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08-23-2019, 01:50 AM
Replies: 87
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Posted By Todd1700

First rifle I ever hunted deer with was an old...

First rifle I ever hunted deer with was an old Winchester model 100 in 243 handed down to me by my father. Killed a pile of deer with it. Good shot placement and a 100 grain cor-lock was always...
08-23-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By Todd1700

It will do just fine for hogs. Hogs are extremely...

It will do just fine for hogs. Hogs are extremely overated as far as being difficult to kill. Any rifle caliber suitable for whitetail will kill hogs. We have a plague of them on our land. I have...
Forum: Guns
03-09-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By Todd1700

http://i65.tinypic.com/246wbig.jpg

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03-09-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By Todd1700

Yeah, the 18g/cc Federal shell is supposed to...

Yeah, the 18g/cc Federal shell is supposed to have a more "Flexible" flight control wad that is okay with ported chokes. I tried them and got perfectly acceptable patterns that I could certainly use...
03-08-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By Todd1700

Any choke rated for denser than lead shot will be...

Any choke rated for denser than lead shot will be fine. I wasn't aware that Federal was loading two distinctly different TSS shells. The Federal Heavyweight TSS shot is what you want. You want the...
03-06-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By Todd1700

I use TSS straight 9s loaded by a company called...

I use TSS straight 9s loaded by a company called Apex Ammo. The Federal TSS shells are okay but I have never liked the flight control wads they use in practically all their shells these days. They...
03-06-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By Todd1700

If we were talking hevi 13 shot I would agree. In...

If we were talking hevi 13 shot I would agree. In fact with lead I'd go no lower than 6's and shoot no further than 40 yards. But 7s in TSS is massive overkill. Most people who reload it shoot no...
03-06-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By Todd1700

TSS shot at 18g/cc is so much denser and harder...

TSS shot at 18g/cc is so much denser and harder than lead that it is a complete game changer when it comes to turkey shells. I would never shoot this far but number 9 TSS launched at 1100 fps will...
03-05-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By Todd1700

Patterned the Turkey Slayer

http://i67.tinypic.com/nmc4kj.jpg

Mossberg 835. Hevishot choke. Apex Ammo 3 1/2 inch straight number 9 TSS shot. 347 inside 10 inches at 40 yards.
03-03-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,282
Posted By Todd1700

If you are talking about number 5 shot in lead or...

If you are talking about number 5 shot in lead or copper plated lead then yes it should be fine. Just don't shoot any of the denser than lead shot through a choke that isn't rated for it.
02-24-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,364
Posted By Todd1700

I'd recommend the Hevi-13 6's if they pattern...

I'd recommend the Hevi-13 6's if they pattern well in your gun.
02-24-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,692
Posted By Todd1700

3 1/2 inch Hevi-13 number 6's.

3 1/2 inch Hevi-13 number 6's.
Forum: Guns
02-22-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,899
Posted By Todd1700

I have used a Finnish M28 in 7.62x54R for hogs....

I have used a Finnish M28 in 7.62x54R for hogs. The 203 grain bullets are quite effective on big old boar hogs.

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Forum: Guns
11-30-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,364
Posted By Todd1700

This^. I have never needed the salesman at a...

This^. I have never needed the salesman at a sporting goods store to know anything other than how to work the cash register. In fact I prefer the ones that just keep their mouths shut and hand me...
Forum: Black Powder
11-16-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By Todd1700

I have shot the XTP mag bullet and killed a deer...

I have shot the XTP mag bullet and killed a deer with it. It was accurate but did not seem to do much more damage than the shockwaves. Are the regular XTP's significantly softer than the mag version?
Forum: Black Powder
11-16-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By Todd1700

Main Reason I End Up Sticking with Shockwaves

Because on top of two 50 grain pyrodex pellets and using a CCI 209 primer the 250 gr shockwaves shoot like this out of my T/C Omega. First shot at 100 yards to make sure it was still zeroed.
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11-12-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By Todd1700

If you are going to stick with that gun then this...

If you are going to stick with that gun then this advice is the best option. A rifled barrel and sabots are a huge improvement over a smooth bore and rifled slugs.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-29-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By Todd1700

It is very common to see this and for precisely...

It is very common to see this and for precisely the reason stated on their website. Had a block target once that would stop my arrows but the tip of the arrow would poke about 6 inches out the...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-23-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,863
Posted By Todd1700

I've been here that long but like everyone else...

I've been here that long but like everyone else my join date now reads 2003.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-23-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By Todd1700

Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Bowhunting
10-23-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,603
Posted By Todd1700

Carbon scent blocker suits are a sham. Ever seen...

Carbon scent blocker suits are a sham. Ever seen someone cut into one to reveal how little carbon is actually in there? It's not a lot. But the main problem is that once it becomes saturated, which...
10-23-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,210
Posted By Todd1700

Man what a buck. Congrats on that one. I'd have...

Man what a buck. Congrats on that one. I'd have to have plastic surgery to get the s### eating grin off my face. LOL!
04-25-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,419
Posted By Todd1700

Congrats on a good bird!

Congrats on a good bird!
04-24-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By Todd1700

Looks like a target rich environment. Good luck...

Looks like a target rich environment. Good luck Phil. Hope they are still roaming the same place when you get turned loose on them.
04-21-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By Todd1700

I'm not on a team here but there's about to be...

I'm not on a team here but there's about to be some sick SOB's at the website where I am on a team. LOL!
04-21-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By Todd1700

Multiple Beard Bird Down

Bird 4 had 4 beards. I repositioned 4 different times and spent 3 hours and 15 minutes fooling with this bird before he finally came in to me. Shot time 9:15 and he was at 27 steps. 4 beards, first...
04-17-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By Todd1700

Excellent advice. I've done it many times to get...

