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Forum: Bowhunting
12-02-2007, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: best way to find spots

Maps, maps, maps! (BLM) You can find good hunting in small parcels near small towns all over the place and people do not mind a bow, so make sure you tell them a couple of times you are bow hunting....
Forum: Bowhunting
12-02-2007, 02:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,222
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: Stabbed in the Back!!!!!!

I could see your friend thinking he could hunt the land, being friends and such. A courtesy call would have been nice. Bringing outsiders into your lease without permission is a stab in the back for...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-26-2007, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: asking for tips on tracking.need help

My experience is mule deer run to cover when hurt and whitetail run to water, if available. Your deer is out there and will be coyote food if you don't find it. You should find it for your own...
11-23-2007, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,332
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: What happened to my buck? Please read

It is my experience you hit him high, just below the spine. The deer falls down and then gets up and runs away when you collect your gear. No blood to follow. I would get some help and follow all the...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-19-2007, 05:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,075
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: Finally!!!!....My first Buck!

Congrats on your first bow deer. I got mine last weekend and I don't think I will ever look back. Bow hunting kicks butt! MV out!
Forum: Bowhunting
11-18-2007, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,073
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: My first deer with a bow at 49

After a rough season I did feel like a teenager again. There is something about bowhunting that is up close and personal. The good part is I bet I can find land near every small town in Montana that...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-18-2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,073
Posted By MontanaVet

My first deer with a bow at 49

I never hunted with a bow until this year my brother and me took the archery safety course. We started out hunting during the bow season with no luck. Then the road to my honey hole got closed right...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-03-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,116
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: Weirdo in the woods.(Long)

Another thing to think about is the police do not go against an armed person alone and at the disadvantage of being in a tree. You could end up dead in a gunfight against a rifle. Gather information...
10-28-2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: Tresspassing fines

We had something like that happen here on Montana. Young guys burglarizing cabins are confronted by a angry land owner. The land owner fires his shotgun,what directionno one knows, and the perps...
10-25-2007, 08:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,164
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: 45-70 buffalo classic

Wesson & Harrington Long Range Sight

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This sight is made to fit the H&R 1871 Buffalo Rifle and the Wesson...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-14-2007, 06:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,798
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: Indulge me knife guys.....

I have spent thousands on knives. When it is all said and done I say you cannot beat a good Buck Knife. I even use some special editions, as long as I have one tucked away. It is not becasue their...
10-07-2007, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,164
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: 45-70 buffalo classic

Anyway, as soon as I harvest my first animal with the Buffalo Classic I am removing the scope and putting the Wesson & Harrington back on. It is way more fun to shoot that way. MV out!
10-05-2007, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,164
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: 45-70 buffalo classic

You know, when I was sighting in the scope I was sure I could hear the ghosts of the mountain men saying, I wish we had one of those. The scope is the Leupold VXIII and has not moved. For the record,...
10-04-2007, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,164
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: 45-70 buffalo classic

I own the Buffalo Classic 45/70 and love it. The last time I shot I used the Buffalo Bore 405 gr. J.F.N. (2000 fps / M.E. 3597 ft. lbs.) out to 300 yards because that was all the distance I had to...
09-07-2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,314
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: Binoculars?

I have to disagree. You can't just trash one of the better US companies and consider it Gopel. What kind of Leupold binoculars did you use? For top of the line and as goods as those foreign...
Forum: Optics
08-31-2007, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: IOR SCOPES

I had one. They have very good glass and sight picture. My only complaint, and the reason I sold mine, was the eye relief. I need longer eye relief and IOR doesn't give much. MV out!
Forum: Guns
08-21-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,821
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: Bushmaster Varminter

I personally owned one and it is a very accurate rifle. I don't know the group size, but it was as good as any bolt action rifle. The plus side is the match trigger, very smooth. The down side for me...
08-17-2007, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,432
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: Ruger Blackhawk 41 Mag.

