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Stickman
09-10-17, 15:41
No judgement with people please, I understand there are guys and gals who see hunting different but still enjoy the various aspects of firearms. If someone starts complaining about hunting and talks about worshiping the trees while chanting Gaia, I promise I will edit your post and make you look like less than productive.

For a variety of reasons, I find I don't bird hunt much anymore, the exception being turkey. For deer this year I'll be sticking to my Noveske 300blk for the simple reason that regardless of size, I'm confident of putting them down.

I don't bow hunt, for the primary reason that I don't find my skills to be where I would like them, and I've got far more time on a recurve that I grew up with than on any compound bows.

I wouldn't mind black powder hunting (real cap and ball), but I never seem to get around to it.

All meat taken is eaten.

Post pics of your kills, firearms, or groups if you like.



I'll get a pic up shortly

ETA Here is the pic.

http://68.media.tumblr.com/58d8f28b31a49c6aec4184599826fc72/tumblr_nr5m8nQres1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg

jwfuhrman
09-10-17, 16:37
I'm up in the air for Indiana Whitetail this year. The deer population in my area is so low idk if I want to contribute to reducing it even more.

If I do hunt I'll be using my custom built AR in 6.8 SPC with 16in barrel and Leupold 3-9 Patrol.

MegademiC
09-10-17, 19:09
Is this for firearms only or is archery welcome?

gaijin
09-10-17, 19:56
Buddy and I are using 300 Blks I put together for Whitetail at the ranch.
Using a load with H110 and 110 gr. Barnes BT.
Inexpensive PA 1-6 ACSS scopes with 300 Blk reticle has worked out well.
3.5-4" groups to 250 yds standard with guns/load and field expedient, braced rest should be adequate.

MisterHelix
09-10-17, 20:05
47413This year I'm leaving the 300blk in the safe and hunting with the LMT MWS308

Edit: changed my mind. Hunting with a 16" 6.8x43.

Jwknutson17
09-10-17, 20:20
Hunting Cow and Bull elk this year again. In Colorado. Have a private land cow tag for south of Denver metro. Have available 140 acres to hunt. Bull will be on western slope 3rd season. Just got new LR elk rifle dialed in with handloads. Browning xbolt hells Canyon LR with McMillin stock in 300 win. Kahles 624i SKMR3 in FDE. Spuhr rings in FDE. 200gr nosler accubonds. 2960 FPS. 77gr of H1000. Federal brass. CCI magnum primers. 35thou off lands. Rifle is on the right. Has TB CB ultra 7 suppressor.

47409

100 yard zero. First 4 all touching. 5th is upper left. Probably from me as I was nervous I was going to mess up my 1/2 Moa 5 round group and what do ya know. I did.

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Here is the 300 yard group.

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Here is the 725 group.

47412


I think Ill be deadly on an elk through this distance at least. Capable of much more with this rifle but unable to practice further so I will limit my shots to my practice range.

Stickman
09-10-17, 21:03
Is this for firearms only or is archery welcome?


Archery, and any form of hunting is very welcome!

Stickman
09-10-17, 21:04
This year I'm leaving the 300blk in the safe and hunting with the LMT MWS308


I have a .308 that Monty (Owner of Centurion Arms) built for me, and every year I give strong thought to using it as my "one weapon to do all things".

Stickman
09-10-17, 21:07
Hunting Cow and Bull elk this year again. In Colorado. Have a private land cow tag for south of Denver metro. Have available 140 acres to hunt. Bull will be on western slope 3rd season. Just got new LR elk rifle dialed in with handloads. Browning xbolt hells Canyon LR with McMillin stock. Kahles 624i SKMR3 in FDE. Spuhr rings in FDE. 200gr nosler accubonds. 2960 FPS. 77gr of H1000. Federal brass. CCI magnum primers. 35thou off lands. Rifle is on the right. Has TB CB ultra 7 suppressor.

47409

100 yard zero. First 4 all touching. 5th is upper left. Probably from me as I was nervous I was going to mess up my 1/2 Moa 5 round group and what do ya know. I did.

47410

Here is the 300 yard group.

47411

Here is the 725 group.

47412


I think Ill be deadly on an elk through this distance at least. Capable of much more with this rifle but unable to practice further so I will limit my shots to my practice range.



