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Thread: This should have been Ben's story

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    This should have been Ben's story

    I arrived home on Sunday arvo to find a couple of guys with long faces parked outside my gate. They had been into the Kauritatahi hut for an overnighter and after playing around in the low cloud for the morning made their way out via Thompsons Track on the Waikato side. They had used a 4 wheel drive ute to take their gear up to the top of the track where it meets the North-South track [7 kms] and then one of them had brought the ute back down and parked at my neighbours for safe keeping and then shot back up on a motor bike to join his mate, and on the Sunday had reversed the process to retrieve their gear.
    On meeting his mate with the ute he removed his rifle [tikka .243] from his pack, put it in the gun bag, placed gun bag on ground, put pack on ute and they drove off. Some time later on arriving at his mates place he discovers his rifle missing and they shot back to where they had loaded the ute, it wasn't there so made their way to where the track starts and questioned all who came out if they had found it or seen anyone with it or if anyone had mentioned it. All to no avail...but when I rang him the next evening he told me that someone in a 4x4 had handed it in to the local police...how lucky is that?
    While yapping to him I told him that if it was not handed in then I would mention what happened on this forum in case anyone had heard anything...when I spoke to him the next evening he told me that he had had a nosy at the forum and had worked out my user name and that is why I have given him a bit of ribbing about telling his story.
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    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    Damn that is lucky.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Yip..... Real Lucky Its not in the name because I would never have that sort of luck!!!!

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    what did the cops have to say when he went to pick it up ? i bet the had a few questions for him
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twoshotkill View Post
    Yip..... Real Lucky Its not in the name because I would never have that sort of luck!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RODSTA View Post
    what did the cops have to say when he went to pick it up ? i bet the had a few questions for him
    He opted out of that one by getting his mate to pick it up...mate is local [Matamata], he is [dare I say it], Jaffaland...I didn't have the hearty to ask which suburb.
    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    He opted out of that one by getting his mate to pick it up...mate is local [Matamata], he is [dare I say it], Jaffaland...I didn't have the hearty to ask which suburb.
    Ponsonby or Remuera most likely
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    Im lost as, who is this Ben? Is he on here somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    He opted out of that one by getting his mate to pick it up...mate is local [Matamata], he is [dare I say it], Jaffaland...I didn't have the hearty to ask which suburb.
    @Gibo he is jaffaland

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    Quote Originally Posted by RODSTA View Post
    @Gibo he is jaffaland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Ponsonby or Remuera most likely
    Had it been a 7mm-08 then mostly definitely
    Given the lighter recoil of a 243 probably from the Shore
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    Quote Originally Posted by sako75 View Post
    Had it been a 7mm-08 then mostly definitely
    Given the lighter recoil of a 243 probably from the Shore
    Ha ha ha ha Devonport then
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sako75 View Post
    Had it been a 7mm-08 then mostly definitely
    Given the lighter recoil of a 243 probably from the Shore
    Yeah Sako75, probably a bit 'light in his loafers', definitely not from Mt Wellington.....!
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    That would be like leaving an arm behind
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    Ben might be the same joker who left his Ruger 243 at Clements road end. While stuffing my gear into the ute after a wet miserable trip two guys pulled into the car park looking for a rifle they had left behind the week prior.

    I told him this place sees more traffic than a Mc Donald’s drive through so someone would have picked it up and I drove of sniggering to myself….only to forget that the bolt of my rifle was left on the fallen log in the carpark…..lucky I hadn’t gone far. Talk about embarrassing….
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