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Itís a pretty penny and would definitely put a dent in the Weatherby buying for a bit. But in reality, Iím more than covered for just about any hunt I could realistically find myself on for the foreseeable future rifle/shotgun wise and I do think an upgrade in the Xbow department would add to the number and quality of my deer hunts.


You got the Raven crossbow right? I was wanting to hear how it performed for you. Today was my last time going out with a crossbow now going to wait until Saturday and take one of my rifles. Either 6.5-300 or 6.5 Creedmoor?

Do not have one yet. Currently shooting an old Wicked Ridge. Bow still shoots great, just not a great setup for my current hunting spots. Strongly considering pulling the trigger on the Ravin sometime in the near future though.  I was asking about it on here when another member bought one sometime back.

I went and looked at them at Cabelaís last week and from handling it in store it definitely didnít disappoint. I also called and talked to a Ravin rep and found out the R10 and R20 will be the most current model through all of 2019.  One of the big reasons I was drawn to them is the super compact design. I would allow me to bow hunt a few of my stands that I can not right now. Also really, really like the bowís performance... I think Iíve settled in on the R20, now I just need to figure out if I want to pay the extra 500+ for the sniper package. Seeing as how these things ainít cheap to begin with, Iím considering just going all in and getting all the extra bells and whistles that come with the upgraded package. -level, jackplate for one yard dials out to 100 yards (200 if you play with it, supposedly) and upgraded Vortex scope-

It was a lot of work. My wife helped a lot. Last year the deer we were going to do all the extra stuff was bad. The deer smelled horrible and I shot it in the neck. Donít know what was wrong with it. So this year I wanted to make sure I was going to get my extra stuff from the get go.
How were the moose tenderloins?
That was my first crossbow deer. It came close to not happening too. I came about 1/2Ē or closer to hitting the blind and and not be able to shoot thru my window. He was about to run off but stopped behind a couple trees and I had no shot. Doubled checked my clearance and hoped he would take one step which he did. Was no doubt. He whirled nose dived, ran about 50 yards and was dead in about 3 seconds.

Iím jealous. Was really hoping for my first xbow deer this year. Super cool you got yourís! I suppose I could still go after it but when a rifle is legal to have in my hands, thatís probably what Iíll be carrying. 

You went to work. Congrats again!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: First Freeze Here
« on: Yesterday at 03:22:14 PM »
Amarillo has a lot of snow right now based on the reports Iím seeing. Some of the forecasts are calling for a light dusting for us northwest of Dallas tonight. Weíll see about that. Definitely supposed to get below freezing the next few days though. (Oops... posted this on wrong thread first time :o)

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Next Weekend Hunt
« on: Yesterday at 12:58:08 PM »
The 257 Roberts is a dandy caliber to start your pal on. Will he have a little time to shoot a few rounds to get accustomed to the fit and feel of the light recoil? Hornady loads a +P 117 gr. SST Superformance, and again claims no extra recoil or muzzle blast. That +P SST ammo has plenty of knock down power, especially within the limits that you're setting him up to shoot. I hope the both of you have successful hunts. Good Luck

Yes he will. I have a range session planned before our first afternoon hunt on Friday and another one the next day as well. I will hunt with him Friday afternoon and at least Saturday morning in all likelihood. The Hornady ammo you mentioned is the exact ammo I have for the rifle. It really likes it and, as you say, and Iíve personally witnessed, it has very good knockdown power. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Next Weekend Hunt
« on: Yesterday at 07:42:43 AM »
Good luck on your hunt DW, what gun/ammo are your going to set him up with.


Right now itís looking like a Ruger .257 Roberts with 117 Hornady SSTs

Just saw this, Welcome to Weatherby Nation Carl! Did you get the shotgun worked out?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Veterans Day
« on: November 11, 2018, 12:38:10 PM »
+1, and thank you Roger!

+2 and THANK YOU Para!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Veterans Day 2018
« on: November 11, 2018, 12:37:31 PM »
Absolutely!!!  God Bless the USA and every single one of those honorable men and women, past and present, who fought and sacrificed to keep our country so special. A personal thanks to all the Nation members who served themselves or had/have family who did.


I know I am going to sound old. I have watched a few of their videos for HUSH. I am not really impressed with them that much. I would like to take their hates from them bend the bills and put it back on their heads. They are to hipster for me.

Have to agree, maybe they should use their used caps instead of new ones. Hipster or not, they are doing the one thing we all care a lot about and if that's what it takes to keep it going then, I'm ok with it. It's not me and never will be but yeah, ok.

100% agreed! I may not do everything like they do, and thatís absolutely okay, but Iím guessing those dudes have already had a greater positive impact on conservation and public lands than I ever will.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Next Weekend Hunt
« on: November 11, 2018, 12:12:49 PM »
That is some great Texas hospitality DW. I am sure he will have a blast and you both will have some great memories after the hunt. What rifle are you going to set him up with?

Considering setting him up with my Ruger 257 Roberts I finally got back from my brother in law. Iíll also let him shoot my 22-250 with the 64 grain Noslers and see how he likes that. Where heíll be hunting the shots will be well under 100 yards so any  decent bullet in the boiler room should work.  If he turns out to handle recoil okay Iíll have him use the 240bee Wilderness.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Next Weekend Hunt
« on: November 10, 2018, 09:19:13 PM »

He wouldnít want to use California compliant knives,rifle and ammo. Hope you guys have fun.

Thank you sir! Iím sure we will

I know I am going to sound old. I have watched a few of their videos for HUSH. I am not really impressed with them that much. I would like to take their hates from them bend the bills and put it back on their heads. They are to hipster for me.

Haha.... my thought is whatever floats your boat, but me personally... flat bills sure ainít for me.  :)

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Next Weekend Hunt
« on: November 10, 2018, 06:18:40 PM »
I posted quite some time ago, at least a year or more, about an old college teammate of mine coming down for his first ever hunt. Due to life happening it just never materialized, until now. He is flying in from California next Thursday evening and we hope to be in the blind by Friday afternoon.

He has successfully taken his hunter safety course and been to his local outdoor shop to outfit himself with a little bit of gear. Iíll be providing all the knives, optics, guns, and ammo necessary.

I always enjoy taking first time or very new hunters into the woods. Itís been awhile since Iíve done it and I find myself looking forward to this hunt more than any in a long time. Hopefully Iíll update this post next Monday or so with some success pics.

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