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Forum: Guns
08-02-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By Kathwacckkk

Bad ammo?

2 years ago, an AR 9mm had a BCG come apart while firing. The ejector hook (terminology?) and cover blew apart hiring my shooting glasses, while blowing the mag out of the lower. Palmetto replaced...
Forum: Guns
01-04-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By Kathwacckkk

450 Bushmaster primer contact

Need some thoughts from the group. I normally load my 450 bushmaster, by locking open the bolt, dropping a cartridge into the throat, releasing the bolt carrier group and then pump the forward...
Forum: Black Powder
12-19-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 967
Posted By Kathwacckkk

MI Muzzloader Buck 2017

Last day of Michigan's muzzleloader season was Sunday. Feeders are legal here in South Central Michigan. With about 10 minutes of light left, I see a 7 point making its way through the woods, but...
Forum: Black Powder
12-04-2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By Kathwacckkk

Had the same thing happen to me after a cold...

Had the same thing happen to me after a cold Michigan Morning deer hunt many years ago, also using 777 pellets. Temperature was in the teens and in my haste to get warm, I brought the gun indoors. ...
11-08-2017, 05:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,282
Posted By Kathwacckkk

I hit, but did not kill a buck with the 2016...

I hit, but did not kill a buck with the 2016 version (story under the 2016 Dead Ringer review). The design is similar enough to the 2016 version , that I simply have no confidence in the mechanical...
11-08-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,626
Posted By Kathwacckkk

A week ago Sunday I was in the stand when a...

A week ago Sunday I was in the stand when a basket rack 11 point came in broadside at 10 yards. Lots of points, but not a giant rack. The deer had extended neck and pulled his shoulder back to...
11-08-2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,714
Posted By Kathwacckkk

Muzzy Trocar Switch

After hitting, but not killing a buck with the 2016 version of the Dead Ringer Freak Nasty (details on the reviews in this forum), I went looking for a modern fixed blade. After research, I narrowed...
09-22-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,282
Posted By Kathwacckkk

Dead Ringer Freak Nasty version 2017

Last year in this forum I reviewed the Dead Ringer FreakNasty broadhead. Although I still have two of these mechanicals left in the quiver, I realized they have changed the design substantially. ...
Forum: Black Powder
09-20-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,108
Posted By Kathwacckkk

Maxim 50 Silencerco

Quick Google search on the above (I hate embedded links) will bring you to the Maxim 50 muzzleloader with integral suppressor. Apparently this available direct ship to customers no NFA or BATFE...
Forum: Black Powder
02-23-2017, 04:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,693
Posted By Kathwacckkk

To get my guns sighted in, I start with a...

To get my guns sighted in, I start with a perfectly clean gun, pop 3 primers and swab the barrel. I then load the gun and fire the shot. The gun is then fully cleaned and start over for the next...
01-11-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,626
Posted By Kathwacckkk

Wanted to report back after the season, but I...

Wanted to report back after the season, but I must say my experience was limited. I was able to take one doe early in Michigan's bow season. Deer came in 30 yards broadside and stopped, knowing...
01-11-2017, 05:09 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,918
Posted By Kathwacckkk

I usually strive to take the "archery shot"...

I usually strive to take the "archery shot" regardless of weapon being used. In every target you can see where the lungs, heart and liver overlap. I refer to this as the "archery shot". Southern...
09-27-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,186
Posted By Kathwacckkk

Little late in this post, but in my opinion if...

Little late in this post, but in my opinion if you have gutted and skinner the deer, the hardest part is over. I debone the meat and put it in Cabela;s Alaskan game bags. I throw everything in a...
09-15-2016, 05:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,440
Posted By Kathwacckkk

You have taken Hunter safety, so obviously make...

You have taken Hunter safety, so obviously make sure you follow the regulations in your area about baiting, tree stands, bag limits, hunter orange requirements, seasons, antler restrictions, etc...
...
09-14-2016, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By Kathwacckkk

Elk stuck

Received this picture from a family member out in Idaho late last night. They were out for a casual ride trying to round up cows. Razor 4 wheeler was finally able to pull him out, but not sure if...
08-27-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,626
Posted By Kathwacckkk

Rock, I'm not trying to be a jerk, but I truly...

Rock,
I'm not trying to be a jerk, but I truly don't see the Thunderhead Razors test. Are you shooting the NAP HellRazor?

I'm actually in total agreement about what might happen with these...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-27-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,490
Posted By Kathwacckkk

Everything that can be invented has been...

Everything that can be invented has been invented./QUOTE]
- Charles Dwell US patent attorney 1898.

Companies are in the business to sell products. They bring these products to Market through the...
08-26-2016, 05:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,626
Posted By Kathwacckkk

I like the Thunderheads more now that they...

