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#194844 - 10/11/18 06:21 AM Re: Making preparations, less than one month to go [Re: ruger4570]
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Good Luck Chance!

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#194848 - 10/11/18 11:26 AM Re: Making preparations, less than one month to go [Re: ruger4570]
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That optima is a good shooting gun! Nice work and that big thick hog of a buck would be numero uno for me! Good luck

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#194891 - 10/14/18 12:09 AM Re: Making preparations, less than one month to go [Re: tradmark]
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Good luck on your hunt preparations.

My 570 Ranger quit on me yesterday also. If it quits raining tomorrow I plan to pull the battery and check it out, clean the posts and charge it. With a little luck that will have it running again.

What load are you shooting in your Optima?

Mine works well with about anything I have tried on the first shot. BuckHorn 209 is by far the cleanest powder, and reloading several times is not a problem with it. It would be better if it were cheaper however. I have been running Harvester sabots and 250 grain Colt 45 Bullets in mine.

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#194899 - 10/14/18 09:00 PM Re: Making preparations, less than one month to go [Re: Bob Roach]
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 Originally Posted By: Bob Roach
Good luck on your hunt preparations.

My 570 Ranger quit on me yesterday also. If it quits raining tomorrow I plan to pull the battery and check it out, clean the posts and charge it. With a little luck that will have it running again.

What load are you shooting in your Optima?

Mine works well with about anything I have tried on the first shot. BuckHorn 209 is by far the cleanest powder, and reloading several times is not a problem with it. It would be better if it were cheaper however. I have been running Harvester sabots and 250 grain Colt 45 Bullets in mine.

Bob R


Has it been drizzling rain all weekend there too?

I'll be using a load I discovered last year: 80 grains BH209, Harvester Crushed Rib sabot, and Barnes .451" 45 Colt 200 grain XPB. This load produces about 1,550 fps velocity and, if I do my part, sub-2 MOA accuracy.
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#194942 - 10/17/18 09:23 AM Re: Making preparations, less than one month to go [Re: Chance Weldon]
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I have been working on a little house remodeling. This is really slowing down my hunt preparation. I have installed 8 new windows, and relocated a 9th. I am replacing all 3 storm doors, as well as the patio door. Then we have boxing in the front porch, and new siding on 2 sides of the house. Waiting on the custom made windows has really extended my project completion time, along with working a couple days a week, and rain when I am not working. I have been doing most of the work myself. I had a contractor out yesterday to help me do the siding. He will be back again Thursday. With luck we will be finished with all exterior work by weekend.

Then I need to check out my stands. I have one that I plan to relocate. I am sure I have camo netting to replace. I have one bottom field where my brothers stand is that needs mowed. Then we have Trigger Time, and Load Development.

Where has all the pre season time went?

Bob R
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#194972 - 10/18/18 06:49 PM Re: Making preparations, less than one month to go [Re: Bob Roach]
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I was so busy this year I never got to touch my food plots. Good luck.
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#195146 - 10/25/18 04:38 PM Re: Making preparations, less than one month to go [Re: reflex264]
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Got my blinds up, and I applied some brushing lessons I learned while helping with the Reelfoot Lake duck blind I helped with:

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#195325 - 11/01/18 08:43 PM Re: Making preparations, less than one month to go [Re: Chance Weldon]
Bob Roach
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Good looking blind.
I am hoping to put a ladder stand up Sunday on the lease. The guy who had a stand between my existing stand, and where I want to locate this one has taken his stand down. So with luck I will be able to hunt a place that I know will be a honey hole. They are Logging/Clear Cutting the 1500 acre property. My honey hole may be trashed next season.

Bob R
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