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06-29-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,257
Posted By d80hunter

Your lucky. I have to scrap copper wire from...

Your lucky. I have to scrap copper wire from electrical demo and do side jobs to fund my hobbies. Does she have a sister, joking but maybe not.
Forum: Young Hunters
06-29-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,024
Posted By d80hunter

One shot one kill. Maybe two to finish a wounded...

One shot one kill. Maybe two to finish a wounded animal quickly, you should be asking yourself why 2 was needed.

If you didn't hit anything on your second shot you cut yourself off from shooting....
06-29-2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,753
Posted By d80hunter

I use a 5'6" ugly stik elite spinning rod for...

I use a 5'6" ugly stik elite spinning rod for wading and kayak fishing. The action is fast enough for a short rod IMO.

The Ugly Stik GX2 would work too.
Forum: Crossbows
06-06-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,423
Posted By d80hunter

I received the crossbow and did some shots with...

I received the crossbow and did some shots with 350 and 375 grain bolts, as well as chronograph them. This thing is so much faster than my old crossbow or any vertical compound bow I've shot. I could...
Forum: Crossbows
05-31-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,423
Posted By d80hunter

Excalibur bolt weight

After 7 years with my first crossbow I'm upgrading to something faster and more compact. I ordered an Excalibur Micro Mag/Axe 340, the name changed recently, along with extra Excalibur 16.5" quills....
05-25-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,721
Posted By d80hunter

If you have permission you need to be on the...

If you have permission you need to be on the other side of that field. Go in earlier and cross the field.

If you don't try an evening or midday hunt. You can still call them in or catch them...
05-25-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,289
Posted By d80hunter

.44 mag is a good choice. He can keep using that...

.44 mag is a good choice. He can keep using that indefinitely or try something stouter when he gets full grown.

Recently my 10 year old nephew got into shooting. He's been hunting with me before...
05-04-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,689
Posted By d80hunter

1. Keep record of hunting spots, game trails, and...

1. Keep record of hunting spots, game trails, and points of interests over the years. Eventually you start forgetting places. Plus you can pattern animals even over generations by the natural habits...
05-01-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,885
Posted By d80hunter

I got a spot similar to that behind the house...

I got a spot similar to that behind the house with the exception a third of it is extremely thick, you can hardly walk through it. This place holds deer year round. They mostly stay in the thicket...
05-01-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,894
Posted By d80hunter

Falling back on your hiking experience is a good...

Falling back on your hiking experience is a good place to start. Spend some time on the trails.

Get yourself a map and compass, study places your going to visit. Stay on the trails for now but...
Forum: Bowhunting
04-17-2020, 03:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,064
Posted By d80hunter

This info might be of interest to you. One...

This info might be of interest to you.

One of my hunting spots has a ladder stand missing one of the ladder sections. The owner's son in law is afraid of heights. Still it never got used so he...
Forum: Crossbows
04-14-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,987
Posted By d80hunter

I find versatility in a hip quiver. If I'm in a...

I find versatility in a hip quiver. If I'm in a treestand it clips to the rail. If I'm going on a long trek on rugged terrain I'll have a backpack and it attaches to that. Still got room to use a...
Forum: Guns
04-07-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,036
Posted By d80hunter

My .380 and 9mm concealed carry pistols aren't...

My .380 and 9mm concealed carry pistols aren't legal hunting calibers and my .357 carry revolver doesn't have a long enough barrel. Still I wouldn't use them if they were legal. They are far too weak...
Forum: Guns
04-04-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,013
Posted By d80hunter

You must be trying to start a discussion on...

You must be trying to start a discussion on pistol caliber carbines. Can't really tell with your formatting but I'll join in.

All my kids learned to shoot with a .357 levergun. It's very easy to...
10-23-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,266
Posted By d80hunter

It's like a lot of things that common sense can...

It's like a lot of things that common sense can make up for. You can make it work without spending a dime or blow a month's worth of wages buying products if you choose to.

If I wasn't careful...
10-12-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,452
Posted By d80hunter

Your not going to see any deer if they are...

Your not going to see any deer if they are blowing at you. Are they spotting you entering the woods or picking up your scent, some detail would help. Getting blowed at means they, without a doubt,...
Forum: Trail Cameras
10-11-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,327
Posted By d80hunter

I've only owned Bushnell and Moultrie trail cams....

