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Forum: Reloading
10-26-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,397
Posted By desertloper

Thanks for the response, I know what you are...

Thanks for the response, I know what you are saying I'm just trying to estimate the information before hand.

My range access for anything over 100yd is extremely limited so in trying to have...
Forum: Reloading
10-24-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,397
Posted By desertloper

.308 Superformance Velocity in 18"?

I'm trying to estimate a drop chart before heading to the long range.

I'm shooting an AR platform with an 18" barrel and I don't own a chrono.

Anyone know what muzzle velocity should be?
Forum: Guns
02-23-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 951
Posted By desertloper

Thanks for the feedback. That's my concern...

Thanks for the feedback. That's my concern if/when I convert to SBR..it's pretty much locked into that configuration.

The high visit of the slide fire does include an upgraded $200 trigger kit (I...
Forum: Guns
02-23-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 951
Posted By desertloper

10/22 Suppressed, SBR and bumpfire...

I am about to build a Ruger 10/22 conversion. 8" barrel, sparrow suppressor and SlideFire SSAR-22.

Has anyone done this?

My SBR+Suppressor weight will be less the Stock ruger barrel...less...
02-23-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,666
Posted By desertloper

I don't want to hijack-but I am planning a hunt...

I don't want to hijack-but I am planning a hunt for this year and have similar questions.

1. Are you limited in how many PP an individual can buy per yr.?
2. The high profile units (lots of BLM...
09-17-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,576
Posted By desertloper

I just installed the Limbsaver on my Browning. ...

I just installed the Limbsaver on my Browning. Exact fit for my A-Bolt Stainless Stalker (Cabelas had in stock). I did also see the Kickeeze pad-and when comparing the two the Limbsaver is...
09-15-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,576
Posted By desertloper

Thanks for the thoughts-I had not heard of the...

Thanks for the thoughts-I had not heard of the Kickeez pads before. Just for ease I think I'm going to opt for the Limbsaver which have pre-made pads for my Browning.
09-14-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,576
Posted By desertloper

Best aftermarket Recoil Pad?

Looking at upgrading the stock pad on my Browning A-Bolt Synthetic. Pachmayr and Sims Limbsaver are some of the ones I'm looking at.

I want a pre-fit pad..nothing slip on.

What are the best...
Forum: Guns
05-01-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,304
Posted By desertloper

TuffPak Gun Case..?

I have an upcoming safari-and am looking at a good flight case.

A lot of people recommend the Tuffpak:
http://www.nalpak.com/Tuffpak

Its a discreet case-that allows for packing much more in...
Forum: Guns
04-08-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,768
Posted By desertloper

http://forums.gunbroker.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=139...

http://forums.gunbroker.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=139902

http://www.weatherby.com/_docs/Weatherby_catalog_ballistics.pdf

Energy at the muzzle 5700-6100ft/lbs....is that accurate!?

$70/box for...
Forum: Guns
04-07-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,768
Posted By desertloper

That's good! 160gr is too light for bison,...

That's good!

160gr is too light for bison, or brown bear, etc. If I were to be doing more of the Big 5-then the .458 would be the best choice. But it looks like its going to be hard to beat the...
Forum: Guns
04-07-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,768
Posted By desertloper

I am looking for a rifle fit for caribou/bear up...

I am looking for a rifle fit for caribou/bear up to 300yds so that I don't need to tote around two rifles...but I also want enough 'umph for a cape buff.

My thoughts are to look at the .416-.458...
Forum: Guns
04-06-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,768
Posted By desertloper

.375 Ruger .416 Ruger...Fad?

10 Years ago I bought a 7mm WSM..the world seemed to be changing and time tested cartridges were "new and improved" Now Cabelas has stopped carrying ammo for the 7WSM-and I'm not sure there are any...
Forum: Optics
04-06-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,111
Posted By desertloper

I have the Nikon Riflehunter 550..really enjoy...

I have the Nikon Riflehunter 550..really enjoy it. Simple to operate..it angle compensates..you may never need it-but you have it if you need it.
Forum: Guns
03-05-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,949
Posted By desertloper

I was in the same boat this last fall. I have...

