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  1. I saw a little six pointer last Friday (3/8), I was quite surprised.
  2. 2213! Should never have sold mine, though I probably wouldn't have used it much. Sadly I sort of inherited a 422, and it didn't make sense to me to keep both at the time. Now however, the paltry amount of money is inconsequential. A couple years ago I bought a High Standard Sentinel for about twice what it was worth, in part because I was always curious about them, but also as a bring along woods gun. Unfortunately it shoots way too high to be useful for what I'd hoped to use it for (squirrels). I'd sell it to you for a token amount, but it wouldn't do you any good either. lol
  3. Lots of them that size in some parts of the island. I see them all the time and think the same thing "Why are they still so small?" I know there's too many of them for the carrying capacity, but they can't have "adapted" the quickly.
  4. People suck in general. People from NY/NJ especially. Some just go out of their way to drive home the point.
  5. Any chance all three kinds had steel case heads? Usually when I see people fighting with a pump gun, that's why.
  6. High mounts you don't need. A lot higher than medium or low mounts that you could probably use on that rifle/scope combo. It's kind of the same logic as saying size 14 swim fins are okay because they're no larger than size 14 shoes (when you should be wearing a size 9).
  7. Good grief. I sighted in the new Leupold the other day. The first adjustment of the windage knob, I genuinely thought the scope was broken. A gritty , gravel road feel turning the knob, with barely perceptible "clicks". I've never felt a scope adjust like this, not even garbage Chinese stuff. The "toy grade" scope with horrible lenses, that came free with my cheap @ss crossbow feels better than this. What a shame what's happened to that company.
  8. We used to call it "Tiny Tim's crutch", one of a handful of things I used when I hunted with Contender pistols.
  9. I know there are, or at least were other companies making them, but Primos sells a few sizes if fold up, shock corded shooting sticks. Work well for sitting, kneeling. Don't know if they make long ones for standing or not.
  10. Serviceable I would say, but wouldn't say very nice. lol Also 10x on the bench, as the eye box is tough at 10 for field use. I usually say it's a 10 at the range, 8 or 9 in the woods. The glass isn't great, but you can live with it. I have one on my Barrett Fieldcraft, which keeps it extra light... but a few times I've thought about swapping it for something with a better image and more forgiving. I don't REALLY need an ultra-light rifle, and the added weight would make it easier to shoot. I got a scope in the mail today, a Leupold. I begrudgingly bought it because it was about the only option I could find in that size. IMO their quality has really taken a dive and I didn't want to buy it. I don't really like one of the features either, but choices were limited. There's a giant void in the scope market these days. Tons of crap and plenty of great, expensive scopes, but little in between. And the sleek slick lines of the past are gone. Everything is blocky, squared off, ugly "tactical" looking. They're okay I guess with plastic fantastics, but they look out of place on a classic hunting rifle. I needed a scope for a 1974 vintage rifle, it had a "Tv view" Redfield on it and unfortunately the lenses were going, frosting up and discoloring, looked sort of like looking sunglasses. It looked the part, being of the same vintage as the rifle, but the poor image quality wasn't working for me.
  11. If you accidentally washed your hunting coat in Tide, would you wear it in the woods or would you clean it again a time or two with scent free stuff before taking it in the woods? There are several options for "scent free" gun oil. It was something I thought about for years, marketing a more "hunter friendly" oil, maybe smell like apples or something. Finally looked into it and found a couple scent free options. One brand name I don't recall off hand, the other being sold by Dead Downwind. I've used them for a few years now. More reverently however Lucas has started selling a scent free hunters oil for a fraction of what the others do. I buy lots of the little bottles and give them away to friends and family.
  12. I "hunted" one morning, briefly because I happened to be there. Mostly just to test out the stand itself, spot any trouble limbs I didn't see the day before. Said to myself, I'm not shooting a doe, I'm not shooting a young buck, I'll only shoot a nice buck (extremely unlikely) and only if he's facing the right way, to run towards the house and not away from it. As it turned out I had sweated up the hill side so bad the day before setting it up, that the deer wouldn't go anywhere near it. Before I left I swapped cards again in the cams. That night a doe had come in and stopped dead. I could just see her raising her up up and down, back and forth smelling. She wouldn't go any farther.
  13. Might be deer repellent. I always thought "why?" looking at them. As I've probably mentioned in the past, I thought "why" until the last deer I made a total mess of. Frozen fingers in the dark, crazy wind, blowing snow. A hack job. So I bought one. Since then I've shot at four deer in five years, haven't hit one since. (hit various vegetation, saplings, branches, no deer) So Im thinking it might be bad luck.
  14. Threads like this, on this forum or the other, these they all sound the same, like a bitter ex... "They never even cross my mind!"
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