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airedale last won the day on January 17 2017

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About airedale

  • Birthday 11/30/1948

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    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, http://traditionalairedale.proboards.com/

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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 Oneida Eagle Aeroforce, Vintage Bear Cub recurve, Vintage Bear Alaskan compound, Vintage Bear Super Kodiak recurve bought in the 60s also a vintage Browning Explorer 1 compound bow.
  • HuntingNY.com
    A link to it on a craigslist ad

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  1. I just picked up one of these Caldwell Lead Sleds, I purchased it mostly for heavy recoiling rifles but an added benefit is it is totally adjustable to just about anything one wants to fire off of it. Amazon had them on sale a couple of weeks ago at a substantial saving. Al
  2. I am not ashamed to admit I am paranoid when it comes to Ticks after getting a good dose of Lyme Disease a couple of years ago and I will be doing everything I can think of to keep them at bay. Sprays, repellents and various clothing are all part of the arsenal. Going up your pant legs is one of their favorite ways of crawling up and getting to a place to drill you. I have "elimitick: socks and I spray my boots and pant legs with "Sawyers" and for an added layer I wear Sawyers soaked gaiters which seal off your pant cuffs to your boots. Just replaced my previous set of cheap night lite gaiters which worked but were basically just elastic and would move around not staying in place very good. The new ones are much better class, waterproof "Kenetrek" hunting gaiters that have straps top and bottom that keep them in place. Gaiters also work well when having to go through brushy terrain and crossing some water, while not for standing around in water they work do well to keep your feet and pants dry for making a quick stream crossing. First day for Northern zone tomorrow, the weather has cooled and I will be doing a little still hunting and testing these gaiters out to see if I like them.
  3. Nothing like a little revolver therapy, you have some good ones there. Al
  4. I recommend you getting lost non citizen, your political opinions do not mean squat, you do not belong here!!!! Al
  5. I am a big fan of the Hornady interlock bullets for big game, I use them in several different calibers and their performance has always been perfect, those bullets hold together, penetrate and kill. Best part is they do not carry a premium price tag. Al
  6. I know these days the latest rage for hunting varmints is calling after dark but I can tell you daytime hunting can be every bit as effective and even advantageous as you will see anything responding to your calls in your stand-setup better in daylight than any night lighting system ever can. Varmints are out and about all through the day. First thing in the morning and just before dark has been very productive for me. Also in my opinion taking a good shot and a longer shot is much easier during the daylight times. Al
  7. The "Tabanga" From Hell It Came movie.
  8. It comes down to what one likes to do, we all have our vices, you like to have a Genny Creme Ale from time to time and I like to target practice with my firearms from time to time. Nobody likes being gouged Wolc, live and learn as the old saying goes and I learned from the ammo shortages during the Obama years to buy and stock up on ammo when the prices are reasonable which is was during Trump's days so I am pretty much set to ride out the current knucklehead Democrat reign. Al
  9. ThIs Winchester 223 ammo is made for larger game.
  10. The most critical component of a cartridge is the bullet, I am a firm believer in matching hunting bullets to the game being hunted for the optimum result. I have a library full of books with the written word about bullets and hunting performance from master hunters and riflemen covering many decades. The number one reason for a particular cartridges failure on game with a properly placed shot is almost always bullet construction and it was especially so back in the early days of the then new jacketed bullets. Lack of penetration due to shedding the jacket causing wounds that due not reach vitals. Modern bullets have come a long way since those early days, better tolerances, better materials, and construction that is matched to the game being hunted. Innovations like interlocking the jacket to grip the core, bonding the jacket to the core, partitions that allows controlled expansion, solid copper and so on that will give deep penetration to the vitals even if a large bone is hit. The Vmax bullet line is a thin jacketed bullet made to expand rapidly on small animals where penetration is not needed, they are also known not to be ricochet prone sailing across the countryside on misses and instead disintegrating when hitting the ground or other hard objects and not going far. As brought out in the 22-250 thread there are much more suitable bullets in the 22 caliber if one uses it for Deer hunting. Al
  11. Briefly There is a wide selection of brands and loads in 22 LR these days. There are 4 basic types with some slight variances even within those types. Hyper velocity loads like CCI Stingers or Velocitors along Remington Yellow Jackets and a bunch of other similar rounds have a bit extra juice, higher velocity and better bullets made mostly for hunting bigger small game like a fox or chucks. Some of these hyper powered loads are not recommended for firearms with match chambers. Accuracy is generally good. Regular Hi Velocity ammo in both hollow points and round nose both are used for hunting. The Winchesters listed above and CCI Mini Mags a good example. A matter of personal preference for HPs or Solids for hunting, HPs kill better but on Squirrels and Rabbits cause a bit more damage, some like the lesser damage to the meat when using solids. Accuracy is good. Bulk ammo sold loose in large quantities is the bargain priced stuff like Remington Golden Bullets, Thunderbolts etc. this stuff is great for plinking and hunting stuff like Rats. Generally not as accurate as the above higher priced ammo and many feel it is very dirty, also more misfires and jams in auto loaders especially. Standard velocity and match ammo, very accurate for the most part and used mostly for target shooting, very reliable. Even though the velocity is lower I like using it for Squirrel hunting because of it's lower report and the fine accuracy it gives in most of my firearms. Almost always loaded with solid bullets there are a few outfits that load HPs for hunting. I have some Ely HPs that shoot one hole groups. I use just about everything made but if I was to be pinned down on a favorite brand it would be CCI When it comes to "anything" rimfire "Rimfire Central .com" is the place to go, it "THE" source. https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/ Al
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