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Forum: Guns
12-23-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By Father Forkhorn

That's excellent reasoning. Spot on. .

That's excellent reasoning. Spot on.

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Forum: Guns
12-23-2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Could well be a bot. What I don't like...

Could well be a bot.

What I don't like about the post is that it spends a long time highlighting a particular cartridge, but in the last two lines presents an entirely different factor as the...
Forum: Guns
12-22-2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By Father Forkhorn

I orginally remarked on this, but decided it...

I orginally remarked on this, but decided it would be better to send a PM to the OP.

I do think the statement is worth reading.
12-08-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,800
Posted By Father Forkhorn

A nice buck and a nice story. well done!

A nice buck and a nice story. well done!
10-31-2022, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,262
Posted By Father Forkhorn

A couple of ideas that would be lightweight: ...

A couple of ideas that would be lightweight:

Somewhere along the line I remember somebody saying they'd improvised a blind by using a big umbrella they just opened up and sat behind. Maybe paint...
08-26-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,450
Posted By Father Forkhorn

I too rely on the hourly weather forecast. Also,...

I too rely on the hourly weather forecast. Also, on my way out, I glance at a place that's got a American flag lit up at night. It works as good confirmation.

Some suggest taping a thread to...
08-03-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,141
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Multiple stands work best. They can be as simple...

Multiple stands work best. They can be as simple as a brush pile and a chair or stump to sit on.

I have a location I hunt that has one stand. if the wind is not right or the time of day.is wrong,...
Forum: Guns
08-03-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Just about any deer rifle off the rack from a box...

Just about any deer rifle off the rack from a box store would do. Something like a Savage Axis with a scope in 308 or 30-06.

You're in it for around $400 dollars, ammo and all..
Forum: Guns
06-29-2022, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 837
Posted By Father Forkhorn

This is definitely one criticism of the the axis....

This is definitely one criticism of the the axis. The plastic stocks don't work well with bipods for this very reason. Besides moving the stud as suggested earlier or replacing the stock as suggested...
05-24-2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,630
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Not a bear hunter as there are none near me, but...

Not a bear hunter as there are none near me, but welcome aboard!

My only bear hunt was a token outing in Pennsylvania during seminary years ago.
02-05-2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,569
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Saw something the other day that there are three...

Saw something the other day that there are three times the number of coyotes here in Kansas than there were in the eighties. I'd imagine that's part of it.
02-05-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,569
Posted By Father Forkhorn

I've always kicked them out of the brush and...

I've always kicked them out of the brush and weeds and shot them on the run with a shotgun. A lot of stops and starts and kick a log or brushpile as you encounter them. A lot of rabbits spook if you...
01-27-2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 51,609
Posted By Father Forkhorn

This right here. What you are describing could...

This right here. What you are describing could cause that deer to run to parts unknown on sheer adrenaline. Also, it may lie there and bleed out depending on the wound.

There's no reason to do it.
01-25-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,989
Posted By Father Forkhorn

I will do the annual rifle whitetail season here...

I will do the annual rifle whitetail season here in Kansas along with small game. If I can find some companions, I might look into a western Kansas pheasant trip. My interest in birds and shotguns...
01-23-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Sounds like a good season!

Sounds like a good season!
Forum: Guns
01-19-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Father Forkhorn

I've found most sellers willing to negotiate....

I've found most sellers willing to negotiate. Getting a fair price has not been problematic in my experience.
01-19-2022, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By Father Forkhorn

No particular models that I know of. ...

No particular models that I know of.

Without a doubt, though, somebody along the way would have used a double barrel shotgun with a round ball on a buffalo. If noting else, a native American who...
Forum: Guns
01-15-2022, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Father Forkhorn

This is sort of my approach. My vocation limits...

This is sort of my approach. My vocation limits my spending money, so I generally have to sell a gun to buy a gun. Occasionally, I'll carry one I'd be willing to part with, and see what kind of...
Forum: Guns
01-14-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Do you like gun shows?

Just wondering if anybody here is into gun shows. We have a small one here tomorrow nearby that I might visit just to support it. Not a buyer right now, though.

They say they aren't what they used...
01-14-2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,358
Posted By Father Forkhorn

This will sound convoluted, but here in Kansas,...

This will sound convoluted, but here in Kansas, what you described actually resulted in a ban on shooting any wild hogs. What happened was about 10-15 years ago, there were some instances of people...
01-14-2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,599
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Talking That's what I'm afraid of!!!!

That's what I'm afraid of!!!!
01-14-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By Father Forkhorn

That does look like a beautiful place. A couple...

That does look like a beautiful place. A couple of nice guns you got there, too.
Forum: Guns
01-14-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Great photos, IdahoRon. That's impressive...

Great photos, IdahoRon. That's impressive hunting.

I like the model 70 and the fact everyone's taken game with it. That sort of ties people together.
Forum: Guns
01-14-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By Father Forkhorn

I hear you, Bronko. in the end, they're all just...

I hear you, Bronko. in the end, they're all just tools and this is just for fun.

The difference for me comes out with a couple of shotguns. One is pump shotgun, plastic stock, wal-mart vintage. I...
Forum: Guns
01-13-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By Father Forkhorn

For fun: which guns have "soul" for you or do any?

