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Forum: Guns
02-27-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,496
Posted By TheDudeAbides

To reblue my colt?

I recently purchased a Colt Agent 38 special. The gun was only $200, so I couldn't pass it up. The gun was made in 1974 and has some decent holster wear and some light rust. While in the store an...
12-29-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,108
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Trail Maintenance

First off I apologize if this is in the wrong section. I have a couple trails that lead to my hunting property that have been getting pretty messy by the end of the season. They are basically two...
10-28-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Thanks. I think I'll go with two piece rings...

Thanks. I think I'll go with two piece rings because of the height issue. Any recommendation on scope ring brands/models? $50-60 would be about the max I can spend right now. I was told Weaver Grand...
10-22-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Shotgun Scope Mounting Question

I have some questions regarding my 12 gauge mossberg 500. It has a cantilever barrel with an older Tasco scope. I plan on upgrading to a higher quality scope and mount. I was wondering if I should...
Forum: Optics
11-30-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Will Swimming goggle antifog work?

So I went to a few stores in my area and could not find antifog for my scope and binoculars. The only thing I found was Speedo brand antifog solution for $14. The directions say to apply to plastic...
Forum: Guns
05-02-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Mossberg 500 Question

So I have a Mossberg 500 that I use for both deer and turkey. I swapped out my deer Barrel/scope for my turkey barrel today. When I went to install the lower comb on the stock, I could not find the...
Forum: Guns
04-10-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Its a forged lower. It's normally $80.

Its a forged lower. It's normally $80.
Forum: Guns
04-10-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By TheDudeAbides

AR lower fix or scrap?

So a friend and I were assembling my first AR lower. We broke off an ear for the bolt catch. Is there a repair that's possible? The lower was around $60 (on sale). I have already bought a new lower...
03-14-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,818
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Kind of depressing for us in Michigan. Our state...

Kind of depressing for us in Michigan. Our state is surrounded by states on the list with Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota....
Forum: Guns
03-09-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,051
Posted By TheDudeAbides

I understand what your saying Nomercy, but I was...

I understand what your saying Nomercy, but I was thinking in terms of an investment. I was just thinking it would be nice to pick up for around $200 and sell it down the road for more. My father...
Forum: Guns
03-09-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,051
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Thanks, I think I will just put that money...

Thanks, I think I will just put that money towards my AR build. I'm just getting impatient since AR parts are so expensive/hard to find lately. I just hope that nagants don't triple in price in the...
Forum: Guns
03-08-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,051
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Which WW2 Surplus Rifle?

I'm debating purchasing a WW2 surplus rifle to target shoot. I'm only looking to spend a few hundred dollars because I'm also doing an AR build, so unfortunately an M1 Garand, Springfield 1903, or a...
02-25-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,705
Posted By TheDudeAbides

I sure hope you guys are joking about drinking...

I sure hope you guys are joking about drinking moonshine and smoking doobies while hunting. This is the kind of crap that gives hunters a poor image. Drugs & alcohol don't mix with weapons, period. ...
02-23-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,568
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Nice buck, he definitely has a wide and unique...

Nice buck, he definitely has a wide and unique rack. Like Rock said, that stripe on his head is pretty cool, I'd get a head mount of him for sure.

Lunker, I thought the same thing when I saw...
02-09-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,582
Posted By TheDudeAbides

I agree that scent control, staying still, and...

I agree that scent control, staying still, and quiet are the most effective ways at not scaring deer. I do wear camo, but aside from deer hunting, I use that same camo to hunt turkey, coyote,...
01-31-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,969
Posted By TheDudeAbides

I have a pair of Cabela's Inferno boots and Muck...

I have a pair of Cabela's Inferno boots and Muck Boots Woody Elite. With the Muck Boots, my feet do get cold sometimes later on in the season here in Michigan. Overall I love the Muck Boots, because...
01-15-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,078
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Kerndog, I don't know where you are at, but in...

Kerndog, I don't know where you are at, but in the Great Lakes area there are sporting goods stores called Dunham's. I get my 12 gauge Lightfields there for $11.99. I went into Gander Mtn and they...
Forum: Fishing Gear
01-13-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,398
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Thanks, all of these responses are...

Thanks, all of these responses are overwhelming....
01-13-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By TheDudeAbides

I'm new to the whole food plot thing as well......

I'm new to the whole food plot thing as well... Tried some throw and grow garbage a few years ago with Zero results. Do you have soybeans fields in your area? If so, I'd think it wouldn't draw them...
01-13-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,894
Posted By TheDudeAbides

I hope that door opens away from that beautiful...

I hope that door opens away from that beautiful mount! just kidding....
01-12-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By TheDudeAbides

I would like to plant a few small food plots...

I would like to plant a few small food plots throughout our property. Anybody have suggestions on what to plant? (in Michigan)
01-10-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,105
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Thanks guys, thats good to know. I prefer to use...

Thanks guys, thats good to know. I prefer to use the 3 burst mode on our cameras, it has helped us catch more deer on camera.
Forum: Fishing Gear
01-08-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,398
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Ice Flashers

So I'm looking into getting a flasher for ice fishing. I have it narrowed down to three options to choose from, all around $300 (on a budget) The Vexilar FL-8, the Hummingbird Ice35, and the Marcum...
01-06-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,849
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Coyotes may be canines, but trust me they are...

Coyotes may be canines, but trust me they are nothing like your pet dog. Like others stated, you're gonna have to go lethal. I love dogs, but I have no problem dropping a coyote. We've had a spike in...
01-02-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Thanks, we've always used a bell on her collar....