I was in the same boat this last fall.
I have the 7wsm A-bolt. I switched up to Federal Vital Shock 160 TSX. Great round! Good accuracy and it worked fine on the 3 whitetail I shot-as well as the...
Forum: Hunting Gear
02-28-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By desertloper

Thanks..I'm trying to decide between Hoyt and...

Thanks..I'm trying to decide between Hoyt and Pelican an Boyt: http://www.boytharness.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=31_111&products_id=484

The Boyt has a little better latching system IMO.and...
Forum: Taxidermy
02-05-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,103
Posted By desertloper

Short Ceiling, unique mount ideas...?

I have a basement that I am turning into a game room..the problem is the ceilings are low...7-7.5ft.

I have a deer on the wall--and it is fine. Mounted just below eye level-the problem is larger...
Forum: Hunting Gear
02-05-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By desertloper

Rifle Case for Air Travel

I am going to Africa in a year and need to get a good case that is approved for air travel and that will keep my rifle in good shape with all of the flights and baggage handlers..I have seen Pelican...
Forum: Guns
08-09-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,190
Posted By desertloper

don't mean to sound like a newbie...but who all...

don't mean to sound like a newbie...but who all commercially loads the TSX? I see Federal does..

Like I stated before, I've always been loyal to Winchester..for no other reason than the silvertips...
Forum: Guns
08-08-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,190
Posted By desertloper

Browning ABolt 7mm WSM..what ammo?

I have had this rifle for 8 years or so and have shot maybe a dozen deer with 140gr Winchester Silvertip Ballistics with no real issue.

I started using the Silvertip Ballistics in my .30-06...
Forum: Optics
07-29-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 713
Posted By desertloper

Bushnell Legend Ultra HD

I am looking at a second pair of bino's and was thinking hard about the Cabelas Euro's...but picked up a pair of these last weekend. In the store it seems like there isn't a $400 difference.

Does...
02-23-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,361
Posted By desertloper

Nope, I feel the same way...I have it pictured in...

Nope, I feel the same way...I have it pictured in my head--but often times I over look an easier/better way of doing it

That's why I thought I would bring it up.

I appreciate the info folks
02-22-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,361
Posted By desertloper

Thanks for the help I was personally imagining...

Thanks for the help I was personally imagining using post hole diggers and 4x4's in 3' lengths to anchor each corner--or a metal fence post.

They don't have to be built to withstand hurricanes,...
02-21-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,361
Posted By desertloper

Wood Pallet Ground Blind

I am looking for input here!

I have access to a pile of standard wood pallets, and think I can make several ground blinds on my property for this next fall.

I am not trying to make anything too...
Forum: Trail Cameras
12-23-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,329
Posted By desertloper

Where you from--I'm in Kearney

Where you from--I'm in Kearney
Forum: Taxidermy
12-10-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By desertloper

Thanks...for the help Dick...I mean Rich

Thanks...for the help Dick...I mean Rich
Forum: Taxidermy
12-06-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By desertloper

I'm pretty sure its not too hard--just looking...

I'm pretty sure its not too hard--just looking for some tips on products to use...etc
Forum: Taxidermy
12-06-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By desertloper

Nu-be Needing Guidance...on tanning hides

Folks,

Taking a first step at tanning. I got my wife on a doe yesterday--she has never shot a gun, but she dropped a doe with my Blackpowder.

I want to make a hair-on, soft skin job out of the...
Forum: Trail Cameras
12-01-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By desertloper

dont know about the company, but you will like...

dont know about the company, but you will like the cameras!
Forum: Trail Cameras
12-01-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,893
Posted By desertloper

Thanks for all of the opinions! Personally, I...

Thanks for all of the opinions! Personally, I would say 150 on up would get a shoulder mount, unless there was a "special one"
11-23-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By desertloper

Where you from, I live in Kearney? River deer?

Where you from, I live in Kearney? River deer?
Forum: Trail Cameras
11-23-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,893
Posted By desertloper

How Big Does it Have to be?

Alright, I'm sure this will strike quite the debate...
How big does a buck have to be for you to justify the $500 for a mount?

