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Yesterday, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 439
Posted By hardcastonly

I try hard to constantly improve on my rather...

I try hard to constantly improve on my rather admittedly flawed and less than ideal writing,
punctuation and paragraph style.
trust me its a steep, up-hill battle even my previous secretary never...
Yesterday, 05:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 439
Posted By hardcastonly

I think your perhaps missing the intended point! ...

I think your perhaps missing the intended point!
if you think hunting is designed as a display of your longer range rifle skills
certainly you should posses and cultivate those skills,
but you do...
03-16-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 146
Posted By hardcastonly

its rather amazing how often really exceptional...

its rather amazing how often really exceptional trophy's are either left in the field or otherwise lost,
I have only shot one real trophy quality 7 point elk, and I had a antler mount , which...
Forum: Guns
03-15-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By hardcastonly

we all have done it, but why do we care?

I went to the local out door 200 yard range to check the zero on a couple of my rifles with some new hand loads,
as I'm sighting in, one of the rifles the guy on the next bench over, starts up a...
03-13-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 543
Posted By hardcastonly

yes the size or mass of the gentlemen , and his...

yes the size or mass of the gentlemen , and his experience and familiarity with the mag 10 Ithaca,
operating that shotgun does matter, Im 6'3" 250lbs
and I can fire all three shots off with my mag...
03-13-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 543
Posted By hardcastonly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK71feh-Ewk ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK71feh-Ewk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LLDMCIS41I

notice the recoil is not as bad as many people predict
as the action absorbs a good deal of recoil
03-13-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By hardcastonly

darn nice mule deer, congrats

darn nice mule deer, congrats
Forum: Guns
03-11-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By hardcastonly

I recently spent a few hours at a local range...

I recently spent a few hours at a local range sighting in a new cast bullet design,
I had recently purchased a mold for specifically
for use in my 458 LOTT , I tried several loads before I found...
03-11-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 543
Posted By hardcastonly

as will be all too common, the skill and...

as will be all too common, the skill and experience of the person using the equipment has a huge effect on how effective it will be,
Ive used both an Ithaca 10 ga mag 10, and an benelli black eagle...
03-10-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 543
Posted By hardcastonly

why not ask around among your friends and see if...

why not ask around among your friends and see if anyone owns a quality 10 ga and 12 ga they use,
and actually put a few targets up at 30- 40,-50,-60 yards ,
stick a few 2" orange sticky target dots...
03-09-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 543
Posted By hardcastonly

cheaper 12 ga vs 10 ga, ammo yes , 10 ga guns...

cheaper 12 ga vs 10 ga, ammo yes ,
10 ga guns tend to be heavier, true!
but if you reload its not nearly AS BAD,
a 10 ga , loaded correctly tends to throw a bit denser patterns, in my experience...
03-09-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 439
Posted By hardcastonly

use of several methods obviously boost your odds,...

use of several methods obviously boost your odds,
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a decent climbing tree stand,(if the area and trees available permit the use of course)
gets your scent well up out of the local area ,dispersed...
03-08-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 439
Posted By hardcastonly

how many of you have a few "hunting buddies" ...

how many of you have a few "hunting buddies"
whos total set of hunting skills consist of,
step out of truck ,
load gun, wonder around rather, aimlessly,
visit the truck several times a day for...
Forum: Guns
03-07-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 403
Posted By hardcastonly

the main problem in trying to accurately...

the main problem in trying to accurately diagnose, the most likely source of most problems, posted on the internet forums.
is that your totally dependent on info ,you can,t personally verify and a...
03-05-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 439
Posted By hardcastonly

how much better a hunter would you be...

think about this question "how much better a hunter would you be.
".if the game you hunted had the realistic potential to rush in and kill you if it saw you before you could get off a shot?"
having...
Forum: Guns
03-05-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 403
Posted By hardcastonly

https://www.amazon.com/Caldwell-Adjustable-Ambidex...

https://www.amazon.com/Caldwell-Adjustable-Ambidextrous-Reducing-Shooting/dp/B01NCLR2L0/ref=sr_1_4?hvadid=174240208740&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9012039&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=b&hvrand=5994798343115250266&hv...
Forum: Guns
03-05-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 403
Posted By hardcastonly

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/913886/browning-...

