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Forum: Guns
01-26-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,066
Posted By Yankee Doodle

I have 4 Savages at this time. They are among the...

I have 4 Savages at this time. They are among the most accurate rifles I have ever owned. As a matter of fact, my 10FP in .308 is the most accurate I have ever owned.
Back to your question. I would...
Forum: Black Powder
01-24-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,159
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Well, it wasn't a shot at game, but last year I...

Well, it wasn't a shot at game, but last year I took a shot at the standard target at 600 yards with a .58 T/C Renegade shooting a Maxi-Ball in front of 120 gr. Goex ffg, and a CCI 11 Mag Cap. Fired...
01-24-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,514
Posted By Yankee Doodle

I really have never used the scope you mentioned,...

I really have never used the scope you mentioned, for a simple reason. I purchased all my Weavers before 1980, and they are all still working perfectly. I think that should just about cover it.
Forum: Guns
12-23-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,786
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Moose hunted in Canada a few times, and any of...

Moose hunted in Canada a few times, and any of the three will be just about perfect. Bring the one you are most comfortable with. Most popular round used by the locals is the .308, closly followed...
12-22-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Caliber? Approx. age? Price? Photos?

Caliber? Approx. age? Price? Photos?
12-22-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,562
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Really close range. Head shot only. Wear track...

Really close range. Head shot only. Wear track shoes.
07-19-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,841
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Brenneke KO slug. Hands down the best I have...

Brenneke KO slug. Hands down the best I have ever used. Will work in either a smooth or rifled barel.
Forum: Northeast
05-11-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,407
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Don't do it. The cost can be prohibitive. ...

Don't do it. The cost can be prohibitive.
Fine, court costs, lawyer, new car, new gun, (they can take everything used in commission) loss of hunting rights, need I go further?
Forum: Guns
05-11-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,742
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Regardless of caliber, I use the lightest gun I...

Regardless of caliber, I use the lightest gun I can find as long as it is accurate from a cold bore.
My .338 or 45-70 will really get my attention, but I go under the theory that I carry the darn...
04-10-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,581
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Fresh and home canned seal (in Nfld), whale (in...

Fresh and home canned seal (in Nfld), whale (in Tokyo), Fugu (highly toxic if not properly prepared) also in Tokyo.
Bu, the most dangerous would be anything my mother-in-law cooks.
Forum: Guns
01-05-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,507
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Not to throw any cold water on the fire, but, I...

Not to throw any cold water on the fire, but, I for one will never buy any gun I can't wrap my paws around first. I guess I don't have enough faith in the honesty of online dealers to send them any...
01-01-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,265
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Help needed re; Wyoming Mulie hunt

Is there anyone that can tell me if it is possible to purchase a non-resident WY mule deer license over the counter?
I have always been under the inpression that everything was under a draw system,...
Forum: Guns
12-17-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Rather than accept information from unknown...

Rather than accept information from unknown strangers, why don't you get ahold of a Sierra loading manual and see what they say. I have found that their listed hunting and accuracy loads are usually...
11-15-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,250
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Thanks to all for the good advice. I didn't...

Thanks to all for the good advice.
I didn't think I would need to mention that I will be bringing a second rifle as a spare, as this is the only sensible thing to do. As it works out, this is also...
11-15-2010, 04:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,250
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Advise please

Going to be hunting CO and WY next year for Antelope, Mule Deer and Elk. This is a once in a lifetime trip, and I would like a bit of advice from you more experienced guys.
I only want to bring one...
Forum: Northeast
11-02-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,195
Posted By Yankee Doodle

What we really need

I have said it before, and I will say it again.
What we REALLY need is a space on the ballot to check "NONE OF THE ABOVE"
It seems to me that the population of the country being as large as it is,...
Forum: Politics
11-01-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Gillibrand is Senator Hall is Reprehensible...

Gillibrand is Senator

Hall is Reprehensible (representative)
Forum: Politics
10-31-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Gotta vent

We, as Americans have permitted our elected officials to run roughshod over us for too long. It has come to the point that we have to take matters into our own hands, and cure the problem once and...
Forum: Northeast
09-09-2010, 04:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,372
Posted By Yankee Doodle

In my humble opinion, a bow, is a bow, is a bow. ...

