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Old 01-27-2011, 10:00 AM
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Time for some fun around here...

It's crunch time. You have one day left to hunt the hardwoods area of some prime property just across the road from your place. The neighbor just called you on the telephone and told you he was headed home because of the storm moving in. And he happened to see a monster buck cross the road and move into the trees near your place. It is the same one you'd seen many times and you know his habits.

You will encounter thickets, fallen trees, brush in some areas, and some areas of hardwoods will be open somewhat to about 100 yards in a few spots. The property lies on a slight grade, with no major hills to encounter, but some gentle slopes.

The rotten weather man just gave the bad news.. It will be 31 degrees and he's predicting freezing sleet and later in the afternoon heavy snows.

Any kind of muzzleloader is legal here. Scopes are legal. Any ignition is legal. Any bullet is legal. SO... FROM WHAT YOU CURRENTLY HAVE IN YOUR GUN RACK/SAFE/ CLOSET/ WHAT EVER... What are you going to take for a rifle, powder, ignition system, and bullet?

What do you feel are the important things to consider in your selection?
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:21 AM
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I would use my White G-Series Whitetail. It is a nice size for being in the brush. It has open sights which should be fine in the range I would most likely be shooting. I would use a heavy 495 grain conical that could cut through a few twigs if it had to. The powder would be 70 grains of 3f Goex and I'd put a rubber over the muzzle so I needn't worry about the moisture.
Important things:
Quick handling rifle
Accurate as anything I've got
fast, dependable ignition
Hard hitting bullet

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Old 01-27-2011, 10:23 AM
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I really want that buck !!! I will be using my TC Omega.. with a Nikon Omega non bdc scope mounted on it. 100 grain volume charge of BH209 powder..with a 300 gr Gold dot on top of that also using a win 209 primer. Got my flip up see thru scope caps on the scope too. 3x9 scope. This combo has Never let me down. I want that buck !!!!!!!!! Gonna get him too . forgot this..I am using crush rib sabot too. gonna get him yup
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:28 AM
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at the moment it'd be the optima with 100gr bh209 and 250gr Aerolite. She shoots purdy.

And there aint no deer outside! I scared them all off when i was testing the aerolites out!
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:39 AM
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Easy one. Omega X7 with its 4x ProDiamond loaded with a 250 Deep Curl in a H5045SB sabot over 95 grains GOEX. Stay out of the woods you guys - that buck is MINE!
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:12 AM
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whatever your the most comfortable with.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:25 AM
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My Hoyt Alphamax 32 and a ghille suit.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:47 AM
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Savage 10ML11 with the Bushnell Elite 4200 3x9 on top.
Barnes Original Spitzer 300gr, Harvester Black Crushed Rib Sabot
43grns IMR-SR-4759
CCi-209M primer
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:51 AM
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GMB54-120 w/Lehigh NFPJ
Redfield Rev. 2x7x33
Barnes 458-300gr SOCOM in Harvester 54x45 sabot
120gr BH209
Win209 Primer

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Old 01-27-2011, 11:52 AM
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I'd take my Knight Disc, 80grs FFF Goex and a .300gr Hornady XTP .430 bullet...
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