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Forum: Reloading
06-11-2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By Wingbone

Any bullet in that weight class should work.

Any bullet in that weight class should work.
05-22-2019, 02:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By Wingbone

Good luck.

Good luck.
05-18-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By Wingbone

Dead Turkey

Dead Turkey
05-16-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By Wingbone

What I've noticed, hunting the first week and now...

What I've noticed, hunting the first week and now this last week, is the lack of interference by hens. We found a lot of birds that were alone and open to seeing what that "hen" over there looks...
04-29-2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By Wingbone

Ok, I gotta ask this: Are we talking about blinds...

Ok, I gotta ask this: Are we talking about blinds that look like big round bales or are we talking about blinds that are made out of hay bales?
04-25-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By Wingbone

One of the first things that turkeys do when they...

One of the first things that turkeys do when they come off the roost in the morning is head for water. Doesn't matter where you are. In some areas water is closer than others.
04-24-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 753
Posted By Wingbone

What's the point? The sport and challenge of...

What's the point? The sport and challenge of turkey hunting is the process of getting them close enough for a killing shot. Once they are there, if you want to kill the turkey, do it. If you don't...
Forum: Bowhunting
04-23-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 536
Posted By Wingbone

A 45 deg. bevel on your edges will be very blunt,...

A 45 deg. bevel on your edges will be very blunt, you'll have a very robust edge, but I don't think you can get very slicing sharp edge on 45 deg.. Even the edge on an axe doesn't go much over 30...
04-23-2019, 02:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By Wingbone

Congratulations! There's a saying in turkey...

Congratulations! There's a saying in turkey hunting: "It's easier to call in a turkey if he's going there anyway." It works great when it works.
04-20-2019, 01:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By Wingbone

I say, use the decoys. I'd try talking nasty and...

I say, use the decoys. I'd try talking nasty and try to piss off the hens. When they come marching over to kick your a$$, the tom will come with them. Whatever they say to you, give it right back to...
04-08-2019, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By Wingbone

Snow doesn't bother turkeys much. I've shot them...

Snow doesn't bother turkeys much. I've shot them with a foot of snow on the ground. If the weather is appropriate, they strut and gobble no matter what.
Forum: Guns
04-04-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Wingbone

April 1 was two days ago. You're late.

April 1 was two days ago. You're late.
03-30-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By Wingbone

Good advise. I had a friend who was paralyzed by...

Good advise. I had a friend who was paralyzed by it for a summer. Had to have his house modified with wider handicapped doors and a wheelchair ramp before he could come home from the hospital. He...
03-26-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 499
Posted By Wingbone

Definitely a turkey killing pattern, even at 45...

Definitely a turkey killing pattern, even at 45 yds. Looks like a promising combination. I'd be happy with it.
Forum: Crossbows
03-07-2019, 03:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By Wingbone

I keep a foot long piece of 6" pvc, capped on one...

I keep a foot long piece of 6" pvc, capped on one end, and stuffed with rags in my truck. It's my discharge target. I've been using it for 4 years. It works great. Bolt goes in about 3-4 in. I can...
03-07-2019, 02:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By Wingbone

As you might guess from my username, I'm a fan,...

As you might guess from my username, I'm a fan, maker and user of wingbone calls. Your call was made to be used, use it. It will mean more to you after you've harvested a bird or two with it.
03-06-2019, 03:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 511
Posted By Wingbone

Great pattern, but #9 shot seems a little small...

Great pattern, but #9 shot seems a little small for turkeys at that range. Lot of holes but how much impact? It still has to go through bone to do damage.
02-20-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By Wingbone

Keep in mind that you are shooting a shotgun and...

Keep in mind that you are shooting a shotgun and turkey hunting is generally a short range proposition. A lot of hunters just use the front bead. There is also the probability that you'll be hunting...
Forum: Reloading
02-14-2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By Wingbone

Yes, I bought a .32 special years ago in order to...

Yes, I bought a .32 special years ago in order to shoot plain base cast as well as jacketed bullets. It was designed with a one-in-16 twist to shoot both back at the turn of the 20th century when...
02-12-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By Wingbone

Nice patterns. All of those targets are dead...

Nice patterns. All of those targets are dead turkeys. I'm a big fan of #4 Winchester shells myself. You may not get the impressive hit counts that smaller shot will deliver, but each of those #4...
Forum: Guns
01-26-2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By Wingbone

Nice vintage Remington there. Not many still hunt...

Nice vintage Remington there. Not many still hunt with those oldtimers. I've always been a fan of the tang peep.
01-24-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Wingbone

Years ago in Outdoor Life there were articles...

Years ago in Outdoor Life there were articles about hunting exotic wild sheep in Afghanistan. If these hunters were up high, that's what they were probably after.
01-19-2019, 01:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By Wingbone

Turkey hunting is a "gadget" sport and we turkey...

Turkey hunting is a "gadget" sport and we turkey hunters are always looking for that gadget that will give us that extra edge. I have the same Undertaker choke tube in my '80's vintage BPS. I use the...
01-08-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Wingbone

For one thing, turkeys can't count. A stake is as...

For one thing, turkeys can't count. A stake is as good as 2 legs. I've never had a turkey shy away from a decoy because of the correct number of legs present. Color is important, whether or not the...
12-21-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 805
Posted By Wingbone

Considering the location of the hit, the fact...

