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Forum: Black Powder
01-12-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By hometheaterman

Ruger 77/50 Trigger Issue

So I bought a Ruger 77/50 from a friend a few days ago. I took apart to clean it, cleaned the barrel, pulled the pin out of the sear and cleaned it out all around that and the bolt stop, etc. Just...
Forum: Black Powder
11-05-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 339
Posted By hometheaterman

I have extra T/C 209 Conversion Kits

I haven't been active on this forum in several years, but I remember this section being very active. I ended up acquiring several T/C 7776 Flame Thrower 209 Conversion kits that look like they are...
Forum: Black Powder
10-31-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,466
Posted By hometheaterman

Several years? You must not shoot much. I use...

Several years? You must not shoot much. I use them for my centerfires too, but I'm on my 3rd package of 2 yards in this past year, and I'm about done with it. That said, I do shoot fairly often.
...
Forum: Black Powder
10-31-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,039
Posted By hometheaterman

Isn't Gojo pretty gritty though? I'm not sure I'd...

Isn't Gojo pretty gritty though? I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to run that down my barrel, but it probably does clean decently.
Forum: Guns
10-28-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,196
Posted By hometheaterman

+2. While I use a bipod on my rifle, and I've...

+2. While I use a bipod on my rifle, and I've learned to pre load it to get decent groups, if I'm going for really good groups I take it off and use sand bags.
Forum: Guns
10-26-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,466
Posted By hometheaterman

I'm kind of wondering about this on mine. I've...

I'm kind of wondering about this on mine. I've got a couple Monarchs and I like the scopes, and when sighting them in I did a box test and it passed with flying colors and seemed repeatable. I took...
Forum: Guns
10-26-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,466
Posted By hometheaterman

+2 those Federal Powershoks shoot sub moa for me...

+2 those Federal Powershoks shoot sub moa for me and just shoot very well in the majority of the guns I've tried them in. I don't see a problem with them, and they are more than enough bullet for...
Forum: Black Powder
10-26-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,307
Posted By hometheaterman

I like MD a lot and he posts a lot of good info,...

I like MD a lot and he posts a lot of good info, but I think it's obvious to all of us why he keeps using and recommending the Powerbelts.
Forum: Gunsmithing
10-25-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,164
Posted By hometheaterman

Yeah, I've never emailed Ruger so I can't comment...

Yeah, I've never emailed Ruger so I can't comment on that, but I've called them a few times and the customer service they provide just simply amazes me. They have gone above and beyond every time...
Forum: Black Powder
10-22-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By hometheaterman

Yep, with my setup zeroed at 100 yards, I'm also...

Yep, with my setup zeroed at 100 yards, I'm also 2" high at 50 yards.
Forum: Black Powder
10-22-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By hometheaterman

Yeah if just a small order the shipping is worth...

Yeah if just a small order the shipping is worth it imo. If ordering a few hundred dollars worth of stuff, Natchez and especially Power Valley are usually so much cheaper it makes up for the...
Forum: Black Powder
10-22-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By hometheaterman

I think if you go with steel bases they are...

I think if you go with steel bases they are always better than aluminum rings, but that being said, plenty of people have used aluminum bases without a problem myself included. I don't like aluminum...
Forum: Black Powder
10-22-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By hometheaterman

Glad to hear you got it. How long did it take...

Glad to hear you got it. How long did it take you? I find that when I order from them it usually takes around a week. If I order from Natchez, I get it much faster, and usually within 2-3 days, but...
Forum: South
10-21-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,068
Posted By hometheaterman

+2 there are many guys like myself who hunt with...

+2 there are many guys like myself who hunt with dogs, and still are in favor of Sunday hunting. I also don't support the VA. Dog Hunters Association, but that's beside the point I guess.

I've...
Forum: Black Powder
10-21-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,619
Posted By hometheaterman

If I knew they went for this much, I'd have...

If I knew they went for this much, I'd have bought one the other weekend. Do the 50 cals go for this much?

I was at an auction a little over a week ago, and one store had stopped selling muzzle...
Forum: Black Powder
10-21-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By hometheaterman

I'm not going to lie, In one muzzle loader I had,...

