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New Idea For When I Retire
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I have been out and about on my gunNUT business recently and trying to have a well rounded battery.

I have been culling the extras out of the herd and replacing less than optimal equipment with better models.

I have replaced a .243 with a 25-06 and may sell the other 243 to my hunting partner Bruce for a gift to his nephew in Saskatchewan

I have four rifles in .32spl and may trim it down to one winchester and one marlin

This past Sunday at the local gun show I picked up something for my retirement..... that time when I have to sell the half acre of heaven up here in the Cowichan Valley and move into a Condo <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sick.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Sick' /> or apartment <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/yucky.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':yucky:' /> or a town house <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/down.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':down:' /> or other type of strata dealie <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/bash.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':bash:' />

I found a take down Savage 99 F in .300Savage. with a period correct Bushnell Scopechief on it.

A quick search of the ballistics chart in Guns 2015 showed the .300 Sav. performance especially with 150 grain bullets rivals the .308 Win.

So I picked it up.

Now when I am in a strata I can put the gun into a non-descript carry bag to get to and from the truck without the sheeple-neighbours calling out SWAT.

This is my first time owning a .300 Savage although I have owned several Savage 99's. Does anyone have a hunting experience with this cartridge? good or bad.





Possibly the most famous escape and evade story was Albert Johnson the trapper of Rat River NWT in the 1930s. I believe he carried a Sav. 99 in .300 sav as well as a single shot 16 ga and a single shot .22 LR.

He lived off the land while staying ahead of the largest posse in Canadian history. Only the new fangled 2-way radio and Wop May flying multiple sorties finally cornered him on the Eagle River.
Hopefully the S won't HTF and I pray every day that it won't. It would not be fun.



I have a high art..I wound with cruelty, all who wound me...Archillocus; 650 B.C.
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#2
I live in a Nashville apt so stealth means alot! I put my ammo cans in trash bags when I take them outta my car. I use a guitar gig bag for my shotgun. The barrel sticks out slightly so I put a black sock over that!
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We go into the wilderness to fulfill our hearts and empty our minds of life's garbage.
The gear we leave behind and the challenges we encounter, 
Are methods we use to cleanse our spirits.
Of Survivalists and Bushcrafters, Primitive Technologists too, we are one.........

It is the wilderness within, we strive for first and always.
Not everyone can have a cabin in the mountains.
The thread that connects us, is fine like silk and strong as steel.
Together, the song of the wilderness is the song we sing!

"And can I say something else?"
Bushcrafting is "doing what you want to do." 
Survival is "doing what you have to do"
Primitive Technology is about all of the above........

By TNRR aka "Survival Sully"
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#3
[quote name='TN RIDGE ROVER' timestamp='1471555358' post='609884']

I live in a Nashville apt so stealth means alot! I put my ammo cans in trash bags when I take them outta my car. I use a guitar gig bag for my shotgun. The barrel sticks out slightly so I put a black sock over that!

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I have a hard plastic rifle case which i attached music stickers to.

I told everyone it was my Oboe, but it didn't fool all the people all the time <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Rolleyes' /> <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/whistling.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':whistling:' />
Hopefully the S won't HTF and I pray every day that it won't. It would not be fun.



I have a high art..I wound with cruelty, all who wound me...Archillocus; 650 B.C.
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#4
I love Northern Maine



One day I was in my shop working and I hear a couple of shots across the road.



I walk out and yell out,"Everything ok?"



Neighbor's kid walks out from behind corner with 303 Brit in his hand.



"Just killing a varmint Mr. Chasse. But thanks for checking on us"



Ok see ya.



Yup I sure hope southern Maine stays where it is cause it isn't the same down there...darn flatlanders.



Kid
Live with honor, ride with truth.  Be friendly to others.  But always carry a gun on your side and a knife in your boot because there are those that do not feel the same as this.


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#5
Keep workin Grizz....keep Workin.....I am busier now than I have ever been and never seem to have time for anything.........









Twice the work with half the income.....









DD





Some mornings it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps!


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It is easier to go to work and tell everyone where to go and how to get there than it is to stay home with the honey-do-list <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/whistling.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':whistling:' />

Thank you for the Sage advice <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />
Hopefully the S won't HTF and I pray every day that it won't. It would not be fun.



I have a high art..I wound with cruelty, all who wound me...Archillocus; 650 B.C.
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#7
[quote name='Kid Couteau' timestamp='1471608443' post='609892']

I love Northern Maine



One day I was in my shop working and I hear a couple of shots across the road.



