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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Things to do in Ontario
« on: January 17, 2018, 10:17:40 AM »
My wife,two daughters and I may go to a softball tournament in Battle Creek, Michigan. We thought about going east or north after the softball is done and going into Canada. Is there any fun family things to do within 300 miles of Battle Creek, Michigan in Ontario Province?
When I was younger like 18 or 19 we didnít need a passport and we went across by Detroit,Michigan. I will be honest, we just went to drink and see the women that were working at establishments where they didnít wear a lot or any clothes. We also found out that we couldnít bring beer back if we were not 21. They were cool and just took the beer.

A quick look says loaded ammo, dies, brass and bullets for the 450 Bushmaster ain't easy to find online. 4 different sources to accomplish all of them!    I do see the 16" barrel as  about perfect for my hog hunting in the jungle. I have one on the way. There is load info available for "pistol" bullets online, 225gr. Hornady and 275gr. Barnes.

Any .452 bullet can be reloaded for the .450 and some people use .451 bullets. Folks seem to have accuracy issues with lead bullets. Brass can be made from .284 win cases.

Would one in .240 wby mag with the accubrake really do too much of anything? I like it.

I have them on my Accumark. They are nice and not to expensive.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: COLD
« on: January 11, 2018, 02:40:39 AM »
Last two days were in the 50ís and today should be close to 60!!!! Lots of mud though.

Whitetail Deer / Re: 6.5 300
« on: January 11, 2018, 02:38:36 AM »
I used the 127 grain LrX on all three deer I killed.

I would agree about the No1. That rifle looks like a beast up front and elegantly made in the rear. Kinda like a mullet.


This guy got a moose with his

Send me a text after you order. I will be starting nights after today.

A friend purchased one and loves it. He has taken deer, hogs, Black bears and a cow elk. They were shot from 30 yards out to 250. He mounted a Leupold vx111 1.75-6. He likes the muzzle brake and the weight of the rifle. His experience with 3 shot groups have been around two inches at 100 yds.
Prior to the availability of this rifle he used a muzzleloader, shotgun with sabots and a lever action 32 special for all his big game hunting. He never shot an animal over 100 yds in his 50 years of hunting before he bought this rifle. He always enjoyed teasing me about my Weatherbyís. He called them ICBMís. After shooting a deer at 250 yards his opinion changed.

I have a Leupold vx-1 3-9x40. I was going to take it to Idaho not that it would of mattered in the end. I would love to have a turn with his .32 Special. I have seen a few and they were pretty old. Some old timers had them befefore deer were regulated. We too used to just just shotguns and muzzleloaders. Which I still like my muzzlloaders.

If I am not mistaken they were making them in the No.1ís also.

I have mine almost 2Ē high at 100 which is a few inches low at 200. A buddy from work has a 220 yard gong and me and him both put an amazingly tight group to that distance. Its not a 500 yard gun wasnít designed for that. It a 0-250 yard gun. I usually get a pass thru with mine. There has been two deer that it didnít. One hit the bottom of the spine and was high in the shoulder. The second was a quartering towards us shot at a little under 100 yards. I have shot a few at 150-75 yards and got complete pass thru. Its like having a Magnum muzzleloader charge and a little more without the recoil and cleanup.

One of my buddies at work has that rifle. He likes it. Everyone knows I love this round. Mine is in an AR platform. I donít have dies for it yet but I really need to. This round has some real potential when handloaded. I know for a fact that it just hammers deer.

I took a buck,doe,button buck and was about 1 1/2 pounds left in the trigger when I almost had to kill a cow moose that had her face against the muzzle of my rifle!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: COLD
« on: January 01, 2018, 08:09:37 AM »
It was -6 when I took a deer heart to my neighbor. Saw deer! Out of tags though. Thinking about buying one more.

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