Pittsburgh Pa. New guy

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by Rshooter, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. Rshooter

    Rshooter Active Member

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    Greetings to everyone
    I have found that I have alot in common with many people on this site in regard to my shooting and hunting preferences so I decided to sign on. Some very experienced and helpful people here.
    I have been a member at 24hourcampfire for a good while & tend to be more of a listener than a talker. So don't worry about me posting alot of useless babble.
    I try to pound the groundhogs pretty hard here in the summer & head out west every year for elk hunting.
    So I'll be one of the quiet ones mainly listening and learning.

    Thanks Ron
     
  2. dah605

    dah605 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from a fellow Pittsburgher! I'm just north of the city in Cranberry.

    -David
     
  3. Rshooter

    Rshooter Active Member

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    Hi Dave
    I'm located in Gibsonia so I'm in your area. I belong to North side sportsmans assc. and Lawrence county sportsmans club so maybe I'll see you around.

    Thanks Ron
     
  4. Armored Transport

    Armored Transport Well-Known Member

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    Saxonburg here..........Welcome. What are you useing on the Elk ?
     
  5. Rshooter

    Rshooter Active Member

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    Hi Armored
    I have enough of them to make the decision difficult sometimes. My semi long range rig was built by Dave Bruno. It's built on a stainless Sako 75 action, Hart fluted ss #4 bbl. @ 25.5" with Dave's own same contour brake. It's wearing a Mcmillan stock & chambered in 338RUM with a short throat. I,m running 225 gr. TTSX's at about 3200. I pretty much limit my shots to 1000 yd. or under & have had great results with this combo.
    For the thick stuff I normally carry a 1st gen. Remington Ti. in 30/06 with 150 gr Tsx's. It's Black ice coated & wears a fixed 4.75 power Weaver grand slam and comes in at an even 6 lb. unloaded. It is a pleasure to carry as we diy hunt and normally camp at 11,200'.
    Have a few others that are either built or factory setups that I have tweaked until I get them shooting where I want them.
    My current project is starting load development for a lightweight 300RUM that I can use when we spike into a more remote area with long range shot potential.
    I could go on but will stop there.
    Have been doing this for many years & always enjoy the challenge.

    Thanks Ron
     
  6. dah605

    dah605 Well-Known Member

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    Ron, I primarily shoot at NSSA. I need to get signed up again for LCSA. I've always focused on 100 yard since that's about all I can get for my hunting in this neck of the woods. I want to hunt out west at some point, so I want to stretch things out to the 600 yards that LCSA has and also head to Thunder Valley for some even longer pokes this summer.
     
  7. Garyshome

    Garyshome Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the site.
     
  8. Rshooter

    Rshooter Active Member

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    Thanks for the welcome guys. I may have to look into Thunder valley myself.

    Thanks Ron
     
  9. Semper Fi 10463

    Semper Fi 10463 Active Member

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    welcome. im from bama but have a buddy from greensborough think how its spelled. he taught me a lot about shooting/hunting. he loves a 280.
     
  10. Semper Fi 10463

    Semper Fi 10463 Active Member

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    oh ive always wanted to come up there and hunt a black bear.
     
  11. Rshooter

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    Hi Semper Fi
    The town you're thinking of may be Greensburgh, not too far from here.
    As far as hunting black bear, I've never given them a try. Their numbers are definitely rising as they are seen & taken in more and more parts of the state.

    Thanks Ron