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11-08-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,535
Posted By Wheatley

I have two rifles and one ML First rifle I...

I have two rifles and one ML

First rifle I have had since I was 14 years old. It is an old Savage 270. I have shot many mule deer, white tails, and elk with it over many years.

My other...
11-07-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,141
Posted By Wheatley

Nice pictures. Looks like the Bighorn area? Do...

Nice pictures. Looks like the Bighorn area? Do you get all the whitetails in there as well?
10-28-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By Wheatley

Depends on what kind of work is around as well. ...

Depends on what kind of work is around as well. I love Wyoming. I grew up here and moved back because I missed the mountains and elk hunting. There are all kinds of things to hunt here. Mule deer,...
10-28-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 639
Posted By Wheatley

Nice bull, I like the Pink strap!

Nice bull, I like the Pink strap!
10-25-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,195
Posted By Wheatley

Mule deer, Whitetail deer, Elk, and Antelope for...

Mule deer, Whitetail deer, Elk, and Antelope for me. Hoping to add black bear and a Shiras moose one day soon.
10-25-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By Wheatley

I hate hunting in warm/hot weather. Has to be...

I hate hunting in warm/hot weather. Has to be Alaska. I love the mountains and cold weather.
10-21-2011, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,478
Posted By Wheatley

Or if you really want to have some fun try a 50...

Or if you really want to have some fun try a 50 cal muzzle loader with some 460 grain conicals. If you have never huted before the CF rifle would be the easiest to get into and used to.
10-17-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,817
Posted By Wheatley

Moose and Bighorn Sheep in Wyoming.

Moose and Bighorn Sheep in Wyoming.
10-04-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,065
Posted By Wheatley

It was long but a good story. Sounds like...

It was long but a good story. Sounds like everyone had fun and at least got to see some elk and put one on the ground.
10-03-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,074
Posted By Wheatley

It can be either Mule or Whitetail. It is...

It can be either Mule or Whitetail.

It is very easy, not a challenge at all. There are soo many of them. If you don't like the ones you are seeing drive over the next hill and look at the...
09-30-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,074
Posted By Wheatley

Nebraska has a December ML hunt the entire month....

Nebraska has a December ML hunt the entire month. Tags are over the counter (deer) and fairly inexpensive compared to other states.
09-27-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,503
Posted By Wheatley

I picked the 7mm although I have shot an elk...

I picked the 7mm although I have shot an elk close to that range with a 270 and it still dropped it. Any of them work well, use what you got and call it good.
09-23-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,349
Posted By Wheatley

Nice bucks. There sure were a ton being dropped...

Nice bucks. There sure were a ton being dropped off at the butcher when I was dropping my elk off last Saturday in Casper.
Forum: Bowhunting
09-20-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By Wheatley

I compared his antlers to the one I shot last...

I compared his antlers to the one I shot last year and the one my wife shot last year. He is the darkest of them all and very cool looking. I like it as well. Thanks guys. Jermelott, anytime. ...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-19-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,397
Posted By Wheatley

Who ever it is they have a very large nose! Cool...

Who ever it is they have a very large nose! Cool picture.
Forum: Bowhunting
09-19-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By Wheatley

2011 Elk Hunt Wyoming

Was out all last week chasing elk around. Seen a little less this year then in the last couple of years. Could be the full moon all week. Anyway I called this guy in on Tuesday but he was coming...
09-19-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,496
Posted By Wheatley

I have a garmin my brother in law has a new...

I have a garmin my brother in law has a new Delorme. He has said that there are more maps available for the Garmin in the state of Wyoming. Not sure if that is true with other states. I like the...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-08-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,322
Posted By Wheatley

I practice out to 80 yards all the time. I would...

I practice out to 80 yards all the time. I would do it at 65 if it was right. I have shot an antelope further than 65 that was broadside and it was my best shot ever on an animal. I like/prefer...
09-01-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,383
Posted By Wheatley

I use the 270 all the time mostly with 150gr. I...

