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  1. https://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/man-faces-murder-charge-following-attacks-on-appalachian-trail/article_452407a1-17de-50c2-a27e-4a18decf648a.html This guy was known to hikers and reported to authorities multiple times prior to the murders. Tragedy.
  2. DavidG

    1st Timer

    Think this is ok? My factory choke says “lead only” extra full
  3. DavidG

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    Yep, Hevi-shot 3.5” I try to use lead free whenever possible.
  4. DavidG

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    Going to hunt opening day tomorrow with an experienced mentor, a few questions, assuming I get a bird... I patterned my gun today and the expensive lead free shot I preferred did not pattern well out of my Mod choke and I didn’t want to shoot it out of a full choke, so I’m sticking with 12 ga 3.5” remington lead turkey loads, #4shot out of a super full turkey choke. Tight pattern at 25-30 yds but always a few errant pellets. Anyone ever have issues with errant lead in the meat? Anyone have good lead-free and choke combo recommendations for an 12ga 870 super mag? I’ll still prefer lead free once I find what works.
  5. I plan on trying to head up into NY this year with a rifle. I have a ruger .308 rifle with a good burris scope that I’d like to try out to at least 300yds, preferably out to 500. (Not that I plan on shooting a deer at that range). I’m looking for a place in eastern PA or southern NY where I can sight in and stretch the legs of my new rifle, maybe even with some basic instruction on sighting in my scope. I’ve donevthis trial and error with a .22, but .22 ammo is cheap! Lol Any recomendations on ranges or classes you’re aware of? And I’m not looking for anything “tactical”, just marksmanship and hunting.
  6. I’ve got a smoothbore barrel that I’m good to about 50 yards with, but I’d like something I can shoot sabots out of. Looking for a remington 870 12ga rifled barrel with rifled sights.
  7. Thanks about atraching license to back! Forgot about that!
  8. Hello All, I’ve been wanting to deer hunt and get my own venison for years and have finally gotten my NJ license after taking Hunter Ed. I want you more experienced guys to poke holes in my plan. I plan on hunting state land in Zone3 tomorrow (Thurs) and Saturday. I’ve hiked to and scouted a spot in Abram Hewitt SF based on what I’ve read on deer habitat and my desire for a less crowded area. I plan on walking in alone before sunrise and sitting against a tree (no deer stand) wearing my blaze orange hat and vest over some WARM clothes and boots with my license in pocket. I’ve practiced with a doe call, buck grunt, and antlers and I’ve got all the scent blocking soap for clothes and shower. I’ve shot slugs out of my smoothbore rifled sighted Rem870 (plugged) and have determined I am comfortable out to about 60yds. If I get one, I’ve researched methods on carrying it back to my vehicle and watched many, many videos on field dressing. I plan on taking it to a processor rather than attempting to butcher myself... though I have thought about it... My top concerns: SAFETY, LEGALITY, and ETHICAL RESPECT for animal and people What is this first timer missing??? PS. I’m fully aware I’m likely to go home empty handed. ;)
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