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    .338 win ballistic tips

    I loaded up a bunch of 160 grain TTSX bullets in .338 Win Mag but have yet to shoot them.
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    Sportman’s Warehouse

    We have one in Kelso, Washington that is okay but it isn't very big. They have had a hard time keeping their shelves stocked in the past two years. It's getting better but reloading supplies and ammo are nothing to write home about. I found the local hardware store in La Grande, Oregon had a...
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    Best tasting African meats

    I found zebra a bit gamey but hartebeest, wildebeast, and kudu were excellent. Even the giraffe was good.
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    Worst brass?

    Worst I have ever used was Winchester, hands down. The best I have used was Norma. Hornady has been pretty good but not as good as the Norma brass I have used.
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    What have you taken pronghorn with?

    Took both of mine on the same hunt with a .25-06 Rem.
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    What have you taken deer with?

    .30-30 .30-06 2001 Chevy Suburban
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    What have you taken bear with?

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    Shopping for a new spotting scope

    Years ago I bought an inexpensive Bushnell 18-36x50 spotting scope just to use at the range when zeroing or fine tuning my rifles. I took it out hunting pronghorn in Wyoming and after a couple of days of glassing I thought my eyes were going to fall out of my head. I don't think I have used it...
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    Shopping for a new spotting scope

    Good copy, I appreciate your insights. I have my concerns about weight for both these scopes. I want something that I can use to determine if the animal is legal - for me it's about putting meat in the freezer and you can't eat antlers. The SX-4 Pro Guide might be a better option for me...
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    Shopping for a new spotting scope

    I'm looking to buy a new spotting scope before the start of next hunting season and am leaning towards the Sig Sauer Oscar 8 or the Leupold SX-5 Santiam. Does anyone have any experience with either of these spotting scopes?
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    Virginia Hunters

    I lived in Virginia off and on for almost 30 years and what you are showing is exactly why I hunted in Maryland. Their regulations are like reading stereo instructions!
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    Lets Talk Shell Holders

    I have a mountain of LC Match 308 brass (I think I gave away close to 1,000 cases and still have twice that much on hand) and have found that my RCBS shellholders don't seem to have any issue with them.
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    Lets Talk Shell Holders

    I use RCBS and Redding with a couple of Hornady's thrown in for good measure. The only problem I have ever had with any of them has been an occasional burr on the case rim caused by one of my rifles.
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    lead bullet ban on the way ?

    California has gone lead free and I suspect Oregon and Washington will be right around the corner. There have been hints at it for a little while. I started experimenting with Barnes TSX and TTSX bullets for that reason. I haven't hunted with them yet - mostly because I haven't worked up a...
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    2022 Season Plans

    I have my Washington black bear tag and will start getting out when the weather gets a bit cooler. I also drew a South Dakota Waterfowl permit and will be heading there in October for a week of pheasant and waterfowl. I may swing through Oklahoma for a "blast and cast" weekend to try and tag a...
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    What 25 caliber (.257) cartridges do you own or want to own?

    I have a Weatherby Vanguard .25-06 Rem I bought for pronghorn. I love it. I swapped out the Nikon 3-9x40 on it for a Vortex Viper 6-24x50. I would really like to pick up a .257 Wby at some point.
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    H4350 Article & Video

    Excellent video. I have never used H4350 but have a friend that has been pushing me for years to switch from IMR4350 to H4350. If I ever burn through my supply of IMR4350 I will give H4350 a try - it looks like an interesting powder to work with.
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    Bear Hunting Article & Video

    Excellent article Guy. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it!
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    Federal 180 Grain TSX 338 Win Mag

    Just a shade over 3,100 fps using 63.0 grains of IMR-3031.
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    Federal 180 Grain TSX 338 Win Mag

    I loaded some 160 grain TTSX bullets for my .338 Win Mag but have not had an opportunity to shoot them. I think the key to bullet expansion with TTSX and TSX bullets is high impact velocity. I would imagine the 180's would do a great job on whitetail.