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Forum: Northeast
08-23-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,338
Posted By Gunplummer

Thank you for reading information to me from the...

Thank you for reading information to me from the internet. As a former logging employee, I needed the update. I am done here. It seems odd that all the know-it-alls never have any kind of home area...
Forum: Northeast
08-20-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,338
Posted By Gunplummer

So, you admit clear cuts are worthless. Yes they...

So, you admit clear cuts are worthless. Yes they are. Maybe you should spend more time in the woods and less on the internet. Deer will only eat laurel when pressed for food? I think you have laurel...
Forum: Northeast
08-14-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,338
Posted By Gunplummer

We have the drillers here too. I cannot complain...

We have the drillers here too. I cannot complain about damage, but it did nothing for the local economy. We still have moonscape here from the mining and the drilling has not even come close to that....
Forum: Northeast
08-12-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,338
Posted By Gunplummer

Gee wiz Uncle Nickey, those would not be the same...

Gee wiz Uncle Nickey, those would not be the same science boys that were telling us for years that deer are color blind. How about the scientific fact that the laurel was being eaten by the...
Forum: Northeast
08-09-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,338
Posted By Gunplummer

Acorns piled above leaves do not sprout, they lay...

Acorns piled above leaves do not sprout, they lay their until they rot. That should say something for the decline in turkey in our area too. Chestnut oak are known for wormy nuts. The majority of the...
Forum: Guns
08-09-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 19,013
Posted By Gunplummer

Well stated, Homers Brother. I am not anti gun,...

Well stated, Homers Brother. I am not anti gun, however I am against belligerent people owning guns. You shoot a black bear in the state of Pennsylvania and there better be claw marks on you. Just...
Forum: Guns
08-07-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 19,013
Posted By Gunplummer

I see the little ditty about turkey hunting. Wait...

I see the little ditty about turkey hunting. Wait until you call in a bear with a turkey call! Anyway, for a last ditch, why not? You did not say where you wanted to carry the .45. If you are just...
Forum: Northeast
08-05-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,338
Posted By Gunplummer

Are you a new hunter or what? You sound like...

Are you a new hunter or what? You sound like someone that watches a lot of deer videos. There is no hunting pressure because the herd was decimated in the Alt years (Probably before you were...
Forum: Northeast
08-05-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,338
Posted By Gunplummer

Are you a new hunter or what? You sound like...

Are you a new hunter or what? You sound like someone that watches a lot of deer videos. There is no hunting pressure because the herd was decimated in the Alt years (Probably before you were...
Forum: Northeast
08-01-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,338
Posted By Gunplummer

What nonsense. You can walk the ridges around...

What nonsense. You can walk the ridges around here and see VERY large old rubs everywhere. Now you see almost nothing. One mountain in particular that I have hunted for years is ruined. Every year...
Forum: Northeast
07-29-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,338
Posted By Gunplummer

Nice for you people that live in a "Recovering"...

Nice for you people that live in a "Recovering" area. The deer herd took a beating around here. The PGC finally dropped this area back to 1 week of doe. That should tell you something. Most of those...
07-17-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By Gunplummer

I am with mojotex. Calls only work on deer if...

I am with mojotex. Calls only work on deer if they are not pressured or there are local doe in heat. Doe are only in heat about two days from what I have seen. If you have an area that is reserved...
Forum: Northeast
07-12-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,865
Posted By Gunplummer

30 days is right before if the bears are using an...

30 days is right before if the bears are using an area for feed in the fall.
Forum: Northeast
07-07-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By Gunplummer

An educated bear, he uses the sidewalk. Been a...

An educated bear, he uses the sidewalk. Been a lot of bears still on the on the move this year. Maybe because of the late spring.
Forum: Guns
06-19-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By Gunplummer

I never missed a shot on a military range @ 500...

I never missed a shot on a military range @ 500 yards with open sights, so I will put my two cents in. The Marines used to use something called a "Dope sheet" to adjust their sights. The elevation...
06-19-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,119
Posted By Gunplummer

AlleyOOper, It is not the "Pull" of the gun, it...

AlleyOOper, It is not the "Pull" of the gun, it is the reach to the foregrip. Some people have short arms.
06-16-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,119
Posted By Gunplummer

I just read that Tarhunt ad. What a waste of good...

