Opening Day Update: The Odd Couple Bag Some Bucks by Nick Leghorn | Nov 02, 2013 | 47 comments facebook twitter linkedin email Unfortunately, I think Tyler bagged the bigger animal in this case. Both of us were using lead free Barnes copper bullets, and even managed to recover one. Stay tuned for the whole rundown tomorrow. comments GaryinVT says: November 2, 2013 at 20:01 As a motorcyclist I thank you both! Reply Nine says: November 2, 2013 at 20:08 So, I have to know. What guns you using, and what caliber? Reply Tyler Kee says: November 2, 2013 at 20:25 Ruger m77 mark II in .243 WIN shooting 80 gr Barnes ttsx for me. Nick used his .300 BLK -110 gr. Barnes Reply Nine says: November 2, 2013 at 20:46 Somehow I knew Nick would have 300 BLK. That Ruger is sweet though, I’m a sucker for Bolt Actions~ Reply Taylor Tx says: November 2, 2013 at 20:26 There was an article a few days ago about it, cant find the link atm. I know Nick’s got the .300 blk and I remember the other guy talking about more traditional hunting cartridges like .243 and .270, dont quote me ha. Reply Sixpack70 says: November 2, 2013 at 20:09 NIce job guys! Now the real work begins. Reply Taylor Tx says: November 2, 2013 at 20:29 Good stuff, kind of hating a little at the moment as I didnt get to hunt this weekend. Going to the range to get a good zero with new AR deer ammo – .69 grain HPBT. Love to get a .300 upper at some point for pig and maybe some deer, who knows 😀 Now comes the best part, skinnin grizz. Havalon Piranta is all I use these days. Reply Bob says: November 2, 2013 at 20:35 NICK! Buy some hunting clothes! Don’t shave when you’re hunting, and maybe get a little dirty too. For men, hunting is a RUGGED MAN’s sport – You don’t hunt in golfing attire. I know. Women hunt too, but even women try to look a little manly and outdoorsy when they are hunting. Nice bucks, though. Reply larry says: November 2, 2013 at 20:37 When rifle hunting, any clothes will do. Bow hunting is another story. Reply Bob says: November 2, 2013 at 20:44 Yes, but that doesn’t mean any clothes are appropriate, If you’re going to HUNT, you should dress like a hunter. Looking like and acting like a hunter is part of the fun of hunting. Am I right, guys? Ask Tyler. It’s obvious that he gets what I’m saying. Reply larry says: November 2, 2013 at 22:22 Yeah put on all kinds of cammo and then put a BRIGHT orange vest and BRIGHT orange hat that is required. Hannibal says: November 3, 2013 at 00:42 tacticool nerd alert… lolinski says: November 3, 2013 at 01:25 When hunting you should wear a plaid shirt or jacket, maybe a suit with a tie (if you are too posh for “common” clothes). And dont forget the golf cap. Kevin says: November 3, 2013 at 15:22 What exactly is dressing “like a hunter”? Does that mean I should wear wool pants, a plaid flannel coat, and an uncle Buck-style ear-flap hat? Maybe that look is a little dated? Man now I’m worried I don’t look like a hunter when I go hunting! jwm says: November 2, 2013 at 21:44 Don’t be hating guys. They’re an adorable couple. Nicks just not as butch as Tyler. Reply Jay1987 says: November 2, 2013 at 22:32 Shhh.. they ain’t out yet. Reply jwm says: November 2, 2013 at 23:26 My bad, Nothing to see here folks, move along. Mike in NC says: November 3, 2013 at 07:17 Both gentlemen appear to have well coordinated fashion and firearm. Both the Ruger and Tyler are wearing cammo… The AR and Nick are wearing matching upper and lowers. Anyone know where to find Cerakoted khakis and annodized or nitrided polos? Chrome lining optional. Reply Nick Leghorn says: November 3, 2013 at 14:52 This is officially my favorite comment. Reply larry says: November 2, 2013 at 20:35 In the great state of MO, we would call that one on the left a Button buck and the one on the right a Doe:) That said thanks for keep the tradition alive and well! Reply Leo338 says: November 3, 2013 at 11:59 And what about the deer? Do you have any special names for those out there too? Reply Jeff the Griz says: November 2, 2013 at 20:39 good job guys, much nicer antlers than my spike i shot with my bow last month but I only cared about getting some meat in the freezer. Reply Tom in Oregon says: November 2, 2013 at 20:49 Well done lads! Mildly jealous here. Reply Danny says: November 2, 2013 at 21:11 Lead free ammo? Testing CA’s laws for disfranchisement? Reply Piet Padkos says: November 2, 2013 at 22:12 Shooting hog and coyote is fine, they’re ugly. But it’s this type of thing that made Bambi cry! Reply rosignol says: November 3, 2013 at 01:02 Bambi tastes better than hog or ‘yote. Reply Rich Grise says: November 3, 2013 at 02:59 I heard that somebody was working on a movie idea – it’s about this baby fawn deer whose Mom is killed by hunters, and when he grows up and gets antlers, he goes on a vicious violent vengeful rampage, antlering hunters to death all over the forest. It’s called, “Bambo.” Reply rosignol says: November 3, 2013 at 13:45 The game came out a while ago. