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FIREARMS & OPTICS / Re: 338 practice
Last post by gitano - September 25, 2023, 01:37:51 PM
I've seen HB shoot. That's not a problem. 'Qualifying' will be his only problem.

FIREARMS & OPTICS / Re: 338 practice
Last post by Jamie.270 - September 25, 2023, 12:46:20 PM
Looks like Wapiti medicine to me Hunterbug.
Good luck with the hunt!
FIREARMS & OPTICS / 338 practice
Last post by Hunterbug - September 25, 2023, 06:17:54 AM
I got an email the other day from Colorado Parks and Wildlife to qualify for an elk depredation hunt on the Sand Dunes Wildlife refuge. As part of that I have to shoot 6 rounds in 3 minutes. The first 3 are at 200 yards kneeling then 3 at 300 yards from prone. The target is 12x14 inches and you are allowed 0 misses. So yesterday I got my 338 out to the range. First I checked my zero at 100 yards. Then I went through the drill 5 times and was successful on 4. My range only goes to 200 yards so I only did the kneeling portion with a time limit of 90 seconds. I found that that was plenty of time. I never had less than 35 seconds left after my last shot.
WATERFOWL/UPLAND GAME / Re: Colorado grouse success
Last post by Jamie.270 - September 19, 2023, 07:07:47 PM
Wow, looks like fun Hunterbug!
Few things better than upland game over a good dog.  And Rebel looks like he fits that description.
GSPs are my favorite for that.

Good luck on Saturday!
WATERFOWL/UPLAND GAME / Re: Colorado grouse success
Last post by gitano - September 19, 2023, 12:38:07 PM
Great stuff!

Thanks for posting.

WATERFOWL/UPLAND GAME / Colorado grouse success
Last post by Hunterbug - September 19, 2023, 12:17:59 PM
With last year's harsh winter we didn't draw any big game tags this year. So I decided to concentrate of birds. Our dusky grouse season opens on September 1st and lasts until almost pheasant season. On Sunday I got up with my youngest daughter and her boyfriend. We ended the day with 3 birds, one each. With some better shooting, we would have had at least double that. Rebel worked hard and put in 14 miles while finding birds for us. I'm going back up on Saturday to try again. 
SEND IN THE CLOWNS! / Re: One for ol' j0e bl0ggs
Last post by gitano - September 15, 2023, 09:41:13 PM
I think you're right!

SEND IN THE CLOWNS! / One for ol' j0e bl0ggs
Last post by Jamie.270 - September 14, 2023, 06:42:06 PM
I'm perty sure j0e would have enjoyed this one,...

Last post by gitano - September 06, 2023, 02:31:43 PM
As some may recall, I have been seeking Accubond bullets in various calibers for some two years. Primarily 225-grain bullets in .338, but also AB bullets of any weight in 6.5mm and recently, .270. I have also had on "notify me when back in stock" status a .257 caliber bullet: The 60-grain flat point from Hornady, #2510. An excellent bullet for the .25-20. Two years waiting on that!

Well, as you suspected, I got notified that the .2510s were in at a place in Texas. Got right on it, and ordered some. However, I was told "We can't send ammunition through the mail." IT'S NOT AMMUNITION YOU BLEEPING MORONS!" I expect this stupidity from Marxist idiots, but not from a gun store. IN TEXAS!  AND... They wanted to charge me SIXTY DOLLARS to ship it to me in Alaska! (UPS of course.) And that was after having to pay $45/100 for them. I politely (yes, actually), declined their 'offer'.

It occurred to me that if one place had received them from Hornady, maybe somewhere else had too. Voila', I found them for $24/100, and $10 shipping. I ordered a couple of hundred. :jumpingsmiley: Ha! Fie on you Texas gun store. :nana:

Next, I went to Nosler's site to renew my "notify me when back in stock" on the .338 caliber, 225-grain, Accubonds. Still not in stock. :frown: Neither the .270 ABs. But... They did have IN STOCK 6.5mm, 140-grain, ABs! FOR $25/50! Unheard of price, especially direct from Nosler! (They are 'blemished' though. ;) ) I got four boxes of those!

Fortunately, I found some 130-grain, .270 cal, ABs at another site a few days ago. I also got, (from an auction site), some 60-grain Partitions in .22 caliber to use in the .22-250.

So, with the exception of .338, I am set for reloading cartridges for the rifles Caitlin and I will be hunting with this year.

I guess all things come to those that wait. Except .338 Accubonds.

LOOKIN' FOR A HOOK UP? / Re: Olympic Peninsula Deer
Last post by unknown_one - September 05, 2023, 12:31:41 PM
Quote from: unknown_one on October 29, 2021, 04:49:45 PM15 year bump!

I'm still up for it!

Missed last year.

17 years and counting!