Ultralight Hunting: Towards a Coherent Definition
Nov 22, 2020 at 8:43 am #3685172Dave @ OwareBPL Member
@bivysack-comLocale: East Washington
Meat’s in the freezer, lets go skiing.
I got skunked this year. Not so much as a grouse. Too much early snow closed down the pass and camp.
Did have a nice armed forest bath and some laughs with friends.
and found several backcountry cliffs to explore for climbing when its warmer.Nov 22, 2020 at 8:57 am #3685174
^ great song- so very true too :)Jan 29, 2021 at 2:29 pm #3696198kevin timmBPL Member
@ktimmLocale: Colorado (SeekOutside)
I’ve had good luck or success with Kimber Hunter in a 6.5 Creede @mtwarden . I try to keep pack weight in the 3.5 lb to 4lb range and usually use a Unaweep or this year used our Lanner on Integrated in spectra at about 3.5 lbs (Its sort of hunting Divide IMO). . I recently went to range finding Binocs to try to save some weight and minimize and make the process simpler. I’ve used the Kramer Bi-Pod a fair amount, but it is fiddly at times. There is a trekking pole connector that seems to work well in testing, but I have not shot much due to lack of ammo. Shelters it all depends. I rarely take a tripod, usually using a trekking pole for steadying .Jan 29, 2021 at 2:40 pm #3696200W I S N E R !BPL Member
How did I miss that last picture of the packout? Nice Mike!Jan 29, 2021 at 2:40 pm #3696201
I had to reread your post; you keep the pack (itself) weight to 3.5-4 lbs- I’m thinking how in the he11 does he keep his pack (load) to 3.5-4 lbs :)
I’m going to play around shooting off the Kramer tripod this summer (I’m hoping the high end hunting ammo starts trickling in sometime soon!).
Which range finding binoculars to you go with?Jan 29, 2021 at 2:40 pm #3696203
How did I miss that last picture of the packout? Nice Mike!
thanks Craig!Jan 29, 2021 at 3:45 pm #3696216kevin timmBPL Member
@ktimmLocale: Colorado (SeekOutside)
@mtwarden SpectraGridHT Fabric on an integrated pack (like Divide) with a Lanner pack bag (it’s all from our custom shop). I think it was 3lb8 and I added a hip belt pocket. Lanner is 6400 total so it’s big enough and has an internal load shelf. Think of it as a hunting Divide (bigger pack bag, 3 zippered pockets, tall side pockets). I meant back only not complete. Complete I’m probably 30 -35 most of the time with everything
The Vortex range finding binocs .. but what I really wanted are the Ziess .. but I have to say I am pretty impressed with the Vortex ones. Before that, I was a Maven optic user, and I still love the B2’s and the B3 are great for the size …BUT the Vortex looks good enough , and since I got them after season I have no hunting experience , but I’ve done some hiking around ranging and I love the look and range .. and the yardage they range seems like they could help plan stalks.
I have a break on the 6.5 Kimber Hunter .. it really shoots like a kids gun , however 3 elk in 3 years works for me .
Other tidbits , I’ve often used our packs as a shooting rest, between the frame rails . Not much else .. lots of lightweight gear and some not so light . Like a lot of UL activities ..its as much what I don’t take often.Jan 29, 2021 at 4:00 pm #3696220
I’ll have to check out the Vortex, I get a pretty good law enforcement discount on their stuff
I got a set of 8×30 B3’s for Christmas- dandy little binos! :)Jan 29, 2021 at 4:17 pm #3696224W I S N E R !BPL Member
I have an Unaweep arriving tomorrow (My Xmas present!), fingers crossed it comes in time to pack for an overnight. Sunday is the last day of cottontail season and we have a ton of fresh snow.
It occurs to me that my 10/22 (synthetic stock) weighs almost as much as my American, save for itty-bitty 22 grain copper…Jan 29, 2021 at 4:55 pm #3696229
^ Nice :)
I have an American .22LR coming in in the next day or two (belated birthday present! :))- it’s got the shorter barrel and supposed to weigh just a little over 5 lbs; have a Leupold 4X and Talley mounts/rings on the way- about 9 oz all in for the scope/mounts.
I’ll probably give some snowshoe hare hunting a go when I get it setup, no season- so have all winter. I mainly got it as the grouse harvest with my .22 revolver leaves something to be desired.
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