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11-30-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,355
Posted By SwampCollie

My thoughts exactly. You have nothing to...

My thoughts exactly.

You have nothing to lose by trying. Make sure you wet the wood slightly before using the gorilla glue... I thought for years that stuff SUCKED... who would think to wet...
Forum: Guns
11-30-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By SwampCollie

If you are shooting RIFLED slugs, you will...

If you are shooting RIFLED slugs, you will probably do best with an Improved Cylendar choke tube. DO NOT shoot anything tighter than a modified. NO FULL CHOKE.
Forum: Guns
11-27-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,460
Posted By SwampCollie

I seriously doubt it NM... look at the price of...

I seriously doubt it NM... look at the price of the NEW model 94s!!! My first car didn't cost that much and I'm not that old.

I feel like a broken record in the gunshop sometimes. Model 1100s...
11-27-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,001
Posted By SwampCollie

Sittin at work getting paid to wait until...

Sittin at work getting paid to wait until something happens.
Forum: Guns
11-26-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,017
Posted By SwampCollie

The Baikal .45-70s are going on gunbroker for...

The Baikal .45-70s are going on gunbroker for around $800. I tried to get one when Remington was importing them in 05-06, but my distributor never got one.... back then it was a $350 wholesale...
Forum: Guns
11-26-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,102
Posted By SwampCollie

Sh*t yeah its realistic! I can take a hockey...

Sh*t yeah its realistic! I can take a hockey puck (set on end) out of your hand with my 1100 using Brenekke KOs, iron sights and an IC choke tube @ 100 yards. It shoots wonderfully. I was flat out...
11-26-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,001
Posted By SwampCollie

You gotta look at the formula behind the numbers....

You gotta look at the formula behind the numbers.

Ft/lbs is a reference to kinetic energy.

Kinetic energy is found by taking the bullet mass (m) and multiplying by the velocity squared (v^2)...
11-26-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,323
Posted By SwampCollie

Absolutely.

Absolutely.
Forum: Guns
11-20-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,303
Posted By SwampCollie

I think the .17WSM is a great round with great...

I think the .17WSM is a great round with great potential. I'd love to see a 5mm or a .22 WSM in the future.

Right now the problem is the ammo shortage for it has driven prices through the roof on...
Forum: Guns
11-20-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,366
Posted By SwampCollie

That's a great price surprisingly! Glad you...

That's a great price surprisingly! Glad you scored a few!
Forum: Guns
11-12-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By SwampCollie

Great gun. If the price is right it would be a...

Great gun. If the price is right it would be a great choice!
Forum: Guns
11-12-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By SwampCollie

Tungsten Matrix I know from personal experience...

Tungsten Matrix I know from personal experience will pattern just like similar sized lead shot. So yes, you don't want to go shoot clays with TM. Unless you are Bill Gates or Warren Buffett.
...
Forum: Guns
11-12-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By SwampCollie

Might well be so. I figured having a full choke...

Might well be so. I figured having a full choke bore might help... but I certainly agree that you can pick up a used 870 or 500 for $250 and save the model 12.
Forum: Guns
11-11-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By SwampCollie

Model 12s are very well built guns. But if you...

Model 12s are very well built guns. But if you want to duck hunt, you are going to have to use non-toxic shot. This gives you two options with that model 12:

1) You will have to buy a special...
Forum: Guns
11-11-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,845
Posted By SwampCollie

All the 700s are durable, and with a good scope...

All the 700s are durable, and with a good scope and some time spent on the range, should be capable of taking whitetail sized game at 400 yards. Not all shooters can, and you'll need to find what...
Forum: South
11-07-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,904
Posted By SwampCollie

UPDATE**** Saw a nailer today while out scouting...

UPDATE**** Saw a nailer today while out scouting around.... too bad it was in someones front yard. Had a doe and a half horn spike with it. Very pretty 10pt. Got within 20 yards of him... he could...
Forum: Guns
11-07-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,342
Posted By SwampCollie

When I struck out on my own earlier this year to...

