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by superchicken
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Frog survey
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: Frog survey

That's funny in an ironic sort of way, but I am a big supporter of state fish and wildlife agencies because they are not the federal government. I generally buy hunting licenses and stamps in multiple states every year in an effort to support them. If it weren't for the state game people I would hav...
by superchicken
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hunting ear protection?
Replies: 24
Views: 1387

Re: hunting ear protection?

Howdy fellas, I got good advice here and over on the Versatile Hunting Dog Forum, and I wanted to follow up on this post to tell you what I ended up doing. I'm sure my hearing issues come from a lifetime of shooting, power tools, industrial noise, and a youth of listening to music that makes me real...
by superchicken
Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hunting ear protection?
Replies: 24
Views: 1387

Re: hunting ear protection?

I appreciate all the input, fellas. Y'all have a great Christmas.
by superchicken
Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hunting ear protection?
Replies: 24
Views: 1387

Re: hunting ear protection?

Malamute, I do that for rifle shooting too, but it doesn't work so well for upland hunting. These days I hunt quail about 20:1 over big game. I still love big game, but its working your butt off for one shot, then working your butt off to get the meat out after the shot. When I'm quail hunting the d...
by superchicken
Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hunting ear protection?
Replies: 24
Views: 1387

Re: hunting ear protection?

So due to a shooting slump this year, I switched back from my 28" sxs to my old faithful Mossy 500 as my primary upland gun. Its an ugly camo turkey gun that I picked up 20 years ago and have shot everything with from quail to big game. The issue is that its stubby 24" barrel has earned it the nick...
by superchicken
Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hunting ear protection?
Replies: 24
Views: 1387

Re: hunting ear protection?

Thanks to both of you. How do those muff deal with wind noise? I live out here on the windy prairie.
by superchicken
Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hunting ear protection?
Replies: 24
Views: 1387

Re: hunting ear protection?

Tycer wrote:I use these in the woods and at the range. I think 6 years now. Haven't changed batteries yet.
Tycer,

Either you forgot a link or picture, or I obviously need better eye protection too. :D

Sean
by superchicken
Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hunting ear protection?
Replies: 24
Views: 1387

hunting ear protection?

So due to a shooting slump this year, I switched back from my 28" sxs to my old faithful Mossy 500 as my primary upland gun. Its an ugly camo turkey gun that I picked up 20 years ago and have shot everything with from quail to big game. The issue is that its stubby 24" barrel has earned it the nickn...
by superchicken
Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And the winner is...
Replies: 17
Views: 1305

Re: And the winner is...

My go to upland gun is a CZ Bobwhite in 20 ga. CZ makes a good gun, but some can be a bit oversprung. The 410 is tempting because they are so light and slender in the hand. Like others here, I grew up with a 410. It was a great squirrel gun, but I'm not enough of a wingshot to be comfortable with on...
by superchicken
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mid October Elk Hunt (picture heavy)
Replies: 11
Views: 900

Re: Mid October Elk Hunt (picture heavy)

That upper Green River country is something isn't it? I was back there about three years ago. It's a place that sticks with you and draws you back.
by superchicken
Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Howa Mini 6.5 Grendel
Replies: 16
Views: 846

Re: Howa Mini 6.5 Grendel

I'll be interested to hear what you think of the magazine release button on that gun. They seem poorly placed and prone to getting hit at inopportune times to leave a full magazine laying in the field. Is the release positive enough to keep that from happening. Otherwise, these look like a really fu...
by superchicken
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Impressive looking shotgun slug...!
Replies: 14
Views: 795

Re: Impressive looking shotgun slug...!

A solution in search of a problem, and $11 per round. Do people actually buy this stuff?
by superchicken
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need Win 94 help
Replies: 23
Views: 1428

Re: need Win 94 help

Nath, Malamute, Griff, I wanted to follow up with you all on this and tell you that Nath's suggestion of a slight filing of the lever pin hole seems to have fixed my problem of the block and lever dropping slightly when fired. I did the work on it earlier this summer before leaving for a six week wo...
by superchicken
Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Defense style pump shotguns. Interesting twist.
Replies: 63
Views: 3185

Re: Defense style pump shotguns. What's your preference?

