Recent content by Dave in Idaho

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    Ross K, This message will probably be useless to you as your message is from February. I...

    Ross K, This message will probably be useless to you as your message is from February. I apologize I dont get on the site much. I chose the 6.5 Gibbs after reading an article about it in Varmint Hunter magazine. I called and spoke to the author and he convinced me it was the way to go. I...
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    7mm Mag re chamber

    Thanx for the info. Kinda what I thought. I have the action (former .280 Rem) just looking for a barrel to turn it into a budget rifle. Dave
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    7mm Mag re chamber

    Can a 7mm Mag be rechambered to 280 Ackley Improved? If so how much barrel would be sacrificed in doing so. Thank you for any help. Dave
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    Who sells TPS bases?

    Try these. SWFA Mounts, Rings and Bases TPS Mounts TPS XP Tactical Bases Remington or TPS Products Online Store Dave
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    US Optics $1,000 Spotting Scope Give Away Contest

    "Enter Me In The US Optics Spotting Scope Contest"
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    A long Time Coming

    Thanx guys. Larry, South Central Idaho Area 46. Dave
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    How to hunt wolves?

    Roy, I am counting on you. I bought a tag. Just to frame and put on the wall. I am not confident that there will be another hunt after this year. That said............ I am counting on you to get one. Preferably from the area around Island Park(my archery elk area every year). They have...
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    A long Time Coming

    On 10/21/09 I killed my first ever Antelope. It was a long time in coming. I was lucky enough to share this day with my two brothers and 4 year old nephew. I have been attempting to draw a tag since I moved to Idaho in 1990. I put in every year and accept my disappointment every year...
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    2" vs 4" vanes

    I shoot 5" feathers at 67lbs. The main reason is that they stabilize my 28" arrows and 125gr Magnus Snuffer broad head's. I have found the Snuffer broadheads seem to require a longer feather to stabilize and settle down the groups. I have found that for me the broad head is my first priority...
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    75gr. A-Max in Ar-15

    I used to load them in my 20" Ar15 It did stabilize in the 1-9" and was exceptionally accurate. I don't remember the OAL. Dave
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    After 19 years........

    Thanx guys, I will be hunting in Area 46. Lots of country that I am fairly familiar with. Now we will see if there is any good Antelope bucks there this year. There has been in the past. I can't wait to see how it all plays out. Dave
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    Free Nightforce NXS 3.5-15x56 Scope - Drawing

    What state(s) do you hunt big game in most often? Idaho What is your primary long range hunting cartridge? 6.5 Gibbs -------------------------------------- Regarding your primary long range hunting cartridge choice above: Do you use factory ammunition? No. If so, which brand and...
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    After 19 years........

    I moved to Idaho in 1990. After 19 attempts, and 19 failures I have finally drawn my FIRST ever Antelope (either sex) tag. After 19 years of disappointment, I almost feel like not going. I have found the Holy Grail. That's all really just wanted to spout. Dave
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    6.5 gibbs

    My current barrel I am getting 5 -7 firings. My last barrel I was getting almost twice that. Couldn't tell you why the difference. Shoots great though. Dave
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    6.5 Gibbs

    SES50, Sorry this reply is so late I haven't been on the forum in a while. I have Redding FL dies. I use .270 Win brass only. It provides the longest neck when formed. My brass prep consists of running a flash hole deburring tool in every case, sizing in redding FL sizer die. This will leave...