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by rkappes
Wed May 23, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: T-Shirt Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 4579

Re: T-Shirt Sale

Jeanpaul wrote:Do you have a facebook? Where can I check the t-shirts?
Hi Jean -

Thanks for the note. Unfortunately the sale for this specific shirt has ended but I'd be happy to mail you some samples of other shirts?
by rkappes
Wed May 02, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Country Vet® Naturals for High Performance Dogs
Replies: 1
Views: 1356

Country Vet® Naturals for High Performance Dogs

Any input on this food?
by rkappes
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: T-Shirt Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 4579

T-Shirt Sale

500 or more shirts, only $2.95 each
Mens –Womens-Youth
- Self-fabric collar
- 100% Polyester moisture management/antimicrobial performance fabric
- Double-needle hem

Any questions, feel free to email rkappes@spectrummrks.com or call 701.219.9778

Cheers,

Kappes
by rkappes
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1942 or 1952 Winchester Model 12
Replies: 6
Views: 2259

Re: 1942 or 1952 Winchester Model 12

I ended up buying the '52, I'm excited to get out and shoot it.
by rkappes
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Benelli Super Black Eagle 2 - Sale or Trade
Replies: 0
Views: 2523

Benelli Super Black Eagle 2 - Sale or Trade

My buddy won a SBE2 on the MN PF Gun A Week raffle last year. It's never been assembled. He's interested in selling it or trading for a nice pistol, nice rifle or something. Maybe even a youth wheeler or dirt bike. The gun is a 12 gauge, Walnut stock. If interested, let me know, I can put you in tou...
by rkappes
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1942 or 1952 Winchester Model 12
Replies: 6
Views: 2259

Re: 1942 or 1952 Winchester Model 12

to me they all shot about the same, but I think another forum might get more results. I ended up with about 30 in my poker playing days (60's-70') and a bunch of trap shooters came and bought them all for the receivers, didn't notice them being over selective of a particular year. it was my dad's g...
by rkappes
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1942 or 1952 Winchester Model 12
Replies: 6
Views: 2259

Re: 1942 or 1952 Winchester Model 12

You are saying the specs, in all measures, are identical and wish to know if it would be wise to purchase an example made in 1942 or, one in 1952? I must be missing something???? Are you saying the construction during wartime is ....less or post-war is...somehow better perhaps? Odd question. But......
by rkappes
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1942 or 1952 Winchester Model 12
Replies: 6
Views: 2259

1942 or 1952 Winchester Model 12

Which gun would you buy? The '52 is in a little better shape, but not much. Same price. Thanks for the input!
by rkappes
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breeding question need help
Replies: 149
Views: 40021

Re: Breeding question need help

I not saying crossbreds are better. But If the OP wants to breed a crossbred litter it is not going to hurt anything in the long run and they will likely get some bird dogs if the parents are bird dogs. So why not. how did they get the tall big running Brittanys. What put the Run and temperment in ...
by rkappes
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trying to purchase a Brittany
Replies: 29
Views: 10654

Re: Trying to purchase a Brittany

Bob Clayton is in Washington, he produces French Britts. Good guy, great hunting dogs. Here's his website: www.auburnbretons.com I don't know anything about Frosty Meadows, looking at their website they have some nice looking dogs, if you like the owner, then I say go with them. I believe good hunti...
by rkappes
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Before and After - Pup to Bird Dog!
Replies: 47
Views: 13264

Re: Before and After - Pup to Bird Dog!

Mutt dog Jersey
by rkappes
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Whitey Morgan and the 78's
Replies: 0
Views: 2921

Whitey Morgan and the 78's

One of my buddies told me about this group, good stuff!
by rkappes
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs vest for grouse hunting
Replies: 12
Views: 4309

Re: Dogs vest for grouse hunting

I use a Sylmar (safety yellow), great for visibility and protection. I use it year round.
by rkappes
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: BIG WATER DUCKS AND DOGS
Replies: 9
Views: 4373

Re: BIG WATER DUCKS AND DOGS

Cool pics!
by rkappes
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: --The Future of Conservation-- #PheasantsForever
Replies: 2
Views: 3119

--The Future of Conservation-- #PheasantsForever

My daughter Benni!
by rkappes
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pointing Dogs and Sitting
Replies: 19
Views: 7750

Re: Pointing Dogs and Sitting

The past 20+ years we've taught our Britts to sit and they have never sat down when pointing a bird.

Myself and my pops are far from professional trainers but figured I'd share.
by rkappes
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany lines
Replies: 32
Views: 11817

Re: Brittany lines

I bought my dad a pup from Mark. He's a good dude and produces great dogs. My dads pup is out of Vern x Ardoise. Pics of her below. She's probably the most natural hunting dog I've seen. She has a motor that doesn't quit. Natural retriever. Lives in the house, great with people and other dogs. Fun l...
by rkappes
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Setter or Cocker?
Replies: 7
Views: 2941

Setter or Cocker?

