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Forum: Guns
01-05-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,099
Posted By MinnFinn

Check out "Simply Rugged" holsters from Rob and...

Check out "Simply Rugged" holsters from Rob and Jan Leahy in Alaska. They make some very nice hand crafted holsters for semi-autos including 1911s and revolvers. I've got several.
12-14-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,292
Posted By MinnFinn

sinulle nolata

sinulle nolata
Forum: Blades
12-13-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,996
Posted By MinnFinn

A Leatherman 303c stainless linerlock folder and...

A Leatherman 303c stainless linerlock folder and Leatherman 200 multi-tool.
For deer / elk hunting I carry 5" bladed
Iisakki Järvenpää Finnish hunter that takes and hold a great edge even cutting...
12-13-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,317
Posted By MinnFinn

For close up over decoys you might be ok with #4...

For close up over decoys you might be ok with #4 steel. However, I'd suggest #2 or #1, especially if these are fully plumed norther ducks. With norther mallards that migrate down from Canada...
12-13-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,292
Posted By MinnFinn

"Three guys+four days= 72 ducks" Hope you were...

"Three guys+four days= 72 ducks" Hope you were eating ducks every day. 3 guys X 12 total possession limit = 36 duck max, unless you're eating ducks to keep the possession limit to no more than 12...
12-13-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 887
Posted By MinnFinn

It's best if you can observe ahead whether ducks...

It's best if you can observe ahead whether ducks are using daily, before going through the work of setting up decoys. If they do, either get their in the early morning dark and set up decoys (best)...
12-13-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,083
Posted By MinnFinn

They're dumping air from under their wings to...

They're dumping air from under their wings to lose altitude faster. They do this usually in higher winds when the wind naturally give them more lift than needed and to get down quicker to water.
12-13-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,377
Posted By MinnFinn

In a word, "absolutely". With a quality scope...

In a word, "absolutely". With a quality scope mounted, properly torqued and quality ammo, Tikka T3 lives up to it's guarantee, in my experience.
12-13-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 22,638
Posted By MinnFinn

I'm Tikka T3 (.300 WM and .30-06) and Sako A7...

I'm Tikka T3 (.300 WM and .30-06) and Sako A7 (.300 WM and .270 Win) owner / shooter. With properly torqued rings and quality scopes, I see all live up to the 3 and 5 shot MOA guarantees...
Forum: Guns
12-13-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 20,907
Posted By MinnFinn

Tikka T3 is my choice without a doubt. "Tikka"...

Tikka T3 is my choice without a doubt. "Tikka" in Finnish means "woodpecker" as in hitting the same hole over and over. 1 MOA out of the box guarantee for the Tikka speaks for itself.
Forum: Guns
11-18-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,455
Posted By MinnFinn

For practice I load Hornady 240 gr XTP and when I...

For practice I load Hornady 240 gr XTP and when I hunt out in Rocky Mtn grizzly areas, I carry my .44 Mag at my side with 300 gr hardcast 44/300gr. WFNGC (Cast Performance), which must now be...
Forum: Reloading
11-18-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,234
Posted By MinnFinn

Well unless you know with certainty what powder...

Well unless you know with certainty what powder Hornady loads in this ammo, you really can't safely duplicate with just the same powder weight. You could get a load that's too hot or too light (not...
Forum: Reloading
11-18-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,616
Posted By MinnFinn

I don't know if you're talking about a single...

I don't know if you're talking about a single flat of 100 primers or a brick of 1000. Either way, is taking the chance you'd possibly screw up your rifle or worse worth $4 or $40?
I'd trade the...
11-18-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,597
Posted By MinnFinn

3 weeks ago, 5 of these Gray (Timber) Wolves...

3 weeks ago, 5 of these Gray (Timber) Wolves crossed over my dad's driveway in NE MN 50 yards from his front door. I won't go outside without a way to defend myself and animals, because they have no...
11-18-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,369
Posted By MinnFinn

Tikka T3 synthetic/SS or Sako A7 in .300 WM. ...

Tikka T3 synthetic/SS or Sako A7 in .300 WM. Nikon Monarch 2.5-10x42 mounted with Leupold rings/picatinny rail for the Sako or the rings that come with the Tikka.
You can drive tacks with both.
11-18-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,487
Posted By MinnFinn

It isn't just over water or waterfowl you need to...

