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02-09-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,294
Posted By BarnesX.308

I recently bought a 6.5 Creedmoor. And I always...

I recently bought a 6.5 Creedmoor. And I always said, it was an answer to a question that nobody asked. Why did I finally buy one? It was something I didn't already have. I already had a 308,...
Forum: Guns
02-09-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 37,517
Posted By BarnesX.308

Totally agree. But the Creedmoor recoils like a...

Totally agree. But the Creedmoor recoils like a *****cat.
Forum: Northeast
02-02-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By BarnesX.308

He shot it while it was quartering-to. Kind of a...

He shot it while it was quartering-to. Kind of a neck/shoulder shot. Trying to angle arrow in between the shoulder blade and neck and out the opposite rib cage. Arrow didn't make it through. ...
Forum: Northeast
01-31-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By BarnesX.308

No Mention of New PA Archery Record?

About a month ago, the PA archery record was shattered. A 13-pointer that grossed 193 and netted 185 was scored and the record declared by the game commission. Nothing posted here.

Then, it...
01-31-2018, 04:02 AM
Forum: Guns
01-19-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,456
Posted By BarnesX.308

I am done spending a lot of money on rifles. I...

I am done spending a lot of money on rifles. I really don't need anything anymore either. We hunt in PA and don't have any long shots. Yet, I have a 300 Wby Mag, a 300 Win Mag and a 7mm Rem Mag. ...
Forum: Guns
01-14-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,456
Posted By BarnesX.308

A 1-hole group from a $375 rifle is not bad.

A 1-hole group from a $375 rifle is not bad.
Forum: Guns
01-13-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,456
Posted By BarnesX.308

Tried a new hand load yesterday. IMR4895. One...

Tried a new hand load yesterday. IMR4895. One hole group. That's pretty impressive. IMR4350 gave me a 3/4 inch group. Factory loads - 1 inch groups. I gotta say this is the most accurate rifle...
Forum: Guns
01-11-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,456
Posted By BarnesX.308

While it seems that Hornady has re-invented the...

While it seems that Hornady has re-invented the wheel with this round, it is still fun to shoot and accurate. I love that it has very modest recoil, even in a light and handy rifle. With my first...
Forum: Guns
12-28-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,456
Posted By BarnesX.308

We shot 60 rounds through it this week. Factory...

We shot 60 rounds through it this week. Factory ammo (129 grains and 2820) and hand loads (120 grains at approx 2900). Groups were under an inch at 100 yards and we had a blast shooting a 10 inch...
12-19-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,181
Posted By BarnesX.308

How about a break on the Winnie? My dad got a...

How about a break on the Winnie? My dad got a muzzle break on his 7mm Rem Mag. He is 87 and still shoots it. He got a nice buck last year.
12-19-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By BarnesX.308

That 8-pointer looks young and big. Like an...

That 8-pointer looks young and big. Like an awesome 2.5 year old. Maybe 3.5 at most. He's gonna be a giant.
Forum: Guns
12-18-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,456
Posted By BarnesX.308

Thanks. I have plenty of IMR4350 on hand. I'll...

Thanks. I have plenty of IMR4350 on hand. I'll try that first. I'll be studying a lot of reloading data over the off-season. Probably buy a couple boxes of factory ammo to play with and get...
Forum: Guns
12-17-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,456
Posted By BarnesX.308

I would have thought so, too. That's what I load...

I would have thought so, too. That's what I load in my 308 Win. Barnes shows no data with 4895, though. Odd.
Forum: Guns
12-16-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,456
Posted By BarnesX.308

6.5 Creedmoor?

Anyone have one of these?- How do you like it?- I got my son one of these for Christmas.- It's a Ruger American Predator.

The last time we were at the range, we had all my hunting rifles out.- 300...
Forum: Northeast
11-29-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By BarnesX.308

In our area, bear is in this week. Our neighbor...

