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General Discussion / Re: Hunting areas still open?
« on: August 19, 2020, 08:16:59 PM »
Are huntings areas that don’t have a “popular” tourist trail still open?

wondering if the pearl city hunting area is open.
I called DLNR about Makua and they said it's open.  They joked that it was still ok to hike with a gun cuz you're getting food.  I'm sure all the other areas are still open for now.  My friend heard gunshots in the Waianae valley hunting area but that doesn't mean much.

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General Discussion / Re: Mag Ban Incoming
« on: July 02, 2020, 10:32:42 AM »
Here's his cell # if anyone wants to contact him.  He gave it out on letter warning about COVID scams.

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Trap is open next Sunday and Skeet has given the go ahead.  They have to deal with some electrical issues first before opening.

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Hi C,
I told Paul and Anna I met you.   I didn’t tell Warren or Tim at work yet.  Our workplace is laying off people so it has been kind of crazy lately.

Good eye.  Yes, 7mm-08.  Getting old and have always been dizzy.  Mixed it up with a 30-06.

Thanks to enablers like you and Groveler I bought the 7mm mag.
Nice pickup!  Sucks about work...  Hope you guys aren't affected.

I gotta get something new soon too.

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I’ve been trying to stop buying rifles but I alway keep coming up with a reason/rationalization to get another hunting rifle.  Thing is I hardly hunt because I’m old and hunt alone (which is not safe, my friends say don’t do it, yet my wife has no problem with it :-))

7mm-06 - first hunting rifle.  Used as a secondary if let a friend use the 6.5cm
6.5 cm - was just cheap (typo in listing).  Now primary.
30-06 - traded for a 22lr upper I wasn’t using.  want to transfer it to my mom for when I visit Maui.
6.5 grendel - for hunting on private land and in case we run into poachers and need to detain them. 

Never thought I would end up with 4 hunting rifles. 

Now I’m considering a 7mm Rem Mag.   And I’m a recoil wimp.  I got to see how I rationalize this one.

Anyone else have this disease/condition?  Or a good rationalization for the 7mm Rem mag?
You have a 7mm-06?  Or -08?  The 7mm mag recoil will be similar in recoil to the 30-06 but with higher BC's.  I was looking at getting a 7mm mag but also liked the 25-06, 7x57 Mauser, 280 Rem and 257 Roberts.

So many choices.  Just gotta get em all!

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General Discussion / Re: Super bowl Sunday - skeet open?
« on: January 30, 2020, 07:20:39 PM »
It's open but there's a shoot going on in the morning.  Probably be done around lunchtime.

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General Discussion / Re: Slow periods at the trap and skeet
« on: November 26, 2019, 10:39:55 AM »
Normally skeet is closed for the month of December.  This year they'll be doing half days for the first two weeks before closing til next year.  They're only open Saturday and Sunday.

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General Discussion / Re: Slow periods at the trap and skeet
« on: November 25, 2019, 04:45:54 PM »
Everyone had to start the same way.  May wanna get there earlier in the afternoons than later as both sides may close early if slow.

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General Discussion / Re: How much is 20 ga birdshot? shotgun for kids
« on: November 24, 2019, 07:35:37 PM »
I grew up hunting in Hawaii.   Deer and sheep with rifle and upland bird & a ton of dove/pigeon w/shotgun.   No longer have my late grandfather's connections so the hunts are less often and a lot more expensive.

My grandfather got rid of his 12g's so we used 20g,  28g and .410 for everything. I try to use them at the kokohead skeet range and sometimes trap.

Isn't shooting light 7/8oz load 12g the same as shooting std 7/8oz 20g?   You wouldn't be taking advantage of the increase in shot count of a std 1-1/8oz 12g.

If you can handle the 12g recoil, shoot the std loads.   Otherwise, use the 20g and appreciate the lighter boxes of ammo in your shooting pouch.  Make sure the appropriate chokes are too.   Skeet chokes aren't the best option for trap.  I personally would rather carry a sub-6lb firearm so that's what I'd choose.  If you're just gonna stand at a bunch of stations and shoot clays,  it's a lot easier to carry a heavier  gun and box of std load 12g.

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General Discussion / Re: How much is 20 ga birdshot? shotgun for kids
« on: November 17, 2019, 06:47:17 PM »
12g and 20g Federal target loads cost the same @SEC.  $59.99 + tax per flat of 250 rounds. Stocked in #7.5, #8 and #9 shot.

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Hunting / Re: 308 based calibers (243, 7mm-08)
« on: September 21, 2019, 06:38:55 PM »
The Grendel is not 308-based.   The Creedmoor is...

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General Discussion / tyrant list
« on: June 17, 2019, 01:20:06 PM »
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Firearms and Accessories / Re: 1911 45acp magazines
« on: April 22, 2019, 10:03:40 PM »
I believe Wilson acquired Chip McCormick early last year so I wouldn't be surprised if the differences between the two begin to diminish.

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Firearms and Accessories / Re: 1911 45acp magazines
« on: April 22, 2019, 12:33:41 PM »
Look up Tripp Research.  Work great in everything so far but quite pricey.

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General Discussion / Re: Who's Shooting This Weekend?
« on: February 27, 2019, 04:55:35 PM »
Anyone know if trap/skeet will be open this Sunday to the public?  Went earlier this year and they were closed until further notice.  I'd hate to have to drive an hr there just to find out.
Skeet and trap are open again.  There's a tournament on the skeet side that starts in the morning though.  Probably done by lunchtime.

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Firearms and Accessories / Re: Show your 1911
« on: January 03, 2019, 11:53:51 PM »
beautiful case hardening with nitre pieces

it's a forever keeper
Thanks!  That's the plan and then pass down to my kid.

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Firearms and Accessories / Re: Show your 1911
« on: December 14, 2018, 11:07:19 PM »
Old school and new...

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General Discussion / Re: Firearm Fantasies
« on: December 14, 2018, 05:42:49 PM »

Black tips

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General Discussion / Re: Firearms with Sentimental Value
« on: November 13, 2018, 01:11:24 PM »
I use the featherweight '06 as it's more suited for field use but I want to try use the standard model '06 if I know I won't be walking much.  I also use my tikka 6.5CM cuz it's lighter shooting and has better range.  I have an old Savage 99 in 300 Savage too that I'd like to rotate in with the others.   I go to Lanai primarily as all my grandfather's Molokai and Big Island connections are long gone.  My son is only 7 but is counting down to when he can come along to the range and even getting his hunting license.

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General Discussion / Re: Firearms with Sentimental Value
« on: November 10, 2018, 10:39:40 PM »
I have my grandfather's favorite hunting rifle and shotgun.   A lot of Lanai & Molokai deer were taken by the pre 64 Win Model 70 Featherweight 30-06.  His favorite shotgun for the field is an old Browning Superposed Lightning 20g.  I also got my father's pre 64 Win Model 70 30-06 from 1946.  This was my grandfather's before he got the featherweight.

There are a bunch of other old rifles and shotguns that all have sentimental value in one way or another.  Hopefully they'll all go to my son one day.

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