I've been meaning to post this for a few months but haven't gotten around to it. These are some old films from a hunting club that has been around since the 1940's.
Hope yall enjoy it.
Well looks like I fail at video embedding. Gimme a minute...
I finally got my mount back a few weeks ago. Darryl Smith in Prairieville did it.
Looks like I might get another season outta the ol mercbomb
What choke/load combo works best for yall on passing ducks? I'm out of buck tags, so I've been trying to shoot passing woodies at the camp in the evenings, but have been fumbling around a little bit with what to use. I was using #4 xpert steel out of a modified choke, but couldn't kill em until I put about 3 loads in em. I got mad and started shooting kent fasteel 3' #1 out of either a modified or full. It gets em, but they are brutal to shoot and it takes a very good shot to hit a passing woody with that combo. I refuse to spend a ton of money on shells just to shoot passing ducks. What do you fellas find works best on some far and fast ducks? I'm thinking about trying black cloud #2 next...
I'm thinking about getting a patternmaster choke for my 870. I need something that throws good buckshot and steel patterns (mainly buckshot). I've read good things about them, but I've read good things about every choke. What's leaning me toward the patternmaster is they've been around for a while and havn't changed. I'm looking for a really tight pattern at 40 yards with 3' #1 buckshot and 3' #2 steel. Does anybody have one? What do you like/hate about it? Appreciate the help fellas.
I encountered one of the mysteries of deer anatomy this weekend. While on a meat hunt, I got a shot at a big ol swamp doe. Nothing special. Broadside, about 100 yards, good prop, should be money every time. Put it on her and pulled the trigger. Got out of my stand and walked to where the deer was and found NOTHING. After digging around for quite a while we found some hair, but that's it.
I went back the next morning, because I KNEW when the gun went off the crosshairs where on her. No blood anywhere, and I stumbled upon the dead deer about 80 yards away from where I shot it. I would have had to step on it in the dark to find it. I tried to backtrack the deer to see how I could have possibly missed the bloodtrail, but there was no bloodtrail. The deer was shot a little low, right behind the shoulder.
.25' entrance and ~.5' exit, with a ton of that good red jello stuff inside the deer. It just didn't bleed. I've heard rumors that a heart shot deer isn't going to bleed much, and this deer was certainly heart shot (there was no heart). I've also had this happen to me once before with my 6.5x55, and those bullets always opened up wide and left buckets of blood on the ground. It was the same thing, big exit and no blood. I shot this one with a 25-06 w/ 117gr sst's.
Anybody else ever have this happen???
Good luck with the 45-70 weekend fellas. I'll be skipping out to enjoy thermodynamics homework/statics studying/circuits studying/english projects/design projects/ect ect. I guess I should just build a stand with wifi and a giant table...
I'm sure a few of yall noticed I've killed my truck again. I've got major foamy tranny fluid syndrome, and I'm pretty much clueless as to the causes. It was just in the tranny shop a few months back for a cracked flexplate, and I'm thinking that maybe they refilled it with the wrong type of fluid????? It foamed up pretty bad just from driving a quarter mile down the road and back to the house at low speed. I'd greatly appreciate it if one of you mechanic-types can tell me I just need to change the fluid and it'll run like a top forever...
Well I've got another question for the mechanical whizzes. I have a lil bass boat with a ~92-94 merc 90 on the back. It has had the oil injection removed a while back, brand new spark plugs, and a brand new fuel line/bulb. I've been having progressivly more trouble getting it to start cold. It is not unusual for me to spend 15-20 minutes trying to get this thing to crank the first time. Once you get it to pop once, it'll start on the first crank every time for two or three days. I'm pretty sure it's flooding everytime I try to start it, because the only cure I have found is running just about all the gas outta the carbs at the landing when I'm done for the day. I'm thinking it may be a stuck float, but I'm no mechanic. Any ideas? It runs like a scaulded a$$ ape once you get it to wake up.
I feel like stirring the pot a lil. This started a several hour long debate at my camp last weekend. Let's suppose you can only use one rifle to hunt deer in Louisiana. What do you pick? I'm going with a tikka t3 lite stainless in 6.5x55 swede. What's yall opinion?
3 finals down, 2 to go. Saturday can't get here quick enough. 5 weeks of nothing but work and huntin. The hounds are in shape, the water is high, and the weather is supposed to suck. Sounds like a perfect recipe for blastin the big boy. Two more nights of hittin the books and then deer shall fall
A couple of yall might remember me asking TONS of questions about a 25-06 a lil while back because I had just bought one. Well this weekend I gave it it's first field test, on a 305 pound sow porky! She never heard the gun go off. Needless to say, I'm very impressed. If it can handle a 300+ pound nasty terrible sloppy walking lard bucket, I'm pretty sure it'll handle a punny old swamp nanny. Entrance in the neck, big exit behind the ear. I had my doubts, but this pretty much wipes them all out. I'll put some pics up of the big nasty when I get them on my computer.
