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10-18-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,300
Posted By JeffS

Actually the biggest pig we shot was killed with...

Actually the biggest pig we shot was killed with a .223 behind the ear. Though we quit using it after we had too many run off after being shot with it. We had some we shot in the head and they just...
10-16-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,019
Posted By JeffS

Here you can pretty much do whatever you want to...

Here you can pretty much do whatever you want to kill them. The game warden here told us to kill all of them we can. We hunt them a lot at night we will shoot one under a feeder and wait about 10...
Forum: Guns
09-27-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By JeffS

I have 4 of the Ruger's. A couple 22/45's and a...

I have 4 of the Ruger's. A couple 22/45's and a couple Mark II's. I have shot several thousand rounds through each with no problems. The oldest one had probably 4 - 5 thousand rounds through it...
Forum: Guns
09-27-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,390
Posted By JeffS

Just because you can kill a hog with a .22 it is...

Just because you can kill a hog with a .22 it is not recommended. It takes a perfect head shot to kill them. Usually you will just wound them and have them run off. As far as deer I don't know of any...
Forum: Guns
09-27-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By JeffS

It shouldn't of done any permanent damage. It...

It shouldn't of done any permanent damage. It will remind you to wear the hearing protection next time though.
Forum: Guns
09-19-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,611
Posted By JeffS

We have a little .223 H&R and we have shot crows...

We have a little .223 H&R and we have shot crows at 200 yards with it. We have never had any problems with accuracy. I would check the scope or mounts.
09-13-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By JeffS

Usually they will lay up in the middle of the day...

Usually they will lay up in the middle of the day and move very early in the mornig or right before dark. They also fed alot at night especailly if they have been hunted much.
09-08-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,057
Posted By JeffS

I agree why try to save a couple of dollars and...

I agree why try to save a couple of dollars and end up going home empty handed and having to pay the outfitter. Also I have chased too many hogs that were wounded through thick brush to not use a gun...
09-08-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,129
Posted By JeffS

Hogs like that are why we quit using small...

Hogs like that are why we quit using small caliber rifles to hunt them. We normally shot them in the head but we can't get a head shot we shoot them behind the shoulder. The last big one we shot like...
Forum: Guns
09-06-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By JeffS

If you let the barrel heat up when you shot the...

If you let the barrel heat up when you shot the 14 shot group it can move the impact. I have the same gun and when the barrel got hot it would shot about 3 inches to the left and up. It also shoots...
Forum: Guns
05-13-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,765
Posted By JeffS

You should be happy with either one. They are...

You should be happy with either one. They are both accurate and a good value for the money.
Forum: Guns
04-11-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By JeffS

I would get one of the breakover pellet guns. Get...

I would get one of the breakover pellet guns. Get them a good scope one it and teach them to handle it safely. It will be good training for when they get older and start shooting .22's and centerfire...
Forum: Guns
03-28-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,590
Posted By JeffS

I don't know about that model but this weekend we...

I don't know about that model but this weekend we just shot 2 bricks of .22 shells. Any .22 is a blast to shoot. I was shooting a Marlin 39A and a Ruger 10/22.
Forum: Guns
03-25-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,617
Posted By JeffS

I have both and about the same age. Either one...

I have both and about the same age. Either one will work fine for you. The .35 Remington will shoot a 200 grain bullet and the largest the .30/30 uses is a 170. The deer really wouldn't know the...
Forum: Bowfishing
03-22-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,291
Posted By JeffS

Yes, you can't shoot any gamefish with a bow.

Yes, you can't shoot any gamefish with a bow.
Forum: Guns
03-20-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,492
Posted By JeffS

It has a short rib but not much. I also have used...

It has a short rib but not much. I also have used my old Winchester pump. For the double barrel I put on a adjustable recoil pad so I could adjust the angle it sits when I shoulder it and it made a...
Forum: Guns
03-19-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,492
Posted By JeffS

I've shot sporting clays with an old double...

