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12-28-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,202
Posted By USNRETHunter

I have the Nova 12ga with a cantilever rifled...

I have the Nova 12ga with a cantilever rifled slug barrel. Luckily I got the combo with a vent rib bird barrel and cantilever slug barrel for less than $400, NIB from G-broker a couple years ago. ...
12-28-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 37,851
Posted By USNRETHunter

I have a standard Nova, as well as two 870's in...

I have a standard Nova, as well as two 870's in 20 gage (my son's bird and deer guns), and an 870 12ga deer gun. I've never had any of them jam. I do like the Benelli, but being chambered in 3.5",...
12-28-2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,863
Posted By USNRETHunter

If you are looking to bird hunt also, it's hard...

If you are looking to bird hunt also, it's hard to beat the 870 combo with bird barrel and a cantilever rifled slug barrel. Mine shoots dead on at 100 yds. It would likely do fine to 150, but I'm...
12-23-2009, 05:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,637
Posted By USNRETHunter

You asked "what kind of slugs?" With a smooth...

You asked "what kind of slugs?"
With a smooth bore, the key is to not use Sabot Slugs, they are designed specifically for rifled barrels. Use "rifled" slugs. In my experience, the Brenneke KO's...
12-21-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 20,065
Posted By USNRETHunter

Two years ago, my son took his first deer at age...

Two years ago, my son took his first deer at age 12. Two went by and he took the bigger of the two, turned out to be a button buck and not that big. We as mentors need to remember that for a...
11-02-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,051
Posted By USNRETHunter

All the argument about caliber and "overkill"...

All the argument about caliber and "overkill" only proves just how unimportant caliber is. Find a rifle that is a natural extension of your body and feels perfect to hold. Whatever caliber it...
Forum: Black Powder
06-09-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,297
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: What does everyone use to clean there barrels?

I use Simple Green in hot water first. Stick the muzzle in the bucket and run a cleaning brush/swab up and down. Pulls the water up then pumps it out. I follow that with Clean HOT water, then dry and...
Forum: Black Powder
06-09-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: A long day at Knight

Cayugad,
The words "not need' and "another rifle" should never be placed together in the same sentence. They have absolutely nothing to do with each other. That's something only a rational person...
Forum: Guns
06-09-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,622
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: Benelli Nova Vs. Remington 870

Sorry, but I'm going to add to the 50-50 problem. I have both. I first bought the Nova combo with rifled cantilever deer barrel and bird barrel with 3 chokes. Got it for $400 BNIB, a real steal. It's...
04-06-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,978
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: sportsmans warehouse shuting down

According to their press release, they have file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but are keeping 29 stores open. I couldn't fine a list of which were closing and which are staying open.

...
03-04-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,943
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: Do you run your harvested deer through a game station?

No check in stations in Iowa, but we have mandatory harvest reporting, just implemented a couple years ago.
You can do it on-line or by phone, you then get a report number that you write on the...
02-23-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,234
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: Time for shed hunting yet?

Here in central Iowa, I believe they are dropping like crazy. Last weekend I took my daughter back to college and saw at least a couple hundred deer in the fields along the interstate and didn't see...
Forum: Guns
02-19-2009, 05:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,324
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: 10/22 options

Ammo: I like the CCI Stingers if I am actually hunting something. For a day at the range I buy the 500 rd box of whatever is on sale.
Forum: Guns
02-18-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,324
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: 10/22 options

Oh, they are just too much fun to play with. Got mine from a pawn shop, stock was cracked and barrel rusted...tossed them. Got the Boyd's stock on e-bay for 80 bucks, added the Whistlepig barrel...
02-13-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,919
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: whats your slug gun?

I have two:
Benelli Nova combo 12ga, with cantilever barrel and Bushnell Holosight
870 12ga cantilever, Bushnell Red Dot, Boyd's thumbhole stock. This has become my 'go-to' slug gun as it is much...
12-31-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,205
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: Slug Experts>>>Slug Gun Choice???

