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  • Birthday 06/21/1962

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  1. i like shooting deer with arrows so they die more slowly and in pain....usually several hundred yards from my treestand....where they leave little or no blood trail and I can't find them....this way the coyotes and black bears can survive the winter! seriously, im kinda envious of "tucker" or rather whatever state he lives in?!?! heck in ohio you cant even hunt ducks during the deer gun season....we can't even shoot deer with guns except for that 1 week in december or those 4 days of muzzy season in January!!! we have to use slugs ONLY, too (unless you use a handgun of legal caliber)!!! maybe this is why ohio has too many deer, the stupid hunting regulations are in favor of more bow hunting and less gun hunting??? here's a stupid ohio hunting law for you....it is legal to hunt coyotes during the deer gun season (all other game is off limits for 1 full week) but only if you have a valid deer tag and you are hunting with slugs only (or that legal handgun mentioned earlier). why can't i take a page from "tucker's" book and kill squirrels or grouse or rabbits or ducks while I'm deer hunting with slugs? i can do it with a slug, too! why just limit me to coyotes? i hate the taste of coyote! personally, i don't care what a guy uses to hunt with or what he wants to hunt! ethics are in the mind of the believer...i know lots of coon hunters with trophy bucks hanging on their wall and none of these guys hunt in the daytime or with anything larger than a .22 mag! speaking of rifles, i think rifles of certain calibers should be legal for deer in ohio but because of the society we live in today they probably never will be legal for deer! however, I can go out and hunt coyotes or ground hogs with a .308 anytime of the year (except deer gun week!) here in Ohio but apparently the .308 is WAY too deadly or dangerous during deer season?!?! I'd suggest to the ODNR that they establish a deer rifle season and only those who can pass a marksmanship and written test be allowed to hunt with a rifle...this would weedout those "goobers" and we got plenty of them "goobers" in Ohio, too! congrats on the deer tucker and don't chip a tooth while eating that deer sausage.
  2. it's the benelli "auto-loader" curse...they will ALL do this to you sooner or later, M1's, SBE's 12 ga or 20ga...it don't matter! it usually happens when you pull the trigger on that 26# Gobbler at 12 yards...or when you are in the duck blind with your buddies braggin 'bout this great benelli shotgun you own! I own 3 Benelli's right now...an older M1 in 20ga, a SBE & SBEII (12's)....they have ALL done this at one time or another. Sold a Benelli Sporting Clays gun because of this problem back in 2000...during some competition shoots a "misfire" is scored as a missed bird and can cost you dearly in competition so I went back to my Beretta's for SC shoots! someone ahead of me has already explained the problem...the bolt isn't closing completely in most cases and this can happen when the gun cycles on it's own or when one doesn't let the bolt "slam" shut upon loading the gun...mostly happens in the second scenario! benelli will tell you it is "operator error" in 99.9% of the dreaded "click" cases rear their ugly head. watched a turkey show last year where the host was using a benelli and right on camera he "clicked" on a BIG gobbler! LMAO, because it happened to my son with the M1 on a turkey in 2004 we just didn't have it on camera! My SBE slug gun "clicked" on me during a deer drive this month in the rain...fired 3 slugs at running deer, reloaded and a doe steps into my shooting lane broadside standing perfectly still (a dead deer is what I'm thinking) and "click" the dreaded Benelli curse strikes again! Like the original poster, my gun was very wet that day so perhaps moisture has an effect on the bolt closing everytime?!?!
  3. as tucker mentioned Gander Mountain offers this service, too and more than likely they send it out to someone to apply the finish??? the finish is actually applied using a "film" that gets transfered to the gun parts when they are "dipped" into the "film" the color and pattern adhere to the gun surfaces. wood can be "dipped" but it may require a primer to get the "film" to adhere properly...even some synthetic pieces are primed to get a good adhesion. that's my 2 cents...
  4. looks like a deadly combination....
  5. that's good stuff mudhen....thanks for sharing! I'm still working on my first 100....but I only hunt 3 states! LOL
  6. it is purdy fancy........
  7. HH, I don't own a M2 but I do turkey hunt with a M1 (S90) in 20 gauge. After adding a good set of rifle sites I was able to adjust my point of impact (POI) as needed....mine shot a bit high out of the box with a bead site! All of my turkey rigs have "rifle sites" or optics since very few shotguns, regardless of the maker, will shoot to the same POI for every shooter....sometimes its a simple matter of gun fit rather than a mis-aligned barrel. I have seen guns that came from the factory with terrible choke tube alignment, I would have a gunsmith check this before I would "bend" a barrel. buy the M2 (and a good turkey site) take her to the range and go crazy! my two cents, Jeff in SW Ohio
  8. what chad said.......why do you completely remove your sling when turkey hunting? I'm just curious? Jeff in SW Ohio
  9. M1014, WOW....I wish those were under my Christmas tree....my stocking is too small for these beauties!!! Jeff in SW Ohio
  10. isk, see my reply to your post "Choke too tight"........which choke tube and constriction is highly dependant on the size and type of ammo you will shoot. Chad also gave you some very good advice in this post. Jeff in SW Ohio
  11. isk, i'm sure you have already heard this from someone but the choke you select really depends on the shot size you intend to choose. Example the .640" choke will more than likely pattern best with #7.5 or even #8 lead shot! Let's assume you want to shoot #6 or #5 copper plated buffered shot for Turkey hunting...I would lean toward a .660" or .665". Maybe you want to use Heavy Shot or another brand of "heavier than lead" Turkey loads in #6, my recommendation would be to consider a .670" or .675" choke. finally, I prefer an extended ported choke personally and one of my favorites in my Benelli SBE and SuperNova is a Kicks GT but it really depends on which ammo I shoot as to which patterns best. i also agree with Chad, many of those under $25 turkey chokes work very well, the undertakers, tightwads and some of the best chokes i've found were Carlson XF and XXF that were sold at close-out prices for under $20 at Cabela's! thats my two cents.... Jeff in SW Ohio
  12. .....the turkey rigs I have in my gun safe!
  13. ks, post it on ebay......
  14. its probably been a year or more since my last visit to this forum and it's nice to see everyone is still good friends! i don't know "mudhen" personally but he has always given a lot of good sound advice on this forum and I agree with him when it comes to a "second" shot. Misses or injuries can happen no matter how good you THINK you are and even at a so called stationary target like a wild turkey! I have killed Turkey's with a TC Encore, a SBEII, a SuperNova, an old Browning A5, a Winchester Model 37 16 gauge, Browning Gold 10ga, Hunter Arms 16 ga SxS, Beretta O/U...you name it and I'm sure my friends call me foolish because I own about 10 different Turkey rigs. Personally, I don't think you can own too many shotguns whether they are "Turkey" guns or plain old field guns! this threaded started with a basic question SBE II or SuperNova and after readying it entirely it seems maybe the person starting the thread needs an excuse to buy a SuperNove! I say buy what ever you want and make it a Turkey rig! I actually turned one of my SBE Slug guns into an SBE 1.5 Turkey Rig...I purchased a SBEII barrel complete with choke tubes, purchased a Benelli Steady Grip stock and mounted a Nikon Monarch "turkey reticle" scope on it. My buddies call it "Frankenstein" because it has 3 different camo patterns and a matte black scope! I call it an SBE 1.5 because it has parts from both Benelli's...a Hybrid if you will....She is UGLY but smokes turkeys with a Kick's GT and my own nickle plated loads. That's my 2 cents! Jeff
  15. .....there I said it! i can't spell either........
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