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by poorcountrypreacher
February 19th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: 2-1/8 oz MOA
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: 2-1/8 oz MOA

Who is shooting the 20 ga MOA load at 2-1/8 oz? Any issues? I am shooting the 1-5/8oz load now, but if some is good, more is better I had that attitude too when I first started using TSS a decade ago. I don't believe you will ever kill a turkey with the bigger load that you would not have killed wi...
by poorcountrypreacher
February 19th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Yildiz barrel selector switch
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Re: Yildiz barrel selector switch

Thanks for the reply; I understand better what your problem is now. Any of the decent guns made after about 1930 should be ok to shoot TSS as far as the pressure goes. But it's a real problem to find a reasonably priced sxs with 2 triggers to use for a turkey gun. One of the older Berettas made from...
by poorcountrypreacher
February 18th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Binos for turkeys
Replies: 27
Views: 488

Re: Binos for turkeys

I've had a cheap Tasco 8x21 in my vest for many years. The only time I use it in the south is to determine if a distant turkey is a gobbler. I had a problem with it and just bought a new one - $14. :)
by poorcountrypreacher
February 18th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Yildiz barrel selector switch
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Re: Yildiz barrel selector switch

If I knew a good gunsmith I might would get him to weld the switch where it couldn’t go left and right. Only fire and safe. Dang, you guys must be having far worse issues with this than I have. On mine, you can't push the safety forward to fire if it is right in the center. It has to be either to t...
by poorcountrypreacher
February 17th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Blind Suggestions???
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Blind Suggestions???

I used a dog no bark collar on my kids, the kid moved and I pushed the button, took about 10 minutes in a mosquito infested swamp to train the boys then I returned it to walmart and told them my dog died and got a full refund. You and mkw could win Dad of the Year contests if you would enter. :) My...
by poorcountrypreacher
February 17th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Yildiz barrel selector switch
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Re: Yildiz barrel selector switch

My 20 gauge has the same issue. I have found that if I keep it as far to the right as it will go, then it's easy to just slide it forward and shoot the right barrel first. That's the one my turkey choke is in, so that's usually what I want anyway on my turkey gun. It is difficult enough to manipulat...
by poorcountrypreacher
February 11th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: How about a 28ga contender (or two)
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: How about a 28ga contender (or two)

Those are really cool! I still have a couple of the original style Contenders and owned a lot of barrels, but I've never seen a 28 gauge barrel.
by poorcountrypreacher
February 7th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: South Carolina DNR recommendations for changes to turkey season
Replies: 44
Views: 1208

Re: South Carolina DNR recommendations for changes to turkey season

Lots of stuff here, including gobbling activity on a hunted area and average date of nest initiation. The most relevant info to what is being discussed in this thread is in fig. 4-2, page 18. It may make your head hurt! :dontknow: https://georgiawildlife.com/sites/default/files/wrd/pdf/management/G...
by poorcountrypreacher
February 7th, 2019, 12:22 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: South Carolina DNR recommendations for changes to turkey season
Replies: 44
Views: 1208

Re: South Carolina DNR recommendations for changes to turkey season

A few points I'd like to add: 1) My personal opinion is that any decline in turkey numbers is almost entirely due to habitat changes. No habitat stays the same, and if you aren't specifically managing your property for nesting habitat then it is probably getting worse. Big hardwoods are pretty, but ...
by poorcountrypreacher
February 3rd, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Chufa- Is it worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 734

Re: Chufa- Is it worth it?

I have planted Chufa several times specifically for turkeys and I will give you my experiences: 1st time: I also live in VA and at the time we had a lease in Appomattox VA. We planted the chufa in mid spring because of the long growth time. By the time the fall season came around the grass had grow...
by poorcountrypreacher
February 2nd, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: South Carolina DNR recommendations for changes to turkey season
Replies: 44
Views: 1208

Re: South Carolina DNR recommendations for changes to turkey season

I bothered to only skim the report and may have missed something, but it seems their recommendations are based more on hope and a hunch as opposed to good science. Lots of observations that are suggestive at best. Correlation ain’t the same as causation. When you peel it back, they are concerned ab...
by poorcountrypreacher
February 2nd, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Chufa- Is it worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 734

Re: Chufa- Is it worth it?

Soiltester, my experience has been that I usually don't make any in places where water will stand in wet weather, so the tubers drowning out seldom happens. I grow them in 2 different counties and have tried them on different types of soil. A well drained sandy loam is best, but they will grow anywh...
by poorcountrypreacher
February 2nd, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Chufa- Is it worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 734

Re: Chufa- Is it worth it?

