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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Friend's Antelope hunt
« on: October 07, 2018, 06:05:21 AM »
Went with a friend after work yesterday. He took this Antelope.

This was the first hunt with his new long range/hunting rifle.
Custom 300 win mag, nightforce scope, ELD-X bullet. He has shot this rifle to 1000 yards.

 Neither of us are long range hunters, his comfort range is farther than mine but still not considered long range now days
After a couple stalks he took the shot at 209 yards

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Sierra game changer bullets
« on: September 13, 2018, 07:54:41 PM »
Has anyone tried these yet?
Sierra has re/engineered their matchking bullet to a larger hollow point and put a tip on it for hunting.

They are available in .24,.26,.27,.28,and 30 calibers

I know the sierra matchking in my benchrest rifle is really accurate

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Colorado muzzleloader deer
« on: September 09, 2018, 10:23:56 AM »
A friend got a 5pt yesterday
I got a 2pt this morning

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Reloading / Load testing, 340
« on: April 22, 2018, 11:11:38 AM »
First picture is 225 grain TTSX and 4831
Second picture is 230 grain ELD-X and RL-25. Still can do a little adjusting with this one

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Snow and cold in Colorado
« on: February 20, 2018, 09:21:59 AM »
Couple of pictures out the back door this morning. -8 temperature

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Mark V KCR
« on: February 11, 2018, 03:45:31 PM »
Has anyone seen these for sale or have an idea when they will be available?

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Last Pheasant of 2017
« on: January 01, 2018, 06:55:25 AM »
One last pheasant hunt yesterday. It was a hunt club hunt, all time allowed

I did get a Black Hen, that is cool

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / RCBS rebate sale
« on: December 17, 2017, 11:23:44 AM »
Precision Reloading has a sale on rcbs, also Lapua bullets and brass is on sale

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Commute to work
« on: December 06, 2017, 07:28:19 PM »
Seen these bulls on my commute to work yesterday morning. Herd of mule deer and a couple coyotes this morning. Snow is pushing them down to the foothills

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / 6.5-284, range time
« on: November 30, 2017, 02:42:38 PM »
I know this isn't a weatherby but I sure like shooting this rifle

2- 3 shot groups at 100 yards
1- 5 shot group at 200 yards

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Back to wyoming/ .257
« on: November 11, 2017, 05:38:17 PM »
I had one more antelope tag left after the hunt with my Dad's savage 99.
Went back today only I took my rifle this time

4 hour drive, 2 hours of hunting, 4 hours home again, I must really like antelope hunting  8)

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / 340 weatherby
« on: November 11, 2017, 05:34:13 PM »
I finally got it all put together. New to me accumark in 340 weatherby, vortex viper 4X16X50 LR. Nightforce base and rings.
Hopefully get to the range tomorrow

Have to excuse the mess in the background, hunting season is really hard on that room  8)

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Pheasants, latest mount
« on: November 10, 2017, 05:08:34 PM »
Got this back today, very happy with the way it turned out
Upland bird hunting is another one of my passions.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Savage 99/ Antelope
« on: November 03, 2017, 05:15:23 PM »
I leave in the morning for Wyoming. Taking my dad's rifle that he handed down to me a few years back. Its a savage 99, in 300 savage.
The last animal he was able to take with it was a 4pt mule deer in Wyoming. Right after getting it I headed to Wyoming and took a 4pt with it also.
He always wanted to get an antelope, and an elk, but time ran out before he got it done. So tomorrow I am taking his rifle and going on that antelope hunt
He purchased his rifle right after the war new. He was looking for a 99 in a 250/3000 but the only gun the shop had in the gun rack was the 300 savage so he bought it

Too be continued

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Colorado drop camp
« on: October 21, 2017, 08:35:20 PM »
The hunt did not start out well. The night before we left l shot my .338 one last time, could not hit a 2' plate at 400 yards. Didn't have time to do any checking what had happened. Loaded the .257 and headed to camp. Attached photo is the  result. We were 2 for 3 on bulls, everyone seen legal bulls. The one guy just didn't get a shot at the one he seen. All in all a great trip. The Flattops are as good as l always heard they were

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