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Forum: Guns
10-30-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,533
Posted By homers brother

I've got a few different bipods. Harris tends to...

I've got a few different bipods. Harris tends to offer the most flexibility and value on the dollar. However, having said that - bipods are a PITA when it comes to shooting over sage or rabbit brush....
Forum: Guns
02-24-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,492
Posted By homers brother

Homer and I were just talking about this the...

Homer and I were just talking about this the other day. While it's concerning that a manufacturer with such a long history as Remington might not make it, it truly IS "survival of the fittest." ...
Forum: Guns
12-15-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,015
Posted By homers brother

When you say "baseplate," I'm thinking you have...

When you say "baseplate," I'm thinking you have a mortar. Do you mean "floorplate"?

I have every game animal in the world covered, times at least two in most cases. As well, I own at least one...
Forum: Reloading
10-23-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,531
Posted By homers brother

The only rifle that matters is the one you're...

The only rifle that matters is the one you're going to be shooting. I've listened in on conversations like this when I've been at the range. I've even gotten involved in a couple...
Forum: Guns
10-23-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,554
Posted By homers brother

Everyone is different in their abilities,...

Everyone is different in their abilities, circumstances, and preferences. While I'm a fan of both the 9mm and the .45 ACP, I probably prefer the 9mm. Although sometimes I feel its recoil impulse is...
Forum: Reloading
09-19-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By homers brother

I'm late to the party here, but since this is a...

I'm late to the party here, but since this is a "reloading" thread... I see you're doing all the standard experiments, but I'm not seeing much data on your loads. For starters, I don't find that...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
09-18-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,741
Posted By homers brother

I'm not a dog trainer by any stretch, so follow...

I'm not a dog trainer by any stretch, so follow my words with caution. Six years ago, my ex fell in love with a pet store Springer puppy. She'd grown up around her family's Springers and had always...
09-17-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,049
Posted By homers brother

It's way too easy to overpack with goats. Rifle,...

It's way too easy to overpack with goats. Rifle, Ammo, Binoculars (we don't like you checking to see who we are with your riflescope), Water, Boots, fall outdoor clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses,...
Forum: Guns
09-15-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,925
Posted By homers brother

Yikes, this is a tough one. Not so much because...

Yikes, this is a tough one. Not so much because there are so many choices available, but because the .300 Win Mag is well above what's needed for deer. Deer aren't that tough. A light bullet, with...
Forum: Test Posts
09-09-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 681
Posted By homers brother

Test

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09-09-2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By homers brother

Looks like you found some Mulies, too? I'm...

Looks like you found some Mulies, too?

I'm with DJ though. It's a terrible place to live. Winter is coming...
Forum: Guns
08-26-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,541
Posted By homers brother

I don't want to waste a lot of electrons here, as...

I don't want to waste a lot of electrons here, as most of what needs to be said here already has been.

While it's always easy to blame equipment, most of us tend to be too proud to admit that our...
Forum: Guns
06-06-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,244
Posted By homers brother

This is the stuff of campfire debates, and likely...

This is the stuff of campfire debates, and likely always will be? And as surely as one might believe one way, someone else is going to believe another. To each his own.

However, I think it's...
Forum: Guns
12-01-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,679
Posted By homers brother

The military's selection of the 5.56x45mm has...

The military's selection of the 5.56x45mm has less to do with its lethality or wounding potential than it does weight and higher rates of fire that can only be sustained logistically with lighter...
02-06-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,437
Posted By homers brother

So, I guess I'm a bit curious now as to what you...

So, I guess I'm a bit curious now as to what you believe DOW is supposed to do? Sit in the office and sell cheap licenses?

Here's a thought you might consider. Your license fee may reflect the...
02-05-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,437
Posted By homers brother

If I wanted to live by a beach, I'd be living on...

If I wanted to live by a beach, I'd be living on a state that has a coastline. If I wanted to make a lot of money, I'd live somewhere the economy was booming.

I'd rather live in/near the...
02-04-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,128
Posted By homers brother

I'm not surprised. I was on the 300 yard berm...

