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Forum: Guns
10-30-2021, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By Daveboone

Only a member for about two weeks with only one...

Only a member for about two weeks with only one previous post before this one.
Forum: Black Powder
10-30-2021, 03:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,419
Posted By Daveboone

As long as the bore is otherwise clear and the...

As long as the bore is otherwise clear and the load in question is known for sure to be a safe load, there can be no harm in attempting to discharge it. Plan b would be to pull the breechplug and...
Forum: Guns
10-30-2021, 03:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By Daveboone

How were you holding your front sight on the...

How were you holding your front sight on the target? Some folks not used to open sights try to center the front post over the center of the bull...effectively covering the target. No go. You should...
10-30-2021, 03:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By Daveboone

Great write up and beautiful bear. I wish we had...

Great write up and beautiful bear. I wish we had color phase bears in the NE. Too bad magazine writers dont write like you do...(or the late Jack o'Connor), talking of the hunt, not just selling...
06-01-2021, 04:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By Daveboone

New York. The Northern Tier (think Adirondacks)...

New York. The Northern Tier (think Adirondacks) bear and deer overlap from ML to the end of the season...roughly mid october to the beginning of december. The southern tier similarly overlaps, but...
04-26-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 27,566
Posted By Daveboone

This thread is a bit old, but I will add my...

This thread is a bit old, but I will add my 2cents...
A friend was showing me a couple rifles he inherited and knew nothing about...they were mid 1950s production Husqies...one in 7x57 the other in...
Forum: Guns
03-16-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,221
Posted By Daveboone

Good for you on your new rifle. The .308 is a...

Good for you on your new rifle. The .308 is a great round, The 125 is on the lighter end of its range though...you might find better accuracy with a heavier bullet. The 150 is pretty much the go to...
02-20-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,423
Posted By Daveboone

I have been to Newfoundland moose hunting twice,...

I have been to Newfoundland moose hunting twice, and will happily go again, with the same outfitter. We drove from Upstate NY. It is a drive...from here a day to the Canadian border in Maine, the...
Forum: Guns
02-03-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,422
Posted By Daveboone

Two years ago I bought one in .308, and was very...

Two years ago I bought one in .308, and was very excited over it. I have to admit I was not a Henry fan before, and after having the rifle for about 18 months, I was even less so.
The trigger pull...
02-03-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By Daveboone

Heck, I see these silly signs along the road all...

Heck, I see these silly signs along the road all the time "Deer Crossing". I figure if they are smart enough to read the signs, they will catch on!
Seriously, No matter how you define the borders,...
12-21-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,390
Posted By Daveboone

I frequently site in at relatively close...

I frequently site in at relatively close ranges...sometimes 25 yards for a shot or two to make sure I am close...before moving out further. My long shot in the woods where I hunt is about 75 yards. I...
11-30-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By Daveboone

Without baiting..where it is legal, bears are...

Without baiting..where it is legal, bears are pretty much a "stumble on" sort of thing. Zero in on access points to agricultural crops, mast crops, eTtc. The occ. bear on a game camera is most...
11-15-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,152
Posted By Daveboone

Long standing hunters wisdom dictates to hunt...

Long standing hunters wisdom dictates to hunt with what you shoot the best. It is the first shot that counts, and where you put it. I always felt I could shoot my ML (with a scope) far more...
11-15-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 939
Posted By Daveboone

Just out of curiosity, have you ever had your...

Just out of curiosity, have you ever had your hearing checked? Most of us....of any age, have significant hearing loss which we have just gotten used to. It turned out I had over 40% loss in my left...
Forum: Black Powder
11-07-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By Daveboone

You should not have any problem finding one...

You should not have any problem finding one through any of the catalogs...CAbelas, Bass Pro, Dixie Gun Works, etc. CVA, Thompson Center , Traditions all make reputable good arms. You also should be...
Forum: Optics
08-25-2020, 04:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,188
Posted By Daveboone

I have had (and still do) four different Leupold...

I have had (and still do) four different Leupold scopes, mounted on everything from a heavy load shooting 45-70 to .270 winchester, , .308 and inline muzzleloader. My oldest scope is thirty years...
08-03-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,336
Posted By Daveboone

This is a bit dated but hopefully your interest...