Love my 870 cantilever. I put a Boyd's thumbhole stock on it and it does the trick. That said, if I were to buy a dedicated slug gun today, I'd be looking at the H&R USH. You also asked about 12 or...
12-16-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,841
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: thumb hole stock

I love my thumbhole stocks on my deer shotgun and Muzzleloader. Check out www.boydsgunstocks.com. They make a nice selection for the 700.
For a source, since the Boyd's website is usually 'out of...
12-05-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,669
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: Q, ABOUT MY DEER MEAT!

Concur with letting DNR know and not wasting a tag on it.
BTW, only 100 lb does? Where you hunting? By now, here in central Iowa, the first year fawns are weighing in at 125. Aaaah, the joys of...
12-05-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,850
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: Slug gun

jaybez,

What slug are you using? There was another post about a slug, and I don't remember which one (a Remington I believe?) that had a run come out with the primers set too deep. Also, check...
11-20-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,623
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: 1911 for Deer

Here in Iowa, a 1911 in .45 is perfectly legal during gun season. I got one recently for the purpose of carrying while on drive. Going up and down ravines, etc. toting a shotgun can be a pain. So, I...
11-17-2008, 02:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,850
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: Slug gun

I like my trusty ole 870 12ga. I put a Boyd's thumbhole stock and Bushnell multi-reticle red/green dot sight. It hasn't ever let me down. My son's is just like it, but in 20ga. Although, if I were...
Forum: Guns
11-17-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: last time I'll bother you all with this....

Since you really want the camo, you can always just by the camo turkey gun, then add a cantilever barrel later. I know the combos save a little money up front, but I don't believe they market the...
Forum: Guns
11-17-2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: slug barrel help

I was lucky with my Nova, I bought it as a combo with a bird barrel and cantilever slug barrel for $400 brand new off the popular gun auction site (Got real lucky on that one). Rifled barrels for the...
Forum: Guns
11-12-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: What ammo can you carry when hunting.

If you ever get stopped by the DNR, they will only check to see if you have a license and tag, they certainly aren't going to have you empty your pockets to see what kind of ammo you are carrying. If...
Forum: Black Powder
11-12-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,294
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: Lost A Buck Tonight!

When it comes to pursuing injured game, Iowa has done it right in the law. With regard to searching for a deer that you shot:

Retrieval and Waste of Game
While taking or attempting to take...
11-12-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 127,143
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: Taurus 1911: what a dissappointment....

I picked up a PT1911 in stainless for just over 5 bills early this year. Only two things I was disappointed with out of the box. The grips are crappy plastic, that was an easy initial fix. (I'm...
Forum: Guns
11-11-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,834
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: Hearing Protection while shooting/hunting?

At the range, depending on what I'm shooting (and how many others are there shooting), I either use muffs, or foamies+muffs. Hunting, I don't bother. Like USMC above said, the one shot isn't loud...
11-11-2008, 10:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,890
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: Who smokes while they are hunting?

I have had many hunting buddies that puff cigars while hunting, never seems to bother the deer. I'd like to see a study, buy my guess would be that, as much as their noses are tuned to 'human scent',...
11-11-2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,557
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: Getting to your stand

I shoot for 30 minutes ahead of shooting time (1 hr before sunrise), that is, if I can get my teenager out of the rack.
11-11-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 992
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: What are the deer eating in your area?

Good ole Iowa corn, lots of it, and it makes some good meat.
Forum: Politics
10-07-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,972
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: Don't Believe Obama on Guns

Actually, what Obama said with regard to taking away our guns was, and this is a direct quote, "...Even if I wanted to take it away, I couldn’t get it done. I don’t have the votes in Congress."...
Forum: Politics
10-06-2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,972
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: Don't Believe Obama on Guns

As the Democrat party platform says, one of their goals is to re-instate the "Assault Weapons Ban" (earlier post). I guarantee with a Obama/Reid/Pelosi administration, that will be the first thing...
10-02-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,818
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: NRA - Obama Ad

Two aspects of the Official Democrat Party Platform are to re-institute the "Assault Weapons Ban", and "improve" the Background Check system. The "Assault Weapons Ban" would be a very quick thing...
Forum: Black Powder
09-18-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,899
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: primers made for reloading ok?

