Thursday, November 19, 2020

Live Vicariously


I haven't gone hunting in ages, but my old pal GWB has, in Colorado. He was after Elk and Mule Deer the other day and "nearly froze to death" in the icy blast.

His guide carried a custom rifle chambered for 6.5 SAUM (Short Action Ultra Magnum), interestingly. But did they get a mighty Elk?

Sadly not. Still, that Mule Deer's not shabby at all; a 200 yard shot with a Winchester 70 Featherweight, 30-06. In related news, fellow blogger redpilljew sent this in.

Behold the awesome power of 12g sluggery! I think you won that gunfight, N. Boom.

Gun Rights,



Old NFO said...

Yep, 12ga Brenneke slugs for the win!

Ed Bonderenka said...


drjim said...

Brenneke's will punch a hole in just about anything, let alone paper.

I always keep a few slugs in the "side saddle" mount on my defensive shotgun.

And when I need some serious hitting power at less-than-rifle ranges, I get out my Remington 1100 with the rifled barrel and the Nikon "Slug Hunter" scope. 300gr of Hornady SST at 2000fps definitely puts the hurt on things at 200yds, and I can easily shoot 2" groups with it at that range.

LSP said...

NFO, what can I say? BOOM.

LSP said...

Ed, YES. And I love it. Sorry, "her," not "it."

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Hunting = WORK. My father made our winter money guiding hunters. I got to pack in the camps, pack out the game, etc. He was also a poacher par excellence. We ate venison and elk year around. I personally don't like to hunt unless it puts food on the table or money in the bank.

My parents said as a toddler I called deer, "Bang, bang cows".