This is a bit dated but hopefully your interest is still holding...
PA has gobs of state land, not sure of the different use regulations. Just north of you here in NY you have the Alleghany state...
Forum: Guns
07-26-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By Daveboone

Hooo boyo, Our personal ideal deer rifle. At...

Hooo boyo, Our personal ideal deer rifle. At first I thought it was a Ruger Mk 2 lightwt .308. Killed many deer cleanly, but it never quite made me happy with the accuracy end (from the bench). It...
07-16-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,720
Posted By Daveboone

And....I wouldnt count on any game officials...

And....I wouldnt count on any game officials helping....they have their hands full, and if you have to go find one, bring them to where you are and get it out chances are the meat is done. Never in...
07-16-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,720
Posted By Daveboone

What do you use for deer hunting? Generally...

What do you use for deer hunting? Generally speaking, if it kills deer it will kill a bear just fine, though I agree a heavier caliber than .243 is wise....270, 30-06, .308, etc. all are good rounds...
06-18-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,389
Posted By Daveboone

So looking for ideas on not spooking them as you...

So looking for ideas on not spooking them as you get out of your treestand...…
When I decide to leave, I take a real good look around...Usually I do this at last shooting/legal light. Amazing how...
06-14-2020, 04:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,731
Posted By Daveboone

Thank goodness for New York guaranteed licenses...

Thank goodness for New York guaranteed licenses and lands! I couldn't imagine living someplace where I might not get a resident tag. I will be hunting muzzleloading and regular Northern Tier...
Forum: Gunsmithing
06-06-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,690
Posted By Daveboone

Make sure you keep with the same type of ammo and...

Make sure you keep with the same type of ammo and weight or you will be all over.
I would move your target out to at least 50 yards....myopen sighted rifles I normally sight at 75. I use a piece of...
06-06-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By Daveboone

This is a ageing a bit with no responses....here...

This is a ageing a bit with no responses....here is my opinion.
I have been lucky enough to go on two guided moose hunts in Newfoundland, previously a lifetime whitetail hunter in NY.
Moose...
05-30-2020, 03:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,477
Posted By Daveboone

My first and still favorite rifle is my heavily...

My first and still favorite rifle is my heavily sporterized Mauser 98 in 8x57. It is devastating on deer, and has always anchored them immediately in their tracks. I love the rifle and cartridge, but...
04-21-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,606
Posted By Daveboone

You might explore the internet to see if there is...

You might explore the internet to see if there is a PA based hunting forum....Up here in NY we have a NY exclusive. Try a number of different searches...PA hunting forum, sportsmans forum, etc. You...
04-10-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,871
Posted By Daveboone

And fishing is hunting....for fish! Learning...

And fishing is hunting....for fish! Learning their cycles, where they feed, when they rest, patience, skills....all have parallels to hunting. Get those hunter safety classes in, but then remember,...
Forum: Guns
04-07-2020, 04:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,565
Posted By Daveboone

No clue what being said or asked....This is why...

No clue what being said or asked....This is why we boil our thoughts down into a couple sentences.
04-05-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,819
Posted By Daveboone

I wouldn't want anyone behind me who wasn't very...

I wouldn't want anyone behind me who wasn't very proficient and expert in handling hard recoiling rounds in stressful conditions, if needed.
03-28-2020, 03:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By Daveboone

Sorry no advice, but I would love to go on a...

Sorry no advice, but I would love to go on a similar trip...I will be watching!
03-22-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,871
Posted By Daveboone

Good for you wanting to get involved in hunting!...

Good for you wanting to get involved in hunting! It is a lifetime sport, and the related skills can keep you outdoors all year round.
Can we ask what perked your interest? A friend, family member...
Forum: Guns
03-10-2020, 03:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,777
Posted By Daveboone

I have owned four over the years (my first one...

I have owned four over the years (my first one garbage picked on my paper route) and still own two. Although it isn't one of my first go to rifles, I never feel oh so right as when I am carrying...
03-09-2020, 03:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,357
Posted By Daveboone

I tend to agree with most every thing said, with...

I tend to agree with most every thing said, with only the local adjustment for the typical range a deer is shot at...In northern NY we are mainly wood shunting, and although you may be able to see a...
03-08-2020, 03:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,682
Posted By Daveboone

Whitetail deer hunting, we used to walk in about...

