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02-12-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,195
Posted By nchawkeye

I've killed them out to 125 yards with my .54 and...

I've killed them out to 125 yards with my .54 and a round ball, with my .45 I limit myself to about 75 yards...So, I'm guessing stay inside 100 and you should be ok...90grs of FFF Goex is a pretty...
08-18-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,293
Posted By nchawkeye

Did you swab the barrel between shots? I always...

Did you swab the barrel between shots? I always do this with load development, the barrel needs to be in the same condition shot to shot for the best groups...
03-25-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 800
Posted By nchawkeye

That's plenty good for turkeys, I prefer to not...

That's plenty good for turkeys, I prefer to not shoot until they are at 35-40 yards anyway...I've been using the same shells for the past few years now and they do just fine...
Forum: Black Powder
01-13-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By nchawkeye

Until I switched to Moose Snot about 10 years...

Until I switched to Moose Snot about 10 years ago, I used SnoSeal for patch lube for about 25 years...It worked as good as anything else I have tried...I'm about out of the batch of snot I made so a...
01-13-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,887
Posted By nchawkeye

Deer survive in states with longer seasons...

Deer survive in states with longer seasons because of large land owners...In NC our gun season down east starts in mid-October and runs until January 1st...We have plenty of deer and frankly land...
01-13-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,058
Posted By nchawkeye

I wouldn't have waited 2 months to get to the...

I wouldn't have waited 2 months to get to the bottom of this...Also, I have never had someone else butcher my kills, learn to do it yourself, it's rewarding and you don't have to put up with these...
01-03-2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By nchawkeye

I agree with your old time Hunter.......

I agree with your old time Hunter.......
12-31-2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,154
Posted By nchawkeye

I'd go with a .243. :)

I'd go with a .243. :)
Forum: Black Powder
12-29-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By nchawkeye

I used to us FF in my flintlock (.54) years ago...

I used to us FF in my flintlock (.54) years ago and used 100grs...When I switched to FFF I worked up a load again and about 80grs was the sweet spot...By moving to FFF you will have a cleaner burn...
12-23-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,887
Posted By nchawkeye

North Carolina, I grew up in the east but now...

North Carolina, I grew up in the east but now live in the Piedmont...The Uwharrie National Forest is in Randolph and Montgomery Counties...There are areas you can camp and areas where you can park...
Forum: Guns
11-30-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,815
Posted By nchawkeye

The bullets used have a lot to do with the...

The bullets used have a lot to do with the effectiveness of a cartridge...Back in the late '60s I used a 22-250 to kill dozens of deer that were eating our peanuts and soybeans...These were 55gr fast...
07-24-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,562
Posted By nchawkeye

Dang, I'm surprised to learn that you wear...

Dang, I'm surprised to learn that you wear underwear!!!! :)
Forum: Guns
07-24-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By nchawkeye

What about .243 and say, 75-80gr bullets loaded...

What about .243 and say, 75-80gr bullets loaded to about 3,200-3,400fps???
07-24-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By nchawkeye

100gr CoreLokts are just fine in a .243...

100gr CoreLokts are just fine in a .243...
07-24-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 19,682
Posted By nchawkeye

I'll try to keep this short... :) From...

I'll try to keep this short... :)

From 1980-2016 I owned one centerfire rifle, a 1980 M-77 Ruger in .243...I bought it new, with a Bushnell Scope and later upgraded to a VX-II 3x9x40 Leupold in...
04-16-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By nchawkeye

I tried it, years ago, didn't work too...

I tried it, years ago, didn't work too well...There is too much pressure and the patches burn through as well, accuracy was not good....You can have any size mold made that you want, just contact one...
03-21-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,731
Posted By nchawkeye

Who says your balls have to be lead??? ;)

Who says your balls have to be lead??? ;)
Forum: Black Powder
02-21-2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,050
Posted By nchawkeye

I won't get a refund, I will owe, big time.. :(

I won't get a refund, I will owe, big time.. :(
02-18-2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 6
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Views: 943
Posted By nchawkeye

Never checked the price, but I bought a single...

Never checked the price, but I bought a single cavity mold, roll my own on an old Coleman stove, get my lead free, buy ticking by the yard, make my own lube, have 50+ flints I bought in the '80s and...
01-28-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,731
Posted By nchawkeye

Don't know where you heard that... ...

Don't know where you heard that...

Washington had 1 inch diameter rifles made to fire on ships, from all accounts, they were pretty effective...

Just have to match the ball to the purpose... ;)
Forum: Black Powder
01-20-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By nchawkeye

Not nearly that much lag with a properly made...

Not nearly that much lag with a properly made flintlock...
01-05-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,763
Posted By nchawkeye

If they are using FFFF for priming, have them...

If they are using FFFF for priming, have them drop down to FFF or even FF...I typically reprime every 30 minutes or so when raining or very damp conditions...
12-08-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,314
Posted By nchawkeye

You wounded the deer, he killed the deer, it's...

You wounded the deer, he killed the deer, it's his...
12-06-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,779
Posted By nchawkeye

I shoot them, call them in and go about my...

I shoot them, call them in and go about my business...I also carry not only my hunting rifle but a pistol as well when tracking, bears have gotten mighty thick in my area of eastern NC...If the...
Forum: Guns
10-22-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,059
Posted By nchawkeye

Well, for 35 years I only owned one centerfire...

Well, for 35 years I only owned one centerfire rifle, in .243 Winchester, it did fine but we don't have elk in NC... :)
10-08-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,185
Posted By nchawkeye

Believe it or not, some NC hunters even kill deer...

Believe it or not, some NC hunters even kill deer without corn... :)

Where is the food source??? Early season I prefer to hunt there, watch the does, the buck will follow...

