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Thread: For every animal you take

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripplebeards View Post
    Once I develop a load I only shoot a few times to check my zero every year before season starts. Then itís usually one shot per deer.
    I am with Cory on this! I donít really recreational shoot with the struggle for components. I tune up, check zero, and make food. On load development, prolly less then 100 hopefully if things go well..
    Any technology not understood, can seem like Magic!!!

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    Boolit Grand Master popper's Avatar
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    10 shots at hogs, other 4 bricks of primers just having fun.

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    Good to know there's another Athlon contributor out there in the cast boolit world, Garrett.

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    Boolit Grand Master

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    I probably pull that old recurve 100 times for each corn cruncher that we chew on. But then I enjoy watching flying shafts.
    ILL-Nois has 100 days of bow season and few firearm days.
    "Come unto Me, all you who labor and are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28
    Male Guanaco out in dry lakebed at 10,800 feet south of Arequipa.

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    Boolit Master

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    I may shoot 100's rounds developing a load I like for hunting, and then I will load 100 are so of them. Each season I shoot about 3 to check zero.
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    Boolit Buddy SoonerEd's Avatar
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    Madison, MS
    I'll shoot several hundred rounds developing a hunting load. Once that's done maybe only a few to foul the barrel prior to hunting season and test POI. However, I shoot thousands of rifle rounds a year. So I'm always practicing just not with that rifle. I also tend to change rifles i hunt with depending on what I want to shoot. For example, my dad gave me his Browning A-Bolt European in a 30-06 about a month ago. If I can get to the range to work up a load i might hunt with it for nostalgia.

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    Boolit Mold
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    Willamina, OR
    It could be hundreds. Western black tail deer are hard to hunt...

    AKA Geezerbiker

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    developing a load for hunting takes a whole bunch of time and like you have said shots fired
    I shoot more targets than game by far
    to develop a load for hunting say 4 powder charges, 5 rounds for each, there we already have 1 box
    then you have to figure which one is going to suit your parameters and then you need to test again at the ranges you intend to shoot there goes another box then you have to load up 1 box to have on hand for the season so there is three boxes for the 1 or two it takes to harvest the animal
    but that is why we are in this game aint it?
    Hit em'hard
    hit em'often

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    Boolit Man David todd's Avatar
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    Northern Alberta
    Holy smokes, as an TR match rifle shooter that practices every other day or so, I usually burn over 40 pounds ( yes pounds) of smokeless powder a year, this year was a bit less mind you.
    I have never tried to figure out how many rounds ratio per animal I use , I normally average three deer a year.
    scopes and bags are cool, but palm rests 'n' irons RULE!

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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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