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  1. Success in British Columbia…TBC
    7 points
  2. Taco Tim came over and tore the front of my house off and installed A new door for us. Unbelievable work, the man is literally an artist with a skilsaw. My entrance way was inexplicably "angled" and finished with vinyl that was not meant for that application. Tim tore it all out, put in a new header and framed the sides properly before installing the new door/sidelights. It looks fantastic! We will out the finishing touches on soon Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    7 points
  3. And he is back home after a stop at the nys bbc banquet. Very happy with the mount and i can totally see him chasing the doe before i shot him, something ill never forget.
    6 points
  4. Im happy to read so many posters talk about good bullet choice. Most 22 250 commercial are varmint rounds. Also in context, its not uncommon for deer to be head shot for the meat market in European countries, body shots are not allowed. That tradition enters into even personal hunting shot choices not intended for market. Fallow are outstanding table fare, highly prized in both market and for personal use. Here we are agast at the mear mention of head shots, but i can say a super accurate 22 cal fast centerfire is an efficient killer when used in that application. With the right bullet a body shot not an issue either. I have some 22 250 with Nosler partitions that kill deer sized game quite well, i happen not to use it much as i have many choices. But its done its job without fuss.
    4 points
  5. My ads all say there’s women , nearby that want to meet me !
    3 points
  6. Yup started last week I think . Adds driving me crazy...
    3 points
  7. Yep. I also have an annoying pop up add on the top of the page all the time now.
    3 points
  8. Because he’s a LIB! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  9. Yeah she did. Buddy popped it this morning. Way to many eating my cam’s
    3 points
  10. That is written by every sheep that sits in front of CNN all day LOL
    3 points
  11. Rachunter brings up a valid point about barrel twist rates and bullets. Most factory sporters or varmint rifles chambered in popular varmint rounds will have a 1 in 14 or 1 in 12 twist made to stabilize the common 22 cal bullets loaded by commercial ammo companies. These twist rates are best suited for bullet coefficients up to 60 grs with the 60 gr Nosler Partition at the top of the list for Deer and also Barnes produces a couple of lighter weight all copper bullets. The long sleek heavy bullets being made today will not stabilize well with those slow twist rates and accuracy can be poor. There is a way to get around that by changing the bullets shape to a semi pointed design getting the coefficient that is the ballpark to stabilize with the slow twist rates of most varmint rifles. The Speer semi spitzer at 70 grs and the Sierra 63 gr semi spitzer both perform reasonably well. Some folks just re-barrel their rifle with a fast twist rate so they can shoot those long sleek bullets, a little pricey though. Al
    3 points
  12. Ill have him in about a week. Looking awsome. Ill be bringing him to the nys big buck club banquet, along with my dad and son. Anyone else goin this year?
    2 points
  13. God i thought it was just me
    2 points
  14. Looks great , love the sneak forms ,looks more natural to me.
    2 points
  15. Fun fact of the day... from the sheet they had at the tables, this is the largest 9pt that was submitted last year in ny.
    2 points
  16. I don't think such highly educated and professional experts would be considered idiots. But people who like to vilify others and resort to name calling may be. Your comment doesn't show any intelligent analysis about the question, just personal bias.
    2 points
  17. The older I get, the less I like heights. Two of my coworkers were seriously injured in falls from ladders while doing home repairs. One hit his head and suffered a concussion a couple years ago, and the other fell just a couple months ago, breaking a rib and his ankle. An elderly neighbor (in his 90's), died as a result of injuries he suffered after falling off a ladder while cleaning his gutters last year. Fortunately, while I have lots of friends who hunt from tree stands, I have not heard of any who were injured in a fall. Everyone talks about safety straps and harnesses, etc, but few mention an even better way to reduce or eliminate the risk of a fall injury, and that is - hunt closer to the ground. I know it is hard for some to believe, but deer can actually be killed right from the ground. Personally, I am most comfortable hunting 6- 8 ft up, on flat lands. That puts me safely above the line of fire from other hunters, and allows me to throw lead at deer, without risk to others, with the ground acting as a backstop. I am much more worried about getting shot on the ground, than I am of falling from a tree. It almost happened to me once, and that was more than enough of that. A fall from 8 ft may still cause injuries, but generally not to the degree of higher falls. That is why all but one of my stands now have 3 ft safety rail/gun rests. The non-railed one is about 7 ft up, and I only use it for one or two short hunts a year. I am reluctant to change anything on that one, because it has produced for me on opening day, the last three years. Although I have not in the past, I may use a safety strap in it this year. Next season, I will probably replace that little uncomfortable hang-on with a big comfortable, railed ladder platform. I have been hunting recently (early antlerless gun season) from a couple of those, that I started last winter and put up this summer. One is now "christened" with a kill. They are super awesome, when it comes to comfort and safety. I think I have the design fully optimized - 42' x 48" synthetic lumber deck, 8 ft above the ground, lag bolted to tree, with two 8 ft pressure landscape timber front legs ($5 ea at Home Depot), pressure treated frame, barnwood sided 3 ft wall. They have cushioned swivel chairs in them (the best one is adjustable height with arm rests), and a tree umbrella works good for the rain. I had a good supply of "free" lumber (except for the landscape timbers) and barnwood, so besides being the best, most comfortable stands that I have ever hunted from, these were also the cheapest.