I've shot sporting clays with an old double barrel. Once I got used to it I was able to hit about as consistently as everybody else using automatics and O/U's. Though I just do it for fun and not...
02-24-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,928
Posted By JeffS

You pretty much covered everything I was going to...

You pretty much covered everything I was going to suggest. We normally just use plain corn, but the soured corn or the diesel mixed corn will keep the other animals away.
Forum: Guns
02-24-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,594
Posted By JeffS

I never shot one of the H&R lever actions, but I...

I never shot one of the H&R lever actions, but I have a Marlin 39A. The lever action .22's are really fun to play with.
02-23-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,106
Posted By JeffS

Wild hog meat is some of the best meat you can...

Wild hog meat is some of the best meat you can get. As far as baiting plain old corn works great. Even though the hogs will eat meat you will attract more buzzards, coyotes, and other varmints than...
02-23-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,679
Posted By JeffS

Keep the meat on ice for a few days and drain the...

Keep the meat on ice for a few days and drain the water then add more ice as needed. It will remove all the blood and make the meat taste a lot better.
Forum: Guns
02-22-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,375
Posted By JeffS

It sounds like the problem is you are getting the...

It sounds like the problem is you are getting the barrel hot when you are shooting it. If the stock is touching as the barrel heats up it will put pressure on the barrel and cause your groups to open...
02-16-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,168
Posted By JeffS

We don't have a dimmer switch just a foot pedal....

We don't have a dimmer switch just a foot pedal. The light comes on full strength but we put a red lenses on it and it doesn't seem to bother them as much.
01-29-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,742
Posted By JeffS

First did you make the trap round with no...

First did you make the trap round with no corners. If there is a corner they will climb out of the trap. I've seen them do it personally on our small trap. We had to put a top on it. Also if they can...
01-29-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,403
Posted By JeffS

I would check with the local county agent. They...

I would check with the local county agent. They should be able to help you out.
Forum: Guns
01-24-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,626
Posted By JeffS

I watched a show about snipers that came on just...

I watched a show about snipers that came on just before that and it was amazing some of the shots they made.
Forum: Guns
01-22-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,293
Posted By JeffS

The local gun store here that caters to alot of...

The local gun store here that caters to alot of police said they have trouble keeping the XD's in stock because the police buy them in a .45 for a back up gun at home.
Forum: Guns
01-16-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,977
Posted By JeffS

We have one in .223 and a friend has one in a...

We have one in .223 and a friend has one in a .243. They both shoot surprisingly well. For a inexpensive rifle you can't really beat them.
01-16-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,683
Posted By JeffS

Trying to keep a hog somewhere it doesn't want to...

Trying to keep a hog somewhere it doesn't want to be is almost impossible. Keep them fed and the will stay around. We've seen them run through a 5 strand barb wire fence like it wasn't there. If they...
01-14-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,104
Posted By JeffS

You are right it looks like the XS7 is just...

You are right it looks like the XS7 is just chambered for the shorter calibers.
Forum: Guns
01-13-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,124
Posted By JeffS

Any factory rounds will work for what you want....

Any factory rounds will work for what you want. We reload our own because we end up shooting alot and it is cheaper for us to reload. However most people worry about accuracy out over 200 yards but...
Forum: Guns
01-12-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,417
Posted By JeffS

I got Vanguard with wooden stock in .30/06. It...

I got Vanguard with wooden stock in .30/06. It is 4 for 4 with one shot kills. We loaded some handloads today and after we found the powder it likes with a 5 shot group at 100 yards every hole was...
01-11-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,104
Posted By JeffS

My buddy bought a Marlin XL7 in .243 for his wife...

My buddy bought a Marlin XL7 in .243 for his wife and you can't get it away from her. The gun is inexpensive and shoots really good. If you are looking for a rifle that you don't have to spend a...
Forum: Guns
01-11-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By JeffS

I just found the same thing out. I'm getting some...

