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  1. Sawfish

    Your Best Buck!!!!

    #2 SCI Blacktail killed with a handgun. Trinity County CA 2021. T/C Encore .35 Whelen Improved. .245 gr. Shock Hammer
  2. Sawfish

    75 years old on hospice and got it done

    Great story and great hunt!
  3. Sawfish

    Hunting Boot Giveaway

    Looks like a great boot. Thanks Eastmams.
  4. Sawfish

    35 Whelen-Powders?

    Accurate 2520, F-215 Primers, 35 Whelen and 35 Whelen Improved.
  5. Sawfish

    What pistol?

    Not likely that you will run into a hungry bear, but it only takes one. S&W makes some excellent J frame revolvers chambered in .357 Magnum that are both rugged and lightweight. That has been my choice of a trail gun for over twenty years. I have even killed a couple of deer with it. Never...
  6. Sawfish

    CA draw 2022

    Took me 7 years to draw an X-12 tag. Now, it sounds like we may have fire closure problems again!. Praying for rain!
  7. Sawfish

    Reboring a barrel?

    The Shaw kit includes a barrel nut wrench.
  8. Sawfish

    Reboring a barrel?

    I have 4 Shaw barrels and they are all great,
  9. Sawfish

    How many hunting packs ???

    Too damned many! Keep trying to find the prefect one.
  10. Sawfish

    Your Best Buck!!!!

    My best Louisiana Whitetail taken with a pistol in 2021. 71 yds., 161 lbs. (T/C Contender in .357 JDJ). Nothing like a Western Muley, but pretty respectable for a Swamp Deer.
  11. Sawfish

    Primer Seat Depth, Consistency and ES

    I seat my primers by hand with an RCBS primer tool (and before that a Lee primer tool). I have been doing it that way for over 50 years. I have a good feel of the seating process and can feel when the primer is seated in the the primer pocket. I can also feel when something is wrong without...
  12. Sawfish

    Your Best Buck!!!!

    I always wanted to kill a deer with my pistol and took it on every deer hunt (along with my rifle) waiting for the right opportunity. After wearing most of the blue off of the pistol. I finally realized that I was never going to kill a deer with it as long as I had my rifle along. I joined...
  13. Sawfish

    Your Best Buck!!!!

    A small Pacific Fork that I killed in Trinity County CA with my .35 Remington XP-100 (my first Blacktail).
  14. Sawfish

    Your Best Buck!!!!

    And there are still some of them around (in Trinity County).
  15. Sawfish

    Your Best Buck!!!!

    My Best California Non-Typical Columbia Blacktail taken with a handgun SCI #5 123 5/8.
  16. Sawfish

    Your Best Buck!!!!

    My Best California Columbia Blacktail taken with a handgun SCI #2 139 4/8
  17. Sawfish

    Berry Bullets - pistol loading

    I use both Berry's and Xtreme Double End Wadcutters with 3.3 gr. of Tite Group and have had no problems with either bullet. You might lighten up on the crimp and see if that helps.