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Forum: Crossbows
06-06-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By lemoyne

I notice you do not mention what you are shooting...

I notice you do not mention what you are shooting or the velocity you are getting. This could be very important as some heads that work quite well at velocities up to a bit over 300 FPS will go...
Forum: Crossbows
06-04-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By lemoyne

Jenks, it is true that they can be made to work,...

Jenks, it is true that they can be made to work, it is also true that due to a number of things that are variable you will never get as consistent accuracy with fixed heads. My dad made long bows...
Forum: Crossbows
05-17-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By lemoyne

I use a 100 grain spitfire , I have take over 50...

I use a 100 grain spitfire , I have take over 50 deer and several bear with them and the reason I use them is they are the most accurate which is my first requirement for a broad head and with a...
Forum: Black Powder
04-16-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By lemoyne

Other than not having to buy sabots what is the...

Other than not having to buy sabots what is the advantage of bore riding bullets?
Forum: Black Powder
04-07-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By lemoyne

smokepolehall...

smokepolehall (https://www.huntingnet.com/forum/members/smokepolehall.html)
There is a way to use TC barrels to shoot lead bullets. As far as I know there was only one batch that was off center ...
Forum: Crossbows
03-29-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By lemoyne

Keep us informed on how well it holds up. I had...

Keep us informed on how well it holds up.
I had a hunter [before they changed the name to 10 point ] bought in the early 80's gave it to my hunting buddies wife because it was the only thing she...
Forum: Crossbows
03-29-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By lemoyne

The reason some of us don't like that particular...

The reason some of us don't like that particular brand is because we had one that did not hold up very long.
Forum: Black Powder
03-15-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By lemoyne

Hey Mike is that snow or white sand . 70 + here...

Hey Mike is that snow or white sand . 70 + here today worked on the green house all day.
Forum: Crossbows
03-10-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,730
Posted By lemoyne

I had problems with them on xbow that went close...

I had problems with them on xbow that went close to 400 fps. I believe that the shrink tube method mentioned earlier may be a good answer.
Forum: Crossbows
03-10-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By lemoyne

Grouch, no only with the ones set up for a rope...

Grouch, no only with the ones set up for a rope cocker.
Bronko I have been doing it that way for more than 20 years, just be sure to have enough pressure on the rope so it does not thump your toes...
Forum: Black Powder
02-21-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By lemoyne

I guess its what works for the individual. I have...

I guess its what works for the individual. I have shot and hunted with every caliber from 40 to 72 and for hunting big game especially bare and deer I use my .54 with 129 grains of RS and a .535 ball...
Forum: Black Powder
02-18-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By lemoyne

It depends on what kind of powder was used in it....

It depends on what kind of powder was used in it.
Not being able to determine that , I would use boiling water with a tea spoon of dish soap as it was probably black or one of the older subs. once...
Forum: Crossbows
02-17-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By lemoyne

Two things ; worrying about your age is a...

Two things ; worrying about your age is a handicap you don't need .I am 81 going on 82 I may not be as fast or as energetic as the younger group but I took 3 deer in the county and 3 in the suburban...
Forum: Black Powder
02-09-2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By lemoyne

The variflame system is much more difficult to...

The variflame system is much more difficult to get to seal, I prefer the 209 system.
Forum: Black Powder
02-07-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By lemoyne

CVA has come a long way, a lot of us still...

CVA has come a long way, a lot of us still remember getting burnt on a side lock or pistol that had so soft metal in it that it did not last 100 shots. A win or two at Friendship would go a long way...
Forum: Black Powder
01-14-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By lemoyne

What group size do you get on paper?

What group size do you get on paper?
Forum: Black Powder
01-14-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By lemoyne

I guess my question is how did this happen Quote ...

I guess my question is how did this happen Quote
It sounds like ramrod wear, which is a common problem if you do not use a centering bushing.
The cure is to take about 1.5 inches off the end of the...
Forum: Black Powder
01-08-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By lemoyne

What patch material is best can change with the...

What patch material is best can change with the bore size, try different thicknesses of drill and ticking and keep track of your group size.
Forum: Black Powder
12-31-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By lemoyne

I use a .535 ball and a 22 thousands ticking...

I use a .535 ball and a 22 thousands ticking patch with 110 grains of RS in the 1-48 twist and 120 grains in the 1-66 twist.
Forum: Black Powder
12-25-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By lemoyne

Merry Christmas to all and may you have a happy...

Merry Christmas to all and may you have a happy and prosperous new year.
Forum: Black Powder
12-16-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By lemoyne

Last question first: shooting a PRB is no problem...

Last question first: shooting a PRB is no problem but in a faster twist like a 1=28 you have to us light loads like about 60 grains in a 50 caliber.
Shot loads: in a 45 I have used 410 plastic shot...
Forum: Black Powder
12-15-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By lemoyne

The impact has 1 inch spacers in the stock that...

