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by GLS
May 20th, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: Hunt Strategies
Topic: 4 in a line!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2013

Re: 4 in a line!!

I have found that 4 guns is the minimum number for a dove shoot on a field we once shot. For my turkey hunting, it's 3 too many. Gil
by GLS
May 20th, 2018, 10:14 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: 28 gauge 1st pattern. " Edited"
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: 28 gauge 1st pattern. " Edited"

Did you count 10 to 20 ring? Gil
by GLS
May 18th, 2018, 4:12 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: .410 shooters.
Replies: 13
Views: 578

Re: .410 shooters.

I shot factory full for a few years and it averaged 100 in the 10 at 40. Sumtoy choked it and it improved patterns over 50%. Gil
by GLS
May 17th, 2018, 5:23 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Never walk to a dead gobbler without your gun
Replies: 19
Views: 834

Re: Never walk to a dead gobbler without your gun

Kemo Sabe, been there, too. Except I shot out of shells trying to finish one off with my old 835. Never shoot getting up or try to shoot running. Sit or stand and deliver, but not in between. Well, anyway, the bird was doing a slow trot as I hauled ass after him. It was soft ground and I was swingin...
by GLS
May 17th, 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: .410 Payloads
Replies: 15
Views: 721

Re: .410 Payloads

pressure won't be the issue with downsizing the payload. Maybe one of us can chronograph it. I don't have one, but a friend may.
by GLS
May 17th, 2018, 3:02 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: .410 Payloads
Replies: 15
Views: 721

Re: .410 Payloads

Any idea of the velocity?
by GLS
May 17th, 2018, 2:47 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Convenient hearing protection while hunting
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: Convenient hearing protection while hunting

It's not encouraging to read studies about loud noises and ears even with sound suppression muffs, etc. The sound can still be transmitted through the skull bones, even with ear plugs and muffs doubling up. I knew a crime lab technician that did ballistics testing. He'd wear the best muffs available...
by GLS
May 17th, 2018, 9:24 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: .410 Payloads
Replies: 15
Views: 721

Re: .410 Payloads

Someone reported success using 13/16 oz. in the 370NM load because of increased velocity and reduced pressures. In order to shoot the 13/16 oz load at reduced pressure within SAAMI guidelines, a lower charge of powder was recommended by Hal. This decreased velocity below the speed of sound. The patt...
by GLS
May 17th, 2018, 6:23 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Lightweight gun weights
Replies: 21
Views: 1463

Re: Lightweight gun weights

gaswamp wrote:
May 17th, 2018, 5:43 am
Gil, you need to let me take those Savage 220 16 and 20 off your hands.
Joe, at the appropriate time, contact the Executrix of my estate. ;) Gil
by GLS
May 17th, 2018, 5:02 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: .410 Payloads
Replies: 15
Views: 721

Re: .410 Payloads

Hal's (Hawglips) loads of 13/16 oz. or 370NM. The 13/16 oz. translates to 355 grains of shot while the other, 370 grains. One .410 shooter I know prefers the lighter load to the heavier as it shoots a little wider killing pattern at 40 than the heavier in his gun. If you buy the shot from him, he wi...
by GLS
May 16th, 2018, 6:43 pm
Forum: Gobbler Nation Classifieds
Topic: Yingling copper, SS Box, Strikers
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Yingling copper, SS Box, Strikers

check your private messages
by GLS
May 15th, 2018, 10:16 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Russell Moccasin snake boots
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: Russell Moccasin snake boots

We just have to hope old no shoulders doesn't bite on the heel, toes, etc. that aren't covered by the turtleskin. Gil
by GLS
May 15th, 2018, 5:09 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: why 9 over 8 tss?
Replies: 47
Views: 1911

Re: why 9 over 8 tss?

The question regarding shooting 2.5 oz. of TSS shouldn't be "what size shot?", but "what's in your wallet? " ;) Gil
by GLS
May 15th, 2018, 4:51 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Russell Moccasin snake boots
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: Russell Moccasin snake boots

Therein lies the rub with custom boots. There is no way to try them on before you buy them. I have a pair of Hart's Turkey Hunters and another pair of Uplands for winter time bird hunting with my two Brittanys. There's a whole lot of lacing to do on the taller versions. I didn't wear them but a few ...
by GLS
May 14th, 2018, 7:49 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: why 9 over 8 tss?
Replies: 47
Views: 1911

Re: why 9 over 8 tss?

