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I know the big cats live and breed in areas where I hunt north of Dodge City. Generally, the keep their distance from humans.

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I won’t say I’m done buying firearms. I have plenty of great rifles for hunting and am always open to a trade, outright sale, or getting something new so a Wyoming-edition rifle is certainly something I would consider. 
As a fan of traditional wood stocks and modern materials for stocks, something with a coated metal finish for the rugged climates is always welcomed.

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Reloading / Re: Rebarrel to 7 mm Wby
« on: May 13, 2018, 06:05:55 PM »
I recently got a 7mm Weatherby with a Shaw barrel (1:9.5 twist) that loves 140gn Nosler Partitions with H-1000, 150gn Hornady ELD-X, Nosler Accubond Long Range, Swift Scirocco IIs with H-1000 and RL-26 (and I don’t remember which ones exactly, but they work), 162gn Hornady Interlocks with H-4350 and 175gn ELD-X Bullets with RL-26.
So far, I have only looked for the accurate loads and everything is looking good enough for hunting accuracy with a 300 yard zero. I will chronograph the best loads later.

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Rifles / Re: FN Belgian Mauser
« on: May 08, 2018, 07:14:46 PM »
There comes a time when the gun metal needs greater protection if it is going to be hunted with. That is why I am in favor of rebluing rifles that are used. Rust and politicians are a firearms worst enemies. Sometimes, we put new stocks on them, right, so why shouldn’t the metal be protected?

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: VE day
« on: May 08, 2018, 02:57:48 PM »
My mom grew up in Portland, Oregon during WWII. Grandpa was a civil defense coordinator, which meant he had to check on blacked out windows so the Imperial Japanese navy couldn't see lights from the homes if they flew over or were scanning via periscope off shore.  My dad was a farm kid during the war. Farmers had lots of fuel to raise crops and cattle to feed the millions in uniform, but he was too young to be in the war, unlike his older brother who flew USAAC B-24s in the South Pacific.  My parents still talk about "the war" and I know exactly which one they are referring to.

I was lucky enough to wade ashore on Omaha Beach in 1988. The tide was high, the water was cold, and I knew I was on sacred ground.

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Optics / Unused scope for sale
« on: May 08, 2018, 06:44:09 AM »
For sale: Never mounted 2014 (I believe) Cabela’s Euro Optic made by Meopta. 3-9x42mm duplex reticle, exceptional 200 yard clarity @ 45 minutes after sundown on a small 10-point buck rack and a black and white diagonally stripped target.
Asking $280. I will pay shipping.
Cabela’s had this scope on close out, so add in the military discount and some buyers points and it was a good deal——-my scope needs changed and this scope was not mounted / used.

If interested, please send a PM.

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I agree that he is a great choice for the job. We know he has a lot of experience dealing with the nasty media who generally hates all things about 2nd Amendment activitiy and sporting firearms.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Unused scope for sale
« on: May 07, 2018, 07:46:28 PM »
For sale: Never mounted 2014 (I believe) Cabela’s Euro Optic made by Meopta. 3-9x42mm duplex reticle, exceptional 200 yard clarity @ 45 minutes after sundown on a small 10-point buck rack and a black and white diagonally stripped target.
Asking $280. I will pay shipping.
Cabela’s had this scope on close out, so add in the military discount and some buyers points and it was a good deal——-my scope needs changed and this scope was not mounted / used.

If interested, please send me a PM.

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Welcome aboard. The info here is top notch.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Small wildcat cartridge
« on: May 03, 2018, 11:40:09 AM »
This might be the smallest wildcat cartridge I've seen. It is a 14-221 Walker. It fires a 15 grain bullet. This bullet goes to a hundred or so fragments upon entering a coyote or a doe, according to the builder / owner. As you can imagine, it does poorly in a crosswind.

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I liked Hornady before this announcement and the stance vs the idiot New York governor reinforces my liking of Hornady.

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This politically driven decision to back away from the NRA will reverberate through their sales. What kind of company leadership wants sales to decrease for a product that is supposed to last a long time and do what it is designed to do? The less expensive alternatives to Yeti products will see an increase in sales. Too bad Yeti,  you're screwing yourself.

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Three and a half years ago I got a 6.5mm Creedmoor in a rebarrel job from a gunsmith. It has proven to be a great hunting rifle. Then, Weatherby comes out with the 6.5-300 Wby. Less than a month ago I got another rebarrel rifle from the same gunsmith, this time in 7mm Weatherby. Getting a 7mm Super Mashburn was going to be more than I wanted to spend. So far, the 7mm Wby has shown great accuracy with seven different handloads.
Now, a 7mm-378 Wby reported to be in the works woul make it two in a row for getting a rifle and being surpassed by a new cartridge from Weatherby. It isn't always about speed, but it sure makes shots flatter and brings more power. That's why Roy Weatherby made 'em.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Barbara Bush is gone
« on: April 18, 2018, 01:06:02 PM »
Thoughts and prayers to her family.  Mrs. Bush was a great lady and one of the best First Ladies our country has ever had.

+1

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I have a similar bag made by Caldwell.  As long as you don't let the muzzle lay on the bag it ought to hold up well. I like the stability of the bag when testing loads. I also does a slight pinching of stock since the trough is slightly wider at one end than the other.

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