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About MikeStaten

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  1. Based on recommendations on this site I contacted Ken for new tires. His shop is in Flemington. They were professional, prices beat anywhere including tirerack.com and they didn't try to sell me anything that I didn't need. Bringing my other car over there soon.
  2. MikeStaten

    Extended Choke Tubes

    In talking to guys that are avid sporting clays shooters (consistently in the 90s), they pretty much all say it isn't the choke brand that will cause hits or misses.
  3. MikeStaten

    Extended Choke Tubes

    I think any of the major brands make good chokes and really depends on the gun and load you are shooting. I'd shoot the factory choke at a pattern board to see if it patterns well. If not, Carlson's trulock, briley, Mueller, patternmaster etc... Can all be good. I'd start with Carlson's as they're cheaper than most.
  4. MikeStaten

    Rifle purchase advice

    I've read many recent reviews that mirror your experience, sounds like Remington/Marlin have improved since the merger a few years ago. That said, I still prefer the pre-safety models from early 80s and prior.
  5. MikeStaten

    Rifle purchase advice

    If interested in a BLR, call Tanner's sport shop in PA, they had some really good deals earlier this year for BLRs but only in 243 and 308. Almost too nice looking for me to take mine deer hunting.
  6. MikeStaten

    Need Tires for my Ram

    I've had really good luck with General Grabber HTS. CONTINENTAL TERRAINCONTACT A/T should be better off road and snow than the generals I listed. They also get great reviews and will be my next set. Whatever you do, do not get the BF Goodrich Rugged Trail. Those tires were the worst tires I've ever had. If the road was wet at all the tires would slip all over the place.
  7. MikeStaten

    Rifle purchase advice

    If just using it for recreational shooting I'd get a Marlin 1894 due to cheaper ammo. If you are going to deer hunt too I'd go with a 336 in 30-30 or 35. I've got 3 336s in 30-30, 35 and 356 and also have a Browning BLR in 308. I tend to grab the 35 when deer hunting.
  8. MikeStaten

    Headed to the Dark side! Maybe?

    Killer Instinct FURIOUS 370 FRT Crossbow (2017 Model) with TriggerTech trigger is $350 on Amazon. I never hunted deer with mine but the trigger is amazing, breaks at about 2 lbs and is as crisp as a good rifle trigger. Works well on woodchucks...
  9. Call is brand new, never in the woods. Wormy Chestnut box with bloodwood lid. $95tyd.
  10. The one you posted is post 64, it has a push feed action as opposed to a controlled round feed that the pre-64 had. Never owned one but they have a reputation of being a decent rifle. $700 seems like an ok deal.
  11. MikeStaten

    GRAPHIC PIC. woodchuck

    I'm going to have to switch to broadheads. I shot one right through it's head with a G5 Small Game Head and it hardly did any damage.
  12. MikeStaten

    Remington V3

    I've not shot one but did handle them. Looked a little cheaply made. As Batsto mentioned, Franchi or Beretta would be ones to look at. The Franchi Affinity or Beretta A300 would be high on my list in that price range. I've shot both of those and not an issue with either. I shot the Franchi Affinity a fair amount and it is very similar to my Benelli M2 for almost half the price.
  13. MikeStaten

    Early goose guide

    Does he hunt private land or wma land on these hunts?
  14. MikeStaten

    7/9 PA doe license mail in only

    Isn't 7/9 for PA residents only and non-resident is 7/16?
  15. MikeStaten

    Decent tire shop around Newton?

    Can anyone recommend a decent tire shop in the Newton area?