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Rifle and vehicle

jim boyd wrote:

I hate to admit this (Mike is going to kick me out of the "Frugal Hunter" club)... I buy new firearms and new vehicles.

I have a 2005 Silverado 2500 4wd in the drive with 21K miles on it...

You're a smart guy having that Silverado 2500 4wd if you are a hunter.  I can't tell you how many hunters I come across (especially those newer to the sport) who place all their emphisis on the rifle and cartridge, but never ever consider just how in the hell they plan to get into a difficult area or how they plan to bring home 600lbs to 800lbs of elk meat.  Smaller SUVs or 4wd sedans just are't going to cut it for getting you and all your stuff in and out of some of those areas in the high country.  I've said it before and I'll say it again - there's a good reason why elk hunters usually own and drive full sized 4x4 pickup trucks.

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thanks western i have a two

thanks western

i have a two wheel drive half ton i drive most of the time

i mainly use the 4wd when it is really wet or when i am pulling the boat or tractor and equipment trailer (yes the tractor is also 4wd!)

cannot wait to get out there for a hunt...

 

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I hate to admit this (Mike is

I hate to admit this (Mike is going to kick me out of the "Frugal Hunter" club)... I buy new firearms and new vehicles.

I have a 2005 Silverado 2500 4wd in the drive with 21K miles on it...

 

you don't get out much do you?

 

the price on the savage seems high. I bought a new ruger m77 in 270 wsm in 2006 for  $450.