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Forum: Guns
11-17-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By 98Redline

I would say that depending on how much work you...

I would say that depending on how much work you intend to put into the gun, getting a Hastings cantilever slug barrel is your cheapest , and probably close to the most accurate alternative (aside...
Forum: Technical
11-17-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,728
Posted By 98Redline

Sounds like he might have gotten a bit aggressive...

Sounds like he might have gotten a bit aggressive with the utility knife and ended up gouging the shafts and cutting some of the fibers.
Forum: Technical
11-17-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By 98Redline

I would say that you are on the low side of the...

I would say that you are on the low side of the KE spectrum for hogs.

It will most certainly work if you hit them right (right about what looks like their elbow) on a quartering away shot....
Forum: Guns
11-03-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,432
Posted By 98Redline

Best and most accurate can and will vary between...

Best and most accurate can and will vary between guns, even between guns of the same model. The only way to really tell is buy a box and hit the range.

As far as the type of bullets, you need to...
11-02-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,544
Posted By 98Redline

There is no doubt in my mind that a 308 or 30-06...

There is no doubt in my mind that a 308 or 30-06 will kill a bear, but as was mentioned in one of the previous posts, killing the bear and stopping a charge are two very different things.

With...
Forum: Guns
10-26-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By 98Redline

I would gladly sacrifice some of my hearing to...

I would gladly sacrifice some of my hearing to not be dead.

Pack as much caliber as you can handle.

pnut....when it comes to stopping a Canadian brown bear in his tracks, the .45 ACP would be...
10-25-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 903
Posted By 98Redline

Have a read here...

Have a read here (http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?t=9774)

You should have no problem if you do your part.
Forum: Guns
10-25-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By 98Redline

In brown bear territory the minimum you should be...

In brown bear territory the minimum you should be considering is a 44 Mag with heavy deep penetrating cast or punch bullets. In a brown bear encounter even a heavy loaded .357 will lead to you...
Forum: Guns
10-10-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,031
Posted By 98Redline

If you like nice wood and a good shooting rifle...

If you like nice wood and a good shooting rifle with a Left handed bolt, take a look at either a Browning A Bolt or the newer X Bolt.

I have an A Bolt Medallion in 270 Win and for an out of the...
Forum: Technical
09-21-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,728
Posted By 98Redline

I find that putting the wrap on a mouse pad and...

I find that putting the wrap on a mouse pad and rolling the arrow over it works awesome. As long as you start the wrap straight, it will end straight.
Forum: Technical
09-20-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,728
Posted By 98Redline

The wraps overlap because you bought wraps for...

The wraps overlap because you bought wraps for aluminum arrows and put them on carbons.

You can either:
a) leave them too wide and simply overlap them (no problems with this other than a little...
09-20-2010, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,007
Posted By 98Redline

No problems here as well with Tricks.

No problems here as well with Tricks.
09-20-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By 98Redline

The Montecs are a great head however being tired...

The Montecs are a great head however being tired of replacing blades is not a great reason for getting them. Instead of replacing blades, you will now be replacing the entire head if you ding a blade...
08-31-2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,284
Posted By 98Redline

I think for hogs I would go with a fixed blade BH...

I think for hogs I would go with a fixed blade BH rather than an expandable. That shield can be very thick and if you hit it, an expandable may not give you the best penetration.

Other than that,...
Forum: Technical
08-30-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By 98Redline

For a hunting bow I try to keep a BH of at least...

For a hunting bow I try to keep a BH of at least 7"

While shorter BH (faster) bows can be shot...and shot well, it takes more work to make that shot happen consistently. That extra work or time...
Forum: Guns
08-27-2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,019
Posted By 98Redline

Browning BPS with a Hastings cantilever rifled...

Browning BPS with a Hastings cantilever rifled slug barrel
Weaver 2-7X scope.
Federal Hydrashock 3" sabots. Kicks like a mule but gets a Bang-Flop most of the time.

I am good to about 150yds but...
08-27-2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,550
Posted By 98Redline

Good advice, go out and shoot a bunch of bows in...

Good advice, go out and shoot a bunch of bows in your price range and pick the one that feels best to you.

