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by GLS
June 17th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Big Bore
Topic: Summer Project Gun
Replies: 30
Views: 1304

Re: Summer Project Gun

Thanks, folks. Wood came in a day early. All that's left to do is Duracoat action and choke in matt black. "Shake and Spray" kit should be in this p.m. according to Quantum. I'll pattern and zero it first once I handload a shell or two. Despite a lot of moving parts, this project came together far q...
by GLS
June 17th, 2019, 5:33 am
Forum: Big Bore
Topic: Summer Project Gun
Replies: 30
Views: 1304

Re: Summer Project Gun

Mark sent me photos of the woodwork. Light grain enhancement and the gobbler. I understand displaying gobbler colors in the woods is not a great idea, but I'm a right hand shooter and the artwork won't be facing outwards. I could wear a strutter decoy on my head as a hat to distract others from look...
by GLS
June 16th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Happy Fathers Day!
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: Happy Fathers Day!

Almost 29 years ago I was looking at our new baby when Sam, 7 at the time, commented about another baby: "Look. That one looks like a pig." I cringed as there were others there. A young nurse sidled up and with a smile said: "Momas' babies, daddies' maybes." I about fell on the floor laughing...
by GLS
June 15th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: 28 gauge off-season turkey gun build
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: 28 gauge off-season turkey gun build

I'd definitely cut the barrel off whatever length it takes to eliminate the porting. Sounds like a good project. Gil
by GLS
June 14th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Maple Syrup Wars
Replies: 52
Views: 751

Re: Maple Syrup Wars

appalachianassassin wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 1:09 pm
I don't know nothing about maple syrup but I sell the finest honey known to man20190614_130746.jpg
Sourwood? There's some folks around here that love their tupelo honey and would give you argument. ;) . A friend has about 30 gums on his property which is surrounded by a large tupelo swamp.
Gil
by GLS
June 14th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Shooting hen turkeys
Replies: 174
Views: 5615

Re: Shooting hen turkeys

The GON forum about 5 years ago....
by GLS
June 13th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Shooting hen turkeys
Replies: 174
Views: 5615

Re: Shooting hen turkeys

. If I can find his number I'll invite him here You have got to be kidding. And you were. As you once said years ago on another forum poking fun at him: "He was once a member here.. He was very gracious and courteous and tried to spread a wealth of information regarding the wild turkey its hunting,...
by GLS
June 11th, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Calling & Competition Calling
Topic: Savduck trumpet instruction
Replies: 45
Views: 8729

Re: Savduck trumpet instruction

Del, you been hiding?? Gil
by GLS
June 11th, 2019, 6:13 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Hatfield Single Shot .410?
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: Hatfield Single Shot .410?

The weight of the Yildiz is 3 lbs., 3-4 oz., depending on wood. The action is anodized aluminum and the barrel is finished in satin chrome. Both surfaces corrosion resistant. The breech is reinforced with a steel disc set striker. According to spec sheet on the Savage, it's 5 lbs. Anyone weighed it ...
by GLS
June 9th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Shooting hen turkeys
Replies: 174
Views: 5615

Re: Shooting hen turkeys

GN, I agree mostly with your assessment, but disagree with the probability that it was the function of game managers who made the call to permit the killing of a bearded hen. It was most likely a political decision by laymen and not those trained in wildlife management principles. For instance, our ...
by GLS
June 8th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Shooting hen turkeys
Replies: 174
Views: 5615

Re: Shooting hen turkeys

guesswho wrote:
June 8th, 2019, 1:28 pm
9 months? It wasn't me, no way it's mine.
looks just like you.
by GLS
June 6th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: .410 pattern .... honest opinions
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: .410 pattern .... honest opinions

I had correspondence with a member that reported a significant drop in chronographed velocity with the card. He never indicated the thickness. I've loaded both ways, with and without, but I split the wad thinner than by half. I have reports that the Fiocchi hull is tighter than the Cheddite with the...
by GLS
June 6th, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: .410 pattern .... honest opinions
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: .410 pattern .... honest opinions

