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About Buckmaster7600

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    Elite NY Hunter

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    Saratoga county
  • Hunting Gun
    Tikka t3, rem 7600
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    Bowtech experience
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  1. Haha, and I like to call the bigger ones "sturdy." Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. We usually get more moose pics than deer on trail cams at our camp. They love 5-10yr old cuts and a beaver dam across a Vly are great places to start. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Bill, you seem to buy a lot of stuff for turkey hunting and I know you read a lot on it. Do you think that you had better success when you kept hunting simpler? I'm not trying to be smart I am just curious. The first bird I killed this year I shot on public land. I worked nights and didn't get there until after 7:30. I drove past 9 trucks to get to where I parked. Left my truck with nothing but my gun, a few shells, can of chew pen and my tags. I had a leafy camo top and green work pants on. I killed him at 10 o'clock at 15yds. He only gobbled a couple times but he gave away his position and that was his fatal mistake. I understand that everyone has their own ways of killing turkeys but me personally I just like to keep it simple. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I don't like to call them ugly, I prefer utilitarian. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Probably 15 years ago my wife/girlfriend at the times uncle wanted me to bring him turkey hunting on property he had permission to hunt. Got over there and set up on the dark on a ridge. Way before first light a bird started gobbling his head off 150yds away. That bird flew down and gobbled more than any other turkey I have ever heard for 2 hrs but would not come across a stream that was between us. I kept telling him we had to cross it but he refused finally I said fine I will so I waited for the bird to turn away took my pants off waded the chest deep water and by the time I made it through the bird was turned back towards me so I tucked behind a tree and yelped softly. The bird was probably 60 yds from me and I killed him at 5 yds while he was still at a dead sprint. Needless to say he was totally pissed and has never hunted with me again "not a big loss." That is my biggest bird to date and weighed 23lbs and had an 11 1/2" beard, don't know what his Spurs were because back then I didn't know they mattered. The best part was I killed him wearing underwear and a Tshirt. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Hmmm, a 358 Winchester could be fun, I still don't have a 338 federal either. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I might have to buy one of these to have bored to a 35whelen, I would have to get a plastic stock that wood is way to pretty for the way I would use it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Timney trigger is on the way so I can ditch the awful factory trigger. Shot another 20 shots today and Im liking it more and more. I did a little sanding to the stock and it doesn't seem to be as fussy with hand placement. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Jeepers that suckers too pretty to bring to the woods! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I don't see much difference from my 20yrs of chasing them. They still tell you where they are and all you have to do is go kill them. Everyone's goals in hunting are different me personally I want to kill a 2 mature birds as fast as possible so I can get back to fishing. This year it took me 6 hunts with a miss mixed in. The only thing that makes it harder now than 20 years ago is there is less birds. I don't know if it's from more hunters or predators or most likely both. In my area I think there are about half the birds there was when I first started toting a gun in the turkey woods in the late 90's. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I wish I could say that was normal but it's not. I can walk out my door and shoot and shoot a few times a week so that certainly helps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I Agree! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Went and picked it up today. Mounted a scope I had laying around vx3 2.5-8, it will have a different scope before season not sure what yet. Set a target in the back yard and got her close using factory Hornady 250gn ftx's. Claimed velocity is 2200, shot 5 over the Chrono "2179,2186,2190,2181and 2176. I'm pretty happy with those numbers with a 16" barrel. Trigger was your typical Ruger American trigger, I hate them but I knew what I was getting. Breaks clean and measured 3lbs 4oz I just can't warm up to their version of the "accu trigger" it will be replaced by something else. Bolt was also your typical American bolt, rough but functioned perfectly. The stock is plastic and like most plastic stocks it flexes and you have to be mindful of it when shooting from a sand bag but fit and finish looks good other than a little stock contact on the left side of barrel. It will shoot. 100yds 3 shots from a sand bag 100yds 5 shots free hand firing as fast as I could work the bolt and reload. 200yds 3 shots from sand bag, 15mph cross wind. Overall I am very pleased with it for now it has a home in the safe. I am excited to work up some hand loads for it. The factory stuff shot plenty good enough but I like Barnes bullets and I'm hoping I can get them a couple hundred fps faster and shoot as well as these did. The recoil was much less than I expected from a 6lb gun shooting that heavy of a bullet. I would say the recoil was compatible to a 8lb 7mm-08.
  14. I probably average 2 or 3 gun purchases a month, it's hard to hide them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. It's in but I also had ammo shipped there as well should be there today if so we will know tomorrow! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk