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Beagleman
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:27 pm  Reply with quote



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RGuilluill96971,, I understand. Besides the 1952 and 1965, I also have a 1954 , a 1956, a 1958, and a 1961. So I prefer to leave my 1952 original.

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Soggy socks
PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:56 am  Reply with quote



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Uncle Dan fan- I do leave the skin on brine them and cook over high heat to medium rare. Served it it with rice and cranberry sauce. .
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:29 am  Reply with quote



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Soggy Socks,

Sounds great to me!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:50 am  Reply with quote



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Still no where near as good as a grouse!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:08 pm  Reply with quote
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Soggy socks wrote:
Still no where near as good as a grouse!


I had some snow geese that were out of this world. Tasted like prime rib. That said, there's nothing like the delicate meat of grouse or quail or chukars. Delicious!

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Pine Creek/Dave
PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:18 am  Reply with quote



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UncleDanFan,

Got to admit Grouse cooked correctly is the very best wild bird meal you will ever eat. My father was an incredible chef and baker, his Grouse meals were something to look forward to eating. I wish I had learned to cook from him, I only do a fair job in the kitchen.

all the best,

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:41 pm  Reply with quote
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Grouse and chukar are pretty equal in my opinion, although grouse is a slightly more tan meat. Can't go wrong with either one!

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MatthewWyatt
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:20 pm  Reply with quote



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I have 2 sweet 16ís a 1960 and a 1961. I shoot them very well, they are my favorite guns to shoot. I have handled the new one, and canít really see $1400. That doesnít mean I wouldnít like to have one.
Here is my logic:
If the reason for buying a $1400 gun is so you can shoot steel shot, that isnít worth it to me. $1400 will buy a lot of Bismuth if you reload, and I reload all my stuff. Again this is just my 2 cents. Cheers.

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dwr353
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:41 pm  Reply with quote



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Matthew, do you notice a significant improvement in bismuth over steel?
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MatthewWyatt
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:06 pm  Reply with quote



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dwr353, I do notice a difference. 4ís at 1,350 with Bismuth do the same for me what 3ís at 1,550 do. There is less recoil, I get to use lead wads, and I get to use those old Brownings with no fear in the back of my mind. Most of my shots are at 35 or closer. I have stretched my limits some time and taken a couple at 45, and that is with Bismuth.

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Pine Creek/Dave
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:39 am  Reply with quote



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MatthewWyatt,

Man I do agree with you the Bismuth shells are great stuff, expensive but great. Out of my L.C. Smith double guns Wood Ducks have little chance. Have actually taken both Grouse and Woodies on the same hunting trip using the Bismuth on both.

Reminds me I need to reorder a couple boxes of Bismuth.

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Myshootinstinks
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:04 pm  Reply with quote



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I have one of the new 16 A5 guns with a 26Ē barrel. It is a great fit for me. Comes up fast and hits where I look. These are amazingly simple in design. Only drawback Iíve found is that it does not cycle very light loads.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:07 pm  Reply with quote



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Myshootinstinks wrote:
I have one of the new 16 A5 guns with a 26Ē barrel. It is a great fit for me. Comes up fast and hits where I look. These are amazingly simple in design. Only drawback Iíve found is that it does not cycle very light loads.


Mine does not cycle light loads either.
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Soggy socks
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:38 am  Reply with quote



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Mine cycles 1 ounce at 1165. Not 7/8's at all. Great gun I shoot it lights out on game.
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Pine Creek/Dave
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:10 am  Reply with quote



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Gentlemen,

My L.C. Smith 16 gauge double guns never fail to rotate, ejector or extractor. Sounds like some of you young guys have gun problems. 2 Shots at a bird is what God allows, especially his king of birds.

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