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  1. General Hunting
    I am currently looking at range finders and see they very all over the place. I have seen the Halo XL450 as a good deal but have read reviews stating its only really good over 52yrds. Also I have looked at the Bushnell Truth with clearshot and the Vortex 1000 and 1300. Not sure which one to go...
  2. Welcome New Members
    I just recently bought my first marlin, a model 60 for 100.14 even. My buddy said he wants to take me squirrel hunting. I was raised by a single mother, so I’ve never been hunting, but I’ve been raised around guns. It’s the squirrel model that has the squirrel etched on the stock. The only issue...
  3. Big Game
    The season doesn't open for a few more months but I want to get my act together beforehand so I don't put it off until last minute. Any tips for hunting deer? I'm in NY, so it'll be a close range shot (probably less than 50 yards due to trees). Specifically: •Shot placement? I'd prefer to drop...
  4. General Hunting
    *Still new to hunting, need a little advice* I have a traditional style Ka Bar that I used on my first hunt (turkey) and found that it was a bit too cumbersome to clean the animal after the kill. Does anyone have an opinion on Ka Bars as hunting knives or an recommendation on a better one? Deer...
  5. General Hunting
    For context, as a boy decades ago, I went hunting with my father three times in very different locations. These were still-hunt days (i.e., no dogs). Got out reasonably early each time. Every single time, one or two pick-up trucks would show up with dogs, running them in basically our...
  6. Welcome New Members
    Howdy all fellow freedom lovers. I just joined the eternal brotherhood of the 2nd amendment with a recent purchase of a beautiful Marlin 795. Heading to the range today to get her broken in. Plan on running a brick of CCI through her with perhaps a few cleaning patches during the process. Here...
  7. The 45/70 Govt.
    Hey there, I'm from Black Forest, Germany and i'm very interested in the Marlin leveractions expecially in .45-70 Gov. I search for something special considering the .45-70 and cast bullets. Currently I hunt with my .308 Win with a 110 Grains Barnes TSX loaded at 3100 fps. I`ve tried a lot...
  8. Hawg Hunting
    This past weekend my father organized a pig hunt with Hog Wild USA (Forsyth, GA) for us and a couple of friends and family. Going from Southwest Virginia to Georgia I expected it to be a lot warmer but night time temperatures were hovering just above freezing. Consequently the pigs were not...
  9. General Hunting
    Hey all, So, a brief background first.. I live in California and have never hunted before, but I promised myself I'd try it at least a few times this year. I plan to start with either Boar or Deer, but I'm not necessarily sure about what location. I need to get a pair of hunting boots because...
  10. Hawg Hunting
    Hello all never been hog hunting or any kind of hunting for that matter. But it just looks like a good time and I want to find out more. I'm looking for some info on hog hunting in Southern California, I'm specifically in San Diego. Looking for any and all I information... feel free to send...
  11. General Hunting
    Hog hunting looks like all kinds of fun. Never been hunting let alone hogs but, what is available here in so cal? Are they considered nuisance animals? Any info or links to some are appreciated!
  12. Big Game
    I was wondering if anyone here subscribes to the moon position philosophy? Hunting when the moon is overhead or underfoot? And if you do, have you ever purchased this: http://www.moonguide.com/? I've only recently learned about it. Seems it's like anything, some use it, some don't. Curious on...
  13. Knives and cutlery
    In an era of outsourcing and declining "Made in America" products, Ruana Knives has been making and selling its wares in the same shop in Bonner, Montana for over 75 years. Rudy Ruana began making knives in the 1920's when he was a farrier in the United States Cavalry. He made his first...
  14. 336
    Ok guys...I'm not sure if this has been done or not so if it has I apologize but I'm completely open to someone sending threads for me to go read... What I want is simple to explain, seemingly hard to accomplish. I want to have similar bullets(Flat Nose), different weights and loads set up to...
  15. Handguns
    I am looking to get into handgun hunting,and I was wondering how many people handgun hunt. It seems to be an avoided topic. Do any of you have any advice for a newbie
  16. 336
    Hey, all. I finally picked up from my dad my late grandfather's hunting rifle - a 336A - and here it is. If I'm not mistaken, my grandfather purchased it new when he was 14, which would've been between 1948 and 1949 - just before he lied about his age to fight in Korea. This rifle has taken...
  17. Traditional Archery
    I need help picking a starvation stick (recurve/longbow) as my dad used to call them. I don't know much about them.It needs to be around 40# and under 5 pounds in weight. Any help would be appreciated
  18. Hawg Hunting
    I'm an active game hunter out of Kentucky and when it come to hogs there is nothing more I like having with me than some good dogs and mid size sword made just for the critters , don't get me wrong I love my guns as well just for other game, how many here hunt with dogs vs guns when it comes...
  19. 1894
    Fellow 44 mag hunters this will be my first season to take a deer with my 1894P! I am really excited about this year because i am going on two white tail hunts! Having no experience with the actual effects of this cartridge on white tail some input would be great. I have done alot of reading and...
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