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Unread 09-26-2014, 09:34 AM   #1
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This Hunting season

How's your season going?

I got this guy



Going back up to try to fill my deer tag this afternoon.

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Unread 09-27-2014, 04:39 PM   #2
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What u shooting? Handloads?
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Unread 09-29-2014, 08:54 AM   #3
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Nope, I dont do hand loads....yet. California Has a lead ammo ban for big game in my area. I used over the counter Barnes in .308 They are 165gr all copper with a poly tip. It passed thru both shoulders at around 75 yds.
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Unread 09-29-2014, 09:29 AM   #4
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Oops! Double post.
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Unread 09-29-2014, 10:01 AM   #5
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Good stuff. My uncle shot a bear up near redding years back. Nice to see non lead ammo performing, I live in the condor range too.

Hopefully I'll be posting up in a couple weeks, I got drawn for elk in AZ.
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Unread 09-30-2014, 07:51 AM   #6
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Good stuff. My uncle shot a bear up near redding years back. Nice to see non lead ammo performing, I live in the condor range too.

Hopefully I'll be posting up in a couple weeks, I got drawn for elk in AZ.
Good Luck!
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Unread 10-15-2014, 12:35 PM   #7
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Went out and shot my bow. My 100 grain field points hit 6 inches low but my 100 grain broad heads hit bulls eye. This happened multiple times in a row
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Unread 10-16-2014, 09:13 PM   #8
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Good stuff. My uncle shot a bear up near redding years back. Nice to see non lead ammo performing, I live in the condor range too.

Hopefully I'll be posting up in a couple weeks, I got drawn for elk in AZ.
I have been handloading forever, tried a new 'premium' bullet every season. Ive got hundreds a d hundreds and hundreds of dollars of never to be used again bullets.

But, im moving every caliber to barnes ttsx. Not because i care about lead in bullets but because they have out performed every other bullet ive tried. Im done searching, theyre the best bullet ive used.

As far as this year ive only spent a day or two goat hunting.
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He scores about 70, a bit short of b&c but hes bigger than my current wallhanger
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Unread 10-20-2014, 09:23 AM   #9
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Nice Prong Horn! Was it a long shot?

I just spent 10 days up in the Sierra Nevada's looking for a Buck, must have seen 100 deer, not one antler! not even a Spike! (forks or bigger to be legal) Got one more weekend to try.

I'm using Barnes "Vortex" factory loads. I wonder if its the same bullet?
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Unread 10-20-2014, 09:09 PM   #10
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1/4 mile by laser. Well 388 but close enough. He was in a good sized herd, all facing different directions so no way to get closer. The grass was too tall to prone or even sit. I had to use some crappy crouching/leaning/offhand shooting position, ended up with my 2nd bad shot placement in my life. About 4 inches further forward than i wanted, absolutely destroyed both shoulders instead of going right behind. End result is the same but it loses some meat and takes a minute or so longer to expire which doesnt make me happy.
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Unread 10-20-2014, 09:11 PM   #11
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I pulled up the vor-tx ammo on the barnes site, it is the tsx or ttsx depending on the caliber. Hands down the best bullet ive ever used.
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Unread 10-22-2014, 10:52 AM   #12
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I pulled up the vor-tx ammo on the barnes site, it is the tsx or ttsx depending on the caliber. Hands down the best bullet ive ever used.
Did I miss what caliber u r shooting, ? U have any 25 cal bullets that u would sell?
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I have been handloading forever, tried a new 'premium' bullet every season. Ive got hundreds a d hundreds and hundreds of dollars of never to be used again bullets.

But, im moving every caliber to barnes ttsx. Not because i care about lead in bullets but because they have out performed every other bullet ive tried. Im done searching, theyre the best bullet ive used.

As far as this year ive only spent a day or two goat hunting.


He scores about 70, a bit short of b&c but hes bigger than my current wallhanger
Thanks for pointing out a good bullet, I'll have to pic up a box to try.


After 25 hours in various blinds, here's the result


First big game animal for me, not gonna be the last
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Unread 10-24-2014, 08:56 AM   #14
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Did I miss what caliber u r shooting, ? U have any 25 cal bullets that u would sell?
I've been using 25-06 for deer and goats the last few years. As close to no recoil as you'll get and does a hell of a job. I don't reload for anyone but myself, too much liability and I'm not a licensed FFL to do so commercially.

I used to use a 30-06 for about everything but it's more recoil than needed for most game. And it's officially retired as of this year, I built a 358 winchester for elk and bigger. I have a room full of guns, shoot 2 Well 3 counting varmints. But I'm in the process of killing my .223 and rebuilding it as a .20 practical.
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Unread 10-24-2014, 02:25 PM   #15
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Thanks for pointing out a good bullet, I'll have to pic up a box to try.


After 25 hours in various blinds, here's the result


First big game animal for me, not gonna be the last
I love me some Elk meat! I killed 2 Elk when I was living in Washington, both cows.
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