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  1. memtb

    Ear Protection When Hunting

    While I’m certain that hearing aides would be quite beneficial for me in several areas.....my hearing is not bad enough, (yet) to justify the cost of good hearing aides! The AXIS cost us $259.00 for 2 sets! Being the cheapskate that I am, pushed me in this direction! memtb
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    Ear Protection When Hunting

    JimP, When I built my 9.0 lb. .375 AI, I had it built with a brake. I developed my loads using the brake and “EAR PROTECTION” from the bench......never realizing how loud it was. When back packing bear baits in, I decided to take a long range shot at a rock with out plugs/muffs.....”just for...
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    Ear Protection When Hunting

    Expecially when chamber pressures are aroung 60K psi and the barrel is vented (braked)! I’ve shot magnum revolvers since 1970......nothing compares to this. It’s in a “league of it’s own”! memtb
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    Ear Protection When Hunting

    I probably will not use hearing protection when using the rifle while hunting......but, certainly will with that handgun! memtb
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    Ear Protection When Hunting

    I considered muffs, but wanted something for hunting as well as range work.....only wanted to buy one set! I believe the muffs probably have greater protection, but I can’t use them when shooting a rifle....so, I elected to go with the buds. Heck......I may start using them to watch (hear 😁)...
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    Ear Protection When Hunting

    I didn’t wear ear protection when I was in my early shooting career, late 60’s/early ‘70’s, nor in a noisy industrial. Hearing protection wasn’t stress than as now! During the early years of shooting, noisy industry, and racing motorcycles damaged my hearing......you can’t regain it, and like...
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    Drone Ruins Sandhill Crane Hunt

    Are you required to use steel shot on drones? Asking for a friend! 😉 memtb
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    6.8 Western

    Jim, I can make a somewhat educated guess on your bullet penetration results. The higher impact velocity (close range shot) caused the bullet to upset to it’s maximum diameter and perhaps (probably) lost more weight than did the longer distance shot.....hence the appearance of “less”...
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    2021 Hunting Success Thread

    highplainsdrifter, Congratulations on your hunting adventures and sharing them! I must be doing something wrong......I have less for to enjoy life than when I was working! 🤬
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    6.8 Western

    There’s nothing wrong with having a long range hunting rifle, just be careful with bullet selection! Some bullets are so fragil that if you happen upon an animal at “close range”.......you may have to do a “reverse stalk”! 😂 memtb
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    Ruger No 1 .300 Weatherby

    Beautiful rifle and darn nice group! I’ve always thought that the Ruger #1 was the most attractive factory firearm manufactured, with the Winchester Model 70 Featherweight a fairly close second! Though, I personally have never owned one....which is one of my many mistakes in life...
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    6.8 Western

    Pretty much a 270 Win. magnum....with a fancy name! If you have a 270 Win. and want a bit more......run a reamer in it making it a 270 AI! Lots of 270 Win. brass available.....or make it from 30-06, 25-06, maybe even 280 Rem. Then worring about a brass shortage is a non-issue! Just my thoughts...
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    2021 Elk Success Thread

    We’ve eaten our tags for the last 5 or 6 seaons .....because I wouldn’t let her shoot a dink! Then nearing season’s end when anything was fair game.....the elk seemed to have disappeared! We have cow tags this year....no holding out for the big one!🤪 memtb
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    2021 Elk Success Thread

    The wife and I are hoping for “trophy” cows this year! 🤬 memtb
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    jocularity

    I think that this is self-explanatory! 😉 memtb
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    How many rounds of ammo to take?

    Sweet! 👍 memtb
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    How many rounds of ammo to take?

    Many folks cannot fathom this.....until they see it for themselves! 😉 memtb
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    How many rounds of ammo to take?

    Did you bring meat home? memtb
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    How many rounds of ammo to take?

    Thanks.....it simply works! I’ve seen many animals harvested by high velocity rounds, 270’s (including a few by my wife before she moved up to a little larger caliber), 264 Mags, 300 Mags, ect and nearly always there was much more bloodshot meat than with the .375 H&H. When I went to my...
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    How many rounds of ammo to take?

    I’ll prety much guarantee that I will have far less tissue damage and boloodshot meat on an Antelope taken with my .375 than that of an equally placed shot at the same distance by someone shooting a 270 Win with 130 grain bullets! We’ve (wife and I) have taken many deer and Antelope using our...