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Been out twice this year, once solo the second time with Son and Grandson. Both times kind of damp. Score would have been zero without the Dog. She finds them in places I didn't think they would be and more importantly finds the downed birds.
 

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I miss having dogs. Ours were healthy one day and dead the next, in their pen several years ago; no marks on them that I could find, so I assume someone poisoned them. Don't know for certain, but can't come up with a more likely explanation.

Would love to have one or two now since we're out (way out) in the sticks now, but haven't gotten any since having them would mean we'd have to be there pretty much every day to take care of them. Do have a cat, but she can free-range more than I would want my dogs to do.

I'd love a pair of Ovcharkas; a male and female named Tiny and Heidi or something similarly non-threatening...

 

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I came into this marriage with a cat, my wife came in with a dog. We promised that when they passed we wouldn't replace them. We spend far to much time on the road travelling to matches from May to October. I appreciate the fact that my youngest spent so much time with them while we were gone.
 

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You both definitely have a point. It's like having a child that you just can't bring everywhere and you have to factor in vacations and boarding. Not too much of a problem since my Son loves the Dog and will take her anytime, but the Cat's are a different matter. That being said, I'm adamant about having a Black Labrador and my Wife is the same way about her Cat's. We work around the Pet's. The only reason I still bird hunt is the pleasure of watching the Dog work. Simply amazing. How does she know not to flush until one of us is in a position too shoot?
 
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I've taken scores of quail and doves with .22 pistols, just driving the backroads, when you hunt year round, and use earplugs, it's easy. I"ve taken a dozen ducks or geese with pistols, too, on the water. . They seem to weaken swiftly and drown. I guess the water keeps the blood flowing and soon, they are too weak to hold up their heads. I've taken a few out in the fields, too. If a guy was to bait them near several ideal firing spots, it would be each to take a ton of them with a silenced .22lr autorifle.

We might get a dog when the kid gets here. Be nice to have food on the hoof that stays with you, if shtf. Night vision has become cheap enough that I might buy a set for the wife.
 

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I've taken scores of quail and doves with .22 pistols, just driving the backroads, when you hunt year round, and use earplugs, it's easy. I"ve taken a dozen ducks or geese with pistols, too, on the water. . They seem to weaken swiftly and drown. I guess the water keeps the blood flowing and soon, they are too weak to hold up their heads. I've taken a few out in the fields, too. If a guy was to bait them near several ideal firing spots, it would be each to take a ton of them with a silenced .22lr autorifle.

We might get a dog when the kid gets here. Be nice to have food on the hoof that stays with you, if shtf. Night vision has become cheap enough that I might buy a set for the wife.
Do much hunting lately Melvin? Seems handguns that you make these terrific shots with are a no-no, right? Seems you've broken a lot of laws, too. Think of a Dog, a Family Pet, as food. Your a real prince. Make sure you kill it in front of your Child. That will toughen her right up.
 

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What’s with the ear plugs? I’ve never used them hunting. Or are you illegally shooting from inside the car?
He has stated that he is extremely noise and recoil sensitive. No shotguns or rifles over .223. Yes, he brags about shooting from cars. It's fantasy. He mentions the ear plugs constantly. You'll get used to it.
 

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sad!
 

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I don't have a dog, but I really enjoy hunting with one with some of my friends. Dogs are awesome!
 

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He has stated that he is extremely noise and recoil sensitive. No shotguns or rifles over .223. Yes, he brags about shooting from cars. It's fantasy. He mentions the ear plugs constantly. You'll get used to it.
I never got how someone noise sensitive considered a sub-12 inch CAR15 the end all/be all... without an appropriately designed muzzle device (Flaming Pig is nice)a lot of the 9-12 inch 5.56 AR and AK Pistols like the M85 are a LOT more obnoxious than my M92 AK pistol or my Mosin Nagant carbines.
We're talking" felt sound".
 

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I never got how someone noise sensitive considered a sub-12 inch CAR15 the end all/be all... without an appropriately designed muzzle device (Flaming Pig is nice)a lot of the 9-12 inch 5.56 AR and AK Pistols like the M85 are a LOT more obnoxious than my M92 AK pistol or my Mosin Nagant carbines.
We're talking" felt sound".
I have a 10.5" AR pistol in .300 blackout. it is suppressed, and quite handy. The .300 shines at this barrel length and is pretty quiet, even with supersonic rounds loaded, and it is deadly quiet with subs.

if you're going to go with a short barreled gun, the .300 makes more sense. The .223/5.56 isn't really optimal for shorter barrels.

Wolf is now selling .300 blackout ammo, if anyone is interested.
 

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...Wolf is now selling .300 blackout ammo, if anyone is interested.
Didn't know that, thanks. The .300bk is one of the calibers I don't load for. Probably will someday, but so far just saving my brass from factory stuff.
 

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Didn't know that, thanks. The .300bk is one of the calibers I don't load for. Probably will someday, but so far just saving my brass from factory stuff.
Right now they are selling supersonic rounds, with subs coming out in the near future.

I currently load my supersonic rounds, and buy subsonics. If you get a load wrong on subs, you can get a baffle strike if it fails to stabilize.

if I ever build a dedicated night rifle, then I may start loading subs, but until then, I'm happy buying them.
 

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I have a 10.5" AR pistol in .300 blackout. it is suppressed, and quite handy. The .300 shines at this barrel length and is pretty quiet, even with supersonic rounds loaded, and it is deadly quiet with subs.

if you're going to go with a short barreled gun, the .300 makes more sense. The .223/5.56 isn't really optimal for shorter barrels.

Wolf is now selling .300 blackout ammo, if anyone is interested.
you've obviously never read any of my stuff, cause I 've ALWAYS said you want a silencer on your fighting/survival rifle. So, it's you that's stupid, not me.
 

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you've obviously never read any of my stuff, cause I 've ALWAYS said you want a silencer on your fighting/survival rifle. So, it's you that's stupid, not me.
Yes Melvin we know, but you have to realize that real men survived in the past without suppressors. They are a nice to have but not mandatory.
 

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I have a 10.5" AR pistol in .300 blackout. it is suppressed, and quite handy. The .300 shines at this barrel length and is pretty quiet, even with supersonic rounds loaded, and it is deadly quiet with subs.

if you're going to go with a short barreled gun, the .300 makes more sense. The .223/5.56 isn't really optimal for shorter barrels.

Wolf is now selling .300 blackout ammo, if anyone is interested.
you've obviously never read any of my stuff, cause I 've ALWAYS said you want a silencer on your fighting/survival rifle. So, it's you that's stupid, not me.
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Where did he say that a person shouldn't want a silencer? He specifically said he DID have one.
 
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you've obviously never read any of my stuff, cause I 've ALWAYS said you want a silencer on your fighting/survival rifle. So, it's you that's stupid, not me.
Funny, you seem to be the one with a reading problem. Read the second sentence in my post that you quoted. We are talking suppressed. The image is a .300 blackout pistol. The thing on the end of the barrel is called a suppressor. it makes the shots really quiet. The dead animal is called a Javelina it was shot at 100 yards.

So yes, we know about putting suppressors on guns, in fact we do so and we shoot them. Legally.
 

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