dgram36

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  1. Opinion: Black Cloud sucks If you insist on using it make sure your not shooting a wad retarding or wad stripping choke as the black cloud wad is designed to travel up to 10 yards out of the gun before dispersing the shot which is why it claims you can shoot farther. A wad stripping choke will actually slow your shot down to non lethal speeds, especially steel. I’ve tried it out of my gun and it is garbage. I’ve had really good results with hevi metal using a mid range hevi shot choke. Of course this is not the only lethal combination. I would seriously recommend researching forums for SBEIII users who have patterned their gun properly and then use that info to give you a head start on what to try. Then simply try it on a cardboard box with an 18” circle drawn at it from 40 yards to see how many pellets are on target. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. If you can’t hit it with a 3” shell than you can’t hit it with a 3.5”. Take a piece of cardboard and pattern your gun properly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. dgram36

    Duck/calls

    It's possible the reed is not in the right position on the tone board to make the correct sound. It's also very likely that the cork will be so dry that if you move it it will be damaged. You can buy the reeds and the cork online and keep the original as a template, then trim the new one. I would probably just practice more before I bothered with thats. It might be perfectly tuned and you just don't know how to use it yet. Anyone who's ever tuned a duck call can tell you that those four parts you have there can frustrate you to the point of throwing it in the lake. That's why some people just send there's back to the manufacturer for reed replacement and tuning every couple years. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. dgram36

    Duck/calls

    PS Olt D-2's are popular and even fetch good money $100+ for the vintage ones. The one your blowing into probably needs to be tuned badly. They also don't blow like a normal Single reed duck call, more back pressure is needed to run them. There's places that you can send the old one to get the guts replaced and tuned up. Just do an online search. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. That's the best aluminum boat blind I've ever owned. My only complaint is they could add more vegetation straps. Looks good! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I'm not a sir, I work for a living. Sounds like your on the right track, good luck this season! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. You may have more success if you actually target "productive" properties where you actually see geese during the season and then offer to barter your manual labor during some part of the off season for hunting access. Doesn't have to be a lot, but most farmers will appreciate that a lot more than you think. If you know how to operate heavy equipment or have any maintenance skills that would be a good sell too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Long lining puddle ducks is probably not the most realistic spread especially if you only have 12 decoys and one single line of birds. You never see birds in a perfect line in nature. There are several other reasons why birds may be passing your spread up. You may be seeing a lot of birds at your spot, but it's late season now and the birds are going to circle and circle and circle and then just when you can't take it any more, they are going to leave. That can happen if you do everything right. Hell I see birds doing that to other real birds quite often. If after the first circle you call and it's not realistic calling or over calling they will surely just leave. If there's no motion this late in the game, they will leave. If your hide is not good, they'll leave. Unless of course u are in a spot that they absolutely have to be in, than they will ignore all those things and come straight in;) Chances are the birds are being sky busted all day and they aren't exactly eager to repeat the process of being shot at. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. How'd it work out? I should think that at one year old, any force fetch program would work to break her of most if not all of those issues. Just grab a program (fowl dogs, smart works), join a retriever club and give it a try. I mean, if you thought you could argue with a woman and win you should be willing to take on this challenge;) I wouldn't jump into FF until you've gone through OB and the dog has settled into your family without any temperament issues. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. That's not saying much, I used to own two beagles who at their own feces. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Hopefully he's good at making friends. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. If I were you I would go buy 10 dozen economy snow goose silosocks and one dozen sentry silosocks. That should cost you about $400. Unless you can find a bunch of Texas rags used, that's about your cheapest option that doesn't involve pillowcases, plastic trash bags and milk jugs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. If they want to be in that field you can get away with a few hundred. If your running traffic keep buying until you've lost your wife, children and home. Then they might decoy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. All this time I've been trying to keep deer out of my garden and all I needed the whole time was surveying tape! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk