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by artifact
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: A Little Piece of History
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: A Little Piece of History

That's great to repurpose something that will preserve a bit of history. Would be nice to get a small engraved brass plate put on it to signify its origin.
by artifact
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: OT: Cold Smoking Tuna
Replies: 24
Views: 475

Re: OT: Cold Smoking Tuna

Any houses for sale next to you, I could be your taste tester! :lol:
Looks delicious!
by artifact
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Sling
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: Sling

I also use the claw contour sling.
by artifact
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/T turkey gun ready to shoot.
Replies: 13
Views: 335

Re: O/T turkey gun ready to shoot.

If you aren't satisfied with the way it shoots rifled slugs, there may be another option if available. I have a Browning A-bolt shotgun with the rifled choke tube, that gun will cloverleaf lightfield saboted slugs @ 100 yds.
Just something to keep in mind.
by artifact
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Gave hunting a break yesterday
Replies: 11
Views: 261

Re: Gave hunting a break yesterday

Beautiful crappie there Joe :thumbup:, also some decent green carp! :lol:
by artifact
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/T Shotgun Turkey Hunters
Replies: 65
Views: 1479

Re: O/T Shotgun Turkey Hunters

I shot a bunch of turkeys with just a basic 3" mag. O/U 12ga., I have now gone to a 870 supermag with a red dot sight and am really happy with that combo.
One thing already mentioned, definitely pattern your gun.
by artifact
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Just wondering
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Just wondering

Also have seen "snow fleas" multiple times over the years.
by artifact
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Ticks on deer
Replies: 14
Views: 450

Re: Ticks on deer

Same up here in the Poconos Joe, got a buck during the second last week of archery and it was loaded with ticks. Like you I spray all my hunting clothing with permethrin, none on me since I started doing that. I was always outside, hunting arrowheads, hunting both small and large critters, and fishi...
by artifact
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excalibur Kid pulled it off
Replies: 23
Views: 827

Re: Excalibur Kid pulled it off

Mountain veal, congrats!
by artifact
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Seeking opinions
Replies: 23
Views: 787

Re: Seeking opinions

I realize you asked about 143gr. bullets, but I'll throw this at you! I have hunted with both 600 and 660 Remington Magnums in 6.5 Rem. Mag. for years. Due to the magazine length I couldn't load 140's because I had to seat them too deep, but the 129gr. Hornady Spire Point met the task. Those bullets...
by artifact
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Re living the shot
Replies: 13
Views: 486

Re: Re living the shot

Strange, it seems like the ones that keep popping up in my mind the most are the ones I messed up on! :lol:
by artifact
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Fresh Rubs and Scrapes ?
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Fresh Rubs and Scrapes ?

From what I have encountered over the years there are primary scrapes and secondary ones, find a primary scrape and you should be in business. Basically when we hunted Maine, find the doe and the buck will be there eventually, always good to find multiple scrapes and rubs in an area, just hope it's ...
by artifact
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: How old is old
Replies: 92
Views: 2721

Re: How old is old

I'm 72, might have slowed down a step or two :roll: but still at it. My younger buddy, at 67, and I, brought a buck mostly uphill about a mile on a deer cart this year, 20 yds. and stop, 20 yds. and stop, took awhile but we got it out, no way would we be hunting where we were if we had to drag. He h...
by artifact
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: To pee or not to pee
Replies: 35
Views: 1185

Re: To pee or not to pee

Pee doesn't seem to bother them, just don't poop all around a stand!
by artifact
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Tick twister
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Tick twister

It doesn't seem to have an odor when dry. It is deadly to cats while wet, but not to dogs, I don't believe it is harmful to humans if used as directed.