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flipmane wrote:

Well yeah, a loaded hunting rifle usually weighs 7.5lbs not 17. Lol but everyone carries what they like, so it's whatever.

What scope you using? I can't think of anything more expensive than S&B or US Optics which (usually) run 3500-4500.

Also, I don't like .50 as much as I like .338- but I dont' own either because the ammo is too expensive for my cheap ass. Maybe once I get my contracting job I'll shell out some big bux for a barrett mrad or something.


That would be the Leupold Mark 8 3.5-25x56mm M5B2 Front Focal, and according to my credit card statement it came in at 6.2 k actually. Guess I forgot about tax and the exchange rate.

Reason I went with the C14 and the rechamber into .416 PGW is because the paperwork was easier then for a .50 cal. Much, much harder up here in Canada..like almost impossible to get the paperwork for a .50 cal done here.


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The vast majority of people in the world can't draw a 100 lb. compound. Also as someone who loads his own ammo the 10mm is actually on par with a .357 mag.


Well I did say it packed more punch then a 9mm did I not.

As for the bow it's all about the training. Personally though the real problem is finding good enough bow wood to make a single stave bow that strong..Cause only loser archers use store bought bows, real archers make their own bows.
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A camera. I can't hit the broad side of a barn with a bow, and I don't like the recoil of a gun.
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Most of the game I hunt, I can use my Norinco .22 LR or my Benjamin Sheridan air rifle. I don't normally go after larger game since as a vegetarian I'd end up donating it to Hunters Feeding the Hungry. When I hunt it is usually because some varmint (usually woodchuck or rabbit) has invaded my garden and is tearing it up.

The last few years I've considered getting a bear tag and getting that big guy that's been tearing up the blueberry patch, but haven't really lost enough produce to get serious about it. Here's a photo - we measured on the tree he's scratching his back on and he's over 7 feet tall in this photo.

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As for the bow it's all about the training. Personally though the real problem is finding good enough bow wood to make a single stave bow that strong..Cause only loser archers use store bought bows, real archers make their own bows.


You must not like compound bows, then?
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flipmane wrote:

Does it make me a bad person that I don't use the bones to make tools? I use the meat and the skin.


Who said you had to use the bones to make tools? The Native American guy I dated in college ground the bones up and mixed them into flour and baked chocolate chip cookies with it.
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It really depends on when, what, and where I am hunting. I mainly hunt for food, I don't think I have bought meat from a grocery store in 10 years.

During rife season in the woods after deer sized game or larger I will either use a 375 H&H or a S&W 460. If I am hunting in the open for deer size game and smaller I tend to bring either a 6.5 creed or 7 mil. Elk in the open I use a 338 win. If it is bow season, I will be using a Mathews Halon, as my old bow is my fathers bear bow from the 70's and I think it is time to retire it. For ducks, geese, pheasant, and turkey I use a ducks unlimited mossberg 500 12 guage.

I catch a lot of flak for using a 375H&H on deer and one antelope(short version the rem 700 I had failed in the field and I only had the 375 as a back up), but it is my favorite gun and it will always be my go to rifle for anything under 300 yards. I have always ran with the idea of hunt with the biggest gun you can shoot accurately repeatedly and know the best. For me that is the 375 as I have shot it enough to replace the barrel twice and can keep it under 3" at 300 yards.
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I don't hunt, but if I did.... A knife probably
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flipmane wrote:


You must not like compound bows, then?


Nope, show me a person claiming to be an archer using a compound boy and I'l show you a lazy pretender to the title of archer. Single stave, recurve, hell even those annoying as hell to make composite bows are the only weapons of choice for a real archer. You have to earn that prefect hit with one of those, in both raw muscle power and skill.

Those bloody tacticool jobs that are compound bows..Forgot about it. Pulley's and even freaking scopes and acog style sights. Jeez just get a AR-15 and stop pretending.
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Ranwolf wrote:


flipmane wrote:


You must not like compound bows, then?


Nope, show me a person claiming to be an archer using a compound boy and I'l show you a lazy pretender to the title of archer. Single stave, recurve, hell even those annoying as hell to make composite bows are the only weapons of choice for a real archer. You have to earn that prefect hit with one of those, in both raw muscle power and skill.

Those bloody tacticool jobs that are compound bows..Forgot about it. Pulley's and even freaking scopes and acog style sights. Jeez just get a AR-15 and stop pretending.


All of which are obsolete technology and in most states you can't hunt with a .223. Most achery hunters learn with a recurve or long before moving up to a compound.
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flipmane wrote:

I use a old 1973 lever action, 30-30. People tell me it's not cool or inaccurate.. but I'm usually the one making cloverleaves on the paper at 200-300 yards with my irons, while they are still scratching their heads at the 100 line with their setup that costs 4x more.
I want a compound bow next.

I know some people on CR are super open minded, but close- minded when it comes to firearms- thinking of them as nothing more than human murder machines. Although, when you have to go kill your dinner like a hunter- gatherer, they suddenly become more plausible.

Yes, a bow works too. I love bows as well as firearms, fishing tridents/ poles, traps made from steel or wire, etc..


Wait how it that not accurate???? I don't hunt but I know that weapon is pretty accurate in the right hands.
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All of which are obsolete technology and in most states you can't hunt with a .223. Most achery hunters learn with a recurve or long before moving up to a compound.


First off I am going to point out the irony of an archer calling anything obsolete. Secondly I can out perform any of these lazy pretenders with their compound bows with the very first long bow I made let alone the last I made. And only quitters move on to a compound bow, there is only half the skill and strength required to use one of them after all.

And in the end archery isn't about cutting edge performance. If I wanted that I use my C14. It's about style, skill, and sportsmanship versus your prey. And a hunting tool I made from raw wood, time, and more effort then I care to remember will always be the choice of any real archer.
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flipmane wrote:

I use a old 1973 lever action, 30-30. People tell me it's not cool or inaccurate.. but I'm usually the one making cloverleaves on the paper at 200-300 yards with my irons, while they are still scratching their heads at the 100 line with their setup that costs 4x more.
I want a compound bow next.

I know some people on CR are super open minded, but close- minded when it comes to firearms- thinking of them as nothing more than human murder machines. Although, when you have to go kill your dinner like a hunter- gatherer, they suddenly become more plausible.

Yes, a bow works too. I love bows as well as firearms, fishing tridents/ poles, traps made from steel or wire, etc..


Wait how it that not accurate???? I don't hunt but I know that weapon is pretty accurate in the right hands.


It's the mall ninjas who spend way too much on a mediocre quality weapon, and say "it's the best"
If your new manufacture $1200 dpms ar15 was truly the best, my 40 year old system shouldn't be able to hold a candle to it.

If you're willing to pay out the ass for good gear like Ranwolf does, you know with good training and a lot of practice, that you can shoot small groups at almost any distance.
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