It isn't just over water or waterfowl you need to use non-toxic shot. Fed Waterfowl production lands also require non-toxic shot to hunt both waterfowl and upland game. So, we do, again tomorrow in...
Forum: Gunsmithing
11-18-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,686
Posted By MinnFinn

Synthetic magazines and trigger guard doesn't...

Synthetic magazines and trigger guard doesn't mean low quality. Synthetics can be made by weight as strong or stronger than steel. Many metal firearm part on other makes/models are not as strong....
Forum: Gunsmithing
11-11-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,490
Posted By MinnFinn

Sheridan, contact Beretta Support at their...

Sheridan, contact Beretta Support at their BerettaUSA.custhelp.com site describing this exact problem. I also provided them a link to a youtube video showing the problem happening. Though, I think...
Forum: Gunsmithing
10-23-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,490
Posted By MinnFinn

Sako A7 .300WM Magazine

I have Sako A7 .300 WM. Ever since I bought it, I've had problems with the cartridges prematurely popping out of the mag will laying untouched, while locking the mag into the rifle and when cycling...
05-15-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,892
Posted By MinnFinn

I look at that I want to buy the best shotgun (as...

I look at that I want to buy the best shotgun (as any other gun) that will function flawlessly when I depend upon them, that suit me well and will last a life-time. I look at firearms I expect to...
05-15-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,796
Posted By MinnFinn

Faststeel BB 3 and 3 1/2, depending upon the...

Faststeel BB 3 and 3 1/2, depending upon the circumstance. I find that the 1500+ fps and BB combination of this and other brands are very effective on geese and late season northern mallards for...
05-15-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,275
Posted By MinnFinn

I hunt with both feet on the ground for several...

I hunt with both feet on the ground for several reasons. I've had much success over the years stalking (slow movement, stop for short period, listen, watch, etc.). I find it a much more interesting...
Forum: Reloading
05-14-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,171
Posted By MinnFinn

The only time I broke a de-capping pin was on 1...

The only time I broke a de-capping pin was on 1 brass casing that was defective with an off-center primer flash hole. I contacted Hornady, the die mfgr I use, and they sent a replacement pin and...
Forum: Reloading
05-14-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,531
Posted By MinnFinn

I've had very good success on Elk over the years...

I've had very good success on Elk over the years with Nosler Accubond 180 gr. They hold together well on thick hided, big game like Elk and are very accurate bullets.
05-14-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,404
Posted By MinnFinn

Both Winchester XP3 and Federal Premium offer...

Both Winchester XP3 and Federal Premium offer Nosler Accubond bullets. Nosler AB or Partition bullets are very good heavy hided, big game bullets that'll hold together well. I use the Nosler...
05-14-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,644
Posted By MinnFinn

This huge rise in MT non-res. BG Combo to over...

This huge rise in MT non-res. BG Combo to over $900 is the main reason we didn't apply this year in that state.... Basically, the message I get from it is that they only want non-res. hunters with...
Forum: Guns
03-03-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,939
Posted By MinnFinn

I used to think their model 700's were great...

I used to think their model 700's were great rifles. Then I heard the designer (now retired) of that rifle admit that there has been a known problem with a certain % of these rifles safety mechanisms...
Forum: Guns
03-03-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,831
Posted By MinnFinn

You need to know what your state and any other...

You need to know what your state and any other state you're legal to carry with CCW permit laws say you must do. In MN if a CCW permit holder is carrying and are stopped by a LEO, they MUST tell...
Forum: Guns
03-03-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,048
Posted By MinnFinn

I have a Sako A7 .300 WM and A7 .270 Win. Both...

I have a Sako A7 .300 WM and A7 .270 Win. Both are tack drivers with quality scope / rings on them.
The only issue I had with the .300 WM was the original magazine tolerances weren't holding nickel...
Forum: Guns
03-03-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,352
Posted By MinnFinn

Ruger wheel guns in general and Redhawk in...

Ruger wheel guns in general and Redhawk in particular are very strong action, barrel pistols. I own a .44 Mag Redhawk in 4" barrel with Hogue grips. I like shooting it a lot. I have no problems...
03-03-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,143
Posted By MinnFinn

It depends upon what type of waterfowl hunting...

It depends upon what type of waterfowl hunting you want to do. In recent years, we've found field hunting in picked small grain or corn fields very effective and a lot of fun, especially if you...
03-03-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 15,246
Posted By MinnFinn

Benelli SBE II and M1 Super 90

Benelli SBE II and M1 Super 90
03-03-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,248
Posted By MinnFinn

As long as you're confident, have practiced out...

