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Unread 10-11-2004, 08:34 PM
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Mule Deer Hunt Next Week

Next Friday I head back to NE Montana and the Missouri River Breaks region to hunt with outfitter Scott Sundheim. Last year he did a great job for me. The biggest mulies he has been seeing lately would gross score around 180. That's gotten me fired up!

Sioux Pass Outfitters

Last week Chris Matthews re-barreled my 7mm Dakota with a lighter, shorter pipe. It is a Schneider polygonal, 1-9 twist, 28 inch with an M40A3 profile.

I have about 70 rounds fired so far. This afternoon I was out confirming my 100 yard zero and establishing come-ups at 500 and 700 yards. 6.25 moa got me out to 500 and 11.0 worked for 700 yards. I am shooting Cauterucio 176 grain VLD's at 3150 fps.

The groups shown on the steel targets in the pictures were 3 shots each, fired prone with Harris bipod and sand-sock.




I am ready!

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    Unread 10-11-2004, 09:19 PM
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    Re: Mule Deer Hunt Next Week

    Good luck with your hunt. They have some nice mulies out there. Wish I had the time to make the trip over there. Post some pics when you get back.
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    Re: Mule Deer Hunt Next Week

    Len!!!

    You been shooting the weather vane again???

    Good luck on your hunt, hope you catch a big one!
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    Unread 10-12-2004, 05:09 AM
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    Re: Mule Deer Hunt Next Week

    Hey, in a 10 mph wind, and I call which propeller I'm going to hit! Yea, I shoot at the wind vane. So what......!

    (for those who've never shot at steel...bullet hitting steel splatters upwards [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img] )

    Now...I need someone to come along and lug just one of these 120 pound plates of steel up into the hills of Montana so I can check my zero in local conditions. Someone with a strong back who doesn't know any better...!

    Volunteers?
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    Re: Mule Deer Hunt Next Week

    LOL!

    Spatter is a real problem, ask any weather vane or ignorant bystander.


    Carry steel plates, 120#s.
    I wear a size 2 hat and a size 44 shirt, do I fit the ticket???


    BTW, that's pretty good shooting off that Harris and sand sock.
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    Len,
    Thanks for the pics! Good shootin' and have a great time! I've always wanted to hunt Mule Deer, but haven't done so yet. Maybe next year.... Looking forward to seeing the pics from your hunt!!!!!
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    Re: Mule Deer Hunt Next Week

    Good luck Len


    We just got back from doing the same thing in Wy. Had a great time. Watch that breeze!
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