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Thu Oct 31, 2013, 04:27 AM

 

General Gun deer season starts in Texas Saturday!

One of the "ranchita's" owners will get the pre-dawn start, I'll get the p.m. time up on the mesa. Looking for 71 high, sunny, NE wind. As I write this, the rain in Austin has been non-stop since midnight; nice light show. Rain tapers on Halloween. Between deer both stuffing their guts after the rain and looking to get laid, I should stumble onto something to fill the freezer!

Starry, starry night.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 12:14 PM

1. You bloodthirsty genocidal murdering evil inhuman maniac!

I kid, I kid. Jealous up here in NYC.

Looking forward to the post-Thanksgiving trip to LA, visiting the future parents-in-law and their lovely, wide-open farmland right in the middle of the season..

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Response to sir pball (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 01:33 PM

2. Well, get your license now! I hear that Upstate NY has a deer "problem."

 

Maybe you can latch onto a farmer or orchard keeper and help out?

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 01:55 PM

3. It's sadly virtually impossible

Aside from the fact that my favorite all-round hunting rifle is an "assault weapon" and more or less banned, even getting my completely innocuous bolt-action rifle up here is an immense hassle. NYC expects me to pay $240 and go through an intensely convoluted licensing and registration process, in person, on a weekday. So much for "respecting hunters"...it's literally cheaper to store them in the safe in LA and fly down there once a year.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 06:07 PM

4. Got two of my rockers and a Sharps ready.

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Response to oneshooter (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 09:26 PM

6. "rockers" and Sharps? Rogers and Hart?

 

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 08:39 AM

7. " Rockers", Flintlock rifles, 50 Longrifle and 62 caliber Hawkin

"Sharps" 1874 Sharps Buffalo Rifle, 45cal 530gr cast bullet, 86gr 2fg powder, in a 2 4/10" case. Rifle has a 36" barrel with vernier tang sights good to 1000ys or more.

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=1874+Long+Range+Sharps+Rifle&qpvt=1874+Long+Range+Sharps+Rifle&FORM=IGRE

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Response to oneshooter (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 3, 2013, 09:32 PM

8. Thanks for the info. I figured on the Sharps, but the rockers is a new one...

 

I've read where "rockers" is shorthand for "rocking chairs," a descriptor of a "big rack," which also suggests big calibers.

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Response to oneshooter (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 3, 2013, 10:00 PM

10. Beautiful rifle. My, that .45 suggests a minimalist caliber until

 

you consider the weight of the bullet, and the powder charge. That set up should drop a deer in its tracks. Good luck on your hunt.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 06:26 PM

5. I have gotten too lazy to go hunting any more.

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However, if you run out of space in your freezer, I can "volunteer" some room in mine.

Good luck and stay safe!

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 3, 2013, 09:52 PM

9. Well, I got a nice young buck this a.m., and divied up a backstrap to my hosts. Beautiful weather!

 

Tacos with pico degallo & fajita over a mesquite fire, along with pork chops & potatoes-in-the-coals under dense stars and mid-40 temps.

Sat under a tree and saw a big doe who wouldn't stay still long enough to line up a shot, and disappeared into cedar. But such deliberate behavior meant only one thing: A buck was quaffing in her precious bodily essence. He was even more deliberate, and wouldn't respond to my "ba-a-a-a" sounds, but evidently he took the doe's warning and froze unadvisedly in a nice clearing while I wallowed into position for a textbook broadside shot; recovered quickly 50 yds away. Now, undergoing "redneck aging" out on the patio!

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