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01-09-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By houtsdg

At what weight is recoil a problem

Looking for new pheasant gun. At what weight does recoil become an issue for 3" 12ga and 3" 20ga? Gun will most likely be an auto, but I may still opt for a pump.
01-09-2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By houtsdg

What do you consider heavy for upland gun

Buying a new gun for pheasant. Have had a Benelli Nova and currently a Stevens 411. Both seemed heavy to me on an all day hunt. So, what is heavy or light to you? I'd like to get into the 6.5-7.0lb...
01-02-2007, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 977
Posted By houtsdg

Free Viszla

Well my Viszla has got to go. I am confessing that I have not given him nor can I give him the attention he needs. He is a good dog. Big problem is he is gunshy. Knows sit, stay, come, whoa, and...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
01-02-2007, 09:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 459
Posted By houtsdg

Free Viszla

Well my Viszla has got to go. I am confessing that I have not given him nor can I give him the attention he needs. He is a good dog. Big problem is he is gunshy. Knows sit, stay, come, whoa, and...
01-01-2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,043
Posted By houtsdg

3"/20ga vs 2 3/4" 12ga

So as a newbie, let me ask a question. Am I reading shell boxes right, a 3" 20ga can have about the same amount of shot as a 2 3/4" 12ga -- well less 1/8 oz anyway? If this is true, why don't more...
Forum: Guns
12-31-2006, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By houtsdg

RE: O/U lock-up

Thanks for the info Stalking Bear, but actually I took it back. THis is the second double barrell I've had with issues that would need smithing.After some thought and reflection, I have decided I...
Forum: Guns
12-30-2006, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By houtsdg

RE: O/U lock-up

Good News -- at least in my opinion. Talked to the store today, they are going to smith it for me. I say good news because I really wanted a gun for my kid that would break down and fit in my good...
Forum: Guns
12-29-2006, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By houtsdg

O/U lock-up

Bought my first O/U yesterday -- a used traditions 20ga -- got home and did a really good inspection. Found that the barrell has a minute amount of creep when locked into firing position. By minute I...
Forum: Guns
12-16-2006, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By houtsdg

Need a Gunsmith

Think I am in need of a gunsmith. My Stevens 411 (By Baikal) is shooting both barrels about 1x every 25 shells. Still not positive that it is gun, seems to happen on shots I rush to bring gun up to...
Forum: Guns
12-02-2006, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,287
Posted By houtsdg

RE: How much would you pay for it? Would you use it?

I was just curious if you would all use it or not. If I buy it, I will use it -- after all, like it has been said, it is a tool. Will I buy it? It is a good price as the new Red Labels cost as much...
Forum: Guns
12-01-2006, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,287
Posted By houtsdg

How much would you pay for it? Would you use it?

Saw one awesome shotgun today. It was a Ruger Red label, 1993 Pheasants Forever 1 of 250, with local chapter also engraved. It has a gold reciever and some great wood. Has had 4 shells through it. 1...
Forum: Guns
11-27-2006, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By houtsdg

Ithaca 600 Opinions

Hello,
Found a nice Ithaca 600 today. Not familiar with the gun, so I am wondering about its value (they are asking $750). Also, how good is the gun: durability, shootability, repair/parts, etc....
Forum: Bowhunting
11-21-2006, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By houtsdg

How great a bow weight for deer

Hello,
My 12y.o. wants to try a little bow hunting for deer on our acreage. He has a bow that adjust as high as 35#. Is this enough to take a deer with a broadhead and a good shot?
Forum: Sporting Dogs
11-20-2006, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,141
Posted By houtsdg

RE: Opinions on Spaniels

(Is it fair to a hunting dog to only get out 3 to 4 weekends a year?)

