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07-13-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By halcon

been using them for around twenty years now and...

been using them for around twenty years now and have no complaints
04-12-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 59,797
Posted By halcon

Well I haven't been out shed hunting myself but...

Well I haven't been out shed hunting myself but my Lab pup has really made up for it . So far he has brought in four five point sheds , a four point , a three point and a nine point skull and horns...
Forum: Reloading
09-20-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,223
Posted By halcon

I've been shooting Barnes 70gr X bullets and 85gr...

I've been shooting Barnes 70gr X bullets and 85gr TSX ,but I've changed that to the Barnes 80 gr TTSX and find it very accurate with good penetration . I'm loading 44 gr of R19 with the 80 gr bullet
09-20-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By halcon

I've seen some bucks with pretty deformed horn...

I've seen some bucks with pretty deformed horn But being we only get one tag we don't shoot them . Usually it is spikes and forks that we see with that kind of horns ,but Ive never seen a mature buck...
09-16-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,658
Posted By halcon

We can see deer every day in the fall of the year...

We can see deer every day in the fall of the year even when we aren't hunting them , We have a lot of fruit trees scattered out over the ranch and the deer feed on them even in the middle of the day ...
Forum: Guns
09-15-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,358
Posted By halcon

Most of the deer I take are under a 100 yards...

Most of the deer I take are under a 100 yards ,but I have also taken some at 200 to 300 yards , For that reason I wouldn't think of hunting with a 30-30 when I can get a faster round in a savage for...
Forum: Guns
09-15-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,185
Posted By halcon

I used to have a rem 722 in 300 savage ,worked...

I used to have a rem 722 in 300 savage ,worked great on deer .
09-13-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,561
Posted By halcon

Kind of a mix , I hunt my own plus my neighbors ,...

Kind of a mix , I hunt my own plus my neighbors , a section of government land and a timber company holding which are all adjacent to my property .
Forum: Guns
08-10-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By halcon

I have three of the older model 77's ,two of them...

I have three of the older model 77's ,two of them are as new never fired . great gun in my opinion .
Forum: Guns
08-10-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,064
Posted By halcon

I thought about the 300 Win mag but decided on...

I thought about the 300 Win mag but decided on the 30-06 instead . Availability of ammo being the deciding factor . If I'm so poor I can only own one rifle I probably wouldn't be able to reload...
08-10-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,007
Posted By halcon

Do you look at your friends trophies and actual...

Do you look at your friends trophies and actual think they came about only because of your connections . Thats sad , I don't know the value of your friendship but your I'm boss attitude could end it ...
08-07-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By halcon

I have never bothered with scent control and the...

I have never bothered with scent control and the big bucks are usually the first ones there .
08-07-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By halcon

I have access to maybe two thousand acres behind...

I have access to maybe two thousand acres behind me that belongs to a timber company and the few acres I own gives me plenty of hunting oppurtunity . Rolling grassland to very rough mountains for a...
Forum: Reloading
07-31-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By halcon

Barrel length is the first thing that comes to...

Barrel length is the first thing that comes to mind . Thier test usually state what barrel length was used to get them. Compare that to your barrel .
Forum: Reloading
06-02-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,820
Posted By halcon

We used them for years with good results ,then on...

We used them for years with good results ,then on a whim tried Barnes 85 gr X bullets and have never looked back . Don't like all the bloodshot meat myself .
Forum: Guns
05-20-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,713
Posted By halcon

I've bought and sold a lot of guns over the years...

I've bought and sold a lot of guns over the years ,but don't remember having a bad barrel . And I have never broke a barrel in by shoot and clean .shoot and clean ,to each his own I guess
Forum: Reloading
04-01-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,586
Posted By halcon

Lee precision makes a line of plastic powder...

Lee precision makes a line of plastic powder dippers with a chart for different powder charges . Not very accurate but maybe a place to start , it is got to be better than empty cases with static...
03-21-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,059
Posted By halcon

I have a BSA scope on a 222 Rem and it seems I'm...

I have a BSA scope on a 222 Rem and it seems I'm forever tweaking it one way or another , just doesn't want to stay on target . Then I have a buddy with one and he swears by it . You might get...
Forum: Reloading
03-20-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,423
Posted By halcon

The only thing I load is the Barnes 80gr TTSX and...

The only thing I load is the Barnes 80gr TTSX and the barnes 85gr TSX bullets for hunting deer . They work great in my 243 & 6mm both .
Forum: Guns
03-16-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By halcon

I have the model 70 featherweight classic in...

I have the model 70 featherweight classic in 6.5x55 swede and 30-06 . They are both good shooters , I can't complain .
Forum: Guns
03-14-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By halcon

A picture might help . I saw at least twenty...

A picture might help . I saw at least twenty model 70 rifles yesterday at a auction and don't recall seeing any W on the stocks . curious
Forum: Reloading
03-06-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By halcon

HT could you explain how you could double charge...

HT could you explain how you could double charge with the 550 ,confused me .
Forum: Guns
03-05-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By halcon

Have one of the early Icons when they came out in...

Have one of the early Icons when they came out in 243Win . It has great wood grain as advertised ,and the accuracy is very good . Well currently We have been looking for another rifle for a friend ...
02-26-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,051
Posted By halcon

Started out using the Sierra 100 gr gamekings...

Started out using the Sierra 100 gr gamekings when I first started using the 243 win . Then I got to talking with a tech.rep from Sierra and he recommended the 85 gr hpbt gamekings . Worked great...
02-15-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 869
Posted By halcon

A few birds is nice but a large flock can really...

A few birds is nice but a large flock can really be a mess in your yard . We dont feed, they go where we feed the cattle and eat the seeds .
...
Forum: Reloading
02-09-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By halcon

I've owned the Lee and Dillon presses where you...

