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Forum: Black Powder
08-11-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,293
Posted By JoeRE

I have taken 3 shots in the 200 range on game....

I have taken 3 shots in the 200 range on game. Killed a coyote at 190, and two good bucks right around 200 each. A lot of my shots are in the 150 yard range for deer, the nature of late season...
Forum: Black Powder
01-10-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,725
Posted By JoeRE

I have used a lot of the non-bonded shockwaves...

I have used a lot of the non-bonded shockwaves both 200 and 250 grain. The accuracy of the 200 grain .40/.50 shockwave with 120 grains of BH out of my omega is just about mind numbing and I have...
Forum: Black Powder
02-29-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,124
Posted By JoeRE

Thanks, I appreciate the info guys. I liked...

Thanks, I appreciate the info guys. I liked Dave's style with his No Excuses bullets, am placing an order.
Forum: Black Powder
02-29-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,124
Posted By JoeRE

What conicals are you looking at for that rifle? ...

What conicals are you looking at for that rifle?

I can find a lot of heavy .458 lead to use in a 1:20 twist (350-500 gr) intended for blackpowder cartridge guns but am I right in assuming those...
Forum: Black Powder
02-28-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,530
Posted By JoeRE

Careful with the bonded ones. From what I hear...

Careful with the bonded ones. From what I hear they don't expand worth huey on thin skinned game like deer...but I never have used them.
Forum: Black Powder
02-27-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,530
Posted By JoeRE

To each their own I guess...I also would hate to...

To each their own I guess...I also would hate to have a big buck at 150 yards and pass him because I don't know if my bullet can make it through the 5" gap in trees in front of his chest:s5: (talking...
Forum: Black Powder
02-27-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,530
Posted By JoeRE

First of all...I know shockwaves and SSTs are the...

First of all...I know shockwaves and SSTs are the same bullet, but not sure about FTXs? I personally think FTXs seem to seperate from their jacket and fragment much more easily than either...
Forum: Black Powder
02-26-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,415
Posted By JoeRE

How many of you have tried rifle bullets in...

How many of you have tried rifle bullets in sabots with much higher Ballistic Coefficients than the small fast pistol bullets that he did not like? It seems like the happy medium between the...
Forum: Black Powder
02-24-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,611
Posted By JoeRE

I have shot 200 gr SSTs and 180 XTPs in it. I...

I have shot 200 gr SSTs and 180 XTPs in it. I think there was one or two others but I cant remember what, its been over a year since I picked that gun up.

The sabots were whatever came with the...
Forum: Black Powder
02-23-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,611
Posted By JoeRE

.45 cal 1:20" twist load suggestions

I am attempting to improve the accuracy of a Traditions Pursuit .45 with a 1:20" barrel. I know from past experience it throws most mid-range weight sabots in the 4" group range at 100 yards with 100...
Forum: Black Powder
02-22-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,494
Posted By JoeRE

I am 26, sounds like one of the younger ones...

I am 26, sounds like one of the younger ones here. I have hunted with a muzzleloader every year since I was 14 when I shot my first muzzleloader deer and currently own 3. Around here "gun hunting"...
Forum: Black Powder
02-13-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,448
Posted By JoeRE

I got one of the .50 Omegas they had on sale,...

I got one of the .50 Omegas they had on sale, stainless w/ laminate stock...for $325. It was an awesome deal, it was so cheap I thought it would be a factory reject or something, until I opened the...
Forum: Black Powder
02-01-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By JoeRE

Well that pretty much answers my question,...

Well that pretty much answers my question, thanks! I am experimenting with a variety of things on the Omega to see just how accurate I can make it, but will probably keep BH 209 and the .25 ignition...
Forum: Black Powder
02-01-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By JoeRE

.25 ACP Breachplug conversion

I have some questions about the .25 ACP breachplug conversion for my omega. (For those that don't know, this allows primed .25 brass take the place of 209 primers)

Who has used it - good/bad? Have...
Forum: Black Powder
12-30-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,255
Posted By JoeRE

One other question - Any of you shot the new CVA...

