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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: First Elk, 340
« on: October 20, 2018, 05:35:02 AM »
Congratulations, FINE bull! I can smell the venison now!

You did a nice job stripping the clearcoat and the checkering still appears to be sharp.

I wouldn't stain that pretty wood, just re-polycoat it.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Accuracy Enough is Enough
« on: October 06, 2018, 07:06:24 AM »
Excellent thread subject; articulate postings!

There's benchrest competition accuracy and then there's hunting accuracy. I can shoot 5 round, one hole strings all day with my benchrest .6mm PPC. I can't do that with a hunting rifle - why should I have to?

Ethically, I never shot at distances I did not feel comfortable with. If an animal was within a certain distance (different for various types/sizes of animal) and I knew, with certainty, that I could reliably hit that kill zone region, I would take the shot.

On whitetail deer, for example, I visualized a kill zone of about the size of a volley ball. If the conditions were right and I knew I could hit that size of target, only then would I take the shot. A minute of angle kill zone never entered my mind.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 19 years today
« on: October 03, 2018, 08:39:40 AM »
Good thing she didn't say, "Patience, my A$$, I'm gonna kill something!" HA! 

Congratulations to both of you Chris; here's to 19 more sir! 

He is truly deserving of that honor. And a blessing to have it bestowed on him by President Trump, rather than tainted in a presentation, if it were given by Obama.

Here you go:

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: New
« on: September 30, 2018, 07:08:34 AM »
Relatively new myself - a great forum; welcome to the Nation.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: What do you Think?
« on: September 28, 2018, 07:12:54 AM »
How about Judge Kavanaugh's own memoirs written in 1982? Democrats didn't ask for copies of that did they? They knew it was solid evidence, that if investigated, would surly clear him.
Completely agree. His opening statement was incredibly strong. He was loaded for bear; spoke succinctly, to the point, passionately and measured. He called it like it is, a mission to seek & destroy - he pulled no punches and answered his accuser with dignity and forceful truth.

It would be a shame for him not to serve as a Supreme Court Judge.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: What do you Think?
« on: September 28, 2018, 05:26:40 AM »
At 71 I'm old enough to have lived through the Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas fiascos.

My wife and I watched the entire 8 hour process yesterday. I kept muttering that it was a 'sham'. Lindsey Graham owned the finest hour and even used the same characterization of it being a sham and a charade.

His turn at bat: https://www.vox.com/2018/9/27/17911604/kavanaugh-lindsey-graham-ford-hearings

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Weatherby Load Data Brochure
« on: September 24, 2018, 05:21:50 AM »
Thanks! I've seen the data before but a long time ago. Welcome to the Nation!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 240 magnum
« on: September 23, 2018, 05:01:09 AM »
I did some ballistics tests and comparisons a couple years ago with my .243 WSSM vs .240 WBY. For deer I concluded that I liked the 95 gr Nosler spitzer.

You can push either to 3200 FPS. WBY has a bigger case capacity and it preferred 'Magnum' powder over IMR7828 and H1000.

Personally, I would hold my shots, with that weight bullet, to no more than 400 yards.

Congrats to you both! Oh boy - bacon! Excellent gun & caliber choice!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 9/11 Remembrance
« on: September 11, 2018, 04:55:40 AM »
We shall never forget!

Pretty dang awesome shooting Captain! Oh, now I see where the moniker came from - HA!

Great shooting, good lesson about checking these screws. On my larger caliber rifles, my 300 WBY included, I use a dab of Locktite on the receiver screws. It secures them but they are easily removed when necessary.

Congrats on doing your part too - excellent job!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Off to South Africa.
« on: September 09, 2018, 04:59:59 AM »
No wonder you're excited; be safe and bag lots of trophies. I'd dearly love to see videos of the baboon hunt.

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