L R outfit for Nevada mulies
I'm going to Nevada's Ruby Mountains for mule deer this October.
Here's my long range outfit:
RIFLE-> Browning A-Bolt Stainless Stalker (black Teflon coated) W/ BOSS micrometer muzzle brake/harmonics equalizer - .300 Win. mag 180 gr. Hornady SST Superformance cartridges
SCOPE-> Bushnell HDMR 3.5 -21 X50 W/zero stop & 1/10 mil clicks in Nightforce 20 MOA Unimount
RANGEFINDER-> Bushnell 1 Mile ARC 10 X 42 binocular LRF with angle and ballistic compensation
SHOOTING STICKS-> Leki adjustable hiking poles
GPS-> Garmin Colorado W/Hunting Maps for Nevada (public/private land map)
CAMERA-> Olympus TG-1 (waterproof to 40 ft & shockproof from 6 ft.)
Next year-> Horus Kestrel 4200 ballistic weather meter.
I'll be backpack hunting. Since I'm already an experienced backpacker and backcountry skier and have hunted this way before it is an advantage, permitting more time for hunting and less time hiking in and back out to a camper. All cold food - no stove or wood fire.
I just hope there's not too much snow that requires me to slog around on skis with climbing skins or snowshoes. However if that is the case I'm sure ther will be far fewer hunters in the area. I just need enough snow to drag the quarters down on my plastic roll-up "Deersleigher" sled.
"There are no comfortable packs, only packs that are less uncomfortable than others."