I like the Thunderheads more now that they changed the blade locking system. Was never a fan of the old style or any heads where the blades retention is based upon how tightly your arrow is screwed...
08-25-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,626
Posted By Kathwacckkk

If it hampers penetration enough that you do not...

If it hampers penetration enough that you do not get an exit wound consistently, I 100% agree. On the flip side, I don't need so much penetration that the arrow goes through the deer and sticks 15"...
08-25-2016, 04:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,626
Posted By Kathwacckkk

I believe they sell replacement blades, but have...

I believe they sell replacement blades, but have not looked into it. The dental floss kept the blades from opening when they hit the target, so I just have to sharpen the leading edges of the blades...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-25-2016, 04:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,424
Posted By Kathwacckkk

Been a Muzzy 4 blade 100 grain user for 10+...

Been a Muzzy 4 blade 100 grain user for 10+ years, but this summer had a to tune up the bow (new string, sights, rests, arrows, etc...). Grabbed a pack of Dead Ringer Freak Nasty broadheads to test...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-23-2016, 04:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Kathwacckkk

I picked up a 2 Bear Scouts from Cabela's. 1 was...

I picked up a 2 Bear Scouts from Cabela's. 1 was for my 4.5 year old son and the other for my 7 year old nephew. Are they "toy bows"... kind of. Both pulled them with ease and the draw length...
08-22-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,626
Posted By Kathwacckkk

Since no one seemed to have a review in these, I...

Since no one seemed to have a review in these, I thought it was my turn. I bought a pack of the Dead Ringer Freak Nasty 100 grain broadheads to test out. Package contained 3 broadheads with O rings...
Forum: Guns
08-10-2016, 04:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,190
Posted By Kathwacckkk

Michigan changed the shotgun zone to limited...

Michigan changed the shotgun zone to limited firearm zone back in 2014 (I believe) for the southern half of lower Michigan. Now you can still use shotguns, muzzleloaders, etc..., but also straight...
08-10-2016, 04:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,626
Posted By Kathwacckkk

Dead Ringer Broadheads

I have been shooting Muzzy 4 blade 100 grains since 2003 with great results. However, had my 70lbs Bowtech Extreme VFT tuned up this summer: IQ 5 pin micro sight, Limbdriver Pro V rest, Victory...
07-26-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,149
Posted By Kathwacckkk

I have used the Muzzy 4 blade 100 grain head for...

I have used the Muzzy 4 blade 100 grain head for many years with great success. Recently tuned my bow up, upgraded arrows, but stayed with the same Muzzy's. Completed a full walk back tune and they...
Forum: Guns
12-04-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,938
Posted By Kathwacckkk

Ok. This has my full attention. Beautiful gun. ...

Ok. This has my full attention. Beautiful gun. It appears you went with the rifle length gas system over the carbine (shorter gas & barrell) length. Any reason?

Southern Michigan now allows...
Forum: Black Powder
11-10-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,320
Posted By Kathwacckkk

I fire 3 primers and dry swab before laoding up. ...

I fire 3 primers and dry swab before laoding up. It stays loaded all season unless I get the opportunity to fire. I also leave the gun in the garage once exposed to cold air. If you are going to...
10-30-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By Kathwacckkk

Death from altitude sickness?!

As fall progresses and more and more of us go into the woods, please give your friends and family one more hug. I cannot imagine finally getting to go on a dream hunt and have this happen.
...
Forum: Black Powder
09-16-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,810
Posted By Kathwacckkk

If I am reading this correctly, you gun is...

If I am reading this correctly, you gun is grouping to your satisfaction. Therefore, you are consistent and it is simply a matter of bring the group on target and therefore accurate. I will not get...
Forum: Black Powder
07-15-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 953
Posted By Kathwacckkk

This bullet has peaked my interest after getting...

This bullet has peaked my interest after getting jacket seperation in a 250gr non-bonded shockwave last year. I am leaning towards this Lehigh or 250grain Barnes TEZ in the Triumph backed by 100 -...
Forum: Midwest
05-21-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,164
Posted By Kathwacckkk

2015 Deer Season for Michigan U.P. & Drummond Island

There has been a ton of press lately about the diminished deer herd in the U.P. of Michigan. There was even talk about eliminating the deer season. Last I heard was the deer season would be held,...
Forum: Black Powder
03-24-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,374
Posted By Kathwacckkk

Always fun to try different loads, combos, etc......

Always fun to try different loads, combos, etc... I also see you are switching to BH 209. May I suggest that you return to the factory supplied sabot with the T-EZ and then experiment with BH 209. ...
Forum: Black Powder
03-24-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,406
Posted By Kathwacckkk

14" high shocked me, thus I thought I would...

14" high shocked me, thus I thought I would share. I will concur that recoil is noticeably "sharper".

