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Forum: Black Powder
07-03-2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,325
Posted By deer655

I have always loved coming on here and learning....

I have always loved coming on here and learning. I am also a creature of habit. I have only one black powder gun- my original mk85. I bought over a 1000 of the nosler 45 bullets before they...
Forum: Black Powder
12-19-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By deer655

This is the load Tony Knight told me to use in...

This is the load Tony Knight told me to use in 1987. The exception being he told me to use a 260 speer 45cal hollowpoint. I have shot this ever since without any holes appearing in the musket caps. I...
Forum: Guns
12-17-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By deer655

Cataract surgery and shooting

I had cataract surgery last spring. I had the far distance lens installed. Since then one thing I noticed is that when I go to focus a scope that the reticle is always super crisp no matter how far I...
Forum: Black Powder
12-17-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By deer655

RWS musket caps

I have been shooting these rws musket caps for years. I bought a new leupold scope recently. I went to sight it in and every shot was blowing a small hole clean through the cap. I have never...
Forum: Black Powder
01-04-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,786
Posted By deer655

Sorry to hear this. Sounds like a you had a good...

Sorry to hear this. Sounds like a you had a good season though.
Forum: Black Powder
12-08-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 27,089
Posted By deer655

Not to change the subject but I sure miss Cayugad...

Not to change the subject but I sure miss Cayugad and his insight into muzzleloading stuff.
Forum: Black Powder
11-28-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,205
Posted By deer655

Shots cant't be any more perfect then that.....

Shots cant't be any more perfect then that.. Great shot and congratulations
Forum: Black Powder
10-31-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,682
Posted By deer655

About fifteen years ago I bought a leupold 2x7...

About fifteen years ago I bought a leupold 2x7 muzzzleloader/shotgun scope for my knight. I think its one of the best ever for a muzzleloader. Optics are still clear as could be.
Forum: Black Powder
10-27-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,058
Posted By deer655

Any time you can hunt with family its a great...

Any time you can hunt with family its a great hunt, Congratulations
Forum: Black Powder
05-10-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By deer655

What are your using underneath the bullet? That...

What are your using underneath the bullet? That bullet has me interested in giving it a try.I just looked at their site. Did you knurl the bullets yourself or did they come like that.
Forum: Black Powder
01-19-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By deer655

The gunsmith and I were both wondering how it...

The gunsmith and I were both wondering how it happened. We both thought ramrod wear did it. I am having about 1/2 inch cut off on and recrowned. The the barrel and the inside of the receiver area...
Forum: Black Powder
01-06-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By deer655

I may do just that although I have a friend who...

I may do just that although I have a friend who is a gunsmith that would do it. I just saw on ebay a mk85 barrel in great shape thats kind of tempting too.
Forum: Black Powder
01-06-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By deer655

MK85 bad crown

My gun is bout 28 years old and has been used every hunting season. The barrel could never tolerate moisture- it would rust if you looked at wrong.Even using birchwood casey products like sheath and...
Forum: Black Powder
01-01-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,877
Posted By deer655

I didnt see the link to where you bought it. What...

I didnt see the link to where you bought it. What company did you buy it from?
Forum: Black Powder
11-22-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By deer655

I have one of the earlier mk85s with the Walther...

I have one of the earlier mk85s with the Walther barrel. When I was a rookie bp hunter back in the 80s I hunted a week in the rain. When I got home the barrel had rust spots all over it. I quickly...
Forum: Black Powder
11-21-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By deer655

Wow, Thats a great deer no matter how old the...

Wow, Thats a great deer no matter how old the shooter is. That is a great picture of the little fellow. Congratulations
Forum: Black Powder
11-21-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By deer655

Live and learn

Last week during Virginia's bp season I was hunting in a light rain. My mk85 barrel hates rain so i came in at lunch, fired it, and proceeded to do a quick clean on it. It was about 35 outside and my...
Forum: Black Powder
11-04-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,203
Posted By deer655

That is one beautiful buck. I only have one...