I just read that Tarhunt ad. What a waste of good cash. I am curious now. How can you get a more accurate rig than one with the scope mounted solidly ON the barrel (single shot)? Not hokey...
06-16-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,119
Posted By Gunplummer

When my ex started hunting, it was with a single...

When my ex started hunting, it was with a single shot. I think more newbees should start out this way. There is a lot less complication with a single shot. I eventually got her a used pump, but her...
05-28-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,413
Posted By Gunplummer

Back to the gun thing, I think ammo makes a huge...

Back to the gun thing, I think ammo makes a huge difference. I picked up a .243 99 Savage a few years back but did not want to reload for it. I bought a box each of the "Big three" and headed to the...
05-28-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,577
Posted By Gunplummer

I go with Valentine. I have a full size pack for...

I go with Valentine. I have a full size pack for years with an inventory list. At the end of the day I resupply what I have used that day-skinning gloves,plastic bag for junk after gutting, drag...
05-19-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,749
Posted By Gunplummer

For many years "Studies" showed deer could only...

For many years "Studies" showed deer could only see black and white. What HS. I had a doe(Not a yearling)keep coming closer and closer stomping her foot when I was sitting behind a log. I thought she...
05-19-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,749
Posted By Gunplummer

I think that the previous posts pretty much...

I think that the previous posts pretty much covered it. When I was younger, I hunted from the ground with a long or recurve bow. I really did not care care what I wore, as long as it was quiet....
Forum: Reloading
05-17-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,450
Posted By Gunplummer

I have to agree that not all load books are...

I have to agree that not all load books are created equal. I would suggest the Hornady load books for beginners. The beginning of their books is full of information and explanations of what is going...
Forum: Reloading
05-15-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,450
Posted By Gunplummer

Most of you are mixing factual information with...

Most of you are mixing factual information with stupid people. When I started reloading, I got a reliable book and did some reading. The worst case described in the previous post shows a person that...
Forum: Northeast
05-14-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,661
Posted By Gunplummer

About 15-20 years back I used to hunt Indian...

About 15-20 years back I used to hunt Indian Springs WMA. I stopped because the deer were about wiped out there. What is it like now?
Forum: Guns
05-14-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,839
Posted By Gunplummer

I have been around longer than most of you, so I ...

I have been around longer than most of you, so I guess I should throw in my 3 cents (Inflation). The guy wants a surplus gun to target shoot. Right now, the Russian is the cheapest deal around. It...
Forum: Reloading
05-13-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,450
Posted By Gunplummer

I am with Alleyyooper. The only difference in the...

I am with Alleyyooper. The only difference in the heavy brass warnings is because the neck on Milspec brass is very thick and could "Choke" the bullet, and the primers are staked. Any good reloading...
05-13-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,338
Posted By Gunplummer

I don't know where you have been shopping, but...

I don't know where you have been shopping, but the shelves around me are bare when it comes to 30-30 ammo (Except for "Specialty stuff no one wants). I use 150 Grain Remington 30-30 bullets to reload...
05-08-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By Gunplummer

I have seen some "Hunting experts" on TV....

I have seen some "Hunting experts" on TV. No.
Forum: Northeast
05-07-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,865
Posted By Gunplummer

Some people would be surprised how many are...

Some people would be surprised how many are trapped for crop damage and moved from the area RIGHT BEFORE bear season. Back in the 80's I used to hunt Longpond with a bow and that was common GC...
05-06-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,348
Posted By Gunplummer

That is the lamest looking mount (Buck stumps) I...

That is the lamest looking mount (Buck stumps) I have ever seen for sale. People will buy anything, I guess. I would rather follow Mike Hill than pay money for something that looks like a 12 year...
05-06-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,912
Posted By Gunplummer

Scopes are nice, but I probably shoot as well...

Scopes are nice, but I probably shoot as well without when using a 99'. I have some with scopes and they just don't "Fit" like one without. I don't believe the lever action of any kind is a good fit...
Forum: Northeast
05-06-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,865
Posted By Gunplummer

Bear are on the move right now hunting food. It...

Bear are on the move right now hunting food. It is spring. I saw one on the way in to work yesterday about 7:30 PM (I work nights). He or she was in a parking lot across from a hotel going into...
Forum: Northeast
05-05-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,865
Posted By Gunplummer

There were rumors that Alt was going to paint the...

There were rumors that Alt was going to paint the weight on the side of bears after darting them. I have not seen any yet, but I guess there are some in Pike County.
05-04-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,912
Posted By Gunplummer

Still have a couple 99's. I had a couple auctions...

