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Offline GSF

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If that ain't country..,
« on: August 06, 2016, 05:14:20 PM »
Today I was bush hogging my field. I saw a big ol field rat run and stop. I retrieve my 9mm Springfield XDS from it's holster and popped his but on the first shot then continued on bush hogging. I got to thinking, man - this is the good life, shooting rats from a tractor. Like the old song use to say; "If that ain't country, I'll kiss your ---."
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Re: If that ain't country..,
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2016, 07:45:02 PM »
Nice shooting.
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Re: If that ain't country..,
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2016, 11:33:49 AM »
I'm bush hogging today. Hope I get as lucky!

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Re: If that ain't country..,
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2016, 11:05:45 AM »
YOu know what they say a country boy can survive

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Re: If that ain't country..,
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2016, 11:12:53 AM »
I been practicing shooting left handed. getting better. when everything goes south. country will keep going and cities will die.

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Re: If that ain't country..,
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2016, 12:21:00 PM »
You guys are bad to the bone.  I used to rabbit hunt with my little ruger mark 1 pistol.  If I had to relie on it for food, I would starve to death.
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Re: If that ain't country..,
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2016, 12:27:08 PM »
You guys are bad to the bone.  I used to rabbit hunt with my little ruger mark 1 pistol.  If I had to relie on it for food, I would starve to death.
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2016, 12:28:10 PM »
You guys are bad to the bone.  I used to rabbit hunt with my little ruger mark 1 pistol.  If I had to relie on it for food, I would starve to death.
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if you take that Mark 1, add a Red Dot scope to it and get some buddies together and go shooting once a week, every week, you will be able to hit a silver dollar at 25yards consistently.
I have the Hunter and it is basically the same gun. They are very accurate.
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2016, 05:29:58 PM »
Good points.  It is acually the pre-mark 1 called the red eagle or something.  Made while ruger was still alive.  Fixed sites and shoots just a tiny bit to the left.  I don't do any better with the redhawk 44 mag which I have a reloader.  I use to shoot a lot but always open sites.  My brother in law has the red dot and it is better but I guess I don't care.  I have gotten cheeper and just can't make myself shoot as many expencive bullets as I did when I was younger.
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Re: If that ain't country..,
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2016, 07:27:12 PM »
I miss my mark I . I had both the I and II. love them. wish I could find them at a decent price. I pick one up in a heart beat.



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Re: If that ain't country..,
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2016, 08:14:03 AM »
I love the challenge of iron sites.

When I was sitting up there on that tractor taking aim I was thinking; "There ain't no way I'm not gonna tell everybody if I hit that rat!"


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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2016, 05:37:40 PM »
I love the challenge of iron sites.

When I was sitting up there on that tractor taking aim I was thinking; "There ain't no way I'm not gonna tell everybody if I hit that rat!"


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Oh. so it was a lucky shot hum. ha ha. but still good practice. hickock45 on youtube. has video call drive by shooting on a tractor. pretty funny.

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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2016, 08:12:18 AM »
Love Hickock's videos I'll have to check that one out for sure. I try to send a couple hundred rounds down range every month with my pistol. Don't mean I'm good just means I shoot a lot.

It's been so stinking hot lately the misery index is too high to enjoy anything.
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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2016, 09:24:43 AM »
I've shot up four or five hundred rounds in an afternoon of prairie dog hunting... and I don't shoot much... a friend used to be a competition pistol shooter in the Navy and he shot 1,000 rounds a day from his 1911 for decades...
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« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2016, 12:29:32 PM »
After shooting a while my eyes gets tired and my accuracy begins to fail. I like ending on a good note.

I have some RR crossties in the back pasture with barbwire strung across the top. I hang pots, boilers, and frying pans from it. It's a ton of fun hitting them with a .22 rifle. You don't have to check to see if you've hit it because it'll cling and ping.
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« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2016, 12:44:36 PM »
I used to shoot black powder rifles some.  They use suspended iron plates like that for targets.  One old boy was called "Big Bore" because he shot a .70 caluber rifle.  They always made him shoot last because when that big lead bullet hit the gong, it would take the gong, chain and all down range and everything had to stop while they hung it back up.  Sometimes, Slim Pickens was one of the shooters. 
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« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2016, 02:05:51 PM »
Well I'm sitting on the back porch about 4:15am drinking my coffee and just listening to the sounds I hear. I hear this one chicken sound like it fell off of it's roost. I'm thinking, stupid bird. Then a few minutes later I heard some more wings flapping like one of them is repositioning themselves on the roost. I'm like hummm. Now my ears are standing straight up. A few more minutes later I heard one fly out the door. I'm like ut-oh this ain't right. So I grab my judge along with a high beam flashlight and walk down there. The chicken house and yard is enclosed top and bottom in an outdoor wire cage yard. I shined the flashlight in there and saw a small 'possum going back and forth. Needless to say, I love my judge.
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Re: If that ain't country..,
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2016, 12:11:36 AM »
The only things I see from my tractor when I'm bush hogging is mice.  I'm too old to hit them with anything but a stick.