That is one beautiful buck. I only have one muzzleloader and its a mk85. Congrats
Forum: Black Powder
05-22-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,241
Posted By deer655

You will love shooting the mk85. Stay away from...

You will love shooting the mk85. Stay away from blackhorn powder and give triple 7 a try. I shoot 110g equivalent with t7 and use a 260gr nosler pistol bullet. Mine shot powerbelts very accurately...
Forum: Black Powder
01-26-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,553
Posted By deer655

When I first started reading this I kept waiting...

When I first started reading this I kept waiting for your humor angle to kick in. It was a great report.
Forum: Black Powder
11-22-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,538
Posted By deer655

Wow, congratulations. I paid 325 bucks for my...

Wow, congratulations. I paid 325 bucks for my last mount. That will be a beautiful mount with that wide spread. I hunted Bland county Virginia for 8 staright days last week and never saw a deer in an...
Forum: Black Powder
11-02-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,098
Posted By deer655

Congratulations, beautiful deer

Congratulations, beautiful deer
Forum: Black Powder
10-20-2017, 04:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,236
Posted By deer655

What did you say the gps coordinates were on that...

What did you say the gps coordinates were on that clearcut???? I love finding a spot like that but I am always anxious as heck till I get there on opening day and pray I am alone there. Good luck...
09-05-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,294
Posted By deer655

A class act. Like others have said- he never got...

A class act. Like others have said- he never got into meaningless bickering but was always willing to give great advice and in a very knowledgeable way.May the Lord grant him the back 40 of heaven...
Forum: Black Powder
08-31-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By deer655

I hate hearing this. He was always friendly and...

I hate hearing this. He was always friendly and helpful
Forum: Black Powder
08-31-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By deer655

That was great,,, stay safe

That was great,,, stay safe
Forum: Black Powder
07-06-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,429
Posted By deer655

I killed 3 or 4 deer with powerbelts- the...

I killed 3 or 4 deer with powerbelts- the original ones. My mk85 could shoot the heck out them. But I did switch to speer 45cal pistol bullets in 260gr if i remember right. I then switched to...
Forum: Black Powder
07-04-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,582
Posted By deer655

I was stalking a big doe one time in a cedar...

I was stalking a big doe one time in a cedar thicket. I was at full draw for about 10 seconds. She looked straight at me and got nervous. I was about 20 yards away. I fired at her broadside and she...
Forum: Black Powder
06-02-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By deer655

Congratulations to your son. Yea, may be a...

Congratulations to your son. Yea, may be a changing of the guard on who wins now at your house,,,,although Im 62 and can still win every archery tournament against my nephews.
Forum: Black Powder
01-31-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,690
Posted By deer655

I was a bowhunter for years efore I took up a gun...

I was a bowhunter for years efore I took up a gun of any kind. Its strange, if I try an offhand shot at a target I am just average at best. Somehow when a deer is walking past my shooting just...
Forum: Black Powder
01-08-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,254
Posted By deer655

I would take a musket cap gun for hunting any day...

I would take a musket cap gun for hunting any day of the week. They are so easy to replace if a second shot is needed, at least on my mk85 they are. My brother will wrap his bullets in a paper patch...
Forum: Black Powder
12-25-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By deer655

Merry Christmas from Charlotte

Merry Christmas from Charlotte
Forum: Black Powder
12-07-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 756
Posted By deer655

Welcome to NC from a native North Carolinian,...

Welcome to NC from a native North Carolinian, Living near the coast you will have a taste of everything- bear, turkey,deer and hogs. Lots of swamp and mosquitos too. The only draw back to me is how...
Forum: Black Powder
12-06-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By deer655

I thought a whitworth bullet was a 4 to 6 sided...

I thought a whitworth bullet was a 4 to 6 sided bullet that was shot through a barrel which had a corresponding number of sides all with a twist.
Forum: Black Powder
11-22-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,862
Posted By deer655

Facebook has it down pat. click on a photo icon,...

