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by oldbeek
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Shotkam
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Shotkam

I am shooting 15 rounds every day in my front yard. Thought I was getting to easy hitting every clay for 2 days in a row. Went out yesterday and missed 14 out of 15. My back was tight, but I shot over them, under them, to far in front and to far behind them. 2 looked that where the shot was placed, ...
by oldbeek
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Shotkam
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Shotkam

Oldbeek, a Friend sent me some of his shotcam videos from this past season hunting mearns and gambels quail in AZ. He is an outstanding shot and the videos were way cool. He took two crossing birds with one shot in one of them. I checked out the product since your post prompted me and did not see a...
by oldbeek
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Garmin service
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Garmin service

I have a t-5 tracking collar that I have used 3 seasons now. No light would come on when connected to charge station. I was told by Garmin they had a problem with a circuit under the charge pins. If I squeezed the charge bar against the collar tight a light would come on. Called Garmin and they gave...
by oldbeek
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Rebuilt batteries for Tri-tronics G3
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: Rebuilt batteries for Tri-tronics G3

Good to know. I found an after market battery on internet. I now have a spare.
by oldbeek
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Shotkam
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Shotkam

Shotcam looks very interesting! Oldbeek, is your 16 gauge a Franchi? My 16 is a Valmet Lion with fixed chokes. Easy to carry but alas I have decided I am to slow to use skeet anymore on quail. California requirement to use steel has almost priced me out on ammunition. My wife bought me a beautiful ...
by oldbeek
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Shotkam
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Shotkam

Recently bought a Shotkam to improve my shooting. It is a great tool. I found I was stoping swing with my light 5.5 lb 16ga. Shotkam has a $100.00 off sale for fathers day. 30 day money back guarantee.
by oldbeek
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Any one use a 20ga with skeet chokes for quail?
Replies: 15
Views: 3402

Re: Any one use a 20ga with skeet chokes for quail?

Recently started practicing on clays. At 78 I am missing a lot. Found I am not quick as I used to be. Moved from skeet to
modified. Will be using imp. cyl and mod with steel.
by oldbeek
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tune in Daily - It's Free and It's Good
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: Tune in Daily - It's Free and It's Good

They are only doing Tuesday- and Thursday now. Good information.
by oldbeek
Thu May 21, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Hunting/Dog Related Stuff For Sale
Topic: Garmin Fenix 5 watch: pairs with Garmin Alpha
Replies: 1
Views: 8147

Re: Garmin Fenix 5 watch: pairs with Garmin Alpha

On sale at Gundog supply right now for 150.00
by oldbeek
Thu May 21, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: French Brittany pup help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 890

Re: French Brittany pup help needed

Perfection kennels is on facebook every day during this virus. 12:00 central time zone. Some of the back videos are still up on their site. look them up. FREE ! check cord,,, Permatack.com little expensive but worth it. Perfection kennels uses them. flexible and glides through the grass. Perfect sta...
by oldbeek
Thu May 21, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: They’re Back!
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: They’re Back!

Just a Pacific. You can get a vaccination for them. Killed 3 Mojave greens already this year. Got a bunch of owls in my trees maybe they will keep the rodent population down. Is your dog snake broke?
by oldbeek
Wed May 20, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tune in Daily - It's Free and It's Good
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: Tune in Daily - It's Free and It's Good

I need another pup to start and not make all the mistakes I did with my present dog. This is a great broadcast. Watch it every day.
by oldbeek
Thu May 14, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SoCal NSTRA trial
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Re: SoCal NSTRA trial

CANCELLED. California sucks. Our ranch is in Ventura County. The county even shut down all RV camping even on private property. This is ridiculous. The local sheriff station said IF we got squeeled on he would have to shut us down. Socialist control. Guess we will do it in the fall if all the bird p...
by oldbeek
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cheap(er) Price on Pro Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 893

Re: Cheap(er) Price on Pro Plan

Don't know why 48# would be 41.00 and 37# is 47.00 but I ordered one. We will see. Amazon,,, can ship it back if there is a problem.
by oldbeek
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP
Replies: 40
Views: 2296

Re: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP

:)
by oldbeek
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP
Replies: 40
Views: 2296

Re: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP

When I hunt that rough chukar country, my dog is always within 40 yards of me. Not moving fast at all. Usually have to watch my footing. At 78 I seem to be slowing down some. I can't hit Sh-- if I am winded. Quail country, she is good for 2 days, then we need a day of rest. On quail she is averaging...
by oldbeek
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP
Replies: 40
Views: 2296

Re: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP

Great comments, I had big GSPs with huge feet. They had a lot of foot problems in lava chukar country with them even though one would go until he ran out of blood. He was my first dog and a warrior. I like smaller dogs for chukar country. They seem to hold up better. Did your last dog just not like ...
by oldbeek
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SoCal NSTRA trial
Replies: 2
Views: 920

SoCal NSTRA trial

IF the virus does not shut this down.??? Double / Double May 24-25-2020, Our regional trial is May 22-23. that is only for dogs that won a placement in the past year, and any past champions. 15650 Lockwood Valley rd, Frasier Park, CA. Dry camping at the grounds. Come out , get acquainted, and see wh...
by oldbeek
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 28 Gauge O/U, the Hot New Thing?
Replies: 42
Views: 14844

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

My old hunting partner was small in stature and always carried an 870 wingmaste 12 gar. To me it was heavy. I always carried a 5.5 lb 16 ga. He would on a regular basis shoot 98 or 99 in trap meets. He didn't even have the trigger assy upgrade. His cheek rest would be raised for trap meets using du...
by oldbeek
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bell or no bell?
Replies: 38
Views: 2360

Re: Bell or no bell?

