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    Side focus hunting scopes, are they practical and needed?

    I am in the market for a new hunting scope. I have been using the VX3 & recently the VX3i. I don't dial for now because I hunt in the east where a long shot is 100 yards, I am considering dialing for a western hunt wand am considering this where I expect the shots to be 300 + yards. The...
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    Wyoming NR general tags - how many point required this year ??

    Ive seen the 2021 stats on the WY Game and Fish site ...does that hold true for the out of staters who drew General tags, it took at least 3 points ?
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    Grayboe Stocks any feedback?

    I ma looking at the Grayboe Terrain for a new 257wby build, this will be a mid weight gun with 26" bbl and scope in the 3-18x range yet to be determined. I dont want to spend $700 + on a stock and this stock looks good for the $$. Any thoughts ?
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    30-06 and 180 gr bullet load suggestions

    All, I have been loading for 30 plus years but never loaded for a 30-06 with 180's and could use some guidance. I am helping a buddy get ready for his first elk hunt, a migration hunt. He wants to use his 30-06 and 180 AB's I am trying RL22 because that's what is shown to give good velocity...
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    Cabelas Sleeping bag

    My buddy has a new Cabela's Mountain Trapper 0° Sleeping Bag This is a rectangular Canvas bag with a flannel lining, any one have one and would you use it in a late october tent camp at 9K feet??
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    Weather in the back country, how do you follow it ?

    All, when your hunting a wilderness area how do you all get weather data ? Ive yet to find a weather station that provides forecasts or history of remote regions.
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    How often do you change cables and strings ?

    With the price of a new set of cables and a string in the $130-$160 range how often do you guys change them ? Also where do you usually see wear on them?
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    Oilskin duster/drover ?

    All, does anyone use an oilskin drover coat while riding into the back country ? I am looking at a 9 hour late season ride into camp and was wondering if they made sense as an outer layer? I was also thinking the long tails may provide some benefit as I dont have chinks or chaps. Please...
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    Garmin 66i or something else

    All, with all this time on my hands I am thinking about a new GPS, I've always owned Garmin products and currently own a 10 year old Rino. The rino is great except that its no longer supported, cant find batteries or get support from Garmin because its so old. I am looking at the 66i as its...
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    New Build need a stock ?

    I am putting together a 300 win on a rem 700 action. I have a few McMillan stocks and like them but am not liking the prices theses days $600 for the unit plus bedding ? Nope ! What can be had in a ADL configuration at a $400 or less price point at 2-2-1/2 pounds with pad ? Suggestions ?
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    Weather conditions as it relates to the calendar, elevation and state?

    Ive been trying to get a handle on weather/climate conditions for my next planned hunt and this has brought up a bunch of questions for me. I have hunted in Wyoming unit 60 over the past years (30) and always hunted the openers. I am planning a late season hunt for the last 8 days of the...
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    300 Weatherby and 180 gr Swift Scirocco 2 bullets

    All, Contemplating the hunt tools... I worked on a load for a 300 WBY rifle last year and gave up the process for a known and proven round. I am loading for a Rem 700 with a 300 WBY chamber It is not a long throat like the Weatherby rifles I am finding that the Swift Company recommends a Max of...
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    Pack suggestions for horseback hunts ?

    Last year I grabbed a Tenzig TZ17 with the wire frame. The pack was OK, not great. It was noisy in the cold and was just set up wrong for lashing o the back of my saddle. Do you guys have any favorite day type packs for horseback hunts ? Perhaps a waist pack suggestion. This pack will...
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    Have you seen the Wyoming Non-profit "Mountain Pursuit"

    All, I just read a little bit about Mountain Pursuit a non profit who promotes "ethical hunting/fair chase" with such practice is defined as follows; The essence of "Fair Chase" is maintaining the balance between the predator and prey. Specifically, game animals should have a reasonable chance...
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    Brass prep.....300 weatherby

    Gents, I recently read an article by John Barsness who advised for hunting guns he doesnt do too much for brass prep, weight sorting or neck turning. This is a deviation from all the tied and true handloaders!! I have found myself the owner of about 250 rounds of 300 WBY mag brass. Some...
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    What bullets do you use ? 257AI & Barnes TTSX

    I am loading for a 257AI and need to settle on a single load. The purpose of this rifle/cambering is Pronghorn and deer both mulies and whitetail. My thoughts are along the line of the 115gr Partition for deer here in the northeast and elsewhere, with a 115 gr BTBT for Antelope. I was...
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    Any suggestions for an outfitted wilderness hunt in Wyoming, Montana or Idaho?

    All, I am looking for suggestions for an outfitter who provides a wilderness hunt. I would like to go in 2020, any suggestions?
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    Bino pouch - your thoughts ?

    All, While in camp this year I noticed that the guides all had bino pouches. By the end of the hunt i understood why ... dust and ease of access, one hand access. What model do you use and why ...if you use them ?
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    Peroneal Tendon problems - boot suggestions

    All, I have a peroneat tendon problem and this causes me to frequesntly roll my ankle with great pain. Side stepping along hills this year was a chore. The boots I used this year did not work out well at all, Scarpa makes a great boot but they were not high enough to offer support for me. I...
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    Anyone else getting stir crazy ?

    So I have 89 hours and 40 min until I get on a plane for my hunt, checked and rechecked and shipped the gear and rifle(confirmmed delivery) bought extra batteries for the camera .... I check the weather once an hour, read and reread the proper magazines and books ..... but the clock isnt moving...