Thanks, we've always used a bell on her collar. It's not very loud and can't be heard much more than 40 yards. Sometimes she gets through the thick cover before us and it's hard to keep track of her.
01-02-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Affordable dog tracking system

We are looking for an affordable dog tracking system for our beagle while rabbit hunting. We only have a one beagle, so it only needs to work for 1 dog. Something under $200 would be great. Any...
01-02-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,551
Posted By TheDudeAbides

My father used his .17hmr to drop a coyote. He...

My father used his .17hmr to drop a coyote. He said it did the job very well and did little pelt damage, but unfortunately it had mange. I don't think the .17hmr should be used for long range shots...
01-02-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By TheDudeAbides

We use 6 or 8 shot with .410. We found that...

We use 6 or 8 shot with .410. We found that bigger shotguns (while easier to hit rabbits) typically put too much shot in the rabbit and were hit really hard. What size shotgun are you using? We...
01-02-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,138
Posted By TheDudeAbides

When we get a deer, we put the gut piles in...

When we get a deer, we put the gut piles in certain locations so that we can shoot coyote off of them. As for picking up roadkill, call your state's game warden and ask. In Michigan the permit that...
01-01-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,105
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Thanks Wisco, Those look like some decent...

Thanks Wisco,
Those look like some decent quality pictures. What models do you have or at least how many megapixels? You have some nice bucks hanging around too.
01-01-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Thanks, I'll have to pick up one of those Dokken...

Thanks, I'll have to pick up one of those Dokken trainers. I do get in the water with them quite often, weather providing. I'm in southern Michigan. I just found out two friends from work are big...
12-31-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,764
Posted By TheDudeAbides

This year I really thought that I'd be watching...

This year I really thought that I'd be watching the Lions well after deer season. Boy was I wrong! Not surprised, just wrong. Oh, the cowboys.... So much offensive talent there too. Bryant, Murray,...
12-31-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,279
Posted By TheDudeAbides

I'm thinking on our property these things would...

I'm thinking on our property these things would just be squirrel feeders. I believe only 2 sheds have been found in about 50 years. Maybe the squirrels are eating them, the sheds we have found have...
12-30-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Map making

I am trying to find a way to make a map of our property. I'd like it to show our property lines, tree stands, blind locations, food plots, and maybe even trail cameras. I can save the coordinates of...
12-27-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,506
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Top, I've been using my iPhone since my screen...

Top, I've been using my iPhone since my screen went out on my laptop. It's a real pain, I constantly have to sign back on. App is short for application. It is a downloadable program for your device....
12-27-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,506
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Mine has worked okay Top. It's a lot easier on...

Mine has worked okay Top. It's a lot easier on desktop vs my iphone though. Do they have an app for this forum? If so, my phone didn't ask me to download it like it usually does.
12-27-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,764
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Fire Schwartz! It's time for a change! He's...

Fire Schwartz! It's time for a change! He's wasting so much talent....
12-27-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By TheDudeAbides

I do use them as a toy because my dogs are not...

I do use them as a toy because my dogs are not trained to hunt waterfowl. I take my dogs to the lake quite often and just play fetch with them in the water. I had the intentions of training our...
12-27-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,764
Posted By TheDudeAbides

I got down from my stand and was walking back to...

I got down from my stand and was walking back to my truck one evening and I had this buck run into me and knock me down for no reason (it was clearly past shooting hours) We call him Suh.
12-27-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,506
Posted By TheDudeAbides

You missed his post kinda like he missed seeing...

You missed his post kinda like he missed seeing that antler? Haha just messing Top, I thought I'd add some humor to this thread. :happy0157:
12-25-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,506
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Merry Christmas everybody! :deer:

Merry Christmas everybody! :deer:
12-25-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Chew Proof retrieval toy?

Anybody know of any chew proof retrieval toys?
My dogs love the floating rubber toys that have the nubs on them. However they always chew the tops off where the valve is to changer their buoyancy....
12-24-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,105
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Anybody have luck with the Wildgam Innovations...

Anybody have luck with the Wildgam Innovations cams? I bought one a few years ago, set it out and saw that it had captured photos. I put the SD card in my computer and I get nothing. I tried another...
12-24-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,749
Posted By TheDudeAbides

I agree with the each their own mentality and...

I agree with the each their own mentality and that it truly is about the experience. Big bucks are not the reason I am in the woods, although it sure is exciting when you see one. However, I find it...
12-24-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,764
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Yeah, I agree with you there. I think gross score...

Yeah, I agree with you there. I think gross score is the way to go.
12-24-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,764
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Yes all scoring systems have their flaws. With...

Yes all scoring systems have their flaws. With the B&C I just don't appreciate the deductions. I love nice wide symmetrical bucks, I think they are beautiful. To me a buck with kickers and other...
12-24-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,764
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Scoring bucks

How do you guys feel about the B&C scoring system/Pope & young or Buckmaster's BTR system? I don't exactly agree with B&C's emphasis on symmetry and all of its deductions. I like the BTR and how it...
12-23-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,558
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Thanks Top. I once spoke with a taxidermist and...

Thanks Top. I once spoke with a taxidermist and he was telling me about how he has a set of teeth that are of different ages of deer. He says he uses it as a guideline to help age the deer people...
12-23-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,558
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Anybody on here have some advice on aging deer,...

Anybody on here have some advice on aging deer, especially by the teeth? I think it would be helpful for a lot of members on here. Nice bucks by the way.
12-21-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,580
Posted By TheDudeAbides

Murby, the reason California was used as an...

Murby, the reason California was used as an example is because they do have an effect across the country. California is the anti-hunting propaganda capital of the USA. They are the ones who try to...
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