Considering the location of the hit, the fact that she didn't bleed out means that it is most likely non-fatal. A hit in the ham won't bleed internally. Chances are, she'll recover. As stated, they...
12-20-2018, 01:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 805
Posted By Wingbone

Yes, go back and look for the deer. In those...

Yes, go back and look for the deer. In those temperatures, the meat will be fine. Besides, it's your responsibility to make every effort to recover the deer regardless of temps.
12-19-2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Wingbone

"Are you feeling lucky, punk?" Sorry, couldn't...

"Are you feeling lucky, punk?" Sorry, couldn't resist.
Forum: Guns
12-02-2018, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Wingbone

Welcome to the forum. First of all,...

Welcome to the forum. First of all, congratulations on recognizing that shooting is a learned and perishable skill and very few of us are naturals at it. I would look up any local gun clubs in your...
12-01-2018, 02:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 703
Posted By Wingbone

The standard method of accurately aging deer is...

The standard method of accurately aging deer is by looking at the tooth wear and replacement in the bottom jaw. The tracks will tell you how big their feet are.
11-27-2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By Wingbone

Welcome to the forum. It is a helpful and diverse...

Welcome to the forum. It is a helpful and diverse bunch.
11-14-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 339
Posted By Wingbone

Doesn't sound like bad eyes to me. Sounds like...

Doesn't sound like bad eyes to me. Sounds like she needs training or experience spotting deer in cover. Perhaps she's looking for whole deer rather than a horizontal back line, an out of place patch...
11-14-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By Wingbone

Either that or just gut him and drag him out as...

Either that or just gut him and drag him out as quickly as you can and by the shortest route, if you need to leave it whole. There will be disturbance, but if your deer live on the land you're...
Forum: Guns
10-08-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By Wingbone

Never underestimate the power of good marketing.

Never underestimate the power of good marketing.
09-27-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Wingbone

Oops. Yes I do. 1 buck to 4 does.

Oops. Yes I do. 1 buck to 4 does.
09-27-2018, 01:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Wingbone

Not a simple answer. Typically deer population...

Not a simple answer. Typically deer population goals are set based on the number of deer the land can sustain without degading the habitat. An involved analysis of available food capability vs deer...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-13-2018, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By Wingbone

As long as you can get in and out without...

As long as you can get in and out without spooking them, I say go for it, especially in the early season when they are still in their summer pattern.Time spent in a tree is never wasted.
09-13-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Wingbone

You might want to think about closed cell foam...

You might want to think about closed cell foam pads jigsawed together rather than carpeting. Not only would it not absorb moisture, it would be less usable for mouse nests.
09-06-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,235
Posted By Wingbone

Check a ballistics table for each cartridge....

Check a ballistics table for each cartridge. You'll find that the trajectories are not so different that you could blame the cartridge for a miss, and the 30-06 will have significantly more energy at...
08-24-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By Wingbone

+1 Had to go through the process when I went...

+1 Had to go through the process when I went bear hunting last year in Ontario. Stop at the US customs on the way out. Show them the 4457 form. They will comfirm the serial number. Show them the...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
08-21-2018, 03:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By Wingbone

I have a golden retriever/collie mix who has an...

I have a golden retriever/collie mix who has an amazing nose. She will investigate anything. I have pheasant hunted with her, squirrel hunted with her, and on one occasion, she found a deer for me...
08-20-2018, 01:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Wingbone

I found Hornady's Great Plains 385 gr. and their...

I found Hornady's Great Plains 385 gr. and their FPB 350 gr. bullets shoot very well in my Knight. At the time, I recall, I had to snip the nose off the FPB to make them CO. compliant.
08-07-2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Wingbone

Geez! I thought this was going to be about a bad...

Geez! I thought this was going to be about a bad tracking light! Nice Job!
Forum: Guns
08-04-2018, 01:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By Wingbone

I hunted with a Browning single shot '06 for 30...

I hunted with a Browning single shot '06 for 30 years. I shot plenty of deer, and never felt the need for something else. I don't think that I ever needed a followup shot fast enough that I couldn't...
07-27-2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,838
Posted By Wingbone

Good advice, but it might be a bit late. BTW,...

Good advice, but it might be a bit late. BTW, welcome to the forum.
Forum: Reloading
07-19-2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By Wingbone

When I start getting dents in the shoulders of my...

When I start getting dents in the shoulders of my resized brass, its time to clean the lube out of the sizing die. It's also time to cut back on the lube.
07-09-2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,212
Posted By Wingbone

When I shot traditional, I used to make my arrow...

When I shot traditional, I used to make my arrow rests from the fuzzy part of a velcro strip. It is self-adhesive. When it wore out, I cut another strip.
07-09-2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By Wingbone

June 1 is the peak of fawning around here. Been...

June 1 is the peak of fawning around here. Been seeing them for weeks. Your camera may not be in the right spot.
Forum: Guns
06-29-2018, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By Wingbone

I share you problem. I'm a southpaw myself. Even...

I share you problem. I'm a southpaw myself. Even a right handed Mossberg is not a bad choice. The tang safety makes it pretty lefty-friendly. Other than the shells being ejected past your nose, you...
06-24-2018, 12:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Wingbone

Sounds to me like the choice of rifle wasn't the...

Sounds to me like the choice of rifle wasn't the problem. Lack of preparation can happen with any rifle.
06-19-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By Wingbone

Not only the brains are your problem, it's also...

Not only the brains are your problem, it's also the massive amount of tissue in the nasal cavities. That'll need to be removed as well. I usually boil my deer skulls in water with a healthy dose of...
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