Longspurs wrote:
May 14th, 2018, 7:29 pm
TSS # 9s do not weigh as much as a lead #5 not even remotely
You are correct. With 174 lead 5's in an ounce, lead 5's are more than twice as heavy. TSS9's are better in penetration than lead 5's, some say 4's, at ranges over 50 yards. Gil
by GLS
May 14th, 2018, 10:13 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: why 9 over 8 tss?
Replies: 47
Views: 1911

Re: why 9 over 8 tss?

There is absolutely no point in duplexing unless you are simply trying to eliminate the 8's (or 9's) from stockpile. How do you know whether or not the 8 or 9 hits the vital? It's a crap shoot. For all but extreme ranges, 9's work day in or day out. A buddy misjudged a bird which crumpled at 60 step...
by GLS
May 13th, 2018, 7:22 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: why 9 over 8 tss?
Replies: 47
Views: 1911

Re: why 9 over 8 tss?

The only time I load 8's is to duplex with 9's or to zero my guns with straight 8's. And the only reason I duplex is for shells that I gave to a buddy and wanted to get rid of the 8's. What he doesn't know doesn't hurt him and the loads still kill turkeys. ;) I bought the 8's early in the game befor...
by GLS
May 10th, 2018, 4:46 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: forcing cone question?
Replies: 12
Views: 641

Re: forcing cone question?

What do you mean by a "sleeved" barrel? Sleeved barrels in a double gun were done to replace a heavily pitted barrel or a barrel that was too thin. Typically on an older gun. I had a "sleeved" choke done in a .410 and it shoots lights out with TSS. If you have an older "sleeved" barrel double gun, c...
by GLS
May 9th, 2018, 8:41 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Musta been frustrated
Replies: 9
Views: 560

Re: Musta been frustrated

I once found a beautiful handcarved striker in the woods that I recognized to be an old buddy's granddad's that had been passed down through two generations. Mac had lost it and was lucky I found it a few days later. He was even luckier that I returned it. ;) I, on the other hand,have Johnny Applese...
by GLS
May 9th, 2018, 4:29 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: The .410 barks again!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: The .410 barks again!!!!

Steve, you're getting close to wrapping up a fine season. As much as you've been, sometimes the end is merciful and the resumption of regular sleep is a welcomed blessing. ;) Gil
by GLS
May 7th, 2018, 3:31 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: I love quick hunts!!
Replies: 14
Views: 697

Re: I love quick hunts!!

Ronny, good going. Gil
by GLS
May 5th, 2018, 7:16 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: King of the Cabbage Patch
Replies: 13
Views: 782

Re: King of the Cabbage Patch

A special bird from a special place. One for the ages. Gil
by GLS
May 5th, 2018, 2:53 am
Forum: Calling & Competition Calling
Topic: Cost checkering
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: Cost checkering

There are contemporary call makers who make calls that make just as good a call. Cost calls are fine, but their value is in who made them and the fact that he no longer is alive. He also taught by his example and with a few makers, a direct mentorship. Gil
by GLS
May 4th, 2018, 5:08 pm
Forum: Calling & Competition Calling
Topic: Cost checkering
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: Cost checkering

The first one on the left I bought in 1978; the last one I bought was in 1994. It is next to the first one I bought. I still have those two. I had a dozen or more go through my hands. Most were given to hunting buddies as gifts. All the rest were converted into $. http://www.jpgbox.com/jpg/53969_600...
by GLS
May 4th, 2018, 3:43 pm
Forum: Calling & Competition Calling
Topic: Cost checkering
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: Cost checkering

Old Gobbler said that the checkering breaks up the surface so that a proper note can be made. Lynch did the same with saw cuts. Others utilize unbroken sides that work fine, but Neil said the checkering was more than decorative. Gil

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