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Mr. Natural

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  1. Mr. Natural

    37b Muleys

    I have posted these before, apologies to those who have already seen them, but here are some 37B bucks my neighbor and I killed over the course of several years:
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    Nosler Prepped Cases

    Some didn't need any correction. The amount would depend on where (how close to the tip) you are measuring, right? I was measuring about 3/4 of the way from the edge of the case neck to the meplat, with a variance of 2 or 3 thousandths in some cases.
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    Nosler Prepped Cases

    I know I started this thread over a year ago, but I have a bit of an update...not about Nosler brass but about what I have since learned about turning case necks. I did end up getting a hand neck turning tool and a concentricity/runout gauge, but to use on the Hornady brass I am currently using to develop an elk load for my 7mm Rem mag. I found that just turning the case necks in and of itself was not particularly beneficial, but in conjunction with checking (and correcting as needed) case neck concentricity before loading, and then bullet run-out after loading, it made quite a noticeable difference, at least in my Savage. In the target below (100 yds), the upper group of five shots (the hole closest to the center of the group was two shots) were five loads with only the necks turned. POA was the black square and POI was intended to be 2-1/2" high (the small squares are 1/2")...not too shabby. For comparison, the lower three shot group were neck turned loads with attention paid to concentricity and run-out. POA was the lower edge center of the grid, again right on the expected 2-1/2" high POI. I had five loaded that way, but I wanted to shoot a couple at 300 yds to see where they impacted, and they were well under MOA (under 2-1/2" apart with a bit of variable wind). Well worth the tedious effort IMO.
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    P38 Buck

    P38...haha! Cool looking buck.
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    Woodbury Fire

    One potential silver lining. That wilderness will be a very different place regardless!
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    Woodbury Fire

    Thank God for Mexican spotted owls. Otherwise they may have let it all burn. lol
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    Woodbury Fire

    There will also be a lot of disappointed whitetails and bears this fall if that orchard burns.
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    help coues unit 24b

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    If you use trail cameras for elk......

    I just put three cameras up on Saturday. If you are using them to try to identify, locate, or pattern specific individual animals that you intend to target during a hunt, it is probably pointless to put them up more than a couple of weeks before the hunt. But I personally only use mine for general educational and entertainment purposes, so I may have cameras up any time of the year and may move them around quite a bit.
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    Daughter's Grand Canyon Trip

    PM me on how to donate when you have time. The earrings are beautiful, though.
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    Rrrrrattle Rattle

    In the "bottom row of counties", as the joke goes. Mount Ayr to be exact.
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    Rrrrrattle Rattle

    I agree that blacktails are pretty dang interesting. I "like" tigers, too. I have seen a couple of references to rattlesnake venom toxicity that indicate that the venom of tiger rattlesnakes is among the most toxic, drop for drop, of the rattlesnakes, having both neurotoxic and hemotoxic components. Also that they are not the most "deadly" of the rattlesnakes due to their relative small size and small head relative to body size so they tend not to deliver much venom. I don't know if all that is true. BTW, I am originally from IA as well...SW Iowa. And root beer works for me.
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    Rrrrrattle Rattle

    Ah, yes...I found it here: The snake in the OP in that thread looks like another speckled.
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    Rrrrrattle Rattle

    You may proceed.
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    Rrrrrattle Rattle

    Yeah, the color and pattern variation on those speckleds is pretty wild. And I agree that the pattern on the one in the earlier photo is quite stark. But I just haven't come up with a viable alternative.