I know that there are a lot of determining factors i.e. first buck,...
Forum: Trail Cameras
11-22-2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By desertloper

That is AWESOME!

That is AWESOME!
Forum: Trail Cameras
11-22-2009, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By desertloper

Tough call 180+ though

Tough call 180+ though
Forum: Trail Cameras
11-09-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,046
Posted By desertloper

WTF. Your friend needs counseling. My wife would...

WTF. Your friend needs counseling. My wife would KILL me, I don't have enough time in the day--my camera takes 800-1000 pics a week, it would be a full time job swapping cards and downloading...
Forum: Trail Cameras
11-09-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By desertloper

Yeah, he is damn tall-I say 180 on height...

Yeah, he is damn tall-I say 180 on height alone-just kill him and tell s what it is--its simple!
Forum: Trail Cameras
11-02-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,325
Posted By desertloper

That is a werewolf if I have ever seen one! I...

That is a werewolf if I have ever seen one! I have no idea, any more pics?
Forum: Trail Cameras
11-02-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 957
Posted By desertloper

What happens if you cut off a square of Sham...

What happens if you cut off a square of Sham WoW-and put that in there?

How did the moisture get in there, my camera has an aux. plug port with a ruber "plug" that doesnt like to stay in, is it...
Forum: Trail Cameras
11-01-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By desertloper

I asked the same question 2 months ago when I...

I asked the same question 2 months ago when I started--Jim also reccomended the cane--I used (2) deer cane blocks--the white ones, and a trophy rock--I add apples from my tree when i go out to change...
Forum: Trail Cameras
11-01-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,667
Posted By desertloper

I have mine on private ground I have access...

I have mine on private ground I have access to--but am still worried about it. it is in a security box lag bolted to a tree, wrapped with a cable lock--and a lock on the box for added...
Forum: Trail Cameras
11-01-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,512
Posted By desertloper

I thought cuddie's were faimed for their trigger...

I thought cuddie's were faimed for their trigger speed ;) Looks like a big foot if I've ever seen one!
Forum: Trail Cameras
10-27-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By desertloper

I would try like hell to harvest that doe if he...

I would try like hell to harvest that doe if he could-then put it on the wall. If there were ever a reason to mount a doe--this is it
Forum: Trail Cameras
10-26-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,399
Posted By desertloper

Then I would have to give the Trophy Rock 5...

Then I would have to give the Trophy Rock 5 stars...must be tasty
Forum: Trail Cameras
10-25-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,950
Posted By desertloper

Hell of a deer--why you let your dad shoot him :)...

Hell of a deer--why you let your dad shoot him :)

Were you able to pattern him and harvest it with the camera...or dumb luck?
Forum: Trail Cameras
10-25-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By desertloper

I agree a year would do a LOT to this character. ...

I agree a year would do a LOT to this character. I donno though, it would be a hard decision for a lot of guys when it came down to it.

I want to get a pic in daylight to verify his size.
Forum: Trail Cameras
10-22-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,399
Posted By desertloper

That's what I thought--for having little buttons,...

That's what I thought--for having little buttons, he sure acts like he hiding a bigger pair :)!
I have never seen a picture of a deer acting like this.
Forum: Trail Cameras
10-22-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By desertloper

Finally the bucks showed up

Had the camera out for 2 months now. Bucks finally came around the last 4 weeks or so.

I finally have something to contribute, rather than read!
...
Forum: Trail Cameras
10-22-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,399
Posted By desertloper

What is wrong with this deer?

Fellas, take a look at this little button buck.. Is he sick, or pissed, or about to mount?

Thanks!



http://huntingnet.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=201&pictureid=1290...
Forum: Guns
09-20-2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 438
Posted By desertloper

Vibration Dampening Devices

Has anyone used those rubber dampeners for rifle barrels..which are supposed to tighten shot groups?

I have a Browning 7WSM that has killed many deer, but that doesn't shoot very tight at the...
Forum: Trail Cameras
09-19-2009, 05:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,437
Posted By desertloper

That is a good deer...you don't have a combined...

That is a good deer...you don't have a combined season do you :)
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