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  1. i've shot Eley Sport, Aguila Standard Velocity Target, CCI Chootem, CCI Minimags, CCI Standard, and CCI AR Tactical out of my Ruger MarkIII bullseye pistol. I shoots the CCI Tactical within a single ragged hole well within the 10 ring on a Slow Fire NRA B-2 target. others open up a little. I shoot the other standard velocity stuff because it's less recoil and not high velocity. helps me get back on target better. so it's a trade off.
  2. nice! so I'm not fire forming or creating a cartridge from another. I have been contemplating getting a benchsource for more consistent annealing. i would be doing so just for longer life brass and better accuracy from more consistent reloads. the water bath is to make sure youre not annealing too far down past the neck i thought. brass being brass quenching i wouldn't think is necessary. you're not hardening the case back up. maybe could see it if you stop the heating and associated change in the metal. brass heats and cools pretty quick.
  3. Thanks to those who've purchased tickets. Still many available so odds of winning are good. Sent from my SM-G781V using Tapatalk
  4. Passed up at least 7 bucks. Not live right now but some photos from the weekend opener. One trail cam pic I let walk Sunday evening. Some others I never got pics of because I was prepped and ready hearing them coming in pushing doe. Sent from my SM-G781V using Tapatalk
  5. idk how many deer. a lot. Saturday and Sunday I let at least 7 bucks walk in total. all between 1.5 to 2.5 years old. closest was directly under climber at my one set that was only 8ft off the ground. many others within chip shot bow range. guess i haven't converted to the rifle hunting mindset quite yet.
  6. i've always used cheaper alkalines until the temps get really cold. then some cameras I've had seem to do better with lithiums.
  7. Mature buck spotted multiple times in last few days. Hunting a travel corridor between the locations. We'll see. Sent from my SM-G781V using Tapatalk
  8. Rutcation day today. Spike pushing 3 doe so far. Sent from my SM-G781V using Tapatalk
  9. I irony is burmjohn back in the day hijacked me from another hunting forum to come here. Hahaha Sent from my SM-G781V using Tapatalk
  10. oh no.... private single story office bldg we own that borders part of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. I've had deer walk across the lawn out my window and head right into the woods. A lot of hiking and activity this time of the hunting season on the weekends though. Best to hunt during the week or inclement weather with less people around. Otherwise deer hole up in adjacent inaccessible strips of cover/woods.
  11. that's a respectable, nice 2.5 or 3.5 year old buck depending on what area of the state you're in! congrats! Glad you found him.
  12. looks like a decent hit to be uneffected unless you got up into the backstrap without hitting spine or arteries. were'd you think you hit him and the path of the arrow?
  13. i did too. only to go into the office here in Albany, look out my wall of windows, and stare at one of the best hunting spots I have. lol work gets in the way of life I'm tellin ya!
  14. yea we don't do anything to them because you don't want to scrape or damage the root. Just make sure they're in something that can breathe so they dry out. Otherwise they'll start to rot.
  15. Yea I saw him post pictures on facebook. Sent from my SM-G781V using Tapatalk
  16. Not sure what to do with this crazy wind and 70+ degree temps. Not heading into a either thick swamp to shoot a deer on a Sunday night. Hardwood oak ridge. Marginal wind sending scent down over mountain behind me. Pond and green hay field down in front of me. Last time i hunted here I shot a 178lb dressed buck that I could sit down in it's rack. Pretty windy tonight though. Sent from my SM-G781V using Tapatalk
  17. Congrats to him. I saw. Is he going to post anything about it though? Well deserved. Sent from my SM-G781V using Tapatalk
  18. It's worked and not worked. I don't think they mind it but activity fell off in that spot to move up into woods and hit the acorns. Plus we keep getting a south wind that doesn't work for the spot. Blows right into where they'd be coming from. I pulled the blind off the wagon. Might move the wagon somewhere else. Sent from my SM-G781V using Tapatalk
  19. Feels like spring turkey season but not as cold at sunrise. Can't kill them from the couch during bow though. Over grown pasture at 2 o'clock, natural hardwood funnel to my left, thick brushy hole out front, and open hardwoods downwind at 4 oclock up the hill. This is always a mid morning activity spot. 7 bald heads so far. Sent from my SM-G781V using Tapatalk
  20. There's some truth to this. Sent from my SM-G781V using Tapatalk
  21. if i was closer I'd bring beer and we'd process it nice and quick. don't need much room if you bone it all out to put in the fridge. don't even have to hang it. just on a clean tarp to roll it on to as you pull off the hide. you can use hide between ground and meat but it sometimes gets a little debris stuck in the thin slippery membrane around the muscles. hard to rinse out and i like my deer as perfectly clean as possible.
  22. for years it was taboo to shoot a doe where the family farm is and others in the area. i've likely tossed more jawbones from doe that were ancient. since our group has gotten piles of doe even in the teens and up to 20 yrs old back from the lab. around 7.5 on they all start to look the same. teeth start partially disappearing with no height in the mid teens.
  23. you have to send teeth in for CA to back check your methods. that said once you're at 5.5 it's more theoretical to get to 8.5 yrs old. the replacement and wear method is tapped out. we always do both for anything odd looking, to back check ourselves, for any 4.5+ buck, or any doe with no infundibulum in sight on any tooth. so much of the hard enamel is gone that you'll have variations in wear. also if any abnormality years before like abscess or broken teeth will be hard to distinguish.
  24. at the office but just seeing this. matches the other pieces of the puzzle. he favored one side which isn't uncommon. 4th tooth back (M1) is halfway to 6.5 on the favored side but you can see the infundibulum that still sections the tooth from the top view on both sides. they aren't dished out yet and it being gone. clear as day the dentine width compared to the width of the enamel is more for all molars M1 to the last (M3). it looks 5.5 yrs old to me.
  25. definitely 4.5 and i'm leaning harder toward 5.5. fully developed rectangular frame front to back. i get the tight belly and straight back but the second picture comes off as older than 4.5 yrs old. boxy frame and camel like neck with a shoulder hump. it depends on food, but not all deer have access to load up on say ag to get that gut and sagging back at 5.5. in kentucky last year i had a similar buck that believed to be 5.5 yrs old by some pretty knowledgeable folks, that are specifically whitetail biologists. looks very similar.
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