Whitetail deer hunting, we used to walk in about a mile. In more recent years with better grounds and access, maybe 1/2 mile to 1/3 mile furthest. I am certainly more concerned with getting it out of...
02-22-2020, 04:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,726
Posted By Daveboone

Patience. Patience to allow yourself to put the...

Patience.
Patience to allow yourself to put the time in at the range to become properly familiar with gun handling and marksmanship.
Patience to understand that the more time you spend in the...
02-16-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,121
Posted By Daveboone

I have twice been to Newfoundland for moose, and...

I have twice been to Newfoundland for moose, and would go again in a heartbeat. The percentage is very high throughout, but it is hunting. in 2018 very hot weather our week limited activity, so...
02-13-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,772
Posted By Daveboone

I agree with getting game cameras up in various...

I agree with getting game cameras up in various locations and leaving them up...year round. Don't rush them as far as checking them. let them sit a month or two and get feet on the ground. I only...
02-01-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,197
Posted By Daveboone

Moose are not hard to kill. Shoot what you shoot...

Moose are not hard to kill. Shoot what you shoot best, but longish shots are likely, but my last one was about 65 yards. Sight your gun in with whatever is on sale, then try a box or two of different...
01-19-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,916
Posted By Daveboone

My first moose hunt we were severely affected by...

My first moose hunt we were severely affected by a coastal storm. Arrived on Friday with the storm at our back, Saturday socked in, sunday no hunting by law, Monday was clear but we knew the backside...
01-15-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,197
Posted By Daveboone

We have gone with Patey and Sons on the northern...

We have gone with Patey and Sons on the northern peninsula twice, once in 2015 and once in 2018. Very professional,well organized, we liked our guides. It is a fly in one on one guided hunt all...
Forum: Guns
01-14-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,176
Posted By Daveboone

It has a safety, but the Sig 938 is an...

It has a safety, but the Sig 938 is an outstanding easy to carry gun. the safety lands right under your thumb and is automatic to flick off. 9mm, very controllable...but stick with high performance...
01-03-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By Daveboone

I have never used a grunt call on does, only...

I have never used a grunt call on does, only bucks. On does I use a fawn bleat. The only thing I expect/ hope for is to stop them, but a bleat will often bring a doe closer.
Forum: Guns
12-29-2019, 03:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,582
Posted By Daveboone

The past few years I have been thinning out the...

The past few years I have been thinning out the gun stable, selling guns that either are duplicate, underachieving or just are never used. The money is put back into hunting...paying for a moose...
Forum: Guns
12-17-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,724
Posted By Daveboone

Over the past several years I thinned out my gun...

Over the past several years I thinned out my gun case to pay for a moose hunt...mainly duplicates and guns that weren't ever shot. Guns that are true safe queens that are not shot: my families 1863...
Forum: Guns
12-17-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,810
Posted By Daveboone

I don't see what make/ model the rifle is...? ...

I don't see what make/ model the rifle is...?
Needless to say, it would be...vintage. Probably the first wise step would be to let a qualified gunsmith check it out. Keep in mind, those old...
12-15-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,838
Posted By Daveboone

That is a beautiful buck. I waited until I...

That is a beautiful buck. I waited until I figured I had a deer that I would never surpass, but also it was a truly memorable day afield with friends. Money and space has a lot of sway here, just be...
12-15-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By Daveboone

The surrounding tissues certainly don't look...

The surrounding tissues certainly don't look inflamed , like a source of infection, otherwise it looks like...pus. It may have had an injury that is resolved, and it is residual drainage, but usually...
09-22-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,130
Posted By Daveboone

Good for you for wanting to get into processing...

Good for you for wanting to get into processing yourself. That said, the quality of your meat will be directly proportionate to the care it gets in the field and in processing: Cool quickly, keep it...
Forum: Guns
09-06-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,702
Posted By Daveboone

Hmmm, For an effective quick fill to satisfy my...

Hmmm, For an effective quick fill to satisfy my very most basic firearm needs? Tough to do, because I am so damn fussy, few new bought guns would do it...so if I wasn't looking to replace the exact...
05-01-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By Daveboone

For many years, I used a classic Buck 110 folder....

For many years, I used a classic Buck 110 folder. Strong, reasonably priced and holds a great edge. it just always felt clumsy in the hand though, and bulky. Still a great knife. It was replaced by...
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