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09-11-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,620
Posted By n5638b

Some info on how to get the moose to come to...

Some info on how to get the moose to come to you....We were in a new to us area here in Colorado about 15 years ago. We had a mix of leftover cow elk and over the counter bull elks tags between 6 of...
04-11-2010, 06:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,868
Posted By n5638b

Man, don't get me started! I've been hunting elk...

Man, don't get me started! I've been hunting elk here in Colorado for the last 32 years. The fever never leaves. Might be a few moments when I don't think about it, like maybe Christmas Day but then...
Forum: Reloading
04-06-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,774
Posted By n5638b

Check ebay, craigslist, gunbroker for used...

Check ebay, craigslist, gunbroker for used scales. I paid $30 for an old RCBS scale, also paid $30 for a new cheap digital scale. Both work great. The one thing you need to have is check weights to...
Forum: Reloading
04-06-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,895
Posted By n5638b

Hi Rick, have fun when you come out here! I load...

Hi Rick, have fun when you come out here! I load my 308 with basic Remington Core-lokts, 180 grain. I've found these shoot very well out of my Browning and the bull elk I shot last year had 0 heart...
02-05-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By n5638b

One other thing to think about a group hunt...

One other thing to think about a group hunt application is that all of you will get the tags or none of you will. If your applying for a unit that needs preference points, DOW will take the guy with...
12-11-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By n5638b

We've hunted unit 12 the past 4 years and just...

We've hunted unit 12 the past 4 years and just have begun to figure out the pattern the elk use in 1st rifle. The White River herd is the largest in the state (44,000), but they are also scattered...
11-26-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,041
Posted By n5638b

Cajun, IMR 4895 works pretty well for both my...

Cajun, IMR 4895 works pretty well for both my .308 and my sons 30-06. But I just started using VihtaVouri N135 and have to say I love it! About the same powder charge, but the groups are tighter than...
Forum: Reloading
11-26-2009, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,737
Posted By n5638b

I agree with one post, try a heavier bullet. My...

I agree with one post, try a heavier bullet. My Browning BLR .308 loves the 180 grain vs 150. Have not found a powder/bullet combo in 150 grain that works. Bump up to 165 and especially 180s and I...
11-26-2009, 07:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,041
Posted By n5638b

5538Colorado Cajun, Nice looking elk! Here's a...

5538Colorado Cajun,
Nice looking elk! Here's a pic of the one I shot this year. Your right, Winchester does not make a 165 grain PP bullet. I used to load/hunt with Winchester Silvertips, but I...
11-22-2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,041
Posted By n5638b

Colorado Cajun, You might try Remington...

Colorado Cajun, You might try Remington Core-Lokts (PSPCL). I've found that they are the cheapest production bullet per round, but they are just as accurate as the ballistic tips if loaded right....
11-01-2009, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,787
Posted By n5638b

I always shoot whatever bullet is the most...

I always shoot whatever bullet is the most accurate. I have yet to find a 150 grain load that shoots nearly as well as 180 grain in my Browning 308. My rifle just likes a heavier slug. As far as make...
10-26-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 24,046
Posted By n5638b

One other thing to consider when choosing an elk...

One other thing to consider when choosing an elk rifle is the hunting terrain and where you will be taking the shot. I've hunted all over Colorado and where we hunt now is typical. Aspen groves,...
10-25-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,318
Posted By n5638b

Good Job! A tip for you for next year to make it...

Good Job! A tip for you for next year to make it a little easier on the pack out. Get on DOW's website and order the "Down to the Bone" video. Best money I ever spent! If you leave the bones & hide...
10-15-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,845
Posted By n5638b

Nice 5x5

This 5x5 trotted in front of me last Saturday morning at a range of 180 feet! His heart just was not into running anymore :) Only bad thing is he fell and died in a stump hole! Thankfully we had a...
09-23-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,888
Posted By n5638b

I thought I'd share an experience calling in...

I thought I'd share an experience calling in moose we had. We were rifle elk hunting here in Colorado in an area we had never hunted before. 5 rifle hunters and a friend of mine who bow hunted elk...
Forum: Reloading
09-14-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By n5638b

Powder question

Got a powder question for eveybody. Had a friend give me 2 containers of powder her husband used for reloading before he passed away. One's marked Hodgen 4831, the other simply 4895.
These...
Forum: Reloading
08-27-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By n5638b

Cast bullet question

Ok, need some help here. I started casting my first bullets tonight and had some weird results ( I think). I cast some
250 gr 50 cal REAL's, some 180 gr 30 cal and 175 gr 40 cal. Used all Lee molds...
08-16-2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,608
Posted By n5638b

Jakes, I have lived here and hunted in Colorado...

