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Forum: Black Powder
10-28-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By 7.62NATO

Understood. Never intended to shoot smokeless...

Understood. Never intended to shoot smokeless from my Omega as is. But yeah, "highly" is right. Basically you're keeping the action and the stock. Interesting.



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Forum: Black Powder
10-28-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By 7.62NATO

Thanks. I should have clarified that it’s not in...

Thanks. I should have clarified that it’s not in the budget to buy another gun and keep the Omega.

Curious...what mods are being done to the Omega to make it compatible with smokeless powder?
Forum: Black Powder
10-28-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By 7.62NATO

Cut Omega Z5 buttstock it sell for Impact for youth?

Hey all. Long time hope everyone is well. I have two 9-year old boys that I want to get hunting this season. I have a stainless Omega and a blued Z5 Omega. Wondering if I should cut an inch or so off...
Forum: Black Powder
10-09-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By 7.62NATO

Speer DeepCurls Back in stock

Hey All,

Looooong time since I last posted. No time for the interwebz these days.

Anyway, I have not had any luck finding DeepCurls for the past couple
of seasons. Just wanted to let y'all...
01-29-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 910
Posted By 7.62NATO

Yeah, same here…don't worry about keeping hands...

Yeah, same here…don't worry about keeping hands warm while gutting. Insides of the animal pretty much feel HOT when it's cold out AND…how long does it take you to gut a deer? Should only take 5...
12-29-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By 7.62NATO

This. Doesn't hold ammo that I'm aware of but it...

This. Doesn't hold ammo that I'm aware of but it never slips.
Forum: Black Powder
11-17-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,324
Posted By 7.62NATO

You are right, have had some GREAT days afield...

You are right, have had some GREAT days afield and I'm not complaining a bit! It's just that the times I HAVE passed on does I have not gotten the big buck and the ONE time I didn't pass he was...
Forum: Black Powder
11-13-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,324
Posted By 7.62NATO

The "downside" of One Shot

I hunt with my muzzleloader or bow most of the time; it's very rare that I'll actually use a centerfire rifle even during rifle season. I've lately learned that using your "one shot" can simply be a...
Forum: Black Powder
11-04-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By 7.62NATO

Good info. I see I conveyed myself poorly....

Good info.

I see I conveyed myself poorly. I'm used to seeing 5-6" difference in POI when I change almost anything. To have such relatively consistency among a wide variety of loads is pretty...
Forum: Black Powder
11-04-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By 7.62NATO

How far apart are your POIs with different loads?

My TC Omega used to be very finicky. If I changed the sabot or gains of powder by 5gr I'd get a fairly significant deviation in POI. Since I am getting low on Deep Curls and my scope's windage and...
Forum: Black Powder
11-04-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,723
Posted By 7.62NATO

I have not been able to find the DC's in 300gr...

I have not been able to find the DC's in 300gr for some time. I also like the 270gr soft points in .429 but have been unable to find them as well. This goes back to spring of 2014 when I first...
Forum: Black Powder
11-03-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,538
Posted By 7.62NATO

Shot a buck at 150 yards in the mountains that...

Shot a buck at 150 yards in the mountains that was walking down in the valley below. My only shot was to wait for him to appear between two trees that were about 3 inches apart and about 50 yards...
03-30-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By 7.62NATO

Whoops…posted too soon. Haven't seen this but...

Whoops…posted too soon. Haven't seen this but it's probably worth a view. Still, not very high profile (i.e. Nat Geo).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1wo6lRmmuQ
03-30-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By 7.62NATO

Are there any good documentaries on the Whitetail?

Just curious…has there ever been an in-depth documentary put together on the whitetail? Seems like you can easily find entire National Geographic (or other) docs dedicated to a wide variety of...
11-23-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,587
Posted By 7.62NATO

Very much against. What neighbors do affect the...

Very much against. What neighbors do affect the deer on your property
11-23-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By 7.62NATO

A lone rub could be a bit random but a rub line...