I've only owned Bushnell and Moultrie trail cams. The Bushnell failed to capture a buck I harvested in front of the camera. I had many pictures on that camera but for some reason this particular deer...
01-17-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,520
Posted By d80hunter

I haven't had the urge to try deer heart. I'm...

I haven't had the urge to try deer heart. I'm focused on the backstaps with a freshly harvest deer. Now beef heart was better than I thought. It reminded me of beef tongue in a way.
12-14-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By d80hunter

I would say the shotgun would be better on flying...

I would say the shotgun would be better on flying birds and flighty small game. I am not familiar with the. 17 terminal ballistics but I wonder if it would render small game useless to eat. That...
12-13-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,575
Posted By d80hunter

I think the area northeast of the future food...

I think the area northeast of the future food plot, big yellow circle, looks good. You would be setup on a narrow stretch with a field to one side, a pond to the other side, a natural funnel. Plus...
12-13-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,575
Posted By d80hunter

The area that was logged a while back is probably...

The area that was logged a while back is probably still used by the deer. It might be too thick for you but the deer can maneuver it and could be a bedding area. Find the exits out of it and make...
12-10-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 965
Posted By d80hunter

I was too busy during archery season, only went...

I was too busy during archery season, only went out a few times. My anterless tags got filled during firearms season so the freezer is almost full. I'm working on a decent buck during muzzleloader...
Forum: Trail Cameras
12-05-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,770
Posted By d80hunter

A couple of years ago I got two Moultries for the...

A couple of years ago I got two Moultries for the price of one in early January. Look for after Christmas sales and last falls hunting stock going on clearance.
12-01-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By d80hunter

Quality material helps immensely but I do get...

Quality material helps immensely but I do get experimental when dealing with freezing conditions in a treestand. I like using the elastic part of an old hunting sock around my wrists with a heat pack...
12-01-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,967
Posted By d80hunter

One property I hunt has a unusually large number...

One property I hunt has a unusually large number of coyotes due to nearby pig farms. I've had them run in on me calling for turkey in spring, using deer calls in fall, and hunting them in winter with...
Forum: Midwest
11-29-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,492
Posted By d80hunter

It is a nice caliber. My 7mm-08 been in the safe...

It is a nice caliber. My 7mm-08 been in the safe all season because I'm always taking the .450 to the woods.
Forum: Midwest
11-28-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,492
Posted By d80hunter

Not a bad day in the woods. You using a AR .450...

Not a bad day in the woods. You using a AR .450 or a bolt gun?
11-28-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,289
Posted By d80hunter

Hello I'm Indiana too with 3 daughters I got...

Hello I'm Indiana too with 3 daughters I got shooting at an early age. With the way our current laws are, a high powered rifle is only good for private land. One of those pistol caliber rifles would...
11-28-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,465
Posted By d80hunter

You should switch shotguns with those other guys...

You should switch shotguns with those other guys at the range and keep note of the results. Two things I can add from experience.

The recoil doesn't have to physically bother you to make make you...
Forum: Midwest
11-24-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,192
Posted By d80hunter

It sounds like an idea to improve the chance of...

It sounds like an idea to improve the chance of getting a trophy buck. But I don't like it because it is putting meat hunters or those who feel lucky enough to even get a deer behind hunters who want...
Forum: Midwest
11-23-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,492
Posted By d80hunter

It is a thumper. The farthest I've seen a deer...

It is a thumper. The farthest I've seen a deer run after being shot with a 450 was 20 yards. Most of them don't take a step. Good luck!
Forum: Bowhunting
06-25-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By d80hunter

Installed correctly they aren't going anywhere. I...

Installed correctly they aren't going anywhere. I add extra straps or chains to treestands once setup. Compared to climbers and ladder stands I find them studier once mounted that way. I can't get...
Forum: Guns
06-05-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,597
Posted By d80hunter

Muzzle brakes are extremely loud. A good recoil...

Muzzle brakes are extremely loud. A good recoil pad does wonders with recoil. Using a heavier rifle also makes a big difference. A brake is nice for the range but I remove them in the woods every...
Forum: Black Powder
05-16-2017, 03:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,629
Posted By d80hunter

True. My .450 Bushmaster will put a 250 grain...

