I didn't notice the noise shooting at the deer. Nor did I feel / notice it later. Just one shot though. I can sure recognise my partners braked 300 ultra.
We were hunting in Routt national forest about thirty miles northwest of Steamboat. And yes, while everything froze hard at night, it was warm during the day. I can't remember the last time I spent a week there without getting some weather. Snow, a little at least, was what we needed.
I'd always heard stories about that particular technique. I was skeptical at first, but now I'm a believer. I must warn others though, it can be a messy way to hunt. Remember your feet!
As for shooting 1169 yards, there's nothing like an accurate rifle and accurate drop data for spreading grins around!
Good luck to you! It seems I can't get home from a hunt without starting to look for another. Thanks for roundin' up that rifle. My huntin' partner is tickled with it. Sure sounds like you've got a nice place to live!
You're welcome! Thanks for the site!!!!!!! I sure hope it produces rewards for you. I love it! Glad to contribute my little bit.
We wouldn't want it to come easy. We like to pack in high and deep. The tough part of this hunt was, it seemed the futher / higher we went the fewer animals we saw. One more lesson learned. Just working hard doesn't get it done. We had to back up and change strategies. We had to pull out of the high country we wanted to hunt, scour our maps for hard to reach low areas, and burn a lot of time and energy checking them out. Coupling the tough conditions with fantastic amounts of game within range we couldn't shoot made things frustrating.
I like your stock a lot myself. You probably can't tell from the photo I modified the forend. I found the rifle muzzle heavy, and the sandbag type forend too bulky. So, I trimmed the forend to a more traditional size and shape. I also removed a bit of wood in the grip, so my thumb could wrap as well as ride on top. I like the balance and feel much better now. I also shed about a pound. Anyhow, it's a great stock!