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Forum: Guns
11-13-2006, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 901
Posted By smokpole

Quality 22 ammo

I seen an article somewhere about a company that sells premium 22 ammo. All I remember is that it's suppose to be for target shooters and it's suppose to a class up from the standard Fed Lightining,...
11-10-2006, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 516
Posted By smokpole

Scope mount for Ruger mini-30

I purchased one of those scope mounts for a Ruger Mini-30 (not the rancher), it's the type that mounts to the left side of the reciever and has the over-head rail mount for scopes. Apparently, I'm...
10-20-2006, 12:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 369
Posted By smokpole

E-47 Silver Scent

Has anyone been using the new Silver Scent clothing? I believe the technology has been around for 10yrs or more, but looks like it's just now been introduced into hunting garments.

Just curious...
Forum: Black Powder
10-09-2006, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,309
Posted By smokpole

RE: Hot Shot nipples

I'd also like to find something to protect the fiber-optic sight on the end of my barrel. I seen the plastic attachment that Cabela's has, but it's for round barrels and I'm not sure it would fit my...
Forum: Black Powder
10-09-2006, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,309
Posted By smokpole

RE: Hot Shot nipples

Thanks! I would have guessed wrong.
Forum: Black Powder
10-09-2006, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,309
Posted By smokpole

Hot Shot nipples

I've got a Lyman Great Plains Hunter, 54Cal that I'd like to replace the nipple with a Hot-Shot nipple. does anyone know which size will fit? I thinks it's the 1/4 X 28 but I'm not sure and hate to...
Forum: Guns
05-04-2006, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 972
Posted By smokpole

RE: Chart for bullets

Wow, I didn't realize there we're so many different cartridge sizes.Some of them are very close in caliber.

How am I ever going to afford a gun for each one?
Forum: Guns
05-04-2006, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 972
Posted By smokpole

Chart for bullets

Does anyone know of a web-site that has a graph or something with pic's of the shell casings for different calibers? For instance, I'd like to see the difference b/t a 220 swift and a 223?

I've...
Forum: Guns
04-27-2006, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,684
Posted By smokpole

RE: Scope for .17 HMR

I was just looking at the Redhead Epic 3 X 9 X 40(silver). Any idea who makes these scopes?
Forum: Guns
04-27-2006, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,684
Posted By smokpole

RE: Scope for .17 HMR

I was actually looking at the Savage .17 HMR at the gun shop the other day and considered buying it. What's wrong with it?
Forum: Guns
04-26-2006, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,684
Posted By smokpole

Scope for .17 HMR

I'm going to purchase a .17 HMR in the near future and I'd like to match it up with a good scope. I'm looking in the price range b/t $150 - $250.

Any suggestions on a good scope in that price...
Forum: Black Powder
03-31-2006, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By smokpole

RE: Question about the Lyman GPH

I read somewhere that when using the hotter caps, the "explosion" from the cap will actually advance the powder charge and bullet a short distance b/f the powder is actually ignited. This prevents...
Forum: Black Powder
03-31-2006, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By smokpole

RE: Question about the Lyman GPH

Thanks! lot of good info here.
Forum: Black Powder
03-30-2006, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By smokpole

RE: Question about the Lyman GPH

What about sabots? any idea how well these would shoot?

Also, with the conicals, is it necessary to apply some lube to the bullets? I've noticed that some come pre-lubed and some don't?
Forum: Black Powder
03-30-2006, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By smokpole

RE: Question about the Lyman GPH

Your right, it does have the 1:32 twist. Don't know where I got the 1:28 from. Anyway, good info and I appreciate the help.

How well does this gun shoot round balls? does the faster twist rate...
Forum: Black Powder
03-30-2006, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By smokpole

Question about the Lyman GPH

I just purchased a used Great Plains Hunter that's in really good shape. I decided to go with the Hunter because of the faster twist rate (1:28).

