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  • WhipWhip
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    in reply to: Wyoming CWD Plan #2950855

    Both mule deer and white tail deer are affected. The denser the population higher the rate of infection. Elk, and moose are also impacted but to lower levels. Antelope are immuned and can’t get it. Big Horn sheep and mountain goats are also immuned.

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    in reply to: Hunt with bro #2950830

    I also enjoyed reading about the hunt. I bet you didn’t have your 243WSSM. I had similar experience with a coyote I punched with a 223 but I got lucky and found him the next day. They are super tough. I remember seeing a coydog back in southern IA in the winter of 1973. It was nearly black in color. We didn’t get it but got a good look.

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    in reply to: Merry Christmas #2950638

    Merry Christmas to you Ev

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    It’s all about selling new guns . The 6.5 is all the rage here in WY for big game. I ran into guys shooting prairie dogs a couple of years ago with 6mm PPC claiming it was the end all be all of rounds for varmints. I had the pleasure of knowing Bob Milek years ago and meeting reps from Browning and Hornady. They all had innovative new products to test and sell. I was a driver for them and they talked about all the new stuff then. I didn’t get anything besides all the empty brass I picked up and a thank you bottle from Bob but it was fun. How much deader is a coyote hit by a 55 gr bullet at 3400 fps or a 70 gr bullet at 3400 fps? How often does a guy shoot at a coyote at 500 yards?

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    I have been a fan of the Varminter (22-250) since the 1960s. My Uncle Kenny built rifles for 22-250 when it was a wildcat round. Wish I had one of those. My only problem with it has been the WY reg requiring at least a 60 gr bullet for big game. I have always wanted to hunt with mine but it won’t shoot 60gr and larger bullets. It’s 1-14 twist just doesn’t work well. I have considered a new barrel for mine with a 1-9 twist but don’t want to lose the ability to shoot those smoking fast 55s and holding right on running coyotes. Love the old Varminter. My Uncle gave me a bunch of ,250 Savage brass that was resized to 22-250 when I bought my 22-250. I still have a few left as keep sakes.  I have wondered why AR 22-250 never made it big? Great article Scruffy. Made me travel down memory lane.

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    I used a Mystery Ranch pack for fire and it was tough as hell. My current hunting pack is a Badlands pack I have used for the last 10 years. No problems with it at all. Eberle stock makes good packs and I have friends who use them. My son’s comments about the newer packs are they keep getting better and better. He uses a Badlands pack and loves it. I still use an old frieghter frame pack I bought used from NOLS for $15 in 1985 for hauling quarters. I like all the ones you mentioned you  need to try them on and see what fits.

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    Larry good to see you back. I had similar experience with all cooper Barnes triple shock  on a bull elk and a cow elk due to suspected poor performance. Killed another bull elk with the same bullets but the first shot went to pieces on contact the final bullet penetrated. I sent the bullet company a picture and they responded by telling me it was excessive velocity or I hit something before the bull. I fixed the issue by changing back to lead bullets. I will suggest you use a quality bullet with the 06. I have killed a lot of elk with my 270 and 130gr Nolser Solid base and 130gr Nolser Partition. Shot placement is way more important than caliber.

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    Lots elk have been killed with 06 and 270. If you shoot it well and limit yourself to shots out to 300 yards it will be great. If your thinking about 400 yards and further they’re better options. But you pay for the extra range with lots of recoil and typically a heavier rifle.

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    in reply to: Elk Down #2950068

    I going to try another picture since the site is fixed to see if it works.

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    Thanks Patrick

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    I suspect they are busy with something else. I sent a contact me message and haven’t heard anything. I did get my problem figured out but it took quite a bit of experimentation.

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    I suspect they are busy with something else. I sent a contact me message and haven’t heard anything. I did get my problem figured out but it took quite a bit of experimentation.

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    Congratulations to your brother I still remember my first elk over 30 years ago it becomes habit forming.  If he hunted south of Jackson or far west on the west side of the Tetons he may have met my son the warden.

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    Ok here goes hopefully the pic will come up.

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    Success kinda I was able to upload an image. Thanks for the tips it was my size of file that was an issue with my new phone. Now I just have to experiment and see what is the right size and learning how to resize photos. Im not very techy as you can tell.

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