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05-01-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By txhunter58

I have a 3" blade folding type knife I have had...

I have a 3" blade folding type knife I have had since high school. I am 61 now! It has field dressed and butchered many an animal, from deer, hogs, to lots of elk. I can break down an elk with...
04-20-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,816
Posted By txhunter58

7mm mag. Something like this for deer: ...

7mm mag.

Something like this for deer:

https://carolinamunitions.com/hornady-80596-custom-lite-7mm-remington-magnum-139-gr-sst-200-rounds.html?asaid=as0004
03-21-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,144
Posted By txhunter58

You might let us know what your aprox budget is...

You might let us know what your aprox budget is for the "outfitter" If you are talking a max of say $5000, then the ranches mentioned are probably a bit more than that.
07-04-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By txhunter58

A lot depends on what kind of country you will be...

A lot depends on what kind of country you will be hunting and what season. Sagebrush, oakbrush, aspens??? And the specific season will determine where the deer will be as well.
06-05-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By txhunter58

Won't really know for a while how the new system...

Won't really know for a while how the new system affected the normal draws. But certainly, the 0 point units have the most to lose. My nephew and I were both able to draw E/S muzzy elk tags with 0...
06-05-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By txhunter58

There are already 30,000 less Colorado NR hunters...

There are already 30,000 less Colorado NR hunters due to increased prices. The current round of price hikes I would put down as smart marketing: $10 for a Habitat fee and $40 for a preference point,...
06-02-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By txhunter58

You misunderstand Muley. I was being sarcastic. ...

You misunderstand Muley. I was being sarcastic. Those are the arguments that have been used by residents for years talking to NRs. If we try to say that the ever increasing fees are unfair, we are...
06-02-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By txhunter58

If they do raise prices on you, then just...

If they do raise prices on you, then just remember what residents have been telling us each time they raise prices on us. It is even more true for residents: The tag is one of the least expensive...
06-02-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By txhunter58

Please read the first paragraph of the first...

Please read the first paragraph of the first page..............

And the start of the second: "While it is time to celebrate, there is much to be done......"

Pretty ominous from our point of...
06-02-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By txhunter58

New revenue streams for Colorado

http://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/Commission/2018/June/Item_10-Director%27s_Comments-June2018-PWCMtg.pdf

Looks like Colorado has found a bunch of ways to increase revenue in the future, and now ...
05-07-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By txhunter58

Very nice buck. They are better eating in Velvet...

Very nice buck. They are better eating in Velvet too! (no testosterone).

My ranch is near Sonora and there are a LOT of free ranging axis in that area. You can see a big one on any ranch at any...
Forum: Black Powder
04-08-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By txhunter58

I shoot 460 gr 0.504s in my White. Get them...

I shoot 460 gr 0.504s in my White. Get them from Bullshop. Good fit

https://bullshop.weebly.com/-bullet-prices.html
04-01-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By txhunter58

Nice pictures and memories. No matter our...

Nice pictures and memories. No matter our different backgrounds, most of us have great memories of hunts with our Dad. Mine passed away 30 years ago, but I still think about those memories often.
03-27-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,956
Posted By txhunter58

Yes, tag fees could be called a "users tax". You...

Yes, tag fees could be called a "users tax". You only pay it if you hunt. However, though we may not pay a tax on groceries when we hunt there, we give money to the grocery man, the gasoline man...
03-26-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,956
Posted By txhunter58

Here is the Bill. Looks like it cleared the...

Here is the Bill. Looks like it cleared the Senate and is headed for the House:
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2018A/bills/2018a_143_ren.pdf
03-26-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,956
Posted By txhunter58

The rub is that they have been ONLY going up for...

The rub is that they have been ONLY going up for nonresidents. However, there is a bill in the current Colorado legislature (senate I believe) that could raise resident fees and allow for annual...
02-09-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,956
Posted By txhunter58

FACT: 1) resident prices are set and can not be...