So, before I start buying a lot of different...
Forum: Guns
12-28-2005, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By smokpole

Browning BLR

I'm looking at buying a new Browning BLR 7mm WSM for Elk & Bear hunting. My question is, and I'm sure this has been asked more than once one here, what's the best scope for a magnum gun like this?
12-28-2005, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By smokpole

RE: Ruger 22 conversions

I just ordered the Butler Creek stock & barrel conversion kit. Now I need to find a scope. I looked at some scopes that say they are designed for rim fire rifles, but I'm not sure I know the...
12-27-2005, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By smokpole

Ruger 22 conversions

I've got a couple of Ruger 10/22's and I was considering purchasing one of the conversion kit's. I've seen a few advertised that include the stock and .920 barrel and all that's req'd is your...
12-27-2005, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,749
Posted By smokpole

RE: .44 magnum rifle

I havn't seen anyone mention the Henry 44 Mag?. I bought one last year mainly for target shooting but I'm a sucker for lever actions and I've always wanted to own a Goldenboy. It's a beautiful gun...
Forum: Guns
02-15-2005, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 993
Posted By smokpole

Henry 44mag "big-boy"

I finally saved up enough lunch money to buy a new Henry "big-boy" 44 mag. This is a replica of the golden boy's used back in the late 1800's. Although I've got way to many deer rifles already, I...
02-15-2005, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By smokpole

White Gravy

I made some deer steak fingers last night and they turned out nice, but I didn't have much luck with the gravy. I'm actually a fair cook, but for some reason, I just can't seem to make gravy without...
11-01-2004, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By smokpole

Father & son first hunt

It's muzz-loader season here in VA and my oldest son has been asking to go hunting with me for the last few weeks. Since he's only six years old (just turned six in Oct) I wasn't sure if he could...
10-25-2004, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By smokpole

Cooking goat?

Ok, I'm thinking about gettin into raising goats for meat, but b/f I get into this new venture I'm gonna buy a hind qtr from the local Indian Meat market and try cooking it b/f I get into selling...
Forum: Guns
10-20-2004, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,770
Posted By smokpole

RE: Question on a Gun sling

Well, I found Slogan Outdoors at farwestoutdoors.com. Apparently, they USED to carry the Ultra Slings but due to lack of manufactorers support, they no longer carry them. Just my luck, missed out on...
Forum: Guns
10-19-2004, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,770
Posted By smokpole

Question on a Gun sling

I just got back from an Elk Hunting trip in CO and one of the guy's in our group had a gun sling that would not slip off his shoulder. He couldn't remember who made the sling or how to get in touch...
09-23-2004, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,516
Posted By smokpole

RE: Cougar/Mountain Lion Meat Eaters?

Never had it either, but I've heard it taste's a lot like chicken..... or no, I mean pork.
09-23-2004, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By smokpole

RE: Venison Meat Roll

Just curious, how do you roll the padded meat with the ham & cheese? doesn't it fall apart?
Forum: Bowhunting
09-23-2004, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By smokpole

RE: Whisker Bisquit Experiment with pictures

Are your vanes straight or helical fletched? I think they need to be straight fletched in order to pass through the biscuit whiskers properly??

I'm using bemans in mine and I've had a few vanes...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-23-2004, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By smokpole

RE: Bionic Buck or Mckenzie

I looked into getting the Glendel buck, but the only thing I did not like about it was if you are shooting from an elevated stand, your tips will cut across those layers of foam. It's designed to...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-23-2004, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 883
Posted By smokpole

RE: Another fall, another unnecessary injury

I would say that most tree stand related accidents are from hunters that fall while either putting up thier stand or while exiting thier stand. That's when you are most vunerable and when your least...
09-21-2004, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,672
Posted By smokpole

RE: Catfish?

I'll side with Christine, I've been using Zatarins on all my fish for several years now and it's hard to beat. I will dip them in a mixture of milk and egg b/f I dust them, but it's not necessary....
Forum: Bowhunting
09-21-2004, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By smokpole

RE: How is your archery practice area set up?

