Fishing, and hunting reports (share yours)

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Brian77, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Brian77

    Brian77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2014

    Austin uses a Browning X Bolt in 300 Win Mag

    Scott uses a Rem 700 in 308 with Federal 150 grain boat tail

    I was using a Browning X Bolt in 308 with 150 grain Federals.
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  2. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Great trip and great looking knives!
    I also like the look of the sheaths...?
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  3. Brian77

    Brian77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    Custom made leather. I have a Mennonite single gal near me that is a saddle and harness maker, and also she makes Sheaths for me.

    And another friend i met through knife connections.
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  4. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013

    Brian who makes the knife on the left?
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  5. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    Kind of looks like a Horsewright.
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  6. Brian77

    Brian77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    It's a Silver Stag, made in Washington i believe. First knife Austin ever bought, (when he was 11) and he loves it for skinning.
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  7. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    @Brian77 Those are some mighty big deer you guys were processing! ;) Thanks for sharing all of that. What a trip! When I was hard and heavy into hunting, my son was too young to take along most of those years. Just yesterday though, he brought up a hunt camp memory about an especially tasty meal the boys had slow cooked all day while we hunted. You’re building some memories and experiences that are literally priceless. :thumbsup:

    Fantastic shots man! I know I’ve commented on your pup before, but he sure is a good looking dog. Glad he came thru the porcupine encounter ok.

    It is odd and a little sad how few hunters care enough about one of the key tools in the kit. I can understand how these replaceable blades have caught on. In my pre-knife addiction life, we used to go to Wal Mart to get another $20 knife when we needed something nice and sharp. Ack! Lol. These replaceable blade things may at least be a step up from pull-thru “sharpeners.”
  8. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Oh man but that's a low bar to beat Mark :D I'll concede that it's possible that my grudge is less against the tool than the untrained hand.
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  9. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I have actually have had guys that come to hunt pull out those replaceable blade thingamajigs and put a brand new blade in that is extremely dull. Maybe the sharpen them on pull through sharpeners from the factory ...
  10. never.truly.lost


    Dec 13, 2015
    Went for a good little walkabout today. Bull and cow moose but no deer out (and thankfully the wolf numbers have dropped a ton in this area).

    Only had the HDFK and Hemlock H60 fire starter but managed to get it done!
    Lunch fire with Stagg Chili and coffee....and lots of snow....

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  11. never.truly.lost


    Dec 13, 2015
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  12. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    It's a good time for us urbanites to live vicariously through your lens ;)

    I was wondering as to how and why the wolf population has dropped so significantly in your area. I'm a fan of wolves although I would never want to cozy up to any, specially those which have had experiences with humans!
  13. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Thanks Brian. When this current shyteshow (pandemic / polidicks / yahooery) finally gets over, I will buy my first and last hunting rifle, most likely a Winchester Model 70 Super Grade (just luv the maple furniture on that gun) but most definitely chambered in .308 unless I end up living in the Alaskan bush in which case none of any guns which I currently own do me a lick of good up there in the Big A!

    What I learned during this pandemic is that I can always score .308. This is a big, Big, BIG factor in making my decisions as I go forward with my gun "collection". The .308 is plenty good in most of the lower 48 with the exception of perhaps northern ID, MT and perhaps WY.
  14. never.truly.lost


    Dec 13, 2015
    @Casinostocks - I will try and grab more photos/story type adventures if you guys are interested (city dwellers!).
    As for the wolves, the moose and deer numbers are way down do probably in the predator down cycle for some spots.

    Good choice on the M70; one thing to keep in mind is Winchester runs a 1:12 twist rate on their 308’s vs a 1:10 twist on the 30-06. If you wanted to run some heavier rounds the faster twist is a little better but I concur and would pick a 308 if I could run the 1:10.
    I like to have the 200gr .30cal Trophy Bonded Bear Claws for my bear ammo so the extra velocity and twist of the 30-06 wins for now
  15. never.truly.lost


    Dec 13, 2015
    My main 3 bullets:
    ELD-X 178gr
    Interlock 220gr
    Trophy Bonded Bear Claw 200gr (with a whopping 3375ft/lbs at the muzzle which is pretty awesome for a 30-06)

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  16. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    ^ that is a phenomenal amount of energy for a 200 grain 30-06. That's way up into .300 win Mag territory.
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  17. cold one

    cold one

    Jul 23, 2009
    Finally got my first elk, missed an opportunity at the herd bull 2 days before getting this one but with first rifle coming to a close I went ahead and filled my tag with this 5x4 bull. Shot him at 90 yards coming over the ridge from the dark timber, dropped right there.
    Was a great trip, can hardly wait to get back to Colorado for another hunt.


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  18. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Awesome! Congrats!! He looks like he was still wallowing it up.
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  19. cold one

    cold one

    Jul 23, 2009
    Thanks, he was smelly, my buddy was watching another water hole below me on the mountain but the herd was wallowing in one we didn't know about. Luckily I figured out the natural choke point where they were crossing over to the valley we were hunting.
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  20. Brian77

    Brian77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    That looks like a very scenic area to camp in. Were you able to hike from there? How much area did you scout? And was it private land?
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