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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sat, 03/5/11 11:26 AM
First of all, I have hunted all sorts of hogs, from feral hogs in Ohio to Russians in South Carolina. I've mostly hunted them with handguns, although I've used shotguns a few times And for a story I once was assignerd to write I hunted a boar with a Bowie knife.
 
With your shotgun I'd strongly recommend Winchester's new Supreme Elite Dual Bond sabot slug. These things are fantastic, and they'll sure anchor your hog. But just to be safe I suggest that you pick up several other brands of sabot slugs -- always sabot slugs as opposed to Foster-types -- and see which brands your Saiga likes best at various distances. And if everything is equal I would defintely go with the Winchester.
 
Oh, and good luck with your hunt, and have fun.
 
http://www.winchester.com/Products/New-Products/Pages/New-Product-Dual-Bond-Shotgun-Sabot-Slug.aspx
 

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sat, 03/5/11 12:00 PM
I was hoping to hear from y0u, Michael. I value your knowledge of the equipment. I have been told by many that the sabot-slug doesn't work as well in a smoothbore shotgun (my Saiga) as it would in a rifled barrel. Is this true?  The info I got said use a rifled slug in a smoothbore barrel???
  Since this is our first hunt with that gun (no buckshot allowed) I want to be as prepared and well-practiced as i can be.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sat, 03/5/11 12:10 PM
Al, the sabot slugs work just fine in smoothbores. Out to 50 yards they're more accurate than Foster slugs from a smoothbore, and 50 yards on out about the same in terms of accuracy.
 
Some years ago I ran tests using both rifled barrels and smoothbores with a Remington 870, a Remington 1100, a Winchester Model 1200, and a Browning A5 (that's two pumps and two semi-autos). I had five different brands of sabot slugs and five different brands of Foster-type slugs. The Sabots were more accurate out of all the shotguns and all the barrels.
 
But it's what happens when the slug hits that counts if accuracy is merely equal. On that basis, alone, the hollowpoint Sabot slug is my choice.
 
By the way, the term "rifled slug" is a misnomer. There is no rifling. The term is a reference to the vanes on the slug that were originally designed to help stabilize the slug in flight.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sat, 03/5/11 12:14 PM
I have been told that there are more hogs in Texas than deer?  I do not know but I was birding at Aransas National Park specifically for Whooping Crane.  Se saw about a half dozen of them and they were a first for me.  While hiking in the bush, we saw numerous alligators and lotsa hogs.  They can run fast.  I heard that they were flea infested and I was told to let them lie after you shot them for a good while to vacate the fleas???
 
I do not know.  I am a little bit like Al as I would prefer a blind and a little toddy to tide me over.
 
Al, let us know how the ham and shoulders turn out.
 
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sat, 03/5/11 2:13 PM
This becoming a real fun prep-experience. I am researching HOG Hunting on the Internet and am getting info-overload quickly !!
Michael. Thank You for the sabot info. I will try them on my backyard range...shooting milk jugs isn't shooting hogs, but I will get used to slug/sabot shooting before we go.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sat, 03/5/11 2:29 PM
Al, put some marks on the jugs if you can't get hold of some simple targets. You want to see where your slugs are hitting, so you can adjust your sights..

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sun, 03/6/11 1:14 AM
Al, I hunted hogs many years ago in Calif. I used a .44mag lever action though. That's what I'd use today as well.
 
Good luck and have a blast, pun intended, on your trip.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sun, 03/6/11 1:28 AM
I got into the AR rifles last year. (M-16 type) Been shooting it quite a bit. I really like the platform. So with this years tax refund I bought myself a dedicated .22lr upper. This upper fits onto the .223/5.56* lower I bought last year.
 
The thing I like most about the AR is that 1 lower can use multiple different uppers, at different times of course. I bought my original with a 5.56 chambered upper.
 
*A 5.56 chamber lets you use 5.56 or .223 Remington ammo. Some .223 chambers don't work well with 5.56 ammo.
 
If I wanted I could buy numerous other upper and use with the same lower. That's the nicest thing about the AR platform and Mil-Spec. As long as the many different companies make their equipment to the Military Specifactions they interchange.
 