Jakes, I have lived here and hunted in Colorado for the last 31 years and have seen many experience altitude sickness when coming up from lower elevations. I live at 7000 ft and sometimes still get...
05-09-2009, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,089
Posted By n5638b

RE: 1st colorado hunt

We used to hunt in unit 43 southwest of Sunlight Ski area. If you go south out of Glenwood Springs take the CR117 road past the ski area. You'll end up in the White River national forest. That road...
Forum: Black Powder
05-04-2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By n5638b

44 cap & ball question

Hi everybody, just curious if anybody has done any research into the energy of a 44 cap & ball load? Kind of looking for specific number at muzzle and 50 yds. Failing that info, any ideas on how to...
04-26-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,878
Posted By n5638b

RE: 1st Colorado hunt (Pogosa Springs)

One thing you want to do is get on Colorado Division of Wildlife's website and order their "Down to the Bone" video. Especially if you are backpacking in and out, you'll want to debone that elk right...
Forum: Black Powder
04-26-2009, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,538
Posted By n5638b

RE: CVA Optima and Power Belts

I have 2 CVA's in 50 cal. Both seem to like Pyrodex better than 777. They also seem
to like lower charges versus higher. 70-90 grain range I'll see sub 6" groups @ 100 yards
open sights shooting...
09-03-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,255
Posted By n5638b

RE: cwd concern

A check of the stats has always shown me that the elk actually effected by cwd isabout 1.2% of the elk harvested in Colorado. Something like 12 elk tested positive out of 966 tested. Colorado DOW...
Forum: Reloading
01-09-2008, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By n5638b

9mm question

Looking for a defense load for a 9mm. Something more than factory loads, won't blow up the gun, but might approach 40 s&w in power...any ideas? Thanks.
Forum: Reloading
11-13-2007, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,335
Posted By n5638b

Reminington Bulk Bullets

Hi Folks, Just curious if anybody has had any experience with buying Remington bullets in bulk? ie..500 or more at a time. With my boysstarting to shootnow, we are going through the slugs fast! Also,...
09-17-2007, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By n5638b

RE: Pack animal fees

You might try Sombrero Ranches.They rent horses all over the state, will bring them & pick them - $400/week includes tack. You'd have to search the internet for the number. There are others I've...
Forum: Black Powder
09-17-2007, 08:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,915
Posted By n5638b

RE: Back from hunting

FG, You're right, the ml hunt was warm! We saw a dozen or so elk in our area, even had a bull & cow broadside at 30 yards! If he had been a shooter, he'd be in the freezer.Too warm yet to get much...
Forum: Black Powder
09-02-2007, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By n5638b

RE: Get the Kids involved!

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I actually struggle with this. If you take a neighbor kid hunting, then they expect you to take them all the time--this is an issue because most of the places I have to hunt are two...
Forum: Black Powder
09-02-2007, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By n5638b

Get the Kids involved!

Come on guys, lets get the kids involved and share our passion for hunting & shooting!!

http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2007Sep02/0,4670,FewerHunters,00.html
09-02-2007, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By n5638b

Gets the kids involved!

We really need to get the kids involved, share our passion for hunting!

http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2007Sep02/0,4670,FewerHunters,00.html
08-25-2007, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,549
Posted By n5638b

RE: taking horses to colorado from illinois

slim23,
Almost 30 years agp, my Grandad gave me a horse, brought it out to Colorado from Illinois. We lived at 7000 feet then. It took her a good month before that mare aclimated to the altitude....
Forum: Black Powder
08-22-2007, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,065
Posted By n5638b

RE: Conical Suggestions

Here's some testing I did this summer since I needed to figure out what conical I wanted to use here in Colorado. The 385 gr Great Plains is pretty impressive. The test was shooting into a 5 gal...
Forum: Black Powder
08-21-2007, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By n5638b

RE: 209 Primer Question

cayugad, That's kind of what I thought, no adverse affects, just an interesting phenomenon to live with.

dmurphy, I have 2 CVA's, Buckhorn & Elkhorn models. Bought a 44 cal cap & ball pistol...
Forum: Black Powder
08-21-2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By n5638b

209 Primer Question

Was wondering why some of my 209 primers have the center blown back towards the bolt and some don't after I fire them. CCI's and Remington Kleanbores have done this on 2 rifles. As ahandloader for...
08-16-2007, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By n5638b

RE: Picture from Colorado

Yeah it's a shame the Park Service has proposed to spend 17 million dollars
to hire snipers to cull the herd in RMNP....I'd pay for a tag to hunt there.
Would not even call it a hunt, more like a...
Forum: Black Powder
08-13-2007, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By n5638b

26 days....

