I swap back and forth, up and down depending on what state and how I feed when I head out hunting. I started out with a .45 T/C Hawkin and then moved to a .54 T/C Renegade. I then bought a .50 caliber barrel to put on my .54 and used that for a couple of years and then bought a .50 T/C in line. I couldn't believe the difference in the weight between that old Renegade and that in line. It seamed like I needed two arms to hold up that old Renegade. But I do love that old style of rifle. I have taken both deer and elk with the .54 and just a couple of deer with the .50. I have yet to kill anything other than a few rabbits with the in line.
You'd be bored to death if I talked about all the ML i've gone through. My latest is a Lyman Great Plains Rifle. A pretty close copy of the real Hawken with a 32" barrel, and 9 1/2 lbs. It also has the extreme curved butt plate. Not the most comfortable gun to shoot, or carry. Especially, for an old goat like me, but i've always loved to punish myself for fun.
We all think about getting in shape for that up coming big game hunt but what about your truck or suv? Just how much thought goes through your mind on getting it ready for that out of the way hunt that you are heading out on?
The first thing that I usually do is check the tires. If they need replacement think what would happen if you get 50 miles from nowhere and not one but two of them go flat or blow out on you. What are you going to do? When my tires usually get...