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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: .375 Ruger
« on: Yesterday at 09:48:52 AM »
I wonder if anyone makes a rear peep sight for this rifle? Did some googling but I havenít found one.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: .375 Ruger
« on: July 19, 2018, 04:17:06 AM »
I will be watchinging. I have watched several hunts in Australia on YouTube

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: .375 Ruger
« on: July 18, 2018, 03:02:33 PM »
I am sure its going to be an eye opener

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: .375 Ruger
« on: July 18, 2018, 08:18:35 AM »
Picked it up today!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: .375 Ruger
« on: July 17, 2018, 08:14:31 AM »
That 270 grain SP from what I have read is pretty versatile.

Donít let those coons still your corn!!!! I like your setup.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 6.5-300 Weatherby
« on: July 11, 2018, 11:24:39 AM »
I have handloaded bullets over published max. What makes you think he is perhaps making things up?
He may have desirable results. I had good results with SST bullets in my .308 when several people told me they were a horrible choice.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / .375 Ruger
« on: July 11, 2018, 06:54:20 AM »
After talking to one or two people over the last few years about buying a .375 H&H I decided to buy a .375 Ruger instead.
I was turned on too another model after I was pointed in this direction. I went with the least expensive route.
I should say that I never plan to hunt Africa because I will not be able to ever have the time off work that would allow me to go and the cost also hampers it.
I will never hunt Brown/Grizzly bears either. I donít have that kind of money.
So you ask why would I want one. Well, because I want one. Thatís all it is.
I can hunt pigs and even use it for deer if I choose too. I can pull it out occasionally and let someone who has never shot one pull the trigger a couple times.
I plan on buying a few boxes of ammo and dies. I eventually will prolly put something like a 2-7x scope on it. It comes with rifled sights which will be alright. More than anything it will be one of my ďfun gunsĒ.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 6.5-300 Weatherby
« on: July 11, 2018, 06:42:01 AM »
You will more than likely have fantastic results with those bullets.  I have used BERGERís for 15 years in my .257,115g @3500 fps and .300, 210g at 2940 fps.  I have yet to have a failure.  I would be using them in my 6.5x300 but the 143 eldxís had a little better accuracy.  Donít shoot the shoulder and you wonít waste any meat.

So, from a 15 year user of Berger bullets, you have to wait for the right angle on the critter because they fragment.  What happens if you hit bone first?   :)

I donít eat the ribs or lungs so thatís where I shoot them......... call me crazy.

I shot one deer in the neck last year. I have only done this a few times over the years. I avoided this shot over the years because I had no way to guarantee that I could make the shot with the equipment I was using. A shot to the neck near the throat is devastating. Conditions have to be right but I can see me doing this more in the future.

I have not tried the Scirocco or the vldís. I donít know which bullet is the ďbestĒ for the 6.5-300. In my opinion which doesnít really hold anything other than what I think and not so much what everyone might think, I would say the 127 grain Barnes could be used on just about anything in N.America. I know its only 127 grains but the retention of that bullet it will make an animal bleed on both sides.
I wouldnít be afraid to use it on elk. I am going to use the 140 grain SPís this year just to see how they perform compared to what I have already used.

130? I bought my 140 grain SPís and Aframes at Vizards. Did I post 130 grain somewhere on accident? If I did my bad.

Archery / New strings came in today
« on: July 09, 2018, 02:39:59 PM »
I ordered two strings for my Excalibur from a guy out of Virginia. 8 pt custom strings.
Look pretty nice. I think he does strings for other than Excalibur crossbows so if anyone needs strings that wonít break the bank in colors of your choice he might be a good option for you.
His email is 8ptcustomstrings.com and his name is Mike Collins.

Rifles / Re: WBY 30-378 4 sale
« on: July 09, 2018, 02:34:22 PM »
That looks like a real good deal

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Hunting in the rain.
« on: July 09, 2018, 02:32:17 PM »
My shots are not long enough to have to worry about weather.

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