Archive for the ‘Hunting’ Category

In 2008, I ordered and purchased a Kimber rifle. I wanted a compact, lightweight rifle in a caliber suited to slightly smaller southern deer. I agonized over the choice between .260 Remington and 7mm-08, and I ultimately chose .260 Remington. The Kimber 84M Classic is a beautiful rifle, and with a 2-7x33mm scope, it handles […]

Smart Watches pt. 1

Posted: 29th December 2016 by Cheap in Hunting, Technology
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Exploring Android development has sparked my interest in smart watches.  I see I have a lot to learn. Until now, I have ignored the smart watch market.  This is mainly because I’ve stopped wearing a watch.  I used to wear one all the time, but I’ve noticed that they have become somewhat unfashionable.  Among the […]

Flannel bed sheets are pretty awesome in the winter, but now there are little fuzz balls everywhere. I finally got my car put back together after having replaced the broken engine valve.  I still had to have the catalytic converter replaced, which was damaged by all the unburned fuel that was dumped into it.  However, […]

Anyone who tells you that Cat’s Cradle is science-fiction is fucking with you.  Or else they don’t know what science-fiction is.  Yes, it contains a bit of science-fiction as a plot element.  Yes, the science is reasonably sound.  It also contains a made-up religion, but no one categorizes it as a religious text.  It is […]

Octobery Stuff

Posted: 30th October 2016 by Cheap in Camping, Hunting
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I spent a weekend in the Mark Twain National Forest, in the Doniphan and Eleven Point ranger districts.  My primary goal was to scout for good deer hunting spots.  However, I didn’t get to explore all the places on my list, and most of those did not turn out to be good spots.  My secondary […]

Hunting in the Upper Peninsula

Posted: 25th June 2012 by Cheap in Hunting
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Several years ago, when my father retired, he moved up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan near Escanaba, where he has a house on the lake.  He quickly came to understand that hunting is very important to the area.  As my interest in hunting was budding at the time, he suggested that I should visit […]

In 2008, in preparation for my first hunting trip to Arkansas, I picked up a Kimber 84M Classic chambered in .260 Remington, and I topped it off with a Leupold 2-7x3mm scope.  I wanted something that was lightweight and not excessively powerful for the slightly smaller whitetail deer in the south, and that’s exactly what […]

.358 WSSM

Posted: 27th November 2011 by Cheap in Firearms, Hunting
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Like many states in the region, Indiana has not allowed deer hunting with rifles.  Shotguns, handguns, muzzle-loaders, and bows are allowed.  Some say this is intended to make the hunt more challenging, thereby promoting growth in the deer population (particularly several decades ago when deer populations were low).  Others say it is intended to limit […]

Compound Bow

Posted: 24th June 2011 by Cheap in Hunting
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I bought a compound bow this week.  This is the first bow I have ever owned and the first bow I’ve shot since I was in the Boy Scouts.  The bow is a Diamond Razor Edge, which is actually a youth bow.  I ended up with a youth bow because it turns out that I […]

CZ 527 Ultralight Predator

Posted: 7th April 2011 by Cheap in Firearms, Hunting
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(Wow.  I don’t normally buy firearms this often – or this impulsively.) I bought the Ruger 77/22 in .22 Magnum when I did because I wanted to get ready for some serious coyote hunting.  However, I was really let down by the accuracy.  I’m thinking I might still be able to do something about that, […]