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    Why all the 6.5 Creedmoor Hate?

    I honestly hunt with any number of rifles. I've killed deer with 30-30, 6.5 grendel, 6.5 creedmoor, 45-70, 375 raptor subs, 270, 308, 300 win mag, 30-06, 280 ackley... probably most with a 270 (130 grains at 3160 still gets it done). I have a nostalgic streak (for an hunting era at least 30...
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    on a lighter note...

    Not far from Apex and Climax either.
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    Chuck Hawks Recommended Hunting Riflescopes

    I've generally found agreement with my view of the products he tested and his ratings. He was a small business that wasn't paid to test and seemed fairly unbiased. His tastes also ran to the traditional, like many here. (Walnut and blued bolts versus synthetic ARs) but he never cast stones. He...
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    Shooting the British Double 3d edition

    I got mine with great communication and no problems. Go for it
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    Kimber Caprivi 375 H&H

    It is still pushing at this point but the cartridge does come up underneath not snap over so looks like crf to me
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    Kimber Caprivi 375 H&H

    My talkeetna is more of a hybrid crf/push as I understand it. It pushes the cartridge forward then controls the cartridge as it is chambering. It does not control from the beginning of the stroke. It has a large Mauser extractor but doesn't control the cartridge as much as my Interarms Mark X...
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    New to Muzzle loader

    I'm aware of the drama, but personally ascribe to the idiot theory. I've had no problems with mine and I do like my thumbs. I would think a double charge in a muzzleloader or bore obstruction (from accidentally double loading powder and bullets, which is I think Randy Wakemans theory) would...
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    My Hunting Suppressors

    My daughter is extremely sensitive to recoil and noise. So much so that it kept her from wanting any part of hunting. Suppressors make all the difference for her. She is 12 now and runs a 6.5 grendel with a silencerco harvester 300 on it. The flinch is gone and the gun is more than enough for...
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    10mm Hard Cast: Underwood vs Buffalo Bore

    My glock eats both no problems. I prefer the underwood for price as i can't find any difference in performance. Both handgun accurate for what you would use this bullet for
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    New to Muzzle loader

    I don't know what the restrictions on muzzleloaders are in colorado, however Savage made a 10 ml2 smokeless muzzleloader which was phenomenal. Less recoil then black powder, and a 300 grain bullet at 2400 ft per second is pretty effective. In North Carolina it's legal for muzzleloader season but...
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    on a lighter note...

    The carpal (wrist) bones: Some lovers try positions that they can't handle. Scaphoid, Lunate, trapezium, pisiform, trapezoid, triquetrium, capitate, hamate. Or the zones of production of hormones in the adrenal cortex from outside in: The deeper you go the sweeter it gets- salt...
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    Americans Not Taking Paid Vacations

    I'm an employed surgeon. 7 weeks vacation, none of it paid. Many of my partners don't take it all due to the golden handcuff effect. They can't see past the lost revenue and that drives them to keep churning. I take every last day and can't imagine it any other way. If they offered me to work...
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    .416 Rigby reloading I run these for practice loads with 5744. Work well and you can adjust to desired velocity/ recoil
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    Tungsten buckshot for leopard follow up?

    According to KPY shotshell ballistics, tungsten number 1 buck has 57% more penetration than lead 00 buck.. (1250 fps load gives 15 inches in gel at 32 yards versus 9.3 inches for the 00 buck). What does that mean for bears? I have absolutely no clue, but physics is fun and tss is good stuff...
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    Tungsten buckshot for leopard follow up? They have whatever you need and I can vouch for them.
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    Tungsten buckshot for leopard follow up?

    No experience with wounded leopards. Lots of experience with tungsten. It would absolutely work. There is a guy in North Carolina who stocks and sells tss in all sizes. He is as reasonable as tungsten gets (still very pricy), and has loads of reloading data for whatever you want. I bought some...
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    Partially the reason for some Creedmoor hate???

    I think that's disgraceful whether it was a 6.5 creedmoor or a 50 bmg.
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    Why all the 6.5 Creedmoor Hate?

    Who in God's name would believe that? It's all physics. Nothing more nothing less. I guess I'm lucky to have never met a fanboy who thinks that way.
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    Why all the 6.5 Creedmoor Hate?

    I hear you. I've been looking for a while to pick up a model 70 extreme stainless in 30-06. No dice, but I could get 10 in 6.5 prc.
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    Why all the 6.5 Creedmoor Hate?

    Just curious, but why is the 6.5 Creedmoor so reviled? Certainly it has its limitations, but so does every cartridge. I wouldn't take a 22 LR for whitetail any more than I would take a Creedmoor for elephant (W.D.M Bell notwithstanding). That said, I came to hunting as an adult and my young son...
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    Hello from north carolina

    Welcome from Winston-Salem. You'll find loads of useful information here as you already know. Beware the enablers though. Before you know it you'll have picked up a few more rifles for the safe
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    Any Other Interests???

    Boating and RVing. Still have a young family so use these for quality time with the kids. Not sure which hobby has cost me more but I'm currently in the more money than time portion of my life. Because of this I don't own a lawnmower and pay people to do all my yard work, even with 3 acres of...
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    Which CZ550?

