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About airedale

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    Elite NY Hunter
  • 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,

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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.
    A link to it on a craigslist ad

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  1. Just want to add, check out ebay if interested in a purchase, you can not wear these things out and a good used one will save you a good chunk of change. Like I said there are plenty of you tube videos showing how to use them. Al
  2. The Bullworker is nothing new, these things have been around since I was a kid, they are still here because they work. The are tons of videos online to watch to show how to use these things and you can do a complete body workout if you desire. I got mine years ago just for something to exercise with because I do not have a lot of space, the conditioning for archery was a welcome side benefit. Al
  3. I have mentioned this before, one of the best things to do to stay in bow shooting condition is the old Bullworker exercise device. It is easy to use and a person can duplicate and exercise the muscles required to draw and shoot a bow sitting on their couch. I am an old man almost 72 years old and I can still draw all of my bows with no problem with some set at 70lbs. Now I can not say for sure it will help with rehabing an injury but if used properly will positively condition and strengthen those muscles utilized for drawing a bow. I have mine sitting right here next to my desk and pick it up all the time and just do a few reps, it really works. Al
  4. Hell my mind way made up a long time ago, I did not even bother to watch the circus of a couple of knuckleheads in a pissing match. The mud slinging debates are pretty much what I see right here every day and plenty for my stomach. What I pay attention to is the party conventions, that is where the cat comes out of the bag revealing the party platforms and policy, they give me all the information I need to know of who stands for my way of life, and confirm where my votes are going. Al
  5. While I am not personally familiar with this particular rifle but I do know Tikkas are a quality firearm and usually very accurate with the right ammo. The rifle looks to be a fast handling lightweight sporter made to carry so for me I would stick with the theme of the rifle and go with lightweight mounts and a lightweight compact style scope. For my serious firearms I look for reliability and a company that has been around and has a track record, there are several reputable scope companies out there that make good stuff. For the moderate ranges I mostly have run into Deer hunting here in NY I favor a 2X7 and am especially fond the the Leupolds in that power. 2X7 power and field of view covers a wide range of hunting situations for big game from shorter range woods hunting to dealing with long shots in open country. Never owned one myself but I can see the 6,5 Creedmoor has attained a very good reputation in a relatively short time as both a target cartridge and a fine midsize game cartridge. Good luck to you for what ever route you decide to go and hopefully you will come out of the season with a successful hunting tale to tell. Al
  6. There is nothing like small game to introduce and start a kid on hunting especially Squirrels as they require many of the same basic skills used for Deer hunting which will be useful if interest takes hold. The big difference is in a good Squirrel woods there will be action and less chance of getting bored. Al
  7. Yes they are cheap Chinese items pricewise but they do look great for someone that just wants decoration. Al
  8. Well as I remember what platform he ran on and his policies. Lets start with the middle east and his horrible use of the term "radical Islamic terrorists" a mess as I remember, thousands of deaths in Syria, gassings, videos of ISIS beheading people, a pilot filmed being burned alive, Iran stopping boarding ships including an American military boat taking photos of them kneeling. Not so much of that kind of horseshit lately. North Korea relationship is better Bringing troops home Ripping up the Iran Deal Jerusalem as promised finally recognized as Israel's Capital A peace deal with two Arab countries with more to come which buy all measures is a huge deal. Promises made promises kept. China being called out for their theft of just about everything Lets move on to Europe and NATO, paying their fair share of the budget. Sure they are all pissed off they have been free loading for years, the open wallet policy has stopped and they are anting up! Promise made promise kept! NAFTA trade deal scrapped and redone more equitably for the USA Promise made Promise kept! Immigration, was not long ago caravans of illegals were pouring through Mexico and into our country for free everything. Worked with Mexico to slow that mess down. Build that wall!, not as much as he would like but it is steadily being done and according to the border patrol it works great. Promises made Promises kept. Energy independent Cutting Taxes Scrapping useless choking regulation Rebuilding the depleted military Standing with and by Law enforcement and is for law and order Pro Hunting and Second Amendment, rescinded Obama's last days in office sneaky lead ammo ban. Promises made Promises kept! Supreme Court Judges, The Icing On The Cake, Three Conservative Aces! Promises made Promises kept! From my perspective he did what he said he was going to do and is a great president, I could not be more pleased. Al
