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06-26-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,112
Posted By NorCal

Thanks for the info guys. I've seen the Bismuth...

Thanks for the info guys. I've seen the Bismuth in Cabelas, I'll check it out, that way I can still the chokes that I've already got. I'll try it through a modified.
06-25-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,112
Posted By NorCal

Thanks JW, I'll check to see if I need a special...

Thanks JW, I'll check to see if I need a special choke for Heavy Shot, or if any standard choke will work.
06-24-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,112
Posted By NorCal

non-lead and chokes

Here in restriction happy California, we now have to use non-lead shot. Any recomandations on non-lead shot and which chokes I can use in my Mossberg 535ats.
Forum: West
11-06-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,940
Posted By NorCal

Just out of curiosity what is the limit for roads...

Just out of curiosity what is the limit for roads in your area? I have been hunting for 46 years and have yet to see a road worth taking a shot at. It's probably better that hunters like you and I...
Forum: Gunsmithing
08-20-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 767
Posted By NorCal

Rem 03A3 barrel shortened

Not being a gunsmith allows me to ask this question. I found a Remington 03A3 in a used gun rack. It has been sporterized. It has a "butt" ugly Monte Carlo stock and has had the barrel shortened by...
Forum: Guns
06-07-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By NorCal

Thanks guys, I'm gonna take it down to the range...

Thanks guys, I'm gonna take it down to the range and see what it does on paper. That'll determine if it's something I'll carry into the woods or just play around with.
Forum: Guns
06-06-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By NorCal

357 maximum

I've acquired a Savage 24vs O/U, 357 maximum over a 20 ga. for some late season hunting when several seasons collide ( deer,squirrel grouse,etc). Does anyone have any experience with the 357 maximum?...
04-10-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By NorCal

Turkeys vs. Incoming weather

This question may have been answered before. However, allow me ask it again. How do turkeys react to bad incoming weather. I was out this morning and saw zip. The other hunters I spoke with had the...
03-26-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By NorCal

I know this won't really help any, but I'm going...

I know this won't really help any, but I'm going to do some scouting in the Knoxville area this Saturday, the 27th. I've never hunted it before, however, I'm told it has a lot of promise.
Forum: Guns
03-20-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By NorCal

My uncle had a single shot 410 ga. He used to use...

My uncle had a single shot 410 ga. He used to use it to take dove. He made the rest of us look pretty sad, every time he squeezed the trigger a bird would come down. He learned to shoot while growing...
03-05-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,995
Posted By NorCal

I like the way you think, Charlie. For the first...

I like the way you think, Charlie. For the first X-number of years of hunting we never worried about getting stuck out for the night. Back then we always hunted as a group of at least 4 or more....
Forum: Guns
01-20-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By NorCal

Thanks for info guys. I'll look into the...

Thanks for info guys. I'll look into the Rackmaster and the Brenneke style slugs. In the meantime I'll head to the range and see what these badboys can do.
Forum: Guns
01-19-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By NorCal

Rifled slug question.

I have an appeal to those of greater experience than I. What has been your experience with rifled slugs in a smoothbore. I have been given some rifled slugs in 3/4in 12ga. I have a pump with a...
Forum: Guns
01-12-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,757
Posted By NorCal

I agree, nice read. It looks to me as if you have...

I agree, nice read. It looks to me as if you have a very commendable quality. The ability to be open minded in your trials of various calibers. In your same situation I hope that I would echo the...
12-27-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,128
Posted By NorCal

Much to my wife's chagrin, alone. Occasionally,...

Much to my wife's chagrin, alone. Occasionally, with a buddy.
12-22-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By NorCal

The only problem with that sign is that those...

The only problem with that sign is that those poachers with really stupid friends "Boobs", will show up in droves. LOL
Forum: Guns
12-18-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By NorCal

I got one last year in 12ga. It's a sweet...

