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09-15-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Big Uncle

It your risk to take and only you can decide what...

It your risk to take and only you can decide what is acceptable to you. I would advise wearing plenty of orange if you are in the field with other fellows even if they are using front stuffers. Now...
09-15-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Big Uncle

The small pronghorn buck decoy does work to get...

The small pronghorn buck decoy does work to get their attention and curiosity but it is obviously only for bow hunting. I have used one before the season opens just for a bit of fun and a bit during...
Forum: Gunsmithing
09-10-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By Big Uncle

Doesn't Timney sell the replacement trigger for...

Doesn't Timney sell the replacement trigger for about $100 or so?
Forum: Guns
09-08-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,419
Posted By Big Uncle

It is tempting to build a bolt rifle using this...

It is tempting to build a bolt rifle using this cartridge. I am not quite sure if it would fill a need for me but it might be a relatively inexpensive cartridge to punch paper on noncompetitive range...
Forum: Guns
09-04-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By Big Uncle

[QUOTE=Nomercy448;4380433 some industry folks are...

[QUOTE=Nomercy448;4380433 some industry folks are pointing to an auction of Remington business components at the end of this month./QUOTE]

The auction bids are due at 10:00 CST on September...
09-01-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By Big Uncle

For that price range I doubt if you will find...

For that price range I doubt if you will find better binoculars than the Nikon Monarch 7. 10x42 would be my choice. My wife has her choice of any binoculars on this planet and likes the Monarch 7...
Forum: Reloading
08-30-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By Big Uncle

For a mono bullet the 168 TTSX BT worked out the...

For a mono bullet the 168 TTSX BT worked out the best for me on elk sized game when fired from a 30-06. It seemed a better match to the 30-06 than the 180 grain version. I used that combination on...
Forum: Guns
08-28-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Big Uncle

The 300 WSM has a fairly large following. It...

The 300 WSM has a fairly large following. It fits somewhere between the great 30-06 and the powerful 300 WM, but most of the fellows that shoot them say they kick like a 30-06 and hit like the 300...
08-21-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,768
Posted By Big Uncle

As I was getting the rifles ready for the coming...

As I was getting the rifles ready for the coming hunting seasons I was reviewing some of my notes from past years. My average shot over the years has been very close to 200 yards. I have shot more...
08-19-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By Big Uncle

I just phoned my brother who is friends with a...

I just phoned my brother who is friends with a fellow from his VFW that has a camp in that general area. The guys at that VFW make their contributions to PA by applying (unsuccessfully) for that...
Forum: Off Season
08-17-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,914
Posted By Big Uncle

At first she tried "popularly priced" tripods and...

At first she tried "popularly priced" tripods and was having trouble with vibration. Now there is a selection of different Manfrotto legs and heads here, and the vibration issues have largely gone...
Forum: Off Season
08-03-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,914
Posted By Big Uncle

My wife is into the camera stuff. It started...

My wife is into the camera stuff. It started with a Nikon DSLR kit that had a camera body and a small zoom lens. I thought the kit was sort of high priced and that would make her happy. How wrong...
Forum: Guns
07-31-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By Big Uncle

This is a popular topic lately. The anti-gun...

This is a popular topic lately. The anti-gun crowd is cheering and the internet rumor mill is in full swing. As most of us do not know very much about the process perhaps some discussion using...
Forum: Guns
07-30-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,591
Posted By Big Uncle

Recently I have seen posts with pictures by...

Recently I have seen posts with pictures by fellows bragging about their TWO shot groups. I have also seen pictures of groups where if you read the accompanying text closely it was shot at 50 yards....
07-28-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By Big Uncle

The fellows that I know do not guide in those...

The fellows that I know do not guide in those units but I am sure you can find a good guide that is a member of the guides association. Find an outfit and start doing your homework. Word gets...
07-26-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By Big Uncle

Tony, I have seen you ask this question...

