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#203450 - 11/12/19 12:21 AM Deer season woes
junebug
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Started the season out Saturday with the 35 Rem and the .45 Colt. Missed a coyote Sunday at 100 with the .35 ,one of those days when I couldn't hold minute of coyote. Switched to the Striker.308 today. I shot them all last week to check zero and the .308 did 1/2 in.for 3 shots with the cold bore shot,only shot it 3 shots. This morning while loading in the stand it felt different. A further check showed a broken, bolt head retainer pin ,3rd one,2nd since last year. Seventy miles from home so no quick fix. Love the gun but sure did want to throw it out of the tree at that time ,[didn't] Fixed now so it goes back out tomorrow with an extra pin stowed in the stock.
Just deal with it and get on with the season.
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#203451 - 11/12/19 06:57 AM Re: Deer season woes [Re: junebug]
KYODE
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Been nice to have popped that coyote for sure. Wishing you a little better luck. You are still doing better than me. I checked the 30-30AI and 35rem for sight ins......but still havnt gone out. Im skeered id kill one 😂
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#203452 - 11/12/19 07:17 AM Re: Deer season woes [Re: KYODE]
Randy M
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Ouch. Tough start. It can only get better from here. Good luck today!
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#203454 - 11/12/19 08:10 AM Re: Deer season woes [Re: Randy M]
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It will get better and now you're ready with extra parts if it goes south again.

Went out this weekend in PA for turkey with my son. Everyone saw something but us. Of course no one saw a turkey.
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That's why they call it hunting and not killing. It was good just to be in the mountains.

Look forward to hearing about it when everything comes together for you.

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#203461 - 11/12/19 11:07 AM Re: Deer season woes [Re: jcp161]
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Hang in there.
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#203464 - 11/12/19 04:26 PM Re: Deer season woes [Re: Ernie]
Sawfish
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I have four Strikers, but never had a broken bolt head retainer pin. I will be packing a spare from now on.
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#203471 - 11/12/19 09:18 PM Re: Deer season woes [Re: Sawfish]
junebug
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And I hope you never do. It can be a PITA as they can lock the action up solid, requiring removal of the barrel and driving the bolt body out the front. I do not dry fire this gun and do not understand why they break but they do. Three so far. I will go to the smaller diameter firing pin after deer season if possible.
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#203473 - 11/13/19 12:44 AM Re: Deer season woes [Re: junebug]
Zee
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Damn.

Hope it all works out from here on.
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#203475 - 11/13/19 09:14 AM Re: Deer season woes [Re: Zee]
reflex264
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Hang in there. Something will die.
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#203479 - 11/13/19 06:02 PM Re: Deer season woes [Re: reflex264]
REDHAWK1954
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It will get better.
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