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Forum: Black Powder
08-30-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,192
Posted By ronlaughlin

The pistol is a P365. Quite the pistol. Light,...

The pistol is a P365. Quite the pistol. Light, and small; it is amazingly accurate. Good sights. Water filled milk jugs are doomed at 50 yard. Just put it into pocket, and it is with, handy, and...
Forum: Black Powder
08-29-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,192
Posted By ronlaughlin

Bet you couldn't do...

Bet you couldn't do it.............................
Forum: Black Powder
08-29-2019, 02:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,192
Posted By ronlaughlin

Wife calls me Klutz; apparently she is correct. ...

Wife calls me Klutz; apparently she is correct.

The cheep set went away in a garage sale long ago. The linked set is harder, and still usable. The set i use, was purchased on eBay; is made in...
Forum: Black Powder
08-28-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,192
Posted By ronlaughlin

Well Lew, it is too bad you purchased the cheap...

Well Lew, it is too bad you purchased the cheap set of gages, instead of the set linked. The set you purchased is cheep, and prone to bending, but you can make do, if you are gentle with them. The...
Forum: Black Powder
08-24-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,192
Posted By ronlaughlin

Yes, Rick would know. Seems like one's...

Yes, Rick would know.

Seems like one's tongue gets in the way, when trying to say hundred thousandth.

The vent liner are very nice, but for me, the breech plug from Lehigh is absolutely...
Forum: Black Powder
08-23-2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,192
Posted By ronlaughlin

Those gage are only 0.2 times more accurate than...

Those gage are only 0.2 times more accurate than the gage set for $30............. even though they are on sale, and there are more of them, are they truly a good buy??







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Forum: Black Powder
08-22-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,192
Posted By ronlaughlin

PIn Gage Set

This pin gage set (https://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=3879&category=1310310429) is accurate, easy to use, reliable, durable, inexpensive, and was made specifically for...
03-05-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,777
Posted By ronlaughlin

Years ago we used to haul out camp after hunting...

Years ago we used to haul out camp after hunting season ended. These days it seems we have been snowed out every year early, and one had better haul camp out before season ends.. Global warming is...
03-05-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,777
Posted By ronlaughlin

buffybr...

buffybr (https://www.huntingnet.com/forum/members/buffybr.html)

Your post is interesting reading. Nice job!
03-04-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,777
Posted By ronlaughlin

Elk Country

http://www.rchs61.org/talus.jpg




We avoided rocks like these religously. Our part of Montana has quite a bit of this type structure on top of some of the mountains. One year we followed elk...
03-02-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,777
Posted By ronlaughlin

All my elk hunting was in Montana around Wisdom,...

All my elk hunting was in Montana around Wisdom, Missoula, and Great Falls.. It began quite a while ago, back when an elk tag cost $1. One trick we learned was to hunt government land above deeded...
03-02-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,777
Posted By ronlaughlin

elkman30...

elkman30 (https://www.huntingnet.com/forum/members/elkman30.html) ,

Mostly the answers to your questions in bold can be found within the actual noted posts.

The reason i wrote 'live a good...
03-02-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,777
Posted By ronlaughlin

The elk is killed; now what. First thing is to...

The elk is killed; now what. First thing is to thank it for giving it's life to you, and second is to thank the power that helped you stumble into the animal.

To get this far back, the hunter has...
03-01-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,777
Posted By ronlaughlin

Live a good clean life? Post...

Live a good clean life?




Post 10.......Wander the other side of that ridge.

Post 15.......Wander through clear cuts.

Post 17.......Study topo maps.
03-01-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,777
Posted By ronlaughlin

After a long hard day, one has a tendency to...

After a long hard day, one has a tendency to kinda quit 'hunting', and start moving too fast. Discipline is required to keep moving quiet, and slow as one finishes the day. One never forgets,...
03-01-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,777
Posted By ronlaughlin

Many hunters work everyday jobs; can only hunt on...

Many hunters work everyday jobs; can only hunt on week ends. One way to hunt elk, is to hunt during the work week from inside the house, by studying contour maps.

The map shown here was copied...
02-28-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,777
Posted By ronlaughlin

One way to find elk is to wander through clear...

One way to find elk is to wander through clear cuts. Chances are the elk will never be seen out in the clear cut during day light, but if there is snow, tracks made at night whilst feeding, will be...
02-27-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,777
Posted By ronlaughlin

Don't be afraid to hunt over on the other side of...