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« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2016, 12:41:45 AM »
I have yet to see any wild  animals while running my tractors but my uncle used to say he would see hunters in the fields and the deer and pheasants would be walking just ahead of the combine the whole way until he was just about finished the field and then they would run for the woods.
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« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2016, 01:34:35 AM »
Jim, you can start the bush hogging around the outside of the field and work toward the middle.  As the amount of grass and weeds get smaller, they will start to run across the already cut part.  Back 20 years or so ago I carried a 12 gauge pump to shoot rats and snakes.  Half grown rabbits or smaller, I would stop the tractor, get off, and catch them.  Take em to the house for the kids to raise.  Lots didn't believe I could catch the rabbits, but you can stay between them in the cut part, work closer to them throw your hat over in front of them and they would run right to you.
The fellow that rents my fields now for hay has got up turkey and saw where deer have been laying in the back field.
Now I shoot snakes and things with my 9mm, maybe cheating a little, I have a green dot laser and the dot is pretty accurate.

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« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2016, 01:37:28 PM »
Joe,
Most of my land is planted pine and I have cleared between the rows and planted hay. I can never cut it like that because there is brush between the rows. Thanks for the info.
When I see moccasins on the property I like to carry a 22 instead of a 9MM. Easier on the ears. i have killed 2 of them, both about 7 yards away. They run if you get any closer.
I leave all of the other snakes alone. They keep the rat population down. I have had to take several rat snakes out of our hen houses. They like the eggs. We often times find them right in the nest boxes.
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Re: If that ain't country..,
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2016, 09:19:06 AM »
For my snake killing gun of choice I prefer a shot gun as I am not the greatest of shots.

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« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2016, 12:02:06 PM »
For a snake killing gun, I hope for misfires.

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Re: If that ain't country..,
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2016, 10:36:58 PM »


   Help.  Understood 99% of the thread but what is bush hogging ?
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« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2016, 10:43:02 PM »
Think of a large mower with a really big blade that can cut heavy brush, pulled behind a tractor.  At least, that's what I think.  I live in the city and don't need one.
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« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2016, 11:01:58 PM »
Country boys in this country (and probably in parts of Australia, as well) have tous we city guys can only admire from a distance.  Some have equipment that costs as much as a Lamborghini  that they only take out of the shed a few weeks a year.  I'm lucky if I can convince my wife I realy, really NEED a new cordless drill :cool:
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« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2016, 11:06:36 PM »
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Not mine but just so you can see one for referance.
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=brush+hog+videos&view=detail&mid=EE666CC1FADEDDD86474EE666CC1FADEDDD86474&FORM=VIRE

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« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2016, 11:33:04 PM »
Geof
Not mine but just so you can see one for referance.
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=brush+hog+videos&view=detail&mid=EE666CC1FADEDDD86474EE666CC1FADEDDD86474&FORM=VIRE

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Yeah, I get that, too.  "Beekeeping is an expensive hobby, isn't it?"

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« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2016, 12:56:18 AM »
Dallas
If you wife says you really don't "need" that cordless drill, you might tell her you really didn't need her but you wanted her really badly.  Then agian maby not.  Are bandages really expensive?
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« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2016, 09:08:20 AM »
If you think bandages are expensive let one think they are better off without you and leave. I am 12000 in the hole and counting.

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« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2016, 10:16:21 PM »
Had a feral cat that's been taking out some of my chickens. I knew it was a cat because it would kill them, then drag them just inside the wood line out of sight and eat them. A fox or any other predator would have got the heck away from there with it's catch. Well yesterday was the day. Some of my chickens were in a clump of bushes around some trees. I saw that dang cat over there close to them. I leaned against something and made about a pretty a head shot as you ever seen. It just slumped over and laid down. I walked up to it and shot it again - in the head. God I love the country life!
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« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2016, 12:09:31 AM »
I don't have many bee colonies, and I don't sell a lot of honey but I figured by the selling of my honey the second year I was breaking even or a little ahead.  That's with buy my bees, jars and part of my extractor and building the rest of it. getting my jars from wally world and labels printed at Office Depot.

I also have a great wife that helps with the extraction.  And a couple of years ago my old tractor needed a new pressure plate($1100)price of part. and you have to take it apart to put it in.  She asked me Wouldn't you like to just buy a newer tractor, bought a 72 hp Massey with a large frontend loader and a metal canopy.  She bought me the 9mm with green dot laser for Christmas, and just got a new Carbon Express Intercept supercoil crossbow and she said you will need some more bolts don't you(it came with 4x32scope, quiver and 3 bolts with 100 and 125 grain field tips) So I did get a dozen more Carbon Express 52113 Maxima 20" bolts and 3 packs of broadheads.   Told you I have a great wife.
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« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2016, 08:11:06 AM »
In the book of Proverbs the bible says, "When a man finds a (good) wife, he finds a good thing." My wife is awesome as well. I can't say just how much I appreciate her.
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« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2016, 08:14:00 PM »
In the book of Proverbs the bible says, "When a man finds a (good) wife, he finds a good thing." My wife is awesome as well. I can't say just how much I appreciate her.

sounds like you looking for steak and seafood dinner this weekend with all the sweet talk. :tongue: :wink:

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