He is probably talking about the New Model Blackhawk. I have one and it shoots great. I have been using the new Federal Fusion Ammo and it is great too. The recoil is solid and not too bad in a heavy...
07-29-2007, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By MontanaVet

Are bow strings all about the string?

I have a 2007 Hoyt Vectrix bow and wanted some better strings.

I ask over at Archery Talk and decide to order Winners Choice. (They are not a sponsor here are they because the Mod at Archery...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-15-2007, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,352
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: Exhibitionist Does ?

OK, I'm all in. The rut comes during the general rifle season here in Montana. Every year I see does out in the open making themselves available for bucks and making deer noises. Then, usually during...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-10-2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,304
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: Blood trailing flashlights

I have been using the Surefire G2 with a blue lens cover the last two years. You need to have extra batteries because they only last an hour and when they go out, they are out. It is great for making...
06-14-2007, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,762
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: How do you tell the difference with a Whitetail and Mule

I find the easiest way is mule deer have that black tip on the end of their tail. Also, whitetailseem skittish to me and flee for almost nothing. MV out!
06-08-2007, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,386
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: Bear problems! help!

Right now you don't have a deer feeder, you have a bear feeder. You have to get rid of the food so the bear moves on. If you have one bear, you will probably have more. Good luck! MV out
05-27-2007, 12:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: MT fall bear hunting

You can buy the maps at the US Forest service offices around the state. They usually have them posted on a wall so you can look at them. The problem you will have, is after the orange army hits the...
05-24-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By MontanaVet

Spring bears win this time

So we started our hunt with great anticipation. We loaded for bear and headed out.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f210/MontanaVet/DSCF0029.jpg

the scenery was awesome on the way...

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05-24-2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: MT fall bear hunting

Bear Season starts in September during the bow season and rifle season starts around the end of October. You can use a rifle for fall bear hunting and the area you picked is a good one. Go to the...
Forum: Guns
05-10-2007, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,679
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: Buckmark Camper vs. Ruger Mk III

I owned both of these pistols and I could not get rid of the Ruger fast enough. What a jamming, hard to reassemble piece of junk. The Buckmark Camper is the way to go in that price range. MV out!
Forum: Guns
05-02-2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: Teflon coating?

If you want a lifetime finish with a good guarantee, then ROBAR,http://www.robarguns.com/,is the way to go. I have the Roguard finish with NP3 internals on two rifles and they are the very best....
03-26-2007, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,672
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: Compound bow for a new shooter, recommendations please.

Like you, I was looking to buy the best for me and my money. The Hoyt Vectrix won me over. The really light bow you held was probably the Matthews Drenalin. I know it is a good bow, but my mind was...
03-25-2007, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,672
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: Compound bow for a new shooter, recommendations please.

I just started back into archery and I highly recommend a archery shop. They can measure your draw length and get you setup with a bow. I was buying the Hoyt Trykon when I was shown I could have the...
02-27-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,927
Posted By MontanaVet

Deer can bite!

Roping A Deer. BAD IDEA!


I hadthis idea that I was going to rope a deer, put it in a stall,[/align]feed it up on cornfor a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it.The first[/align]step in...
Forum: Guns
02-21-2007, 10:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,109
Posted By MontanaVet

Give Jim another chance

I personally own 3 AR's, 3 AK's, and 3 SKS's. My most favorite rifles for now are in 45/70. I also own 23 various hunting rifles and shotguns.

I am reading all this about Jim Zumbo and now Ted...
Forum: Guns
02-19-2007, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,686
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: who still loves the .41 mag?

I own the S&W Model 357PD .41 magnum. This revolver is so much more fun to shoot than my .44, and in my opinion, every bit as good. Why, because all the old guys in the know loved them. MV out!
02-19-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,359
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: Back country hunts and boots!!

