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Forum: South
01-20-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,969
Posted By ADVWannabee

Good to see some fellow Hokies here. I went...

Good to see some fellow Hokies here. I went there in the 80's and didn't deer hunt then so I am afraid I cannot help you. But GO HOKIES! :D
01-10-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By ADVWannabee

I would have given him another year. ;)

I would have given him another year. ;)
Forum: Guns
01-04-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,356
Posted By ADVWannabee

My absolute favorite gun is my Browning BAR...

My absolute favorite gun is my Browning BAR Safari II in 30-06. I have a deal with Mr. Browning, as the rifle likes to be called. I put him in front of a deer and he knocks them down. :D

If I...
01-03-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By ADVWannabee

I am no expert on hydration and am only repeating...

I am no expert on hydration and am only repeating what I heard so take it with a grain of salt. I was watching a college football game where a lot of the players were cramping due to dehydration on...
01-03-2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,688
Posted By ADVWannabee

I would be worried about not getting a pass...

I would be worried about not getting a pass through. I lost my best buck, until this season anyway, to a shot that had no pass through. It left no sign of a hit and sadly I didn't search too hard...
Forum: Black Powder
01-02-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By ADVWannabee

Closed out the season by breaking the curse on my TC Encore

I bought my wife a TC Encore Pro Hunter three years ago and she missed two bucks with it over the last 2 seasons. I missed a coyote with it last year. But I finally broke the curse on it this year...
01-02-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,434
Posted By ADVWannabee

I use to have the good fortune of hunting on the...

I use to have the good fortune of hunting on the side of a mountain and could just drag the deer downhill. Most of the time I had to race it to the bottom as it wanted to slide down on its own. :D
01-02-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,788
Posted By ADVWannabee

I was checking the score of my college team and...

I was checking the score of my college team and missed a chance at a doe so the only entertainment I get now is watching the squirrels.
Forum: Black Powder
12-20-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By ADVWannabee

I know the feeling. A couple seasons ago, I had...

I know the feeling. A couple seasons ago, I had a big buck cross the field I hunt and into the cow field that borders the property. I had it in my scope broadside, wide open at 80 yards and didn't...
Forum: Guns
12-17-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,724
Posted By ADVWannabee

The Virginia Tech shooter bought his guns legally...

The Virginia Tech shooter bought his guns legally though he had a mental health issue in the recent path. Virginia changed the law so that someone like him could not buy them legally now. The only...
Forum: Black Powder
12-17-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,261
Posted By ADVWannabee

I, before I moved, was able to hunt from my...

I, before I moved, was able to hunt from my house. I loaded my rifle at the start of the early blackpowder season and left it loaded until I either got a deer or the second blackpowder season ended....
12-17-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 793
Posted By ADVWannabee

I have never seen an albino squirrel but there is...

I have never seen an albino squirrel but there is an area near Asheville, NC that has white squirrels.
12-13-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,419
Posted By ADVWannabee

I have only every shot deer with two types of...

I have only every shot deer with two types of guns, a 30-06 and an in-line blackpowder rifle, with most of my deer falling to the 30-06. I have only ever had one deer run out of sight when shot with...
Forum: Black Powder
12-09-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By ADVWannabee

Is that a Knight Revolution? I have one in all...

Is that a Knight Revolution? I have one in all black and really like it, but I see very few people using them. They are a bit of a pain to clean but mine is very accurate.

Oh, and congrats on...
12-03-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,706
Posted By ADVWannabee

Go to YouTube and search for a video about not...

Go to YouTube and search for a video about not talking to the Police. It is by a law professor in Va Beach area. Very informative.
12-02-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,338
Posted By ADVWannabee

I had that problem with my 30-06 and 150 grain...

I had that problem with my 30-06 and 150 grain Winchester Silver Tips. The just blew up in the deer and didn't always exit. I switched to 165 grain Nosler Partitions and get pass throughs every...
12-01-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,787
Posted By ADVWannabee

I did last Year, but not until a couple days...

I did last Year, but not until a couple days later when I had to pass up a monster buck. I shot a nice little 7 pointer on Saturday and was happy with it. but my county says you have to shoot a doe...
12-01-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By ADVWannabee

What about Franklin, it is right below Bedford. ...

