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#50230 - 12/01/17 12:09 PM Re: Hunting Pictures and Stories [Re: Hard Knocks]
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Thanks Ian, glad you enjoyed them my friend. The bottom of that valley is private ground that is unposted. I expect that one day we may lose the privilege to hunt it if the land changes ownership. You would not know that it was privately owned, except I carry a GPS that shows the ownership. It is pretty interesting to see what ground is posted 'no trespassing' that is actually public grounds.

Most of the ground where the pictures were taken, and all of the high ground, is either National Forest or Bureau of Land Management ground, owned by the Federal Government, so all of that ground is open to us. Cheers!

Dave


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#50234 - 12/02/17 12:42 PM Re: Hunting Pictures and Stories [Re: Hard Knocks]
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HK-

Thanks for the vicarious hunt. I was right there beside you. smile

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#50240 - 12/03/17 08:02 PM Re: Hunting Pictures and Stories [Re: Carl Theile]
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Originally Posted By: Carl Theile
HK-

Thanks for the vicarious hunt. I was right there beside you. smile

-carl


smile

Hunting stories are the best stories! Glad you enjoyed it Carl smile

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#50287 - 12/18/17 03:12 AM Re: Hunting Pictures and Stories [Re: Hard Knocks]
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HK,
Have you had a chance to have a play with that new 77/44 yet ?
I'm interested in what you think of it. I had a look at one the other day.
Cheers, Ian.

Here's a couple of clip of the 44mag here on the pigs.



Not too sure in this last one who is in the most danger the pigs or the hunters. grin

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#50291 - 12/19/17 02:28 AM Re: Hunting Pictures and Stories [Re: Hard Knocks]
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I would hate to provide their insurance, ha!!

The last half of this one cracks me up...."I've got a good cut!!!" laugh



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#50292 - 12/19/17 02:48 AM Re: Hunting Pictures and Stories [Re: Trumby]
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Originally Posted By: Trumby
HK,
Have you had a chance to have a play with that new 77/44 yet ?
I'm interested in what you think of it. I had a look at one the other day.
Cheers, Ian.


Ian, I was able to get my 77/44 sighted in for the load I shoot through my S&W 629 revolver that I carry all the time. It's not an extremely hot load, but it puts an end to the argument consistently on bear, so I saw no reason to change it up if the Ruger would shoot it. It doesn't drive tacks out of the Ruger, but I'm leaving it open-sighted and it's tight enough for the kind of shooting I'm expecting for it.

I did have to swap the front blade out with the blade from a 10/22. I found that they accept the same dovetail so it was an easy swap. I could have adjusted the load if I had only been needing to get the 77/44 patterned better, but that load shoots so well out of the Smith that I chose to modify the rifle in this case.

I still need to consider if I want to change the sights. I do not like the folding rear sight as I consistently knock it down while it is riding in the truck. That's a problem for me because it will be riding there beside me while bear hunting and the action can and does happen fast at times. I'm less familiar with peep sights but maybe I need to consider them for this particular gun. If you have some suggestions there I'm open to them. Cheers.

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#50293 - 12/19/17 02:53 AM Re: Hunting Pictures and Stories [Re: Hard Knocks]
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I should also say that I really like the 77/44 overall. It is surprisingly pleasant to shoot with reasonable/comparatively light recoil. I'm very happy that I picked it up.

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#50299 - 12/19/17 06:17 PM Re: Hunting Pictures and Stories [Re: Hard Knocks]
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[quote=Hard Knocks]I would hate to provide their insurance, ha!!

The last half of this one cracks me up...."I've got a good cut!!!" laugh


Now that is funny. grin

Obviously Kiwis laugh Anyone that goes front on to a young boar like that is asking for trouble. Their very quick and agile and the tusks are razor sharp.
I helped a fella get to the flying doctor in western Queensland once. What he did was repeatedly flog his dog off the boar to make him let go.
The last time the dog seen him coming and let go early expecting a belting and his owner copped 126 stitches worth of damage up the inside of his leg, to his groin.

The proper way is to carry a blunt stick in the back pocket and once holding the pig slide the stick into the side of the dogs mouth until it touches the back of their throat, they get used to it after a while and I only needed to touch the experienced ones on the head and they would let go.
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#50300 - 12/19/17 06:27 PM Re: Hunting Pictures and Stories [Re: Hard Knocks]
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I love peep sights, and used one nearly exclusively for much of my working life on a .303 Jungle carbine.

Nowadays, I need optics as my eyesight has deteriorated so badly with old age, I did fit a Willian's aperture sight into my 30-30 trapper and ended up having to take it off, I was having problems focusing on the front and rear sight at the same time, wearing glasses seemed to make it worse.
Now I use a scope without glasses, that seems to help me a lot.
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#50301 - 12/20/17 06:55 PM Re: Hunting Pictures and Stories [Re: Hard Knocks]
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Me too.... optics for me now- same issue Front, back sights and target- focus on one or the other. Optics cure that problem. Still OK with a pistol, though much of that is more instinct or muscle training...

-carl
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