Ditto on the Danner Pronghorn 800 grams. Another very serious consideration is Sorel (http://www.sorel.com/) for a second pair. These boots probably saved my life.

The snow was wet and I changed...
Forum: Guns
02-18-2007, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: Zumbo-Hillary-Pelosi

Assault Rifles For Hunters?

As I write this, I'm hunting coyotes in southeastern Wyoming with Eddie Stevenson, PR Manager for Remington Arms, Greg Dennison, who is senior research engineer for...
02-17-2007, 11:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,153
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: Elk herds reduced by wolves

I was against wolves at first. What I have found is the wolves keep the elk moving from what has been traditional, "private Property",locations allowing me to have more chances to harvest my elk. I...
02-17-2007, 11:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,667
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: Possible Career

Whoa, on the negative comments. My neighbor at my country house is a guide. In the off season he is a forest fire fighter. This guys has five trucks and crews and just bought a sixth truck. Some...
Forum: Guns
12-26-2006, 02:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 34,363
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: Browning BLR reviews/opinions wanted

I was surfing through and just happened to read this thread.

I own the Browning 81 lightweight stainless BLR in .300 WSM with the straight stock. This rifle along with my Marlin 45/70 are my all...
12-12-2006, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,008
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: Never used a firearm, looking to try, could use resources.

What I would do is get a Marlin Bolt Action 22 Rifle (http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/BoltAction22/925.aspx) and practice until you are good at it. This is one of the most accurate...
12-06-2006, 06:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,274
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: GETTING YOUR DEER OUT OF WOODS

You really need several ways to get your deer out. The cart does not work well in thick vegetation. A sled would be better for that situation. I will say the cart is slightly harder than just walking...
12-04-2006, 06:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,274
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: GETTING YOUR DEER OUT OF WOODS

A deer cart with one set of big wheels works great. MV out!

Super Mag Hauler...
12-03-2006, 09:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,236
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: Looking to hunt Elk.

Read the latest Field and Stream about a first time elk hunter. Start exercising six months early. Walk your legs off. Find some steps like a high school football stadium and start walking them. When...
12-01-2006, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,293
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: Hunting a Blizzard....

While the blizzard is going you should find sheltered ridges with fir trees. Still hunt along the ridge and be ready to ambush a buck that does not see or hear you coming.

If the blizzard...
11-30-2006, 05:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,735
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: FIELD DRESSING

I was taught you have to split the pelvis bone and cut the anus out. The droppings do not matter as much as not breaking the urine sack. I was also told it is embarrassing to bring your deer to the...
Forum: Guns
11-29-2006, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,710
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: custom rifle

Affordable and good. I think they were written about in Field and Stream Magazine. MV out!

http://www.montanarifleman.com/index.html
Forum: Guns
11-29-2006, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,711
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: School me on ammo

I used the FederalPremium Vital-Shok and went by "the .270 was made for a 130 grain bullet" theory" and did well. My complaint was the bullets always passed through and the animal ran a good ways...
Forum: Guns
11-28-2006, 07:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,711
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: School me on ammo

I only use one kind of ammo now. I recommend Winchester 140 gr. Supreme Fail Safe if your rifle will group well. I never have a problem with Fail Safe. MV out!
Forum: Guns
11-25-2006, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,104
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: .270 question

Sorry, I should learn to read better. Here is from a ballistics calculator I have had good success with. I tape mine on the inside of my rear Butler Creek Flip-up cap and also try to remember them...
Forum: Guns
11-24-2006, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,104
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: .270 question

Bullet Diameter: .277
Bullet: Remington PSP CoreLokt 130 grain
Bullet Weight: 130
Ballistic Coefficient: .0342
Muzzle Velocity: 3060
Zero Distance (yds.): 200 yards
No wind calculated
...
Forum: Guns
11-24-2006, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By MontanaVet

RE: shooting ?

When shooting uphill or down hill you always aim a little lower, but do not take your crosshairs off the animal. MV out!
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