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Forum: Black Powder
09-25-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,549
Posted By wetpwdr53

T.C. renegade problems

I've owned a T/C renegade 5o cal for nearly 15 years. During this period I've continually struggled with misfires (charge won't ignite) and inconsistent groups. I clean barrel with hot soapy water...
Forum: Black Powder
06-23-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By wetpwdr53

Are you referring to .490 size round ball for the...

Are you referring to .490 size round ball for the 50 cal. and .20 patches? Have you had any luck with conicals? I've been using .15 patches. I have heard that every rifle (even within the same...
Forum: Black Powder
06-23-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By wetpwdr53

Thompson Renegade issues

I've owned a Thompson Renegade (1 in 48 twist) for over 15 years. During this time I've constantly struggled with finding the right bullet/powder combo that will give me reasonable accuracy. I've...
Forum: Technical
07-05-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,208
Posted By wetpwdr53

I'm using a drop away. I shouldn't be having...

I'm using a drop away. I shouldn't be having that issue, should I?
Forum: Technical
07-04-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,208
Posted By wetpwdr53

switched to vanes. sighting problems

I just switched from feathers and installed quick spin vanes using quick fletch. The process worked slick. My first test found my arrows literally hitting nearly a foot high and to the right. This...
12-23-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 397
Posted By wetpwdr53

Smith&Wesson 586 holster

I recently purchased a used Smith&Wesson mod 586 with 6in. barrel. I have a Bushnell red dot on it and am looking for a holster that accommodates the scope. I'd appreciate any ideas. Thanks.
Forum: Guns
07-30-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By wetpwdr53

Ruger mark 3

I'm planning on purchasing a Ruger mark 3 for target and small game. What are your opinions on the mark 3 target or the longer mark 3 hunter. I'm leaning toward the 51/2 in. target if accuracy is...
Forum: Black Powder
02-23-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By wetpwdr53

Pro hunter scope

That is also a good question I've been pondering. I'm going from a T/c renegade so bullet/powder combination is uncharted water for me. I currently shoot 85 gr. of black powder with 320 gr. maxi...
Forum: Black Powder
02-22-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By wetpwdr53

Pro Hunter scope

I'm planning to purchase a T/C Pro hunter 50 cal. in the near future. For those of you who use a scope with the 50ca., Do you use one scope for both your black powder and center fire barrels, or is...
Forum: Crossbows
02-17-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,061
Posted By wetpwdr53

Best crossbows

Great info guys. I appreciate it. Sounds like I'll narrow it down to Ten Point and Excalibur. Keeping it simple does have its appeal. Thanks again.
Forum: Crossbows
02-09-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,061
Posted By wetpwdr53

Best crossbows

I'm in the initial stages of researching crossbows. This is my first purchase. Regarding quality, warranty, cust. support, performance. How would you guys rate: Excalibur, Parker, Ten Point,...
01-16-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,191
Posted By wetpwdr53

Instinctive shooting

Thanks guys for the good gouge. Some good resources.
01-08-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,191
Posted By wetpwdr53

Instinctive shooting

I started bow hunting 40 years ago with an American Archery recurve. After hunting for years with a compound, I am interested in getting back to traditional archery. I'm looking for any info...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-06-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By wetpwdr53

instinctive shooting books

I'm planning to resurrect an old recurve and revisit the basics of bow hunting. Does anyone know of any good books that deal with instinctive shooting. Thanks.
Forum: Guns
11-21-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By wetpwdr53

357 load for deer

I recently purchased a Smith 586/6in. I'd like to get some ideas on bullets for white tail. Thanks.
11-21-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,116
Posted By wetpwdr53

Red dot scope for handgun

I recently purchased a used Smith&Wesson mod. 586 357. I'm interested in putting a red dot scope on it. Looking for a quality scope without breaking the bank. any suggestions? Thanks.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-09-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 661
Posted By wetpwdr53

Instinctive shooting

As a youngster I started bow hunting with an American Archery recurve. I killed a doe with it but never really developed a particular instinctive shooting technique. I'm thinking about getting back...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-07-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,440
Posted By wetpwdr53

Ground Blinds

I've bow hunted most of my life using elevated stands. I've used them due to the common attitude that my chances are greatly increased vs hunting on the ground. I'd like to hear from those of you...
Forum: Guns
09-04-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 795
Posted By wetpwdr53

Pro Hunter

I'm contemplating purchasing a T/C Pro Hunter. I'd like some practical buying advise regarding the full blown pro hunter with interchangeable barrels or the fixed T/C FX model. My dilemma is...
Forum: Guns
08-15-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,611
Posted By wetpwdr53

Thanks for the input guys. I'm gonna look at the...

Thanks for the input guys. I'm gonna look at the Savage.
Forum: Guns
08-07-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,611
Posted By wetpwdr53

270 ideas

I'm planning to purchase a 270 for my son's college graduation. I love the bolt on the Browning A-bolt but also interested in the Savage with accu trigger. any thoughts/suggestions would be...
04-08-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 578
Posted By wetpwdr53

Crimson Trace Lazer grip

Just purchased a S&W 637 with laser grip. I'm looking for any pointers on sighting in the laser. Thanks
01-28-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,232
Posted By wetpwdr53

I'm just wondering if they are in the holes.

I'm just wondering if they are in the holes.
01-28-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,232
Posted By wetpwdr53

Where are the rabbits?

