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Jon Ramsey

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  1. I've done a few turkey shoots, but I wasn't really setup for it. I was using my clay gun, since I don't own a turkey gun. I found out real quick that some of those people take it way to serious. I wouldn't do it again without buying a scope and patterning my gun. Maybe I'll setup my old Winchester 1300 for turky shoots, since I don't use it for anything else these days.
  2. This is a brief poll to see how others here on the forum use their shotguns the most. [ 10-21-2005, 09:01 AM: Message edited by: Jon Ramsey ]
  3. Telling someone what the correct lengh or type of gun for them should be, is like telling them what the corret shape and deminsions of their body should be. It just has to fit and feel right for you, and only you can decide what fits and feels right for you.
  4. I bought one of these magnetic sights for my 712 Raptor and was very disapointed with it. The sight creaps backwards with the recoil of each shot. after about 3 shots, it's creaped back far enough that the gas being ported from the barrel porting blows the sight right off the rib. Lesson: Don't try to use these with ported barrels. [ 08-09-2005, 08:24 AM: Message edited by: Jon Ramsey ]
  5. Now I don't care who you are, that there was funny. [ 07-25-2005, 09:48 AM: Message edited by: Jon Ramsey ]
  6. That's what I said. I was about to order one as a replacement part for my 712 Raptor, untill I found out it was just a synth stock with a dip job. Pretty cheese dick manuver on Benelli's & Franchi's part. Hey Nelli Girl, tell them that if they make a real one we will buy it. The voice said: "If you build it, they will come." [ 07-25-2005, 09:43 AM: Message edited by: Jon Ramsey ]
  7. You all suck for even having this argument!!! For the record I don't shoot ducks, or any birds for that matter. I have 2 parrots at home that call me me daddy, ask to be let out of their cages when I get home from work, they're both potty trained, and they love to be petted and played with. Some how I don't think I could look either of them in the eye after shooting a bird. I feel bad enough bringing home a bucket of KFC. However, I bet Robo Duck would make a great target for target pratice. [ 06-29-2005, 12:31 PM: Message edited by: Jon Ramsey ]
  8. We play a similar game, sometimes for money. Get about 5 or so, guys to stand on the farthest trap line as close together as is reasonable to still have room to shoot. (i.e. not spread out on the 5 normal shooting stations) We then toss 1 target, the #1 guy shoots it if he hits it the #2 guy shoots the next target, and so on. Anytime a shooter misses their target the next shooter can try to break it before it hits the ground. If you miss and the next shooter hits your target your out. If #1 misses his target, and #2 shoots and misses, #3 can shoot at it. If #3 hits it #2 is out, and #4 shoots the next target. If nobody hits the target the #1 shooter is still in the hot seat so to speak, this insures that he doesn't just wait until the target hits the ground. Each shooter has to either break a target or someone has to be eliminated to end their turn, thus putting the next shooter in the hot seat. If you break somebody else’s target, the guy after you is now in the hot seat. (i.e. If it’s #3’s turn and he misses #4 shoots and breaks it. It is now shooter #5’s turn, and shooter #3 is out.) This keeps going around until there is only 1 shooter left, and he wins the pot if there is any money involved. We usually each through 5 or 10 dollars in the pot. On occasion we’ve had as many as 10 guys starting out on the line, and that makes for a nice size pot. [ 05-17-2005, 08:00 AM: Message edited by: Jon Ramsey ]
  9. Hmmm... This is a puzzler. Does it have any coloration to it? Maybe the barrel was over heated by prolonged rapid fire. Over heating will often cause a bluish discoloration, or a spot that seems to have a rainbow colored band around it. Is it a ring that goes around the barrel or is it a spot on one side of the barrel? Where inside the barrel is the spot? Near the muzzle or closer to the breach? Is it directly in front of the forcing cone? If so could be someone tried to shoot a 3½” shell in a 3” chamber. Better check for a bulge in the barrel. You’ll need a good carpenter’s square, a drafter’s triangle, or some other reliable straight edge to check for such a bulge. If it’s just a streak from a wadding Hoppe’s #9 should be able to get it out. Here’s the only trick I know for wadding streaks. Plug one end of the barrel and fill it with Hoppe’s #9 solvent. Let it sit for about an hour, then drain it. Then take you cleaning rod and remove the “T” handle. (Most are just screwed on.) Place the handle end of the rod in the chuck of a hand drill, and insert your bronze bore brush in the other end. Insert in barrel and squeeze the trigger. (The one on the drill, not the gun.) If that doesn’t work, it isn’t going to come off.
  10. Is this stain on the inside or outside of the barrel? If it's on the outside, what sort of finish does it have? (blued, parkerized, cameo) A picture would be very helpful. Perhaps a water spot, if so the only way to get rid of it would be to use steel wool and then reblue the spot in question, but it's hard to match factory bluing.
  11. Well those are solvents, not oils...... I use good old hoppes #9 to clean my barrel and chokes, along with a bronze brush. (bronze won't scratch steel because it's softer than steel) Then I spray my freshly cleaned chokes with Rem-Oil, and store them in either a choke case or tube untill I'm ready yo use them. The barrell also gets a protective coating of Rem-Oil applied via a wool mop.