In our area, bear is in this week. Our neighbor shot one. Another neighbor got one in archery. The regular season was crap but I'll bet a lot more shot this week.
11-22-2017, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By BarnesX.308

Good point. Smaller properties hunt bigger if...

Good point. Smaller properties hunt bigger if they are surrounded by public land. Our property is surrounded by 54,000 acres of public land. A lot of our guys hunt the public land.
11-20-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By BarnesX.308

Sign is made at night. Could be lots of mast in...

Sign is made at night. Could be lots of mast in the woods. Deer can stay bedded and don't have to go far to find food. They do their roaming in the dark. At least that's what's going on where I...
Forum: Reloading
11-20-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By BarnesX.308

Dud Primers?

Yesterday I had 5 out of 14 rounds not go off. Primers never fired. Huge dent in the firing pin. This is the first time in 20 years that I had any duds. They were Federal Large Rifle Magnum...
11-10-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,344
Posted By BarnesX.308

A gambrel would hang the deer head-down. The...

A gambrel would hang the deer head-down. The heart and lungs would be trapped in the rib cage and would need to be lifted out. If you hung the deer from the head and front legs, everything would...
11-09-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 966
Posted By BarnesX.308

On a small property, you'll have at least a dozen...

On a small property, you'll have at least a dozen transient bucks that visit during the rut. Kinda hard to adjust genetics by shooting one buck when you have tons of them moving in and out of the...
11-09-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 966
Posted By BarnesX.308

I would never pass a 140-150 inch buck so I...

I would never pass a 140-150 inch buck so I cannot be objective. :D
11-08-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By BarnesX.308

It has been caped out and I'm picking up the rack...

It has been caped out and I'm picking up the rack this weekend. I'll be sure to take a look at that. We had a couple other 3-beamers running around in 2011 and 2012 but I never got more than a...
11-08-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By BarnesX.308

My Son Got a 3-Beam Buck (pic)

He got this one in upstate PA. Check out the extra beam. Has it's one burr and everything. If you found that in the spring, you would think it was from a spike. You think this is genetic or...
11-01-2017, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By BarnesX.308

35th season for me. Still love every minute of...

35th season for me. Still love every minute of it and daydream about hunting in the off-season.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-12-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By BarnesX.308

52-65 where I am hunting this Saturday, Not...

52-65 where I am hunting this Saturday, Not chilly, but not 90 either. 59 overnight low on Saturday, so will need to process deer that night.
10-05-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By BarnesX.308

When does the season start? Our general bear...

When does the season start? Our general bear season starts Thanksgiving week.
10-05-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,022
Posted By BarnesX.308

* Arrows that don't penetrate more than 3 inches....

* Arrows that don't penetrate more than 3 inches.
* Not shooting the biggest buck they've ever seen because the camera isn't perfect.
* Just watching huge bucks until they find one that they decide...
10-05-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,087
Posted By BarnesX.308

30-06. Basically a 308 Win with a turbo charger....

30-06. Basically a 308 Win with a turbo charger. Shoots the exact same bullets but 100-200 fps faster. A little more punch and a little more range. Ammo is the easiest to find of all big game...
10-05-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 989
Posted By BarnesX.308

I am hunting deep in the woods in the early...

I am hunting deep in the woods in the early season instead of hunting near our food plots. So hard in the evening, as the plots will be full of deer. In my stand back deep, I may see nothing for...
10-02-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,159
Posted By BarnesX.308

You would think they have the best equipment,...

You would think they have the best equipment, too. I always get a pass through, even back in the late 1980s with old compound and aluminum arrows.

The theory somebody told me is these guys use...
10-02-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,159
Posted By BarnesX.308

TV archers never get a pass-through. Seems like...

TV archers never get a pass-through. Seems like they get 3 inches of penetration.
Forum: Northeast
09-28-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,796
Posted By BarnesX.308

Yep. I read them all, but I look for my areas...

