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    I will have to agree with those before me. Choose good quality over quantity. They should last for lifetimes and hopefully increase in value.

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    50 BMG
    mic drop

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    in reply to: POND PROWLER #1556932
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    I have not had much luck with the small (less than 5hp) motors. The ones I have had were all very temperamental. If your set on a gas, I would look at the 9.9hp options. I too think the electric might be worth a serious look. I know my 55lb MK will troll my 14′ V most if not the whole day on one battery, and with Ipilot it is awesome.

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    2nd on the height, if you plan on using for a side by side double check the height. Mine will not fit in my trailer.

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    Use the XTP’s you have. I have found them to be some of the best preforming bullets on deer. They may not be as accurate as some of the fancier ones at longer distances, but they will preform very well EVERYTIME in a deer. Try what ever powder works for you. I to tried the Blackhorn, I did not work for me in my gun. (hang fires, NOT FUN). IF you do try it use the approved breech plug. Many people swear by it but it did not work for me.

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    I just got a Work Sharp a couple of months ago. It is super easy and puts a very nice edge on everything. Highly recommend. I too have not used a stone since I got it.

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    What everyone else said plus make sure you are using a good anchor point. Archery is about 90% form and 10% equipment. If you have good form and a well set up bow, a $200 bow can out shoot a $1200 bow not set up right or with bad form any day. Find a mentor right away and you will have much better luck. Its all about form, practice, and repetition.
    BTW my son has a Diamond Edge and is has been a great bow. At 11 years he can stack arrows at up to 20 yards if he does what he is supposed to.

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    Not sure on how the nonres works but there is alot of good info on the Iowa Dnr website. I would start there for your info.
    Tampa area is alot of fun to fish. The last 2 times down there we had an awesome trip with the charter we used.
    Welcome to the site

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    Quote by: jrbert

    Thank you for the note. I’m not used to hunting timber, so this will be a whole new experience. I thought about the hunting the Mississippi River, but from what I’ve read it’s a bit too hilly.

    And I wonder what the odds are for shooting a deer with CHD in Clayto Co.

    If your not wanting hills, Clayton Co is not for you. There are limestone bluffs, deep ravines and small creeks and streams everywhere. In order to have much chance at deer at all you WILL have to be willing to go into these very rough areas to find deer on public ground. This after all is the drift-less region of Iowa, sometimes called little Switzerland. But this is also by far, ( I think) the most gorgeous area of the state. Bring your hiking boots and be prepared to drag you prize out of some of the worst areas you can imagine a deer going into.
    Good luck!!!

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    I went with a T&C Prohunter with a 460 S&W 16″ barrel. Leaded down this is a great combo for my 90lb son to shoot. He has 2 kills with it already. Both instant kill shots, one at 15 yds and one at 100yds. It is very light, short and with the 45-70 barrel i got for it also, i can convert the gun to use as a smokeless muzzy for my late season hunts. For us it was just a better fit for me and my son in terms of safety features and user friendliness. And surprisingly the 460 round out of this gun is very nice shooting out to about 175yrds. And if need I can also shoot 454, and 45lc.

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    There are a ton of crop fields, but not many on public ground. If you want good chance at success in late muzzy you will have to find a food source and hunt close to it if not over it.

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    Also the further north you go the better. The rougher the land the better

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    Either one should work.

    I have had the best luck with 777 loose powder and Hornady XTP’s, please don’s use SST’s for hunting. They fly straight but do not preform the best for hunting. I have clean kills on several deer with the XTP’s, my only wounded unrecovered deer came from the SST’s with what should have been 2 kill shots to the chest and front shoulder.

    Just as a warning, I have set up a Muzzy (not a cheap one) to be consistent out to 200 yards, while not impossible it takes a lot of time, powder and bullets. At 200 i had consistent 3″ groups, but those results took several dozen shots, trying 3 different LOOSE powders, 3 different sabbots and 3 different bullet weights ( I only hunt with XTP’s). I am now setting up for a smokeless muzzy, If you truly need 200 yards go this route it is much easier and user friendly.
    Good luck.

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    I have a Rock River 6.8 and a Diamondback 556, I love the RR in the 68 but it is more expensive to shoot, but shoots great. The Diamondback is just a plain gun with iron sights and is also a quality gun for about 1/3 of the price. It sounds like you are just starting out and are looking for a good entry level gun, if it was me find one that has the features you want right off for a decent price and upgrade the other stuff later. Upgrades are easily done as these are like the Mr Potato Head of guns. Just stick with the bigger names in the AR industry and you should be fine. The nice thing about an AR is you can take a plain cheap gun and upgrade it until it is just as fancy and nice as a really expensive gun over time, thats part of the fun finding out what you want, like, and need.

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    I run Titegroup in my 40. No problems so far. Very low recoil when loaded down. Good steel match load for me with plated 180’s.

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    WOW with all these huge walleye I think I might have to come up this weekend and see them all!!! I think I might have to cancel my devils trip too, I think with that money I could easily spend several weekends in the IGL catching all of these walleye I keep hearing about.
    Where exactly did you say they are Grandad????
    Just one question why if you don’t like me coming up to the IGL, why do you tell me about all the fish you have????

    HUGE WALLEYE EVERYWHERE IN THE IGL!!!!!!!! TELL YOUR FRIENDS!!! EVERYONE KEEPS LIMITS!!!!!

    Any one else up for a road trip!!!!
    PS save a couple beers for me!!!

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    Most warranties are not worth the paper they are written on. Being in the business for a long time I have seen a few. “most” do not cover “wear items”. They classify wear item as anything that could wear out. Such as, if you throw a rod in your engine, they will cover the engine block but not any bearings or pistons, or rings, or crank. If your interested in a warranty I would read it very closely and if you don’t understand the terminology let a mechanic look it over. These are VERY high profits for the dealership, but usually do not help the customer out.

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    I have a Teryx4 and love it for ice fishing. I have yet to have any problems getting around or needing more power. More and more every year i find myself choosing the Teryx over my Rincon for ice fishing. It is awesome with the cab on the -50 WC days. You can fly across the big lakes to the next spot. Just remember they can weigh up to 2000 lbs loaded. So make sure the ice is good. I do have chains but have yet to use them on the ice. It will be just like your Brute Force in snow. As long as your not high centered on snow it will keep clawing thru.

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    We will be out for his 3rd year of youth hunting. He will be shooting our new T&C 460 S&W. Kind of sad its not with the muzzy again. But it is easier to clean. He does not get to take electronics, but dad does. We will be a little pickier this year after his about 135″ 10 point last year in my secret spot.

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    I picked up a encore and bought 2 barrels for it. One in 460 s&w for my son’s youth season and a 45-70 to convert to smokeless muzzle-loader for me in the late season. The 460 with hand-loads is deadly accurate, more so than almost every gun I have. I cannot wait to see what he puts down this year.

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