Tony,
I have seen you ask this question elsewhere and thought you got some good opinions. You are looking at good elk areas, but I do not think that I would burn 13 points for them. If you go guided...
Forum: Off Season
07-25-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Big Uncle

Trash

It is a sad state of affairs that whenever I go places that others go I see trash on the ground. In general hunters, fishermen, etc. seem to be as bad about this as the general population. Surely...
07-13-2020, 05:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By Big Uncle

I wish I could be more helpful, or at least...

I wish I could be more helpful, or at least optimistic but you will be lucky to find a hunt this late. You could go to the Colorado or Wyoming guides sites and start making calls, or the local game...
07-11-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Big Uncle

Luck with the license draw?

I got another elk tag for a cow in the WY leftover draw. If I have any good luck at all my freezer will be full. It has been a good year for me with licenses, now I just hope that we will be able...
07-11-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,937
Posted By Big Uncle

RR hope your trip went well. How was the fishing?

RR hope your trip went well. How was the fishing?
07-09-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By Big Uncle

You are probably much too late for the 2020...

You are probably much too late for the 2020 hunts, but you have a chance at a 2021 hunt. Cow hunts are usually split into either regular season hunts and late season hunts. The regular season hunts...
Forum: Guns
07-03-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,591
Posted By Big Uncle

I do think that some fellows bolster their egos...

I do think that some fellows bolster their egos in this manner. If it helps them to feel good about themselves and nobody else either makes or changes a decision based on their statements then I see...
Forum: Guns
07-02-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,591
Posted By Big Uncle

"One hole" rifle

A couple of days ago I spent the morning on the range. There was only one other shooter who sat at a nearby bench and shot the 100 yard range with his heavy barrel 6.5 C rifle with the obligatory...
06-16-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By Big Uncle

https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Regulations/Regulation-PDFs/R...

https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Regulations/Regulation-PDFs/REGULATIONS_CH44

See (https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Regulations/Regulation-PDFs/REGULATIONS_CH44See) page 44-44. Section 26.

If you withdrew before...
Forum: Gunsmithing
06-11-2020, 03:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,010
Posted By Big Uncle

I know that store well. Thanks.

I know that store well. Thanks.
Forum: Gunsmithing
06-10-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,010
Posted By Big Uncle

It is always good to hear of a good gunsmith. I...

It is always good to hear of a good gunsmith. I am in Casper a couple of times a year, and a fellow never knows when a good gunsmith will be needed. If you are comfortable passing it along, please...
05-31-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,768
Posted By Big Uncle

June 1st. is the deadline for applications.

June 1st. is the deadline for applications.
Forum: Guns
05-25-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,344
Posted By Big Uncle

Our firm is occasionally involved in this type of...

Our firm is occasionally involved in this type of issue. It sounds like the debtor had their feet held to the fire and had to scratch up enough cash to quickly satisfy an unhappy bank. In this type...
Forum: West
05-21-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By Big Uncle

That is a great looking ranch. Roughly what is...

That is a great looking ranch. Roughly what is the elevation?
Forum: Guns
05-21-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,650
Posted By Big Uncle

I may yet build a 6 C someday. It is good to...

I may yet build a 6 C someday. It is good to hear such a positive report.
Forum: Optics
05-21-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Big Uncle

Mostly I use Swarovski, but my wife chooses Nikon...

Mostly I use Swarovski, but my wife chooses Nikon Monarch 7 binoculars. Price had no impact on her choice. The Nikons Monarch series are actually quite good. My wife simply likes the way they fit...
05-12-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,768
Posted By Big Uncle

On a few other sites the popular response to any...

On a few other sites the popular response to any new pronghorn hunter question is to tell them that they will be seeing hundreds of bucks each day and that their hunt will be over in an hour if they...
05-11-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,937
Posted By Big Uncle

RR - Good luck to you in July. I have not been...

RR - Good luck to you in July. I have not been there during the big tourist season but I imagine it gets pretty crowded. I bet you have your spot staked out on the pier before the daylight.

