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Stevens Turkey Harvest.
« on: April 23, 2016, 09:39:34 AM »
Called him away from his hens yesterday morning. This was my third day of trying to get this Tom. The old Stevens performed like a champ. Due to overcast sky and the damp conditions, the smell of black powder hung in the air for quit a while after I let the hammer fall.








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Re: Stevens Turkey Harvest.
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2016, 10:04:04 AM »
Excellent!  Nice to see at least one of us using the old guns for what they were designed for.     Carrying in the field sure beats toting them to the range in the car and shooting paper.    Nice job Scooby.

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Re: Stevens Turkey Harvest.
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2016, 09:12:09 PM »
Nice! So much better when you do it the old-fashioned way, isn't it?
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Re: Stevens Turkey Harvest.
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2016, 08:26:15 PM »
Nice! So much better when you do it the old-fashioned way, isn't it?

For me, that is the case, but I still appreciate and respect those that choose an alternate route. I set a personal goal to take one with this particular (new to me) shotgun with black powder, and it worked out. The event did in fact provide me with a high degree of satisfaction and content, given my particular drive when it come to shooting and hunting with the guns of my choice.

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Re: Stevens Turkey Harvest.
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2016, 09:03:00 PM »
Well, that would be a worthy prize with ANY gun. The fact you did it with BP just makes it all that much better.
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Re: Stevens Turkey Harvest.
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2016, 11:22:54 PM »
Well, that would be a worthy prize with ANY gun. The fact you did it with BP just makes it all that much better.

That right there is a great set of words. It is the size of bird that all turkey hunters hope will come into shooting range. And just as you say, my choice of both gun and cartridge did make the harvest "better" for me. And the recognition given given by you and Mike adds a whole bunch more to the "better."

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Re: Stevens Turkey Harvest.
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2016, 12:14:21 PM »
I would like to add my congratulations on a job well done. Was this bird taken with the brass shot shells?

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Re: Stevens Turkey Harvest.
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2016, 06:51:06 AM »
Yeah Mazo, I used a brass shell to take him. It was charged with 2F goex and I had it topped off with a load of number 4 shot. I used Circle Fly wads over both the powder and shot.