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#199598 - 05/10/19 06:57 AM Re: GETTING READY FOR A BLACK BEAR HUNT [Re: tradmark]
45MAN
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GOT MY RELOADING FINISHED ON 5/8 & 9/19, 40 ROUNDS OF THE FURY FMJ 260gr FP FOR THE LINEBAUGH 45 COLT REDHAWK, AND 58 ROUNDS OF THE 325gr BARNES BUSTER FOR THE FA MNP STALKER 454. THOSE BARNES BUSTERS ARE REALLY NICE LOOKING BULLETS, COME WITH 2 CANNELURES, AND LOOK LIKE THEY ARE BUILT LIKE A TANK, MY ONLY COMPLAINT IS I WISH THE MEPLAT WAS A TAD WIDER.

CHEROKEETRACKER IS SUPPOSE TO GO TO THE HIGHPOINT NEXT WEEK. HE DOESN'T TRAVEL LIGHT, AND USUALLY HAS A CHRONY WITH HIM. I PLAN ON CHRONOing THE ABOVE LOADS AND MY 265 SWIFT AFRAME LOADS IN MY 12 INCH FA 454. HOPING FOR/THINKING I WILL GET 1,325fps WITH THE FURY's, 1,625fps WITH THE BARNES AND 2,000fps WITH THE SWIFTS. WILL SEE HOW CLOSE MY GUESSTIMATES ARE.
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#199606 - 05/11/19 08:56 AM Re: GETTING READY FOR A BLACK BEAR HUNT [Re: 45MAN]
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HURT THE PINKY ON MY RIGHT HAND LATE YESTERDAY CLOSING A RANCH GATE UP AT MY BROTHER'S DEER LEASE, BIG SKIN TEAR, LOT 'A BLOOD, NO WAY TO PRACTICE THIS WEEKEND, NEED TO LET IT HEAL, PLUS IT MAY BE TOO WET AT THE RANGE ANYWAY. CAN START GATHERING PROPOSED CLOTHING AND GEAR FOR THE TRIP THIS WEEKEND, I NEVER "GET IT RIGHT" THE FIRST TIME, SO A "DRY RUN" OR 2 IS ALWAYS HELPFUL.
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#199609 - 05/12/19 06:10 PM Re: GETTING READY FOR A BLACK BEAR HUNT [Re: 45MAN]
tradmark
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Heal well brother

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#199748 - 05/21/19 05:23 PM Re: GETTING READY FOR A BLACK BEAR HUNT [Re: tradmark]
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MY INJURED PINKY IS HEALING WELL AND SHOULD NOT BE AN ISSUE. LAST SATURDAY, UP AT THE HIGHPOINT, I CHRONO'ed SOME LOADS, TEMP 80 degrees, 2,263 elevation: 1) 12 INCH FA 454 WITH 36grs OF 296 AND A SWIFT AF 265: 1,874, 1,883 & 1,903, AVG. 1,887, NOT THE 2,000fps I WAS HOPING FOR BUT GOOD ENUFF FOR WHITETAIL HUNTS; 2) 5 1/2 INCH LINEBAUGH RUGER REDHAWK 45 COLT, 260gr FURY FP FMJ OVER 22.0grs VVN-110: A DISAPPOINTING 1,159 & 1,078 PLUS SEVERAL ERROR READINGS; AND 3) 8 3/8ths INCH FA 454 MNP STALKER WITH 325 BARNES BUSTERS OVER 30grs OF 296: 1,572, 1,646 & 1,638, AVG. 1,618, WHAT I WAS HOPING FOR. I LEAVE THIS COMING FRIDAY MAY 24, 2019, SO I BARELY HAVE ANY TIME LEFT BUT WANT TO MAKE A QUICK TRIP TO MY SHOOTING RANGE TO RESIGHT IN MY REDHAWK WITH SOME HOTTER 260gr CAST WFN LOADS THAT SHOOT EXTREMELY WELL OUT OF MY REDHAWK. IF I HADN'T KILLED A LARGE BOAR HOG IN 2016 WITH THAT LOAD AND A HEAD SHOT I WOULD NOT CONSIDER THE CAST BULLET, BUT IT SHOOTS VERY WELL, I THINK ITS MV IS IN THE 1,200 - 1,300 RANGE AND I HAVE CONFIDENCE IN IT.

THE SPOT WHERE I SHOT A BLACK BEAR IN 2016, AND WHERE A BIG BLACK BEAR WAS STILL AROUND, IS STILL WINTERED IN WITH DEEP SNOW, SO GEORGE HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO BAIT UP THERE, TOO BAD, IT IS A REALLY GREAT PLACE.
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#199755 - 05/21/19 10:53 PM Re: GETTING READY FOR A BLACK BEAR HUNT [Re: 45MAN]
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Rey, the Redhawk 45 loads seem to be very slow for some reason with that 260 gr bullet. Of course you know this but you should be able to go well beyond that. I usually suggest pulling the trigger harder but in this case I don't think it will make up the difference.

Dick

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#199763 - 05/22/19 07:03 AM Re: GETTING READY FOR A BLACK BEAR HUNT [Re: sixshot]
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DICK: YEAH, I KNOW, THAT IS WHY I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THE MV READS. MAY RE-CHRONO BUT THE FORECAST IS WINDY, WINDY AND MORE WINDY FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW.
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#199766 - 05/22/19 10:02 AM Re: GETTING READY FOR A BLACK BEAR HUNT [Re: 45MAN]
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So which revolver and load are going to be your primary, Rey?
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#199778 - 05/22/19 07:31 PM Re: GETTING READY FOR A BLACK BEAR HUNT [Re: Whitworth]
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MY PRIMARY IS THE 8 3/8ths INCH FA 454 MNP STALKER USING BARNES BUSTERS (THE REVOLVER HAS A FIXED B&L 2X ON IT). MY BACKUP GUN, CARRIED IN A DIAMOND D CHEST HOLSTER, IS THE 5 1/2 INCH LINEBAUGH 45 COLT RUGER REDHAWK. I STARTED OUT WITH 26grs OF 296 AND 265 SWIFT AF's AND THE 260 FURY FP FMJ's BUT SWITHCHED TO VVN-110. I SHUD HAVE STUCK WITH DEVELOPING A LOAD WITH 296, OR USED MORE VVN-110, BECAUSE THE MV WITH THE 22.0grs VVN-110 LOAD IS VERY DISAPPOINING WITH THE FURY FP FMJ. WENT AND CHONO'ed A 2013 LOADING, USING A 260 CAST WFN, TODAY, IT CHONO'ed FASTER TODAY (AVG. 1,073) THAN DID THE FURY LOAD TODAY (AVG. 1,011) AND IT SHOOTS BETTER, SO I AM TAKING THE CAST WFN LOAD TO ALASKA. I AM 90% + PACKED.
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#199781 - 05/23/19 06:36 AM Re: GETTING READY FOR A BLACK BEAR HUNT [Re: 45MAN]
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Remember the key rule about Alaska, my friend: it rains!
Best of luck, Rey!

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#199782 - 05/23/19 07:27 AM Re: GETTING READY FOR A BLACK BEAR HUNT [Re: 500WE]
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THANKS KEN, AM PREPARED FOR RAIN
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