mjac

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About mjac

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    Chautauqua County

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  • Hunting Location
    North Harmony
  • Hunting Gun
    Ithaca Mdl 37
  • Bow
    PSE

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  1. I've used this for a few years, does a great job on my fillet & hunting knives. Good reviews as well https://www.cabelas.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=1730919&type=product&WT.z_btnclk=YMAL-1730919&WT.z_pg_ref=prd713954
  2. The leaves are from Red Oak, pointed edges . White oak has round edges. The deer dont really care much for the Red, too bitter from the acid
  3. I have a feeling its the tester picking up stray voltage "phantom" since the lights stay out with the switch off. Phantom power is sometimes picked up by certain testers when there is an energized wire in the same harness or box. This voltage has no power behind it and is usually low volts maybe 40- 100 volts, it will disappear as soon as a load is put on it. You might be seeing that phantom power if the switch is off and both black wires have voltage on them one 120v and one lower volts . Usually those lighted testers pick up phantom, a voltmeter most cases do not. Either way always shut off the circuit breaker when cutting wires !
  4. With the switch off, one black wire at the switch ( coming from the source ) will always have power on it you need to shut off the circuit breaker feeding that black (hot) wire. . The other black wire ( going to the light ) will not have power . With the switch on, both black will have power. I am assuming that when you say a load on it you mean power. A load actually means the component that the power is feeding ie; light, motor , pump etc.. Phantom power is sometimes picked up by certain testers when there is an energized wire in the same harness or box. This voltage has no power behind it and is usually low volts maybe 40-50 volts, it will disappear as soon as a load is put on it. You might be seeing that phantom power if the switch is off and both black wires have voltage on them one 120v and one 50volts . Usually those lighted testers pick up phantom, a voltmeter most cases do not. Either way always shut off the circuit breaker when cutting wires.
  5. When you say they leave a load do you mean you are reading voltage on he load side of the dimmer to ground ? If so how much voltage. What made you check voltage ? do the lights stay on dim when the switch is off ?
  6. Does yours have all the chokes ? Long( full ) , Medium (modified ) and short range (improved ). I have an extra full choke for turkey if interested.. I love this gun !
  7. It's my trusty 1961 J.C. Higgins 12ga pump with factory POWer-Pac choke system . They are interchangeable screw in choke tubes There's actually an air gap . approx 1" between the barrel and the choke insert . Chambered for 2 3/4 " shells only but packs a punch. Walnut stock & forend. It;s known for having one of the smoothest actions of any pump. Push the pump release button with the gun at an upward angle and the action will slide all the way down without touching it ~ Dynamite turkey gun.
  8. 930 AM . After a short series of glass & slate pot calling ,this guy came in from behind my hut following along a creek bed looking for a spot to cross to check out a hen decoy in the field. No gobbles, pretty much silent . I kept hearing drumming which made me look out the rear window, surprised the hell outta me to see him full strut at 15 yrds in the timber. 10+ in beard, 1" spurs.
  9. Watched him do the dance for almost 2hrs with a hen, no closer than 68 yrds before time ran out at noon !
  10. mjac

    Bully Jakes

    I'll probably go with just a single hen decoy and see how that does, there have been no live hens in the field this season. The jakes had no interest in the decoys, they just want to chase the longbeard out and follow him into the timber. Maybe just give a few quick calls first light so he knows a lady is in waiting and not encouraging him to gobble and attract the jakes. I'm on a mission with this guy, usually I'd move around by now but through the binoculars he's a real good one.
  11. mjac

    Bully Jakes

    I have a jake & hen decoy straight out 40 yrds in field and a single hen 40 yrds to my right. I'm not opposed to shooting one of these jakes if they come in range