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Title: seasonal paper work
Post by: D45/70 on September 20, 2016, 08:42:18 PM

I ran North of town today.
I wanted to clean and foul the rifles.
I changed from the 55 gr varmint loads to my 80gr Barnes deer loads in the 6mm
I also have some hornady 95's I got cheep for the brass I wanted to see how they stack up to my deer loads.
The 45/70 was just a "check" for bear.
I have to only use the power I sight in with of my POI will change, dang scope, and the first "COLD" shot is always 5" high so I have to let it get cold between shots. like the first shot kind of thing.
 
Mostly no wind what there was, was to my right from the north.


45/70 about 4 1/2 high at 100 yards on 6 power

(http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/d4570/x2_zpsucpr59xs.jpg)

45/70 at 200 yards on 6 power cold barrel
(http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/d4570/x3_zps1eq4eud7.jpg)
Next
22/250 no change 200 yards 52 gr Berger, after a foul shot.

(http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/d4570/x4_zpseokd2byh.jpg)

Then the 6mm with the 80gr Barnes 3800 fps deer loads at 200 yards.


It took about 8 shots to get lined up and on zero.
Good to go for deer now.


(http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/d4570/x_zpskwhveycp.jpg)

The hornady 6mm 95s 2900 fps shot only about an inch lower.

At 300 yards both the 22 and 6 where around 4 1/2" to 5" low, and the 95s where dead the same as the 80's on the 6.
The 45 70 I did not use any hash marks and dropped below the box at 300. so maybe a foot low on the zero cross hair x.
I'll need to use the next hash on the scope for 300 yards.
I was shooting off a bag laying on the ground .
D
Title: Re: seasonal paper work
Post by: John Andrews on September 21, 2016, 07:13:19 AM
Great post, D! I can see you filling a couple of freezers!

What will you be hunting first?
Title: Re: seasonal paper work
Post by: D45/70 on September 21, 2016, 11:23:17 AM
Moose season starts the first Oct.
The Boy has the moose tag and I going with him the first week of his hunt as a porter/ packer but, I'll bet the 45/70 comes along .
 You know just in case I can fill my bear tag.
:buck2
Title: Re: seasonal paper work
Post by: John Andrews on September 22, 2016, 05:48:27 AM
Good idea, D! You fellas been seeing any moose or bears?
Title: Re: seasonal paper work
Post by: D45/70 on September 22, 2016, 07:45:19 AM
His moose unit is 250 miles away, have not been there this year. Been hearing some reports that the bears are quit low this fall. Lots of berries in the coulees.
Title: Re: seasonal paper work
Post by: John Andrews on September 23, 2016, 03:46:53 AM
Sounds like things are shaping up, D. I have hunted bear during poor berry years. Poor berry mast years seem to run several years in a row,

When do your MT seasons open?
Title: Re: seasonal paper work
Post by: D45/70 on September 23, 2016, 11:31:06 AM
Upland bird, turkey, wolf.,opened Sept first.
Bear opened the 15th.
Moose, sheep and goat, duck and goose is the first of OCT.
Pheasant and swan is like the 12th
Antelope is the 8th
General deer and elk is the 23rd.
ISH of the top of my head.
Title: Re: seasonal paper work
Post by: John Andrews on October 17, 2016, 02:27:24 AM
So what exactly are you hunting this year, D? Got freezer room?
Title: Re: seasonal paper work
Post by: D45/70 on October 17, 2016, 11:12:38 AM
We donate what does not fit in the freezer.
The kids can get 4 elk , and 3 deer yet.
Me I will be after a deer and or an elk what ever comes first .
Title: Re: seasonal paper work
Post by: John Andrews on October 18, 2016, 04:49:03 AM
That would be a pile of meat!
Title: Re: seasonal paper work
Post by: D45/70 on October 18, 2016, 03:31:28 PM
Elk are easy to give away Deer takes a little searching but always find someone willing to pay for the processing .
Bear , goose, sage hen nota prayer
Title: Re: seasonal paper work
Post by: John Andrews on October 18, 2016, 07:40:27 PM
Elk are easy to give away Deer takes a little searching but always find someone willing to pay for the processing .
Bear , goose, sage hen nota prayer

Right on there, D! I give some meat away but is small game. A bear I shot was an old boar and meat was really strong smelling and tasting. Have given a share of deer meat away, mostly whitetail. Mule deer meat, not many wanted any, lol! I can understand people standing in line to get elk meat.