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Yes they will. A coyote attacked a jogger in Colorado some years ago. I laugh a little because Colorado takes such a passive stance on predator control.

You don’t hear about these incidents in Wyoming…just sayin’.  :)


Wasn't t the Governor's dog got attacked while the Gov was out jogging?

He seems to like the Weatherby calibers


I bought my wife a 357 lever gun for our 35th anniversary. 8)

That ought to handle any local pests up to and including deer, bear and an occasional prowler.

 They changed the regulations here and the pistol cartridges aren't legal for deer bit a .204 is.
Used to be greater than .22 which eliminated the 22-250 from deer but now they are legal but not a .357.ect

I think a man could do pretty well with a Python and a lever rifle chambered in 357 mag or a revolver and a lever gun in 45 Long Colt in a SHTF situation.Have a pistol and a long gun chambered in the same cal. to where you only had to carry one kind of ammo.

I bought my wife a 357 lever gun for our 35th anniversary. 8)

Seems a long way from the $100 I paid for my Marlin 30-30 back about 1974

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 240 magnum
« on: February 19, 2024, 07:37:17 AM »
Just talked with a guy from Canada that uses the 240 for Wolves and coyotes, thinks it great for that. Lots of better options for a long ranges varmint rifle. I like a 204 for PD. Cheap to reload and super flat shooting

I have a friend in BC that uses his 300 win mag for wolves, not interested in the fur just wants them dead.

One ugly horse :o

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Off to get Tanned
« on: February 18, 2024, 07:55:31 AM »
 thought you were going to visit Grouchy in Florida ;D

 In 2000 we built a new house and I had shot some nice coyotes. Had a couple tanned a big one made into a rug and a nice female done in a head mount. Beautiful rug out of the huge coyote but I think my favorite is the head mount. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 240 magnum
« on: February 14, 2024, 06:38:16 AM »
Why don't you just look at the ballistic charts?

Did you pick up your 240 yet?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Recovering game.
« on: February 12, 2024, 12:09:29 PM »
 Last fall a couple of hunters got an elk in the rough part of the ranch. I offered to take their trailer and quad up to them as it was getting late. I saw them topping a rise as I was getting through the last gate where there truck was sitting. I drove right to them. The had not hung a orange vest on the antlers or left a light flashing. I thought I was going to have to call STARS air ambulance for the one guy he was so winded after his climb. I had to drive the guy back a mile to his truck to get the keys for the quad, then he had to put the battery in the quad, all the time it was getting dark. We couldn't get to the bull from the top so they followed me about 3 miles around and then by that time it was pitch black out.  They said he was out in the flats but he wasn't quite and there was another coulee before we could get to him. They didn't have very good lights and wouldn't even unload the quad to go check for him, I had them in the right spot and all they could do was ask me not to leave them out there in the dark.
 The next morning I took my sxs and went right back to when I had them the night before. They took the quad and followed me across to where the elk was. They hadn't field dressed it in case of coyotes they said. I suggested they do it then but no they dragged it back to the truck and loaded up hauled it back to the yard for me to lift it up with the loader tractor.
 I let guys  use the tractor to skin but usually they are field dressed already. We lifted up the elk and I took him around the him to gut and skin, when we came back I had to wait while they covered it in plastic and taped it all up.
 Never really even got a thanks for the effort.
 Turn out the butcher called them a few days later, it was tainted.
Kind of serves them right.
 They hadn't scouted the country,
 Poorly equipped and prepared.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Heavy bullet problems in 340
« on: February 06, 2024, 11:58:23 AM »
I'm not a reloader but in your opening sentence you said they were "Accubond Blems" does that mean Blemished or seconds?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Toby
« on: February 06, 2024, 08:26:31 AM »
Sad day indeed :'(

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 338
« on: February 05, 2024, 05:55:37 PM »
A quick look on gun broker says the very cheapest 338 Norma is $6K U S. More typical is the Barrett starting at $18K. My 338 Lapua from Savage was a tad under $1K. Ammo and brass are pretty equal in cost.  ;D

I suppose if the military adopts the 338NM more firearms makes would be making them as ammo becomes available.

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