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by Southern Sportsman
October 26th, 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Favorite shotgun sight
Replies: 13
Views: 232

Re: Favorite shotgun sight

Just out of curiosity - why are you against a red dot? I had a lot of reservations about it at first so I understand. But man they are awesome.
by Southern Sportsman
October 26th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Favorite shotgun sight
Replies: 13
Views: 232

Re: Favorite shotgun sight

I tried fire sights rifle-style before going to a Burris Fastfire. If you took away the fastfire, I would probably just go back to a bead.
by Southern Sportsman
September 29th, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Deer Hunting
Topic: Frank, the fatass buck.
Replies: 22
Views: 4858

Re: Frank, the fatass buck.

No new pictures of Frank yet, but he didn’t show up until October last year. But since this thread got resurrected, he’s fresh on my mind. One of the oddest things about him last year was how he morphed over just a few months. He was a stud when he showed up in October, but he wasn’t abnormally thic...
by Southern Sportsman
September 24th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Deer Hunting
Topic: Frank, the fatass buck.
Replies: 22
Views: 4858

Re: Frank, the fatass buck.

SwampDrummin wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 9:47 am
Put some cams out
I put them two weeks ago. I’ll pull cards soon.
by Southern Sportsman
September 10th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Gobbler Nation Classifieds
Topic: Federal 20ga 2 3/4” hulls
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: Federal 20ga 2 3/4” hulls

LAturkey wrote:
September 9th, 2020, 2:06 pm
I buy the three inch and trim them down
Yup. Super easy to do, and you then get an unskived 2 3/4” hull which roll crimps much better than a skived hull, at least for me. If fold crimping, I might hold out for 2 3/4”hulls because of the skive. Otherwise, I’d buy 3” and trim.
by Southern Sportsman
September 10th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Indian Creek choke follow-up
Replies: 13
Views: 680

Re: Indian Creek choke follow-up

DBLGBL wrote:
September 9th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Hal,

Do you mean 3/4 9s 1/4 10s?

2gbl
I’m guessing 9 x 10.25. Most people would probably just call them 10s, but being a precision minded tungsten wizard, he probably measured them at something between true 10s and 10 1/2s.
by Southern Sportsman
September 8th, 2020, 3:38 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Indian Creek choke follow-up
Replies: 13
Views: 680

Re: Indian Creek choke follow-up

Your sorcery with a small gauge gun never ceases to amaze me.
by Southern Sportsman
August 18th, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Yildiz 20 ga compact youth O/U
Replies: 10
Views: 644

Re: Yildiz 20 ga compact youth O/U

I’ve got the same gun, and I second the suggestion for the sumtoy mount. The rib will have to be tapped, but that’s pretty simple and it’s a rock solid mount. I started with a .562 sumtoy choke for my tight barrel. It was too tight for my liking (380+ in the 10” core). I swapped it out for a .570 an...
by Southern Sportsman
August 10th, 2020, 10:28 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: question for turkey hunters
Replies: 17
Views: 954

Re: question for turkey hunters

I started keeping the legs and thighs 3 years ago. I never ate them before because I was often told “there ain't enough meat to mess with” or “it’s too tough” or a half-dozen other excuses. Rare it is for advice to be more wrong and I still feel guilty for every one I threw away. It takes about 3 ex...
by Southern Sportsman
August 6th, 2020, 10:41 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Here's something strange
Replies: 12
Views: 692

Re: Here's something strange

While sitting in a duck blind one January I watched a flock of turkeys wade into a patch of flooded milo, stand ass-deep in cold water, and feed for nearly an hour. But if you’d bet me $50 that a turkey could actually swim, I would have upped it to $100. Then I would have lost and paid you in rolled...
by Southern Sportsman
August 4th, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Is Tenkara fly fishing?
Replies: 13
Views: 1857

Re: Is Tenkara fly fishing?

I assume you were fishing in southern West Virginia? Or southwest Virginia? I’d never heard of that type of rod either so I looked it up. I also looked up the regulations. I only found “fly fishing only” regulations for West Virginia. They state that, for fly fishing only areas, “Only conventional f...
by Southern Sportsman
July 31st, 2020, 7:31 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Strutter or Looker ?
Replies: 12
Views: 781

Re: Strutter or Looker ?