I've owned the Lee and Dillon presses where you change the head , They were progressive presses and I'm just not sold on them myself . I have a RCBS progressive now and use it mostly as a single...
Forum: Reloading
02-08-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By halcon

I shoot the loaded stuff and the extra bullets...

I shoot the loaded stuff and the extra bullets will end up sitting on the shelves in the gun room . Every once in awhile I'll clean house and end up trying to find someone to give them too . The...
Forum: Reloading
02-07-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,289
Posted By halcon

Currently I'm loading 21 different rounds between...

Currently I'm loading 21 different rounds between rifle and pistol .These are just standard rounds no wildcats and such . Used to load more calibers but as you set older you slow some ..
02-06-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 932
Posted By halcon

We live in a area where we see turkeys everyday...

We live in a area where we see turkeys everyday of the year and have seen them strutting in the middle of the winter . Its not just when breeding season is on that they will strut .
Forum: Reloading
02-04-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,342
Posted By halcon

Frank I realize there are other factors in the...

Frank I realize there are other factors in the flight path of a bullet to consider but your going to have a hard time convincing me it can have a bigger group at 100 yards than it would at 200 yards...
Forum: Reloading
02-03-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,342
Posted By halcon

Its possible to shoot a half inch group at 200 yd...

Its possible to shoot a half inch group at 200 yd but to do so you would have had a quarter inch group at 100 yards . If you can do it four or five times in a row you might have something .
Forum: Guns
02-01-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By halcon

All I have ever used is a heat rod in my safes...

All I have ever used is a heat rod in my safes and I live in western Oregon . No moisture problems of any kind .
02-01-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By halcon

You might mark the spot to check it later for...

You might mark the spot to check it later for contiued use but its a bit early to be making a decisions to hang a stand . Whether they will still be using the trail in the fall or not is still open ....
Forum: Reloading
01-30-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,312
Posted By halcon

Sounds like someone has never seen the result of...

Sounds like someone has never seen the result of a low charge load . You get what is called a flashburn instead of a controled burn like you would from a full case . The lawyer load cliche has...
01-28-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,199
Posted By halcon

I've had the good fortune to hunt just about...

I've had the good fortune to hunt just about every type of terrain you can name at one time or another .The main thing I found is You have to change your methods of hunting to fit the deer and the...
Forum: Guns
01-27-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,347
Posted By halcon

Dang last week I couldn't even spell sniper now I...

Dang last week I couldn't even spell sniper now I find I are one . LOL
01-27-2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By halcon

Just how big an area are you trying to get deer...

Just how big an area are you trying to get deer on . To small and they wont use it very much if at all .

As for the dogs If they go ballistic when the deer come around then they might keep...
Forum: Reloading
01-26-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By halcon

They both do the job it's just a matter of what...

They both do the job it's just a matter of what you like to use . I have both and use the balance scale most of the time .
Forum: Reloading
01-24-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 982
Posted By halcon

I have owned and used a three due turret and...

I have owned and used a three due turret and still own and use use my four die turret press . The three die was a pain most of the time , rifle shells being the exception .
01-23-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,598
Posted By halcon

We have deer like that just not that many . It's...

We have deer like that just not that many . It's amazing how tame they get if they see you around a feed area all the time and if you don't bother with them . Just ignore them and after a time they...
Forum: Reloading
01-22-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,388
Posted By halcon

[quote=Frank in the Laurel;3560481]I can't...

[quote=Frank in the Laurel;3560481]I can't believe that someone actually recovered an X-bullet !! quote]


This was the first X bullet I've ever found in a game animal . This buck I jumped...
Forum: Reloading
01-21-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,388
Posted By halcon

I have used the 80gr tipped TSX in a 243 Win on...

I have used the 80gr tipped TSX in a 243 Win on three deer this year,which were all one shot kills so no complaints from me . I did find the bullet in one buck which is very unusual for a barnes...
Forum: Reloading
01-17-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,531
Posted By halcon

I used some 300 win 168 TTSX Barnes bullets that...

I used some 300 win 168 TTSX Barnes bullets that I had originally loaded for elk on deer this year . They have worked very well on both deer and elk for me . I used IMR 4350 for the powder .
01-14-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,726
Posted By halcon

Congrats on a nice buck . Hal

Congrats on a nice buck . Hal
01-13-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,263
Posted By halcon

Wow uhh ,top of the shoulders for me and I use a...

Wow uhh ,top of the shoulders for me and I use a 243 win or a 25-06 . About fifty percent of the time it will hit the bottom of the backbone and put them right down .
01-12-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By halcon

sounds more like your rut has come and gone to me...

sounds more like your rut has come and gone to me .
01-05-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,373
Posted By halcon

Was never in the tree when it went over , but...

Was never in the tree when it went over , but years ago while deer hunting I got caught in the woods during a wind storm with gusts of wind up to 120 mph . We had to find a clearing and wait it out ,...
01-04-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,802
Posted By halcon

We had to draw our own plans ,Next time it will...

We had to draw our own plans ,Next time it will be taller ,wider and better insulated . LOL All in all it worked out great just needed a little more thought into the creature comforts .
12-27-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By halcon

Plant your 5 acre field with the right seed and...

Plant your 5 acre field with the right seed and you will have all the deer you want if they are in the area. I have a field like that in front of the house and I've seen deer om it all times of the...
Forum: Guns
12-22-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By halcon

Guess I must have got lucky with my Magnum 1100's...

Guess I must have got lucky with my Magnum 1100's the two I have both cycle fine with trap loads . They both have Magnum on the side that I'm sure of because I also have a couple 2 3/4 " 1100's .
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