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nater3ParticipantNovember 24, 2018 at 11:41 pmPost count: 2038nater3ParticipantMay 13, 2018 at 10:45 pmPost count: 2038nater3ParticipantFebruary 15, 2018 at 5:20 pmPost count: 2038
Sadly many people would not support paying for school security. These same people don’t support funding our military. Would they support it if it was there was an immediate threat at their child’s school, or course, but it is too late then. Just like they don’t support our military or police until somebody or some country had a gun aimed at their head or our country is invaded. Too late at that point! There are plenty of teachers like myself who would go through whatever training was asked of me to legally carry while I am working each day. Put me through mental aptitude testing, firearms training, whatever, etc. But give me the right to protect myself, students, and colleagues!nater3ParticipantJanuary 24, 2018 at 9:11 pmPost count: 2038
Unfortunately this seems to be the new norm amongst gun companies, gun smiths, etc. Even the good ones don’t do a very good job of communicating things these days. I currently have a .50 Beowulf on order from Alexander Arms and the 3-4 week wait is now at 6. Fortunately or unfortunately I expected this, so I am not that upset. Many of these companies outside of Remington, Winchester, etc. aren’t that big and when they produce a good product that is in high demand, they struggle to meet deadlines and people get upset. Personally I would rather buy the top notch product from the slightly disorganized company who doesn’t have all the “business end” worked out yet. Seems like once they get everything ironed out, some big company will buy them and then the quality of the product goes way down in the name of profit margins.
By the way, I was in on the “group buy”. I luckily got out a week or two before it took the tragic turn that it did. Anyone know if everyone else ended up getting paid back from his estate?nater3ParticipantDecember 8, 2017 at 8:19 pmPost count: 2038nater3ParticipantOctober 30, 2017 at 2:57 pmPost count: 2038
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North Central Iowa and 9 of us shot 9 birds by 1p. Every place we hunted was surrounded by standing corn, and looking forward to hitting again in a couple weeks.
We also shot a couple bonus wood ducks that flushed from a creek bottom we hunted.
I know where you were! 🙂 I was supposed to be with you guys, but went to the Iowa game instead. We hit a lot of the same spots yesterday and picked up 7 more with three of us and one dog. I hunted with you last year opening day, but didn’t realize you were on the site here. How did Calvin do Saturday?nater3ParticipantOctober 30, 2017 at 1:39 pmPost count: 2038nater3ParticipantSeptember 15, 2017 at 5:10 pmPost count: 2038nater3ParticipantJuly 7, 2017 at 1:11 pmPost count: 2038nater3ParticipantJuly 1, 2017 at 3:45 amPost count: 2038nater3ParticipantApril 24, 2017 at 8:08 pmPost count: 2038
The winchester .22 in the white boxes has gotten horrible reliability wise. My boys where shooting through a box in their single shot bolt actions and they had ftf on at least 20% of the rounds. Even attempting to re-fire them wasn’t working, which often times will work with other brands if you have the rare dud.nater3ParticipantApril 18, 2017 at 7:57 pmPost count: 2038nater3ParticipantApril 18, 2017 at 2:05 pmPost count: 2038nater3ParticipantApril 5, 2017 at 4:10 pmPost count: 2038
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I just don’t understand all the fear and vitriol of rifles in this state. Is it because we have only used shotguns and we fear change and have little first hand knowledge on actual usage of rifles in hunting applications? Shotguns where not originally designed for medium and large game, rifles were. Why not use the right tool for the job? People still won’t be able to gun hunt the rut, they still won’t be legally allowed to shoot across fence lines onto property they don’t have permission, shooting past 250 yards takes a lot more skill than most people think, not to mention in Iowa there are few places where you can get past 250 yards and still have a safe, ethical, and legal shot at a standing deer. I’m all for opening all rifles, but I understand that people fear change.
I’m right there with you. I’m all for opening up the December seasons to rifles, they are IMO the right tool for the job. There are already muzzle loaders now that can easily take deer at 500 yards and beyond in capable hands (“in capable hands” being the important part). My buddy took a doe @ 498 yards and I took one at between 415-420 with his muzzle loader this last late muzzle loader season, both one shot ethical kills.
That being said, I definitely have a decision to make on this next year’s deer gun for myself. I want to be able to use the same gun for shotgun and late muzzle loader season so I’ll probably end up with a 12-14 inch S&W 460 handgun to hunt with. I’ve used the 8-3/8″ version in the past with great results but would sure love to be able to stretch it out to 300-350 yards if the situation presents itself. Something about those big bore handguns just makes me smile. B) The longer barreled 45-70’s sure are tempting though. 😉
I was under the impression that handguns were not legal for use during late muzzle loader season. Am I wrong on that?nater3ParticipantApril 4, 2017 at 7:47 pmPost count: 2038