Lots of elk around here, especially on my buddy's property. I doubt either of us will take one, but if so, I won't play around with the 300BLK. It isn't that I think it won't work, but I'll take the extra punch for a cleaner kill personally. Heck, I would probably just grab my grandpappys old 06' that he left me.

Stickman
09-10-17, 21:11
My happy little blaster pig, it works pretty well as a GP hunting carbine.


http://68.media.tumblr.com/58d8f28b31a49c6aec4184599826fc72/tumblr_nr5m8nQres1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg

gunnerblue
09-10-17, 21:57
Going out tomorrow morning with tags for antlered elk and deer (whitetail or muley), black bear, wolf and mountain lion. Right now I'm using a 2013 Matthews Creed. Later, if unsuccessful, I'll switch to my general purpose 300 WBY/Swaro Z5 combo. I've just started a Dimick-style plains rifle that I hope will be done in time for late-season muzzleloader (antlerless deer and elk this time) in December.

MegademiC
09-10-17, 22:08
Hunting rig: kill pic below.

Hoyt carbon Defiant 34
Gold Tip arrows topped with Montecs. 380gr arrows.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/sbfrashmyuvl454/Photo%20Sep%2010%2C%209%2053%2051%20PM.jpg?raw=1

Group last year, haven't gone past 18yds recently as I don't have access to local property.

57yds:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4hxihyiwwcrsls3/Photo%20Jun%2018%2C%205%2018%2057%20PM.jpg?raw=1

And just to break in the thread- first kill with the bow (20 yds with G5 S.G.H.)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/my607ppek7oo9vm/Photo%20Sep%2024%2C%208%2025%2026%20PM.jpg?raw=1

CDR_Glock
09-10-17, 22:12
Crossbow

S&W 460 XVR


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Jsp10477
09-10-17, 22:34
For squirrel this year, fox and bobcat early next year, a CZ 455 varmint in 22lr. I'll continue to hunt yotes with one of my AR's chambered in 223 wylde. If I go deer hunting I'll use the same rifle. 69 grain TMK's seem to do the trick with heart, neck, and head shots on does.

I don't really "trophy" hunt any more. I've killed more than my share of bucks with big antlers. 2 bow kills that would easily make P&Y and a few rifle kills on 140 class bucks. My friends always gave me crap about not having them officially scored. I always felt they were personal victories and didn't. I think the antlers from the bow kills are still in the barn loft at my parents. The others I don't know.

TacticalFun
09-10-17, 22:59
.458 with Leopoldhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170911/aacd9a7a6741bf1d6b9db51bef50181c.jpg

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LowSpeed_HighDrag
09-10-17, 23:53
Hunting will be minimal this year. I've got a pheasant hunt coming up next month, I'll use one of my Benelli's.

I "hunt" mostly out of this for much of the year...hunt fish that is....although I plan to hunt some ducks on the river with it soon.

https://i.imgur.com/Mk0B5Za.jpg

WS6
09-11-17, 01:34
I'll be hunting deer this year in NE Arkansas, and or SW Missouri. Benelli Supernova tactical with remington 1oz 1560fps "slugger" slugs. Longest shot anyone's ever taken in those areas where I'm going is 75 yards. I took a 25 yard shot there 2 years ago. Cannot physically see over 100 at the most due to terrain and so forth. Also, I'll post a picture later today of the shotgun :)

Forgive me for slacking, photo of the shotgun is forthcoming. In the mean time, here is my zero target for 50 yards. 3 shots. Ready for deer!

https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21752847_935690108961_3880723088400791017_o.jpg?oh=d7ad6994d3726f18b7498beea28e90fd&oe=5A4B8F1A

Single cold-bore shot at 75 yards, 1.4" low just like Remington says it should be with a 50y zero.

https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21731588_935693028111_689897162755719101_o.jpg?oh=bfa39aab22021069cdd7c255d81dc7c8&oe=5A15230D

Jwknutson17
09-11-17, 08:50
Hunting rig: kill pic below.

