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    02-23-2018, 01:30 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread Roosevelt Elk in Hunting with CB's
    One of the things that has occurred in Western Washington in the last 3-4 years is that the big timber companies (Weyerhaeuser, Rayonier, etc) have closed their lands to hunting, fishing, and mushroom hunting (think chanterelles) except on a fee...
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    02-23-2018, 12:43 AM
    quilbilly replied to a thread Roosevelt Elk in Hunting with CB's
    the Matheny hunting unit is pretty good in the area you are thinking about. The area along the Quinault R. just outside the park also has its moments. The Queets is one of the most beautiful steelhead fishing rivers in existence but elk season...
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    02-22-2018, 02:49 PM
    I have to admit I am considering one but I am a bit OCD when it comes to cleaning. How hard are they to break down and clean for someone who admits to being mechanically challenged??
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    02-22-2018, 02:35 PM
    My T/C Carbine in 357 Max has a twist rate of 1/14". It has shot well any boolit I have tried from a 150 RN plain base to the 204Gr RFGC.
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    02-21-2018, 05:26 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread Which rifle in Cast Boolits
    My wife has an ATR in 243 and loves it with CB's. In her hands it is scary accurate. I have a Mossberg MVP Patrol in 308 with the muzzle brake which is screwed on. I took it off and put on the thread protector to reduce the noise level a bit. ...
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    02-21-2018, 05:17 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread Roosevelt Elk in Hunting with CB's
    I have also found that my favorite winter steelhead holes for bank fishing are in the same places. A tea made from boiled bark of devils club can be used as a rub to help with the infection that follows a run in with that evil plant.
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    02-21-2018, 01:09 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread Roosevelt Elk in Hunting with CB's
    Word to the wise. Never shoot downhill at a Roosevelt elk on the Olympic Peninsula. The animal will surely drop right into the devils club at the bottom of the cliff.
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    02-20-2018, 01:51 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread Roosevelt Elk in Hunting with CB's
    As said earlier, Roosevelt's are much larger than Rocky Mountain elk. It is an adaptation to our weather (freezing rain is harder on animals than snow and a big body is an advantage). Your load should do fine. I hunted them with a muzzle loader...
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    02-20-2018, 01:41 PM
    Our season is already almost over here in the PacNW. We only tapped 4 trees this year so as not to be overwhelmed but the sap just kept coming and we got overwhelmed anyway. This year we tried some new things. Instead of reducing all the way...
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    02-15-2018, 12:55 PM
    Welcome Eric. I am sure we will all make you and your SO feel as welcome as everyone made me feel on my first NCBS some years ago. On another note. My local Walmart had a clearance sale on one of their gongs that supposedly is suitable for...
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    02-12-2018, 01:35 PM
    I will be making my motel reservations this week for Thursday through Sunday as always and will be camping up in my "spring camp" up in the Santa Rosa Mtns a couple days before that if weather allows.
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    02-10-2018, 02:37 PM
    S&B primers are working pretty well for me but not all sizes are available at the same time apparently.
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    02-08-2018, 01:31 PM
    It's called NCBS. A family get-together where everyone likes everyone else.
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    02-06-2018, 01:35 PM
    My 30/30 has the same twist rate as my 308's and it loves that boolit with a Trail Boss load (85% load density) pushing the boolit to about 1400 fps. Above 1400 I start to get leading issues. I cannot recommend that boolit in the 308 with Trail...
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    02-05-2018, 07:03 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread Off grid communities in Our Town
    There have been quite a few of them on the Olympic Peninsula for decades much like the guy on TV (but not him!!). I have a few in my neighborhood who pretty much keep to themselves but are otherwise nice. We aren't but could be if required but...
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    02-03-2018, 02:08 PM
    The lead really isn't the problem. It is the impurities in the lead. Lead doesn't vaporize until much higher temperatures than most small furnaces can achieve. If you are melting such things as COWW or roofing lead, there may be some ghastly...
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    02-03-2018, 01:56 PM
    My carbine likes either 4198 or 4759 (no longer available). My best accuracy has been with the 130 gr RNGC from a Lee mold with 20 gr of 4198. The "Soup can" is not quite as accurate but is a better hunting boolit. Every barrel seems to have a...
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    02-02-2018, 02:27 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread A question in Leverguns
    Over the last few decades of casting fishing jigs for my business, I have found the alloy of COWW to be quite variable. I would use at least 30% pure in your alloy plus some extra tin just in case.
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    02-02-2018, 02:22 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread Jeepneys gone! in Our Town
    I agree.
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    02-02-2018, 02:18 PM
    I use a 7mm TCU with the Lee "soup can" 140 gr RFGC at an MV of 1700 FPS out of a TC carbine and it does a wonderful job out to 250 yards but I haven't done much this winter so far due the positively awful weather. I did get an unusually large...
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    01-31-2018, 11:28 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread Jeepneys gone! in Our Town
    One of the interesting parts of the story. Their president said he wanted the people to travel in something more "environmentally sensitive" so was banning them by this month - all 234,000! He said the government would help replace the with...
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    01-30-2018, 07:23 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread Jeepneys gone! in Our Town
    Ahh! the truth slips through. It has been raining here 23 of the last 25 days. Moss is growing on me too.
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    01-30-2018, 03:23 PM
    quilbilly started a thread Jeepneys gone! in Our Town
    I just read in Singapore's Straits Times (an outstanding newspaper) that the Philippine government is getting rid of Jeepneys. What is the world coming to? They paved the roads in Olangapo and now getting rid of Jeepneys. Just another rant from...
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    01-28-2018, 01:56 PM
    I have found that with my 223's that they seem to like CB's run a little faster than in my 222 or Hornet - usually around 21-2200 fps. My Hornet likes its CB's run at about 1800. The CB's I am using are in the 53-58 gr range. I am still working...
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    01-26-2018, 01:28 PM
    I have two rifles in 308 shooting CB's and the Remington with the 22" bbl loves the Lee 180 RNGC at 1600 fps using either 5744 or RE-7. The Mossberg 16" bbl likes a 190 gr Loverin style semi point GC at 1700 fps using 5744. I am currently...
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reitired Navy officer, former fisheries biologist
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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