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Old 05-26-2010, 09:38 PM
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I don't know if anyone else on the board does this but I always place a piece of electrical tape over the muzzle of my rifle. I shoot right through the tape. I know the Marine snipers also do this and figure it works for them. I too carry some tape so after I shoot and prior to heading back out I can again cover the muzzle with tape prior to dragging the deer out. I haven't checked it but it may effect the shot slightly. Not having to ever worry about something getting into the barrel is worth it.

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Old 05-27-2010, 06:04 AM
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license/tags
cell phone
GPS
range finder
knife
rope
couple safety pins
2 way radios when neccessary
sm. bottle scent away
can call
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:35 AM
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[QUOTE=Karl.Luhr;41601]I don't know if anyone else on the board does this but I always place a piece of electrical tape over the muzzle of my rifle. I shoot right through the tape. I know the Marine snipers also do this and figure it works for them. I too carry some tape so after I shoot and prior to heading back out I can again cover the muzzle with tape prior to dragging the deer out. I haven't checked it but it may effect the shot slightly. Not having to ever worry about something getting into the barrel is worth it.


I do this all the time in bad weather. You can buy little condom-type muzzle covers for this. Never checked how they effect bullet flight at the range, but killed every deer or elk I ever used them on. (Although it's a little hard getting a condom on a deer or elk!)
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Old 05-29-2010, 08:19 PM
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I don't know if anyone else on the board does this but I always place a piece of electrical tape over the muzzle of my rifle. I shoot right through the tape. I know the Marine snipers also do this and figure it works for them. I too carry some tape so after I shoot and prior to heading back out I can again cover the muzzle with tape prior to dragging the deer out. I haven't checked it but it may effect the shot slightly. Not having to ever worry about something getting into the barrel is worth it.

Karl
I read an article on this where a guy did a lot of testing and basiclly there was no difference overall in accuracy. he even had one rifle that shot significantly better with the tape on.
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Old 05-29-2010, 08:21 PM
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One thing i carry i haven't seen listed is a hatchet. i use this to split pelvis and rib cage. Also, cable ties to secure the carcass tag. And FOOD!
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Old 05-29-2010, 08:43 PM
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Bow and arrow
extra arrows
knife x 2
cable ties for affixing tags to deer
binox
buck bombs
fuzes and loads of scent
license and tags
gps
cell phone and baggie w internet to log on here when its slow
rattling horns
grunt calls,doe calls,fawn calls and turkey calls
two bottles of water
2-3 sets of field dressing gloves and xtra latex gloves for handling scents
cap light
snacks (apples granola soynuts etc)
extra release
2 hoist ropes
video cam and tree mount
permisson letter
1st response kit
matches
and help to drag the deer

*range finder coming next*


I need a new back pack

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Old 05-29-2010, 09:59 PM
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I don't know if anyone else on the board does this but I always place a piece of electrical tape over the muzzle of my rifle. I shoot right through the tape. I know the Marine snipers also do this and figure it works for them. I too carry some tape so after I shoot and prior to heading back out I can again cover the muzzle with tape prior to dragging the deer out. I haven't checked it but it may effect the shot slightly. Not having to ever worry about something getting into the barrel is worth it.


I do this all the time in bad weather. You can buy little condom-type muzzle covers for this. Never checked how they effect bullet flight at the range, but killed every deer or elk I ever used them on. (Although it's a little hard getting a condom on a deer or elk!)
hahaha fingre cots?
i don't do the tape thing but saw/read/heard the air removes the tape before the bullet reaches the muzzle, so its not suppose to effect the bullet.
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Old 05-29-2010, 10:26 PM
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ooops.
Was going through my pack and came across another item. only this one is required by the conservation district to be carried by all hunters.
can anyone guess what it might be???
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Old 05-30-2010, 06:58 AM
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Am I really the only guy here who carries a small first-aid kit?!!
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Old 05-30-2010, 08:38 AM
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Am I really the only guy here who carries a small first-aid kit?!!
I have a feeling you get a little farther away from the truck than most of us Onehorse.
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