FACT: 1) resident prices are set and can not be raised unless the legislature specifically raises them. 2) NR prices CAN be raised every year in which the economy ticks upward and usually are.
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02-08-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,956
Posted By txhunter58

Thanks for setting me straight! Everyone reading...

Thanks for setting me straight! Everyone reading this realizes that Colorado has the right to rise NR prices every year and 95% of the years they are going to do that. And if you read my post you...
02-06-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,956
Posted By txhunter58

Here is a link to this years price increases: ...

Here is a link to this years price increases:

http://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/Commission/2017/Nov/W-2-Combined_CPI_TrappingEdits_AsApproved.pdf


Bull / either sex tag is now $660 (up $20)...
02-06-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,956
Posted By txhunter58

[QUOTE=flags;4327832]How do you figure? I am a...

[QUOTE=flags;4327832]How do you figure? I am a 5th generation CO native that now lives in TX and I know for a fact the CO NR licenses do not increase in price every year. So please take a moment and...
02-05-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,956
Posted By txhunter58

I would feel a little better about it if NRs...

I would feel a little better about it if NRs didn't have to pay for most of those DOWs new trucks, gas, programs, etc. In Colorado, NRs have a "cost of living" price increase EVERY year. If the...
Forum: Black Powder
01-21-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,496
Posted By txhunter58

What inline has the powder positioned directly...

What inline has the powder positioned directly under the primer?

I should have said "directly inline with the flame channel of the breechplug"

It might work, but I think you will have some...
Forum: Black Powder
01-18-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,496
Posted By txhunter58

It may be safe, but IMO you should NOT use BH 209...

It may be safe, but IMO you should NOT use BH 209 in a sidelock I love the stuff in my inlines but there are too many negatives to use it in a sidehammer.
1) The grains are all the same size...
Forum: Black Powder
12-27-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By txhunter58

Need to know what powder you are using. ...

Need to know what powder you are using.

Regardless of how you actually clean your rifle, you should apply a lite coat of bore oil after you finish cleaning. I apply a lightly coated patch with...
Forum: West
12-18-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By txhunter58

Maybe his owner had him out hiking in the woods...

Maybe his owner had him out hiking in the woods and the dog got tired/ couldn't keep up, so he tied him there while he went on hiking. When he came back the dog was gone. It is possible
Forum: Black Powder
12-10-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By txhunter58

I have heard some really good things about the...

I have heard some really good things about the Triumph. However, this is not the gun you want to buy if you plan on using conical bullets at any point. States like Colorado ONLY allow conicals (no...
Forum: West
11-21-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,914
Posted By txhunter58

I would have to say that if I were the OP, I...

I would have to say that if I were the OP, I would not be coming back on here after the "welcome" you guys gave him. Hey the guy has never hunted. He doesn't know the Jargon. So he said something...
Forum: Black Powder
11-12-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,486
Posted By txhunter58

Yes, but who is going to hunt with 30-35 gr of...

Yes, but who is going to hunt with 30-35 gr of powder? Supressor is nice so you don't have to use hearing protection, but not sure it is useful in the field for what most people want it for: ...
Forum: Black Powder
11-02-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By txhunter58

You are working WAY to much. First of all,...

You are working WAY to much.

First of all, yes, I would run a dry patch down after the wet patch. You don't want to run the risk of getting the powder wet. And there will be some wet spots on the...
Forum: Black Powder
11-01-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By txhunter58

I have gotten in the habit of shooting and...

I have gotten in the habit of shooting and hunting with a fouled barrel. When I go to the range with 777, I pour 10-15 gr down the barrel (I don't measure it just estimate), load a cap, do NOT load...
Forum: Black Powder
11-01-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,307
Posted By txhunter58

Nice. Funny thing is I can hear the music when I...

Nice. Funny thing is I can hear the music when I read it!
Forum: Black Powder
11-01-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By txhunter58

I work up a load exactly as you suggest, but...

I work up a load exactly as you suggest, but usually start at 90 grains UNLESS I am using a very large bullet (like I did this year with a 460 gr). Then I start at 80 gr. How big of a bullet are...
10-30-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,696
Posted By txhunter58

"I use 140gr. & I'm finding out they have 150's...

