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#3218522 - 07/08/12 08:57 PM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 14669
Loc: McGrath, AK
LOL ! Heck no that's sort of sissy.
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#3218579 - 07/08/12 09:38 PM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
Taximan Online   content
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Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 1122
Loc: SW Montana
Gotcha.I'm feelin' kinda whimpy right now.

That gun is the civilian version of the Air Force survival gun and it was designed with that weird squeeze trigger that could be used with mittens or frozen hands.It's amazingly easy to get used to.

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#3218636 - 07/08/12 10:06 PM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
white17 Offline

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Registered: 03/17/07
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Loc: McGrath, AK
Yeah I can see that it might be. I have to admit that whenever I use a gun I do so bare-handed. Just can't get used to shooting with gloves.
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#3218669 - 07/08/12 10:30 PM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
Taximan Online   content
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Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 1122
Loc: SW Montana
I'm exactly the same way.I at least have to have my trigger finger pad exposed.A lot of survival guys wrap these M4's with para chord in the contact areas.

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#3218890 - 07/09/12 07:25 AM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
white17 Offline

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Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 14669
Loc: McGrath, AK
Never thought about the paracord trick. When shooting skeet etc. I wear a pair of construction gloves. The ones with the half-fingers. Works great for me.
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#3219235 - 07/09/12 12:49 PM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
Taximan Online   content
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Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 1122
Loc: SW Montana
Here's a link.Then the cord can be used for emergencies.
http://www.oldjimbo.com/survival/v-shrake/m6.html


Edited by Taximan (07/09/12 09:24 PM)

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#3219262 - 07/09/12 01:32 PM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
white17 Offline

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Registered: 03/17/07
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Loc: McGrath, AK
Link doesn't work for me
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#3219902 - 07/09/12 09:25 PM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
Taximan Online   content
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Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 1122
Loc: SW Montana
Sorry White.It should work now.

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#3219968 - 07/09/12 09:55 PM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
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Loc: McGrath, AK
Pretty neat ! Thanks.
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#3222334 - 07/11/12 04:27 PM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: white17]
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 2286
Loc: Iowa...Along the 'Ol Miss
Originally Posted By: white17
Looks like it would be cold to handle


Brrrr! That's exactly what I was thinking! whistle
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#3245855 - 07/27/12 12:21 AM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
akmarten907 Offline
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Registered: 01/27/10
Posts: 50
Loc: Russian Mission, AK
That looks awesome! I'm sure my hands wouldn't agree with me at -25F below smile
I too seldom ever use gloves when shooting grouse during the winter. I've got a ruger 10/22 LR rifle, 12ga shotgun that I use for grouse hunting. I'd prefer using 4shot or even 6shot if I can get my hands on a few boxes to hunt grouse. Now as far as a air rifle goes, we've got a .177 cal pellet gun that is powered at 1000fps. Found out that the Match point pellets are better suited for knocking down those grouse rather than using pointed/domed/rounded pellets.
A .410 would be great too, I have got to get a couple .410's for my young boys to enjoy hunting at their young age.
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#3248687 - 07/29/12 08:05 AM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
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Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 548
Loc: Alberta
I have a Remington 20 gauge youth shotgun. Small and easy to pack. Grew up with 22 and 410 but the 20 gauge is my first choice now
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#3306241 - 09/04/12 07:27 PM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
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Registered: 12/08/10
Posts: 8
Loc: Southeast, Alaska



The .410 will pluck them out of the air, with a challenge.

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#3306338 - 09/04/12 08:03 PM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
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Registered: 10/17/09
Posts: 652
Loc: All over Maine
10/22 with scope. I shoot the base of the neck. I used a shot gun for years but I got tired of biting lead. Getting realy tired of biting steel in ducks too but not much choice there.
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#3306662 - 09/04/12 10:25 PM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
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Registered: 04/05/12
Posts: 45
Loc: Montana
That's the ugliest gun I've ever seen Taximan, but oddly enough now I want one!
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#3308480 - 09/06/12 12:25 AM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: Bullelk34]
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Registered: 12/07/10
Posts: 68
Loc: Southeast, AK
the best grouser I found was a stevens 410/22 in the newspaper classifieds for $75 each. I should have bought both of them. The one I bought went through a firing pin...thank goodness for numrich gun parts. I give em one with the 22 first then when i miss I give em the 410 load. I do actually like to carry the ruger mark 2 pistol for grouse in the fall when hunting deer just cause it is lightweight and easy to carry in the drybag. last fall i went 5/5 on the grouse using the pistol. The dog flushed up the last three as I would have walked on by them.

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#3312777 - 09/08/12 07:05 PM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: rosscoak]
Birchcreekkid Offline
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Registered: 07/05/08
Posts: 150
Loc: Circle, Alaska
If your going to get a new gun just get a 12 guage it will do everything from grouse to geese
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#3313685 - 09/09/12 10:33 AM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
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Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 33
Loc: Manitoba, Canada
12 Gauge
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#3313705 - 09/09/12 10:47 AM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
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Registered: 12/25/07
Posts: 1825
Loc: juneau, alaska
slingshot.
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#3313802 - 09/09/12 11:50 AM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
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Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 354
Loc: james bay frontierOnt.
Stick.

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