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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Going to be busy.
« on: May 05, 2021, 08:18:20 PM »
Glad to see things starting to open up a little bit,  some ammo filtering into my area very little though,   some 9mm bullet components also , but prices are way too high in my local stores.   thanks for the info

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: A new one
« on: May 05, 2021, 07:58:24 PM »
 ;D   ought to require some of those  poly-ticians  buy and drive it to work. 

Other sources are www.gscustomusa.com/products.html  or you might try https://frontierbullets.co.za  both of these bullets  tend to have deeper hollowpoints than simliar Barnes bullets.  I know Nico and Susan personally they own Frontier in South Africa  and make very very  good bullets with extensive use on African game where they live of course.  You might have to go thru international distributer in the States Black Hills shooters supply if you can buy thru them or they even carry the Spartan line of rifle bullets.  I much prefer a deeper Hollow point cavity such as the Frontier Spartans.

Para does it matter TSX, LRX , or TTSX   ?     I'll look around.   

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Bear attack
« on: May 02, 2021, 09:37:29 PM »
We are getting more and more bear sightings this last 2 years, there have been  attacks in the  past one was fatal.  Just this last year my son while shed hunting ran into 2 ma ma bears and cubs up close and personal,  2 large boars got with handgun range before they walked off.   One mtn lion snoozing on a log when my son spooked him and he didn't see it until the cat moved,  this is just the last 12 months.  Over the years my family and I have had  several close encounters with Bears including one that was tracking us before daylight while we were hiking into our Elk spot.  Just because you might not see them doesn't mean they are not there and watching. We always carry a handgun period end of story when in the field locally when not hunting and just out BS's around otherwise it's a long gun.   We see far more Bears than Lions mainly Bears just lumber along king of the woods ,  Mtn Lions on the other hand and we've seen our share are sneaky little  shits and you would never knew what hit you if they really wanted and you were on their menu for dinner. 

Why don't you guy's make small trick tanks ?  Some may call them Guzzlers.     AZ game & fish has them around  the state to self water game animals where other means of watering are not feasible.  It's not perfect but they do work.   Most use some type of corrugated tin that funnels the water down into a small usually concrete box, trough,   with a small ramp to allow the animals safely walk down to drink.  Some use basically stocks tanks of some type as a catchment,   some  use rain water as it's main source of water or some use black plastic covings to sweat the water from the plastic down onto the corrugated metal funnel into the small water catchment.  Sometimes G&F or volunteers will haul water,   cisterns is another possible way of capturing water.   My wife and I were hunting Sonita area in AZ for Coues Whitetail way back in this canyon we heard a loud racket of metal being torn up , anyway this rather large black bear decided to come into this trick tank and was jumping all over the corrugated metal having a good old time playing around just hearing himself , pretty good chunk of corrugated metal maybe 20 ft by 30 ft or so going down to the drinker.   I'm sure all the local animals knew it was there.  We watched him for awhile until he decided he had enough fun and wander off to where our Quads were parked down the trail, I figured he was going to go rob my snacks on the Quads and start tearing things up so we got up and  got to them before he did.   

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: groceries
« on: May 01, 2021, 10:08:06 PM »
Happy birthday Grouchy !   I can make a pretty mean cobbler in a Dutch oven over a bed of coals.  Never tried a cake mix but I bet it would probably come out pretty good  ;D

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: The Quigley shoot
« on: May 01, 2021, 10:03:01 PM »
Thanks for the info Big Muddy ,   looks like a fun way to shoot.   

Pretty nice !   I wish I had about a 25 ft tall hydraulic  stand that I could easily move with the truck  hunting big bull elk in the cedars on the flats later this year.  It's going to be a tuff hunt not being able to glass from higher points.   I have seen hydraulic lift stands in Texas in the past and never really give it any thought until this year. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Wild Turkey Recipes
« on: April 29, 2021, 06:14:00 PM »
What is cell phone coverage ?  ;D.   I have it at the house not where we hunt.  Those Turkey cutlets look really good.  My son is out right now trying to whack a bird about 2 hours drive from home on the Mtn.   Last Friday is sleeted, then snowed, then rained,  seen a few birds , Saturday seen more birds , a bobcat,  a lot of Muley deer, a few Coues white tail deer,  elk,  didn't see any Bears but they are there. a nice group of Bull elk starting to re-grow their antlers.   Sunday the same except one armored Tom.   the only gobbles we heard were 3 Toms strutting at the end of a road next to a canyon.  It's a long season I may go back out again.  I got to get them fairly close I switched over from the big 12's to a little lightweight  youth 20 ga pump  with 3" number 6's  and a red dot sight, out to 35 maybe 40 yds with that red dot on it's neck and head it's a dead bird,  hit them in the body I might not find it. 

Of course they are chipping away little by dividing and conquering.    So what are they going to do with all those old flint lock muzzle loaders , cap and ball handguns,  all those lead bullet rim fires and pellet guns ? Make it so you can't hunt with any of more than a bunch of older guns that are not meant for hard copper bullets ?  There are solutions to lead you just don't want the cure and neither do I.   

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Wild Turkey Recipes
« on: April 29, 2021, 01:47:57 PM »
Sounds like a good recipe ,  maybe we can get a couple Merriams this year, went out last weekend , seen birds nothing  would come in.  Pretty typical Arizona turkey hunting.  When they are hot they are hot and when they are not , can you say drive by.   

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Primer Prices
« on: April 29, 2021, 01:39:37 PM »
Seen a 5000 case of CCI ,   I think they were lg pistol for $450 at the swap meet a couple weeks ago and that was less expensive than a lot of other places that had them available and not this quantitiy.   These are insane prices and I don't think it's going to let up any time soon, yes we may be restricted the amount we are allowed to buy at local stores when they come in. 

Griz ,  H335 is a ball powder , Varget is a stick powder.  Ball / spherical  powders are faster and cheaper to make vs stick / extruded powders , so I've been told.   How much difference in price currently and in the future is hard to say.   

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Leupold vs Zeiss
« on: April 28, 2021, 08:35:38 PM »
Juan let your eyes guide you to the right scope.   not everyone likes all the different scopes tints comparing scopes side by side in different lighting conditions if possible.  Our old friend Roger and I would get into these discussions as to which glass is clearer and it's  very subjective  as to how different peoples eye's like a specific color contrast which makes them see better in different situations and vegetation.  I don't have the greatest eyesight to begin with so any optical advantage is a must for me.  I'm not the biggest fan of Swarovski even though I have some,  I prefer Zeiss lens  for me it contrasts a little better,  Kowa spotters to me are very clear, Vortex depending upon on better quality more expensive lens I like a lot.  I think as long as each scope has roughly the same features and specifications I don't think  you can go wrong with either of these scopes  and others as long as you make a comparison looking thru each scope.

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