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03-11-2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,677
Posted By Blackelk

My opinion might suck but here's how I see it. ...

My opinion might suck but here's how I see it.

Colorado residents should have to kick in a bit more because we get over pretty good. The animals might be state owned but the public land is not....
03-11-2018, 03:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,342
Posted By Blackelk

You do have to have permits to guide on public...

You do have to have permits to guide on public land. These permits are issued by BLM and National Forest some places do have state owned leases. Outfitters do overlap in area's at times but mostly...
Forum: Reloading
03-07-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,355
Posted By Blackelk

I want both. Yep I'm greedy. Anything going as...

I want both. Yep I'm greedy. Anything going as fast as I can push it and stay 1/2" to 3/4" MOA. That's my standard sorry I'm not a benchrest guy. That's under 3 MOA at 600 yards without human error...
03-07-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,218
Posted By Blackelk

This year makes my 29th year outfitting in units...

This year makes my 29th year outfitting in units 80 & 81 in Colorado. I'm not promoting nor boosting my business just going to give it to you straight up on OTC units.

OTC archery elk is the...
Forum: West
02-08-2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,397
Posted By Blackelk

1.The use of toxicants, drugs, explosives,...

1.The use of toxicants, drugs, explosives, stupefying
substances or leghold traps, instant kill body-gripping
design traps or snares to hunt, kill, capture,
injure or harass wildlife are illegal,...
Forum: Guns
01-10-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,021
Posted By Blackelk

The next best thing has already been built but...

The next best thing has already been built but how or when it gains popularity is another story. Have the 6mm and 6.5mm Creedmor gaining that popularity of course. Case design does offer a lot on...
01-10-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,832
Posted By Blackelk

My thought has always been bullet weight vs...

My thought has always been bullet weight vs caliber. If your going to shoot .308 projectiles in the 150-180 class then the 30-06 is just great. If your going to maximize the potential of the 180-230...
01-10-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,875
Posted By Blackelk

I have taken two bull elk, two black bear, one...

I have taken two bull elk, two black bear, one mule deer buck and a mountain lion with my 41 mags. I would say that is a good proven starting point.
11-05-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Blackelk

Thanks Ridge and Jeepkid

Thanks Ridge and Jeepkid
11-05-2017, 02:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Blackelk

Ridge Runner hunting with Bergers?

Ridge Runner and whoever else has had long range hunting kills using Berger bullets.

What I'm going to ask I already know but it's the further end of the spectrum I'm wondering about.

I was...
10-07-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,492
Posted By Blackelk

The .308 calibers are always going to be the...

The .308 calibers are always going to be the kings of going from light to heavy no doubt. I do prefer the 300 win mag over the 30-06 for more versatility but not everyone shoots longer range. The 300...
Forum: Guns
10-07-2017, 05:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By Blackelk

Not every animal is broadside but if it is then...

Not every animal is broadside but if it is then stop shooting them through the shoulders. There's plenty of lung behind the shoulder blade. Never understood that shot and not wanting to waste meat. I...
09-27-2017, 04:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,434
Posted By Blackelk

Most "long range rifles" as you call them are...

Most "long range rifles" as you call them are built heavy enough you may not want to pack them on a all day hunt.
09-27-2017, 04:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,691
Posted By Blackelk

Big Uncle I feel this but in a different...

Big Uncle

I feel this but in a different way. I love the hunt, the stalk and just being outdoors as a whole but I don't enjoy shooting anything anymore. Hunt over work begins and a beef steak is...
07-30-2017, 02:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By Blackelk

I'm all ranging and hold over. I do like my mil...

I'm all ranging and hold over. I do like my mil dot scopes but MOA just makes sense. Eventually I will go all MOA but that's a costly switch. I love my TS-29 MOA recticle in my Leupold it will take...
06-01-2017, 04:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By Blackelk

It is just fine. I have seen a ton of elk and I...

It is just fine. I have seen a ton of elk and I mean a ton of elk killed, wounded and missed with all various calibers out there. If your trying to drive a bullet from it's butt to its head and make...
Forum: Guns
05-06-2017, 04:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,226
Posted By Blackelk

It's all about self control anyway. No matter how...

