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Title: Caribou down
Post by: Cold Trigger Finger on September 05, 2020, 01:55:18 AM
 Finally after a couple years of nuthin.
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Post by: Cold Trigger Finger on September 05, 2020, 02:22:55 AM
 Kimber Montana in 338 Win mag. 250 gr Remington Core Lokt 1-4×24 Vortex Crossfire 2 V Brite
 35ish yards.
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Post by: mnbogboy on September 05, 2020, 09:24:15 AM
Congrats Glen!
Never had Caribou meat are they as tasty as moose?
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Post by: HufD63 on September 05, 2020, 09:31:26 AM
Very nice Glen, glad to see you're having some fun!
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Post by: mnbogboy on September 05, 2020, 09:37:35 AM
How did the 338 jolt your shoulder?....i think i just flinched...
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Post by: sportacus on September 05, 2020, 11:03:14 AM
Excellent!  Standing by for the members that hunt the West to start posting kill shots.
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Post by: jvw2008 on September 05, 2020, 11:44:20 AM
Congrats Glen. That will help get the freezer stocked!
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Post by: bob_atl on September 05, 2020, 06:32:07 PM
Congrats, I've had moose but not caribou, let us know how what it tastes like..
The moose was like very lean beef - almost needed some help flavor-wise, no gamish taint.
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Post by: BCz on September 05, 2020, 08:06:37 PM
Great job! Now the work begins.
I've spent all day canning fresh venison myself.
Title: Re: Caribou down
Post by: Cold Trigger Finger on September 05, 2020, 11:43:55 PM
Congrats Glen!
Never had Caribou meat are they as tasty as moose?
I think so. 2 bou and a moose will get ya thru the year.
Title: Re: Caribou down
Post by: Cold Trigger Finger on September 05, 2020, 11:47:00 PM
Congrats, I've had moose but not caribou, let us know how what it tastes like..
The moose was like very lean beef - almost needed some help flavor-wise, no gamish taint.

 Alot depends on how quick it was killed and how well it was taken care of. But yes it's very lean
Title: Re: Caribou down
Post by: Cold Trigger Finger on September 06, 2020, 12:04:09 AM
How did the 338 jolt your shoulder?....i think i just flinched...

Happy thing. As I haven't been shooting at all to speak of for 2 yearsish. Not the Creed, or much of anything.
 So my recoil log switched back to my younger days when the 338s were the littlest rounds I hunted and shot. I've run over 2,000 rounds thru my current 458. And close to that many thru all my previous 458s . Not sure how many thru all the 416s I've had and hunted. But prolly similar # of rounds. Same with the 375 . and as this is my 12th 338 win mag. Used to be all I did was Fall timber, thin trees,and shoot . And the smallest cart I shot was 338 Winchester.
 When I checked the zero on the Kimber. I was amazed at how little it recoiled compared to what I remembered.
 My left shoulder/ arm is improving all the time. But still not like it used to be. But that is one place where it being around 7 lbs helps me. But I'm still out of practice. And am spoiled by the trigger on my Creed.

 All in all , its great!
Title: Re: Caribou down
Post by: Cold Trigger Finger on September 06, 2020, 12:09:36 AM
Very nice Glen, glad to see you're having some fun!

 It was Fun ! I was so excited I made a little bit of a mess of gutting it. Not bad , but usually I do a nice job of it. I haven't been that excited on getting meat on the ground in Years!
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Post by: chazwood on September 06, 2020, 06:24:10 PM
Awesome to hear you haven't lost it.
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Post by: Cold Trigger Finger on September 07, 2020, 12:05:43 AM
 A coworker of my wife's is a butcher at the slaughter house/custom meat packing place here in Delta. Busy guy. He is going to help me cut it up tomorrow evening. Help will be GREAT especially from someone that does it for a living.
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Post by: Cold Trigger Finger on September 07, 2020, 12:08:04 AM
 Now I'm back to the house. .
 Quitting time tonight.
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Post by: chazwood on September 07, 2020, 12:31:55 AM
House is looking great.
It's pretty good having someone a butcher on hand. I used to have a butcher that would cut up my kills, they would come packaged like from the super market. Then he went and bought a butchers shop and work's 12 to 14 hours a day 6 days a week so I haven't even asked if he would do one for me. But it was great while it lasted.
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Post by: mnbogboy on September 07, 2020, 09:24:53 AM
Lots of work....looking good....
You need a crew to throw the roof sheathing up and the shingle bundles.  Or are you going with a metal roof?
Title: Re: Caribou down
Post by: Cold Trigger Finger on September 08, 2020, 01:07:11 AM
Lots of work....looking good....
You need a crew to throw the roof sheathing up and the shingle bundles.  Or are you going with a metal roof?


 Weelllll, that's going to be kinda different.
 House wrap will go onto of the rafters. Peak to eave. Stapled tight to the blocking.
 Then 2x2s get spiked on top of each rafter.Then the roof deck. OSB for now. Then the felt. I'm going to do a layer of regular 15 lb felt/ tar paper then a layer of the new synthetic felt paper.  Plastic cap stapled tight. Then let the snow cover it for the winter. Same snow will be on there For at least 6 months . It gives a continuous 1 1/2" vent between the insulation and the roof deck. NO ICE DAMS!! And allows any moisture that gets in the insulation dry up into th vented space.
 Just going to need good squirrel screens in the soffit box.
Title: Re: Caribou down
Post by: Cold Trigger Finger on September 08, 2020, 02:44:26 AM
In the spring I'll prolly tear off the felt and sheath over the osb with 5/8 cdx Then 15 lb felt then metal roofing.
 For right now its a choice between Insulation or roofing. Insulation wins at this time of year!
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Post by: mnbogboy on September 08, 2020, 11:13:30 AM
Sounds like a good plan to me Glen.  Wish more people would do things as they can afford them rather than borrowing.  After building 4 homes and never having a mortgage it is hard to see what some people put themselves up against.  All the borrowing does is raise prices for us that do things a little differently.
Title: Re: Caribou down
Post by: Cold Trigger Finger on September 08, 2020, 12:51:03 PM
Processed the bou last night. That 1 bull produced around 120 lbs of finished meat.
 Gave 1 ham hip and part of the back / full quarter, to our neighbor. They super appreciated it.
 Odd how some people turn up their nose to caribou. It's Really good if done right. And Not in the rut!
Title: Re: Caribou down
Post by: Cold Trigger Finger on September 23, 2020, 12:48:26 AM
This bull is really good ! First bull bou I can remember that has good tasting fat. !
 Usually it's a bit strong.
 Had steaks for dinner tonight. Yum yum !
Title: Re: Caribou down
Post by: Cold Trigger Finger on September 23, 2020, 12:55:51 AM
 Some friends at church gifted us with the $$$$ for roofing. If the weather holds I should be putting it on by Friday.
 1st pic is quitting time tonight.
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Post by: Cold Trigger Finger on September 23, 2020, 01:00:54 AM
 Notice the lack of leaves 😓😓
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Post by: HufD63 on September 23, 2020, 06:31:31 AM
Notice the lack of leaves 😓😓

Glad to see the home coming along Glen. Our trees are coloring up pretty well right now. I crossed the Little Missouri River Monday on US Highway 85 between Grassy Butte & Watford City ND and the leaves were showing all the fall colors.
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Post by: AlaskaInteriorHunting on September 23, 2020, 09:04:50 PM
Congrats!!! Nice Bou!