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Great pictures and beautiful shotguns!

Many of you use 16 gauge: widely used in Spain in the early and mid 20th century and is considered a traditional hunting bore, but now there is poor variety of ammunition and it is used less and less.

I have also seen some pictures with a 28 ga SxS and I think it is quite used in the USA. It is my favorite gauge after using 12, 16 and 20.

Last summer with my springer spaniel and my 28 ga Wiggan& Elliott.


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I think that is a good picture. Glad to see that you still have a good population of pheasants, none to speak of here in eastern Pa where they once flourished.


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The Cashmore does well and has earned a restoration this spring. I really have to do something to perk up the wood and then add a pad to get rid of the slip on, plus add a little more drop.

I missed two yesterday on birds that were out there a bit.
The IC/M chokes on the Cashmore don't give me that much confidence in longer shots, but on at least one of them, I was just plain behind. No full choke will fix that.

No, it's been a good year for pheasants for a lot of reasons though we missed 3 weeks due to Gus's leg. Right now we have just the right amount of snow to help them hold tight, but not be too much to wade through. We will take today off and be out there tomorrow.


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Hey all, well today ended our season. It was a good one, not great, but darn better than the last two. Yesterday was kind of a bust, didn't bust a cap and saw fewer than the last few times out. Friday was really good, two limits in two hours. Today my son Jim and I went out, we could have limited a few times over if hens were legal! The boy birds were spooky, but can't complain how the day turned out. Jim got one and I managed two. The dog worked really well and the weather has been great. Little snow and above temps for this time of year. We've been lucky!

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I started the season with my 12b Purdey and ended it with her.



Addie did very well, very happy with her!



I'm very thankful for a successful and safe season! Thank you Lord and St Hubert.

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Nice birds, but where is all the snow? I would think you would have a foot and a half of it. We have about 10". Just about the perfect amount to slow or stop the birds and not enough to slow my golden. We have 7 days left.

Are many of your birds second year birds?

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Greg,
We have been blessed with warmer than usual weather here in Michigan as well. Congrats on your great season, you've done well!
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Brent & Karl, thanks for the very kind words. We've had a very mild winter, no snow and warm temps. Supposed to be in the 40's and upper 30's this week again. The down side is the ranchers & famers need some ground moisture. Unless we get more snow or good rains this spring, we'll be back in a drought year......and we don't need that again. Hope the good Lord will provide a good balance for all.

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Finally connected with some woodcock over the pup. Took her out for a quick midday hunt and she found about 10. This one was a rock solid point and I connected with the little swamp rocket. We ended up with two in the bag.

(Gun: 16 gauge AyA 4/53 repaired and refinished by me. My first gunsmithing venture)




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Great looking dog. Remind us of the breed, please. As I recall your breeder was in SC not far from where I live in Georgia. Gil

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