I hunted quail in heavy cover with a Britt. It would drive me nuts wondering where they were. Always calling and hacking begging them to check in. It was the only way to keep my sanity, was to run a bell. BUT,< today get a GPS even if you have to sell your shotgun. Best tool ever. Let that dog run a...
by oldbeek
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: dog only partly retrieving
Replies: 24
Views: 2261

Re: dog only partly retrieving

The FF I watched on internet taught to increase the size of the object retrieved. Standing Stone Kennels. Did my first FF on my dog 5 years ago. She was a challenge. we spent 3 weeks with 3 sessions a day till she snapped. OH, that is what you want. We compete in NSTRA and her longest retrieve was o...
by oldbeek
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Perfection Kennels DVD's.......
Replies: 8
Views: 862

Re: Perfection Kennels DVD's.......

I learned gun acclamation from perfect start. I thought it was pretty complete, but I have not seen the gun acclamation video. I bought my perfect start , perfect finish on this site, buy and sell section for $80.00
by oldbeek
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog not "going with" me
Replies: 23
Views: 3536

Re: Dog not "going with" me

I have a fairly big running dog. I used to direct her to where I wanted her. The exercise was frustrating. I bought a Garmin and just follow her. She has the nose. I DON'T. Her nose is much better now that I let her go to the birds she smells. I do reign her in at 200 yrds out with a vibration. She ...
by oldbeek
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: Alert
Replies: 3
Views: 2225

Re: Alert

PETA got an item put on the California DFG advisory board agenda that stated: Dogs could not be used in taking of any game. They claimed they didn't mean bird dogs, but that is not what it said. It read " ANY GAME". How did it even get on the agenda? They day of the hearing which was heavily attende...
by oldbeek
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Transporting dog in truck bed
Replies: 8
Views: 2592

Re: Transporting dog in truck bed

I hauled my dog 12,000 miles on an Alaska trip. I built a wire cage out of stock panels that went from the cab to the 5th wheel hitch. It had a swing door by one side. Inside this cage I had her dog crate. I had a heavy tarp to put over just the top of the cage during bad weather. She did travel som...
by oldbeek
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Should i let me Brittany actually play with and catch a live bird
Replies: 13
Views: 2304

Re: Should i let me Brittany actually play with and catch a live bird

Exactly, Ray. I also agree. Jon at perfect start would also agree. My first dog ,I worked with a trainer that started pups on wing clipped birds. Only took a year to get her back to steady solid points.
by oldbeek
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting Clothing Water Proofing
Replies: 10
Views: 1848

Re: Hunting Clothing Water Proofing

I use scotchgaurd before a wet event.Even do my boots.
by oldbeek
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Garmin 220 tracking collar ???
Replies: 2
Views: 3062

Garmin 220 tracking collar ???

Can a Garmin 220 collar be tracked with a 320 receiver? Can a 220 receiver track a 320 collar?
by oldbeek
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: NSTRA best run yet
Replies: 18
Views: 4710

Re: NSTRA best run yet

AZ holds their trials down near Sonita. Come by and give them a look.
by oldbeek
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: NSTRA best run yet
Replies: 18
Views: 4710

Re: NSTRA best run yet

Sounds like you had a bad experience. I do NSTRA just for off season fun with my dog. She points a bird out of bounds, you just heel the dog away just like you would with a well trained dog in a AKC field trial. Our So Cal fields are 40 acres but AZ fields are 60 acres and are more fun to run. There...
by oldbeek
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Gunsmithing on a Valmet Lion
Replies: 1
Views: 891

Gunsmithing on a Valmet Lion

I have a Valmet Lion 16 ga that I have fired at least 20,000 rounds through. 5.5 lbs carries and points like a dream. Recently after I was bragging about this 72 year old gun, it broke a selector spring. None to be found. Made new one out of .015 feeler gauge stock .120 wide and about 1 inch long. S...
by oldbeek
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: Closing my kennel
Replies: 18
Views: 3757

Re: Closing my kennel

Cj don't know your age but we all slow down. I will be 78 this season but have my son, nephew and grandson to watch over me. Hunted 50 days last season and having the time of my life. At least you are not cutting back to no dogs. Love working with the dogs and thinking of getting a new pup. I don't ...
by oldbeek
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Any one use a 20ga with skeet chokes for quail?
Replies: 15
Views: 3402

Re: Any one use a 20ga with skeet chokes for quail?

Have an old Valmet Lion 16 skeet and skeet. Perfect for quail. I even use spreader loads on pen raised bobs in trials. Shot at least 20,000 rounds through it. 5.5 lbs, carry it all day.
by oldbeek
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: How much olive oil ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3107

Re: How much olive oil ?