I'm not surprised. I was on the 300 yard berm with another guy once who insisted we were on 500, and the 200 yard berm was halfway, so 250 yards from us. Let it suffice to say that he was using...
02-04-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,128
Posted By homers brother

While many of us westerners may pride ourselves...

While many of us westerners may pride ourselves on statements such as that one, I've yet to take a shot at a big game animal over 175 yards away, despite having hunted exclusively in "western states"...
01-30-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,128
Posted By homers brother

There's nothing wrong with the .30-06 for those...

There's nothing wrong with the .30-06 for those of us who know it. Chances are probably pretty high though that many of us have settled on what works for us and aren't going to be in the market to...
01-29-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,128
Posted By homers brother

I think I'd have to put my vote in that it's...

I think I'd have to put my vote in that it's about sales.

Face it, in spite of its proven capabilities, there's nothing exciting about owning a .30-06 rifle. It's in our nature to want to be...
01-21-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,878
Posted By homers brother

I've used ARs rather extensively on prairie dogs...

I've used ARs rather extensively on prairie dogs and coyotes.

I shoot an M1 Garand and an M1A but prefer my lighter bolt guns in .30-06 and .308 to carrying them. And as has already been...
01-21-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,005
Posted By homers brother

Although Homer's best friend had a TV show of his...

Although Homer's best friend had a TV show of his own ...

I've long felt that range time, or even equipment maintenance, is a far more productive and superior use of my idle time than watching...
Forum: Guns
12-29-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,364
Posted By homers brother

It's easy to overthink these kinds of things, and...

It's easy to overthink these kinds of things, and also not to fully understand someone else's motives. If you want a .204, go buy yourself a .204. Do so knowing that ammunition won't be as commonly...
12-25-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,960
Posted By homers brother

Both hunters, "both competent shots," aren't...

Both hunters, "both competent shots," aren't likely to butt-shoot an animal. That's the point I'm making. A bad shot is a bad shot, regardless of the cartridge used.

(edit) I use a .243 almost...
12-24-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By homers brother

This has been my experience as well. Good elk...

This has been my experience as well. Good elk country is often good elk country because it doesn't see a lot of traffic. If you're averse to paying often exorbitant trespass fees as I am, that...
12-24-2017, 05:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,960
Posted By homers brother

Most of us have probably encountered that carcass...

Most of us have probably encountered that carcass someone did not recover. Yes, these animals cling to life tenaciously, but we hunters also make poor shots - regardless of the cartridge we choose. ...
Forum: Guns
09-20-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,000
Posted By homers brother

And yet, is ANY conversation about the...

And yet, is ANY conversation about the performance of particular calibers but an exercise in "generalities"?

The average new hunter isn't familiar with things like Ballistic Coefficients,...
Forum: Guns
09-19-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,000
Posted By homers brother

Focus your attention on what you KNOW you will...

Focus your attention on what you KNOW you will hunt, not what you MIGHT hunt someday. And, just a reminder that long-range target shooting is for those who've mastered short-range target shooting...
Forum: Guns
08-17-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,793
Posted By homers brother

Understandable. And precisely why I won't...

Understandable.

And precisely why I won't own a Kalashnikov or anything that remotely LOOKS like a Kalashnikov or anything in 7.52x39 or 7.62x54R. Various versions of the M16/M4 kept me safe...
07-20-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,770
Posted By homers brother

It's not something I have any direct or anecdotal...

It's not something I have any direct or anecdotal experience with, and I'm certainly not an attorney, but I would think that the outfitter would need to seek redress only through the landowner who...
Forum: Guns
07-17-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,412
Posted By homers brother

I used to think that I preferred a full-size,...

I used to think that I preferred a full-size, steel-framed 1911. But, I think that was before I had much range time with anything else.

My carry gun most days is an aluminum-framed, compact (3")...
Forum: Guns
05-30-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,857
Posted By homers brother

.223 isn't allowed for deer in many states. ...

.223 isn't allowed for deer in many states. Check your local laws to be sure. My state opened deer and pronghorn to it last year. Is it my first choice? No. Would I discard the opportunity to...
05-24-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,810
Posted By homers brother

Seriously,...

If you're googling what the best CCW is, an auto may not be for you. I'd consider a good-quality revolver in .38/.357 instead. A revolver isn't nearly as mechanically complex as an auto (FTF/FTE?)...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
05-09-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,259
Posted By homers brother

Absolutely. We've been working on this one, but...