A lone rub could be a bit random but a rub line means he will likely be back. Too bad they don't leave "Out to Lunch, Will Return at XX:XX" signs for us.
11-23-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By 7.62NATO

The other thing you have to remember is that deer...

The other thing you have to remember is that deer are not really magical. I can't count the times where I've moved a lot (had to pee or something) and still have seen deer shortly after. Don't ever...
11-23-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By 7.62NATO

In-hunt Mentality

You must keep the same anticipation you had when you first got into the stand when the woods were dark and quiet. You knew you'd see a deer near first light. As time passed, you started to doubt...
11-21-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By 7.62NATO

Wait for the wind and get in there!

Wait for the wind and get in there!
11-20-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By 7.62NATO

Scrap for sausage?

I have yet to make sausage except for once. Mostly because the only meat grinder I have is the old attachment for the Kitchen Aid.

What I want to know is how much of the "junk" do you need to...
11-20-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,486
Posted By 7.62NATO

You implied that I might use them, I was just...

You implied that I might use them, I was just saying I don't. Not sure what that has to do with being blessed…most states have public land to hunt, do they not? And most people don't have 200...
Forum: Black Powder
11-20-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By 7.62NATO

Congrats. I'm in VA too. Didn't see squat...

Congrats. I'm in VA too. Didn't see squat yesterday.
Forum: Black Powder
11-20-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,131
Posted By 7.62NATO

And what was your plan for the shooter that...

And what was your plan for the shooter that appeared for 10 seconds and vanished? "Ziiiiiiiiiiiiiiip, bang!"? :confused2:

You were right to be unsure of what do to with BP in rain/snow but just...
11-20-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,486
Posted By 7.62NATO

Um…so are lots of things in this country. You...

Um…so are lots of things in this country. You don't really believe we are free, do you?
11-20-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,346
Posted By 7.62NATO

Essentials for after the deer kill. I would...

Essentials for after the deer kill. I would recommend other knives but this is within your budget.


http://www.basspro.com/Outdoor-Edge-Blaze-N-Bone-Knives-and-Sharpener-Combo/product/421902866/...
11-20-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,486
Posted By 7.62NATO

Well I was really thinking about just punching...

Well I was really thinking about just punching you and DD in the face but didn't want to admit it. :D

Yeah, it's new this year. Thankfully no dogs are allowed (for deer hunting) on Sundays and...
11-20-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,486
Posted By 7.62NATO

We can hunt private land on Sundays. Who...

We can hunt private land on Sundays.

Who is angry?
11-20-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,486
Posted By 7.62NATO

I don't use outfitters. And if you can't see the...

I don't use outfitters. And if you can't see the difference between scouting for deer based on sign and putting a feeder up for deer to come to, well, what can I say?



Ya got me. :rolleyes:
...
11-20-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By 7.62NATO

Yeah sorry I was typing from my phone so I didn't...

Yeah sorry I was typing from my phone so I didn't address all the questions.

If using tape make sure you wipe the area you will be taping with a degreaser of some sort (alcohol, simple green,...
11-19-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By 7.62NATO

Use a piece of masking tape over the muzzle if...

Use a piece of masking tape over the muzzle if concerned. Finger cots can be used if the barrel is fat enough. This will work for muzzleloaders, shotguns, etc. Most centerfire hunting rifles have too...
11-19-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,308
Posted By 7.62NATO

If that is the way you are going to hunt, get...

If that is the way you are going to hunt, get some binoculars and a a proper binocular harness (not the strap that just goes around your neck). When you are still hunting, binoculars are like x-ray...
11-19-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,308
Posted By 7.62NATO

Wait…I just saw your other thread. You are...

Wait…I just saw your other thread. You are trying to take your first deer via spot and stalk with a bow?? If you get your first kill this way and this season you're a natural and my hat is off to...
11-19-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,308
Posted By 7.62NATO

You can't find deer because you don't know what...

