What do you plan to use this hunting season?

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Is it type 2 or does it have to take insulin? (I hate that autocorrect thing)

    "Diameter"

    Smart phone fail.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,802 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Don't mater if I drop 50! It's still a heavy rifle with a long muzzle heavy barrel. Kind hard to move around in a tree stand. I'd have to either set up my portable bench, or shoot prone.

    He ain't just whisling Pigsie, that's one serious big rifle. It's bigger than my .280 which is huge. I don't carry my .280 around much, it's a blind gun. I sits on me arse in me little abode and wait for Bambi's grandpa to show up. The barrel on cpjs rifle is as big and longer than my .280 and since it doesn't have as big a hole in it (.244 compared to .284) his weighs more.

    No Zee it's not huge on the scale you're talking about but it's past what I would want to carry around. Iffin I wanna lift weights I go to the gym.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,549 Senior Member
    Still not sure whether I'll hunt, but I would like to, and use the .25-06 HandiRifle that I've had for several years. I never hunted with it because the horrible trigger made my groups erratic, although I did manage MOA a couple of times. I lost interest in it for several years and never really did anything with it. However, a few months back, I finally took the risk of disassembling the very annoying trigger assembly and worked on the sear with a small file and fine sandpaper. I seem to have gotten away with it. I got it to break smooth and light, without failing the drop test, but I haven't tested it at the range. The .25-06 has always interested me, and I bought this inexpensive rifle with a 26" barrel on a whim, just to see if I could make it shoot well at longer than normal ranges (for me).
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    I have my
    Type 53 Bubba Scout
    Savage 340 .30-30
    6x45 that need to see some action. I will be carrying my ugly .357 as well.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 10,719 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    That Federal is freakin due!!!

    Mine needs to be bloodied also, sitting there waiting to try your reload recipe.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,768 Senior Member
    Gunsmith had an emergency, so I'm not sure if the 7x57 will be done in time. I'll probably take out the 243 Encore, 25-06 and who knows what else. I still don't have a plan for elk or a 2nd deer tag. Might cover both those with muzzleloader. If I can get the doe and cow tag, I also have the bear tag for the same area, so there's a chance the bear might be shot with the 50 cal. If I have to settle for an OTC bull tag I might just drag out the 300 Wby.

    I've also got a couple 270s and 7RMs I could slap a scope on just in case. I've got a few boxes of ammo to burn up as well. The newest 270 has BOSS on it so no need to work up loads
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 3,319 Senior Member
    Unfortunately, due to life events happening before the deadline to put in for draw hunts, I didn't put in for any hunts. So I'll be hunting with a shotgun only this year. Hoping to give the old Remington Spartan O/U a good workout on dove and quail.

    Next year I WILL be putting in for elk. If I get drawn, the 12" Encore 454 Casull will be the priority, followed by the Axis in 308 Win.

    This year, my dad and a buddy drew some hunts. If I'm able to sneak away from work, I'll likely go and just be camp cook/beer eliminator....
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 10,719 Senior Member
    Jay wrote: »
    Unfortunately, due to life events happening before the deadline to put in for draw hunts, I didn't put in for any hunts. So I'll be hunting with a shotgun only this year. Hoping to give the old Remington Spartan O/U a good workout on dove and quail.

    Next year I WILL be putting in for elk. If I get drawn, the 12" Encore 454 Casull will be the priority, followed by the Axis in 308 Win.

    This year, my dad and a buddy drew some hunts. If I'm able to sneak away from work, I'll likely go and just be camp cook/beer eliminator....

    That is a really good job to have.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    Mine needs to be bloodied also, sitting there waiting to try your reload recipe.

    I'm to think if, of all the .338 Federals in the forum............has ANYONE killed anything with one?

    It's like a forum curse!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 10,719 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    I'm to think if, of all the .338 Federals in the forum............has ANYONE killed anything with one?

    It's like a forum curse!

    Mine is minute of deer, but I keep getting these groups that all of a sudden open up, even with very deliberate slow fire, if my first cold shot is good with your recipe, I will get on it this year, it's hard not to grab the trusty.300 Win on opening AM.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • WORLD TWORLD T Member Posts: 262 Member
    Bergara 308
    Browning X Bolt 270
    Ruger Bisley 454 Casull
    CORE AR15 in 6.5 Grendel
    Ruger American Predator 450 Bushmaster
    Ruger American Predator 6.5 Creedmoor
    Ruger Precision 6.5 Creedmoor (if I drag it out to my stand)
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,825 Senior Member
    WORLD T wrote: »
    Ruger Precision 6.5 Creedmoor (if I drag it out to my stand)

    Bolt a set of training wheels on your bipod legs....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,802 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    I welcome any conversation regarding hunting/sport shooting and the common ground thereof.

    :group:

    You don't say! Even if they hunt with a .270?


























    :jester:
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,740 Senior Member
    I'm happy to see #3 on your list Zee.
    Most of my hunting will be the same old guns.
    Squirrel may be the most interesting as I want to try some oldies and I may be able to have my kid going....He shot two of my .22's really well today.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    Weatherby wrote: »
    I'm happy to see #3 on your list Zee.

    I have tried several years. It just never comes together when I have her with me.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    You don't say! Even if they hunt with a .270?

    There ARE exceptions to the rules.

    :guns:
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 6,939 Senior Member
    The Ruger Scout is likely going to be the primary this year. Took Pop up the mountain today to look around for new hides and improvements to some others. That rifle and scope combo (2.5-8x) should be PERFECT for the area. The Remington '06 with the big scope will undoubtedly come along, but unfortunately, a couple of family emergencies this year have kept me from doing anything like my normal pre-season workouts (which I approach with marching-to-the-electric-chair enthusiasm even at the best of times) - the high ridge tops may be out for 2017.

    And just how hot IS two rats screwing in a wool sock anyway. . .and how has this tidbit of data been collected, anyway? :yikes:
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,378 Senior Member
    Remington 700 in 7mm08 for me, using factory 140gr Fusion ammo. I'd also like to take a deer with my AR, just because, so I will probably bring it along too.


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    "It's far easier to start out learning to be precise and then speeding up, than it is having never "mastered" the weapon, and trying to be precise." - Dan C
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 1,215 Senior Member
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