One other question - Any of you shot the new CVA Accura V2 with the Bergara barrel (in .45 cal)? Can't find many reviews of it...
Forum: Black Powder
12-30-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,255
Posted By JoeRE

Thanks for the replies...it gives me some stuff...

Thanks for the replies...it gives me some stuff to browse! I have shot a lot of different guns and prefer break action but might go for a bolt style if I think the gun has something no break action...
Forum: Black Powder
12-30-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,255
Posted By JoeRE

Which are the most accurate muzzloaders today?

I am in the market for a new muzzloader and am interested in what others have found to be the most accurate muzzloading rifle out there. Black powder, not smokeless powder.

I am looking for a .45...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-21-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,618
Posted By JoeRE

I have hunted 30+ feet off the ground, 10 feet...

I have hunted 30+ feet off the ground, 10 feet off the ground, and hunted on the ground itself. Every setup is different. You definitely don't have to get over 20 feet to shoot a deer!
Forum: Bowhunting
09-14-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By JoeRE

The only correlation with moon phase I have...

The only correlation with moon phase I have confidence in is when there is a full moon overhead all night, there will be significantly less daytime activity the following day. Other than that, I...
Forum: Bowhunting
03-04-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,594
Posted By JoeRE

I want one to finally wander up into NE...

I want one to finally wander up into NE iowa...would love to tap one with bow, rifle, or muzzleloader...instead all we have are the occasional bear and "wolf" and a bunch of guys at every bar talking...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-05-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,572
Posted By JoeRE

Bowhunting Talk about the passion that is...

Bowhunting Talk about the passion that is bowhunting. Share in the stories, pictures, tips, tactics and learn how to be a better bowhunter.

:sign0016:

And that was directed at more than one...
Forum: Bowhunting
03-02-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,085
Posted By JoeRE

I think I will be picking up the bow again for...

I think I will be picking up the bow again for turkeys. I haven't since 2005 I think. Any broadhead will do the trick if you hit them perfectly but based on my previous futile attempts I am switching...
Forum: Technical
03-01-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By JoeRE

That is pretty much correct. For the average...

That is pretty much correct. For the average whitetail stand hunter, the minor angles encountered will not be a problem using a rangefinder that does not account for them. At 20' up a tree, you will...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-03-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,234
Posted By JoeRE

RE: AWESOME encounter

Living by the Mississippi River means we see them all the time, I know in a lot of the country they are still relatively rare. Around here, their main winter diet is picking through the manure...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-26-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,472
Posted By JoeRE

RE: Hypothetical ? for you guys.......................

Thump. If it was a 'shooter' before hand and it suddenly became antlerless (legal!), it would go down. I would never enter antlers into any book anyway and I can reattach them to a nice euro mount...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-26-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,226
Posted By JoeRE

RE: whats my backyard buck gonna score?

Based on his hopped up body, right around 160.
Forum: Bowhunting
01-25-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,348
Posted By JoeRE

RE: Jackrabbit Hunting With Bow

I have shot cottentails with a bow but never jackrabbits - I am pretty sure everyone else was refering to them too. From what I hear jacks are a bit tougher, not sure if blunts will quickly dispatch...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-25-2009, 05:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,987
Posted By JoeRE

RE: How did you get your rattling antlers?

I use sheds, and switch to fresh ones every couple years because I think older ones sound a bit different. I use 120-130 inch sets. Am I the only one who doesnt cut the brows off? I never found the...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-15-2009, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,528
Posted By JoeRE

RE: RANT!!!!

If the case was as open and shut as you say, he has very good grounds for a lawsuit and he should get a more ambitious lawyer.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-26-2008, 06:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,160
Posted By JoeRE

RE: the you get what you pay for concept

Only when that concept is combined with a healthy portion of common sense;).
Forum: Bowhunting
12-25-2008, 10:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,277
Posted By JoeRE

RE: Deer sightings this season

My deer sightings were about average with 2.6 deer seen per sit. My mature buck sightings were up a bit - I saw a mature buck for every 3 sits on average. Half of my sits were after I tagged out with...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-21-2008, 04:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,301
Posted By JoeRE

RE: Who's Ice Hunting Today?