I got one last year in 12ga. It's a sweet shooting piece and I'm very impressed with mine. It did a fine job on clays. It also did a bang up job on doves. If you want another opinion, the game warden...
12-14-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,718
Posted By NorCal

Hunt alone ?

This question is just idle curiosity. In spite of everything we've been taught in terms of safety and common sense, how many of you hunt alone ? The reasons you hunt alone may be many and are not...
11-08-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 424
Posted By NorCal

Barrel & choke vs. shell size

Being new to turkey hunting, I ask your advice on the following. I have two shotgun options to choose from. Both shotguns are 12 ga., the first is a pump action 28 in. barrel w/ modified choke and a...
Forum: West
09-29-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 758
Posted By NorCal

Northern California deer question.

Is anyone familar with the Paynes Creek area of Zone C-4. I have B & C zone tags this year. I just came back from Redding where my buddy lives. We hunted just north of Lake Shasta with no success....
Forum: West
08-24-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,872
Posted By NorCal

D6 zone

I've hunted the D6 zone for many years, however the past two years I've tried my luck farther north. While there're are still plenty of deer in D6, finding them has gotten much harder to do. Most of...
Forum: Guns
07-13-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By NorCal

Worthless Firearm?

Just for fun thread. Does anyone have one of those firearms that was not supposed to be worth a hill of beans? I have a S&W Model 916 12ga. that I bought in 1973 and has been rated amoung the top...
05-25-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,453
Posted By NorCal

RE: What is the worst deer hunting state?

If I may toss my two cents worth in to this discussion. While there are some truly large deer here in California, they're difficult to find unless you're hunting private property. I've been hunting...
05-09-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,796
Posted By NorCal

RE: What are the 5 biggest hunting myths?

Here's a myth you can give to your students. If you gain entry into some one's deer camp don't worry about helping with the chores, and if you don't help, don'tworry that you might wake up the next...
04-26-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By NorCal

RE: Another newbie with a question.

Even though I didn't catch up to that Tom, I can at least say that I'm learning every time I go out. Thanks for the good info. Who says an old dawg can't learn new tricks?
04-25-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By NorCal

Another newbie with a question.

How well can a turkey hear? This morning after unsuccessfully sitting over a hen decoy, I was taking a break at the truck. A turkeygobbled about 100 yds away out of sight on a small hill. I decided...
Forum: Guns
02-07-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,080
Posted By NorCal

RE: Core Lok 30 06 125 grains...anyone hunt with them? Get deer pass through?

In response to the original question, Remington Core Lok ammo is just fine. I've been using them for 37 years and every buck I've shot with them went down in their tracks. Keep in mind though like...
Forum: Guns
01-22-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,202
Posted By NorCal

RE: Retire or use Dad's sxs?

Thanks for the input. I think I'll take it out and try and scare up some quail.
Forum: Guns
01-20-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,202
Posted By NorCal

Retire or use Dad's sxs?

I havemy dad's Old side by side ( Fox model B 12ga.). The last time he used it was on his last duck hunt in the early 80's. I have used it a couple of times at the range on clay targets. I've only...
Forum: Guns
10-25-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By NorCal

RE: remington 788

Tell your friend's son that he got himself a real good deal. The 788 is a great little rifle in any caliber. I have one in 44mag., and in nearly 30 years it has never dissappointed me. I hope he...
Forum: Guns
10-11-2008, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,884
Posted By NorCal

RE: Stoeger Condor

Thanks for the input. Right now it's a tossup between the Condor Combo or the Mossberg Silver Reserve. I like the idea of getting two guns for the price of one. Keeping in mind the preceeding advice...
Forum: Guns
10-08-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,884
Posted By NorCal

Stoeger Condor

Does anyone have any experience with the Stoeger Condor? I'm in the market for an over/under, and this looks like a lot of bang for my buck. I'm looking specifically at the combo set. This has two...
Forum: Guns
09-22-2008, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,744
Posted By NorCal