Hoyt carbon Defiant 34
Gold Tip arrows topped with Montecs. 380gr arrows.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/sbfrashmyuvl454/Photo%20Sep%2010%2C%209%2053%2051%20PM.jpg?raw=1

Group last year, haven't gone past 18yds recently as I don't have access to local property.

57yds:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4hxihyiwwcrsls3/Photo%20Jun%2018%2C%205%2018%2057%20PM.jpg?raw=1

And just to break in the thread- first kill with the bow (20 yds with G5 S.G.H.)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/my607ppek7oo9vm/Photo%20Sep%2024%2C%208%2025%2026%20PM.jpg?raw=1

Good shooting. How's that Hoyt carbon treating you? A while back I remember talking to you about it but haven't seen any new updates. Looks like your slinging them in there pretty tight. Any group you can grab 3 with one hand is excellent shooting in my book. If you get out to CO with your bow I have some 3D targets out as far as you want to shoot. Oh and nice trophy kill on the counter there. People don't realize how tough that is with a bow.

Watrdawg
09-11-17, 14:44
[QUOTE=MegademiC;2533421]Hunting rig: kill pic below.

Hoyt carbon Defiant 34
Gold Tip arrows topped with Montecs. 380gr arrows.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/sbfrashmyuvl454/Photo%20Sep%2010%2C%209%2053%2051%20PM.jpg?raw=1

Group last year, haven't gone past 18yds recently as I don't have access to local property.



I'm shooting a Hoyt Carbon Spyder and love it. A lot quieter than my previous Hoyt Razr.

As far as rifle hunting is concerned I hunted my LMT MWS
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This year I'll be hunting with a 300blk that I built. It has a Noveske Gen3 lower, BCM Lower parts kit, Geissele SD-C trigger, BCM Upper, Noveske 14.5" Barrel, Geissele rail and AAC Brakeout muzzle device.
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HeruMew
09-11-17, 15:10
Early Anterless is 10/19-10/21

Main Firearms for my intensive zone is 11/04-11/19.

Got a nice piece of property I can hunt, about 5 acres or so. Even with my home firing range, we have a good population of bucks with 4-6 points, they don't seem scared off like the first year I was shooting a bunch. I have seen 3-4 button bucks I keep wanting for antlerless. But, also, a good few does.

I haven't invested in trail cams as I just bait with molasses lick on our trees in the front yard and can watch them from the living room window.

I will be breaking out the .30-.30 this year. It was a family heirloom, on my Wife's family side, and none of the hunt anymore. I owe it to them to get a couple with that rifle before I switch to the .300 blkout build I have planned. :rolleyes:

kenny256
09-11-17, 21:56
Complete Rainer arms components.
5.56

This doe was shot last season, .75 grain Speer gold dot.

Walked into woods and was in our spot for 2 min when she walked right out in front of me.

She was bladed at me and I hit here right in the front of the shoulder, it was complete obliterated then moved through the rib cage.

She did not make it far because her lungs were jelly. It was about nine minutes in the woods totally time when I shot her. Very quick!
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SeriousStudent
09-11-17, 22:29
Taking a suppressed .308 bolt gun out to West Texas this fall, for Sonoran mule deer. I'll be hunting areas where I grew up as a kid. I need something with some reach. A friend out there has a 1000 meters marked off. I'm definitely not planning to shoot half that distance, but would love a chance to get some long range in my book while I have the opportunity.

And since we will be close to the Mexican border, I'll also pack a suppressed 300 BLK with 130-grain TSX rounds as well.

acnewman55
09-12-17, 11:15
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170912/96b53cee240cceaa10ea2daf66d5891a.jpg

I hunt with a 6.8 spc II. Aero m4e1 I built.

Going after Washington wilderness mulies and black bears in the mountains.


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LOBO
09-12-17, 21:39
Complete Rainer arms components.
5.56

This doe was shot last season, .75 grain Speer gold dot.

Walked into woods and was in our spot for 2 min when she walked right out in front of me.

She was bladed at me and I hit here right in the front of the shoulder, it was complete obliterated then moved through the rib cage.

She did not make it far because her lungs were jelly. It was about nine minutes in the woods totally time when I shot her. Very quick!
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170912/2b96fa71bfe91e6d3a217f44cde958d9.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170912/b23531c4da3e42bb2199896cf7efad71.jpg

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Good looking rig & congrats on the doe!

