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12-10-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,353
Posted By ctom

If I am sealing anything with visible moisture or...

If I am sealing anything with visible moisture or the chance of pulling moisture into the sealing area I cut some paper toweling just wide enough to fit above the meat but not into the area of the...
Forum: Black Powder
11-23-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By ctom

You're ok with simply removing the cap and casing...

You're ok with simply removing the cap and casing it up. Set it at half-cock if you feel better or do the leather thing. I don't void a load by shooting until I am done shooting....as in the end of...
Forum: Black Powder
11-04-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By ctom

Good job! Nice looking buck there!

Good job! Nice looking buck there!
10-14-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,275
Posted By ctom

To get nice consistent jerky thickness I lay a...

To get nice consistent jerky thickness I lay a pair of 1/4" dowels along side the meat between the sheets of waxed paper. Roll the meat out until the rolling pin runs atop of the dowels and you'll...
09-20-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 675
Posted By ctom

You bet. Its all in the spicing. And there can be...

You bet. Its all in the spicing. And there can be a big difference between bolognas.
09-03-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,343
Posted By ctom

I hunt atop of bluffs. All I need do is get the...

I hunt atop of bluffs. All I need do is get the critter to the ridge-top and start down. With the leaves and slope the animal generally beats me down.
09-03-2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,689
Posted By ctom

If you are a legal inheritor of the property and...

If you are a legal inheritor of the property and are current with the taxes and other costs the property incurs, you should have at least a 50% say in how it used and receive 50% of any lease fees....
Forum: Black Powder
02-26-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 615
Posted By ctom

I think you can order a palm saver specific to...

I think you can order a palm saver specific to the Wolf from CVA directly.
02-18-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,311
Posted By ctom

I sight my air rifle at 25 yards and shoot at Mr....

I sight my air rifle at 25 yards and shoot at Mr. Squiggles holding right on anywhere inside of 25 yards, up a tree or on flat land. Sighted at 25 yards I'm actually pretty much good on a squirrel...
01-29-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By ctom

Congrats on the elk. Now.....enjoy every minute...

Congrats on the elk. Now.....enjoy every minute from here on out.
Forum: Black Powder
01-25-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,052
Posted By ctom

Unless you need to comply with western rules,...

Unless you need to comply with western rules, I'll say the 28" stainless. Stock type is up to you.

I own a few muzzy rifles, some with 28" barrels and some with 26". All are in-lines. One of...
Forum: Black Powder
12-27-2017, 04:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By ctom

I'll offer a couple ideas here. Unless you are...

I'll offer a couple ideas here. Unless you are using the BH209 powder, your clean-up should be done with water-based cleaners or use the very hot soapy water and pump a patch thru the bore with the...
Forum: Black Powder
12-26-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,116
Posted By ctom

I'm 67 as well.

I'm 67 as well.
Forum: Black Powder
12-26-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,116
Posted By ctom

I know a couple people who couldn't create a good...

I know a couple people who couldn't create a good group with a shotgun let alone a gun with a decent load, even scoped. Sometimes its not the gun at all but rather, the person shooting it. All of my...
12-07-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,677
Posted By ctom

Based on comments regarding law-enforcement...

Based on comments regarding law-enforcement presence during that hunt I'd offer that if anything was amiss it would have been addressed properly. Kudos to that boy.
12-06-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,832
Posted By ctom

The morning of November 5th of this year we were...

The morning of November 5th of this year we were headed out of town for the second day of our gun season and came across a nice buck laying on the sidewalk with a broken leg and broken back. We...
Forum: Black Powder
12-04-2017, 04:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,685
Posted By ctom

Last year's pellets? Or older? Old pellets lose...

Last year's pellets? Or older? Old pellets lose their zing and it sounds like you've been ordained into that likelihood.

I'd trash the pellets [any and all "formed" propellants] and get some...
Forum: Black Powder
11-28-2017, 03:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,008
Posted By ctom

How old is the powder? Or worse yet, how old are...

