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ken55ken55 Senior MemberPosts: 782 Senior Member
I wanted to share with all of you that my most recent biopsy results are negative, meaning that I am in remission from the cancers.  I will still have frequent follow-ups to ensure I stay okay but all indications are positive right now and that's good enough for me.  I deeply appreciate the concern and kindness shown by many of you here.  It has been a long road to travel but with great doctors and great friends, I can see success. 

Now, I gotta get back to regular range time.  Still have to figure out that No. 1 in 6.5 Swede.

Thanks, everyone.  Thanks.

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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,621 Senior Member
    That's what we were praying for, excellent news.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,109 Senior Member
    This news pleases me greatly.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,748 Senior Member
    Glad to hear that.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,760 Senior Member
    OUTSTANDING!
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,074 Senior Member
    GREAT news Ken
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,708 Senior Member
    That's great news
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,148 Senior Member
    No problem, ken, and God bless you on your road to continued health.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,026 Senior Member
    How did I miss all this, Ken?

    Glad to hear all is working out, though!

    Mike

    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,973 Senior Member
    No better news than minimal residual disease negative!  
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,903 Senior Member
    Great News
    You gonna post a pic of that there rifle?
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,656 Senior Member
    That is great!
  • joyjoy22joyjoy22 Posts: 44 Member
    That is such good news!
    We are all glad to have you back. 
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,669 Senior Member
    Great news. I hope for your complete recovery.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • ken55ken55 Senior Member Posts: 782 Senior Member
  • ken55ken55 Senior Member Posts: 782 Senior Member
    edited August 2019 #16
    Forgot to add the caption - Ruger No. 1 RSI in 6.5 Swede.  I only fired ten test rounds before I got sick - 140 Gr. Nosler RDFs over 44.5 gr RL22.  That produced two five-round groups averaging 1.5" I have some 120 grain Sierras that I'm going to try, too.  I don't expect all that much better from the rifle but I'll play around with it anyway.  Thanks again, everybody.  It's good to feel good again.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,074 Senior Member
    Great looking rifle and even better that you're feeling better
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,395 Senior Member
    Good to hear that you're in remission, and hope it stays that way, too!
    You might want to try that forearm hanger modification on that #1; it's an easy modification, and has helped a lot of #1 rifles shoot tighter groups. Here's a link to a company that carries them that I trust. The piece has been around for 35+ years and has seemed to do well.




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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,760 Senior Member
    ken55 said:
    Forgot to add the caption - Ruger No. 1 RSI in 6.5 Swede.  I only fired ten test rounds before I got sick - 140 Gr. Nosler RDFs over 44.5 gr RL22.  That produced two five-round groups averaging 1.5" I have some 120 grain Sierras that I'm going to try, too.  I don't expect all that much better from the rifle but I'll play around with it anyway.  Thanks again, everybody.  It's good to feel good again.
    Hi Ken, it’s Wambli under a new user name.  Very happy to see you back and doing well.  

    With No 1s I usually only care where the first two shots land and usually they will group well and anything after that when the barrel heats up goes to hell.   Never really saw the need for 3 or 5 shot groups from these guns.  Can’t think of an instance I’d need 5 fast shots in a row from a single shot rifle.  This saves me from a LOT of frustration and aggravation. 
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,395 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    ken55 said:
    Forgot to add the caption - Ruger No. 1 RSI in 6.5 Swede.  I only fired ten test rounds before I got sick - 140 Gr. Nosler RDFs over 44.5 gr RL22.  That produced two five-round groups averaging 1.5" I have some 120 grain Sierras that I'm going to try, too.  I don't expect all that much better from the rifle but I'll play around with it anyway.  Thanks again, everybody.  It's good to feel good again.
    Hi Ken, it’s Wambli under a new user name.  Very happy to see you back and doing well.  

    With No 1s I usually only care where the first two shots land and usually they will group well and anything after that when the barrel heats up goes to hell.   Never really saw the need for 3 or 5 shot groups from these guns.  Can’t think of an instance I’d need 5 fast shots in a row from a single shot rifle.  This saves me from a LOT of frustration and aggravation. 
    I have a Ruger #1 with heavy varmint barrel in .223 that benefited greatly from that Hicks accurizer installation back about 30 years ago. That big mainspring that attaches to the barrel via the forearm hanger throws some serious harmonic 'BOINNNNNNNGGGGG!' into the equation every time you fire a shot. Cold bore shots never hit the same place on the target until I installed the Hicks device. It shoots a LOT more accurately now. And that's with a heavy barrel that doesn't heat up that quickly. 'Worth a shot' as they say; couldn't hurt to try it out.
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,760 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    GunNut said:
    ken55 said:
    Forgot to add the caption - Ruger No. 1 RSI in 6.5 Swede.  I only fired ten test rounds before I got sick - 140 Gr. Nosler RDFs over 44.5 gr RL22.  That produced two five-round groups averaging 1.5" I have some 120 grain Sierras that I'm going to try, too.  I don't expect all that much better from the rifle but I'll play around with it anyway.  Thanks again, everybody.  It's good to feel good again.
    Hi Ken, it’s Wambli under a new user name.  Very happy to see you back and doing well.  

