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08-11-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,939
Posted By hunter177

Shoulder Surgery

Thank you all for the thoughts and ideas. I got a Beretta A300 Outlander 12 gauge black synthetic.
08-01-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,939
Posted By hunter177

Which Gun After Shoulder Surgery?

A week ago I had shoulder surgery where the rotator cuff, labrum, and upper bicep tendon were all torn. My surgeon says no shooting for 6-8 months so I'll miss waterfowl hunting this year. All my...
05-17-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,238
Posted By hunter177

11-87 or 935 For Waterfowl?

I'm new to waterfowl hunting. I know most guys use a semi-auto but it seems that almost nobody uses a Remington 11-87 or a Mossberg 935. Is there some reason why these two guns don't seem to be used...
08-28-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,005
Posted By hunter177

Duck Video

Well done video.
08-28-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By hunter177

Goose Video

Cool video, well done.
08-28-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,367
Posted By hunter177

Hearing Aids

Definitely use them. I'm in the same boat, my first year too and I'm planning on wearing mine this Friday for doves and any waterfowl hunting I do too. Especially since you may be closer to your...
08-12-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By hunter177

Pump For Waterfowl

Just a curious question. Does anyone use a pump shotgun for your waterfowl hunting and what gun are you using? Mossberg 835 Waterfowl for me with a 28" barrel and a Modified Carlson's extended steel...
07-07-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,525
Posted By hunter177

Optics

Definitely the Bushnell Banner! I've used both and there's no comparison in my mind. Clearer, brighter, and better in low light.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
02-19-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By hunter177

Dog Allergies

I have a ton of allergies including SOME dogs. I was just at the allergy specialist two days ago and he said in most cases it's either the dander of the dog or mold the dog picks up on it's fur. I...
Forum: Guns
12-23-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By hunter177

XDs 9 Kit

I just bought the XDs 9 Essentials Kit and love it. Admittedly I haven't shot the gun yet but it comes with 2 back straps, bore brush, extra collar for the longer magazine, gun lock, fitted holster,...
09-01-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By hunter177

Grouse advice needed

This year will be my first hunting Ruffed Grouse in the mountains of PA. I have a 12 gauge O/U and a 12 gauge semi-auto. What loads and shot size should I be using? Should I be looking into getting a...
08-04-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,798
Posted By hunter177

Gear Buying

I get most of my stuff from either Cabela's online or from the local Dick's Sporting Goods. Dick's is the most convenient because it's only 20 minutes from my house. The problem with them is their...
Forum: Black Powder
04-27-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,661
Posted By hunter177

Buckstalker

I absolutely love Traditions Buckstalkers. I've owned them with both style breech plugs. Light, super accurate, durable, and easy to clean. Hope this helps.
04-06-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By hunter177

Tree Stands

I'm a little over 300 too. I got a double ladder stand on purpose for the higher weight rating (500) but also for the extra room to move around and I can take more accessories. Hope this helps.
02-10-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By hunter177

Quail Video

Great video! Very well done!
Forum: Sporting Dogs
12-24-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By hunter177

Condolences

Sorry for the loss of your pup. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
09-15-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,514
Posted By hunter177

Great Hunt

Cool pics! Nothing beats a family hunting trip!
08-25-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,514
Posted By hunter177

Sweet!

Nice birds and great pics! My son and his dog are my 2 Upland hunting partners too. Very special times.
08-04-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By hunter177

Barrel Length

Mtngoat690, there's only one thing wrong with your suggestion. The WIFE!!!
08-04-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,740
Posted By hunter177

Gound Blind Question

I'm thinking about getting either a dome or hub style ground blind. Just wondering if anyone uses these and which ones are good/bad and why? Also, how far ahead of hunting from it do you set it up?...
08-04-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By hunter177

Barrel Length Question

I mainly use my O/U for upland birds. My all purpose shotgun is a TriStar Viper G2 12 gauge with a 26" barrel. I got the 26" model because I felt a 28" was too long for tight turkey woods. My...
08-04-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By hunter177

Barrel Length Question

I mainly use my O/U for upland birds. My all purpose shotgun is a TriStar Viper G2 12 gauge with a 26" barrel. I got the 26" model because I felt a 28" was too long for tight turkey woods. My...
07-15-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,849
Posted By hunter177

How Much Difference Does Velocity Make?

