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Forum: Guns
10-16-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By Big Uncle

The fellow in the video had a more modern rifle...

The fellow in the video had a more modern rifle (340 series) than mine (325 series) but they look very much alike. I wish mine had the peep sight and am casually looking for one of the original...
Forum: Guns
10-15-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By Big Uncle

Old Savage

For whitetail deer this year I am planning to use an old Salvage rifle that a relative once owned. It is a 325 C bolt rifle chambered in 30-30 sporting iron sights and a five pound trigger. This...
10-15-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By Big Uncle

Now that you have been there and back what are...

Now that you have been there and back what are your plans for your horns? Are you and your group of merry men going to make a taxidermist happy?
10-14-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By Big Uncle

Mr. Phil That must be a really neat hunt. I...

Mr. Phil

That must be a really neat hunt. I have visited your beautiful state and can not quite picture how you fellows hunt those super thick woods and pull out a moose. The only moose I have...
Forum: Reloading
10-14-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By Big Uncle

It seems that often it is the guy that knows the...

It seems that often it is the guy that knows the least that speaks the most.

I have had the young "true believers" attempt to enlighten me at the shooting range on the subjects of cartridges,...
10-11-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By Big Uncle

How does a sub work? If you shoot a bull does...

How does a sub work? If you shoot a bull does the license holder have to be present?
10-11-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Big Uncle

Were you guided 2x1 or 1x1? Rockin 7 is a little...

Were you guided 2x1 or 1x1? Rockin 7 is a little pricey but it does look like it has a very nice lodge.
10-08-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By Big Uncle

The meat on those grassland bucks should be...

The meat on those grassland bucks should be pretty good. Did anybody draw a doe tag?

Well done on your first pronghorn hunt!
10-06-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By Big Uncle

You fellows are probably setting up camp tonight...

You fellows are probably setting up camp tonight somewhere in sagebrush country. Looks like you have plenty of Spam for dinner and just maybe some fresh meat for tomorrow's dinner. Are you pulling...
10-03-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Big Uncle

Pronghorn trip

I just got back from Wyoming with a couple coolers full of pronghorn meat. The weather was reasonably nice - at first. However, it turned fairly nasty with heavy wind, and the rain and snow made...
09-19-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By Big Uncle

I do not make the rules, nor did anybody seek my...

I do not make the rules, nor did anybody seek my advice on the subject, but I do think there has to be a limit somewhere. Common sense seems to be in short supply and without some rules or...
09-19-2019, 04:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By Big Uncle

There seems to be some confusion between Boone &...

There seems to be some confusion between Boone & Crockett rules, Pope & Young rules, long range plinking at game animals, and potential future state laws regarding smart scopes.

Perhaps some of...
Forum: Guns
09-17-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By Big Uncle

That sounds like it was the factory bedding that...

That sounds like it was the factory bedding that they put into the recoil lug mortise of all newer Winchesters. It is not great stuff but I guess it is better than having the recoil lug fit loosely...
09-14-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By Big Uncle

Casper WY meat processors

I have used three meat processors in the Casper area over the years and they all did a good job. My favorite is Yellowstone, followed by Dan's, and Pat's. Yellowstone is on the West side of town...
09-14-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By Big Uncle

My take on this is that they just had to draw a...

My take on this is that they just had to draw a line in the sand somewhere, anywhere, to try to keep the technology advances from ruining the sport. I think that more importantly much of this is to...
09-13-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By Big Uncle

Boone & Crockett rules

The use of certain rifle scopes with electronic range finding capabilities disqualifies entry into the Boone & Crockett records. I would not be surprised to see states begin to ban their use.

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09-13-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,791
Posted By Big Uncle

This is a link to the Boone & Crockett scoring...

This is a link to the Boone & Crockett scoring sheet https://www.boone-crockett.org/pdf/SC_pronghorn.pdf
Forum: Off Season
09-11-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By Big Uncle

That Remorseful Day

I had to go away on a business trip (some place a few hours to the East) for a few days and came in through D.C. today. It was very strange landing in Dulles on September 11th. I was here eighteen...
Forum: Guns
09-11-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By Big Uncle

I think this style of shooting competition is...

