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  1. Thread: Who else is...

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    Good news from the Doc at least for now. Both...

    Good news from the Doc at least for now. Both the eye doctor and my regular doctor think that after all the testing it's blood pressure causing the symptoms and that has come down. I still have to...
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    I have been busy with doctor appointments. I...

    I have been busy with doctor appointments. I went to an eye doctor for a check-up and they found that there is something putting pressure on the back of my eyes and it is harming the optic nerve. I...
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    I do the checklist thing. I start my checklist...

    I do the checklist thing. I start my checklist with the big ones: tag, binos/rangefinder, gun, ammo, knife, boots, daypack survival kit, cash & wallet, phone charger. I put the small ones in my...
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    Good deal, sounds like a great price. I...

    Good deal, sounds like a great price.

    I ordered a new option to replace both my Swaro 65 and Nikon 50mm. Kowa is bringing out a 55mm spotter that weighs 28.2oz and is said to run darn close to...
  5. Thread: Who else is...

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    Did the 2.5 miles with the 70lb pack a couple...

    Did the 2.5 miles with the 70lb pack a couple more times. Today I wore my new Saloman GTX 4D boots. They are light and super comfortable but don't offer quite the ankle support I want side-hilling...
  6. Thread: Road Rules

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    I don't know for sure about Wyoming. I do know...

    I don't know for sure about Wyoming. I do know that on our ranch in the midwest that all our older established roads through our place show up as red lines. Those are private roads that dead end in...
  7. I've been using a 264 win mag for years on deer...

    I've been using a 264 win mag for years on deer and antelope. I settled on a load that shoots great but isn't to hot. I'm running a 140gr Berger VLD at 2914fps currently. I used a 140gr Accubond...
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    Just got in from 2.5 miles with a 40lb pack...

    Just got in from 2.5 miles with a 40lb pack through some of the rougher ground around. Lots of creek crossings and banks to climb. Heat index shows 105 now, it sucks! It will make walking with a...
  9. Thread: Who else is...

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    I've been doing the 2.5 mile hikes with the 70lb...

    I've been doing the 2.5 mile hikes with the 70lb pack every 2-3 days, temps have been over 100 each day. Been wearing my heaviest boots so when I go to my light boots and light pack it will seem...
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    I walked last night and again this morning 2.5...

    I walked last night and again this morning 2.5 miles with a 70lb pack. Took a different route and saw some new country, the first half is all uphill and the second is all downhill. I did a lot of...
  11. I need some Sherpa's! My nephews aren't old...

    I need some Sherpa's! My nephews aren't old enough yet and my daughter is younger. I have a feeling though that once they get a little older and I start getting them points I'll be the Sherpa for...
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    Any time I'm trying to decide if I should take a...

    Any time I'm trying to decide if I should take a spotter or not I take the little Nikon ED50. I would take a tripod for the binos anyway, it's light enough I just take it along at 20.4oz with...
  13. Thread: Who else is...

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    Great job everyone. I would love to be able to...

    Great job everyone. I would love to be able to see elk on my walks. I jumped about an ears wide whitetail last night, that was as close as I got. I took tonight off, I have a small hotspot on one...
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    I don't know that I'm quite ready for that hike...

    I don't know that I'm quite ready for that hike just yet. If I saw big enough antlers I'd find out!

    I walked just under 3 miles through the hills tonight. I didn't want to, but I baled hay for...
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    Congratulations everyone, sounds like you are...

    Congratulations everyone, sounds like you are getting ready for the fall.

    I did the 2.5 mile hike through the hills tonight with the Eberlestock Mainframe and Transformer. I put the 50lb bag of...
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    I'd like to try 87, 101, or 102 if I ever built...

    I'd like to try 87, 101, or 102 if I ever built up the points. Not likely I'll ever wait that long to hunt though, I like hunting muleys to much to sit out for that many years. I really like...
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    Good job, running 5.5 miles is tough at any speed...

    Good job, running 5.5 miles is tough at any speed as far as I'm concerned. I'm sticking to walking at least for now.

    I went for a walk tonight before dark. I took my real hunting gear I'll take...
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    Had my annual physical today and the Doc said my...

    Had my annual physical today and the Doc said my blood pressure is still up a little to high. Probably to much good food on the ranch. I will try to cut back on my intake a little there and up my...
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    I think due to a ranch rodeo I have to help put...

    I think due to a ranch rodeo I have to help put on and compete in at home I'll be hunting the first week. It's on the first Saturday of October. Dad was one of the ranchers that started the roping...
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    Thanks everyone. I spent some rain days...

    Thanks everyone.

    I spent some rain days working on what my daypack contains and what it weighs. I also added in rifle weight, bino & harness, even down to the Bic lighter, knife, and other things...
  21. Thread: Which caliber?

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    I'd trust the old Core Lokt 150gr to take out the...

    I'd trust the old Core Lokt 150gr to take out the lungs. I'd avoid the shoulder with that bullet personally. If you aren't planning to shoot over 350 to 400yds I wouldn't change anything.

    The...
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    I worked at a Case dealership for a while, we...

    I worked at a Case dealership for a while, we sold the diamond chains for tractors. They cost more but won't fall into the tread groves in the tire so they get a full grip. They work better.
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    I tried the Kuiu Ultra 1800 and wasn't impressed....

    I tried the Kuiu Ultra 1800 and wasn't impressed. I ended up returning it. The frame wasn't comfortable for me packing a 50lb bag of cattle mineral in it for a few miles, just didn't fit me well. ...
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    I run 10 ply on all the trucks and 6 or 8 ply on...

    I run 10 ply on all the trucks and 6 or 8 ply on the ATV or UTV's. I live on a gravel road and 4 ply don't survive long. I have a full size spare, plus 12V air compressor and plug kit in everything...
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    Daypack gear lists

    I have been going through my before and after daypack gear lists I've kept on my hunts over the last few years. As I began packing a heavier spotter and tripod I have been looking at ways to reduce...
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