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by nikegundog
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: New rifle
Replies: 9
Views: 1227

Re: New rifle

About your only option is the Remington 700 Long Range Hunter. Remember if you go the rebarreling route, you'll need the stock altered also (or a new one). Or get nearly the same ballistics with a .308 and your choices are numerous. https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/remington-700-long-range-30-06-spr...
by nikegundog
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: new gun
Replies: 13
Views: 1833

Re: new gun

If you live close to a Cabela's check out the Dickinson's...…..

https://www.cabelas.com/browse.cmd?cate ... zstype=REG
by nikegundog
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Flushing Dogs That Choose to Point
Replies: 37
Views: 3363

Re: VIDEO: Flushing Dogs That Choose to Point

mask wrote:There is such a thing as a pointing lab right?
Sure there is just cross a Weim with a Lab and Voila.....pointing Lab.
by nikegundog
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Flushing Dogs That Choose to Point
Replies: 37
Views: 3363

Re: VIDEO: Flushing Dogs That Choose to Point

Do you always hunt with that check cord attached?
by nikegundog
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: best overall dog?
Replies: 42
Views: 7830

Re: best overall dog?

Timewise65 wrote:Your question is like asking guys what manufacture of truck should they get! .....
Considering he wasn't interested in a Lab, the question was like asking.......what truck should I get, I want something that isn't a Chevy or Ford....... :D
by nikegundog
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting Vest features
Replies: 10
Views: 2560

Re: Hunting Vest features

The Columbia ones last maybe four seasons before loosening up. On the plus side, you don't have all the chaff on your shells that you get from having them in your vest pocket, thus keeping your gun cleaner. Columbia quickloader 2 http://i.stpost.com/erez4/erez?src=ProductImages/1639W_10.tif&tmp=Full...
by nikegundog
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?
Replies: 214
Views: 104643

Re: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?

AtTheMurph wrote:20ga Beretta 686 Onyx. 21 years old this season and never one issue. Have killed everything from quail to goose with it although now for quail I use a 28ga Renato Gamba Princepessa SxS.
Best looking gun in the Beretta line-up hands down IMO, unfortunately the lumber is lacking in most cases.
by nikegundog
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: pro sports
Replies: 12
Views: 3525

Re: pro sports

Love the NFL...I hate the way politics have become a part of it. Was a huge Twins fan growing up, lots of hours logged on a tractor listening to them play...now I simply follow them in the paper, and take in a game or two a year at the ball park. Quite watching hockey when the North Stars packed up ...
by nikegundog
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Ruger 28 Gauge
Replies: 16
Views: 6945

Re: Ruger 28 Gauge

Tooling wrote:You love a good sxs don't you nike.. :)
If the OP was looking for a used 20 gauge 2x4 with a budget around $3200, CSMC has something to offer with their RBL. Nice looking gun.
by nikegundog
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Ruger 28 Gauge
Replies: 16
Views: 6945

Re: Ruger 28 Gauge

I have always found the feel of a Ruger to be bulky/chunky. It's weight supports my perception and not what I enjoy in my forays afield. In my estimation, I believe you are misinterpreting feel for fit. A gun should fit you however if both a Ruger and a Purdey were made to the exact same specs, the...
by nikegundog
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: LOP too long. Cut stock or sell gun?
Replies: 21
Views: 6926

Re: LOP too long. Cut stock or sell gun?

Maybe some guns just fit better, and its more than LOP? If the Browning is only a 1/4 inch shorter but feels pretty perfect, Maybe its some of the other stuff you guys have mentioned. It's a pretty sweet shooting but just doesn't come up to the shoulder in the field. I'll see if I can trade it. If ...
by nikegundog
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: LOP too long. Cut stock or sell gun?
Replies: 21
Views: 6926

Re: LOP too long. Cut stock or sell gun?