I think this style of shooting competition is great, and it looks like good fun. I would bet that you do not see very many (if any) older fellows at these shoots. Squatting, kneeling, etc. usually...
Forum: Reloading
09-08-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 621
Posted By Big Uncle

The OP was already full length resizing his...

The OP was already full length resizing his cases. He trimmed his brass and fixed his problem.
09-07-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By Big Uncle

In most places you just pull off of the road to...

In most places you just pull off of the road to park. If there is an existing two-track on public land it is OK to use it for access and then you can pull off of it to park. Much of the BLM or...
09-06-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By Big Uncle

Packing for pronghorns

It is that time of year. Making piles of various things to consider taking on a pronghorn hunt, and then after careful consideration leaving half of them at home. I used to over pack but over the...
09-05-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By Big Uncle

It is very good that you found private land to...

It is very good that you found private land to hunt. Hunting #23 public land would probably have been tough.

Although they are rare anywhere, and very rare in #23, I have seen pronghorns that...
Forum: Guns
09-03-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By Big Uncle

​​​​​"​Now lets pretend that for some odd reason...

​​​​​"​Now lets pretend that for some odd reason you have to replace your belongings in a couple of days and still be prepared to hunt/shoot like you normally do. That will rule out custom jobs and...
08-31-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By Big Uncle

If you were hunting in the hotter weather this...

If you were hunting in the hotter weather this might be a good thing to find but by the time mid October gets here the elk will almost certainly change their habits. Since you are hunting the second...
Forum: Guns
08-24-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 979
Posted By Big Uncle

I believe that I stand guilty of (unintentional)...

I believe that I stand guilty of (unintentional) plagiarism! I just noticed a thread on another site also titled "Tuners", and it preceded my posting by a day or two. The content and intent of that...
Forum: Guns
08-23-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,606
Posted By Big Uncle

If your rifle shoots nice .5" groups at 100 that...

If your rifle shoots nice .5" groups at 100 that is not far different than your 1.5" groups at 200. It sounds as if the rifle is doing it's part well enough. No offense intended, but perhaps it is...
08-22-2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By Big Uncle

Good quality pronghorns can be found in Unit 23. ...

Good quality pronghorns can be found in Unit 23. It is not one of the top trophy areas of the state but I have seen some really good ones there - usually on the private land.

As you have been...
Forum: Reloading
08-21-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 27
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Views: 1,487
Posted By Big Uncle

Yep, barrels age kind of like people. You will...

Yep, barrels age kind of like people. You will not see any Olympic gymnasts above a certain age, tennis players last longer, but you can play golf (at some level) as long as you can walk and swing...
Forum: Reloading
08-20-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 27
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Views: 1,487
Posted By Big Uncle

I doubt you have any interest in my response but...

I doubt you have any interest in my response but in BR it is not uncommon to retire a barrel from competitions after 800 - 1,000 or so rounds, depending on performance. Usually fellows have about...
08-20-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,547
Posted By Big Uncle

That is a good looking Shiras moose. I see them...

That is a good looking Shiras moose. I see them sometimes in Colorado but getting a license is seemingly impossible. Are you able to hunt the moose in your area?
Forum: Guns
08-18-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 979
Posted By Big Uncle

It may be a growing trend to add tuners so one...

It may be a growing trend to add tuners so one day soon I may start seeing fellows show up at the range with them installed on their factory fresh "sniper" rifles.
Forum: Reloading
08-15-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 27
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Views: 1,487
Posted By Big Uncle

So do you truly believe that this is giving you...

So do you truly believe that this is giving you information that you could not have obtained with a chronograph, calculator, and analyzing targets?

Downplaying the precision of short range...
Forum: Guns
08-15-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,222
Posted By Big Uncle

If I could pick anything today, practical or not,...

