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10-17-2019, 05:42 AM
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Posted By flyinlowe

It depends on how often you plan to use it. I...

It depends on how often you plan to use it. I usually process 2 dear a year for myself. I might only grind 20-30 pounds of that meat. So I bought a someone cheap unit from Bass Pro, around...
10-17-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,087
Posted By flyinlowe

I cook a lot with cast iron. There are tons of...

I cook a lot with cast iron. There are tons of uses as I am sure you know. The only thing I would watch out for with the chili is to remove it as soon as you can. it can be pretty acidic which can...
01-06-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,313
Posted By flyinlowe

I could be wrong (more times than not) on this...

I could be wrong (more times than not) on this but I was told the following....... To make it easy lets say you have a BDC sighted in at 100 yards, then next drop is 150 and the next one is 200 on 4...
12-23-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By flyinlowe

I had always been told that they use the salt...

I had always been told that they use the salt when they are growing antlers, not during hunting season.......Indiana does not allow any "baiting" at all. It is never illegal to put salt, or bait...
Forum: Blades
12-15-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Posted By flyinlowe

A friend of mine had an old hickory knife I used...

A friend of mine had an old hickory knife I used to butcher a couple deer and it stayed sharp longer then any knife I have used. After that I found a couple old ones on EBay, they are ok but not like...
12-15-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,680
Posted By flyinlowe

If it was me at those distances I would get a .50...

If it was me at those distances I would get a .50 cal muzzle loader. Only because you can use it in two different seasons in many states. Not sure where you hunt. There are some newer shotgun slugs...
12-13-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,561
Posted By flyinlowe

I vacuum seal as well. I am kind of waiting on...

I vacuum seal as well. I am kind of waiting on my seeler to die so I can get a better one. Mine is probably 15 years old or so. I noticed it doesn't seal as tight as I think it should.
11-29-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,375
Posted By flyinlowe

My opinion (been known to be wrong) is that you...

My opinion (been known to be wrong) is that you should not hold the forearm down. I was told a long time ago that holding it down, or vicing it to sight it in is not good. It would seem to be really...
11-29-2017, 04:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By flyinlowe

Thanks We will be private land only. A friend...

Thanks
We will be private land only. A friend of mine has a .44 mag that his son uses which I am going to let my son use. I appreciate all the responses but I still think (knowing my son) that the...
11-28-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By flyinlowe

Thanks I ended up keeping this deer for myself,...

Thanks
I ended up keeping this deer for myself, I had a little of the burger this weekend and it was great.
11-26-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By flyinlowe

Yes .243 is legal and I use one part of the...

Yes .243 is legal and I use one part of the season. I think that is a little to much for him. I dont see the 7mm-08 on the list. The places we will be to start with will be 100 yards or less so I...
11-26-2017, 05:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By flyinlowe

Youth deer rifle choice

My son is enjoying sitting with me and I think next year he will be ready to try to shoot a deer himself. I am thinking about getting him a rifle for Christmas this year so we will have plenty of...
11-23-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By flyinlowe

I myself prefer using ground venison and a jerky...

I myself prefer using ground venison and a jerky gun. A lot easier on the teeth.
11-23-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By flyinlowe

Which ear protection?

I did a search and saw a lot of people say "I always use hearing protection" many talking about the range, at work etc.. How many of you use some type of hearing protection while in the stand? ...
11-20-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By flyinlowe

My weight guess might be off, it wasn't huge by...

My weight guess might be off, it wasn't huge by no means. Either way thanks for the info.
11-20-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By flyinlowe

Button buck V Doe meat

Been hunting for 15-20 years and for the first time ever tonight I killed a button buck, it was not dark yet but in came in quick and I didn't notice. In the past I have always let them walk but...
10-22-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By flyinlowe

I've never messed with the ribs out of a deer. I...

I've never messed with the ribs out of a deer. I just add it to the sausage meat. As far as smoking I have taken hams into my processor and had them smoked and they are awesome. I also love to take...
Forum: Black Powder
12-26-2016, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By flyinlowe

Thanks guys, that was my first thought to use it...

Thanks guys, that was my first thought to use it at the range. Hopefully it shoot straight so I then don't have to wander if it is the bullet or something else.
Forum: Black Powder
12-23-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By flyinlowe

Re using a bullet that was pushed out.

Do any of you (or all of you) reuse a bullet that is manually unloaded from a ML? I always tear down my ML at the end of the season and use the ramrod to push the load out. I usually pitch the...
Forum: Trail Cameras
12-21-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,575
Posted By flyinlowe

I ended up ordering the Moultrie D900 from Wal...

I ended up ordering the Moultrie D900 from Wal Mart. Not sure if they are an older model or what but there weren't many of them on Amazon which surprised me. One I did find on there was priced at...
12-16-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By flyinlowe

I can't comment on the SB because I have not used...

I can't comment on the SB because I have not used them. I can tell you I bought a pair of camo bibs that show the name Field and Stream. Not sure who actually made them but they have been one of my...
12-02-2016, 04:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,048
Posted By flyinlowe

Springer, what kind of bullet are you using in...

Springer, what kind of bullet are you using in your muzzle loader. When I first started hunting with a ML I was using hornady XTP bullets. I was killing deer with them but noticed often times...
Forum: Crossbows
12-01-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,237
Posted By flyinlowe

Or maybe I kidnapped her, sounds like my kind of...

Or maybe I kidnapped her, sounds like my kind of lady.....
11-29-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By flyinlowe

What criteria do you use to confirm if a buck is...

What criteria do you use to confirm if a buck is rutting or not?
11-27-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By flyinlowe

The guy that got me started hunting way back when...

The guy that got me started hunting way back when shot one but it was a spike. I've never seen one with a decent rack like that.
11-27-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,244
Posted By flyinlowe

I read about it from time to time but have never...

I read about it from time to time but have never heard of it happening locally or anywhere close. It least in my area I don't think it "happens too may times."
11-22-2016, 04:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,286
Posted By flyinlowe

I would talk to the local police, just to see if...

I would talk to the local police, just to see if it is an officer. There could have been an esacpee in the area, a person could have fled the police on foot, etc. There could be any number of...
Forum: Midwest
11-13-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By flyinlowe

They are still protected in Indiana.

They are still protected in Indiana.
11-13-2016, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By flyinlowe

I saw the pictures yesterday. When I heard about...

I saw the pictures yesterday. When I heard about it I was expecting a total mangled mess of a rack. That things looks more "normal" then I expected for that many points. Ive seen some of these...
Forum: Midwest
11-13-2016, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By flyinlowe

Opening day saw a bob cat.

For most of you this won't be a big deal but I have been in the outdoors most of my 40 years hunting, fishing, camping etc. and never seen a bob cat. I was hunting in Wayne Co Indiana yesterday...
11-05-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,038
Posted By flyinlowe

You are the first person I have ever heard of...

You are the first person I have ever heard of that recommends leaving fat from venison on them meat. Beef, yes, venison no. Maybe I am different but I have never heard of that.


There are also...
Forum: Guns
10-30-2016, 05:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,824
Posted By flyinlowe

I am brand new to a 243 for whitetail this year...

I am brand new to a 243 for whitetail this year also. After research and advice from others I went with the Hornday American Whitetail 100 grain. I only shot two of them out of my rifle after it...
Forum: Guns
10-30-2016, 05:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,876
Posted By flyinlowe

I plan on bringing it down some. According to...

I plan on bringing it down some. According to their web site there is a 1.6 inch difference between 100 and 200 yards.
Forum: Guns
10-29-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,876
Posted By flyinlowe

I was at a buddies house today shooting my ML and...

I was at a buddies house today shooting my ML and my shotgun. He only has a 100 yard range so I shot two rounds with my Encore .243 at 100 after having the scope mounted and bore sighted. I know it...
10-20-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,395
Posted By flyinlowe

I just found the Nikon ProStaff 4-12x40 on Amazon...