Factory Stock. Nice gun but it doesn't fit. If I take off the recoil pad it fits (which to me is more like 3/4 of an inch to an inch). I agree that 1.5 inches seems too drastic. No I'm not young or slight of stature but the gun stock is just too "bleep" long for me. But there aren't any shims or ot...
by nikegundog
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Side x Side Recomendation
Replies: 31
Views: 12228

Re: Side x Side Recomendation

So after a post a couple of weeks ago, I decided to check out out some side x side guns. It seems like most of my internet research came up empty, a lot of talk about old english guns that were priced higher than what I'm willing to spend right now (≈$2500). In searching the local area gunstores (I...
by nikegundog
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lab puppy
Replies: 21
Views: 4608

Re: Lab puppy

Riptide Ragin Bull Sprig (the sires sire on the top side) is only one in the country . He's the only chocolate lab in the country to have the titles he has, according to my research. After I researched all the names in each pedigree the topside is loaded with hunting and testing titles. The bottom ...
by nikegundog
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lab puppy
Replies: 21
Views: 4608

Re: Lab puppy

I have a cousin looking for a lab puppy and he came across one in SC. Here is the Sire and dam's pedigrees, attached. I cant find much on the dam, but the sire looks really good. What do you all think and how does the dams papers look? He is looking for something to hunt with and also have be a in ...
by nikegundog
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lab breeders
Replies: 7
Views: 1623

Re: Lab breeders

Tmechelberry wrote:I don't have much experience in lab bloodlines but some good bloodline names to look out for would be helpful as well


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Labradors, generally are not line bred. Although there are some popular studs (Lean Mac, Grady, Ali, Barracuda Blue, Chopper etc...)
by nikegundog
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Overall shotgun
Replies: 3
Views: 1528

Re: Overall shotgun

Beretta A400 is now made left handed.
by nikegundog
Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Help selecting a 20 GA O/U
Replies: 18
Views: 7611

Re: Help selecting a 20 GA O/U

Not only are they heavy, they typically shoot lose with wear. Open a Red Label that has been used some and you will see what a I mean. As far as the other guns go, be very, very leary of Turkish made guns. They are getting better, but they still have a LONG way to go. CZ's are Turkish made guns, an...
by nikegundog
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Help selecting a 20 GA O/U
Replies: 18
Views: 7611

Re: Help selecting a 20 GA O/U

'They are all great guns, I have a preference toward the Red Label, which doesn't have the cheap engravings you see on the others (-Black Onyx). If you get a Beretta stay away from their XTRA wood.
by nikegundog
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BREEDING RIGHTS
Replies: 9
Views: 2652

Re: BREEDING RIGHTS

Brenttos wrote:If you want to shoot me a PM I can send you what I have. The contracts are for my French Bulldogs but I can easily alter one in about 5 minutes for what your wanting to do.
I you got one that says once the dog is sold, all rights belong to the owner, shoot me a copy.
by nikegundog
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 28 Gauge O/U, the Hot New Thing?
Replies: 34
Views: 9068

Re: 28 Gauge O/U, the Hot New Thing?

Gordon Guy wrote:

Just saying! So don't poo poo us SXS shooters and our guns. :lol: 2X4 HUH! 8)
Love SxS's, and I sure miss old Ryman, and his Elsie's he use to post on this forum. If I recall Jetjockey had a thread on the restoration of his, over on the DGJ.
by nikegundog
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 28 Gauge O/U, the Hot New Thing?
Replies: 34
Views: 9068

Re: 28 Gauge O/U, the Hot New Thing?

You also get to pre-mount your gun in competition, shoot a much heavier gun, use a 12 ga, etc. Today I yelled "pull", when my dog was standing a wild covey of bobs and it did nothing. Darn birds didn't seem to understand what i wanted from them. Of course when I went in to flush and darn near fell ...
by nikegundog
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why are Bird Hunters Afraid of Field Trials
Replies: 62
Views: 15491

Re: Why are Bird Hunters Afraid of Field Trials

We have thread "Are Field Trialers Afraid of Wild Birds" and "Are Bird Hunters Afraid of Field Trial Dogs" so I thought I'd ask "Why are Bird Hunters Afraid of Field Trials"? I run NSTRA trials and in my home region, the Mid-North (Minnesota, South Dakota & North Dakota) we struggle to get new peop...
by nikegundog
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 28 Gauge O/U, the Hot New Thing?
Replies: 34
Views: 9068

Re: 28 Gauge O/U, the Hot New Thing?

Thanks for all the replies guys, I'm picking up a lot of great information here. Like some have mentioned I haven't usually found the Cabela's gun guys to be the most knowledgeable, but like I said I was killing time before a flight and this guys seemed to be an exception. He said he was an instruc...
by nikegundog
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 28 Gauge O/U, the Hot New Thing?
Replies: 34
Views: 9068

Re: 28 Gauge O/U, the Hot New Thing?