OT -...
05-08-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By Big Uncle

I tie almost all of my trout flies as long as...

I tie almost all of my trout flies as long as they are size #18 or larger. I find it to be a relaxing hobby, and necessary due to my long history of decorating the stream-side brush with them. I...
05-08-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,937
Posted By Big Uncle

I recently was told that the OB is either...

I recently was told that the OB is either currently open or would be opening in a couple more days. I have no idea if that means tackle shops or restaurants but I think the house rentals and beach...
05-06-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,348
Posted By Big Uncle

TwoBear - Have your bookings been affected much...

TwoBear - Have your bookings been affected much as a result of the pandemic?
Forum: West
05-02-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By Big Uncle

Shed hunter bear attack

Looking for sheds is not always risk free. This fellow found a grizzly bear in a bad mood.

https://www.powelltribune.com/stories/breaking-cody-man-injured-in-grizzly-bear-attack,25248
05-02-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By Big Uncle

Withdraw date for NR Wyoming elk

If you have made an application for the elk draw in Wyoming and have decided not to travel this year you have just a few more days to withdraw and get a refund. I believe the drop dead date to...
05-02-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By Big Uncle

Now that is an interesting old rifle, and a good...

Now that is an interesting old rifle, and a good story to boot.
04-22-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By Big Uncle

I am a little surprised that nobody has handled...

I am a little surprised that nobody has handled one yet. Are they common in the shops now, or are they simply sold out?
04-22-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By Big Uncle

It is a mature bear but I do not think it would...

It is a mature bear but I do not think it would weigh 300 lbs. Looking closely at the head and belly makes me think it is somewhere in the 250 - 275 lb. range. The legs look short and the ears look...
04-15-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By Big Uncle

S&W EZ 9mm ?

Have any of you fellows had a chance to handle one of the new S&W EZ 9mm pistols? I like the regular 380 version and have purchased one for my wife, but I do not know anyone that has the 9mm version...
Forum: Crossbows
04-15-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By Big Uncle

Thanks for the information and opinions. The...

Thanks for the information and opinions. The quiver would just be for carrying spare arrows (and of course the one I hope to shoot) as it is extremely doubtful if I would ever get a second shot off...
Forum: Crossbows
04-14-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By Big Uncle

Hip or back quiver

I do not care for the sideways quiver on my narrow crossbow so I am thinking about alternatives. So any of you fellows use a hip quiver or a back quiver for hunting? I am guessing that most guys...
Forum: Guns
04-12-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By Big Uncle

That should be enough gun for a WV whitetail.

That should be enough gun for a WV whitetail.
Forum: Guns
04-12-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By Big Uncle

What have you got there? It looks like somebody...

What have you got there? It looks like somebody accidently put the bolt on the wrong side.
04-10-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,623
Posted By Big Uncle

I know fellows that take the $5,000 type of hunts...

I know fellows that take the $5,000 type of hunts and they want a decent place to stay, good (but not fancy) food, good guides, and a reasonable crack at a legal branch antlered bull. I know other...
Forum: Crossbows
04-10-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,110
Posted By Big Uncle

I did get the TenPoint neoprene sling. It would...

I did get the TenPoint neoprene sling. It would be a good sling for carrying the bow but I do not like neoprene slings for shooting. I am a rifle shooter and like a tight sling and find the neoprene...
Forum: Crossbows
04-09-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,110
Posted By Big Uncle

Tony P. - Keep firmly in mind that I know...

Tony P. - Keep firmly in mind that I know next-to-nothing about crossbows, but I bought a Blazer soft case, extra Center Punch arrows, Scorpion Venom rail lube and bowstring fluid, extra regular...
04-09-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By Big Uncle

I know a couple of guys that are cancelling their...

I know a couple of guys that are cancelling their guided elk hunts. Concerns about travel, hotel rooms, and hunting camps are a big topic of discussion lately.

It really might be easier to draw...
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