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  1. People suck in general. People from NY/NJ especially. Some just go out of their way to drive home the point.
  2. Any chance all three kinds had steel case heads? Usually when I see people fighting with a pump gun, that's why.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. We used to call it "Tiny Tim's crutch", one of a handful of things I used when I hunted with Contender pistols.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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!"
  12. Who wants to be angry all the time? Depressed all the time? There's forums I stopped visiting all together and others I only visit occasionally because it's all doom and gloom all the time. Even if it's accurate and true, I don't need it 24 hours a day. Sort of like the reason people object so much to things like football players kneeling for the anthem. Because watching sports is escapism, to get away from things like that, only to have it forced on them again. I visit certain forums for the same reason, momentary escapism. I don't need to be beaten over the head with sociopolitical aggravation everywhere I go.
  13. cas


    Might want to read the most recent Kathy laws, I don't think "doesn't count as.." applies anymore sadly. No offense meant, the Scouts, depending on condition and wood vs synthetic, are priced to current market, maybe even a hair low. But the others are up there.
  14. Sawyers used to cost me $14 for a spray bottle. It's $19 now for 24oz Gordon's permethrin10 you can make about 4.75 gallons for $20
  15. And before you ask, I look damn sexy in them. (Good lord, I could probably put them around just one leg. If I could put them on they'd completely disappear!)
  16. It's all making sense now! I have a pair of the Skims thong panties on my desk right now! Seriously. lol Not too long ago I bought something online, maybe on Amazon? I can't recall now if it was reloading related, or archery related? I think the latter. In the box was this little plastic envelope that said Skims (I thought it said "Skins"), I looked at it and thought "Did I order something else I don't remember? Did I buy mole skin for my bow? I know I wanted to, but I didn't think I had?" What was in the package was the right color. So I opened it up and it was this tiny little pair of thong panties! WTF!?? I couldn't figure out why some sporting goods company would even have them, let along send them with what I ordered. Now I know! There's some kind of tie in from the website!
  17. I've never seen forum software so overloaded with ads, good lord. And forget trying to view it without logging in, opt up and "sidebar" ads that block the whole screen that I can't close out. What a shame.
  18. I buy the stuff from Tractor Supply, mix it and use it on my turkey hunting clothes. My boots and pack (that I use deer hunting) I use Sawyers on. It does smell and fairly strong. In fact this spring when I unpacked it all to re-spray, I was quite surprised how strongly it still smelled. (and wondered if I even needed to spray it again it smelled so strongly) If you want to hunt the wind where I hunt, you can just go back inside, because it aint happening, unless you want to spin in circles.
  19. If you have a weed whacker with sufficiant power, you can buy a saw blade head for it. They also sell brush blades for them. But I've cut saplings several inches thick with the saw blade. (for making / widening / clearing trails, you wouldn't want to use it for tree branches. I mean... I HAVE lol, but it perhaps wasn't my best idea.
  20. Part of the problem is the internet has made it far too easy to order things/waste money. Amazon, "it's $12, what the heck, why not.. click!" Two days later I'm starting from scratch. lol It's allowing me to experiment, which while I'm enjoying it, I'm not getting anywhere with it because I keep changing things. I just keep going heavier and heavier with the arrows. They're shooting well now, and they're quiet. In part because every time I bump it up, (I'm in the low 600's now) it's still faster than my old bow was with "regular" weight arrows with 100gr points.
  21. I haven't seen one for sale in decades, though that doesn't mean much, I've been out of the loop. Also at one time you could buy a contraption that turned your bow into a "crossbow" of sorts, in that it locked back and had a trigger mechanism. Probably wasn't legal in too many places at the time.
