Here it is! Savage sent us one of their new Impulse Big Game rifles in 6.5 Creedmoor. The Impulse is the rifle that is built with their new straight pull action. Obviously, the 6.5 Creedmoor is not a cartridge we typically use while varmint hunting, but the beauty of hunting varmints, is that you can use any cartridge you want! We will have an overview and range report next week, with a hunt report a few days after. We will be using Match bullets, as well as reloads for our testing and hunt reports.
@VortexOptics sent us one of their new Fury HD 1000 rangefinding binoculars. I've been using another set of their Fury binoculars for a year and they have been glued to me throughout my trips here in Idaho and in Nevada, Wyoming, Montana and Utah. We will have a full overview of these binoculars very soon!
Can not wait to use these!!!
Reposted from @david_varminter
#varminthunting #predatorhunting #coyotehunting...
I would like to introduce the ultimate hunting machine for myself and the Varminter crew. This is "Godzilla"! It is a 2020 Daihatsu Hijet 4x4 truck (made by Toyota) . I don't like eating dirt, so when I started pricing out side by sides with doors, heater and everything to make it sealed and street legal, I was looking at an $18k+ price tag. I decided to bump my budget a bit higher and go with this truck. There will be more to come on this vehicle!
I had the dealer add a rear hitch and a snorkel (the latter for dust).
Here are the add-ons from the dealer:
3 INCH BODY/SUSPENSION LIFT WITH HEAVY DUTY SPRINGS INSTALLED
25 INCH 10 PLY RADIAL OFF-ROAD TIRES
VISION BLACK ALLOY OFF-ROAD WHEELS
NEW PIONEER AM/FM/CD BLUETOOTH STEREO
This truck comes from the factory with the following:
2020 DAIHATSU HIJET JUMBO (MADE BY TOYOTA)
BRAND NEW - ONLY 6 ACTUAL MILES ON IT
FACTORY OLIVE GREEN PAINT
660 CC EFI.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WITH OVER DRIVE
PUSH BUTTON 4X4
AIR CONDITIONING AND HEAT
POWER BRAKES, WINDOWS, AND LOCKS KEYLESS ENTRY
REAR CARGO LIGHT
Circa early 1990s Remington Model 700 Varmint Synthetic Fluted in .220 Swift. It's sitting in a @Grayboe Phoenix stock (dipped by @applied_hydrographics ) and it's topped with a Premier Reticle boosted, 14.5x35-50mm scope. Yes, I shot this old ammo! 😎
I sighted-in my Winchester Model 43 - .218 Bee with some @hsm_ammo I bought on Gun Broker. It shot well enough to pop a few ground squirrels at 70, out to 160 yards. I'm so glad I put this @vortexoptics scope on it. The 4-16 is perfect for this round!
A lot of Aussies corrected my pronunciation of Lithgow in our most recent video. So I don't make the same mistake in the future, I am having this tattooed on my face! 🤔 Okay, maybe not. But I know how to pronounce it now!
Not a bad Gun Broker buy. $85.00 for #100 rounds of .218 Bee ammo, loaded by @hsm_ammo with Calhoon 37 grain Double Hollowpoint bullets. I have used the 37 grain DHP bullets before and they perform great on ground squirrels!
@David_Varminter 's new 6mmBR build! Lots of thought went into this varmint slayer! Unfortunately for 100+ ground squirrels today, it is performing very well! The gorgeous cerakote by @nevadacerakote goes great with the @grayboe Ridgeback Stock. Build list below!
- Borden Alpine action and rail
- @KriegerBarrels 1 in 10" Twist - 26" barrel
- @Grayboe Ridgeback Stock
- @NevadaCerakote color matched Action/Barrel/Optic
- Bix n Andy Dakota trigger from @bulletcentral
- @VortexOptics Precision Matched rings
- @VortexOptics Razor LHT 3-15x50
- @Tbac_Suppressors (Thunderbeast) Ultra Supressor
- @Lapua_Ammunition Brass 6BR Norma
- @BergerBullets 65 gr Match
- Vhitavouri N 133
- MDT 10 Round AICS Style...
