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Altering Factory Ammo Seating Depth

 
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:24 PM
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Re: Altering Factory Ammo Seating Depth

Thanks for the input!
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:37 PM
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That might be doable.

I'd like to see some moisture out there. Was drier than a popcorn fart when we were there (for 11 days).

Pretty wary creatures.

Im searching hi and low for a guide or ??. Ive got COPD in a bad way and cant do much walking....need to go to a location and SIT and glass a lot and then take my shot.

Most guides think that by walking your ass off they get a bonus in their check....LMAO
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:27 PM
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I'm searching hi and low for a guide or ??. Ive got COPD in a bad way and cant do much walking....need to go to a location and SIT and glass a lot and then take my shot.

Most guides think that by walking your ass off they get a bonus in their check....LMAO
I'm not exactly young, but I think you surmised that long ago plus I'm minus some parts from a bout with cancer about 18 years ago. I don't mind walking and I was a bit concerned that the altitude would adversely impact me. It didn't. We hunted on private land abutting the Gila. Most of our hunt was actually riding in a 4wd pickup scouting and then staking on foot.....

One of the group has back issues and can't trudge so our guide dropped us at designated spots where the mulies were coming in. All in all, I might have hiked 10 miles in the time we were there but it was entirely discretionary on my part. It was a lodge hunt, all meals and accommodations provided.

I wanted to get up as high as possible (mesa tip top) so walking, or should I say climbing was the order of the day. I wanted to be up so I could glass the valleys in search of those grey things.

The terrain is alien compared to here where we live and that took some adjustment on my part. Don't touch the 'green grass', it cuts you.... High quality hunting boots are in order, the rocks are unforgiving as is the cactus, plus coming down is all about side hilling on loose rock and it's a long way down if you slip....

And...don't drink the water, period. I drank bottled water (carried my Ebrelstock) with a hydration bladder filled with spring water and the rifle (308) in the scabbard along with the necessary stuff, range finder, camera, extra ammo, compass and granola bars...and toilet paper of course. Was a nice catch all in the back of the pickup. Meals were also provided by the guide for lunch out on the mesa. Most times I left the pack in the truck, took the rifle, bino's, range finder and a couple granola bars with a bottle of water and left the group. Pretty hard to get lost especially being up high, looking down.

30's at night, 50's during the day. Had a helluva a time. If I do it again, probably will, I'll hunt the Gila.

Mulies are interesting creatures and creatures of habit, much like our deer. They operate on schedule so once you ascertain that schedule, it's pretty easy to anticipate where they will be at and when. Out there, because water is scarce, they frequent pump troughs that water cattle, we just hung around the windmills ans waited.

In NM, you can't take a doe (at least where we were at). You have to take a buck and not a spike, It has to be a certain width and the bucks are especially wary. The does know they aren't fair game. They ignore you.

I took the 338 but not with any intent on carrying it, just took it because the 308 and the 338 both fit the Pelican together and we drove out so baggage weight wasn't an issue. The 308 was plenty of rifle as I ranged animals, the farthest I ranged was 375 yards. I wouldn't carry the 338 to the corner store, let alone out in the boonies. It's too damn heavy and I'm too old.
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I'm not exactly young, but I think you surmised that long ago plus I'm minus some parts from a bout with cancer about 18 years ago. I don't mind walking and I was a bit concerned that the altitude would adversely impact me. It didn't. We hunted on private land abutting the Gila. Most of our hunt was actually riding in a 4wd pickup scouting and then staking on foot.....

One of the group has back issues and can't trudge so our guide dropped us at designated spots where the mulies were coming in. All in all, I might have hiked 10 miles in the time we were there but it was entirely discretionary on my part. It was a lodge hunt, all meals and accommodations provided.

I wanted to get up as high as possible (mesa tip top) so walking, or should I say climbing was the order of the day. I wanted to be up so I could glass the valleys in search of those grey things.