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/913886/browning-buffer-browning-bar-rifle-bar-2-bar-light-rifle-bar-short-long-trac

it may not be related, but check the replaceable recoil buffer pad condition...
Forum: Guns
03-05-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 216
Posted By hardcastonly

how many guys here regularly hunt with a handgun?

personally I rather enjoy the challenge involved with, getting in close to game and while I found ARCHERY to be fun,
Ive never become super proficient with a bow, 3"-4" diam. 40 yard groups are...
03-05-2019, 03:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 880
Posted By hardcastonly

all good advice, thanks

all good advice, thanks
Forum: Guns
03-04-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 399
Posted By hardcastonly

redgreen...

redgreen (https://www.huntingnet.com/forum/members/redgreen.html). thats been almost my experience, Ive seen several elk dropped very effectively with rifles chambered in 257 Roberts, 270 win and 308...
03-04-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,116
Posted By hardcastonly

personally Id prefer 1400 fps with a hard cast...

personally Id prefer 1400 fps with a hard cast gas check bullet at about 175 grains cast from 95% linotype and 5% pure tin
but having shot completely through several large hogs and deer with my...
03-03-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By hardcastonly

http://www.mytopo.com/products/hunt-area-state.cfm...

http://www.mytopo.com/products/hunt-area-state.cfm?state=CO

http://www.mytopo.com/products/hunt-area-maps.cfm?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIhZvb-sbm4AIVDrazCh0qmQarEAAYAiAAEgJnQPD_BwE
...
03-03-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By hardcastonly

MRBB makes some valid points, the internet makes...

MRBB makes some valid points, the internet makes hunting look far different that reality,
the vast majority of hunts end in no game taken,and the hunter just covering a lot of ground with zero...
03-01-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 880
Posted By hardcastonly

I get the feeling your not reading, everyone so...

I get the feeling your not reading,
everyone so far is trying to help the newer hunters


(1) do the required research prior to the season, to locate a good area with a reasonable game population...
03-01-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 880
Posted By hardcastonly

one of the things I find rather amusing, and too...

one of the things I find rather amusing, and too some extent depressing ,is the more modern need, or desire, many people have for near instant gratification,
and the nearly companion desire for...
02-28-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 880
Posted By hardcastonly

ok lets assume you've never hunted ELK, and you...

ok lets assume you've never hunted ELK, and you just stepped out of the truck,
you've got a topo map of the area and you have a compass and ideally a gps
step one, you need to pack your back pack,...
Forum: Guns
02-28-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 399
Posted By hardcastonly

having TOTAL confidence in the rifle and...

having TOTAL confidence in the rifle and cartridge you use is a HUGE factor in making you both enjoy and not worry about your potential success.
I have guys bring up questions , concerning the...
02-28-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By hardcastonly

back a few dozen years ago one of the guys I hunt...

back a few dozen years ago one of the guys I hunt with purchased a well known discount scope brand ,
( brand begins with a (T) and at the time cost under $100,)
to use on his marlin 45/70 rifle,...
02-28-2019, 03:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By hardcastonly

in my defense here , the day started out with a...

in my defense here , the day started out with a slushy rain/snow mix with temps about 35 f, but as the temp dropped it did not take long for that to change to basically cold ice, then snow...
Forum: Guns
02-27-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 399
Posted By hardcastonly

The rifle I grab first on most hunts is a...

The rifle I grab first on most hunts is a stainless synthetic stock weatherby mark V
that looks rather similar to this in 340 wby caliber, I would be just as well armed and happy if it was chambered...
Forum: Politics
02-27-2019, 04:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 66
Posted By hardcastonly

laughed so hard I had tears

https://www.youtube.com/embed/hLpE1Pa8vvI?autoplay=1&autohide=1&showinfo=0&iv_load_policy=3&rel=0

the absurdity vs reality is scary:crazy:
02-26-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 880
Posted By hardcastonly

we all tend to learn mostly through personal...

we all tend to learn mostly through personal experience, but most people are willing to have a more experienced mentor,
speed up the learning curve , and thus reduce the time and effort required to...
Forum: Politics
02-25-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 459
Posted By hardcastonly

thats a damn shame, I really enjoyed hunting...

thats a damn shame, I really enjoyed hunting modoc and the warner wilderness areas. about 4 decades ago for 4 years in a row NORTH EASTERN CORNER OF CALIFORNIA
...
02-25-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By hardcastonly

I'm sure at some point two rather controversial...

