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02-15-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By Big Uncle

I am neither an Axis owner and most certainly not...

I am neither an Axis owner and most certainly not a scope mounting expert, but I would try low rings before settling on mediums. I use low rings for most applications using similar size scopes.
02-15-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Big Uncle

You can book a plains game hunt in Namibia for...

You can book a plains game hunt in Namibia for about the same price as booking a shooting trip to the high fenced farms of South Africa. Some of the fenced farms of SA are very large, some are not. ...
Forum: Guns
02-13-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By Big Uncle

There is quite a bit of guessing and bashing on...

There is quite a bit of guessing and bashing on the internet with Remington now. I do not know anything more than anybody else, except the real corporate insiders, but I would propose a wager to...
02-11-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,121
Posted By Big Uncle

This winter may be tough on some of the pronghorn...

This winter may be tough on some of the pronghorn areas. The snow is piling up in some places but hopefully it will be manageable for the game. There is sometimes a silver lining and in this case...
Forum: Reloading
02-11-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By Big Uncle

I appreciate the information and opinion. Thanks...

I appreciate the information and opinion. Thanks much.
Forum: Reloading
02-11-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By Big Uncle

Considering that the Annie has a reliable timer...

Considering that the Annie has a reliable timer function, how does the Giraud improve timing consistency? I can understand that the Giraud will likely center the case better than manual use but I do...
Forum: Reloading
02-09-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By Big Uncle

I am thinking about an induction machine like the...

I am thinking about an induction machine like the Annie. The auto feed device would be great for high volume but I will use it manually for my purposes. The machines keep getting better and the...
Forum: Reloading
02-08-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By Big Uncle

Annealing machine?

Does anyone here use a special purpose machine when/if they anneal brass?
Forum: Guns
02-07-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By Big Uncle

Unless you have a vote on the Board of Directors,...

Unless you have a vote on the Board of Directors, or are a top management person, nobody knows all of the details of corporate decisions. Our firm often deals with complex and confidential corporate...
01-30-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By Big Uncle

I doubt that we will see any major changes in the...

I doubt that we will see any major changes in the point systems as long as the states are selling all the licenses they want to sell. The license prices are high and the states are making a nice...
01-23-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By Big Uncle

Thanks. Pulling a 27% tag is great luck indeed. ...

Thanks. Pulling a 27% tag is great luck indeed. I would immediately buy a lottery ticket if I ever drew such a long odds tag.
01-22-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By Big Uncle

Wyoming elk

It is time to make my first license application for the 2020 season. First up to bat is the Wyoming elk application. The deadline for non residents is January 31st. It looks like I have about a...
Forum: Crossbows
01-15-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By Big Uncle

The reverse limb Vapor package runs about $3,000...

The reverse limb Vapor package runs about $3,000 and comes with about $900 of accessories if you count the scope. It comes with a dozen arrows, hard case, etc. The Vapor shoots a 400 grain arrow...
01-15-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,197
Posted By Big Uncle

I recently saw a post (on a different site) where...

I recently saw a post (on a different site) where a guy drove to the private land he was hunting (pronghorn), paid the landowner the trespass fee, and killed a buck within ten minutes. Twenty...
Forum: Guns
01-15-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,049
Posted By Big Uncle

If I am not wearing a jacket or coat I carry a...

If I am not wearing a jacket or coat I carry a Ruger LCP. I have both the regular LCP and the LCP II. The LCP II has better sights and trigger but for some odd reason I can shoot the regular LCP...
Forum: Crossbows
01-11-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By Big Uncle

2020 Ten Point

The 2020 Ten Point crossbows were shown at the recent ATA show and I think I want one when they are finally in the stores. From what I have seen they look very nice indeed. The top-of-the-line...
Forum: Guns
01-08-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,319
Posted By Big Uncle

Since I originally posted this topic my wife has...

