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Forum: Guns
07-10-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,846
Posted By buffybr

Like others have posted, with antelope, accuracy...

Like others have posted, with antelope, accuracy is more important than bullet energy. With a .308 Win, I would use whatever 150 grain bullet that was most accurate in my rifle.

I have hunted...
06-21-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,078
Posted By buffybr

I have a Leupold VX 3i 4.5-14x40 CDS with side...

I have a Leupold VX 3i 4.5-14x40 CDS with side focus on my .300 Weatherby Vanguard.
I liked that scope so much that I replaced the Nikon Prostaff 4-12x40 BDC that I had on my Remington 700 7 mm Rem...
Forum: Guns
05-22-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,016
Posted By buffybr

Like others have posted, premium bullets are not...

Like others have posted, premium bullets are not needed for deer. Millions of deer have been killed with cup and core bullets, and plain old lead bullets. I've even killed deer with lead .22...
Forum: Politics
05-17-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By buffybr

^^^^^^ +1 ^^^^^^

^^^^^^ +1 ^^^^^^
Forum: Guns
05-17-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By buffybr

I've been taking this new S&W 629 out to the...

I've been taking this new S&W 629 out to the range every Wednesday afternoon, and the fun just keeps getting better. I'm no Jerry Miculek firing it double action, but I don't do too bad shooting...
05-16-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 837
Posted By buffybr

Hardcastonly posted "...many of you guys may...

Hardcastonly posted "...many of you guys may think I'm on drugs for saying this , but I have used similar loads hunting deer as I use for elk... "

I don't have any trouble believing that. For my...
05-16-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 837
Posted By buffybr

Bocajnala, Thanks, imgbb worked on a test post...

Bocajnala, Thanks, imgbb worked on a test post for me.

I didn't set up an account as I don't want my photos to be accessible to the anti-hunting weirdoes that are on some of the photo hosting...
Forum: Test Posts
05-16-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By buffybr

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05-06-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 837
Posted By buffybr

Hardcastonly, How do you post all of those full...

Hardcastonly, How do you post all of those full pictures? When I try to post a pic, all I get is an "Attached Thumbnail".
05-06-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,667
Posted By buffybr

I often see guys on TV carrying full backpacks...

I often see guys on TV carrying full backpacks while hunting, and I had a hunting partner once that did. I've always wonder what they have in those packs, and why would they need to carry it around...
05-03-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,667
Posted By buffybr

Hey Hardcast, what do you use that third knife...

Hey Hardcast, what do you use that third knife for? It looks like something that an Isis terrorist would carry. :eek:
04-29-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By buffybr

I have both. The .308 Win is cheaper to shoot,...

I have both. The .308 Win is cheaper to shoot, and is an excellent deer cartridge that with proper shot placement is also good for elk. I have only killed one pronghorn antelope with mine.

The 7...
04-29-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,667
Posted By buffybr

On my last trip to Mozambique a few years ago, we...

On my last trip to Mozambique a few years ago, we had just brought my Sable back to camp and the skinners were beginning to work on it. I brought out my 1 1/2 " blade Buck pocket knife and asked...
Forum: Guns
04-28-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By buffybr

S&w 629 4"

Last week I got a 4" S&W Model 629 for my new carry pistol in bear country. I've had a couple of Ruger Super Blackhawks in .44 magnum for 40 some years, but this is my first S&W in that caliber. ...
Forum: West
04-16-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By buffybr

Montana has seasons on both but not concurrently...

Montana has seasons on both but not concurrently unless you are an archery hunter. Antelope tags are only available through a drawing. Non-resident tags are limited to not more than 10% of the...
Forum: Politics
04-13-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By buffybr

Every time that John Kerry opens his mouth he...

Every time that John Kerry opens his mouth he proves that he is a fool.
Forum: Politics
04-13-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By buffybr

Sorry flags, I usually agree with most of your...

Sorry flags, I usually agree with most of your posts, but in my opinion, AMERICA IS FULL! I'm 5th generation Colorado, and 45 years ago I felt like Colorado was too crowded so I moved to Montana. ...
04-01-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,267
Posted By buffybr

Wind in Wyoming? Really? Wind in the state that...