Probably in the minority, but I’m a looker guy. Based on a small, statistically irrelevant, handful of antidotal encounters. And if there is any truth to the growing theory that shooting a dominant gobbler out of a small population can negatively impact overall breeding success, there could theoreti...
by Southern Sportsman
July 31st, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Equipment/Product Reviews
Topic: Vortex Venom
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

Re: Vortex Venom

I didn’t realize they’d shot up like this. I was torn between another FFIII and a Venom back around February so I kept a close watch on prices. Venoms were a little higher, but you could get them for $220 all the time.
by Southern Sportsman
July 31st, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Dixon vest score!
Replies: 19
Views: 1342

Re: Dixon vest score!

I wouldn’t pay $50.95 for it to hunt with, but from a buy and resell standpoint, helluva deal. The prices people pay for Dixon vests and old Greenleaf shotguns have always baffled me. But if one had the time and knowledge, he could make decent side money buying them for what their worth and selling ...
by Southern Sportsman
July 27th, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Predator Calling
Topic: 111 yard coyote HW15 BB
Replies: 21
Views: 3233

Re: 111 yard coyote HW15 BB

Spuriosity wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 7:27 am
Talk about your golden BB. Can't imagine there was much pattern integrity at that distance, and the drop would have been considerable. Impressive performance and good riddance!
X2.

Did you hold over much? I would guess 4 feet or more of drop at that range, but that’s a total guess.
by Southern Sportsman
July 23rd, 2020, 12:19 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Booking 2021 trips
Replies: 9
Views: 878

Re: Booking 2021 trips

Normally I would rather do a DIY hunt than an outfitter hunt. Lower success rate but a lot cheaper and more fulfilling for me. But I think next year could be night and day between the two. Many/most outfitters cancelled hunts, or hunters cancelled trips, or states suspended non-resident license sale...
by Southern Sportsman
July 15th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Great Blue Heron on the Wing
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: Great Blue Heron on the Wing

I’ve got one that spends 90% of his time walking around my pond. I know people who hate them because they eat their fish. I think that’s a stupid opinion. I don’t know how many fish are in my pond, but I know there’s enough for him to eat a few without me missing them. They’re a cool bird. Not exact...
by Southern Sportsman
July 2nd, 2020, 12:52 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Pt2090 wads
Replies: 14
Views: 1006

Re: Pt2090 wads

I bought 500 a few weeks ago, and I’m half tempted to buy another 500. I’d never use all of them, even testing and loading for some buddies. But that means I’d never run out. At $.09 apiece, I like the idea of having a true lifetime supply. Tommy, I gotta ask. Are you sitting in your living room cou...
by Southern Sportsman
June 17th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: old eyes
Replies: 10
Views: 1380

Re: old eyes

On my O/U where there is no receiver to tap, I use the Sumtoy mount. It is grooved to fit snug over the rib. The rib needs to be tapped to screw it on. On virtually any pump or auto gun, I definitely think tapping the receiver is the way to go. Then get a Burris 336 mount or Sumtoy mount to screw on...
by Southern Sportsman
June 6th, 2020, 1:10 am
Forum: Hunt Strategies
Topic: Before Pulling the Trigger
Replies: 24
Views: 2686

Re: Before Pulling the Trigger

It's been covered pretty well already -- no two situations are the same. Over time it becomes instinctive, but if you're fairly new to turkey hunting the reality is you're just going to spook a few figuring it out. A few general beliefs I hold. (1) I've never seen a gobbler go from full-strut to ful...
by Southern Sportsman
June 5th, 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Slate Call Position—Juggling Shotgun
Replies: 16
Views: 1478

Re: Slate Call Position—Juggling Shotgun

I agree that a mouth call is the best option, but we should acknowledge that a mouth call takes a fair amount of practice and I know people who just cant use them well even with practice. Without question, you can go out with only a friction call, yelp up turkeys, and kill them. My first suggestion ...
by Southern Sportsman
June 4th, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Most Unique Gobbler Killed?
Replies: 24
Views: 2242

Re: Most Unique Gobbler Killed?

You’ve got to kill a hell of a lot of turkeys to rack up that many oddballs. The only one I’ve killed that was really unique had a solid blond beard. Very brittle and broken off to about 4”
by Southern Sportsman
June 2nd, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Cheap Donkey Question?
Replies: 12
Views: 1184

Re: Cheap Donkey Question?

If you’re wanting cheap donkeys, this guy is giving three away.
Free Donkeys
by Southern Sportsman
May 19th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Call Makers
Topic: Sweet Talk-r
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: Sweet Talk-r

Is it built into a mason jar lid?
by Southern Sportsman
May 14th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: BlackHills Gold!
Replies: 19
Views: 1654

Re: BlackHills Gold!

He’s a grownup fo sho. Congrats!

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