Since I originally posted this topic my wife has put about 250 rounds through her EZ. It has functioned quite well with no issues whatsoever. Four other folks that I know have recently purchased...
01-07-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By Big Uncle

I have measured a lot of "300+" 6 x 6 bulls that...

I have measured a lot of "300+" 6 x 6 bulls that stretch the tape to approximately 270 (or less). Many guys are lucky that bragging bulls on walls (or on TV) do not get measured very closely. My...
01-07-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By Big Uncle

I have shot my share of big stinky bulls and now...

I have shot my share of big stinky bulls and now I much prefer a nice tender younger bull or a cow. A rutting bull is absolutely not my favorite meat, but cow elk is. If you have any points to use...
Forum: Guns
01-01-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 663
Posted By Big Uncle

That is just about average for my luck and...

That is just about average for my luck and timing! I seem to always be just a little too late for the fish to bite, the ducks to fly, or a perfect rifle to buy. The 141 rifles I have seen for sale...
12-30-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By Big Uncle

Most of the outfitters in the hard to draw units...

Most of the outfitters in the hard to draw units will have openings until hunters find out if they have a license. Some will gladly take a deposit to reserve spots until the draw results are out,...
Forum: Guns
12-28-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 663
Posted By Big Uncle

I will most probably look for a Model 71...

I will most probably look for a Model 71 Winchester as a gift for a nephew who recently expressed an interest. I am not a big lever action fan myself but he is. Casual purchases for myself might...
12-24-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By Big Uncle

Outfitter booking

I know a few Wyoming outfitters that have told me that they are already fully booked for 2020 in the easier-to-draw units. A few are already fully booked for 2021! It was not too long ago that most...
Forum: Reloading
12-24-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,349
Posted By Big Uncle

The last I looked Scheels had some Retumbo. I am...

The last I looked Scheels had some Retumbo. I am starting to see a few empty spots on shelves now for other reloading items. It makes me wonder if guys are starting early on the almost certain...
12-14-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Big Uncle

Application time soon

Time has been flying by and I just realized that it will be time to submit applications for licenses very soon. Wyoming elk applications for NR have to be filed by the end of January, and the...
Forum: Guns
12-14-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Big Uncle

How much velocity loss do you expect by using...

How much velocity loss do you expect by using such a short barrel? I can not recall seeing a 22-250 with such a short tube.
12-14-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,416
Posted By Big Uncle

I guess he got the information he wanted and has...

I guess he got the information he wanted and has gone away. He has done the same on some other sites. Unfortunately this is not at all unusual for the mass of fellows looking for pronghorn hunting...
12-13-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By Big Uncle

I like to fly on long trips, but we drive to hunt...

I like to fly on long trips, but we drive to hunt elk.

Go to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife web site and start doing some reading, and then get a preference point. A single point might make...
12-13-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By Big Uncle

Shipping meat is usually done by a local...

Shipping meat is usually done by a local processor, not the outfitter. This seems like a good option - until you see the price for this service. I have spoken with a few different processors and...
12-09-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,287
Posted By Big Uncle

That is rotten luck! It initially sounded like...

That is rotten luck! It initially sounded like it would be a high success hunt based on your previous experience. Hopefully you can fill that empty spot on your wall with a big bull on your trip to...
Forum: Optics
12-04-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,554
Posted By Big Uncle

I don't know about you guys but I can not use...

I don't know about you guys but I can not use anything over 10X unless it is on a tripod or some other form of rest. Any little vibration makes the image fuzzy for me at the higher magnifications. ...
Forum: Guns
12-04-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By Big Uncle

We are good. None of that PTSD stuff for...

We are good.

None of that PTSD stuff for me. Nothing odd, no excuses, I am just getting old and cranky.
Forum: Guns
12-04-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By Big Uncle

The actual recoil of the 270 is much less than...

The actual recoil of the 270 is much less than the 3" 12 gauge but the method of firing can sometimes seem to equal things out a bit. Shooting a rifle at a shooting bench does not allow the body to...
Forum: Guns
12-04-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By Big Uncle

Allow me a retort. If that was your goal I...