Shooting season is now back in. I've been 3 times since 2/22. I'll start back reloading in a week or two. Since I do that in the unheated garage I have to wait until it warms up some. Although I did buy a hand primer tool and sat in the living room, watched TV and primed 3k cases this winter.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sun, 03/6/11 6:23 PM
Mike , thanks for the additional info.  The Texas trip will be a one-time vacation, I think. Hunting here in Indiana  prohibits the use of the small caliber AR and AK guns for Deer. Hunting here you must use a shotgun (slug only) or what is normally a pistol-caliber gun (pistol or rifle).  This means NO 270, 30-06 or 308 rifles etc , must be over .35 diameter... and shorter than most rifle-cartridges... Legal is 357 and 44 magnum and many close relatives...NO 45 ACP or 45-70 or 30 Carbine or Buckshot. Really odd list of legal calibers!!
 
The other adult hunter on this Texas trip will have a 44 magnum lever-action. I will have my 12 GA semi-auto with a 357 back-up revolver, and the grandson will have his 20 GA pump.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Fri, 03/11/11 3:32 PM
A slug is pretty much a slug. Plus your shot will most likely not going to be much more than 40 or 50 yds. One of my crews just killed two that they ordered and had delivered to a place down in Cincy. They were both over 500 lbs and the got them with compound bows....Russ

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Fri, 03/18/11 2:34 PM
Michael,
I see ads on TV for Deer Hunting for "Monster" Whitetail Deer in the Counties North and East of You. (Amish Country). I had to chuckle when they described the  food and lodging being of Amish origin and quality with video shots to match the sound track, then cut to a shot of a Jet airliner lifting off from the airport that is less than 5 miles from the lodge, while vocally describing the modern convenience of easy access.. Talk about Mixed metaphors!!!

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Fri, 03/18/11 2:42 PM
Al, we do have some monster whitetails in Ohio, but I'll be damned if I can figure out where there might be a hunting lodge within five miles of a jetport. That is a hunting lodge close enough to plenty of monster bucks and such an airport.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Fri, 03/18/11 2:52 PM
I think it was a private jet. But the message was clear !!
Kinda like when I was shopping for a decent (and cheap) ticket for Janet to fly to Okinawa...I found a return leg of the trip that went from Okinawa to Tokyo, change planes- then Tokyo to Steamboat Springs Colorado, with a fuel stop in SEA-TAC,  (a 747 BTW)...then Frontier from Steamboat Springs to Louisville with a stop in Denver!
I guess until recently that sking was a big deal to our Japanese neighbors. I have seen the airport at Steamboat Springs...I can't imagine a 747 coming in there in anything other than ideal conditions.
 
I have been using my bore-sighter a lot, AND practicing with slugs thru the Saiga. Even as big as I am, it still thumps me pretty hard by the third or fourth round in a five round target series.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sun, 03/27/11 7:52 AM
Here is a link to a video clip that will show you why I get excited about a Hog Hunt.  When I shared it with Bushie, he said it looked like a Glee Club Meeting. It's less than 2 minutes long so enjoy !!!
 

Click here: YouTube - MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY
 

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sun, 03/27/11 10:11 AM
Does anone carry(conceal a firearm on their person) on this site?
One of our best friends is a reserve policeman & until 9/11 we went all over the world with Paul & his ankle gun.  Now he does not carry a gun when we fly(too much red tape!!).  but ,he packs his gun with his luggage(all legal) & then straps his gun on.  We have been on 8 cruises together & I have found it comforting to know that wherever we are ,especially Mexico, that he has his gun.
 
About a year ago my son-in-law & daughter bought a glock & both took lessons & are registered.  My son-in-law just got a smaller handgun to carry.  My grandaughters are 5 & 7, he wanted to be able to always protect them.  This may sound paranoid, but here in Indiana,this Friday we had a middle school shooting.  The school was locked down & it was several hours before parents could pick up their children.  Frankly, I would prefer my son-in-law have a concealed weapon with him if my grandchildren were ever in that situation.
What do you think?
 

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sun, 03/27/11 11:51 AM
Clara,
  I have a NY permit to carry (life-time) that I got many years ago. I, too, used to have a handgun with us on the roadtrips etc wherever we traveled. In the late 90's we started running into warnings when we entered some N E States, declaring ANY handgun brought into the state by a non-resident (Not an FFL holder) would be confisated and the bearer would get a mandatory year in jail.  I am not a cop, so I can't claim a 'duty' exemption.  That did it for us...no more carrying the gun on trips.
  An Indiana CC  Permit runs about $125 and I have made the decision not to invest in that. Our county  sheriff encourages folks to get the permit. But as I find myself at home more than on the road, I think I can do anything in the way of home-defense that I want to without the Permit.
  I did fish in Mexico (BAJA) several times a year while living in SoCal. I NEVER took my handgun with me on those trips. For the Non-Cop that is simply too big a risk to test.  With the situation the way it is now along the border, I don't think I would be tempted to do the roadtrips to fish down there at all.  It simply isn't worth the risk to me and my family.
 