Was the bullet recovered or did it completely penetrate? How far was the shot? Was there a good blood trail? What scope is on your rifle? Thanks!

kenny256
09-12-17, 22:02
Good looking rig & congrats on the doe!

Was the bullet recovered or did it completely penetrate? How far was the shot? Was there a good blood trail? What scope is on your rifle? Thanks!I sadly did not recover the bullet.

35 yard shot standing no support

Blood trail was about zero....i thought I had missed at first! I knew i had hit her though, it was very clean. With no exit, the internal damage was quite devastating to the organs.

The scope is a Leupold vxr patrol 3x9 with firedot. It is a fantastic scope, the clarity is very good. I would buy it again. But with all the newer scopes out I might give something else a try.



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LOBO
09-12-17, 22:08
Thanks for all the info!

Prada
10-17-17, 12:38
I have a .270, 6.5x55 Swedish, .300 win mag and .308 (https://lifeundersky.com/best-308-rifle/). I've used all of them for deer and bear in t. Don't recommend the .300 win mag for deer as it's a bit much and more expensive. For what you want I would use my Swedish or .270 but based on ammo availability and price I would recommend the .270. As far as felt recoil with the larger calibers, I personally don't feel it when the adreline is going during the shot. I guess it all depends on how excited you get when you see your target.

gaijin
10-17-17, 15:37
Whitetail at the ranch.
Hunting the timber and cultivated river bottom plots this year.
Shots will be <250 yds with our terrain.

A 300 Blk I built; Faxon 16" Heavy Fluted Barrel, MI upper, mod 1 comp, KMR-A, inexpensive (2nd FP) PA's scope, Toolcraft BCG/BCM extractor spring, BCM lower, Geissle 3 gun trigger, Geissle 42 spring/H3 buffer.

https://i.imgur.com/v1A8AB7.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/47FL0Yx.jpg?1

TommyG
10-17-17, 16:02
48080

Trusty 308 bolt for whitetail this winter. I have a 10.5 inch 300 Blackout built to try for deer season but PA waived off on semi-autos again this year. One of these days...

Karys
10-17-17, 21:12
For deer and hogs in SC Iíll be using a .300 Blackout carbine that I built. Iíll also have an Armalite AR-10 for longer shots when Iím hunting over peanut fields. Iíll also have a new Ruger SR1911 in 10mm if anything gets close. I took a 160 pound sow with my Glock 20 last year.

We still canít hunt big game with semi-autos at home in PA so Iíll have a Marlin .45-70 for bear and a new Marlin 1894 in .44 mag for deer.

MegademiC
10-18-17, 08:04
Last 3 shots at 30yds this weekend.

Didn’t see anything, likely due to heat and rain. I’ll be taking a weekend next month - hope to peg one then.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7s2crlt7he54d6a/Photo%20Oct%2015%2C%201%2044%2024%20PM.jpg?raw=1

WillBrink
10-18-17, 09:07
Not a big hunter myself, but I would like to hunt wild boar in FL now that I'm in FL, but have not found the place/people to get that done. I don't want to pay someone to drive me up in a buggie to a location they leave food out for them to pop a pig via the pig hunting tours in FL.

tgizzard
10-18-17, 10:01
Not a big hunter myself, but I would like to hunt wild boar in FL now that I'm in FL, but have not found the place/people to get that done. I don't want to pay someone to drive me up in a buggie to a location they leave food out for them to pop a pig via the pig hunting tours in FL.

Have you ever checked out River Ranch on Rt 60? I think you have to be a member or go with a member who owns a parcel. But I know people who have set up there and gotten their fill of shooting hogs. I donít know if itís a guided thing or not, but worth a shot if youíre looking for a place to try it out.


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WillBrink
10-18-17, 10:31
Have you ever checked out River Ranch on Rt 60? I think you have to be a member or go with a member who owns a parcel. But I know people who have set up there and gotten their fill of shooting hogs. I don’t know if it’s a guided thing or not, but worth a shot if you’re looking for a place to try it out.


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Have not check that out but will, thanx. Assuming this:

https://www.westgateresorts.com/hotels/florida/river-ranch/westgate-river-ranch-resort/overview/

Does not mention hunting and very anti gun per their rules and regs. Not sure if hunting there with a member etc is another thing.