RE: Remington Cor-Loct vs. Hornady SST

Gotta agree with the majority. What ever your rifle handles the best is what you should use. Every deer I've shot with a Core-lokt didn't know the difference, and they never took another step.
Forum: Guns
06-08-2008, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By NorCal

RE: 870 or Nova 12

Ok, Thanks guys. I've spoken to some others and they mirror what you two have said. So, I guess it's unanimous. 870 it is.
Forum: Guns
06-08-2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By NorCal

870 or Nova 12

I have an interesting situation. It's time to retire my "old" shotgun. There are two sporting goods stores competing with each other. One has a Remington 870 Express in 12 ga., while the other has a...
Forum: Guns
07-20-2007, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,264
Posted By NorCal

RE: 91/30 sporter

At the risk of receiving condemnation from some, I'll admit to putting a synthetic stock on my 91/30. My intention was to merely make a tin can shooter out of it. However, after taking it to the...
Forum: Guns
03-12-2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,040
Posted By NorCal

RE: Shrink Wrap camo??

I just tried the shrink wrap on my 12ga. pump. It looks pretty good, however, in one spot it didn't completely conform to the frame. When it cools and hardens it becomes semi rigid. In other words it...
Forum: Guns
02-01-2007, 07:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,679
Posted By NorCal

RE: bolt action shotguns

Yes of course, Red Lion, how stupid of me. I'll pass your wisdom on to all of those who lived through the depression. They should have spoken to you first.
Forum: Guns
01-29-2007, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,679
Posted By NorCal

RE: bolt action shotguns

DM has it right. I have a Mossberg bolt action 410. When you're given 2 shells and told to bring home something for the pot, you learn very quickly to shoot carefully, or go to bed hungry. That's...
Forum: West
09-28-2006, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By NorCal

RE: Cali.dove opener...

I had terrific spot in Mariposa county, next to a barely thriving old ghost town. It was a perfect area with open meadows and a tree lined creek bed on one side. The new "development", will stretch...
Forum: West
09-23-2006, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By NorCal

RE: Cali.dove opener...

Sorry I took so long to reply. I was grieving over the loss of my favorite dove hunting spot. It seems some developer bought 7000 acres of land, which my spot sits on, to carve up into little...
Forum: Guns
09-23-2006, 11:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By NorCal

Leverevolution ammo

Has anyone had any experience with this new "revolutionary" ammo. Specifically in 30-30 caliber. Is it real, or just a bunch of hype?
Forum: Guns
08-14-2006, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By NorCal

357 Maximum ?

I have a combo gun, 357 maximum over a 20 ga., It's been collecting dust in the closet. I'd like to use it late in the deer season when quail and grouse are also in season. I'm going to the range and...
Forum: Guns
04-05-2006, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,295
Posted By NorCal

RE: Rifle stock refinishing

Thanks Roskoe, I'll try to find some "Tru Oil", and give it a try.
Forum: Guns
04-05-2006, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,295
Posted By NorCal

Rifle stock refinishing

Had some time to kill, so I decided to refinish an old single shot 22. The stock is completely stripped and I'm wondering what would be a good hard finish to protect the wood without acting like a...
Forum: Guns
02-27-2006, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By NorCal

RE: Let's hear your thoughts.

Thanks for all the advice. I'm gonna take my '06 with some reduced recoil loads, and the 44mag to the range and let him try both for now. I've been hunting on my own for about 8 yrs now because all...
Forum: Guns
02-25-2006, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By NorCal

Let's hear your thoughts.

My nephew wants to start deer hunting with me. He's built on a small frame, so I'm wondering what caliber might be a good choice to start with. My spare 30.06 is too much gun for him, I was thinkin'...
09-04-2005, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 939
Posted By NorCal

First Dove opener.

Wow! Just took my nephew for our first Dove opener on Sept.1 here in central Calif. on a Wildlife Area. I have never seen such pandemonium in my life. It's a wonder nobody got shot. Thankfully, no...
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