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Forum: Black Powder
10-31-2019, 04:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By hubby11

At the range take a shot at 25 yards to see where...

At the range take a shot at 25 yards to see where you are on paper, adjust to bulls-eye and then move out to 50 and 100. Not much different procedure from that a cartridge rifle. As far as the...
Forum: Black Powder
10-31-2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 344
Posted By hubby11

The breech plug cleaning procedure can be found...

The breech plug cleaning procedure can be found here (https://www.blackhorn209.com/specs/breech-plug-cleaning/). The carbon fouling in the flash channel can be HARD, a pin vise or wooden dowel helps...
Forum: Politics
10-25-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By hubby11

I think people are focusing way too much on the...

I think people are focusing way too much on the phrase “quid pro quo,” like it is some kind of smoking gun. It simply means “something for something,” and of course it’s used all the time. “Clean up...
Forum: Black Powder
10-24-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By hubby11

Nicely done! Still waiting for November 2 for me.

Nicely done! Still waiting for November 2 for me.
10-17-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,122
Posted By hubby11

I don't even bother with a crock-pot anymore. ...

I don't even bother with a crock-pot anymore. Just about anything you can do with a crock-pot you can do better with a Dutch oven. Bread to stews to boiling bones, I use them for tons of things. ...
Forum: Off Season
10-07-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By hubby11

Wolves can also have a precaudal scent gland...

Wolves can also have a precaudal scent gland marked with dark hair. Honestly, I don't think there is anyway to know for sure based on that pic. Young wolves can look just like coyotes. And the two...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-23-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By hubby11

My county (Fairfax, VA) has been doing this since...

My county (Fairfax, VA) has been doing this since 2002. These signs are everywhere there is a small stand of trees.
...
09-23-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By hubby11

Do a Google search on "Continental dog breeds,"...

Do a Google search on "Continental dog breeds," also known as hunt, point and retrieve (HPR) breeds. I believe the DD is considered a continental breed. Some of these breeds have goofy names...
Forum: Optics
09-10-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By hubby11

Less than $250 for truck binos, you can pick up a...

Less than $250 for truck binos, you can pick up a pair of Bushnell Legend M Series, either in 8 or 10x42. I have a pair and they are my “good” binos. When they first came out, they were close to...
Forum: Optics
07-14-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,481
Posted By hubby11

I don't know if there is any significant...

I don't know if there is any significant difference between a pair of quality hunting binos or birding binos. Color? Maybe. Ruggedness? Maybe too, but I bet there are some hardcore birders out...
Forum: Black Powder
07-10-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,112
Posted By hubby11

"Hopefully they chose someone other than GM for...

"Hopefully they chose someone other than GM for barrels "

Maybe I read something in to the above statement but it reads like someone with an issue with GM.
07-09-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,721
Posted By hubby11

I assumed it was just another sneaky way for the...

I assumed it was just another sneaky way for the site to make money. The ads look like posts so you click on them. Money is made by number of clicks an ad gets. I get one of those fake posts/ads on...
05-17-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By hubby11

I agree. Other than ease of casting, bait casters...

I agree. Other than ease of casting, bait casters are superior in most respects, especially the drags (although spinning reels have come a long way in the last 10 - 20 years). Because the line feeds...
Forum: Off Season
01-04-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By hubby11

Pretty much the same for me. I picked up a...

Pretty much the same for me. I picked up a ceramic burr grinder for about $25 and use it for both French press and moka pot. Takes a couple of minutes to grind the beans but very consistent results....
Forum: Crossbows
12-19-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By hubby11

Unhappy Thanks, but never mind. . .Important Information...

Thanks, but never mind. . .Important Information From Parker BowsStaunton, VAParker Bows has made the difficult decision to cease operations. We have explored what we believe to be all possible...
12-17-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By hubby11

In basically all aspects, except perhaps...

In basically all aspects, except perhaps convenience, loose powder of any type (777, Pyrodex) is superior to its pelletized counterpart.
12-14-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 975
Posted By hubby11

My two cents, once you post, it stays. If you...

