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chadwimc

12 pointer
Oct 29, 2004
2,905
Earth
There are few things in life more satisfying than hunting with an old weird shotgun. Especially an heirloom old weird shotgun.

The bolt actions are natural for me to use. The ones without poly chokes are great accurate slug guns, the action stays dry in rain. You can top off with spare mag quickly. Nothing not to like really. Some folks are recoil sensitive but shotguns kick last time I checked.
Speakin' of bolt action magazines... I inherited this from a friend. The magazine had chipped red paint on it so I asked "Carl, why is the mag red"? He smiled and said "Its red so when ye go a'lookin' fer it, ye kin spot it easy". Those type of shotguns have a nasty habit of dropping the magazine(or "clip") because the center of balance puts your finger right on the release button. So I freshened up the red paint. 'Til we meet again, Carl...

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FF/EMT516

10 pointer
Nov 22, 2020
1,310
Caneyville, Ky
I cut down about a 20” diameter black cherry tree and got one trailer load split with a maul and hauled home. It’s not the hottest burning wood but it splits fairly easy and dries quickly. Smells good too.
We had several of them on mom and dads and anytime they were near fences we would cut them down and haul them out. Anyways I broke up some small limbs and little pieces once and built a fire in a charcoal grill one time and cooked over the coals and it was some dang good food.
 
We had several of them on mom and dads and anytime they were near fences we would cut them down and haul them out. Anyways I broke up some small limbs and little pieces once and built a fire in a charcoal grill one time and cooked over the coals and it was some dang good food.
This one was growing in an old fence row within 5 feet of a probably 20” or likely more diameter older than dirt cedar tree. There’s another probably 12” cherry on the opposite side of the cedar thats going next. I’m leaving the old cedar. I’ve got some big old black locusts to cut too and I’ve read that’s the creme de la creme of firewood.
 


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