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deer_Avenger_%28series%29 Rich Grise says: November 2, 2013 at 22:15 Will there be videos of you cleaning and butchering them? Reply B says: November 3, 2013 at 04:27 In the other post they mentioned they would be doing a followup of last years field dressing video. Reply Charlie Kilo says: November 2, 2013 at 23:21 Is that a 40rd PMAG? Reply B says: November 3, 2013 at 04:30 40 round mag seems a bit much for hunting, not for any ethical reasons but for weight and snagging on crap. I have a couple 20 round pmags that don’t stick out as much. Speaking of pmags, how are they working with 300BLK? I’ve heard they have some feeding issues with some bullets. Reply Charlie Kilo says: November 3, 2013 at 09:15 That was part of my point…. Reply Nick Leghorn says: November 3, 2013 at 18:37 I actually used a 10 and 20 round magazine this weekend for the real “hunting” part, but I couldn’t resist slapping a 40 rounder in there for the obligatory picture. I’ve had no issues whatsoever with 300 BLK in the standard PMAGs and even the 10 round PMAGs, they work fine for me. I’ve used them in old PMAGs, new PMAGs, and everything in between. But there are some mags that don’t work, stay tuned for a review next week. Reply Dozer says: November 3, 2013 at 08:38 you don’t get to 12s if you kill them when they are 6s and 8s Reply Leo338 says: November 3, 2013 at 12:03 I was thinking the same thing! I would be embarrassed if I posed with a kill that small, unless I took him down by hand. Hunting with a 40 round pmag is bad enough on its own. Then to post a picture with it and a tiny buck? Sad. Reply Tyler Kee says: November 3, 2013 at 15:08 Mine was a 4.5 year old based on his teeth. My processor and I agreed that he was probably on the downward decline and was at his peak this year. Unfortunately, 10’s and 12’s are pretty rare around my ranch given their free range diet. Now if I protein fed early in the year, I might see better antlers but the granola hippie inside of me likes the free range animal better. Reply Mrbadnews says: November 4, 2013 at 14:55 Its worth a mention how much weight a buck can lose after a week or two of hard “Rutting”. And by the end of rut a buck can look absolutely pitiful! If those bucks have been rutting… only sausage can save them now! Reply Fitz19d says: November 3, 2013 at 09:49 Was also going to comment on the poor husbandry choices with such young bucks. Also wtf on the giganto pmag….. Get out of the woods and write more video game reviews kiddo. Reply Nick Leghorn says: November 3, 2013 at 14:51 Honestly, I had a 10 round PMAG that I was using during the actual event. I just wanted to give Dianne Feinstein a conniption fit. Reply Joseph says: November 3, 2013 at 11:41 Lead-free copper bullets? In Texas? Reply Nick Leghorn says: November 3, 2013 at 14:52 What’s wrong with trying to avoid lead exposure? Reply Accur81 says: November 3, 2013 at 15:02 Indeed. I’m considering lead free ammo on this deer hunt – 6.8 SSA TSX, .460 CorBon TSX, and .308 Tipped TSX. I still oppose lead bans, and have tons of lead ammo. Reply Joseph says: November 3, 2013 at 11:47 And these are the guys giving you self defense advise. Reply Accur81 says: November 3, 2013 at 15:05 So they didn’t shoot trophy deer – but they are nice deer nonetheless. Hunting helps develop real world skills, helps to manage game, and supports the lawful use of firearms and the industries therein. What’s not to like about that? Reply Kevin says: November 3, 2013 at 15:38 I’ve been tempted to get a .300 BLK upper for deer. I’m surprised to find out there are no magazine capacity limits in Texas for hunting. Here in Oregon, you’re limited to five rounds in a rifle. The dudes bagging on the size of the bucks are funny. Let’s see some pics of your big bucks. Besides as far as I know it’s pretty tough to eat antlers. Here’s mine from last year. Rifle is a Ruger M77 in .270 WIN. http://i.imgur.com/CSMGs5k.jpg Man, I sure hope I’m dressed “like a hunter”. Reply Accur81 says: November 3, 2013 at 16:34 Nice buck, sir! Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.