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Rock Hall Goose'n

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About Rock Hall Goose'n

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  • Birthday 07/19/1950

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    Maryland
  • Interests
    Goose hunting & large mouth bass fishing
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    Commercial Real Estate
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    Rock Hall Goose\'n
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    kwbarker
  1. Some dogs never get over breaking. Have you tried a check cord or an 'E' collar? My 5 yr old lab has a real hard time while hunting. When she hears or sees birds the only thing between her ears is feathers. When guns go off she will break. I screw a 1" eye bolt into the corner of the blind & use a short lead to tether her to the blind so she cannot break. I use two lengths, a 16" and a 12" with clips on both ends depending on where I can secure the eye bolt and the blind seat configuration. This way she cannot break, steal food or knock over guns. Last season she made 110 retr
  2. I sent you a private message with a little information on choke tubes. Capt'n Keith Barker Rock hall Goose'n
  3. As long as I can afford it I will use the Hevi-Shot no matter how expensive it gets. Currently I am using 2 oz. loads of 2's for geese and 2 oz loads of 6's for turkey. If the cost goes way up I will lighten the size of the shot charge a bit. For now I really like the distance I get from the 2 oz. loads. Hey mudhen, you might not need to shoot so many shots with Hevi-Shot. One usually does the trick. Unlike 2 or 3 with steel. Assuming you can ...
  4. If you're worried, cover it with a Camo-Clad kit (available @ Gander Mtn.). Mine's been on for 3 seasons and protects against most wear.
  5. Make sure everything is clean and well oiled. Not sloppy but enough to wet the various surfaces. Then shoot about 2,500 rounds of medium heavy loads cleaning the gun after each 500 or so. She will be well broke in by then and should shoot most anything you feed her except the very cheap stuff in cold weather. I've had my early SBE for over 5 years. Bought it used. Still shooting factory springs. It dos not like the magizine cap screwed down real tight. Tighten it as tight as you can get it by hand then back off 2 or 3 clicks. Keep he clean and you will love her and she will l
  6. A good bandsaw will shorten the stock to almost any length you want.
  7. I handload Hevi-Shot # 2's for waterfowl and use a Cabelas zero choke (same diameter as the barrel, no restriction at all). With my loads I get good patters for decoying and pass shooting birds. If you use factory ammo, you can probably do just fine with either the IC or Mod tube that came with the gun.
  8. You can't beat Hevi-Shot. It's better than lead. I have 5 years reloading experience with it and wont use anything else on live birds. I feel I owe it to the animal to use the best shot and to take good high percentage shots.
  9. What has been posted about steel & chokes is true. Personally I advocate using Hevi Shot # 2's on geese. My SBE patterns them best through a zero choke (no constriction at all). I have a lot of experience handloading this stuff. Let me know if you want to know more about it.
  10. For waterfowl I shoot Hevi Shot through a zero choke (no constriction). My handloads pattern very well. Use your improved cylinder choke and you will get great results. For turkey, I use an extended choke (full 0.695) & Hevi Shot # 6. Awesome killer patterns. I am a big fan of Hevi Shot.
  11. I've been shooting an SBE with Hevi Shot for 5 seasons now and love it. I load 2 oz of # 2 Hevi Shot for waterfowl and get much better terminal ballistics with it than I used to get with lead. I can put my 2 oz load in a 3" shell but the 3.5" allows room for felt cushining wads and plastic buffer that greatly improve the pattern. I use one of Cabela's zero chokes (no constriction at all) for waterfowl and get great patterns that work well up close and at long distance. You'd swear I'm lying if I told you how far this stuff cleanly takes Canadian Geese. For turkeys I switch to # 6 Hevi Shot
  12. I've been shooting an SBE with Hevi Shot for 5 seasons now and love it. I load 2 oz of # 2 Hevi Shot and get better terminal ballistics with it than I used to get with lead. I can put my 2 oz load in a 3" shell but the 3.5" allows room for felt cushining wads and plastic buffer that greatly improve the pattern. I use one of Cabela's zero chokes (no constriction at all) for waterfowl and get great patterns that work well up close and at long distance. For turkeys I switch to # 6 Hevi Shot and use a Cabella's Full (0.695) tube. Pattern density and penitration are exceptional even at 50 yard
  13. For several years now I have been loading 2 oz. of Hevi Shot # 6 for turkey and getting excellant results. I have patterned the loads to 50 yards and consistantly have killer patterns at that distance. I have also loaded 2 oz. of Hevi Shot # 2's for geese for several years with equal success. I've shot litterally hundreds of Hevi Shot loads through my SBE with no damage of any kind. It is great stuff, better than lead. # 6 shot penitrates about 50 pages of a wet phone book at 50 yards. I wont use anything else on live birds.
  14. Thanks for the spring suggestion. I have not replaced the magazine spring, but do clean the tube and polish the spring to eliminate friction. Repositioning the release lever spring seems to have solved the problem. Recoil had apparently moved it about an inch forward. Far enough to effect the amount of leverage exerted on the release lever. No missfeeds have occured since I put the spring back where it belongs.
  15. Thanks. The second farm I ever leased was in Lynch and that was over 20 years ago. How's the season going for you? First segment was slow @ all our farms. But the second segment has been great.
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