The major difference between our two posts is your son's occupation. He has much more 'coverage' than does the ordinary citizen. 
 
About the Martinsville shooting.  One jerk-water middle school loser-kid get PO'd at another kid and the hormones take over (think of deer in rut !!) That was an isolated incident. The parents should be charged with aiding etc for not having the guns locked up...if indeed he got it at home.  I doubt that many small town Hoosiers will be willing to spend what it takes for metal detectors and shake-down locker checks and other 'safety procedures, like the ones we had at the school where I worked in a 'nice' community in SoCal. The problem is there will probably be no charges other than probation and nothing changes in protecting the kids from themselves.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sun, 03/27/11 8:30 PM
I carried concealed until I broke my wrist just before Thanksgiving.  There is NO way I could get to my weapon with the cast (and now the brace) on my wrist, so I leave it at home.
 
I passed my CCW class in AZ about three years before I moved here, although I DID own property here, I was renting that property to others not related.  The permit was mailed to my California address.  I never had a problem with any sworn officer while in CA, they all knew me and what I did (at that time I was into Fugitive Retrieval).  I used to hire off duty LEOs to help me when I knew I had located someone, and I always shared my fees with the Officer involved.
 
I do NOT carry on Federal property, and that includes Indian Tribal Land, though on a case by case basis, I probably wouldn't have any trouble, again most of the Tribal Police know me.
 
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Mon, 03/28/11 6:51 AM
Like the old American Express commercial - never leave home without it.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Mon, 03/28/11 7:41 AM
douginvirginia


Like the old American Express commercial - never leave home without it.
Well said doug.  Being a subject in the People's Republic of Maryland, I get to carry only occasionally with my Florida non-resident permit (VA and PA are where I most get to carry).
 
The Second Amendment Foundation (the ones who won the MsDonald case in Chicago) filed suit against Maryland's arbitrary permit proccess and we should know something by the end of summer. It looks hopeful, but if Maryland loses, I'm sure they will appeal and pull Chicago-style gun control tricks until the cows come come home.  I envy you your freedom in Virginia.
 

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sun, 04/17/11 5:02 PM
I have carried for years. I renewed my permit reciently and could not believe how many women carry now. The class was 2/3rds women. When I picked up my new permit I counted 5 women picking them up as well. One other man...Russ

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Mon, 04/18/11 12:20 AM
here in NC, if i am inside my car, or place of business (ie: food truck) i can pretty much defend myself any way i see fit, , so yea, i will definitely be protected by S&W, there are some fantastic advantages to living in the south :)
we, like most anywhere else have to have a permit to purchace, but we do not have to have a permit to carry unconcealed
yes, legally you can strap on a six shooter and walk around downtown... but dont go into a bank, or bar, or any federal building with it. or any business that has posted a "no handguns" sign on the front door
long guns are a different story.... you can still buy one with a simple signature at any local sporting goods store, or walmart 

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Tue, 04/26/11 12:07 AM
I had a Calif. permit and have a WV permit. Matter of fact I bought a new carry pistol Friday, a Ruger lc9.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Tue, 04/26/11 12:09 AM
What do you want with a little pipsqueak mouse gun like that?
 


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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Thu, 04/28/11 1:27 AM
I just purchased a Winchester Model 100 in caliber 308. Since my Springfield '03 (30-06) may be one of the low number warning guns ( I am researching the history of that fine rifle and only use low-recoil ammo in it til I prove the safety level), I wanted a deer/hog rifle to use where the Saiga Slug gun is not appropriate. Here's the new gun...due to arrive next week. This is my first use of Gunbroker.com.


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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Thu, 04/28/11 11:29 AM
You know, that's a classic. Winchester discontnued it back in the '70s because it was getting too expensive to make.
 
But, you'd better have the firing pin checked. There was a recall on this rifle back in the '90s because the firing pin tip could break off causing a slamfire, where the next round fires before the bolt is fully closed.
 
