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Forum: Guns
08-07-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By Barefoot Friar

So much good info here. Thank you all very much....

So much good info here. Thank you all very much. I'll have to read through it all again, but it looks like I have a couple avenues to explore before I go to drilling.

Thanks!
Forum: Guns
08-05-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By Barefoot Friar

Question About Scoping a Shotgun

I've got a Remington 870 Express. I also have a Nikon ProStaff Shotgun scope and one of those removable saddle mounts for it. The problem is that the saddle mount doesn't fit flush against the top...
03-11-2016, 05:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By Barefoot Friar

Well, that makes sense. We've got a big hog...

Well, that makes sense. We've got a big hog infestation in Winston County, and coyote populations statewide are on the rise. Both of those animals make turkey nesting a risky business. I would...
03-07-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By Barefoot Friar

I'd be far more interested in knowing what...

I'd be far more interested in knowing what percentage of hunters in Alabama kill their limit every year. My guess is that there are some who do (and my further guess would be that they are the ones...
02-02-2016, 04:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,340
Posted By Barefoot Friar

I'm going to kill my first bird this year, which...

I'm going to kill my first bird this year, which will be my third season. Either that or I'll call one in for my brother to kill. Hopefully both.

The weather is going to be rocky, though. Our...
01-30-2016, 05:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,222
Posted By Barefoot Friar

I went to the thrift store and bought some old...

I went to the thrift store and bought some old army camo to start with. It put me back all of $5 and honestly every deer I've asked hasn't cared a bit that I wasn't wearing the latest and greatest...
01-10-2016, 04:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,072
Posted By Barefoot Friar

Vests are aggravating because there is only one...

Vests are aggravating because there is only one way the pouches can be fit on it, and they're all sewn on. So there's no way to change things around as your hunt changes. Also, I'm fat, and they...
12-13-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,716
Posted By Barefoot Friar

I bought a pair of light work gloves at "Big...

I bought a pair of light work gloves at "Big Orange" that I really like. They have the added advantage of having smartphone-friendly fingertips, so I can use my phone without taking them off. $15...
12-11-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Posted By Barefoot Friar

Good point, MZS. I've been trying to figure out...

Good point, MZS. I've been trying to figure out how they come to their conclusion -- especially since several days jumped around from "excellent" to "poor" and back to "very good", despite a pretty...
12-11-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,498
Posted By Barefoot Friar

Isn't blaze pink visible to deer?

Isn't blaze pink visible to deer?
12-08-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Posted By Barefoot Friar

AccuWeather Hunting Forecast

I'm just curious if any of you use the AccuWeather hunting forecast, and if you've found them to be accurate? For instance, for my zip code, today and tomorrow are rated "good", Thursday and Friday...
Forum: Guns
10-08-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By Barefoot Friar

I don't have any experience with .22 caliber...

I don't have any experience with .22 caliber guns, so I didn't know that the bullets were all different sizes. So I guess I was just confused.

Thanks for the replies.
Forum: Guns
10-06-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By Barefoot Friar

Looking for a review on an AR-type rimfire

Sometime last winter or early spring I was digging around on one of the outdoors websites (I think it was OL, but I'm not 100% certain) and came across a very short review for a rimfire AR type...
12-23-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By Barefoot Friar

That link is asking me to sign in to Comcast. ...

That link is asking me to sign in to Comcast.

Got a different link that isn't to your email box?
Forum: Guns
12-12-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
Posted By Barefoot Friar

Yes, leading is an issue, but as long as you...

Yes, leading is an issue, but as long as you promptly and properly clean it after shooting you should be just fine.

Compared to sabots out of a rifled barrel, rifled "Foster" slugs out of a rifled...
Forum: Guns
12-03-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,522
Posted By Barefoot Friar

I'm just basing that off the reviews, one of...