Still have a couple 99's. I had a couple auctions and scaled back (Old age), but just could not get rid of the 99's. A .300 is good. I call it a medium round. Does not kick much, usually really...
Forum: Northeast
05-04-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,865
Posted By Gunplummer

Hatchetjack, You should know better, being from...

Hatchetjack, You should know better, being from Bucks County. I worked down there for years and when the bears started moving in, they were spilling over from Jersey. We get them up here too. Nobody...
Forum: Northeast
05-02-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,865
Posted By Gunplummer

When Alt was the "Bear Guy", just what did he do?...

When Alt was the "Bear Guy", just what did he do? What a bunch of crap. I used to hear that all the time and then when I asked just what he did for PA bears, nobody knew. The only thing I saw come...
04-30-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,761
Posted By Gunplummer

I don't really ever build a blind during deer...

I don't really ever build a blind during deer rifle season. I do crawl in a blow down or get in a nest of logs. Even then, I usually wrap an orange vest around a tree up high enough to be seen...
Forum: Northeast
04-30-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,865
Posted By Gunplummer

Yeah, I am not overly impressed with the "Not...

Yeah, I am not overly impressed with the "Not trying hard enough" insinuation either. I once shot a heavy bodied buck a little after 7:00 AM and was still about 200 yards from a road at 5:00 PM. A...
04-30-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,338
Posted By Gunplummer

Once and a while I take out my Savage '99 30-30....

Once and a while I take out my Savage '99 30-30. It is nice and light to walk around with, but in my experience you will have deer going farther than with something with more velocity. Two years ago...
04-30-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,056
Posted By Gunplummer

When we dropped trees late in the year, the deer...

When we dropped trees late in the year, the deer would be hanging around before we left at the end of the day. There were always tops laying around that we had not chipped yet. Good deer browse. When...
Forum: Northeast
04-29-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,865
Posted By Gunplummer

C-RAD, The burns are local, not out west....

C-RAD, The burns are local, not out west. Controlled means they will not burn during a drought. I hunted a mountain in Maryland that used to burn every couple years unintentionally. One year it...
Forum: Northeast
04-29-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,865
Posted By Gunplummer

NeverWill, It appears to be mostly non-hunters...

NeverWill, It appears to be mostly non-hunters complaining about the burning. You see a lot of "Wasting taxpayer money" mentioned in the published letters. Some complain that the "softwood" trees...
Forum: Northeast
04-28-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,865
Posted By Gunplummer

It is a good move on their part (Game...

It is a good move on their part (Game Commission). I am waiting for the "No nothings" on this forum to chime in about antler production. There is controlled burning planned and in progress in my area...
04-28-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By Gunplummer

The only "Stupid stuff" I see is the gun...

The only "Stupid stuff" I see is the gun handling. Lot of lax behavior shown. I would not hunt with those guys. The guy that emptied his gun by firing off what he had never even checked it to see if...
04-28-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,056
Posted By Gunplummer

I have seen older deer walk over (In the...

I have seen older deer walk over (In the mountains) and get close to kidds to get a better look. I guess they never saw small kidds before.
Forum: Northeast
01-24-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,060
Posted By Gunplummer

What a goofball, and I am being serious, not...

What a goofball, and I am being serious, not sarcastic. What conspiracy? Years back I lived in lower Lehigh County, PA. If you said you saw a coyote, the PA Game Commission laughed at you and talked...
Forum: Guns
01-13-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,802
Posted By Gunplummer

6.5x55 (Re-cut Arisaka), 6.5x50 (Arisaka), .260...

6.5x55 (Re-cut Arisaka), 6.5x50 (Arisaka), .260 Remington (99 Savage), 6.5 Carcano. Killed deer with all of them. May put a 6.5x57 together if I get time.
01-10-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,858
Posted By Gunplummer

I hunt WV every year. You must check either the...

I hunt WV every year. You must check either the whole deer or the head and hide. I have not hunted Maryland for a while, but that used to be check the whole field dressed deer. Not worth cutting up a...
Forum: Northeast
01-07-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,702
Posted By Gunplummer

I was being sarcastic in the other post. I am...

I was being sarcastic in the other post. I am with Swamplover11, we really don't need a repeat performance like the poor Amish kid that was killed by a muzzleloader discharged up in the air.
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