I have use a Ruger Red Label straight stock f or years with my other o/u's , this little gun is sweet. As for pheasants, if your shooting over pointing dogs I don't think you need anything bigger. IMO Yes, if one had to have a 28, it's the one to get, weighing in at a little over 6 lbs. Unfortunate...
by nikegundog
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 28 Gauge O/U, the Hot New Thing?
Replies: 34
Views: 9068

Re: 28 Gauge O/U, the Hot New Thing?

I can't think of one advantage a 28 has over a 20. A sub 5# gun is great to carry, if you never have to shoot the thing...... Don't understand paying a premium for a gun and ammunition, and then get less gun. It's not shocking that Cabela's pedaling a 28 gauge, they will also point you in the direct...
by nikegundog
Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: We finally have decided
Replies: 10
Views: 2598

Re: We finally have decided

Here's a good place to look http://www.retrievertraining.net/forums ... ab-Puppies
They require hips and eye (both parents) testing to have pups listed.
by nikegundog
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vizsla or Pointing Lab?
Replies: 66
Views: 19250

Re: Vizsla or Pointing Lab?

Outdoor Life dubbed Mayo Kellogg "The Real Father of pointing labs". Mayo Kellogg also was the founder of the first Pointing Lab club, as well as testing of pointing labs. Kellogg's kennel had Labradors and Weims. Mayo was also the father of Silver Labs. :D And in a genetics test, something like 99...
by nikegundog
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vizsla or Pointing Lab?
Replies: 66
Views: 19250

Re: Vizsla or Pointing Lab?

Are we not talking about two different things when discussing 1- Pointing Labs, and 2- Silver Labs? I've read about the history of the development of the "Silver" lab, but are we saying that the pointing Lab shares the same origins? Outdoor Life dubbed Mayo Kellogg "The Real Father of pointing labs...
by nikegundog
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: They finally caught him. Roysetters
Replies: 118
Views: 38441

Re: They finally caught him. Roysetters

Vision wrote:
I hope you know I was being sarcastic.
That was pretty obvious to most. :D
by nikegundog
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: They finally caught him. Roysetters
Replies: 118
Views: 38441

Re: They finally caught him. Roysetters

"Big Sky" Bobman, since you have so much insight, why don't you tell how this "Roy" came about "finding" this little bird hunting mecca here in the Big Sky state? Was it all by his lonesome? Let's see, no hunting in 48 states for 2 years $1,750 fines plus restitution (wonder how much $$$ that was?)...
by nikegundog
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: They finally caught him. Roysetters
Replies: 118
Views: 38441

Re: They finally caught him. Roysetters

I have never understood exactly how possession limits work. Too my knowledge, I have never exceeded any bag limit or possession limit. Tell me if this is right, because it makes no sense to me. I used to pheasant hunt a lot in Iowa. I believe that the bag limit was 3, and the possession limit was 1...
by nikegundog
Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: looking for a hunting partner
Replies: 29
Views: 7294

Re: looking for a hunting partner

Google is a wonderful thing, type in a word and the dictionary definition is readily available. It will even do the spell checking for you. Mini-mi is in the Oxford dictionary: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/us/mini-me Mini-Me (ˈmɪnɪˌmiː) n 1. a person who resembles a smaller or younge...
by nikegundog
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: They finally caught him. Roysetters
Replies: 118
Views: 38441

Re: They finally caught him. Roysetters

Leroy I. Pool (69) of Arizona recently pled guilty in Sheridan County Justice Court to five misdemeanor charges stemming from his over-possession limits of Montana game birds. Pool was charged with two counts of unlawfully possessing over-limits of both pheasant and sharp-tailed grouse. Additionall...
by nikegundog
Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Wolves in Forest Grouse Country
Replies: 46
Views: 26496

Re: Wolves in Forest Grouse Country

GSPONPOINT32 wrote:
Any experience with shooting slugs or buck shot with tighter chokes?
You will have no problem shooting any lead slug out of a full choke shotgun made in the last 60 years, although that is not ideal.
by nikegundog
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Kennel?
Replies: 22
Views: 5994

Re: Best Kennel?

