The guide goes buffalo hunting

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The guide goes buffalo hunting

Post by sandhillcowboy1 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:39 pm

This one is for BobW ............thanks for the bullets!


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Re: The guide goes buffalo hunting

Post by Kurt » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:09 am

Rick.

That is a great picture. I would like to frame it if it's OK with you and hang it on the Gypsy Wagon if I can find wall space for it.

Good work!

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Re: The guide goes buffalo hunting

Post by sandhillcowboy1 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:55 pm

Thanks Kurt! I would autograph the picture at no charge :lol: It would make a good dart board in the Gypsy House:)

Your tip on slumping bullets stopped the leading in the Loomer. Snowdrift bullets explain things pretty well!

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Re: The guide goes buffalo hunting

Post by pacecars » Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:01 pm

Stunning wood on that rifle
Real gun powder is black.

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Re: The guide goes buffalo hunting

Post by Kurt » Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:13 pm

It's a deal :D

Nah the Gypsy wagon is to confined for a good dart target :lol: besides Carol would pull the darts and stick them in my hinder if I put holes in the walls :cry: :lol:

Good job Rick. I hope it was a planned hunt and not a fence jumper.
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Re: The guide goes buffalo hunting

Post by Gussy » Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:50 pm

Hey Rick,
Where did you find such a nice buff :lol: :lol: :lol: Good One!! Hope he tastes as good as mine !

Is the rodeo still on??

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Re: The guide goes buffalo hunting

Post by sandhillcowboy1 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:05 pm

Gussy wrote:Hey Rick,
Where did you find such a nice buff :lol: :lol: :lol: Good One!! Hope he tastes as good as mine !

Is the rodeo still on??

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Gus, I know a guy who knows a guy :wink: Still hoping to get the rodeo going soon. Yea, I am anxious to eat buffler again. We were basically out.

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Re: The guide goes buffalo hunting

Post by sandhillcowboy1 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:18 pm

Kurt wrote:It's a deal :D

Nah the Gypsy wagon is to confined for a good dart target :lol: besides Carol would pull the darts and stick them in my hinder if I put holes in the walls :cry: :lol:

Good job Rick. I hope it was a planned hunt and not a fence jumper.
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Kurt, I could see Carol doing!

Yea it was my first planned hunt, pretty fun actually. I had my videographer and cameralady with me, so I couldn't miss ...........or she would have said you don't need any more guns till you can shoot the ones you have :lol: Doris got some pics of Brutus after the shot and did well until Brutus started making a deliberate beeline at us and she said I am getting out of here.....and she did :lol:

Your spotting for me at the BRT shoot paid off, it was a one shot in the heart at 200 yards by the rangefinder.

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Re: The guide goes buffalo hunting

Post by Kurt » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:34 pm

Smart Gal :lol: I know what Carolyn's reaction was when Ole Brutus started shaking his head sideways. :lol:

I'm glad you took the time doing this.

Remember what I said....beware of the man with one rifle and load. :wink:

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Re: The guide goes buffalo hunting

Post by The Chief » Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:07 am

Nice one Rick!
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Re: The guide goes buffalo hunting

Post by sandhillcowboy1 » Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:24 am

The Chief wrote:Nice one Rick!
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Thanks Lee! Are you all moved in? Happy Thanksgiving to you and Rae.

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Re: The guide goes buffalo hunting

Post by SFogler » Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:33 pm

Nice buffalo and a gorgeous rifle!

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Re: The guide goes buffalo hunting

Post by bobw » Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:57 pm

Well done Rick, nice shot at extended barrel sight range. Rick can stay with anybody with barrel irons. When I was down there in Jan. after we were done with getting my cow, we did some target shooting the next day. IIRC I asked Rick to bring his Loomer gun(named after it's chamber being cut with Orville's tight reamer duplicating the originals) along for the target session. He laughed and owed up to being out of ammo for it with no time to load any back then. I laughed and told him I had plenty and what works in one Loomer chamber will work well in another cut with the same reamer. So he brought his Loomer and we used my ammo. We were shooting 200 yds offhand at his buffalo gong with a 8" white bullseye where the heart lays and Rick was in the white 3/3 with 4.5" group. Offhand guys. He regularly shoots that rifle with std barrel sights and knows them well to 400 yds and beyond. One of Rick's current projects is trying to convince Buzz Coker and the guys up north for a all bp used, barrel sight class. Once again congrats Rick on that buff. Get the robe done also. bobw
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Re: The guide goes buffalo hunting

Post by sandhillcowboy1 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:55 am

Thanks guys! The Mt. Roughrider does have some beautiful wood.......always nice to have a rifle that shoots as good as it looks. My wife got a few photos and here is one of me just prior to the shot. The buff I took was second from the left. Even at 200 yards they were starting their skee-daddle out of there. I did a sneak up the backside of a hill and just parked on the rim of the hill.

Notice the front blade sight just peeping above the cross stick. Might have to blow the pic up to see it well. Even though it was a cloudy day it still picked up the light well and showed up nicely against the buff. It is the standard Shiloh full buckhorn rear and front blade. Did filing on the rear including filing a notch into the bottom of the ladder with the slide up for the 200 yard setting. Also did some file work on the front blade. I prefer a flat as opposed to rounded.

The duster makes for good photos but serves well as a disguise. Sometime the buff will mistake a single hunter wearing one as another buff if you keep crouched down.

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