    2 points
  18. The .22-250 can kill a deer. But the shooter must know it's limitations. It needs a well constructed bullet that will penetrate deep enough for a clean kill and it needs enough energy on target to allow for that good penetration. So, if you use a cartridge with a good hunting bullet in it, such as a Barnes TSX or Nosler Partition, you have the right bullet, and if you keep the shot under 200 yards, you have the right range for good penetration. The light .22 projectile doesn't have a lot of energy after 100 yards and loses it fast as it travels further. This is data for a Federal Fusion 55 gr bullet from a 24" barrel, which is an acceptable choice for deer. The numbers are for muzzle to 500 yards. Velocity Energy Muzz 100 200 300 400 500 / Muzz 100 200 300 400 500 3600 3108 2667 2267 1902 1580 1583 1179 869 627 442 305 With these limitations in mind, it is still important to understand the bullet does not leave a large wound channel, especially past 100 yards, and doesn't do a lot of damage when the velocity slows below 2500 fps. Therefore, bullet placement is critical. Hunting deer with a .22-250 is for experts if the shots are not close. I would equate using it for deer to using a .410 for skeet, and you don't expect to be as successful with a .410 when shooting skeet. It's a challenge to use a .22-250 for deer, but you have to remember you are shooting at a live animal that will suffer a lot if you aren't up to it.
    2 points
  19. I inherited a .220 Swift. Can’t tell you how many deer this thing has killed in the first 2 generations (Relax, in PA)! Don’t think I’ve ever seen one go beyond ~75 yards after being hit by one either. Lungs are jello! I knew women that used .220 Swifts every year too. Of course, there are better options out there for deer, but a 22-250 is fully capable if hit in the right spot. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  20. All this .22s only for varmints is hogwash. Take that from a varmint shooter that kills plenty of them. Deer are thin skinned and a 22 going over 3k foot a second kills them dead. Deer are killed with bow and arrow!!! Go hunt and have fun. Use a soft point bullet and have at it. Im willing to bet 90% of the naysayers here have never killed a big game animal with one.
    2 points
  21. I had one that I really liked, it is legal in NY, and I was very tempted to try it. A little pre-hunt research indicated that there may not be a worse choice for deer in a center fire rifle. Deer are thin skinned big game and are often killed by poachers with a .22 rimfire, so the .22/250 is certainly adequate to kill them, provided it strikes the right place. The problems begin when the bullet hits the deer anywhere else. The bullet is way too fast and way too light to be seriously considered for deer, especially if you want to eat them. Meat damage is directly proportional to bullet velocity and not many shoot faster than a .22/250. Light bullets perform very poorly when bone is struck, and few are lighter than those in most .22/250 rounds. Can you use it : Yes, should you use it: see turkeyfeathers post.
    2 points
  22. Worked 9 hours, drove home, cut lawn, whipped up best dinner I ever ate, in position at 6:25, for last early season antlerless shotgun hunt at home.
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  23. I like Grouse's commentary. I the meantime, yesterday, Biden makes a speech basically not approving of capitalism....that it doesn't work and he wants, or his puppet masters who wrote the speech behind the curtain, want to change how we do things... or pretty close to that. Scary stuff coming from the monsters running things on the left. Prefer Trump right about now.
    2 points
  24. This whole thread shows why I’m not a fan of scoring and “ record books .” Also “ world record “ according to who ? Some group with a set of rules ? That’s not a “ world record” that’s their record . Either way scrap the whole tape measure thing and just hunt .
    2 points
  25. That is exactly why they hate you, no answers! As for me I like being informed, keep up the good work and fight Grouse. Al
    2 points
  26. was just looking at some old pics of hunting spots. 1st pic 2019 Littlefield , second pic the new and improved 2021 Littlefield with food plot. (both views from sitting in stand)
    2 points
  27. Catch a trout every month of the year and post em up! I got a jump on December lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    1 point
  28. Thought we could all share what we are using this year to hunt with . Bow - Hoyt faktor 34 , 65lbs , 458 grain beman hunter with 125 grain black hornets . For firearms I rotate - 44 mag Super Redhawk ,going with hand loaded 270 grain Speer deep curls over 17 grains of 2400 / 300 Savage 99 with hand loaded 165 grain Speer hot cores over 41 grains of RL15 M/Z - cva optima v2 lr - 100 grains of 777 crush harvester sabots 44 mag xtp’s So whatcha using this coming season ?