MSU Aggie wrote:Ruff Tough is manufactured in Tea SD by Roto mold llc. Ruff Tough products are the primary products made by Roto Mold.
Thank you for the correction. The NorthStar website has Ruff Tuff kennels listed: http://www.northstarplasticsinc.com/Ruf ... gh_kennels
by nikegundog
Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Kennel?
Replies: 22
Views: 5994

Re: Best Kennel?

I've been looking for a good one. I almost picked up a couple of the Kennebec Dakota that Cabelas had on sale last week. Glad I didn't. Looked at the Ruff Tough and Kennebec yesterday in person. While the boxes themselves look quite sturdy, the doors look like junk to me. The Northstar Grate Crate ...
by nikegundog
Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cabelas Coupon
Replies: 4
Views: 1260

Re: Cabelas Coupon

$20 off $100 expires 10/18
by nikegundog
Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Kirkland dog food
Replies: 20
Views: 8743

Re: Kirkland dog food

MGIII wrote:Do any of you feed your hunting dogs Kirkland brand dog food? I currently feed my 2 dogs pro plan sport and may be looking for a less expensive alternative.
It's made by Diamond.
by nikegundog
Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vizsla or Pointing Lab?
Replies: 66
Views: 19250

Re: Vizsla or Pointing Lab?

Moonshine Ike wrote:hasn't the consistent "pointing lab" been proven to be a hoax?
Look no further than Kellogg Kennels, the "Real Father" of Silver and American Pointing Labs.
by nikegundog
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Practice for the season ~Trap
Replies: 23
Views: 10082

Re: Practice for the season ~Trap

I've shot very little trap, always felt it was to easy. Shot some skeet while stationed in Europe And after doing it a bit someone suggested shooting with the gun at my waist and mounting and shooting when pull was called, they said it was international style. It was actually easier that way. There...
by nikegundog
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vizsla or Pointing Lab?
Replies: 66
Views: 19250

Re: Vizsla or Pointing Lab?

mnaj_springer wrote:I know that labs shed. A lot.
+1
by nikegundog
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Practice for the season ~Trap
Replies: 23
Views: 10082

Re: Practice for the season ~Trap

No skeet . just trap. Basically ~pull~ throw up & shoot. The folks from the club ask me why I don't come down and shoot more often. Shooting at targets does nothing for me. Doesn't make sense though ~ does it :D I love to walk behind a dog ~ just he & I and hunt birds and enjoy nature . Taking it a...
by nikegundog
Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Practice for the season ~Trap
Replies: 23
Views: 10082

Re: Practice for the season ~Trap

last year in about mid August I would head over to my local gun club and shoot trap to get in shape for the up coming season. I really felt that it helps. It seems as though a lot of guy's that strictly hunt won't go to the range and practice.That has been my consensus .I say this only because last...
by nikegundog
Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: O/U under $1200 to $1500
Replies: 34
Views: 19775

Re: O/U under $1200 to $1500

Citori 600 to 800 for old well used 1100 to 1200 for a little better shape but older Beretta and Benelli 1600 to 2800. Ya I've heard the older winchester have a fair amount of recoil but I've heard the back bored barrels, the new design, the vented barrels, better recoil pads, and this gun being a ...
by nikegundog
Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: O/U under $1200 to $1500
Replies: 34
Views: 19775

Re: O/U under $1200 to $1500

I can find citori in my range. Haven't really found any nice Baretta in my range. Went back to cabelas to check out the winchester after Texas mentioned them. It's a 101 sportsman 30 inch with 5 EXTENDED SIGNATURE INVECTOR-PLUS™ CHOKE TUBES. It is on the used rack but it is a new gun that is discon...
by nikegundog
Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: O/U under $1200 to $1500
Replies: 34
Views: 19775

Re: O/U under $1200 to $1500

Cant go wrong with any of the new berettas like a pigeon I like the new 828 in a benelli I own that one, I also like the franchi the SL model in a 20 just for hunting quail with a 26 inch barrel , I just don't like old and heavy !!!! LOL,, a bad rendition of a Buck Rodger's spacegun. Now I see. :D
by nikegundog
Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: O/U under $1200 to $1500
Replies: 34
Views: 19775

Re: O/U under $1200 to $1500

Tooling wrote:Loved the Ruger Red Label I once had but soon came to the realization that the barrels were turned the wrong way :D
Love my Red Label....... Don't know if I'd buy the newest version, think it was only produced for a year or two. Can't go wrong with a B gun either +2.