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 Colorado Elk hunt 2009 our grouip killed 2 bull one cow and a Ford
USMC88-93  [Team Member]
10/14/2009 5:04:31 AM EST


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mnmax  [Member]
10/14/2009 5:56:30 AM EST
Nice Bulls, What caliber is your model 88?
USMC88-93  [Team Member]
10/14/2009 6:15:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By mnmax:
Nice Bulls, What caliber is your model 88?

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Quarterbore  [Life Member]
10/14/2009 6:58:28 AM EST
I am curious why you use the chains on the front? I have run chains on a 4x4 but if I only ran one set I had them on the rear tires? I assume it must be to allow you to turn better in the mud but kinda curious... What's the story on the bumber?

Very nice Elk!
DVCER  [Team Member]
10/14/2009 8:01:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By Quarterbore:
I am curious why you use the chains on the front? I have run chains on a 4x4 but if I only ran one set I had them on the rear tires? I assume it must be to allow you to turn better in the mud but kinda curious... What's the story on the bumber?

Very nice Elk!


Ditto, nice hunt.
What did you use to get the ford

We usually chain up the fronts only, that lets you turn when you are sliding down a hill,so you can avoid the trees(usually)


Iowaredneck  [Member]
10/14/2009 9:51:10 AM EST
more weight on the front also
USMC88-93  [Team Member]
10/14/2009 9:51:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By Quarterbore:
I am curious why you use the chains on the front?

Out of necessity, had to give the other pair to another vehicle as he had none available. Otherwise I would have had all four on for a short while.

The sheet ice hill that broke the nose of the Ford.

7mm-08  [Member]
10/14/2009 11:28:17 AM EST
Originally Posted By USMC88-93:

Originally Posted By Quarterbore:
I am curious why you use the chains on the front?

Out of necessity, had to give the other pair to another vehicle as he had none available. Otherwise I would have had all four on for a short while.

The sheet ice hill that broke the nose of the Ford.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/PhotoTWB/Elk%20hunts%202009/1st%20season/Elk20091stseason146.jpg


Dang global warming!!!1

Good kill on all the critters! Sorry about the Expe getting center punched.


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USMC88-93  [Team Member]
10/14/2009 3:07:47 PM EST


1GUNRUNNER  [Life Member]
10/25/2009 5:11:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Quarterbore:
I am curious why you use the chains on the front? I have run chains on a 4x4 but if I only ran one set I had them on the rear tires?

Put them on the front, and get back to us.
Quarterbore  [Life Member]
10/25/2009 5:41:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:

Originally Posted By Quarterbore:
I am curious why you use the chains on the front? I have run chains on a 4x4 but if I only ran one set I had them on the rear tires?

Put them on the front, and get back to us.
I don't know? My truck is a 2001 Expedition with a limited slip rear but I don't think the front is limited. Really though, the only time I have ever needed to use chains was a blizzard back in 1995/1996 or so when I had to get to work or we would have lost several days worth of work. I was a food microbiologist and I had to read the results or we would have had to retest and everything would have been backed up for three days. Not getting into the lab was just not an option even if I had to rent a snowmobile to get there.

I drove through snowdrifts that were well above the front bumper and in places up to the grill with my F150. I did however have the back of the truck piled full with firewood and I had the chains on all four that trip.

These days, if the roads are that bad, I make hot chocolate and go sledding with the kids... Life has improved in the past 15 or so years

1GUNRUNNER  [Life Member]
10/25/2009 5:44:17 PM EST
We're talking hunting here buddy, not work.
Quarterbore  [Life Member]
10/25/2009 5:49:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:
We're talking hunting here buddy, not work.

Yea, I know but here in my part of PA we almost never have conditions that require chains. If I can't get to where I hunt in 4x4, I shouldn't be out there hunting anyways. At least that has become my philosophy as I start into my 40s. Digging out a truck for a deer I could shoot in my back yard is just not energy effective

blessteve  [Team Member]
10/25/2009 5:57:57 PM EST

What unit?
Nice bulls. The ice hills are the worst and chains on the front tires work great.
USMC88-93  [Team Member]
10/25/2009 6:02:51 PM EST
Aside from this one hill that killed the Ford they were not necessarily needed the duration of the trip. During the day when some of the roads were melted and muddy they may have been useful but we were miles into the woods chasing critters These were taken before all the snow came in.



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