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by Spuriosity
April 26th, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: preferred load
Replies: 13
Views: 596

Re: preferred load

Heavy Shot, Heavy 13 Mag Blend. 5,6,&7. It's been by far the best patterning shell thru my gun, using 3 differant chokes. Currently using the Jebbs .655 in my Mossberg 835. Buddy and I cut open a TSS shell yesterday. Was we surprised to find plastic disc shaped pieces in it. He's not using them any...
by Spuriosity
April 23rd, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Burris Fastfire III
Replies: 7
Views: 467

Re: Burris Fastfire III

Been running an FF II since '06 and an FF III since 2012. Just dropped my turkey gun about a week ago. It landed on the frame of the FFIII and bent it. Shot the gun which shot 32" low @ 40 from previous zero. Ran out of up adjustment and it was still 11" low. Called Burris about repair. Told them I ...
by Spuriosity
April 14th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: snake bites anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 692

Re: snake bites anyone?

My hunting buddy was bitten on the ankle by a timber rattler a few years ago. Pain almost made him pass out. In the hospital the leg began swelling from the bite site and slowly worked its way up his leg. They flew in the required antivenin but did not want to use it if possible due to the potential...
by Spuriosity
April 11th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Stoeger M3020 turkey edition
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: Stoeger M3020 turkey edition

May just be my eyes or the perspective of the picture, but that rear sight looks like it is mounted "as crooked as a dog's hind leg". How long is the barrel?
by Spuriosity
April 10th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Western field model 19 ,16 gauge
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: Western field model 19 ,16 gauge

Posting Pictures on Gn You go to full editor and preview.Then you hit attachments. Then you hit add files and it’ll ask you where you want to get the files from. Select your photo library. It will take you there and you select the ones you want to add. Then you go back and hit add file for each pic...
by Spuriosity
April 10th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Stoeger m3020 20 gauge
Replies: 17
Views: 1721

Re: Stoeger m3020 20 gauge

bowhunter2k9 wrote:
March 16th, 2018, 8:14 pm
Carlson’s .575 ext with Hal’s TSS handloads...

This one is the MOA 2-1/8 oz with 9’s


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That's got to hurt.
by Spuriosity
April 9th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Wandering zero
Replies: 15
Views: 967

Re: Wandering zero

Jstocks wrote:
April 8th, 2019, 7:27 pm
I am having a hard time seeing any issue. I’d call it good and roll with it.
I agree. Go forth and kill turkeys.
by Spuriosity
April 7th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: 18.5” 20ga choke recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 572

Re: 18.5” 20ga choke recommendations

As a rule, shorter barrels need more constriction than longer barrels to achieve similar patterns (although of course there are exceptions to every rule).
by Spuriosity
April 2nd, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: First miss in 3 years
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: First miss in 3 years

Brave of y'all to admit it, and we all miss if we shoot at enough. I have certainly missed my share (I keep records of kills and misses). Anytime I'm feeling cocky, all I have to do is go back and look at the hit and miss columns. Although I will have to say, I miss a lot less now that I shoot an FF...
by Spuriosity
March 21st, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Light 12s
Replies: 18
Views: 919

Re: Light 12s

I got a hankering for a SxS. I'm thinking to load 1 1/8oz T9.5s to avoid regulation issues. That means a 12 gauge. I understand some of your upland guns go six pounds or maybe less? I will probably go put a Yildiz on a scale, but I am looking for suggestions on others I don't know about. Thanks. Wh...
by Spuriosity
March 21st, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Light 12s
Replies: 18
Views: 919

Re: Light 12s

My 12 ga Beretta 686/UL with 28" barrels was listed at 5 lbs 14 oz, but mine weighs in at 6 lbs even. Unfortunately they are no longer made, but if you find a used one, I would snatch it up. Mine is my turkey gun and grouse gun until they go extinct here in WNC. They are well on their way. Was fortu...
by Spuriosity
March 21st, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: The 28 Rises To Speak
Replies: 20
Views: 835

Re: The 28 Rises To Speak

Very nice.
by Spuriosity
March 15th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Too Tight
Replies: 11
Views: 999

Re: Too Tight

I'd forget about trying to have a pattern with 300 hits in the 10" at 40, and strive for one that produces 100 hits. That is plenty to kill the turkey every time, and it means that all the other shot are making you a wider pattern that is more forgiving of aiming error. The choke you need to produc...
by Spuriosity
March 12th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: 3" vs 3.5"
Replies: 13
Views: 1023

Re: 3" vs 3.5"

3.5" has nothing but disadvantages IMO. More expense and lots more recoil for no increase in killing ability (with TSS). My 2.75" 1&5/8s oz loads kill as far as I am willing to shoot with a lot less recoil and money.
by Spuriosity
March 12th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Which gun would you take to the woods?
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: Which gun would you take to the woods?

Yildiz for me. Great pattern.
by Spuriosity
February 27th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Stevens 301T .410 pattern results
Replies: 17
Views: 999

Re: Stevens 301T .410 pattern results

howl wrote:
February 27th, 2019, 6:11 am
T10 penetration issues?
1.25" at 54 yds @ 1100 fps
by Spuriosity
February 23rd, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Raising a Dent
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Re: Raising a Dent

And that would almost certainly remove the chrome lining at the dent. ANY dent removal of a chromed lined barrel will require re-chroming the bore (if the dent is substantial enough). Chrome electroplating is NOT a flexible metal and will crack upon removing the dent. Some or all the chrome may rem...
by Spuriosity
February 11th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Caldwell Lead Sled concerns?
Replies: 26
Views: 1467

Re: Caldwell Lead Sled concerns?

With respect to center fire rifles, I’ve never been nearly as consistent with a lead sled as I have been on sand bags. I just can’t find a way to keep the lead sled solid steady I've found the key to that is to fold up a hand towel and place it around the rear of the butt of the gun so that the gun...
by Spuriosity
February 10th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Big Bore
Topic: Choke tube constriction? (Rem. Super Full)
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: Choke tube constriction? (Rem. Super Full)

Mine, which looks exactly like the OP's photo, is .675.
by Spuriosity
February 9th, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Raising a Dent
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Re: Raising a Dent

Thanks for the replies fellas.
by Spuriosity
February 9th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Raising a Dent
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Re: Raising a Dent

You need to find a gunsmith with the correct tooling for this. BUT... if you have an extra $467.99 laying around, buy the dent raising tool. It's not cheap (hence my advice to find a gunsmith with this tool or equivalent). LINK : https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/shotgun-tools/strai...
by Spuriosity
February 9th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Caldwell Lead Sled concerns?
Replies: 26
Views: 1467

Re: Caldwell Lead Sled concerns?

I use mine all the time for rifles and shotguns. I don't use any weight (the sled itself weighs 15 lbs), so it does slide some on the bench and have never had a problem. For whatever reason, my guns pattern very slightly better (tighter) when shot off the shoulder vs the sled. I always shoot at leas...
by Spuriosity
February 8th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Raising a Dent
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Raising a Dent

I have a very small dent in one of the barrels of my Beretta O/U grouse gun/gobbler getter. Who would you recommend to fix it? Barrels are chrome lined, of course. I live in NC, but will obviously ship the gun wherever it needs to go. Thanks.
by Spuriosity
January 31st, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: A5 20
Replies: 12
Views: 930

Re: A5 20

Why 7s???
by Spuriosity
January 27th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Safety location
Replies: 24
Views: 1164

Re: Safety location

Another "grew up on Remingtons:, so back of trigger guard. Took a little while, but I am completely accustomed to the tang safeties on my Beretta O/Us. Anywhere except front of trigger guard.

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