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Browning Euro-Bolt 270

Browning Euro-Bolt 270 Editors note:  “Some readers commented in a previous post that Officer Mike’s hunting rifle looked like a shotgun and wondered the gauge and make. In reality it is a Browning Euro-Bolt chambered in 270 Winchester.  Further, it is my understanding Officer Mike traded into this rifle, scope and ammo for the princely sum of…pregnant pause… $400.  This …

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Deer Gun Ready

AR-15 build. Chambered in 7.62×39. Distance 200 yards. 2020 Deer Season gun is ready.     Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Ohio Buck 2019

2019 Ohio Gun Season.  1 buck & 2 doe.  Wild West 45-70 Co-Pilot  Old video showing the Wild West Co-Pilot 45-70 used: Officer Mike www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Broken Tine Down

Broken Tine spotted. Broken Tine sighted in.  Broken Tine down.  Broken Tine on the plate.    “Officer Mike” www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Trail Cam Bucks

Trail camera bucks on the John1911 range. Opening week, 2019. 700 yard impact area. Many doe.    “Officer Mike” www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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2019 Scouting

This has become an annual event. Scouting the range property looking for deer and poacher sign.  Rifle: Blaser R8. Caliber: 243. Chassis: GRS Ragnarok. Suppressor: Silencerco Harvester 30.  Back-pack Sling: Tab Gear.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Deer Stand From Heaven

While checking trails on the property last week, the sun just happened to glint off a red object to my right. It looked like a pipe.  Upon further inspection it turns out to be an old deer stand that had fallen during the last storm. Which is why I was checking trails…looking for downed trees.  It seems this stand has …

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Limiting Com-Bloc Mags For Hunting

One of the states we hunt allow 7.62×39 as a legal rifle caliber. Unfortunately they have a maximum capacity of 10 rounds.  Those that hunt with an SKS don’t have an issue and frankly, those that use an AK don’t either since 10 round mags are easily obtained.  My goto gun happens to be a Czech VZ58. And let me …

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Freeze Won’t Give Me Any Deer Jerky

Have to admit, 2016 has been a pretty lean hunting year for us. We have hunted Ohio, Indiana and Montana and come up with nothing so far. After this weekend, we will have to switch to archery in hopes of filling the Freezer. So why am I telling you this? I just realized something: Freeze hasn’t given me any deer …

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POTD — Best Pic From Deer Camp 2016

Freeze sent this to me while I was in DC. I suspect on some unconscious level he was rubbing it in. And rightfully so. His SIL (Son-In-Law) took this while some hunters were admiring their lever-action rifles.     Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD — Opening Day Gun Season

Made it a point to hunt Freeze’s property this year. Was hoping to break in the Wild West Co-Pilot with some meat. But alas, the light rain and win kept the deer bedded down today. 7-11am nothing. I’ll try again later in the week.     Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD — M1D Garand Deer Hunting

Interesting photo showed up on the internet this week. The owner of a M1D Garand sniper rifle had his MILSURP out in the Western New York State snow for deer season. If I understand it correctly, he has to download his rifle to 5 rounds to comply with the NY SAFE ACT.   Yeah, let’s hope Trump rolls that crap …

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2016 Chainsaw Party Highlights

The 2016 Chainsaw party has come and gone. Winter wood has been cut. For those of you new to the blog, the rule is: If you want to hunt the property, you have to put in work. If you live in a city and are hurting for the places to hunt, instead of paying a lease. Why don’t you approach …

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European Deer Skull Mount

I have a large box in my garage filled with deer racks. Some are small and some would consider them large but whenever I shoot a deer I cut the rack off and toss it in the box. Sometimes I will set aside the whole head for a european mount. I usually don’t have any plans for these racks but …

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2016 Chainsaw Party – Guns & Knives

This is a theme that our regulars know I touch on from time to time: Carry guns that people don’t actually carry. The internet is full of it. Guys posting photos of their HK Mark 23 pistol, 4 pound Randall Knife, 8 magazines, 2 backup guns, 3 flashlights, and 2 watches. Yes really. I will never forget the 2 watch …