Don't be afraid to hunt over on the other side of that ridge. This means one will probably end up hunting down. Hunting down is mentally very uncomfortable, but it may pay off. Most other hunters are...
Forum: Reloading
01-23-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,191
Posted By ronlaughlin

Yes it sure is; will post over on the Vegan forum.

Yes it sure is; will post over on the Vegan forum.
Forum: Reloading
01-22-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,191
Posted By ronlaughlin

That's me. That's why my favorite gun is a 9mm....

That's me. That's why my favorite gun is a 9mm. It isn't worth my time nor money to reload the cartridge. Alls i need do is shoot; buy ammo.

The dam 223 is more accurate shooting reloads, plus it...
Forum: Guns
12-27-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By ronlaughlin

Grandma, my sister, gave to my nephew for...

Grandma, my sister, gave to my nephew for Christmas.




http://www.rchs61.org/bradenrifle.jpg
Forum: Black Powder
10-23-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By ronlaughlin

One difference is the 300g xtp magnum...

One difference is the 300g xtp magnum (https://www.huntingnet.com/forum/black-powder/408762-300g-xtp-magnum-80g-bh.html) penetrates deeper than the 300g xtp...
Forum: Black Powder
09-03-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,620
Posted By ronlaughlin

Because i include a vent liner with each breech...

Because i include a vent liner with each breech plug i modify, i started to make them. Last week alone, it would have cost me about $20 for vent liners. By making them, it costs me about 40 each..
...
Forum: Black Powder
08-29-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By ronlaughlin

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Forum: Black Powder
08-29-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By ronlaughlin

210g Golddot -- 50g Blackhorn

Looked at the 210g Golddot (https://www.speer-ammo.com/bullets/handgun-bullets/gold-dot-personal-protection/429/429-210-gdhp-bullet) this morning.




http://www.rchs61.org/IMG_3632.JPG
Forum: Black Powder
08-28-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By ronlaughlin

Bonded 250g Shock Wave

lemoyne (https://www.huntingnet.com/forum/members/lemoyne.html) sent these 250 grain bonded shockwave (https://accessories.tcarms.com/product/tc-shockwave-bonded-core-bullets-super-glide-sabots/)...
Forum: Black Powder
08-27-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By ronlaughlin

250g Shockwave Powder Added

lemoyne (https://www.huntingnet.com/forum/members/lemoyne.html) sent these 250 grain shockwave (https://accessories.tcarms.com/product/tc-shockwave-controlled-expansion-bullets-super-glide-sabot/)...
Forum: Black Powder
08-26-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By ronlaughlin

250 Grain Shockwave

lemoyne (https://www.huntingnet.com/forum/members/lemoyne.html) sent these 250 grain shockwave (https://accessories.tcarms.com/product/tc-shockwave-controlled-expansion-bullets-super-glide-sabot/)...
Forum: Black Powder
08-24-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By ronlaughlin

Wanted to shoot the 385g Great Plains...

Wanted to shoot the 385g Great Plains (https://www.hornady.com/muzzleloading/browse/50-cal-385-gr-hb-hp#!/) in this chopped Omega, but it was too big. Yesterday a Lee 0.501 sizing die arrived in the...
Forum: Black Powder
08-24-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By ronlaughlin

Look here...

Look here (https://www.huntingnet.com/forum/black-powder/400253-250g-t-ez-80g-powder.html).
Forum: Black Powder
08-19-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By ronlaughlin

Haven't shot the shock wave version.

Haven't shot the shock wave version.
Forum: Black Powder
08-18-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By ronlaughlin

Tipped Bullet Photo Array

http://www.rchs61.org/IMG_3370.JPG

http://www.rchs61.org/IMG_3617.JPG



Every bullet shown here was caught using the same system. The distance between the rifle, and the horse is 25 yard. In...
Forum: Black Powder
08-15-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By ronlaughlin

Barnes 250 grain TEZ

http://www.rchs61.org/IMG_3624.JPG





This morning an attempt was made to shoot and capture the 250g TEZ. The powder charge is 50 grain Blackhorn, which from this lot weighs 37.5 grain. Note...
Forum: Black Powder
08-15-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By ronlaughlin

http://www.rchs61.org/truglowglobe.jpg ...

http://www.rchs61.org/truglowglobe.jpg



It is my understanding they are no longer being sold by Truglo. Perhaps you could find one on ebay. Seems one could actually turn the oem sight around,...
Forum: Black Powder
08-13-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By ronlaughlin

http://www.rchs61.org/IMG_3610.JPG The...

http://www.rchs61.org/IMG_3610.JPG


The front sight is not much of an issue.......... All one need do is replace the 2.5-8 scope with a 1X scope, sight it in, and go hunting.. Or one could turn...
Forum: Black Powder
08-12-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By ronlaughlin

Yes, it is sad TC has left the scene, especially...

