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    Barnes TTSX vs TSX out of same gun....

    The op seemed to focus on accuracy. Id personally focus on terminal performance unless accuracy from one was simply terrible. Ttsx or LRX would be my strong preference for a mono like that because the tip is there to allow a larger cavity in the nose which aids in more reliable expansion. I...
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    Scope rings to avoid?

    Do you have details on this? Ive been using seekins or vortex pmr (manufacteted by seekins) rings for 8 years or so, I think 5 sets, always torqued per ring instructions (ie tight!). These rings are very popular and I think between folks I shoot with these are by far the most common rings I...
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    Is a 30 cal big game rifle needed anymore?

    Just re-reading this, and thought I would pull out a bit more, as I think its really relevant to the topic, even though its very general info: So here’s the recommendations from this paper based on the finding that a “ballistic pressure wave” exists, and likely contributes to incapacitation...
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    1/2 ton 6cyl diesel and midsize diesel experiences

    I had a 2017 diesel colorado for 2 years. I came out of a string of toyota trucks to that, I compared a tacoma to the colorado pretty hard and ultimately thought the colorado was the nicer truck, and I had just had a pretty bad toyota experience so was ready to try something different. I wanted...
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    Is a 30 cal big game rifle needed anymore?

    @Article 4 , thanks. I actually have read that. It says exactly what I had understood, which is that energy absolutely does matter, but with a caveat, the caveat being that the exact form of how the energy is applied makes a huge difference, and also that bullet fragmentation is on top of the...
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    Wood Ducks

    I dont duck hunt much, but I ended up tagged out during our rifle season this past year so I went duck hunting instead, for the first time in many, many years. Aside from really sucking, it had me thinking how fun it was, and it was clear theres some decent wood duck areas I have easy access to...
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    Wood Ducks

    Maybe it’s my eyes cant get over the difference is taste? One is filet mignon, the other tastes like (I imagine) the undercarriage of a long-haul truck driver.
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    IADNR bans cell cam "scouting" during hunting season

    Isnt that precisely the problem, ie stands have become de facto “claiming a spot”, preventing others from hunting a spot on public land? Fishermen dont anchor their boat in a good spot to “claim” it and take a dinghy to it when they fish…thats kind of a ridiculous parallel, but it makes the...
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    Is a 30 cal big game rifle needed anymore?

    Do you have a link? Id like to check that out. So far everything I have read suggests that there are multiple factors at play, energy being one that, while relevant, is only relevant if it is expended (ie bullet does not pencil or carry energy out the other side), and is highly dependent on 1)...
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    358 Winchester for upcoming NL moose hunt

    yeah, and sorry to be a busybody! Sounds like a cool cartridge, I was curious so plugged it in. Surprised it isnt more popular around me.
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    358 Winchester for upcoming NL moose hunt

    then its like their regular centerfire rifle stuff, keep it well above 2000fps and you will be fine, barnes seems optimistic about their minimum velocities. Looks like you’ll want to load that pretty hot to get reliable expansion at 300 yards. This is for a ttsx g1 bc of .369 at 1500’...
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    358 Winchester for upcoming NL moose hunt

    re: the mono--be really careful with the across the board velocity recommendations, they are not valid across the board. Example, barnes mono muzzleloader bullets expand PLENTY at velocities way below 1800fps, that's like the muzzle velocity of most muzzleloader projectiles. Barnes is...
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    2024 Cold Bore Challenge Q&A Thread

    2 weeks in and only 41 posts so far, with the first being the rules. So with roughly a month to go there's at least 60 slots left, more if some folks dont get their second shot in. While my drawing odds would be improved if no one else participates, it looks like there is plenty of room left...
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    Tikka T3X Upgrades

    You’ve had it a year…Is there something wrong with it that you feel it needs upgrading? Do you like it? Personally Id take the $ and buy a couple thousand rounds of ammo from the same lot, and shoot it. I might choose a few things different, but unless and until something is broken 98% of any...
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    Zeroing rifle in high humidity

    I check my zero when its easy or when its warranted. Warranted means something different to me on a new scope than on one I have used and checked and have history with. I live at 700’ altitude and shoot mostly between 1500-3000’, in a relatively humid environment. When Ive traveled to Co and Wy...
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    2024 Cold Bore Challenge Q&A Thread

    I really appreciate the work that went into this, I personally find it motivating. I dig the unofficial monthly idea^^, I might not be able to swing doing it every month, but I'd try. I shot my second target this morning before work, and missed. Shot sitting this time, I missed just barely...
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    Any more lightweight options?

    Correct, S&B will retrofit the turret on any klassik. I had the turret installed on a capped-turret model as well as parallax adjusted to 250 yards. I could have mine sent back and fitted for the new 4.8mil turret as well, if I wanted. They charge $350, and turnaround was about a week, maybe...
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    Any more lightweight options?

    How much elevation travel do you need? A Schmidt and Bender klassik 3-12 meets all of your requirements and is generally considered pretty reliable by the drop test crowd, similar price category to the tenmile, and has a good hunting reticle. The only real caveat is that it only has 4.8mils of...
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    Bradley Cheek rest experience?

    It will be a bit wider for sure. width and height are related--if you are having to cock your head to the side, it may be that you dont need it quite as high BECAUSE it's that wide. Try lowering it a smidge and it will likely be a more natural alignment for you. Also note that you can lower...
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    IADNR bans cell cam "scouting" during hunting season

    Suspect we’d agree on a lot of this over a beer. I dont think what youre saying is unreasonable. I do think that as far as public land goes, the affect cameras have on other people is real, and that’s a legit issue to address. I also see that regional customs are real and important so...
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