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03-31-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By Big Uncle

The answer to that depends upon budget and...

The answer to that depends upon budget and physical ability, but as a general recommendation I would have a chat with Tyler Sims. Ten points will get you into some very good elk country and the...
Forum: Gunsmithing
03-31-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By Big Uncle

Yep, it is the same as the Ruger issue. Guys...

Yep, it is the same as the Ruger issue. Guys usually just get it fixed on a Ruger (if they notice the problem) and do not say much about it. It is normal to get a good Ruger 77 and I think most of...
Forum: Gunsmithing
03-29-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By Big Uncle

Simple Kimber fix

Last week a friend brought me his Montana to see if I could do anything to improve it's accuracy. I took it to the range and it did shoot poorly. It did not take long to find that the action was...
Forum: Reloading
03-22-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By Big Uncle

A retailer that I deal with had some 95 grain...

A retailer that I deal with had some 95 grain Nosler BT bullets in stock at the normal price. I was able to buy a reasonable supply so I am a happy guy.
Forum: Reloading
03-15-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By Big Uncle

Thanks fellows! I have a small supply of...

Thanks fellows!

I have a small supply of the 100 grain Interlocks, and a good supply of both 80 and 85 grain Sierra Varminter on hand, but that is it for 6mm hunting bullets on my shelves. The...
Forum: Reloading
03-13-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By Big Uncle

Favorite 6mm bullet?

I have not used a 6mm/.243 on medium sized game in a long time but I may do so soon. The rifle has a standard factory barrel with a 1/9.125" twist rate, the intended game is 100 lb. - 150 lb. on the...
03-11-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By Big Uncle

I have been trying out my new H2 pack. It does...

I have been trying out my new H2 pack. It does have the torso adjustment feature and it will hold a full size hunting rifle easily. The hip belt is a bit odd as it is padded on the back side enough...
Forum: Gunsmithing
02-19-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Big Uncle

This type of information is what I was seeking. ...

This type of information is what I was seeking. Thanks much.
Forum: Gunsmithing
02-18-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Big Uncle

Youth stock project

I have to cut down an inexpensive plastic stock to fit a youth. I guess I will have to epoxy in a wooden block to be able to attach a recoil pad with screws. Shaping a pad is no problem, but I...
Forum: Guns
02-15-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
Posted By Big Uncle

Years ago I shot serious .22 pistol competition...

Years ago I shot serious .22 pistol competition for only one season. I was young, eagle eyed, and a pretty fair shot (in my opinion) and was sure that I would have no trouble beating those "old" men,...
02-08-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By Big Uncle

PM sent with some info

PM sent with some info
Forum: Gunsmithing
02-07-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By Big Uncle

You are making a smart choice of cartridges for...

You are making a smart choice of cartridges for general hunting by picking a 280 Rem. The AI version will use a bit more powder, shoot a tiny bit faster, and wear out the barrel a bit sooner - but...
Forum: Reloading
02-05-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By Big Uncle

Loading die shortage?

I wanted a set of FL RCBS dies last week and could not find them anywhere except ebay. The ebay sellers had found a sellers market and dies were going for stupid prices. Some new FL die sets were...
02-01-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By Big Uncle

Thanks much. I believe that I will order one and...

Thanks much. I believe that I will order one and give it a try.
01-31-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Posted By Big Uncle

"I offered one option above - sighting the optic...

"I offered one option above - sighting the optic to be 2.6” above the dot at 20ft, then shooting at 25-50yrds. Another option: actually boresight the rifle. Open the upper, pull the carrier, and...
01-31-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By Big Uncle

The description of the pack says it is not...

The description of the pack says it is not adjustable for torso length like most of their other packs are. Some of the tall fellows that have reviewed the H2 have complained about this, although I...
01-30-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By Big Uncle

Eberlestock H2 pack

I would like a new day pack with a rifle bag and this one seems like it will do. The shoulder straps are not fully adjustable, but not many day packs are. Do any of you fellows have any experience...
01-25-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By Big Uncle

It is nice to see someone actually helping (not...

It is nice to see someone actually helping (not just talking about it), even if they are navy guys.
01-23-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By Big Uncle

I think that is a brilliant idea. Oklahoma would...

I think that is a brilliant idea. Oklahoma would sell a bunch of licenses that people would buy as a joke or as a collectible if the price was fairly reasonable. A framed bigfoot license might look...
01-18-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,063
Posted By Big Uncle

Most people know that it has been much more...

Most people know that it has been much more difficult to get a license for a DIY pronghorn hunt on public land recently. We all think of it in terms of the odds of drawing an Any Antelope ("AA". aka...
01-15-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By Big Uncle

There is a separate drawing for the reduced price...

There is a separate drawing for the reduced price doe/fawn tags. It used to be easy to draw the doe/fawn tags but in the past couple of years the demand for them has made it quite difficult in some...
Forum: Reloading
01-12-2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By Big Uncle

Of course there are manufacturing errors. If...

Of course there are manufacturing errors. If Hornady had a problem with a run they should want to know. I was told that Hornady do not do any QC inspections on brass being sold in bulk to...
01-12-2021, 04:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,678
Posted By Big Uncle

This is certainly an unusual buck. The width of...

This is certainly an unusual buck. The width of his antlers keep him from scoring well so I do not think of him as a traditional trophy buck. To me he is so odd that I would probably take him if...
Forum: Reloading
01-11-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By Big Uncle

Midway bulk brass

I bought some Hornady brass from Midway. Hornady is far from my favorite brass but it was all I could find. I was inspecting the cases and found one case with no flash hole. As I have never seen a...
01-09-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Big Uncle

Apparently you are going to try to find a good...