I'd like some advice from you veteran rabbit hunters. Since I was a kid I would spend the winter months tromping on brush piles in areas that had lots of rabbit tracks. Unfortunately I only rarely...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-16-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,522
Posted By wetpwdr53

Late season Bowhunt

Thanks for all the good gouge. I think I'm gonna try the thicker cover.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-14-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,522
Posted By wetpwdr53

Late season hunting

I'd like to get some advice regarding late season bow hunting in Wi. I've hunted bow most of my life, but have never had any luck during the late season. Any advice in finding that elusive deer...
Forum: Trail Cameras
08-16-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By wetpwdr53

Thanks for the input guys. I'll try changing...

Thanks for the input guys. I'll try changing some things. Hopefully the scenery shots will decrease.
Forum: Trail Cameras
08-15-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By wetpwdr53

Bushnell trail cam issues

Just purchased a Bushnell 5 megapixel trail cam. Set it on a tree facing a field. After a few days, I checked the card and had a dozen pictures. All except one was shots of the scenery. I did...
Forum: Guns
07-02-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By wetpwdr53

686 thoughts

Thanks for the input. I guess it comes down to how much accurracy I'll loose going from a 6 in to a 4 in. If its negligible, I'll probably go with the 4 in. I just remember how accurrate my Dan...
Forum: Guns
06-21-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By wetpwdr53

Smith and Wesson 686 thoughts

I'm interested in purchasing a 686 in either 4 or 6 in. I'm leaning toward the 6 in. for a better option for hunting/ self defense. I would probably use as a concealed carry on an infrequent basis....
Forum: Hunting Gear
06-21-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 360
Posted By wetpwdr53

Ear protection

I'm interested in purchasing electronic ear protection for shooting. Any input into good value, brand names etc would be appreciated.
Forum: Black Powder
04-16-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By wetpwdr53

Thompson Pro Hunter

I'm thinking about purchasing a Pro Hunter next fall in 50cal. What intrigues me is the ability to purchase extra barrels. I'm seeking some reviews on the 50 cal and any ideas on loads/projectiles....
Forum: Black Powder
03-17-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,443
Posted By wetpwdr53

Traditional Hawken

I purchased a 50 cal renegade about 10 yrs. ago. It took me forever to find justget the right combination of powder, projectile, that it liked. Unfortunately my goal of harvesting a deer with it...
03-06-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 987
Posted By wetpwdr53

Thanks for the info. Went out today but didn't...

Thanks for the info. Went out today but didn't see a thing. The "fighting crows" sound definitely works. I turned it on under a tree in my back yard. Within 3 min. I had a half dozen noisy crows...
03-05-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 987
Posted By wetpwdr53

Coyote hunting

I'm new to coyote hunting. I live in S.E. Wi. near thousands of acres of public land. It seems that much of the area is hunted quite heavily. Just purchased the Foxpro Spitfire and am looking for...
08-17-2010, 04:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,446
Posted By wetpwdr53

Great pictures

I loved your pictures. I'm curious what type of camera you were using.
05-09-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By wetpwdr53

Thanks again for the input. I'll probably stick...

Thanks again for the input. I'll probably stick with what I have
Forum: Bowhunting
05-04-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,295
Posted By wetpwdr53

Thermocell

Ya, the wafer was in and turned on. I can only guess that the wafer was close to being used up. I'll try again this year.
05-04-2010, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By wetpwdr53

Vanes vs feathers

A few years ago I bought a Diamond Marquis from Cabelas and purchased their version of Blazers. I have a rip cord drop away and have had clearance issues. I've been thinking about going back to...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-04-2010, 03:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,295
Posted By wetpwdr53

Thermocell

I bought a thermocell last year. Unless I'm doing something wrong, I was not at all impressed. To test it out, I sat outside one night when mosquitoes were thick. Some of them actually landed on...
04-29-2010, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,535
Posted By wetpwdr53

Ground blind

I would really take a look at a 2-man ladder stand. I bought one from Wal Mart for $99 and works great. My one experience with a pop-up was not good. I set the blind 20 yds off and 90 deg off the...
04-17-2010, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 19,726
Posted By wetpwdr53

870 wingmaster

I still have an 870 wingmaster I purchased in the early 70s (not to date myself) A few years ago I bought an 870 super mag. I was really dissapointed on how they have cut corners on workmanship. ...
01-23-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,365
Posted By wetpwdr53

Sheridan Peep sight

Thanks for the links. Looks like you can use the new sight from Crossman but it requires drilling and tapping.
01-23-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By wetpwdr53

Pellet rifle scope

Thanks for the input. Very helpful
01-21-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,365
Posted By wetpwdr53

Sheridan peep sight

Just wondering if anyone has info on purchasing a peep sight for an old Sheridan Blue Streak (vintage mid 70s) The Crossman sight sells a Williams but advises that it fits rifles manufactured in the...
01-19-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 353
Posted By wetpwdr53

Pellet rifle refurbish

I have an old Sheridan blue streak that I would like to repair/refurbish. Someone did a terrible job bluing the barrel. I believe it is a brass barrel. Any thoughts how I would remove the old...
01-18-2010, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By wetpwdr53

Pellet rifle scope

I have a Beeman GS700 pellet rifle and am interested in putting a scope on it. Any suggestions on brand, accuracy, etc. would be appreciated. Thanks
01-10-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By wetpwdr53

Rattlin antlers

I've bow hunted for years but never did much rattling. I do use scent and do a fair amount of calling. I currently don't have a set of "real"antlers to rattle with. I do have a rattlin bat,...
01-09-2010, 05:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By wetpwdr53

Thanks for the input. The last couple days i've...

Thanks for the input. The last couple days i've been skunked have been quite cold (17deg). I'd be willing to bet that they would be more active on warmer days.
01-06-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By wetpwdr53

Rabbit hunting

For years I've hunted rabbits by walking through thick cover busting brush piles without much success. On many of these outings, I've seen lots of bunny tracks & droppings (probably made at night)...
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