TexasAggie2005
10-18-17, 11:01
Texas Whitetail with my Colt 14.5" AR, shooting Hornady 75gr TAP T2. Longest available shot from my stand is ~150yds.

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tgizzard
10-18-17, 17:39
Have not check that out but will, thanx. Assuming this:

https://www.westgateresorts.com/hotels/florida/river-ranch/westgate-river-ranch-resort/overview/

Does not mention hunting and very anti gun per their rules and regs. Not sure if hunting there with a member etc is another thing.

Huh, yeah looks as if itís changed quite a bit.
I worked for a guy in college 10+ years ago who talked about hunting there all the time. Guess my info was a bit dated!

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MegademiC
10-18-17, 22:29
Not a big hunter myself, but I would like to hunt wild boar in FL now that I'm in FL, but have not found the place/people to get that done. I don't want to pay someone to drive me up in a buggie to a location they leave food out for them to pop a pig via the pig hunting tours in FL.

How far are you from LaBelle? Would it be archery or silenced rifle? Or unsilenced rifle? PM me- not baited, just waiting for some pigs, no guarantee of a kill - not even sure I could get you in, but if interested I will try.

Jwknutson17
10-19-17, 08:37
Last 3 shots at 30yds this weekend.

Didn’t see anything, likely due to heat and rain. I’ll be taking a weekend next month - hope to peg one then.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7s2crlt7he54d6a/Photo%20Oct%2015%2C%201%2044%2024%20PM.jpg?raw=1

Excellent shooting. You will need to shoot different circles on the target to prevent yourself from ruining arrows. I hate shooting the knocks and fletching off my arrows. So now anytime 40 and in, I’m shooting different areas on the bag.

WillBrink
10-19-17, 09:03
How far are you from LaBelle? Would it be archery or silenced rifle? Or unsilenced rifle? PM me- not baited, just waiting for some pigs, no guarantee of a kill - not even sure I could get you in, but if interested I will try.

PM incoming, thanx.

Stickman
11-02-17, 23:50
Passed on this one this morning.... For everyone on the right coast, the PNW doesn't have larger white tail, we have black tail, and mule deer which are much smaller. The flip side, is that the rest of the country doesn't see much in the way of Elk.


http://78.media.tumblr.com/a40279169562de16f91a06fa26b37515/tumblr_oyrefvFC8N1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg

ISiman/oh
11-03-17, 06:31
Will be using my new acquired 450 bushmaster here in Ohio, finally got it running yesterday after some trial and error.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171103/8a2d3995e94c0703959ebb80b6a591c2.jpg


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sva01
11-03-17, 07:47
Passed on this one this morning.... For everyone on the right coast, the PNW doesn't have larger white tail, we have black tail, and mule deer which are much smaller. The flip side, is that the rest of the country doesn't see much in the way of Elk.


http://78.media.tumblr.com/a40279169562de16f91a06fa26b37515/tumblr_oyrefvFC8N1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg


Tell us why you passed? He looks like a shooter to me but I don't know what else you have around...

LOBO
11-05-17, 01:02
When I am able to go (health issues), I have been using the rifle that my Dad gave me when I was about 12 y/o. It is a first year production Remington model 7 in 7mm-08 that has the Schnabel forearm, and factory length 18 1/2" barrel. It's topped with a Leupold 3-9x scope. I feed it my own reloads that use the Barnes 120 gr TSX.

TexasAggie2005
11-08-17, 10:07
Texas Whitetail with my Colt 14.5" AR, shooting Hornady 75gr TAP T2. Longest available shot from my stand is ~150yds.

48087

Bagged two deer this weekend using this combo;

1) Spike at ~110yds, one shot kill after 10yd stagger. Squared up right to left, heart & lungs turned to chunky strawberry jelly. Clementine Orange size exit hole through ribs.

2) Doe at ~95yds, one shot kill, DRT. Shot from right rear to front left side behind the shoulder, blew up both lungs, golfball size hole through ribs on way out, lodged inside front left shoulder, breaking it.

Very, very impressed with the Hornady bullets. Destructive.

edited: mixed up how I shot which deer

LOBO
11-10-17, 04:52
Bagged two deer this weekend using this combo;

1) Spike at ~110yds, one shot kill after 10yd stagger. Shot from right rear to front left side behind the shoulder, blew up both lungs, golfball size hole through ribs on way out, lodged inside front left shoulder, breaking it.

2) Doe at ~95yds, one shot kill, DRT. Squared up right to left, heart & lungs turned to chunky strawberry jelly. Clementine Orange size exit hole through ribs.

Very, very impressed with the Hornady bullets. Destructive.


Congrats on the deer! Are those the BTHP bullets? What is the muzzle velocity? Any pics of the recovered bullet?

TexasAggie2005
11-10-17, 09:09
Congrats on the deer! Are those the BTHP bullets? What is the muzzle velocity? Any pics of the recovered bullet?

Thanks, family will be eating good this Christmas!

- Are those the BTHP bullets? Yes (http://www.hornadyle.com/products/rifle-ammunition/556-nato/75-gr-bthp-t2-tap)

- What is the muzzle velocity? 2,643 ft/s from a Colt 14.5" (http://www.hornadyle.com/products/rifle-ammunition/556-nato/75-gr-bthp-t2-tap)

- Any pics of the recovered bullet? Nope, none recovered. But here is a pic of the exit wound on the spike.

edited: mixed up how I shot which deer

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LOBO
11-11-17, 22:23
Thanks TXAggie!

Stickman
12-03-17, 17:43
Mrs Stick was going to use the Elk meat, but went with Venison instead. Yum.



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SeriousStudent
12-03-17, 17:58
Mrs Stick was going to use the Elk meat, but went with Venison instead. Yum.



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Man, that looks good right now. Follow it with a nice glass of Bourbon and you are living!

I'm going to start a chili recipe thread here in the hunting section.

Stickman
12-03-17, 18:56
Man, that looks good right now. Follow it with a nice glass of Bourbon and you are living!

I'm going to start a chili recipe thread here in the hunting section.

Please post it over in this section as well, a general recipe thread would be awesome.

jason.mayberry68
12-04-17, 00:18
6.5 Creedmoorhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171204/c1ca0aafc78445101e7e952c096cf274.jpg

gaijin
12-04-17, 17:46
A 12 point (Whitetail) my bud shot at the ranch last weekend.
He used a 16" 300 Blk. I put together for him. Ammo was 110 gr. Black Tip with H110- velocity 2400 FPS.
135 yd. running shot at near dark. We had to wait 'til morning to pack it out (can't get vehicles in this area).
You can see he nearly shot the near side antler off, clipping it just above the base.

https://i.imgur.com/Vp8z69C.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/BddtihC.jpg?2

LowSpeed_HighDrag
12-10-17, 17:17
With my Browning Citori

https://i.imgur.com/gM2icGq.jpg

Stickman
01-25-18, 13:44
A 12 point (Whitetail) my bud shot at the ranch last weekend.
He used a 16" 300 Blk. I put together for him. Ammo was 110 gr. Black Tip with H110- velocity 2400 FPS.
135 yd. running shot at near dark. We had to wait 'til morning to pack it out (can't get vehicles in this area).
You can see he nearly shot the near side antler off, clipping it just above the base.

https://i.imgur.com/Vp8z69C.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/BddtihC.jpg?2

Good looking beast, and yes, I mean the deer....

Eurodriver
05-16-18, 14:49
Good looking beast, and yes, I mean the deer....

Good looking indeed!

Pappabear
05-16-18, 16:29
Hunting Cow and Bull elk this year again. In Colorado. Have a private land cow tag for south of Denver metro. Have available 140 acres to hunt. Bull will be on western slope 3rd season. Just got new LR elk rifle dialed in with handloads. Browning xbolt hells Canyon LR with McMillin stock in 300 win. Kahles 624i SKMR3 in FDE. Spuhr rings in FDE. 200gr nosler accubonds. 2960 FPS. 77gr of H1000. Federal brass. CCI magnum primers. 35thou off lands. Rifle is on the right. Has TB CB ultra 7 suppressor.