Hi All! I can't decide whether to get a setter or cocker. I'd like some input and hopefully something someone has to say and/or experienced will help me decide. I grew up with Amercian Britts, and love'm...and eventually will get another Britt (American or French), but just want to try something dif...
by rkappes
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Belly protection
Replies: 16
Views: 5225

Re: Belly protection

I've used a lot of different brands/types and have found that Sylmar has been far the best. Never have to re-secure it, easy on, easy off. Wonderful protection. I've used it for September Sharpies in ND and late winter roosters in Western MN. Never been hung up. Durable. Doesn't absorb much for odor...
by rkappes
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Northwoods Setters
Replies: 7
Views: 3430

Re: Northwoods Setters

Grange wrote:I've judges some of derby setters from Jerry's breedings and run by Jerry. I've also walked multiple braces watching dogs from his breedings. They have all been nice running dogs that handled well.
Thank you, I appreciate the input.
by rkappes
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Northwoods Setters
Replies: 7
Views: 3430

Re: Northwoods Setters

mnaj_springer wrote:A buddy of mine has a young Pointer from Northwoods. She’s a snappy little dog with lots of style and ability. I hope my next EP can come from his lines.
Thank you, I appreciate the info.
by rkappes
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Northwoods Setters
Replies: 7
Views: 3430

Re: Northwoods Setters

Up North wrote:Jerry has very good dogs, but on the pricey side. Well known in the grouse circle.
Thank you, I appreciate it! Is that a setter you have in your profile pic?
by rkappes
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Llewellin Setter
Replies: 16
Views: 6029

Re: Llewellin Setter

Since I'm not a breeder, it's of little concern to me but I suppose the Ryman setter is also an offshoot of the English setter, no? They're all beautiful to me. An off-shoot of the question above....are there any huge differences between a llewellin, ryman, and today's english. I know they are all ...
by rkappes
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Northwoods Setters
Replies: 7
Views: 3430

Northwoods Setters

Anyone have any experience with these dogs?
by rkappes
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: SxS Question
Replies: 8
Views: 3357

Re: SxS Question

hopefully it is dirt or the firing pin spring that has gone bad in the firing pin chamber. if it is protruding when open then that is probably it but you need to be careful if this is the case as it could fire when it is closed. Dirt gets in there and does not allow it to work correctly and some ti...
by rkappes
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: SxS Question
Replies: 8
Views: 3357

Re: SxS Question

Send the gun to Jerry Andrews in West Virginia, or Bill Schwarz in GA. They are both very good smith who will straighten your problem out. Also realize your LC Smith is nearly 100 years old and wasn't meant to shoot today's ultra magnum loads. Once you get it fixed, call RST and buy some low pressu...
by rkappes
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: SxS Question
Replies: 8
Views: 3357

Re: SxS Question

Thanks for the info everyone, I appreciate it very much!
by rkappes
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: SxS Question
Replies: 8
Views: 3357

SxS Question

Good morning! I recently bought a 1927 LC Smith. I went out and shot it this last weekend, shoots great but a couple things. 1) The safety has three positions, and maybe not all the positions are functioning correctly but I'm not sure why it has three positions? Thankfully the middle position or the...
by rkappes
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Paint River Llewellins
Replies: 23
Views: 6146

Re: Paint River Llewellins

NEhomer wrote:I hope someone stopping in here will let me know if they're able to view the pics now. Thanks.
I can see them now, DANDY dog!
by rkappes
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Pants
Replies: 17
Views: 5693

Re: Best Pants

Well, they dont make or sell Mcalister pants anymore. Not much on the market for waxed pants except filson and $200 for filson is probably not going to fly out of my wallet anytime soon. The chaps certainly have their niche but not at keeping pants dry when wading. The otterwax and nik wax look ver...
by rkappes
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Pants
Replies: 17
Views: 5693

Re: Best Pants

Most of the time I wear McAlister Wax Pants. Incredibly tough and extremely water repellent. They don't soak up any water. I do like them a lot, the only thing I don't like is when it's hot they are hot and when it's cold they are cold. From time to time I will wear North Face Paramount Peak II Conv...
by rkappes
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Paint River Llewellins
Replies: 23
Views: 6146

Re: Paint River Llewellins

[quote="NEhomer"]My new Puppy 1/23/15


For some reason, I can't see the pics.
by rkappes
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Paint River Llewellins
Replies: 23
Views: 6146

Re: Paint River Llewellins

Yes, I got my Llew from Kyle Warren and I could not be more pleased. He's an amazing trainer and dedicated breeder. I've never had a pup like my Whip. His prey drive is through the ceiling, he's naturally staunch and he's as biddable and obedient as he could possibly be. Here in year three I have t...
by rkappes
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Paint River Llewellins
Replies: 23
Views: 6146

Paint River Llewellins

Anyone have any experience with these dogs?
by rkappes
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Arizona quail
Replies: 107
Views: 63010

