16ga.com Forum Index
Author Message
<  16ga. General Discussion  ~  2017 Hunting Season Photos - Let's See Them
MaximumSmoke
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:06 pm  Reply with quote
Member
Member


Joined: 01 Dec 2005
Posts: 1028
Location: Minneapolis

Yes, Rick Grimes -- Super dog and it is great to see a nice hammer gun which has done its job -- in your capable hands, of course! Tell us how you carry it and operate it in the woodcock/grouse woods. Do you carry "cocked and open" or "closed and un-cocked"? I suppose you have time before the flush in a pointed situation to either close or cock, whatever the case may be. What works best for you? Someday I'll have my old hammer gun ready for this type of shooting -- love to hear of your technique.

Thanks,
Tony Lowe
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Shredder
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:17 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 05 Nov 2015
Posts: 26
Location: Wisconsin

It appears the snow moving through pushed out most of the woodcock, but the grouse seemed to have once again surfaced here in Wisconsin...Finally!
This Boss pointing a grouse...
[URL=http://www.jpgbox.com/page/52836_576x768/] [/URL]
Here are some of the results from the dogs today-sorry the overcast weather didn't allow for better lighting...
[URL=http://www.jpgbox.com/page/52837_1024x768/] [/URL]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
67galaxie
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:32 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 16 Mar 2017
Posts: 132
Location: Valdosta GA

Good job guys! Rick that is a sexy gun. Where did you get your strap from?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rick Grimes
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:50 am  Reply with quote



Joined: 18 Jun 2004
Posts: 381
Location: thick and uncivilized places in the Allegheny Mts.

MaximumSmoke wrote:
Yes, Rick Grimes -- Super dog and it is great to see a nice hammer gun which has done its job -- in your capable hands, of course! Tell us how you carry it and operate it in the woodcock/grouse woods. Do you carry "cocked and open" or "closed and un-cocked"? I suppose you have time before the flush in a pointed situation to either close or cock, whatever the case may be. What works best for you? Someday I'll have my old hammer gun ready for this type of shooting -- love to hear of your technique.

Thanks,
Tony Lowe


Tony

I carry closed and uncocked. As I near the point I cock and keep my finger outside the trigger guard until the flush.
Thanks for the compliment. For me the moment is just a little sweeter when you take a bird with a 100+ year old gun.

_________________
Going into coverts becomes less a chase with the sole purpose of killing; it remains important to find game but the gratification-and I keep coming back to that word-is in the beauty of finding it. George Bird Evans A Dog, A Gun, And Time Enough.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rick Grimes
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:53 am  Reply with quote



Joined: 18 Jun 2004
Posts: 381
Location: thick and uncivilized places in the Allegheny Mts.

PatrickB wrote:
Beautiful dog Rick! Not a bad looking gun either.

That WC looks rather plump. Obviously a slow flyer Wink


Plump and slow could also be used to describe me. Laughing Laughing

_________________
Going into coverts becomes less a chase with the sole purpose of killing; it remains important to find game but the gratification-and I keep coming back to that word-is in the beauty of finding it. George Bird Evans A Dog, A Gun, And Time Enough.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rick Grimes
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:28 am  Reply with quote



Joined: 18 Jun 2004
Posts: 381
Location: thick and uncivilized places in the Allegheny Mts.

67galaxie wrote:
Good job guys! Rick that is a sexy gun. Where did you get your strap from?


I lucked into my slings on this site. http://forums.gunboards.com/forumdisplay.php?50-Swedish-Civilian-amp-Sporting-Firearms
A fellow had several for sale a few years ago and I bought them.

You could also look here. https://www.libertytreecollectors.com/productcart/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=6
In their European hunting sling category they have several similar slings.

_________________
Going into coverts becomes less a chase with the sole purpose of killing; it remains important to find game but the gratification-and I keep coming back to that word-is in the beauty of finding it. George Bird Evans A Dog, A Gun, And Time Enough.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MaximumSmoke
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:09 am  Reply with quote
Member
Member


Joined: 01 Dec 2005
Posts: 1028
Location: Minneapolis

Got here late of course, and have now browsed the entirety of this great thread -- thanks all for the photos and stories.