Apparently you are going to try to find a good hunt with a second choice tag. Have you looked at the 2020 draw odds yet? Good luck with that one.
12-30-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Big Uncle

New elk hunters

I think one of the best things a new elk hunter can do is to pull a cow tag and leave bootprints on the mountain. Cow tags are fairly easy to draw, even in very good units. Cow tags are relatively...
12-29-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By Big Uncle

The outfitter I was thinking of is called Rocking...

The outfitter I was thinking of is called Rocking R (or something similar). I have not been there but did hear a couple guys that liked them.

If time is your limitation hiring a guide is a good...
12-28-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By Big Uncle

It is always possible to get lucky, but the OTC...

It is always possible to get lucky, but the OTC and the easy-draw units are going to be tough. They get hammered. The outfitters in those units are generally less expensive that most other...
12-28-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By Big Uncle

I would like to have an old 24 but I would not...

I would like to have an old 24 but I would not buy one that I could not shoot first. They are nice little combo guns that often do not have both barrels close to the same poi. One day I hope to...
12-28-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By Big Uncle

How many preference points do you have? ...

How many preference points do you have?

Outfitters are assigned specific areas. You should look into which units you can draw with your points and then look for outfitters in those areas. Of...
Forum: Optics
12-28-2020, 03:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Big Uncle

It is a common misconception that inventory...

It is a common misconception that inventory levels have an effect on income taxes, it does not affect income taxes except in interstate income allocations. Inventory is simply an asset similar in...
12-14-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By Big Uncle

Just a question out of idle curiosity - can a...

Just a question out of idle curiosity - can a U.S. hunter even cross the border now?
Forum: Guns
12-12-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,345
Posted By Big Uncle

I have simple needs so my favorite 1911's are...

I have simple needs so my favorite 1911's are chambered in 45, made in the U.S., single stack, series 70, not Kimber, and a have small stack of good 8 round magazines.

As for size I only like the...
Forum: Guns
12-05-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By Big Uncle

Good boots are more important than fancy rifles...

Good boots are more important than fancy rifles and expensive scopes for most elk hunting.
Forum: Guns
12-05-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By Big Uncle

Elk rifles

I read constantly about how the newer cartridges are the hot lick for elk hunting but I just do not see them in camp yet. Most of the fellows that I hunt with are very experienced (not necessarily...
12-05-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Big Uncle

Your elk group is having a nice season. Was the...

Your elk group is having a nice season. Was the unicorn this young man's first elk?

How was the deer season?
11-30-2020, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By Big Uncle

I did not take any pictures. This one was a cow...

I did not take any pictures. This one was a cow (all cows look alike), and I hate to subject anybody to a picture of my mug.
Forum: Crossbows
11-30-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,829
Posted By Big Uncle

What arrow heads are you fellows using? Mine...

What arrow heads are you fellows using? Mine came with some NAP Killzone crossbow mechanical heads. The NAP heads are solid and accurate, but I would like to find a better head if one is available....
11-29-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By Big Uncle

2020 Wyoming elk

The past couple of weeks were interesting. My first hunt was a bust. Many miles of hiking through rough country in high winds near Laramie but no elk on the ranch I had permission to hunt. My...
11-29-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Big Uncle

I think you will find that 1 is for the entire...

I think you will find that 1 is for the entire area and 2 is for the large sections of private property. If you apply for a type 2 tag you had better have permission to hunt on some private land.
11-06-2020, 02:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,739
Posted By Big Uncle

Shooting one close to the truck is good planning....

Shooting one close to the truck is good planning. Well done.
11-02-2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Big Uncle

Carefully consider both the difficulty of drawing...

Carefully consider both the difficulty of drawing good licenses and the license costs. What you are planning would be very difficult, both with drawing licenses and by handicapping yourself with the...
10-27-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By Big Uncle

The only thing better than getting a truck close...

The only thing better than getting a truck close to a dead bull is having some big strapping young fellows with strong backs to help load it.
10-27-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By Big Uncle

WY points

There is still a little time to buy your WY points. In another few days it will be too late.
10-27-2020, 02:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By Big Uncle

Nice bull and pretty country! It even looks like...

Nice bull and pretty country! It even looks like you could drive up close to the bull to get him out.
Forum: West
10-17-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,294
Posted By Big Uncle

Sounds like they finally have a handle on the...

Sounds like they finally have a handle on the fire and it has stopped spreading. 53% contained yesterday and the heat has diminished considerably. I would imagine the smoke will be with us for a...
Forum: Guns
10-10-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,126
Posted By Big Uncle

mrbb - I do not recall you calling anyone names,...

mrbb - I do not recall you calling anyone names, so the glass houses comment was not for you. I agree that name calling is inappropriate. I did my time in the Army many years ago and would...
Forum: Guns
10-10-2020, 04:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,126
Posted By Big Uncle

Too bad we lost another member for no good...

Too bad we lost another member for no good reason. He was trying to contribute and everyone has their own standards.

Name calling? Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
Forum: Guns
10-04-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,174
Posted By Big Uncle

A 30-06 is enough rifle and a drop compensation...

A 30-06 is enough rifle and a drop compensation scope would take care of the distance issue. You can buy an excellent scope for a fair bit under your total budget. Right now I am a big fan of the...
Forum: Guns
10-02-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,174
Posted By Big Uncle

My elk rifles are relatively light weight and...

My elk rifles are relatively light weight and have scopes on them that are very reliable and are good in low light situations. Elk hunting can be rough on scopes. If you think you will need to use...
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