Three days and a 'wake up'

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Mobuck

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Getting hard to sit still and seems an endless amount of 'stuff' still to do. I have a Dr. appointment Monday morning and have to work Monday afternoon and Tuesday. Leaving here Wednesday morning.
I spent some time this morning checking my scope(s) for the final time. The 6.5 has a BDC reticle and turns out to be right on the money using BDC marks out to 300 yards ( I really don't expect to shoot further). The 25/06 is right where I left it last year-dead on @ 200 and 8" low @ 300. Surprisingly, the 115 Nosler Partitions have same POI as the 100 E-Tips at 100 yards and pretty close further out.
Seated using the BogPod I ran 25 shots through the 22 on the 1.5" swinger @ 50 yards with only 3 misses which ain't bad when considering the sand bagged rest accuracy of the rifle and 35 year old ammo is no better than 2.5" @ 100 yards.
I got my duffle bag packed and all that's left is loading up.
 

Mobuck

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At least getting better, thanks. I'm going to my local Doctor today for his opinion on the progress and a couple of other issues I'd like to have checked before heading west. Still have some very fragile areas on both hands. It seems I may have an abscess or something like that on my left ear. That ear was significantly scorched and hasn't fully healed but is not quite right.
 

Mobuck

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"use it for some mental healing as well."
As unlikely as it might seem considering all the tough spots I've been in, there are some lingering mental issues. Saturday night, I heard the whop-whop of helicopter rotor fairly close and went out to see what/where(this is normal for me). The sound was the Air-Evac flight coming almost directly over my house north to south. Instant replay of Nov 2 and I had the shakes for about 5 minutes.
A revelation of the fact that I'm not young and tough and bulletproof anymore.
 

Mobuck

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Leaving in 3 hours. My hunting companion from ILL arrived yesterday afternoon and we all met at Son's house for supper(elk steaks from my last successful hunt-very appropriate). MIL was able to attend which was great since it might be the last time the folks from ILL get to see her outside a coffin. We got all our coolers and baggage loaded-seems like a big pile of stuff for four guys/seven days. Pickup and trailer tires are still round (vs being squashed flat on the bottom).
Son has a couple of stops to make along the way but we're only going as far as Dodge City KS today so no rush-makes for a more enjoyable trip. Grandson is totally hyper--that's part of the fun of taking 'first timers'.
Guess I'll check back when I get home.
 

Mobuck

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I'M HOME
Arrived around 9PM after a 15 hour day on the road. 100% success rate--actually 3 elk by 8AM second morning. All were 300+# hanging weight on the processor's scales.
Yeah, yeah I know I'm supposed to post pictures. I'm working on that. After a week of non-use, my desktop has developed a mind of it's own and I'm too tired to fight with it for control. Maybe in a couple of days.
 
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