It's all about self control anyway. No matter how good you are at the range, self defense will be a different story. The more you pratice the more likely you will be able to handle the situation. I...
Forum: Reloading
12-29-2016, 03:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,488
Posted By Blackelk

You got that right Al.

You got that right Al.
12-29-2016, 02:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,078
Posted By Blackelk

535 yards on a whitetail buck. I usually perfer...

535 yards on a whitetail buck. I usually perfer to stalk up on deer just for the fun of it. Long shots for me are out of necessity not choice.
Forum: Reloading
12-29-2016, 02:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,488
Posted By Blackelk

I have often thought about doing custom loading...

I have often thought about doing custom loading for people as a service. If you were starting from scratch with unknown rifle charateristics $395.00 isn't even the tip of the iceberg your going to...
Forum: Guns
07-15-2016, 04:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,435
Posted By Blackelk

Have not ever had a black bear charge yet, notice...

Have not ever had a black bear charge yet, notice the yet part. Pepper spray is great but what about time getting to it. I've killed lots of bears and even some with my revolver. I'd say the best way...
Forum: Reloading
06-11-2016, 05:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,441
Posted By Blackelk

Ridge, I have looked at the Allen Mag pretty...

Ridge,

I have looked at the Allen Mag pretty much a beast. My application for the rifle will probably stay under 1000 yards on game. My first go with the rifle at 1000 yards on target was 7" 3...
06-09-2016, 04:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,554
Posted By Blackelk

Go for it young man. If you can make money doing...

Go for it young man. If you can make money doing what you love to do and not have to slave away like some of us more power to you.

And if you don't think you can learn from a rookie then your...
Forum: Reloading
06-09-2016, 03:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,441
Posted By Blackelk

Jake, I first tried the Matrix in the...

Jake,

I first tried the Matrix in the beginning and is why I had the rifle barrel built the way it was. I have reached over 3100 fps with the 165gr Matrix running 58.5gr of H4831. My barrel just...
06-09-2016, 03:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,912
Posted By Blackelk

I like weaver scopes. They are clear and track...

I like weaver scopes. They are clear and track well. I have a few kaspa scopes and seem to work just fine. I trust them more than the cheap Leupolds which I have sold. I do not know about their...
06-01-2016, 04:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By Blackelk

Just a limited bear tag for this year, but I'll...

Just a limited bear tag for this year, but I'll take it. Be interesting to see if I can go 3 for 3 in a row.
Forum: Reloading
05-30-2016, 04:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,441
Posted By Blackelk

I'll chime in a bit. Ruger No.1. 30" Pac...

I'll chime in a bit.

Ruger No.1. 30" Pac Nor 1in8" twist in .277. 270 win case. 56gr of H4831. Berger 170gr EOL. 2940fps.

This rifle will stay around .5 MOA depending on my day at the range....
Forum: Reloading
05-13-2016, 04:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,383
Posted By Blackelk

I've been shooting Speer 165gr BTSP out of a 300...

I've been shooting Speer 165gr BTSP out of a 300 wm with the velocity going 3260fps for over 20 years and they have never shed a jacket yet. Granted that's on the few that I have collected at close...
Forum: Reloading
04-15-2016, 04:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By Blackelk

It's not so much a constant wind you have to...

It's not so much a constant wind you have to worry about but wind change and gusts that will really mess with you. A faster 3000fps load will be bothered alot less than a 2500fps load. Reasearch some...
Forum: Guns
04-13-2016, 02:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,283
Posted By Blackelk

If your bored with a 270 win you'll be bored with...

If your bored with a 270 win you'll be bored with everything after awhile. Start altering cases and your going to spend money and time. Make a 270 STW that's interesting.
Forum: Reloading
03-26-2016, 04:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,350
Posted By Blackelk

There's no way 56 grains of H4831 is compressed...

There's no way 56 grains of H4831 is compressed on 130gr bullet. I'm shooting 56gr of H4831 using a 170gr Berger and I know that 170gr seats a lot further into the neck than 130 gr. I have the bullet...
Forum: Guns
03-21-2016, 04:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,958
Posted By Blackelk

My sister had to fix her 22/45 magazine...

My sister had to fix her 22/45 magazine disconnect thing ma jiggy also. They better get on that. Because I won't buy anything but the old 22/45's.
Forum: Guns
03-17-2016, 03:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By Blackelk

Jeep did you run any numbers on the .277 Diablo?

