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I thought this might be a fun thread. To post "random Thought for the Day" related to hunting, reloading, shooting etc. We can further discuss these thoughts if someone is interested.

I'll start with these.

1: .010" seating depth change can take you from a 1.5 moa group at 100 to consistent .5 moa groups.

2: When an elks legs hit his belly before he hits the ground, and he drops like a 10 ton brick, reload and get back on him quick.

 

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Whatever consumes your thoughts is what you will eventually get in life. So, if you think of all the things you don't want in your life, you'll only get the things you don't want. I plagiarized this, but its a good one.
 

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My friends remind me that I say this a lot...Trust in the bubble.
 

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Elk numbers continue to drop in our area of Montana. They have been over hunted for years now and I talk to frustrated hunters daily. We are having to work twice as hard to find them. Not at all like it was 5 yrs ago. I hope FWP takes notice before it is too late.
 

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One of the best ways to find a great load is find the seating depth first with a low powder charge then go up from there to find your max velocity and accuracy mode. I feel like I have both nodes velocity and accuracy.
 

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Carbon rings are real, alive and well. Plus they seem to be occurring more these days. They will fool you on seating depth, raise pressure and velocity, and spoil a good shooting rifle. Develop a strict cleaning regimen that addresses polishing out the carbon ring, and clean often.
 

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When you think you have enough powder, bullets and primers, probably should buy some more.

This.... I don't think primers will be available for retail until probably this time next year at the earliest. If ammo manufacturers don't have primers right now, retail level won't have it for a while, and when it does start trickling in, it will be sold out in minutes and hoarded. And who can blame them? If you normally buy primers 1000 to 2000 at a time when they are plentiful, why wouldn't you buy 5k if you have the chance to at this moment in time? I know I would. It's even getting hard to get popular bullets right now but atleast they are still available.
 

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Broz’s recent post has me thinking two thoughts.

When gutting an animal be careful and cautious of any broad heads left from past archery seasons.

Always keep a first aid kit with your kill kit.


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Broz’s recent post has me thinking two thoughts.

When gutting an animal be careful and cautious of any broad heads left from past archery seasons.

Always keep a first aid kit with your kill kit.


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Yep, I like to say "Bring your first aid kit, that way you won't need it"
 

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If the driveshaft twisting in 1/2 is not enough trouble, and the elk in that deep ravine is not enough of a challenge in total darkness, then go ahead and stick yourself with that new Havelon blade while pulling the 125 lbs of guts out. 🤔
 

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If the driveshaft twisting in 1/2 is not enough trouble, and the elk in that deep ravine is not enough of a challenge in total darkness, then go ahead and stick yourself with that new Havelon blade while pulling the 125 lbs of guts out. 🤔
Ouch. We tried to break down a bull in 2013 with one of those blades and it kept snapping off. I'm with the Outdoor Edge Swingblade now.
 

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Someone on LRO asked about using a certain Berger bullet because another one might be harder to find or out of stock like many things for awhile. So, I got nervous and made a few orders over the weekend to stock up. I think I'm good for a while, maybe two.
  1. 6.5mm 156 gr Berger EOL -Check.
  2. 7mm 190 gr Berger LRHT -Check.
  3. 30 cal 215 gr Berger Hybrid -Check.
  4. 30 cal 245 gr Berger EOL -Check.
  5. H1000, N570, N565, RL26, H4350 -Check.
    1. I don't know why I have H4350. I had a 6.5 Creedmoor I thought it would be good for but now I don't. I guess I could use it in my 6.5 PRC or 7mm in a pinch.
  6. Large rifle primers -Check.
  7. Large rifle magnum primers -Check.
I remember what it was like 5-12 years ago.
 

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My random thoughts are as follows in the morning, Are 156 Bergers back in stock, LR26, Large rifle primers, dang, dang, dang. Then on to should I buy one of those 2.5 -20 NX8's before they too are backordered? Then the thought I need to get to work. Dang again, but at least it let's me pay for this expensive cool aid you all have me on.

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My fingers don’t move anywhere close to as fast as my brain and honestly idk if half the people I like and get along with wanna hear it anyway [emoji2371] let alone a forum full of people I don’t know. Hahaha we can all relate to these..good stuff


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Not that I should be surprised, but why are people panic buying freezers too?
 

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I never cared much for a blind but hunting in a snow storm gives me a new appreciation!


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“How many spilled primers rolled under the reloading bench into never never land over the years” hmm...


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Always check to make sure there is tp in your pack before heading out. Always. Pants w/o pockets are dangerous and wool socks are expensive.


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I'll second this and add that if you're eating a weeks worth of mountain house meals you should bring a 2 gallon pump sprayer and wet wipes. Mountain house poops are no joke.
 
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People that don’t shoot & don’t hunt just don’t understand. And they probably never will understand the challenge or enjoyment In it.
 

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Your muzzle..... seriously!
The most important thing you do today and the one thing you can not mess up is "where Is your muzzle pointed and is it always pointed in a safe direction?"
The other safety measures are also important......but muzzle, it's critical. Don't ever EVER let it sweep a person or a person's extremities or anything that it shouldn't be pointed at. Why is this so hard for people ?

If I'm at the range one more time and get a glance down the bore of someone else's rifle I'm afraid I will lose it. Why am I so often leaning my head out of the way of a muzzle that I see is about to sweep across my face...... usually by the most expert/by the book freaking attention to detail turd at the range..

This is fundamental guys.
You won't accidentally shoot something your rifle isn't pointed at.
 

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[emoji848] With the growing awareness and issues with carbon rings today, I wonder if HBN coated barrels and bullets could help or delay the issues?
I was wondering the same thing a couple of weeks ago when I was going through the pain if getting rid of mine.

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Time to buy a gun safe for my primers, powder, bullets and brass. Er, a, time to put my primers, powder, brass and bullets into the safe I already have and put the rifles under my bed.


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