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by southpaw
May 22nd, 2019, 10:50 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Happy 37 Year Anniversary To Me.
Replies: 17
Views: 372

Re: Happy 37 Year Anniversary To Me.

Congrats! It is posts like this that show me that it is possible. My wife and I have been together for 17 years and married for just shy of 13. High school sweethearts. I guess we are defying the status quo of our generation.

Any chance you got a turkey this year to put in that?
by southpaw
May 6th, 2019, 11:52 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Broadhead Wound in Today's Tom
Replies: 24
Views: 667

Re: Broadhead Wound in Today's Tom

We all choose our weapon of chose. At some point you will not make a perfect shot. Nobody is perfect. Glad that you got him.
by southpaw
May 1st, 2019, 10:52 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Left eye dominant and right handed
Replies: 17
Views: 361

Re: Left eye dominant and right handed

The triangle things works to some extent but is not the best way. I like to have them point at my nose. I stand back (15-20') and tell them to look at my nose and keep their hands at their side. I have them put both pointer fingers straight out pointing at the ground. While they are looking at my no...
by southpaw
April 28th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Big Bore
Topic: dumb question recoil reduction
Replies: 16
Views: 893

Re: dumb question recoil reduction

A few things you can do to reduce recoil would be:

Increase the weight of the gun,
Reduce the payload,
Reduce the velocity.

It wouldn't hurt to get the gun fitted to the shooter either. Combine that with a 1.5-1.75oz load going no more than 1200fps and recoil should be manageable.
by southpaw
April 16th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Stevens 301 Turkey Gun Rail ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1047

Re: Stevens 301 Turkey Gun Rail ?

How do they shoot with the bead?
by southpaw
April 15th, 2019, 11:43 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: shooting 20 ga. Federal TSS
Replies: 7
Views: 781

Re: shooting 20 ga. Federal TSS

You need to talk to who ever you got the shot from. They can help you alter the load.

The rest of us do not know the details. We can just guess.
by southpaw
April 5th, 2019, 10:41 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: A few of my most memorable.
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: A few of my most memorable.

Perhaps this was already talked about. I tend to spend more time outside than online.
by southpaw
April 3rd, 2019, 11:15 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: A few of my most memorable.
Replies: 6
Views: 414

A few of my most memorable.

First would be my first one. My old stevens pump with 1.25 oz #6 shot reloads. Shot at about 25 yards at fly down. He ran right to me in the woods. Next would be watching my Dad shoot his first. Not much calling but more setting up in front of him. He got him. Double beard. Then he did it again. Sca...
by southpaw
March 12th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: 3" vs 3.5"
Replies: 13
Views: 1032

Re: 3" vs 3.5"

Nope. It is both. My 410 puts 130-150 in the ten at 40, my 20 280-320 and my 12 puts more than I am gonna count. If my memory is right, #9 at 1200fps will kill at 70 ish yards. I have no plan at shooting that far. The 410, though traveling the same speed, has very little chance of killing a bird at ...
by southpaw
March 12th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: 3" vs 3.5"
Replies: 13
Views: 1032

Re: 3" vs 3.5"

They also offer a 2.75" 2 oz load that is going faster than the other two. I guess what it comes down to is that 2 oz load will have a killing pattern well past 40 but the 2.5 oz load will have a better one. If I am spending a bunch of money on a hunt, I know what shell I am taking. However, I load ...
by southpaw
March 11th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: 3" vs 3.5"
Replies: 13
Views: 1032

Re: 3" vs 3.5"

The 3.5" guns have a higher pressure ratting. Also, more room for powder and shot.
by southpaw
March 8th, 2019, 12:14 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Finally bought some TSS
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: Finally bought some TSS

I should have gotten into the tss game many years ago, but, I was getting patterns with my lead reloads that would kill at 50 yards or so. That was out of a 835 2oz. I dove into tss with a 20ga and it blew my mind. My 40 yard targets were way better than my 30 lead factory load targets. Then I tried...
by southpaw
January 9th, 2019, 1:15 am
Forum: Predator Calling
Topic: Come kill yotes in my back 40.
Replies: 0
Views: 241

Come kill yotes in my back 40.