My two cents, once you post, it stays. If you posted in anger/error, fine, maybe a few days to amend. Otherwise it stays. If you really regret what you said, post again to apologize or explain. ...
12-14-2018, 04:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By hubby11

Looks like a great time with your son. Hoping I...

Looks like a great time with your son. Hoping I can do the same one day.
12-06-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By hubby11

Somebody smarter than me told me you just need...

Somebody smarter than me told me you just need some string and an empty gallon water jug. Mount the gun, secure the string to the trigger, and hang the jug from the string. Slowly, carefully pour...
Forum: Crossbows
11-24-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By hubby11

Need a recommendation on a Parker crossbow.

I can get a really good deal on Parker cross bows through my work. Looking to get one thatís not gonna break the bank but will get me out during archery/cross bow season in Virginia. Thereís a lot of...
Forum: Black Powder
10-23-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By hubby11

Somebody might need to correct me but it is my...

Somebody might need to correct me but it is my understanding that MAGs have a thicker copper jacket and perhaps hold together better than the regulars. There is also a chance that they don't expand...
08-24-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By hubby11

What Gm54-120 said, I would only add that Hornady...

What Gm54-120 said, I would only add that Hornady also makes a conical called the FPB in both 350 and 300 grains. Some get very good accuracy with these. You could also ask this question on the...
Forum: Off Season
04-27-2018, 02:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By hubby11

When I got it bad, I needed a prescription for a...

When I got it bad, I needed a prescription for a prednisone pack. Ten day treatment, 10 pills the first day, 9 the second, ect., down to 1 on the last. Knocked the snot out of my very bad rash.
...
Forum: Guns
04-11-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,252
Posted By hubby11

They were also marketed by Marlin as "goose...

They were also marketed by Marlin as "goose guns." Long barrel, long range (for a shotgun), I think they may have even made a 10 gauge.
03-15-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By hubby11

Along what others have said, do a Google search ...

Along what others have said, do a Google search for QDMA - Quality Deer Management Association. Lots of information available for turning relatively small plots of land into deer...
03-05-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,630
Posted By hubby11

Check your state laws. Some have already...

Check your state laws. Some have already addressed drones and hunting.
Forum: Black Powder
01-25-2018, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By hubby11

Omega Breech Plugs

Midway (https://www.midwayusa.com/product/613524/thompson-center-encore-209-x-50-magnum-rifle-pistol-and-omega-breech-plug-stainless-steel)has them on clearance for $4.95! Clearance generally means...
Forum: Optics
01-19-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By hubby11

CS comparison

I lost two things:

On a pair of brand new Bushnell 8x40 binocs (Legend M Series), while in the woods, one of the lens covers fell off. IMO, itís a less than ideal design and it fell off a few...
Forum: Black Powder
12-20-2017, 04:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 828
Posted By hubby11

Nice buck!! Sounds like the Monoflex bullet...

Nice buck!! Sounds like the Monoflex bullet worked well. I picked up a couple of packs of them (with sabots) at a store closing last spring and have yet to try them.
Forum: Black Powder
12-20-2017, 04:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,125
Posted By hubby11

I'd say that's too tight. Generally you want as...

I'd say that's too tight. Generally you want as tight a load as you can reasonably get down the barrel particularly with BH209, but sounds like you are pushing the risk of damaging the sabot when...
12-10-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By hubby11

A really good deal right now is the Bushnell 8x42...

A really good deal right now is the Bushnell 8x42 Legend M-Series (https://www.outdoorlife.com/features/gun-and-optics-test/binoculars) Binocular. Look around online and you should find them for...
Forum: Black Powder
12-10-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,225
Posted By hubby11

Nice buck!! So pecans, huh? I was wondering...

Nice buck!!

So pecans, huh? I was wondering what this and your other buck were eating to get such excellent coats!
12-07-2017, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By hubby11

A while back I tried a pre-mix product called...

A while back I tried a pre-mix product called Mountain Hi and have stuck with it. Very easy to use, a dry rub (as opposed to messy teriyaki recipes) and makes delicious jerky. I'm the opposite of...
12-05-2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,630
Posted By hubby11

Whatís your best way to drag a deer?