Yes, it is sad TC has left the scene, especially since it is just a better gun...............:D

Seems like you may be correct that a hollow point in soft bullet like that may not be the best? The...
Forum: Black Powder
08-12-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By ronlaughlin

Every time i have shot full bore lead bullets in...

Every time i have shot full bore lead bullets in an Omega rifle, they scatter like shotgun pellets. Cutting the QLA off this here rifle, makes for accurate shooting of any full bore bullet. Cutting...
Forum: Black Powder
08-11-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By ronlaughlin

Yes it certainly does. Thank you for the...

Yes it certainly does. Thank you for the information! Used your idea of the tubing cutter both times i cut my rifles, and it worked as good the second time as it did the first...
Forum: Black Powder
08-11-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By ronlaughlin

Good Riddance

http://www.rchs61.org/IMG_3604.JPG

http://www.rchs61.org/IMG_3570.JPG

http://www.rchs61.org/IMG_3592.JPG




Went and hacked off the QLA of this rifle, with a hack saw. Kinda polished the...
Forum: Black Powder
08-05-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 579
Posted By ronlaughlin

250 Grain SST

The 250 grain SST (https://www.hornady.com/muzzleloading/browse/50-cal-sabot-low-drag-with-45-cal-250-sst-bullet#!/) bullet was provided by 52Bore. The bullet was shot through carpet, plywood, and...
Forum: Black Powder
07-11-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By ronlaughlin

My rifle is left loaded if it hasn't been fired....

My rifle is left loaded if it hasn't been fired. If it has been fired, and reloaded, i shoot it the same day, before i leave the sticks; clean it at home, and reload it for the next day, or days....
Forum: Black Powder
06-28-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By ronlaughlin

Ate the snake at the Reptile Gardens in Rapid...

Ate the snake at the Reptile Gardens in Rapid City, SD. Didn't kill it; assume it died whilst on display. Assume it was fed mostly mice; maybe chicks. Am sure the folks that served it did their best...
Forum: Black Powder
06-28-2018, 04:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By ronlaughlin

Very rainy here too. Shooting water bottles is...

Very rainy here too. Shooting water bottles is something all us kids should do. :biggrin:
Forum: Black Powder
06-25-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By ronlaughlin

Not this year. What you see is an open park in...

Not this year. What you see is an open park in the mountains. It is not quite a mile high where the shooting took place.. Never have seen a rattlesnake up there ever. Out on the prairie one can...
Forum: Black Powder
06-25-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By ronlaughlin

So next time out, i rotated the front bottle, and...

So next time out, i rotated the front bottle, and aimed for the cap. The 124g HST stopped in the second bottle, not quite half way. The weird thing is the hole into the second bottle kinda sealed...
Forum: Black Powder
06-24-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By ronlaughlin

OT -- Shooter Bath

http://www.rchs61.org/shooterbath1.jpg (http://www.rchs61.org/MVI_shooterbath.m4v)




http://www.rchs61.org/shooterbath2.jpg

http://www.rchs61.org/shooterbath3.jpg
...
05-28-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By ronlaughlin

Gold Dot Ammo

A 9mm pocket pistol -- 124 grain Gold Dot ammo/bullet.



http://www.rchs61.org/124golddot.jpg (http://www.rchs61.org/MVI_124golddot.mov)



http://www.rchs61.org/IMG_3481.JPG
Forum: Black Powder
05-24-2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,577
Posted By ronlaughlin

Measuring Blackhorn -- One Way

http://www.rchs61.org/IMG_3473.JPG




Dropping Blackhorn using the old made in USA powder measure is just one way to begin a powder measurement. For some reason i need to weigh the powder after...
Forum: Black Powder
05-07-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By ronlaughlin

Pb 45 Caliber 545g

http://www.rchs61.org/accurate45-540w.jpg

http://www.rchs61.org/IMG_3439.JPG

http://www.rchs61.org/IMG_3437.JPG

http://www.rchs61.org/IMG_3438.JPG
Forum: Black Powder
05-06-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By ronlaughlin

No, not at 50 yard, that i can remember.

No, not at 50 yard, that i can remember.
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