Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Compliment

I recieved this compliment from David C. who's dog I was working on for awhile.

Hello Thomas,

How are thing going with the new dog. This morning I went for a run along the ditch bank next to hay fields. When I got close to some tall grass Akita was bouncing like crazy. She came to a complete point and I left her at point for a minute then I started to walking to her. When I came about fifteen feet I yelled "get em" and she flushed 2 pheasants five feet from her like a season pro. Thanks for your help.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Akita came to me at one year old and didn't have any formal training. Unfortunately, the owner had to pull her out of training. Here is a short clip.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Seven Eights of number Eights.

Now that the wingshooting season is over, most of the gear has been put away until next season. However, to get some practice in with the shotgun and have some great fun is to continue shooting by hitting the sporting clay range. Since I use a Spanish SXS for my upland hunting and sporting clays, I reload for it. Normally, when I am hunting upland, pheasants for example, I reload one oz. of #6 shot. When I am on the sporting clay range, I use a different load that works well - 7/8's of #8 shot. Here is the recipe for this particular load. It should give me about 1,200 fps.

  • Hulls: AA

  • Wads: TGT 12

  • Primer: W209

  • Shot: 7/8 of #8 shot

  • Bushing: #30

  • Powder: 16.6 Red Dot