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by BumbleFoot
May 11th, 2018, 6:57 am
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: Mica wad slick
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: Mica wad slick

I have, but refrain from doing so on any load that doesn’t call for a seal between the powder and wad or an undershot card that would prevent mica from otherwise mixing with powder.
by BumbleFoot
May 4th, 2018, 6:19 pm
Forum: Equipment/Product Reviews
Topic: turkey seat butt hurt
Replies: 40
Views: 2894

Re: turkey seat butt hurt

The turkey seat delima.... weight vs comfort. I don't have much natural padding myself so I need at least a pad.I hunt public land and walk a lot so although the turkey chairs are comfortable there just too heavy for my hunting. I think we already have enough super shells and red dot scopes. Someon...
by BumbleFoot
May 4th, 2018, 6:05 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: hearing enhancement
Replies: 24
Views: 1015

Re: hearing enhancement

Howard Leight electronic ear muffs ($49) work well for both protection and amplification of sound. Directional as well...

Cheaper than a kid and you can return them if you don’t like them.
by BumbleFoot
April 11th, 2018, 6:11 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: 870 20 gauge Choke
Replies: 21
Views: 1099

Re: 870 20 gauge Choke

Central, Clinton County. Hopefully I can get the barrel polished up and try again this weekend when the weather is better. I've done this in the past with multiple 12 gauges and was looking for a choke that would definitely throw a decent pattern to start with and haven't found that yet. With the m...
by BumbleFoot
April 11th, 2018, 12:29 pm
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: Choke/Pattern question
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Choke/Pattern question

Have you tried Hal’s NC Stubby, the NC Speed’s lil brother? I roughly achieve what you’re aiming for with that load and a 575 constriction out of 26” barrel (almost 65% in the 10” and 30% in the 10-20”; 5-6% outside the 20). But...I don’t like to miss so I don’t hunt the combo.
by BumbleFoot
April 9th, 2018, 7:48 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Nature
Replies: 21
Views: 702

Re: Nature

Now that I know what I’m looking for, I see a whole flock of them.
by BumbleFoot
April 8th, 2018, 7:16 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: bead or scope
Replies: 48
Views: 2437

Re: bead or scope

I shoot both bead and reflex sight. The latter was never a consideration until I discovered turkey chokes and paired them with LB’s or TSS.
by BumbleFoot
April 4th, 2018, 11:07 am
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: My first TSS
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: My first TSS

Buy or steal your friend’s gun. I’ve shot several of the identical loads through 4-5 different chokes and never achieved those numbers. 615-ish in the 20” is the best I’ve seen with 9’s...
by BumbleFoot
March 31st, 2018, 5:56 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: FF3- 3 moa or 8 moa
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: FF3- 3 moa or 8 moa

Personal choice. Either is fine...I’ve got both. Vastly prefer the 8 MOA for a scattergun. Much quicker acquisition for me with the 8. If the 8 is obscuring too much of a turkey, he’s either too far or too small to shoot.
by BumbleFoot
March 22nd, 2018, 6:41 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: only 1 gun to turkey hunt with
Replies: 32
Views: 1981

Re: only 1 gun to turkey hunt with

Well...if I’m limited to only one, then make it a punt gun.
by BumbleFoot
March 21st, 2018, 7:22 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Affinity Compact
Replies: 9
Views: 702

Re: Affinity Compact

Sweet shooting gun. Maybe my favorite among several 20’s. Don’t know what you plan to shoot through it, but can tell you that that Carlson 575 is extraordinarily tight with 1.625 ounces of TSS; at least it is with the 26” barrel. You’ll appreciate that dot...
by BumbleFoot
March 13th, 2018, 4:44 am
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: Very pleased with this year's patterns
Replies: 7
Views: 666

Re: Very pleased with this year's patterns

:salute: Well done! The sweet spot for me—particularly in <2 oz loads—is roughly 50%/40%/10% in the 10”, 10-20”, and outside the 20” respectively. For example, in a 1.625 oz load of 18g/cc #9s that proportion would average 294 pellets in the 10”, 235 in the 10-20”. When shooting a bead only, flip th...
by BumbleFoot
February 28th, 2018, 2:29 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Hatfield 410 Patterns
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: Hatfield 410 Patterns

I like those #s. Did William cut the barrel and thread it for a choke? If so, mind sharing more detail including cost?
by BumbleFoot
February 28th, 2018, 1:23 pm
Forum: Hunt Strategies
Topic: How long can you take it?
Replies: 59
Views: 7804

Re: How long can you take it?

