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by hawglips
June 9th, 2017, 9:44 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: 8 days
Replies: 26
Views: 1692

Re: 8 days

Day 7 Went back to GA and hunted one of the prettiest properties around. Had a lot of fun, but they were tight-lipped and unresponsive to my overtures. Day 8 My brother, youngest daughter, and I arrived at the place we planned on hunting just as gobbling was getting underway. We could not set up whe...
by hawglips
June 9th, 2017, 9:42 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: 8 days
Replies: 26
Views: 1692

8 days

Only got to tote the gun 8 days this spring, but had an enjoyable season nonetheless. Day 1 Went down to GA for opening day, and hunted hard all day long. Heard one gobbler off the property on the roost, and I couldn't get close enough to do any good with him. Never saw a track or any sign anywhere....
by hawglips
June 9th, 2017, 5:04 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: T10s?
Replies: 27
Views: 2868

Re: T10s?

bullethead wrote: Snif...snif...I feel left out :lol:
Matt, I forgot you were over here on this board now! My bad!!!
by hawglips
May 31st, 2017, 4:42 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: T10s?
Replies: 27
Views: 2868

Re: T10s?

I've been using tss for 9 seasons now. I really hesitated to use 8s that first year; just couldn't believe shot that small could be effective... Fond memories! You were one of the first wave from the old NWTF site and GON to give it a go. I think you and Wes are about the only two left around here ...
by hawglips
May 30th, 2017, 9:58 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: T10s?
Replies: 27
Views: 2868

Re: T10s?

Reports have been very good on the 10s this spring. I suspect they will be a very popular size for the small bores. Had one report out of a 20 ga that is crazy, but have no reason to believe he's lying. They did very well last fall for me on wood ducks and crows.... When I first started shooting and...
by hawglips
May 22nd, 2017, 2:41 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD
Replies: 100
Views: 9101

Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

WHO: Hawg DATE: 5/15/17 TIME: 9:17 am SPECIES : Western Mountain Bird mix WEAPON: 12 Mossberg 500 pump AMMO: 2 3/4" #8 reloads CALL & MAKER: Hustlin Hen, Quaker Boy Kee Kee, World Champ BEARD: 9" RIGHT SPUR: 7/8" sharp LEFT SPUR: 7/8" sharp WEIGHT: 17 lbs #1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Willing ...
by hawglips
May 22nd, 2017, 2:38 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD
Replies: 100
Views: 9101

Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

WHO: Hawg DATE: 5/15/17 TIME: 6:02 am SPECIES : Western Mountain Bird mix WEAPON: 12 Mossberg 500 pump AMMO: 2 3/4" #8 reloads CALL & MAKER: Hustlin Hen, Quaker Boy Kee Kee, World Champ BEARD: 9" RIGHT SPUR: 7/8" sharp LEFT SPUR: 7/8" sharp WEIGHT: 18 lbs #1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Set up i...
by hawglips
May 22nd, 2017, 2:36 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD
Replies: 100
Views: 9101

Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

WHO: Hawg DATE: 5/15/17 TIME: 6:02 am SPECIES : Western Mountain Bird mix WEAPON: 12 Mossberg 500 pump AMMO: 2 3/4" #8 reloads CALL & MAKER: Hustlin Hen, Quaker Boy Kee Kee, World Champ BEARD: 8" RIGHT SPUR: 3/4" sharp LEFT SPUR: 3/4" sharp WEIGHT: 14 lbs #1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Set up i...
by hawglips
April 15th, 2017, 9:58 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD
Replies: 100
Views: 9101

Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

4-15-17 VA 18.65 lbs 9-1/2" beard 1" and 3/4" spurs 35 yds, 28 ga Ithaca M37, 1-1/2 oz TSS 9-1/2s http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff168/hawglips/VA%204-15-17/IMG_3450_zpspnizlo1k.jpg http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff168/hawglips/VA%204-15-17/IMG_3447_zpsjd0z0ot1.jpg http://i243.photobucket.co...
by hawglips
April 11th, 2017, 8:39 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD
Replies: 100
Views: 9101

Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

4/11/17 NC 17 lbs 9" beard 1" spurs Hustlin Hen and Quaker Boy Kee Kee 40 yds, CZ Woodcock 28 ga, 1-1/2 oz TSS 9-1/2s http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff168/hawglips/NC%20Lee%20Co%204-11-17/IMG_3430_zpsxfdxaxva.jpg http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff168/hawglips/NC%20Lee%20Co%204-11-17/IMG_3435_...
by hawglips
April 8th, 2017, 6:59 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD
Replies: 100
Views: 9101

2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

NC 4/17, 2:40 pm Cold calling with Hustlin Hen and Quaker Boy Kee Kee 20 yds, 28 ga CZ Woodcock, 1-1/2 oz TSS 9-1/2s https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170408/d2b492226cd80f2bf8f157711e050b34.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170408/9e14c569a123fe5ddca89cf77ad23cac.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-...
by hawglips
February 23rd, 2017, 8:30 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: New England Arms 410 tss pattern
Replies: 25
Views: 1736

