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Forum: Black Powder
09-15-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By hunters_life

Hey Bronko, It was actually the other way around,...

Hey Bronko, It was actually the other way around, Lehigh bought out SSK and then Bill (Bill Wilson of Wilson combat) Bought out Lehigh Defense. Will be very interesting to see where all that goes...
07-22-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,446
Posted By hunters_life

Not disagreeing completely oldtimr but yes there...

Not disagreeing completely oldtimr but yes there is such a thing as a gamey taste in venison. And it isn't all just from mishandling. It's from lactic acid in the meat. If a deer ran after it was...
Forum: Black Powder
12-19-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By hunters_life

If the maxi balls are too hard also then you may...

If the maxi balls are too hard also then you may have gotten an under bored barrel. From what I have heard that isn't uncommon with CVA. Going down to .45 would be too much more than likely. I know...
Forum: Black Powder
12-18-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,370
Posted By hunters_life

IdahoRon is a member here and quite an artist...

IdahoRon is a member here and quite an artist when it comes to shooting front stuffers. I would suggest getting in touch with him seeing as he is also in Idaho so not only within your state but also...
Forum: Black Powder
12-01-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,992
Posted By hunters_life

Im biased here. I do most all of my big game...

Im biased here. I do most all of my big game hunting with a front stuffer. Have quite a few of them but do use an old TC renegade primarily. These new inline breeds are an amazing feat of technology...
11-13-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,361
Posted By hunters_life

Im one of those that use a ML during rifle most...

Im one of those that use a ML during rifle most of the time. I too am in Illinois. I mostly hunt with an old Renegade side lock percussion loaded up with my own conical bullets on top of Swiss. I do...
Forum: Black Powder
11-02-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By hunters_life

So, you fired it and now it's locked up? Will the...

So, you fired it and now it's locked up? Will the disconnect even work? You said the trigger assembly wont break open. I am assuming you mean when you pull it back it wont release the barrel lock to...
Forum: Guns
10-27-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By hunters_life

He was asking about an open sight slug gun not...

He was asking about an open sight slug gun not scoped.
Forum: Guns
10-26-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By hunters_life

To make it a mathematical answer, with open...

To make it a mathematical answer, with open sights, it will be about a 90% probability that it will not hit in the same spot that you sighted in at because of the difference in focal angle that you...
10-18-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,643
Posted By hunters_life

Jake, if I remember correctly you reload. If you...

Jake, if I remember correctly you reload. If you can find them, and I have found at times it is really hard, load up some speer deep curl 240 grain. They are deadly accurate out of my blackhawk and...
Forum: Black Powder
10-11-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,632
Posted By hunters_life

donw, I can tell you the difference in one simple...

donw, I can tell you the difference in one simple sentence. A good bit more meat but the cows taste much much much much better! I'd take those 4 cows you have harvested over a bull every day of the...
Forum: Guns
10-11-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,789
Posted By hunters_life

Well shucks. Guess it's a good thing I make my...

Well shucks. Guess it's a good thing I make my own balls. Oh wait, this isn't the black powder section so some may not get that.
Forum: Guns
10-10-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,789
Posted By hunters_life

Well I just got on here and saw I may have...

Well I just got on here and saw I may have started a small riot with a basic truth. My apologies if I inadvertently hurt someones feelings with an observation. He's calling that a 1 inch group when...
Forum: Black Powder
10-07-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,777
Posted By hunters_life

Think I'll stick with what has always worked the...

Think I'll stick with what has always worked the best for me. Swiss. No powder on the market can beat or even match it's consistency. Or at least no powder I have ever tried and I have tried a lot of...
Forum: Guns
10-07-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,789
Posted By hunters_life

Please correct me if I am wrong here but if that...

Please correct me if I am wrong here but if that was printed on 8.5" x 11" and in standard PDF then those are 1" grid blocks. With that in mind, thats a pretty spread out group of around 3.5" spread...
Forum: Guns
07-10-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,003
Posted By hunters_life

I never saw "pretty" make a better shooting rifle...

I never saw "pretty" make a better shooting rifle Mr. Bronko. As was stated way back up there somewhere, 90% of rifles out there will out shoot 90% of the shooters wielding them. I am nowhere near...
Forum: Black Powder
07-08-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,419
Posted By hunters_life

I primarily hunt with and shoot front loaders and...

