2009 was a real bummer year for me hunting. I went Bear huntng with a friend in a hollow in 3A. Great area. We went scouting about a month before the hunt. There was a corn feild at the top of the ridge partially flattened with scat piles... big piles.
So we decided to set up there. I sat up near the corn feild while my partner sat down below. One day a driving party came through... and another..later on that day, a bunch of amish kids. Well I believed it was a washout.
Opening day of deer season, I had to put up with my brother-in-law and a friend he brought with him who never hunted. They decided too mosey on up my trail about 9ish,"hey Ralph, you in there?,
expecting me to be somewhere else because I could never stay put, but now a blind and heater, where would I rather be?. I couldn't believe it. His friend a Big guy, one you wouldn't expect to get cold late morning. He comes down the trail to go back to the house. The night before I offered to help my brother-in-law to set up his blind. No-go. Then an hour before dark, my bro-in-law had to take a dump....
and he's the "seasoned" hunter??
2010 was waaaaaaayyyy better. I was by myself. The whole ridge to my self.
A deer box, my propane heater, coffee, side arm, and the Ol' 270 win. and such... I was set. I got a 5'er, oh well, I missed the antlerless permit, otherwise I wouldn't have taken the 5 point.
Anyway, this year I'm glad I that I can hunt bear during open week of deer. I think I finally narrowed it down to what bullet I want to use, for my .270 bear/deer combo. I read about using a better contructed bullet rather than a SP for bear. But then Sierra assured me that the 130 gameking will do fine. I asked about the problem of the bullet falling apart, and they told me the BT do because of short range high velocity shooting. The pro-hunter FB holds up better becuase of the flat base. Then I read in thier manual the 140 BT HP is designed for higher impact velocities at shorter ranges also at longer range. Hopefully my church will make a trip to hamburg next week and I'll pick up some 140 HPBT. Any thoughts on bullets, and your experiences? I just bought some Barnes TTSX 130 grain yesterday.