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Unread 08-19-2013, 12:03 AM   #661
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Trying to build up my 1000 yarder 300 Win Mag. Anyone know where I can get about 150 Berger 30 cal 210gr Match Hunting VLD's?

Funny you mention the VLD's, I was looking at the 215 Target Hybrid today and wondering how they may fly outta my 300WSM, .696 BC is pretty slick but the 230 is .743, probably a bit more than I want to push with the WSM. The 208 Amax at .648 did pretty well but I bet you know about the Hornady stranglehold.

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Unread 08-19-2013, 08:24 PM   #662
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I hope to sight in the .308 next Thursday to make sure it is ready for this fall. Got a 4th season either sex elk tag again this year. Unfortunately, Jim won't be joining me this year. Hopefully we can work that out for next years hunt. I have another friend who decided to join me this year. He's the same guy who helped me build my sub box and rode along during my driveshaft torque load failure test. He barely missed out on a license but decided to come with me anyway. Hoping we have the same kind of success as last years hunt.

Mike that picture sure stirs that urge to be going out West! I'll miss the hunting but I'll also miss your brother Rich's stories You won't need to twist my arm next year when it comes time to draw Hope you all have a great hunt!
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Unread 08-19-2013, 10:14 PM   #663
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well for elk i have a 300 wsm. deer i use a 30-06. javelinas i use my 9mm pistol. turkey, dove, and quail get the 20 gauge and squirles get the 22, or 9mm, depending on what im carrying that day. and we do all of this driving our cj5 less than 75 miles for each
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Unread 09-09-2013, 10:26 PM   #664
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The 300 WSM is a versatile 30 in my opinion and my short neck appreciates the scope mounting latitude of the short action.

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I thought I would sell my compound and pick up a crossbow since I have had rotator-cuff problems for years. I bought a PSE new in 1983, sold it for beer money while in college, picked up a new Hoyt in 2000 and replaced it in 2012 with a used Bowtech. About a month ago I pulled it out to shoot it and make sure before I put it up for sale, surprisingly, I did not experience anything but minor aches from working the muscles again. I started shooting 20-50 arrows a night, did lots of research on tuning since I have been out of archery for a decade and pretty much started from scratch.

I had a few things to double check tonight while shooting field tips and switched to broadheads. I checked my pins at 30, 40 and 50 and bumped the sight a little to the right.




I made a fine adjustment on the drop-away rest and shot a field tip. Then I remembered my phone could take videos so I took a few more shots at 50 alternating between the field tip and broadhead, Here is the field tip followed by the broadhead, the field tip hit near center and a little low, the broadhead about 4"-5" low and slightly right, I may have dropped my arm because I was so worn out. I am glad I didn't sell the bow before I gave it another chance




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Unread 09-11-2013, 10:16 PM   #665
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So don't go for 50 yard shots!
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Unread 09-12-2013, 02:43 AM   #666
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Dave,

Fixed or mechanical broadheads? If they are fixed, it sounds like your bow's tune is awfully close.

I love shooting my bow so much, I rarely shoot my rifles any more. It's so much more....peaceful.

Good luck this season, my friend.

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Unread 09-12-2013, 05:32 AM   #667
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Matt,

I am using fixed heads, 100gr Slick Trick Magnums; in 2000 I started out with NAP Thunderheads and a short time later went to Muzzy's.

The Slick Tricks seem to fly far better than either of the other heads.
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Unread 09-12-2013, 07:17 AM   #668
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Dave,

I'm a fixed-blade fan, as well. I've shot the 100gr Montecs for years.

Mechanicals are for guys who don't know how to tune a bow, which is just about every yahoo we watch on TV.

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Unread 09-12-2013, 08:58 AM   #669
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I'm running 125 gr fixed blade Muzzy's (Barnett quad 400 crossbow), and have total confidence in them.

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Luis, I think the Muzzys are a good head, but the Slicks fly better from my bow.
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Unread 09-12-2013, 01:29 PM   #671
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I sure can't complain. I'm getting ~2" groups at 50 yds when I do my part. Can't wait til Saturday morning!!

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So don't go for 50 yard shots!
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Granted, I'm jaded, but most of my shots range from 10 yards to 25 yards. My bow will perform well at 50 yards, but, for me, there is too much variable for a long shot. No worse feeling than wounding/losing game because it wasn't a good shot. It's my opinion, but hunters that consistently do that need to hang up their gear! Move your bow even a little, and at 50 yards it could be the difference between gut shot and heart shot. Not chewing on anybody, that's just my experience and my personal ethic.
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The long-range stuff is just practice, I would hope to be shooting no more than 30 at big game but 20 would be preferable.
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The long-range stuff is just practice, I would hope to be shooting no more than 30 at big game but 20 would be preferable.
Wait til you have a decent buck at 10, while you are sitting/standing on the ground. NOTHING will pump your heart faster than that!

No way you will avoid losing a deer/game with a bow. It's gonna happen if you hunt with one. Just make sure, when you reflect on it, it wasn't because you were irresponsible.

And I practice out to 80 yards, just becase I can. But no way would I ever shoot a bow at an animal at that range. Unless I was defending my homestead!
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