Re: How do you carry a heavy cannon?
Thanks for all the great responses. The land is near the Missouri river in Montana. I shot a fat little 3 pt at 717 yards and jumped four bucks 5 pts and bigger (never got a shot off as the cannon is too heavy - easy shots with my little 270 WSM). Hunting with my brother and nephew next year will help flushing. On Halloween I pitched my custom Kirby/Allen/300 RUM and took my 6.5 # 270 WSM, jumped another fat little 3pt and I had my two deer. I really need 2 guns for this country.
I carry a backpack with 1.5L of water (camel pack), binoc's, rangefinder, stoneyPt Sticks, food, GPS, camera, knife, additional clothing, two cell phones, chair (less than 1 lb).
I was really surprised that I used everything I carried, surprised that I could have used better binoculars and really surprised I never used the stoney Pt sticks on the farm (The harris bi-pod was not quit tall enough for is grass, I'll get a bigger one for next year).
I hunted in the mountains around my cabin and the sticks would have worked better there. I missed a fat 2 pt buck at 193 yards (aimed between his eyes and the 155gr SCENAR went right between his ears, (looking at my ballistics table latter))
Patience is the best approach, but between 10 AM until 2 hrs before dark I need to walk and kick a few animals up.
Next year I'll take one at over 1,000 yards. At one point I had deer completely surrounding me. I hope to break 1 mile in 3 years. Will it be one of my 50 BMGs, my 338 Kirby/Lilja/RUM or perhaps a Kirby 7mm Uber Mag.