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by GLS
April 30th, 2018, 2:47 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Vortex Venom performance when wet?
Replies: 7
Views: 519

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: 2043

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: 1007

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.
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by GLS
April 30th, 2018, 9:12 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Harris Co. Georgia
Replies: 8
Views: 521

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: 1007

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 ...
by GLS
April 30th, 2018, 5:52 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Rivercane Call
Replies: 26
Views: 1406

Re: Rivercane Call

Turkinator, great photos. By now, I suspect the Britt in your photos has long since been buried deep in your heart. Abby is 7; Willa 4. I'm thinking of getting a puppy next year. My buddy has had at least two for the past 20 years. After hunting with his Snap, I knew I had to have one. Can't think o...
by GLS
April 30th, 2018, 5:25 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: If you had to choose one 410
Replies: 13
Views: 1007

Re: If you had to choose one 410

Howl, you are preaching to the choir..Gil
by GLS
April 29th, 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: If you had to choose one 410
Replies: 13
Views: 1007

Re: If you had to choose one 410

William at Sumtoy likes the Midland single-shot. It's the same design as the Yildiz which in turn was a copy of the Beretta 412. It's below 5 lbs. in weight. Unlike the Yildiz, the action isn't scaled for gauge and the same action can use 12 and 20 gauge barrels. The action is steel and not alloy as...
by GLS
April 28th, 2018, 2:19 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Rivercane Call
Replies: 26
Views: 1406

Re: Rivercane Call

Thanks for the kind words. I'll keep the offer on the woodcock on my mind. I can't give a time frame on how long it takes to dry. I cut it in the winter and it is ready when I get the urge to hunt. If it dries outside it will won't dry clear but will develop dark spots from humidity but can be sande...
by GLS
April 27th, 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Rivercane Call
Replies: 26
Views: 1406

Re: Rivercane Call

Here are what I use to dip the calls after completion. I can dip six at a time if so inclined. I only epoxy 2 at a time as they require some hand manipulation to keep the epoxy in place to keep it from running down the sides. The drying stand is such that I can bend the wire to keep the calls up rig...
by GLS
April 27th, 2018, 5:24 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Rivercane Call
Replies: 26
Views: 1406

Re: Rivercane Call

Steve, you will find the call is simple to make. My buddy Dale (turkeybuster) makes a fine call out of three cane segments. Jerry prefers two segments of cane as do I. Jerry is so enamored with the call that it is his main call. Both men have going on 90 years experience hunting gobblers. My hunting...
by GLS
April 26th, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Rivercane Call
Replies: 26
Views: 1406

Re: Rivercane Call

Steve, I cut 1/8" inch wide, more or less, strips of masking tape to snug fit the mouthpiece into the barrel. I add strips as needed. Typically the mouthpiece would be loose otherwise with gaps between it and the barrel walls. The "dam" is on the very end so that the gap between the top of the barre...
by GLS
April 26th, 2018, 5:59 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Rivercane Call
Replies: 26
Views: 1406

Re: Rivercane Call

Steve, I made these during lunch time yesterday and today. Tomorrow I'm taking them to middle Georgia to a friend's farm that hasn't been hunted this season. These will be for his son and him. His son killed a bird a few years ago on a cruder version that I made for him. I used a piece of cork from ...
by GLS
April 26th, 2018, 5:39 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Rivercane Call
Replies: 26
Views: 1406

Re: Rivercane Call

Steve, after your quick tour in middle Georgia tagging out in three days, I believe you could use the soda straw and get a limit. I am glad you used it; probably more so than the birds you shot. Thanks for the kind words, but these are easy to make. No secrets. Here's how (the bottom call in the pho...
by GLS
April 26th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: 2018 Ohio Spring Turkey Season Day 1
Replies: 20
Views: 836

Re: 2018 Ohio Spring Turkey Season Day 1

It took me close to 40 years to complete a four gauges slam of .410, 20, 12 and 10. Not kills, but @#$% misses. I had a Whack-a-Moley miss similar to yours when the big head and neck periscoped over a downed big oak's trunk and just as I squeezed, the head crash dived behind the trunk. I was already...
by GLS
April 24th, 2018, 5:18 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: fan display
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: fan display

You could wallpaper that room pretty soon with the year you've been having. Creative display! Gil
by GLS
April 23rd, 2018, 9:06 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Mossberg 500 .410 bore Dia.
Replies: 13
Views: 666

Re: Mossberg 500 .410 bore Dia.

bullethead, When I was zeroing in my .410 a few years ago I decided to use some holdover #8 TSS from the days when we weren't sold on #9's effectiveness. I wasn't expecting good density and I was surprised to see a shot count of 120 in the 10 ring at 40. As was pointed out by others, the larger shot...
by GLS
April 23rd, 2018, 5:02 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: NEF .410
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Re: NEF .410

by GLS
April 23rd, 2018, 4:50 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Mossberg 500 .410 bore Dia.
Replies: 13
Views: 666

Re: Mossberg 500 .410 bore Dia.

I saw no difference in Hal's 13/16 oz. load with or without buffer as I tried to make a factory full .410 shoot better. As for a 12" x 12" count opposed to a 10" circle count the 12"x 12" is a 144 square inches as opposed to a 10" circle's 78.5 square inches. The point being an evenly distributed 14...
by GLS
April 19th, 2018, 9:46 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Montana Season was Short
Replies: 19
Views: 919

Re: Montana Season was Short

Grumps, did your blind have a satellite tv connection to help pass the time away while the turkey met his appointment of doom? A half hour is a long wait. ;) Gil
by GLS
April 18th, 2018, 3:22 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: 28 ga. & .410 turkeys
Replies: 313
Views: 27742

Re: 28 ga. & .410 turkeys

hawglips wrote:
April 18th, 2018, 2:49 pm
Check out the spurs on my .410 bird from yesterday...

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Oh, yeh....
by GLS
April 18th, 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: 28 ga. & .410 turkeys
Replies: 313
Views: 27742

Re: 28 ga. & .410 turkeys

Not everyone wants or needs a big bore (or #4 or #5 lead shot) to kill limbhangers. Buddy's bird today with Yildiz .410 and #10 TSS.

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by GLS
April 16th, 2018, 9:43 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: NEF Pardner Youth 20
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: NEF Pardner Youth 20

by GLS
April 16th, 2018, 9:23 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: NEF Pardner Youth 20
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: NEF Pardner Youth 20

Check out OG for lots of conversions. Maybe some here as well. It's a good platform.
by GLS
April 15th, 2018, 5:35 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: high wind- hard rain
Replies: 9
Views: 496

Re: high wind- hard rain

I hope you have a safe drive home. Let someone else drive. I wouldn't want you to run over any turkeys on the way home as they don't stand a chance with you behind the wheel and they can't seem to help themselves. ;) Gil

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