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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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    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.
    Read about it on a craigslist ad

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  1. airedale


    Congratulations, he is a beauty and you took him down the old traditional way with a sidelock muzzleloader! Al
  2. Here you go Stormy, a weaver saddle mount should work with a little ingenuity. Al
  3. I have several CZ firearms, the build quality is there along with very good performance. for me their bolt actions rank right up there with the good Remington 700s, Winchester 70, Savage 110 s etc. I have a an older CZ 527 walnut stocked sporter chambered in 223 that is a very fine rifle, the set trigger on it is great and it will shoot some pretty fair groups. Many do not like the way the magazine is exposed on the 527s but it does not bother me. $400 is a pretty good price as long as the condition is there, not crazy about the scope. Al
  4. Canines like Dogs, Coyotes and Fox are drawn to urine, it does not make a lot of difference what species laid it down, if they smell it they will inspect it. Urine is popular for trap sets because of this curiosity. As for Turkeys they will inspect any bare patches of dirt especially in the woods where the ground is covered by litter. They will scratch in it for gravel and even dust bath in it. Al
  5. Below are several illustrations of how most folks sight picture will look using various open-receiver-peep sights. Personally for a front sight I like a very fine bead on a post either brass, ivory or a fiberoptic, I use it almost like a dot reticle in a scope. A fine blade type works well for me also.The rear sight aperture size will be determined by how the firearm is actually used, small for precision, larger for hunting.
  6. A small ultra lite pack or collapsible spinning rod along with some salted Buckeye minnows make a good outfit to fish those small streams on those back gravel roads. Drifting a minnow into the culverts and pipes under the roads makes for some pretty good action on native Brookies. They are not very big but they are about as good as it gets for eating. Al
  7. Like firearms acquiring tools seems to be a never ending thing. Quality tools are one of those items that the old saying "you get what you pay for" rings true for the most part. I own and use many mostly American made Craftsman tools that have been acquired through the years. They have served me well and I have only had to replace one of their tools ever, a "Robogrip plier" which I used for years and wore out attaching fencing to T posts. It was replaced under their lifetime guarantee no questions asked. As for the quality of todays Craftsman stuff it is up to Lowes to set those quality standards, I have no doubt the Chinese can make them great if Lowes pushes quality and does not cheap out. I have an old American made National Auto socket set I purchased back in the sixties and they do their job today as well as the day they left the store. Another good set of wrenches I have are the "Metrinch" ratchet-socket and box-open end wrench set. A novel design that can fit both metric and SAE. Have a newer Kobalt set that are finished nicely but have not used them hard and long enough to give an honest review. Al
  8. Brings the James Bond movie "Goldfinger" classic scene to mind, after being abducted James awakens on a plane and has a beautiful woman staring face to face with him and tells him my name is "Pussy Galore" to which he replies, "I must be dreaming"
  9. The only season open in my area is Squirrels went after them a couple of times with a shotgun, I prefer hunting them later in the fall with rimfire rifles after the leaves fall. Grouse is also open but the hunting here for them is lousy and I hunt them for the most part in the Southern zone. Upcoming Tuesday most small game seasons will be open up here and I plan on doing quite a bit of hunting, hopefully the weather will cooperate. Al
  10. There are several options you can go with on your model 94 Winchester. Many are drilled and tapped on the side and rear of the receiver to accept both Williams and Lyman receiver sights. If not tapped from the factory it is an easy job for a good gunsmith If you do not want to go that route there are peep style sights that can replace your factory rear sight, they go right into the dovetail slot. I have experience with all three styles and they all work well. One is the Skinner, it is made from stainless steel and of very good quality, the other is a blued steel Marbles, mine are mounted on rimfire rifles and make a difference for my old eyes. A photo of my single shot favorite with the Marbles mounted along with a changed out fiber optic type front sight. Al
  11. I consider myself an adventurous eater, as long as it is safe to eat and most of all tastes good I will enjoy. Like crappyice there are some things that just do not appeal to me no matter how tasty they may be, a mental thing I guess. No Dogs, Cats or Monkeys on the menu for me! Al
  12. For me the answer to the OP's question is yes. For dragging I have always used a cheap commercial shoulder harness setup with a rope with me being the mule. Never had anything special to get them into truck, never killed a 300 pounder so I could manage to somehow wrestle, pull, yank and lift them into or onto the vehicle and by no means was it easy. Al
  13. No expert, I have just dabbled in the clay pigeon world, shooting for fun and to sharpen my skills for wing shooting. Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays all involve clay pigeon shooting but like road racing, drag racing and oval racing while all are racing they are different from each other. Skeet and Sporting Clays are the two that will most duplicate shots a hunter may see in the field hunting gamebirds and waterfowl. A major reason I like shooting on these two fields is I can use the same gun and gauge from 410 to 12 ga I use when hunting, I do not need a special gun to shoot in these two sports well. Trap on the other hand in a different proposition, because of the distances shot and the way the stations are set up one needs a dedicated shotgun in 12 gauge to be competitive. The Trap shotguns are chambered in 12 gauge to send a dense pattern a long way, they are long and heavy, choked tight with a stock made to automatically make the shooter fire high to hit rising birds at long distance. Because of their design length and weight Trap Shotguns are pretty much limited to Trap shooting and not hunting, All three disciplines are fun it just boils down to which one the shooter likes participating in best. Your Daughter will have to move to a Trap gun if she is set on competing and getting high scores. On the other hand if they offer skeet her Browning Sliver Hunter will suffice. Al
  14. I have a single leg trigger stick and I like using it as a walking stick especially when taking a hike and just carrying a handgun where it may also come in handy for a rest. I have never used it for a long gun but I believe at least for me it probably would aid in placing a more accurate shot at longer distances. No reason it would not work the same with a crossbow. When hunting with a long gun I like traveling light, the trigger stick is just a little cumbersome to add and carry, it stays home. An exception would be open country long range varmint-chuck hunting. Al