With archery being such a competitive business you really get what you pay for. The top...
08-26-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By 98Redline

Just about any bow (Hoyts notwithstanding) can be...

Just about any bow (Hoyts notwithstanding) can be shot with the opposite hand to get the feel of the draw cycle and vibration at release.

I am a LH archer and every bow I have ever owned I have...
Forum: Guns
08-25-2010, 04:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,642
Posted By 98Redline

Getting ready to drop my money on the Ruger Super...

Getting ready to drop my money on the Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley Hunter.

I went through this very quandary a couple of weeks ago and came to a couple of opinions.

1) Ported guns for hunting...
08-25-2010, 04:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,166
Posted By 98Redline

The concept is the same as those railway sights...

The concept is the same as those railway sights for pistols so it should work fine.

I do however have 2 concerns with this sight.

1) In order to reflect the dots properly, the lens needs to be...
Forum: Guns
08-24-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By 98Redline

If your gun is a smoothbore then the cheapest...

If your gun is a smoothbore then the cheapest route would be a saddle scope mount.
You are not apt to be shooting cloverleafs with a smoothbore and foster slugs anyway so a little bit of potential...
Forum: Technical
08-11-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By 98Redline

Short answer, yes a micro adjust is useful on a...

Short answer, yes a micro adjust is useful on a hunting sight. While you may not use them often, they are far better than the type of pins where you loosen the Allen bolt and attempt to "nudge" the...
Forum: Technical
08-10-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,029
Posted By 98Redline

I believe that specialty archery calls the peep...

I believe that specialty archery calls the peep lenses for the hunting setups "verifiers" and the ones for the target peeps "clarifiers"

The verifiers are really just the lens in the screw in peep...
Forum: Guns
08-04-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,494
Posted By 98Redline

I have had the same results at BC regarding...

I have had the same results at BC regarding chamber buildup in my .357.

If I shoot a bunch of .38s out of it, depending on the particular load, it is often times difficult and sometimes impossible...
08-03-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,641
Posted By 98Redline

COC head for sure. Slick Tricks or Steel...

COC head for sure.

Slick Tricks or Steel Force Premium are good, no so expensive choices.

The G5 Montecs are good heads but they have gotten way too expensive.

As far as the weight goes,...
07-27-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,937
Posted By 98Redline

Careful with clarifiers, or verifiers as...

Careful with clarifiers, or verifiers as specialty calls them for hunting sights. The stronger the lens, the less light it will transmit and the shorter your hunting light.

Additionally if you...
Forum: Guns
07-20-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By 98Redline

Often times a slug gun with the scope mounted to...

Often times a slug gun with the scope mounted to the receiver will have issues like this due to the way the barrel mounts to the gun.

As mentioned above, when the gun recoils the barrel moves in...
07-20-2010, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 939
Posted By 98Redline

A WB will beat up feathers pretty good, however I...

A WB will beat up feathers pretty good, however I have never observed that the flight characteristics of the arrow changed that much. Your fletching just looks like they had a tangle with a...
07-14-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By 98Redline

Different strokes for different folks. I...

Different strokes for different folks.

I would say that from a pure accuracy standpoint the handheld will be the most accurate, when it is shot properly at it allows the release to happen through...
07-07-2010, 05:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By 98Redline

There is nothing that a stabilizer can do that...

There is nothing that a stabilizer can do that will change the speed of your bow. This is your perception only.
07-06-2010, 04:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,453
Posted By 98Redline

Don't limit your choices simply because of the...

Don't limit your choices simply because of the rotating head. If you are shooting a D-loop whether the head rotates or not makes no difference. The 1/4 twist you put in a D-loop with a non rotating...
07-02-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,873
Posted By 98Redline

Both aluminum and carbon arrows have their...

Both aluminum and carbon arrows have their particular virtues. Depending on what you are looking for out of your arrow will drive which is the best fit for you.

Aluminum generally tend to be...
07-01-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,453
Posted By 98Redline

There is no such thing as "The best" release,...

There is no such thing as "The best" release, bow, arrow, broadhead, etc...

What works for you may be complete crap for someone else, especially when it comes down to releases. Hand sizes, grip...
Forum: Bowhunting
06-01-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,193
Posted By 98Redline

I wonder how the governing bodies will look on...

