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03-15-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,252
Posted By Josh Sorensen

I have serious doubts that anyone now a days is...

I have serious doubts that anyone now a days is the "first" to take anything with an atlatl!!
03-15-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,252
Posted By Josh Sorensen

I know a guy who has killed both a black bear and...

I know a guy who has killed both a black bear and a whiltetail with one. For the whitetail he filled a pumpkin with corn and molasses and got it when it stuck its head into the pumpkin. He got...
03-14-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,252
Posted By Josh Sorensen

broken bow salvage

I was bored today and decided to make an atlatl out of a broken longbow I have been saving for this project. It didn't take long to get this atlatl put together. I spliced together two carbon...
12-16-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,225
Posted By Josh Sorensen

I got charged by a sow leaving a black bear bait...

I got charged by a sow leaving a black bear bait site this spring. Its an exhilarating experience. Luckily I didn't have to shoot the bear either but did fire a round over her head into a bank...
Forum: Guns
10-29-2011, 01:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 62,135
Posted By Josh Sorensen

I shoot barnes TSX in anything that beats...

I shoot barnes TSX in anything that beats 3000fps. In high velocity rounds it is the way to go. I have killed a bunch of big alaskan game with TSX bullets in 168gr 308 out of a 300 RUM and some...
10-16-2011, 01:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,970
Posted By Josh Sorensen

I usually run the **** feather in. ON most of my...

I usually run the **** feather in. ON most of my bows I can run the **** feather right in the crease between the riser and shelf. This gives me the best clearance. I have tried 4 fletch, both...
10-02-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,674
Posted By Josh Sorensen

+1 on those ribteks. I shot a few critters with...

+1 on those ribteks. I shot a few critters with 160 ribteks and always got really good blood trails.
10-02-2011, 01:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,290
Posted By Josh Sorensen

Wont the 2117 be a little on the stiff side for a...

Wont the 2117 be a little on the stiff side for a 45# bow. I would think a 2016 or 2018 would be a better fit, especially with such a light point. I would be willing to bet you have to increase...
10-02-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,317
Posted By Josh Sorensen

Gotta go with the bitz, I got an older one off...

Gotta go with the bitz, I got an older one off ebay and it has served me very well. I use onestringer vinyl arrow wraps and goat tuff or loktite super glue. It sets in under a minute and sticks...
10-02-2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,674
Posted By Josh Sorensen

I've used snuffers on a few deer. Pretty...

I've used snuffers on a few deer. Pretty similar head to the razor cap. Always left a hell of a blood trail. Those 3 blade heads sure cut a heck of a hole.
02-25-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,728
Posted By Josh Sorensen

I've dusted a few dogs with the dead coyote load,...

I've dusted a few dogs with the dead coyote load, bang flops. I have shot alot of dogs with lead 2s and #4 buckshot and the dead coyote seemed to kill better than 2s and patterned better than #4...
10-31-2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,983
Posted By Josh Sorensen

nothing wrong with a 30/06 with 200 gr partitions...

nothing wrong with a 30/06 with 200 gr partitions as a reasonable minimum, 180s will work too. Hard to go wrong with any of the 300s, 338s or 375s loaded with decent bullets.
10-31-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,496
Posted By Josh Sorensen

take your 45/70, any handgun will feel pretty...

take your 45/70, any handgun will feel pretty small when looking at a kodiak monster. will do find for the baited baears if you can shoot it good. 300gr cast loads should do.
Forum: Guns
10-31-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,320
Posted By Josh Sorensen

Go with the RUM, you can alwasy download the rum...

Go with the RUM, you can alwasy download the rum to wsm ballistics and the RUM feeds much better than the wsm in a remington 700 action.
10-30-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,597
Posted By Josh Sorensen

If you float the forend with a couple of...

If you float the forend with a couple of rubber/teflon washers or o-rings the groups will tend to get a lot better, POI shift will also lessen. I have had a dozen or so encore barrels and three...
10-30-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,774
Posted By Josh Sorensen

the barnes 185gr TSX Is a real winner in the 338...

the barnes 185gr TSX Is a real winner in the 338 federal. My buddies son shot a nice bull moose with that combo this year. One shot at 70 yards, bang-stagger-flop.
Forum: Reloading
10-30-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 861
Posted By Josh Sorensen

works great in the 35 whelen, 45/70, 450 marlin,...

works great in the 35 whelen, 45/70, 450 marlin, 458 Lott. It is one of my favorite powders.
Forum: Guns
10-17-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,023
Posted By Josh Sorensen

I have painted several guns for predator hunting....

