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About wolc123

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  • Birthday 12/25/1964

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    9F, 6C
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    Marlin M512 / Ruger M77 30/06 / Marlin 336BL / TC Omega 50 cal / Ithaca 37 16 ga / Remington 870 12 ga
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  1. When were kids, we used to catch them on a treble hook baited with chopped up bluegills. We gave the live turtles to an old neighbor and he killed them by chopping off the heads and made chowder. We attached the hook to wire rope. I sure miss that good chowder that it has been about 40 years since I had.
  2. It has been a long time since I had it but I still remember how good it was.
  3. They make very good chowder. I like it better than clam. You might want to learn where the brain is locate in the head and place your bullet there. That way the bullet selection is less important
  4. I used standard velocity .22 rimfire solid points. Snappers are not as tough as they look. I hooked a medium sized one a few years ago on fishing rod in my pond. It was an interesting fight until I saw what it was. I was scared to try and pull my buctail jig out of its mouth, or try and pull it up the steep bank. My truck was parked close by and my Ruger 10.22 was behind the seat. One shot to the head out its lights out. I killed a larger one once with my bushog. That sliced off the shell efortlessly, unlike a big groundhog that got chopped once, nearly stalling my 40 hp diesel tractor.
  5. I did not notice anything different with the reb statues around Gettysburg this year (not that I ever paid much attention to them). I did notice that all of the signs were gone on I-95 for the "Jackson Shrine". On our annual summer trip to VA beach last year, we took the roughly 30 minute trip off the big highway to see that in a rainstorm. We were the only ones there, other than a college-aged attendant. It is just a small chicken-coop sized building where the famous southern general died. The main plantation house burned years ago and only the foundation wall remains. The original bed and linens are still there. The attendant told us that the clock on the mantle was original and that it had stopped on the moment when "stonewall" drew his last breath, after succumbing to infection from wounds suffered from "friendly fire".
  6. That was a great movie. I think I have it on VHS and I will have to watch it again when I get home. Is that you in the bottom of the photos ? I just learned another interesting tidbit about it. I have been reading Schmuckler's 1021 page "History of the Civil war" from 1865. On p. 742, he talks about a "Captain Patten" from 20th Massachusetts. I thought maybe that was the famed WWII generals ancestor, but for the different spelling. Upon looking it up on-line, I found out that old blood & guts's ancestors were Virginia rebs, and one of them "Col Waller Patton" was killed at Gettysburg, during Pickett's charge. Guess who Ted Turner played in his movie ?
  7. That is the same reticle that was on the Bushnell Banner 3X that was on my Marlin 512 slugmaster. It worked very good for me until 2018, when I could see two bulls-eyes at 100 yards when sighting it in. I moved in to the 50 yard bench, where it was just one slightly fuzzy bull, to check my zero that year. I had killed quite a few antlerless deer with that combo, over a 15 year stretch, but I did not take a shot at an antlered buck with it until 2018. I hit that one (3) times, the first slug passing thru slightly behind center, just below the spine and the second passing thru the spine about 2" above the first. Both shots were about 24" to the left of my intended point of aim (his front shoulder). A third "finisher" to the neck from point-blank range was required. Later that season, I missed a doe clean with the gun, so that was it for the scope. I had also dropped it in a swamp, while dragging out the buck carcass, which likely aggravated the situation. Prior to that year, I was very happy with the Bushnell Banner, and it seemed tough. One time I dropped the gun about 15 feet, from my tallest tree-stand, onto the frozen ground. That sheared the scope base mounting bolts clean off. I drilled out the threads and re-tapped the next larger size, re-attached the scope and larger base mounting bolts, and got a few more deer out of it prior to 2018. My longest kill with it was a big doe at 163 yards.
  8. The reason the 16 gauge kicks so much is that it is built on a 20 gauge action but carries a 12 gauge load. I am amazed that old Weaver has held up all those years. I have shot that Ithaca a ton thru the years on the range (always using a very good recoil pad pinned on my shirt), because I had a good supply of slugs that I got for $ 1.00 a box when an old sporting goods store up in Brewerton went out of business. My supply is getting low so I will probably back off on that a little. There just does not seem to be any killing that old Weaver scope.
  9. The old Weaver's could certainly take a licking and keep ticking. I used one on my hardest kicking gun (my grandad's old 6 pound Ithaca 16 gauge featherlight model 37) to take my first buck 35 years ago and my last doe last season. It is a fixed 1.5 power and still holds a good zero.
  10. If you can scrape up another $ 125 or so, you could get yourself a Redfield Revolution 2-7 which is made in Oregon, USA and currently owned by Leupold. I put one on my deer gun last year and it seems pretty good. It was very easy to sight in but I have not tried it on a deer yet. Prior to that, I had a cheap Bushnell Banner on it but that would no longer hold zero after about 15 years of use.
  11. Don't miss the Eisenhower farm if you go. That is always my favorite and it is about the most reasonably priced of any of the attractions down there ($ 9 adult, $ 6 youth under 12), and you can stay as long as you want with busses departing every 1/2 hour from the visitor center. Unfortunately, it was closed due to covid-19 this year. They are limiting the cyclorama (at the visitor's center) to 50 % capacity this year. That takes about an hour and costs $ 15 for adults. This was the first time we did that and it was ok, but I like the Eisenhower farm a lot better, and so does my wallet.
  12. Broadcasting the seed would probably be legal, but disturbing the ground would not. Because of that, most of the seed would be wasted since you could not do a proper soil test, or get rid of the weeds, bury the seed, etc.. You might get in trouble if you hunt over the exposed seed, because that could be considered baiting. You probably would be ok if you hunted over the spot several months later, hoping that some of it had germinated. The odds of any germination without soil test, weed kill, or cultivation of any kind would be slim to nill in my opinion.