How old is the powder? Or worse yet, how old are the pellets? Last years propellants might be part of the problem and if they are still from the year before the might part goes away and becomes is.
11-28-2017, 03:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,340
Posted By ctom

It sounds as though you have covered all the...

It sounds as though you have covered all the bases well and in that light I don't think its you per se. How is your eye health? Had them checked lately? Do you wear glasses? Sometimes even a small...
Forum: Midwest
11-23-2017, 04:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,660
Posted By ctom

We were out in SE Minnesota on the first...

We were out in SE Minnesota on the first weekend....full moon....standing corn....and we went two tens and a doe to tag out the first two days. Saw lots of other deer too. We sat on stands all day...
Forum: Black Powder
11-22-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,551
Posted By ctom

That's a dandy! Nice work!

That's a dandy! Nice work!
10-22-2017, 04:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,009
Posted By ctom

I can take one or the other when I hunt and...

I can take one or the other when I hunt and that's good enough. And weight enough.
10-15-2017, 03:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,919
Posted By ctom

A lot of people get it into their head that they...

A lot of people get it into their head that they want to hunt the high country and don't take this kind of advice to heart or seriously. getting the body adjusted to carrying a pack starts about 4 to...
10-15-2017, 03:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,908
Posted By ctom

Anything with venison will depend on how strong...

Anything with venison will depend on how strong the meat itself is from each individual deer, but for the most part the ring bologna I have done using the seasoning mixes and a 60% vennie/40% pork...
10-14-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,247
Posted By ctom

I think as long as the season includes...

I think as long as the season includes white-tailed deer and you are legally licensed you'd be "legal". Just hide the rope lead before you tag it and I'd be prepared for some fallout from the owner...
10-14-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,908
Posted By ctom

Sure thing KS.... ...

Sure thing KS....

https://www.himtnjerky.com/Prairie-Sage-Breakfast-Sausage.html

I use 50-50 pork/venison meat blend with the pork being shoulder meat with the fat. Using the sausage seasoning...
10-14-2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,908
Posted By ctom

I have used a lot of the LEM products but those...

I have used a lot of the LEM products but those kits are far from your own recipe.

I use prepared seasoning packets from both of the companies I have listed to make summer sausage, hotdogs, ring...
10-13-2017, 02:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,908
Posted By ctom

I just got all my sausage making supplies...

I just got all my sausage making supplies delivered Weds so I'm set for this fall. I don't use recipes other than what comes with actual seasoning kits for each specific sausage I am making. Here are...
Forum: Guns
10-12-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By ctom

I don't like hearing of injured animals. In my...

I don't like hearing of injured animals. In my opinion if you are consistent at 200-300 with a .243, then you should be practicing how to stalk to those distances and call it good enough to keep your...
10-10-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,325
Posted By ctom

Way too cool! Congrats to the young lady!

Way too cool! Congrats to the young lady!
10-10-2017, 04:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,638
Posted By ctom

Northern swamps or in the SE corner? I'm in the...

Northern swamps or in the SE corner? I'm in the SE corner near the Whitewater valley and there are some super swamp opportunities there.
Forum: Guns
10-08-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,238
Posted By ctom

I have a Ruger 10/77 bolt in.22 mag and its...

I have a Ruger 10/77 bolt in.22 mag and its unreal. I was at one time a real fan of the Ruger 10/22's but with all the crap they do to them today I feel the bolt is way more accurate and certainly...
Forum: Reloading
10-05-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,987
Posted By ctom

Why load them long in the first place? Not trying...

Why load them long in the first place? Not trying to be a smart a$$ but curious if you had a thought on loading so far outside of the recommended length.
09-23-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,534
Posted By ctom

I'd put my money on that Wolf in a heartbeat over...