From a gunsmith:
We all know that 100's are subject to a recall. The recall involves the firing pin breaking within the bolt causing the pin to protrude from the bolt face. A slam fire (before the bolt goes into battery) can occur. To determine if a particular rifle has had the recall work performed, the bolt should be disassembled. If the firing pin is square in cross section, it is a post-recall part. This recall work is still being done by Winchester authorized repair centers.
The problem is one I recently encountered on a customer gun. It was locked closed (on an empty chamber). Took some finigglin' and cussin' to get it apart. The trigger housing unit on this rifle dovetails into a slot at the front of the receiver. The rear of the trigger housing unit is screwed up into the recoil block. As these guns wear, they develop slop in the dovetail on the front of the receiver. If the rear guard screw is allowed to loosen, even 1 turn, the rear of the trigger group can drop down far enough to allow the bolt assembly to fail to cock the hammer on rearward travel. The bolt then returns forward, but now riding on top of the uncocked hammer which jams it tighter than a duck's butt at high tide.
Most of the time, simply keeping the rear guard screw tight (Loc-Tite) works fine. The front dovetail could be peened and/or built-up and recut on extreme cases.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Thu, 04/28/11 1:31 PM
MH
The seller of 'MY' Winchester 100 was the original owner of the gun (bought it new), He had the recall replacement work done back when that notice was issued and kept the paperwork regarding the 'upgrade' that was done.
And yeah, it is a Classic !  Included are 2 extra mags, the leather sling and the TASCO 4x40 scope. I may switch the scopes with the one on my '03, as it is a 3x12 x 56MM with illuminated crosshairs plus non-powered black CROSSHAIRS as well. The bigger scope does work well in the low light situations. My new rifle should arrive about the same time as I get home from the hospital next week !!!!
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Thu, 04/28/11 1:44 PM
Fantastic!

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sat, 04/30/11 12:10 AM
190, AND THAT'S ON THE SINGLE IDENTITY !! Imagine if we were working in a multi-channel site???

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sat, 04/30/11 12:14 AM
You can't kid me. I know what you're about.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Mon, 05/2/11 12:23 AM
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What do you want with a little pipsqueak mouse gun like that?



 
It rides in my pocket very nicely and you won't know it's there. 8rnds of 9mm Gold Dot 124gr +P is a far better round than a .380acp. But not as good as the .45acp that rides in my IWB holster.


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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Mon, 05/2/11 12:29 AM
Al, an execellent rifle! It should be a very accurate rifle if you do your part.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Mon, 05/2/11 12:33 AM
MikeS.


Michael Hoffman


What do you want with a little pipsqueak mouse gun like that?




It rides in my pocket very nicely and you won't know it's there. 8rnds of 9mm Gold Dot 124gr +P is a far better round than a .380acp. But not as good as the .45acp that rides in my IWB holster.

Oh, it's much better than a .380. Mine's a Combat Commander, and it rides in a slide.


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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Tue, 05/3/11 11:20 AM
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MikeS.


Michael Hoffman


What do you want with a little pipsqueak mouse gun like that?




It rides in my pocket very nicely and you won't know it's there. 8rnds of 9mm Gold Dot 124gr +P is a far better round than a .380acp. But not as good as the .45acp that rides in my IWB holster.

Oh, it's much better than a .380. Mine's a Combat Commander, and it rides in a slide.

 
Michael, is the combat commander a 9mm or .45?

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Tue, 05/3/11 12:21 PM
It's a Series 70 .45.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Tue, 05/3/11 2:03 PM
MH  137???, Where does the time go??? New ammo arrived for the 308. Rifle should be at the dealer waiting my return from Indianapolis on Thursday.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Tue, 05/3/11 2:11 PM
Expensive, isn't it? Be glad you're not shooting a .460 S&W Magnum

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Tue, 05/10/11 1:14 PM
Actually the ammo is not too bad. $17 for 20 rounds of 180 gr Remington PSP and less than $10 for 20 rounds of Military FMJ for practice.
I finally got a couple of photos of the new gun and the hog-scopes.
here is the Model 100-

A little closer look at its action-

The two Hog Guns, The Winchester 100 in 308 and the Saiga Russian Shotgun with a factory 5 round mag 12 gauge. It has a 1.5-6x40mm hog and turkey scope on board.

Close up of the Saiga (AK) Action. Note this is one of the guns imported by our neighbors in Scotsburg Indiana.

 
 

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Tue, 05/10/11 1:18 PM
Nice.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sat, 05/14/11 12:08 PM
My neighbor and I sat on my front porch last night and used Laser Bore-sighters to align the scopes on the two Hog Hunting Guns, prior to practice firing this weekend.
 
