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Magwa

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  1. Magwa

    My last Elk

    Trying not to.. thanks So this is what it looks like after two operations and 2 and 1/2 years of radiation and everything associated with it I feel bad for him he will be 94 this Friday and all he wants to do is work in his wood shop and make sawdust Oh my the world gets to be a different place as we age. All I want to do is get to a shoot either spring or fall I want to do it while I am relatively young like Elk hunting not going to happen today.... That is his wrist underside he now has 6 of those growing at a unbelievable rate he is a 30 year warrant officer Army man and tough as they come...
  2. Magwa

    My last Elk

    Day two, Ok I left the Elk on day one going to their bedding grounds, so i thought they would reverse their pattern the next day... HA I was wrong. they stayed around that ridge and the bulls split the herd into two groups I finally found one of them and it had the spike with the fork in it I hiked down a ridge to get to him only to find him 300 yard from where he had last been... so my shot was 400 yards I got prone got the cross hairs on him and started squeezing and bam a cow came by and away he went after her Crap! I saw him from time to time in the timber but no other shot came up so It won't happen on this day. Day Three looked till noon no find em...... it was a bust. Day four ,took a different approach tried glassing from a mountain up higher on the way in saw a spike before I could get the rig stopped he boogied. saw a big nice mature mulie passed him so i could keep looking for elk drove to another perch to glass the country I had been hunting and saw another spike at 560 yards to far for my carbine but watched him till he got in a better place went down the mountain and was watching him when BOOM! a rifle goes off from below us. Well their is no roads below us till you get to the river and that road is on the other side of the river WTF! so the spike I was watching took off running and was gone FUK! so the day was bust but i wanted to know where the hell these guys came from... so got in the rig drove 10 miles back to the river crossed and drove ten miles up river and found 2 pickups parked on a turnout and looked across the river and their were two kayaks.. well crap someone has found my hidey hole ok at this point I am frustrated.. taking a couple days off...and my step dads cancer has come back with a vengeance his only hope is to take his arm off , but I am not sure they will operate because of COPD and he can hardly walk or breath he is on oxygen.. so this is going to play out as well.... to be continued.
  3. no $hit no wonder there are none to buy......! lol
  4. Get it stripped down to the way you are going to sell it, then go fishing put 1450.00 on it advertise it in this day and age with so much hard to find you will probably get a bite or two.... nice gun..
  5. Magwa

    My last Elk

    Day one. Got to the ridge at 6.00 sun just starting to show some light took off down the trail to my secret spot and did not make it a 1/4 mile and there was a nice big mule deer buck standing in the trail. He saw me a stepped off the downhill side of the trail behind a little ridge I just kept walking when i got to where he stepped off I got sneaky and just peeked down the ridge there he was looking for me at 50 yards. There he was a nice big mature 4 point but his left side was like a cactus all knarly I love non typical deer I could have shot him but if I had all the elk in the valley would have got out of dodge and I would not see anything so i tipped my hat to mr. buck and kept on down the trail. About a 1/2 mile further down total elevation drop now 800 ft. I spotted a cow elk about a thousand yards away then a calf and got into sneeky mode ,checked the wind it sucked it was blowing towards them so I climbed above the trail and as fast as I could went farther down the canyon till i was past them i checked they were still in the same spot never winded me and now i am behind them the wind is in my favor. I start glassing and the elk started popping out of the landscape they were feeding just coming out onto a big grassy knob I raged it at 356 ,then I heard a bugle it is getting go time and I am on full alert then I see a bull not huge but a mature 5 point chasing a cow I have to go down the hill to intercept them and get a shot it is to thick with trees where I am at. Wind is still good i work my way from tree to tree and they are still coming from my left to my right , then a cow pops out just below me I am pinned down can not move if I spook them now they will leave the country . So here I sit next to a burned tree watch total of 12 or 13 cows and caves and One nice bull and two spikes one of which has really thick spikes and a fork on one side, I am not picky first one to present a shot gets the prize...been almost a hour now 7.00AM they are feeding in and out of brush and timber about 150 to 200 yards from me but every time i get the crosshairs on one of the bulls they go behind a tree or I am not steady enough to make the shot it is hard to shoot 30 degrees down hill while sitting on a grassy slippery slope and I can not get the gun into prone and the tree is not much help. they are continually on the move and I can not move without them spotting me it is exhausting being on full adrenaline alert without engaging finally the 5 point comes into view and stops I am pretty steady and start taking the slack out of the trigger I am expecting it to fire any second and crap he whirls and chases a cow crap! then the spike with the fork is standing in the same place and i get set on him squeezing the trigger and crap he walks over the ridge FUK! Now they are all moving over the ridge two more time I get one in the sights and can not make it happen they just will not stop moving.. then they are gone! I know where they are going........... So I take off and moving down hill and to my right they are heading for the bedding grounds and to get there they will pass through the most ugly canyon where I hunt solid rock and little dirt cliffs and steeper than the back of Gods head....I get where I can use my binos again and there they are in the bottom heading to the next ridge I range them they are 350 to 400 I can make that shot with the 308 but it is where they are I can not pack one out of that hell hole they stop on the ridge just across from me I am prone now looking at any one of the bulls they start feeding again But i know I am not going to pull the trigger it will not happen today maybe tomorrow.
  6. Magwa

