11 Days

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11 Days

Post by Stephen Borud » Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:51 pm

Until my happy ass is heading west to hunt for deer,antelope, and elk. I can already taste the antelope loin wrapped in bacon. Good luck to all the Sharps shooters that go afield this year.

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Re: 11 Days

Post by bobw » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:04 pm

Good luck to you Stephen. bobw
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Re: 11 Days

Post by pete » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:08 pm

It's good to know your ass is happy because you know what they say about if your ass isn't happy the rest isn't either. On the other hand maybe it's if your feet are cold the rest is too. :D Anyway it is exciting isn't it? Good luck on your trips but don't count your loin before it's in your hand..............mmm that didn't come out right. Well you know what I mean. :wink:

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Re: 11 Days

Post by Stephen Borud » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:17 pm

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pete wrote:It's good to know your ass is happy because you know what they say about if your ass isn't happy the rest isn't either. On the other hand maybe it's if your feet are cold the rest is too. :D Anyway it is exciting isn't it? Good luck on your trips but don't count your loin before it's in your hand..............mmm that didn't come out right. Well you know what I mean. :wink:
I got it Pete :lol: you sure have a way with words.

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Re: 11 Days

Post by Marathonman » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:10 am

If your ass is so happy then why is it's smile on sideways!

I'm here all week folks... :lol:
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Re: 11 Days

Post by ole pizen slinger » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:06 am

Good luck, Stephen! Looking forward to some good stories and pictures.
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Re: 11 Days

Post by Kodiak » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:23 pm

Good luck to you, Stephen

My majic number is 24 days, for the Oct. 1st opener in eastern Wyoming. I will be there a few days before that though.


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Re: 11 Days

Post by Stephen Borud » Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:31 pm

Thanks OPS,Kodiak and the comedian :lol: . I hope we have good luck again this year.

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Re: 11 Days

Post by Brent » Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:33 pm

I leave in 20 days for WY. A lot earlier than originally planned, but plans are made to fall apart, so that is what we got when we rebuilt them.
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Re: 11 Days

Post by pete » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:02 pm

It's Oct. 1st for me too. Yesterday I finally settled on my hunting load for the year........I think. Funny how one primer shoots great at 100 yds but the other is better at 200. Also had to go back to my old eye glass prescription. With the new one I could see distance and the front sight great but the rear sight was blurry. Now the target is not as clear but the front is clear and rear sight is clearer. Groups went from 5-6 inches with a lot of vertical at 200 yards to 2 1/2 - 3 1/4. These are for 3 shots and no blow tube. Now that I think I've got it figured I'm sure some will go hay wire. Someday I won't be a procrastinator. Maybe later. :roll: :)

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Re: 11 Days

Post by Brent » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:11 pm

My last year's loaded ammo won't shoot for a crap. I don't have many bullets left, and the gear to make them being boxed at my feet to shop to OPS right now. Gonna be tight.

I think our deer hunting will probably suck. But we will chase antelope and have a grand time doing it.

Put a malcomb scope on the .38-72. Might give that a whirl.
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Re: 11 Days

Post by Stephen Borud » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:23 pm

Longbow for deer and elk. 50 sharps for antelope doe and the other antelope doe is going down with a .54 cal Jacob Dickert look a like flinter if I can get close enough.

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Re: 11 Days

Post by Don McDowell » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:49 pm

:D Some of the most memorable antelope hunts I did were with my 54 flinter :shock: Those lil buggers seem to be able to out jump the flash in the pan. :) Goot luck and have fun Stephen. Looking forward to the pictures.
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Re: 11 Days

Post by Stephen Borud » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:57 pm

Don McDowell wrote::D Some of the most memorable antelope hunts I did were with my 54 flinter :shock: Those lil buggers seem to be able to out jump the flash in the pan. :) Goot luck and have fun Stephen. Looking forward to the pictures.
Thanks Don I have my work cut out for me. The sharps kill will be the easiest of all of them. The 54 is a virgin yet my dad brought it down for me last weekend to break it in.I tell you what I shot this flinter a month ago and it is the sweetest off hand rifle I have ever shot. The sights are low to the barrel and easy to see.

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Re: 11 Days

Post by pete » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:35 pm

Stephen;
What have figured is your maximum range hunting with your long bow?

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