What about Franklin, it is right below Bedford. It has some nice deer.
Forum: South
11-30-2012, 03:09 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,526
Posted By ADVWannabee

I got this guy on 11/23. He was trailing a doe...

I got this guy on 11/23. He was trailing a doe and even mounted her twice while I waited for a shot. After I got him in the truck I had a larger buck come out the same way this one had, no doubt...
Forum: Black Powder
11-28-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By ADVWannabee

I have shot deer or passed up shots after setting...

I have shot deer or passed up shots after setting it up the same day. I prefer to set it up and leave it but I am not afraid of hunting them the same day.
11-28-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 13,640
Posted By ADVWannabee

I hate to get involved here, but I guess I will...

I hate to get involved here, but I guess I will put in my 2 cents. It is people like you that make people want to shoot dogs. It appears from this thread, that dog hunters feel they have a God...
Forum: Black Powder
11-27-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By ADVWannabee

I have been hunting from a blind for 4 seasons...

I have been hunting from a blind for 4 seasons now and love it! I open the 2 windows only and sit back so as not to be silhouetted. I have not had deer or turkey notice me and I shot a doe as close...
11-26-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By ADVWannabee

Yes it is and I absolutely love this gun. It is...

Yes it is and I absolutely love this gun. It is a bit heavy, but so am I at 6'2" and 220 lbs. :o I shoot it off a lead sled at the range so the recoil isn't bad. I don't even notice recoil when...
11-26-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By ADVWannabee

I forgot to mention on other item about this...

I forgot to mention on other item about this hunt. After I got the deer into the truck and I walked around to get in, I looked across the field to where this deer had come out and there stood a...
11-25-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By ADVWannabee

Got my best buck yet

I have had a frustrating week of hunting. I moved to GA from VA this past summer and lost the hunting I had around my home. So I had to settle for hunting this past week with my FIL in VA. Now I...
11-25-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,749
Posted By ADVWannabee

Glad you found him. I shot a nice 6 pointer...

Glad you found him. I shot a nice 6 pointer which until this season was my largest buck and lost him. He didn't react like I hit him and quickly ran out of site. My FIL and I looked a little but...
11-07-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By ADVWannabee

This sounds exactly like my experience with...

This sounds exactly like my experience with Winchester Silvertips in my 30-06. I quit using them because they didn't always exit and switched to Nosler partitions and have been happy ever since. I...
11-07-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,646
Posted By ADVWannabee

My brother was deer hunting last week and used...

My brother was deer hunting last week and used the scent killer spray. A fox came along and when it got to the trail my brother came in on it stopped and started looking around. Apparently it...
11-07-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By ADVWannabee

I hope she does better than my wife. :D I...

I hope she does better than my wife. :D I bought my wife a TC Encore blackpowder gun and she does well at the range but has missed 2 deer in the field so far.
Forum: Guns
01-11-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,234
Posted By ADVWannabee

Close up it can be. :) But most of my shots...

Close up it can be. :) But most of my shots aren't too close.
Forum: Guns
01-05-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,234
Posted By ADVWannabee

Here is my choice. :D ...

Here is my choice. :D

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7163/6609223567_d17ebfe278_o.jpg
01-04-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,057
Posted By ADVWannabee

I drop my deer carcasses in the woods behind my...

I drop my deer carcasses in the woods behind my house. Within a couple months they are picked clean to the bone. Not one has laid in place for long. Eventually something drags off most parts of...
01-04-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By ADVWannabee

I don't know that deer have to get use to them. ...

I don't know that deer have to get use to them. I hunted a field this year for the first time with a blind and had no problems. I carried the blind in, hunted, watched 5 deer, my wife missed her...
Forum: South
12-31-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,096
Posted By ADVWannabee

Nice, I am jealous. :)

Nice, I am jealous. :)
12-31-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,222
Posted By ADVWannabee

Looks like a lot of fun. I have never been...