The terrain is alien compared to here where we live and that took some adjustment on my part. Don't touch the 'green grass', it cuts you.... High quality hunting boots are in order, the rocks are unforgiving as is the cactus, plus coming down is all about side hilling on loose rock and it's a long way down if you slip....

And...don't drink the water, period. I drank bottled water (carried my Ebrelstock) with a hydration bladder filled with spring water and the rifle (308) in the scabbard along with the necessary stuff, range finder, camera, extra ammo, compass and granola bars...and toilet paper of course. Was a nice catch all in the back of the pickup. Meals were also provided by the guide for lunch out on the mesa. Most times I left the pack in the truck, took the rifle, bino's, range finder and a couple granola bars with a bottle of water and left the group. Pretty hard to get lost especially being up high, looking down.

30's at night, 50's during the day. Had a helluva a time. If I do it again, probably will, I'll hunt the Gila.

Mulies are interesting creatures and creatures of habit, much like our deer. They operate on schedule so once you ascertain that schedule, it's pretty easy to anticipate where they will be at and when. Out there, because water is scarce, they frequent pump troughs that water cattle, we just hung around the windmills ans waited.

In NM, you can't take a doe (at least where we were at). You have to take a buck and not a spike, It has to be a certain width and the bucks are especially wary. The does know they aren't fair game. They ignore you.

I took the 338 but not with any intent on carrying it, just took it because the 308 and the 338 both fit the Pelican together and we drove out so baggage weight wasn't an issue. The 308 was plenty of rifle as I ranged animals, the farthest I ranged was 375 yards. I wouldn't carry the 338 to the corner store, let alone out in the boonies. It's too damn heavy and I'm too old.

I can always carry a piglet oxygen cylinder in a back pack....good for 3 hrs of pure oxgen...*S* Most probably Id take my .260. She's a tack driver
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Re: Altering Factory Ammo Seating Depth

Got your PM btw. Will be forwarding pictures.

I have to bunk somewhere where there is electricity, can't tent it. I need to be 'plugged in' every night so pack trips are out for me anyways. Day trips are fine but no sleep overs.

Been out in the shop banging out 1000 308 rounds in various flavors of Sierra pills. Like I've said elsewhere, keeping up with 7 hunters takes a lot of reloading.

The 'worst' part of the trip was our cook. He was of Mexican descent and every meal was of Mexican flavor so my tummy was, shall we say, not so good. Len likes that stuff, I don't.

On the way back we hit the first McDees available and I had some good old fast food.
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Got your PM btw. Will be forwarding pictures.
I come equipped with an 8KW diesel generator.. And a battery bank of 4-225 amp hrs batterys that runs my coach all night EXCEPT the roof AC's....needs genset for that.

Roughing it is black and white TV anymore....*S*

I love mexican food...not that hotter than hell Texas crap. They just dump the peppers to stuff so you cant taste the nastyness. Good mexican is GOOD.
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Re: Altering Factory Ammo Seating Depth

Though I've never taken it hunting, I have a Ford F350 diesel 4x4 crew cab and a Lance slide in camper thats fully equipped (generator too), microwave, oven, fridge, ac, forced air heat, head shower, hot water, the works and I've had the whole outfit off road before, just have to be careful where you go because it's high and a bit cumbersome. It will do moderate stuff. I got the battery thing too, with solar panels on the roof.

It has a roof rack for carrying stuff...like animals.

I used to do snowmobile trips with it. It has the extra insulation package with heated holding and water tanks.

My tummy can't take that hot stuff....... Hot going in, hotter coming out.....

All done in boxes ready for the group to divvy up. 8 pounds of H380, 1000 Federal GM210M's, 1000 308 LC13 OFMB prepped and 4 boxes of Sierra 2120's, 4 boxes of Sierra 2145's 1 box of Sierra 2140 and one box 0f 168 Match Kings.

Did I say I get paid for it too.......
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