You can't find deer because you don't know what you're doing on the ground. Just lack of experience, that's all. Tracking a deer down to kill takes a ton more skill than ambushing from a stand. If...
11-19-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,308
Posted By 7.62NATO

Too funny.

Too funny.
Forum: Black Powder
11-19-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,457
Posted By 7.62NATO

Seems to me that with BH209 weight would work...

Seems to me that with BH209 weight would work best. Most, if not all other BP subs absorb much more moisture and cannot be weighed effectively.
11-19-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,308
Posted By 7.62NATO

Do a search. There are TONS of threads just like...

Do a search. There are TONS of threads just like yours that have been posted on this site. In fact, I think there was a recent one with the exact same title.
11-17-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,486
Posted By 7.62NATO

Help me understand then. What natural obstacle...

Help me understand then. What natural obstacle did the shooter overcome to bag this buck? The food source: an unnatural lure placed in a completely open area. The ambush point: similar to a small...
11-17-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,486
Posted By 7.62NATO

Sorry I don't buy into all the canned phrases. ...

Sorry I don't buy into all the canned phrases. I'm not saying it shouldn't be legal and I would oppose any group to try to make that form of "hunting" illegal. But there are lots of things that are...
11-17-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By 7.62NATO

They are bearable but not fun to shoot. Shoot...

They are bearable but not fun to shoot. Shoot something like that too much and you could develop a flinch.
11-17-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By 7.62NATO

Fun video. Looks like you had a consistent wind...

Fun video. Looks like you had a consistent wind direction all day!

Where are you located? You sound like you're from PA…Chambersburg area.
11-17-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By 7.62NATO

The results are…a bigger hole in the paper. ...

The results are…a bigger hole in the paper. Seriously, I don't know many that enjoy shooting a 12ga slug gun. When I had mine, I'd zero it and then crack out the 308. Much more satisfying IMO…with...
11-17-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By 7.62NATO

I like the slug guns and regret selling mine. 2"...

I like the slug guns and regret selling mine. 2" @ 200 is outstanding. Great to hear of an SST performing so well on a deer as you sometimes hear of them not expanding or leaving a blood trail. ...
11-17-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,486
Posted By 7.62NATO

You waited to join until you "produced" this...

You waited to join until you "produced" this video of a canned hunt? I wonder how many other forums this stink bomb has been dropped on?

Great buck. But make no mistake about it…he was not...
11-17-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By 7.62NATO

If you are sure, why post the question?

If you are sure, why post the question?
11-17-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By 7.62NATO

Dude, no recalibration needed. Maybe it was just...

Dude, no recalibration needed. Maybe it was just buck fever that screwed your head up in the moment. Know your arc. If you can see it and the gap is clear, you can shoot it.

Either weapon, I...
Forum: Black Powder
11-04-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By 7.62NATO

Do ribs count as bones? :) No pics...sorry....

Do ribs count as bones? :)

No pics...sorry. Upon skinning the hole in the rib cage was large enough to insert my hand.

I have killed a dozen or so deer with a variety of DCs, including the...
Forum: Black Powder
11-04-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By 7.62NATO

.452 300gr I don't believe it fragmented on...

.452 300gr

I don't believe it fragmented on contact with shoulder blade; it only hit the shoulder blade because it fragmented. It should have exited 3" back from the shoulder blade as that is...
Forum: Black Powder
11-04-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,088
Posted By 7.62NATO

I find that any standard 209 primer works fine to...

I find that any standard 209 primer works fine to ignite BH209 in the Omega. Can't speak for other breech designs.
Forum: Black Powder
11-04-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By 7.62NATO

Deep Curl fragmented!

Don't worry, the buck dropped on the spot but still, I've never seen this happen with a DC. An 8-pt ran through and came to a dead stop 15 yards in front of me. My scope was set on 9x since I was...
Forum: Black Powder
11-04-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,088
Posted By 7.62NATO

It depends on the bullet you are using. I don't...

It depends on the bullet you are using. I don't think you can just say "my gun likes these sabots." It's a the entire recipe of components that come together to give you a good load, not just one...
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