I'd put my money on that Wolf in a heartbeat over the 20. That 240 grain in an XTP or a deepcurl being hustled along by 80 grains of T7 or 209 powder would be more than enough inside the 50 yards you...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-20-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,769
Posted By ctom

4 SE Minnesota counties just banned a ton of...

4 SE Minnesota counties just banned a ton of stuff including natural scents used for deer hunting. The usual pees and gland scents are out. The salts and minerals are out. Blocks are out. All because...
08-30-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,132
Posted By ctom

A bear in the wild is not going to be a great...

A bear in the wild is not going to be a great target without bait and I most certainly would not be on the same level as the animal if I was armed with a bow. Remember, you still have to get home and...
Forum: Guns
08-30-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By ctom

I tried one many years ago and finally went to a...

I tried one many years ago and finally went to a fully rifled barrel for the shotgun. Even with the better sabot ammunition the shots from the tube were all over. The rifled barrel got rid of fliers...
Forum: Black Powder
08-29-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,025
Posted By ctom

I shop for a used impact and use it a season to...

I shop for a used impact and use it a season to be sure things fit ok for her.
Forum: Black Powder
08-28-2017, 03:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,121
Posted By ctom

A 209 primer fits into a hole roughly 1/4"...

A 209 primer fits into a hole roughly 1/4" diameter at the rear of the breech plug. A #11 cap with fit on an appendage or nipple at the back of the plug. Open the Wolf and look at the breech plug....
Forum: Guns
08-26-2017, 04:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,836
Posted By ctom

The bb cap just mentioned is a nice short...

The bb cap just mentioned is a nice short distance squirrel killer but they tend to be sort of hard to keep accurate. Its a .22 round ball, not a bullet shaped projectile. For a long time I have an...
Forum: Black Powder
08-26-2017, 04:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,025
Posted By ctom

I have an Impact and I also have an Accura and...

I have an Impact and I also have an Accura and both shoot very well. Both are break actions, both use an external hammer, yada, yada, yada. I'm sorry but the Impact is not made any better than one of...
Forum: Black Powder
08-22-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,395
Posted By ctom

That says a lot. I have a couple bird feeders I...

That says a lot. I have a couple bird feeders I pack to the stand so I can share my time there with chickadees and nuthatches. lol I carry the phone but its turned off. I have a small Walkman that...
Forum: Black Powder
08-22-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,473
Posted By ctom

That's my goal.

That's my goal.
Forum: Black Powder
08-21-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,473
Posted By ctom

I currently have everything on order to convert...

I currently have everything on order to convert the factory original breech plugs since I have a couple after replacing them with the 209 plugs. The 209 plugs are going to shoot out like any other...
Forum: Black Powder
08-20-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,630
Posted By ctom

I've settled on 63 grains weighed [90 grains by...

I've settled on 63 grains weighed [90 grains by volume] under a 240 grain, .44 cal XTP and green crush rib. The load is fired by a CCI mag primer. Its very accurate with a somewhat heavy but...
Forum: Midwest
08-20-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 512
Posted By ctom

Minnesota BP pistol hunters....

I have and hunt with a CVA Optima pistol and have always simply transported this gun in the van in a hard case where it is broken down into three basic pieces: the scoped barrel, the hand...
Forum: Black Powder
08-20-2017, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,630
Posted By ctom

I have the CVA and the Western Powders 209 plugs...

I have the CVA and the Western Powders 209 plugs for my Optima pistol. I was curious if there was any performance difference and there isn't really.

I have a couple other CVA long guns that use...
Forum: Black Powder
08-12-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,537
Posted By ctom

These bullets/sabots are for a .50 cal, yes. The...

These bullets/sabots are for a .50 cal, yes. The ones in your quote are for a pistol and are maybe a bit light for a rifle. There are a lot of bullets from different makers in the 240 grain to 300...
08-08-2017, 04:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,095
Posted By ctom

Tritium sights don't spread green light. The...

Tritium sights don't spread green light. The green point is exactly that, just a fine point of green. The red tritium is the same. I have tritium sight pins on my bows as my first pin. Other...
08-06-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 43,969
Posted By ctom

I sure hope this isn't a genetic problem and...

I sure hope this isn't a genetic problem and you're one of triplets.
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