Can't speak on the STS primers, but I know a "hot" primer is recommended. I've never had a...
Forum: Black Powder
03-24-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,406
Posted By Kathwacckkk

I weigh my charges, so 70 grains by weight is...

I weigh my charges, so 70 grains by weight is equal to 100 grains by volume, 77 grains weight = 110 volume.

If the original questions was leading to how the change will effect your Point of...
Forum: Black Powder
01-26-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,688
Posted By Kathwacckkk

I think I understand your point with the link. ...

I think I understand your point with the link. Michigan does distinguish between baiting and feeding. Both are legal. Page 60 of the 2014 Michigan Hunting Guide goes into details. In summary:
...
Forum: Black Powder
01-26-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,688
Posted By Kathwacckkk

T7, if I am misunderstanding your post, I...

T7, if I am misunderstanding your post, I apologize.

Baiting is legal in Michigan except in the 4 counties where Tuberculosis has been found. The volume cannot exceed 2 gallons at any one site...
Forum: Black Powder
01-16-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,116
Posted By Kathwacckkk

As a BH209 user, just a thought... First...

As a BH209 user, just a thought...

First shot on a cold clean barrel can be differet from the group. Then reload as people have said and the accuracy improves around shot 3 and is consistent from...
Forum: Black Powder
01-08-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,777
Posted By Kathwacckkk

"Temp was negative 2. So we reload my cva and...

"Temp was negative 2. So we reload my cva and head to our evening spot."

What method did you use to reload the CVA? I use the black TC speedloaders with BH 209. I always wondered if having them...
Forum: Black Powder
12-30-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,416
Posted By Kathwacckkk

Thanks to all for the congratulations. I have...

Thanks to all for the congratulations. I have only ever recovered one other Shockwave and it mushroomed perfectly. I would have thought this result may have been more typical if the shot contacted...
Forum: Black Powder
12-29-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,416
Posted By Kathwacckkk

Doe down with bullet report

Gun: TC Triumph
Powder: 100 grains BH 209 with Federal 209a primers.
Sabot: 250 grain TC Shockwave non-bonded yellow tip with the factory supplied black sabot
Whitetail doe, 135lbs dressed.
...
Forum: Black Powder
12-10-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,997
Posted By Kathwacckkk

Although Triple Se7en is exactly correct with...

Although Triple Se7en is exactly correct with regard to the laws here in Michigan, it still does not pass the smell test to me personally. If my 3 year old son ran onto your property are going to...
12-04-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By Kathwacckkk

Here in South Central Michigan, we have unlimited...

Here in South Central Michigan, we have unlimited doe permits for private land. I still never shoot more then my family needs. A buck only falls if he is wonded (hunter or car) or fully mature. ...
Forum: Guns
11-19-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,967
Posted By Kathwacckkk

I inherited a .257 WBY Mag Mark 5. Has a place...

I inherited a .257 WBY Mag Mark 5. Has a place in my heart as it was my Grandfather's. Ammo is expenisve if you shoot a lot. I do not get to shoot it nearly as much as I like so the cost is not a...
Forum: Black Powder
11-04-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 34,209
Posted By Kathwacckkk

It was mny understanding the TC shockwave with...

It was mny understanding the TC shockwave with the yellow tip is non bonded. The blue tip is the bonded version. I was told that the blue tip is suited for heavier game and higher impacts. Only...
Forum: Black Powder
10-22-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,011
Posted By Kathwacckkk

Great advice on here so far. I switched from 777...

Great advice on here so far. I switched from 777 to BH209 and did not look back. Been using the FED 209A primers. Only thing I will add is to get the proper drill bit and clean out the breechplug...
Forum: Black Powder
10-14-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,817
Posted By Kathwacckkk

Interesting. Especially since you mentnioed that...

Interesting. Especially since you mentnioed that it used to hold tighter groups. Is your first shot of each range session consistent? From a cold, clean barrell, where does it hit. Now completely...
Forum: Black Powder
10-13-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,817
Posted By Kathwacckkk

What is your routine between the shots? ...

What is your routine between the shots? Swabbing, wet, dry, none, etc? How long between the shots?

Just a thought, but I want to eliminate cleaning routine & barrel heating up as possible...
09-30-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,456
Posted By Kathwacckkk

To me it is part of the hunt. However, I have...

To me it is part of the hunt. However, I have learned to actually enjoy it. When gutting the deer, I try and figure out exactly what the arrow or bullet did. Damage, entrance, exit, lungs, heart,...
Forum: Black Powder
09-29-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By Kathwacckkk

I shoot the 250 grain unbonded (yellow tip)...

I shoot the 250 grain unbonded (yellow tip) shockwave in the factory supplied black sabot over 100gr of Blackhorn 209. I hunt deer in Southern Michigan and was originally told that the bonded was...
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