Author Topic: Smoothbore gobbler  (Read 1123 times)

Offline guido

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 69
Smoothbore gobbler
« on: April 23, 2022, 05:59:54 PM »
Big gobbler with 62 cal smoothie built by me. Beautiful bird






Online martin9

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 259
Re: Smoothbore gobbler
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2022, 06:03:49 PM »
Nice! that is a big ol', very pretty colored bird.

Offline Prairie dog shooter

  • Starting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 49
Re: Smoothbore gobbler
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2022, 06:05:01 PM »
Very nice!

Offline Big Bubba

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 116
Re: Smoothbore gobbler
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2022, 06:50:56 PM »
Nice!

Offline Daryl

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12326
Re: Smoothbore gobbler
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2022, 07:07:17 PM »
Nice bird indeed.
Daryl

"a gun without hammers is like a spaniel without ears" King George V

Online smylee grouch

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6478
Re: Smoothbore gobbler
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2022, 07:29:11 PM »
Good job Guido, on the bird and gun.  :) Both are handsome.  :D

Offline Osprey

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1238
  • Roaming Delmarva...
Re: Smoothbore gobbler
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2022, 07:57:00 PM »
Congrats!  Good photos, too.  Glad somebody is getting on them, birds seem to have gotten pretty scarce in my area the last few years, be glad when they have a few good hatches and we start seeing better numbers.
"Any gun built is incomplete until it takes game!"

Offline grouse

  • Starting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 13
Re: Smoothbore gobbler
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2022, 09:16:41 PM »
Thanks for sharing your hunt! Nice bird and gun!!

Offline Dave Marsh

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 679
Re: Smoothbore gobbler
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2022, 10:15:41 PM »
Nice tom and gun.  You did great on both.  Congrats.
"Those who give up freedom for security deserve neither freedom nor security."
~ Benjamin Franklin

Online smylee grouch

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6478
Re: Smoothbore gobbler
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2022, 10:51:41 PM »
Yes, a very nice photo. Those vivid colors of the barred feathers mesh nicely with the curl of the stock wood.  ;) What kind of Turkey is that?

Offline wattlebuster

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1954
Re: Smoothbore gobbler
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2022, 12:04:02 AM »
Bird and gun is beautiful. Congrats to you
Nothing beats the feel of a handmade southern iron mounted flintlock on a cold frosty morning

Offline Austin

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 160
  • Austin Paul
Re: Smoothbore gobbler
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2022, 03:03:43 AM »
Good job!
Eat Beef

Offline Daryl

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12326
Re: Smoothbore gobbler
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2022, 03:40:09 AM »
Looks like a Merriam's wild turkey to me, but then, we don't have them in this part of B.C., yet.
Daryl

"a gun without hammers is like a spaniel without ears" King George V

Offline bob in the woods

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4277
Re: Smoothbore gobbler
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2022, 03:45:57 PM »
Congratulations. That's a beautiful bird.

Offline Shovelbuck

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 420
Re: Smoothbore gobbler
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2022, 04:06:04 PM »
Nice bird and great photo.
I don't hunt the hard way, I hunt a simpler way.

Offline 577SXS

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 354
Re: Smoothbore gobbler
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2022, 04:24:37 PM »
Beautiful bird and gun. Fun way to hunt.

Offline prairieofthedog

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 89
Re: Smoothbore gobbler
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2022, 08:12:02 PM »
That would be the beautiful "Eastern" species Turkey.

Offline Daryl

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12326
Re: Smoothbore gobbler
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2022, 12:01:57 AM »
Years ago, Taylor and I saw a "flock" of Merriam's Wild Turkeys walking along a highway in North Dakota.
Daryl

"a gun without hammers is like a spaniel without ears" King George V

Offline hanshi

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5123
  • My passion is longrifles!
    • martialartsusa.com
Re: Smoothbore gobbler
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2022, 01:30:11 AM »
That rifle is a real head turner.  But so is that big turkey.
!Jozai Senjo! "always present on the battlefield"
Young guys should hang out with old guys; old guys know stuff.

Offline duca

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 441
Re: Smoothbore gobbler
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2022, 12:18:03 PM »
Thatís a good day!!! Nice!!!

Anthony
...and on the eighth day
God created the Longrifle...

Offline guido

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 69
Re: Smoothbore gobbler
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2022, 02:50:35 PM »
Itís a Virginia bird (eastern). Older bird, they have more color   Love flintlock huntn!

Offline alacran

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1547
Re: Smoothbore gobbler
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2022, 03:11:52 PM »
Congratulations Guido! Beautifull Bird and gun.
A man's rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.  Frederick Douglass

Offline Rusticbob

  • Starting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 10
Re: Smoothbore gobbler
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2022, 11:41:20 PM »
Excellent, be proud
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are, TR

Offline Percy

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 188
Re: Smoothbore gobbler
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2022, 06:07:07 PM »
Well done, both bird and gun.

Offline acorn20

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 466
Re: Smoothbore gobbler
« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2022, 09:32:49 PM »
Congrats Guido!  Great looking bird and firearm! 
Dan Akers