There is a lot of very heavy brush with some major gullys and inclines where I hunt. This can make getting a deer out of the woods a challenge. After seeing someone market a “ski rope” set up for...
Forum: Black Powder
12-05-2017, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By hubby11

Lehighs working well at the vineyard

Three so far at the vineyard this season, two does and a buck. Kind of wishing I passed on the buck as he was only a four pointer with potential, but the vineyard wants them all gone (will never...
Forum: Black Powder
12-05-2017, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By hubby11

Keep in mind that you can now pick up a laminate...

Keep in mind that you can now pick up a laminate stock at Boyd's for reasonable money, allowing you to turn even a basic Omega into a pretty sweet gun.
12-04-2017, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,162
Posted By hubby11

I have taken quite a few button bucks at a...

I have taken quite a few button bucks at a vineyard I hunt. The owner needs the population down so almost anything without horns is shot. We are still barely making a dent in the population.

...
12-04-2017, 04:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,100
Posted By hubby11

When I do it myself, I use plastic cling wrap to...

When I do it myself, I use plastic cling wrap to get a tight seal on the meat, followed with butcher paper. Easily good well over a year, the max I need. And yes, depending on how the meat is...
Forum: Black Powder
12-04-2017, 04:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By hubby11

Healthy looking deer. Nice harvest.

Healthy looking deer. Nice harvest.
10-19-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By hubby11

I used to believe (warm) weather, acorn drops or...

I used to believe (warm) weather, acorn drops or moon phase could affect the timing of the rut but from reading quite a few articles citing actual scientific studies, I have since been convinced that...
10-17-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,072
Posted By hubby11

I shoot the Fusions in my .308. A good deal...

I shoot the Fusions in my .308. A good deal (maybe a buck more than Cor-Lokts for 20 rounds) considering it's a bonded bullet. I get very good accuracy out to 100yds.
10-05-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,072
Posted By hubby11

1. If you are using deer scent, make sure it is...

1. If you are using deer scent, make sure it is synthetic. The natural stuff has been illegal in VA since 2015. Code Blue does make synthetic attractants.


2. If you are dead on at 70 you...
Forum: Black Powder
08-07-2017, 05:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,681
Posted By hubby11

Last two posts have very good advice. One last...

Last two posts have very good advice. One last thing, when you are shouldering rifles (as many as you can) to see how they fit you, consider whether you will be using a scope or not. A rifle might...
Forum: Black Powder
08-01-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By hubby11

Thanks for the reminder. I forgot my yearly kick...

Thanks for the reminder. I forgot my yearly kick myself in the a$$ for passing up on this deal when they were available direct from GM. :bash:
Forum: Black Powder
07-19-2017, 05:45 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,180
Posted By hubby11

I had given up recommending Speer DeepCurl...

I had given up recommending Speer DeepCurl bullets because they were so scarce. At least for now, that does not seem to be the case, Grafs (https://www.grafs.com/)has every one you could want and...
Forum: Off Season
05-25-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By hubby11

Remember, there is only . . .

. . one way to remove a tick. All those so-called quick remedies, the latest being peppermint oil, should NEVER be used.

". . . pull out a pair of fine-tipped tweezers. Grasp the tick as close...
Forum: Black Powder
05-22-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By hubby11

Cool. Never saw a white (albino?) squirrel...

Cool. Never saw a white (albino?) squirrel before either. They common in your area?
05-10-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By hubby11

Shriner Bock? Think maybe you mean Shiner. ...

Shriner Bock? Think maybe you mean Shiner. Sorry, I pictured some Texan Brewmaster wearing a fez. :guiness:
Forum: Young Hunters
04-27-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,046
Posted By hubby11

Agreed. An not just practice on accuracy, but...

Agreed. An not just practice on accuracy, but education on when and when not to take a shot.
Forum: Black Powder
03-29-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,028
Posted By hubby11

The only thing I question about the scope is its...

The only thing I question about the scope is its less than stellar field of view (8.4 - 25.2 ft @ 100 yds) which is somewhat inversely related to the eye relief. If you are mainly shooting at the...
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