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    in reply to: Trolling motor #1556341
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    You might have to lift it up while it’s on to get in close enough to the trailer to hook it up. I’ve done it before when my motor went out on me.

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    Not a big deal… Also a 50# thrust will shove that boat around really well. I have the same set up for the same application. I actually use this boat and trolling motor to power up to rock dams on the North Coon when the water is low. Then we just float back down to the ramp or pull out.

    Tight lines!

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    That is a pig, and the colors are amazing! Nice photo!

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    You’re welcome, and John and his brother have resources and are very well connected. His brother owns Scranton Manufacturing, New Way Ford, New Way Used Cars, etc… It is awesome to see locals putting money where their mouth is.

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    Mr. Twister-

    I started this thread asking members of the site a specific question around defensive measures that would prevent school violence. The point is that our children should feel safe at school, and the only way to prevent shooters from entering is by implementing screenings (metal detectors, scanners, you choose the technology) and full time security similar to TSA agents at the airport.

    Based on the your previous responses you believe guns are the problem and cited a couple of countries as examples. You are welcome to continue to express your opinion, but there are very few folks on this site that are going to support wholesale gun confiscation or mandatory buy-back programs as a means to reduce gun violence in this country.

    You asked what we should do about the problem of mass shootings? IMO and I don’t speak for anybody on the site the suggestions below are easily implemented low hanging fruit.

    1. Immediately implement student screenings and full time security at every school entrance and exit
    2. Lock school doors when classes commence in the morning and after they close for the day
    3. Mandate gun safety and handling classes for all teachers whether they choose to carry or not
    4. Hire plain clothes security to monitor hallways during classes
    5. Install cameras, ballistic glass, and call boxes at the main school entrance

    These measures would dramatically reduce gun violence in our schools. They would also be effective when, not if, perpetrators illegally acquired guns on the black market in your gun confiscation utopia.

    My $.02

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    Nater and Smokepole-

    Thank you for choosing to teach, and I appreciate the suggestions and feedback. It is good to know that we have sportsmen representing sometimes unpopular opposing views in our schools. It also good to know that some reasonable options are being presented.

    It’s interesting to me how far we’ve deteriorated as a society in the last 25 years. I went to Urbandale (Des Moines) High School in the early 90’s, and as a junior brought my Ithaca 12 gauge pump to school for a demonstrative speech on how to clean it. The teacher knew/approved the subject of my speech a week in advance, and I simply brought it in the building in a soft case from my car over the lunch hour. I performed the speech, got a pass to take it back to my car when I was done, and went about the rest of my day without issues. No way that is happening ever again…

    In lieu of improvements to mental health management and data sharing amongst law enforcement, ATF, and FBI, IMO school security should be a #1 priority at the state and national levels. Metal detectors, body scanners, full-time security, national guardsmen, armed volunteers, armed teachers, plain clothes “school marshalls”, etc…, should all be on the table as options to keep our kids safe. One thing is certain, and that is kids will continue to die at the hands of lunatics, fundamentalists, scorned lovers, etc…, in our schools unless some defensive action is taken.

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    Thank you for the thoughtful replies thus far, and to the obvious trolls trying to stir the pot you can all GTH.

    I would support metal detectors and full-time security in every public school in Iowa. I would even support a special tax to fund this program. Today our schools concentrate the helpless and most dear to all of us, and the bureaucracy just sits on its hands not doing a thing about it. Most are too worried about being re-elected to risk taking a firm stand and proposing something that could save lives. Heck, I would submit to any background check they wanted and volunteer to stand guard for nothing if the district would allow it.

    I don’t want a police state, but good grief our kids are sitting ducks right now, and the “…it will never happen in our school…” sense of invincibility is going to continue to allow crazy people to kill more children.

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    A pattern that copy cats will exploit no doubt…

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    Here are a few thoughts, but certainly not all-encompassing…

    SxS shotgun
    O/U shotgun as you mentioned
    .50 cal black powder rifle
    9mm carbine (AR variant, CZ Scorpion, etc…)
    .45 ACP 1911
    Ruger SP101 .357
    Lever action centerfire and/or rimfire (Henry, Winny, Marlin, etc…)
    .30-06 bolt or semi-auto
    Springfield 1903
    Springfield M1-A1

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    Download the Precision Trolling app for your mobile phone. It is an excellent tool to have in the boat with you.

