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Offline CLAY

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A tall order...
« on: February 08, 2014, 08:35:59 PM »
So, today while snowmobiling we kicked up a coyote.  Didn't see him, but picked up his tracks 15 minutes too late.  I have long thought that while riding the snowmobile I should have something that allows me to carry a gun for such targets of opportunity.  A slung rifle won't work- it will get in the way.  99.99% of the time it will just sit there.  That .01% it could be invaluable, be it crows or coyotes.

Any thoughts?  I wear a snow jacket and snow pants- so a holster would be a bit tricky.  This is about as close as I can come up with (with a stainless .22 pistol maybe?):

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Anyone have a better idea?  I already have RAM mounts on my sleds.
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Re: A tall order...
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014, 09:19:37 PM »
Pancake holster affixed/bolted to the right tunnel - inside of your right leg - less prone to be "whacked" if the sled rolled, yet easy/quick enough to be quickly accessed (and less visible to others).

Would you have shot at the coyote? Are they to be removed from your area?
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Re: A tall order...
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2014, 04:11:38 AM »
I see that just vibrating itself off into a snowbank somewhere.

I'd go this route somehow.

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Re: A tall order...
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2014, 08:34:23 AM »
Pancake holster affixed/bolted to the right tunnel - inside of your right leg - less prone to be "whacked" if the sled rolled, yet easy/quick enough to be quickly accessed (and less visible to others).

Would you have shot at the coyote? Are they to be removed from your area?

Yup.  Coyotes are nuisance critters up here.

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Re: A tall order...
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2014, 12:19:50 PM »
Imagine how the coyotes feel about snowmobiles.
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Re: A tall order...
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2014, 12:22:30 PM »
Imagine how the coyotes feel about snowmobiles.

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Re: A tall order...
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2014, 02:57:07 AM »
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Re: A tall order...
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2014, 08:07:53 AM »
Would you have shot at the coyote? Are they to be removed from your area?

There's scads of them.  They can be taken with a small game license, which I have.  I have a friend that shot 22 of them last year- there's no shortage- which is funny- when I was a kid they weren't around.  I still remember having my dad come in and tell us to come out- there are a set of train tracks a mile away, and when the locomotive blew it's horn a pack of them would responf with howls and yips.  That was cool.  Now it's common.

The scabbard looks interesting.  What I'd need would be a 18" barrel marine magnum and bolt the scabbard to the tunnel.  That might work.  A bit bulky, but it might work.

Something to think about in the "off season".
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Re: A tall order...
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2014, 08:19:40 AM »
a faster sled an you just run them over ;)  or, so I've heard....
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Re: A tall order...
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2014, 08:25:58 AM »
Would you have shot at the coyote? Are they to be removed from your area?

There's scads of them.  They can be taken with a small game license, which I have.  I have a friend that shot 22 of them last year- there's no shortage- which is funny- when I was a kid they weren't around.  I still remember having my dad come in and tell us to come out- there are a set of train tracks a mile away, and when the locomotive blew it's horn a pack of them would responf with howls and yips.  That was cool.  Now it's common.

The scabbard looks interesting.  What I'd need would be a 18" barrel marine magnum and bolt the scabbard to the tunnel.  That might work.  A bit bulky, but it might work.

Something to think about in the "off season".

I have a list of more then 22 people I'd like to shoot.  Way more annoying then coyotes. 
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Re: A tall order...
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2014, 08:46:03 AM »


I have a list of more then 22 people I'd like to shoot.  Way more annoying then coyotes.

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Re: A tall order...
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2014, 09:03:14 AM »
Imagine how the coyotes feel about snowmobiles.

Without opposable thumbs I doubt it would be able to ride it.
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Re: A tall order...
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2014, 09:12:22 AM »
Doesn't seem to stop a good portion of snowmobilers, or atv riders for that matter.