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Re: Bob Milek [Re: Live2hunt941] #15535361 12/16/20
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Milek and G. Sitton were my favorites.

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Re: Bob Milek [Re: Docbar] #15535389 12/16/20
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Yes, G. Sitton could really write, especially his back page columns. He, too, has passed on.

Re: Bob Milek [Re: Live2hunt941] #15535996 12/17/20
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always enjoyed Milek's writings... kept my attention for sure...

no one mentioned it, but his writing in the Nosler manual on the 6mm Remington, it what caused my attention to that cartridge.
especially on a long action.....

the 6mm Rem and the 6,5 x 57 because my most favorite two cartridges....

and still to this day...




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Re: Bob Milek [Re: Seafire] #15541016 12/18/20
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He was great and I miss his writings. Seafire caused me to dig out my oldest Nosler manual, #3, copyright 1989, and peruse Bob's words on the 6mm Remington. Back in his writing heyday, I clipped out some of his articles and put them in plastic sleeves for 3 ring binders. I think some of those binders are still here. In the Nosler manual 6mm Remington article he even admits using it on elk. " I've taken elk with the 6mm Remington, but I certainly don't recommend its use on such big animals". Bob's also another reason that I've owned a .25-06 since 1997. Took it to Wyoming on a successful pronghorn hunt in 2003. Thought about Bob a lot on that hunt. I could never pronghorn hunt in that environment with a .25-06 in my hands and not think of Bob Milek.

Re: Bob Milek [Re: Live2hunt941] #15541117 12/18/20
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The very first image that comes in head when I hear his name is him with a Wyoming pronghorn and a 25-06.

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Re: Bob Milek [Re: Live2hunt941] #15541158 12/18/20
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You folks can thank me for enjoying Bob as long as we did. Years before his death, but while a writer I knew of, I was driving a truck through Thermopolis, Wyoming early one Sunday morning. Just as I was pulling out of a fueling station Bob staggered out from behind a sign, standing directly in front of my 63,000 pound rig. I slid it to a stop just inches from him. He looked up and didn't even nod, but staggered away. I was sure at the time then and now that he was inebriated.


This wasn't the first time something like this happened. Around 1975 I was driving my Plymouth Scamp through the crowded streets of Aspen, Colorado. From out of nowhere a tall lanky guy ran out directly in front of me chasing after an errantly thrown frisbee. I locked up the brakes and slid to a stop just feet front the English movie actor Michael York. His eyes got as wide as saucers at the close call. He then got a huge grin on his face, waved an apology wave to me, and off he went to finish his frisbee game.

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Re: Bob Milek [Re: Live2hunt941] #15541166 12/18/20
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i remember a story where his brother shot a cow elk with 257 Roberts, he was a super story teller

Re: Bob Milek [Re: Mule Deer] #15543740 12/19/20
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Originally Posted by Mule Deer
One of my favorite stories of Bob's was about the .25-06--which he introduced by saying he was going elk hunting, and the only rifle in his rack he knew was sighted-in was a .25-06--with handloads featuring the 120-grain Speer Hot-Cor. So he went out and killed an elk with it, quite handily, despite the cartridge and bullet not being consider anywhere near adequate by most today.


Read tons of Bob and many others in that era. On that 25-06, I was at a SHOT show at the Sako booth and struck up a conversation with a passerby from Canada. He had a 25-06 and told me about dumping a large Moose. The range I won’t post, but suffice to say it was quite effective and impressive!

Bob probably was one of the big reasons why I got into TC’s and other handguns long ago. Like Bobby T. - I was a big fan. Many other great writers in that era, many passed. Glad we still have some quality writers who are very knowledgeable and straightforward.

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My appreciation for his writing is why I had to have a 25-06 and a 41 Magnum and probably helped form my early affection for Wyoming.

Re: Bob Milek [Re: Live2hunt941] #15546660 12/19/20
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I had a 243 as a teenager and remember an article of his about hunting elk with a 243. I thought, “wow, I could go elk hunting with the rifle I have”.


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Re: Bob Milek [Re: Live2hunt941] #15550378 12/20/20
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Yep, liked his writings, have a 25/06 for over 35 years now.


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