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    .308 Stevens
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  1. Enigma

    Hunting Virginia

    Thanks for the info Odysseus. I'll be hunting 190 private acres. Just wondering what to expect bird wise for this spring. I've never hunted south of Pa for turkeys.
  2. Enigma

    Hunting Virginia

    Anyone care to share thoughts on hunting Virginia? Specifically Prince Edward County, Central VA. Just came across access to property there and looking for any info I can get on turkey and deer hunting in the area. Many thanks.
  3. Enigma

    2018 Fall Turkey Success Thread

    Shot this jake Sunday morning in 6S on some private land. Sat 3 hours on a flat with lots of turkey sign but no turkeys! Slowly making my way back to the car, I rounded a corner in the corn and there they sat, a flock of about 5 at less than 20 yards! It was less than a 50 yard walk to my car. You just never know! Mossberg 935 w/ Primos choke, Winchester Longbeards #6.
  4. Enigma

    Bullet perfomance

    Thanks for the replies. It was a Sierra Pro Hunter bullet. Not really what I'd call a "premium" bullet I guess like a NP or Barnes etc.. Don't recall how long I've had the box but it's been awhile and I'm at the end of them. Still have 20 rounds or so left. Have shot several deer with them at various velocities, mild to hot. This bullet has killed deer for me multiple times from 25 yards to 225. I've hit them though both shoulders (devastating) and through the lungs (pass throughs) and the results have always been the same - dead deer. I'd say 1 in 3 deer I've shot with this round hasn't had an exit however. Just wanted to hear other's perspective on the core separation that's all. I guess my observation is that copper and lead flying at that speed can do funny things when it hits flesh and bone and a perfect mushroom well, sometimes we get them and sometimes we don't! Thanks again and good hunting . . .
  5. Enigma

    Bullet perfomance

    Shot a doe at 100 yards with this .308 handoad. 2700 fps 150 grain spitzer. Quartering away shot, in behind the back ribs and exit hole about the third rib back, between the ribs. Never hit bone as far as I can tell. Small exit wound assuming it was the bullet core. Found the copper underneath the skin on the far side. Nice expansion but poor bonding???? So I ask, anyone ever see a bullet like this after the fact? I'm calling it a failure even though I recovered the deer. . . .
  6. Enigma

    Fun Weekend Canning

    Nice looking peppers rob. And 66 Q of tomatoes grow holy cow!!!! Don't mean to hijack but wanted to show off today's work. 15 Q of pickled veggies, cauliflower, peppers, carrots, celery and of course garlic. Good eats for the long winter. . . .
  7. Enigma

    Live from the turkey woods 2016

    Shot a jake on Tuesday and this longbeard today at 6:15. Had my friend Zach (11) with me on his second turkey hunt. Heard some talk at 5:40 and a few gobbles. This guy showed up silent at the other end of the field and came into a single hen decoy. 25 yard shot w/ Mossberg 935 w/ #6 Longbeards ended his morning. Good luck to everyone still at it.
  8. Ameristep Brickhouse blind NIB Utica Area $80 cash only Just in time for turkey season
  9. Enigma

    Land permission

    x2 on the woodchuck hunting. You might have missed out on turkey this year but I've realized that after you get permission to hunt turkeys for a year or two landowners usually don't have a problem with you hunting deer. Some of my best hunting grounds were obtained by asking to hunt grouse of all things, after deer season ended. Most people don't have a problem with you hunting birds on their property. Bird hunting often leads to bigger things. The best way I've found to to get permission is knock on the neighbors door, that's to say, once I get permission on one farm try asking for permission on the neighboring properties. You'll have a common bond with your new prospect (if the neighbors like each other!) and you'll be prequalified and vouched for by the first landowner. The averages are low but once you get a seed planted in an area and gain permission, its easy to establish a common bond with the next prospect and expanding your hunting area isn't all that hard. ALWAYS have a map with you so they can draw boundries where you can and can't go. Find a mentor that'll share some of his spots with you. Ask EVERYONE that you think has huntable acreage if you can have permission. Probably most important is when you have a potential prospect is to find a common bond to talk about. Be it you both drive Ford pickups, both like John Deere tractors, you both are really pressed for time so you won't be around much . . . you get the idea. I've found that being well spoken is really a bonus for establishing a rapport and gaining permission. If you get turned down, ask the person if they know anyone that might be agreeable to you hunting their property. Remember, yes you are asking for something, a small favor really, but MOST of all you are selling yourself as a responsible sportsman and person of good character. Its not that hard if you are! Good luck.
  10. Enigma

    Turkey Time - Video

    GNRC just got the ball rolling with his post so I thought I'd add fuel to the fire. Here's two videos I shot a few years ago but they still get my blood pumping. Sorry, but I posted these vids on another website and if you've seen them my apologies! Backstory - I shot the first video opening day 2010. I'd booked a client for the first 3 days of the season and he called last minute saying he couldn't make it the first day. Poor sap he was somewhat ticked when I showed him what he missed! Second vid was a year later, nice vid of some toms strutting. 29 days to go! Enjoy! Take a child hunting or fishing!
  11. Enigma

    Any one else gearing up to do a little turkey hunting?

    Busting at the seams to get out. Calls n' decoys are ready. Just scored 100 more acres on Sunday to get after. Can't wait! What is up with this up with this snow though!!!! Just got 4 more inches last night! Have 8 days n' counting this spring, booked so far with clients. Good luck to everyone!
  12. Enigma

    CNY Pro shop

    Thanks all for the comments and suggestions.
  13. Enigma

    CNY Pro shop

    Thanks phade.
  14. Enigma

    CNY Pro shop

    Looking for suggestions on a good pro shop in CNY. Within an hour or so of Utica, preferably someone who works on PSE bows. Anyone been to AJ's Archery in Cazenovia? Any info would be appreciated thanks!
  15. Enigma

    Anyone have a good spring turkey guide?

    I second Bob @ Endless Hills. He's a turkey killing machine.