I'm just basing that off the reviews, one of which says, "This screw is for synthetic stocks, NOT WOOD" or something like that.
Forum: Guns
12-02-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,522
Posted By Barefoot Friar

Savage 10 Front Action Screw

My Savage 10 is missing the front action screw. I'm having the darnedest time finding a replacement, too. Midway sells one, but it's too short for the wood stock (which is what I have), despite...
11-29-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,136
Posted By Barefoot Friar

Hrmph. It was perfect deer hunting weather most...

Hrmph. It was perfect deer hunting weather most of the week, but I wasn't able to go. Got a bunch to do today, too.

Maybe next week won't be too warm...
11-25-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,129
Posted By Barefoot Friar

Thanks for the help. I'll look into them. ...

Thanks for the help. I'll look into them. Perhaps I can find someone nearby that has one I can try.
11-22-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,129
Posted By Barefoot Friar

I like that. I like that a whole lot, actually. ...

I like that. I like that a whole lot, actually.

The best ladder stand I ever hunted was on my wife's extended family's land. It was a very nice steel stand about 12' tall. Seems like it was...
11-22-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,129
Posted By Barefoot Friar

Climbing Stands for Those Afraid of Heights

I'm not too great with heights. I can do ladder stands if I don't look straight down too much, but hang ons kill me with those strap on ladder steps -- they're too close to the tree, and I feel like...
Forum: South
11-19-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 884
Posted By Barefoot Friar

I just wanted to add that you can also take a...

I just wanted to add that you can also take a look at the three divisions of Talladega NF as well. The Oakmulgee Ranger District is in the rolling hills of west central Alabama, southeast of...
Forum: South
11-19-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 884
Posted By Barefoot Friar

Bankhead National Forest is a beautiful area. It...

Bankhead National Forest is a beautiful area. It is home to the largest WMA in the state, the Black Warrior WMA. I have hunted turkey and hogs here, but never deer -- but there are plenty out...
11-19-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,595
Posted By Barefoot Friar

Whups, sorry for deleting that under y'all. I...

Whups, sorry for deleting that under y'all. I thought I'd gotten it quickly enough. I decided it was kind of a dumb question, but thanks for answering anyway.

I'm guessing that having fewer...
11-19-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,271
Posted By Barefoot Friar

Hey, man, we're all beginners at some point in...

Hey, man, we're all beginners at some point in our lives. Some of us, like me, like to try lots of new things and thus are beginners quite often. Whether you're beginning a new job, a new...
11-18-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 243
Posted By Barefoot Friar

Those Last Few Days Before the Season Opens

Those last few days before the season opens can be maddening. I don't want to go scout and mess up my weekend hunt, I've read everything online at least twice, my gun is sighted in and ready for the...
11-18-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 874
Posted By Barefoot Friar

Man. And I thought hunting hogs with a Bowie...

Man. And I thought hunting hogs with a Bowie knife was dangerous...
11-17-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By Barefoot Friar

I see your point, but TBH I feel more recoil from...

I see your point, but TBH I feel more recoil from 3" turkey loads than I do from slugs. I think having an excellent recoil pad and mounting the gun properly helps a good bit. When I first started...
11-17-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By Barefoot Friar

There's just something satisfying about hurling...

There's just something satisfying about hurling the largest hunk of lead you can down range and watching the results.
11-16-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By Barefoot Friar

I love listening to snow. I especially love...

I love listening to snow. I especially love hanging in my hammock and listening to snow or rain hitting my tarp.
11-15-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By Barefoot Friar

Sounds like a Dr. Pepper ad. ;-)

Sounds like a Dr. Pepper ad. ;-)
11-15-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 449
Posted By Barefoot Friar

Boots

Almost everyone has that pair of boots they will love until their dying day. I haven't found mine yet. I'm kind of picky. Okay, I'm extremely picky.

I need a boot that is waterproof yet...
11-15-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By Barefoot Friar

I've been wanting a set of LL Bean wool...

I've been wanting a set of LL Bean wool midweights for a long time now, but I don't want to part with the money. Still, having a good set of underwear can be a lifesaver, both figuratively and...
11-14-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By Barefoot Friar

Oh yeah. At the very least take an old bath...