When I struck out on my own earlier this year to open an archery shop inside an existing outfitter, I had my string jig that I ordered from BCY 'vanish'. Wonder what the scum bag thought was in...
Forum: South
11-07-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,904
Posted By SwampCollie

Suffolk. Similar results as the rest of yall. ...

Suffolk. Similar results as the rest of yall. Poor at best. Have seen some scrub bucks and button heads, but its been a poor year. I have hardwoods and ag fields to hunt. Only seeing deer out in...
Forum: Guns
11-07-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,068
Posted By SwampCollie

I did an article for Whitetail Times on buckshot...

I did an article for Whitetail Times on buckshot guns a few years ago. Actually found some of the patterns and the article in my email.

This is a pattern at 40 yards with a Beretta 390 Silver...
Forum: Guns
11-07-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,068
Posted By SwampCollie

I have killed DOZENS (and that might be a...

I have killed DOZENS (and that might be a conservative estimate) of deer with buckshot. Like others have said, in eastern VA lots of the time that is the way you must do things.

Buckshot can...
Forum: Guns
11-04-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,423
Posted By SwampCollie

I've never been much on BLRs, so I'd move that...

I've never been much on BLRs, so I'd move that one, especially if they both shoot the same and you are not particular to one or the other.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-04-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,624
Posted By SwampCollie

That's a 3.5 yo 10/11pt. That deer will be BIG...

That's a 3.5 yo 10/11pt. That deer will be BIG next year and GIANT the year after that. That deer won't clear 150, no way. MIGHT gross in the 140s.... but that's a perfect example of a deer that...
11-04-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By SwampCollie

Make sure you make the money cut... you don't...

Make sure you make the money cut... you don't skin a coon the way you skin a deer.... go ankle to ankle across the underside of the legs... not up the backs of the legs to the anal opening!

You...
Forum: Guns
11-04-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,638
Posted By SwampCollie

Ever since the spring, Henry's/Big Rock Sports...

Ever since the spring, Henry's/Big Rock Sports website has had a note right under the 3" Accutips with several ***** alongside it basically saying that they were going to unavailable until 2014. ...
Forum: Guns
11-04-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,366
Posted By SwampCollie

Wholesalers announced in the spring that they...

Wholesalers announced in the spring that they wouldn't be getting anymore until 2014. Not sure why that was and why/how they knew this so far in advance. Must have been a supply chain issue with...
Forum: Guns
11-03-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,638
Posted By SwampCollie

Apparently someone got wind of this thread and...

Apparently someone got wind of this thread and came to our shop and bought every single box of 2 3/4" we had... case and a half worth!
11-03-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By SwampCollie

Hope you got all the marrow out if he/she is an...

Hope you got all the marrow out if he/she is an inside dog!

Amazing how rich that marrow is, you put 8oz of cool marrow in and get 28oz of hot 'marrow' out the other end.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-02-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,723
Posted By SwampCollie

You can only kill a deer once. Might as well...

You can only kill a deer once. Might as well shoot him when he is big. Plenty of does with a liberal bag limit and season around to fill the freezer with.
11-02-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By SwampCollie

His contact info is in your inbox bud! Good luck!

His contact info is in your inbox bud! Good luck!
11-02-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,110
Posted By SwampCollie

5-6" of penetration in the area where I believe...

5-6" of penetration in the area where I believe you are describing is enough to kill a deer. The heart isn't far behind that leg bone. You are doing right by backing out. Go back this afternoon...
10-29-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By SwampCollie

No problem flags... its in your inbox!

No problem flags... its in your inbox!
10-28-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 26,585
Posted By SwampCollie

I don't think I would try and shoot a deer off a...

I don't think I would try and shoot a deer off a bow at all... I would try and shoot an arrow.

I kid, I kid.

Anyway... most of the answer to this is going to depend on your draw length. 50#...
10-28-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By SwampCollie

I like the board! Enjoyed the story, congrats on...

I like the board! Enjoyed the story, congrats on the one buck and one shirttail!
10-28-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 671
Posted By SwampCollie

I have too many to list. I'll just share a few...

I have too many to list. I'll just share a few of the special ones:

First goose I ever killed had a collar on it. Black with white letters, ohio resident bird. I shot the bird that was flying...
Forum: South
10-28-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,153
Posted By SwampCollie

I am still watching bachelor groups behind the...

