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Forum: West
10-21-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
Posted By spuddog

Colorado DOW has a list on it's web site. Many...

Colorado DOW has a list on it's web site. Many of the private clubs offer free hunter sight in. Some have people there to help you and are very knowledgeable. Helped me a lot when I first started...
10-21-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,147
Posted By spuddog

I've hunted deer w/ 30-30 and agree with the...

I've hunted deer w/ 30-30 and agree with the others that it has the goods for bear. The one caveat i would add is to be sure of your hunting situation. For example, in CO we can't bait and can't...
10-21-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,185
Posted By spuddog

Great trip and great photos. Thanks for sharing...

Great trip and great photos. Thanks for sharing and congrats on the success. It doesn't get much better than that - fun and family.
10-21-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,557
Posted By spuddog

CO, Wyoming, Montana should have good results. ...

CO, Wyoming, Montana should have good results. AZ has that same mix but not sure about affordability. Prescott area has the bulk of the goat herd.
10-15-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,873
Posted By spuddog

Wow, sorry to resurrect a post. I haven't posted...

Wow, sorry to resurrect a post. I haven't posted on here in a few years, but I was googling something and came across this old post of mine. I read through it and realized that I never came to a...
07-13-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,616
Posted By spuddog

Can't speak to the set but have the pocket lite...

Can't speak to the set but have the pocket lite folder and carry it daily. Haven't used it on game yet but bought it on a friend's recommendation after having field dressed 5 elk with it.
Forum: Guns
07-09-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,795
Posted By spuddog

Cost - $160 In class time - 4 hrs Range Time...

Cost - $160
In class time - 4 hrs Range Time - 8 hrs
Rounds fired - 200 +
Women - 2

All in all it was a great class. The instrcutor also teaches at Gunsight in AZ and spent alot of time...
Forum: Guns
06-22-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,750
Posted By spuddog

RE: Glock 30 Vs. Springfield XD

I'd vote for the XD because it feels the best in my hand and I like the cocked indicator, chamberloaded indicator and the grip safety. If that doesn't do it for you then go with the Glock. They are...
06-12-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By spuddog

RE: Fathers Day gift ideas for Elk Hunt

Crystallee - depending where you're from and what you've been hunting, you all might be doing a lot more walking/hiking that you're used to. Might I suggest a gym membership, or money toward a new...
06-12-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By spuddog

RE: No elk tag - Grouse? Bear?

Now I'm laughing. :D:D:D:D
06-09-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By spuddog

RE: No elk tag - Grouse? Bear?

Wolf Killer - I'm glad you have a sense of humor about this. ;)
06-08-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By spuddog

RE: No elk tag - Grouse? Bear?

I get the combo small game fishing license each year so I'm good for grouse. I will probably take the shot gun and/or my .22 revolver. They are good eating. I was kind of figuring that just getting...
06-08-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By spuddog

RE: Another GPS Question

Thanks, I'll probably just get her one of the driving ones and call it good, although I really like the Garmin Rhino.
06-05-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By spuddog

Another GPS Question

I'm new to GPS. I have a very basic garmin etrex that doesn't even have base maps. So my question is, are there units out there that do the step by step driving directions as well as have the base...
06-05-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By spuddog

No elk tag - Grouse? Bear?

Well, I was invited along with my buddy and his family on a fantastic elk hunt in GMU 5 in CO. Turns out I'm the only one who didn't draw. this would have been my first elk hunt, too. I put in 1st...
Forum: Guns
06-03-2009, 12:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,068
Posted By spuddog

RE: Allround calibre for everything from ptarmigans to deer?

Arne,

Wow, I'd love to see where you hunt. I hear it's beautiful. Your plan sounds good based on what you hunt. I have an old (1953) Husqvarna in 270 and love it. Good hunting!

Spud
Forum: Guns
06-02-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,068
Posted By spuddog

RE: Allround calibre for everything from ptarmigans to deer?