Wind in Wyoming? Really? Wind in the state that uses logging chains for wind socks? Nahhh!
03-30-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,267
Posted By buffybr

I've hunted antelope most years since the mid...

I've hunted antelope most years since the mid '70s in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana, and all DIY on public land or Montana Block Management land. Antelope meat is good if you properly take care and...
03-30-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,902
Posted By buffybr

Wow! This thread is almost as old as I am. :D ...

Wow! This thread is almost as old as I am. :D But the topic is still relevant.

The two black bears that I've killed with pistols were each killed with a hard cast bullet, cast from wheel weights....
Forum: Politics
03-28-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By buffybr

They voted "I'm too much of a weasel to take a...

They voted "I'm too much of a weasel to take a stand."
03-17-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By buffybr

Although I was the 5th generation of my family in...

Although I was the 5th generation of my family in Colorado, I am the first hunter. But two of my prized "trophies" are a picture of my Great-Great Grandfather with Kit Carson, and a pair of beaded...
03-17-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By buffybr

@Nickkaderli, " It seems like I’m in the current...

@Nickkaderli, " It seems like I’m in the current version of you from the 60s, and you the future version of myself." Wow, make me feel old! :eek:

Actually, I've had a pretty good hunting life,...
Forum: Politics
03-14-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By buffybr

He doesn't look a day over 95...:s8:

He doesn't look a day over 95...:s8:
Forum: Guns
03-06-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 885
Posted By buffybr

When I started hunting I didn't own a centerfire...

When I started hunting I didn't own a centerfire rifle, so I asked a couple of the guys that I worked with (who had grown up hunting deer and elk in NW Colorado) what rifle I should get. They said...
Forum: Guns
03-06-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By buffybr

Like others have posted, I'll often carry a...

Like others have posted, I'll often carry a pistol while I'm out rifle hunting. Most times its just extra weight on my hip, although more that a few grouse have ended up in the pot from my pistols....
03-06-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,293
Posted By buffybr

Yep, when I'm outdoors, I'm always looking for...

Yep, when I'm outdoors, I'm always looking for tracks. Even when I'm walking my dog along the county road below my house, I'm constantly looking (and often seeing) for deer, elk, bear, and moose...
03-04-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,293
Posted By buffybr

Since I killed my first elk back in 1966 and have...

Since I killed my first elk back in 1966 and have killed one most years since then, I guess I qualify as one of those geezers with decades of experience. I can write about my experiences all day...
03-04-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By buffybr

I didn't start hunting until I was in college in...

I didn't start hunting until I was in college in the mid 60s. My sophomore year I rented a house with 3 other students that were from Craig, Colorado. They had grew up on deer and elk meat, and...
Forum: Guns
02-27-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 885
Posted By buffybr

I used my .375 RUM on two trips to Africa for a...

I used my .375 RUM on two trips to Africa for a variety of animals, and I had to use it on my Buffalo. But it would not be my choice of only one rifle.

Its nice to be able to choose a different...
Forum: Taxidermy
02-27-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By buffybr

Major bummer on a divorce sale. My ex put...

Major bummer on a divorce sale. My ex put ridiculously high values on my taxidermy, including ones that I had before I met her, as she was hoping to get half of their value in her settlement.
02-25-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By buffybr

Most Western states have two of the deer species,...

Most Western states have two of the deer species, a few of them have three. Montana sells tags for 9 of the Super Ten species. I got 7 of them here on DIY hunts that just cost me a tank of gas and...
02-23-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By buffybr

We all start with baby steps. You can take about...

We all start with baby steps. You can take about 10 of the NA29 before you start hitting the very high dollar critters. The Super Ten includes one sheep which for most hunters is a high dollar...
Forum: Politics
02-20-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 703
Posted By buffybr

"Thoughts???" I can't remember what she was...

"Thoughts???"

