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by firedup
May 5th, 2018, 7:11 pm
Forum: Calling & Competition Calling
Topic: Cost checkering
Replies: 6
Views: 594

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: 377

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: 1099

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: 386

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: 1979

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: 979

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: 587

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
February 5th, 2018, 7:37 pm
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: 20 ga patterning question
Replies: 7
Views: 635

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: 12
Views: 819

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: 504

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: 247

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: 381

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: 381

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: 753

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: 565

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: 522

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: 360

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: 474

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: 570

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: 805

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: 777

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: 790

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: 772

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: 908

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: 736

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...

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