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  1. recurveman

    KUIU Ultra vs Icon Pro packs

    I have the pro in 1800 and 5200. I have the ultra in the 7000. I don't think you issue will be durability. I haven't put the 7000 to the test yet but it seems plenty tough with just screwing with it at the house. I think the biggest issue is going to be storage/pockets. The ultra has a lot less pockets/storage. If you are OK with that then I think you will be fine. I was worried about the same thing until I got my hands on the Ultra. Get the Ultra and save the weight if you want to save weight. FYI I live in Gilbert if you want to put your hands on my Ultra pack. I know what it is like to buy gear and not be able to touch it ahead of time. I've sent plenty of gear back to Kuiu for a variety of reasons (fit, function).
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    I want a 280ai

    Just bought the kimber in .308. Gun weighs in at 4#13 ounces. Putting a set of talley rings and a swaro 3.5 X 18 ballistic turret scope on top of it. Should come in right at 6#. Could go 3-4 ounces lighter with the swaro 3X9 scope but wanted a bit more magnification. I couldn't figure out how to make a custom rifle lighter or I would have went that direction. For a mountain gun I don't think you need a really large cartridge so I went with the .308 to get the lightest rifle possible. I didn't look hard at the 280 AI though. I'm planning on this gun to be a 600 yard gun and under.
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    Too Hot

    No need to hot rod this for a pig. Try a 6.5 X 284, 6.5 300 win mag, ect. No need to press the envelop like that. Use the extreme powders too. I won't use anything else just for the fact that you can develop a load when it is 30 degrees outside and then go out in the summer and blow your gun up. Do as you wish but the extreme powders are the only powders to use. I'm also not a fan of the 6.5CM. Way over sold. It is like buying a .308 and wishing you had a 300 win mag. But I have to congratulate the gun manufactures for their marketing efforts to sell more guns in a popular caliber.
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    Too Hot

    No need to hot rod this for a pig. Try a 6.5 X 284, 6.5 300 win mag, ect. No need to press the envelop like that. Use the extreme powders too. I won't use anything else just for the fact that you can develop a load when it is 30 degrees outside and then go out in the summer and blow your gun up. Do as you wish but the extreme powders are the only powders to use. I'm also not a fan of the 6.5CM. Way over sold. It is like buying a .308 and wishing you had a 300 win mag. But I have to congratulate the gun manufactures for their marketing efforts to sell more guns in a popular caliber.
  5. Well I recently bought a kimber subalpine in .308. I'm going to load the 178 ELD X bullet and see what happens. I've recently shot the 140 grain ELD M bullet out of my 6.5 X 284 with mixed results in regards to terminal performance on game (really accurate). I shot one deer at 450 yards and the jacket and the lead seperated upon impact. The complete copper jacket was just below the skin on the entrance side of the hide. Wasn't impressed. Shot another deer at 964 yards and it went bang flop. Was really impressed. The accuracy of the ELD M is in the same league as the berger bullets out to 1000 yards per my testing in regards to accuracy. I was getting well under sub MOA groups with the ELD M bullets. Had a buddy shoot a deer with .270 and the ELD X bullet. It performed great. Stayed together really good and nice expansion. It acted a lot like a nosler BT bullet with a better BC. Bergers are best used to shoot targets. They are super accurate but I've had crappy results on game multiple times. Not impressed but others love them. I will not shoot them at game again. Shot another deer this year with a Nosler long range accubond. It performed great. Nice sized exit hole and was a bang flop experience at about 125 yards. Wasn't impressed with the bullet from an accuracy perspective. I had a bunch of elevation issues (past 500 yards) with that bullet and never could figure it out. Probably ran 200 rounds down my barrel and finally gave up. The ELD X and M bullets had a perfect water line. The bullet I'll be shooting out of my 6.5 X 284 will be the 143 grain ELD X. I have also shot these bullets out to 1000 yards and they performed great on paper. The bearing surface is a bit longer than the ELD M so I wasn't able to get the velocity out of this bullet like the ELD M bullet. From a trajectory and energy perspective the ELD M was better but the ELD X was on its tail and I think the difference just won't matter on game when it is all said and done. Watched a buddy shoot a deer with a 90 nosler ballistictip bullet and it dropped like a rock. Had another buddy shoot a deer this year with a hornady SST bullet out of his .270 and it was bang flop. Good year for deer hunting......bad year to be a deer........
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    Arrow choices....

    I would try the 300's and see what happens. I shoot 300's out of my 62# hoyt and they fly like darts. Maybe a bit stiff but I would much rather have a stiffer arrow than a weak arrow. I personally shoot the full metal jackets and love them. My wife and a few other buddies also shoot them and have had great luck. Not the fastest or smallest shaft but super durable and accurate.
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    Is a .243 enough for a cow hunt?

    My group of buddies/kids have shot so many elk with a .243 I'm not sure where the count would be at. The key is getting them close and having a good shot where they are comfortable with shot and have time to execute. Sitting in a blind or a very controlled stalk will be their best options.
  8. Saw this gun in person. Very nice looking gun and I'm sure it will be a good long range shooter for someone.
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    mossberg ATR 30-06 W/ 3X9 Scope

    sold
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    .308 ammo 149 grain federal w/ ammo can

    TTT
  11. I have 210 pieces of .308 ammo. This is federal 149 grain FMJ. Asking $110.00 Chad 480-510-43eight4
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