I'm not going to lie, In one muzzle loader I had, I couldn't get it to group well at all with loose powder. 4-5" groups with Pyrodex. With the same bullet, sabots, and 2 Pyrodex pellets it started...
Forum: Guns
10-21-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,408
Posted By hometheaterman

While I personally would choose a 30-06 for what...

While I personally would choose a 30-06 for what you are doing, I think at this point, you are likely to take such a loss on the custom rifle you just bought that I'd just keep it. Maybe load some...
Forum: Black Powder
10-19-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By hometheaterman

BH209 seems like it's the way to go for loose...

BH209 seems like it's the way to go for loose powder. That said, I haven't switched to it yet as my muzzle loader can't shoot it.

I like the pellets more than most guys on here because when...
Forum: Black Powder
10-19-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By hometheaterman

I actually bought something at Gander Mountain

Gander Mountain has always been very expensive when I've been there in the past. Anyway, I was on a trip the other day and saw a Gander Mountain so I decided to stop by. Like usual it seemed like 90%...
Forum: Black Powder
10-18-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By hometheaterman

I also used this base, only I used their see thru...

I also used this base, only I used their see thru scope mounts on the one I had.
Forum: Black Powder
10-12-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,192
Posted By hometheaterman

Where are you going to order it from? If you are...

Where are you going to order it from? If you are going to be ordering from Powder Valley let me know as maybe we can get a group buy together to save some on shipping.
Forum: Black Powder
10-11-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,659
Posted By hometheaterman

Magnum charges aren't the problem, it's the...

Magnum charges aren't the problem, it's the bullet. I have had the same exact problem with them an I'm not shooting a magnum charge. Everyone of the guys I hunt with has the exact same problem too,...
Forum: Black Powder
10-08-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,645
Posted By hometheaterman

You guys are really making me wish I'd bought one...

You guys are really making me wish I'd bought one when they had the stainless ones. I came very close to buying one, and ended up deciding not to. I'd probably order one now if they still had them,...
Forum: Black Powder
10-08-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,030
Posted By hometheaterman

Yep, as long as you clean Pyrodex in a timely...

Yep, as long as you clean Pyrodex in a timely manner, as in the same day, you should be fine. It's when you leave it for a week or two that it's a problem.
Forum: Black Powder
10-07-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By hometheaterman

Anyone else notice Walmart is selling smaller packs of Powerbelts this year?

I felt bad buying Powerbelts as I don't like them, but one of the guys I hunt that lives 2.5 hours away still insists on using them. The other night he asked me to look and see if I could find any...
Forum: Black Powder
10-04-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By hometheaterman

Seeing the targets you post, those just seem like...

Seeing the targets you post, those just seem like extremely large groups for using a scope. Are you shooting from a good solid rest, and are you sure the scope is good?
Forum: Black Powder
10-04-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By hometheaterman

Are you using a scope here or open sights?

Are you using a scope here or open sights?
Forum: Guns
10-02-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,858
Posted By hometheaterman

So does your $600 budget include optics or not?...

So does your $600 budget include optics or not? If $600 total is the max you can spend? Do you want a bolt action or a lever action?

If you want a bolt action,
I'd look into one of the Savage...
Forum: Guns
10-02-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,594
Posted By hometheaterman

The X Bolts are very nice guns for the money if...

The X Bolts are very nice guns for the money if you plan to buy something in their price range.

That said, how do you like the Hoyt Rampage? I've been looking at them as well as a few others, but...
10-02-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,523
Posted By hometheaterman

I too have a Simmons Deerfield scope that's 7...

I too have a Simmons Deerfield scope that's 7 years old or so, although I'm not sure it's that model. I also lost the rubber eye piece ring so have been using it for the past several years without...
Forum: Guns
10-02-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,594
Posted By hometheaterman

They go for around this price with a cheap scope...

They go for around this price with a cheap scope at Walmart for the ADL models, and the Camo ones are only a few dollars more. So it's not a steal by any means, but not a bad deal.

That said, I...
Forum: Black Powder
10-01-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By hometheaterman

Thanks guys. Looks like that size is the one that...

Thanks guys. Looks like that size is the one that will fit.

That being said, I know the BD's don't come standard with those nipples, and instead come with the ones like posted above. However, I'd...
Forum: Black Powder
10-01-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,888
Posted By hometheaterman

Why anyone would buy this junk for $2 a piece is...

