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    Mountain Goat!!!

    That is awesome. Did you see any sheep while on your adventure. I think you were smart to get it done early. Last year in mid September they had 3' of snow hit that range and basically made it almost impossible to hunt. recurveman
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    Elk Taxi recommendations

    I'm looking for a good taxi. Been through a few and looking for a good one for your basic AZ animals. If you need a good bird taxi go and try Hartland. She is awesome. Thanks
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    Trigger set

    Jewel set at 1.5#.
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    .243 Coues load

    Killed tons of critters with this load. 46 grains of 4831 and a 90gr Nosler Ballistic tip. This will run out of your gun at 3100 FPS. All the .243's we have shot this load out of have shot this load well under MOA.
  5. always bring a rifle.......always have a lion tag.....ALWAYS
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    well that is apples to oranges. I think of the BTX as powerful bino's and the other as a spotting scope. I guess it depends on what you are planning to do with the optics. If you are just going to use it as a spotter then get the STX. If you are going to look out of them trying to find game....then you have to go with the BTX. I can't look through a spotting scope for more than 30 minutes and then I get a huge headache. It really screws with your vision if you are only looking through one eye. If you are just judging an animal then the spotter is perfect. Actually wanting to look for game. I couldn't use a spotter. My head hurts just thinking about it. Keep in mind that the BTX can also be used as a spotter but the STX can't be use to look for game for long periods of time.
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    Teach me about stabilizers

    Honestly the weight for hunting purposes is more important than an actual stabilizer. Same applies to competition rifles. For distances under 50 yards the difference is very minimal. For distances past 50 yards you really will need a longer stabilizer than most hunting stabilizers to have a true affect on accuracy. So if I was going to try and shoot an antelope at 60+ yards I might consider shooting a stabilizer. If I was doing most other hunting.........I don't know that it really helps that much. Given most shots under 50 yards. Now shooting 300 arrows a week.......that will make a huge difference.
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    Best deer Hunting Broadheads

    I second that is another key.......Keep them sharp. I also like to sharpen them right before the hunt ( I use Jack and coke). I will also go through my bow and tighten EVERY SINGLE screw I can. Then about 4-5 days into the hunt I will do it again. I will also shoot arrows out of my bow every single day. Frequently less than 10 but I have had to many rests, sights, release issues to not verify that everything is working every single day.
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    AAE max Hunter’s

    I have been using the AAE Max hunter vanes for a bunch of years. My wife was shooting gold tips with gold tip vanes. Shot OK until we put a broadhead on the arrow. Then all heck broke loose.......Kind of expected it. Fletched her arrows with 4 fletch helicol AAE max hunters. Her groups tighted up and the fixed blade slick trick head flew right into her field point group. Then switched her to the easton full metal jacket arrows with the same fletching system.......What a differnce!!!!!! I like the higher profile vane to stabilize the arrow a bit better. The stiffer material will also help stabilize the arrow better. Give them a try and I think you will like them. Worse that could happen is you get to try another vane if these don't work. I haven't seen them not work when we use a 4 fletch helicol............except one time a buddy wanted to shoot a HUGE fixed blade broadhead. Then it took 6 vanes. Long story but it worked.
  10. If he shoots in a 10 MPH full value wind then he will miss the target regardless if the gun in Sub MOA or 1.5 MOA. That would put him at 8.9" plus 1.5" (assuming a 1/2 MOA gun). So basically missing the mark by 10.4". At that point the shooter needs to gain some skill or not take the shot. Making the gun a 1/4" gun doesn't make up for missing a wind call. That is my point. An MOA gun with a shooter that reads the wind and understands how variables (lots of variables other than wind affect the POI) will affect the POI of the bullet will out shoot a guy that has a 1/2 MOA gun that believes that he can just adjust the top turret and let the bullet rip. So I guess to answer your question. If all the other variables are not accounted for.........The accuracy of the rifle isn't the biggest factor in missing a shot. The difference between a 1/2 MOA gun and 1.5 MOA gun at 400 yards is a max of 2". Given a 2" circle and a 6" circle. The crosshairs will be within either 1" of center or 3" of center. That equals 2" difference. The wind call you were talking about is a 8.9" miss. The external variables are more important than a super accurate rifle. Now don't get me wrong. My rifle will be really accurate, I will have a fouled barrel (every time), the gun will physically be sighted in at the elevation I plan to hunt, my dope will be for the elevation I plan to hunt, my powder will not be temperature sensative, gun/scope will be level, angle of shot, ect. You get my point. I will also verify that the claimed BC of my bullet actually performs as marketed out to 1000 yards. Or I will make the needed changes in my dope.
  11. Well if you have a 6" group and aim in the middle of the group.....The distance from the center of the group and the outer edge of the group is 3". Your bullet will be within 3" of where the crosshairs are placed and the shooter does his part.
  12. Accuracy and long range shots are two very different topics. Variables other than accuracy will account for a greater change of impact then the accuracy of the gun. Problem is frequently hunters thing that they have a 1/2 MOA gun and that means they will shoot 1/2 MOA at 800 yards and can just change the top turret on their scope and whack critters at any given distance. Not going to happen. Honestly I think the OP could shoot factory ammo and have an MOA gun. An MOA gun is plenty good enough for 99% of the shots in the field. 1.5MOA isn't the end of the world. If they were to shoot 400 yards then the bullet would hit within 3" of where they are aiming. That will kill a WT deer in AZ everytime. Now the other factors might change the point of impact by more than 3" but that isn't the guns fault. That is the shooters fault. They would miss by that much regardless if they have a custom 1/2 MOA gun or a 1.5MOA gun. That is my point. Having a super tight shooting gun doesn't account for most of the misses in the field. Had a buddy just get back from an NV antelope hunt. There was a hunter with them that shot 22 rounds out of a gun and finally killed a buck. 22 rounds out of a sub MOA gun and was missing the goats by FEET not inches. An accurate gun is the easy part of the equation. Understanding how to use the gun and taking the time to learn the gun is the important part.
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    Accuracy Issue

    If you can't hit the animal with the first 2 shots.........
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    Best deer Hunting Broadheads

    Just practice with whatever broadhead you choose to shoot. Frequently broadheads don't shoot the same as field points. Make sure to do this before you go out hunting. I've seen arrows hit 6" to 12" off at 20 yards if the bow isn't tuned properly. I shoot the slick tricks and like them. I think most of the top end fixed blade broadheads will do a good job at dripping red fluid on the ground so you can find your critter. Not a fan of mechanicals at all but frequently it is an easy fix if fixed blade heads don't fly strait.
  15. Let't keep in mind that he is looking to shoot max of 400 yards with this gun. Personally I would go buy factory ammo and see if it shoots 1.5 MOA or less and be done with it. If he can hit within 3" of where he is aiming at 400 yards that would kill any animal he is going to hunt.