pretty unrepentant by this point, myself. Nice work, fellow modder!
I had to look hard to tell that was a Skinny ASH and not a twin SH. 3-bolt and shallow saber grind notwithstanding. Great satin and beautiful home-custom slabs and bolt work. I am humbled in your presence! Not to mention the sweet revolver and pistol(s) (gotta keep it on-topic!).

Yeah, the Skinny ASH -1 is a fantastic user and light enough to hump off trail for as far as you like, IMHO. I did not go full-on satin cuz I beat her like I stole her. But I bet you do all the same.
 

u812

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This past year have let’s say had several hog opportunities. These 45/70s have been very hard to find the past several years. Finally found one. Just mounted the scope, got to get her zeroed in. Got a Ranger Point side gate and cnc mag follower coming tomorrow. Planning on putting one of their medium loop lever on it as well.
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