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  1. Gunner46

    Bullet flight

    Well, to answer the question. As long as there is enough spiral to maintain stabilization the bullet will keep course, with the nose in front. Once the stabilization is lost the center of mass will take over, where ever that may be.
  2. Gunner46

    Bullet flight

    Arm chair, beer drinking thinking, too much about too little. Inside responable ranges there is NO reason to even consider the physics entailed. Ya don't need PHD to drop a 'Lope, Deer, Elk, Pig, or any other anything. Responsible range, quality bullet, sufficient energy, shot placement.....Done.
  3. Gunner46

    Reloading help...

    Everyone so far seems to be within the sweet spot for Varget & the 140 AB (41.0-43.0, 2750 +/-, 1" groups). OAL is just an individual rifles quirk. As long as your charge doesn't get up past 43.5 gr your still in the safe zone, as long as your not creeping in on the lands.
  4. Gunner46

    Weight loss

    So, I finally weighed myself for the 1st time in 3-4 months. I've lost 10 pounds......Amazing what a simple haircut will do !
  5. Gunner46

    Save the date..Hog hunt coming up !

    It was while I was stationed at K' Bay, didn't know anyone with dogs. It was straight up hunt 'um down & Good Luck !
  6. Gunner46

    The Old Black Telephone

    I know it. 9000 miles away during Desert Shield/Storm, her name was Dot. Countless hours on the com. Never met her, but she had my back when ever, for what ever.
  7. Gunner46

    Elk broadheads?

    A quick class: Just Soze Ya Noze Archery 101: 1) If it ain't sharp enough not to touch, it ain't sharp enough. 2) Forget about thinking Energy.....Momentum is your life line. 3) If you can shoot it tight, use it. Class dismissed.....
  8. Gunner46

    Favorite Quarantine Drinks!

    $0.99 Icehouse Tall Boys. I'm retired, it's a budget thing. ;)
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    Save the date..Hog hunt coming up !

    Here are some tips from my Hog hunting in Fla & Hawaii. I had some excellent mentors and actually managed to put some pork in the freezer. 1) NEVER EVER, EVER have the wind at your back. EVER!! 2) Don't waste too much effort on trying to be Stealthful like deer hunting. They actually don't see...
  10. Gunner46

    Weired things that happened in the field

    In the nights dark, before the sun even thought of breaking the horizon, I screwed my steps into a tree and worked my up, slowly, as quietly as I could. When I got about 10-12 feet up I un-delicately attached the lock-on tree stand, then made even more noise getting set up & settled in. 30 min...
  11. Gunner46

    Deer meal

    Al Recipes: Burgandy beef stew. Yum.
  12. Gunner46

    Shot to kill ratio

    The last time I shoot more than 1 round was probably 20 yr's ago. I remember it well. My 308 carbine @ close, close range. I didn't compensate for the height of the scope and hit high. Yes it was that close. 5yd's maybe.
  13. Gunner46

    High altitude fire starter?

    A match and a dry stick. Duh.
  14. Gunner46

    My next elk load

    Varget, or RL15, should serve you very well. They have me. Which ever bullet shoots best in your is the one to run with.
  15. Gunner46

    COVID HARDSHIP

    I got straight A's in Math, Logic and Programing....Not so good at spelling. No logic.
  16. Gunner46

    COVID HARDSHIP

    How has this "Lock Down" actually affected your family. Did the $1200 doo any true help? Personally, I just need a D@mn haircut and the check went into my retirement account.
  17. Gunner46

    Bear baiting troubles

    Split your bait into a new area? 50/50 shot you'll hit or miss. Who knows, you may find a new honey hole. I do know that game seem to indiscriminately change their preferred areas and drive us crazy trying to figure out why, so go with the flow.....
  18. Gunner46

    When testing new hunting loads how many rounds of each load?

    I've look over the books, checked the net, the forums, etc. Then I took that knowledge and selected at least 3 powders taking into consideration what others mentioned. My next step does not include loading accuracy test loads, but to load up strings of velocity loads and run them over the...
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