  9. I use packed hay bales for a backstop but I also have a heavy rubber cow mat hanging off the back, that will stop anything I have. Al
  10. The kind of reply I expect when having to face the truth, nobody is forcing anyone to read what I post. I will continue to post on this board the way I always have, thank you! Al
  11. Just making pertinent information available Al ============================================================== Anti-Hunting Politician Targets Lead Ammunition in New York Posted on May 6, 2019 New York Assembly Member Deborah J. Glick (D-Greenwich Village) has introduced Assembly Bill 703, which would ban the use of lead ammunition while hunting. The legislation will receive a hearing May 7 in the Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee. The hearing is to take place at 11 a.m. in room 623 of the Legislative Office Building in Albany. Take Action Today! New York sportsmen and women should contact their state assembly member and ask them to vote NO on AB 703. Members can contact their assembly member by using the Sportsmen’s Alliance’s Legislative Action Center. “The anti-hunting lobby uses many strategies to eliminate hunting,” said Luke Houghton associate director of state services for Sportsmen’s Alliance. “Sometimes they use an outright ban on hunting, as Assembly Member Glick has already proposed this year in New York. But other times, the anti’s use burdensome regulations that drive up the cost of participation. That’s clearly the case with AB 703 since the science doesn’t support a ban on traditional ammunition.” Shaky science that begins with a bias toward lead ammunition has pushed the narrative in headlines and among environmentalists and animal-rights activists that spent ammunition is to blame for the decline of scavengers, notably the California condor. The reality is, none of the science conclusively points to spent ammunition as the source of lead toxicosis. In fact, per the Washington Times, emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act in 2014, which were buried and delayed by the Obama administration, found little change in the levels of lead in condor blood tests, despite a 2007 ban on lead ammunition in California’s condor zone. Other studies extrapolate data of unrelated species and apply it to condors, which is actually noted in the study but is usually absent in news stories and propaganda disseminated by environmentalists and animal-rights organizations. Further, according to the 2017 Annual Population Status released by the Department of Interior, of the 17 wild condor that died, lead toxicosis was the cause for five mortalities. Six deaths included drowning, electrocution and anti-coagulant poisoning. Since 1992, of the 290 condor deaths, only 76 have been confirmed as lead mortalities. Meanwhile, 123 deaths are unknown, with predation and electrocution accounting for another 45 deaths. And, to despite fearmongering by anti-hunting groups about the use of traditional ammunition, multiple studies confirm there is no risk to human health from traditional ammunition. Hunters rely on traditional ammunition because of its affordability and reliability in the field. If sportsmen are forced to buy more expensive ammunition, it will result in fewer hunters in the field because alternative ammo is substantially more expensive. Ironically, a ban on ammunition containing lead components would actually harm wildlife because the resulting decrease in hunter and shooting participation would mean far less funds available for wildlife conservation programs. About the Sportsmen’s Alliance: The Sportsmen’s Alliance protects and defends America’s wildlife conservation programs and the pursuits – hunting, fishing and trapping – that generate the money to pay for them. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation is responsible for public education, legal defense and research. Its mission is accomplished through several distinct programs coordinated to provide the most complete defense capability possible. Stay connected to Sportsmen’s Alliance: Online, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  12. Thanks for the diagnosis! Have a good day. Al
  13. If it is shallow of me to do everything I can to preserve the traditions of shooting, hunting, fishing and trapping in it's current state I gladly accept! Al
  14. Thanks, that confirms to me I am doing my job! Have a good day. Al