Not to be too sarcastic, but what number of weekends would be fair to the dog -- 8, 16, 32....? Using that logic, any dog...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
11-16-2006, 07:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,141
Posted By houtsdg

RE: Opinions on Spaniels

Thanks for the website, but again, I'm a little gunshy to get another dog that is described as, "energetic, likes to roam, is always on the move." That is why the English Cockers and Clumbers sounded...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
11-15-2006, 08:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,141
Posted By houtsdg

RE: Opinions on Spaniels

Aren't the brittany's a little high strung? I need a dog that is going to be primarily a family dog and then put up and retrieve pheasants 3-4 weekends a year.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
11-15-2006, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,141
Posted By houtsdg

Opinions on Spaniels

Looking at possible new dog for hunting since my pound hound Visla is now just a pet -- but a good one at that. Probably don't want a second bigger dog around the house or another high energy dog....
Forum: Guns
11-09-2006, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 670
Posted By houtsdg

Stevens 411/Remington Spartan ??'s

Owner of a Stevens 411. Have shot about 200 rounds through it. About 150 rounds in, both barrels went at same time. Then, on my SD pheasant trip, had it happen 2 times in about 35 rounds. 1st time...
Forum: Guns
11-08-2006, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,308
Posted By houtsdg

Modern Ammo in Antique Shotgun

Looking at a Savage Fox B likely from the early 60's. Just wondering if I can use modern ammo in it. I have heard in the past that "Older Guns" may not be able to handle it. Of course, how old is...
Forum: Guns
11-06-2006, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By houtsdg

Savage Fox 12ga. opinions/experience

Found a Savage Fox sxs at local store today for $600?? Looked in good shape other than well used stock. What are these things generally worth? Found several on GunsAmerica for less, but also seemed...
10-24-2006, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By houtsdg

Bird Processing

Had a successful SD hunt over the weekend. OUtfitter cleaned our birds and we came home with 1/2 frozen (from Saturday) and 1/2 cold (Sunday). My questinon, we always salt-water soak them overnight...
Forum: Guns
10-15-2006, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By houtsdg

Gun cleaning and storage

Still riding the learning curve on my firearms. Bought a hard travel case this summer and stored my guns in it. Opened it here this week and all looked well, except the barrels weresplotchy. Could...
10-15-2006, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,034
Posted By houtsdg

SD Pheasant Etiquette

Headed to the SD opener next week with 5 others. This will be my first big pheasant hunt and I wonder what the general etiquette is for fill each persons bag limit. Does everyone usually shoot thier...
10-15-2006, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By houtsdg

SD Regs -- Hunter Orange

Hey all, headed to SD for my first hunt next week. Have read through the whole SD Hunting book and find no mention of hunter orange for upland birds. Anyone know their regs? At this point, have a...
Forum: Automotive
08-03-2006, 05:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 671
Posted By houtsdg

Haulmark 5x8 trailer For Sale

Hello, have for sale a 2003 Haulmark 5x8 trailer. Has very low miles: <1000. Very good condition. Floor has been painted with enamel paint per manufacturer direction. Has been used to haul camping...
08-03-2006, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,532
Posted By houtsdg

RE: 10mm or 45acp

Yes, 50 would be max for me for several reasons.
1. Iowa is a shotgun only state, so since I am not accurate with my iron-sighted slug gun beyond that, it is what I am used to.
2. I'm new to the...
08-02-2006, 09:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,532
Posted By houtsdg

RE: 10mm or 45acp

I'll answer why an auto. Basically, I have a Blackhawk in .357. Not opposed to moving up to the SBH in .44mag, but can afford limited number of guns. If I could have only one, it would have to do...
07-31-2006, 09:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,532
Posted By houtsdg

10mm or 45acp

OK, got some advice over at the gun thread. Looking for a semi-auto that will take a deer. They suggest 10mm. Local store states .45acp will also do the job. Which would you choose. Like the...
Forum: Guns
07-26-2006, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By houtsdg

Help me find the handgun I want

Perhaps a dream here, but does anyone make a 1911 style handgun with a 6"(or greater) barrell and in .44(or suitable deer caliber)? Would like to get a handgun that will do for hunting plus carry a...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
07-24-2006, 05:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 524
Posted By houtsdg

Moved.

Former thread, same had been moved to classifieds.
07-23-2006, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By houtsdg

Handgun for deer

Have decided to go handgun this year to lengthen the time I can hunt -- no success last year due to short time in stand. I have a Ruger .357 blackhawk with 4 5/8 barrell. Most say .357 is to small...
Forum: Hunting Dogs
07-23-2006, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 829
Posted By houtsdg

Visla Free to good home

Hello, have thought long and hard about this and have decided for the benefit of my dog to offer him for adoption. Have not had enough time to train and exercise him well. He has a good disposition...
04-25-2006, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,037
Posted By houtsdg

Need some birds -- what to get?

