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    in reply to: GOOD YEAR #1557724
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    Great pics papadude.

    Even greater that you seem to be a great ambassador for the outdoors/fishing/hunting/etc for this site and in general. :mrgreen:

    Hope we cross paths someday. B)

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    Quote by: Brad+Phillips

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    Don’t forget you will probably have to get some kind of insurance policy as well. I would check into it, better safe than sorry.

    I would guess the Ikes would have the ins. and part of the shooting fee would go towards that. Part of the reason of working with an established range, the safety stuff and insurance is already established and in use.

    ^^^^This. Participants that are not members would have to sign a release form probably, but other than that, the insurance part is already in place. They have held numerous trap shoots, 3-D bow shoots, etc over the years that was all open to the public.

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    Quote by: jafergesen

    I’m looking at getting a Savage B-Mag rifle as the .17 WSM round intrigues me for calling bobcats and shooting other varmints, as well as for plinking and target shooting. Anyone have one? What do you like/dislike about it? Has anyone shot a bobcat with this round and if so how did it perform? Any info is greatly appreciated.

    I had one of those guns for a short time, a heavy barreled stainless version. It shot decent, but I couldn’t get past the horrible stock it had and the clunky action and went to a CZ 17 Hornet I could reload for. I don’t have personal experience, but I’ve see multiple posts on various predator forum/groups I’m in that it does really well on fox/cats and other varmints within a reasonable (100-150 yards) range.

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    Quick update. I went to the board meeting of the Keokuk County Izaak Walton league last night and got the ok to move forward with this.

    I will be looking into exactly what type of shooting matches I think would be most popular with people, adults and kids alike.

    The main types I’m considering are Bench Rest, F-Class and FTR. The Keokun Co. Ikes has the new 300 yard range and 6 newly built heavy duty bench rests. If doing something like F-Class, a simple shooting mat on the ground besides your gun/bipod/bag is all that would be necessary.

    It would be a fairly low cost entry, maybe $15-$20, just enough to cover costs of expenses associated with doing something like this (targets, stands, upkeep, etc). I want to keep it affordable and most importantly…..fun!

    I don’t want guys to have to invest much, if any $$ into their current guns/equipment to be able to shoot these matches. A simple front bipod and rear bag would suffice. If someone wants to go all out with some serious guns/equipment to see just how good they can shoot @ 300 yards, then great, but I want to have the average occasional shooter/hunter feel comfortable and have fun if they come to shoot. B)

    Considering doing something along the lines of 2-3 stages of 10 shots each for score on an official 300 yard NRA target like this…….. https://www.midwayusa.com/product/429010/nra-official-f-class-rifle-targets-repair-center-mr-63fc-300-yard-paper-pack-of-100

    Any/all advice/suggestions at this point are greatly encouraged.

    :mrgreen:

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    in reply to: Looking for .223 #1558026
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    Quote by: jrbert

    Looking to purchase a .223. Any thoughts on manufacturers?

    If anyone has one they’d like to sell, pm me.

    Thanks,
    JB

    For what intended purpose? Price range?

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    If you’d like to check out others, here’s a link that might help…… http://www.ultimateprairiedoghunting.com/usa/south-dakota/

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    in reply to: Prairie dog hunt #1558280
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    Went to this place a couple years ago and I can highly recommend it…….. http://www.bordercreeklodge.com/index_files/Page528.html

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    They should get back to you soon. Took a day after I left a message for my CO to get back to me for my CITES tag for my bobcat.

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    Quote by: alan_50501

    What’s a good range finder to get without breaking the bank?

    How far would you like to range?

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    You’ve got some nice looking cats roaming around your place papadude. :mrgreen:

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    KeokukCoboy……send me an email if you get a chance. The PM system here is definitely on the fritz.

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    Quote by: ihuntducksalot72

    Wow…awesome pics guys!

    We didn’t call one in this November when we hunted. Probably heading back down to southern Iowa in a couple weeks to do some more calling. Hoping this is the year!

    If you need another caller/gunner……….you just let me know. I could at least shoot the coyotes you call in since I already have my cat. 😉

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    Got the email ECFirearms. Thanks. B)

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    We have gotten 100+ members in the first 24 hours in the group, and I found someone local who wants some help getting started loading for 223, and 243 and I’ll be helping him out soon.

    I’d say we have a successful start for the group. :mrgreen:

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    Hmmmm……..I wonder if they have 80 or 100 gr Winchester soft tips. Might have to make a run to Iowa City tomorrow and find out. Was this at the Super Wal-Mart in Coralville by I-80 or the one on the South side of Iowa City?

    I googled .243 100 grain and it pointed me to South side IC. I bought them out of 100 grain, they had some boxes of 80 grain left. My rifle seems to like a heavier bullet. They are the “power points”.

    OK, thanks. My 243 likes the Winchester 100 gr power points as well, and at only $14/box, I would have bought a few boxes. I still have 2+ boxes of them on hand and I really don’t “need” any more right now, but you can never have too much good ammo, right? 😉

    I hope to find out what they do to a coyote at 1/4 mile this winter if I find one laying in a 1/4 mile fence in the grass sunning itself. 😈

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    Hmmmm……..I wonder if they have 80 or 100 gr Winchester soft tips. Might have to make a run to Iowa City tomorrow and find out. Was this at the Super Wal-Mart in Coralville by I-80 or the one on the South side of Iowa City?

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    Not intended to hijack the OP’s post, but did anyone else watch the show about cats the other night about how cats evolved and are about the most versatile and adaptable species on the planet? They are literally everywhere. It was a very interesting and educational show.

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    Here kitty, kitty……….. BANG! 😉

    Cool pic. B)

    On a side note. I did end up with my first one ever the following Friday after season opened up on them. It’s getting tanned/tubed right now.

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    Quote by: TrapCyclone

    Quote by: fishhook

    I’ve called in many coyotes on public ground. Fox and Bobcat as well.

    I think we need pics and specific locations or it didn’t happen. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Oh the heavy burden of proof. 🙄 😆 😆 :mrgreen:

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    Have you thought about making it an open FB forum so that a person doesn’t need a FB account to view it?

    I’ll second that. I think it’s a great idea, though. One thing that really helped me when I was getting into reloading is a local gun club offered a free class on the basics of rifle, pistol, and shotshell reloading. Members volunteered to bring in their equipment, put on a display for attendees, and answer any questions. So if you have a local gun club or Izaak Walton league that might be something to consider doing.

    There area LOT of problems associated with making it an open FB forum so that’s probably not going to happen.

    I like your idea about the the local Izaak Walton league. :mrgreen: I’ll check into that. I plan on joining the one in Sigourney this year and hope to try and set up some 300 yard 223 matches if possible.

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