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Old 10-01-2013, 03:18 PM
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What do you think? Prepped and ready?

How do you feel about Hunting Mule Deer under these circumstances:
  1. You finally pulled your rifle out of the closet a week and a half before season opener to see how it shoots.
  2. You load up some rounds using somewhat consistent loads but you are in a hurry so you don't let the scale settle..."its close enough".
  3. bullet weight? whatever is in that box... Velocity/drop? see next.
  4. You shoot a steel plate out at about 120 and you are hitting it fairly consistently.
  5. Don't want to practice too much ... wouldn't want to have to load more rounds before deer season.
  6. Eating Granola bars is best done once you hike in ... Its still dark anyway.

Please Advise.
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:30 PM
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Re: What do you think? Prepped and ready?

I think if you wait till your 100% ready, you'll never do anything. I think your flying by the seat of your pants a little but your chances are a lot better than sitting at home wringing your hands.
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:55 PM
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Re: What do you think? Prepped and ready?

Why bother reloading?
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:11 PM
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Re: What do you think? Prepped and ready?

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigngreen View Post
Why bother reloading?
That would solve a lot. They are cheap and want to save money though.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:10 PM
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Re: What do you think? Prepped and ready?

would you feel comfortable taking this person hunting with you?
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:41 PM
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Re: What do you think? Prepped and ready?

No, based off of the fairly consistent hits on a 120 yard steel plate. This is a long range forum and anything less 100% hits on a 120 yard plate (assuming it is the standard 6 inch diameter plate) is not good enough for a clean shot on an animal. IMHO....

Also, I would not consider taking them because who eats granola bars?

Last edited by 300whisper; 10-01-2013 at 10:45 PM. Reason: Re-read the OP....
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:47 PM
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Re: What do you think? Prepped and ready?

I would absolutely not take this person hunting with me... I hate chasing my own game I shoot let along some else because they can't take the time to get a rifle shooting well... Well meaning at least hitting a 6" target consistently and that is kind of pushing it

First off reloading should never be something you rush on...

Second if you can't consistently hit a target at 120 yards you best get some more practice in. Your going out to take an animals life.. You best be damn sure you can hit it where you aim.

Sounds to me as if you are just going out shooting in the direction of deer. Pretty unethical if you ask me...
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