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About DanD

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    New York Hunter
  • Birthday October 30

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    Painted Post NY
  • Hunting Gun
    Browning X-bolt 30-06, Savage 220

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  1. I know several guys that swear by the SSTs. I saw them on sale last year so I bought 2 boxes. I can't get them to group better than 2 MOA in my 7mm-08 Browning . For some reason that gun favors Nosler BT regardless of bullet weight (120s or 140s).
  2. I thought you shot Barnes TTSX bullets? Why the change?
  3. I've shot several deer with a Model 70 chambered in .243. Still one of my favorite guns to carry in the woods. Some of my extended family shoot does with 22-250 or 223 rem, but they are only taking standing neck/head shots to fill nuisance tags.
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    Not the biggest fan of two stage safeties. I'll have to take a look at it when I see it in person. Thanks for the heads up
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    Anyone out there have a Tika T3X Lite/Superlite? A friend won a .243 T3X Superlite in a gun raffle this weekend and offered it to me for $500. Seems like a screaming deal given I'll need a smaller caliber gun when the boys get older, but I don't know anything about Tika other than they were bought by Sako. Quick searching on the internet has highlighted: 3 Shot MOA accuracy guarantee, detachable mag, good triggers, very light weight... What am I missing?
  6. I'm not the greatest shot in the world, so I don't typically take shots past ~120-150 yards. Really need to work in more range time; however, with a 2 year old and a newborn due in 5 weeks it's tough to get to the range. Shortest: ~3 yards with an 870 on a doe that was more out of self defense than filling the freezer Longest:: ~130 yards on my 10 pt from the ADKs last year with the 7mm-08
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    I have two browning x-bolt stainless stalkers. One in 30-06 and one in 7mm-08. I can usually shoot MOA if I hold up my end of the equation. I will say that my 7mm-08 is more picky with ammo. It refuses to shoot Hornaday SSTs in groups smaller than 2 inches whereas the 30-06 will shoot anything from core lokts to Noslet BT in ~1 inch groups. Love the detachable mags, tang safety, and bolt release button for safe unloading.
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    OH..Canada !!

    The mental picture I have of the tussle with the first gobbler is great. Pygmy in an old school style wrestling mask in full camp going toe to spur with a gobbler. GIVE HIM THE CHAIR! Congrats Dan!
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    Remount for a buddy...

    Night and day difference!
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    Yours or your kids first gun

    First gun for me was a handed-down winchester model 70 in 243. My dad has been using it the past few years since it's lighter and easier to carry. I hope one if not both of my sons get an opportunity to take a deer with it when they come of age.
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    Brought my 2017 crossbow buck home!

    Big fan of the wall pedestal mount
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    Pretty Cool News From My Taxidermist

    Great buck Jala!
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    Unusual deer mount

    I saw this on Facebook and tried to pitch the idea to the Mrs who was in the process of finishing dishes last night. She threw a fork at me with a glazed, thousand-yard stare. Not sure if she hated the idea or if the pregnancy hormones were getting the best of her. I'll try again tonight.
  14. I still haven't pulled the trigger on buying a 25-06, but it's on my short list to buy next. I've frequently gone back and forth between the 25-06 and 257WBY magnum, and I can't justify the additional cost of the 257WBY.
  15. Gotcha. To be honest, I can only really think of a handful of times where I had the time and forethought to look at the BDC circles in mine to make it worth it. I'd like to find a straight 4x for my 45-70; however, with kid #2 due in July my entire hunting/gun budget is on freeze.