Why anyone would buy this junk for $2 a piece is beyond me. Most guys could spend $.50 on a Speer Deep Curl and Harvester sabot and get 10x the performance.

If you live in an area where sabots...
Forum: Black Powder
10-01-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,020
Posted By hometheaterman

Thanks guys looks like that's the one I need to...

Thanks guys looks like that's the one I need to order.

That being said, I checked it out and the CVA's are the ones that keep breaking on me, and the T/C's have been the ones I've lost. I've got...
Forum: Black Powder
10-01-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By hometheaterman

What about Harvester Crushed Ribs?

What about Harvester Crushed Ribs?
Forum: Black Powder
10-01-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,020
Posted By hometheaterman

Best number #11 Capper

Which number #11 cappers do you all like best? I've lost several and worn out a few more. Each one I've bought has either been a CVA or T/C, but unfortunately I can't remember which was which. By...
Forum: Black Powder
10-01-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By hometheaterman

I've used Opticsplanet without any issues....

I've used Opticsplanet without any issues. However, I've read lots of complaints of people saying they list stuff as instock online and don't have it stock when you order it. It's always best to call...
Forum: Black Powder
10-01-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,873
Posted By hometheaterman

The Thor bullets really seem to be impressive. I...

The Thor bullets really seem to be impressive. I need to pick up some to try.
Forum: Black Powder
10-01-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By hometheaterman

Is this the nipple that a Black Diamond would take?

Looking on Grafs for a T/C Hot Shot nipple I saw this
http://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/18293

It says for T/C Caplocks. Is this the correct nipple for a T/C Black Diamond or...
Forum: Guns
10-01-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By hometheaterman

I agree there is nothing wrong with buying from a...

I agree there is nothing wrong with buying from a Pawn Shop imo.

That being said, I've also never seen any good deals on guns at Pawn Shops.

As for the gun does it have the accu trigger? If...
Forum: Black Powder
10-01-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By hometheaterman

So how much did they affect your shots? I've...

So how much did they affect your shots? I've never tested it out in a muzzle loader.
Forum: Black Powder
10-01-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By hometheaterman

I've had the opposite experience as the others....

I've had the opposite experience as the others. The Harvester short black sabots haven't worked as well as the crushed ribbed sabots for me. A friend and I switched to them, and in one gun the short...
Forum: Reloading
10-01-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By hometheaterman

Yep, you have to experiment with the OAL as the...

Yep, you have to experiment with the OAL as the max OAL varies from rifle to rifle, and each one likes something different. There should be a section in your manual advising you on how to do that.
...
Forum: Reloading
10-01-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,361
Posted By hometheaterman

I don't even know what to recommend, but I can...

I don't even know what to recommend, but I can say that have nothing bad to say about my Hornady manual or my Speer one. I use them both.

That said, I probably do use the Hornady manual more,...
09-30-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By hometheaterman

That's what I'm thinking. I think he's just...

That's what I'm thinking. I think he's just shooting over the target. I'd get a bigger target, or put a large piece of cardboard or paper behind that target. My bet is that it's still grouping...
Forum: Black Powder
09-30-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By hometheaterman

I absolutely love the Deep Curls, they are the...

I absolutely love the Deep Curls, they are the best bullet I've used, and surprisingly the cheapest too. I plan to order some more before the hunting season starts.
Forum: Black Powder
09-29-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 517
Posted By hometheaterman

I'm going to send you a pm in just a minute.

I'm going to send you a pm in just a minute.
Forum: Black Powder
09-28-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By hometheaterman

I'm probably the oddball here, but I like the...

I'm probably the oddball here, but I like the Fusion muzzle loader primers. It's not that they are any better than anything else, as I'm not sure they are. I had good luck with Winchester W209's that...
Forum: Black Powder
09-28-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By hometheaterman

If you order from Powder Valley INC, and want to...

If you order from Powder Valley INC, and want to do a bulk order and split some shipping, I might be interested. I've got a few things I'd like to order.
Forum: Black Powder
09-28-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,074
Posted By hometheaterman

Me either, but they don't seem to. I have a buddy...

Me either, but they don't seem to. I have a buddy that had one in a blued barrel and a black stock and he was trying to sell it to me for $50 last year. It finally sold right before muzzle loading...
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