As the darkness overtook the twi-light, seeing the red dot of the Laser on a reflector attached to a tree in his yard, 80 yards from our chairs on the porch, made adjusting the scopes pretty easy.  Now to see how that 308 will group within the bullseye! when I shoot it.
Same for the 12 ga. However I have fired it many times and have a pretty good idea of how it places it's slugs at 75-80 yards.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sat, 05/14/11 2:08 PM
I feel sorry for the hogs.  They ain't got a chance.  I look forward to the cookout
 
I think you have a nice collection Al.  I was incorrect Al, when I told you that I had a similar gun.  Mine that my Dad gave me was a lever action with a similar scope.  I have never fired it but my brother dropped a deer in Colorado at 500 yards.  He lobbed it in and aimed about four feet above the shoulder.  He nailed it and got kuddo's from the guide.
 
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sat, 05/14/11 3:50 PM
Al, one treat I love is boar liver and onions. I first had it at a hunting lodge -- for breakfast. The owner's wife made it, along with the standard breakfast offerings.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sat, 05/14/11 4:39 PM
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Al, one treat I love is boar liver and onions. I first had it at a hunting lodge -- for breakfast. The owner's wife made it, along with the standard breakfast offerings.

How was the boar liver & onions cook?          .... Oh, nice guns ....

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sat, 05/14/11 5:32 PM
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Al, one treat I love is boar liver and onions. I first had it at a hunting lodge -- for breakfast. The owner's wife made it, along with the standard breakfast offerings.

 
Sounds good to me although I am not a liver lover
 
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knoxville, TN


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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sat, 05/14/11 5:58 PM
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Al, one treat I love is boar liver and onions. I first had it at a hunting lodge -- for breakfast. The owner's wife made it, along with the standard breakfast offerings.

How was the boar liver & onions cook?          .... Oh, nice guns ....

The same way you'd cook any other liver for liver and onions. thinly slicedliverdredged in flour and then pan fried. Onions carmelized.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sat, 05/14/11 7:23 PM
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Al, one treat I love is boar liver and onions. I first had it at a hunting lodge -- for breakfast. The owner's wife made it, along with the standard breakfast offerings.

How was the boar liver & onions cook?          .... Oh, nice guns ....

The same way you'd cook any other liver for liver and onions. thinly slicedliverdredged in flour and then pan fried. Onions carmelized.

That I like, but liver with onion gravy over it, I don't.    ....My Grandmother would make a stewed liver & onions that was great.     So that's 3 different ways of fixing liver & onions.       ... I just cannot, in 15 years, convince my wife that liver & onions and liver & onion gravy is not the same.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sat, 05/14/11 8:02 PM
I don't know about onion gravy, but I've always deglazed the pan in which the liver cooked with wine, added some beef stock and some butter and made a pan gravy.
 
In my case, though, for the more than 30 years I was married I had to eat my liver in restaurants because my wife wouldn't touch the stuff, and I didn't want to cook, even for myself, something she hated.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Thu, 05/26/11 9:57 AM
Update-  We leave on the Texas Hog Hunt a week from today. We will spend Saturday and Sunday with Bushie, making the rounds of the BBQ Locations we love so much...and introducing my grandson to the wonders of Texas BBQ.
 
Then on Monday June 6th (D-Day) we will enter the hunting ranch near Gonzales, TX. 3 days and 2 nights of Hog Hunt, then a long ride home.  The guns are packed, the ammo bag is almost ready, and the range-box is already loaded. We have more Coolers than we could possibily need. 
 
We leave at the close of the grandson's 8th grade graduation ceremony next Thursday evening. AND  YES, We are excited about this trip and here is one reason why!!!  One of my Internet friend shot this Hog at the ranch we will be staying at, just a couple of weeks ago. It is the typical hog taken there, although the sizes vary a lot !


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RE: Firearm lovers. - Thu, 05/26/11 10:41 AM
my fav is my xd 45  14 round capacity, flawless little machine, also have a .40 glock, 9mm glock, .25 mini bernadelli, .380 keltech, 22mag over under derringer, ak, 12ga. etc etc etc

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Thu, 05/26/11 7:44 PM
I don't have a large collection, but just enough to cover the basic goals, Sport-shooting for fun, Hunting for useable meat, and Home Defense for Self & Family protection. A Tokarev 7.62 mm handgun war trophy from Vietnam, still shootable. A 357 Magnum 2 inch barrel revolver 6 shot, Stainless Steel Rossi. My Saiga 12 ga semi-auto Shotgun with various sized magazines 5-10 & 20 rounds each. This gun is tricked out with a number of add-on features.
My latest acquisition, a Winchester Model 100 semi-auto rifle in 308 caliber, with a couple of extra magazines. I also have three 22 caliber rifles fr fun shooting, a couple of them are hand-me-downs from Janet's father, and I picked up a semi-auto at an auction recently. In the back of the closet is an Iver Johnson Top-break 16 gauge single shot shotgun. Bought for $15 Dollars at a yard sale in 1965, I shot my first deer with it that same year. I haven't seen 16 gauge slugs for a long time !

