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#5540093 - 01/13/15 10:59 AM My first bufflehead!
BradyBuck Offline
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Registered: 10/18/07
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Loc: Abilene, TX
Scouted a hole yesterday that has been holding gadwall and wigeon all year. To my surprise it had a few buffleheads and pintails on it. So I set up this morning and waited on them. Could have shot a limit of grey but really wanted a nice bufflehead.

I got my two buffleheads and pintails early then finished the limit off with two cinnamon teal!
Ha




She hates pictures



First bufflehead and going to the taxidermy.


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#5540102 - 01/13/15 11:03 AM Re: My first bufflehead! [Re: BradyBuck]
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Nice!
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#5540109 - 01/13/15 11:06 AM Re: My first bufflehead! [Re: BradyBuck]
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Registered: 12/19/11
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Loc: Spicewood, TX
Nice looking birds! I got a hen on Sunday - it was my first and much smaller than I expected.
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#5540199 - 01/13/15 11:47 AM Re: My first bufflehead! [Re: BradyBuck]
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4 of the prettiest ducks!! No one likes them cinnamons... cheers

Love that symmetry though! Nice Strap!!!


Edited by DuckCoach1985 (01/13/15 11:48 AM)
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#5540871 - 01/13/15 04:29 PM Re: My first bufflehead! [Re: DuckBuckGoose]
BradyBuck Offline
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Loc: Abilene, TX
Originally Posted By: DuckBuckGoose
Nice looking birds! I got a hen on Sunday - it was my first and much smaller than I expected.


Yes they are small. They are just about the same size as a teal.

They also seemed to be pretty dumb. They decoyed really good and even bumped into the decoys and still didn't fly. After I shot the two drakes a hen just hung around all morning and kept flying to the other side of the pond then would fly back into the decoys. She finally left after I shot the second pintail. I guess I should have shot her.

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#5541833 - 01/14/15 07:12 AM Re: My first bufflehead! [Re: BradyBuck]
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Hey BradyBuck how do you like that A5? Is it a 3.5" and have you had any issues?

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#5542008 - 01/14/15 08:33 AM Re: My first bufflehead! [Re: Coot Hammer]
Ben Dover Offline
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Originally Posted By: Coot Hammer
Hey BradyBuck how do you like that A5? Is it a 3.5" and have you had any issues?



Also, I've read those guns are spring guns like a Benelli. My SBE II is 4 years old and the receiever looks like it's fixin to give up the Ghost. Its beat to holy hell on the rails. The receiver is Aluminum. Is the Browning Aluminum or Steel?

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#5542024 - 01/14/15 08:41 AM Re: My first bufflehead! [Re: BradyBuck]
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Originally Posted By: BradyBuck

Yes they are small. They are just about the same size as a teal.
They also seemed to be pretty dumb.


Ha - that's almost exactly how we got the bufflehead hen. She just appeared in our decoys. Didn't want to shoot the decoys so we let her be. A few pintails came in and I got one (my first) and she was still there after all that and my buddy shot her as she finally decided to leave. I thought it was a small ringneck at first as she just sat there in the same manor.
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#5542120 - 01/14/15 09:14 AM Re: My first bufflehead! [Re: Ben Dover]
BradyBuck Offline
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Registered: 10/18/07
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Loc: Abilene, TX
Originally Posted By: Ben Dover
Originally Posted By: Coot Hammer
Hey BradyBuck how do you like that A5? Is it a 3.5" and have you had any issues?



Also, I've read those guns are spring guns like a Benelli. My SBE II is 4 years old and the receiever looks like it's fixin to give up the Ghost. Its beat to holy hell on the rails. The receiver is Aluminum. Is the Browning Aluminum or Steel?


It is inertia driven and 3.5 inch. One difference I know of between it and the SBE 2 is the A5 has 4 lugs on the bolt vs 2 in the Benelli.

I got it at the end of dove season and it cycled the cheap Rio 2 3/4 shells flawlessly. I had one problem in the middle of the season that was my fault. I didn't have the berrel seated all the way and surprise surprise the bolt would not lock in...lol.

I really love this gun. I like how it fits and lines up with the humpback. It feels very crisp and fast when cycling.

My thoughts on shotguns are that most of the name brand guns are very good. You'll find bad and good reviews on all of them. It's possible to get one that will have issues no matter what brand.

I personally have had good experience with Browning.

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#5542156 - 01/14/15 09:25 AM Re: My first bufflehead! [Re: BradyBuck]
Ben Dover Offline
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Originally Posted By: BradyBuck
Originally Posted By: Ben Dover
Originally Posted By: Coot Hammer
Hey BradyBuck how do you like that A5? Is it a 3.5" and have you had any issues?



Also, I've read those guns are spring guns like a Benelli. My SBE II is 4 years old and the receiever looks like it's fixin to give up the Ghost. Its beat to holy hell on the rails. The receiver is Aluminum. Is the Browning Aluminum or Steel?


It is inertia driven and 3.5 inch. One difference I know of between it and the SBE 2 is the A5 has 4 lugs on the bolt vs 2 in the Benelli.

I got it at the end of dove season and it cycled the cheap Rio 2 3/4 shells flawlessly. I had one problem in the middle of the season that was my fault. I didn't have the berrel seated all the way and surprise surprise the bolt would not lock in...lol.

I really love this gun. I like how it fits and lines up with the humpback. It feels very crisp and fast when cycling.

My thoughts on shotguns are that most of the name brand guns are very good. You'll find bad and good reviews on all of them. It's possible to get one that will have issues no matter what brand.

I personally have had good experience with Browning.



I have no gripes about the Benelli other than I Do Not Believe the Aluminum receiver will hold up to the amount of shooting I do.

It cycles anything I've crammed in it.

"Inertia" is Benelli's marketing hype for Spring Gun.

I do prefer spring guns for the reliability.

The winchester Sx3 or Browning Silver, same gun, different cosmetics, both made my FNH are the best gas autos I've owned. Im brand loyal to none.

I would like a Spring Gun with a steel receiver. The springers are more reliable than gas in the dirt laden goose fields. I dont think it matters in a duck blind.

Is that receiver aluminum or steel?


Edited by Ben Dover (01/14/15 09:27 AM)

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#5542253 - 01/14/15 10:02 AM Re: My first bufflehead! [Re: BradyBuck]
BradyBuck Offline
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Registered: 10/18/07
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Loc: Abilene, TX
Aluminum.

I've had a silver hunter for about 8 years now and it has been awesome. The only reason I got an A5 (other than I just wanted one) is because I didn't like getting it wet and muddy.

It's nice to have two good autos so I can take some of the load off the silver hunter. I plan on using it during dove season and the A5 for waterfowl.


Edited by BradyBuck (01/14/15 10:03 AM)

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#5542469 - 01/14/15 11:43 AM Re: My first bufflehead! [Re: BradyBuck]
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Registered: 12/26/12
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Thanks for the reply!

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#5542919 - 01/14/15 03:18 PM Re: My first bufflehead! [Re: BradyBuck]
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I must be missing something. Cinnamon Teal? Where are they?
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#5543043 - 01/14/15 04:04 PM Re: My first bufflehead! [Re: FamousAmos]
BradyBuck Offline
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Loc: Abilene, TX
Originally Posted By: FamousAmos
I must be missing something. Cinnamon Teal? Where are they?


Don't you see them big lip cinnamons on the edges? Blue on the wing was a dead give away!

http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/5531548/Spoonbills?#Post5531548

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#5543203 - 01/14/15 05:26 PM Re: My first bufflehead! [Re: BradyBuck]
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I see!! Thanks for the clarification!!!

cheers
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