My mossy is 22 years old. It had the plastic safety until I replaced it with an oversized aluminum version. The original one was sticky, but the replacement moves like butter. Still has the plastic trigger guard. Never had a problem with it. I used to like the 870 safety, but all the long guns I sh...
by superchicken
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Defense style pump shotguns. Interesting twist.
Replies: 63
Views: 3185

Re: Defense style pump shotguns. What's your preference?

My mossy is 22 years old. It had the plastic safety until I replaced it with an oversized aluminum version. The original one was sticky, but the replacement moves like butter. Still has the plastic trigger guard. Never had a problem with it. I used to like the 870 safety, but all the long guns I sho...
by superchicken
Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can you tell what REALLY kills your chickens...?
Replies: 24
Views: 1505

Re: How can you tell what REALLY kills your chickens...?

If your mesh is small enough that a weasel can't get through and your set up is open topped with two feet of wire mesh, then something is either jumping the fence or is flying over. Owls generally rip the heads off and then pluck the breast. Mesocarnivores will generally just start eating and swallo...
by superchicken
Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to deal with a mad Cat...
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Re: How to deal with a mad Cat...

. The below video is of 2 Fishy Game Cops rescuing/releasing an adult Cougar from a leg-hold trap (conibear?) that was either illegal or not otherwise intended for that species. It appears to be the latter. The trap looks like a #3 coil spring of the sort that would usually be used for bobcats, yot...
by superchicken
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need Win 94 help
Replies: 23
Views: 1428

Re: need Win 94 help

Thanks, Nath. I took it apart again last night and I see what you are talking about. This morning I took a round chainsaw sharpening stone on a dremel and polished the hole, which opened it up a miniscule amount. I also tried again unsuccessfully to remove the friction stud pin after soaking it and ...
by superchicken
Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need Win 94 help
Replies: 23
Views: 1428

Re: need Win 94 help

Nath, I'm gonna need to think about that a bit before do anything about it. Maybe its the end of the day and my brain is melting, but I can't visualize how the lever could be imparting additional forward pressure. The breech and locking block should be sandwiching the bolt, shouldn't they? How much ...
by superchicken
Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need Win 94 help
Replies: 23
Views: 1428

Re: need Win 94 help

Ah, I get what you are saying now. I had the rifle sitting next to my desk... I work at home and currently have an office floor covered with two bird dogs, a huge pile of legos, and a 9 year old daughter building a lego mansion... I just pulled the pin and lever out on my desk. The pin seems to easi...
by superchicken
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need Win 94 help
Replies: 23
Views: 1428

Re: need Win 94 help

I can flick the lever down from a locked position pretty easily with the tip of a pinky finger and I can just as easily push the locking block down from the top when it's locked up with pretty light pressure from a pinky finger. Muy scientific measurements there, eh? The locking block slides easily...
by superchicken
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need Win 94 help
Replies: 23
Views: 1428

Re: need Win 94 help

What loads are you shooting in it? William Iorg mentioned "lever kick" as one of the signs of getting close to max for a particular gun. Some of his guns/loads would kick some in summer and not in winter. Just enough difference in temp to raise pressures enough to get it to kick when hot out. ETA: ...
by superchicken
Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need Win 94 help
Replies: 23
Views: 1428

Re: need Win 94 help

I can flick the lever down from a locked position pretty easily with the tip of a pinky finger and I can just as easily push the locking block down from the top when it's locked up with pretty light pressure from a pinky finger. Muy scientific measurements there, eh? The locking block slides easily ...
by superchicken
Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need Win 94 help
Replies: 23
Views: 1428

need Win 94 help

Evening folks, I recently acquired a 1954 Win 94 that has that slightly annoying habit of popping the lever and locking block down slightly when fired. It doesn't kick all the way down by any means, but its really noticeable and you can't stop it if you grip the lever hard. I asked some folks (maybe...
by superchicken
Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 conversion questions
Replies: 11
Views: 817