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Thu, 05/26/11 7:52 PM
Al, we all wish you luck and I know you will bring home the bacon.  We are all looking forward to your pig roast which I am sure that all of us will be invited.
 
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RE: Firearm lovers. - Thu, 05/26/11 11:37 PM
Al, try a 28 gauge. That's what I bought for my grandson's first shotgun. Great gauge, especially for a little kid. Works on grouse, pheasants and ducks in close (and with steel shot you need close with a 28 guage). But not everyone carries shells for it. Sort of like finding .22 Hornet ammo.
 
By the way, have fun on your road trip. I understand you heard about mine.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Fri, 05/27/11 12:19 AM
Yep, Seems we'll both be on the road at the same time...but you will be going further and for a longer time. Enjoy and report in when you can. Is your Grandson at Ft Hood? We will be in Temple,TX near Kileen Friday June 3 and again on the way home Wed June 8. The sausage maker I want to use is in temple. 
  The process of over-packing is getting to me a bit. Way to much "stuff" getting pulled out to 'pack'.  I need a real KISS lesson for this trip (Keep It Simple Stupid !!)

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Fri, 05/27/11 12:41 AM
My grandson is at Fort Bliss, in El Paso. I'm looking forward to the trip. And I'm even surprised that it'sworked out so that I can make it.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sat, 05/28/11 3:57 PM
MH  I am glad to hear you'll be on the road soon. I hope all goes well ! Please keep us up to date on your adventures. My regards to your family, and as one parent/grandparent of serving G I's to another, Please share my pride in your grandson's service. Ft Bliss isn't quite the Ft Irwin Desert Training Center (Barstow, CA) but it is close enough to attract Scorpions !! My two (Janet's Armor Warrent Officer son and my Armor/MI LT son will be at Ft Lewis Washington shortly. Jan's son has been there a year and is soon to go to Ft Hood. My boy is finishing his Advanced training and will arrive at Ft Lewis in about 3 weeks.
This time next week  we will be hanging out with Bushie eating Texas  BBQ !

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sat, 05/28/11 6:28 PM
Thank you Al for the kind things about my grandson. Like you, I'm proud of all those who serve our country. And thanks, too for the good wishes on my trip. It's going to be exciting.
 
You have a ball, and don't forget the coolers. Keep one thing in mind: The big end is the one to put to your shoulder and the small end is the one that says hello to the boars.
 
Say hi to Bushie, and you guys leave some barbeque for the rest of us.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sat, 05/28/11 7:41 PM
I will post my report ASAP after our return. Bushie told me to pass on to you to call him if you get into the Austin area. He would love to meet and Eat a bit !  He is with BB today doing what he will do with us next weekend !
  More later.  It is going to be a busy week. 

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sat, 05/28/11 8:03 PM
Al, I was considering a huge detour on the way back from El Paso. I'd like to finally meet Bushie.
 

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Thu, 06/2/11 4:33 AM
Today is finally the departure day. I am pretty excited about this trip. The truck is almost loaded. The coolers are aboard, Guns and Ammo enough to stage an assault on a Taliban Stronghold. The dogs know something is up as Duff is staying very close to me, in hopes he will be riding along. (Sorry Duff, you are needed to guard the homestead !)
  We actually depart after the kid's 8th grade graduation this evening...about 9PM if the timing works out. Louisville to Nashville to Memphis to Little Rock to Dallas then South to Temple, TX for the Friday evening stop. Saturday and Sunday with Bushie in Temple, Taylor, Lockhart, and Driftwood for sure and others as the spirit directs.  The boy will learn a lot about Texas BBQ this weekend...and about his Czech Heritage as well.
  We sign in at the Hunting Camp on Monday.
   I had hopes of being able to stop at the Family Pie Shop in DeValls Bluff AR tomorrow morning (right across from Craig's BBQ) but I think the timing will have us passing thru the area too early in the morning (+-6AM) to stop to pick up a Lemon and a Chocolate Fudge Pie !!
I will not have my computer with me, so the next report will be the post-travel trip report and successful hunting report also. There will be more photos than you probably want to see!

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Thu, 06/2/11 8:42 AM
Have a safe trip!

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