I will not have a bow tag left but I will definately be out from now to Jan 10...with a muzzleloader[&:]. The colder it gets, the more I like it - less hunters (wusses!;)) and more deer movement in...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-20-2008, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,653
Posted By JoeRE

RE: Late season success?

In the nothern latitudes it is all about food sources. Find them and you will have deer all over concentrated around the food. I took a young hunter out last week (gun hunt but still relavent...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-17-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,095
Posted By JoeRE

RE: Success = Controversy

Yep....it doesn't bother me though because I know what kind of people they are.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-16-2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,460
Posted By JoeRE

RE: How many deer have you killed ?

That is impressive! May you get at least another decade of good hunting in!

As for me, I have shot enough. Mostly does or cripples with a gun, mostly bucks with a bow.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-16-2008, 06:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,572
Posted By JoeRE

RE: Location

85% of IA is a big flat cornfeild....you all can have it. The other 15% I will keep to myself:D.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-16-2008, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,299
Posted By JoeRE

RE: Can you tell the difference?

Front foot - sorry I forgot to say that - I have never seen anything like it before for the reasons you say. It seems like he didn't do much scraping - which is also weird as his bases of his antlers...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-16-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,299
Posted By JoeRE

RE: Can you tell the difference?

Mature buck tracks are generally blunter and wider than does. They also drag their feet more,toe out, tend to jump over fences rather than under, and when they pee in the snow you can sometimes tell...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-16-2008, 11:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,260
Posted By JoeRE

RE: Germ by the numbers

It is only a result of his location[8D]. That's gospel:).
Forum: Bowhunting
12-16-2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,273
Posted By JoeRE

RE: Ground blind ideas

I try to make mine against a tree(to use a strap on seat) or in an existing blow-down which means I often can find a log to sit on. In the rare cases one of those isn't present where I want to have a...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-15-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,598
Posted By JoeRE

RE: GMMAT by the Numbers

Well I found a new sig. Thanks!
Forum: Bowhunting
12-14-2008, 04:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,879
Posted By JoeRE

RE: Post your favorite(1) bowhunt pic from your season

Not aliens - it is cool what glaciers can do. The ice probably melted and left it setting just like that.
As for me, I cannot come close to narrowing it down to 1 pic so I wont try - great photos...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-14-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,476
Posted By JoeRE

RE: Keeping it "fresh"

Congrats on getting hooked for another year;). The last two years I have taken deer from ground level, in natural blinds it took me 15 minutes max to create in the summer months. One was at 12 steps...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-11-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,447
Posted By JoeRE

RE: Picking out THE tree for your treestand

Location is most important to me as well. I make whatever tree is there work, and if there is no good tree I make a blind. In a lot of funnel situations 20 yards one way or the other means you might...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-11-2008, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By JoeRE

RE: What's the worst you've ever been Busted?

Sounds kind of like you were sky-lined. That has happened to me before while glassing....or the sun was reflecting off something on you?
Forum: Bowhunting
12-11-2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,247
Posted By JoeRE

RE: Mistakes I've made along the way

One of the biggest mistakes I have made is not being prepared. I try to visualize the two or three most difficult ways a buck could possibly come in to my set up and how I would try to get off a...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-11-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,997
Posted By JoeRE

RE: Respecting Deer

It is not about actions, but the intent behind them.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-11-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,247
Posted By JoeRE

RE: Mistakes I've made along the way

Yea, I have made most of those[&:].....and a ton of others.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-09-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,634
Posted By JoeRE

RE: Whats stopping you?

Great (original) thread. Whenever I don't succeed it is because I messed up, every time.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-09-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 793
Posted By JoeRE

RE: History or not

I got several pics of the deer I arrowed this year on 10/24, saw what I had, and then sat in a blind near there on 11/1 and shot him. I have never done anything like that before and thought it was...
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