No reason for this post except to say....26 DAYS LEFT UNTIL OPENING MORNING OF MUZZLELOADING ELK SEASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D:D:D:D





Its getting exciting around here!
Forum: Black Powder
08-08-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By n5638b

Scared me...More BP Pistol help please!

Hi Guys, went out today and shot my new 44 cal revolver. Am not doing something right. Am using #10 caps, when I put them on and try to fire, the first time the hammer strikes, they do nothing, then...
Forum: Black Powder
08-07-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By n5638b

RE: BP Pistol question

Cayugad, do you use some sort of lube on top of the ball for a seal?
Forum: Black Powder
08-07-2007, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By n5638b

BP Pistol question

Hi all, Just got a bp pistol for my birthday and have a couple of questions. It is an 1851Navy Civilian replica by Pietta, 44 cal. Can a guy shoot conicalsout if this suchas the Buffalo Bullet Slick...
08-03-2007, 08:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,634
Posted By n5638b

RE: Elk Hunting in Colorado?

1. Get on Colorado Division of Wildlife's site and do your research. Compare the harvest statistics for the units you might want to hunt in.
http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/BigGame/Statistics/...
Forum: Black Powder
08-01-2007, 09:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,527
Posted By n5638b

RE: Inline conical shooters?

Here's a fairly inexpensive option for us newbys to muzzy hunting:

Rifle: CVA Buckhorn $99 @Walmart or $120 @ Cabelas
Bullet: Either Copper 295 gr Powerbelt Aerotip, 348 gr Powerbelt lead or...
Forum: Black Powder
07-11-2007, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,446
Posted By n5638b

RE: OSHA crap!

Well at least OSHA extended the comment period until September...
Forum: Black Powder
07-10-2007, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,446
Posted By n5638b

RE: OSHA crap!

Falcon, As I have not read the entire proposed rule changes I cannot speak to the whole thing. What does bother me is that what I have read so far in the document, OSHA DOES define primers, caps etc....
Forum: Black Powder
07-07-2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By n5638b

RE: Where to buy rifle

You might check your local Walmart if you can wait a bit. The guy at the one near me told me they clearance out almost all of their muzzleloaders every fall after Thanksgiving. Bought mine for $99...
Forum: Black Powder
07-05-2007, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,139
Posted By n5638b

RE: More Ballistics Testing...

FG, I thought you had been steering me towards the great plains?

What's with the bullet weights anyway? When I hand load for my .308, I always weigh the slugs beforehand. Just did that tonight...
Forum: Black Powder
07-05-2007, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,139
Posted By n5638b

More Ballistics Testing...

Okay guys, I seen a bunch of these tests posted before, but I was born in Missouri, so I usually need to see it for myself! Besides, I need to find my elk load...
Went out today with five 5 gallon...
Forum: Black Powder
06-30-2007, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By n5638b

RE: Ballistic Testing Media....or something

greatplains, was just curious. What charge were you using when you tested those bullets? Do you think the powerbelt came apart because you were so close? When I shot them, I was using 100 grains of...
Forum: Black Powder
06-30-2007, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By n5638b

RE: Ballistic Testing Media....or something

fg, we will be east of you, about 20 miles west of Yampa this year. Elk tags all around, 2 muzzy bull tags for myself and buddy, 3 cow tags for 1st rifle for our sons & 2 either sex for the other 2...
Forum: Black Powder
06-30-2007, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By n5638b

Ballistic Testing Media....or something

Okay Guys, I'm on the hunt for something to shoot into that does not cost twice what I paid for my muzzleloader (ie..ballistic gelatin). Here in Colorado, we have to hunt without sabots, which leaves...
Forum: Black Powder
06-21-2007, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,715
Posted By n5638b

RE: cva wolf or cva buckhorn

terbzz, bought a Buckhorn at Walmart last winter on clearance for $99. Am amazed at how accurate it can be. I'm getting 3" or better groups at 100 yds, 1.5" at 50 and even 6" groups so far at 200...
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