I'm sure at some point two rather controversial subjects will come up for discussion, in the thread, the use and effectiveness,
of various camo vs the use of required blaze orange in many locations,...
02-24-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By hardcastonly

yes I'm all too well aware many guys hate videos,...

yes I'm all too well aware many guys hate videos, but at times the videos
frequently do provide useful info

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHSENfyhWOs
...
Forum: Politics
02-24-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 702
Posted By hardcastonly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=271&v=...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=271&v=K1G3BuCR0fU
02-23-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,865
Posted By hardcastonly

I just found this particular thread the O.P....

I just found this particular thread
the O.P. has a point that you may or may not agree with,yet its well worth thinking about carefully.
but certainly trying to confront him over what you may feel...
02-23-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By hardcastonly

https://www.huntingnet.com/forum/big-game-hunting/...

https://www.huntingnet.com/forum/big-game-hunting/420388-increasing-your-odds-consistently-being-successful.html

might help
02-23-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By hardcastonly

btw it helps to think things through logically...

btw
it helps to think things through logically , if you have a topo map and you see obvious camp sites listed ,
you know for sure hunting pressure will be applied expanding like rings in a pond...
02-23-2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By hardcastonly

yes, its critical you pick your out of state hunt...

yes, its critical you pick your out of state hunt companions carefully, its critical everyone reads and understands each states regulations
.having taken several dozen out of state 1 -2 week...
02-22-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By hardcastonly

if your mechanically inclined fabricating one of...

if your mechanically inclined fabricating one of dozens of climbing tree stand designs is not all that difficult,
if you have a welder and a drill press and an engineering back ground its even...
Forum: Reloading
02-22-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By hardcastonly

http://www.grumpysperformance.com/eaa_witness_stee...

http://www.grumpysperformance.com/eaa_witness_steel.jpg

no! I don,t tumble lube I use a lyman lube sizer
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/267665/lyman-mag-25-digital-melting-furnace
...
Forum: Reloading
02-22-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By hardcastonly

a slightly cheaper 45 acp option

one of the neighbors sons wanted to go hunt hogs locally, he has tried several of my hand guns and has found,
he is by far most comfortable and consistently accurate using the LEE 230 grain hard...
Forum: Politics
02-22-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 304
Posted By hardcastonly

https://images2.imgbox.com/03/ef/3nOhvgj5_o.jpg ...

https://images2.imgbox.com/03/ef/3nOhvgj5_o.jpg

this might help explain democrats strategy
02-20-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By hardcastonly

http://www.grumpysperformance.com/422424.jpg ...

http://www.grumpysperformance.com/422424.jpg

http://www.grumpysperformance.com/jan19/toolkits1.jpg
anytime you travel you should have a bare minimal rifle cleaning and basic screw driver/allen...
Forum: Politics
02-20-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 494
Posted By hardcastonly

wither you like or despise the old...

wither you like or despise the old socialist,lunatic don,t forgetDebbie Wasserman Schultz (https://wassermanschultz.house.gov/) colluded with hillery to rig the last dem primary eliminating any...
02-20-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By hardcastonly

yeah you unfortunately can,t leave a stand un...

yeah you unfortunately can,t leave a stand un guarded, too many people seem to think,
any un-occupied stand was just casually abandoned and free to take!
I also had a stand stolen once that was...
02-19-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By hardcastonly

yeah, I own three commercial climbing tree stands...

yeah, I own three commercial climbing tree stands ,
(all but one purchased dirt cheap at yard sales)
I was not all that impressed with any of them, yet they all work reasonably well,
and all had...
Forum: Guns
02-19-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,743
Posted By hardcastonly

you may want to visit a commercial safe store and...

you may want to visit a commercial safe store and see if they have any used TL30 rated safes for sale
a decent used commercial safe it a quantum leap in security over almost all gun safes sold.
a...
Forum: Guns
02-19-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By hardcastonly

the last two rifles I had re-barreled I had...

the last two rifles I had re-barreled I had shilen do the work,
http://www.shilen.com/productsRifleBarrels.html
the total cost was a bit higher than I expected, from my prior conversation,
but the...
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