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  1. Well, I will be headed up top in the morning. Our camp is aprox.7,500ft. elevation, so, not too high up, but good Elk/Mule deer country. We set up Elk camp hopefully by noon. Opening weekend of rifle season can be a bit tough, with so many hunters out, but my spirits are high. I've got a decent 12'x14' wall tent w/wood stove, so we have a nice base camp. I don't need to be back to work until Wednesday, so 4 solid days will hopefully yield an elk. We have all manner of critter about...Elk, mule deer, whitetail, and grouse, all of which, we have tags for, and Black bear, Grizzlies, Wolves, Moo
  2. This was about 20 miles east of Great Falls. Beautiful area, but windy as all Git-out!!
  3. Police are civilians and are obliged to follow the same rules as everyone else.......suck it up copper.
  4. Not really practicing, but we hunt private ranch land, and I'm getting better at patterning the Antelope, to predict where they run to for safety, and being in the right spot, before they get there.
  5. Another Antelope hunt in the books. I got this Doe while she was on the move at 250 yards, and she really did "drop like a sack of bricks!" The Lady and I heard the "Thwap" when I hit her, but she dropped so fast that we actually thought that maybe I missed, as the herd ran off. We walked to the spot and there she was, dead as a door nail. Got her at the top of the shoulders and severed the spine. A good clean kill with minimal meat loss. We got pretty close to them, this time. Last year was a 300yd shot and the season before was 420yds. I'm getting better at my stalking of Antelope. I used my
  6. HA!!! the first calibers to disappear "in a pinch" are the military ones!!! .223/5.56 , .308, and 7.62x39!! 30-06 is Literally Everywhere, and is the most common ammo you see. If you go hunting and lose/forget ammo, you can go to any store or gas station and find 30-06. You will NOT see .308. Also hunting rounds are cheaper in 30-06, than all other hunting calibers, be it , .270, .308(not impressed with hunting) .7mm, .243, and so on. If you are hunting, my 25 years experience shooting big game tells me that the 30-06 is the best over-all, round with a wide range of bullet weights. I have used
  7. I hit the 12' steel plate at 100 yds with my snub nose .38 special, and my .44 mag. it's not amazing, it's just called Practice. I"ve shot with old timers who hit steel plates a lot farther than that with .44 mags. Silhouette shooting.
  8. Did a nice drive over mountain passes, on highways, and got 14mpg.....about what I'd expect. 55-65mph into the wind, and 60-80mph with the wind at my back. we did a sweet bicycle ride on the "Hiawatha trail" old railroad line.....look it up on Google. Sweet easy ride when you bring beer and whiskey.
  9. I guess, now it's officially my hunting/fishing rig......Fishing from the rig with my half doors.
  10. Seems like a lot of good info here, so what it comes down to, is, What are you using the rifle for???? That will determine what particular caliber is right for you.
  11. A big thing I noticed with .308, is that as a NATO caliber, and common on "scary black guns" is that it is closely tied to the semi auto, scary gun crowd and thusly becomes scarce and expensive every time a Gun Grab scare or Ban scare happens.....too expensive and hoarded when people panic. Here in Montana, I can buy 30-06 at most any gas station for about a buck a round. Numbers on paper and perceived energy levels are a totally different thing than actually hunting/killing and then getting to actually see the damage, by gutting the animal. I have not witnessed the performance of the .308 a
  12. I have hunted big game in Montana for many years, I love the 30-06. I have never been as impressed with the .308 round. It's a military round made to be "Good enough" to terminate a Human life, not anything as big as an Elk or Moose. I've had .308 bullets not exit a deer on broadside shots, so, had I not made a heart shot, it could have ran, without leaving any blood trail. Also, 30-06 ammo is Everywhere. If you lose, or forget your ammo, no problem, buy it anywhere. As for the 300 win mag, you had better have a tough shoulder, and reload your own ammo, or you're looking at (at least) $3 eve
  13. Test run camping weekend went well. Got out of the forest fire smoke, by going to a mountain lake. Up at about 8,500ft, elevation. 4wd worked great, and nothing fell off or apart.
  14. I needed a Dog ramp to get my big dogs in the rig, so I made one. 3 hours of beer drinking and building. Folds out to 8' long. Bought the supplies at a local reclaimed material supply store, for a total of $5.60. Not too bad. I had old entry mat carpeting to use already. It will need a support board underneath, to keep the weight off of the hinges, but that's fine. Bird season is days away, and even though the dogs are senior citizens, I like to let them waddle of limp, and retrieve a grouse or two, to keep them feeling young. Gotta show the love to my hunting buddies. Wally has bad knees, b
  15. Here is one more Indian pic....again, home made frame and Hand built bike...no work was outsourced......all in my buddies garage.....not a business or shop Garage, but the actual one that is part of his house.......he does have some other Indians and Nortons that are stock set up rebuilds, but I just love the work he put into the salt flats racer.
  16. Here in Montana, we have new, "Keep your Roadkill" laws. This situation had me seriously considering the technicalities of this law......Bighorn Sheep ewes are Delicious!!!! Rams are inedible, but the Ewes......Wowzers!
  17. You know, a lift has saved a countless number of backaches!!! Pays for itself in a few months of chiropractor or massage costs!!! Today, I really committed and cut the front driveline in half. Hopefully I can weld it together reasonably straight. Most folks would have gone to a driveline specialist, but I see a challenge! I can always take it to a shop if I fail. Here is the Before pic... How about my buddies hand built, frame and everything, Indian Salt Flats race bike? We don't fuck around in these parts!
  18. Whooop! Back in the saddle again! Nice to be somewhere other than the garage with the 4runner, finally.
  19. ]I got my front shock hoops reinforced, and my freshly painted steel wheels/new tires on the rig. Also got the under bits painted camo. The aluminum wheels and tires were on loan. Good to be back on my own stuff. As usual, a nicely scrubbed shop is a great way to end the day........every day we work, we sweep up and hose down, squeegee the floor. A clean shop makes easy work.
  20. New tires for the rig. Toyo Open Country 33x10.5. I used to run the BFG A/Ts but decided to try these, with a more open and aggressive tread pattern. Anyone run these on their rig? Opinions?
  21. Front Shock hoops/shocks mounted. Delivered a load of firewood to my Uncles ranch. Rig rode great! Next is the front driveline, and then done! The Misses has been fed up with me and the rig for a few weeks now!.......But she knows me and what she chose to live with. She is awesome and we will be spending the last 2 weekends of August camping in the 4runner.....OR ELSE!!! My best friend/mechanical half, next to his creation. I just followed orders and worked my ass off. He is the brains. Photo next to his 2wd Nissan pick up for size, and he is over 6 feet tall.
  22. I got my front bumper painted........we all know the first thing people joke about when they see a lifted rig, so, I figured I would beat them to the punch.
  23. front shocks will have to wait til the weekend, but I got to drive it to work today. The Jeep bumper looks good on the rig. Obviously, I had to fabricate a mount for it, but it works. Kill switch installed as well. Can't lock it, and it has a canvas top, so, there ya go.....kill switch it is.
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