Jeep did you run any numbers on the .277 Diablo?
Forum: Reloading
03-01-2016, 02:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,086
Posted By Blackelk

Don't skip over Berger. They seem to shoot well...

Don't skip over Berger. They seem to shoot well if not all too well.
Forum: Guns
03-01-2016, 02:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 69,989
Posted By Blackelk

Either the 7mag or 300WM will suit you fine for...

Either the 7mag or 300WM will suit you fine for life. If I were to choose a factory made gun that will shoot right out of the box, I would save up the money for a Remington 700 Sendero. That would be...
Forum: Guns
02-27-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 69,989
Posted By Blackelk

Most people never cross the 400 yard mark on...

Most people never cross the 400 yard mark on animals. For those that hand out in these forums might be a tad bit different on shooting longer ranges. For the average Joe there's not a tinkers darn...
Forum: Reloading
02-17-2016, 03:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,178
Posted By Blackelk

Honestly I believe in two theorys. 1. Good...

Honestly I believe in two theorys.
1. Good brass lasts longer but there is brass like Winchester that can last just as long.

2. Expensive brass is for long range shooters and benchrest. Do I...
02-10-2016, 03:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,300
Posted By Blackelk

Guiding is usually not a full time job for most...

Guiding is usually not a full time job for most guides. $500 a week is peanuts for a man that knows his business and working 14 to 16 hours a day for months on end. Really simple answer here if you...
01-27-2016, 02:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By Blackelk

Bear crap on the horse trail. Wonder how fresh...

Bear crap on the horse trail. Wonder how fresh that is? Right around the corner the bear. Yep I tracked a bear. ;)
Forum: Guns
01-24-2016, 06:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,105
Posted By Blackelk

Lets say WD 40 and let the comments roll.

Lets say WD 40 and let the comments roll.
Forum: Reloading
01-24-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,712
Posted By Blackelk

I tested the 170gr Berger EOL. 56gr of H4831...

I tested the 170gr Berger EOL. 56gr of H4831 average velocity was 2940fps. It was shooting 3/4" groups at 200yards. I sighted it in at 200 yards ran a cheat sheet on it and shoot in our steel...
Forum: Reloading
01-22-2016, 03:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,712
Posted By Blackelk

http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/members/blackelk-a...

http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/members/blackelk-albums-shooting-picture9080-beb-56gr-300yd.jpg

Berger 150gr 300yds 56.0gr H4831

I bumped it up two grains to test pressure and accuracy. Group...
Forum: Reloading
01-22-2016, 03:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,712
Posted By Blackelk

http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/members/blackelk-a...

http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/members/blackelk-albums-shooting-picture9081-beb-54gr-300yd.jpg

Berger 150gr 300 yards 54.0gr H4831
Forum: Reloading
01-21-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,712
Posted By Blackelk

I put some on my profile I have to learn how to...

I put some on my profile I have to learn how to upload pics easier than this. I will try some tomorrow.
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Forum: Reloading
01-21-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,712
Posted By Blackelk

Yeah let me see if I can upload them.

Yeah let me see if I can upload them.
Forum: Reloading
01-21-2016, 04:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,712
Posted By Blackelk

No clue I don't see them.

No clue I don't see them.
01-21-2016, 03:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,809
Posted By Blackelk

2-7x in the hardwoods would be a excellent...

2-7x in the hardwoods would be a excellent choice. I have a straight 6x weaver on my favorite coyote gun. Same view everytime and on running shots it all comes together nice.
Forum: Gunsmithing
01-21-2016, 03:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,977
Posted By Blackelk

270 AI would be also sweet. But more hassel with...

270 AI would be also sweet. But more hassel with brass and if you don't reload don't bother.
Forum: Gunsmithing
01-21-2016, 03:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 708
Posted By Blackelk

Buy a trigger. You'll get what you want and less...

Buy a trigger. You'll get what you want and less chance of accidental discharges. Some gunsmiths are good at it and some are not.
Forum: Guns
01-21-2016, 03:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By Blackelk

I'm with Ridge on this one. I've watched hunters...

I'm with Ridge on this one. I've watched hunters semi's gum up in cold weather. I have used break free in the military but even with my new AR set up I don't think I'll be running sludge through...
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