As long as you're confident, have practiced out to 300 yds and it's accurate, who cares what someone else "thinks of it". 90% of the success in the hunt is how the hunter prepares for and work put...
03-03-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,336
Posted By MinnFinn

I've not shot the Savage model you mention. I've...

I've not shot the Savage model you mention. I've seen the trailers of it on hunting channels. Looks like it can be an accurate rifle. You still need a quality scope and solid rings on it. ...
03-03-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,452
Posted By MinnFinn

.308 is less power than .30-06 so less range and...

.308 is less power than .30-06 so less range and not real flat shooting. I would say .270 Win. would be a better choice for what you're hunting for a flatter shooting bullet to reach out and touch...
03-03-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,183
Posted By MinnFinn

The highly compensated guys who make such...

The highly compensated guys who make such pronouncement are never able to verify sighting, population numbers of a whole host of animals, because they're butts are permanently glued to their office...
Forum: Guns
02-21-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By MinnFinn

If you shoot even several dozen boxes of ammo per...

If you shoot even several dozen boxes of ammo per year, I suggest you look at buying a basic reloading package, reloading book and reloading components. There was for a couple years a shortage of...
Forum: Guns
02-21-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By MinnFinn

For Elk and other heavy hided, thick boned big...

For Elk and other heavy hided, thick boned big game, my preference would be .300 WinMag. It'll provide extra energy, bullet penetration on a big animal like elk well out to 300 yds and beyond. ...
02-21-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 16,404
Posted By MinnFinn

We need more state officials who are willing to...

We need more state officials who are willing to take back power that the fed gov't has illegally (according to our U.S. Constitution enumerated powers) usurped in this and thousands of other areas of...
02-02-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,844
Posted By MinnFinn

Did you have better accuracy and results taking a...

Did you have better accuracy and results taking a deer down with 3 or 4 blade fixed broadhead (e.g. Muzzy)?
02-02-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 16,404
Posted By MinnFinn

JerryD, I fully understand your frustration on...

JerryD, I fully understand your frustration on how the federal gov't, especially some fed judges, have abused their powers refusing to turn the power back to the state game (our DNR) depts to manage...
02-02-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,936
Posted By MinnFinn

I realize MT and any other states have the power...

I realize MT and any other states have the power to charge what they think they can get out of NRs to hunt elk or other species. I also know that this drastic increase in NR BG combo has given the...
02-01-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 16,404
Posted By MinnFinn

I don't think there is a different subspecies...

I don't think there is a different subspecies (gray wolf v. timber wolf). In MN they are referred to most of the time as "timber wolves". They've been in northern MN forever. Since they were put on...
01-31-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 19,786
Posted By MinnFinn

Good points! Not everyone has someone...

Good points! Not everyone has someone experienced or caring to guide them as a new hunter. As long as a person is taking legal animals in ethical manner, I'd not criticize for taking an animal...
01-30-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,910
Posted By MinnFinn

Most labs are considered "flushers". However,...

Most labs are considered "flushers". However, there are yellow lab blood lines which have the "pointing" trait and advertised as such. Sometimes, I've seen standard yellow labs point. I think if...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
01-30-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,584
Posted By MinnFinn

For water retrieves, flushing and a dog that'll...

For water retrieves, flushing and a dog that'll put her heart into working and finding the tough dug in birds I have to say the yellow labs I've had have been the best all around dogs I've owned and...
01-30-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 37,101
Posted By MinnFinn

Tikka T3 ("entry level rifle") someone said?? If...

Tikka T3 ("entry level rifle") someone said?? If you mean the bullet "enters" where you aim consistently shot after shot and the animal drops down, down down. Yeah, I'd agree..... LOL
Tikka T3 is a...
01-30-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,391
Posted By MinnFinn

I shoot 3 to 3 1/4 dram equivalent traps loads in...

I shoot 3 to 3 1/4 dram equivalent traps loads in my SBE II and M1 Super 90 without any problems. I think Benelli does recommend a minimum 3 dram load for say trap loads. For any other types of...
01-30-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,391
Posted By MinnFinn

There's no real "breaking in period" needed. ...

There's no real "breaking in period" needed. Take it out and shoot some rounds of clays with trap loads, just to get used to and comfortable operating and shooting it.
For ducks early season I...
01-30-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,356
Posted By MinnFinn

You need to setup your decoys where you've seen...

You need to setup your decoys where you've seen ducks sitting, feeding, resting before. The wind needs to be from your back. Ducks and geese will almost always land directly into the wind.
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