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About Daveboone

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    Advanced NY Hunter

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    Tug Hill
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    hunting, fishing, motorcycle touring,

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    Tug Hill
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    8 mm Mauser, Oberndorf model 98

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  1. That would simply be the old six oclock hold, as is used properly with all open sights. And the focus on the front sight again, very basic marksmanship. A shotgun (if used as a shotgun, not a slug gun) is pointed. not aimed.
  2. As mentioned, always good to be somewhat...tidy with the remains, depending on where you are. If I shoot a dear in a clearing or field, I toss them into brush, the woods, etc. Now, I do highly recommend learning a few recipes for the heart and liver, at least. If you like liver, fresh venison liver is hard to beat. Usually it is the first meal we have of a new kill....often that night. The heart I usually pickle. Some folks save the kidneys for soup/ stew. I never got a taste for them.
  3. And it is hunting season. Expect a wait for any gunsmithing work. Your bad.
  4. As another wise man said..... Just don't. Simple to they eye ,but much more than meets the eye. Google " Gunsmiths near me" and start making phone calls. Money wisely spent. There is nothing like goofing with poor sights to wound an animal, any animal because you are impatient or too prideful. "Close enough" sucks. Firearms and ammunition is one area that there is no excuse for not doing things right the first time.
  5. Every northern tier opening w/e, dad went up to a friends camp on Stony Lake, off the Number Four Rd east of Lowville, wonderful wild forest. My first year and time deer hunting, I went along. Dad toted his 8mm Mauser, and I had a model 94 Winchester that I garbage picked, believe it or not. The Bbl was sticking out of a trashcan on garbage day, and I found it on my morning paper route. It was taken apart, and missing a couple action pieces and the butt stock, but for sixty bucks we got it cooking! Back then, (that would have been 1977) taking a deer was much more rare than today, and it stirred the pot in camp when I had a pretty doe come ambling by .
  6. I guess the big question is....is "HE" going?
  7. now, that is a fine bear to see out in the woods!
  8. I gave up on the series several years ago. There weren't any characters left I liked, and the long drawn out battle with old who's his face and his barbwire wrapped base ball bat put me off. I'm not squeamish, but the violence was way too over the top.
  9. The only problem with bear, is most hunters don't treat it like real meat. Try a bear pot roast.
  10. I don't know where you are located, but you might want to check online at a couple places, even if it is a bit of a drive... Kittery Gun Shop is about an hour north of Boston....they have a huge inventory, and prices are reasonable. Close by is a Cabelas, also. The PA Cabelas had a great inventory too, all three having a large stock of used Remington shotguns when I was there last. I had been sorely tempted a few times by 1100 slug guns, but darn it, I just don't have any use for one any more. Of course, it wouldn't hurt to google gunshops in your area, and just call them too.
  11. Things add up.... Smoking (nicotine) and caffeine are both vasoconstrictors, which reduce you blood flow to your extremities....don't overdo the coffee, chocolate, etc. before you go out. Make sure your boots arent ight. As already mentioned, keep em dry, and avoid cotton like the plague...its absorbent, but like a sponge, it holds moisture (including sweat) which will chill you. I love merino wool socks, and wear them year round. For hunting, I get heavier cold weather socks (might be expensive, but get a few pairs and save them, they last a long time). The warmest boots I ever had were a pair of the Cabelas 2000 gram rubber boots. They are absoluetly water proof and with the wool socks, warm for me all season. Because they are rubber, they don't breath, so plan on changing your socks several times a day. Last, be sure to cover up your head and neck. Heat lost there will also be felt at your feet.
  12. Is that a fixed aperture? Holy moley! For quick shots at close range, that may be fine, but generally the smaller your post and aperture the finer you can hold. Both my redfield and lyman apertures came with several sized peeps. If your did, you may want to experiment for which gives you the best sight picture. Remember that you do not expect the rear sight to be in focus. When sighting in mine, I hold the very top edge of the front sight to the very edge of the target...quite literally, the fine line is my target. The finer you hold, the tighter your group potentially. If you are starting fresh with new sights, You probably want to start at around 50 yards, to minimize the flyers as you sight in. Certainly the longer your sighting plain the better potential accuracy. That is where the old tang sights came in.
  13. A colonoscopy is one simple (relatively) test that can save your life....Dad died from colon cancer at 59. I am 58, and hate the prep ,but will stay with the routine. Most health insurance cover it completely.
  14. Hey, I have a menu idea....We should all get togther for a potluck stew, made of last seasons game found this year! So far we have a squirrel, pheasant, egg salad sandwich........a few snickers for desert, what more has anyone have to contribute?