Arne,

Yes. I think we all understood what you currently are using, but most are saying it is not practical to shoot small game with a centerfire rifle. That is why we are recomending using your...
Forum: Guns
06-02-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,344
Posted By spuddog

RE: Ruger Mini 14???

Luckydog,

my brother had one and they are a blast to shoot and very reliable. They are one of the standarss for people looking for an SHTF gun. I would take one in a heartbeat. What has been...
Forum: Guns
06-02-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,068
Posted By spuddog

RE: Allround calibre for everything from ptarmigans to deer?

Arne, can you fill us in on where you are?

Here a pump shotgun can have multiple barrels that you can switch out quickly. You just remove the endcap and pull the barrel out then replace with the...
Forum: Guns
06-01-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,068
Posted By spuddog

RE: Allround calibre for everything from ptarmigans to deer?

I'm of the mind to agree that there isn't one center fire rifle that will do what you are asking and not destroy the birds. You're options seem to be Encore, Shot gun, Over/Under with 2 calibers (12...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
05-13-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,520
Posted By spuddog

RE: Deer Dogs

Wow, that is fantastic. In Colorado hunting with dogs is not leagal nor is it leagal to use dogs to track game. Here it is pretty much state by state. I would love to have a dog that I could take big...
05-12-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,595
Posted By spuddog

RE: What taste better?

From your list I picked Rabbit, but you left off Elk and grouse.
05-07-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By spuddog

RE: My garmin worked on an airplane!!

I had a window but don't recall which side it was on, but that is a good thought. I will try south next time. I was able to connect with a couple of them but wasn't able to hold the link.
05-07-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,208
Posted By spuddog

RE: Shooting sticks?

I have two replacement fiberglass tent poles covered in duct tape and held together w/ the bungee cord that came with them. They are quiet, reliable, stable and fold to fit in my pack. I think they...
05-07-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By spuddog

RE: My garmin worked on an airplane!!

I tried it with mine one time and couldn't keep a signal. When I fly between Denver and Phoenix or So California, I always see interesting geological formations, lakes, roads etc as we fly over the...
05-07-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,108
Posted By spuddog

RE: What are the 5 biggest hunting myths?

- you have to "bleed" a deer by cutting it's throat when you gut it.
- you have to cut out the tarsal glands or they'll contaminate the meat.

These are two that I kept running into when I...
Forum: Guns
05-06-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,835
Posted By spuddog

RE: .270 Win or .270 WSM???

There is a difference between them all but as salukipv1 said - not enough to justify a new rifle. But if you are set on one, have you looked at the Browning BLRs. Leveraction and ambidextrous (sp)....
Forum: Guns
05-05-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,213
Posted By spuddog

RE: Which lever gun and caliber for saddle bag?

You could go for any of the above and you could add the Browning BLR in 243 or 308 to the mix as well. Isn't is nice to have so many options.
Forum: Guns
04-09-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By spuddog

RE: Ruger glcok bretta

I don't think it took my vote but I'd go for an XD in 40 or 45. I wouldn't turn down a glock as a second pick. After that I would pick any of the DAO striker fired pistols from the major brands and...
Forum: Guns
04-09-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,645
Posted By spuddog

RE: Clear chamber or locked and loaded.

Hey BC I have the same dilema. I do not carry but, the one at home I keep with the chamber empty. for me the only safe & practicle way I've seen to keep one cocked and ready in the home is with the...
04-06-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,044
Posted By spuddog

RE: sportsmans warehouse shuting down

I was in heaven - had SMW 5 min from my house and Gander Mountain 5 min in other direction and Bass Pro only 15 min away. I could usually find anything that I needed. Now my SMW is closing and...
04-02-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,242
Posted By spuddog

RE: Hot Camp Showers???

Sounds like you all might be better off with out the heater and just taking cold showers.
03-31-2009, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,242
Posted By spuddog

RE: Hot Camp Showers???