Absolutely. We've been working on this one, but only more practice and time will tell. I've been changing directions intentionally a lot when we're out "hunting", so he's kind of off balance and...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
05-09-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,259
Posted By homers brother

English Springer. I'll try to post a photo one...

English Springer. I'll try to post a photo one of these days.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
05-09-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,259
Posted By homers brother

My family "rescued" a pup from the pet store a...

My family "rescued" a pup from the pet store a few months ago. He's a hunting breed, but you know pet store dogs... I like hunting over a dog, just never had one of my own. The only dogs I've ever...
05-09-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,492
Posted By homers brother

The challenge I make to myself is "one shot - one...

The challenge I make to myself is "one shot - one kill." As cliche as it can sound, it's about collecting all of my experience and knowledge into one little cup-and-core package and sending it...
Forum: Guns
05-09-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,736
Posted By homers brother

I can think of a couple of times when an animal's...

I can think of a couple of times when an animal's body position fooled either me or someone in my party to the point something didn't work as it should have. When an animal is facing us or...
Forum: Reloading
04-03-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,079
Posted By homers brother

I've been reloading since my teens, so something...

I've been reloading since my teens, so something like 35 years. My original motivation was to save money and "build better ammo". I don't know that I shot enough back then to really make my...
Forum: West
03-16-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,272
Posted By homers brother

I'd recommend you either look into the "Women...

I'd recommend you either look into the "Women Afield" program offered by DoW or consider a guided hunt if you can find one that won't break the bank. The former might introduce you to some...
Forum: Reloading
03-16-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,327
Posted By homers brother

I've used 165 gr GKs in .30-06 and 300 gr GKs in...

I've used 165 gr GKs in .30-06 and 300 gr GKs in .375. Will they kill an animal? Absolutely.

At typical impact velocities between 2500-2700 fps I've never NOT had one disintegrate. They're...
Forum: Guns
08-17-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 36,275
Posted By homers brother

If it's all you have to hunt deer with, then by...

If it's all you have to hunt deer with, then by all means use it.

As far as recoil goes, I stilll consider the .338 Win the heaviest recoiler in my battery. But it's quite a bit lighter than the...
Forum: Guns
08-09-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,608
Posted By homers brother

Absolutely no. I have a Model 60. .22 shorts...

Absolutely no. I have a Model 60. .22 shorts will not cycle in it.
08-09-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,748
Posted By homers brother

A good pair of binos beats a spotting scope once...

A good pair of binos beats a spotting scope once hunting season starts. Chances are that if you need 30-plus-power to see something, you're probably not going to be able to put a successful stalk on...
Forum: Guns
08-07-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 26,260
Posted By homers brother

Having a firearm is always better than not having...

Having a firearm is always better than not having a firearm. That said, having a firearm doesn't give you license to do things that defy common sense - or guarantee that you'd be able to handle the...
Forum: Guns
08-06-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 26,260
Posted By homers brother

Would I stake my life on it? No. And certainly...

Would I stake my life on it? No. And certainly not with FMJ ammo.

It's better than nothing, but there are far better choices to be made.
07-30-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,953
Posted By homers brother

Easy choice. Hunt. There's always going to...

Easy choice. Hunt.

There's always going to be some piece of gear on our wish list. Never let the wish list compromise that hunting season you'll never get back.

I figured you had a rifle...
Forum: Guns
07-29-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By homers brother

In 30-some years of hunting, the color of my...

In 30-some years of hunting, the color of my rifle has never made a difference in whether or not my hunt was successful. For that matter, I didn't even start wearing camo clothing until after I...
07-27-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By homers brother

I have an old Tasco 4x that came off my first...

I have an old Tasco 4x that came off my first centerfire rifle, now on a .22. We call it "Timex". Don't know why it withstands what it does, but it does. Must've been a good one?

The 30-30...
07-27-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,953
Posted By homers brother

I'd rethink that cow elk trip to NM. Hunting big...

I'd rethink that cow elk trip to NM. Hunting big game with a shotgun? Bleh. I'm sad for you guys who have to do that.
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