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AK_Au_diver
07:30:43 Tue
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azkid
14:23:45 Tue
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Quote: jameswcave at 07:12:40 Tue Feb 28 2012

The average hunting rifle in Alaska is a 338 weatherbe or larger and with a good scope. A mile and a half will more than reatch a 1/4 mile off shore as you'll be a sitting duck in water with no place to go.


Glad you came up here three times and polled the State on Avg Hunting Rifles...

Actually its a Mixed Bag I know alot of hunters and none of them own a .338 weatherby. Guess all my friends are Below AVG but at least they bag the Moose and Bears.

More people own .300 Win Mags and the WSSM than the .338

While a .338 will make that shot I dont disagree there.


  
peluk
14:47:27 Tue
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James,where are you from? I'm curious to know what kind of people live around you.So far from what you've written,we in Nome, probably aren't as exciting as the people you run into.

  
overtheedge
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I live in rural Alaska and have hunted all my life. I know what weapons my friends have and use.

1. There is no 338 Weatherby. It is a 340 Weatherby and I have a friend with one. Never shoots it and the only reason he has it is a client gave it to his father, and old master guide. Most don't use magnums and those that do seem to prefer the 308 WinMag.

2. Maybe the folks down your way are snipers, but the average Alaskan can't make a 1/4 mile shot. Mostly because they were never trained as snipers.

3. I'm a bit curious about this prospecting permit story. Do you mean claim? Maybe dredging permit? Perhaps water rights or discharge permits? Maybe it is POI?

4. Let us assume you mean claim. Your time-frame is in error. As the area is under claim or lease, it will cost you a ginormous amount to buy the claim. The maintenance fee or royalty each following year is minimal.

5. You might wanna stay out of the BOT next time you get to Nome. There isn't much intelligence at work within those walls. Just liquid stupid, fueled mouths.

  
homestead54
18:58:28 Thu
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i prefer the browning 7mm mag as choice- i normal carray a pre 1960- model 100 win 308. light accuarate to 500 yards without balistic drop- hot loads allows 700 yards. my 7mm mag with 1k range finder allows distance- and low drop to bullet add hot loads and you never miss- operator error excluded. a 1/4 mile offshore is not a long shot most alaskan's can do it with a 22 at a squirrel. it is food in remote wilderness. learn alaska and the people- stay out of the bars and the boasts, go to remote vills- and learn from life -long residences- not the newcomers that think they know qalaks cause they been here for a summer!
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klondike_jake
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im sorry but everyone seems to be dreaming abought gold and lots of it.including my self.you plans have gone through my head twenty years ago.i did my research and the rude sobering truth was staring me in the face.so if i go to nome to dredge it will be with one .someone who has a bonified offshore lease.and two ,a trustworthy person who has actively dredged in the bering sea.it will truly be a interesting story come the end of sept 2012.show me your cridentals on this project please.

  
Diamond_digger
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I see a lot of cheap 2nd hand gear for sale in Nome soon!
I shall just sit here and chuckle softly.
The old guys are going to have lots and lots of new spares for their equipment. And they are going to get them cheap!
So a few lads believe the Hollywood nonsense lets hope they bring lots of money to spend around town before they go home.
If gold mining is like diamond mining then a lot of people are going home broke!

In order to make it;
You have to have the experience years in the field brings before you spend thousands on high end gear. And even then nothing is guaranteed. The living conditions are rough and the luxuries are few and very far in between, if you strike it lucky you are one in 500.
The chances can be improved massively by doing the right research and surrounding yourself with real experts that will get down and do the job no questions asked. The most important thing for a newbie is to shuttup and listen and learn from the men that have been doing it for years on end.
My 2 p's worth inflation excluded.
Andy

  

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