Everybody afraid to say Purina pro plan sport 30-20 ? All of our hard working dogs on it.
by oldbeek
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training GSP to retrieve w/out FF
Replies: 43
Views: 7944

Re: Training GSP to retrieve w/out FF

Agree with gohuntin! My dog at 1 1/2 flat would not retrieve shot birds. She was to busy hunting. She does like treats. BUT she likes hunting more birds better. Force was the only way to convince her that it was her job to retrieve. After trained retrieve with treats, what do you do if she refuses t...
by oldbeek
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: MOJO TV
Replies: 2
Views: 1850

MOJO TV

What are your thoughts?? Their videos just give the anti crowd ammunition. And in slo motion. Some make me feel sick and I was butchering farm animals and hunting at 15.
by oldbeek
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for training in So Cal
Replies: 19
Views: 4093

Re: Looking for training in So Cal

NAVHADA at Prado is a good choice. I have a friend, Ty Mitchel that helps out down there.He is a great guy and has some well trained dogs.
by oldbeek
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rattle snakes and a pup
Replies: 17
Views: 2942

Re: Rattle snakes and a pup

In NSTRA where I compete, there are some well trained dogs that Bob has trained. Nice people. Kennel is super clean and I think they have a pick up and delivery service for dogs out of LA on a once a week basis. Google,, Sporting dogs B & B
by oldbeek
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for training in So Cal
Replies: 19
Views: 4093

Re: Looking for training in So Cal

Bob and Beth at sporting dogs B & B are very good. They give the dogs a lot of personal attention. Their facility is immaculant, clean. Sometimes Dorian has so many dogs, i wonder how he gives any dog some personal attention. I don't know Dorians personally. If you are interested in being involved i...
by oldbeek
Tue May 28, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Pro 550+
Replies: 23
Views: 4261

Re: Pro 550+

Thanks for the reply. I was told it didn't make a sound on point. That is good to know. I would hang mine like my astro 430 on my chest strap of my Bucks bags vest. Easy to feel the buzz.
by oldbeek
Tue May 28, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 3791

Re: New Beginnings

Congratulations on your recovery. My dog has been in SoCal NSTRA for 4 years now. She is what keeps me living. Getting out and training dogs and keeping active is the best thing there is. We ran in 8 trials this weekend and I semi reserved a new setter pup on a future breeding. Several older guys at...
by oldbeek
Sun May 19, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Pro 550+
Replies: 23
Views: 4261

Re: Pro 550+

I don't want to walk around looking at the screen. Just a low buzz. If they can make it show a stop sign, they can make it buzz.
by oldbeek
Mon May 13, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NSTRA ages
Replies: 13
Views: 2120

Re: NSTRA ages

You don't have to run in every trial in a dbl/dbl. With me it would be stamina with 2 dogs. It is not all about numbers but numbers do help. On your score, there is style and intensity. Every step after point is called costs 3 points. Mouthing the bird looses points when I am the judge. I will give ...
by oldbeek
Mon May 13, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: A few pictures from the past season...
Replies: 17
Views: 3706

Re: A few pictures from the past season...

Great pictures. I recognize the eastern Sierra. Only been in Chukars in those numbers once in my life but the country was straight up and down.
by oldbeek
Mon May 13, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NSTRA ages
Replies: 13
Views: 2120

Re: NSTRA ages

I know in field trials and hunt tests it is maddening to be braced with an untrained dog. When I was running my pup in NSTRA, I kept her at the other end of the 40+ acres so she would not interfere. In the begining she did want to play on the break away. She would not back until this last season. Sh...
by oldbeek
Sun May 12, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NSTRA ages
Replies: 13
Views: 2120

Re: NSTRA ages

I was 72 when I started in NSTRA and was not to shure how many years I had left. Most of my family has died of cancer suddenly. So I started my young pup in NSTRA and went against open dogs at under a year old. She got DQed some but we had fun. Grabbing up poor flying quail that set my training prog...
by oldbeek
Sat May 11, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Pro 550+
Replies: 23
Views: 4261

Pro 550+

Ok , new collar that fixes all the alpha problems. Quick change over and simple to use. NO TONE on point?? Why cant they put it all together?? Just bought an astro 430. Bought too soon. Waiting for all the features I need.
by oldbeek
Wed May 08, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeons cohabiting with game birds, same pen
Replies: 13
Views: 1871

Re: Pigeons cohabiting with game birds, same pen

I know a trainer that throws his excess chukar in his pigeon pen with no problems.
by oldbeek
Wed May 08, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rattle snakes and a pup
Replies: 17
Views: 2942

Re: Rattle snakes and a pup

Sporting dog B&B, Bob Worell near Gorman CA, does snake avoidance with real snakes.Google them. Mojave Green rattlers, the anti venom does not work for this snake. It is prominent in the high desert. I had 7 in my yard last year. My dog is completely trained. she scents them , moves off a way. gives...
by oldbeek
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spam attack
Replies: 5
Views: 1058

Re: Spam attack

Dang, I thought dogs were getting sick from eating SPAM. :D