  22. I'm still being dumb, only dumber. The third series of broadheads I bought came. Helix FJ4. "Damn these are dull. Really dull." I tried sharpening them. I'm no novice at sharpening things. Tried and tried and worked on one of them. After quite a bit of effort I could feel it was sharper, but nowhere near what I'd call sharp. Then the next day I saw a picture of one with the tip curled over. Hmmm.... (though it could have been a knockoff) So last night I ordered even more of another brand. (and I keep buying more expensive ones every time. Pissing away the money.) Been experimenting with different fletching styles. Not really wanting to remove some because I may go back to them, I figured heck I'll just order another dozen arrows. Then I'll be set probably for the life of this bow (or more likely for as long as I'm physically able to shoot one). So I did. Shooting 300 spine, what I've been trying to shoot was being fussy. Trouble with tuning. Zero confidence in it. Then for the heck of it I tried some heavier, 100gr inserts. Same exact problem but amplified. Hmmm... I wonder if I'm just underspined? So for the heck of it I bought a couple 250 spine shaft. Ended up moving nock height a smidgen and its shooting bare shafts perfect at 30 yards. M@tha#^&#^**&!!! So I ordered enough to make a dozen. Now I have more in arrows than I paid for the bow. Doh! (last night I went through everything I've bought, good and bad and totaled it up. I was stunned. Did it twice because I swore I must have made a mistake. I've almost spent seven times more on other stuff than I did on my "cheap bow". Some of which you may see for sale here soon! lol)
  23. I shoot that way, palm out. For me it has to do with the muscles and tendons, it feels much more relaxed. Palm in pretty much makes everything hurt from my wrist on to my bicep hurt. (just doing it empty handed, no bow, it actually hurts.) Years ago it was less so, I shot with a trigger release, more palm down. When I started shooting again recently there was all this new pain (different from the old pain, which is still there lol) But upside down feels better now. Man I wasted some money recently. My plan to use all my old accessories fell apart quickly. My old wrist strap trigger release still works great and I like, but it's made for grabbing the string. I need the tiny bit of added draw length the loop gives. My last bow I used a metal loop. (yes they ones everyone says are awful and break and never use. Well mine's near 30 years old and still fine lol) Worked fine with that. String loop I quickly learned it did not like. Kept slipping through on me. No fun. So I bought a newer style trigger release, but for a number of reasons I couldn't warm up to it. Plus I found "upside down" much less painful, and the trigger wasn't working so well for me like that. Always felt like I was going to accidentally set it off. Since I was shooting that way, I started messing with my original near 40 year old thumb activated release. Three finger one with a rotating head... made me wonder why they don't make them like that anymore? (I don't think). Only it too was made to grab the string, and is extremely fussy and slow to use with a loop. But I was really liking it. So I bought a modern three finger , thumb activated release, with strap. Kind of the best of both designs that way. It's funny, I liked the wrist strap release over the hand held one because I didn't have to worry about dropping it out of my tree stand. In reality, the only one I ever did drop was the wrist strap one. Go figure.
  24. I'm just getting back into it after a long time away. Open up my gear box has been like opening a time capsule. Found the Barrie Rocky Mountain broadheads I bough in the mid 80's. (the only reason I remembered the brand was because I saw an add on Ebay and it all came back to me. Some Muzzy's that the only thing I ever shot with them was the ground behind a coyote. I found some mechanicals I had NO recollection of buying. But then found a digital photo I took out of a tree stand and you can see the end of it in the photo. Last month I bought a cheap bow. ("cheap", being more than twice with I paid for the bow before it, but relatively speaking today, cheap) Due to multiple physical issues, I wasn't sure I could even shoot a bow anymore. So I didn't want to spend a lot. Plan was a new cheap bow and use everything off the old bow. Little by little, item by item that plan fell apart and I ended up buying everything over again. Doh! Worst part is I'm being dumb. Like buying some broadheads, a design and weight I wanted to use. Then a couple weeks later I decided I wanted to go heavier. So I bought different ones. A week or so later I decided I wasn't sold on what I bought, plus wanted to go even heavier, so I bought even more. Despite the fact that I was NOWHERE near the point of needing broad heads lmao. I was still setting up the bow. And since I keep changing things, I'm STILL setting up the bow. lol Of course I had to keep buying heavier field points at the same time. Not lots of money, but still wasting it and it's adding up. Anyway I decided I wanted heavy fixed blades to allow me more room for error. Penetrate and break bones if need be. Because of my issues, I can't shoot a lot and I can't shoot far, so drop and speed isn't an issue. Besides, in testing, even light arrows with light heads aren't going particularly fast. The most recent unexpected purchase was a target. My old bag target gave up fast. I think the UV light killed up. Them heavier arrows are just pushing the stuffing out of it rather than poking through. When my new target shows up, I think I'll doctor the old one with some gorilla tape and see what kind of damage these broadhead will do.
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