Gil, I've seen old extension service pamphlets on growing chufas for hogs. They are an important crop for human consumption in Spain; I don't understand why they never caught on here. They will grow anywhere that has 120 days without frost. The ground freezing doesn't hurt them once the crop is made...
by poorcountrypreacher
February 2nd, 2019, 12:29 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Chufa- Is it worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 734

Re: Chufa- Is it worth it?

A healthy stand of young chufas from this past summer: https://i.postimg.cc/65bbj5Wv/IMG-20180724-152954.jpg These plants were pulled up to check tuber production later in the summer. The tops are still green and they are far from mature, but they have already produced a lot of tubers: https://i.pos...
by poorcountrypreacher
February 2nd, 2019, 12:19 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Chufa- Is it worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 734

Re: Chufa- Is it worth it?

What do you wanna know about them? I plant about 5 acres a year here in AL, and have been growing them since the late 60s. Nothing else I've found provides as much food for turkeys in the winter. In years when there is a poor acorn crop the chufas can become the primary food source. I don't read the...
by poorcountrypreacher
January 19th, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: FF2 Dots
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: FF2 Dots

I thought that mine had gone bad once, but I got someone with good eyes to look through it for me. He described it as a perfectly round dot; my eyes were the problem. Turning it down as low as it will go and I can still see it is the only way I've found to deal with it.
by poorcountrypreacher
October 28th, 2018, 6:22 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Mounting Vortex Venom on CZ Bobwhite 28 gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: Mounting Vortex Venom on CZ Bobwhite 28 gauge

pedro wrote:
October 28th, 2018, 11:48 am
Mine was mounted using a 336 base and tapping the rib.
I have done this with 3 different sxs guns, but I haven't done a Bobwhite. William had to do some machining on the Yildiz to make it sit level, but it was as simple as drilling and tapping the holes on the others.
by poorcountrypreacher
October 16th, 2018, 8:37 am
Forum: Varmint & Small Game
Topic: Dead Coyote
Replies: 11
Views: 1296

Dead Coyote

Not the shells, I'm talking about an actual dead coyote. 😀 https://i.postimg.cc/7Z2tCS47/IMG-20181015-175631.jpg I was running the bush hog in the field beside the house when he came out in it and started walking around like he owned the place. He acted like I wasn't even there. I thought if I went ...
by poorcountrypreacher
September 28th, 2018, 9:40 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Backyard Clay Throwers.
Replies: 13
Views: 956

Re: Backyard Clay Throwers.

I have a rope with various snap links on mine. All of the electrics I've seen had short cords on them.
by poorcountrypreacher
September 14th, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Yildiz sight plane
Replies: 10
Views: 746

Re: Yildiz sight plane

There are a lot of factors involved in the sight picture you get when you shoulder a shotgun. The drop at heel and drop at comb are very important in how the gun fits you, and so is the length of pull. It sounds like your gun also has cast to the stock to help a right handed shooter. You have change...
by poorcountrypreacher
August 11th, 2018, 8:59 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: if money was no object.
Replies: 39
Views: 3346

Re: if money was no object.

OLE RASPY wrote:
August 9th, 2018, 8:11 pm
I’d buy a few thousand acres loaded with game especially turkey if money was no object. 👍🏻
That is the right answer!

I don't think I could take that Win 21 turkey hunting no matter how much money I had.
by poorcountrypreacher
August 8th, 2018, 9:51 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: 20 gauge SxS
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

Re: 20 gauge SxS

Preach, we actually shoot Hevi handloads (#9)in the right (open) barrel. I set these guns to shoot left barrel “on” at 40 yds. The right barrel shoots “on” at 20 yds. I didn’t try to get them to shoot to same POA/POI. Maybe I was lucky and it just worked for me, maybe not. I did right about 15 doub...
by poorcountrypreacher
August 8th, 2018, 8:21 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: 20 gauge SxS
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

Re: 20 gauge SxS

Unfortunately, I don't know of anyone that imports a reasonably priced DT sxs anymore. CZ did for a long time, but I think they only have ST guns that are higher priced now. There are several Turkish firms that make decent guns that would be suitable for turkey hunting, but I don't know of any that ...
by poorcountrypreacher
August 2nd, 2018, 12:39 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Going deaf from shooting
Replies: 9
Views: 879

Re: Going deaf from shooting

My hearing graph is exactly like that guy's; it goes straight down when it hits high sounds. I don't hear anything but the key striking on the first 7 notes on a piano on the right side. I can hear all of the left side normally. I think a lot of my loss is just hereditary; every man in my family on ...
by poorcountrypreacher
August 2nd, 2018, 11:42 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Rivercane Call
Replies: 31
Views: 2652

Re: Rivercane Call

hoobilly wrote:
August 2nd, 2018, 10:45 am
Sounds good!

Im gonna need me one
If mine turn out decent, I will send you one.

But you will likely be better off to get it from Gil. :)

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