I just found the same thing out. I'm getting some reloading dies to reload them now. We already reload all of our other calibers.
Forum: Guns
01-07-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 825
Posted By JeffS

Marlin 338 express

Has anybody shot this gun yet? I've been looking for a new gun and want something different. We have calibers ranging from .22-250 up to a .375 H&H. I have several Marlin's and love the way they...
10-31-2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,869
Posted By JeffS

I have a Marlin 30/30, .35 Remington, and .450...

I have a Marlin 30/30, .35 Remington, and .450 Marlin as well as a 39A .22. You can't really go wrong with any Marlins. I like the feel of them. I would like to get either the new Marlin .308 or .338.
10-31-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,897
Posted By JeffS

Have you tried a different brand of shells or...

Have you tried a different brand of shells or bullet weight? Some rifles shoot different brand shells better. I have a .35 Remington and if I try to shoot 180 grain in it the gun is not very...
Forum: Guns
10-31-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,220
Posted By JeffS

I shot a .450 and the reason is I didn't want to...

I shot a .450 and the reason is I didn't want to have to reload to get the full potential but with either one a buffalo wouldn't know the difference.
10-31-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 992
Posted By JeffS

I was looking at the .308 express but I might get...

I was looking at the .308 express but I might get the .338 express instead. I like lever action rifles for hunting in heavy cover and it will be good for the occasional long shots you might get. I...
08-07-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By JeffS

Looks like you had a good night.

Looks like you had a good night.
08-07-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 29,559
Posted By JeffS

I wouldn't use a .40 to hunt hogs. We shot a...

I wouldn't use a .40 to hunt hogs. We shot a wounded one 4 times to put it down with a .40 before we could kill it. Head on I've seen the bullets glance off their skull.
05-11-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,464
Posted By JeffS

RE: I've been asked to kill a hog for roasting...have questions

I never scrape wild hogs we always skin them like a deer. Normally if we are gonig to cook a whole one we skin them out and then spilt them in two with a saw. If you have about a 120 qt icechest you...
05-04-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By JeffS

RE: Cant find a Rugar MK III ??????

Try the major gun stores in your area. I see them all the time. I have several Mark II's with the bull barrels. They are the most fun gun I have to shoot.
Forum: Guns
05-04-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,863
Posted By JeffS

RE: Which lever gun and caliber for saddle bag?

What is wrong with a 30/30? You can find them everywhere cheap and the ammo is really cheap for them.
05-01-2009, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,176
Posted By JeffS

RE: The hog that wouldn't die.......

I've had them run over 100 yards with no heart or lungs left.
Forum: Guns
04-29-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,430
Posted By JeffS

RE: Ruger 22/45 Mark III Range Report

They might of got the problem fixed now on the newer ones. I have two older ones and they both do the same thing. I bought both of them cheap and almost new because the owners didn't know how to get...
Forum: Guns
04-28-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,430
Posted By JeffS

RE: Ruger 22/45 Mark III Range Report

I have one of those as well as the Mark II's. The only problem I have found on the .22/45 is if you don't pull the tip of the first shell up before you load the clip sometimes it will not feed. It...
Forum: Guns
04-16-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,980
Posted By JeffS

RE: Ruger #1 users and lovers......a question

We have a .300 WM and love it. If you place the first shot correctly you shouldn't need a quick second shot. Usually if you have a single shot you are more careful before you pull the trigger.
Forum: Guns
04-08-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 21,470
Posted By JeffS

RE: .40 caliber carbine for HOG HUNTING.

Yes I would never use a .40 for hog hunting. We shot one that was wounded and crawling away with a .40 and it took 3 shots to stop it from 10 yards away. I've shot big boars with a .35 Remington and...
Forum: Guns
04-01-2009, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,410
Posted By JeffS

RE: 22. LR rifle

I like my Marlin bolt action and also have a couple Ruger 10/22's. It is hard to go wrong with any .22. The next one I buy will be a Marlin 39 though everytime I try to buy one they are sold out.
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