Looks like a lot of fun. I have never been rabbit hunting but have always wanted to go. I have shot at a couple I kicked up while squirrel hunting but didn't hit them. I guess having a dog...
12-31-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,072
Posted By ADVWannabee

Got a fox squirrel today

Got a big fox squirrel this morning. Skinned him out and soaked him most of the day. Fried him in oil for about 25 minutes. I browned him first then let him simmer. He was just a little tough, so...
Forum: Black Powder
12-21-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,172
Posted By ADVWannabee

I have a hard time believing that a muzzleloader...

I have a hard time believing that a muzzleloader can shoot that far. I assume the man who fired the gun was Amish too? If so, he was probably using a sidelock traditional style gun with patch and...
Forum: Black Powder
12-16-2011, 03:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By ADVWannabee

Congrats. I missed an easy shot at one about a...

Congrats. I missed an easy shot at one about a week ago. Glad to see you made good on your shot.
Forum: Black Powder
12-15-2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,312
Posted By ADVWannabee

I load mine at the start of the first...

I load mine at the start of the first muzzleloader season (first of Nov) and leave it loaded until the end of the last muzzleloader seaseon (first Sat. in Jan). Unless I shoot something. Then I...
Forum: Guns
12-14-2011, 04:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,655
Posted By ADVWannabee

Same here. I have a blued blackpowder rifle that...

Same here. I have a blued blackpowder rifle that I have to worry about the powder corroding. I bought a TC Encore in stainless and I don't worry about the powder or water.

I have a Browning BAR...
12-13-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,876
Posted By ADVWannabee

I have deer hunted for about 20 years now and I...

I have deer hunted for about 20 years now and I still don't care about antlers. Would it be nice to get a big buck? Sure, but for the most part I am a meat hunter and I enjoy the hunt. So getting...
Forum: Black Powder
12-13-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,453
Posted By ADVWannabee

DocD - Thanks for the info on the BP. I will...

DocD - Thanks for the info on the BP. I will have to check on that. I have the original Revolution and it definitely gets blowback. :) But that gun will put shots touching at 100 yards so I don't...
Forum: Black Powder
12-13-2011, 03:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,453
Posted By ADVWannabee

How to adjust trigger on a Knight Revolution?

Does anyone know how to lighten the trigger on a Knight Revolution? I have heard that Knights come with adjustable triggers but I don't know that I have my owner's manual to see how to do it.
Forum: Black Powder
12-12-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By ADVWannabee

Wow, really makes me sorry I missed a coyote the...

Wow, really makes me sorry I missed a coyote the other day. Last night I went out on the porch to unplug the Christmas lights and heard the coyotes raising a fuss in the woods. There had been a doe...
Forum: Black Powder
12-12-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By ADVWannabee

I need a doe but all I see are bucks

I live in a county where you have to shoot a doe before you can shoot a second buck. So what do I do but go out and shoot a buck first thing. I have since had to pass on 3 bucks including what...
Forum: Black Powder
12-12-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,319
Posted By ADVWannabee

Can someone tell me what a sloppy hinge pin is...

Can someone tell me what a sloppy hinge pin is like? I bought a TC Encore Prohunter last year and it takes some effort to get the pin in and out. Seems to be as tight as realistically possible.
Forum: Black Powder
12-12-2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By ADVWannabee

I remember that show and kind of liked it. It...

I remember that show and kind of liked it. It seemed to disappear rather suddenly. I saw the commercial for his new show and will be interested in how it turns out.
12-09-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 909
Posted By ADVWannabee

Can anyone tell me anything about a Marlin 1894 30/30 with an octagonal barrel?

My dad has a Marlin 1894 lever action 30/30 with an octagonal barrel. The gun looks very old but I don't know how old it is. He said a coworker of his who seemed to know what he was talking about...
Forum: Black Powder
12-09-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By ADVWannabee

1 hour? Wow, that seems like a long time but I...

1 hour? Wow, that seems like a long time but I may have to try it. Last year I went after squirrels several times and got a few each time. It had been years since I hunted them and I forgot how...
Forum: Black Powder
12-09-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,357
Posted By ADVWannabee

You won't regret a deer on the ground. :D I...

You won't regret a deer on the ground. :D I love my Browning BAR and if it gets to eat instead of my Knight Revolution, so be it. :s2:
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