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11-22-2005, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,800
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: CAPSTANS WINCH

Elk Killer,

The actual strap is less than 1 inch wide and probably only 3/16” thick. What they have done is every few hundred yards on the strap they tied a loop in it that fits over the ball...
11-21-2005, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,800
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: CAPSTANS WINCH

I was out in Colorado a couple of week ago and camped with a group of guys that had what I thought to be the “Best Invention” out there.

They contacted the local phone company and asked when...
Forum: Guns
10-28-2005, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,693
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: Sako model 75 in .375 H&H

I haven’t seen the Sako in .375 H&H. However, my boss has a Winchester Model 70 Safari Grade in .375 H&H.I had the chance to shoot ita couple of weeks ago, what a treat.

I can only imagine...
10-18-2005, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,725
Posted By ssmith_1187

10-12-2005, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,725
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: Gunnison area CO Weather

Buck Knife,

I am headed out to Unit 55 for the 3rd Rifle season in November. This will be my first trip out to CO for Elk so I would love to hear a report when you get back.

Regards,
Steve
08-29-2005, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: Purifying Water

Another alternative is to use Katadyn's Micropur.

Purifying water couldn't be easier, simply drop a Micropur tablet into a quart of water; drink with confidence and no chemical aftertaste.
...
08-26-2005, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,024
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: Camp Gun

Thanks guys......I appreciate the responses. One less thing I need to lug out there :)

Regards,
Steve
08-26-2005, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,024
Posted By ssmith_1187

Camp Gun

I will be Elk hunting in Colorado (GMU 55 just outside Gunnison) for the first time this November. My mind is racing with things that I just don’t experience in the Upper Midwest.

One of the...
07-21-2005, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: Range Finders

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the one thing I never understood about Leica rangefinders is they aren't waterproof or fogproof.

Regards,
Steve
Forum: Guns
07-15-2005, 07:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,963
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: Left handed rifles

Boy do I feel your pain.

Being a lefty I was looking for a left handed 30-06 in SS with a black synthetic stock......they're just not out there.

I ended up with a left handed Ruger M77 Mark...
Forum: Guns
07-05-2005, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,828
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: Best Scope for Ruger SRH .44 Mag

Porter,

I do not have any experience with handgun hunting in Texas or the surrounding areas. However, I do have experience with the Ruger Super Redhawk .44mag with a 7.5" BBL and scopes.

I...
05-31-2005, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,585
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: Colorado Draw elk tags

I drew my cow tag :)

Regards,
Steve
05-26-2005, 08:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,025
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: giadia

While I haven't tried the AquaMira product, it is a 2 part system, versus the Katadyn MP1 product:

http://www.katadyn.net/micropur.html

Chlorine dioxide can take up to 4 hours to remove...
Forum: Guns
04-26-2005, 10:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,722
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: What deer gun caliber?

Originally hailing from Illinois (no rifles allowed), getting a rifle was new to me. I did my homework and investigated the calibers. I wanted something that was versatile and easy to get a hold of...
04-04-2005, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: Cabela's Windshear Fleece

W&M,

I live in Sun Prairie...right outside of Madison. I am gearing up for a trip to Colorado this fall and for some Northern Wisconsin whitetails next year. :)

Regards,
Steve
04-04-2005, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: Cabela's Windshear Fleece

Spyro,

I went with 100% Merino Wool long underwear...nice stuff, I've been happy with it.

I plan on topping it with a Woolrich Alaskan Shirt. I'm looking at the Cabela's WindShear as my...
04-04-2005, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By ssmith_1187

Cabela's Windshear Fleece

I am looking for a wind stopping article of clothing to sandwich between 2 layers of wool.

Has anyone had any experience (good or bad) with Cabela’s WindShear Fleece?

Thank you in...
03-18-2005, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: Blackpowder Question

150 pound draw weight which drops to a 20 pound hold weight after the let off...and he is NOT shooting a cross bow :eek:

Regards,
Steve
03-17-2005, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: Blackpowder Question

OOPS.....I forgot to mention he hunts at 1000 yards.

Regards,
Steve
03-17-2005, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By ssmith_1187

Blackpowder Question

Now I am by no means a blackpowder expert...though I have shot a couple in my life. But I was talking with someone that claims to shoot 500 grain conical bullets out to 1000 yards with a blackpowder...
Forum: Guns
03-14-2005, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,397
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: Mounting a Scope

I'm a little surprised nobody mentioned anything about lapping the scope rings.

Regards,
Steve
03-09-2005, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: Underwear Question

Thanks for all of the replies!!!!

Regards,
Steve
Forum: Guns
03-08-2005, 03:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,560
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: Which 30-06 should I get?

Bigbulls,



Not in left handed models they aren't [:@]

Regards,
Steve
03-08-2005, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By ssmith_1187

Underwear Question

Long underwear question that is.

I am planning an Elk hunting trip to Colorado this November. In looking at my current list of gear I decided to buy some new long underwear.

I am looking...
Forum: Guns
03-03-2005, 07:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,321
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: Leupold Scopes?

Danny,



Not a problem...I'm pretty thick skinned. :)

Regards,
Steve
Forum: Guns
03-03-2005, 04:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,321
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: Leupold Scopes?

Solitary Man,

All good points, but I consider most of those (reticles, turrent knobs) to be "bells and whistles".

Originally my only point was I followed the recommendation of two people...
Forum: Guns
03-03-2005, 12:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,321
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: Leupold Scopes?

Solitary Man,



Other than how are their needs not the same as yours???

Regards,
Steve
Forum: Guns
03-03-2005, 08:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,321
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: Leupold Scopes?

jdreddish,

You're absolutely 110% correct. Like most other optic manufacturers...Leupold too offers a "low-end" product line.

Regards,
Steve
Forum: Guns
03-03-2005, 08:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,421
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: who's got a 30-06.

I will have a 30-06 in about 9 days :)

Regards,
Steve
Forum: Guns
03-03-2005, 07:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,321
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: Leupold Scopes?

I have had the pleasure of talking in depth to a couple of competitive shooters. One shot at Camp Perry for 20 years and another shoots competitive benchrest.

What was the one thing they both...
Forum: Guns
03-03-2005, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By ssmith_1187

Scope Levelers

I recently purchased a new rifle and scope. While I have mounted 1 scope before, on my Ruger SRH, I want to make sure the scope is mounted the best it can be.

I am familiar with lapping bars...
02-11-2005, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,655
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: Propane Camping Heaters

Thanks losthwy!!!!

Regards,
Steve
02-10-2005, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,655
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: Propane Camping Heaters

Does anyone know of an indoor heater you can use at 10,000 feet? The Mr. Buddy is only good to 7,000 feet.

Regards,
Steve
01-27-2005, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,970
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: Elk hunting sleeping bag

One of the trick I have learned is about 30 minutes before turning in for the night, heat a pot of water and pour it into a 32 ounce HDPE Nalgene bottle. Throw that in your sleeping bag and it will...
01-19-2005, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,283
Posted By ssmith_1187

RE: North America Hunting Club...

handloader and greenjeans,

Can you tell me what products they had you test?

Regards,
Steve
01-19-2005, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,343
Posted By ssmith_1187

Rifle Selection

I think I am down to two choices in terms of a rifle.

1) Remington 700 BDL SS
2) Ruger M77 Mark II

The caliber I am settling in on is .30-06. This rifle is going to be used mainly for...
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