So, I have a question for you guys. Let's say you're on a 5 day hunt and you're with3 people and each shower takes 3 gallons. I'm just wondering, how much water you guys take with you when you go? It...
03-30-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,242
Posted By spuddog

RE: Hot Camp Showers???

I was looking into these as well and was unimpressed. I'm was thinking of using the weed sprayer like howler. I haven't tried it but think it will work well.

Spud
Forum: Guns
03-27-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,259
Posted By spuddog

RE: Neck Fusion?

Wish I could help. Sorry to hear about the medical problems. You might try searching for posts dealing with low recoil. I know that there are several guys on here that have mentioned using 7mm08 or...
03-23-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
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Views: 1,223
Posted By spuddog

RE: Colorado deadline

I'm putting in this week. I'm going for you first Elk in GMU 5.

spud
Forum: Guns
03-17-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By spuddog

RE: ruger single 6 .22

Ya, if you don't want it i'll take it! They are all but indestructableand as much of a standard as the 10-22 and Mark II/III. They are great for plinking, snakes, rabbits, etc. I carry something...
02-23-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,624
Posted By spuddog

RE: What's the best wool coat for hunting

I have the Columbia Galletin(sp) range stuff and it is pretty good.
02-23-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,284
Posted By spuddog

RE: 270 wsm Elk and Black Bear

Dalebow,

I have a 270 and a 270 wsm but can't comment because I haven't shot a darn thing with either one, but I did choose the Accubonds. There is a pretty good thread in the reloading forum...
02-04-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,613
Posted By spuddog

RE: GMU 471

On the Colorado DOW site (TXHUNTER posted the link) there are also GMU maps that show the migration patterns. I have used these once and found them to be fairly accurate (as far as you can be with...
Forum: Guns
02-02-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By spuddog

RE: Bersa Thunder 380???

Let us know what you think. Id like to heara good first hand review.

Spud
Forum: Guns
01-30-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By spuddog

RE: Bersa Thunder 380???

Luckydog,

I have my eye on the CC or Lite version. I have been researching these but have not fired one. I have not read anything negative except that they only come with one mag and charge a...
01-30-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,582
Posted By spuddog

RE: Field Dressing Kit

X 2. Depending how you field dress you may want some string,game bag,deer drag, latex gloves, etc. But, to actually do the job you just need a knife and most folders are capable. You'd be suprised...
01-05-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,753
Posted By spuddog

RE: What you get for christmas (hunting related)

Browning BLR in 270 WSM. This will be my birthday, Christmas, and Father's Day.
Forum: Guns
12-23-2008, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By spuddog

RE: I got the green light!!!

I really appreciate everyone's input. I took a really hard look again at the 308 and the 300 WSM. I really like the 300 WSM. It's amazing how much we agonize over the ballistics and when it comes...
12-23-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,376
Posted By spuddog

RE: I got the green light!!!!

We'll guys I'd guess you'd have to meet her and mykids to understand. While it's not that easy on the hunting side, in the two areas that are most important (devotion to God and my kids), I couln't...
Forum: Guns
12-20-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By spuddog

RE: I got the green light!!!

HomersBrother, that is great input. The 308 drops less than I thought and it would open up my optionsfor ammo. I know that I have to compensate for distance, but I was trying to minimize the amount I...
Forum: Guns
12-20-2008, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By spuddog

RE: I got the green light!!!

Bronko22000, I would like to have a round that doesn't come as close to what I already have, but as this will be my gun and my 270 win will probably be used by my son, I'm not as concerned. I think...
12-20-2008, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,376
Posted By spuddog

RE: I got the green light!!!!

Bullelk, I like the 300WSM, but from folks I've talked with in this light, straight stalked gun, it has a very hard kick. Have you heard anything to the contrary? Not a lot of these guns out there so...
12-19-2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,376
Posted By spuddog

I got the green light!!!!

Well even though my wife hates hunting, hates guns and hates spending money (this last one I don't mind so much) she's given me the green light to get the Browning BLR that I've been drooling over...
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