I walk out and yell out,"Everything ok?"



Neighbor's kid walks out from behind corner with 303 Brit in his hand.



"Just killing a varmint Mr. Chasse. But thanks for checking on us"



Ok see ya.



Yup I sure hope southern Maine stays where it is cause it isn't the same down there...darn flatlanders.



Kid

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where abouts northern maine, i'm lookin ta move up around guilford in a next couple years or so !!!
Tryker



Life is like a roll of toilet paper.....the closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes

If the golden rule says, ''Silence Is Golden'' Why is duck tape silver???








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#8
Heck Brother that still 3 hours south from me.



Almost flatlander territory
Live with honor, ride with truth.  Be friendly to others.  But always carry a gun on your side and a knife in your boot because there are those that do not feel the same as this.


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[quote name='Kid Couteau' timestamp='1471653684' post='609906']

Heck Brother that still 3 hours south from me.



Almost flatlander territory

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that would just about make you part kanuck !!! lol
Tryker



Life is like a roll of toilet paper.....the closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes

If the golden rule says, ''Silence Is Golden'' Why is duck tape silver???








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#10
Johnson had a 99 in 30-30 I thought? its been a while since ive read anything on him I may well be mistaken.

300savage still has an following up here, its a bit less than a 308, and as I bet you know more about it than I do. my GF liked it.



I have a savage 99C that was my dads, great gun though not a super accurate gun.it is handy and I like the feel. Its n ot a takedown,those are slick! If I remember correctly, you can keep them loaded while broken down, slap it together pretty fast and lever a round in the pipe pretty easy.
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#11
[quote name='Luvfal' timestamp='1472348593' post='610105']

Johnson had a 99 in 30-30 I thought? its been a while since ive read anything on him I may well be mistaken.

300savage still has an following up here, its a bit less than a 308, and as I bet you know more about it than I do. my GF liked it.



I have a savage 99C that was my dads, great gun though not a super accurate gun.it is handy and I like the feel. Its n ot a takedown,those are slick! If I remember correctly, you can keep them loaded while broken down, slap it together pretty fast and lever a round in the pipe pretty easy.

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Yes you can keep it loaded while apart <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' /> I have a Browning take down .22 auto that is able to be carried loaded in two pieces and it is my grouse gun.





I have several items similar to the list that Dick North illustrated in his book on Johnson from the inventory of items found on his body by the RCMP. I am planning to do and article for Backwoodsman about him with pictures of my gear similar to his.

For instance he had two small knives , one made from a beaver trap spring. The RCMP disposed of them as having no value, so I can show readers what they looked like.

I also have a single shot 16ga and a single shot .22 like he had but not cut down like his were..of course.So when I get close to getting it ready I will let you all know.



Griz
Hopefully the S won't HTF and I pray every day that it won't. It would not be fun.



I have a high art..I wound with cruelty, all who wound me...Archillocus; 650 B.C.
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#12
I have a 99 in .300 caliber. It has brought several muleys and elk home to the freezer. I used 150 grain on the mule deer but increased to a heavier bullet for the elk. Most gun shops still carry ammo readily available or the necessary items for reloading as well.

My farthest shot was about 220 yards so I can't say how it would perform beyond that. Great gun!
Always drink upstream from the herd.

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"Food is power. We use it to change behavior. Some

may call that bribery. We do not apologize."

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#13
I have a Savage 99 Featherweight take down in .300 Sav.
We hare going to have to get together and take our .300s for a walk in the mountains

Griz
Hopefully the S won't HTF and I pray every day that it won't. It would not be fun.



I have a high art..I wound with cruelty, all who wound me...Archillocus; 650 B.C.
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#14
The .300 Savage is between 30-30 and .308 Win in power and was under consideration when the 7.62 Nato round was adopted. The 7.62 performed closer to the .30-06 which was the plan to have a shorter round for a shorter bolt throw in a fully automatic assault rifles and GPMGs
Winchester beat all other ammo producers to the finish line by presenting it to the public as .308 Winchester because they knew the pattern of civilians adopting military rounds for hunting rifles.
The .300 Savage then transitioned into an orphan caliber but is now being produced again by Remington UMC.
It is a great game cartridge and will handle most North American critters.
Hopefully the S won't HTF and I pray every day that it won't. It would not be fun.



I have a high art..I wound with cruelty, all who wound me...Archillocus; 650 B.C.
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I moved this post from the FAQ section to this forum for continued discussion...

So feel free to continue the discussion.
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