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    Orlen will also advise on whether the idea is a...

    Orlen will also advise on whether the idea is a sound one once he measures the barrel(s).

    He changed the modified choke to improved in the right barrel of a 12 Sauer for me.
    I had the left...
  2. Yes, safety arises best from the individual, not...

    Yes, safety arises best from the individual, not from any patent.
  3. Yes....staying within the limits of choice and...

    Yes....staying within the limits of choice and establishing limits for use.
    That was my point.
    The issue becomes problematic when someone reads message board suggestions and seeks to use any gauge...
  4. The shooter, the choke, the load, the distance,...

    The shooter, the choke, the load, the distance, the conditions and the decision to tap or not all determine whether a gauge is sufficient for pheasant....or insufficient.
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    Habitat loss and degradation is hardly new...

    Habitat loss and degradation is hardly new information especially as it applies to the popular prairie areas...let's see if NPR "weighs in" on the poor management of our national forests and the...
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    I'm not a Generalist.....English setter for...

    I'm not a Generalist.....English setter for upland birds.

    If I was...I'd go Lab.

    No interest at all in fur....but, then again, a beagle might be nice re rabbits or a mountain cur for squirrels.
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    Equal or either...all in the particulars.

    Equal or either...all in the particulars.
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    A judicious use of a propane torch...or the...

    A judicious use of a propane torch...or the equivalent in lesser oomph.
  9. Sometimes, one simply smiles. I recall that MM...

    Sometimes, one simply smiles.

    I recall that MM and Trevallion were supposedly chased off by a broom-wielding Olga over there.
  10. The show often appears geared to the skirmish...

    The show often appears geared to the skirmish line....perhaps that accounts for it's popularity in the voting.
  11. Miroku SKB Browning BSS Jaquas

    Miroku
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    Browning BSS

    Jaquas
  12. Thread: By the grace

    by thornton
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    Mountain pheasant was often the sobriquet in days...

    Mountain pheasant was often the sobriquet in days past.
  13. Thread: By the grace

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    By the grace

    Since there appeared to never have been a post in this section, here is a thumbs up to West, by the grace of God, Virginia and the ruffed grouse hunting which in many ways defined Best in the early...
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    Gov't set-asides are not about hunting, nor...

    Gov't set-asides are not about hunting, nor should they be.
    That is simply a plus where it exists.
    If a farmer wishes to increase his return on the set-asides, fine...if not, fine as well.
    The...
  15. I would guess that trial shooters are often some...

    I would guess that trial shooters are often some of the best shooters who, like good SC shooters, see enough birds and angles to do the math well in placing pattern upon bird, or clay.
    The problem...
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    I have also seen a signless WIHA...or, actually,...

    I have also seen a signless WIHA...or, actually, one with purple-painted tires proudly in place.
    Turns out after a call to the state....locals had tried to maintain a honey hole.
    Fella at the state...
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    I did not take it that way, cb...just using your...

    I did not take it that way, cb...just using your post to make a point that I think needs stating.
    Most of us understand what a dog brings to the day....perhaps, even those who use a dog much as a...
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    I did hunt dogless...ruffed grouse, mostly. One...

    I did hunt dogless...ruffed grouse, mostly.
    One can learn a lot about the bird that way and the experience is what you make of it and how deep into the side issues of tradition, equipment,...
  19. For most upland gamebirds, a choke of .007 to...

    For most upland gamebirds, a choke of .007 to .023 constriction(comparable to those constrictions in a 12 gauge) is perfect.
    Seems rather simple.
  20. Thread: old bird dogs

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    Not at 15+, no. I have one turning 14 and one...

    Not at 15+, no.

    I have one turning 14 and one turning 13 for their next celebration.
    The 12 1/2 is fighting an Indolent Corneal Ulcer at present but the 13 1/2 did go for state released pheasants...
  21. I would change that food rather than limit the...

    I would change that food rather than limit the volume in an attempt to control stool quality...yikes.

    I would suggest you consider only a bit of Gatorade to flavor the water than the straight...
  22. Wrong-ish. Some lines of setters, etc. are...

    Wrong-ish.

    Some lines of setters, etc. are wired that way....welcomed and normal, sounds to me.
    Taking the edge off an antsy lad is normal as well.
    Pace along with understanding existing past...
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    Not much less important than shell choice, given...

    Not much less important than shell choice, given other than some extreme.
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    Poll: Outside. All of my last four setters have been...

    Outside.

    All of my last four setters have been obtained as older kennel-bound dogs---3 to 8 years old.
    However, my lab was obtained as a pup and he slept on the bed and considered a couch his....
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    How much is a dog worth?....hopefully for most, a...

    How much is a dog worth?....hopefully for most, a birddog is worth years of companionship, months of memories, weeks of partnership, days full of dreams, hours packed with grins and minutes peppered...
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