True. My .450 Bushmaster will put a 250 grain bullet at 2250 FPS and is a deer hammer. On the other hand I can shoot a similar 250 grain bullet from a muzzleloader with 100 grains of powder at 1650...
05-13-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,160
Posted By d80hunter

No wager needed it is just as effective as the...

No wager needed it is just as effective as the new bows. I'm one of those guys who used a couple of bows in my lifetime and still feel I am getting my moneys worth out each bow I own. I compare that...
05-12-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,160
Posted By d80hunter

I am acquainted with a fellow who films hunts and...

I am acquainted with a fellow who films hunts and works as an electrician during the off season. I will have to ask him about this next time I run into him. It is likely about advertising and selling...
05-12-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,160
Posted By d80hunter

I enjoy archery season as much as firearm season....

I enjoy archery season as much as firearm season. Less hunters and milder weather make it very enjoyable. Apart from being in the woods, when it comes to the amount of thought and effort I put into...
05-12-2017, 02:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 20,385
Posted By d80hunter

Good description of the 5.56. Hunters...

Good description of the 5.56.

Hunters counting on yaw seems odd when it's always mentioned for one caliber. I trust our militaries long experience with the 5.56 but I can't help to wonder how new...
05-10-2017, 03:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By d80hunter

Plenty of light beer, some Yuengling, and a...

Plenty of light beer, some Yuengling, and a couple of growlers of local craft beer should make the crowd happy.
05-09-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,452
Posted By d80hunter

Yes, the website, and as a pre-shooting...

Yes, the website, and as a pre-shooting application only. Not practicing to determine a gun's actual trajectory compared to an apparent calculated trajectory, is no different than ordering a custom...
05-09-2017, 03:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,231
Posted By d80hunter

I feel the same way about the Accutrigger and...

I feel the same way about the Accutrigger and similar designs and will likely never purchase another rifle with them. That said I never had any issues while hunting with my Savage. I've made some...
05-05-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,305
Posted By d80hunter

Last year my neighbors gave up on chickens. It...

Last year my neighbors gave up on chickens. It worked out for the fox. I am glad the fox is feeding without disturbing anyone's farm. We have rabbits, squirrels, birds, moles, mice, snakes, and frogs...
Forum: Guns
05-04-2017, 03:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 46,042
Posted By d80hunter

A 325 grain bullet at 1800 fps is comparable to...

A 325 grain bullet at 1800 fps is comparable to some 12 slug loads. If 12 gauges are used I don't see why a .454 wouldn't work. I think this one boils down to the individual. Can one shoot all the...
Forum: Guns
05-01-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,840
Posted By d80hunter

Your statement is very true. Any one who trains...

Your statement is very true. Any one who trains for combat even down to hand to hand fighting is subject to losing said training when the adrenaline kicks in. Training is only the path leading to...
Forum: Guns
05-01-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,840
Posted By d80hunter

Training and practice trumps which is better for...

Training and practice trumps which is better for the individual. Carrying a pistol or revolver comfortably and undetectable is fine enough because not carrying is far worse than being undergunned.
04-30-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,452
Posted By d80hunter

No fancy scope needed for a something, for...

No fancy scope needed for a something, for example, that shoots a few inches low at 200 yards when zeroed at 150. There would be alot of drop to adjust for 200-300 yards and too much drop any farther...
Forum: Guns
04-30-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 19,459
Posted By d80hunter

Another reason to practice at your hunting ranges...

Another reason to practice at your hunting ranges is to make sure your gun is in order. This just happened this weekend. I spent Saturday initially sighting a gun known to be accurate with a used...
Forum: Guns
04-30-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 19,459
Posted By d80hunter

By your using something such as the Hornady...

By your using something such as the Hornady Ballistic Calculator you CAN start at closer range. With at least a BC, sight height, bullet weight, and velocity you can set a zero range and get very...
Forum: Guns
04-28-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,973
Posted By d80hunter

My father felt similar about his 7mm-08 Axis...

My father felt similar about his 7mm-08 Axis until he put a better scope on it and it's now a keeper. Speaking of an improved Savage, I have the Weather Warrior in the same caliber. It is stainless...
04-23-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,933
Posted By d80hunter

Waiting after deer season is a good time because...

Waiting after deer season is a good time because of items are going on sale. Another option, save that money from last January and add a little more each month. You have plenty of time to find the...
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