The Reformer's Firebrand

*-{The New Canadian Colonist's Advocate }-* A commentary of fiery reformist sentiment from the spirit of it's 210 year old Canadian ghost publisher patron. This will be a home to the new wave of anti-partisan advocacy for defeating Canada's second "family compact" and reinstallation of responsible governance in this 21st century new Canadian democratic dominion.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Gone Huntin'

I will be out for the last of the pheasant season the next 2 weeks .... Will post some pictures if I ever get this graphics program to work right. The Firebrand will be singeing the tail feathers of the nation's wild foul the next few weeks instead of singeing the bottoms of the elitist criminals in Ottawa. The sign has been hung on the door of the advocate office: "gone hunting"


Blogger Aizlynne said...

Pheasant .. under glass?

Email me when you get back Bill... you won for Turkey of the Year (not you personally of course - your choice) ... lol.

P.S. I hope you have your gun registered. I mean, I would hate for you to use it during a holdup or something... :)

October 21, 2005 at 4:54 PM  
Blogger W.L. Mackenzie Redux said...

The Pheasant have been co-operating by walking themselves into our game bags. Best October weather on record....great times, the gun dogs are hot.

October 25, 2005 at 6:34 AM  
Blogger DirtCrashr said...

12, 20-guage, or Sweet-Sixteen? Does it have a bayonet-lug?? For graphics check out - they're free up to a point and easy to use.

October 31, 2005 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger W.L. Mackenzie Redux said...

12guage 2 3/4" Belgian Browning superposed over-under with skeet vent rib....was murder on the chickens this year. Put a buck in the freezer from 230 yrds with my Sako 7mm-08.

November 2, 2005 at 7:48 AM  
Blogger DirtCrashr said...

I inherited a 12guage 2-3/4" Belgian A-5 "Light Twelve" from my grandpa, your Superposed is sweeeet gun.

November 2, 2005 at 8:37 AM  
Blogger Debris Trail said...

You know, I just sold a Sako 338 mag. I was disappointed in that gun for 2 reasons. Whenever I hit an elk at close range with anything but the best quality reloads (barnes X) the damn bullets blew up and hardly penetrated. As well, even after replacing the stalk, it was a one shot accurate rifle. The barrel got so hot after one round, that the shots immediately after began to create up to 1 inch per shot.

I liked the gun for it's feel and incredible trigger, but having to buy and reload only the best ammo to ensure a killing shot was a pain in the ass. An elk at 250 meters was an easy drop even with cheap ammo, but an elk inside 80 yards where the velocities were high was a wound and chase; unless I used Barnes X.

November 2, 2005 at 1:50 PM  
Blogger W.L. Mackenzie Redux said...

This was an old 60's Sako has a mcmillan hunter profile barrel,presicin fitted to the remilled reciever on it with a match chamber by a custom reamer. Head spaced to 1 thou and a Leo 10X turret scope on it...stock is a choat camo with integral bipod.

I have only 2 off the shelf guns and they are both shotguns a browning superposed and an ithica 800...the other is a custom made model 12 with a skeet choke that I use for chukers.

November 2, 2005 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger Debris Trail said...

Hmmm: You know, my Sako was an 80's make. I'm not sure that the problem was "Sako" or the fact it was a 338 mag. I've spoken to a number of people who said their 338 mags were useless closeup.

I guess I can blame Sako for the ultra-fast heating barrel. Having a gun that can drive tacs, only while it's cold is really a shame.

November 3, 2005 at 7:05 PM  
Anonymous The Fog is Clearing said...

And you missed all the excitement.

November 4, 2005 at 4:51 AM  
Blogger Shaken said...

The pen is mightier than the 12 guage, isn't it? If you managed to get pheasants to surrender, you have proved it once and for all. That is, unless the pheasants could not take any more of our statist robber scumbags in Ottawa, and merely found the bottoms of your games bags in a frantic effort to find relief.

November 4, 2005 at 5:18 PM  
Blogger W.L. Mackenzie Redux said...

Well there may something to what you say Shaken. These birds WERE western and Albertan...some died with an expression of relief on their puss...perhaps they had enough and committed suicide by hunter rather than be "managed game" by Ottawa kleptocrats. ;-)

BTW: Last 2 weeks we went on camp for Hungarian partridge and Sharp tail grouse in the EID and Sask border lands...we did well there too. Spent last night celebrating the Stampeder's win over Redmonton and digesting a big feed of white wine-tarragon partrige in saskatoon sauce and some pheasant breast in portabello cream sauce...wild+basamati rice with shitake mushroom and pine nuts and the last of the fresh garden peas....creamed BC cherries in brandy for desert....of course there were copious amounts of my buddy's home made wine and some Alley Kat Oktoberfest beer to wash it down.

November 7, 2005 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger Debris Trail said...

For a European import, those huns are great, the best in fact. Problem is, you need 20 to feed 7 people. Glad all went well Bill, and that you're back at it.

November 8, 2005 at 8:46 AM  

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