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100 yard zero. First 4 all touching. 5th is upper left. Probably from me as I was nervous I was going to mess up my 1/2 Moa 5 round group and what do ya know. I did.

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Here is the 300 yard group.

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Here is the 725 group.

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I think Ill be deadly on an elk through this distance at least. Capable of much more with this rifle but unable to practice further so I will limit my shots to my practice range.

Good luck with hunt this year. I got nada but will help my hunting buddy on a cow elk tag in Northern AZ.

77grains of H1000 is packing it in. Well done.

PB

Pappabear
05-16-18, 16:31
Whitetail at the ranch.
Hunting the timber and cultivated river bottom plots this year.
Shots will be <250 yds with our terrain.

A 300 Blk I built; Faxon 16" Heavy Fluted Barrel, MI upper, mod 1 comp, KMR-A, inexpensive (2nd FP) PA's scope, Toolcraft BCG/BCM extractor spring, BCM lower, Geissle 3 gun trigger, Geissle 42 spring/H3 buffer.

https://i.imgur.com/v1A8AB7.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/47FL0Yx.jpg?1

Good luck with your hunt, a lot of folks rocking the 300BLK

PB

Tony Sterns
12-03-18, 13:43
I'm still down with my crossbow. This is what I got for hunting: https://bestontests.com/best-deals-on-crossbows/

Pappabear
12-03-18, 15:44
I am helping a friend with a cow elk hunt this Friday. We scouted this weekend and saw 4 cows within 200 to 400 yards. Next Friday AM, boom boom.

Payson AZ , Unit 23

PB

HeruMew
12-03-18, 16:00
I am helping a friend with a cow elk hunt this Friday. We scouted this weekend and saw 4 cows within 200 to 400 yards. Next Friday AM, boom boom.

Payson AZ , Unit 23

PB

Filled my Tag in Minnesnowta this year. Smaller than I would have preferred, but it was getting late in the season when Murphy's law kept kicking me down with my gear this year.

Nonetheless, good luck out there guys, I am onto Winter Grouse hunting. Picked up a used Winchester 1200 for my first "Bird Gun". Now, I just gotta hit some Grouse.

Pappabear
12-03-18, 18:25
Filled my Tag in Minnesnowta this year. Smaller than I would have preferred, but it was getting late in the season when Murphy's law kept kicking me down with my gear this year.

Nonetheless, good luck out there guys, I am onto Winter Grouse hunting. Picked up a used Winchester 1200 for my first "Bird Gun". Now, I just gotta hit some Grouse.

Birds birds birds I do love hitting those birds and watching them helicopter down to Pappa. Win 1200 good choice, I like me some shotguns

HeruMew
12-03-18, 20:09
Birds birds birds I do love hitting those birds and watching them helicopter down to Pappa. Win 1200 good choice, I like me some shotguns

First year Bird hunting. Had some troubles and some luck. No dog is the hardest part. But, the winter grouse hunt makes a good reason to get out and enjoy nature.

I got this used, from an estate, for 125. It musta hit bottom of a river at some point in it's life, it was sluggish and gritty when I got it.

After a deep clean, and pulling out a 1" ball of sand, it's smooth as butter.

1980s 28" Steel Proof Barrel with Mod Choke.

I took the wooden cork out as it was building rust inside the cap, but the tube was spotless still and is back to it's proper capacity.

https://i.ibb.co/PGCS7N6/IMG-20181203-190435.jpg

Pappabear
12-03-18, 20:36
First year Bird hunting. Had some troubles and some luck. No dog is the hardest part. But, the winter grouse hunt makes a good reason to get out and enjoy nature.

I got this used, from an estate, for 125. It musta hit bottom of a river at some point in it's life, it was sluggish and gritty when I got it.

After a deep clean, and pulling out a 1" ball of sand, it's smooth as butter.

1980s 28" Steel Proof Barrel with Mod Choke.

I took the wooden cork out as it was building rust inside the cap, but the tube was spotless still and is back to it's proper capacity.

https://i.ibb.co/PGCS7N6/IMG-20181203-190435.jpg

You got that bad boy ready to go. Well done. $125 is a stupid dinner

Stickman
12-05-18, 13:22
You got that bad boy ready to go. Well done. $125 is a stupid dinner

Agreed, that is a great find!