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Unread 12-12-2010, 07:43 PM   #16
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Usually i go in spurts. spend money on the jeeps for a while then switch back to guns. Lately ive been buying the heck out of guns. I got a total of 5 cjs, which 2 of them are parts jeeps. I haven't worked on any of them in the last month or so. kind of pathetic. I have to have my scrambler close to done by Feb 5th because we are driving off in it after the wedding. I really need to get on that but i keep buying guns in case the future wifey frowns on that after we get married. i call them investments.

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Unread 12-12-2010, 07:58 PM   #17
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Elk and Mule deer. Rem 700 -7mm
You would like my rig. I have a gun rack mounted on the dash.
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Unread 12-12-2010, 08:38 PM   #18
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Elk and Mule deer. Rem 700 -7mm
You would like my rig. I have a gun rack mounted on the dash.

Sounds cool. Pics?
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Unread 12-12-2010, 09:00 PM   #19
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I like to hunt. Usually squirrel and once in a while white tail. My dad took me squirrel hunting since I was 10. He never took me for deer. My hunting slowed down with the birth of my son. I like fishing a lot more, but I own a 16g side by side, 12g Mossburg pump, Savage .22, and I still have the gun my dad bought me, single shot .410.
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Unread 12-12-2010, 09:02 PM   #20
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We use dogs to hunt deer from stock all the way back to 1920's foxhounds

Fantail walker dogs and a few beagles, us a cj7, cj5, and cj8 to i don't ruff up my new Tundra. Pipelines and oilfield well locations have fixed most of the roads but the custom drill stem bumpers help go get the big bucks in the cut-overs. Shoot winchester model 100-- 243--when their running and Weatherby Vanguard--270 when their standing still.
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Unread 12-13-2010, 02:56 AM   #21
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Hey Tigerpaw, where 'bouts in La are you from?? We might be neighbors. so to speak.
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Unread 12-13-2010, 04:44 AM   #22
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Bienville Parish "god's front porch"

Bienville Parish-1/2 way between shreveport and monroe off of I-20.
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Unread 12-13-2010, 06:48 AM   #23
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I hunt Whitetail, Turkey, Hogs, Rabbits, Squirrels, Ducks, and anything else I have the opportunity to chase. I mainly use my Remington 700 7mm-08, but just picked up a 270 WSM that shoots great and in the process of building a varmint 223 incase I ever get to hunt prairie dogs. I use a Benelli SBEII for ducks and a Remington 1100 20G for smaller game. Going out in a field to pick off some paper is also on my list when its not hunting season.
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Unread 12-13-2010, 09:45 AM   #24
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Bienville Parish-1/2 way between shreveport and monroe off of I-20.
Well, I'm at the other end of the state, but my son is near you. He's a student at Tech. I agree on your "God's front porch" sentiment. Y'all have some fine country up there. He's hunting a place in Simsboro, & I shot my first North La deer up there earlier this season.
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Unread 12-13-2010, 03:32 PM   #25
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Whitetails mainly. some grouse, duck and I'd like to go after some turkeys.

I bowhunt mainly. Have a Mathews Drenalin and I love it! When I'm rifle hunting in WI I have my Browning A-bolt II in a .270. I also have a Model 94 .30-30 (my first rifle) that I use for track jobs.
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Unread 12-13-2010, 03:50 PM   #26
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I used to hunt every fall with my granddad in North Georgia. He had a mid 60's cj and I had a FJ40. Used a Scoped 7mm Mauser that never let me down and never came home empty. That was in the mid and late 70's when suburbia Atlanta had not overflowed. Life went on and joined the service, moved away and never got back into hunting, but always have some great memories with my Grand Pa and his CJ.
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Unread 12-13-2010, 03:53 PM   #27
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I hunt whitetail, turkey and various small and winged game here in Northeast Missouri. I am a BIG bow hunter and I also enjoy my muzzleloader.
where are you in MO? Im in St. Joe. seems like not many people on here are from MO.
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Unread 12-13-2010, 04:04 PM   #28
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Blacktail, Mulies, ducks, dove, pheasant, quail and not nearly enough like I used to. Taking my 2 oldest daughters next week out to the duck blind for their 1st time & hopefully there will be a 2nd time. 1958 Winchester .30-06 is my rifle, Winchester Mdl 12's (.410, .20 & 12 ga) for the birds and my good 'ole trusty Remington Express .870 for the duck blind (had to switch over when we went to steel shot)...one of my favorite pics a few years ago...
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Unread 12-13-2010, 05:10 PM   #29
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It seems like I have something in common with most of you guys


