Sako Opening Day!

Discussion in 'General Sako Discussions' started by Bernie’s Dad, Oct 31, 2021.

  1. Old Hippie

    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    I have my choices narrowed down…L57 Deluxe, 308win..#1 (fair weather gun)..Grendel SRT 20, .308win.. #2 (rain and snow)..AV Fiberclass..25/06 rem.. #3. ( hell or high water)

    For doe or meat conditions … .Tripledeuce and 22-250 will be fun!


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    douglastwo Well-Known Member

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    I've tried that Stone. It doesn't work. It's like when the wife and I go to a restaurant, I have intentions to order something different but when it's my time to order I always order the same old thing.
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    I'm the same way when it comes to food. And considering that my wife is very narrow-minded and doesn't want me trying out other wives, about the only variety that comes my way is in shooting different rifles. She has long-since acquiesced in my having a variety of rifles rather than a variety of women.
     
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  4. misako50

    misako50 Sako-addicted

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    Dad- I did that for years because I never wanted to use my .308 for a "coup de gras" shot, so I used a 22Mag. Then, a gent I was hunting with told me it was against the law to possess a under powered firearm during big game seasons. A bit later in the day, I asked him how he knew this. He told me he was the county sheriff!
     
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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    I carry a 1911 when bow hunting..for bear..but when rifle season is in I feel no need to. Open carry here in WV..or concealed..don’t matter. Everybody’s packin’

    bloo
     
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    Carry this in grizz - black bear, wolf and cougar country, maybe a little over gunned for some but it comes with high confidence.
     

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    Opening day NYS southern zone 0338A279-7EC3-4298-B4A0-BC0959EB2C0B.jpeg
     
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    Congratulations. Nice buck. I hunt in plaid, too.
    What did you shoot him with?
     
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    Unclekax Well-Known Member

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    With apologies to “Sako only” hunters
    I was using my 7600 that was a gift from a great friend that was hunting with me today.
    Tomorrow morning the A III .270 workhorse goes out for some deer management work.
    They are both special in my eyes.
     
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    Way to go Kax !!
     
  11. gowyo

    gowyo Sako Junkie

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    Evening before closing, lots of bucks looked at before he took this buck, his first Muley. 100 yds, downhill, with his M591 .243. 100 gr. Ballistic tip through the neck.
     

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  12. stephen novick

    stephen novick Well-Known Member

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    Here in Pa. I prep my area where I know the “edges “ of wood lots and fields. When the “Red moon comes” I’m ready . The red moon has nothing to do with color. Except blood. I’ve learned over all my years of hunting. That a Mature Buck will NOT ever leave his sanctuary. Until that moon is directly above my head. It’s the gravitational pull that gets them moving. So I check on my phone when that moon will be up in my Zip code. Then (4) days before. I have a grapevine that I wire tie to an overhanging branch. (3/4) of an inch. No bigger. Then apply “Smokey’s orbital eye gland lure on the tip-off vine .
    Exactly at a mature bucks eye level. The Mature buck in the area will be there. And so will I.
     
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    stephen novick Well-Known Member

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    If you like to read. Google Gene Wensel “Wicked Wicks” Do what he says. I did. (9) of my last Bucks all on Smokey’s Pre Orbital. Best kept secret.
     
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    Good luck! Have fun
     
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    Tripleduce don’t tell anyone our secret lol
     
  16. Bernie’s Dad

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    300 days till opening day. Gotta get to work preparing!


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    stephen novick Well-Known Member

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    When I’m not Hunting I’m thinking about hunting. When I’m not shooting Sako’s I’m thinking about shooting Sako’s
     
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    stephen novick Well-Known Member

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    Can’t wait til next season. Anticipation…
     
  19. Bernie’s Dad

    Bernie’s Dad Well-Known Member

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    I have the same fever. Thinking about developing loads, putting up new tree stands, planting food plot. Sako Fever?


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    Hi fellows!
    Preparing for the next season is a lot of work, but it is what makes our sport both quality excersize & keeps our minds active. What forb did well this year, are several species benefiting from the plantings, what plantings are drought tollerant? How well did the deer use it, etc. Best job I ever had !! Our season ends mid January. Time to get soil samples & apply lime as needed. How blessed are we to still be able to do these things. Best wishes to all and keep well! Almost forgot, Clean rifles & equipment. reload, avoid honey do list!
    B/T
     
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