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    I'm with Tim on his read concerning the...

    I'm with Tim on his read concerning the fragmenting effect for a game bullet. I myself much prefer a controlled expansion bullet with decent weight retention. For a long time I used Nosler partitions...
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    I really do not have any field experience with...

    I really do not have any field experience with the Nosler ABLR bullets. My favorite bullet for my 7mm Remy is the regular 160 Accubond which has performed exceptionally well but I got take in by the...
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    It could not be better said CC. Being 62 myself...

    It could not be better said CC. Being 62 myself (young 62) I'm realizing that I just can't do the hunts I once did. I'm blessed to have taken 4 North American rams and my share of high country mule...
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    I'm 6' and weight varies 225-235lbs. and I wear...

    I'm 6' and weight varies 225-235lbs. and I wear the XL which is a good fit. I own 2, one in the Max1 and one in the new Fusion. This is by far my favorite jacket. I'm looking at buying another in a...
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    For walking I use a simple bipod made from 2...

    For walking I use a simple bipod made from 2 pieces of 1/2" conduit about 36" each in length. They are connected about 6" from the top of each one and swivel to form the "V" to rest the forend of the...
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    Welcome fellow Michigander from a YOOPER.

    Welcome fellow Michigander from a YOOPER.
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    My gut is hurtin'. I haven't laughed so hard for...

    My gut is hurtin'. I haven't laughed so hard for a long time!
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    Great story!!! Way to go. Like that program MT...

    Great story!!! Way to go. Like that program MT has for college students. Even though I'm retired I'm thinking I should enroll to get into that Lic. program. Congrats again partner.
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    I've owned both in custom builds. The one I kept...

    I've owned both in custom builds. The one I kept is the 25-06. To really reap the benefits of the Weatherby it should have a 26" barrel. I don't like a barrel that long as those extra 2" just seem to...
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    This is a real timely thread. Working up loads...

    This is a real timely thread. Working up loads right now for a new build chambered in the .280 Rem. Today I found what is probably going to be my load. 60.0gr. H4831sc/Nosler 140 Accubond/RP case/Fed...
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    Hey Fellas, thanks for the replys. I'm leaning in...

    Hey Fellas, thanks for the replys. I'm leaning in the direction of the dial turret as I'm having the same thoughts as Tim. Using either system I'm going to have to look at the dial or my cheat sheet...
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    My favorite is the 25-06 using the handload that...

    My favorite is the 25-06 using the handload that it likes best, 52.0gr IMR4831, Nosler 110 Accubond, WW Case, CCI BR-2 Primer. 3140fps/23" barrel.
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    Leupold CDS or B&C Reticle?

    Hello: I'm looking to put a new scope on a rifle I intend to use mostly for open country hunting. I'm leaning strongly towards the Leupold VX3. I'd like a system or reticle for the long shot if that...
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    Congrats! They're all trophies. Very attractive...

    Congrats! They're all trophies. Very attractive mount. I like.
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    Mtn guide is absolutely right. The deer hunters...

    Mtn guide is absolutely right. The deer hunters are way back and high. Elk will be in the timber on North facing slopes and feed out in the openings. Elk are not really pressured 'til 10/15 when they...
  16. Can't go wrong with either one as the base to...

    Can't go wrong with either one as the base to build up a rifle. I do like the big, visible wing safety of the M70. I even had the safety of a couple Rem700's converted with a couple aftermarket side...
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    I think it would make an excellent caliber for...

    I think it would make an excellent caliber for thin skinned medium sized game such as deer/antelope. The 6.5 Creedmoor has my attention at the moment although I don't need one as I have my old "meat...
  18. Amen, you're absolutely right. It is the 7mm...

    Amen, you're absolutely right. It is the 7mm Remington! I'm glad we at least got that settled.
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    RMEF just spent a bundle of $ for legal easement...

    RMEF just spent a bundle of $ for legal easement to a chunk of National Forest land that was previously landlocked. This was in Montana. The public can now enjoy this big piece of real estate. Good...
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    Okie, is that your best rationale? Let people...

    Okie, is that your best rationale? Let people make money on it!
  21. Wow, we're not talking about the feds managing...

    Wow, we're not talking about the feds managing non migratory wildlife in states. The issue is legal access and choice. Question remains, Why should one group (outfitted hunters) be given...
  22. Thread: Leupold VX-6

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    I presently have 6 of the VX6 scopes on my...

    I presently have 6 of the VX6 scopes on my rifles. Some Illuminated and some not. Just the fact that I have 6 tells you that I think very highly of this model scope and I have a high regard for...
  23. I was a Wyoming resident for 25 years

    I was a Wyoming resident for 25 years
  24. I'm going to get off my soap box, but the worst...

    I'm going to get off my soap box, but the worst case scenario does exist and this law could send us down a slippery slope as it's existence and continuance to remain on the books sets precedent. The...
  25. Would everyone have the same opinion if the State...

    Would everyone have the same opinion if the State of Wyoming passed a new law or amended the present one to read that non-residents could not hunt on any federal lands in Wyoming without the...
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