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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by durangopipe » Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:05 am

I haven't used steel in a very long time. Didn't like it.
But Kent Fasteel gets good reviews.

You likely already know this...

Remember that steel shoots tighter than lead. I'd hunt upland skeet/IC, maybe even skeet/skeet - depending on the situation, and your gun. of course. Pattern it to be sure.

You need to shoot about 2 shot sizes larger than usual to get enough pellet energy.
Many recommend #3 shot for pheasant. Of course, then your patterns get a little thin.

Personally, I think bismuth is well worth the extra cost if you have to shoot lead free - especially for pheasant.
More pellet energy and denser patterns.
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by hugodrax » Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:36 am

durangopipe wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:05 am
I haven't used steel in a very long time. Didn't like it.
But Kent Fasteel gets good reviews.

You likely already know this...

Remember that steel shoots tighter than lead. I'd hunt upland skeet/IC, maybe even skeet/skeet - depending on the situation, and your gun. of course. Pattern it to be sure.

You need to shoot about 2 shot sizes larger than usual to get enough pellet energy.
Many recommend #3 shot for pheasant. Of course, then your patterns get a little thin.

Personally, I think bismuth is well worth the extra cost if you have to shoot lead free - especially for pheasant.
More pellet energy and denser patterns.
Bismuth kills. Steel wounds.

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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by Bloodhound » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:08 am

Hovannes wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:40 am
Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:27 am
1) Go bird hunting
2) Finish the trim on the deck at the cabin
3) Then go bird hunting
4) Have an adult beverage while sitting on the deck in the evening
5) Go bird hunting

Lets see there was something else I needed to do....oh ya

6) Go bird hunting
Lead shot forbidden here in CA. Any thoughts on Kent Upland Fasteel?
I hunt pen raised birds sometimes and the club requires non-tox...Kent Fasteel is good for that...but if I was going after wild birds I think I would choose the Tungsten Matrix or the new Bismuth both just a little more expensive than Fasteel...but more dense too...I really like TM for ducks and teal
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by Bloodhound » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:44 am

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:51 am
Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:27 am
1) Go bird hunting
2) Finish the trim on the deck at the cabin
3) Then go bird hunting
4) Have an adult beverage while sitting on the deck in the evening
5) Go bird hunting

Lets see there was something else I needed to do....oh ya

6) Go bird hunting
Feeling birdy myself.
This is my favorite time of year...did I mention that I am going to go bird hunting :)
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by hugodrax » Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:13 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:44 am
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:51 am
Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:27 am
1) Go bird hunting
2) Finish the trim on the deck at the cabin
3) Then go bird hunting
4) Have an adult beverage while sitting on the deck in the evening
5) Go bird hunting

Lets see there was something else I needed to do....oh ya

6) Go bird hunting
Feeling birdy myself.
This is my favorite time of year...did I mention that I am going to go bird hunting :)
For birds?
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by hugodrax » Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:13 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:44 am
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:51 am
Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:27 am
1) Go bird hunting
2) Finish the trim on the deck at the cabin
3) Then go bird hunting
4) Have an adult beverage while sitting on the deck in the evening
5) Go bird hunting

Lets see there was something else I needed to do....oh ya

6) Go bird hunting
Feeling birdy myself.
This is my favorite time of year...did I mention that I am going to go bird hunting :)
For birds?
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by Bloodhound » Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:30 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:13 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:44 am
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:51 am
Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:27 am
1) Go bird hunting
2) Finish the trim on the deck at the cabin
3) Then go bird hunting
4) Have an adult beverage while sitting on the deck in the evening
5) Go bird hunting

Lets see there was something else I needed to do....oh ya

6) Go bird hunting
Feeling birdy myself.
This is my favorite time of year...did I mention that I am going to go bird hunting :)
For birds?
For grouses...in my white Dodge extended cab...scratch that I don't have one of those...
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by hugodrax » Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:18 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:30 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:13 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:44 am
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:51 am
Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:27 am
1) Go bird hunting
2) Finish the trim on the deck at the cabin
3) Then go bird hunting
4) Have an adult beverage while sitting on the deck in the evening
5) Go bird hunting

Lets see there was something else I needed to do....oh ya

6) Go bird hunting
Feeling birdy myself.
This is my favorite time of year...did I mention that I am going to go bird hunting :)
For birds?
For grouses...in my white Dodge extended cab...scratch that I don't have one of those...
Birds AND Dodges?
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by gaining_age » Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:30 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:18 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:30 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:13 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:44 am
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:51 am
Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:27 am
1) Go bird hunting
2) Finish the trim on the deck at the cabin
3) Then go bird hunting
4) Have an adult beverage while sitting on the deck in the evening
5) Go bird hunting

Lets see there was something else I needed to do....oh ya

6) Go bird hunting
Feeling birdy myself.
This is my favorite time of year...did I mention that I am going to go bird hunting :)
For birds?
For grouses...in my white Dodge extended cab...scratch that I don't have one of those...
Birds AND Dodges?
If you can bird a wrench you can duck a dodge?
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by Bloodhound » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:08 pm

I am making a concerted effort to shoot only my Winchester model 12 16ga this bird season...leaving the trusty old Model 50 semi-auto at home. I am hoping that a season spent with the model 12 will help me to get off my butt and re-finish the gun during the cold winter months.

So grouses beware...of the guy in the red 4Runner with the 70+ year old shotgun
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by durangopipe » Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:16 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:08 pm
I am making a concerted effort to shoot only my Winchester model 12 16ga this bird season...leaving the trusty old Model 50 semi-auto at home. I am hoping that a season spent with the model 12 will help me to get off my butt and re-finish the gun during the cold winter months.

So grouses beware...of the guy in the red 4Runner with the 70+ year old shotgun
And pheasantses beware!
Of the 3 guys in the black Jeep with the 70+ year old bodies.

We leave for the eastern plains of Colorado in the A.M.
WooHoo!
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by FredS » Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:42 am

durangopipe wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:16 pm
And pheasantses beware!
Of the 3 guys in the black Jeep with the 70+ year old bodies.
I feel sorry for the 70 year body that has to climb in to the back seat of the black Jeep.
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by Bloodhound » Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:49 am

durangopipe wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:16 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:08 pm
I am making a concerted effort to shoot only my Winchester model 12 16ga this bird season...leaving the trusty old Model 50 semi-auto at home. I am hoping that a season spent with the model 12 will help me to get off my butt and re-finish the gun during the cold winter months.

So grouses beware...of the guy in the red 4Runner with the 70+ year old shotgun
And pheasantses beware!
Of the 3 guys in the black Jeep with the 70+ year old bodies.

We leave for the eastern plains of Colorado in the A.M.
WooHoo!

Good luck...how long are you going to be on this side of the divide?
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by sweetandsour » Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:35 pm

JimVH wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:50 am
Put away the straw, pull out the felt.
Not quite, yet. But later for sure, when cold rains come.

I've been avoiding this thread, actually. This time of year, Sept-Oct, can be depressing for me, even while totally enjoying this time of year. It's a strange contradiction, and I don't know exactly why, at least consciously, and I'm not sure that I want to know why.
I'm old but I'm happy. (Most of the time.)

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