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Two days at Tioga #194618 09/29/2018 5:24 PM
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Spent two days at Tioga ranch.....When a turkey gets wet they don`t look as majestic as when dry...Anyway, I shot two birds with my FA`s 41 and hot 210gr XTP handload. They were one shot kills with both around 40 or so yards. The first bird was flopping around after the shot and I missed his head about an inch. It still stopped his movement. next day I used same gun and load to take a large boar. 1/4 toward shot that broke up the shoulder bones of left leg...


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Re: Two days at Tioga [Re: jamesfromjersey] #194619 09/29/2018 5:57 PM
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Looks like a fruitful couple of days. Congratulations!


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Re: Two days at Tioga [Re: Russell] #194620 09/29/2018 6:43 PM
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JFJ: WERE YOU SOLO OR WITH A GROUP? EITHER WAY IT BEATS STAYING HOME IN THE CITY.


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Re: Two days at Tioga [Re: 45MAN] #194623 09/29/2018 7:13 PM
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Nice hog James.


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Re: Two days at Tioga [Re: REDHAWK1954] #194624 09/29/2018 7:27 PM
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Shoot'em in the face, James! Congrats! Nothing like some grilled wild turkey and hog!


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Re: Two days at Tioga [Re: KRal] #194625 09/29/2018 8:10 PM
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Well done James - congrats!

Re: Two days at Tioga [Re: jamesfromjersey] #194626 09/29/2018 9:16 PM
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James, you rascal!

I say shooting turkeys in the head is hard to do...

and then you go and do it. Twice. With a revolver no less!

Congratulations, I am very impressed.

Re: Two days at Tioga [Re: cmnash] #194627 09/29/2018 10:34 PM
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Well done James, the 41 magnum is hard to beat, just have to get you properly trained with cast bullets..... good shooting!

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Well done James!

Re: Two days at Tioga [Re: racksmasher1] #194630 09/30/2018 1:37 AM
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Glad your not a one trick pony,PORK and FOWL now.
Way to go James!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Two days at Tioga [Re: jamesfromjersey] #194631 09/30/2018 6:21 AM
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Congrats James!


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Re: Two days at Tioga [Re: pab1] #194635 09/30/2018 1:01 PM
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Congratulations James. Glad to see you having fun with different calibers.

Re: Two days at Tioga [Re: jamesfromjersey] #194636 09/30/2018 2:56 PM
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Nice job James! Congratulations!

Re: Two days at Tioga [Re: 45MAN] #194637 09/30/2018 6:06 PM
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 Originally Posted By: 45MAN
JFJ: WERE YOU SOLO OR WITH A GROUP? EITHER WAY IT BEATS STAYING HOME IN THE CITY.



Rey, I hunted with my friend Tom... He also took birds using a shotgun.....


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Re: Two days at Tioga [Re: jamesfromjersey] #194641 09/30/2018 7:07 PM
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Hey you guys...??? I may not be perfect but I can always count on good words from you.... A sincere thank you....


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Re: Two days at Tioga [Re: sixshot] #194647 09/30/2018 7:44 PM
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 Originally Posted By: sixshot
Well done James, the 41 magnum is hard to beat, just have to get you properly trained with cast bullets..... good shooting!

Dick


One of these days......


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Re: Two days at Tioga [Re: jamesfromjersey] #194652 09/30/2018 9:15 PM
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Nice outing James. Sounds like a fun time.


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Re: Two days at Tioga [Re: billa] #194653 09/30/2018 9:34 PM
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Way to go James. Tomorrow rack smasher and I will be spilling the blood.


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Re: Two days at Tioga [Re: nytracker] #194661 10/01/2018 2:07 PM
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Congratulations. The closest that I ever got to a turkey with a handgun was wearing my CCW to the grocery store!


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Re: Two days at Tioga [Re: junebug] #194731 10/04/2018 3:10 PM
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Looks like a great hunt.


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Re: Two days at Tioga [Re: ratgunner] #194778 10/09/2018 12:41 AM
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Awesome, congratulations! Looks like you had fun.


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Re: Two days at Tioga [Re: junebug] #194888 10/14/2018 12:25 AM
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Excellent!

Re: Two days at Tioga [Re: Snyd] #194910 10/15/2018 10:07 PM
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Great job James,that 41 sure puts the smackdown.

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You are doing a great service to all of us that just do not make it out to hunt. You are a great motivator sir. Congratulations!!!

Re: Two days at Tioga [Re: Jeff460] #194971 10/18/2018 10:47 PM
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Nicely done!!!! Hard to beat a 41.


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