I don't believe there was a difference until somebody saw the opportunity to make some extra bucks and "developed" a muzzleloader specific 209 primer. Enter Kleenbore by Remington and others. Here is...
Forum: Guns
09-18-2008, 02:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,826
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: 20 guage or .12 guage slug gun?

I use a 12ga primarily because I got the combo and wanted the 12 for pheasants. My son's combo is an 870 in 20ga, and all his deer have been one shot drops. (He's pretty good on the pheasants also.)...
09-18-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,993
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: salt block's??

I have a spot that I typically put a mineral block about May when I set up my trail cam to see what's in the area. It is pretty much a bare dirt spot in the middle of tall grass now. I have only...
Forum: Politics
09-15-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: Gibson interview of Palin may backfire on dems

All you have to do is compare the questions Gibson asked Obama with the ones he asked Palin to see his obvious bias.
Check them out here:
...
Forum: Politics
09-15-2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,949
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: Palin Fails Her First Interview

McCain/Palin should stipulate that all future interviews with MSM will be done without editing. Clearly, ABC edited the interview, moving things around and cutting things out to make it look bad for...
Forum: Politics
09-15-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 899
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: Birds of a feather!

Rainmaker, you may have the first part right. As it's said, "The fastest and surest way to end a war is to lose it."
Forum: Politics
09-15-2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: Encyclopedia Republicana

Rainmaker,

The funny thing is that you think what you wrote is all somehow bad. For most of them, I said, yep..yep..yep.

Alternative Energy Sources
: New Locations to drill for gas and...
Forum: Politics
09-05-2008, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: McCain: Change We Can Believe In

Sure we do, but not Obama's type. Like McCain said, we need choice in education, we need less Pork Barrel spending, we need lower, not higher taxes, we need to drill our own oil, we need to build...
Forum: Politics
09-05-2008, 08:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,444
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: Republican Convention Disgraced

Let's separate the "media" from the commentators. I expect the media to report news. Olbermann is supposed to be a reporter but is so partisan that even Bill Mahr made the comment that Olbermann was...
Forum: Politics
09-05-2008, 08:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,824
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: So you think Roe will be overturned? Think again!

Even if RvW is overturned, it won't make abortion illegal, it just puts it back in the hands of the states, where it was before RvW. It would simply take out the bizarre stretch of logic that says...
Forum: Politics
09-05-2008, 08:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,444
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: Republican Convention Disgraced

Arthur, maybe it's because the Republicans believe in the First Amendment, as well as the 2nd. The democrats would prefer to stifle anyone with an opposing view. Did you listen to the talking heads...
Forum: Politics
09-04-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: Pay Attention America

POTUS and VPOTUS need to be leaders.
The key experience that both McCain and Palin have and bring to the table is the proven track record of being able to assimilate data and make a decision. As a...
Forum: Politics
09-03-2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: Any evidence of Palin association with racist, terrorist or communist?

Arthur,

No 'inferring' needed, documented:
Racist: Reverend Wright, Farakhan, Sharpton, Jackson...
Terrorist: William Ayers
Communist: Frank Marshall Davis, childhood mentor
Convicted...
Forum: Politics
09-03-2008, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 570
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: Do you vote on 1 issue? or the Sum of ?

Certainly the sum of, but they always seem to come together. While a BO/Biden will do short term damage with the economy and guns, the true power a president has that will have the longest lasting...
Forum: Politics
09-03-2008, 08:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: Official Party Platforms on Gun Rights

I forgot to add that "...improving our background check system..." is a euphemism for "Federally mandatory 3 (or 7 or 30) day waiting period to purchase" The current NICS is doing just fine.
Forum: Politics
09-03-2008, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By USNRETHunter

RE: Any evidence of Palin association with racist, terrorist or communist?

From what I've read of the AIP (Alaskan Independence Party), even if she were a member (which she wasn't), it wouldn't bother me. They primarily want Alaskan control of the millions of acres of land...
Forum: Politics
09-03-2008, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By USNRETHunter

Official Party Platforms on Gun Rights

There are several threads on here that talk about what the different candidates will do if elected, so I figured I would post the official Party Platform positions, copied directly and completely....
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