Hello from Hawaii

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by BigHonu, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. BigHonu

    BigHonu Member

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    Hello to everyone at LRH!

    I've been hunting bird for most of my life, but have always been interested in long range shooting and hunting.

    All of my hunting has been on the Big Island where we have quite a bit of game birds (pheasant, chukar, quail, erkel, francolin, and turkey) and some decent 4 legged game (boar, goat, and sheep). Patches of brush cover most of the hunting area so shots are usually under 350 yards or so. The terrain gives opportunities for long shots, but those are usually complicated by elevation changes.

    Lots of walking at altitude (7000+ft) over uneven ground so a lighter setup is a necessity.

    I'm new to this and am looking to put together my first rifle setup on a very tight budget so if anyone has any suggestions please feel free to post up!

    So far I'm looking at the Bushnell Elite 3200 10x40 for my scope and a Savage or Howa rifle. Not sure about which cartridge to look for, but I'm leaning toward .270 Win right now only because it is easy to get here.


    Aloha!
     
  2. RockyMtnMT

    RockyMtnMT Official LRH Sponsor

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    Welcome aboard. How's the weather there? I don't know about you but I am tired of winter, can't wait for spring.

    Steve
     

  3. BigHonu

    BigHonu Member

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    Steve,

    Thanks for the welcome! Weather here is nice year round. Hunting on Mauna Kea can be a bit chilly in the morning and evening during the winter months (40's) and there is an occasional bit of snow above 10,000ft. Otherwise, it is perfect conditions all the time.

    Brian
     
  4. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    That's just not fair.........:)
     
  5. RockyMtnMT

    RockyMtnMT Official LRH Sponsor

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    Brian, my comment was tongue in cheek. I have been to Maui a couple times. Seems to me you would be a great candidate for swap a hunt.:D

    Steve