Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by MCMXI, Sep 11, 2021.
thanks a lot you cost me some money. Looks like a dandy hunting knife.
Hard to beat a Case
Looks like a good knife I’ll probably get one
Very well said...Rod
I've been practicing up to 400 yards with it. My limitations are: offhand up to 100, sticks up to 200, maybe 250, and prone or double sticks up to 400. It all depends on wind, terrain and how I'm feeling. The last thing I want is to end my hunt with a wounded bull.
When I get home next week for deer hunting I'll switch over to 165g Gamekings over 58.5g H4350 out of my 30-06 BAR. This gun also shoots incredibly well. Should be a fun couple of weeks!
600 might be a bit far for my old eyes, so I’d probably hold shots to 3-400.
And I’ll probably never get to hunt an elk in eastern NC, so I’ll have to settle for whitetail.
But you didn’t mention rifle they used?
Also that bull would look awfully good in MY freezer!
Kinda makes a fella rethink the use of a smallish caliber on Elk that gets boasted about constantly on the internet.
my M70 Stainless Classic in .300winmag with a leopold VX-III 3-10 50mm
This one dropped as if hit by lightning...didn't take a single step. Shot distance was 53 yards.
Looks like a break action inline from the picture.....
Thats a great looking animal!
Sweet! I've never seen anybody actually using a scout rifle around here but I think it would be ideal here in VT. Especially .308
I might take this out. Browning .270 A-Bolt
I haven't even sighted in yet but I'm pretty decently stocked with .270 ammo in a variety and will try to find time to take a trip or two to figure out what factory load it likes.
Or I might just stick with this because it's zeroed and handier. Idk. Decisions My daughter didn't do hunter safety this year and has been waffling back and fourth on whether she wants to even hunt. Honestly, so have I but I will likely go out. Already got my license so might as well....
I too have a 1903A3 I made back in 1970s. It has a 270 win Douglas 24” barrel.
Resident-only Dee day is Saturday, Oct. 30 and I plan to be out there if the weather cooperates. (We've had 4 wicked windy days this week and it's due to calm down later today.) The Remington 700 BDL Stainless rifle in the photo may be wearing its synthetic stock this season. One thing for sure, I need a new deer call. That one went missing last year.
Like all my bolt-action centerfires, this one's been bedded and barrel floated for accuracy/consistency during the wild November weather. Good luck to all of you!!!
My 264 has a JAL 26" barrel.
What an awesome bull! Very nice.
Is that what you get out of this thread, that folks here are walking in the opposite direction just to boast on a forum? I guess neither of you hunt out West where shots in the 300 to 500 yard range are fairly common, not out of a need to fulfill a fantasy but because it's the only way you're taking meat home. And for the record, long shots and ethical kills aren't mutually exclusive. Being ethical is knowing the limitations of the equipment, the conditions, and the abilities of the one pulling the trigger whether it's 50 yards or 500 yards.
I went a little crazy and ordered a Weston Pro-3000 vacuum sealer to get all of the meat processed. I'm no longer going to take deer and elk to the processor.
A 600yd shot has probably never happened in VT, but I've seen plenty of hunting programs where guys out west put alot of time and effort into their hunt finally close in on their target and its 500-600 yards away and they've got the equipment and skill to do it.
600 is a total reach for around here, but I don't know why it's so hard for people to understand that it's different in the western regions and your opportunity window can slip away real quick if you don't have the equipment/skill to make that range...
I've been fortunate when hunting out west (Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, California), all of my elk and deer shot opportunities so far have been less than 300 yards. However, there is a LOT of space out here, and a good flat-shooting rifle is a bonus. They key is to practice at those ranges. My antelope/varmint rifle is a .25-06 with a 26 inch bull barrel...I have been on the 1,000 yard range for practice, but keep shots at game closer. I did manage to kill a prairie dog at 405 yards once...luck? Maybe. Only took one shot at it. After that shot I stopped for the day.
Awesome job I’d done the same if I were you
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