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    Navajo rifle tag

    They recently cut the tags by a bunch because of lower deer numbers. Something like 20 tags per unit to only 5.
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    Any idea on round count? Or barrel twist?
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    Unit 22 Youth Hunt

    Congratulations! Awesome stuff.
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    Bi-pod recommendation.

    The claw or even just a v that can be swapped for your head. I like to go even more minimalist and just tilt my pan head all the way over and rest the forend of the gun in the little notch that is formed. It works pretty well. You can do it prone or shoot while sitting down. I'd mess around with your current tripod setup and just see how it works. Tilt that sucker all the way to one side and see if there is a natural spot for a rifle forend to lay. Good luck!
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    Bi-pod recommendation.

    Might not be for you, but I've given up on bipods and shoot off my tripod. Very versatile and stable
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    Scouting a new area

    For that October hunt, look for North facing bowls and slopes. It's not a hard and fast rule but that hunt is hot and you'll usually find more deer in the shade. Once that sun gets up high enough deer will rotate into the shade.
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    2019 Coues Video

    I've always loved the videos. And cool setup! How far out can you effectively video animals at?
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    Unit 22 Youth Hunt

    The 22/23 youth camp is a great camp and there will be people more than happy to help you look for deer in 22 and get you started off on the right foot.
  9. This might be my favorite thread in years. Rooting for you man.
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    Ruger Predator 6mmCreedmore

    Any idea on the weight? That's a neat setup
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    Popcorn thread

    Federal funds = money taxed on hunting (guns) and fishing equipment, etc. Not general public funds. I wonder how many stolen trail cameras it takes to pay for a lawyer these days... Everything seems to be getting more expensive anymore.
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    New setup for filming

    I'm looking forward to your results! Thanks for being the pioneer
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    New setup for filming

    Cool setup! Is the video with a dedicated camcorder like that better or worse than say a phoneskope through a spotter? Looking for Max clarity and detail on a buck at 1000 yards?
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    Any hits today are from declined cards
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    Likely Friday but hopefully today.
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    Spotter Upgrade?

    For the Meopta S2 guys... Which eyepiece did you go with? 20-70 vs 20-60 WA?
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    Navajo Nation Elk Hunt?

    I know guys that have archery hunted it and went a full week without seeing an elk. Limited scouting though. My understanding is that the elk are in pockets. Some units are much easier than others to find them, and the nation guides have a tight leash on the pockets of elk making competition sometimes tough. Their experience has deterred me from applying. It's a long drive and a decent enough chunk of change for the tag that I haven't worked up the courage. Hopefully you hear something more encouraging from others
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    Which Scope? Backpacking rifle

    Leupold vx3i CDS 4.5- 14.5 is right around 14.5 ounces. About as light as you're gonna get for that magnification. Also has an moa elevation turret. For a bunch more money that Swaro looks to be perfect for not much more weight
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  20. What experience is out there with FAST (3400+) .224 caliber heavy ish (70 to 80gr) bullet performance on Coues? I'm looking at building a 22 creedmoor, 22-250AI or 22-243AI twisted fast enough to run the heavier bullets. This would be a Coues only gun. The idea of a flat shooting, light recoiling, Lazer beam of a round intrigues the heck out of me. Speed kills in my experience.
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    FAST .224's for Coues

    And less kick, powder, in a short action. Not to mention the 115 berger is about as good of a BC as possible currently in the .257. Thats middle of the pack in current .224 bullets. I love the .257 weatherby and it is certainly more versatile for other big game species, but I think this concept is extremely valid for our little Coues deer.
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    FAST .224's for Coues

    Why has the ship sailed? Heavier bullets that don't get pushed around in the wind as much?
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    FAST .224's for Coues

    Think mountain gun with no turrets, and the best maximum point blank range possible. IE flat Lazer beam shooting. It sounds very possible and pretty awesome based off what these guys are saying
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    FAST .224's for Coues

    Casey, the biggest why is because I have a model 7 action to build off of. As far as I know this concept is the best thing going in a short action/model 7. The end goal is a lightweight gun.
  25. 108" ish. 105 frame and tine length with some kickers and a little extra mass. Awesome buck regardless of the score.