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    Yup, I always do as I consider a spotting scope...

    Yup, I always do as I consider a spotting scope to be a "must have". Usually pack my Vortex 11-33x if I plan on going any distance.
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    Customs are great or even just doing some custom...

    Customs are great or even just doing some custom mods to your factory rifle. It just feels good to have your rifle more personalized and not just a cookie cutter model available to everyone. That...
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    Nice bucks guys!!!! Congrats to all

    Nice bucks guys!!!! Congrats to all
  4. Hey Colorado Cowboy nice find on the diesel...

    Hey Colorado Cowboy nice find on the diesel truck. You found the truck I was looking for. Enjoy it and your planned trip to Alaska. That trip is on my bucket list when my wife joins me in retirement.
  5. My last ram for the slam, desert.

    My last ram for the slam, desert.
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    Thanks, I appreciate it. Steve

    Thanks, I appreciate it. Steve
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    I'm a bit older. Same generation as Mike. Loved...

    I'm a bit older. Same generation as Mike. Loved the videos done by Gordon. Wore out the tape "Challenging the Northwest Territories". Inspired me soo much I saved and saved 'til I could make the trip...
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    Another vote for the Rem Model 7 youth. I bought...

    Another vote for the Rem Model 7 youth. I bought one in .243 and replaced the short stock with a Bell & Carlson stock with a 13.5" LOP of pull for myself. I wanted the 18" barrel as the set-up is...
  9. My go to bullet in the .270 Win. 150gr. is the...

    My go to bullet in the .270 Win. 150gr. is the Nosler Partition. I've used it on elk and have taken my best black bear with that bullet. For game such as this I tend to favor a bullet designed for...
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    No problem with the Manners stock fit. You can...

    No problem with the Manners stock fit. You can send the barreled action directly to them and they will fit it perfectly. I presently have a barreled action in their possession and they are doing...
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    I'm afraid there's no way that you can work with...

    I'm afraid there's no way that you can work with that stock and bed it properly to insure that your POI will remain consistent. Ruger wanted to lessen the cost of the rifle and get it into a entrance...
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    Those are more than acceptable groups for a...

    Those are more than acceptable groups for a hunting rifle. However, the big question remains. Stability, will it hold the same POI in November as it had in July?
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    Actually I lead you astray as they did not have...

    Actually I lead you astray as they did not have the Ruger American rifles. They did have rifles that came with the molded stock such as those that are used for the Ruger American. I should have said ...
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    Hate to be negative but the best thing you could...

    Hate to be negative but the best thing you could do is to get rid of that Tupperware stock. I've had a couple buddies who had those molded stocks and they gave them fits. They were temperature...
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    If you can go a little extra on the $ amount you...

    If you can go a little extra on the $ amount you may want to check out the FORBES rifle. They're a CNC version done by a company in Maine. This rifle is being built with the help of the name sake...
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    If you have a chronograph that is a big help. I...

    If you have a chronograph that is a big help. I usually shoot the possible loads I have over my chronograph first before I actually shoot at paper. By doing this you find out immediately if you're...
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    I'm with Tim on his read concerning the...

    I'm with Tim on his read concerning the fragmenting effect for a game bullet. I myself much prefer a controlled expansion bullet with decent weight retention. For a long time I used Nosler partitions...
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    I really do not have any field experience with...

    I really do not have any field experience with the Nosler ABLR bullets. My favorite bullet for my 7mm Remy is the regular 160 Accubond which has performed exceptionally well but I got take in by the...
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    It could not be better said CC. Being 62 myself...

    It could not be better said CC. Being 62 myself (young 62) I'm realizing that I just can't do the hunts I once did. I'm blessed to have taken 4 North American rams and my share of high country mule...
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    I'm 6' and weight varies 225-235lbs. and I wear...

    I'm 6' and weight varies 225-235lbs. and I wear the XL which is a good fit. I own 2, one in the Max1 and one in the new Fusion. This is by far my favorite jacket. I'm looking at buying another in a...
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    For walking I use a simple bipod made from 2...

    For walking I use a simple bipod made from 2 pieces of 1/2" conduit about 36" each in length. They are connected about 6" from the top of each one and swivel to form the "V" to rest the forend of the...
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    Welcome fellow Michigander from a YOOPER.

    Welcome fellow Michigander from a YOOPER.
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    My gut is hurtin'. I haven't laughed so hard for...

    My gut is hurtin'. I haven't laughed so hard for a long time!
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    Great story!!! Way to go. Like that program MT...

    Great story!!! Way to go. Like that program MT has for college students. Even though I'm retired I'm thinking I should enroll to get into that Lic. program. Congrats again partner.
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    I've owned both in custom builds. The one I kept...

    I've owned both in custom builds. The one I kept is the 25-06. To really reap the benefits of the Weatherby it should have a 26" barrel. I don't like a barrel that long as those extra 2" just seem to...
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