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I Hunt It All ! / Re: 50 bulls and not a cow
« Last post by John Andrews on December 29, 2017, 03:40:37 AM »
 O0 You sure did break the coyote spell, D! Job well done, pal!

And about those elk, that's really crazy! All bulls and no cows!  :shock:
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I Hunt It All ! / 50 bulls and not a cow
« Last post by D45/70 on December 28, 2017, 04:27:10 PM »
Well I guess I'll have to wait to answer my question.
I feel sure the 6mm would kill a cow elk ,But no cows to test it on.
We hunted and "scoped" a LOT of country.
Bull after bull after bull.
Groups of bulls ,and a herd of bulls.
Some monsters some little peanut heads but all bulls.
We put the hunt on suspected cows time and time  again, only to find more bulls.
The ranch owners put us on areas that where loaded with elk.
Yup all bulls, some we hunted to with in 50 yards.
AND, did you know my camera will not work at -20*?
If I could step out side the truck, I could get one picture, more then that and nota .
Two days sun up to sundown chasing bulls .
We where seeing a lot of deer and coyote tracks too.

SOOOO

 On the trip home we called coyotes, It was warming up to +5 in the daylight , nice...
I was afraid our cold coyote streak was going to persist.
It did for a few but, we where hearing call back at most of our sets, that was encouraging.
We kept at it till the wind was about as high as we like to call in and it "Broke".
A group of 3 coyotes came charging in to our challenge calls looking to kick some butt.
They came in on my side, so I knew the boy would not shoot till I did. At that point , no presser a 3 day hunt ,butt cold miles of walking and not a shot fired, right no presser on the old man.
They stopped about 200 yards and froze looking for a threatening coyote. It's now or never.
 The safety on the 6 slid down almost by it self the cross hairs dead center shoulder of the end coyote. Bang, flop! and The six seemingly moved to the fleeing coyotes like a laser tracking a MIG fighter. I heard the FP switch to the fox bang and the wounded coyote yelp and the front runner hoped to a stop to look back.
Now closer to 350 yards . Again the coyote was dead center in the scope, bang, Flop!. The third disappeared someplace never to be seen again. My son jumped up to congratulate me on a specular funk braking Double. He was surprised to see me digging in the snow. He hollered what the heck are you doing ?
"I look up and said I'm looking for my brass", haha funny thing to be doing after that he said. But Hey there 6mm brass and as valuable as the coyotes to me. I only found one dang it.
IT FELT VERY GOOD to have two dead coyotes laying in the snow.
It was the last set we did the wind just came up to hard to continue , and we still had 3 hours home.
No Elk but we broke the funk and had 2 very nice coyotes , What a perfect way to spend time with the boy.
I did find the 80 gr Barnes TTS at 3600 fps a little rough for shooting coyotes, Going to need a needle and thread to sell the furs but hey there dead.
NICE.





 

 

 



 
 
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Silk socks and silk base layer
« Last post by John Andrews on December 26, 2017, 02:36:14 AM »
I'll put them to the test.
 Elk hunt in the morning.
4 hour drive ,weatherman is saying there will be snow falling all the way .
When we get there we will use the 4wheelers in -20* most the day.
Will try to shoot two cow elk, hopefully in the morning then finish out the two day trip with a bunch of coyote calling.

That sounds like a full day, and cold! Let us know how the silk works out and your hunt, D.
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Silk socks and silk base layer
« Last post by D45/70 on December 25, 2017, 03:55:23 PM »
I'll put them to the test.
 Elk hunt in the morning.
4 hour drive ,weatherman is saying there will be snow falling all the way .
When we get there we will use the 4wheelers in -20* most the day.
Will try to shoot two cow elk, hopefully in the morning then finish out the two day trip with a bunch of coyote calling.
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Silk socks and silk base layer
« Last post by John Andrews on December 25, 2017, 02:27:19 AM »
I already have long johns and tea shirt of Heavy silk, 94% silk.
 There paper thin and smooth work great to around -10*.
 AND you stay dry, no dampness. If the socks are as good I'll be impressed for sure.

O0 Yeah on that!

MERRY CHRISMAS!
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Silk socks and silk base layer
« Last post by D45/70 on December 24, 2017, 03:33:48 PM »
I already have long johns and tea shirt of Heavy silk, 94% silk.
 There paper thin and smooth work great to around -10*.
 AND you stay dry, no dampness. If the socks are as good I'll be impressed for sure.
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Silk socks and silk base layer
« Last post by MOSPARKY on December 24, 2017, 08:59:11 AM »
I know I'd like to hear a report about it. Like John, I've always wondered if it lives up to the claims. Hard to beleive material so thin could be so effective.
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Silk socks and silk base layer
« Last post by John Andrews on December 24, 2017, 05:16:42 AM »
Thanks for the info, D! I have always wondered if silk is as warm as they claim.
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Just Jawin At Camp / Silk socks and silk base layer
« Last post by D45/70 on December 23, 2017, 01:35:33 PM »
Ever try silk as a base layer?
Wonderful stuff.

I have long johns and long sleeve shirt in 94% silk

and just ordered Knee high socks.

A lot of times the silk is plenty to around -10*

Then I have polar fleece I put over that under normal pants and shirt.

I have been looking for socks long enough for ever found them.

" Wintersilks.com"

On sale too $8 free freight on $50.

Hope to let you know in a week or so If the work as planned.
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I Hunt It All ! / Re: 6MM for cow elk ? good choice ?
« Last post by John Andrews on December 22, 2017, 03:48:21 AM »
Seeing as how you can put your 6.5 bullets exactly where you want to, I think it would be a good choice, D.  O0
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