The Hunting Thread...

Detroitgator

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Good for you...I guess?? It was a comment, not a recommendation.

If you are going to hunt with a 6.5 Creedmoor, just get the optional blood tracking glasses for after the shot. Unless you bow hunt, tracking can can catch you off guard.

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Pic made me smile :lol: Yeah, I’m not interested in owning 6.5cr. As for hunting with a rifle, I’ve never had to track a deer I’ve shot more than 30 yards (I know bow hunting is different). I think fully 90% of the people that hunt (even lifelong one) are piss poor shots that have no business pulling the trigger 90% of the time.
 

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Pic made me smile :lol: Yeah, I’m not interested in owning 6.5cr. As for hunting with a rifle, I’ve never had to track a deer I’ve shot more than 30 yards (I know bow hunting is different). I think fully 90% of the people that hunt (even lifelong one) are piss poor shots that have no business pulling the trigger 90% of the time.
A fact. I learned to shoot in JROTC in the school basement from a retired army drill sergeant. I can't tell you how many folks I talk to on hunting trips tell me of their misses and then tell me how little the train to shoot. It is a diminishing skill that if not practiced, it will fall away.

I am bow hunting elk and bear this month. No rifle tags this year unless I get skunked up here this month...then I get a doe tag for Nebraska late season to put some meat in the freezer.
 

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Keep an eye out for this ammo, there was a special run in very early April 2019.

 

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Keep an eye out for this ammo, there was a special run in very early April 2019.

Saving that one!
 

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Keep an eye out for this ammo, there was a special run in very early April 2019.

OK, I'm sold on this one... buying now! :lol:

On that note, and in case some of you have never read his stuff before, I give you "The Firearms Philosophy of Ivan Chesnokov!" (it is REALLY worth the read... I forget how good it is)

The Firearms Philosophy of Ivan Chesnokov
 
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If money were no object I would add the following to my collection:

300 Weatherby Mag
257 Roberts
7 mm Mag
204 or 22-250
357 Mag Desert Eagle
12 GA. Benelli SBE 3

Alas, money IS an object.
 

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If money were no object I would add the following to my collection:

300 Weatherby Mag - inherited my father's Colt Sauer in this caliber
257 Roberts NA
7 mm Mag Bought a Ruger M77 MkII for 4 Bennies ~18 years ago, installed a Timney trigger last year, sweet hunting gun now.
204 or 22-250 NA
357 Mag Desert Eagle NA
12 GA. Benelli SBE 3 I have the SBE 2, it was given to me as a going away present, as in we are glad your fuchsing ass is leaving :grin:) by the local sales crew when I left LA for WI.

Alas, money IS an object.

Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy Benelli shotguns and that is close enough for me.
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Oh what the heck...I'd also add a nice 12 GA Krieghoff O/U skeet gun.

There... That list should cost more than the truck in which I would haul them around.
 

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Well check Caesar Guerini, Krieghoff or Perazzi shotguns.
All very beautiful for sure, including @CDGator ’s Benelli. But I’ve always been and will die a Browning man, A5 in particular. Been in love with the old humpbacks since my granddaddy brought home a brand new “Sweet Sixteen” in 1969. Still have it and hunt with it from time to time. Mentioned earlier about buying my first in 1980 and have since then added 9 more to the family. Just something about the way it fits my sight line and never hangs up.

In fact, most of the firearms I own are Brownings. Very fond of the Hi-Power, a 9mm and a .40, and have a Nomad along with an older .380. Have also enjoyed reading up on John M. Browning and his life in the arms industry. He was both ahead of his time and very persistent and was behind a lot of the historically significant arms manufacture.
 

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All very beautiful for sure, including @CDGator ’s Benelli. But I’ve always been and will die a Browning man, A5 in particular. Been in love with the old humpbacks since my granddaddy brought home a brand new “Sweet Sixteen” in 1969. Still have it and hunt with it from time to time. Mentioned earlier about buying my first in 1980 and have since then added 9 more to the family. Just something about the way it fits my sight line and never hangs up.

In fact, most of the firearms I own are Brownings. Very fond of the Hi-Power, a 9mm and a .40, and have a Nomad along with an older .380. Have also enjoyed reading up on John M. Browning and his life in the arms industry. He was both ahead of his time and very persistent and was behind a lot of the historically significant arms manufacture.
Mr. Browning's time was behind significant arms manufacture? :stickpoke:


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Fodderwing

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All very beautiful for sure, including @CDGator ’s Benelli. But I’ve always been and will die a Browning man, A5 in particular. Been in love with the old humpbacks since my granddaddy brought home a brand new “Sweet Sixteen” in 1969. Still have it and hunt with it from time to time. Mentioned earlier about buying my first in 1980 and have since then added 9 more to the family. Just something about the way it fits my sight line and never hangs up.

In fact, most of the firearms I own are Brownings. Very fond of the Hi-Power, a 9mm and a .40, and have a Nomad along with an older .380. Have also enjoyed reading up on John M. Browning and his life in the arms industry. He was both ahead of his time and very persistent and was behind a lot of the historically significant arms manufacture.

A classic A5 should be a prized possession and cherished if it has family connections.

My father had a Remington Model 11, it was made on the Browning patent. I guess it was close to worn out, but that #11 would sometimes bust a cap on a second shell and it was just about the time you started to pull the gun off your shoulder. Plus my daddy had the stock shortened some because he got it when he was a youngster. That #11 kicked like a mule.

My first shotgun was a Remington 1100 for Christmas in 1973, it was stolen about 1975 or 1976. The replacement 1100 was stolen about 1980. I replaced that one with an 870 that would shoot 3 inch buckshot in addition to 2.75 birdshot.

Hunted with that pump gun for close to 30 years. Switched back to auto-shuckers in 2009. Love a Benelli 20 gauge for walking crop fields and creeks in SoDak chasing pheasant. Lighter gun and lighter ammo for carrying.
 

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