Wingshooter! -- Nice Hat! -- Flatwater 2013 -- The second to last Flatwater, I believe. I've got that one. I've got the last two. Sorry The Flatwater is no longer. Could it ever come back?

Cheers!
Toplever Tony (The scar is gone.)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gjw
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:34 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 09 Sep 2006
Posts: 724
Location: NoDak

Hey all, had to work today, but was able to get in a couple hours after with my son Jim. We had our first snow (that stuck) yesterday, so it was still a bit chilly and breezy. Jim wingshot one and he gave Raina the slip. I was able to get 2, so only 2 in bag today. This damn Daylight Savings is going to put a crimp in my after work hunts, but we'll still be getting out come hell or high water!

I used my 12ga Buhag Hubertus today

[URL=http://www.jpgbox.com/page/52845_1024x768/] [/URL]\\Best,

Greg

_________________
Gregory J. Westberg
MSG, USA
Ret
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
dilly
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:00 pm  Reply with quote
Member
Member


Joined: 15 May 2011
Posts: 297
Location: Ontario, Canada

Lovely gun. Matches the dog.

_________________
Just me and my Wirehair...and my DD...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JoshS
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:14 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 18 Sep 2017
Posts: 22
Location: Colorado

Gjw, I like the engraving. Very nice.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gjw
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:05 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 09 Sep 2006
Posts: 724
Location: NoDak

Hey all, well had to work today so had a short time for hunting after. It was a short hunt, thanks Daylight Savings!!!!! Saw quite a few birds, but they were spooky today. Oh well each day is different. Raina did well today. Would have lost this bird without her.

Anyway, I used my 12b Coggie Konor

[URL=http://www.jpgbox.com/page/52854_1024x768/] [/URL]

Best,

Greg

_________________
Gregory J. Westberg
MSG, USA
Ret
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Pine Creek/Dave
PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:47 am  Reply with quote



Joined: 17 Mar 2017
Posts: 285
Location: Endless Mountains of Pa

gjw,


Beautiful guns and birds, tell us more about your guns if you can. Year made, in what country, are they chambered 2 1/2 or 2 3/4? Both look to be very fine double guns!

Pine Creek/Dave

_________________
"L.C. Smith America's Best" - John Houchins
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dave Erickson
PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:51 pm  Reply with quote
Member
Member


Joined: 06 Nov 2009
Posts: 1999
Location: West Coast of WI

Just returned from South Dakota yesterday. My partner and I hunted 4 days and limited the 1st and 4th days with two 3-bird days in-between, so we brought home 18 roosters from a combination of public areas and ditches. It wasn't easy hunting and very dry, but we caught a break and woke up to snow the last day.

Here's my 21 month old Draht and the last day's birds. My 10 1/2 year old also had a great trip and he has a lot left in him for his age. They traded off.

[URL=https://imageshack.com/i/pnvW4DS1j] [/URL]

This helped.

[URL=https://imageshack.com/i/pnQrsdoSj] [/URL]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
rudyc
PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:28 pm  Reply with quote
Member
Member


Joined: 15 Dec 2006
Posts: 334
Location: S.E. Wisconsin

Dixie turned 11 this past April, she still has it in her if we keep the hunts short. Used my Simson today with roll-crimp papers.


_________________
"It's a good day for something"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rick Grimes
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:37 am  Reply with quote



Joined: 18 Jun 2004
Posts: 381
Location: thick and uncivilized places in the Allegheny Mts.

Good girl Dixie.

_________________
Going into coverts becomes less a chase with the sole purpose of killing; it remains important to find game but the gratification-and I keep coming back to that word-is in the beauty of finding it. George Bird Evans A Dog, A Gun, And Time Enough.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
All times are GMT - 7 Hours

View next topic
View previous topic
Page 8 of 10
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  Next
16ga.com Forum Index  ~  16ga. General Discussion

Post new topic   Reply to topic


 
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum




Powered by phpBB and NoseBleed v1.09