In my humble opinion, a bow, is a bow, is a bow. Anything that will get more folks in the field can only be good for hunting in general.
I cannot wrap my brain around all the infighting about...
04-17-2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,327
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Gimme a break

I have seen just about every caliber used at one time or another. From .45ACP up to .338 Win Mag. It's not the gun, it's the shooter.

Above is from my previous post. I still think that my post is...
04-10-2010, 06:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,327
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Please let me know. I really do enjoy Wild Hill,...

Please let me know. I really do enjoy Wild Hill, and look forward to meeting you.
If you want to meet sooner, I am in Dutchess County, and my club has a number of rifle, pistol. archery, and trap...
04-07-2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,327
Posted By Yankee Doodle

With all the acreage he has, it is the closest I...

With all the acreage he has, it is the closest I have seen to a truly free range hunt. Ask in advance to sleep in the main house, not the bunk house. Much better sleeping conditions. Semi private...
03-27-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,327
Posted By Yankee Doodle

For whatever it's worth, I have hunted Wild Hill...

For whatever it's worth, I have hunted Wild Hill a number of times in the past. I have seen just about every caliber used at one time or another. From .45ACP up to .338 Win Mag. It's not the gun,...
Forum: Northeast
03-19-2010, 04:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 700
Posted By Yankee Doodle

All other attempts have failed

Two retired guys, (1 U.S. Navy, and 1 LEO) are looking for a place to hunt woodchucks in New York. We are located in the Poughkeepsie area. Anywhere within Rockland, Orange, Ulster, Dutchess,...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
03-01-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 874
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Shopping for dogfood

Yesterday I was at my local Costco buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Biscuit, the Wonder Dog and was in the checkout line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog.
What did...
02-12-2010, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,317
Posted By Yankee Doodle

For whatever it's worth, I have been to Tioga,...

For whatever it's worth, I have been to Tioga, and would NEVER go back. Without going into detail, this is not what I would consider a hunt. More like an execution.
I have been to Wild Hill...
Forum: Northeast
01-30-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Would be nice, but I don't think I'll hold my...

Would be nice, but I don't think I'll hold my breath waiting for it to happen.
12-06-2009, 04:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,312
Posted By Yankee Doodle

The last I heard, the Alaska State Troopers are...

The last I heard, the Alaska State Troopers are actively recruiting.
That is about as "outdoors" as you can get.
Check their website, & good luck.
Forum: Northeast
11-22-2009, 06:11 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,891
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Antler restrictions

Spent the opener in Sullivan County, NY trying to deal with the newest stupidity that they have shoved down our throats.
In the WMU where MY land is situated, bucks now need to have at least three...
Forum: Northeast
11-13-2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Planning a trip

I am planning to go up to Wild Hill Preserve in Vermont for Boar in May. This will be my 4th trip up there. Yes, it is a preserve, but they have one fence around about 2700 acres. Great people,...
Forum: Northeast
11-10-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,745
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Lesson I learned the HARD WAY. Duct tape. Pants...

Lesson I learned the HARD WAY. Duct tape. Pants to socks, shirt to pants, sleeves to gloves, keep collar buttoned. All clothing in washing machine with HOT water as soon as you get home. Then,...
10-28-2009, 03:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,924
Posted By Yankee Doodle

You learned it exactly the same way I did, didn't...

You learned it exactly the same way I did, didn't you? I had it so bad I had to go to the doctor, who, as it turned out, was just getting over the exact same problem.
The really bad news: wife...
Forum: Black Powder
10-20-2009, 04:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,703
Posted By Yankee Doodle

You're absolutely correct. I would have taken...

You're absolutely correct. I would have taken the shot also. However, just because of the possibility of putting one into the shoulder, I opt for a heavier bullet. Thousands of deer have fallen to...
Forum: Black Powder
10-20-2009, 03:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,703
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Couple of questions. Range to deer? Caliber of...

Couple of questions. Range to deer? Caliber of gun? Powder charge?
I use a .50 Hawken with a 405 gr. powerbelt in front of 70 gr. 2F Goex or Pyrodex RS. Never had problem one. Of course,...
Forum: Black Powder
10-19-2009, 03:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,112
Posted By Yankee Doodle

I have taken 3 deer with .50 PowerBelts. Closest...