Need to get my Visla on some birds both for gunshy and to steady up on point. Found a place to order from but just wondering if I should get a fast maturing bird or a bird that he will most often...
04-15-2006, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,333
Posted By houtsdg

Stevens SxS opinions sought

Ran into a Stevens Upland Special?? Think it might have been a 411. Curious as to what peoples thoughs were on this brand/model. Had never seen one myself, but did like the handling and the light...
12-24-2005, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,495
Posted By houtsdg

RE: Ever used a single shot for Pheasant?

I already have an H and R with 12ga rifled/sighted barrel for deer. Shoots well and is nice and light. I am actually considering getting accessory barrels in 20ga rifled and 20ga for my kids to...
12-21-2005, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,495
Posted By houtsdg

Ever used a single shot for Pheasant?

Sick of carrying my 8# Benelli Nova around. Am planning to get a different gun. Just curious if any of you have ever used a single shot for pheasants? To be honest, I rarely take a second shot if I...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
11-17-2005, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By houtsdg

Making pigeons dizzy

Got my pigeons on the way to help my gun shy dog. Just need someone to refresh me on how to make them dizzy. Thanks!
Forum: Sporting Dogs
11-14-2005, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By houtsdg

RE: Help me fix him, or fix him for yourself

OK, here's the history of my dog and I. I got him from the Humane Society late last summer at about 4 months of age. When I played with him there, her was very submissive -- rolled over on his back....
Forum: Sporting Dogs
11-13-2005, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By houtsdg

RE: Help me fix him, or fix him for yourself

OK, OK, I'll admit I overreacted. After allowing my sadness and frustration to subside -- and listening to my very understanding wife, I am once again willing to work on my dog. I did look at the...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
11-12-2005, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By houtsdg

Help me fix him, or fix him for yourself

OK, my Visla has done driven me off the deep end. He has been timid since the day I got him from the Humane Society. I have tried to get him used to the gun and thought he was improving. However,...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
11-10-2005, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By houtsdg

Opinions on electronic collars

Think I'm going to break down and buy an electronic collar for my Visla. Don't want to spend a fortune (definately less than $200) nor do I need a "professional" bunch of features. So far I am...
11-08-2005, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,046
Posted By houtsdg

Pheasants w/o a dog

Anyone hunt pheasants w/o a dog. I know some do, but what type of success do they have and what are the secrets to success?
Forum: Guns
11-05-2005, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By houtsdg

Using Bismuth Shotgun Loads

I've decided to make the jump to using all non-tox so I don't have to worry about what load for what area. I have been looking at the options but have a question about the Bismuth. It says they are...
11-01-2005, 08:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,200
Posted By houtsdg

RE: Iowa Pheasants

ONly hunted one public site. Our group of 4 got 4 birds, but actually saw more birds in those 2 hours than I saw all last year.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
10-26-2005, 09:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By houtsdg

RE: I got my pup on birds today

So are you guys saying that they pointed naturally in the field w/o previous expereince pointing planted birds while on a check cord? My Visla is very birdy and always runs right to/through the small...
Forum: Guns
10-23-2005, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,826
Posted By houtsdg

How far will 12ga slug...

So what is the knockdown range and carry of a 12ga slug?
Forum: Sporting Dogs
10-10-2005, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,421
Posted By houtsdg

RE: 2yr Weim needs to learn

Wow, what a coincidence, I was going to ask the same question about my Visla that I got from the pound. He is about 15months and shows strong pointing instinct, and boy can you read him when he is...
Forum: Guns
09-22-2005, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By houtsdg

RE: First shots with Tracker II

Good looking gun. All parts seem to function as they should. Easy to add weight to stock. Does jump like all get out, but I like it for the price.
Forum: Guns
09-21-2005, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By houtsdg

RE: First shots with Tracker II

Did wearear protectors, but wow, more echo than I had expected -- first time shooting through tube. I guess the other thing I thought about that I didn't write were the conditions of the shoot. I...
Forum: Guns
09-21-2005, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By houtsdg

First shots with Tracker II

Finally got to put some shells through the new gun. I should first let you know that I added weight before even shooting assuming that it would kick hard. I bought a 3/4" x 8" bolt and cut the head...
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