Andries
Aug 26, 2017

Hurricane Harvey

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Edited: Aug 26, 2017

Trust our members and their families in Austin, Tx, and around Louisiana are high enough and dry enough. Good luck!

gladesman/Gary
Aug 26, 2017

I believe they call it "Harvey". I live in north Louisiana. We will probably get little wind, but I am concerned about the rain. We have already had a very wet year. We planted sunflower in good sandy soil and they molded and died from too much water. Rare this time of year. Usually we have a hard time getting enough water to get food plots up and running during the summer.

 

The southern part of the state may be in for a bad time. They are predicting the thing to go back into the Gulf and strengthen again, moving eastward. The rain and storm surge will give the Louisiana coast a hard time if that happens.

 

It came ashore within 30 miles of Corpus Christi, Texas a Category 4. They are saying that the Hurricane will stall and rain will be measured in feet instead of inches. God Bless is all I can say.

Andries
Aug 26, 2017Edited: Aug 26, 2017

Sure it is Harvey and everybody knows that - where that embarrassing blonde moment came from I would not know! (Sorry, Christina - maybe next year, girl).

 

Chatted to member frhunter13 in New Orleans about the risks - for him the biggest risk seems to be that his new Africa-capable toy may not be delivered today!

 

Gary, was the sunflower still green?

 

gladesman/Gary
Aug 26, 2017

Not now. We had a good field going. We had a few go to seed, but most just turned dark and fell over. I have not seen them since that happened. That was my son's baby. I helped him disk and plant. He was checking on them on the weekends. He was telling me about it. I really need to get to the camp and see for myself.

 

We have a new air conditioner to put in at the camp and I am in bad need of a shooting secession. We are supposed to have a shooting secession over there Sunday afternoon if the weather holds and I can hold up to the trip. Have a new Encore in 308 Win. to sight in at distance. I am trying the new Hornady ELD-S in this one, 26" barrel with 1:10 twist. Backup load for the 308 will be 165 grain Barnes TTSX. Only testing on game will tell if the 178 grain ELD-X is going to work out. They sure shoot well, though. My Encore Whelen has a new scope I need to sight in. I also have a new load for it, 250 grain Speer Hot Cor that gets good reviews for the 35 Whelen. My Ruger M77 in 35 Whelen also needs some shooting time. I have been shooting the 225 grain Barnes TSX bullets in both guns. Thought I would try the 250 Speers in the Encore. They may be all we need for hogs and deer. The MGM barrel on my Encore shoots them into one hole at 50 yards at the range at my house. At the camp I can stretch them out all the way to 350-400 yards if need be.

 

Still concerned about the hurricane, though. This weekend is not supposed to be bad here, but who really knows. The rain is coming, just a matter of when.

Andries
Aug 26, 2017

The ELD-X is a low drag Interlock I see. Good choice the 178gr. All I read about the Encore and the Apex indicate that they are good quality very accurate rifles.

 

Have you read my posts about the .35 Whelen plans on Cape buffalo with my design for a 280-293 gr Peregrine VRG-2 bullet? (Calibre Confidence category). Spread the word amongst the Whelen owners you know.

 

Very disappointing when crops are about to become ready for harvesting and then they fall over because the soil becomes too soft.

 

I shall watch the path the storm follows with all you guys in mind.

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