Mike Furness

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About Mike Furness

  • Birthday 02/02/1949

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  1. Mike Furness

    Going nuts

    Heavy and slow ... relatively ... .44 mag hollow points with an initial shot to the head will make Mr. Griz studder-step ... or so I have heard. In most cases that is momentary and forward he comes again! Shoulder shots frontal or side are useless for lack of penetration of its heavy bone structure. I'm guessing a shot to the throat ... a very small target on a fast moving object ... might stop one if it took out the spine ... but can you shoot a moving target ... in excess of 30 mph or 44 feet per second coming straight at you with the intention to take you out and your reaction coming from fear of dying!? That is the question! I don't think you have much chance of drawing and firing a perfect shot if the bear is within 50 feet of you and on a full speed charge!
  2. Mike Furness

    Prayers Needed - Off Topic

    Best wishes and quick recovery as well from up here in Prescott Valley.
  3. ... Change direction ... Diamondbacks are the residents here ... we're just visiters! This one might make me change directions and RUN!
  4. Mike Furness

    16 to 1 wash

    HEY Tom .. Nice Pith Helmet!
  5. Shoo Goo works really well even without any kind of a well! I don't have a well on my blade of my Hermit pick ... thin layer of shoo goo place super mag and press hard to squeeze all air out and then run a bead around the edge. Let it sit over night.
  6. Mike Furness

    Here's a toad!

    Rob ... I have two of the older books. Not for sale either!
  7. Mike Furness

    Here's a toad!

    Hey Rob ... How does the new book compare to the one he did with your cousin 10 or so years ago?
  8. Mike Furness

    Here's a toad!

    Slim ... You only got part of Gumby's head ... where is the rest of it?
  9. Mike Furness

    Here's a toad!

    WOW ... Nice almost two once chunk!
  10. Mike Furness

    Huntin the Yeller

    Good looking spread! Congrats on the new patch! Go get some more or take a drywasher and get some of the small stuff as well!
  11. Mike Furness

    Bill's forum down?

    Jen ... Turn offf onto the access road and park about 200 yards on the left. AZ State Trust Land ... You will need permit. Use ATV from there. Claims start just after the turn about 2-2.5 miles from where you park. You CAN use you 4x4 to get to the beginning of the claims but will need the ATV from there. Plus deep sand in some of the access road where the washes cross. Have fun ... get some gold.
  12. Mike Furness

    Bill's forum down?

    I can't answer that ... I said it might be there ... I have no control over when it gets posted ... I'm just one of the grunts with boots on the ground marking the claims on the ground. Just line the new claims with the old since it isn't on the website. I just checked the KPZ map 16 coordinates. New Claims aren't there yet. However if you use what I gave you you can get there. Lucky 10 lines up post to post with Lucky 9 and is the same size and orientation ... Lucky 11 is just south of Lucky 10 and lines up with the se and sw of Lucky 10. I don't have any other info. If you go out there you will find it market with brand new RRPC posts. Hope this helps.
  13. Mike Furness

    Bill's forum down?

    Jen ... Uncle Ron's maps are on his paper printed full scale. Go to the RRPC website and check there for the new claims ... Map 16 Lucky 10 and 11. Lucky 10 is just west of Lucky 9 ... shares its ne and se corner with 9's nw and sw corners. Have fun and watch for the rattlers ... I saw two while out there.
  14. ...And what is the other ear? ... Chopped Liver!? (sorry my early morning warped humor got the best of me.)