I wonder how the governing bodies will look on this stab for the Bowhunter Limited classification

In their rules they say that you can't use any back weights, and the stab must be mounted straight...
Forum: Black Powder
05-22-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By 98Redline

Looks like two little girls having a slap fight...

Looks like two little girls having a slap fight but cool none the less.
Forum: Guns
05-22-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By 98Redline

I don't think you can go wrong with the Beretta. ...

I don't think you can go wrong with the Beretta.
I shoot a 686 White Onyx, and my buddy has a 682 Gold E. Both are great guns. I would expect the SV10 to follow that tradition.
04-25-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,892
Posted By 98Redline

I played with one owned by a guy in my archery...

I played with one owned by a guy in my archery league. The relax type of release I think would take a bit to get used to. I think that for a target release they would be fine, however the owner said...
04-25-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,512
Posted By 98Redline

The Spot Hogg sights all have the same pin setup...

The Spot Hogg sights all have the same pin setup and ring assembly style.

The Right On is the bare bones sight. Each pin is individually adjustable up/down as well as in/out. There is a gang...
Forum: Bowhunting
04-25-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By 98Redline

From a structural integrity standpoint, it...

From a structural integrity standpoint, it certainly looks bullet/bomb proof. The carbon riser seems nearly impervious to bending like some of the other aluminum riser bows.

Weight wise, it is...
Forum: Technical
04-05-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,094
Posted By 98Redline

Rub a little bar soap on the front 1/3 of the...

Rub a little bar soap on the front 1/3 of the arrow before you shoot them into the styrofoam. It will make them worlds easier to pull and keep the buildup of gunk on the shaft to a minimum.
Forum: Technical
04-05-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Posted By 98Redline

Fletch Tite Platinum works for me. I put a...

Fletch Tite Platinum works for me.

I put a bead down the base of the fletch (vanes or feathers) then dab it on a paper towel to spread out and remove excess glue.

Never had one come off.
...
Forum: Technical
03-31-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By 98Redline

Your mileage may vary but in general the human...

Your mileage may vary but in general the human eye has a higher sensitivity for the green (~550nm wavelength) than any of the other colors. The dark gray area of the graph is generally accepted as...
Forum: Technical
03-25-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,763
Posted By 98Redline

I wouldn't worry about the 1/4 twist you put in...

I wouldn't worry about the 1/4 twist you put in the D-Loop with a handheld release.

As mentioned above if your loop is exceptionally short (i.e. with the arrow nocked you have a hard time getting...
Forum: Guns
03-24-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,545
Posted By 98Redline

Take a look at this page on the Hornady website...

Take a look at this page on the Hornady website (External Ballistics (http://www.hornady.com/ballistics-resource/external))

It ihas the exact scenario you describe discussed at the end of the...
Forum: Guns
03-24-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,545
Posted By 98Redline

The bullet, if fired perfectly horizontal will...

The bullet, if fired perfectly horizontal will have the same time of flight, regardless of the caliber or how fast the bullet is shot. In this condition, if you dropped a bullet from the same height...
Forum: Technical
03-17-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,976
Posted By 98Redline

Short answer: no, your draw length is your draw...

Short answer: no, your draw length is your draw length, it should not change regardless of which release you use.

Now your anchor point will change....significantly going to a hand held. It will...
Forum: Technical
03-17-2010, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,426
Posted By 98Redline

On my bows, if I lay the arrow across the top cam...

On my bows, if I lay the arrow across the top cam it will run parallel to the riser and would point directly at the same edge of the bottom cam.

If you find that when held flat on the cam, that...
Forum: Bowhunting
03-15-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By 98Redline

I like the bow but not for $1600.

I like the bow but not for $1600.
Forum: Technical
03-15-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By 98Redline

Most people think that using a blazer (or...

Most people think that using a blazer (or similar) profile vane will control your arrow better than a standard 4" vane, and that simply isn't true.

The reason the Blazers work is that they remove...
Forum: Technical
03-12-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,459
Posted By 98Redline

If memory serves the DQ, DR and other designators...

If memory serves the DQ, DR and other designators are arrow weight groups.

All arrows within the same weight group will be +/-1 gr of one another.

If you weigh the individual shafts between...
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