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I hunt whitetail, turkey and various small and winged game here in Northeast Missouri. I am a BIG bow hunter and I also enjoy my muzzleloader.
I started shooting a bow in 1983, one of the original PSE Nova's in black with orange pinstriping, never hunted anything but rabbits and have no idea what I did with it. I was in college so I probably pawned it for beer money.

I have owned an old Hoyt since 2000 but have only been deer hunting a few times. I lived in Houston and sitting in a stand in 95 degree heat was never my idea of funD


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i hunt.....mule deer, speed goats, upland birds and varmints mostly.....occasionally elk and whitetail thrown in....major reason for me buying the CJ5 was for a mobile shooting platform for ground squirrels out at my uncles place.....for big game i tend to prefer hunting out of a 1/2 ton truck.....
I have bought tickets for the state draw for Pronghorn for almost 15 years but I have never been drawn. I saw a hundreds on the drive from Central Texas to Wyoming so I probably need to look out of state for opportunities.


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Love to hunt Black Tail, Elk, Boar, varmints, ducks, geese, turkey, quail, dove... I would love to start doing this with a bow too. Right now my Weatherby 300 Accumark gets the big stuff done, the .17 for the fun small stuff, The Benelli 12, 20, 28 gauge gets me into all my bird stuff...and my Jeep takes me there.

Love sporting clays and target shooting...

SC
I definitely want to goose hunt but have not made time for it. I sure see plenty here in Texas, mostly Snow Geese.

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I also hunt, whitetail deer, and turkey but I also enjoy trial riding just as much. I also ride bicycles (road bikes). As far as shooting goes I was once a very highly ranked 3D archery shooter, I alway thought I would turn Pro at 50 thats only 4 years away and I was just talking to my wife about starting back shooting this upcoming year.
Hope to see you on TV when you go PRO


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Mostly whitetails. Hauled a deer out with the Jeep a couple days ago. Way cool. Few hogs. Squirrels & rabbits.

I duck hunt as well, but that involves pullin my boat on the interstate. I'll use the truck for that.

Got a variety of rifles, but my go-to is my Rem 700 in 308.

Got a sweet little Anchutz .22 that will head bust a tree rat every time. (well, when I take my time & don't rush the shot)

Killed my 2nd deer with a bow this year. That's a rush all it's own.

Our state just adopted night huntin' for hogs in the spring/summer. I plan to put a dent in the pig population big time this year. They are killin' our deer huntin'.
I love to squirrel hunt and the 308 is my all time favorite bottleneck cartridge...but not on squirrel


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Cool thread, Dave.

I hunt Whitetail, hogs, and Dove primarily, as that is about it around here. My dream is a trip out west sometime, but that probably won't happen. I'd really like to go for Elk or Caribou with my bow. Spent 10 years deer hunting from horseback, and that is a lot of fun.

My primary rifles are 7MM Rem Mag for distance, but I also shoot a .243 or .30-06. For less than 200 yeards I typically use my .30-.30... an all-around great gun. Probably my favorite rifle is my Savage .17 HMR. I don't hunt deer with it, but I have killed a few 4-legged predators around here with it. For horseback hunting I used my 1100.

Bow hunting is my all-time favorite method, and I use a Hoyt Trykon... the last bow I will ever own.