I have painted several guns for predator hunting. As to if it makes a big difference or not I'm not sure. I do like the fact that a painted gun is much less likely to rust. I have alway used the...
Forum: Guns
10-16-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,685
Posted By Josh Sorensen

I'm definately going with the RUM. It is my...

I'm definately going with the RUM. It is my favorite long range hunting round. I have also had a 338 RUM and don't think it kicks as bad as the hype, it was a real hammer at long range though. I was...
Forum: Guns
10-16-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,244
Posted By Josh Sorensen

take the 12ga but use full bore hard cast slugs...

take the 12ga but use full bore hard cast slugs like the dixie terminator slugs, if you have to use a smoothbore use a brenneke big game slug. The standard remington/winchester foster style slug...
Forum: Reloading
10-09-2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,702
Posted By Josh Sorensen

Gotta agree on the 168gr TSX in the RUM. My go...

Gotta agree on the 168gr TSX in the RUM. My go to load is clocking right at 3370fps out of my RUM and I pushed three of these thru a moose this fall. Penetration was very impressive, one went stem...
09-14-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,513
Posted By Josh Sorensen

I know one guy who has shot several moose and at...

I know one guy who has shot several moose and at least one decent griz with that bullet out of his 7 mm Rem Mag. It has always worked for him.
Forum: Reloading
09-11-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,589
Posted By Josh Sorensen

405gr REm bulk bullet in front of 52.0gr of H322...

405gr REm bulk bullet in front of 52.0gr of H322 in starline brass gave me just over 1900fps out of my guide gun and was very accurate. I would definately stick with starling brass for any heavier...
Forum: Guns
09-07-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By Josh Sorensen

THe 10/22 is pretty easy/straight forward to take...

THe 10/22 is pretty easy/straight forward to take apart and it should be no problem to drill and tap out to 8-40, the next size up in mounting screw.
Forum: Guns
05-24-2008, 10:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,613
Posted By Josh Sorensen

RE: The Perfect Big Game Medicine

300 wsm/WM
325 wsm
338 WM or RUM
375 H&H/Ruger

ANy of those will pretty much cover it.
Forum: Guns
05-12-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 50,726
Posted By Josh Sorensen

RE: .357 mag lever action for deer?

My dad has a 1894 carbine in 357 mag topped with a 3-9 compact scope. It has proven an extremely reliable deer rifle with 158gr SP ammo. It is very accurate, no recoil, and quick follow up shots. We...
Forum: Guns
03-22-2008, 12:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,560
Posted By Josh Sorensen

RE: 375 H&H Action Length...

There would be a little bit of work involved getting the 06 m70 turned into a 375, mainly open up the ejection port, move the bolt stop and open up the bolt face, probalby a little work on the feed...
Forum: Guns
10-21-2007, 12:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,268
Posted By Josh Sorensen

RE: all purpose lever-action?

As much as I like the marlin 45/70 I would go with the 35 remington if recoil was a consideration. The 35 remington was a great all purpose deer to moose gun. I would take a 30/30 over the 44 mag any...
Forum: Guns
10-21-2007, 12:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By Josh Sorensen

RE: New 325wsm

I have a kimber montana 325 WSM that I have used all this year. It is a very good all around cartridge. I've been shooting the 220gr PP load for everything. My buddy has had the same rifle ever since...
Forum: Guns
08-20-2007, 10:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,888
Posted By Josh Sorensen

RE: 7MM's in Alaska

160-175gr bullets work very well for moose, carabou, and bears. I don't see why 175gr bullet in the 7mm isn't enough but a 180 in 30/06 is? They are ballisticly identical. I know a couple people who...
Forum: Guns
08-01-2007, 10:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 25,388
Posted By Josh Sorensen

RE: 300 Ultra Mag for Brown Bear

If you like your rum and are comfortable with it take it by all means. There isn't a bear that walks that can't be killed cleanly with the 300 RUM and a premium 180-200gr bullet. I wouldn't think...
Forum: Guns
07-27-2007, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,526
Posted By Josh Sorensen

RE: 35 Whelen

I had a 35 whelen built up for my dad a couple of years ago and it has been a very good rifle. The whelen is an outstanding all around big game rifle from deer to brown bear. Loaded with 200gr...
06-24-2007, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By Josh Sorensen

RE: trout

If the water temp is that high the fish are probably in a bit of distress that is pretty warm for trout. The waters ability to hold oxygen goes down as temperature goes up until eventually all the...
06-22-2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,667
Posted By Josh Sorensen

RE: Fishing stories for the week of June 16th

25lb P-line with a 40lb ultra green leader. Nothing fancy pretty muh a standard rig in alaska.
06-21-2007, 11:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,667
Posted By Josh Sorensen

RE: Fishing stories for the week of June 16th

Went fishing on Fathers day with my son,3, and nieghbors kid,11 at a local tailrace. I got a 27lb male and Erin got his first salmon a 23lb hen. It was fairly slow fishing but I'm sure he will never...
06-16-2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Josh Sorensen

RE: fly fishing for carp

Back when I lived in michigan I used to love fly fishing for carp. I would tie small corn cernal flies made from bits of yellow sponge. Keep a half dozen of them in a baby food jar with the juice...
Forum: Guns
03-31-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,331
Posted By Josh Sorensen

RE: 375 RUM OR 375 H & H?