Re: Arizona quail

QUOTE BY CODYM is below: I think this thread has brought up some real issues that I would like to comment on, but I would like to do so in an adult manner. I'm not trying to insult anyone or any organization. I'm not trying to hurt anyone's feelings or be anyway disrespectful but these are my opini...
by rkappes
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Classic SxS or O/U
Replies: 95
Views: 62737

Re: Classic SxS or O/U

Sorry for the delay....with a girlfriend in grad school, a baby, and buying a house and remodeling it, my SxS budget kind of dwindled. I did however purchase a 1927 LC Smith, 12ga, 30" barrels. Would probably prefer a 20ga and 26" barrels but it feels super nice! And, I had some giftcards so I only ...
by rkappes
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help with GSP blood lines
Replies: 34
Views: 15049

Re: Help with GSP blood lines

I don't know anything about GSP lines, but I've heard this kennel produces some good dogs. I know they are big in NAVHDA and very successful. They produce some good lookin' dogs. http://sharpshooterskennel.com/
by rkappes
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: BOGO T-Shirt Special
Replies: 2
Views: 3345

Re: BOGO T-Shirt Special

I don't like most the t's I see with dog's one them. They are to big and intrusive for me. But it it was personalized, I could use then, then I could get interested. For instance A photo of your own dog maybe done on the pocket or similar size Up on the chest a bit, maybe above the pocket. I'm sure...
by rkappes
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: BOGO T-Shirt Special
Replies: 2
Views: 3345

BOGO T-Shirt Special

Good morning, happy Wednesday! I thought you might be interested in this. Attached is the BOGO t-shirt special. The special is for the PC54, PC380 and DM130. 2 color, 1 location imprint. No mix and match. What you buy for the shirt is what you get for the match. Pricing starting at buy 48, get 48 fr...
by rkappes
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Behr Deckover Reviews
Replies: 1
Views: 2881

Behr Deckover Reviews

Looking for input on this product. Thanks much!
by rkappes
Tue May 30, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: AYA
Replies: 8
Views: 5677

Re: AYA

jetjockey wrote:They are still in business. Very, very good guns. An AYA #2 around body in 20 or 28 will find its way into my safe in the future.
Thanks for the info!
by rkappes
Tue May 30, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: AYA
Replies: 8
Views: 5677

Re: AYA

Aguirre y aranzabal spanish manufacturer. They made lots of different grades from the matador up to extremely fancy shotguns. they also made guns mostly matadors for companies like sears. if you dont mind it saying sears on the side you can pick them up pretty cheap. i bought my daughter a sears (a...
by rkappes
Tue May 30, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: AYA
Replies: 8
Views: 5677

AYA

Anyone know anything about these side x sides?
by rkappes
Wed May 24, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: C. & H. Weston 16ga
Replies: 2
Views: 2767

Re: C. & H. Weston 16ga

P&PGunsmith wrote:As i recall they were a custom order but did not manufacture guns. They outsourced it to a manufacturer. so it could be high end or low end depending on what the customer wanted to pay. i will check books later to confirm my memory.
Thanks Pete, I appreciate the help!
by rkappes
Wed May 24, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: C. & H. Weston 16ga
Replies: 2
Views: 2767

C. & H. Weston 16ga

Anyone know anything about this SxS?
by rkappes
Tue May 09, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: South Dakota Non-Guided Land Access
Replies: 5
Views: 2909

South Dakota Non-Guided Land Access

Hi All!

Looking for non-guided land access in South Dakota for pheasant hunting. Will pay a fee. At least three hunters. Preferably near a major town. Thanks in advance!
by rkappes
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caps/Hats For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1282

Caps/Hats For Sale

Hi All - I'm a sales rep with a marketing company in Moorhead MN, Spectrum Marketing Services. We have a hat special going on. The hats are great for events, clubs, businesses, etc..... Samples below . Any questions let me know. I'd love the opportunity to earn your business. Cheers, Kappes rkappes@...
by rkappes
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: New Red Setter pup
Replies: 7
Views: 5697

Re: New Red Setter pup

Dandy pup~! Enjoy the journey.
by rkappes
Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lefever 16 ga SxS
Replies: 5
Views: 1911

Re: Lefever 16 ga SxS

It is a Lefever as a brand name only...it is not the true Lefever. Basically it is an entry level Ithaca, earlier than the NID(I think). In good shape and loaded properly, it will go boom just fine as any of the old entry guns will. Find the age, have it vetted by an actual double gun smith :idea: ...
by rkappes
Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lefever 16 ga SxS
Replies: 5
Views: 1911

Lefever 16 ga SxS

Do you gentlemen know anything about Lefever side by sides? I ran across a 16 gauge (Nitro Special) at one of the local pawn shops. I talked them down to $375, including tax. It seems to be identical to the gun below. It's in good shape. I've been wanting a SxS but haven't bought one yet and it's be...