Started reloading this year and having fun with it. My oldest son and I also got started with IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) this year shooting competitive pistols in self-defense scenarios.
Elk with a bow is high on my list Scott, that looks like a total rush on TV anyway. I like my Hoyt but I was at a bow show recently and I shot all the big name bows, Bowtech, Mathews, Hoyt and another that I can't remember and they all seem to throw lightning bolts compared to my 11 year old Hoyt.

Reloading is addicting!


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forgot the rifle part.....my go to big game rifle is a Kimber Montana in 260 rem for everything from yotes to elk and a Ruger 10/22 for ground squirrels.....
I love the Kimbers and I definitely want to play around with a 260 someday. I hope Winchester chambers the the Extreme Weather in 260 but I doubt they will.

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I'm happy to live in a state where just about anything is on the table - from pheasants to big horn. The lottery is a cruel, cruel game, but if you play your cards right you can hunt something new just about every year. This year was elk with a ML, antelope with a rifle, pheasants and bobcat with the 12gauge. Last year was bear with the ML and elk with a rifle.

I'm in it for the adventure, and I like going after something new in someplace new as often as I can. More often than not, coming home empty handed (the most common way for me to come home) means coming home with some great stories, like this cow moose and her calf, that I shot with my camera, who came up to within 5 yards of the rock I was perched on:
Great photo!

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I mostly hunt birds and rabbits in the desert. It is hard to get drawn for anything else in NM. I do go to Texas for Hawgs.

12 gauge for birds, 300 win mag and 450 Marlin for hawgs and deer if I get drawn, 17 HMR for rabbits.

I have taken a couple of buffalo, one with a 458 Win MAg and one with the 300.

I too use my Jeep more for hunting than trail riding. Here in the desert the short wheel base comes in very handy getting across aroyos and narrow trails.
How do you like the 450?

I have a 1895G and love it!

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I love hunting and guns. It's always hard for me to choose where to spend my money. Jeeps or guns. I wish i was rich so i didn't have this problem. Started reloading this year also and it's been fun so far. My guns range from .22's to a 45-70 sharps. I like old school guns like lever actions and single action revolvers. love to shoot and i just flat out love guns. I think it's a disease. I'm 23 years old and can't quit buying guns for some reason. I hunt some but not a ton. I'm more of a collector i guess you could say
Most people would want more money

I am with you on the collections, I don't need anything but want is and entirely different story. I think it would be cool to have an 1894 in 357 and 44, a 336 in 35 Remington and a 1895 in 444 next to my 45-70


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I hunt whitetails with my .270 savage!

I also have an old winchester model 94 lever gun in .30-30 that I carry in bad weather and brush.

I hunt birds with my 870 and paper with my .22's and 9mm Taurus. I just scored a rossi yout combo in .22/20Ga for my son who will be 9 in march. He can use it to carry (unloaded) to learn firearm safety when we go out hunting. I like to shoot!
I like the combination guns but have never owned one. I used to see the Savage (Model 24?) all the time at Houston guns shows. It would be perfect for your boy.

Gotta love the Savage, a LOT of bang for the buck

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i have the same problem.....since setting foot in Shiloh Sharp's building in Big Timber ive wanted a hunting weight(~11 pounds, shorter barrel) 50 cal.....also think i need a drilling, prolly a 16x16x9.3x72 cause i never know if im gonna run across birds or a deer on alot of walks and the girls dont like to play gun bearer as they are usually hunting aswell and carrying their own gun....course i also have about $2,000 worth of stuff i want to do to the Jeep.....really hard to prioritize spending between the gun and Cj....then im also supposed to be saving for a trip to Australia in 2013 to go after water buff and boars and whatever else we can find.....
Hope the Australia hunt works out, it sounds like a lot of fun. I watched that Boddington show last night and a big buffalo jumped out of the scrub and just about nailed the PH who shot once while falling backwards...I would have pee'd all over myself!

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Usually i go in spurts. spend money on the jeeps for a while then switch back to guns. Lately ive been buying the heck out of guns. I got a total of 5 cjs, which 2 of them are parts jeeps. I haven't worked on any of them in the last month or so. kind of pathetic. I have to have my scrambler close to done by Feb 5th because we are driving off in it after the wedding. I really need to get on that but i keep buying guns in case the future wifey frowns on that after we get married. i call them investments.
I have too many hobbies but my goal in the next two years is to cut way back on everything including all expenses. Once the girls are in college I want to spend more time hunting and less time with all other activities except work.

