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    Reloading question

    Truth be told and 7 out of 10 shooters fall into this category.

    Aoudad 2021

    I miss seeing that sign, good luck.
  3. Always good to see something new come along. https://www.americanhunter.org/articles/2021/1/15/new-cartridge-for-2021-68-western?fbclid=IwAR0q7lleNvcQcYhIEjlw9oBlLC19akqAuDsT4KiWbGl2HChL0VXzV-PfRgw
  4. I split the cost of a 10'er today with my son for his birthday and he has a Chevy Colorado Crew Cab without any type of roof rack or any cutouts in the bedrails to dab up a bed rack.

    Jack's Reloading Supply

  6. Mule Deer Overview: Mule deer can be found primarily in any of the desert scrub habitat around the bases of any of the mountains. Also look for big bucks out in the flats where they are difficult to find. During these years of drought, only the “wisest” bucks will be able to avoid predators and find the necessary food and water, so they will be “wise” to hunters as well. Spend time before the season scouting and glassing. This will increase your chances for a successful hunt. This information is to help a hunter locate hunting areas not give specific animal locations. Hunters need to scout and locate animals themselves not just show up and expect to harvest a buck without any hunter effort. Use the following information and scout before you hunt to increase your success. The quality of your hunt depends on you. Preseason scouting, preparation for the environmental conditions, and physical conditioning are important factors. The success and quality of your hunt will likely increase with the distance you hike from your vehicle and roads. As with many areas, Unit 33 has some important access issues. When you are out hunting or scouting, be sure to know your location and the ownership of the land you are on. It is every hunter’s responsibility to respect private property. Always remember to obtain a minimum of verbal permission and preferably written permission when hunting on private land. When you leave, be sure you have removed all litter and left the area in better condition than when you arrived. Areas: Highway 77/Oracle Rd. to the Biosphere Road is a popular hunting area. This area will have the most pressure from quail, archery deer, and rifle deer hunters. The large amount of hunt pressure has made the deer wary and the bucks are few, but does abound in this area. Scouting will be essential to learn where the bucks are located. Scouting should be done ahead of time to learn the boundaries of the Biosphere and location of the houses in Saddlebrooke. The best and easiest access is obtained by parking off Hwy. 77 and walking into the area. The area east of Oracle State Park is another good spot. Access is obtained by taking the Mt. Lemmon Hwy. in Oracle then when the road forks, go east on Webb Rd. toward San Manuel. Take the gas line road into Smelter Wash then park and hunt the ridgelines. This area can also be accessed from Redington road going to San Manuel. Oracle State Park is closed to hunting so be aware of the park boundary. The Mt. Lemmon Control Road provides access into additional mule deer habitat. Access can be obtained by driving through San Manuel and taking the Oracle Ridge Mine Road or by taking the Mt Lemmon Road in Oracle and heading towards Peppersauce Canyon. Hunt the lower elevations east of the Mt. Lemmon control road along the washes. Redington Rd. (FS 371) is a popular spot for deer hunting. One should expect to meet a lot of other hunters, making hunter safety foremost on everyone’s mind. This area has both species of deer, so species identification is paramount. On several occasions, mule deer and white-tailed deer have been seen running together. To get there take Tanque Verde Road in Tucson as far east as possible. It will turn to dirt and become the Redington Pass road (FS371). There are several spots in this area to try. Areas close to town have a lot of recreational use from off-highway vehicles, target shooters, and other hunters. The further east on the Redington road you go (past MP 8), the fewer recreationists you will encounter, and the better your chances of a quality hunt. The A-7 Ranch, located at the east end of Redington Road, is composed of State Trust land and land owned by Pima County. Mule deer can be found on the ranch all the way down to the San Pedro river. Respect the land and sign in at all sign in boxes. Hunt low rolling hills and be prepared to walk to get away from the roads. Happy Valley also offers hunting opportunities. To access, take exit #297 off of I-10 (Mescal Exit) and head north. This area also receives a lot of pressure from hunters and recreationists, so keep safety as your first priority. The foothills of the Rincon Mountains and the Little Rincons provide opportunities for mule deer. Keep in mind there is a lot of posted private property here and you need to respect the landowners. Check with local landowners and permission to hunt their land is sometimes granted. Mule deer can also be found along the east foothills of the Little Rincon Mountains all the way down to the San Pedro River. To access, head north on Ocotillo Road from Benson and continue north on Ocotillo road for approximately 10 miles and look for areas away from the houses and private property. Again, respect the landowners and the land.

    COVID Vaccine Info

    Good luck to you and sorry about your friend. I'm on the short list and hope to get it sometime after Tuesday in the 1C wave due to my age and cancer diagnosis.

    Sold please close

    Good looking pup.

    WTB Savage Axis Bolt Handle Upgrade

    I found it a few years ago after I bought an Axis. Mods to date include a Rifle Basix trigger and I sent the bolt to LRI and had it fluted. My goal was to have a lightweight compact 243 rifle for Javi's and Yotes that shot under MOA that I didn't invest a lot of $$$ into and I have achieved that with Talley Lightweight Rings and a Zeiss 3x9 Terra Scope. I have a little under $600 in it.
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    Smuggling hides

    Yeah, No Can Do. Has to be commercially labeld with country of origin, type of meat even then it most likely will not be allowed.
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    WTB Savage Axis Bolt Handle Upgrade

    Brian, Post this on the Savage Axis Forum. https://www.savageshooters.com/forumdisplay.php?104-Axis-Series-Rifles
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    Roosevelt report

    Awesome. Only fished that lake once back in the 80's and caught Cats. Might have to look into a guide and catch some Bass and Crappie this year.
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    Spring leftover list

    Here you go. https://www.azgfd.com/leftover-permit-tags-still-remain-for-2021-spring-hunts/
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    Proper skinning of a Javelina.

    I think you mean tenderloin.
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    Duwane's Hunter Killed a Monster

    What a monster. Congrats to the hunter and kudos to the guide.
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    Timney trigger- worth it?

    Do you have a trigger pull gauge you can measure both rifles with?
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    Is it too much

    I shot one about that size in the late 80's with a BAR in 300WM by St David. I was near the RR Tracks and hit it in the chest as it was coming toward me while I was calling. Opened it's belly up like a zipper.
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    Is it too much

    I have been shooting the same Remington 700 in 7mm Mag since the early 90's. For the last 15 years, after the novelty and handloading wore off, I take it to the range before hunting season and shoot 2 or 3 rounds to verify zero and that's it. In all reality it probably has less than 400 rounds through it. It shoots under an inch and close to 1" at 400 yards which is the farthest I have shot it.
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    Go buy some groceries and commodities

    FBI has already stated that armed protests are planned at all state capitols in and around the inauguration. It never hurts to be prepared.
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    Is it too much

    Welcome. Great combination and 600 yards is very capable with this setup.
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    Don't think online firearm and ammo sales are safe!

    Just another crackhead with a MeTube Channel looking for attention.
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    Interesting finds

    Except they are destructive when they get bigger and will push Bass off their beds. Look what happened to Lake Quemado.
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    gun value

    AR15.Com should be able to answer all your questions. Good Luck.
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    Music - Songs for the drive

    I am not a fan of an artist doing a remake of anothers music as they usually twist it up but I really like this one. Enjoy.