Video Link in Bio! Season 21 Premier begins with an article and video on the Lithgow LA-101 Overview and Hunt Report. This is also the first of our "17HMR Series", where we will give an overview and hunt report on various, available, firearms chambered in the 17HMR. The Lithgow LA-101 is a great rifle to start off this series, because I feel it is one of the best factory produced rifles available right now. Made in Australia by Lithgow Arms, this little rifle has proven to be a workhorse in my stable of varmint hunting rimfire rifles. Lithgow is no stranger to the firearms world. In fact, they have been producing firearms for over 100 years and have a very large following with Aussie shooters. There is a link to our YouTube Channel and Website in bio!
@David_Varminter recently participated in a Vintage Military match in Nevada. He took first place with a Swedish M96 6.5x55 Mauser. Made in 1898 (swipe left). These vintage matches are gaining in popular lately and are a real challenge! Thankfully, the shooters can use the most up-to-date optics to check their targets. For this, David used Vortex Razor HD 27-60 x 85mm spotting scope. I've used this spotting scope and it is very nice glass!!
Something epic is in the works. Prairie Dogs, Jackrabbit, Hogs, Turtles, Raccoon, more Prairie Dogs and Rockchuck, with rimfire, airguns and centerfires! A lot has happened in the past few months, but this will be a fresh beginning for 2021!
This Winchester Model 43, 22 Hornet was purchased by a very good friend of mine at the beginning of his varmint hunting career. He used it to kill a lot of varmints over the decades that he used it. I now own it and love taking it out a few times a year to hunt varmints. It is exactly as I received it, including the Leupold 7.5 power scope that has bronzed with age. I killed this ground squirrel at 60 yards today, using the Hornady 35 grain VMax ammunition. It was a solid hit, that flung it about 8 feet! The #22Hornet is an awesome little round!
Most years, right as the spring varmint season begins, I like to post this video. It is a movie clip based on my life as a varmint hunter. The producers brought in Christian Bale to play the part of Eric Mayer, Varminter. Enjoy!
An old post from 2014! Metal Mags are still a favorite pellet of mine in my Daystate Huntsman! @airgunsofarizona
Pest control at the farm today. Lots of juvenile Starlings and Ground Squirrels eating the cherries. My Daystate Huntsman airgun and some Metalmag pellets helped put a stop to that! #varmintermagazine #varminthunting #daystateairguns #metalmagpellets #mmmcherries
Repost! Who's going?
So, I’m gonna do a little advertising. We are having a fundraising banquet! The Treasure Valley chapter of the Foundation for Wildlife Management is going to have a fundraising banquet Saturday, May 22. (More info coming soon and tickets should go on sale soon; this is a teaser!)
We are looking for support! PM me with questions. If you hunt deer and elk, PLEASE consider joining this group! We work to improve populations of deer and elk.
#foundation4wildlifemanagement #deer #elk #banquet #fundraiser
Reposted from @nimrod_outdoor_company...
The Estate Sale also included these older 45s and a 33 with crow calls for use with the old record player callers. For the young folks, the history of calling went from grass/reeds, to handcalls, then record players, tape callers and now e-callers.
If you saw my story this morning, I was waiting in line at an Estate Sale. It turned out to be filled with really cool hunting/shooting/reloading stuff at great prices!
This is a collection of American Rifleman magazines that were custom bound from the 1930s to 1970s! Each decade is bound separately and in pristine condition! I'm excited to research the information from these years!
Due to the gusty winds today, I missed everything I shot at with my Anschutz LP in 17HMR. I took a break from shooting at ground squirrels and shot this clay pigeon a couple of times! Definitely not the same kind of challenge! #Boring