The best thing I've found is using the blaze orange marker spray paint they use to identify buried lines. It's made to spray upside down and will last on the ground for about 2-3 weeks depending on...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-21-2004, 01:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,331
Posted By smokpole

RE: Snuff Dippers Reminder

Now there's an accident waiting to happen! Are you still wearing your safety belt while taken a dump out of your stand? I'd hate to be found at the base of my tree with a broken back and my pant's...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-21-2004, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,541
Posted By smokpole

RE: Buddy says he will quit hunting with me if....

One of the guy's I hunt and fish with is strictly a Trad bow hunter. Him and his son both have taken pheasant on the wing with thier trad bows. I would put him up against any compound shooter out to...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-21-2004, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By smokpole

RE: Well,....my string broke today!

I was having problems with individual strands popping on my string. The guy at the bow shop said it was b/c my draw length was to far. I've got a 29" DL and my bow was set-up for 31". He said that my...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-21-2004, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By smokpole

RE: Bad Shot (a$$ shot)

The first nice buck I killed with a bow was a spine shot. The angle was pretty steep and my shot went high. The buck literally dropped in his tracks.

I climbed down and went to the house to get...
06-30-2004, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By smokpole

RE: New Marinade for meat

That's probably true, I really didn't think there was that much acid in Yogart to begin with. Whatever the case, it sure makes the meat tender.
06-29-2004, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By smokpole

RE: Bug Spray

I'll second Pharaoh2's comments about the head net. I've been bear hunting up in Ontario when the skeeters were as big as sparrows and having that head net on kept me from waving my hand in front of...
06-29-2004, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By smokpole

New Marinade for meat

My wife and I had dinner with a family the other day and they prepared beef tips in a maranade using plain yogart and added various spices including cayenne, S&P, etc... They said to just add a...
05-26-2004, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,181
Posted By smokpole

RE: Can you eat bear?

I took a bear up in Ontario a few years back and had all the meat converted to salami. I wold slice it up and put a hunk of velvetta cheese on top and microwave for just a sec or two. Toss in a few...
05-26-2004, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,340
Posted By smokpole

RE: Pickled Eggs?

Thanks for the tips! I've got several dozen eggs now, so plenty to experiment with.
05-21-2004, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,340
Posted By smokpole

Pickled Eggs?

I've got to many chickens and I'm alway's looking for different way's to cook eggs. Does anyone have a receipe for Pickling Eggs? is this done similar to the canning process?
11-18-2003, 07:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,249
Posted By smokpole

RE: Question on climbing treestands

I' m definately gonna get better backstraps. But that' s also a good idea to rig up something to use as hip straps, help take that weight off my shoulders.
11-17-2003, 12:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,249
Posted By smokpole

RE: Question on climbing treestands

Thanks VAhuntr -

Although I like the idea of having a 15lb climber, I don' t know if it' s worth sacrificing the comfort. I was thinking about going with the Summit Bullet Backpacker b/c it...
11-17-2003, 10:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,249
Posted By smokpole

Question on climbing treestands

I' m looking at buying my first climber and I' ve read all the discussions on here about the different issues (good and bad) with various climbing stands. So, I' ve eliminated a few choices based on...
10-14-2003, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,169
Posted By smokpole

RE: What can I mix with seed?

I may be wrong here, but wouldn' t you run the risk of " burnin" the seeds if you mixed fertilizer with the seeds?

Anytime that I fertilize and seed my pasture, I' ve always spread the...
06-20-2003, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By smokpole

RE: Whos got Game Feeders???

I had a game feeder on a tri-pod, can' t remember which one but it seem to work real well until........ I was at my cabin one weekend and noticed the feeder was on it side and looked a bit " abused"...
06-10-2003, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By smokpole

RE: Hunting with Mtn bikes?

Thanks for the ideas. I was just in the bike shop the other day looking at devices that I could use to attach a bar of some kind to my seat post. They make a device that attachs to the seat post and...
06-09-2003, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By smokpole

Hunting with Mtn bikes?

Just curious if anyone use' s his/her mountain bike for hunting?

I' ve got a spot up in the Blue Ridge mountains that' s best accessed by riding a bike down the forest service road. The road is...
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