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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Your Favorite 22 Rifle
« on: December 23, 2023, 04:02:46 PM »
My Dad gave me his old Marlin model 80 G
With a 7 shot magazine.  Very accurate with cci stingers. I shot alot of first with that rifle.
But my favorite is a newer Ruger 10/22 with medium heavy barrel . I bought a older walnut sporter stock on ebay and had the local stock guy inlet it for me. Looks Great Shoots Great.
It needs to see more action though.
I need to deer hunt less and small game hunt more.

I have a freind who shot a nice Caoe Buffalo in South Africa this fall. He usedcA 375 h & h with a 300 gr. TSX he shot it from the front and forgot to ask of they could recover the bullet. I asked him if he got to eat any of it while he was over there. He said yes we had the inner loins and it was very good. But he said he would have rather had the back strap.  He called the inner loins gut meat. Lol
Never heard that term but zi guess it's true. Still he's the only one I ever hears squawk about tender loins.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Blackbear3 siting
« on: December 10, 2023, 07:26:28 AM »
Yep I was going to be A part of that. I still have the ammo I was loading for that trip . Mostly unloaded.  But can fix that in A hurry.  Keep.me posted.
Thank you

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Blackbear3 siting
« on: December 08, 2023, 02:17:50 PM »
Hey that's cool. Always good to meet your pen pals in person.

Mike I have tried to post his pic it just won't let me. Must be to mush detail.  He was just a 4 pt. But a big one for the area. These deer have never seen a farmers field. He weighted 118 dressed and was heavier than my freind 8 pt.

224 I'm going to say about 8 inches. I was using a army shovel in the folded position like a spade.
I got only one reading in the area. And pulled back a little earth at a time. And I would check every couple of scoops.  When the reading moved into my pile I started sifting with my fingers. And I'm guessing I had dug down around 8 inches. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Salutes and Respects
« on: December 03, 2023, 02:47:24 PM »
Welcome Back Juan.
Yes that's A very nice Boar.

I can believe that 224. That soil was like 70 % wet sand . Here is the bullet cleaned up. The pic on the scale won't post.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Barnes TTSX Rcovered Bullet
« on: December 03, 2023, 12:32:25 PM »
I shot my first deer using the Barnes TTSX
From A 30-06 it was the 165 grain.
The shot was about 20 yards at a steep angle from tree stand. I didn't see the exit hole until it was hanging on the buck pole. I thought it was weird the it wouldn't exit from a 20 yard neck shot. I had taken pics of it lying there to text to my boys and freind. So once I seen the exit hole I thought I bet I can find that Bullet. I went back for a couple days of muzzle loading this weekend and brought a metal detector.  With in 5 minutes I was holding the bullet. In perfect condition and weighing 163. 3 grains.
I have read many of you praise this bullet so I had to try it.
It exceeded my expectations..
Thank You

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Update on my son
« on: November 26, 2023, 08:16:42 PM »
Prayes for Derek . I backtracked to get the full story. That is tough to loose A foot specially so young. My prayers for a successful surgery and quick rehab and adaption to his new foot.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Upland opener
« on: November 18, 2023, 06:09:30 PM »
Very Nice Mike !!
Great Pics !!

I have A S & W 629 with A 6 " Barrel that I bought just for this purpose here in MI. But anymore I Carry my Glock 23 with 200 180 grain Hard Cast bullets. I can simply draw it faster and put st least 2 on target compared to 1 with the 44 Mag.
I have tested thus at the range and bullets in gallons of water. The 180 grain hard cast from the 40 S&W went thru all 6 gallons of water.  A Hornady home defense round went thru 3
The 44 Mag with 240 grain Nosler Partitions was lodged in the back of the 6th gallon jug. I now load it with hard cast bullets. And who knows how many gallons it will go thru. But like 257 said you have to be able to shoot it accurately.
Like in A quick draw contest. I will take the glock for speed and more shots fired. But I do want to swap it for A 10 mm

Can't sneak past A Marine. Nice Jib !!

I here you 224
That 44 mag better have hard cast lead bullets and heavy for caliber bullets to boot.
But what ever you have. You need it Handy.
Traveling in A group it's easy to feel safe.  And I'm sure I would have been in the same boat as the victim in this case. And om always carrying.
Steve Ranela from Meat Eater was in A large group heading back to retrieve A Elk he shot the Night before. It was hanging in a tree. The Group did every thing right. Until that sat down at the tree to catch there breath. And A Brown Bear charged and plowed right thru the group. One guy actually riding on its back for a second. Another guy walked it with a walking stick.
The guy with the gun was separated from it leaving it with his back pack a few feet away.
That group was lucky the sheer numbers confused the bear and they were able to get there wits about them and arm them selfs . And back out of there. To bad they didn't get any footage of that.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Sighting in 300 wby
« on: October 14, 2023, 08:32:11 PM »
That doesn't sound right to me either.  Looking at the ballistics for that round. In the 2002 weatherby chart. With A 300 yard zero it should be 3.1 " at 100  / 3.8" at 200 / 0 at 300 and -9.0 at 400 and -24.4 at 500 yards
In your case I would zero at 200 then see where you are at 50 and 100 and call it good.

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