"I use 140gr. & I'm finding out they have 150's and 158's. I haven't tried them out yet, but very happy with the 140 partitions."

The more different bullets I try, the more I seem to come back to...
10-29-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,696
Posted By txhunter58

A SIMs recoil pad will take a 30-06 down below 15...

A SIMs recoil pad will take a 30-06 down below 15 ft lbs of felt recoil. Or a 308 down to about a 243 perceived recoil

For one who has had 2 contisone shots in my neck, recoil is a BIG issue to...
10-27-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,532
Posted By txhunter58

When it comes to hunting rifles in the mountains,...

When it comes to hunting rifles in the mountains, I am a Goldilocks kind of a guy. This one is toooo heavy, this one is tooo light. This one is juuust right!

I don't like heavy or light...
10-22-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,696
Posted By txhunter58

30-06 for all the reasons mentioned above. ...

30-06 for all the reasons mentioned above.

That said, the 308 will do the jobs you want nicely

If you wanted that plus a little more zip, a 7mm mag does that job and is also popular enough to...
10-22-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,231
Posted By txhunter58

"I skin and quarter my deer, put them in a cooler...

"I skin and quarter my deer, put them in a cooler and take them home and process the meat and process the meat over the next week or so as my schedule allows. My wife and daughter join in and we...
Forum: Black Powder
09-21-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,350
Posted By txhunter58

Colorado elk vs. Hornady FPB 350

My brother used a load last week to get another elk which makes the 5th elk we have taken with this set up. He uses an Omega with 90 gr of BH 209 and a 350 gr FPB. Large cow elk was downhill and...
Forum: Black Powder
09-21-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By txhunter58

Nice pictures! I always seem to pic the wallows...

Nice pictures! I always seem to pic the wallows to sit at where they came yesterday, but not today!
Forum: Black Powder
08-26-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By txhunter58

Darn, wish it were still up. I would like to...

Darn, wish it were still up. I would like to contribute!
08-26-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,907
Posted By txhunter58

Never met him, but am tearing up as I write this....

Never met him, but am tearing up as I write this. He made a difference and will be missed.
07-08-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By txhunter58

It is a spam add. Gonna report to moderator

It is a spam add. Gonna report to moderator
Forum: Black Powder
06-20-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By txhunter58

Semi, don't you know that sidelocks are not as...

Semi, don't you know that sidelocks are not as accurate as inlines! Everyone knows that. LOL. I laugh when people say that
06-18-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,924
Posted By txhunter58

But not Colorado..........

But not Colorado..........
Forum: Black Powder
05-17-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,213
Posted By txhunter58

You don't need 150 gr of powder for quicker...

You don't need 150 gr of powder for quicker kills. My elk load is 90 gr of powder with a 350 gr bullet. That is with 777 or BH 209, so that is equivalent to about 105-108 gr of pyrodex/black...
Forum: Wanted
04-21-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By txhunter58

One of my crew may shoot an axis deer in the near...

One of my crew may shoot an axis deer in the near future, so if so, I will send you a PM and see what we can work out.
04-18-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,172
Posted By txhunter58

Wow. It has really come to this....

Wow. It has really come to this....
04-07-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,349
Posted By txhunter58

I wouldn't do well in a duel using flintlock...

I wouldn't do well in a duel using flintlock pistols! Have a friend that made a 50 cal pistol from scratch in flintlock and I got to shoot it once this weekend. I hit the ground in front of the...
04-04-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,303
Posted By txhunter58

Not really sure what you are trying to say...

Not really sure what you are trying to say Valentine. Are you giving us advice or asking?

I have not kept up with military style boots, but I won a pair of Kenetrek Moutain extreme boots at a...
03-20-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By txhunter58

Damn, what a shame! Can you transfer the AZ tag...

Damn, what a shame! Can you transfer the AZ tag to me, so you can go to CO this year??
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