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About maytom

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    Advanced NY Hunter
  • Birthday 09/27/1954

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    Lake View, NY
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    Spring turkey hunting, fall bow hunting, woodworking, staying in shape

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    Tika .308, Win 1300, Rem 1100
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  1. maytom

    Turkey loads

    Dan, can we buy ammo on-line here in NY?
  2. I prefer a scope as well. Mainly for a couple of reasons. 1} More precise aiming with todays tight patterning turkey loads, 2} they gather light making target identification easier in the early morning light. 3} No batteries to worry about failing at the worst time like with a red Dot site. 4} And mainly, most shotguns don't shoot to the point of aim. So by using a scope, you can dial in the reticle to the center of your pattern. I have been using a scope on my turkey gun for over 30 years now, no issues at all. My scope of choice is the Leupold brand in either the 1x4 or a straight 2.5x which is where I have mine usually set anyway. Noticed if I set it on 1x, the end of the barrel can be seen in the scope which is distracting for me.
  3. Yes it is from Evan's Rod & Gun club Don.....good eye!!! Use to be a member for years then let my membership lapse. Been back now going on two years. Love their range. Looks like they have to finish up the firing range yet road wise!!!
  4. Thanks Danno, I still have my Winchester 1300, will never part with that gun. Most of the gang hangs out on Facebook nowadays. Good luck when you hook up with Chuck this year. I would like to make that trip someday myself. Was out for a walk with my Girlfriend and her dog last August and some idiot sideswiped with his right mirror while doing 40 mph!!! Sheared the mirror right off his car and it through me into the ditch. Got busted up good, back issues and a torn left rotator cuff which I had to have surgery on back in December, The jerk fled the scene, but got caught and was charged for leaving the scene of an accident. Cop told my girlfriend that I was very lucky that his mirror knocked me out of the way, because he was pulled a trailer that stuck out 18" on either side of his vehicle. Lucky to be alive!!!
  5. Picked up a new Stoeger M3500 Turkey Gun last year, but was injured by a car while out on a walk, and couldn't put it through it's paces until this past week. Still on the mend with my left shoulder, but got the ok from my Doc for spring turkey this year!!! Here are a few pics of my new gun. Was using Winchester Longbeard's in the 3" shell with 1 7/8oz of #5's, and this pic was shot at 40 Yards off the bench at my gun club. Really like this gun a lot. best of luck to all the Gobbler chasers this season
  6. A week earlier opener would be fine with me as well.
  7. Got one on the 16th, 2 year old bird weighed 19.1 lbs. 9 1/2" beard, 3/4" spurs. Still trying for bird #2
  8. The first few days of our season it was raining out pretty good. I hate the rain, especially for spring turkey season. Finally starting Sunday the weather cleared for a day or two. Only been out Monday morning so far, heard one, but it kept going away from me, must of had hens with him. Stayed put and cold called every 20 minutes, ended up calling in three jakes which proceeded to trounce my jake decoy!!! Having enough of that I spooked them off and stuck it out from 5am till 11am. Windless morning, perfect senero to hear one sound off over 200 yards away. Nothing started until 8am, when I heard one sound off behind me approx. 100 yards away. Tried to coax him in but no luck. Then those three jakes showed up silently about 9:30. wishing all who is out the best of luck!!
  9. Tried a lot of the newer shells out there, presently sticking with the Winchester Longbeards. For the money, don't think you can get any better.
  10. Happy be-lated Birthday Danno!!! Hope you had a good one!!! Stop by the old forum, you have B-day wishes there as well.
  11. Was curious if anyone made it to Nashville this year for the big show? Last time I was there was back in 2005 I think, long time ago!!! I missed it this year, but come next year will surely be there!!!
  12. If your thinking of setting this place up for hunting deer, be sure to get a variety of apple tree that bears it fruit in late October!!! Most ripen in august or early September. Hint hint!!!
  13. maytom

    Summer Practice

    Will be getting my bow out soon as well.