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  1. My first 458 win mag had a narrow stock and was a poor fit, too light at 8 1/2 lbs. hammer your cheek bone on recoil. Second weighed about 10lbs plus a lightish scope (1-5x20). I had that re chambered to 458 Lott, advantage being you can still shoot win mag ammo, bit more case volume to put the bullets up to what the win mag was supposed to be but never achieved. 458 win mag had a horrible start with significant powder problems, they expanded in heat and could push the bullet out of the case. Not so good for a design intended to hunt big stuff in the hot sun. But that was corrected with better powders that came along. Brake will help significantly, but not so favored by anyone standing around (not liked by guides at all). I have removable and use them for some practice, and put a protective thread cap for hunting. But the Lott doesn’t have one and doesn’t need it for me. I don’t shoot any heavy kickers from a sit down rest, only standing so you can take the recoil much better. Chart needs rifle weight to give a better idea, how it’s distributed counts too.My favorite rifle is a 375HH that is a bit muzzle heavy on purpose and shoots terrific and why it’s my favorite gun. Helps with muzzle rise and easy to shoot with a t shirt. Custom fit for drop and lop doesn’t hurt either. 500 gr Woodleigh solid from the 458 Lott will go through 6 feet of elephant skull, brain, vertebrae, and out the top of between the shoulders from 20 yds. Only recovered one solid from an insurance shot from between the shoulders animal laying down and in the paunch stopped by the undigested grass.
  2. Me too, what are we thinkin’.
  3. No way Larry. Dont you pattern your rifles off hand? A bench is only for a 243
  4. Dude, WTF? Go now, you could grab the skull and have it cleaned. Show up with the bunny suit, who could say no, it’s halloween.
  5. That would be interesting to see if someone else takes that animal. Handload? Reduced recoil? Curious. Anything man made can fail at some point if you have enough samples. I have shot a fair amount of game and have had one honest bullet failure (that i know of), and from a premium constructed brand. I'm still using bullets from the same lot with confidence, but was interesting to see fragmenting in what is a tough bullet.
  6. Go for it; after years of fishing trips in my 20’s, I started adding hunting trips in my mid 30’s. I wish I started earlier. You never know when life will put a few bumps in the road, and am glad I spent the time then, and didnt wait til now that I’m hec of a lot closer to 60.
  7. Second half topic of Coast to Coast tonight. Oooo….spooky coincidence? I think not……
  8. Doing something many just talk about, thanks for bringing us along.
  9. Ask 3 people in NY govt anything and get 5 different answers, totally get your point.
  10. I’m not a handgun guy, right up front, no expert….. But I’d guess off the top of my head it exceeds the weight for a semi automatic. 50oz unloaded. You cant own a 50 Desert Eagle and although it looks like any other semi auto, it weighs too much. Be interested to hear others thoughts?
  11. Crazy story. Hunted with all kinds of guides, including a couple that regular follow large wounded dangerous game; and their biggest apprehension from guiding is the hunter behind them with a loaded weapon. Enjoy the posts, lot to be learned from them. Stay safe.
  12. You can hunt Balearic wild goats there….. Just sayin’ Cool place…..
  13. She fell into that same logic used before…..I don’t need to know why crime is up, just make more proclamations that she’s fighting it. The first couple minutes sounds like a campaign speech of how awesome she is. And that stated how she was fixing the bail law…..ya, the one you supported weakening. Let’s see, scum bags doing crime again when they get out the same day, who’d a thunk it? The rest was about red flag laws…. I think that Quinnipiac poll that has Zeldin closing the gap has got them pretty panicked. Another school shooting today, 2 dead, its so common now it will barely make the news.
  14. Shot quite a few deer with the great plains lead conicals, hunted for years with rem 700 inline in 45. They do fine, and are very accurate for my gun. Frankly not a Hornady anything fan, and its just about the only thing i have on the shelf that i would continue to use other than some 20ga sst for the savage 220. I wouldnt shy away. Waterjug testing is not a good way to assess pullet performance but it looks cool i guess.
  15. 2 thumbs up. Good fun for money. It ain’t stupid fast, but it handles just like a rear wheel drive platform should. Easy cheap fun to zip around in and where I am there are just endless twisty back roads between NY and CT. Put it on the track for a day, had a ball. Its very forgiving. Walked into it. Was looking for a new toy and wanting to trade in a Transit van I no longer wanted and a customer bailed on the order. Got an email from dealer it was going to be delivered in 2 weeks at 3:30 in the afternoon, and by 5:30 had all the paperwork done the same day. Even knocked a few bucks off sticker! I was thinking a GTI but at near $40K,eh, and VW is just a mess for supply chain. Nissan Z was more then I wanted to spend. Now what I want is a GR Corolla…..300hp for a 3 cyl and less curb weight then the GR86. Talk about ‘rice burner’….ZOOM!
  16. There is always someone higher in the food chain money wise too. What I don’t get is the bemoaning about how someone spends their money on a hobby with that under current of ‘i can do it cheaper or with less’ Have had a bunch of hobbies, spent the most on hunting and some fishing. I’d dearly love a Ferrari, but having fun with the porsche and GR86 and still afford to tinker with them. And its fine by me if someone can afford one or more ‘exotics’.
  17. First car was an 73 Olds Cutlass with a 350 in it. Got the Hooker headers, Edlebrock intake with twin Holley 4 bbls, Thrush muffler. And you could watch the gas gauge move when you stomped on it. Fun times.
  18. I work all over N. Dutchess, Ulster,Greene,Columbia counties. There are trashy spots all over. Contractor I used to work for had been parking his truck on a job, and someone clipped him too. No doubt seeing the truck parked on a regular basis. Closer to Craryville/Hillsdale. (I’m doing a kitchen end of the year a few minutes from Bellspond, lots of work that area) I work about as far north as Chatham; I’d rather work north of home then south in general.
  19. I would think Hudson would be a more likely source then downstate. But back in July they arrested 8 in a ring for Columbia county, most of them in Claverack. I should add they all had drugs, and our stellar court system released all but one on appearance tickets.
  20. They hung criminal charges on these two guys today. The tournament guys will go after them in civil court i would think.
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