Re: Savage 99 conversion questions

Thanks all.
by superchicken
Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 conversion questions
Replies: 11
Views: 817

Re: Savage 99 conversion questions

Thanks, Ray. I did a little more digging. Based on the base diameter of the case, and I think you may be right. The best bet is probably lining the barrel. I'll do some digging, but I would probably change the caliber for better brass availability. I don't think its gonna get any better for the old ...
by superchicken
Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 conversion questions
Replies: 11
Views: 817

Re: Savage 99 conversion questions

Thanks, Ben. I just did a little Google-fu. It looks like the rim diameter for 30-30 and 38-55 are 0.001" bigger that the 303, but the issue would be the base diameter of the brass. From what I've seen the 303S is 0.442", while the 38-55 and 30-30 are smaller at 0.422". Would is have to set the barr...
by superchicken
Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 conversion questions
Replies: 11
Views: 817

Savage 99 conversion questions

Hi all, Questions for the Savage aficionados on here. If you had an old 303 Savage 99 with limited value for collectors and a poor bore, what would you consider converting it to? I know that folks have rebored these to a 35/303. But could you convert it to another medium bore cartridge that had bett...
by superchicken
Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 92 "Trapper" Sling Idea: Am I Nuts?
Replies: 24
Views: 6517

Re: Rossi 92 "Trapper" Sling Idea: Am I Nuts?

Sounds like things are going swimmingly with your Rossi. I'm glad it's working out.
by superchicken
Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winning/Champion (red) Chili Recipes Listing
Replies: 12
Views: 887

Re: Winning/Champion (red) Chili Recipes Listing

By the way, I had dinner at Guajillos about 2 years ago when I was down there for a meeting. Great place.
by superchicken
Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winning/Champion (red) Chili Recipes Listing
Replies: 12
Views: 887

Re: Winning/Champion (red) Chili Recipes Listing

I live just west of the breakfast taco/burrito divide, but I indulge in the tacos every time I have to go to Austin. There's a little gas station/convenience store down there on the east end of William Cannon that makes awesome breakfast tacos with that pureed jalapeno salsa. Awesome stuff. Back whe...
by superchicken
Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winning/Champion (red) Chili Recipes Listing
Replies: 12
Views: 887

Re: Winning/Champion (red) Chili Recipes Listing

here's mine http://classicflyrodforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=52908 Mexico chile is adobada (carnitas en chile colorado o en chile adobo). I live in s. Texas - I'm a connoisseur of taquerias. http://images45.fotki.com/v148/photos/9/700559/9585190/DSC02752-vi.jpg I get really mad when the loc...
by superchicken
Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winning/Champion (red) Chili Recipes Listing
Replies: 12
Views: 887

Re: Winning/Champion (red) Chili Recipes Listing

Hmm... They all spell it wrong and put beans, tomatoes, and hamburger in it. Beans belong on the side and chile should have cubed or shredded beef, pork, or chicken in it. It also comes in the Colorado (red) and Verde (green) varieties and the color comes from the chiles themselves. But hey, I'm pi...
by superchicken
Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winning/Champion (red) Chili Recipes Listing
Replies: 12
Views: 887

Re: Winning/Champion (red) Chili Recipes Listing

Hmm... They all spell it wrong and put beans, tomatoes, and hamburger in it. Beans belong on the side and chile should have cubed or shredded beef, pork, or chicken in it. It also comes in the Colorado (red) and Verde (green) varieties and the color comes from the chiles themselves. But hey, I'm pic...
by superchicken
Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This woman's hunting photo....
Replies: 37
Views: 2927

Re: This woman's hunting photo....

Perhaps she is not drinking from the stream. May be she is just washing her face because she forgot her knife and had to chew the head off that moose. :shock: Cool photo. Dunno why that would get anyone's shorts in a bunch. Ground up meat on styrofoam from the grocery store is way groadier that that...
by superchicken
Wed May 13, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 92 "Trapper" Sling Idea: Am I Nuts?
Replies: 24
Views: 6517

Re: Rossi 92 "Trapper" Sling Idea: Am I Nuts?

