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    Scope for Win70 in 375

    @Ruraldoc @Swamptrudger - A couple of questions for you both: 1). Does increased/wider field of view come at the expense of “decreased Eye Relief”? I’ve read that it always does and that you have to decide what is more important to You: Eye relief or field of view. Now, does a 30mm tube...
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    Time for a new bow!

    @DillonG - You’re looking for a ”compound” and mainly hunt “whitetail out of a stand”? your options are almost unlimited and thats as easy as bowhunting gets (I don’t include Crossbows in same category). I still use a 2005 Hoyt and although it is heavy, longer Axle to Axle length, and slow (270...
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    Scope for Win70 in 375

    @Ontario Hunter - my opinion and preference is for a 1” tube and an objective lens No Larger then needed ie: 32-40mm. My reason (at least in my mind) is that’s all thats needed. I would not argue that a 30mm tube gathers more light but from what I’ve read - the human eye can only utilize so...
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    Scope for Win70 in 375

    @Ontario Hunter - you make some interesting points and have a lot of knowledge based on your extensive experience….but what makes You “Closed Minded” would be a stand alone — Long running thread !! However, I enjoy your posts whether I agree with some or Not.
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    Scope for Win70 in 375

    @RR 314 regarding Nikon Monarch - I’m only familiar with their Binoculars and think those are excellent quality especially for the $$. Because my Monarch 10x42 only weighs 21oz —- it travels with me much more often then the much heavier 10x42 Swarovski. My Swaro’s may have “very slightly”...
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    Scope for Win70 in 375

    @Swamptrudger: I topped my .375 H&H with Leupold VIII 1.75 - 6 with 32m objective. Very pleased with it and meets my requirements: Ability to reach out to 150 - 200 yrds and also close range 25-50 yrds. I took my Grizz at 40-50 yrds…. It’s also trim & lightweight, holds zero perfectly after...
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    How effective is the 25-06 with either of these bullets?

    @Finprof - I guess the “both” the South Carolina Hunters that own a .25-06 —-can actually shoot them accurately. I like the .25-06 but it’s Not a common caliber in any area vs. 30-30, .30-06, .308, .270, and buckshot or slugs.
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    How effective is the 25-06 with either of these bullets?

    OK, I haven’t noticed problems with well placed shots at ranges 300 yrds and under….never took any Head Shots …Sounds like an assassination — and one messy job for the taxidermist to clean up.
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    How effective is the 25-06 with either of these bullets?

    @FlyGuy - well if any bullet is placed “Between the Eyes” wouldn’t You expect similar results? I shoot a .25-06 and would Also expect good things to happen with a .25-06 bullet hitting the Heart-Lung-Liver area…any .223 between the Eyes can work too but how often are Hunters aiming “Between the...
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    Alaskan Brown Bear - Close Quarters Encounter - Lessons Learned

    @Wyfox: good video and good hunt, they saw a lot. I can’t 2nd guess any of their decisions because just “one well placed shot” would’ve made all the difference.…I was surprised that at 200 yards away that Bear even SAW the girl walking, their eyesight sucks and the girl was in an over grown...
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    How effective is the 25-06 with either of these bullets?

    @CBH Australia: I just like to Hunt with my own gear and not just because I’m familiar with it and handle it well - it becomes part of the memory and “history” of those items and might mean something to those that inherit them later (a Story to tell). Also, don’t get too hung up on needing...
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    How effective is the 25-06 with either of these bullets?

    @Tbitty - I don’t want to “rent” a rifle from my PH or borrow his Underwear — prefer my own…it adds to the experience to use my own equipment. But, in a ”pinch” I might borrow an extra pair of jockey briefs sz 36.
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    How effective is the 25-06 with either of these bullets?

    @crudeoildude: I am surprised by that and especially for the past 15-20 years with the excellent factory ammo and Swift A-frame, TSX bullets for deeper penetration or the Hornady Superformance & sierra gameking for rapid expansion. But I’m Not a hand loader and satisfied with any sub inch MOA...
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    Heavy Recoil lead shot in stock?

    @Just a dude in BC — Funny, “easier then YOU think” but I’m a LOT WORSE in my Gunsmithing skills then YOU THINK
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    shooting 375 H/H

    @grand veneur: the affects of recoil are cummulative and with enough shooting - can negatively affect anyone, some more then others. Thants why nobody shoots 200-300 practice rounds thru their .375/.416+ in a day at the range the way they might with a .223. A good light/crisp trigger can help...
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    Heavy Recoil lead shot in stock?

