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The Camp Fire / Re: OMG - Zombie Deer are Coming!!!
« Last post by Madgomer on February 13, 2019, 08:30:49 PM »
I know what to say, as this is a topic I've studied pretty closely (my mother passed away as a result of CJD in '88 - at the time we were told it was very rare, roughly one in 5 million deaths were related to this - we've since learned it isn't that rare, simply were many undiagnosed or misdiagnosed cases prior to that point).

I would tell you that Michael Osterholm is a pathetic fear monger.  As you'll see in the clip below from that article, he's the director of a research center.  Those research centers thrive on research grants.  The more hysteria you can whip up, the more grant money you stand to harvest.  Is CWD something that is worthy of ongoing study?  Absolutely.  Is it something to get hysterical about?  Hardly.

From the article:
"While there have been no reported cases of CWD in people, Michael Osterholm, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, told lawmakers that the disease should be treated as a public health issue, claiming human cases of CWD will likely be “documented in the years ahead.”

“It is probable that human cases of CWD associated with the consumption of contaminated meat will be documented in the years ahead. It is possible that number of human cases will be substantial and will not be isolated events,” he said, in part, according to the Twin Cities Pioneer Press."

Osterholm's statements about human cases being "probably, likely" and "substantial" in the future are nothing more than a bunch of grandstanding to gain publicity and grant money, fueling more hysteria as if our country needed more of that right now.  After decades since we've known of CWD, there's zero correllation to humans that have been diagnosed with CJD, and frankly CWD existed long before we knew about it.  Yes, human manipulation of things (game farms, etc) can increase the prevalence of CWD, but with reasonable care (don't eat an obviously sick animal, stay out of brain cavity, etc) the risks to humans is incredibly low.  I've seen first hand the horrific situation for people with CJD and wouldn't wish it on anyone.  At the same time I'm not at all concerned about harvesting, butchering, and eating a whitetail or two every year.

My apologies for the rant, but people like that are a waste of good oxygen. 
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The Camp Fire / The Key to Shooting Far
« Last post by BoBallistic on February 13, 2019, 07:07:02 PM »
In my April 2019 Edition of Shooting Times, by Rick Jamison....I thought it was a good article about shooting far out there by Rick. He basically pointed out that bullets are getting higher and higher BC, which generally means longer and longer. Rifles (Bolt Action) are getting better and better and so it optics and the technology behind them....he forgot to mention about lighter triggers really help also. Going from a 5 lb trigger to a 2.5 lb trigger can really make a difference at 400 or 500 yd shot....It just makes you think about your own loads and your own equipment...I shoot 600 yards about 4 or 5 times a year, will take a 270 or 300 WSM or a 7mm Rem or 300 Win Mag, or 7mm STW over to the 1000 yard range and shoot from the 600 yard bench...I have never and will never shoot from the 1000 yard benches...no way, that is way to far for a deer hunter....if I were going to start shooting at 1000 yards, I would all together build a 1000 yard rifle with Optics and Loads to match.....

Sure, the longer the distance the heavier the bullet you should use.....they are exceptions to the rule, but for me my custom 7mm STW shot the 175 and the 190 gn lights out!! and the 300 Win and Wea Mags shoot the 225 gn a lot better than the 200 gn (both Sierra Bullets)....my 308 that I love shoot the 155 gn for 12 twist really good and the 165 up to 178 gn for the 10 twist.....

Also in the magazine there were two product reviews articles on long range scope....the Bushnell 4.5-27X scope and Crimson Trace 4-20X both I would consider long range scopes....I have a Bushnell Elite 6500 4.5-30X x 50mm Scope my 338 Lapua....but that is a very long range scope, but never took it to 600  yard bench, maybe I need to..but the farthest I have shot it has been 300 yards and my 275 gn BTHP are spot on. The darn thing shoot 1/2 to 3/4 MOA groups...amazing rifle to be as large of caliber it is...Cannot get that out of my 338 Win Mag or my 338 Federals. I get close to that on my 338-06 Cooper 52.....

But were are the 1.5X x 42mm scopes gone to? Is this just the latest fad in the shooting sports?? just wondering would be interested in your thoughts on this....the 6.5 Creedmoor is the hottest round going. and it is ear marked as a long range round.....you also see a long range scope on this, but never a 2-7X and only a few 3-9X on the 6.5 CM....

What is this issue trying to do to us...make us all long range hunters and shooters? just wondering?
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Gear & Equipment / Re: Rangefinders...
« Last post by Flintlock1776 on February 13, 2019, 06:28:40 PM »
Wow, I forgot about the Bushnell 400. I may still have it. I will rummage thru my stuff to see if I still have it!

And before that I had some green thing you have to move a knob to get 2 lines together and check the top of the dial to fund out yardard. I thought the Bushnell 400 was a step up LOL

I have a Bushnel night monocular. Big, heavy , bulky , fair to poor night vision  --7-8-9
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Firearms / Re: Barrelled Actions?
« Last post by BoBallistic on February 13, 2019, 01:58:05 PM »
Yes, ER Shaw makes some good barrel and so does Douglas and McGowen for the money, I would certainly look at all of them.....it's hard to beat a Shilen, Lilja, Kreiger or Bartlin Barrels....
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Gone Fishin' / Re: here's a thought
« Last post by yari on February 13, 2019, 12:18:17 PM »
Sometimes no service is better.......... --099-780

that's always been my opinion
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Gone Fishin' / Re: here's a thought
« Last post by wvwhitetail on February 13, 2019, 11:13:26 AM »
Sometimes no service is better.......... --099-780
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Firearms / Re: Barrelled Actions?
« Last post by Madgomer on February 13, 2019, 10:31:00 AM »
Thanks, will go take a look!
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Gone Fishin' / Re: here's a thought
« Last post by yari on February 13, 2019, 08:51:22 AM »
Do we need to have a solar charger for cell phones? Is there signal where we will be?

service will be scretchy. Verizon is the best up there. i can send texts, but no calls w/ t-mobile

i plan to borrow a generator to charge 
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Gone Fishin' / Re: here's a thought
« Last post by wvwhitetail on February 13, 2019, 07:41:41 AM »
Do we need to have a solar charger for cell phones? Is there signal where we will be?
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