Recent content by Left Hand Dave

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    New build 264 Win Mag vs 6.5/257 Weatherby

    Follow your heart. Life is short and the list of should haves long. Darn little that we do in our chosen hobby is about practicality. If you figure it out most of the game meat in your freezer cost more than buying meat at the grocery but there is more to it than that.
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    300 RUM Build Questions

    Thinking of building a 300 RUM, thinking 28” barrel 1-9 or 9.5 twist for monos. So what is the consensus on barrel contour #5 or #6 Brux? Want the barrel to have enough stiffness and enough weight to help with recoil but not so heavy it needs wheels. Carbon wrapped barrels are not an option...
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    .25 cal 131g .330G7 bullet from Blackjack Bullets for you to drool on ...

    ^^^^ This is an important point. I did some load work up on a 1-7.5 twist .257 Wby that was chambered with the Blackjack reamer. I could not get the consistency I was looking for with the Blackjacks. I also didn’t get the speed everyone talks about but that is normal for me. I settled on the 121...
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    Darn Non-Resident Hunters?!?

    Its' because you were raised right. The willingness to become your friend should make you feel proud of who you are.
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    Darn Non-Resident Hunters?!?

    I think most of the people on this site are good stewards and folks you would be willing to call a hunting buddy if given the chance to know them. I haul trash out of places in my pack when I find it and was even questioned about it by locals of one state I was hunting, probably the ones that...
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    Wyo Task Force - Nonres Comments!

    Congress is fluid and ever changing.
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    Wyo Task Force - Nonres Comments!

    Maybe the only solution is a state license for state and private land and a federal license for fed property. That way the state could control the licenses for the residents of the state and the feds for the fed lands. If they want 90/10 or 99/1 for the owners of the state lands so be it. That...
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    Tripod Shot Positions and Western Hunting

    How are you guys attaching the rail to the stock is it just surface mounted and screwed? What hardware is used to mount it?
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    Hiding your stink

    Just a thought, predators in the wild stink and don’t use scent eliminator products. You can learn a lot from the real professionals/experts.
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    Big hunting trips

    I have my annual archery elk and bear hunt in CO. I get there a week and a half early and live in the mountains in a tent just being happy. One of my hunting buddies gets there the same time so we scout, shoot our bows and just take it easy before the season. My goal is to get to pack his elk...
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    MGM barrel

    Keep us posted on load development and velocities. Looks like it’s going to be a shooter.
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    Big hunting trips

    Following your dreams is never small potatoes. Get excited, have the time of your life and be carful. Good luck and happy hunting
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    .257 Weatherby Mag load data

    I have a 1-7.5 twist on mine that was chambered with the Blackjack reamer. I had better luck with the 121 Hammer then the Blackjack. I worked up a load with N-570 that I will probably use on deer this year. If you have a shorter freebore you need to start low and work up. You can get pressure...
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    Wyo Task Force - Nonres Comments!

    So if I hunt National Forest and BLM lands none of this discussion applies to me because It’s federally funded. I think I am ok and feel good for chipping in for the federal lands every one shoots rocks on.
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    Wyo Task Force - Nonres Comments!

    How much is a resident tag compared to a resident tag in Wyo? I hunt CO and it is a significant difference. I don’t just go out to kill an big game animal I go out to enjoy hunting game in country different than where I live and see friends I sometimes haven’t seen for a year. I do care about...