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Thread: My son's Savage Model 10 .243 rifle. He's ready!.

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    Default My son's Savage Model 10 .243 rifle. He's ready!.

    Last practice for my son before general modern firearms season opens up in a couple days. We bought him the Primos tall trigger stick. What a great investment for a young hunter!. I was gonna buy the Bog pod but decided on the Primos Trigger stick after we tried one out at Wholesale Sports. Quality build and SOOOOO easy to adjust. We bought it right on the spot. I might even buy the shorter version for predator rifle hunting.





    Vortex Diamondback Scope is great.

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    Sound like you and your son are ready to roll good luck we will want pictures
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    Wishing you and your son all the luck he'll need on the first of many hunts togather, Good looking rifle, great caliber for a youngster.
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    Thanks fellas. I think I'm more excited than he is. This will be his first official hunt. I've taken him out with me bowhunting but this time he has his own tags. We've had a record dry spell her in Eastern Washington....rifle season starts tomorrow and guess what?. It's drizzling right now and they forecast rain throughout the one week rifle season. I've never hunted in the rain. Time to get the rain gear out .

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    Sound like you and your son are ready to roll good luck we will want pictures
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    Wishing you and your son all the luck he'll need on the first of many hunts togather, Good looking rifle, great caliber for a youngster.

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    Wow that 2nd picture says it all, THANKS DAD!

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    Best of luck to your son and you. IMO Savage is like our Martins one of the best and accurate out of the box money can buy.

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    Way to go Gabe!!

    Man, DS what a great dad you are!!!
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    Thanks again for the kind words, The first day of hunting is over. I got some pressure to get my son his first deer ever. Plus my neighbors son who's the same age as me is hunting with us too. He's gone out hunting before with his father but didn't want to go out with his father and his fathers friend...they like to road hunt. By the time they get out of the truck and get their gear on...the deer are in the next county. LOl. He's tired of it because he still hasn't been able to kill his first deer. Anyways, He asked if he could hunt with Gabe and me....I never say NO to another hunter. He came over Friday afternoon to tell me that it's still a go for today, Then he tells me he was just laid off. I felt bad for him. Now I feel ever more pressure to try to get him a deer too for his freezer.

    After taking my son out for the first day of rifle season...it is has been reinforced more why I am a Bow hunter!. I have nothing against rifle hunting as I have tons of guns but it was crazy!. People don't even pull over to glass for deer, they just block the highway so nobody else can get by them. We started out late and wasn't able to get out till about 9 am. I like to be up on the shale rocks before the sun even rises. There was a slight chill in the air with a some fog. Visibility wasn't the best in the morning but the fog later dissipated. We started on on private property and hiked our way up to where the state land started.

    the Orange Army was out in full force!. They were everywhere.. People in groups...they weren't even spaced out in a line or anything. Just a big blob of orange running around. We saw another group far away...80-10 hunters, some bent down, so we figured they killed some deer. I looked over the large shelf of rock I was standing on and saw two more hunter below me dragging a deer toward the lagoon. It was a guy and gal. I felt sorry for the fella and yelled down to him that I would come down and help him drag the deer. But he said no and was appreciative of the offer. 30 minutes the large group met up with them and they had two more dead deer in the cart. We heard a line of gunfire earlier and figured those two Bucks where the sum of running the Orange Gauntlet!. LOL. It almost sounded like auto gun fire. Boom-Boom......Boom...Boom-Boom. LOL . We passed through an area with a lot of rocky outcroppings, We walked into Sniper alley. LOL. I could see orange on the tops of the rocks with hunters proned out ready to take down any legal buck that might enter their line of sight. I waved at them to let them know we saw them and that were were passing bye. I wanted to make sure they knew we were in the area. We had a Buck and two does rush bye and stop about 400 yards out but We couldn't make out the third antlers. it was still kinda foggy. They way they were moving i figured that they got pushed by other hunters. They were on full alert. We tried to get in closer to get a better look at the antlers but they took off. We weren't gonna take any chances. Later on, we had about 6-7 deer in a tight groups pass by about 300 yards out. They stopped to look at us....same thing they got pushed and were on the move. I tried to get my sticks up and at the ready for my son while my neighbor glassed them but it was all Does or small 2 point bucks. We made the long circle around the mountain and called it a day. I told my son...If he would practice more with his Genesis and the Trad bow...I will be more than happy to buy him a Martin bow like what daddy has. He complains about the Genesis bow at 20 pounds but goes and shoots my recurve bow that's at 50 pounds!. LOL He's been slacking lately with the archery stuff. I never had to compete with other hunters during Bow season. Some years I didn't even come across another bow hunter. We will be going out tomorrow at noon.

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    Yeah, it gets crazy during rifle season, by far, not my favorite time of the year. I have nothing against rifle hunting, or rifles, in fact own several, but opening weekend is scary, half of the hunter out there handle their rifle two days a year, and you're going out on the 2nd day, pretty sure that you'l see less hunters today. Hope that Gabe gets to see a shooter, and good luck today!
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