    @Just a dude in BC - I might “drill” into a cheap wood-Mossberg stock but Not any rifle I cared about….but then again I’m Not qualified to do any Gun Smithing work
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    shooting 375 H/H

    @grand veneur - I’ve read (don’t recall Authors name) that most Rifle shooters will be negatively affected by recoil above .30-06. I believe that is true and have discussed with several guys I hunt and shoot with - one disagreed and bragged about how his .300 Win mag recoil does “Not bother...
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    Heavy Recoil lead shot in stock?

    @Sharing246 - without knowing “what You are shooting” (shotgun, rifle??) I agree with others, try Low Recoil rounds made for some rifle calibers. If shotgun - lowest velocity & lightest shot charge made for that gauge. Adding some lead shot in the stock could be helpful - it’s got to be in...
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    shooting 375 H/H

    @Luvthunt - I get the strategy but if —-IF you develop a “flinch” from all that .416 shooting (very possible) then you’re negatively affected and very difficult to UNlearn a flinch.
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    shooting 375 H/H

    @BeeMaa agree - Get Your OWN RIFLE…and even think with some luck—he can find good Used .375 for around $2000 and Good (Not great) low power scope (Leupold 1.5-5) for $500 (then sell the rig for about the same upon his return). It he’s already a rifle shooter with average experience and basic...
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    Hats on safari

    @jnotzon - definitely a very different Safari look, maybe a touch-of-class rarely seen in the African bush… and with both those hats you are “set” for multiple opportunities ie: drive a Ferrari or paint a Rembrandt !
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    Hats on safari

    @BeeMaa - nice wildebeest, and very good shirt, but the Boonie ?? rarely see one of those on a well dressed & well equipped hunter - I assume it gives you a clear shooting accuracy advantage
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    SXS shot gun am I wanting something that doesnt exist

    @62flint: I think the original Winchester Model 21, with semi beavertail for-end, came in 2 barrel sets, w/ejectors (Not screw in chokes). Up graded skeet/tournament models may have had single-selective triggers….which you did Not want. Same goes for early AH Fox and maybe LC Smith….the Smith...
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    Hats on safari

    @BeeMaa - I like the fish & the shirt….who makes that shirt (older Cabela’s “Serengeti”?)
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    Practicing long crossers

    @Ontario Hunter - OK, I’ll buy that
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    Practicing long crossers

    @Ontario Hunter - yep bought 2 new Caesar’s in 20 & 12ga w/32” barrels vs previous Browning 12ga 425 30”…. All this started when I switched to the New Caesar 12 ga. I thought that I just needed to adjust to the New gun —-and after two weeks - and maybe 10 rounds of skeet - shot the new 12ga...
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    Practicing long crossers

    @Ontario Hunter - full agreement with you regarding .410 disadvantage especially on Sporting Clays Due to many targets over 21 yards. As for a link - Just look up NSSA classifications for AAA shooters: you need a 98.5 average to be a AAA shooter in 12 gauge, 98.25%/20 ga, 98%/28 ga (less then...
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    Practicing long crossers

    @Ontario Hunter - I enjoy shooting skeet low gun and because I’m Not ever running 100 straight (not that good) my scores were very similar whether gun up or down - I was a B class competitor gun up or down and low 90s to 94 was about as good as I could do in Tournaments (mediocre). After years...
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    Practicing long crossers

    @Mike Van Horn - sounds like you ran into a true “competition level” target - not found as often on local Sporting Clays courses or lower level tournaments or charity shoots. Most courses are set up for shooters to have “fun” and missing isn’t as fun as hitting….lots of shooters won’t return to...
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    Practicing long crossers

    @Ontario Hunter - gotta disagree with you here on the .410 pattern diameter, it is the only gauge that has a significantly smaller diameter pattern And why NSSA Skeet classification for a AAA .410 shooter is several birds lower then for 12 ga, 20ga or even 28GA - and all skeet targets are broken...
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    Practicing long crossers

    @Ontario Hunter - agree, the longer your head is on the stock - bad things can happen
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    Show Us Your Hunting Knife

    @BeeMaa - functional and precise, if I ever needed my appendix removed on a Hunt - this would be the tool to have…and the Leatherman could pull a Wisdom Tooth ! Obviously you were an Eagle Scout…
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    Show Us Your Hunting Knife

