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Jun 29, 2017

Revolver etiquette

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  • dcrimy
    Dec 4, 2017

    I don't know if any remember my pictures of this buck in velvet this past summer. After 9 days of considerable searching ( I passed up several buck's ) thru my deer hunt & then the first day of my wife's hunt we finally found him. Because of the non typical shape of the horns we felt it should be elimated from the gene pool. A very large body I would estimate at least 225lbs live weight. Taken by my wife with a Ruger 243 taht I bought new the first year of production 1967. Still a tack driver. You can clearly see the point of bullet entry & right thru the heart. This is the buck ( left deer ) in velvet this past summer & then disappeared from my scouting until early Nov.
  • recoiljunky
    Oct 30, 2017

    The 35 Whelen, a Range Report Andries interest in the venerable 35 Whelen got me looking at my inventory of ammunition and I found that I was lacking greatly, down to my last 23 rounds in fact. I haven’t reloaded for it in quite some time and as I have opened a couple eight pound jugs of H4350 since then, a range session was in order to see if the newest jug shot any different than the last. My load is not in any book so I won’t list it here other than to say a 250 grain Hornady Spire point Interlock compresses the powder enough to make it “squeak” when I seat the bullet. My rifle is a Remington 700 BDL that I purchased back in 1988 and has been a favorite for elk hunting since then. It’s topped with a vintage Simmons 3-9X40 in Weaver mounts. The rifle has a few “character dings” it received during a couple tumbles on slick, snow covered hillsides and from a horse wreck when we both took a tumble with the horse landing on the rifle while it was in the scabbard. Here it is shown in my “Bob”sled (it weighs 47 pounds and can tame even the most savage of beasts) [url=https://postimg.org/image/sr3nalc89/][img] https://s20.postimg.org/abj6d6y3x/002.jpg[/img][/url ] [url=https://postimg.org/image/bcjf2fx4p/][img] https://s20.postimg.org/hq8i5p20t/0820171243a.jpg[/img][/url ] This rifle has always shot well and this range session proved to be no different, with the new loads printing exactly where the last ones did, 3 inches high at 100 yards. My 35 Whelen is no bench gun. Weighing only 7 ½ pounds with scope and shooting 250 grain bullets at 2470 feet per second it will get your attention, but the saying “I don’t feel recoil when shooting at game” is very true. [url=https://postimg.org/image/ys0v88809/][img] https://s20.postimg.org/6rwrny4jx/0826171350.jpg[/img][/url ] Not “our” best group, but as I said, from the bench she’s a handful and as I was shooting from only sandbags this particular day, I feel I should get a pass as "we" had also been shooting at my 9 inch steel plates out to 400 yards for practice. She doesn't recoil nearly as bad shooting from sticks, standing or sitting. Happy Hunting and Safe Shooting! Allen Oliver
  • livefullest
    Aug 30, 2017

    So I have an opportunity to buy a "98" Commercial Mauser chambered for 416 Rem. Mag. I do not need it for any reason or purpose but to simply have and shoot. And to buy new reloading dies :). Certainly I can load it down for deer. And it would work very well on elk and moose. I will never leave North America for any hunting purposes. Any experience here regarding this cartridge?

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