As far as a .243,...
09-07-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,889
Posted By nchawkeye

You don't have any drop at 25 yards, your scope...

You don't have any drop at 25 yards, your scope is mounted higher than the bore of the rifle, probably about 1.75 inches... :)

Now, I would suggest sighting in about 2 inches high at 100 yards,...
Forum: Black Powder
08-29-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,097
Posted By nchawkeye

Has Cay passed??? Sorry to hear so if that is the...

Has Cay passed??? Sorry to hear so if that is the case...

Seems I remember him buying a flintlock a few years back from TVM??? Maybe they have a contact number???
08-26-2017, 02:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By nchawkeye

You need a forester, all trees are not timber and...

You need a forester, all trees are not timber and you have more options than just clearcutting...He can go through and mark what trees to cut and then have the logger come in and select cut for you,...
08-20-2017, 03:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,225
Posted By nchawkeye

Well then, you better do a little more research...

Well then, you better do a little more research if you want to be authentic... ;)
08-14-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By nchawkeye

No!!!!!! One of the best things I ever did...

No!!!!!!

One of the best things I ever did was make my .45 flinter a .40 when I made my .54...Its a hoot to squirrel hunt with a .40 caliber...Drop down to about 25grs FFF, take head shots and...
08-01-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,272
Posted By nchawkeye

Recon I'll use my .54 flinter I made in the...

Recon I'll use my .54 flinter I made in the '80s...

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e102/nchawkeye/Hunting/NC_FESTIVAL_AT_NAMS_71638281.jpg
06-02-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,112
Posted By nchawkeye

Muzzle loading seasons we started after NMLRA...

Muzzle loading seasons we started after NMLRA started lobbying for them in the '60s...By the '70s most states had one or were moving in that direction...At that time most were getting into muzzle...
05-31-2017, 02:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,748
Posted By nchawkeye

My brother has used his since the early '80s, has...

My brother has used his since the early '80s, has killed over 300 with it...We have 3 farms in eastern NC, can't tell you how far his farthest is but we have plenty of fields where shots are almost...
05-20-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,013
Posted By nchawkeye

Gotcha, prefer a .54 with cast ball myself... :)

Gotcha, prefer a .54 with cast ball myself... :)
05-19-2017, 01:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,013
Posted By nchawkeye

Why not hunt with it, too used to shooting...

Why not hunt with it, too used to shooting flintlocks and hand cast round balls???

Or too used to hunting with scoped, bolt action rifles???
05-12-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By nchawkeye

Knew I had a picture somewhere... :) ...

Knew I had a picture somewhere... :)

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e102/nchawkeye/Hunting/020.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e102/nchawkeye/Hunting/021.jpg
05-11-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By nchawkeye

When I started hunting with a flinter in the '70s...

When I started hunting with a flinter in the '70s I did so to experience what our forefathers experienced so I try to only keep what my be considered traditional in my shooting bag...

For each of...
Forum: Guns
05-11-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,587
Posted By nchawkeye

I haven't... :) Sold any... ;)

I haven't... :)

Sold any... ;)
05-06-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By nchawkeye

That's a shooting bag or shooting pouch, not a...

That's a shooting bag or shooting pouch, not a possibles bag... ;)
Forum: Guns
03-26-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By nchawkeye

Well, I ordered an A-Bolt last year...BASS Pro...

Well, I ordered an A-Bolt last year...BASS Pro has one with a stainless barrel and composite stock...Switched trigger springs mounted a Leupold and killed 2-8 pointers with her with 2 shots...
...
03-14-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,248
Posted By nchawkeye

A few J P Beck flintlocks came to mind but...

A few J P Beck flintlocks came to mind but Manhattan would be nice as well... LOL

Can you imagine what you could have bought the Pinehurst, Southern Pines area of NC for back then??? I've often...
02-28-2017, 02:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By nchawkeye

May not make sense but it's true, I've seen the...

May not make sense but it's true, I've seen the same many times... ;)
01-22-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,336
Posted By nchawkeye

Leaking pans are easily fixed by mating the base...

Leaking pans are easily fixed by mating the base of the frizzen to the top of the pan with a file...
01-22-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,336
Posted By nchawkeye

Yep, 30grs in my .40 and 80grs FFF in my .54... ...

Yep, 30grs in my .40 and 80grs FFF in my .54...

Back in the 60s and 70s the theory was use FFF in .45 and below and FF in .50 and above...It's not necessary to do that and since black powder...
01-22-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,638
Posted By nchawkeye

Look at the Uwharrie National Forest here in...

Look at the Uwharrie National Forest here in North Carolina, you can camp on the shores of Badin Lake or in the National Forest and hunt from camp....
01-22-2017, 02:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,336
Posted By nchawkeye

If you have powder leaking out from your pan, you...

If you have powder leaking out from your pan, you have a problem!!! Especially if it is leaking between the barrel and the lock, sooner or later you will blow the lock off that gun...Fix the...
01-22-2017, 02:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,031
Posted By nchawkeye

These post sure get interesting,some fellows need...

These post sure get interesting,some fellows need to get out and hunt other states so they can see how diversified this sport can be... :)

I've seen fellows blow shots at standing deer with high...
01-14-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By nchawkeye

Didn't know I needed a reason, I was a squirrel...

Didn't know I needed a reason, I was a squirrel hunter before a deer hunter...Back in the 60s we simple didn't have enough deer to hunt, we had a shotgun and a .22, no "deer" rifle...I learned to...
01-12-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,888
Posted By nchawkeye

Ok guys, I didn't want to type out a chapter on...

Ok guys, I didn't want to type out a chapter on this but here goes...

We own 3 farms in eastern NC, kill 45-60 deer a year and have since the early '60s...I have 2 brothers and plenty of family...
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