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Big game this fall...

Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior MemberPosts: 7,482 Senior Member
It has been a busy summer, with me shooting in three competitions instead of two.
In all three, I shot a new rig with recently developed loads.
That was a first on so many levels. Last minute prep is overrated:agree:
Shot a rifle in a period of about a week more times than all the other times combined-Sebastian is to blame for that.
I had fun shooting both rifles in Raton, NM. I think I enjoyed TR more than Open.
Learned quite a bit, had a lot of fun, got to spend a lot of time with great people, and made new friends.
I have had F-Class on my brain ever since.
Hunting season is a couple of weeks away and I am trying to decide what to use for what.
One is a given. I am going to take one antelope with my 284 Win (180 Hybrid) with the Joy-Pod.
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I will have a couple of doe antelope permits and one, possibly two buck antelope permits.
One deer permit
Slight chance of elk hunting this year.

I have some SP's that have never taken an animal yet: Rear-grip 7 LRM (180 Hybrid), Center-grip 284 Winchester (162 A-Max), rear-grip 6.5-06 (140 A-Max), and a rear-grip 284 Winchester (168 SMK).
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Everything uses a Berger or an A-Max with the exception of the rear grip 284 Win that uses a 168 SMK.
I don't intend to use that on big game, since I have no clue how it works on tissue.
I do not intend to push anything distance wise this year and plan on keeping everything under 600 yards with the possible exception of the F-Class rig.

IF a cow elk is in the picture it will be with the 7 LRM for sure.

Buck antelope ?????????
Buck antelope ?????????? (possible)
Doe antelope ???????????
Doe antelope ????????????
Buck Mule Deer??????????

If I was to pick only one rig to hunt everything with (from what I listed), it would be the center-grip 284 Win XP-100.

We like to play around and give suggestions to each other so line up the gun you and the animal you would like to see me hunt with.
In a vicarious kind of a way you will be a part of this.
I know you guys have a lot of opinions--Bring em on!
I am going to get licenses tomorrow.
I will be donating much of the processed meat to several families locally.
Ernie

"The Un-Tactical"

Replies

  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,989 Senior Member
    The .308 Winchester must be used on the Muley.

    The rest, I don't care.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,989 Senior Member
    What about "Batman"?
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,482 Senior Member
    Not the most field worthy stock, but I can make that work (105 grain Berger Hybrid)
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    Zee wrote: »
    What about "Batman"?
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,482 Senior Member
    I have not even fired a round through this barrel yet...
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    Zee wrote: »
    The .308 Winchester must be used on the Muley.

    The rest, I don't care.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,989 Senior Member
    Make it happen.

    You've killed an antelope with a .308 Winchester already. Time for a Muley.

    Batman can take a goat.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,482 Senior Member
    You are such a ruffian when it comes to the 308. You come up here and get a 200 grain load developed and drops confirmed and I will think about it.
    You know some of those ridges where those mule deer are. You just want me to lug that rig up and down-I don't think that is going to happen.
    I don't even know if I am going to be capable of going up and down those ridges on my own as it is:uhm:

    Batman is doable, but I need to decide what I am going to put underneath it. I guess I could use the MAX:jester:
    Zee wrote: »
    Make it happen.

    You've killed an antelope with a .308 Winchester already. Time for a Muley.

    Batman can take a goat.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,989 Senior Member
    All I hear are excuses.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,989 Senior Member
    I might have to tell him the deer is there.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,989 Senior Member
    Actually, that was more of a factual statement.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,989 Senior Member
    But, next year............I'll be his gun bearer.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,482 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Actually, that was more of a factual statement.
    Oh really?
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,989 Senior Member
    You know. Because you're getting.........old.

    :-)
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,482 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Make it happen.

    You've killed an antelope with a .308 Winchester already. Time for a Muley.

    Batman can take a goat.

    I guess I could use this in 308
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    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,482 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    You know. Because you're getting.........old.

    :-)
    Of course
    Sometimes you are so old you don't even realize your limitations in the field in finding game :)
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,482 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    But, next year............I'll be his gun bearer.

    :jester:
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,989 Senior Member
    I guess I could use this in 308
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    That one is not yours. Gotta use YOUR rifle.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,958 Senior Member
    Of course
    Sometimes you are so old you don't even realize your limitations in the field in finding game :)

    Very true the mind says " lets hike up to that ridge" the body says " it aint gonna happen"

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,482 Senior Member
    jaywapti wrote: »
    Very true the mind says " lets hike up to that ridge" the body says " it aint gonna happen"

    JAY

    Most of the time I can go anywhere I want whenever I want
    But I ended up getting shingles in my left leg about a month ago.
    Then the shingles attacked my sciatic nerve and it has pretty much kept me from doing much of anything.
    Making progress but still on some strong narcotics (not nearly as much as two weeks ago) and in physical therapy.
    That is the main reason why I will not be doing any intense elk hunting this year in all likelihood.
    When you lose your health in a specific area, it tends make you more grateful for the many things you take for granted.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,482 Senior Member
    It is very difficult for him.
    His guns have to be kept at the police department, and he can only have them checked out for so many hours/days per year.
    Compared to most of his countrymen who have none, he has more guns than most.
    That is why he will fly to the UK, Australia, and the US to compete. He has also gone to Italy and several other places to compete as well.
    Basically, he will have someone build a rifle in the country where he competes (Not actually/legally his rifle). The friend who has it built for him to borrow keeps it, and when Seb comes in he has a rifle ready to go.
    cpj wrote: »
    Completely off topic...,
    Does Seb get to shoot over where he lives? Can he have guns?
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,482 Senior Member
    :rotflmao:
    cpj wrote: »
    Hmm. I think there's a GREAT competition in Missouri. Lets build one in 6.5 something. :tooth:
    :rotflmao:
    Maybe you shouldn't hold your breath on this project....
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    Ernie, Your Guns look WIERD!!! you are WIERD!!!

    BUT! You can flat KICK BUTT WIth them. The idea that you can shoot those short Pistol RIfles as much as a mile and hit things, Just blows my simple mind!!! You are an amazing gun guy! I love it!!!
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
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