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  1. Great info - just to double tap on gun cleaning -...

    Great info - just to double tap on gun cleaning - critical after a salt water hunt. I may be extreme, but I take my camo Xtrema2 apart and hose everything down with fresh water - hard. Then I towel...
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    Hull: Remington Gun Clubs, STS or Premier....

    Hull: Remington Gun Clubs, STS or Premier.
    Powder: 16.5 grains of "Clays"
    Primer: Winchester .209
    Wad: Federal 12 SO
    Shot: 3/4 ounce
    6,000 PSI
    1200 feet per second.

    I shoot almost this...
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    LOL - Of course! And disgusted too. I missed a...

    LOL - Of course! And disgusted too. I missed a fluttering drake mallard three times as it hovered 20 yards in front of me over my mojo one day. Chloe gave a little groan, and when I turned to look...
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    This is true, and frankly I think more attention...

    This is true, and frankly I think more attention needs be paid training in the Spring and Summer than when it's cold in the field. I watch my dog during every retrieive. After 12 years with her, I...
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    I read somewhere that the number of hens killed...

    I read somewhere that the number of hens killed went way up in spreads w/mojos than traditional spreads and that is why they are banned in several states. Think I saw that in the DU magazine. I...
  6. The world is run by "C" students, as are most...

    The world is run by "C" students, as are most retrieves made by dogs who might, on a good day, pass JH leg. Just my 2 cents.
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    If you don't have one, you can get a baby mojo on...

    If you don't have one, you can get a baby mojo on ebay for not a lot of money. Not a bad tool to have in the shed. Do they work? Maybe? I've shot a lot of ducks over a mojo, and had an equal...
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    I haven't read all the posts, so I don't know if...

    I haven't read all the posts, so I don't know if anyone else who owns boith guns has posted.

    But.... I do own both an SBE-II and an Xtrema 2. There are some things you need to consider with...
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    I do my best to keep control over my dog in the...

    I do my best to keep control over my dog in the blind, and only let her retrieve on my command. I agree cripples need chased ASAP, and I don't really care about the "birds that are working" as...
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    Nope - wasn't joking. Was referring to the...

    Nope - wasn't joking. Was referring to the comment about the dog ending up in the pond after just hearing gun shots.

    I agree with your ccomment. My dog always stays teatherd until the first...
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    So - a SH, almost MH dog broke at gunfire? How...

    So - a SH, almost MH dog broke at gunfire? How did they ever get past JH doing that? Even with no hunting experience, that should be the one thing that dog should have been able to do.

    Go meat...
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    Just get a 100% British Lab. I was skeptical -...

    Just get a 100% British Lab. I was skeptical - thought it was just breeder hype. Either I was very lucky, or there is really something to those British lines.

    Anyway - just my 2 cents. Like I...
  13. Where do the birds land? Doesn't matter how...

    Where do the birds land? Doesn't matter how great "the spot" or how perfect your decoy spread. If you're 100 yards off - you wont kill a bird - so you need to hunt where they want to be, not where...
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    I used to shoot a bunch of different guns. One...

    I used to shoot a bunch of different guns. One for trap, one for skeet, one for sporting clays, one for hunting doves, one for waterfowl. Now I just shoot an Xtrema 2. Yes - if you really want to...
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    Another vote for Xtrema 2. First time I shot...

    Another vote for Xtrema 2. First time I shot mine, it cycled light target through magnum loads without missing a beat. Knock on wood....

    I did clean and lube it with CLP before hand. A lubed...
  16. For shotgun plinking and doves, etc, recylced...

    For shotgun plinking and doves, etc, recylced shot will save you enough money to make reloading worth while. I figured our my 7/8 loads were running me about $3 a box using it. Still - you have to...
  17. I reload a lot. What I have found is that a 7/8...

    I reload a lot. What I have found is that a 7/8 or 1 oz load is just fine for shotgun "plinking." 16 yard trap, skeet, sporting clays - if you're just goofing around. With the right components,...
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    Find out Friday... If no birds yet, back to...

    Find out Friday... If no birds yet, back to bowhunting until it gets cold (Maryland).
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    My 2 cents - if you hit a bird with the center of...

    My 2 cents - if you hit a bird with the center of the pattern, it makes no difference with what you hit it. Same goes for a miss.

    Lots of guys swear by heavy this, blind that, black whatever.......
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    Well - if you subtract the guns, dogs, decoys,...

    Well - if you subtract the guns, dogs, decoys, and specialty clothes as sunk costs:

    license and special permits - $110 each for me and two sons

    $20 in shells

    $10 in gas

    If you don't...
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    Nice looking pups. My new pup is due to whelp on...

    Nice looking pups. My new pup is due to whelp on the 19th - can't wait.
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    If you are looking for an all around shotgun, one...

    If you are looking for an all around shotgun, one that will do it all, upto 3 1/2 shells - then you either pickup an XTREMA 2, or an A400 XPLOR. These are the only guns I know that can handle...
  23. I'm not into the time and money required for FTs....

    I'm not into the time and money required for FTs. I want a good hunting companion - and that means a good friend to have around the house the other 300 days a year. But there is something to be...
  24. Thread: New Pup

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    Thanks, Dale. Dog has been properly...

    Thanks, Dale.

    Dog has been properly introduced and is supposedly pretty steady.

    What I'm looking for is a desire to chase things that drop, and some innate instinct to bring it back. What do...
  25. Thread: New Pup

    by M R Ducks
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    New Pup

    So my beloved Chloe is getting up in age and I am looking for a new dog.

    I have a deposit on a nice male - great lines - 5-months old.

    So.... I'm going to go take the pup on a little...
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