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The MOAG strikes again(1,066 yards)

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Unread 01-15-2006, 09:46 PM
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Re: The MOAG strikes again(1,066 yards)

You've been a busy fellow this year. Good report as usual. I'm planning a buffalo shooting on a private ranch in about a month here in BC. I'll use a 325 gr mag tip tappered jacket bonded core wildcat bullet liikely at 1/10 of the range at which you took yours. Santa came early for me this year. When I spoke to Richard the 300 gr bullets still wern't ready, but I wanted a lifetime supply of 325 gr so I got 300. Alos I got a new digital camera when I figure how to use it I'll post a pic or two of the 325 grainers. Are you still going for elk?
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Unread 01-15-2006, 11:42 PM
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Re: The MOAG strikes again(1,066 yards)

Thanks Al.

I bet the wildcat bullets will work great. Bison don't seem terribly tuff to kill anyway. One guy hunting out there in Montana kills one every year with a 25-06!

Sorry to hear about the 300 grainers. I was told a year ago that they weren't ready and the dies had problems. I would surely like to try some as well.

Good luck with the camera. Mine came with a volumes of instructions in 7 different languages. I just skipped it and started pushing buttons!

Elk are safe for another 9 months. The last trip turned into more of a vacation from urban life than a hunt. Oh, well, can't win them all! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
Find it
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If it's not far, it's boring.
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Unread 01-17-2006, 10:19 AM
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Re: The MOAG strikes again(1,066 yards)

GG, Actually "A River runs through it" was a film about the Little Blackfoot river between Lincoln and Missoula, however, it was filmed mostly on the Gallatin River. Same neck of the woods though, the Gallatin, the Madison, and the Jefferson meet near Three Forks to form the mighty Missouri, another premier fly fishing stream. That country looks mighty familiar to me, I dont suppose you shot that buff on the DD ranch north of Big Sky did you? Anyway, enough of the Montana trivia, nice buff and good pics and story, Thanks.

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Unread 01-17-2006, 01:00 PM
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Re: The MOAG strikes again(1,066 yards)

Damn Damn Damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

GG between you and Kirby I am getting jealous as hell. All we have here in Oklahoma is wind and grass fires and you guys get ot shoot big ol buffalo and hogs. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Just kindin [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

Good story and good shot. I bet that trip was a lot of fun and it looks like the land was gorgeous. Someday I will get to see Montana, someday [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

What was the exit wound like, the moag must of had a pretty good amount of retained energy at that range. I was amazed to see the exit wound on BJ's buck at 503yds with the 240gr SMK, i bet that 300gr had a pretty good thump to it.

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Unread 01-17-2006, 01:10 PM
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It appears as though a portion of barrel is bedded and the action and the rest of the barrel float.

When you do that do you have any problems due to heat or expansion in the cartridge/throat area?


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Unread 01-17-2006, 02:23 PM
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Re: The MOAG strikes again(1,066 yards)

I'm sure you know, but watch the heat on those bison steaks. It's pretty tricky not getting them tough as leather. Thats why I mostly ground it or put it in the crock pot. Tenderloins come out OK on the BBQ if you do it right. Hate to see you dissapointed with it.
Thanks for the pics. Nice little break from my cubicle.
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Unread 01-17-2006, 04:22 PM
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Re: The MOAG strikes again(1,066 yards)

MTBA & Alremkin

Not everyone has an easy time with shooting a buffalo. Some of us are very good friends with Murphy. If you should anger one at close range you may be in for a very bad time.

Hard to kill buffalo

Other point that Ian M. mentioned but I didn't. Cape goes bad very fast. It was debateable whether the tanner was going to be able to keep the hide whole on mine but he worked hard on it and saved the whole thing and charged me accordingly. The carcass is the same way. It is huge and does not cool down easily. On a ranch I guess they will have equipment to deal with it, but if you are on your own you just have to deal with those big hind legs and not let them stay warm.

If you wind up having to gut the animal on the ground you are in for a surprise and I will let it be a surprise.

Enjoy your hunt.
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