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General Discussion / Hpd permit question
« on: May 23, 2020, 04:05:39 PM »
For 1 pistol and 3 rifles, I do 3 appts right?

I have made appts for:
Friday 7/10/2020 - apply for a longgun and pistol permits
Friday 7/24/2020 - “apply for permit” (to p/u permits)
Monday 7/27/2020 - to register pistol and rifles

They should have “pick up permit” as one of the selections
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General Discussion / How many (theoretically) rifles do you own?
« on: May 17, 2020, 09:08:50 AM »
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-08 - 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?

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General Discussion / Using 243 at Puuloa Range?
« on: May 02, 2020, 11:12:45 AM »
My coworker was thinking about getting a 243 to eventually be used at Puuloa

Puuloa allows 243?

I suggested 30-06 because I think it is allowed at Puuloa and can still be supersonic at 1000 yards/meters
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General Discussion / Outlaw hunters and dogs on private property
« on: April 11, 2020, 05:33:37 PM »
How do you folks deal with them?

Do you choose a different hunting rifle if you think your group may bump into some?

Do you follow them till they get off the property?   Take their photos and or their vehicles/plates?

Any of them ever mess with your vehicles?


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General Discussion / Vehicles for hunting
« on: April 05, 2020, 10:39:04 PM »
I posted this in the hunting forum but thought there might be more foot traffic here.

At the public hunting areas my Honda Odyssey has been ok so far since you can just park on the street near the trailhead and walk in.

I may be able to hunt on a large private property so I’m considering a vehicle with more clearance, 4wd and low gearing

My daughter has/had an awd crv but I think it is only for wet (or snowy) pavement.  We had it changed to 2wd because the awd was not syncing on low speed turns.  I could fix the syncing and restore it to awd

I’ve been looking at used Tacomas, tundras, 4Runners, frontiers, ridgelines.  I don’t buy american, maybe when isis starts using them.

Frontier - Nissan.  I’ve owned Nissans.... their okay but I have no love for them.  I bought them used because they dropped in price quickly due to low demand and nobody steals a Nissan

Toyota - everyone and isis swear by them
Tacoma - high price.  Everyone wants one
Tundra - lower pricing than a Tacoma.  Too big for some.  Low gas mileage.  For me, it would basically be only for hunting and kokohead....so 2-3 times a month. 
4Runner 4wd - if I didn’t have pet dogs that I want to take riding.  This would be a serious contender.  Similar for Toyota Sequoia and Honda Pilot....Not sure if they even have 4wd with low gearing
Ridgeline - unit body so rides like a car.  Sweet!  I hate the stiff ride of a typical truck.  But even if I can find a 4wd model, I don’t think they have low gears in 4 wd

For those that bring vehicles into hunting areas, what are your needs and wants?
4wd with low gearing a must?
Would an awd vehicle like a forester or crv do?
Is a 2wd truck enough?

I’ve twice been with my dad (when I was a kid) in a muddy/sandy areas with  a 2wd...had to do the bounce on the tail to get it out.  I think a 4wd with lo gearing would have made it a little easier....idk I was a kid.

If 4wd with low gearing is needed, I’m leaning to a tundra because it is cheaper than a Tacoma and gas shouldn’t be that big of an issue since it is only for the weekends.

If people think a 2wd truck is adequate,  I’m leaning to a Ridgeline for the smoother/softer ride

Thanks in advance!

(I’ve been thinking about getting a truck for my dogs for a bit. The hunting part just changes the features)

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Hunting / Vehicle for hunting - 2wd, 4wd, Tacoma, tundra, 4 runner
« on: April 05, 2020, 10:31:32 PM »
At the public hunting areas my Honda Odyssey has been ok so far since you can just park on the street near the trailhead and walk in.

I may be able to hunt on a large private property so I’m considering a vehicle with more clearance, 4wd and low gearing

My daughter has/had an awd crv but I think it is only for wet (or snowy) pavement.  We had it changed to 2wd because the awd was not syncing on low speed turns.  I could fix the syncing and restore it to awd

I’ve been looking at used Tacomas, tundras, 4Runners, frontiers, ridgelines.  I don’t buy american

Frontier - Nissan.  I’ve owned Nissans.... their okay but I have no love for them.  I bought them used because they dropped in price quickly due to low demand and nobody steals a Nissan

Toyota - everyone and isis swear by them
Tacoma - high price.  Everyone wants one
Tundra - lower pricing than a Tacoma.  Too big for some.  Low gas mileage.  For me, it would basically be only for hunting and kokohead....so 2-3 times a month. 
4Runner 4wd - if I didn’t have pet dogs that I want to take riding.  This would be a serious contender.  Similar for Toyota Sequoia and Honda Pilot....Not sure if they even have 4wd with low gearing
Ridgeline - unit body so rides like a car.  Sweet!  I hate the stiff ride of a typical truck.  But even if I can find a 4wd model, I don’t think they have low gears in 4 wd

For those that bring vehicles into hunting areas, what are your needs and wants?
4wd with low gearing a must?
Would an awd vehicle like a forester or crv do?
Is a 2wd truck enough?

