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airedale last won the day on January 17 2017

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About airedale

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    Elite NY Hunter
  • Birthday 11/30/48

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  • Location
    Central NY
  • Interests
    Retired now, have a small hobby farm, raise a few chickens and have a small herd of Irish Dexter cattle. I enjoy all of the outdoor sports although as I get older I do not get out much as I once did. I like hunting small game best and I am especially fond of hunting with dogs. Always a firearms buff doing minor mods and smithing to individualize my firearms to my taste and loading custom ammo to fire in them. I also like the shooting sports from competition to just informal plinking and target shooting which is what I do most these days.

    I also run the Traditional Working Airedale Message board,

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  • Hunting Location
    central ny
  • Hunting Gun
    I have several that I like a lot but if I had to pin it down to one it would be my Ruger 77 220 Swift
  • Bow
    Vintage Bear Alaskan compound, Vintage Bear Super Kodiak recurve bought in the 60s also a vintage Browning Explorer 1 compound bow.
    Read about it on a craigslist ad

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  1. Cookstoves

    I purchased a still in production Canadian made Heartland cookstove along with the optional attached hot water tank on the side about 20 years ago and have been using it ever since for both heat and cooking. I burn nut coal in mine because of much longer burn times than wood and also there is no creosote. It will heat the house most of the time by itself and is great for cooking especially slow cooked meats of various types in the oven. It is one of the best purchases I have ever made. Al
  2. Flu Shots.. Opinions..

    For the past 20 years or so as I have started getting a little age on me I have been getting the shot. A couple of years ago the shot did not match the strain that was going around so I said the heck with it and did not bother getting it. Well don't you know as sure a hell I got the flu that year and was sicker than a dog, it is nothing to mess with when you are older or very young and as can be seen on the news just about every night you can die from it. It is no big deal and even without insurance affordable, better to be a little safer than sorry and do all you can to protect yourself and family. Al
  3. Rifle for my daughter

    First of all the Savage 110 style bolt action has a reputation of being one of the most consistently accurate designs period, the barrel nut has a zero downside other than aesthetics to some. I picked up a synthetic stock left hand plain trigger version in 7mm-08 for my wife, and did a trigger job and got a nice crisp 4 lb pull. Mounted a Leupold 3x9 I had laying around and picked up some 139 Hornady SST handloads at the Syracuse gun show. Once we got her sighted in the wife shot several 3 shot groups at 100 , she was getting 11/2 inch groups no problem. I am sure with some experimentation with some different loads I could get it to shoot even better but for fairly short range woods Deer hunting it was plenty good enough. Al
  4. I considered the shoe box type compressors but I have holding off on one as I have been seeing a bunch of stand alone airgun compressors that have been coming on the market in recent years for not a whole lot of money. If and when those stand alones turn out to be half way decent I may spring for one. Al My 25 cal MRod
  5. Diets

    Stay away from "EVERYTHING" made from white processed flour and and refined white sugar, stay with it and you will lose weight.
  6. Hacked by Asian Russians.

    There are some real morons out in cyberspace that have all kinds of various reasons, (Most Not Good) to get into sites like this. Websites are under constant probing from individuals and bots and a many of the folks behind these probes are up to no good. My hunting with Airedale Blog shows the hits I get in just a few days from all over the world and it is just a small blog. My message board gets hammered with many more than this. I will guarantee that the people from a lot of the countries listed have zero interest in hunting with an Airedale. Al
  7. I have become big fan of PCP powered airguns, picked a Benjamin Marauder 25 cal PCP a few years ago and it has been a great rifle with gilt edged accuracy and a lot of pop. The only downside is using the hand pump to get her charged up, not a bit deal if just used for hunting or a little plinking but if you get into a tin of pellets doing some substantial target shooting you will get a real workout, I would say over a period of time as "married with children's AL BUNDY" once said you will end up with arms like a "Java Man", So while I try to keep convincing myself that the workout is a good side benefit I have been looking into some various personal use high pressure compressors for airguns. The reviews seem to be all over the map on these things and before I plunk down the cash it takes to buy one I want to make sure if I take the plunge I will have something with quality and longevity. If I can ever end up with a tank and a compressor of decent quality at a reasonable price that 35 cal Benjamin Bulldog will not be far behind Al
  8. Unfortunately this is what can happen when you have an open message board, ( a board that you just register on and are automatically in), anyone who has a grudge, anti hunters, opposite politics, spammers, etc, can join and proceed to flood the board with garbage. Late at night or early in the morning is when they make their attacks. I have been running a hunting dog message board for close to 15 years and because of the baloney we are seeing here on this board I long ago went to a approved membership setting. I had a deal like this happen once and as fast as I was deleting the bad actor's accounts and messages they were signing up with new accounts and continued to flood the board with garbage. I now check every single new member first before their account is approved. In other words when someone joins my board I have ways of checking to see where they are from. When I see anyone suspicious as in members wanting to join from China, India, and a few shithole countries, along with the weird screen names like these jerks here are using I know they are more than likely up to no good and they are are not going to be approved as a member. It is a pain in the ass to have to do things that way, every forum owner operates their board as they see fit but being a one man operation the approved membership setting saves me a lot of grief and work cleaning up the mess that has to be done to restore things back to normal when these jerks decide they want to ruin your day. Al
  9. What's your dream outdoor trip?

    You are on my friend. Al
  10. What's your dream outdoor trip?

    I always thought of a several week excursion using a motorhome and loading up a couple of my dogs, a bunch of my Varmint rifles and double shotguns along with a pile of ammunition for a combination varmint-bird hunting safari starting in the Dakotas and working my way down to Arizona. I think it would be a blast. My hit list Pheasants, Prairie Dogs, Marmots, Coyotes Jack Rabbits, Bobcat Sharptail grouse, Prairie Chicken, Sage grouse, Chukar, Gambel's Quail, Scaled Quail, Mearns Quail Merriam's and Rio Grand Turkey I like action and pulling the triggers of my firearms! Al
  11. I would be a hypocrite I would be a hypocrite because I talk the same way in real life as do most of the people I know. Al
  12. Deer with a m1 .30 carbine ?

    I have seen several of your posts and it is apparent that you are looking for a compact short handy (BRUSH) rifle that can be used for some Deer hunting. A rifle in 9mm and the 30 cal M1 carbine can kill a Deer but they really are not ideal. You seem to be leaning toward an autoloader and do not mind the military look. I believe the Ruger Mini 14 chambered in 300 Blackout tactical fits your bill best and especially so if you handload as all the good quality 308 size bullets in their various weights can be used and would be pretty effective on Deer at short to moderate ranges.The Mini 14 in 7.62X39 Russian is also good but it's 310 bullet size puts it in second place to the Blackout for me as a hunting rifle. Al
  13. Now that's a snapper

    Sounds like a B Sci Fi Movie
  14. “I hunt because I love the entire process: the preparations, the excitement, and sustained suspense of trying to match my woodslore against the finely honed instincts of these creatures. On most days spent in the woods, I come home with an honestly earned feeling that something good has taken place. It makes no difference whether or not I got anything: it has to do with how the day was spent.” Fred Bear
  15. Favorite Base Layer

    I like these Gildan 47400 Tech Performance Long Sleeve T-Shirt G474 or something similar against my skin, poly material will wick the sweat away, sweat and being wet is what will make you cold once you stop moving. Wear your wool or Polartec type shirts layered over the top of these along with a good coat and you will be good to go. Al