Re: New England Arms 410 tss pattern

Looking good!
by hawglips
February 14th, 2017, 2:00 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: 28 ga 10 x 9-1/2, 1-1/2 oz
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: 28 ga 10 x 9-1/2, 1-1/2 oz

2Shooter wrote:Dang Hal that's super nice what's the range on that load with 9-1/2 and 10's?
Assuming viable patterns, 9-1/2s give 1.25" ballistics gel penetration to 60 yds, and the 10s to 51.6 yds. It'll be interesting to get field test reports on them this spring...
by hawglips
February 14th, 2017, 11:43 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: 28 ga 10 x 9-1/2, 1-1/2 oz
Replies: 6
Views: 508

28 ga 10 x 9-1/2, 1-1/2 oz

A buddy loaded up a 1-1/2 oz 10 x 9-1/2 shell the other day, shot it, and sent me this 40 yd picture: Carlson sporting clay ex full .526, Stevens 555 26" barrel. 10s and 9-1/2s were mixed, not stacked. http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff168/hawglips/patterns/pattern%2028%20ga%201.5%20oz%2010%20x%2...
by hawglips
February 14th, 2017, 11:40 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: more 28 ga Trulock .520 patterns
Replies: 14
Views: 834

Re: more 28 ga Trulock .520 patterns

crenshawco wrote:Those are smoking out of a 28. What pellet count / oz are those loads?
About 420/oz.
by hawglips
February 14th, 2017, 9:02 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: more 28 ga Trulock .520 patterns
Replies: 14
Views: 834

more 28 ga Trulock .520 patterns

Since the CZ choke shot so well, I got Trulock to make me one for the Franchi 48AL and the Ithaca 37. The weather wasn't ideal with 10-12 mph crosswinds. But here are the 40 yd, 10" and 10-20" patterns with a Trulock .520 from this weekend - same 1.5 oz load of TSS 9-1/2s: Ithaca 37 http://i243.phot...
by hawglips
February 14th, 2017, 8:59 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: I'm blaming this on TSS....
Replies: 10
Views: 1107

Re: I'm blaming this on TSS....

Pretty gun.

Like Gil, I love the wood they use.
by hawglips
January 11th, 2017, 6:15 am
Forum: Fall Turkey Hunting & Turkey Dogs
Topic: fall mountain gobbler
Replies: 12
Views: 1306

Re: fall mountain gobbler

Turkey season is still open in a few places, as evidenced by this nice UT tom from yesterday.

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by hawglips
January 9th, 2017, 4:59 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: New England Arms 410
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Re: New England Arms 410

Never drilled in tapped it, but my NEF 20" barrel .410 does about 85 in the 10" at 40 yds, with 9s. Mine shoots several inches high.

I 2nd the 9-1/2s.
by hawglips
December 27th, 2016, 1:50 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: 20 gauge choke ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1412

Re: 20 gauge choke ?

bennett188 wrote:I bought my son an 870 20 gauge youth model with 21" barrel. He will be shooting Tss loads. What choke do you recommend?

Thanks
There's some good examples to look through in this thread:

http://www.gobblernation.com/phpBB3/vie ... =16&t=2722
by hawglips
December 24th, 2016, 8:53 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS
Replies: 23
Views: 577

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS

Hope everyone has a very merry Christmas!!
by hawglips
December 23rd, 2016, 12:06 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: 2016 in Review
Replies: 9
Views: 537

Re: 2016 in Review

Looks like a great year of hunting!
by hawglips
December 23rd, 2016, 12:04 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: 2016 Gobbler Nation Kill Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 8695

Re: 2016 Gobbler Nation Kill Thread

Utah Dec. 13 Number 103 of 120+ turkeys called into 25 yds or less with mixed gobbler yelps and kee kees 12 ga 2-3/4" 2 oz TSS 7-1/2s http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff168/hawglips/Utah%202016%20Dec/2016%20turkey%20Utah%20Dec_zpshui30iaf.jpg http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff168/hawglips/Utah%...
by hawglips
December 19th, 2016, 4:04 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: How many members here had a mentor to get them started?
Replies: 35
Views: 1740

Re: How many members here had a mentor to get them started?

My older brother got me started. And he's still my favorite hunting partner.
by hawglips
December 14th, 2016, 6:20 pm
Forum: Fall Turkey Hunting & Turkey Dogs
Topic: fall mountain gobbler
Replies: 12
Views: 1306

Re: fall mountain gobbler

hookinembig wrote:Hal you are having one heck of a fall season. Congratulations.
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Thanks. I have no tags left anywhere, and it's been a uniquely successful fall.

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