The first link to shootersforum with the side mount sling mounts is nice. Its very similar to the Belgian Congo Cavalry model 94 Winchesters, and should be very study with the front mount tied into and under the band. You could get a rear mount from the old Packmayr flush mount studs with the hamme...
by superchicken
Tue May 12, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 92 "Trapper" Sling Idea: Am I Nuts?
Replies: 24
Views: 6517

Re: Rossi 92 "Trapper" Sling Idea: Am I Nuts?

I thought 7.62 posted something about doing this on this board, but I couldn't find it. Try this:

http://www.shootersforum.com/model-92s- ... 2-a-2.html

It's a slick idea, and I've been meaning to try it.
by superchicken
Wed May 06, 2015 6:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 94 loading gate question
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: Win 94 loading gate question

Thanks, Malamute. I'll take a look at it as soon as I get a chance to take her apart. Do you have any suggestions for reinstalling the loading gate screw? It does look like it'll be a challenge.
by superchicken
Tue May 05, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 94 loading gate question
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: Win 94 loading gate question

Sorta figured that would be the answer. I've been loading it like Griff described, but it takes a little getting used to. I've a tendency to push them in a little too far and have to do the two-handed thing for the next round. When I take it down I'll check the back of the loading gate, but doubt I'...
by superchicken
Tue May 05, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 94 loading gate question
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Win 94 loading gate question

Fellas, I picked up a 1954 Win 94 in 30-30 last week that that is a shooter, not a safe queen. It has a couple of minor issues that I'd like to fix. I did a little Googlage on it and found how to address the friction stud issue, but couldn't find much on the loading issue. I'd appreciate any advice ...
by superchicken
Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wondering how BrentD did at the LRML shoot in Tennessee
Replies: 17
Views: 986

Re: Wondering how BrentD did at the LRML shoot in Tennessee

Y'all are not exactly the 'turn the other cheek' or 'live and let live' sort around here, are you?
by superchicken
Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Music?
Replies: 27
Views: 947

Re: Music?

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by superchicken
Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bad day today, hope it warms up soon-Grumpy RIP
Replies: 23
Views: 963

Re: Bad day today, hope it warms up soon

I heard it was pretty rough up there. When we lived in Syracuse, we used to enjoy the really cold times because the clouds would freeze and fall out of the sky. The first winter we were there I almost turned into a mushroom for lack of sunshine and jt snowed for 45 days straight with lake-effect. T...
by superchicken
Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bad day today, hope it warms up soon-Grumpy RIP
Replies: 23
Views: 963

Re: Bad day today, hope it warms up soon

I heard it was pretty rough up there. When we lived in Syracuse, we used to enjoy the really cold times because the clouds would freeze and fall out of the sky. The first winter we were there I almost turned into a mushroom for lack of sunshine and jt snowed for 45 days straight with lake-effect. Th...
by superchicken
Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No need to drag the forum down.
Replies: 28
Views: 1507

Re: No need to drag the forum down.

Thank you, Paul.
by superchicken
Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a couple of Tia.
Replies: 19
Views: 1053

Re: a couple of Tia.

. It's gonna be hard, a few years from now, Nath - I'm glad you're still getting to enjoy a day out with your best friend. . I remember when you first showed her off as a youngster... as much a member here as any of us. Thanks once again. Dogs are better than people.... 8) Here, here. Well said.
by superchicken
Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rosey's at home
Replies: 12
Views: 1053

Re: Rosey's at home

Any workin' dog's a good dog. I may like my hunting dogs but I grew up with stock dogs. She looks like she'll make a good one.
by superchicken
Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: last day for scalies
Replies: 12
Views: 766

last day for scalies

My wife is a special woman. She informed me last week that she would prefer that we go out for V-day after the fact when there were no crowds and that I should take advantage of the last weekend of quail season. I just had to be back in time for our daughter's birthday party on Sunday. She didn't ha...