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  • Ernie
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    Good counsel and a wise way to do it IMO

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  • FirstBubba
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    Originally posted by PigHunter
    Yesterday, I ordered a new scope for the .243 Handi-rifle barrel. PigHuntress got her first deer with it but switched to .308 Win afterwards. I've never carried it hunting and may give it a try.

    Midway has it on sale - the new Sig Sauer Buckmasters scope 3-12x44 with BDC reticle, $100.
    Sig Sauer Buckmasters Rifle Scope 3-12x 44mm BDC Reticle Matte (midwayusa.com)

    As mentioned last week on another thread, these Sig scopes are essentially the Nikon replacements. I didn't want to spend much on scoping the .243 barrel and hope this has adequate clarity for my style of hunting.
    In tight quarters, keep 'er twisted down on 3× and it'll work just fine.
    But you don't need me to tell YOU that! LOL!

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  • FirstBubba
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    Originally posted by Ernie View Post
    Use it some, as it is my dad's 870 with a left hand safety, and the stock was shortened for coat use for him (little short for me).
    I have hunted dove and pheasant with it.
    I have not done any shotgun hunting at all in the last 14 years (since we moved to Wyoming), with the exception of jump-shoot duck hunting with my 12 gauge Benelli semi-auto. I just got this shotgun in the last 6 months. But, I have hunted with it in the past.
    A couple years ago, I bought a Remington "Sportsman" in 16 gauge.
    The gun was one of the first 500 16 gauge Sportsman built, but the barrel wasn't original to the reciever and was IC.
    I wanted a semi auto, but not just IC. The barrel was sent to Briley in Houston, TX and was fitted with an Extra Full, Improved Modified and Modified IC choke tubes.
    The Improved Modified is halfway between a full and a modified.
    The Modified IC is halfway between modified and IC.and a sweet shooter now that is quite comfortable to shoot with my rebuilt shoulder.

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  • WA Mtnhunter
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    Mule deer and elk in Colorado, ML elk and Rifle Deer in Washington. Bear, cougar, and turkeys are targets of opportunity during WA fall seasons, too. Probably late season whitetail in N. Alabama. Happy Trails

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  • FirstBubba
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    Originally posted by franchi20 View Post

    I don't know enough to say. I would guess the rate is the same as anywhere else. Knew only one guy who hunted with one when l was a kid. I'll rerun the picture of my 16 ga. Elsie featherweight
    I've got a 16 "Elsie" (1904 per S/N), but it had been rode hard and put away wet long before I got it.
    It's loose in the breech and the safety doesn't work. Barrels were eaten up long ago by mercury fulminate primers.
    I used it quite a bit growing up. It's a safe queen now.

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  • Ernie
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    Use it some, as it is my dad's 870 with a left hand safety, and the stock was shortened for coat use for him (little short for me).
    I have hunted dove and pheasant with it.
    I have not done any shotgun hunting at all in the last 14 years (since we moved to Wyoming), with the exception of jump-shoot duck hunting with my 12 gauge Benelli semi-auto. I just got this shotgun in the last 6 months. But, I have hunted with it in the past.

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  • fitch270
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    Originally posted by Ernie View Post
    I still have one
    Have one or use one?

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  • franchi20
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    Originally posted by FirstBubba View Post

    You prairie folks, are there still a lot of 16 gauge guns up there?
    I hear they are really popular with the "pheasant" crowd.
    I don't know enough to say. I would guess the rate is the same as anywhere else. Knew only one guy who hunted with one when l was a kid. I'll rerun the picture of my 16 ga. Elsie featherweight

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  • Ernie
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    I still have one

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  • FirstBubba
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    Originally posted by franchi20 View Post
    I plan a few days of pheasant hunting, using doubles only this year. O/U and SXS. I'll leave the 870 in the cabinet.
    You prairie folks, are there still a lot of 16 gauge guns up there?
    I hear they are really popular with the "pheasant" crowd.

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  • franchi20
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    I plan a few days of pheasant hunting, using doubles only this year. O/U and SXS. I'll leave the 870 in the cabinet.

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  • Milldawg
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    Maybe deer if I’m lucky.

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  • Moose1980
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    Moose, deer and grouse/snowshoe hare. My dad was lucky enough to draw a bull moose tag in Maine this year and I'm his sub-permittee. This will be my second moose hunt and his first. It's in a great zone and just a 5 mile drive from the family cabin. Deer will be in Maine and Connecticut. Looking forward to the fall!

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  • jhjimbo
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    Originally posted by PigHunter
    I'll hunt squirrels for a few weeks starting late September to mid October. Some of it will be with my Dad's old Winchester 74 semi-auto and some will be with a suppressed Ruger American Rimfire. May even use a single-shot 12 gauge a time or two or a suppressed Ruger MK III.

    Mid October to Mid November will be archery deer, mainly with a PSE crossbow. There's a possibility I may use the old PSE compound but that will take much more practice. I'll be in a lease this season and will be hunting over bait.

    Special muzzleloader season lasts 5 days in mid November and I'll try to go at least one time. The CVA Electra with electronic ignition will be my primary rifle. 50 caliber with 240gr XTP sabot over 100gr of loose triple seven.

    Late November to early February is modern rifle season. The primary rifle will be a suppressed Ruger American Predator in 6.5CM. I may use up to 6 different rifles, depending on my mood.

    Pigs are always targets of opportunity. They're more likely to be found on public land and I hope to get to the WMA's a few times.

    We don't have a tag system and there's a three buck limit. Does are one per day and there's no limit on pigs.
    Are the ticks heavy ? What do you do for them ? We have three kinds in Ohio that are a concern.

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  • jhjimbo
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    A friend has one and says it is very, very accurate. If you chronograph the S&B you will find they over state their balistics. I found that out with the .303 British.

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