Yep. I read them all, but I look for my areas first.
Forum: Trail Cameras
09-27-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,672
Posted By BarnesX.308

I know the feeling. The only thing that is worse...

I know the feeling. The only thing that is worse is when there is a camera malfunction. When you know there were deer there, but the camera shows no pictures. Or, pulling a card (that is full)...
09-27-2017, 05:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,159
Posted By BarnesX.308

My son shot a buck last year with a crossbow. ...

My son shot a buck last year with a crossbow. Right behind the shoulder. We found the buck, bedded in a small depression in the ground. There was blood all over its chest and its head was...
Forum: Trail Cameras
09-22-2017, 03:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,672
Posted By BarnesX.308

Ant velvet-free pics? All my bucks are clean...

Ant velvet-free pics?

All my bucks are clean now. No new ones are showing up yet and my regulars are getting a little harder to find. This time of year is tougher trail camming for me. Bachelor...
09-22-2017, 03:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By BarnesX.308

First set of pictures - about 325. Last...

First set of pictures - about 325.

Last pics - pushing 400.
09-15-2017, 04:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By BarnesX.308

That seems pretty close. After years of trail...

That seems pretty close. After years of trail cam pics and seeing him spotting, and even once in our backyard, we all agree that he is 26 inches outside. That would put him somewhere around 23...
09-15-2017, 03:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By BarnesX.308

Adding a couple pictures that show his spread in...

Adding a couple pictures that show his spread in relation to his ears.
09-14-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By BarnesX.308

I have two bucks in the wall that were 21 inch...

I have two bucks in the wall that were 21 inch spread and he is way wider than them. Figure 16 inch ear-tip span and he's way past the ear tips on both sides.

He's not rutted out now, but he is...
09-14-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By BarnesX.308

Tricky to estimate sometimes. If you are an inch...

Tricky to estimate sometimes. If you are an inch off on each tine, a 9-pointer could be +/- 9 inches. Miss the mass measurements by 1/2 inch and you're off by another 4 inches. 13 inch swing and...
09-13-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By BarnesX.308

They eventually slip up for my neighbor. Two...

They eventually slip up for my neighbor. Two brothers. Between the two of them, they have taken my target buck several years now. They don't bow hunt either. Just rifle. And they only still...
09-13-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By BarnesX.308

Bring your flashlight. He likes the nightlife...

Bring your flashlight. He likes the nightlife these days. :D
09-13-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,259
Posted By BarnesX.308

We got hassled big time on the way back to the...

We got hassled big time on the way back to the states. For a rifle and some bear meat.

On the way up, we stopped and I had all the paperwork filled out for the rifle, in triplicate. I went...
09-13-2017, 03:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By BarnesX.308

We talking gross or net? Y guesses are all gross....

We talking gross or net? Y guesses are all gross. :)

Having tons of pics of him over the last 4 years, I would say these pics may not do him justice. I've seen him in person spotting as well. ...
09-12-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By BarnesX.308

Score Guess (Pics)

Here are a few angles. Watched this buck for 4 years. He was an 8 the first year, an 8 the second, a 10 pointer last year and a 9 this year. I think he's 5.5yo.
Forum: Northeast
09-11-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,202
Posted By BarnesX.308

That's awesome. Get the kids out in the woods.

That's awesome. Get the kids out in the woods.
Forum: Trail Cameras
09-11-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 330
Posted By BarnesX.308

Velvet Free Bucks

Every buck I saw this weekend was clean and polished. Here's a couple.
Forum: Northeast
09-06-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,202
Posted By BarnesX.308

Be careful who you let on to "my mountain", Jack....

Be careful who you let on to "my mountain", Jack. :)
Forum: Trail Cameras
09-06-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By BarnesX.308

Last year we had a similar bachelor group and...

Last year we had a similar bachelor group and they stayed together until about mid-October. We'll see about these guys.
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