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    Please critique my caribou gear list

    I'm going on a caribou hunt this fall out of Kotzebue Sept 17 to 24 with a couple friends. It will be our first caribou hunt, and our first time on the tundra. I've had some time on some bad weather days to put together my initial gear list of what I am thinking of taking. I'm sure I have some...
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    Hunting bullet for 6.5 Creedmoor

    I traded a rifle in and brought home a Browning Hells Canyon Speed rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor. I should have Talley Rings in the next couple days, and plan to steal the SWFA 3-15x42mm scope off my 25-06 for now. I'll end up with a 4-16x42 Huskemaw on it down the road I think. I will use this...
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    Nosler E tip for deer

    I found out a few days ago I drew a CO muley tag in a unit that took a few more points to draw than I usually save up before burning them. My 264WM is at Manners getting a new stock and I don't think I'll have it home in time to re-shoot my loads at 300 and 600 yards plus get a new turret...
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    New Gen 4 G20

    Despite being a 1911 and revolver guy, I now own a Glock. I decided I wanted to get a 10mm handgun for some AK hunts I have coming up. Not because I probably need it when I'll have a 300 win mag, but because I want it. There are scenarios where I see it being nice to leave the rifle at camp...
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    Ruger American Predator 22-250 1 in 10 what weight bullet?

    I just traded a couple of 223 rifles that had sat in the back of the safe for to long on a pair of Ruger American Predator rifles in 22-250. I haven't prairie dog hunted in years which is what the 223's mainly were used for. I do most of the haying now on the ranch and just can't get away that...
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    low velocities from 100gr 25-06.

    I have been working on some handloads for my 25-06. I burned out the barrel in my Dad's old 670 Winchester 243. The 670 is pretty much a lower end push feed 70 that used a long action for everything. Anyway after burning out the barrel I decided to fix up the old rifle and had it re-built with...
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    Glassing/shooting/ everything tripod set-up review

    I've used a Promaster 525 tripod with an Outdoorsmans pan head for the last few years. I also had an Outdoorsmans compact medium tripod for a while but ended up selling it. It was a great tripod but having one tripod that was only a few ounces heavier that got me to standing height shooting or...
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    22-250 re-barrel, What barrel & twist?

    A few years back I bought an early 80's Remington 700 in 22-250. I figured the barrel was shot out when I saw it for sale, it looked like it had been someone's prairie dog rig. It had a HS precision stock, Timney trigger, and fixed 12x Leupold. The barrel wasn't shot out then, but is now...
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    Jason Hairston founder of Kuiu has passed away

    Just read this on another forum and confirmed it on Kuiu's website. I don't know any more details. Lots of rumors on the other forums that it was suicide and occurred on a sheep hunt but I don't know anything for sure. I hope that isn't the case for the family. Just figured I'd let people...
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    Moose hunt 2018 Advice

    I felt like maybe I was unintentionally hi-jacking the other moose thread so I thought I should start a new one. I'm going on my first moose hunt with Papa Bear Outfitters out of Bethel AK this September 19-29th. I'll take any advice I can get on preparation (physical and other), hunting...
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    110gr ELD-X bullet anyone hunted with it yet?

    Just curious if anyone had used this bullet yet. I picked up a box of the Precision Hunter ammo with it on sale on a whim and my M70 custom 25-06 proceeded to put 5 of them in a half inch group. I'm considering giving it a try on game. I want to get them shot over the chronograph and then if...
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    Took my first game with the 143 ELD-X

    I shot a buck Sunday morning with my new 264 win mag set up for longer shots and the 143gr ELD-X. My gunsmith buddy who built the gun had an employee who was drooling over it and wanting to do the load work so I let him. He is a great shooter and guy and they often go shoot at an 800yd range...
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    WTB Gerber Bolt Action exchange blade knife

    I'm looking for another one of these knives if anyone has one to sell. I'd be interested in just the skinning or utility blades from the set also if you have those. I have one of these knives and was thinking if I could round up some more blades I could just pack them on hunts, sharpen...
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    Won the coyote contest

    My team was lucky yesterday and won the coyote calling contest we entered. It wasn't a huge one, it was a benefit for the counties 4-H shooting sports program. Great cause to support and a fun way to do it. We called in 11 coyotes total, with 5 in one group and most of the others in pairs...
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    AR vs Bolt rifle sight height

    I had a mystery solved for me recently, you are all probably smarter than me and have this figured out but I thought I'd share it. I had hit several coyotes high and missed a few shots at smaller critters with my AR rifles, kinda had me turned off on them for a while. I just seemed to shoot...
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    Practice for predator hunting.

    I thought about titling this one Fun with Beer and an AR, but thought that might not present the best image. I parked my boat under the shed this year thinking I'd be using it again in a few days. The river flooded, haying started, and that never happened. Emptying it out didn't either, got...
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    22 Nosler

    Anyone tried one yet? I see that Midway has AR Stoner uppers with an 18" barrel for $450 and 55gr Ballistic Tip ammo. I'm thinking one of these uppers might be just the ticket cerakoted to match the lower for my 204 Ruger upper. I'd have the perfect set, the 22 Nosler for open country with...
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    Berger vs Accubond, my experience

    I was asked on the 2016 pics thread how I liked each by now, figured I'd reply here rather than hi-jack that thread. I guess I'd say I love how the Accubond performs on game. I like how fast it opens and starts making a big wound channel, and how it holds together and penetrates. I often...
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    Barrel for 22-250

    I have a Remington 700 22-250 I purchased used last year. It's a mid-80's gun that came with an HS precision stock, Timney trigger, and 12x fixed Leupold scope. I got it cheap enough I figured even if I replaced the barrel the rest of the package was worth the price. I wanted to use it for...
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    25-06 powder for 100gr bullet

    I got the Barnes 100gr TTSX factory loads my new 25-06 liked run over my chronograph this week. I hadn't had much time to work up loads so I tried the new gun with a few boxes of factory ammo I had around from working with a friends rifle. The loads were only running 3007fps average from the...
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