Excellent advice. I've done it many times to get a gobbler to come on in. I have actually had one gobble at me scratching in the leaves. It's a good tip to remember for a bird that's just out of...
04-06-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,143
Posted By Todd1700

Mossberg 835. They aren't fancy. They rattle a...

Mossberg 835. They aren't fancy. They rattle a bit. They kick like a pissed off mule. And they won't impress your dinner guests like a Benelli. But man do they throw a pattern for turkey hunting. And...
04-05-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By Todd1700

Great bird with any gun. But killing him with...

Great bird with any gun. But killing him with that one makes it all the more special. Congrats on a great morning.
04-04-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,288
Posted By Todd1700

No, I would not use number 2 or 3 shot. It has...

No, I would not use number 2 or 3 shot. It has been my experience that it's very difficult to get a decent pattern with even number 4 shot at 40 yards. Never patterned 2's at that distance but I'd be...
Forum: Guns
04-04-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,833
Posted By Todd1700

Why own a Mosin Nagant? Here's a little info to...

Why own a Mosin Nagant? Here's a little info to base your decision on.

http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinHumor.htm
04-01-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By Todd1700

Nice hooks! That is a fine one. Congrats!

Nice hooks! That is a fine one. Congrats!
03-27-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By Todd1700

Bird 3#

Just a 2 year old but he gobbled well and gave me a fun hunt.
18lbs 1oz
10 1/8 beard
15/16 spurs.

http://i60.tinypic.com/2d9odav.jpg
03-26-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By Todd1700

Congrats on a fine bird! And War Eagle!

Congrats on a fine bird! And War Eagle!
03-26-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By Todd1700

They are kind of lukewarm on our land. Gobble a...

They are kind of lukewarm on our land. Gobble a little but not a lot. First bird I killed didn't gobble at all. Second bird gobbled 2 times. Bird I fooled with this morning gobbled 2 times on the...
03-22-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By Todd1700

Bird 2

Fooled with some birds first thing this morning that wouldn't play right. About 9 am I headed for the swamp and just as I got to our property line there was a gobbler standing in the road that picked...
03-15-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 742
Posted By Todd1700

Bird 1

17lbs 4oz, 11 1/4 inch beard and 1 1/4 inch spurs. Set up on a green patch where I have been seeing birds. No gobbles on the limb. About fly down time I yelped and within a minute heard wings...
03-12-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By Todd1700

Were you just shooting at paper plates? I would...

Were you just shooting at paper plates? I would recommend shooting at whole sheets of poster paper. Results can be deceiving if you shoot at too small a target. Sometimes the center of the pattern...
02-14-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Todd1700

Well the hevishot choke probably adds an inch but...

Well the hevishot choke probably adds an inch but yeah the barrel itself is only 20 inches long.

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02-13-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Todd1700

Test Fire Today

Fired a test round today. Mossberg 835 Tactical turkey with just a 20 inch barrel. Hevishot choke. Hevi 13 3 1/2 inch number 6. 208 pellets inside 10 inches at 40 yards.
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02-12-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,000
Posted By Todd1700

I have no inside knowledge of why they don't but...

I have no inside knowledge of why they don't but here would be my best guesses.

First is no doubt cost. Yeah, people like you and I would buy it. But the rest of the turkey hunting world that...
02-11-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,000
Posted By Todd1700

Launched at a high enough velocity, such as from...

Launched at a high enough velocity, such as from the Nitro Comapany shells, denser than lead 7's are lethal at 50 yards and farther.

And of course at the top of the heap is hand loaded TSS shot....
02-11-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,000
Posted By Todd1700

I haven't seen very many people claim that the...

I haven't seen very many people claim that the Hevi-13 7's are good to 50 yards. I have used them out to 40 yards and they were deadly to that range. I have hammered turkeys at 48 yards with the 6's...
02-11-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,000
Posted By Todd1700

An individual number 4 pellet still has the power...

An individual number 4 pellet still has the power to kill at 50 yards but I have never seen anybody's shotgun fire what I would consider an acceptable pattern at 50 yards with number 4 shot.
01-13-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,387
Posted By Todd1700

I have a Tikka T3 in 25-06. I love it. The action...

I have a Tikka T3 in 25-06. I love it. The action is slick as glass and it's an absolute tack driver. Love this caliber for deer also. Low recoil but hammers deer.
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12-18-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By Todd1700

Another Hog Down

The little 35 Remington dirt napped another one. Shot this one between the eyes from just 45 yards.

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12-14-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,789
Posted By Todd1700

The limiting factor will be accuracy with a...

The limiting factor will be accuracy with a smoothbore shotgun and a rifled slug. Most that I have had any dealings with I would not have trusted past 60 yards. Don't go by random stories of one...
11-30-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,005
Posted By Todd1700

Biggest 6 point that I have personally ever...

Biggest 6 point that I have personally ever killed. Shot him at about 15 yards with my bow.

http://i45.tinypic.com/28usk1s.jpg
Forum: Black Powder
11-24-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,451
Posted By Todd1700

Yellow Tip.

Yellow Tip.
Forum: Black Powder
11-23-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,451
Posted By Todd1700

OK You Convinced Me, Used Shockwaves Instead

I guess the TC Shockwaves must have heard me poor mouthing their performance online. This is the quickest I have ever had a deer go down after being shot with a muzzle loader and the best blood trail...
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