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I Hunt It All ! / Re: Finally got a crane
« Last post by John Andrews on September 29, 2018, 04:01:29 AM »
 :shock: Wow! I guess so!
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I Hunt It All ! / Re: Finally got a crane
« Last post by D45/70 on September 28, 2018, 08:00:01 PM »
With the boy still in Yellowstone  baby sitting  a fire I have an open weekend for/from hunting.

Wife and I will be on the road at 3:00 am heading for my crane spot. close to a 500 mile round trip road trip. 3 hours down a 45 minute walk in the dark a 30 minute wait.
Ten minute hunt , hopefully a dead crane then back home with lunch in Helena...
I hope to finish this up tomorrow for MY crane ,or it's likely a un filled tag.
1500 miles is plenty for a crane.
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I Hunt It All ! / Re: Finally got a crane
« Last post by MOSPARKY on September 26, 2018, 07:11:02 PM »
Congrats to the Lil' Lady  O0 Dang bird is as big as she is. ;D
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I Hunt It All ! / Re: Finally got a crane
« Last post by John Andrews on September 17, 2018, 02:40:19 AM »
 O0 You folks sure did good, D!
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I Hunt It All ! / Finally got a crane
« Last post by D45/70 on September 16, 2018, 11:49:07 AM »
All three of us have sandhill crane tags. It is a little over 500 miles round trip for us to hunt them. This is our second trip , Murphy has fallowed us on each trip I think.
Anyway the D-I-L did her part and we have one in the freezer

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Gun News / Re: New Winchester WSM
« Last post by John Andrews on September 10, 2018, 04:14:31 AM »
Well, the .17WSM is doing its job again this year, has killed 10 squirrels since season opened Sept. 1.  :)
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Firearms / Re: annual conformation shot with the 45/70
« Last post by John Andrews on September 10, 2018, 04:10:11 AM »
 O0 Yeah on ending that bear curse, D! You have done everything possible to be ready.  :twisted:
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Firearms / annual conformation shot with the 45/70
« Last post by D45/70 on September 09, 2018, 10:32:37 PM »
With bear season knocking on the door I felt I needed to shoot the 45/70 just because .
Today we where out calling dogs and I took the '70 along to shoot it.

The dogs did not want much to do with us the boy did miss one somehow.

We found a spot , the wind was slight and we set up directly in to the wind . Using a cardboard box and a sheet of printer paper with black marker lines. Used the rangefinder and placed it at 100 yards.

My 45/70 marlin ,CB 26" barrel is finicky how it wants to shoot.

The first shot, aka , the kill shot will hit higher then the next several shots.  That IS with a few fouling shots. Let it set and cool to cold and the shot is repeatable takes a LONG time to get it "IN".

My ding bong cheep ass scope will change the POI when I change the power, so I sight in at 6 power and leave it. ALL that said ; I have done all that a few years ago and never had to re do it. The load I use is hornady 300 hp. and goes 2495 fps., Good bear stuff.

I set down with my coyote belt, seat, and my shooting sticks.

I held dead on the cross on the paper, held tight on to the gun, plenty of recoil, and fired. 2" high dead center, perfect just how I left it. The boy had his 375 h&h and wanted to do the same.

We messed around with his after he shot the paper. Had a "Gong" disk we put out at 400 and shot it till we just did not want to do it anymore. I picked up the '70 and did one more shot , it was cold by then and put another hole touching the first and I felt it "will do" ...

Ready for bear, this year the bear curse will end, maybe.
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Squirrel Hunting / Re: SQUIRREL HUNTERS
« Last post by John Andrews on September 03, 2018, 02:48:41 AM »
I didn't get hunting until yesterday but whacked 4, 3 fox and 1 gray. It got hot and humid early but the time I spent was productive.

I really enjoy the extra range and whack of my .17 WSM rifle. 3 of the squirrels were about 100 yards distance, easy pickings.

I knocked 5 out of the trees but couldn't find that 5th one in heavy ground cover.   :-\
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Goodby doves hello sharpies
« Last post by John Andrews on September 03, 2018, 02:39:40 AM »
 O0 Very nice, D! You cooking some today?
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