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by GLS
May 15th, 2018, 5:09 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: why 9 over 8 tss?
Replies: 47
Views: 2117

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: 655

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: 2117

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: 2117

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: 2117

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: 707

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: 610

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: 539

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: 770

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: 878

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: 687

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: 687

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: 687

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
by GLS
May 4th, 2018, 11:09 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Barrel regulation
Replies: 14
Views: 889

Re: Barrel regulation

It's easy to say use Kentucky windage, but in the heat of a hunt, a snap decision can really mess up which way to hold. It's better to have aims that coincide. Gil
by GLS
May 4th, 2018, 7:10 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Barrel regulation
Replies: 14
Views: 889

Re: Barrel regulation

Find the thread by poorcountrypreacher a few years ago showing his trials and tribulations in regulating his double. He succeeded but with great effort. TSS behaves differently in a double compared with lead. Gil
by GLS
May 3rd, 2018, 7:57 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: WTH
Replies: 17
Views: 1104

Re: WTH

They're our new "members". Check out the new member list and they be our Sir Spamalots. It's gotten to be too easy for them to register.
by GLS
May 3rd, 2018, 9:56 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Rivercane Call
Replies: 26
Views: 1384

Re: Rivercane Call

I looked in the woods today to see if there was any cane worth cutting for calls. Forget the winter kill. It is too brittle. I found some cane that survived the winter. Note that on some sections, there is an indentation where the leaf stems were. Not all sections have this "flat" or indented surfac...
by GLS
May 1st, 2018, 10:17 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: FastFire II
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: FastFire II

Close each eye and view through the open eye. Good way to rule out eyes being the issue. I've developed slight astigmatism in my right eye which blobs the dot a little, but not enough to make a difference. I hope. Gil
by GLS
May 1st, 2018, 7:09 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Rivercane Call
Replies: 26
Views: 1384

Re: Rivercane Call

GLS, how long do you usually dry the cane? I'm going to chop down a few next time I find some. When I cut cane, it is usually in the winter after the cane reaches full growth and the smaller diameter sections are longer and more suitable for mouthpieces as I look to cut 4" of .2" minimum diameter. ...
by GLS
May 1st, 2018, 5:16 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Vortex Venom performance when wet?
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Vortex Venom performance when wet?

Another wrinkle to consider is the refractive index of water affecting dot placement on the window. The refractive index of air is 1 followed by a string of zeros and after the zeros, numbers. Water is 1.33. Whether or not a small drop of water is enough to shift the dot affecting aim is something I...
by GLS
April 30th, 2018, 2:47 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Vortex Venom performance when wet?
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Vortex Venom performance when wet?

Steve, what surprised me in the video was that water was sloshed all over the top of the Venom and the dot remained undistorted. Is the emitter on the Venom covered preventing distortion? The FFIII sure isn't covered. Gil
by GLS
April 30th, 2018, 10:53 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Are turkeys going the way of the quail
Replies: 40
Views: 2009

Re: Are turkeys going the way of the quail

A buddy this weekend opined that when turkeys were first reintroduced, they filled a vacant niche and populations bloomed. Now, things are leveling off. Habitat destruction plays into it as well. When turkeys were restocked in Georgia, the human population was less than half of what it is now. Housi...
by GLS
April 30th, 2018, 10:14 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: If you had to choose one 410
Replies: 13
Views: 996

Re: If you had to choose one 410

The Mossy 500 is a reliable inexpensive .410. $279 at Academy. Academy as you know won't ship. Cheaper than Dirt has them as well, but higher. I see they have the lightweight 870 at 6 lbs, too. They ship.
https://www.cheaperthandirt.com/categor ... 10-bore.do
by GLS
April 30th, 2018, 9:12 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Harris Co. Georgia
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: Harris Co. Georgia

Steve, send some of those birds south. Sounds like a great hunt. She didn't use her .410? You can send that one south, too. ;) Gil
by GLS
April 30th, 2018, 8:41 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: If you had to choose one 410
Replies: 13
Views: 996

Re: If you had to choose one 410

My choice of the Yildiz .410 is based on it's light weight. It's a pragmatic choice. I am lazy and don't like to carry a lot of weight. Its killing patterns with TSS 9 or 9.5 or 10 are better than my old 12 gauges shooting the old lead loads of any size shot in any length shell. There is nothing as ...

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