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Re: Odd looking range pick ups

I've formed 401 WSL from 7.62x39 but did not need to make a false shoulder. I just ran the brass through the 401 sizer after expanding the neck in a couple of steps. The pictures appear to have been necked down which would not have been needed with the 401. Plus, the 401 is a more or less straight s...
by smurfman
on Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:09 pm
 
Forum: Ammunition & Reloading
Topic: Odd looking range pick ups
Replies: 16
Views: 439

Re: Feral hog hunting, best strategy?

Holland&Holland wrote:But today's American population of feral hogs are all from domestic stock. That stock my have been wild at one point but none were wild prior to establishing a presence here.


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by smurfman
on Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:55 am
 
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Feral hog hunting, best strategy?
Replies: 36
Views: 680

Re: Feral hog hunting, best strategy?

Despite popular belief, javalinas are not related to pigs. At least not any more related than they are to deer. The Family name for the peccary is Tayassuidea which translates out to "New World Pig". I'll defer to the taxonomists as to what is considered a pig as there are a number of exa...
by smurfman
on Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:21 pm
 
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Feral hog hunting, best strategy?
Replies: 36
Views: 680

Re: Gander Lakeville

The Eden Prairie store was not initially scheduled to reopen. It was only a coincidence that the store reopened when there was active discussion of running a light rail line through the area if not actual site. That the store closed when those talks died is another coincidence.
by smurfman
on Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:48 am
 
Forum: General Gun Chat
Topic: Gander Lakeville
Replies: 18
Views: 583

Re: Feral hog hunting, best strategy?

As crbutler points out, there is the javelina/peccary that was here prior to European settlement. Then there are also the various pigs of pre-historic times. You did specify pre-European settlement. It is also true that our current feral pig problem were pigs brought over from Europe but that does n...
by smurfman
on Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:40 am
 
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Feral hog hunting, best strategy?
Replies: 36
Views: 680

Re: Feral hog hunting, best strategy?

So there were wild pigs in America prior to European expansion? Yes. The current domestic pig is typically considered a descendant or subspecies of the wild pig of Europe. So, the feral domestic pigs currently found in America are originally from wild stock. They were brought here by some of the fi...
by smurfman
on Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:52 pm
 
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Feral hog hunting, best strategy?
Replies: 36
Views: 680

Re: Feral hog hunting, best strategy?

I'm in for information. An Amish neighbor goes to a place in Texas that charges them $250 for a cabin, I think for a week. All the pigs you can shoot. The Amish neighbor got night vision before I did :o It seems though that in general it is difficult to find a place to hunt without getting charged ...
by smurfman
on Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:23 am
 
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Feral hog hunting, best strategy?
Replies: 36
Views: 680

Re: Gun from buy-back program found near dead gang member

The gun was allegedly turned into a Chicago site run by presumably Chisago Police Dept. Garrity does not seem to have been employed by Chicago PD therefore he would not of had direct access to it. If it made it to the street or to Garrity's hand there was at least one intermediary. Either way, it do...
by smurfman
on Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:04 pm
 
Forum: In The News
Topic: Gun from buy-back program found near dead gang member
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: Trap prices

I found that showing them the financials via a basic graph doesn't work, then trying to increase rates based on what others charge isn't going to work either. The latter is just as incompatible as the latter as personal finances drive these types more than business sense. The short answer is to get ...
by smurfman
on Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:44 am
 
Forum: Leagues And Shooting Clubs
Topic: Trap prices
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: 2019 Youth Firearms Deer Season - Oct. 17-20

Young Minnesota hunter, 11, bags 12-point buck on her very first hunt Watch out, deer: There’s a new hunter in town and, and despite being a pre-teen, she’s a heck of a shot. The 11-year-old girl in Minnesota surprised even her father when she bagged an impressive 12-point buck last week. Making th...
by smurfman
on Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:44 am
 
Forum: Hunting
Topic: 2019 Youth Firearms Deer Season - Oct. 17-20
Replies: 54
Views: 1498

Re: 2019 Youth Firearms Deer Season - Oct. 17-20

I thought you said they could not afford $500? Yet now you say they have discretionary income. Also, no one in there mid 40s was buying guns in 1982 unless it used rolls of caps. Get adults out if you want you should have plenty of funds to do so with your firearm investments. But, don't poo poo th...
by smurfman
on Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:10 am
 
Forum: Hunting
Topic: 2019 Youth Firearms Deer Season - Oct. 17-20
Replies: 54
Views: 1498

Re: 2019 Youth Firearms Deer Season - Oct. 17-20

$200 was the price of a 12 ga 870 Wingmaster in the fall of 1982 at Joe's Sporting Goods. I remember as it was $20 less than what I paid 5 years earlier for a 20 ga Wingmaster from the local hardware store. It taught me the value of checking around for prices. I paid $79 for my first 10/22 in 1987 a...
by smurfman
on Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:32 pm
 
Forum: Hunting
Topic: 2019 Youth Firearms Deer Season - Oct. 17-20
Replies: 54
Views: 1498

Re: Texas officer who fatally shot woman in her home arrested...

Actually, it is most officers never fire their guns in the line of duty. A firearm is regularly drawn for clearing buildings, high risk stops, shots fired/man with gun, arrests for certain types of warrants, and many similar circumstances. I know one officer that went his career without a fight of a...
by smurfman
on Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:46 pm
 
Forum: In The News
Topic: Texas officer who fatally shot woman in her home arrested...
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: 2019 Youth Firearms Deer Season - Oct. 17-20

The whole premise that a youth needs to be fully outfitted from scratch to go hunting seems flawed to me. If someone is taking a youth hunting, I'd say in most cases they (the adult) has much of the equipment, especially firearms, to take them on an intro hunting session. After all, the accompanyin...
by smurfman
on Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:40 pm
 
Forum: Hunting
Topic: 2019 Youth Firearms Deer Season - Oct. 17-20
Replies: 54
Views: 1498

Re: 2019 Youth Firearms Deer Season - Oct. 17-20

I still contend $500 entrance cost into a lifelong sport is NOT a large fee. That does not mean I give out money to beggars on the street. And there in lies the disconnect. These newcomers do not see it as investing in a lifelong sport; they see it much like a roll of the dice- will they like it or...
by smurfman
on Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:25 pm
 
Forum: Hunting
Topic: 2019 Youth Firearms Deer Season - Oct. 17-20
Replies: 54
Views: 1498
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