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Daily Subscription Msg 11 Posted: 09:26 PM 10/03/12 (CST)
Well that just made things a lot worse for me. I'm already barely able to contain myself for the rifle season. That just made it so much worse.


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Daily Subscription Msg 12 Posted: 07:18 PM 10/14/12 (CST)
Just got back from the hunting country. Got at least 5 different bucks on one trail cam on a scrape. Plus some more does and young ones in tow. Maybe the best trail cam set ever for me!

Here's some of the better pic's.

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Daily Subscription Msg 13 Posted: 12:22 AM 10/15/12 (CST)
Some nice looking bucks there. Looks like you have a good spot picked out. Now lets just hope they are there in November.

I tried to scratch the itch a little this morning by hitting the gun range to make sure my rifle is sighted. Ended up shooting a box worth and had ok groups, maybe 3-4 inch groups at 100 yards. Although every once in awhile I'd throw one off a little high and right.

Overall I wasn't happy with my shooting. I'm fairly new to shooting so a 3-4 inch group isn't terrible but I'd like it to be better. I may try to get back to the range one more time for some more practice.

Fortunately the area I hunt won't present me with a shot of more than maybe 50 yards at most so that 3-4 inch group should tighten up at that range.


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Daily Subscription Msg 14 Posted: 09:19 AM 10/15/12 (CST)
A piece of advise on shooting...every gun and caliber has a different sweet spot for different loads. For example, I shoot a Ruger 7MM, the most accurate cartridge out there for my gun is Remmington Core Locks 150 grain or 165. Groups of 1" at a 100. So if you are not happy with the stray once in a while, try different brands and types of rounds until you find that sweet one for your gun. My brother has an old 7MM Browning from my grandpa, if he shoots Federal Premiums, (no knock on Federal), he will be 6" high and right to 9" low and left, switched to Remmingtons and back to tight groups!

Of course what type of gun and scope are also something to consider as well. If you are using a older 30-30 with open sights, 4" groups at a 100 is awesome. But great shooting results usually come from practice and understanding your own equipment, and it's abilities. So keep practicing, use a good gun rest so you don't develope a flinch, and have fun! BTW, what is your setup?

And yep, I hope the big boys make an ooppss this fall!
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Daily Subscription Msg 15 Posted: 06:09 PM 10/15/12 (CST)
I have a .270 Savage Axis. This will only be my 3rd year hunting and its only really my third time at the range so you can say I'm a novice at shooting. I'm certain its mainly a practice things as I've only shot maybe 50 rounds through this rifle and only a handful of rounds through other guns.

My first season hunting I borrowed a Winchester Model 70 in 30.06 and was shooting 180 grain loads. Being the first time I had really shot a large caliber I was always waiting on the recoil and I could tell I was developing a flinch. To help reduce that while at the range I've been shooting a 115 grain Core Lokt Redcuced Recoil round so that I can try to develop good habits without as much recoil. It also allows me to shoot more without aggravating a chronic shoulder injury.

I still have a few boxes of this ammo left. Once its gone I'll likely try the traditional Core Lokts first and then play around with another loads to see if I can find a better pairing if I'm still not happy.


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Daily Subscription Msg 16 Posted: 07:50 PM 10/15/12 (CST)
It sounds like you are doing everything correctly. Yep, a gun like that should be able to make better groups. But it takes a lot of experience to do it so just keep practicing. I'm not familiar with the accuracy expectations of the lite loads. Maybe they are the culprit instead of you..but a good practice round I'm sure of.

My son does very well with his .270 and Core Locks so I would expect you to do so as well. Flinching is just part of the game. A trick I learned long ago with my cannon...take a bath towel and fold it up and put it under your sweatshirt of jacket when shooting. It just gives another layer of protection to keep the flinching down while sighting in and shooting a lot. Also, take your time between shots, make sure that the barrel is not getting too hot, get up and walk around a bit and go at slowly and learn to control your breathing while squeezing that trigger. You will get better and it's always fun to shoot a lot.
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Daily Subscription Msg 17 Posted: 08:45 PM 10/15/12 (CST)
Practice does make perfect. Unfortunately practicing costs $1/shot plus $18 to get on the range. I'm glad my wife never asks how much this is all costing us.

I think with more time and more practice that grouping will start to get smaller and smaller. Fortunately I hunt in thick woods so the longest shot I could possibly take is maybe 50 yards. At that distance my groupings would look far better.


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Daily Subscription Msg 18 Posted: 01:54 PM 11/01/12 (CST)
It's almost time, the groceries are bought, the stands are hung with care, the camo is in the wash, set up camp wednesday morning with my brother, wood is being split today, the gun is sighted in, my dad is tending the camps, the weather will be coolish enough to keep the carcasses just right, and maybe even a little tracking snow, the matches and compass ready to go!!!!, and my wify has got that hunting widows edgyness in her attitude, so I must be doing everything just right! Now everything is perfect and ready to go!

It just can't come fast enough....now I know what my dog feels like when I'm just not ready to throw that ball!

Good luck everyone, hunt smart, and be safe!

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Daily Subscription Msg 19 Posted: 09:02 PM 11/01/12 (CST)
I'm jealous, I still have 6 more days. I won't be able to get up north until Wednesday night and then will hunt Thursday - Sunday. The first day its just me and my best friend and then each day we will have another guy or two join us.

Last year was a bust for our group so I'm really looking forward to getting on the board early and having a good season.

Safe travels and safe hunting to all of you heading out this weekend. Only a few reminders. Know your target and whats beyond it and wear your safety harness when you're in the tree. Nothing ruins a hunt quicker than a 20 foot fall.




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Daily Subscription Msg 20 Posted: 12:33 PM 11/02/12 (CST)
I can hardly hold myself in my chair! I want to go home but there is really nothing left to do besides wait for the guys to come up. I have the beauty of hunting out the back door. So my house becomes deer camp! Yep the wife just loves me for the next couple weeks.



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