I have taken 3 deer with .50 PowerBelts. Closest was 12 yards, furthest was 65. All were hit just behind the shoulder, halfway up the body. All dropped like they were struck by lightning. Well, one...
Forum: Guns
10-04-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 722
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Hastings barrel for Rem. 870

Hastings Paradox barrel for Remington 870 Wingmaster, 12 Gauge, rifle sights, not cantilever, 24"
Excellent condition inside and out.
I have had this barrel in the safe, and have hardly ever used...
Forum: Hunting Gear
10-04-2009, 06:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 427
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Paradox Barrel for 870

Hastings Paradox barrel for Remington 870 Wingmaster, 12 Gauge, rifle sights, not cantilever, 24"
Excellent condition inside and out.
I have had this barrel in the safe, and have hardly ever used...
09-30-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,900
Posted By Yankee Doodle

I don't recall when it began, but for as long as...

I don't recall when it began, but for as long as I can remember the first tape (now CD) played in vehicle as we pull out on a hunting trip is Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant"
I don't rember why,...
Forum: Black Powder
09-29-2009, 04:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,907
Posted By Yankee Doodle

I have never had a problem with them. In my...

I have never had a problem with them. In my rifles they are accurate, easy to load, and very effective on game.
The trick is to load a heavy for caliber bullet, and keep the charges down. My last...
Forum: Guns
09-29-2009, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Yep, picked one up last week at Wally World. On...

Yep, picked one up last week at Wally World. On sale for $1,297,000.00 plus tax. Couldn't pass it up.
Will be installing it in my treestand next week. Any deer out to 11,000 yards is in big...
Forum: Guns
09-28-2009, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By Yankee Doodle

I have the old #3 in 45-70. If I do my part, it...

I have the old #3 in 45-70. If I do my part, it will shoot 1 1/2" groups at 100 with the proper load. I should tell you however, that some of the "experts" will tell you that the 45-70 is no more...
09-27-2009, 05:54 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,371
Posted By Yankee Doodle

If I may add an unrequested opinion

Having taken over 100 deer in my life, I feel that I have learned a thing or two about deer hunting. I have found that the most important pieces of equipment you can use are your feet, and your eyes....
Forum: Guns
09-21-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 812
Posted By Yankee Doodle

I was not aware of the fact that this is an...

I was not aware of the fact that this is an auction site. So, I will ask the following question.
How much do you want for the guns?
Forum: Black Powder
09-20-2009, 02:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By Yankee Doodle

I have used them, and I found that at MV...

I have used them, and I found that at MV velocities, the bullets don't foul the bore at all. That is why the have the guilding metal plating on the slug.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
09-19-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By Yankee Doodle

This is going to sound really wierd, but my vet...

This is going to sound really wierd, but my vet told me to wash the blasted mutt down with Scope mouthwash. Gave the beast a bath, and poured a couple of bottles all over him. Turned him a sickly...
09-19-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,371
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Without going into any details as to my age, I...

Without going into any details as to my age, I have been hunting deer for over 55 years. I can count on the fingers of one hand the times I have been skunked for the season.
I still wear a set of...
Forum: Guns
09-11-2009, 03:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,991
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Being that I really doubt that a new shooter can...

Being that I really doubt that a new shooter can hold into anything near 1/8 of an inch, just sight the thing in so that the impact of the bullet is going to be 1 3/4" above the intersection of the...
Forum: Guns
09-06-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By Yankee Doodle

You might want to read my post on this forum...

You might want to read my post on this forum under "Impulse Purchase" I think it says it all
Forum: Northeast
09-03-2009, 03:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By Yankee Doodle

Poughkeepsie is the County Seat of Dutchess...

Poughkeepsie is the County Seat of Dutchess County. Highland is on the other side of the Hudson River, and is in Ulster County.
Great deer hunting in Dutchess, but getting access to land is a...
Forum: Guns
09-02-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,180
Posted By Yankee Doodle

They were selling the gun for $289.99. However,...

They were selling the gun for $289.99. However, I had an old beater of a shotgun with me that I was able to trade in for $170.00. So I walked out with it for $119.99 plus tax.
Considering the...
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