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Forum: Midwest
01-16-2003, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: Looking for a dove outfitter

....o.k.; let's expand the search to Illinois.
Forum: Midwest
01-03-2003, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

Looking for a dove outfitter

Greetings;
Since my home state of Michigan won't allow me a dove season, I am forced to seek elsewhere for a hunt. I am looking for an outfitter in Ohio or Indiana. Can anybody out there help...
Forum: Reloading
09-28-2002, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: Waterfowl loads

You can also get it from ballistic products; www.ballisticproducts.com
Forum: Sporting Dogs
09-28-2002, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 851
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: Burrs

You can try spraying the burr with a little PAM (the stuff that prevents food from sticking to the frying pan), and tease them out. I had a water spaniel that picked up burrs like a magnet picks up...
Forum: Black Powder
08-22-2002, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

Waterfowling with a muzzleloader

Greetings;
I was wondering if there is anyone out there who hunts ducks with a muzzleloader and black powder. I was thinking of trying it with a .60 caliber trade musket (flintlock). Since the...
03-07-2002, 06:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,846
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: 16 GAUGE WHO LOVES IT?

Nate;
first off, I don't "shoot for money", and never will...same as most folk here. Secondly, I hit my targets just fine, thank you, and I don't like the taste of lead shot, steel shot, bismuth...
03-05-2002, 12:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,846
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: 16 GAUGE WHO LOVES IT?

Nate;
In a word, what Brister has written (if indeed he wrote that) is crap, IMHO. It you beleive everything that is written down, I have a few bridges I would like to sell you, and I even have...
03-04-2002, 04:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,846
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: 16 GAUGE WHO LOVES IT?

Scottsman;
For pheasant, I like a 1 1/8 oz load of copper plated (or nickel) #5 shot at about 1300 fps. I can get this using a variety of powders, but my favorites are blue dot, IMR 800-x, and...
Forum: Black Powder
02-28-2002, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: BP revolvers in Cabelas.

I bought the 1858 Remington (steel frame) in .44 caliber. Not a tack driver, for sure, but what one of those black powder repros is? Fun gun to shoot, even though it gets a little messy. Good luck.
02-28-2002, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,846
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: 16 GAUGE WHO LOVES IT?

Grouseguy;
I sat down and crunched some numbers this afternoon; here is what I found out: it cost me .84 cents per round when I reload my own bismuth shells, as opposed to $1.36/round of factory...
02-25-2002, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: Blind design info

Although it is out of print, the book SUCCESSFUL WATERFOWLING, by Zack Taylor, has a wealth of information on building different blinds. Maybe you can find a copy in your library or a used book...
02-25-2002, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,846
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: 16 GAUGE WHO LOVES IT?

Sorry....forgot to add that if you don't reload for this gauge, seriously consider it! You can improve this gauge 110% via handloading: bismuth shot, spreader loads for tight choked guns, copper...
02-25-2002, 09:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,846
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: 16 GAUGE WHO LOVES IT?

I think that my name says it all....and there is NOTHING wrong with the 16 gauge; as a matter of fact, it it probably the perfect upland gauge.
I have three: Remington model 11, Ithica M37, and a...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
02-25-2002, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: OFF SEASON

Our wild bird season here in MI has been over for some time. Preserves are always an option....they help control cabin fever for both dog and hunter for a while. You can also get some pigeons and...
02-21-2002, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 463
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: Continental hunts

I'm not sure what you mean by "continental" hunts, but if you are refering to tower shoots at bird hunting preserves (where birds are released from a tower, and there are shooting butts that encircle...
02-21-2002, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: Shotgun Opinion...

I guess it depends on what you want it for. I bought an inexpensive Stoeger SxS in 16 gauge with 26" barrels and IC & Mod choke. The checkering was pressed, not cut, and the wood to metal fit...
Forum: Reloading
02-14-2002, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: Does anyone make a ?

I thought that Barnes made a 250 grain 30 cal, but I could be mistaken.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
02-14-2002, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: Pigeons?

I don't have a website, but I do have a magazine article; it's in the August/September, 1996 issue of GUNDOG magazine. The article is titled "The Multi-purpose Bird Trap", by Chad S. Mason. Tells...
02-13-2002, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,109
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: grouse gun gauge, barrel & load referral?

I am assuming you are talking about ruffed grouse; These are my preferences:

12 gauge: IC choke, 24-26" barrel, 1 1/8 oz #7 shot @ 1300 fps (#6 shot during Dec. season).

16 gauge: IC choke,...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
02-12-2002, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: Trying to figure out the name of a retriever

I almost forgot...don't bother looking for them at the Westminster show; they are not a breed recognized by the AKC, which IMHO is a good thing.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
02-12-2002, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: Trying to figure out the name of a retriever

HNI;
I am willing to bet that the breed you are refering to is the "Munsterlander"; there are two distinct breeds: the large (Gross) Munsterlander, and the small (Kleine) Munsterlander. The...
02-12-2002, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,322
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: Grouse Dogs Beneficial?

Sorry Nate, but I respectfully disagree....