I am still watching bachelor groups behind the house in Suffolk. Saw one little 6pt yearling trying to dog a doe. She wouldn't have any of it. Does are still with fawns. Have seen a couple of...
Forum: Guns
10-28-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,638
Posted By SwampCollie

All of the wholesale distributors have already...

All of the wholesale distributors have already told us that there will be no more available in 2013. We have known that since the spring. Plenty of 2 3/4" available. Suck up the 100fps loss and...
Forum: Technical
10-28-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,241
Posted By SwampCollie

For guys that need them, they are mana from...

For guys that need them, they are mana from heaven. Gotta try a couple different colors/intensities to see exactly which will work best for you.
10-28-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By SwampCollie

You hunting in Frank Williams fields down there...

You hunting in Frank Williams fields down there by the dismal swamp?

I have killed right many in there myself. If you need/want a group to go, a good friend of mine takes guys on swan hunts...
10-28-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,307
Posted By SwampCollie

Flags I live in Suffolk, and we have some of the...

Flags I live in Suffolk, and we have some of the biggest black bears in North America around here in the swamp and in north-eastern NC.

Oddly enough, with all the hunting I do... I have never...
10-28-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By SwampCollie

Coach him. Plain and simple. Either he is...

Coach him. Plain and simple. Either he is making poor shot decisions or like you said, he just flat cannot shoot. 75% of the hunters in the woods are only mediocre shots. 35% of those couldn't...
05-09-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,671
Posted By SwampCollie

Update: Had one gobbling in the tree this...

Update:

Had one gobbling in the tree this morning. He hit the ground gobbled twice going away and we never heard another sound.


Called that one didn't I... :violin:
05-08-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By SwampCollie

WHEN I use them, which isn't as often any more, I...

WHEN I use them, which isn't as often any more, I have started to put them 40 yards behind me, or beyond where the bird is coming from.

I have noticed the last three or four years a trend towards...
05-08-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,671
Posted By SwampCollie

I hunt in Sussex, VA and we have had great...

I hunt in Sussex, VA and we have had great gobbling all spring.... probably just jinx myself for tmw.

It wasn't you.... the birds will gobble at something... crows, geese, each other, car...
Forum: Technical
05-08-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By SwampCollie

You got it right in my opinion. My advice...

You got it right in my opinion.

My advice would be... shoot what shoots best!

Field points are cheap bro... get some 100 grain field points and shoot them alongside some of your 125s. You...
Forum: Technical
05-08-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 846
Posted By SwampCollie

I'll second what bronko said. Fastner heads...

I'll second what bronko said. Fastner heads rust, no doubt about it. Only way around it is stainless fastners, which I have seen done. If you don't like the silver shine of them... heat them up...
05-08-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 24,554
Posted By SwampCollie

Accuracy is the biggest variable here. Can she...

Accuracy is the biggest variable here. Can she hit a softball with it from 50 yards? You may want to consider a set of half way decent clamp on the rib fiber optic sights. They can be had for about...
05-08-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 16,576
Posted By SwampCollie

Quite frankly I think that a lot of kids hunting...

Quite frankly I think that a lot of kids hunting are only hunting because it is being forced on them. Too many parents live vicariously through their children these days. Just watch parents on the...
05-08-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,959
Posted By SwampCollie

As to the stand itself, I want to be able to be...

As to the stand itself, I want to be able to be tight againest the trunk of the tree. I feel unbalanced when I am stuck way out from the tree, not to mention exposed. I like to use the tree to hide...
05-08-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By SwampCollie

Been a While Gang... Few Updates and a Bird

I've been absent for a while around here. Been busy raising youngin's and working and moving and marryin and all sorts of good stuff.

I've called in a few birds for folks over the last few...
Forum: Guns
01-16-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,393
Posted By SwampCollie

In what parallel universe to ours is a 260gr slug...

In what parallel universe to ours is a 260gr slug going 1850 fps "outperforming" to a 385gr slug going 1850fps?*

While a 20ga is certainly capable of killing a deer out to 200 yards, and will do...
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