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Old 26 July 2019, 18:26
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. My buddy gets a .450 Nitro Express double rifle. I'll be holding a camera.
450 NE will definitely get it done.. Im actually looking for an affordable 450/400 NE double (if there is such a thing..) to add to the stable.. Im guessing Im going to end up going with an Italian gun.. they are the only thing even remotely reasonable (less than $6K new.. you can sometimes find them in very good condition used in the $3.5K range).. the teutonic doubles are stupid expensive ($10-$15K).. and the brit doubles are beyond insane (Starting at $15K ending well into six figures)... there's no way Im paying more for a rifle than I paid for my truck when I bought it new..

I took my buff with a single shot from a 375 H&H.. but it gave me a whole lot of comfort knowing my primary PH was holding a 500 NE double.. my back up PH was holding a 416 Rigby.. and my driver/tracker had a 375 H&H with him as well..
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Old 26 July 2019, 21:10
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450 NE will definitely get it done.. Im actually looking for an affordable 450/400 NE double (if there is such a thing..) to add to the stable.. Im guessing Im going to end up going with an Italian gun.. they are the only thing even remotely reasonable (less than $6K new.. you can sometimes find them in very good condition used in the $3.5K range).. the teutonic doubles are stupid expensive ($10-$15K).. and the brit doubles are beyond insane (Starting at $15K ending well into six figures)... there's no way Im paying more for a rifle than I paid for my truck when I bought it new..

I took my buff with a single shot from a 375 H&H.. but it gave me a whole lot of comfort knowing my primary PH was holding a 500 NE double.. my back up PH was holding a 416 Rigby.. and my driver/tracker had a 375 H&H with him as well..
Biggest gun I ever shot was a custom made 81 caliber black powder rifle. Some armorer on Ft. Lewis made about 6 of em out of vulcan barrels, 20mm. I forget the dudes who owned it, it freaking thrashed steel targets at black powder shoots and I think they got DQ'd off of a range or competition with it.
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Old 8 August 2019, 09:48
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Biggest gun I ever shot was a custom made 81 caliber black powder rifle. Some armorer on Ft. Lewis made about 6 of em out of vulcan barrels, 20mm. I forget the dudes who owned it, it freaking thrashed steel targets at black powder shoots and I think they got DQ'd off of a range or competition with it.

That fckn hilarious.
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Old 8 August 2019, 09:50
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We're gonna double up this year.
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Old 8 August 2019, 09:54
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That fckn hilarious.
My memory is foggy , but I believe one of the 1st or 2nd platoon dudes back in B2/75 bought one of em, circa '78,'79.
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Old 8 August 2019, 09:58
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I wish some of you western hunters were closer or I was back in the mountains. My 11 by 14 canvas wall tent w/stove and water jacket is going up for sale this weekend. I bought it in '04 and lived in it the latter end of the summer through bow season in Colorado. I was divorced and injured and it was the one of the best hunting seasons I ever had, just me and I did not get an arrow bloody, but I missed the trophy bull of a lifetime. Anyhoo, it has been sitting in my closet here in Wis. since. I hate to part with it, it is a well made tent by Davis Tent and Awning of Denver.
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Old 14 August 2019, 21:29
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Well, just sold my spike camp to a really cool dude in this area. He works for RECONYX which is located in Holmen, Wi. I met the GM of the company several years ago when I was clearing a road on a 23 acre patch of pristine whitetail country. It was winter and work was slow so I got to spend the days dropping trees. Anyhoo, this guy and I shot the shit for a couple of hours. He has never hunted out west and his two boys are hunting age now. I got him dialed in on setting up a wall tent and will be more than willing to help them set their camp up north of here for deer season. Cool deal for me as my camp will go to a good home.....and I made another connection in the hunting industry.
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Old 14 August 2019, 23:57
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I cannot wait for October. I'll be home for a month with nothing to do but hunt. I'm looking forward to spending many hours in the tree stand.
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Old 15 August 2019, 05:50
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I cannot wait for October. I'll be home for a month with nothing to do but hunt. I'm looking forward to spending many hours in the tree stand.
Same. Just took an extended leave from work, and between getting remodeling stuff done around the house all I've been doing is taking long moto rides around the state scoping bird cover for the fall.
My Delorme quads are scribbled over like a dyslexic 2LT planning a passage of lines.

Mornings are already feeling brisk here.
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Old 15 August 2019, 08:45
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Mornings are already feeling brisk here.
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I hate you, right now, LOL! It was like a freaking sauna here this morning at 8 a.m.
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Old 16 August 2019, 19:57
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I cannot wait for October. I'll be home for a month with nothing to do but hunt. I'm looking forward to spending many hours in the tree stand.
What do you sit in? I love my Ol’ Man climber.
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Old 16 August 2019, 19:58
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I hate you, right now, LOL! It was like a freaking sauna here this morning at 8 a.m.
Hear! Hear! Mowing the yard was a lot of fun....lost about 5 pounds
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Old 17 August 2019, 14:55
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Haha! It was 49 in Coeur D'Alene last night. I'll be elk hunting Idaho in September, Zone 3 Iowa Whitetails in October, and hunting at the farm in Virginia in November. Maybe even a late season return trip to Idaho for a whitetail.
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Old 26 August 2019, 09:56
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Approx 2 weeks out!
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Old 26 August 2019, 11:29
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Its currently 40 in my area. Haven't heard a buggle yet but it's still early.
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Old 26 August 2019, 11:32
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VERY jealous..

Im going to try my best to make it to Colorado for 2nd season.. I've got a place at about 9200 feet that they usually start coming down to after the first couple of snowfalls kill off everything for them to eat at the timber line a little higher up.. but right now Im uncertain if Im even going to make it.. (too much other shit going on this year)..

I'll get a couple of whitetail weekends in this year.. and always get a few weekends for dove and duck.. but my hunting calendar is looking pretty weak this year compared to years past...
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Old 26 August 2019, 12:39
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Its currently 40 in my area. Haven't heard a buggle yet but it's still early.
It was 42 at my place this morning, starting to feel like fall. Couple of weeks and we will be into 'em again!
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Old 26 August 2019, 12:43
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I got the PSE getting restrung & a tune up. "Ole twang", thats what the deer call me here, is gonna start chunking arrows in bout 2 weeks as well.
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Old 26 August 2019, 16:39
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It was 42 at my place this morning, starting to feel like fall. Couple of weeks and we will be into 'em again!
much hate for you right now...

it was 101 today in Dallas..
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Old 27 August 2019, 03:14
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Nights are starting to cool down a bit up here. Bow season starts in a few weeks. My new mathews has yet to fill the freezer. My old nemesis in my lower back came back to haunt me last week. I have not been too mobile since. I need to launch some arrows.
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