Wyoming county. Preface, I do not check email or calls on daily basis. That said, if you would like to hunt my swamp give me a pm. I will get back with you. Leave a call back number. Fyi, back in the fall we had a pic of seven (7) yotes in one frame. Fields and wooded areas. I would like to hunt wit...
by southpaw
January 3rd, 2019, 11:56 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Cleaning spurs for spur chain - talk about nasty
Replies: 11
Views: 1529

Re: Cleaning spurs for spur chain - talk about nasty

Maybe cutting the feet off and leaving them laying on shelves and/or buckets for years didn't help....seems like some of you are a little more proactive. Just ordered some borax, not doing that again. Confused. I left a pair set for a couple months and they were easy to clean. Proactive is best, I ...
by southpaw
January 3rd, 2019, 11:36 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: caught the crud
Replies: 16
Views: 1287

Re: caught the crud

Just change your tampon. :P On a serious note make sure you drink lots of beer to help clear it out. Or go cut and split a couple cord of firewood. Things is you got to get up and move. Drink lots of fluids. But keep going. Being active is the key. Drugs only mask the problem and they create more. D...
by southpaw
January 3rd, 2019, 10:43 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Cleaning spurs for spur chain - talk about nasty
Replies: 11
Views: 1529

Re: Cleaning spurs for spur chain - talk about nasty

I just boil them for a little bit then cut the meat/skin off and push the crap out then put them on the string. Never thought that it smelled or had complaints from the wife. On a side note, I have also skinned mink, skunk, coyote and coon in the basement. They did raise a fuss when I nicked the min...
by southpaw
September 14th, 2018, 10:28 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Finally, The Bear Question Answered!
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: Finally, The Bear Question Answered!

That is better than what I have found. I felt pretty darn lucky when I found a downed tree ~22" with a smaller tree ~5" laying about 16" next to it. That made a pretty good pit stop. As a matter of fact, just as I got done my FIL happened by and was in need of some tp and place to sit. Showed his an...
by southpaw
May 24th, 2018, 12:10 am
Forum: Huntin Tales
Topic: The Story of Limpy
Replies: 10
Views: 2202

Re: The Story of Limpy

Congrats, only thing that would have made it better would have been if your Dad had shot him. Most of the best hunts I have had have were with my Dad, most were not successful. Tho a couple were. I could tell the stories but you are going to need a six pack. And that might get us past the first hunt...
by southpaw
May 20th, 2018, 1:42 am
Forum: Hunt Strategies
Topic: 4 in a line!!
Replies: 25
Views: 5099

Re: 4 in a line!!

And here I am in the swamp with no one else to pressure the birds and they still will not talk to me... And here I thought it was me.
by southpaw
May 19th, 2018, 7:28 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Ballistic Products shipping code
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: Ballistic Products shipping code

Just got this one this morning. $2.99 shipping on orders over $49. Code- SAVING.
by southpaw
May 17th, 2018, 9:01 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Never walk to a dead gobbler without your gun
Replies: 19
Views: 1586

Re: Never walk to a dead gobbler without your gun

Happened to me too. Bird was a little further than I thought he was. He ran to my left and I put him down on the third shot. Got up and ran over to him. He was flopping all over. Put my boot on his neck. He managed to get free and then the chase was on. It was then that I realized that I had not put...
by southpaw
May 15th, 2018, 12:26 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: why 9 over 8 tss?
Replies: 47
Views: 4797

Re: why 9 over 8 tss?

This was my first year with tss. I went to tss so I could shoot my 20 like I can my 12. I can reload my 12ga 3.5" with lead to kill past 50. That is a stretch with the 20 with hevi 13. Even with long beards. With the tss in the 20 it is easy. I shot a bird at 55 yards (that is where I found the firs...
by southpaw
May 9th, 2018, 12:24 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: I love quick hunts!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1537

Re: I love quick hunts!!

Congrats on a seasoned bird. You did well. I have shot a few birds that have had been shot before. They are tough. Not the easiest to call in, but they do make you 'work' a little. Again, congrats. Hopping I can get one close enough for my youths next week. It is so much fun watching kids when a bir...
by southpaw
May 7th, 2018, 11:25 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Turkey Vest info...
Replies: 5
Views: 952

Re: Turkey Vest info...

I have the alps. I like that you can adjust it so it fits you. The cushion is plenty thick. Not completely sold on the kick stand yet, tho I have not taken it out. I might try it without the kick stand to see how I like it.

Jerry Jr.
by southpaw
May 4th, 2018, 8:20 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Barrel regulation
Replies: 14
Views: 1384

Re: Barrel regulation

Are you guys filing the choke of fixed choke guns? Not sure I could bring myself to do that. I like my SxS guns for shooting things that fly or hop and my o/u for shooting clays. Never thought much about taking them turkey hunting. I can see the benefit to having that open choke barrel for when they...

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