One thing about using a split card under the gas seal is that it may leave a void between seal and card resulting in a drop of pressure which can affect velocity. The thinner the better if you are using something under the seal. One way to tell if there is a void is if the wad height is different w...
by GLS
June 5th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: .410 pattern .... honest opinions
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: .410 pattern .... honest opinions

One thing about using a split card under the gas seal is that it may leave a void between seal and card resulting in a drop of pressure which can affect velocity. The thinner the better if you are using something under the seal. One way to tell if there is a void is if the wad height is different wi...
by GLS
June 3rd, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Rib Mount Reflex sight mounts
Replies: 17
Views: 800

Re: Rib Mount Reflex sight mounts

I second on the Sumtoy. I was in the shop last week and they looked excellent. Gil
by GLS
June 3rd, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: .410 pattern .... honest opinions
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: .410 pattern .... honest opinions

This is a case where the numbers don't tell the whole story. I'd hunt with it but there are two-three big holes in the pattern but because of the overlapping denser areas a centered head and neck would be toasted. What were the other patterns like? Gil
by GLS
June 3rd, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Shooting hen turkeys
Replies: 174
Views: 5615

Re: Shooting hen turkeys

It is perfectly legal to shoot a wild covey of quail down to numbers that imperil the survival of the remaining birds in the covey during the winter. Legal? Yes. Ethical? Hell, no, and it is a bona fide concern of mine as a wild bird hunter. Since THP uses the internet to sell calls, etc. and show-o...
by GLS
June 2nd, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Rolling on the river.
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Rolling on the river.

When I click on the sideways photos, they orient in the vertical direction (even those meant to be sideways).
by GLS
June 2nd, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Shooting hen turkeys
Replies: 174
Views: 5615

Re: Shooting hen turkeys

I prefer the approach of some states that prohibit the killing of bearded hens. It puts on the hunter to make sure he or she is shooting at a male bird. States that allow the killing of bearded hens probably do so because they don't want to criminalize someone shooting a turkey with beard mistakenly...
by GLS
May 30th, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Gobbler Nation Classifieds
Topic: Sold
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Baikal MP18

Those guns are as tough as an old boot. Overbuilt in the barrel and surprisingly light in spite of the thickness of the barrel walls. The styrene stock and forend enable it to be fairly light. Out of the box mine weighed 5 lbs. 5 oz. I see the wooden stock and forend models for sale often in the use...
by GLS
May 30th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Road trip
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: Road trip

The airborne particulate matter was so bad from the stacks that a car washing system was set up at the plant's exit to wash employees 'cars as they left the plant. Despite the car wash, the cars' and trucks' bodies eventually rusted from the chemicals. Sometimes fog-like clouds hung the ground aroun...
by GLS
May 30th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Road trip
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: Road trip

Smells like money was the excuse for a local paper mill which poisoned air and water. With our lungs and water quality, locals subsidized the rest of the country with a cheap paper bag for decades. They finally cleaned up their act, but cheap labor, unlimited supply of water and tax breaks couldn't ...
by GLS
May 30th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Big Bore
Topic: Summer Project Gun
Replies: 30
Views: 1304

Re: Summer Project Gun

Hope it throws a bigger pattern. I know it will with Texas Dove loads, 7.5, 1.125 oz. at 1255 fps. It's a TruChoke thread and a flush mounted full will be tried if the .65 is too tight. I have various loads to try, etc. Got plenty of time between now and late March. Which is a reminder: Those who ar...
by GLS
May 30th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Big Bore
Topic: Summer Project Gun
Replies: 30
Views: 1304

Re: Summer Project Gun

At the rate this summer project is moving along, it is on track to be a Spring project.  Picked up barrel from Sumtoy yesterday and he did a nice job of taking creep out of trigger and lessening pull weight.  He mounted  Skinner peep and base for blade.  Looks like I'll have to use fiber optic blade...
by GLS
May 30th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Gobbler Nation Classifieds
Topic: Sold
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Baikal MP18

Daryl, in that the MP18 is within a half pound of the .410, shooting the 1 oz. Kyle Smith out of the Baikal and keeping it for grandson isn't that bad of an idea. Nice job on it. I am a big fan of that gun. Gil

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