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Old 11-07-2018, 09:11 PM   #41
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Years ago I was at Reed's in San Jose where this young buck was complaining that the "AR" scope he bought for his AR-15 was defective. I looked at the scope until I saw the word "Beeman" I said you bought an air rifle scope for an AR-15? He seemed to think that the hundred something dollar air rifle scope was not a cheap scope. The whole thing was made of plastic. It was sad. The moral to the story: Prepare to spend as much on the scope and mounts as you do on the rifle.
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:07 PM   #42
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Now I got to be honest with Y'all, shouldering a carbine I can still use the irons at 50 yards. Over here in Florida the terrain transitions from impenetrable to unlimited marsh. Now it's quite the luxury to have a carbine for staking and a scoped rifle for the stand, although the 7.62 x 39 mm semi auto carbine sports a 2-10 Weaver Tactical ( shots out to 150 yards can be had) and the 7.62 x 51 mm bolt & semi auto have 3-15 Steiner's just incase I can rest the rifle and increase the kill zone. (HUMANELY)

Now CSM, things ain't changed. Offhand 200 yards is max regardless of rifle, caliber, or scope. But shots of 300 yards from a rested/steadied position are available as you close in on the marsh. If I'm toting the Mini-30 (7.62 x 39 mm ) then max range is limited to 150 yards, regardless of the terrain. (I was fortunate enough to be allowed to borrow a .32 WCF Lever Action when I was a youth. ) Now about that cutting brush to harvest game, any idea of how many 200 pound pieces it takes to carry all the Moose 8 miles through a swamp (Bog) of "Quakies" to the canoe? Yet if we are discussing close quarters Hunting: Once I hunted Hogs with a Dog, knife, and Bullwhip; but that Dog got to Old and died eventually. Than the leather rotted on the Bullwhip. Finally the carbon steel of the knife rusted. So Nowadays I carry a firearm. LOL. Everything's Bigger Or tougher in TEXAS. I got that message, but there are other folks that can get the task done! So how can Y'all accomplish simple tasks here in the Sunshine State?
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Old 11-13-2018, 05:51 AM   #43
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I'd handle Florida the same way I handle Texas. For brush I'd use my very old Marlin 36R lever gun in .30-30 Winchester.



For open shots to a 150 yards (my self imposed distance limit) I go for one of my 7.62x51s such as this Savage Tachtical:




Back to the brush a moment. If it's also bear country I might use my Mossy riot gun loaded 000, slug, 000, slug, etc.


Any questions, Chief?

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Old 11-13-2018, 05:49 PM   #44
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Yup.
Ever considered an 590A1?
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:07 PM   #45
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No, I found that old Mossberg 500 ATP police gun just fine for guajalote sin plumas. I also had a 7.63x51 bolt gun that sometimes road in the trunk.

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No, I found that old Mossberg 500 ATP police gun just fine for guajalote sin plumas.
A couple of years back I purchased a dedicated "Tom Gun". It's a 3 inch Mossberg sporting a red dot on an integral to the 20 inch barrel dedicated rail, it's got a roll on roll off cheek riser, and a screw in choke tube system. It also came with Goose Barrel, but I doubt I'm going to get a chance to run the Mississippi Flyway like in days of Old. There are so many Thanksgiving Dinners running rampant in these woods, the call box doesn't need to go afield anymore. Now I still send Old Tom off with enough Wild Turkey that he feels no pain on the Barbeque. (Might toast a couple other Turkeys during the cooking process) Like Justin Wilson liked to say, "A Little wine for the food, and a little wine for the cook."
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Old 05-29-2019, 01:29 PM   #47
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my bigger concern is will the scope holdup to recoil . my AR15 but the hurt to 2 leo's and a Nikon . now use Burris on the R25 and a TC scope on the AR15 . that TC scope is all ways on .
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Old 05-29-2019, 02:19 PM   #48
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csmkersh,

zfyi, I've been prowling the classifieds on craigslist & HIT THE JACKPOT once more. = A fellow from Boerne ran a garage sale ad last week, that included a comment that he was selling an "old shotgun scope".

I called him, asked him the power & what brand & he said, "Redfield & it says 2X on the pasteboard box" & then said that his elder bother, who had passed away, had bought it years ago & never used it. He said that "The box that it's in is 'pretty beat-up looking'."

I then told him that I couldn't come to the garage sale, as I was already "committed" for that day & asked him if he would just price it to me.

"Is 25 bucks OK?", said he.

I said, "I'll put a MO in the mail today. What's your address?"

I'll pick-up the little Redfield in a week or so, when I go out to the Nature Center again. - Frankly, I'm not sure what that scope is worth in 2019 but considerably more than 25.oo.
(It will be mounted on another "estate sale find", a Model 870 Express Deer pump-gun.)

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I've been rather pleasantly surprised with the Weaver Grand Slams ability to eat recoil.
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