New Guy From Texas

Discussion in 'Introductions & Greets' started by Svar, May 31, 2013.

  1. enysse

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    Don't over think things whether it's a 300 Win or 375 H&H...they pretty much all kick back very similiar in recoil.

    The 35 Whelen is excellent caliber, you can buy the SUPER good ammo for $32 a box. If you become good with that gun, you most likely will be good with anything!
     
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    Svar,
    Only you can decide what is "too much kiick". I was blessed with being recoil tolerant. I'm 6'-0", 195lbs. I know guys 6'-4 and 260lbs that don't like shooting anything bigger than a 243! By the same token, the late Greg Rodriguez was only 5'-6" can could shoot anything well. The key is to shoot the biggest caliber that you can shoot well. Never forget that and you'll do just fine.....The .338 isn't worse than the .375, is just that most were expecting the .375 to be "worse" than it actually is. If you want to try out a .338 before you decide to by one, let me know. You can shoot mine. I have a range at my house.
     
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    Right on Eric!
     
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    Welcome Svar,

    I'm from up here in North Texas...... I'm 5'8 170. Not exactly a big dude by any stretch. Why don't you test drive some before you buy? I own guns from .223 to 30-06, and several in between. Plus I bust ducks/geese with 12 ga w/ 3.5" loads. Really just depends on you & what you hunt. Nowadays they make all sorts of things to offset recoil. Paddings, breaks, etc. Good luck, hope you get feeling better soon!
     
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    Welcome to the club what part of the Free Republic are you from ?
     
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    Welcome to AH, Svar !
     
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    +1, I agree. There is big difference once you get up into 400 calibers....but lets not get ahead of ourselves. There will be a time and place to move into a .416 Rem, .416 Rigby, 470 NE, 458 Win., the recoil is more and so is the ammo!
     
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    welcome to AH svar, i had better get in quick before Mr 35bore pipes up and starts on about something called a 35 whelen ;) and say the 9.3x62 or 9.3x74r are the correct choice ....:biggrin2::beer:
     
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    good morning svar l see you have met the clan ,back to your question ,my favourite firearm is the 30.06 but I also have a 300wm and a 300rum
    the 3oorum is what ive been hunting with on our deer specie of late
    l to own a 375 HH but I havnt had the chance to use it bugger all
     
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    Welcome to the forum Svar. Hope you recover soon and start enjoying all this great State has to offer. You're one of the few who have expressed a desire to take sandhill cranes. As passionate as I am about turkey hunting, sandhill crane hunting is the best! The bird has remained virtually unchanged for literally millions of years, and for good reason. The sandhill has incredible senses and can be very challenging. Even when you happen to get it right and fool these birds, they are tough and surprisingly hard to hit and bring down. Try some 3" or 3-1/2" Hevi Shot Dead Coyote (T shot). Lead them the distance you think is appropriate, then double it. They are so big and have such a wide wing span that they are further away than what they appear, and they're moving faster than you think. Great table fare - they're known as "ribeyes in the sky" for a reason.

    As for rifles, get a decent .375 and you can go anywhere for anything
     
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    l was gunna ask how big these sandhiull crane were if you are going to pop em with a w35
     
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    Welcome to the family Svar...Enjoy
     
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    Buff-Buster, thanks for the advice and the offer. I might take you up on it. Could you send me an email at svarragan@gmail.com so we can work it out?

    BWH, I would like to test out guns before I buy! Just email me at the same address and I'll see if you're nearby my house. Thanks for the well wishes!

    Odinsraven, thank you! I am from North Texas, in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex but I now live in Houston.

    Thank you, Nyati!!

    Enysse, I agree. I have not made it to the level of the big forties. I would like to try(and own) both the .405 Win and the .450/400 NE one of these days. Maybe the first one in a 1895 lever or a 1885 single and the second in a Ruger No. 1. A boy can dream can't he?

    Spike T, thanks! And that is another one of my top choices. I might get a CZ 550 in 9.3X62. But I would love a Ruger No.1 or a Chapuis double rifle in 9.3X74R. Doubles are fun.

    Bluey, I have and I like 'em! What a great bunch!

    Thanks for the welcome, Shakey. I really am interested in sandhill crane hunting. I want to try my hand at it for both the sport and the meat which I heard is just like steak. I've got to try that! I am mainly interested in big game hunting but some bird hunting interests me. A .375 is nice, but too expensive. The rifles are usually in the $1200 dollar range. I can get a 9.3X62 for $800 and a Whelen for less.
     
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    Shoot! Here in Texas they grow bigger than a Ostrich, got canine "fangs" and are on of our "Texas Big 5" list (along with Nutria, swamp rabbit, armadillo, cubracobbra and the dreaded East Texas Fying Squirrel) I usually go with my .470NE as a minimum.......:crazylol:
     
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    Bluey, these sandhill cranes are pretty big.... they are like 5' tall. And they can be vicious to the dogs that are supposed to retrieve them. No rifle hunting for these buggers though. We can use rifles for turkey here and I plan on using my big ol' rifle in whatever caliber for them. Some people use the .17 HMR and the .22 WMR and the .22 hornet while some people use the .308 and .30-06 going all the way up to the .338-06! For the sandhill crane, I've heard people using everything from little .410's to big ol 12 gauge magnums.

    BnC 04, thank you!
     
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    cubracobbra??
     
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    I knew that one would draw a response.....Urban legend...part coyote, part vampire some swear after copious amouts of Grey Goose that they have seen them...LOL..No offense Spike.
     
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    alright I asked for that ......
    I just went and had a look at these feathery gourmet flying feasts
    and if l ever get to go to the state where everything is big id like to try one of these for dinner
     
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    Sorry Bluey...just funnin ya! They are pretty dang big, just no fangs..lol
     
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    dont know what you mean....:headscratch: must be scott your talking about :biggrin2::beer:
     

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