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  • Birthday 01/25/1982

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  1. thegunsmith2506

    New 1/2 Ton - What would you pick?

    I had 2006 with the 5.3. We towed a 24ft camp trailer about 8-10 times a year with no complaints at all. We traded it in at 196k miles and never did anything other than maintenance.
  2. thegunsmith2506

    well place shot

    Lots of good advice on this thread. I have seen a lot of elk shot the last several years, and they all react different. Personally I wouldn't shoot for the shoulder with a 30-06. I have seen bullets stop on the shoulder joint twice, and not penetrate the chest. One was a 30-06 with 150gr soft point, and one was a 150gr barns from a .270. Both shots were inside 75yds. Luckily fast follow up shots killed both bulls and we were able to see what happened. I know both of those could have broke through the shoulder blade, but they hit the joint and stopped. I think with your setup behind the shoulder is a safer bet.
  3. thegunsmith2506

    recoil fear

    I have helped a few people with the same issues. I like to start them off just shooting primers and then move up to shooting 25gr of powder with an empty sabot. Eventually I will have them shoot 50gr and a real bullet. I dial in the gun for the hunt and never have them shoot a full charge until the hunt.
  4. thegunsmith2506

    Results are posted!!!

    Late 8 bull
  5. thegunsmith2506

    Antelope/Deer Bullet recommendations

    https://www.hornady.com/bullets/a-max#!/ I may be wrong, but I think they still make them. They are pretty easy to find.
  6. thegunsmith2506

    Antelope/Deer Bullet recommendations

    I would look at the Amax and SST. We have had great luck with both from 100yds out to 629yds. I saw an elk shot with a .30-378 using the ELDX this past season. The bullet blew up on the shoulder at about 125yds. I wouldn't use it on elk, but it might be great for smaller game.
  7. thegunsmith2506

    When will the hits start? no thread on this yet?

    we got 2 elk hits. Capitol one and Cabelas
  8. thegunsmith2506

    When will the hits start? no thread on this yet?

    I usually see mine before 7:30am
  9. thegunsmith2506

    Vortex PST 6x24x50FFP Scope

    Great scope for the money!
  10. thegunsmith2506

    Major winter storm to hit high country

    A couple more.
  11. thegunsmith2506

    Major winter storm to hit high country

    We got well over 20in here east of Williams. It's still coming down hard.
  12. thegunsmith2506

    7mm Mag or 300 WM ?

    I agree... go with the 7mag. Not really much gain with the .300
  13. thegunsmith2506

    WTB .338-378 Reloading Components

    I am looking for Dies, Brass, and maybe partial boxes of bullets. Please let me know what you have. I have lots of other components I can trade, or pay cash for the right stuff.
  14. thegunsmith2506

    Xmas tree permits

    Lots of snow around Williams. They had permits left last Friday.
  15. thegunsmith2506

    Unit 8 updated with pic

    Wasn't the biggest we saw, but he decide he liked this buck. Took a lot of crawling and a 200yd shot. It was a great hunt.
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