Oh yeah. At the very least take an old bath towel and fold it up to use as a shoulder pad.
11-13-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By Barefoot Friar

I was out scouting a new piece of property today...

I was out scouting a new piece of property today and startled a couple does. I'm glad I saw them, but I wish I'd seen them before scaring them. Gun season starts Saturday week here, so it's getting...
11-12-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By Barefoot Friar

Not quite. Rifled slugs don't spin unless shot...

Not quite. Rifled slugs don't spin unless shot from a rifled barrel or smooth barrel with a rifled choke. They're built like shuttlecocks (badminton), with all the weight forward. That's what...
11-12-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By Barefoot Friar

You want rifled slugs. Lots of companies make...

You want rifled slugs. Lots of companies make them; I'd buy a box each of several different ones and take them to the range to see how they shoot out of your gun.

Brennake says that modified or...
11-11-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,237
Posted By Barefoot Friar

Actually, I'm running a Remington 870 12 gauge...

Actually, I'm running a Remington 870 12 gauge with 24" rifled barrel and iron sights for most deer and hog hunts. I've got my father-in-law's Savage 10 in .270WSM, but it's too much gun for this...
11-10-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,050
Posted By Barefoot Friar

Well, my thinking is more like this: I don't need...

Well, my thinking is more like this: I don't need to take an emergency shelter if I'm close to the truck. The further away from it I am, the more likely I am to get caught out. I also carry a...
11-10-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,050
Posted By Barefoot Friar

I'm a backpacker before a hunter, so I've learned...

I'm a backpacker before a hunter, so I've learned to pack light. I've used a school book bag, a dayhiking pack, and a full army ruck. None of them were exactly what I wanted, although the school...
11-10-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,237
Posted By Barefoot Friar

Rockport, I'm in Winston County, Alabama. As...

Rockport, I'm in Winston County, Alabama.

As for what they're eating, I can't say for certain. I know there are no farms in this side of the county; the ground is too rocky and there are too many...
11-10-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,237
Posted By Barefoot Friar

I see what you mean, but no, it's not really an...

I see what you mean, but no, it's not really an option. Part of it is the fact that I have to hunt on others' land (with permission, of course), and part of it is the nature of the forests around...
11-10-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,237
Posted By Barefoot Friar

Hunting Thick Woods

Can anyone offer a few general tips for hunting in thick woods and areas with lots of underbrush? Google isn't being very helpful.
05-12-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By Barefoot Friar

I'm in almost the same position. Fortunately,...

I'm in almost the same position. Fortunately, hogs are open year round, assuming you stay off the WMAs. Same orange and weapons rules as deer. I'm going with my brother later this week; even if we...
05-11-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By Barefoot Friar

What gun is it? I ask because if it's one of a...

What gun is it? I ask because if it's one of a certain few you can actually buy a new barrel for it less than a new gun. I have a Remington 870, and I found a 20" smooth bore barrel with screw-in...
05-09-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By Barefoot Friar

28" barrel? I wonder if you had a 20" rifled...

28" barrel?

I wonder if you had a 20" rifled barrel if you'd be able to see it then?
05-08-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By Barefoot Friar

There is so much free stuff available online,...

There is so much free stuff available online, both in print and in video, that I do not think I would pay for any instruction. Especially since I have so many other hobbies, and hunting...
05-06-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,475
Posted By Barefoot Friar

I may regret this later, but here goes. ...

I may regret this later, but here goes.



That's a bit of a red herring, though, isn't it? I'm pretty sure the rancher wasn't forced or coerced to sell; he very well could have kept refusing. ...
05-05-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By Barefoot Friar

Nice bird! I must confess, though. The...

Nice bird!

I must confess, though. The thread title had me thinking it was another one of those spam posts we've been getting recently!
05-05-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By Barefoot Friar

"Is 40 yards too far?" What are the results...

"Is 40 yards too far?"

What are the results of your patterning tests on the range? Got pics?
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