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Old 11-30-2012, 02:17 PM   #16
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I'm really having fun "now". I'm just taking a snack break from skinning the deer's head, so I can do a "European mount". I got the skin off of it, and still have remove the eyes & brain before boiling the skull. Then I'll soak the skull in hydrogen peroxide to bleach it white. (You sure can learn a lot of handy things online!)

I decided to do the European mount because we're planning to display it outside, above the front door of our cabin. (Also because I didn't have $500 to pay a taxidermist, nor did I want to have it's eyes staring at me "from now on"! ...I'm still feeling a little guilty...)

Well.....got'a go dig out some eye-balls & brains.
Nice; have fun!
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:29 PM   #17
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Just shot a 8 point yesterday. With a gun though



I believe my daughter and I saw this buck a couple weeks ago while hunting. We were 300 yards away or so across the farm way out of range. But yesterday he was only 25 yards and I wasn't about to pass him up.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:36 PM   #18
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Just a few from the last couple of years!
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:44 PM   #19
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:46 PM   #20
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:24 AM   #21
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You guys sure give me inspiration.

I got 95% of the meat & fur off of the skull & bleached it a couple of times with peroxide. It looks pretty cool. I'm planning to mount it over the front door of our home, which is a mountain cabin.

I borrowed the rifle (a Remington 270) and need to buy something. I liked the 270 and they're only $300 at Walmart, but I'm considering buying a crossbow first. I'm thinking since the bow season begins earlier, and since they're quiet it will a good weapon. I don't know much about them, but it looks like the price starts at about $300 for one that powerful enough for deer. Do any of you guys know anything about them, like what would be some good ones to look at, or bad ones to avoid?
I figure I'll probably save for a rifle too, and eventually buy a 270 like I borrowed. Unless you guys have advice on other low-end rifles to consider.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:55 AM   #22
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Consider a used crossbow. I picked up a used Barnett quad 400 from Craigslist that shoots 345 fps this year since I hurt my shoulder. Once it gets better I'm gong back to my bow hopefully though. But I paid far less for my crossbow than buying it new... It was effectively brand new.... As for a rifle avoid the rem 770 and 710 and the like. If you go bolt action get the Rem 700 or a savage ... It is well worth the extra money.... But always look at used first ... Especially in this economy you should be able to find a deal. But be ready with cash because good deals don't last long usually.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:27 PM   #23
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What's the maximum killing range for a Quad 400, about 60 yards?

Also, how do you choose a caliber of rifle? Is there a good chart that compares the differences between them? Things like range, accuracy, cost, etc...
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:29 PM   #24
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What's the maximum killing range for a Quad 400, about 60 yards?

Also, how do you choose a caliber of rifle? Is there a good chart that compares the differences between them? Things like range, accuracy, cost, etc...
Go look in the I Love This Gun thread in Shiny Things. Here.

It really depends on what you're hunting, obviously, but I'm assuming deer. Anything from a 243 to 30-06 is perfectly adequate and plenty accurate in a modern rifle.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:39 PM   #25
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The range really depends on the person. How far you can shoot accurately. 50-60 yards it out there IMO for an arrow.... It can be done just should be practiced a lot before attempting. And strive for way shorter shots... As for a gun caliber if your just hunting white tails the 270 is a great round... The 30.06 is another option... You can hunt anything with it ... I am sure it probably has been used for everything on the planet
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:35 AM   #26
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Fe Boy took this one all on his own!
Picked his own stand,
Took the shot,
Drug it out to the trail head
and cleaned it on his own!
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:15 AM   #27
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Fe Boy took this one all on his own!
Picked his own stand,
Took the shot,
Drug it out to the trail head
and cleaned it on his own!

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Old 12-26-2012, 09:25 PM   #28
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Fe Boy took this one all on his own!
Picked his own stand,
Took the shot,
Drug it out to the trail head
and cleaned it on his own!
Nicely done Fe boy congrats!!!
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:00 AM   #29
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Fe Boy took this one all on his own!
Picked his own stand,
Took the shot,
Drug it out to the trail head
and cleaned it on his own!

Cool,What's he shooting there.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:44 AM   #30
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Cool,What's he shooting there.
Ruger American in .308.

I am a diehard Rem 700 guy, shooting a custom 700 Mtn. Rifle myself and I gotta tell you that for the money, this is one smoking rifle. It feels much better than the entry Savage and Mossberg offerings not to mention the Rem 770 turd. It is light, has an adjustable trigger, composite (plastic) stock, floated barrel. One of my favorite features is the detachable 4 shot rotary magazine. The boy has gun safety pounded into his head since he was first allowed to touch guns and the mag allows him to easily unload the gun, drop the mag in order to get in and out of his deer stand.

I have fired the gun at 200+/- yards and it is damn accurate for an out of the box, mass produce, entry priced rifle! It isn't a "one holer" like some of the 700's I have owned but more than accurate enough for a hunting rifle.
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