  12. Alright If you mean what I think you mean "it's not fitt'n to be said" children could read that later! was that really necessary? If that is not what you meant than I am sincerely sorry and pretend that the text isn't really there. Ummm..... Ok. I'm not sure what you think I meant. But If I meant what you think I meant then I apologize, as it was not my intent to offend..... However! If what you thought I meant is in fact not what I meant, and what I actually meant was something else entirely, then we should both pretend that this entire conversation never took place. Know what I mean??? Now for a few quick message to our friends in the communist occupied state of California. The chair is against the wall. I repeat. The chair is against the wall. John has a long mustache. I repeat. John has a long mustache.
  13. hmmm.... I'll have to check on that. I've been using it for years, no 3 alarm fires yet. A normal day at the range for me is anywhere between 100 to 300 rounds. I don't put it in dripping wet though, just a film to protech it from rust and from seizing in the barrel.
  14. Your wife sounds just like my mom. As for me I just got a new semi-auto 12 gauge for my wife..... It was the best trade I ever made. Seriously, my wife has all most as many shotguns as I do. [ 04-27-2005, 10:19 AM: Message edited by: Jon Ramsey ]
  15. I just spray my chokes with Rem-Oil.
  16. All kidding aside I wouldn't use an air compressure to clean my guns. To remove dirt you need to remove the oil holding the dirt. This can only be done with the use of some sort of solvent. Thus the paint thinner it's a solvent, it's cheap, and it's not to harsh to reach in the can and grab the parts with your bare hands after swishing them around.
  17. I'm a choke-aholic I have at least 5 or 6 chokes for every shotgun I own, and I use them all. When I shoot skeet, I only use IC or skeet. When I shoot trap I always use Full from any line. When shooting sporting clays or 5 stand. I take them all and have been known to change chokes at each station. It just depends on the shot.
  18. Do you drive a car with 4 flat tires??? You can buy an air compressor at any hardware store. http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productList&catalogId=B101630
  19. I have to agree with FN_FAL, there is nothing better than a 12 gauge, or more versatile. I recommend pumps; they tend to be more reliable. Are you worried about stopping power, or over penetration? Pick you shells accordingly. I keep a Remington 870 with a 22" barrel propped in the corner of my bedroom, and I keep it loaded (NO KIDS IN THE HOUSE!!!). I used a variety of rounds loaded in sequence as follows: #8, #4, T, 00, 00. (Remember to load backwards. First loaded is the last fired) If the situation were to get bad enough that I ever got to the 00-buck, over penetration is probably not my first concern. Yes, I do live in the sticks. I've shot shotguns all of my life and have never owned a handgun, so using a 12 gauge comes naturally to me, even in the middle of the night. But let’s not forget the intimidation factor. Many a crook have made a u-turn and exited without altercation, after hearing the unmistakable sound of a 12 gauge pump racking a round into the chamber. So load according to your needs and your particular situation, and pump-em loud. Maybe you won't even have to shoot anybody.
  20. Your wife was nice enough to place ceramic targets all over the house for you to practice, and you don't take advantage.
  21. A coffee can full of paint thinner works wonders for bolt and trigger assemblies.
  22. Steel??? I'd be affraid of scratching the bore. Barrel brushes are made of bronze because it's much softer than steel. Thus, it won't scratch the bore of your barrel. Any wear from brushing will occur on the $2.00 brush, and not in your $120.00 + barrel. Steel on steel, will wear just as much off the bore as the brush.
  23. Lil Yorkie: I just noticed you’re in Maryland. Take a trip out to PG County Skeet & Trap Center. They have lots of rental guns, mostly Beretta’s, they rent for only a few dollars. You will often get grouped together with other shooters, to make a party of about 5 or 6 shooters. Talk to other shooters in the group, Don't be affraid to ask if may take a couple of shots with their gun. I've shot many strangers guns and let many strangers shoot mine over the years. Most serious shooters are very proud of their guns and will usually jump at a chance to show it off, most of the time they will offer to let you take a few shots with it. If you tell them you new at this sport, you'll find more coaches than you need. [ 03-30-2005, 07:12 AM: Message edited by: Jon Ramsey ]
  24. That my friend is why they are only meant for field cleaning situations, such as between rounds at a trap meet, or while on a 2 or 3 day hunting trip. It will remove most of the fowling from the bore, but it will never get your gun truly clean. When it comes time to “CLEAN” the gun and put it away there are no shortcuts, and no miracle cleaning products. If you want your gun to last, you have to take it apart and spend a good half hour cleaning it the old fashion way. This is not coming from some old timer that just hates new fangled devises. Quite the opposite, I’m a 28 year old IT professional, and I love new tricks and technology. But I’ve been shooting competitively since I was 15, and I’ve learned through experience that there is only one way to get your gun truly clean. WB-PTC (Wet patches, Bore brushing, Patches Till Clean.)
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