I feel that a good dog and a knowledgable ownerwill put more birds in the bag than a dogless one. I do agree with you with re: to beeper collars....I...
02-09-2002, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: Controlled Shooting Area

I have hunted several preserves in the last 15 years; here are some of my pet peeves:

1.) Even though I might not put out as many birds as that other hunter who dropped $2500 as opposed to my $75,...
Forum: Guns
02-09-2002, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,002
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: 6.5 X 55 Swedish

Duffy;
I have a military 96 mauser that I have sporterized: barrel cut & crowned at 22 inches, bolt handle bent for scope mounting, Winchester style saftey, and synthetic stock. I have used it to...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
02-05-2002, 10:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: name that dog

My first dog's name was Nitro, but he always thought his first name was "dammit!";)
Forum: Sporting Dogs
02-03-2002, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: name that dog

How about Hershey, or "Hersh" for short.
02-02-2002, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: Best bird to start with?

My vote would be for the feral pigeon, for a number of reasons: they are easy & inexpensive to obtain, they are easy & inexpensive to keep, they are easy to plant, there is generally no season on...
01-31-2002, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,899
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: best all around choke-improved-modified-full

Why buy just one more choke? Why limit yourself to that option...they aren't that expensive. The advantage to having a screw in choke system is that you CAN change your choke to suit the situation....
01-31-2002, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: How to hit'em

Here is a tip that I feel has helped me; I'll pass it along. Buy a box of clay pigeons and a can of flat black or brown spray paint. Take the pigeons and paint the orange or yellow centers brown or...
Forum: Reloading
01-30-2002, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: reloading waterfowl loads

I can't help you with the hevi-shot; personally, I have an aversion to running something down my barrel that is harder than my barrel. Bismuth reloading is relatively easy, but expensive. You can...
01-29-2002, 11:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,276
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: Is a 20 guage ok to hunt pheasant with?

Your 20 gauge should do fine on preserve pheasants....just remember not to stretch your shots like you might be tempted to do with a 12 gauge and you should do fine. As for loads, I would recommend...
01-29-2002, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,150
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: hunting preserves!!

I go as often as I can; usually 6-8 times a year. It is getting more and more difficult to get access to private property to hunt wild birds, and state lands are a nut house, esp. on opening day. ...
Forum: Reloading
01-29-2002, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: reloading waterfowl loads

First off, what type of nontoxic pellets do you wish to reload? Steel? Bismuth? Hevi-shot? I have been reloading steel and bismuth for about 5 years now. I load them on my MEC 650 jr without any...
Forum: Guns
01-28-2002, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: 38. spl

Is your gun rated to handle +P loads? If so, then go with a 110-125 grain JHP (I prefer Federal Hydra-shoks). If not, I would check to make sure that the JHP in standard loadings are expanding; try...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
01-24-2002, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: Brushing a Dog's Teeth

I just read a very good article on this very topic in the latest Retriever Journal. Seems that most problems with tartar and gum disease come when dogs are fed moist food and aren't given an hard...
Forum: Black Powder
01-20-2002, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: roundball moulds...steel or aluminum?

I'm not sure which is "better", but I like the aluminum LEE molds; they warm up faster and give be better casts earlier.
Forum: Black Powder
01-20-2002, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: Need to ask a question.

Zinc is considered to be an impurity, even by those who cast rifle and pistol bullets. For the record, wheel weights are not pure lead; they contain both some tin & antimony. Both will make the...
Forum: Reloading
01-17-2002, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: Question about reloading shotgun shells

Blanks are made by substituting several cardboard wads for the shot charge. Using a plastic wad generally doesn't work; a lot depends on the TYPE of powder being used. I tried using plastic wads to...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
01-16-2002, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 58,716
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: Where can i buy birds for dog training?

Buckboy;
Give your local pest control business a call if you don't have anywhere you can trap pigeons. Some cities (stupidly) have ordinances against live trapping ANYTHING...even pigeons! I...
Forum: Black Powder
01-05-2002, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: Possibles Bag Help

Sorry, didn't mean to confuse you...on the inside of the bag, on the edges, there are two loops, like cartridge shell holder loops. One is for the powder measure and the other is for the short...
Forum: Black Powder
01-04-2002, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: Possibles Bag Help

My possibles bag has two loops on the ends; this is where I put my short starter and powder measure. The small pouch in the back holds a small Sucrets tin with all the attachments for the ramrod...
Forum: Reloading
01-04-2002, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: 6.5x55 swede and varmints

I don't know the rate of twist in my 6.5x55 surplus mauser (sporterized), but it doesnt like the 120 grain bullets with any of the powders I have tried. I have found a good load using the Sierra 100...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
01-04-2002, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: Gunshy

My advice would be to follow Hoss's suggestion. Go back to the cap/starter pistol and use it a far distance while the pup is feeding, fetching ect. Gradually move closer a little bit at a time as...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
01-03-2002, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By Mr. 16 gauge

RE: A Tribute to Tucker- PLEASE READ

Charlie;
So sorry to hear of your loss....I can empathize, as I had to put my water spaniel down a little over a year ago. I buried him near where he retrieved his first duck. I few days later I...
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