    1 point
  29. W I D E! Love it! congrats on a tremendous deer!!
    1 point
  30. 4 at 30yrds.looks like venison for dinner to me!
    1 point
  31. I hear you , but if you follow the numbers, Heart disease is the largest cause of death in America and around the world. Twice as many die yearly from heart disease, than all cancers combined. Who's the most segment prone to heart disease, you guessed it, Overweight smokers ! Heart disease "High blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease. Several other medical conditions and lifestyle choices can also put people at a higher risk for heart disease, including: Diabetes. Overweight and obesity." Covid is just a tool to control the masses. These caring souls that are preaching about covid, don't really care about you, because if they did, they would've put an end to a totally treatable disease that's been killing millions a year for decades. What really scares me, is that if the Dems were willing to unleash covid in America to derail the 2020 election, what are they willing to do to keep that control ? We complained about Cuomo sending covid positive patients to the nursing homes, killing thousands, yet have no issue with Biden sending Covid Positive illegals to major cities around the country ?
    1 point
  32. It took a while , but I was finally able to catch a bobcat pussyfooting around the cubby I put out. He looks to be a good size one judging from the length of his tail.
    1 point
  33. Seeing a lot of movement between the days of rain here
    1 point
  34. That sure looks promising!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see. Goat, Grizz, Moose, Squatch????????
    1 point
  35. I went many many years with never wearing my wedding ring , work as not kind to it or my finger . Many guys today wear a silicone one at work .
    1 point
  36. Sorry to hear man, I had a close call last year and won’t even climb a ladder stand without one anymore Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  37. I would recommend the 22-250. I know guys that use them filling nuisance tags. They don't usually go far most drop there in their tracks. Of course head shots we've even used 17 home with success but like they said. The round matters. I shot a nuisance doe at 75 yards with a Hornady 17 cal v max right through the eyes and she dropped right there. But it all what people want to use. I'm in a grape vineyard if I'm in the woods I use a rem 7400 30-06 carbine.
    1 point
  38. Whats the twist rate? If i remember this correctly the 1-14" is for lighter bullets[34-55gr.], 1-12" is ideal for 63-65gr. and the 1-8[9]" is for the heavier 73-90gr. bullets.I packed up all my books or I'd look it up for you.I have a remington 700 22-250 that likes 55gr. bullets with varget powder,but i shot the barrel out and i'm in the process of rebarreling it.
    1 point
  39. The higher powered 22 centerfires with the right bullets placed properly will kill Deer with no problem. I have killed Deer with a 222 Remington and the 220 Swift and in fact I am making up some dual purpose Varmint-Deer loads for my 22 centerfires right now loading 70 grain Speer semi spitzers. Basically one has to be a handloader to come up with the right ammo for 22 cal Deer hunting as there is little to no ammo factory made that is suitable. Al (2) 22 Centerfires for Deer Hunting - YouTube
    1 point
  40. Hard no. great woodchuck round though
    1 point
  41. Trust me, we are not the first to tell him what he is and what he can do with himself. If in everyday life he talks and acts like he does on this forum he's surely heard it many, MANY times before. People get sick and tired of listening to know it all's real quick. Especially the ones who only regurgitate one sided political views and anyone who disagrees with any of it is automatically labeled a pinko/left wing/communist. That's Grouse to a T.
    1 point
  42. God for you Bill, retirement well earned! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    1 point
  43. The only.one i feel could be legit is the rompola buck, he didn't want to put up with media bull shit but seems to have take many other respectable buck. Even had video , no one ever came forward with picture of buck someplace else to disprove it . Unlike this guy who immediately was disproven. Seemed so fed up he said f it and signed agreement to not enter buck in books.. still no one has come forward with evidence to prove his buck was a high fence.. some day truth will be known and perhaps his will become record.
    1 point
  44. Another thought for the greys might be the weather hasn't turned them on just yet into forage mode and your just not seeing them because it's been so warm and they're not moving much ?? Just a thought..
    1 point
  45. Bow - Hoyt nitrum 30 around 65lbs - easton 6.5s with nockturnals and trying the 125 grain grim reaper whitetail specials (couldn't resist $44 for a 4 pack.) Gun - 30 30 marlin lever. Hornady leverevolutions 160gr M/Z hopefully it doesn't come to that
    1 point
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