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by firedup
February 5th, 2018, 7:37 pm
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: 20 ga patterning question
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: 20 ga patterning question

All solid patterns. Consistent spread. IMO every pattern shows a dead bird. Not that you have had any problems in that department anyway. 8-) Maybe another question you want to ask is how tight do you want the pattern up close? I run a Pure Gold .570 in my 20's just to keep it alittle more open at 1...
by firedup
January 21st, 2018, 7:03 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Rare turkey call collection
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Rare turkey call collection

Nice article. Glad the guy was willing to be interviewed and share. Just a picture of some of those calls is a rare thing.
by firedup
January 16th, 2018, 6:48 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Christmas Prank
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: Christmas Prank

If he don't answer maybe he is in jail....or hospital....or worse....
by firedup
January 16th, 2018, 6:43 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Stoeger 3020
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Stoeger 3020

Just a thought. The issue mite not be cutting the barrels down but rather inletting them and threading for a choke system. If you go that direction. You have to have enuff "meat" left in the barrel. Not sure about your location but I had a single shot 20 ga H&R barrel done by Steve Cale and it was r...
by firedup
January 12th, 2018, 7:50 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Old SxS
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: Old SxS

History is a little fuzzy. All the proofs and markings indicate Birmingham, England. Confident of that. Proof and marks date to mid 1890's. Gun is marked R. Richards. Old records show there was a Roland Richards making guns in his own shop under his own name in Birmingham around 1860. I WISH it was ...
by firedup
January 11th, 2018, 7:52 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Old SxS
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: Old SxS

Old doubles, or any old gun, can be tricky. Chamber length can be shorter than 2 3/4" so you have to buy special shells or reload. Barrel integrity is a major concern on any old gun. Damascus barrels are considered by most to be non shootable. Saying that there are many (including me) who have old D...
by firedup
January 6th, 2018, 7:02 pm
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: Nickel plated lead
Replies: 17
Views: 482

Re: Nickel plated lead

I can't add much to this discussion except to say that in my continuing search for a solid blackpowder load (shooting a front stuffer at lower velocity and pressure of course), I talked to several old timers who have shot more experimenting for pattern and effectiveness than I ever will. Ducks and u...
by firedup
January 5th, 2018, 8:20 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Happy Birthday Hookspur!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 262

Re: Happy Birthday Hookspur!!!

Happy Birthday Doc! Have a great day!!! Yer catching up to me faster every year!
by firedup
December 10th, 2017, 8:45 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: EBay pickup
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: EBay pickup

Should be a good one. He makes a solid call. Congrats!
by firedup
December 3rd, 2017, 11:03 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Success in Florida Quota Permit Draw
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Success in Florida Quota Permit Draw

Both areas get a lot of pressure. But there are birds in there and a quality hunt can be had if you put out the effort. Check the harvest statistics on the FWC website. That mite help. Might want to think about Irma and possible implications on this springs hunting. Just saying...... I heard the woo...
by firedup
November 20th, 2017, 7:58 pm
Forum: Collectors Room
Topic: Old Lynch Call
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Old Lynch Call

The older Lynch calls are very collectible. With the Homewood calls being the earliest. Then Birmingham, AL and lastly the MS calls. Homewood calls indicate a date of late 1940's or earlier usually. If it has any drawing, painting, etc on it or signatures that ups the value. Is it a World Champion o...
by firedup
November 20th, 2017, 7:23 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: I need to ax y'all a question
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: I need to ax y'all a question

I can remember bouncing a hatchet off the barn a bunch! Sounds like fun!
by firedup
October 28th, 2017, 5:10 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Wanted yall's opinions on these sounds
Replies: 20
Views: 638

Re: Wanted yall's opinions on these sounds

Never know what will work on any given day. Nothing wrong with that sound. Its turkey. Hunt with it enough and he will come on "that" day.
by firedup
October 23rd, 2017, 6:45 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: First Elk
Replies: 16
Views: 596

Re: First Elk

The young man had a great weekend! Congrats!!
by firedup
September 26th, 2017, 7:52 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Unusal turkey
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Re: Unusal turkey

Pretty sure Lovett Williams described the black / melanistic color phase as the rarest of the color phases and a real rare bird! That one be a once in a lifer probably.
by firedup
September 21st, 2017, 8:43 pm
Forum: Collectors Room
Topic: old turkey call (gibson).
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: old turkey call (gibson).

Henry Gibson was the one to have first box call patent in 1897. Doubt he was first to make one. The one that went for crazy money on ebay was a one of kind, pristine custom woodburned thing if I am thinking right. If so, I held that one in my hand and ran it a couple licks (carefully) 2 years ago an...
by firedup
September 3rd, 2017, 8:17 pm
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: TEST
Replies: 13
Views: 765

Re: TEST

As they would say on that TV show "Forged in Fire". Yes Sir! That pattern will KILL!
by firedup
September 3rd, 2017, 8:14 pm
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: Curious...
Replies: 7
Views: 612

Curious...

I was talking to a friend about loading TSS and he echoed my exact thoughts before I actually started do it. He didn't want to buy a loader and all the gear, ect. So it got me thinking, how many really do use a loader for TSS. Does it work ok? No more than I load just for turkin' hand loading is jus...
by firedup
September 3rd, 2017, 8:07 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Smoked Boston Butt.
Replies: 15
Views: 741

Re: Smoked Boston Butt.

Man you are inspiring me! I bought a smoker about a month ago. So far, some spare ribs, pork loin, turkey breast and a bear ham. Also some sides like corn on the cob in the husk and EGGS! Who knew? So far everything was edible but I got a long way to go on this. That pork butt is on the list. Yours ...
by firedup
August 14th, 2017, 9:29 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Apple tree?
Replies: 22
Views: 564

Re: Apple tree?

x2 on crab apple. Critters love em! Very hardy and they make great jelly or jam too!

Hedge apple is usually a big softball size rock hard thing.
by firedup
July 26th, 2017, 7:53 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: new grandson
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: new grandson

That awesome! A new member of the family is cool! I am sure EVERYONE will be cuddling in no time at all.
by firedup
July 21st, 2017, 9:16 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass

Permits picked up in person are $10. You can also order by mail or online for $20. As long as the mail is marked before or on the closing date it will be processed. The new cost is $80 and that is a pretty good deal if you use the parks a lot. But get it now and that's $70 in gas or burger money. LOL
by firedup
July 12th, 2017, 8:56 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: I have this old gun...
Replies: 16
Views: 745

Re: I have this old gun...

You guys had FUN growing up! Glad that old shooter stayed in the family! Need to break it out next family get together and see who the brave one really is.....LOL!
by firedup
July 7th, 2017, 7:19 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: I have this old gun...
Replies: 16
Views: 745

Re: I have this old gun...

Thanks to all! My learning curve is pretty steep here to take it to some kind of higher level. So far I have loaded cartridges with 50gr. 777 (that is a just a fuzz more than 0.15% reduction from a 60 gr black powder or pryodex load). If my information is correct that should be < 2 1/4 dram. Followe...
by firedup
July 7th, 2017, 1:51 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: I have this old gun...
Replies: 16
Views: 745

Re: I have this old gun...

TSS not in the picture right now but probably look toward copper or nickel plated shot to minimize deformation and improve pattern I hope. Right now I am guessing my loads are also in the 5000 psi range. Without an actual pressure or proof testI am thinking I am good up to 7000 psi and probably 8000...

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