I know that most people use 1550 fps or higher loads for waterfowl and I understand it's for longer shots and possibly less lead. My question is how much will lowering velocity from 1550 to 1400...
07-10-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By hunter177

Gun Brand

It's a TriStar Viper G2, 12 gauge.
07-10-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By hunter177

Reducing Recoil Advice Needed

Today I shot a full box of Winchester XPert HV Steel shells at 1550 fps to break in my new semi-auto. The gun is a 12 ga., 6.8 lbs., 26" barrel. The load is 3", 1 1/8 oz., #2s. I've never had a...
07-07-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,958
Posted By hunter177

Kids

Very cool! I applaud you for taking your daughter. My son is my number one hunting partner and introducing him to the outdoors has given us some great memories.
07-07-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,432
Posted By hunter177

S&W Name

Just an fyi for anyone that didn't know. The SD9VE and previously the SW9VE are the technical names for the Sigma. They're one and the same.
06-29-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,432
Posted By hunter177

S&w sd9ve

I had one when it was the SW9VE, what the difference is I don't know. It's a great, inexpensive gun. Accurate, mild felt recoil, shoots any ammo well and is great for a truck gun. That and target...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
06-29-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By hunter177

Sit Command

I don't have a dog myself but hunt with my son who does. He uses either verbal or verbal with a hand motion. Works great for little Shadow.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
05-18-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,378
Posted By hunter177

Hunting Buddy

Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.
04-01-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,198
Posted By hunter177

Pheasant Video

Great video! Where in PA is that?
04-01-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,082
Posted By hunter177

Turkey Gun

Benelli Nova 12 gauge, all black, 26" barrel
04-01-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,374
Posted By hunter177

Favorite Call

My favorite is my slate made by Top Calls. Actually I like all my calls from Top Calls. The slate is amazing and the box and mouth calls are good too. I'm not sure why but their mouth call seems...
Forum: Guns
03-17-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,641
Posted By hunter177

Cabela's Guns

That doesn't surprise me for Cabela's. The Cabela's in Hamburg, PA will give very low trade in payments then sell the used gun for as much as a new one. I once bought a Mossberg 835 used from a local...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
02-12-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 769
Posted By hunter177

Trainer Option

My son used Karen at Pheasant Valley Farm in Robesonia, PA. 610-693-9836. He has a lab/beagle mix and has become a fantastic flusher and retriever. Hope this helps.
01-29-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,054
Posted By hunter177

Mossberg 500 Load Advice

I just got a Mossberg 500 Turkey model 12 gauge. It came with the factory XX-Full turkey choke. I know you're supposed to try a bunch of load/choke combinations but it's just not financially possible...
09-17-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 47,645
Posted By hunter177

Choke Choice

I shoot a 12 gauge and my son shoots a 20. We both use IC for all our upland hunting here in PA whether it's farmland or woods.
08-23-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 870
Posted By hunter177

Chukar Video

Great video! I showed the excitement and enjoyment of upland bird hunting in a small package. Well done!
Forum: Black Powder
08-23-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,149
Posted By hunter177

1st Muzzleloader

I have no professional association with Traditions but I won't shoot anything else. I shoot a Vortek and a Canyon. When I bought the Canyon I asked Traditions what load and bullet they recommended...
Forum: Black Powder
08-11-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,024
Posted By hunter177

Inline Sight In

I agree with 1874sharpshooter. Sight-in your ML for 2-3 inches high at 100 yards and you can aim dead on out to approximately 175. The other poster that said "don't buy into the magnum hype" is...
08-11-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,550
Posted By hunter177

Bird Video

Fantastic video! I'm pretty new to upland bird hunting and I watched it several times to help learn. Thanks for sharing it!
07-29-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 587
Posted By hunter177

Goat Hunt

Great hunt, great video, and great goat. Congratulations on all three!
07-29-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,553
Posted By hunter177

30-30 Elk

He'll be fine with a .30-30. It's always better to use a gun that fits and can be shot accurately than to risk a bad shot with an uncomfortable gun. Try Hornady's LeverEvolution 160 grain FTX loads...
02-09-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,860
Posted By hunter177

ML Scope

I have a Traditions 3-9X40 ML scope on my Traditions Canyon and a Bushnell Trophy XLT 3-9X40 rifle scope on my TC Omega Z5. While one is a ML scope I don't believe you really eed a "ML specific"...
Forum: Black Powder
01-21-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By hunter177

Prayers

Thoughts and prayers from PA for you and your wife. God bless!
Forum: Northeast
12-28-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,477
Posted By hunter177

ML use

Yes. There are 3 or so units where you can still use any gun in the late season for doe only. For instance in 5C you can still use a centerfire rifle for the late season if you want. You can only...
Forum: Guns
12-28-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,719
Posted By hunter177

Core-Lokt

I've used them both in the past. They're exactly the same, it's just a marketing tool by Remington.
Forum: Black Powder
12-28-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,239
Posted By hunter177

Canyon

Stripercrazy, a Traditons Canyon is a Buckstalker with the old style breech plug that needs a wrench. I use to own one of the original Buckstalkers and it's the exact same gun.
Forum: Black Powder
12-28-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,239
Posted By hunter177

Canyon Advice

I also have a Canyon. It's topped with a Traditions 3-9X40 ML scope. Try 250 gr. Hornady SST-ML High Speed Low Drag sabots with 2 White Hots pellets and Remington KleanBore primers. This combination...
12-28-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,291
Posted By hunter177

06 Ammo

I use good old Federal PowerShok in the blue box. 180 grain for whitetails and black bear here in PA.:happy0001:
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