    My last Elk

    That is it it is a horrible way to die for any animal but it is sad to see got all of the ones on the place that I can find either buried or covered in Lime.. will go hunting tomorrow
  7. Magwa

    My last Elk

    WEll , a monkey wrench flew into the plan, woke up yesterday took a walk out to the orchard to get some pears, found a dead deer right at the fence. We have had a outbreak of a disease that is spread in the water they drink by gnats once they get it they die within 36 hours this is the 5th we have found around here first on our property so i got the tractor and buried it , then went to town and bought a ton of pellets for the stove while unloading that smelled something else dead and we found another within 30 yards of the house so I am going to be burying deer and looking for others pretty sad both were does with fawns have not seen the fawns yet.....
  8. Magwa

    My last Elk

    Oh Thank you Cunuck! she is exquisite !
  9. Magwa

    My last Elk

    I will keep you up to date on the quest....you got to kill it before you grill it .... but first you have to find one... !
  10. Magwa

    My last Elk

    Ok fuk it I am going in Sunday morning is opener going to do it again , $hit this is going to hurt but it will feel so good when it is over Hmmmmmm I think I have told a few women that same thing... anyway Elk will be on the menu call me stupid, call me dumb but I know wolf girl is out there somewhere waiting to ambush my ass so I will do my duty and take one for the team. !!!!
  11. Welcome from the Rez in Idaho
  12. well in this day and age everything promotes quitting but you can get a participation trophy just not from this sight we do not roll that way!
  13. I bet it was a dry bolt like a dry run in a wet dream some how it just does not work!
  14. WElcome from the rez in Idaho sit back relax and enjoy...
  15. That is really good stuff right there ninja salsa dance in the dark love the stealth approach.....and learn your house !
  16. what he said above and get a magpul magazine and try it as well I have the exact same gun it runs flawlessly
  17. I have seen so many guys have issues like this only to ask and see their gun and find out the bolt and inside of upper is dry as the Sahara desert after a 1000 year drought is this you ? is so get yourself some Mobile one synthetic oil 30 or 40 wt and soak your BCG in it for a couple of weeks when you are not shooting stick it in there this oil adheres to the metal and your bcg will become slick and easy to clean main question is yours dry? it should be pretty wet like almost dripping until all the parts can marry up and be happy....
  18. Politics anywhere is all the same it is a bunch of crooks and ego maniacs pushing their own agenda the problem is their agenda has no fuking merit for anyone but the turf pushing it the greedy bastards!
  19. yes all the best brother the libtards are like a turd that won't flush!
  20. Indeed it is unless their is a elk at the end of it
  21. Boom .................Thunk Boom....................Thunk ahh yes vapor trails Booms and ding thunks makes a great day....
  22. Welcome from the Rez April please do not feed the bears... 🙂
  23. In 6.5 CM H4350 is about like peanut butter is to jelly it is the bomb I have always shot the Hornady 140 ELD for steel matches but now in 6.5 x284 Norma I shoot berger Hybrids and IMO they are a better bullet the whole deal with expanding mandrels is to get consistent bullet release I use them in bolt guns because I have no Crimp but in a gas gun I am not sure it would work the same ,someone with more know how than me would have to answer that . But loading for a gas gun and a bolt gun are two different animals unless you are loading one at a time and then what have you gained might as well have a bolt gun... I anneal my brass after every two firings do Gas gun shooters anneal? I do not know as I do not try to be a surgeon with mine out past 600 that is my self imposed limit for my 308 but with a 16 inch barrel and factory barnes 168 TTSX no critter wants me shooting at them... Here is a question for anyone who knows do you think a gas gun can be MOA at 1000 if so what or how would you load for it ?
  24. Magwa

    Fire Fire Fire

    that is a good system as long as you have power I have a 10 K gen, and it will keep the well running and all the freezers as well as the kitchen lights we have a gas stove I have friends that put in a 3000 gallon cistern that they fill from rain water during the winter they add copper sulfate to it at the rate of 1 223 case full per 300 gallons that keeps all algae down and it is clear water but only for fire and watering trees etc it is uphill from them they have a solar pump that goes from their catch barrels to the cistern with a float valve works slick and in a emergency they just let gravity work the sprinklers...
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