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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.
    Read about it on a craigslist ad

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  1. There is a lot of truth in the old saying "birds of a feather flock together"
  2. airedale

    Tripod suggestions

    For long range varmint hunting I will sometimes use a time proven Harris Bi Pod that mounts to the rifle's front sling swivel stud, they are light, they carry easy and fold up, also they are adjustable and they work well in open fields. In the woods I will just shoot from a sitting position off of my knees or off hand. I have one of those mono pods and I like it but I use it more for a walking stick and take it out only when I just have a handgun. All and all I like keep my gear as simple and as light as possible. Al
  3. airedale

    Ruger Bearcat or Single Six

    When I first got my permit I purchased a stainless Single Six and a 357 stainless Blackhawk both with 6 1/2 inch barrels. I shot and hunted with both of them a lot and they were totally dependable with good accuracy. After several years of shooting different styles of handguns my preference took a turn toward double actions revolvers as the grip and ergonomics of the double action guns just had a better feel for me so the two Rugers were traded off for something more to my liking. The longest shot I ever made with a handgun on game (a Woodchuck) was with the Single Six loaded with CCI Stingers. The Bearcat is a very fine little revolver that many call a "trail gun" I liked them but felt they were hampered by the lack of adjustable sights. The large range of bullets and velocities found with 22 rimfire ammo make a fixed sight gun a deal breaker for me. Lipsey is an distributer that has a special relationship with Ruger and has limited runs of custom models made just for them, they had a limited edition Bearcat made with adjustable sights, if I had to have a Bearcat that would be the one for me. Al
  4. I felt the same way for a long time but the Encores and Contenders have a way of making you like them and like them a lot once you get to mess with one. They are shooters, "really good shooters" and for me even though they are not very appealing visually I am hooked on their performance. Remember Jimmy Soul back in the early 60s and his number one recording "If You Want To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life"? There is something to be said for endearing qualities LOL! Al
  5. airedale

    Acting tough will getcha hurt!

    That ram is a "Texas Dall" they are a white sheep in the hair sheep family similar to the wild sheep of the world in that they have a wooly undercoat with a hair outercoat and do not have to be sheared. They do not weigh much more than 125 lbs. The Texas Dalls are popular to hunt and are bred and raised for that purpose on the big ranches in Texas. I raised some Barbados hair Sheep which are similar to the Texas Dall in most ways except for color and can attest that the mature rams get pretty ill tempered, mine would pull the same crap on my Herford cows giving them some good broadside smashes. My ram came after me several times and we had some pretty good tussles. Al
  6. airedale

    did I sin?

    Some serious money can be made with firearms and like anything else where there is serious money involved serious knowledge is required. High quality, the manufacturer, model desirability and numbers made (rarity) is the starting point with many other smaller factors that keep adding on to what the values end up being. There is always a market for those that want to own the good stuff and will pay to get it. Al
  7. airedale

    did I sin?

    They are your firearms, do with them what you wish. Been wheeling and dealing with firearms all my adult life, I have some guns I purchased over fifty years ago. I do like first hand experience so I have owned and messed around with a fair number. It is not an absolute that I have to hunt with every one on a regular basis. When I get a gun I like it stays around, they do get shot time to time at targets or are hunted with, the ones that do not catch my fancy or measure up go down the road. Looking back with hindsight I know I have made more than a few boneheaded deals that I wish had not done. Al
  8. airedale


    Before the vote every single person that would and could vote on this law should have been made to watch a video of an actual late term abortion so they can see an unsanitized detailed education of what they are casting that vote for! Al
  9. I remember it well, got to meet JCC at his induction into the Hall Of Fame. Al
  10. airedale

    Another Massive Storm Coming Wednesday

    For my old bones I bought a new cold weather outfit for my outdoor chores and snow removal at the beginning of winter. Only used it a couple of times so far as it is too warm to wear unless it is really cold, looks like this week I will get to use it again. It would actually work pretty well keeping one warm for stand hunting on those extra cold days. Al
  11. "Even if I don't hunt with it all the time I want one anyway just like the looks of it ." I could not possibly hunt with every firearm I have acquired down through the years, I have quite a few that fall under the category of "just liking the looks of". I still have a ton of fun with them working up loads and taking them to the range and shooting the Hell out of them. Al
  12. airedale


    The reason why Hollywood and many Democrats hate and do anything to discredit all Religion, they can not reconcile their Sodom and Gomorrah lifestyles with any Religion. Al
  13. airedale


    I think if everyone in favor was made to watch a detailed video of an actual abortion especially a late term abortion the view on abortions would be drastically different. Al
  14. airedale

    Kimber rifles

    Another option is Weatherby who puts out several rifles that fits your parameters, the Vanguard line is moderately priced, configured in many ways and comes along with an accuracy guarantee. From the reviews I have been seeing on those rifles they are living up to that guarantee. Al
  15. airedale

    Born On A mountain Top In Tennessee

    Forgot about these guys.