I just found the Nikon ProStaff 4-12x40 on Amazon for $178.00 with free shipping so I went with that. I might not need the extra power but it is there if I do. My local Cabelas will put it on at no...
Forum: Guns
10-17-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By flyinlowe

Curious for those of you who hunt with .243, what...

Curious for those of you who hunt with .243, what is the max range you would shoot a deer with that round? I plan on keeping it close this year until I can get more practice, but I have heard people...
Forum: Guns
10-17-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By flyinlowe

Hookeye, I appreciate the responses, you've lost...

Hookeye, I appreciate the responses, you've lost me on some of it. Anyway back on topic I contacted EAB today and have a new forend on the way. They worked with me on the price so it worked out...
Forum: Guns
10-16-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By flyinlowe

I'm not worried about making Hoosiers look good,...

I'm not worried about making Hoosiers look good, and who cares if you think I am making us look bad. I sought the advice of many people, on here and else ware. Almost everyone I spoke with said the...
Forum: Guns
10-16-2016, 04:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By flyinlowe

Thanks for all the info, being new to this gun...

Thanks for all the info, being new to this gun set up I assumed that the forend etc would be interchangeable. That is kind of frustrating to know I am going to have to purchase something else. I am...
Forum: Guns
10-15-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By flyinlowe

Finally figured out they are called pillars I...

Finally figured out they are called pillars I guess (I'm sure most of you already knew that). Just not able to find anyone selling them. I might have to call TC on Monday. I might go ahead and...
Forum: Guns
10-15-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By flyinlowe

Thompson Encore Barrel question

I recently purchased a .243 barrel from E A Brown for my Encore.
I noticed the two black pieces (not sure what they are called) that are screwed to the bottom of the barrel that the for end screws...
10-14-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,395
Posted By flyinlowe

I got kind of excited today one of the guys I...

I got kind of excited today one of the guys I work with told me I could get 40% off a new Vortex scope through my work. I called them and they said the discount is off the MSRP catalogue price. I...
10-14-2016, 03:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,395
Posted By flyinlowe

Are you saying neither because those just aren't...

Are you saying neither because those just aren't your brands or you prefer a different magnification/range?
10-13-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,395
Posted By flyinlowe

Unless I'm over 150 yards on my ML I typically...

Unless I'm over 150 yards on my ML I typically keep it around 7, seems to be good magnification without the shakes. I might take my ML out and do some sighting on objects around 300 yards just to see...
10-12-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,395
Posted By flyinlowe

I'm not 100% set on a 4-12. The only farms I will...

I'm not 100% set on a 4-12. The only farms I will be rifle hunting on are open fields with long range shots available. The other place I hunt I use my shotgun in the thicker stuff. I have a 3-9 on...
10-11-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,395
Posted By flyinlowe

Redfield Revolution V Nikon Pro Staff

Ive ordered a .243 barrel for my Encore to deer hunt with this year. Im thinking about getting a 4-12 x40 scope. I can get a Redfield Revolution or a Nikon Pro Staff each for right at $200.00. I...
Forum: Guns
10-11-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,876
Posted By flyinlowe

I bought a box of Hornady American Whitetail...

I bought a box of Hornady American Whitetail Interlock 100 grains today. Dicks had them on sale for $19.00. Once I get my barrel I will try those to start and see how they work out.
Forum: Guns
10-09-2016, 05:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,876
Posted By flyinlowe

I would like to see some of your guys suggestions...

I would like to see some of your guys suggestions of factory loads for whitetail.
10-08-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,284
Posted By flyinlowe

I ended up ordering a .243 barrel for my Encore,...

I ended up ordering a .243 barrel for my Encore, hopefully it will be here Tuesday so I can get some range time in before season opens.
10-08-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By flyinlowe

I cubed and canned venison the last two seasons. ...

I cubed and canned venison the last two seasons. I cut the meat into cubes a couple inches square. I put 1 beef bullion cube in each jar and I add a little beef broth also. It doesn't take much as...
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