He chose the gun safe as the target for his excrement.
Figures. Boston is the most liberal city in the most liberal state in the Nation.
I do not like that dog, I do not. But Kubota has bonded with him.
Time to investigate cat litter boxes.
One of the joys of living on 10 acres and being retired is I can reload 5 shotgun shells, pick up my shotgun and hunt rabbits. The Lee Load-all is set up to drop 17 grains of Alliant Red Dot and 7/8 oz of #6 shot. I add three black-eyed peas before I dump the shot to create a more acceptable crimp.
|Footprint for optimum shell positioning on marked on base with black Sharpie. Optimum crimp pattern, star point aligned with white mark, marked on pre-crimp detail with white paint pencil.|
The hunting has not been all skittles and cream. The snow is very crunchy and loud. Most of the rabbits bust cover before I am in range. 7/8 oz of #6 out of a cylinder bored 12 gauge quickly runs out of pattern.
I am using my Go-to weapon, a Mossberg 500 with a Tasco Red-Dot sight (not related to powder). A couple of interactions came into play.
- I was taking longer shots with the Red Dot scope. Too long. A case of more confidence than effective pattern
- Even the brightest setting on the scope washed out in the snow.
- Batteries only seem to last 1/3 as long in the extreme (for Michigan) cold. Good article HERE on batteries by Eastern Iowa Firearms Training.
Spare battery between 1st & 2nd lace
- I had some failure-to-eject and failure-to-feed issues. Too much frio and not enough brio.
- The failure-to-feed issue was the shell not popping out of the magazine onto the elevator. That bears investigation.
- The Mossberg was my dedicated slug gun for deer hunting. We transitioned to a muzzleloader with old Mossy as backup. I put lead shot in the butt stock because slugs kick. I think it is time to take that shot out.
It is a little different when hunting rabbits with a scatter-gun. I had ample opportunities to flip off the safety, shoot, rack another round and shoot again. It makes me a better shooter.
More shooting also floats "issues" into sight and that is the first step to resolving them.
I saw six rabbits but only shot one. There are a boat load of rabbits out there!
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