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Everything posted by Strut10

  1. Good deal !!!! Saw a bunch of goats when we were turkey hunting Wyoming a couple years back. I think a spot and stalk hunt (with a rifle) would be a good time, too. Best of luck in tagging a stud !!!
  2. I ended up shooting a bird early on our opener. Then another 3 days later. Poof !!!! Outta tags. If I could figure out how to post pics.......... I would.
  3. That's the way ya do it !!!!! CONGRATS on a solid bird !!!!!
  4. Thanks for the kind words, fellers !!! And thanks for bailing me out on the pics, William !!!!
  5. THANK YOU, William !!!!!!!!! I'm too dumb to figure it out. Lol !! If you get bored and wanna work your magic on the first dead link, my guest.
  6. I don't understand why the images won't show. They are hosted and linked in the same format that EVERY other website accepts.............
  7. And I have NO idea why my hosted pics won't show up.....................
  8. Still 2 weeks to wait til our ridiculously late opener. I get tired of waiting sometimes. So a couple weeks ago, my cousin and I made a whirlwind (2300 miles in 5 days to hunt 2 days) trip to Florida to chase Osceolas for the first time. I was given lots of pointers before I went. The best of them being "They don't gobble much on the ground" and "Take a Thermacell". Both spot on !!! The first morning we hunted in the Gainesville area. Cousin took a long-spurred slammer at 10:30. Then I switched my deal up in the afternoon and called in a 2 year bird...........strutting down a
  9. 7, 8 and 16 are definitely me.
  10. Happened to me and the Mrs. one time. We went to WV to hunt the first week. We were in the sporting goods store the night before the traditional, historic opening day when the clerk told us the state changed the opener to the NEXT week that year. That was a bummer to say the least.
  11. Call William at Sumtoy Customs. The man knows how to make little guns shoot. SumToy Customs - Home
  12. P.S. -4 degrees here this morning. It gets colder. But it's been warmer.
  13. Not the most healthy eater in the world, here.............. But I just can't eat biscuits & gravy. Put that gravy over some chicken fired steak and a couple biscuits on the side........ I'M IN !!!
  14. Good deal. Now, get it stuck together and print some paper with it. Hope you already have ammo for it......................
  15. HUGE loss to true Americans.
  16. I was ready the day after season closed LAST year !!!! My season is looking like Florida in March and PA in May. I'm looking forward to it. Just hard to get too cranked up about it when we're staring at -15 temps at night a week from now. Winter is an old hag. I don't need to tell you OR Martin anything more about THAT.................
  17. I actually do. Not that I need them right here around the Strut10 Ranch. But, in the PA mountains......... Nebraska........Wyoming.......Texas.........West Virginia............ There's bitey stuff all those places. I just like the high ankle support so I wear them most all the time. But, thanks for the tip. Be glad to hear whatever else ya got.
  18. Supposedly, this place is slap covered UP in Osceolas. From what I hear, there have been TV shows filmed on this property. Sounds like there should be a nice selection of birds. Yep. I'm looking forward to hunting in a whole new type of setting than what I've ever done before.
  19. Thanks, Al !!!! All indications are that I'll, at least, be in the right place.
  20. At the rate I shoot it...............about 5 lifetimes. I would suspect 1500-2000 accurate rounds would be easily do-able. If I'd ever manage to burn the throat out...........barrels aren't that expensive. Screw another one on and good to go for another 5 lifetimes. LOL !!! It's like a lot of other things in life. Ya gotta pay to play. Sometimes the playing is SO WORTH the paying. This is one of those times.
  21. You're about to fall in love. The STW is a real HAMMER. Shoots a 140 grainer to about the same trajectory that a .220 Swift shoots a 50 grainer..............til you get out around 500 yards. Then the STW passes the little Swift right up. Mine's in an accurized Model 70 Classic Stainless. Weaver Grand Slam 6-20 on top. I load my 140 grainers over a Layne Simpson charge of IMR-7828. I won't tell you what that is because some manuals would consider it excessive. But Layne invented the STW. So I'm using HIS data. I will tell you, my pet load runs a 140 grainer out the end at
  22. Good luck getting rid of stuff.......... When we moved (350 yards up the road) we filled a 40 yard dumpster before we came up here. I need to fill another one to get where I'd be happy.........
  23. Right now, there's a $29 BSA 30mm tube sight on it, just to get a feel for the gun's potential. I put a Weaver rail on the gun for a mount. When all's said and done, I have a N.I.B. Burris 135 Speed Dot sight that will go on it. I love that sight for a turkey gun. Have it on several of mine. Wish they still made them.
  24. I picked up a .410 single last year and set it up with a red dot for my boy. It's a fixed full choke gun and it shoots the 3" Federal TSS #9 shells pretty darned well to 40 yards. But, I'm about to send the barrel out to have Mr. William Lambert at Sumtoy Customs work his magic (and this guy DOES work magic !!) on it. I think I will take it to Florida as a backup gun to my (also tricked out at Sumtoy) 20 gauge single.