As I sat here melting my brain with integrals and such in preperation for my calculs exam tomorrow, I realized that after 8:30am tomorrow, I will have no graded assignments in between me and my weekend of laying the hammer down on bambi's elder relatives. My right index finger is kinda starting to twitch a little bit...
Well it took me a while to figure out how to get a picture off of my phone onto my computer, but here it is. First one of smackdown 09-10, and first one ever with a bow. There was alot of shootin involved, but to make a really long story short, first shot went in high and came out in the front shoulder. Second shot was low behind the front shoulder. Third shot (goin for the cranium) hit a tree root and exploded after taking a nice notch outta her ear. Forth shot went right between her eyes. She was still hollerin and kickin and floppin so I was still slingin arrows. When the smoke cleared I had one dead deer, four broke arrows, and one hell of a good time. I then proceeded to start yellin and hollerin in triumph, and then I saw a buck about 70 yards away turn around and get the hell outta dodge. Not like I had any arrows left to do anything about it anyway. Who cares? Meat in the freezer and a really good story to tell.
Ight gearheads I have another mystery to solve. I drive a 97 GMC Z71 with a 350 and a 4L60E tranny.
When getting in my truck to begin my nightly adventures after the game last night, I noticed a loud, distinct clicking sound while my truck was idling. Seemed to be comming from the floorboard, so I crawled down there and noticed it sounded like it was comming from the bellhousing. Thinking it was a nuked torque converter, I started experimenting with it...
-With the truck in gear, under ~1000RPMs, it does it sometimes, and sometimes it doesnt.
-If the truck isn't in gear, it does it all the time, and the frequency of the clicking is directly related to RPMs
-The truck still pulls strong, shifts rough (normal, due to a shift kit), and doesnt vibrate or shutter when accelerating.
-The tranny was rebuilt ~10k miles ago, and a new torque converter was put in
-The ATF level is good, and the fluid does not look/smell burned
-All the tranny mounts apear to be in good shape and everything feels tight
-Feels like it pulls as strong as it ever did, no noticable decrease in any aspect of performance
Got any experts out there? I got my fingers crossed that it's something I can fix in my driveway, the broke college kid budget is not friendly toward repair shops. Any info is greatly appreciated.
I got a deal on a 25-06 that I couldn't pass up. I know all the numbers and ballistic charts and everything else there is to know about it except for one thing. I don't know anybody with hands-on experience on how it performs on deer. Anybody on here ever busted a deer with one? Hows it do and what bullets do you find do the best job? Any info is appreciated.
Ight fellas another one for the gearheads. I have a 97 GMC z71. It has a pretty bad case of rear end saggyness. The guy I bought it from used it to pull a bumper-pull camper and it shows. I'm tired of it and have a few ideas on how to cure it. My choices are add-a-leaf, helper springs, new 1/2 ton springs, and new 3/4 ton springs. Obviously, new springs is the best thing to do, but I was wondering if anybody here has any experience with add-a-leafs or helper springs. Also looking for any other options I may have overlooked. It spends alot of time hooked up to stuff and loaded down in the back and bouncing around in the pasture and stuff like that so I would like to have something stiffer than the factory 1/2 ton stuff. Not overly concerned with ride quality. Any imput is appreciated.
Anybody know how bad the lillies are in gibson around the school board/turtle bayou area?
I have been reading a whole lot about people praising marine sta-bil lately. I've read up on it and it sounds like good stuff, but the question I cannot find the answer to is will it make e10 perform like straight gas? I really need to do something to get my old merc running up to its full potential, and I cannot find straight gas anywhere around prairiville. I also need to know if it is a good idea to use it in my truck, since my check engine light will not go off unless I run straight gas and I'm getting 2 less mpg. Thanks alot fellas.
Yet another question for the gearheads. I'm running a 1993ish 90 merc on a 15' cajun performance boat. I think I'm having a little fuel problem. If I am idling around and give it any more than half throttle, it sputters and dies, kind of like it's flooding itself out. The only way I can get on plane/run it up a trailer is to rev it to ~2000rpms, give it a little more gas, let it spit and sputter a few times, and then it catches up and runs like a bat outta hell and you can then do whatever you want to it with no problems. It does it regardless of how long or how hard you have been running, and it has brand spankin new spark plugs. It doesn't bother me much but if anybody knows something simple it could be I would appreciate the info.