I can't remember what she was running for, but a few years ago the top democrat candidate was pushing for a sales tax here in Montana. In our primary elections we can only vote for...
Forum: Guns
02-20-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By buffybr

I wasn't impressed with a friend's rifle, but a...

I wasn't impressed with a friend's rifle, but a cartridge case that he had. I didn't start big game hunting until I was in college and went with one of my roommates. The first year I borrowed a...
02-19-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,555
Posted By buffybr

I booked with Caribou Pond Outfitting. The...

I booked with Caribou Pond Outfitting. The nearest town is Gander, Newfoundland
02-17-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,555
Posted By buffybr

Not exactly hunting, but in early August I'm...

Not exactly hunting, but in early August I'm honored to be attending the Boone & Crockett 30th Big Game Awards ceremony in Springfield, MO for the Québec-Labrador Caribou that I shot in 2017.
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02-14-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By buffybr

I booked my hunt starting Sep 22. I can't...

I booked my hunt starting Sep 22. I can't remember if that is the second or third week of the season. My hunt is also for both moose and caribou, with caribou being the primary animal.
02-13-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By buffybr

The last Polar Bear hunt that I saw advertised...

The last Polar Bear hunt that I saw advertised was $70-80k, AND you can't bring the hide beck into the US. Desert sheep start around $50k; and Dall, Rocky Mountain, and Stone ram hunts are in the...
02-11-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By buffybr

That's what is keeping me from getting it. ...

That's what is keeping me from getting it. Nonresident tags are getting more expensive and the odds of drawing them are getting higher every year. Plus tags like for nonresident Québec caribou are...
Forum: Guns
02-06-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By buffybr

Many years ago I was hunting in northwestern...

Many years ago I was hunting in northwestern Colorado in their muzzleloading season. I was using a CVA .45 caliber percussion Kentucky rifle that I had built that summer. I was hunting with a...
Forum: Guns
02-06-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By buffybr

This kind of happened to me this past season. He...

This kind of happened to me this past season. He wasn't the biggest bull elk that I've ever shot or seen, but he was a decent 6x6 and was the only bull that I saw this season.

I had my favorite...
Forum: Guns
02-04-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By buffybr

I don't "have more rifles than any one man...

I don't "have more rifles than any one man needs," but I do have a good variety of rifles for various needs.

However, my favorite rifle, and my first choice for most hunts is my .300 Weatherby...
Forum: West
01-15-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By buffybr

You said that you went to Sequoia National...

You said that you went to Sequoia National Forest. That's federal, not state, but it is in California...

Aerosol flying insect (wasp and hornet) spray makes a pretty good human defense spray, it...
Forum: Taxidermy
01-15-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,276
Posted By buffybr

Nice mount and buck. I wish my taxidermist was...

Nice mount and buck. I wish my taxidermist was as fast as yours.
Forum: Taxidermy
01-15-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By buffybr

IMO mounts show better on light colored walls. I...

IMO mounts show better on light colored walls. I painted 3 of the walls in my trophy room a light grey. The 4th wall is paneled in cedar strips in a herringbone pattern. I think my mounts show...
Forum: Politics
11-13-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By buffybr

Liberalism isn't a crime, its a mental illness.

Liberalism isn't a crime, its a mental illness.
Forum: Guns
11-13-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,198
Posted By buffybr

For over 20 years my favorite hunting rifle was...

For over 20 years my favorite hunting rifle was my .30 Gibbs. It started out as a .30-06, and was my first centerfire rifle. I bought it from Herter's in 1967 as a barreled action and semi-inleted...
Forum: West
10-15-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By buffybr

I got 4-5" yesterday, much of it melted today. ...

I got 4-5" yesterday, much of it melted today. Most of the mountain peaks around Bozeman are very white.
10-11-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By buffybr

AOutfitter, Looks like you're good to go. I shot...

AOutfitter, Looks like you're good to go. I shot my buffalo with my .54 Hawken. One 435 grain Maxi-Hunter just behind his shoulder did the job.

Rob, Ft Peck is 300+ miles from where the buffalo...
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