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  • Birthday 11/30/1948

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    http://huntingwithairedales.blogspot.com/2010/07/hunting-with-airedales.html

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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, 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. After 3 weeks of a personnel problem at the handgun permit office I finally got the Pathfinder on my permit and got it home. Pretty much the same feel as my Bulldog but I like the grips and sights more, soon as I get some decent weather I will hit the range and sight her in. Al
  2. There is no doubt that rifle scope manufacturing even on lower priced scopes has improved tremendously in recent years. I am not a big fan of cheap scopes because in my mind they will fail in some way when exposed to something harsh like rain or heavy recoil. Ron Spomer recently purchased one of the cheapest scopes he could find and put it through a series of interesting tests to find out what kind of build quality it had and the tests were pretty severe. I have to admit I was surprised when the verdict came in. Al
  3. Happy Birthday young fella, have a good one. Al
  4. Today I put my domestic Royal Palm Turkeys I raised from last year outside in their summer pen for the first time. It was not long before a war of gobbles between my Toms and the local wild bunch took place with a lot of strutting a couple of hundred yards apart, things are going to be interesting around here. Al
  5. The clouds broke up here enough to give a pretty good view, I was down in the barnyard to see how all the animals reacted. I kind of thought as the darkness crept in the chickens would go into their coops and go to roost but it got dark almost instantly like a light switch was thrown. The sheep the geese cattle and chickens got caught in the open and they were definitely confused when it got totally dark so fast and all the barnyard night lights came on. But the totality only lasted for a couple of minutes, it got pretty light out quickly and their routine went back to normal fast as if nothing happened. Cool and interesting! Al
  6. Spotting shots at the range this year is going to have a different twist. I picked up a Tridapter phone adapter for my spotting scope. It is a gadget that places a phone over the eyepiece and lines up the phone's camera lens with the spotting scope's lens. Once setup you can see the target on the phone's screen at a glance, a nice convenience that also allows pictures to be taken. This gizmo will work out great I think. Al
  7. I love the Browning Auto 5s, they are timeless classics and worth putting time into, the receivers are real tricky to take apart and reassemble. Years ago the first one I totally took apart to clean I could not get it back together, I had to have gunsmith Bill Demare of the old Lefever Arms up in Lee center NY show me how, there is a technique and sequence, he was good, he could do it blindfolded. These days there are probably good videos on youtube to help. Al
  8. Man, that was some wind we had around here yesterday, power was out for eight hours and there are limbs and branches down all over the place, my yard is a mess. Al
  9. Yes that is the serial number The chart below shows the build dates of the G serial numbers, looks like 1957 Al
  10. You got that right, I get a kick out of seeing weapons used in time periods before they were even available. Al
  11. I will be in my barnyard observing the animals during the eclipse, it is going to be interesting to see how they all react. Al
  12. I sent off for one of the modern catapults as they call them, made in China and although not a lot of money it seems to be of good quality. It has sights that can be used if desired, something to fool around with when I am bored. Al
  13. It is a never ending battle, just purchased the new Remington Bullet bird knife, American made with a jigged bone handle. Al
  14. The movies are full of blunders, I see them all the time but most go over people's heads. I watched the old Fenimore Cooper "Deerslayer" movie the other day, most of the story takes place here in NY and surrounding states. The opening scene has the Deerslayer walking up to a nice big racked buck he just shot, a real trophy Mule Deer not from around these parts. LOL Al
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