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  1. Calvin45 replied to the thread Best long range 6.5mm/.264 caliber for hunting deer sized animals.

    Agree. To be honest if we’re seriously expecting to attempt 900 and even further, we need to consider that we’re hunting not just...

    Jul 18, 2019 at 1:16 PM
  2. Calvin45 liked silverhair's post in the thread Best long range 6.5mm/.264 caliber for hunting deer sized animals.

    That's an entirely different scenario. 6.5CM is good to around 400 yds, maybe a little more, and is a VERY good choice to that range....

    Jul 18, 2019 at 12:58 PM
  3. Calvin45 liked Creedmoor shooter's post in the thread Best long range 6.5mm/.264 caliber for hunting deer sized animals.

    Well if it was me, 6.5 CM with a 140 eld @ 2948fps out to about 700. Past that 6.5 prc from those choices, but that's why I own a 7mm...

    Jul 18, 2019 at 12:56 PM
  4. Calvin45 replied to the thread Best long range 6.5mm/.264 caliber for hunting deer sized animals.

    The 6.5-06 ai has always struck me as among the most useful, practical wildcats one could use, if I ever get into wildcats it’s on the list.

    Jul 18, 2019 at 12:55 PM
  5. Calvin45 liked Frog4aday's post in the thread Best long range 6.5mm/.264 caliber for hunting deer sized animals.

    My first thought when I saw the title of the post was 6.5-06 AI, but not an option, so went with the 6.5 PRC for the velocity/power...

    Jul 18, 2019 at 12:54 PM
  6. Calvin45 replied to the thread Replacement for Retumbo - 28 Nosler.

    No problem, I don’t have many people to talk about gun stuff with (at a level of understanding beyond “shoot the gun, it kills things)...

    Jul 16, 2019 at 7:03 PM
  7. Calvin45 liked Flatbow's post in the thread Replacement for Retumbo - 28 Nosler.

    I am with Calvin on the fact that I use the original 7828 do to the fact that it fills the case more than the ssc. Now I am just trying...

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:54 PM
  8. Calvin45 replied to the thread How much weight/distance for backpack training?.

    Deadlifts and my previously recommended “farmers walks” have tons of carryover for another hunting reality...having to drag a dead...

    Jul 16, 2019 at 12:17 PM
  9. Calvin45 replied to the thread How much weight/distance for backpack training?.

    Deadlifts, if done with correct form, do so much good for posture too, bad posture equals chronic pain, chronic pain equals a miserable...

    Jul 16, 2019 at 12:14 PM
  10. Calvin45 liked Jjeffhunter's post in the thread How much weight/distance for backpack training?.

    30% seems to be a good number for pack weight I'm 200lbs and will do 60lbs at least 20 miles once a week and sleep at high elevation to...

    Jul 16, 2019 at 12:11 PM
  11. Calvin45 replied to the thread Replacement for Retumbo - 28 Nosler.

    yep, glad to hear it, same page.

    Jul 16, 2019 at 11:57 AM
  12. Calvin45 replied to the thread How much weight/distance for backpack training?.

    I've always seen the practicality of what they call the farmer's walk in strongman competition, don't have to be an aspiring strongman...

    Jul 16, 2019 at 11:56 AM
  13. Calvin45 liked Wlfdg's post in the thread How much weight/distance for backpack training?.

    I ruck 2 days a week Day 1 - Low, short & heavy - distance and vert are constant at 3.5mi. w/700' of gain/loss - I increase my ruck load...

    Jul 16, 2019 at 11:44 AM
  14. Calvin45 replied to the thread How much weight/distance for backpack training?.

    Right on! I think people get too caught up with ideal body weight, conditioning and joint strength has a heck of a lot more to do with...

    Jul 16, 2019 at 11:43 AM
  15. Calvin45 liked hidesert's post in the thread How much weight/distance for backpack training?.

    I don't think there's one correct answer but I'll relate my recent experience. I'm 70, 5 foot nine and 225 lbs, so I'm significantly...

    Jul 16, 2019 at 11:29 AM