What guns "speak" to you, come alive, make you feel all warm and tingly inside, etc.? . For some of us, it may be none at all. They're just tools and implements

Here are the ones that have a...
01-13-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Your best and worst last season

Now that our seasons are finished or winding down, what was your best moment and your worst moment?

My worst: missing an easy shot because I rushed it.

My best: with just a few minutes of legal...
01-13-2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,599
Posted By Father Forkhorn

I'm not a Turkey hunter myself, but an...

I'm not a Turkey hunter myself, but an acquaintance who hunts property I oversee has already contacted me about it this spring. Maybe i should give it a whirl if i can find the time.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
01-11-2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,573
Posted By Father Forkhorn

You've confirmed what I've been thinking on this:...

You've confirmed what I've been thinking on this: the OP's situation sounded like it begged for a lab. My knowledge of dogs is too limited, though, to be making any recommendations.
01-08-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,179
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Don't feed them. It's simply a bad idea.

Don't feed them. It's simply a bad idea.
01-05-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,081
Posted By Father Forkhorn

County extension offices might be a possibility.

County extension offices might be a possibility.
01-04-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,665
Posted By Father Forkhorn

A classic hunt would be pheasants in western...

A classic hunt would be pheasants in western Kansas or South Dakota, though that's a long drive.
01-02-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Beat me to it. Hay bales.

Beat me to it. Hay bales.
12-30-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Offer him some beef jerky, but when he goes to...

Offer him some beef jerky, but when he goes to take it, put him in a headlock and give him a Dutch rub instead. He'd probably think it was a really neat joke.
Forum: Optics
12-16-2021, 03:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,957
Posted By Father Forkhorn

I have a pair of Nikon Prostaff 5 8x42s that work...

I have a pair of Nikon Prostaff 5 8x42s that work well. Retail outlets put them around $220, but there is this advertisement coming under you figure: ...
12-14-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By Father Forkhorn

HaHa! :biggrin: They do get huge around here....

HaHa! :biggrin:
They do get huge around here. Earlier in the fall, I was at a block party and one of the locals invited me down into his basement and showed me about a half a dozen racks, all 150...
12-13-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Sounds delicious. I'm cooking tenderloins for...

Sounds delicious. I'm cooking tenderloins for breakfast tomorrow. Steak and eggs!!
12-13-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,072
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Thanks for the replies. I've got squirrels in my...

Thanks for the replies. I've got squirrels in my plans in the next week and may give it a try just to see.
12-13-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Thanks all, I got him properly stowed away for...

Thanks all, I got him properly stowed away for aging and cleaned things up. I did notice he's a seven pointer.
12-13-2021, 03:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Avoided the ""tag soup blues."

A five pointer obliged himself with about 15 minutes of season left. An easy broadside shot from about 30 yards from my blind. .A lot of work after that, though. No blood trail, and a grid search for...
12-11-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By Father Forkhorn

This is something I'm starting to think about. I...

This is something I'm starting to think about. I bumbled my way to a missed shot this morning. Last day is tomorrow.
12-11-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,072
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Can you push gut squirrels like rabbits?

Can you do a squirrel like this guy in this video does a rabbit?

push gut a rabbit
12-09-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Finally going to make it out

The problem for me and deer season has always been schedule: end of semester and finals coincide with our deer season here. This year, it's kept me inside completely, when normally I can least get...
12-07-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 36,212
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Hinds: British use that word for does. ...

Hinds: British use that word for does.

Nothing the poster suggests is necessarily going to violate game laws, although it does sound more European in practice, particularly in the image of a...
Forum: Guns
12-02-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Thanks for the info. The Marlin tapped my budget,...

Thanks for the info. The Marlin tapped my budget, but maybe someday...
Forum: Guns
12-02-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Definitely patterning it before I have anything...

Definitely patterning it before I have anything done. Screw-ins might be an option. I've seen one statement that says the throw "spectacular patterns," so I
certainly want to check it out first.
...
11-30-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Nice buck! Congrats to him.

Nice buck! Congrats to him.
11-29-2021, 04:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Nice deer, Oldtimr. To answer the OP, my...

Nice deer, Oldtimr.

To answer the OP, my season hasn't been all that active....Yet. Our rifle seasons starts Wednesday, though.

Not that much available time to hunt this year, but I will get...
Forum: Blades
11-27-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 33,084
Posted By Father Forkhorn

A few years ago, a man gave me a knife he made as...

A few years ago, a man gave me a knife he made as part of a new hobby. He'd admitted to being an alcoholic and had taken up bladesmithing to keep his mind busy as part of his recovery.

It's a...
Forum: Gunsmithing
11-27-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By Father Forkhorn

That's an option, too. I noticed the Briley name...

That's an option, too. I noticed the Briley name coming up regarding that and reviews were very favorable like yours.

What I can't see is me changing choke tubes very much, so I don't know if it...
Forum: Gunsmithing
11-27-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Opening chokes

Is that a job "any ole gunsmith can do," or should I be looking for someone who specializes in it?

I have an over/under 20 gauge that appears to be modified/full (based on imprecise measuring)...
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