I primarily hunt with and shoot front loaders and have for the last 40 years or so. The last 25+ years have been mainly with Swiss going down the tube. The main reason is it's consistency. Goex just...
05-29-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,664
Posted By hunters_life

I am more than primarily a muzzle loading...

I am more than primarily a muzzle loading enthusiast. Rarely do I pull out a center fire anymore. When I go on a pig hunt I take an AR chambered in .223 or the old man's 6.8. When placed properly,...
Forum: Guns
05-22-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,275
Posted By hunters_life

CalHunter, are you saying you just get the gun...

CalHunter, are you saying you just get the gun rags for the pictures and playboy for the articles?
Forum: Guns
05-08-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 21,654
Posted By hunters_life

11+ years later and the old core lokt is still...

11+ years later and the old core lokt is still selling strong. I know a lot of folks out east swear tooth and nail by them. I myself never really liked them all that much. The old man didn't either....
Forum: Technical
04-23-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,288
Posted By hunters_life

mrbb, not wanting to sound argumentative but you...

mrbb, not wanting to sound argumentative but you are incorrect about your support arm not being slightly bent. That is correct and proper form. You will notice, if you watch all the pro shooters,...
Forum: Bowhunting
04-19-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,844
Posted By hunters_life

Come on oldtimr. Are you trying to tell us that...

Come on oldtimr. Are you trying to tell us that you don't need an RPG to take a whitetail? Or a completely sealed off NASA space suit to control scent? Or to hunt from a hot air balloon 250 feet up?...
Forum: Bowhunting
04-19-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,844
Posted By hunters_life

The only time I get really super high up in a...

The only time I get really super high up in a stand is if I have located that stand mid ridge along a well used trail. I do that to get above the ridge-line. Other than those instances I usually...
Forum: Black Powder
04-03-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By hunters_life

You wouldn't be disappointed bronko. That fire...

You wouldn't be disappointed bronko. That fire breathing demon Dad had built from Hankins is a tack driving machine. Little expensive but well worth it if you like quality and a rifle capable of...
Forum: Guns
03-26-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By hunters_life

bronko, how do you like that 10 round pro mag for...

bronko, how do you like that 10 round pro mag for your shield? Does it stick out much further than the 8 round? I know with the 8 round mag it conceals perfectly in the 4 o'clock position. Just...
Forum: Black Powder
03-20-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,035
Posted By hunters_life

I've always been under the impression that...

I've always been under the impression that felt/wool wads did very little, if anything, to create a seal for gasses. They are mainly to help keep the gunpowder in place and create a bit of an initial...
Forum: Black Powder
03-03-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,867
Posted By hunters_life

Oh it is so precious that you think she doesn't...

Oh it is so precious that you think she doesn't know the combo. Haven't you learned yet? Women know ALL!
Forum: Black Powder
03-03-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By hunters_life

If you have the capability to disassemble the...

If you have the capability to disassemble the trigger, and assemble of course, then a good polishing will help, but those triggers, even the pedersoli repro's, can be very touchy if you stone them...
Forum: Black Powder
02-18-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,755
Posted By hunters_life

I still call BS on that firing pin bushing being...

I still call BS on that firing pin bushing being adjusted to tight malarky. Again you would have to slam the living hell out of the action to get the energy to set off a primer. In a hammer fired...
Forum: Black Powder
02-17-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,755
Posted By hunters_life

Unless he slammed the hell out of the action,...

Unless he slammed the hell out of the action, closing it should not have enough energy contacting the primer to set it off. Just pressing the primer isn't what makes them go bang. It takes a pretty...
Forum: Guns
02-10-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,255
Posted By hunters_life

Boca, speaking from experience you should always...

Boca, speaking from experience you should always inspect your firearm at the FFL before you sign it out as delivered. They are responsible for it until you sign for it. You will most likely be told...
Forum: Guns
02-07-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,625
Posted By hunters_life

I hear those evil silhouette paddle targets can...

I hear those evil silhouette paddle targets can be quite deadly if not oiled properly.
Forum: Guns
02-06-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,625
Posted By hunters_life

Hardcast, you started this discussion with...

Hardcast, you started this discussion with defense caliber/cartridges in mind not hunting. Hunting distances are often much further than defense and to put it simply, humans are much easier to drop...
Forum: Guns
02-01-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,076
Posted By hunters_life

No I didn't notice. That small stuff under names...

No I didn't notice. That small stuff under names is beyond my eye's ability. While you say the .223 is better than the .22-250, I am trying to figure out why? Considering you can load up both...
Forum: Guns
02-01-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,076
Posted By hunters_life

Hardcast, Florida deer are very very small. With...