Allow me a retort. If that was your goal I believe it would have been better if you had stated that in clear language in the beginning. The premise of this explanation of intent is fine but the...
Forum: Guns
12-04-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By Big Uncle

What is your goal with comments like this?

What is your goal with comments like this?
Forum: Guns
12-04-2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By Big Uncle

I see there are a couple of fellows that do not...

I see there are a couple of fellows that do not like my post, or my opinion.

Pulling out such relatively extreme examples as the Mauser is a good ploy, but perhaps it would be more effective to...
Forum: Guns
12-03-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By Big Uncle

Content removed to hopefully restore civility.

Content removed to hopefully restore civility.
Forum: Guns
12-02-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By Big Uncle

AK & SKS guys

I am removing mu content as it is causing needless friction.

Synopsis of original content: I do not care for either SKS or AK rifles.
Forum: Reloading
11-27-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By Big Uncle

I received half of my order. The remainder is on...

I received half of my order. The remainder is on backorder. Hopefully they will be shipping more soon, but this is getting painful.

Mr RR,
I am trying the Nosler BT Hunting in a couple of...
Forum: Reloading
11-19-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By Big Uncle

.257 AB in stock

It has been a while since anyone had any .257 Accubond bullets on the shelf but in the last couple of days I am seeing them again. Nosler must have just finished a run of these bullets so I need to...
11-17-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,193
Posted By Big Uncle

I guess I would use a lead sled if I was an...

I guess I would use a lead sled if I was an injured, an invalid, or was simply afraid of my rifle or shotgun's recoil. Otherwise I think it is a crutch and would have enough drawbacks to prevent me...
Forum: Guns
11-15-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,319
Posted By Big Uncle

M&P Shield EZ

My wife has had a Shield EZ for a while and really thinks highly of it. She had some difficulty with the slides of other pistols but the EZ is exactly as the name indicates- it is easy, and she...
11-07-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,121
Posted By Big Uncle

Valuable information copied from Mr. Jake in...

Valuable information copied from Mr. Jake in another thread:

Q. "Does anyone know if I can buy points for kids? Can I begin piling antelope points for my young kids to use when they turn 12 or...
Forum: Guns
11-07-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Big Uncle

Tough range morning

A couple of days ago I went to the range to shoot a few rounds from a seldom used rifle. A fellow member took the bench to the left of me and another took the one to the right. They are sociable...
Forum: Guns
11-04-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,952
Posted By Big Uncle

I have a rifle chambered in 308 and have had...

I have a rifle chambered in 308 and have had others in the past. It is a very useful cartridge for most purposes but I never truly warmed to it. I have fired many thousand rounds of this cartridge,...
Forum: Gunsmithing
10-29-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By Big Uncle

I generally like a trigger closer to 2 - 2.5# for...

I generally like a trigger closer to 2 - 2.5# for medium/large N. American game. On my bigger rifles that are used in far away places for possibly large/dangerous game I like them just over 3#. For...
10-25-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,966
Posted By Big Uncle

I would be willing to place a small bet on this...

I would be willing to place a small bet on this one. The bet I would offer would be: I would put up one U.S. dollar and you would put up a shiny U.S. nickel, all winnings to be placed in a...
10-25-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,966
Posted By Big Uncle

That is wishful thinking, but I do not believe it...

That is wishful thinking, but I do not believe it works that way. If it did work that way you would see a train load of guys building points so that they can point average later.
10-25-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,966
Posted By Big Uncle

A youth applicant wanting to be awarded...

A youth applicant wanting to be awarded preference points must be at least eleven (11) years old at the time of submitting an application for a big game limited quota license in the initial drawing...
10-24-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Big Uncle

Sounds like you and your buddy had a nice hunt. ...

Sounds like you and your buddy had a nice hunt. I have seen your photos on a couple other sites and enjoyed seeing them. Were you two hunting on private land?
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