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  1. As the saying goes, which head was he thinking with? I haven't meet a guy yet that hasn't done something dumb by using the wrong decision making organ.
  2. Here's a pic after I stripped the velvet. The one on the ground in front of me is my first bull. It had already lost its velvet. http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d109/bwnr/165.jpg
  3. Thanks guys. As the antlers grow, they are in velvet. It starts to peel off mid-sept. Some that we saw already had it stripped completely off and their racks were pure red from blood still exuding out the bone. We took 12 bulls this week and all but 1 were in velvet. They all stripped right off, no problem, like unwrapping a present. In early september you can get some formdehyde into them to hold the velvet, but by the time we hunted, it was too late to save it.
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    Slug Gun

    Pick up a used gun at a show, one that fits comfortably and shoulders really nice. Spend time on the fit. 2 3/4" chamber is plenty. Then, go and get a new rifled slug barrel for it with iron sights. Pick up 3-5 different sabot manufacturers products and spend some time on the range. Stick with the best grouping product. Wipe it down and put it in the case till fall. Fire a couple slugs through it right before season and you're good to go. Sell the extra shot barrel on e-bay to recoupe some expense. All total, you should be out between $4-600.
  5. I know I'm a bit late chiming in on this one, but for what it's worth....I took an old Ithaca 37 and chopped the barrel down. Then I had it drilled and tapped for choke tubes. I only shoot the cylinder tube in it for bunnies. I can shoot this gun and cycle it with one hand. (When you're hunting alone and you are the dog, this method happens more times than not when crawling through briars). Based on this experience, I would think a coach gun would be great.
  6. Much appreciated guys. I will be trying both very soon!
  7. And we wonder why anti-hunting sentiment is up.....we're doing it to ourselves!
  8. Tucker, What else did you have in that pot? Need some ideas on goose breasts as my family is pickier than I am (5 and 7 year olds). Thanks.
  9. Other than the truely poetic idiot bashing that some of the members of this forum are so gifted at posting, I think the best thread topic started is this one! Great picture posts gentlemen, keep 'em coming. I have 8 long months to endure before hitting the muck again and need these story/pics to get me through.
  10. 1) Roast the whole bird breast side down, low and slow with apples, celery and onion in the bird. Add a little wine, juice or water in the bottom of the roasting pan for moisture. Rub some sage, rosemary or thyme into the skin before roasting. 2) The way we like best is to cut the breasts into 1" cubes. Marinate in italian dressing, with a little worcestshire sauce, minimum 8 hours. Wrap each cube with 1/2 slice of bacon, skewer with toothpick and grill till medium and bacon slightly crispy. Watch our for fire flare-ups! Kids pop these like crazy. 3) Marinate breasts in caribbean jer
  11. There have been thousands, if not millions of rifled slugs shot through smooth bore barrels and IC chokes, just in our own state of Ohio alone. This was the ol' standby combination for decades here, that is, before rifling started appearing in shotgun barrels and chokes. You'll be fine, shot away. Or, you go the other way, shot a sabot slug through a rifled choke tube. This will be fine as well. DON'T shoot a sabot through a smoothbore/IC combo or a rifled slug through a rifled barrel or choke.
  12. I know no one that shoots as much as you do. Believe me, I'm envious. I'd be in the same position if I shot that many rounds/yr. I'm a bit bird and time limited here in NE Ohio.
  13. Mudhen, This may be more info than you were asking, but as long as I have space, here goes: Prior to January 2005, 10 lbs. was $101. Late in 2005, it increased to $129/10 lbs. Now I am hearing that $159/10 lbs. is on the table. At the $101 HS price, my 1 3/8 oz, 3" handload was $1.12/shell. At $129, it went to $1.36 per trigger pull. Now at $159, my single shell price is $1.62. I am only getting 2-3 firings per hull, so add $0.10 per shell when starting with new hulls. Sure, if I was shooting 5-8 cases, this would break my piggy too and I would have to go another
  14. My first big score so I have to gloat a little. Just recieved the official B&C score....375 0/8 which puts me in the all-time record book. Sweet!
  15. I have to reiterate Rock Hall's comments concerning Hevi-Shot. I've been reloading it for 3 years and even with the price increase since the Remington/Environmetals divorce, I won't use anything else.
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