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who will shoot their guns before you hunt? #8025610 10/27/20 02:59 PM
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i know most will but many don't

will you?


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Re: who will shoot their guns before you hunt? [Re: Buzzsaw] #8025614 10/27/20 03:00 PM
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I don't shoot them before every hunt but certainly before the season starts and any time I feel I may need to throughout the season.


High fence, low fence, no fence, it really doesn't matter as long as you're hunting!
Re: who will shoot their guns before you hunt? [Re: ILUVBIGBUCKS] #8025619 10/27/20 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by ILUVBIGBUCKS
I don't shoot them before every hunt but certainly before the season starts and any time I feel I may need to throughout the season.


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'Shot the .280 and .338 last week, in prep for the elk hunt. I thought the .280 was somewhat off, judging by where I hit on some does I've taken (MLD). I was right. 'Glad I did.

The neighbor said he's "heard some shooting" when he called me a few weeks ago. His house isn't that far from mine. I hope he enjoyed the .338. grin I've yet to light off the .416 out there.


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Originally Posted by Mr. T.
Originally Posted by ILUVBIGBUCKS
I don't shoot them before every hunt but certainly before the season starts and any time I feel I may need to throughout the season.


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Re: who will shoot their guns before you hunt? [Re: Buzzsaw] #8025662 10/27/20 03:22 PM
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Sighted mine in with suppressor last week ready to go. 7mm/08


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Re: who will shoot their guns before you hunt? [Re: Buzzsaw] #8025667 10/27/20 03:24 PM
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Took a couple of mine out two weekends ago to make sure they were still on target.... even though I shoot hogs with them year round I always double check before deer season.


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if you don't shoot it in it means you don't practice. If you don't practice, then you get what you deserve.

Re: who will shoot their guns before you hunt? [Re: 4Weight] #8025755 10/27/20 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by 4Weight
Originally Posted by Mr. T.
Originally Posted by ILUVBIGBUCKS
I don't shoot them before every hunt but certainly before the season starts and any time I feel I may need to throughout the season.


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Re: who will shoot their guns before you hunt? [Re: Buzzsaw] #8025801 10/27/20 04:33 PM
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Nope. I only shoot to kill.


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Originally Posted by Hudbone
if you don't shoot it in it means you don't practice. If you don't practice, then you get what you deserve.



hahahaha

Come on now Hudbone.
I've had enough practice the last 52 years to pick up a rifle that is zeroed and put the bullet where it needs to go!
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Re: who will shoot their guns before you hunt? [Re: freerange] #8025813 10/27/20 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by freerange
Originally Posted by 4Weight
Originally Posted by Mr. T.
Originally Posted by ILUVBIGBUCKS
I don't shoot them before every hunt but certainly before the season starts and any time I feel I may need to throughout the season.


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One more ^

I check zero regardless of what's gone on
because you absolutely DON'T know for
sure you're on unless you shoot. If you
don't know for sure, you shouldn't go hunting

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Re: who will shoot their guns before you hunt? [Re: Buzzsaw] #8025824 10/27/20 04:50 PM
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Even though I shoot year round, I still try to check zero on each rifle that I will hunt with before I hunt with it that season. Typically, no adjustment necessary.

Re: who will shoot their guns before you hunt? [Re: Buzzsaw] #8025826 10/27/20 04:50 PM
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I shoot pretty much year 'round so I don't foresee any issues.


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Re: who will shoot their guns before you hunt? [Re: Buzzsaw] #8025830 10/27/20 04:51 PM
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I do, all year long.


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For you guys who don't shoot a lot, here's a trick. Ten years ago when I sighted my rifle in last I took a 2 poster board targets and a bore sight laser. I made a red mark where the laser hit the poster board and moved the crosshair to it at 25 yards. I fired 1 round down range at the red mark then moved my crosshairs to the POI and fired another round to test for a dead on 25yrd zero to get on paper. I put the laser back in to see where it hit the target at 100 yard and made a red mark, fired another round and moved the crosshairs to the POI. Then I put the laser back in to see where it hit, and made a green mark on the target. (I did do this with a rangefinder and at 100 yards i'm 1" above bullseye, it takes a few shots.) Now to test before a hunt, I put the laser in to hit the green mark, the crosshairs should line up on my last POI (1" above bullseye bullet hole). This gives a point of reference of where the muzzle is pointed on the paper and lets you know if your scope is still lined up with your desired POI. Keep the target in the gun case for reference. This is just something me and a buddy decided to play with because of a missed shot and being too cheap to use ammo at the range. Hope this is useful for some of you.

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I shot mine this past week end and one out of a new box. Just gives me a warm fuzzy feeling each year before the season starts.

Re: who will shoot their guns before you hunt? [Re: Buzzsaw] #8026146 10/27/20 08:28 PM
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Just spent $15 to confirm what I already knew......1 inch high dead center at 100yrds. Better to be safe than sorry.

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Shot all of them a couple weeks ago.

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I hunt year round with the same old Remington VTR 308. Pigs, exotics, whitetail, and varmints.
I check it about once a year. In the last 8 years I have only ever changed it a click or two.


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You owe it to the animals to make sure your gun is on. At least that's one factor out of the way. I sight in just before season, which I've already done.


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Originally Posted by Stompy
You owe it to the animals to make sure your gun is on. At least that's one factor out of the way. I sight in just before season, which I've already done.

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