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Elk and Mule deer. Rem 700 -7mm
You would like my rig. I have a gun rack mounted on the dash.
Yep, post pics

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I like to hunt. Usually squirrel and once in a while white tail. My dad took me squirrel hunting since I was 10. He never took me for deer. My hunting slowed down with the birth of my son. I like fishing a lot more, but I own a 16g side by side, 12g Mossburg pump, Savage .22, and I still have the gun my dad bought me, single shot .410.
I love to squirrel hunt, head shots with a .22 though. I also have a 16ga, it was my Mom's that she started shooting when she was probably six...the receiver touches my nose when I shoulder it. I am planning to replace the stock and refinish the steel.

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Fantail walker dogs and a few beagles, us a cj7, cj5, and cj8 to i don't ruff up my new Tundra. Pipelines and oilfield well locations have fixed most of the roads but the custom drill stem bumpers help go get the big bucks in the cut-overs. Shoot winchester model 100-- 243--when their running and Weatherby Vanguard--270 when their standing still.
I have sold guns to by guns and it's taken me 20 years to learn that I should not do that. My 243 was a Ruger 1A and a shooter with 85gr Sierra HPBT's :

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I hunt Whitetail, Turkey, Hogs, Rabbits, Squirrels, Ducks, and anything else I have the opportunity to chase. I mainly use my Remington 700 7mm-08, but just picked up a 270 WSM that shoots great and in the process of building a varmint 223 incase I ever get to hunt prairie dogs. I use a Benelli SBEII for ducks and a Remington 1100 20G for smaller game. Going out in a field to pick off some paper is also on my list when its not hunting season.
I picked up a Savage 270WSM a few years ago for my elk hunt, sold it and picked up a Win 70 and love it. It is not to picky about loads and it is my go to rifle when the weather is bad since it is the only firearm I have that is not walnut and blued steel.

I shot a 7-08 for quite a while, until I started shooting the 308. I honestly can't remember why I switched, they both are basically equal.

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Whitetails mainly. some grouse, duck and I'd like to go after some turkeys.

I bowhunt mainly. Have a Mathews Drenalin and I love it! When I'm rifle hunting in WI I have my Browning A-bolt II in a .270. I also have a Model 94 .30-30 (my first rifle) that I use for track jobs.
We have tons of turkey on the farm although I have never shot one. I see a lot more turkey than deer so I may have to take a few

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I used to hunt every fall with my granddad in North Georgia. He had a mid 60's cj and I had a FJ40. Used a Scoped 7mm Mauser that never let me down and never came home empty. That was in the mid and late 70's when suburbia Atlanta had not overflowed. Life went on and joined the service, moved away and never got back into hunting, but always have some great memories with my Grand Pa and his CJ.
I love the memories I have of my Grandpa an the old C-10!

It is never to late to start hunting again

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Blacktail, Mulies, ducks, dove, pheasant, quail and not nearly enough like I used to. Taking my 2 oldest daughters next week out to the duck blind for their 1st time & hopefully there will be a 2nd time. 1958 Winchester .30-06 is my rifle, Winchester Mdl 12's (.410, .20 & 12 ga) for the birds and my good 'ole trusty Remington Express .870 for the duck blind (had to switch over when we went to steel shot)...one of my favorite pics a few years ago...
I have great memories hunting quail with my Dad after our early morning Sandhill Crane hunts. If the Winchester is a Model 54, that is the same rifle my Grandfather had and my Uncle hunts with it now.

I think the 54 is predecessor to the 70, correct?
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Unread 12-13-2010, 06:02 PM   #30
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Oh now you got me excited talking about jeeps and guns thats two things you'll have a hard time taking away from me!!! and sometimes I like to be real quiet hint hint. see pictures bellow the first one was about a month ago.







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