Hardcast, Florida deer are very very small. With the right bullet a .22-250 would be on the small side but properly placed would be plenty to drop an average Florida buck. While I wouldn't recommend...
02-01-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,166
Posted By hunters_life

Never tried the FFFg in Swiss. I don't get into...

Never tried the FFFg in Swiss. I don't get into pistol muzzle loaders and it's mainly for them. I know it says the 3f for .45cal and lower in rifles and for pistols but I found the 2f to be more than...
01-31-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,166
Posted By hunters_life

I've used Swiss FFg for a lot of years now. I...

I've used Swiss FFg for a lot of years now. I note that this post is almost a year old but the information is solid. The consistency of Swiss is why I use it. Their standard of grain measurement is...
Forum: Guns
01-30-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By hunters_life

Is this for carry or range practice to...

Is this for carry or range practice to familiarize yourself with handgun shooting? I recently purchased a Beretta PX4 storm compact that I fell head over heels with. The way the barrel/bolt are...
Forum: Guns
01-28-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,625
Posted By hunters_life

I don't snub it, it's just borderline for me. And...

I don't snub it, it's just borderline for me. And my apologies, after re-reading Nomercy's posts I see he meant calibers starting above .380. I absolutely love my 1911's in .45 but in seasons other...
Forum: Guns
01-27-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,625
Posted By hunters_life

While I don't have the "gun fights" under my belt...

While I don't have the "gun fights" under my belt the old man had, I have unfortunately been in a few in both receiving, vested thankfully, and delivering projectiles. While statistically what...
Forum: Black Powder
01-26-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,403
Posted By hunters_life

Yes they were nice rifles and shot pretty well....

Yes they were nice rifles and shot pretty well. But for another 800 or so you can get yourself into a much better shooting SML and call it money well spent if you are into that sort of thing. While...
Forum: Black Powder
01-25-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,403
Posted By hunters_life

Poof they were gone? Savage smokeless muzzle...

Poof they were gone? Savage smokeless muzzle loaders are out there for the asking as long as you got a grand or so to splurge. Haven't seen one under 800 in quite a good spell.

Boca pretty much...
Forum: Guns
01-20-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,672
Posted By hunters_life

I've handled several of the older revolvers, as...

I've handled several of the older revolvers, as nomercy pointed out the all steel ones, and found them to be highly reliable and well valued at the prices they had back then. As far as their pistols...
Forum: Guns
01-17-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,157
Posted By hunters_life

Unsubstantiated? Buddy just where do you get off...

Unsubstantiated? Buddy just where do you get off with your unsubstantiated stuff? I've been in the firearms game since I could hold one in my hands. That's been a pretty substantial number of years...
Forum: Guns
01-16-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,157
Posted By hunters_life

Just can't bring myself to like anything .380. Im...

Just can't bring myself to like anything .380. Im even "iffy" about 9mm at times. I load the hottest hardest hitting ammo I can safely load in 9mm. While yes I do know that .380 can do serious...
Forum: Guns
01-14-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,560
Posted By hunters_life

Sig p290rs is a good little pocket carry. I don't...

Sig p290rs is a good little pocket carry. I don't know your body or hand size and both of mine are fairly large so it's just a bit too small for me. I carry a s&w m&p shield in my back pocket. With...
Forum: Guns
12-26-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,932
Posted By hunters_life

If you want to really have a blast, track down a...

If you want to really have a blast, track down a bp cartridge sharps 45/70 and go to town. I've been a bp fanatic most of my life and absolutely love all the little foibles in bp shooting, weather...
Forum: Guns
11-27-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,031
Posted By hunters_life

And here I was thinking one of the big 4 rules of...

And here I was thinking one of the big 4 rules of shooting was "know your target and what is beyond it". Kind of negates Bobs needed use of hollow point bullets for hunting. Makes one wonder why he...
11-16-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,164
Posted By hunters_life

I'll just throw in that my dad made several new...

I'll just throw in that my dad made several new stocks to replace stocks that were damaged from the use of a lead sled. Not his own of course but friends and friends of friends that had no clue of...
11-09-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,342
Posted By hunters_life

Having been primarily a smoke pole hunter for...

Having been primarily a smoke pole hunter for around forty years, I can say without a doubt that there is no place above the lungs and below the spine that a .50cal ball or .45cal ball will not be...
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