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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: I polish my Vanguard stock
« on: January 12, 2019, 02:04:55 AM »
Bien hecho, Juan.

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Cbloom, I know I pass a range that is open to the public on my way to my deer lease. The range is in Dublin, TX. That should be a tad under 2hrs from Belton. Hopefully you can find one closer but if not might give them a look. They are called Red Barn Armory.... I believe. Not sure exactly how long they get out to. When/where is your Auodad hunt coming up? I am heading out to WTHO in Feb based off your recommendation. Will be going for javelina this time but Auodad is for sure in the future somewhere.

I actually don't know where or when yet. I'm hunting with my grandpa and at an outfitter's place that he likes to hunt. Last time he was out, he shot one at 970yds. A bit far for me, especially unpracticed. But (assuming I can practice), I'd be comfortable with my Accumark at 500. Given the right conditions.


I'll definitely check out Brady Lake. Thank you.

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Thanks, Roger. That's definitely an option. Daggum their range/membership fees are steep. I'd have to go often to get my money's worth.

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My wife got me 10x Lancer Advanced Warfighter Magazines for my AR-15. Pretty excited to try them out. I've decided to start upgrading the AR. It's been stock/milspec since I got it in 2012(ish).

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I recently moved to the Belton/Killeen, Tx area, then got sent on a little trip. While on my work trip, I've been looking online for an outdoor rifle range to use when I get back. I'd like to shoot out to 500 yds or further. Especially since I've got a West Texas auodad hunt coming up. Is there anyone in that area that knows of a good range? I'd be willing to drive up to 2 hours if need be.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Night Pig Success!
« on: December 18, 2018, 02:14:24 AM »
Did you take pictures of the internal damage? Since you've had issues, I'm curious to see what the bullet actually did this time.

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My wife doesn't like recoil all that much and prefered the Hornady Custom Lite loads in her 243 Win Vanguard Camilla. So I set out to duplicate that load when I started her handloads. A splash of 4895 pushing a 87/90 grain pill is quite pleasant. She enjoys shooting her rifle now, and doesn't flinch from fear. When I shoot it, I can only tell the rifle has fired by the sound. Velocities are low, but still perfectly find for southern white tail and hogs at the distances we hunt.

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I agree that the shot looked good. Curious to see if the zero is off. I'd test at the exact distance the pig was to see how far off POA and POI are. I've seen ELDs from a 6.5 grendel drop a big GA boar with a shot through the shoulder. You've definitely got a pig killing set up in that 6.5 Creed. Keep us posted on the zero check.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Got me a Royal UltraMark!
« on: December 02, 2018, 03:07:20 PM »
Beautiful rifle, BB. I love a good wood stock. You've got a nice one there!

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Random Thought/Question?
« on: November 30, 2018, 08:25:05 AM »
I actually don't own a rifle chambered in a Weatherby cartridge yet. I use my 270 Win often, and absolutely love the 25-06. I have a 300 WIN for elk sized game, though I haven't got to use it on anything but paper and steel.

Thinking of building a dedicated long range rig,  but I can't decide between 6.5 Creedmoor or 28 Nosler.

I'm thinking a 6.5 Creedmore would be much more popular cartridge then the 28 Nosler.


I reload, so that's not too big of a deal for me. It'd only really effect me if I traveled for a hunt.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Random Thought/Question?
« on: November 28, 2018, 01:19:33 PM »
I actually don't own a rifle chambered in a Weatherby cartridge yet. I use my 270 Win often, and absolutely love the 25-06. I have a 300 WIN for elk sized game, though I haven't got to use it on anything but paper and steel.

Thinking of building a dedicated long range rig,  but I can't decide between 6.5 Creedmoor or 28 Nosler.

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Whitetail Deer / Re: No luck, but a good time
« on: November 25, 2018, 01:58:20 PM »
Sure thing. Just may be a while, I'm out of town on business.

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Whitetail Deer / Re: No luck, but a good time
« on: November 24, 2018, 08:36:49 PM »
DW5, my grandfather built that blind (or had it build). It's pretty roomy inside and the stairs go up to the roof for when the weather permits. I'm planning to refurbish it with my father-in-law this off season. And build another one like it in another spot on the property.

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Whitetail Deer / No luck, but a good time
« on: November 20, 2018, 10:52:45 AM »
My father took my wife out hunting this morning. I'm away with work, so I won't get to hunt deer this year. They had a good time chatting and enjoying creation. They saw a couple bucks (land owner isn't allowing us to kill bucks this year) and a coyote that luckily squeaked by. I'm happy to see my wife and family spending time together. You hear, all to often, of folks who dread time with the in-laws. Maybe she'll go again before the season is up and have a chance to put her Weatherby to work.

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Rifles / Re: Anyone had an out of the box MK V
« on: October 22, 2018, 02:03:30 PM »
Never did find a recipe to make trophies taste worth a darn. Or antlers for that matter.

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