Facebook has it down pat. click on a photo icon, browse your pics,save, and low and behold its there. according to the FAQ you can do this but I sure cant get it work,
Forum: Black Powder
11-22-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,647
Posted By deer655

Congratulations. what town are you near in Va. I...

Congratulations. what town are you near in Va. I hunt mostly national forest around Bland Va. Saturday was like a gale blowing, especially around 5pm. I am buying me a nxtcart for getting my deer out...
Forum: Black Powder
11-22-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,862
Posted By deer655

Congratulations on your deer, I cant get my pics...

Congratulations on your deer, I cant get my pics to upload either. I tried resizing them to make byte count less- nothing worked, failed every time,
Forum: Black Powder
11-22-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By deer655

I always put 2 musket caps in each of my...

I always put 2 musket caps in each of my speedloaders. With the deer walking straight at me I actually dropped both caps from 35 feet up in a treestand. Thank the good Lord i always keep a 2...
Forum: Black Powder
11-22-2016, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By deer655

I agree. I am going back Friday since its doe day...

I agree. I am going back Friday since its doe day Saturday in the west of blue ridge area. I love it when you get to see the rut scenario play out each time i went. It was the most chasing I have...
Forum: Black Powder
11-21-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By deer655

Virginia mz hunt

What a great hunt this year in Virginia. I was using my my Knight mk85, 110 equiv of triple 7 and a 260gr nosler bullet. Friday night on the 11th the temp was in the 50's but bucks were in serious...
Forum: Black Powder
09-17-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By deer655

Are hogs considered a regulated game animal...

Are hogs considered a regulated game animal where you live. I would think they would allow spotlighting to get rid of hogs as fast as you can. Great shot tho. I guess i watch those videos of hogs...
Forum: Black Powder
08-18-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,070
Posted By deer655

I heard yall had 2 "once every 500 years" floods...

I heard yall had 2 "once every 500 years" floods in just a little over a month. I will keep yall in my prayers and try to see if the red cross needs a donation for your area.
Forum: Black Powder
06-18-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By deer655

After retrieving my memory cards from cameras...

After retrieving my memory cards from cameras that have been out since April I now think its a single spider web strand with dew on it that somehow swung in front of the lens. I had a few that were...
Forum: Black Powder
06-07-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By deer655

I'm betting on a software anomaly causing it. I...

I'm betting on a software anomaly causing it. I have had spiders do some weird stuff with my lens but nothing that created 4 vertical dots that maintained their spacing. Just my 2 cents
Forum: Black Powder
03-14-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By deer655

I bought one of those when they first came out....

I bought one of those when they first came out. It was ok at best for taking a a few shots. Every shot bounces it way back.
Forum: Black Powder
03-14-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By deer655

200 and 300 yards??? I bet Mr Knight would be...

200 and 300 yards??? I bet Mr Knight would be amazed at what guys are doing with his rifle and what they are doing they are doing it well. I have never taken a shot longer then 100 yards with mine.
Forum: Black Powder
02-27-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By deer655

Beautiful gun,, don't jar your surgery too much.

Beautiful gun,, don't jar your surgery too much.
Forum: Black Powder
02-15-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,094
Posted By deer655

I had a farm I was hunting that was about 50/50...

I had a farm I was hunting that was about 50/50 oaks and pasture land. This land owner never replanted after clear cutting. When the blackberries and honeysuckle took over the bucks moved in. I...
Forum: Black Powder
02-14-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,094
Posted By deer655

I hate seeing clear cuts after I get used to...

I hate seeing clear cuts after I get used to hunting a certain area. But the amount of bucks you will see in 2 years on that clear cut will be amazing. It will be a deer salad out there soon.
Forum: Black Powder
01-27-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By deer655

Whats the limit on mustard in the Dakotas. Down...

Whats the limit on mustard in the Dakotas. Down here its 1 mustard and 3 potato salads. Its always good to have fun while you are shooting.
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