I use the 270 all the time mostly with 150gr. I have even used 130 gr and the elk fall over just as dead. Either will work. I have also shot them over 300 yards and they still die. It's amazing!
09-01-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By Wheatley

I will be heading up to the mountain on the 10th...

I will be heading up to the mountain on the 10th as well. I am so estactic and can't stop thinking about it also. Just being there makes me happy let alone in positioin to take a shot. Good luck...
08-30-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,409
Posted By Wheatley

Just curious on the timestamp, 5:40 AM is a...

Just curious on the timestamp, 5:40 AM is a little early and it is pretty sunny in the picture. I was curious because I see them hitting those areas early afternoon time frame (2:00 - 4:00).
08-30-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,948
Posted By Wheatley

Mine is about 25 - 30 depending on what all I...

Mine is about 25 - 30 depending on what all I throw in that day and how full the camel back is.
Forum: Bowhunting
08-29-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,520
Posted By Wheatley

I loved my WB. I got a drop away as a gift so I...

I loved my WB. I got a drop away as a gift so I switched to it but I miss my WB. I shot it accurately out to 80 yards and didn't have a problem with blazer vanes.
08-24-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,741
Posted By Wheatley

There is plenty of public land in this area, not...

There is plenty of public land in this area, not as much as compared to others around it but with all the state, federal, BLM, and National Grasslands you can find the areas to hunt. I would suggest...
08-16-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,525
Posted By Wheatley

Well I would have preffered to have the other...

Well I would have preffered to have the other front quarter strapped to my back but my BIL took it first and since I shot the elk I figured I should do the heavy lifting. I am a pretty active person...
08-16-2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,525
Posted By Wheatley

I took my wife on her first elk hunt last year...

I took my wife on her first elk hunt last year along with my brother. She downed a nice 6 point bull and my brother a cow within an hour and I cut both of them up and we packed them uphill about a...
Forum: Reloading
08-11-2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By Wheatley

I was able to get a good measurement finally on...

I was able to get a good measurement finally on the case just in front of the belt and it is measuring 0.516" and it looks as if it should be 0.512" from the book.
08-10-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,491
Posted By Wheatley

Another thing is if you are quartering don't even...

Another thing is if you are quartering don't even bother with field dressing. You can get it all with out that extra work.
Forum: Reloading
08-08-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By Wheatley

Thanks for the help guys. First answer I did use...

Thanks for the help guys. First answer I did use the case length trimmer on these cases after I sized them and I don't notice anything on the necks. I will inspect a little closer and see if I can...
08-05-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,491
Posted By Wheatley

You may want to try something smaller for your...

You may want to try something smaller for your first time. A moose is a large animal and a ton of meat to properly care for. I cary game bags around with me so if I do shoot something in the heat I...
08-05-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,525
Posted By Wheatley

Yep, that would help. Treading water is pretty...

Yep, that would help. Treading water is pretty tiresome after awhile. I remember doing it once a week for x-country practices.

Another thing where I hunt is the elk tended to be at the water...
08-05-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,525
Posted By Wheatley

I like to get up on top in the mornings and work...

I like to get up on top in the mornings and work my way down. The elk are usually feeding slowly up into their bedding areas early morning. Also depending on how call shy they are you may want to...
Forum: Reloading
08-04-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By Wheatley

Help with some pictures of cases

Some months ago I started loading for this custom 7mm STW that I bought off of a friend. His dad had given it to him and he didn't shoot it so he sold it to me. Anyway if you remember I was having...
06-28-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,168
Posted By Wheatley

I see them everyday and have hunted them once...

I see them everyday and have hunted them once about 15 years ago. What area did you put in for?
06-10-2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,863
Posted By Wheatley

I have used Magnus stingers, Wacems and Slick...