If I could pick anything today, practical or not, it would be a bespoke Holland & Holland Royal "best gun", with extractors, chambered in .500/.450 NE, a bit of engraving, and made to my...
Forum: Guns
08-14-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 979
Posted By Big Uncle

Tuners

I very recently read a post where a good fellow was shooting groups with the Magnetospeed bayonet attached to the barrel and of course this made me think of tuners. The fellow was simply doing...
Forum: Reloading
08-11-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,842
Posted By Big Uncle

My concentricity tools are currently gathering...

My concentricity tools are currently gathering dust. A basic tool uses a dial indicator to measure runout and has a screw that can be used to press the bullet into better alignment. It is slow and...
Forum: Reloading
08-08-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,842
Posted By Big Uncle

Surely the ladder and related methods can produce...

Surely the ladder and related methods can produce good information, if you know what you are doing and why you are doing it. It also requires a bit of accuracy. I have seen guys (that could not...
Forum: Reloading
08-08-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,842
Posted By Big Uncle

I am an old benchrest guy that has tried every...

I am an old benchrest guy that has tried every tick in the book at on time or another. The short version of my opinion is: I only crimp for pistols, 22 Hornet, and cartridges that have significant...
08-06-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 780
Posted By Big Uncle

I use Bismuth whenever I use an O/U for...

I use Bismuth whenever I use an O/U for waterfowl. Normally I shoot Hevi Shot in pumps and autos. I think the Bismuth is about on par with steel for effectiveness, and it is easy on barrels.
Forum: Guns
08-05-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,178
Posted By Big Uncle

I am a bit obsessive with lug lapping. There is...

I am a bit obsessive with lug lapping. There is not a lot of Dykem left when the job is done. It is very nice to have them already in good shape before the lapping process. I never thought about...
Forum: Guns
08-03-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,178
Posted By Big Uncle

Newer 700 actions

Not very long ago I had a couple of 700 actions trued (squared, "blueprinted", etc.). One was a current year action and the other was an older action. The internet sages speak poorly of the new...
Forum: Guns
07-25-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,369
Posted By Big Uncle

I guess every factory has an off day. The newest...

I guess every factory has an off day. The newest M70 rifles that I have were all in good shape with the factory bedding. Did you get the trigger adjusted to your liking yet?
Forum: Reloading
07-14-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,842
Posted By Big Uncle

I have obsessed with neck tension, concentricity,...

I have obsessed with neck tension, concentricity, etc. and have come to the conclusion that unless you are a serious benchrest competitor that is shooting specialized rifles with target chambers and...
Forum: Optics
07-14-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,449
Posted By Big Uncle

My wife and I are fairly serious bird watchers....

My wife and I are fairly serious bird watchers. We started it about twenty years ago as a "couples activity" and by now we have many entries in our Life Lists. It is true that many of the same...
07-10-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,791
Posted By Big Uncle

Link to buy points - ...

Link to buy points - https://wgfd.wyo.gov/apply-or-buy
07-09-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,111
Posted By Big Uncle

I always go low whenever possible, and I believe...

I always go low whenever possible, and I believe you will be able to use the low rings on this rifle/scope. I do use medium rings when the iron sights of a rifle are a consideration.
07-05-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,449
Posted By Big Uncle

Are you not going to be a Wyoming resident for...

Are you not going to be a Wyoming resident for the 2020 hunting season?
07-05-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,449
Posted By Big Uncle

Purchase your Wyoming points

It is time to go to the Wyoming Game & Fish Department's web site to buy preference points for future applications. July 1 through October 31 is the window for purchasing points. It is easy to...
07-05-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,791
Posted By Big Uncle

The time to buy preference points for future...

The time to buy preference points for future applications is normally July 1 through October 31. You can buy one point per year per species unless you were successful in drawing a first choice tag...
07-05-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,600
Posted By Big Uncle

I entered the PA elk lottery this year, but there...

I entered the PA elk lottery this year, but there is probably a better chance of winning at Powerball than drawing the license. I have taken a bunch of elk in the Rocky Mountain states and it would...
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