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    Is the stand alone GPS a thing of the past?

    I had an iPhone die in my tent over night fully charged on airplane mode. It couldn’t have been below 30 in the tent. I plugged it in the truck to charge and it didn’t come back on until Salt Lake City, 6 days later on the drive home. Boy was my pregnant wife pissed Frankly I’ll never trust...
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    Is a $600 backpack worth it??

    I have a Pintler on the older GL frame. I’ve packed out way fewer critters than many folks on here but it’s had a few including 1/3 of a small bone in bull in it. And as a self proclaimed pussy I’ll never have any more weight in any pack than that. I thought it functioned outstanding for that...
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    Small rifle for mid range hunting on large animals

    I see you like to shoot mallards with an SX2. As you can see, I prefer to shoot spooneys with an M2 but I'm kinda thinking we are kindred spirits.
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    WTS Cabelas Intensity HD 10x42 Binoculars

    I’ll take them. Pm incoming
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    I don't like the idea of camping all alone

    I’m no mathematician but 20% chance of dying 1% of the time is LESS chance of dying than 5% chance 5% of the time. so assuming your statistics are accurate (I believe nearly everything I read on this forum) it’s actually safer to bail on your buddies and camp alone. This is especially true if...
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    Coolers that fit in pack?

    just get a softsided cooler from walmart, take the plastic liner out if it has one. put it in a garbage bag if there are things that can leak and throw it in you bag. It'll conform to your bag size or around anything you have in the pack itself. Doesn't have to be fancy or complicated. During...
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    WTB Mystery Ranch Metcalf

    Looks like pintler, bear tooth, sawtooth, and Marshall all still available in large. Pop ups too if your into that
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    WTB Mystery Ranch Metcalf

    Don’t know if you’re tied to Metcalf. Unfortunately you missed them in large by a day. Sold out But they still have most other MR packs for crazy deals https://www.kygunco.com/search?q=Mystery%20ranch&sort=Price&page=2
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    Small rifle for mid range hunting on large animals

    I actually have a 22" barrel 6.5 Creedmoor. Weighs nothing, doesn't kick. Its shot paper to 900, antelope to 400 and blacktail and pigs but at no distance to speak of. I'd shoot mulies with it to 400 and not worry about it but I personally wouldn't trust it on big bulls. I almost took it on a...
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    Small rifle for mid range hunting on large animals

    Making fun of people that wear flat brim hats is one of my favorite past times.
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    Small rifle for mid range hunting on large animals

    Ya… I heard that. 22 creed with that giant frontal diameter leaves a devastating wound channel on elk.
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    Small rifle for mid range hunting on large animals

    Looks like you understood my requirements pretty darn well... That 22" barrel looks real sexy
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    Small rifle for mid range hunting on large animals

    If the caliber on this gun starts with a 3 I probably wouldn't hunt california with it. my 28 shoots LRX's well already. if its a 7 I'd probably switch my 28 back to lead and load this with monos
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    Small rifle for mid range hunting on large animals

    I'm dreaming and may or may not purchase a new rifle but frankly, I'm tired of 26" barrels I am looking for rifle and caliber options: I want a caliber that is adequate (read, OVERLY adequate is best) on Elk to 550; Mulies to 650; paper to 750. Gun and scope for 2k total (assume a V4 or VX5 so...
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    Mystery Sale at kygunco.com

    Don't know about an end date but a few things I had my eye on already sold out. So if you're gonna buy you should do it sooner rather than later
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