    @Mauser3000 - really like the look of that knife, like blade shape, and sheath also — how long is that blade? I prefer 5” to a max of 5 1/2”-6” if I’m gonna carry a fixed blade
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    Alaskan Brown Bear - Close Quarters Encounter - Lessons Learned

    @JG26Irish_2 - unless you were “there” to witness this event, not sure how you could possibly list “Lessons 1-14”? …but it was a fun read. I cannot agree with much, even regarding the Boy-Scout-Obvious “don’t keep food in your tent” because they were stuck in that tent for Two Days, and No...
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    Practicing long crossers

    @Ontario Hunter - agree American Skeet can be boring but I still admire great skeet shooters that run 100 straight…and I was very pleased when I finally shot my first 25 straight 30 years ago. But I never broke 50 and getting up to a low 90s average in a few registered shoots Was the best I...
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    New Double Rifle Build

    @Aussie_Hunter - 1st pick = bottom, 2nd pick = middle—-prefer straight grain for strength
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    Practicing long crossers

    @Red Leg - did you sour on Sporting Clays when the rules changed to allow a “pre mounted” gun? I understand American Skeet is a game of true perfection and anything less then running 100 straight eliminates chances of winning major events. Sporting Clays courses have become longer and more...
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    Practicing long crossers

    @WAB yep, just get your pattern on it (Not easy). The saying I’ve heard “choke affects pattern by inches - most targets are missed by feet”
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    Wood stock care

    @Bob Nelson 35Whelen does applying the wax have a negative effect the next time you apply linseed oil? I thought that the wax would need to be completely removed before applying a coat of linseed oil? I’ve got a new Caesar Guerini (oil finish stock) and just noticed some stains after shooting...
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    What's up with todays' gun shops?

    @Ontario Hunter - Ontario you’re right, it’s Not really that bad and you’ve got very good reasons for using it…”function” being one of them. Regarding the “white lettering” - I believe that is called “branding” and Now everything sold has a giant “Logo” on it to advertise it’s...
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    What's up with todays' gun shops?

    @Pirkan - that’s a bit of a drive from the U.S…..but good to know if I look to move there. Nice that other Countries enjoy quality activities.
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    For Sale S&W 500 Handgun

    @SkullKeeper - nice, looks good…is that 8” barrel? I’ve wanted one but have the .460 XVR with 8” and have yet to hunt with it (a bit big for CCP).
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    Would you mount a Female Cape Buffalo?

    @migrabill - thank God I opened and read your post - Not just the “title”
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    What's up with todays' gun shops?

    @lockingblock - that’s ok because a lot of “us” are On-Our-Way-Out too….and I’m taking my wood stocked/blued guns with me!!
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    What's up with todays' gun shops?

    @Safari Dave - agree a “gloss“ scope looks nice and is what I prefer too. Not sure many others agree or even care and that’s the “Market” Leupold is catering to. Anyone can take a can of Krylon spray paint and apply a matte-black-finish…so what if it resists rust for 90 years vs 50s for high...
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    What's up with todays' gun shops?

    @Ontario Hunter - I’m sure it’s a functional scope and know that you are a “no frills” guy — but that looks like a Mail Box on top of a nice classic rifle.
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    What's up with todays' gun shops?

    @CoElkHunter - welcome to Y2K and the Gen Z & X buyers: Black-Gun-Fun, semi auto’s only, plastic fantastic stocks, and you MUST have camo for everything!!! It’s great for gun manufacturers because materials are cheap, no craftsmanship required - no hand checkered wood (Hell - No Wood!) No...
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    Practicing long crossers

    Improved cylinder out to 40 yrds. works consistently, modified for anything further, I wish I could blame my misses on “choke”
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    80th anniversary of D Day....6th june 1944

    @spike.t - I would have to think that those Men that stormed the Beach ALL displayed some of the greatest Courage ever seen…my heart “pounds” just thinking about what they did !
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    Global Rescue - Worldwide Emergency Evacuation & Field Rescue, Anytime Anywhere

    @Paul H. that was my question, we saw several Black Mamba during our TZ Safari and I asked the PH “If one of us got bit…?” Didn’t even get the rest of the Question out of my mouth before he replied “You’re done - 2 hours maybe 3, without getting Antivenin fast you have No chance”. Not sure...
 
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