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#1 glenway

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Posted 09 March 2020 - 11:12 AM

Been too long since I found time to go after some of the local trouble makers.  Made a quick, natural blind with spruce branches for overhead cover, loaded up the Browning with some 9-shot with a modified choke and turned some black rascals into lawn darts this morning with friend, Bullwinkle.  He got one and missed the rest and didn't want his picture taken.  Just kept saying he needs practice.  We'll do that soon but it's the passing shots we can both work on.

 

Had a bit too much overhead cover making for quick shots through small windows.   

 

Quickly found the gun needed cleaning when it would not eject fired hulls.  Oh well.  Had to use it as a single-shot.

 

Always had trouble in the assembly process with this gun but finally found my main malfunction.  Hope I remember the trick for the next time.  Sure doesn't take a lot of crud to get it to jam.  I'll clean it after every use from now on. 

 

Season ends March 31st and hope to get out again before it's over.

 

That's part of the blind to the left side of the picture.

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Posted 09 March 2020 - 04:44 PM

Awesome, what were you shooting for a gun !


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Posted 09 March 2020 - 05:00 PM

Our crow season is over the end of Feb.--- #9 shot is a good choice for pick'in them off.

 

I usually thin 15-20 of'em out every year cause they have a habit of use'in the stock tanks to clean the stuff their eat'in--- roadkill, pizza, frogs, and stuff.

 

I mount their wings and tails (like the turkey in pic) on boards for wall hangers and folks tend to make donations to the mill for'em.

 

 

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Posted 10 March 2020 - 03:44 AM

Rick, The shotgun pictured is my go-to firearm for the black bombers:  Browning Silver, 12 ga., 3 1/2-inch chamber and all the choke tubes including turkey.  Just had to have one after a "couldn't miss" trap shooting session at a media event.  I added the EOTech optic and love it on the scatter gun.  The Winchester #9 shot loads were 1 1/8 oz.

 

Cat, I like the wings and tails idea for quick mounts.  Have a turkey done that way with beard, legs, and wings.

 

Probably could have dropped a few more but that single-shot issue kept me from a better session.

 

The blind worked well, except for the fact that it was a bit restrictive for swinging the muzzle.  Next time I'll take my long-handled chain saw or the sickle bar attachment for the Stihl Kombi tool to clean up more openings overhead.



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Posted 10 March 2020 - 10:30 AM

Sounds like a fun adventure.
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Posted 10 March 2020 - 04:08 PM

Looks like a great day when does season end for us Glenway
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Posted 11 March 2020 - 10:28 AM

Season ends March 31st.



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Posted 11 March 2020 - 06:31 PM

I prefer the bmag but it can be hard top get them to sit still when calling.

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