Search found 126 matches

by firedup
August 5th, 2018, 8:26 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Question for the guru’s
Replies: 16
Views: 680

Re: Question for the guru’s

Well....after the good suggestions, I was really leaning more toward a .410.. :thumbleft:
by firedup
August 5th, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Question for the guru’s
Replies: 16
Views: 680

Re: Question for the guru’s

Thanks for the offer! May take you up on that. I had forgotten about that little call. Hope you still have it and it’s serving you well 👍 sycamore if I remember right.

I guess I need to be looking out for a 410 auto.....
by firedup
August 2nd, 2018, 8:20 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Question for the guru’s
Replies: 16
Views: 680

Question for the guru’s

I have a turkey hunting buddy who has real serious neck / vertebrae issues. Multiple surgeries, etc. The doctors tell him now that he should put up the guns that the risk is too great. But he is a diehard and turkeys and shooting are just part of who he is. So he has decided to explore the world of ...
by firedup
August 2nd, 2018, 6:48 pm
Forum: Big Bore
Topic: Knight TK2000 12ga with TSS 9’s
Replies: 16
Views: 502

Re: Knight TK2000 12ga with TSS 9’s

Interesting post. Nice pattern. Have one of those brand new and never shot put up somewhere. Always heard they were brutal shooters tho. Mite have to pull it out and give it some love. Some TSS love.
by firedup
August 1st, 2018, 8:15 pm
Forum: Call Makers
Topic: Scratch boxes
Replies: 16
Views: 468

Re: Scratch boxes

Turkinator, PM sent
by firedup
July 30th, 2018, 7:35 pm
Forum: Call Makers
Topic: Scratch boxes
Replies: 16
Views: 468

Re: Scratch boxes

2 WV boys I know of are making some solid scratchers at a real reasonable price. Josh Farley and Jeff White. They are around some of the turkey hunting sites I think. You can pm me for contact info if that interest you.
by firedup
July 28th, 2018, 8:34 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Cutting and Rethreading a Barrel
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Cutting and Rethreading a Barrel

It all depends on the thickness of the barrel that is left where you cut it off. Yep, talk to a good gunsmith.
by firedup
July 11th, 2018, 8:14 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Fly fishing trip to Southern Colorado
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: Fly fishing trip to Southern Colorado

Now THAT is a great "off season" adventure!
by firedup
July 9th, 2018, 8:48 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Savage Bolt Action Turkey Gun!
Replies: 15
Views: 1031

Re: Savage Bolt Action Turkey Gun!

Nice gun! Well put together. Really thought hard about that one and having a 20 in bolt action. Just never "pulled the trigger" on it.
by firedup
June 22nd, 2018, 7:49 pm
Forum: Big Bore
Topic: deep cleaning and polishing.
Replies: 24
Views: 2231

Re: deep cleaning and polishing.

I have cleaned and polished several over the years. It is just MY experience that it was a lot more important and effective in the days of "all lead". Since HTL hit the scene with crazy good patterns, I found the improvements in pattern to be marginal enough that its just not that important to ME an...
by firedup
June 10th, 2018, 8:56 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Who hunts with a double?
Replies: 24
Views: 1299

Re: Who hunts with a double?

In the fall its been known to happen. Old black powder gun.
by firedup
June 4th, 2018, 8:11 pm
Forum: Call Makers
Topic: Gene's turkey call
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Gene's turkey call

Gene Blackshire, known as Blacky to most everyone, made all manner of turkey calls over nearly 45 years (Gene told me he got his first business license for Gene's Turkey Calls in 1975). Pots, boxes, mouth calls, hooter, crows, predator calls, ect. The whole biz. He also made many calls and component...
by firedup
May 26th, 2018, 8:55 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: The Tenth Legion
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: The Tenth Legion

That is going rate for signed copy of the White edition. Not a bad price compared to others. Plus you support the man directly.
by firedup
May 5th, 2018, 7:11 pm
Forum: Calling & Competition Calling
Topic: Cost checkering
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Re: Cost checkering

As a callmaker I can tell you that the checkering does influence the tone of the call a lot if done correctly. What it really does is to weaken the side wall and make the call more tunable in the construction while still retaining some strength in the side walls. It is much more important in harder ...
by firedup
April 23rd, 2018, 7:34 pm
Forum: Call Makers
Topic: Can anyone tell me how you can tell if a M L Lynch boxcall was made by him?
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: Can anyone tell me how you can tell if a M L Lynch boxcall was made by him?

Start with where it was made. Homewood, AL were the earliest and very likely he made all of them. Birmingham, Al were the next ones and most, if not all, were probably made by him (although he did have helpers during the later years). Liberty, MS is the next building location and none of these were ...
by firedup
April 11th, 2018, 8:33 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: 870 20 gauge Choke
Replies: 21
Views: 1346

Re: 870 20 gauge Choke

I will be settin up a little 870 soon so a very good post to read. FYI...several choke supplies allow you to buy the choke, try it and if it doesn't work will take it back if its returned cleaned up in original packaging. Saves a lot of $$ buying a bunch of chokes.
by firedup
March 26th, 2018, 9:49 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Need someone to thread 20 ga Remchoke
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: Need someone to thread 20 ga Remchoke

Not sure where you are at but this guy is really, really good.
http://calesgunsmithing.com/
by firedup
March 22nd, 2018, 8:30 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: only 1 gun to turkey hunt with
Replies: 32
Views: 2391

Re: only 1 gun to turkey hunt with

This is Paboxcalls H&R single shot in 20 guage. Cut barrel down to 18.5". Added collapsible tactical pistol grip stock. Weighs jus a fuzz over 4lbs. Added adjustable fiber optic sights. Rattle can paint. Pure Gold .570 and Hevishot 3" #7's. It kills em WAY DOWN range! If I would jump her over to TSS...
by firedup
March 12th, 2018, 6:34 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Can You?
Replies: 24
Views: 1243

Re: Can You?

I am in the "wish I had written it down" crowd. Have some hunting who buddies who do very detailed notes and its amazing what they can pull out of their journals. Not just hunts, but weather and gobbling patterns and such. I will start in my next life for sure...
by firedup
March 1st, 2018, 9:07 am
Forum: Big Bore
Topic: hard headed 1187
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Re: hard headed 1187

Just for giggles I would polish the barrel and check around the forcing cone for any roughness, sizing, ect. Who knows what you mite find. They are mass produced and every one mite not be spot on.
by firedup
January 21st, 2018, 7:03 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Rare turkey call collection
Replies: 12
Views: 912

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: 583

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: 299

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: 471

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: 471

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...

Go to advanced search