Your average hunter will never burn out the barrel of a 338 RUM. Some dedicated target shooters might but the same guy will also burn out his 300 win barrel too. Don't worry so much about burning out...
Forum: Guns
03-28-2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By Josh Sorensen

RE: Win. Mod.70 per 64 action

The pre 64 was a mauser style controled round feed system and the post 64 was a push feed similar to the remintgon 700 or howa bolts. They also made the M70 classic starting in the early 90s that had...
Forum: Guns
03-21-2007, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,331
Posted By Josh Sorensen

RE: 375 RUM OR 375 H & H?

I'm a really big fan of the 375 H&H especially in a nice short fairly light weight hunting rifle. Mine is a winchester 70 w/20" barrel and all the excess metal taken off for an over all weight of...
Forum: Guns
03-21-2007, 02:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,024
Posted By Josh Sorensen

RE: Browning A-bolt in a 243 or keep looking?

A hot stepping 55-60gr .243 pill will out perform the 22-250 in the velosity department and a higher BC 70-90gr 243 will shoot flatter, buck wind better and hit harder than the 22-250 or swift at...
Forum: Guns
03-18-2007, 11:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,024
Posted By Josh Sorensen

RE: Browning A-bolt in a 243 or keep looking?

My browing eurobolt w/boss in 243 winchester has killed 17 straight whitetails and a few coyotes along the way. I have been very pleased with it. It is also one of the most accurate rifles I have...
Forum: Guns
03-14-2007, 10:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,528
Posted By Josh Sorensen

RE: BIG! Predator Protection! (B.P.P)

I always carry my S&W 629 in a chest holster but for serious protection its reallyhard to beat a cross slung guide gun in 45/70. 405gr Kodiak JSP @ 1925fps packs a lot of punch and penetration far...
Forum: Guns
02-02-2007, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,622
Posted By Josh Sorensen

RE: Anyone have an Encore with a Katahdin barrel on it?

Not really any loss of accuracy, only lost a few hundred fps over 24" barrel.
Forum: Guns
02-01-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,622
Posted By Josh Sorensen

RE: Anyone have an Encore with a Katahdin barrel on it?

I had a standard 45/70 24" blued barrel that I had "french grayed" and cut down to 18" and installed a williams peep. Recoil with heavy loads and the light weight synthetic stock was pretty brutal,...
Forum: Guns
12-27-2006, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By Josh Sorensen

RE: 9.3 x 62

Yes, they are leupold quick release rings with the levers. The peep is the original battel sight and the front is a gold bead. Its a great setup and the open sights are as indestructable as anything...
Forum: Guns
12-27-2006, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By Josh Sorensen

RE: 9.3 x 62

I had a scout rifle built up around a P17 in 9.3x62. It is a great all around rifle for alaska. 286gr partitions at 2400fps work likea charm. I shot my moose last year at 280 yards with it.

...
Forum: Guns
12-22-2006, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,196
Posted By Josh Sorensen

RE: Guns you've gotten rid of, Why you did it, and regrets.

I've sold a bunch but can only think of two that I would like to have back....

1: a FIE SxS 20ga with 26" IC/M barrels, I killed a heck of a lot of pheasants with that gun over several really...
Forum: Guns
12-04-2006, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,436
Posted By Josh Sorensen

RE: wood vs. synthetic

I've always liked the performance of synthetic stocks, light and durable, but I recently purchased a stock from accurate inovations. it is free floated and has afull aluminum bedding block to aviod...
12-04-2006, 04:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,516
Posted By Josh Sorensen

RE: Someone help me pick a rifle!

9.3x62, CZ 550 either FS or American model. Great caliber and nice rifle!!!!!
Forum: Guns
11-22-2006, 09:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,578
Posted By Josh Sorensen

RE: Deer with .243

I have used the sierra 100gr SBT gameking, in reloads and federal premium loadings for 17 straight whitetails. Only one took more than one shot and it was the fault of poor placement on the first...
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