Bought my first Colt Preban A2 in late 80’s, $440. We have several 556’s that never leave the vault. Bought a 6.8 Stag a few years back and the kids have killed a bunch of caribou and 3 bear with that gun. I got a AR-10 in 338 fed a year back and it has killed 3 moose, half dozen caribou and a couple bear; 210 Nosler Partitions. We luv hunting with AR’s with 4x32 & 3.5x35 Acog red dot/ghost rings off snowmachines & atvs; I’m a shooter, not an aimer. Two point slings are the ticket. I luv my Weatherbys for the long shots, but anything under 500 yards, you can’t beat an AR. Once you start hunting with them, no going back.
posted on 05/01/2012 8:52:19 PM PDT
"We have several 556s that never leave the vault."
That's understandable, with your area and all.
"AR-10 in 338 fed"
Now that's nice! I didn't know there was such an AR! Going to have a look around, but we won't spend on anything like that, until prices settle down. No time for elk hunting, yet, but winds are common, and visibility is high. This is bolt action country. 300 Win Mag works well, when turbulence isn't too bad off of the nearby peaks.
About all I've done here (basin on the Rockies) so far is play with .45 Colt ballistics, modifications and handloads. But there's no bear problem here. Only a couple of shy ones that keep to themselves. Not the same as the treed, lower elevation place that I used to live (place was overrun with 'em).
Trying light synthetic motor oil for bores in winter here, so bullets won't drop to the ground so soon. ;-) Hoping that will be easier to work with and better for hardware than graphite.
posted on 05/01/2012 10:42:47 PM PDT
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