    Yeah I was second in line on that one. Apparently the new Oregon gun rules have the gun counter in a mess there and I waited on hold for forever to be told they just sold it.
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    What Type Of Magazine Do You Prefer On Your Bolt Action Rifle?

    Yes, I'll be happy to help you dispose of the offending weapons. ;)
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    best bolt action for dangerous games

    I view sharing handloaded ammunition like sharing another man's underwear. Maybe necessary in a pinch but generally a no go. I make my ammo for my rifle and do so meticulously. I wouldn't trust anyone else to do so.
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    best bolt action for dangerous games

    While I have minimal dangerous game experience (and none in Africa) , I have experienced enough failures of factory loaded ammo to convince me that commercial loadings are not always the answer. I've had an entire box of 5 rounds of 12 gauge buckshot that would not chamber in a mossberg 500...
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    280 ackley partition or tsx

    My 280 ai loves the 145 lrx. 140 tsx or ttsx would be perfect as well. I am a huge barnes fan in general but the heavier bullets tend to be very long and need a faster rate of twist than my bergara has.
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    Can plains game A Frames or TSX bullets be 30% lighter?

    I don't think you can push a barnes too fast really. You will shed petals but the animal still dies. The tsx doesn't open as violently but I'm not sure if they make a 110 .277 tsx
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    What is the best car you have ever owned?

    My grandfather had a Ford 4400 industrial backhoe he bought from the state. The hour meter turned over 10k hours twice before it broke and that was before I was born. No glow plugs but always started immediately even on the coldest days with only a shot of ether. We dug basements, cleared...
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    Can plains game A Frames or TSX bullets be 30% lighter?

    No plains game experience yet, but I've killed a mess of deer with a 110 ttsx in a 270. Loaded up that thing is moving 3550 fps at the muzzle and is deadly on the small deer we have here. Plus recoil is less and trajectory is laser like. Within reason I think the same would apply to most...
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    The best era to have lived

    Every Era has its ups and downs. I've often thought i would like to live in the 1920s or even the 1950s, but whenever I am tempted to wish, I think of all the old graveyards I've been to where there were many women who died in childbirth and infants who died before they were named. I live in...
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    30-30 swift a-frame

    No personal experience, however swift says the lever bullets are designed to open up between 1200fps and 2700fps impact velocity. That should work beautifully for a 30-30 at appropriate range and game. I personally love the 30-30 (with barnes tsx 150s for lever guns, which has a huge...
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    What is your 'I wish I was xx' age?

    I'm 40. Nostalgia is a powerful drug that sells lots of magazines (look at sporting classics), books and gear. It is a drug that I'm certainly not immune to myself, and while there isn't an age I'd want I be again I wouldn't mind living in a simpler time. Experience has made me who I am today...
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    Wanted 6.5x55 Bolt Gun (C&R) I found these guys a while ago. I can't vouch for them specifically but they have a few you may be interested in
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    on a lighter note...

    Yep, one of the orthopods i know runs his own bandsaw mill and another built his own forge to make knives. Talk about spending $140 to get a 50 cent tomato. Everybody needs a project I guess.
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    on a lighter note...

    The camgina is the tight fitting fluid warmer that the DaVinci robotic camera lense slides into to keep it at body temperature when out of the abdomen so it won't fog on reentry.
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    on a lighter note...

    Very much so and more recently than you would expect. You can gas sterilize pretty much anything so we occasionally use hardware store items. My favorite is a soup spoon from the cafeteria used to retrieve bladder tumor chips from the drainage bag. I have a partner who made a suprapubic...
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    on a lighter note...

    New nurses are not allowed to circulate by themselves. This is an effective way to get a hindrance out of the room while the surgeon keeps working and the experienced nurse keeps charting.
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    on a lighter note...

    Surgical instruments frequently carry the name of the surgeon who designed them rather than any useful description of the tool: Debakey forceps, Kochers, Cooley clamps and so on. This creates a situation where new circulating nurses scramble to find many items and often have ask for help from...
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    on a lighter note...

    We had an attending surgeon notorious for farting in the or. The residents would make him run the bowel until he claimed it! Usually two complete passes were enough.
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    Experience with Talley detachable scope rings?

    I use tally qd on my 375 h&h with no problems and good return to zero. Make sure you push the rings to the front of the slots before tightening for maximum repeatability. (Mine attach to a weaver rail so there is some potential slop with attachment)
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    Most idiot gun purchase

    Hope springs eternal...
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    Most idiot gun purchase

    I have bought two winchester model 70s. Both brand new circa 2016 or so. One was a supergrade maple stock in 270. Beautiful gun. I put Talley mounts and a leupold scope on it and despite 70 moa of windage adjustment in the scope, the gun was 20 feet to the left of the target at 50 yards. Took...
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    Most idiot gun purchase

    My first gun was a Remington Baikal Spartan spr453 semi auto shotgun. 3 1/2 in gas semi-auto Rough Around the Edges but generally pretty reliable for several years. Favored by waterfowlers as a tank of a shotgun. That is until Obama came into office and shut down importation of Russian Parts...