Re: Gunsmiths TV show
Just had a fantastic time with one of the gunsmiths we are interviewing for the show.
I had looked over his shop and several of the guns he had made when we went out to see how they shot.
Several of the guns belonged to customers who I had meet throughout the day as they brought in their guns for us to see and listen to their stories of long shots on game from squirrels to bear, All of them toted the Smiths workmanship and knowledge which I will also second as he does do fantastic work. But the proof is in the hunting so we went out looking for coyotes on a friends farm.
We had three down before dark at ranges from 300 yd to 600 yd all were one shot kills, the 300 yd. shot was off hand at a big male quartering away from us.
As we were leaving we ran into another hunter and his pair of Greyhounds. This hunter had two in the truck already and was also heading home when we ran into him. What was really cool was he only had a 22 pistol on him to finish them off after his dogs caught them, yes his dogs caught the coyotes.
I have seen Greyhounds run before, even lost a little money on them, but I never thought of them as hunters. He was kind enough to show us how they hunt the next day, in a section of BLM land, We saw only one coyote and he was about 600 yds and moving away from us at a fast clip when the dogs saw him, Those dogs lit out at 90 mph. and that 600 yd was covered in only a few seconds, that coyote was going full out but he never had a chance the male greyhound had him by the neck and snapped him like a rag doll, as soon as they were sure the coyote was dead they completely ignored it and came back to be petted.
I am still impressed by that hunt so we are going out in the morning to film them hunting and I'll put it in the DVD as a extra.
Well keep the gunsmith names comming in I want to show as many as we can.