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My wife and I thank all of you for the compliments. Yes she is a keeper, we have been married for over 34 years and plan on many more. ;)

Awesome! Really good pic too! Glad to hear she likes the rifle. Got a little hunt breakdown description for us?
This was a hunt we planned shortly after she got the rifle. It was a guided hunt in eastern Oregon on a private ranch. Got there about 10:00am checked in and got stuff unpacked into cabin, checked zero on rifles and started hunting about 1:00pm. Weather was cool and overcast saw the first pigs about 2:00 but wanted to look around some more as I was hunting for something else. Swung back about 4::30 to the same place and found more pigs. She wanted a nice eating pig not a huge boar, of which there were at least 2 that made this one look small. This one turned broadside at about 50 yards, big mistake. One shot and she was down. The strangest thing was hat right after the shot the guide said "quick we need to get over there before the others start trying to eat it". he actually had to beat off 2 pigs with a large stick and kept hitting them until we got this one loaded and out of there. 

We finally got to take our hunt and this is the result of my wife's first animal she harvested with her Camilla 6.5 Creedmoor. She was using the 140 grain Remington Corelokts at 50 yards she loves her Camilla. Pig weighs 197 pounds.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 7mm
« on: September 15, 2018, 08:29:33 PM »
I have watched those shows but no longer do so. I have seen almost as many bad shot placements as good. IMHO even though they practice shooting a lot I think they would be better off practicing their hunting skills. I hunt in some of those areas ( Oregon mostly) and have needed to take a shot beyond 250 yards, that includes elk. I hunt with a 7mm Rem Mag using 160 grain Accubonds and at 250 yards it is plenty good. I do not shoot past 400 yards at large game and this load will do what is needed. If you can not practice at the distance you think you will hunt, you will be doing a disservice to the game you are hunting. No disrespect intended, but I have seen too many hunters think they can shoot that far by practicing at 100-200 yards. That does not work. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Speer bullets
« on: September 01, 2018, 09:13:49 AM »
Here is photo of group with 338 Federal and 200 grain Hor Cor.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Speer bullets
« on: August 31, 2018, 11:18:25 AM »
I use the 140 gr. Hot Cor and 145 gr. Boat tail in my 7mm-08 for hogs. All one shot kills from 35 yards to 400 yards. The 400 yard was a 205 pound hog. I use the 200 gr. Hot Cor in my 338 Federal on  my black bear hunt with devastating results. All loads are very accurate and near book maximum loads.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: New Rifle Discussion
« on: August 24, 2018, 09:45:05 AM »
As far as brass and ammo for the 28 Nosler it is already scarce. I did not find any brass and very few (3) places that had any ammo.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Present for the Wife
« on: August 19, 2018, 07:18:37 AM »
Boy, some guys sure know how to make the rest of us look like Chumps. ;) :)

Real nice quilt. :)
Not intentionally, just sometimes you need to show your appreciation for all they do for us.
Some guys by them jewelry and others buy them cars. Me I was cheap and and let her pick out something she has wanted for a long time and knew where to get the best deal. ;D

Yes we better show some appreciation cause we would be lost without them. :)

+1 and amen.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Present for the Wife
« on: August 17, 2018, 12:25:21 PM »
Wow Petey. My sister in law quilts and I always marvel at how much skill it takes, and TIME. People ask how many hours does that take and the quilters reply in months, or more.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Present for the Wife
« on: August 16, 2018, 06:32:18 PM »
Beautiful quilt and many hours of hard work to make. You know how to make a marriage happy.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Burris MTAC 6.5-20x50?
« on: August 13, 2018, 06:02:48 PM »
Zonie, thanks for your reply.  I went into the Burris web site, and they have a "Forever Warranty" No repair or replacement charge, No warranty card needed, No receipt needed & No questions asked type of warranty.  Whether is true or not, I don't know. 

I do not need the scope, but for the price has me thinking a bit. First hand experience on warranty. It IS TRUE.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Well here it is
« on: August 09, 2018, 09:34:16 AM »
Just about all scopes become discontinued. I have several that are now discontinued. However they are still warranted and as long as the company honors the warranty I'm good. I have sent back A Leupold VX1 I bought in 1991 twice, a Burris Fullfield 1991, a Nikon Prostaff 2009. All repaired/replaced with no problem. So I wouldn't let a discontinued model from a reputable company stop me from buying it.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Jameson????
« on: August 05, 2018, 08:47:33 PM »
Thank you Adam.

I was too old by then, but my youngest brother had the Johnny 7 OMA, and the phaser gun. He was old enough to have had the 30-30 ricochet rifle circa 1966. I now have it as he passed a few years ago. The action quit working about 6 months ago. I can't find any you tubes for it.

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