I’ve twice been with my dad (when I was a kid) in a muddy/sandy areas with  a 2wd...had to do the bounce on the tail to get it out.  I think a 4wd with lo gearing would have made it a little easier....idk I was a kid.

If 4wd with low gearing is needed, I’m leaning to a tundra because it is cheaper than a Tacoma and gas shouldn’t be that big of an issue since it is only for the weekends.

Thanks in advance!
If people think a 2wd truck is adequate,  I’m leaning to a Ridgeline for the smoother/softer
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Hunting / Spiked Tabis - any Oahu shops have them?
« on: April 03, 2020, 11:09:39 PM »
Found Fukuda Seed has them....hope they have size 10.5

I read spiked tabis are good for muddy areas. 

Any local shops stock them?

I have pretty good waterproof hiking boots from work but I think they will weigh 15 lbs each on a muddy day.

Amazon has spiked tabis but the sizing is off, the shoes are over sized

I have non spiked fishing tabis (rubber bottom, not felt).  Anyone use these for hunting?
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General Discussion / National Lockdown - take with a grain of salt
« on: April 01, 2020, 05:53:40 PM »
Please take this with a grain of salt

One of the contractors in our department moved up to Texas.

He sent us a text today that he heard a national lockdown may be announced on Friday and would be for 2 weeks.  So he is starting to stock up now before the announcement causes a run on supplies.

Note that Texas is one of the states with little or no restrictions so a lockdown will be shock

I’m thinking a national lockdown will not change much here but I’m wondering if it will cause another round of panic buying in Hawaii

Supposedly it was from someone in DHS
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General Discussion / Coming 22LR drought?
« on: March 29, 2020, 02:02:19 PM »
My friend mentioned a coming 22lr drought.

Something about 22LR has the lowest profit margin, so factories focus resources on the highest profit calibers til demand is satisfied.

So 22 LR production only increases at the very end.....after the demand of all the other calibers has flattened

When is it estimated that the 22LR drought will end?  I feel like it took at least 5 years for 22 prices come down to  about .04 per round.   Pre-sandy hook, 22 LR was .03/round for blazer

I’m profit taking on other calibers but not on 22.  I’m keeping all of my 22.  Unfortunately, I have only 100 rounds of 22 to share with my friends. The rest fell off the boat.
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General Discussion / Will kokohead be closed?
« on: March 16, 2020, 04:22:20 PM »
Has Mike sent out any notice/update about Kokohead?

Heard Caldwell is stopping anything on City land with more than 50 people.

Rifle range > 50

Trap range < 50. 

Archery range < 50

Maybe just trap and archery can stay open ?
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General Discussion / Corona causing a spike in permit applications?
« on: March 16, 2020, 12:11:22 PM »
Saw a long line at the permit desk today.  I’m wondering if it’s only because of the gun show..... or if has been that way prior to the show
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Just curious.  Website says targets start at 50 yards.  One coworker says 25 yards.  Another coworker says 75 yards.

Which is it?

Thanks!
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General Discussion / Super bowl Sunday - skeet open?
« on: January 29, 2020, 11:09:20 AM »
Got notice trap is closed this Sunday.

Anyone know if skeet will be open this Sunday?

Thanks!
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General Discussion / Doweling a cracked o/u stock - o/u gunsmith
« on: January 25, 2020, 01:01:10 PM »
Are there any local shops that can dowel a o/u shotgun stock that has split/crack?

The split/crack is near where the receiver and stock mate up....may not be repairable

(I’m ordering a semi finished stock as a back up while they are still available)

Any local gunsmith work on o/u’s?  The prior owner mentioned that sometimes the trigger won’t reset for the 2nd shot.  FWIW, it's a Franchi Alcione
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General Discussion / Trap is closed Super Bowl Sunday
« on: January 20, 2020, 07:46:55 AM »
Got an email that trap is now going to be closed on super Bowl Sunday
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General Discussion / Trap open during rainy weather?
« on: January 09, 2020, 11:52:56 AM »
Is trap open during poor weather?
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General Discussion / Trap open this weekend 12/28 - 12/29?
« on: December 26, 2019, 10:55:59 AM »
My coworkers are going and just wanted to double check since it is the holiday season (and skeet has a holiday schedule)
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General Discussion / Long gun permit renewal - how early?
« on: December 24, 2019, 11:24:33 AM »
My permit is void after 2/11/20.  How early can permit be renewed?  2 months before void date?
Thanks!
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Reloading / Is 12ga reloading cost effective?
« on: December 22, 2019, 12:29:03 PM »
Is reloading 12ga for trap and sheet worth cost effective if shooting only 1-2 times a month?   Say max 200 rds/month

Assuming you collect hulls and only paying for wad, primer, shot and powder, I’m thinking the cost will be about .20/reload vs about .25/new

My savings would be $5 for 100 rounds or $10/month.  Not much of a savings for the space/time investment

Are the hand rolled shotgun ammo much better at trap/skeet than commercial ammo? 
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