We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
In addition to house-wide de-cluttering, I am facing a de-cluttering of my daily work space. It is on the order of The Management.
Some urgency to it too, cuz the place is being re painted. In one cabinet I went through, far more ammo than I knew I had. I had no idea how much I had accumulated in there, including all game loads, plus steel loads, Bismuth loads, and Tungsten loads.
12 ga, 20 ga. Just no 16 ga, which I have come to like the best since inheriting my grandpa's 16 ga. I only like 20 ga for grouse and woodcock, and you do not need much ammo for that game because they are so difficult to find.
I have too many firearms too. I love to play with firearms and to shoot birds, ducks, and geese, but I found that I have more than I can ever use. Only so many Saturdays left and, as I say, retirement is not in my playbook.
I would do the night shift in a minimart rather than be useless.
I’m a big 16 ga fan. My first shotgun as a boy in the UP of Michigan was a single shot 16 for patridge (ruffed grouse). Several more in my safe. Favorite is a Browning Sweet 16...purchased for me by my wife. How about that?
Schoolboy, please be sure to avoid earing any meats because animals are killed to feed others. Also be sure to avoid eating any bugs because they are living creatures. Finally, please dont eat any greens or plant matter because, as we all know from scientific studies, plants have lives and feel pain when uprooted, chopped up into salads or -- forbid it -- when chewed in someone's mouth.
I just hate hearing the sugar snap peas scream as I eat them.
I have Grandfather's lovely, lovely Fox 16-GA side by side. Did I mention that it's lovely? Nothing fancy or pretentious, but quality made and sublime balance in the hand, very enjoyable to hunt with it. Love that shotgun, but boy is it hard to find ammo these days. Yes, too many guns is an unresolved problem here on the farm.
I see 16ga ammo at almost every local shop. Even places that I'd never guess would have it will often have a box or two.
It's nice to know it's there, but I'm not a fan of the 16s. A friend who is a fan, talked me into getting one, but I have yet to see the attraction. To borrow the age-old complaint, it "kicks like a 12, and hits like a 20."
Dove hunting this past week. Took my 28 inch 12 gauge Baikal over and under. First gun I went 25 for 25 in the trap league.
Rain, fog, mist and humidity beyond Yankee comprehension down here. Brought enough home for a few meals. Probably be out in the mud this week too.