I have used Magnus stingers, Wacems and Slick Tricks. All of them were good heads and I would use them again.
06-06-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,205
Posted By Wheatley

Lots of Cactus out there in some areas. Good...

Lots of Cactus out there in some areas. Good boots and pants are a good idea. Good glass, spotting scope, binos. Practice shots out to 400 if you are comfortable taking them. If you have a range...
Forum: Reloading
04-25-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,306
Posted By Wheatley

Talked to one of the guys at Barnes and they...

Talked to one of the guys at Barnes and they suggested I try a different powder as well. I talked to a fried of mine that has 4831 and Retumbo. So I am going to try these as well and see what I can...
Forum: Reloading
04-24-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,306
Posted By Wheatley

HogHunter, Thanks for the reply. I found a lot...

HogHunter, Thanks for the reply. I found a lot of people liked the 7828 in the STW that was why I started with that powder. Most of the loads were done with the Federal GM215M primers and no matter...
Forum: Reloading
04-23-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,306
Posted By Wheatley

I did purchase and read a manual. I just missed...

I did purchase and read a manual. I just missed that part. Luckily I didn't keep going lower. However I am curious to why the loads within the range were sticking and the one that wasn't worked...
Forum: Reloading
04-22-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,306
Posted By Wheatley

Alright, I am back for more questions. The loads...

Alright, I am back for more questions. The loads my buddy loaded up per the manual were too hot. This stuff was from the Barnes reloading data.

Anyway the minimum load started out at 78gr...
Forum: Reloading
04-16-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,306
Posted By Wheatley

I got the kit in the mail the other day and had...

I got the kit in the mail the other day and had some spare time this afternoon. I read through some stuff on the internet and through the RCBS die instructions. Once I got started it was much...
04-14-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,211
Posted By Wheatley

1994, First year I was able to hunt. I shot the...

1994, First year I was able to hunt. I shot the biggest mule deer to date on September 29th with my bow. The next day we headed up to elk hunt, and on October 1st 15 minutes after shooting light I...
04-13-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,299
Posted By Wheatley

I shot an elk with my Wacems and it blew straight...

I shot an elk with my Wacems and it blew straight thru the elk and into a tree 10 yards behind the elk and buried into the tree a long ways. The broadhead is still in the tree along with the insert....
04-13-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By Wheatley

It kind of makes me mad. Being from Wyoming, if...

It kind of makes me mad. Being from Wyoming, if it is not endangered it should be for all states not just two.
Forum: Bowhunting
04-13-2011, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By Wheatley

I use a tile saw with a diamond blade. I tape...

I use a tile saw with a diamond blade. I tape them as well but I have never had one splinter with a tile saw blade. I rotate it around until it is cut thru the thickness of the arrow.
Forum: Reloading
04-11-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,306
Posted By Wheatley

I didn't read the instructions on the dies but I...

I didn't read the instructions on the dies but I am pretty sure there was some in there. Are they good enough to read and be able to set them up? I bought RCBS dies from Midway if that helps.
...
Forum: Reloading
04-11-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,306
Posted By Wheatley

New reloader

I don't shoot a lot and only have a few rifles but I received a gift certificate from work for a project that I was a member. I decided that I would buy a low price kit to try it. I ended up buying...
04-08-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,808
Posted By Wheatley

Alsatian, Those are some pretty good...

Alsatian,

Those are some pretty good excuses. I have done all of them in the past as well except for maybe the Mondy night football. Although I do remember watching one while deer hunting on my...
04-08-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,808
Posted By Wheatley

Thanks for the information. That is how I got the...

Thanks for the information. That is how I got the no excuses conicals. I think I will try the Thors and see how it goes. Just a quick question, which diameter are you shooting in your Knight. I am...
04-07-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,808
Posted By Wheatley

must be nice muley, I have a 5 hour drive to...

must be nice muley, I have a 5 hour drive to where I hunt. What projectiles are you using? I have some no excuses conicals that don't like to be shot out of my Knight. I think I need something...
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