    With No 1s I usually only care where the first two shots land and usually they will group well and anything after that when the barrel heats up goes to hell.   Never really saw the need for 3 or 5 shot groups from these guns.  Can’t think of an instance I’d need 5 fast shots in a row from a single shot rifle.  This saves me from a LOT of frustration and aggravation. 
    I have a Ruger #1 with heavy varmint barrel in .223 that benefited greatly from that Hicks accurizer installation back about 30 years ago. That big mainspring that attaches to the barrel via the forearm hanger throws some serious harmonic 'BOINNNNNNNGGGGG!' into the equation every time you fire a shot. Cold bore shots never hit the same place on the target until I installed the Hicks device. It shoots a LOT more accurately now. And that's with a heavy barrel that doesn't heat up that quickly. 'Worth a shot' as they say; couldn't hurt to try it out.
    Oh I agree and certainly for a heavy barreled gun.  My old .257 Rob and .458 WM #1s sent the first two shots to POA basically touching from a cold bore.  Then it was a guess where we were headed from there, so I decided to stop torturing myself 🤣
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,903 Senior Member
    Great looking rifle, Thanks for adding the pic
    I never gave No 1s much attention until I held and shot BigAls a few years ago. 
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • ken55ken55 Senior Member Posts: 782 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    Good to hear that you're in remission, and hope it stays that way, too!
    You might want to try that forearm hanger modification on that #1; it's an easy modification, and has helped a lot of #1 rifles shoot tighter groups. Here's a link to a company that carries them that I trust. The piece has been around for 35+ years and has seemed to do well.




    Thanks for that suggestion - I've never heard of that piece before and I might give it a try.  The "minor inletting" required makes me nervous from a gunsmith but sounds worth the try.
  • ken55ken55 Senior Member Posts: 782 Senior Member
    edited August 2019 #24

    Hi Ken, it’s Wambli under a new user name.  Very happy to see you back and doing well.  

    With No 1s I usually only care where the first two shots land and usually they will group well and anything after that when the barrel heats up goes to hell.   Never really saw the need for 3 or 5 shot groups from these guns.  Can’t think of an instance I’d need 5 fast shots in a row from a single shot rifle.  This saves me from a LOT of frustration and aggravation. 
    Hey Wambli - good to hear from you again.  Your comment reminded me of when I took my No. 1 (model 1B) 30-06 deer hunting about 10 years ago at a restricted area on the USAF Academy.  A "safety escort" is required for the hunt and the escort inspects your rifle and ammo.  He looked at the rifle and only said "nice rifle" and then asked for my ammo.  I showed him the 3 rounds I had and asked where the rest was.  When I told him that's all I brought, he laughed and said most hunters bring a whole box.  I told him I thought I might need a spare but didn't see any need for more than two.  End of the day: one dead muley and one round left for next time.  A good hunt.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,760 Senior Member
    ken55 said:

    Hi Ken, it’s Wambli under a new user name.  Very happy to see you back and doing well.  

    With No 1s I usually only care where the first two shots land and usually they will group well and anything after that when the barrel heats up goes to hell.   Never really saw the need for 3 or 5 shot groups from these guns.  Can’t think of an instance I’d need 5 fast shots in a row from a single shot rifle.  This saves me from a LOT of frustration and aggravation. 
    Hey Wambli - good to hear from you again.  Your comment reminded me of when I took my No. 1 (model 1B) 30-06 deer hunting about 10 years ago at a restricted area on the USAF Academy.  A "safety escort" is required for the hunt and the escort inspects your rifle and ammo.  He looked at the rifle and only said "nice rifle" and then asked for my ammo.  I showed him the 3 rounds I had and asked where the rest was.  When I told him that's all I brought, he laughed and said most hunters bring a whole box.  I told him I thought I might need a spare but didn't see any need for more than two.  End of the day: one dead muley and one round left for next time.  A good hunt.
    Exactly!!!  Good to have you back brother.  I’m so happy you kicked C’s ****
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

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