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    I have had one of these boats for nearly 25 years and the TM is more than enough power. 12V, 40 will move that boat as fast as you want. I have a transom mount but turned the head around, so it pulls the boat instead of pushes it. Much easier to control. The only time I have had any issue was when I needed to replace a battery. Otherwise it will run all day. I even mounted a bracket on the side of the TM for a cheap fish finder and put the transducer on the bottom of the TM. Then it all comes off when I remove the TM. Maybe if you are trying to pull plugs into a wind it might run down LOL Big Grin
    Just my 2 cents…

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    If you can rig backwards that is ideal. Pulling a boat vs. pushing provides much greater control when working pond weedlines, dropoffs, and structure. I have a 12v MK 55 thrust that I can get a half day out of pushing a heavy 14′ jon boat around. A 40, 50, or 55 should put your 10′ prowler on plane and last all day. :mrgreen:

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    Have you thought about a 12V or 24V trolling motor instead of the gasser? If the prowler is only 10′ long, a 55 pound thrust troller would push or pull you at a very good clip and save you some money.

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    Hey Brad, do you mind emailing or PMing me the gunsmith’s contact information? I have a Savage 330 O/U 12 gauge that i’ve been having issues with the second hammer resetting. I’ve had the gunsmiths at DSM Scheels take a look, and they cleaned the action but declined to dig any deeper into the problem due to the complexity of the Finnish action. Evidently this is an extremely reliable action when it is properly tuned, but they think I have a bad spring that is causing the reliability issue. I am hoping that a gunsmith that specializes in double guns may have more experience and confidence to diagnose root cause and return this fine gun back to service.

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    Quick update…

    I picked up the Stag 9L Tactical from my FFL yesterday. The RH gun came with the ambi safety and charging bar and well as Quad rail fore-end installed as agreed with the Stag rep. It also came with one 30 round magazine and the 3-30 round mag bundle as originally ordered. It shipped in a hard plastic case with breech block, trigger lock, and documentation.

    Stag called me last week when the gun shipped and again on Tuesday when it was supposed to arrive. They also called last night to confirm that the gun I picked up was as expected and that the order was fulfilled to my 100% satisfaction.

    Last night I mounted Magpul MBus flip-up front and rear sights and i plan to get out and shoot it out back this weekend.

    Stag has totally redeemed themselves in my eyes and retained a customer. Hopefully this was just a small bump in the road for them and that they continue producing these high quality rifles.

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    I picked up an Ithaca-SKB model 100 20 gauge S x S about 15 years ago at the fall Knoxville gun auction. I originally bought it for my wife, but it quickly became one of my favorite guns. At $400 I got a steal on it as they are worth over $800 now and prized by grouse and other upland hunters. This gun is light, shoots 3″ shells, has IMP/MOD barrels, and points like an extension of myself. I have killed dozens of rabbits on the run and pheasants on the wing with it. If you can find one, and can afford a little extra money, I HIGHLY recommend it.

    https://www.gunbroker.com/All/BI.aspx?Keywords=skb+100

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    Exactly what I was looking for and thank you for the response!

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    I did a quick google search, and could not find any recommendations for trying to control the spread of sarcoptic mange in the wild. Wild foxes and coyotes have been effectively treated and rehabbed when they had mange. However, due to the fact that it is almost always fatal, you are doing the right thing by harvesting the infected animals in the area you described. From what i read, typically wild canines will avoid infected animals due to the odor given off, but in a den scenario all would be infected before there was an opportunity to avoid the bugs.

    If you’ve already bought the bombs, I say you cant hurt anything by deploying them in the potential den site. Even better, maybe burn the junk pile at a later date.

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    RH gun should be delivered to my FFL today.

    Bung- To clarify, the original ETA was 5 weeks. I complained to Stag on week 9, or approximately 28 days after the gun was expected. Stag did their best to make it right, and i will pick up the replacement rifle on Thursday ahead of their 2 week estimate.

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    My best friend has one to sell. I will PM you.

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    Quick update…

    Stag rep called me, explained situation, and confirmed that only the Stag 9L (LH) was impacted by the issue. They have been testing changes without any luck for the past several weeks, and have not had any luck resolving the issue. This is ironic as they are the only manufacturer to produce true LH AR style rifles and this is their bread and butter. The rep apologized for the lack of communication, and they made things right and maybe kept a customer. 😉

    I originally purchased a Stag 9L (LH) Tactical with Magpul furniture, Stag 15 quad rail upgrade, 3- 30 round mags, and hard case for $799.

    Stag has agreed to build and deliver the following in 2 weeks…

    Stag 9 Tactical (RH) with Magpul furniture, Stag 15 quad rail, 3-30 round mags, and an ambi safety and charging handle ($84 upgrade) for no extra cost. Total for the order remains $799. The Stag 9 Tactical lists for $1229.99 and is currently on sale for $924.99. As a result, I am satisfied with the exchange although it will be a right hand eject rifle.

    The rep apologized again at the end of our conversation, and i am satisfied with the trade off. I am happy they made it right, and hopefully they are getting their crap together.

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    My son took one on a Boundary Waters excursion, and he said it worked great.

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