If they ain’t gobbling, I got other chores and hobbies to attend to. I’m sure it’s cost me dozens of opportunities over the years, but oh well...
by BumbleFoot
February 28th, 2018, 1:18 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Drill and Tap 870
Replies: 22
Views: 985

Re: Drill and Tap 870

The receiver thins out in its forward section where the barrel flange inserts into the receiver. If you were to mount a full-length picatinny or Weaver rail, the 2 forward screws would likely fall in that thin part of the receiver and arguably not have sufficient “meat” to withstand the recoil of ho...
by BumbleFoot
February 27th, 2018, 8:40 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: What's your favorite load?
Replies: 22
Views: 1405

Re: What's your favorite load?

That’s kinda gun-specific, but overall I’d pick a 2-3/4” load of 1-5/8 oz T-9s out in 12 ga. Most consistent performer, mild recoil and deadly...
by BumbleFoot
February 27th, 2018, 8:30 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Prayers for Sally
Replies: 31
Views: 1327

Re: Prayers for Sally

Prayers lifted.
by BumbleFoot
February 25th, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: 835 3” tss#9
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: 835 3” tss#9

Longtom86 wrote:
February 25th, 2018, 7:40 am
What kind of 40 yard numbers did y’all get with this load.
I average just a little north of 600 pellets in the 20” circle with 2 oz of 9’s. Not my “go to” hunt load...
by BumbleFoot
February 24th, 2018, 9:01 pm
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: 835 3” tss#9
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: 835 3” tss#9

Mine doesn’t “like” that tight of a constriction until I drop down to 1-5/8 oz of #9s. With 2+ oz, 695 to 710-ish or even more open from my observations.
by BumbleFoot
February 24th, 2018, 4:31 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: How far do you drive
Replies: 37
Views: 1259

Re: How far do you drive

50 miles. One way.
by BumbleFoot
February 23rd, 2018, 8:28 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Is the 20 ga 3” round obsolete for turkey hunting?
Replies: 23
Views: 1955

Re: Is the 20 ga 3” round obsolete for turkey hunting?

fastfreddy wrote:
February 22nd, 2018, 1:50 pm
With some of the 2 3/4 loads being developed now, there looks to be no need in 3" shell anymore.
Seems like that might depend on what someone’s “need” is. :dontknow:
by BumbleFoot
February 23rd, 2018, 7:25 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Ben Rodgers Lee (Ricky jo Bishops post)
Replies: 15
Views: 761

Re: Ben Rodgers Lee (Ricky jo Bishops post)

Brings back some great memories. I’d remember more if it wasn’t for all the time I spent with his lead frame calls in my mouth. I bought dozens for 50 cents too. Early on, you had a choice of thick or thin latex. All single reed. Later double. No worries about air channels or trim/cut types. Simple ...
by BumbleFoot
February 4th, 2018, 5:48 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Slate call giveaway! Chris Brumfiel Turkey Calls!
Replies: 68
Views: 2194

Re: Slate call giveaway! Chris Brumfiel Turkey Calls!

devastator wrote:
February 4th, 2018, 3:54 pm
Wow a call give away and all i have to do is type in 4 numbers?Beats the chit out of busting my ass on the football pickum for 4-5 months.Thanks for the offer!!21-30.
Give the whine a break. You came in second!

101-110
by BumbleFoot
February 1st, 2018, 9:43 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Hal’s 2 1/8oz 20ga load
Replies: 81
Views: 5379

Re: Hal’s 2 1/8oz 20ga load

turkeyinstrut wrote:
February 1st, 2018, 10:46 am
Reloader wrote:
February 1st, 2018, 10:32 am
It's going to be very interesting to see how long the lugs hold up in the autos mentioned.
What do you think the recoil could be compared to?
Just a hunch, but I’d say a “haymaker” from Iron Mike Tyson in his heyday... :shock:

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