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  1. Congrats MH!!! Great pic's too!!
  2. I have a Leupold 1X4 Shotgun scope mounted to my gun since 1992 without a single issue. I love that extra heavy reticle that comes with that model, it really stands out in the woods!! My gun always shot high left no matter what loads I ran through it. So by scoping it, I can dial in the crosshairs right to the very center of the pattern, hence making it a real killing machine. I prefer a scope since it actually "gather's light" which is benefical in early morning conditions. I mostly keep mine on the 2.5X setting because if I place it on 1X, the end of the barrel is in the field of view, which
  3. I'm not a rain guy. I want to enjoy my time in the woods, getting soaked isn't my idea of having fun.
  4. I agree, awesome decoy!!! I think I may need one as well!!!
  5. Still very early up here in NY, our season doesn't start until May 1st!! I usually wait until the month of April before doing any serious patterning of my gun, since the temps are still very cold around here until then. Best temp I have heard for pattern testing is in the mid 60's. I also start to practice up on my calls at the beginning of April as well. That way, I'll have a month to get the rust out!!
  6. You have to remember, since heavishot pellets hit much harder than lead pellets of the same size, you can go to a smaller size shot with heavishot. So #6's will work better pattern wise, than #5's, plus they willl hit as hard as #5 lead!!! Best of both worlds!!
  7. Try this sling. I prefer it over the Claw!! http://www.sloganoutdoors.com/products.html
  8. When shooting strictly lead or copper plated lead, I always preferred #5's over #6's and #4's. Sure #4 lead would work best, Energy wise, but the patterns weren't that great!! #6's pattern best over #4 and #5's, but have that energy problem at the 40+ yard mark, they seem to run out of steam!! So #5's are the perfect compromise, better patterns than #4's, and better energy levels than #6's. Now having said that, with the advent of hevishot hitting the market several years ago, and seeing first hand the damage done to a gobblers head while using it, I'll never go back to lead or copper
  9. The best Red Dot on the market, bar none is the Aimpoint. Like anything, you get what you pay for. http://www.aimpoint.com/
  10. Awesome deal on that Rhino choke!!!! That's the very same tube and restriction I'm using as well, along with the H378 Nito 4X5X7 loads. Out of my 1300, in a 10" circle at 40 yards, I counted an honest 316 pellets!! After many years of searching, that is the best pattern I ever found, bar none.
  11. Check out these first. They are rated #1. http://www.aimpoint.com/
  12. I agree with most of what your saying except #4, but if you want to restrict yourself to 20 yards or less, nock yourself out!!!! I have searched for many years trying to find the ultimate choke/shell to give me the BEST pattern at the fabled 40 yard marker. If you hunt birds long enough, you'll find that some gobblers don't come waltzing in to 20 yards or less. It's those birds that make you smile, since you did your homework and know your gun can take them out to that 40 yard distance every single time.
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