The impact has 1 inch spacers in the stock that are remove able it is the low end on price of the TC's but shoots just as good as the other TC's. The CVA's have come a long way toward better quality...
Forum: Black Powder
12-15-2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By lemoyne

The bloodline is one of the best at that velocity...

The bloodline is one of the best at that velocity the 230 is also very good at that velocity. with most bullets a bit more velocity is a big improvement.
Forum: Black Powder
12-10-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By lemoyne

I used them on a number of deer they are very...

I used them on a number of deer they are very accurate I use 120 grains of Blackhorn 209 and the 250 grain SW they work quite well to 90 yards I have not shot any deer be on that distance as it is...
Forum: Black Powder
12-02-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By lemoyne

Bronko, someone did experiment with that many...

Bronko, someone did experiment with that many years ago. You might try the archives.
Forum: Crossbows
11-24-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By lemoyne

There really is not as much difference as some...

There really is not as much difference as some people, think the main problem with Parker is finding one with a decent trigger pull.
Forum: Black Powder
11-22-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By lemoyne

First, go to auto parts store and get Evapo rust...

First, go to auto parts store and get Evapo rust soak everything in it that is rusty; then do what semi said , it might not be as bad as you think even if it is and you want to save it have it bored...
Forum: Black Powder
11-20-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By lemoyne

I have taken a deer with a 54 PRB at 180 yards it...

I have taken a deer with a 54 PRB at 180 yards it is the best caliber for PRB and will shoot good at long range if set up right it is very effective.
Forum: Black Powder
10-27-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
7pt
Views: 649
Posted By lemoyne

Good luck in Ohio.

Good luck in Ohio.
Forum: Black Powder
10-26-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,442
Posted By lemoyne

Looks like a copy Lehigh bullet that works well.

Looks like a copy Lehigh bullet that works well.
Forum: Black Powder
10-26-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
7pt
Views: 649
Posted By lemoyne

Congratulations! Two does and a small buck with a...

Congratulations! Two does and a small buck with a bow, laid up with a heart problem for MZ season.
Forum: Black Powder
10-06-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By lemoyne

They are good for long range silhouette, and work...

They are good for long range silhouette, and work at 2200+ fps.
Forum: Black Powder
10-05-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By lemoyne

It can vary from one gun to another. Mine likes...

It can vary from one gun to another. Mine likes 115 grains Volume measure with u-view measure. You will also find different measures and the way people use them will vary.
Forum: Black Powder
09-25-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,187
Posted By lemoyne

Firing 110 gr . with a PRB in a decent Hawken...

Firing 110 gr . with a PRB in a decent Hawken rifle only cocks the hammer if something is wrong : like a burned out, poor nipple, weak hammer spring.
Forum: Black Powder
09-25-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,077
Posted By lemoyne

Something to check for, I have run into this...

Something to check for, I have run into this problem before: it turned out to be a very hard to get at burr in the fire hole through the snail, evidently the drill they used at the factory had been...
Forum: Black Powder
09-13-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,941
Posted By lemoyne

There are a few rare people, especially some who...

There are a few rare people, especially some who live at higher altitudes who know what they are doing and get along with 77 quite well; then there are those who just don't know much like once a...
Forum: Black Powder
09-12-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,941
Posted By lemoyne

I tried both kinds of pellets and found them to...

I tried both kinds of pellets and found them to be much slower and less convenient than regular Pyrodex before Blackhorn came out now with problems like fines and crud ring eliminated the only way I...
Forum: Black Powder
09-09-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By lemoyne

Semi you know the boys must have there toys.

Semi you know the boys must have there toys.
Forum: Black Powder
09-02-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By lemoyne

If this just started I would check the flame hole...

If this just started I would check the flame hole in the BP for size, they do burn out and will cause more pressure on the primer.
Forum: Black Powder
08-29-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By lemoyne

I wonder what the design parameters are?

I wonder what the design parameters are?
Forum: Black Powder
08-28-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By lemoyne

I am glad I started my children out with 80...

I am glad I started my children out with 80 grains because they were using that bullet.
Forum: Black Powder
08-28-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By lemoyne

There is a difference between SST and Shock Wave...

There is a difference between SST and Shock Wave .My personal opinion is that none of the tipped bullets were made for light loads, there is a difference between a bullet designed for long range and...
Forum: Black Powder
08-22-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By lemoyne

Mike, I believe there is some difference in...

Mike, I believe there is some difference in jacket thickness and lead hardness., it would also be interesting to see just how much difference being bonded or a different caliber makes.
Forum: Black Powder
08-19-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By lemoyne

Ron, while they shoot close to the same I have...

Ron, while they shoot close to the same I have come to believe that there is a difference in the terminal ballistics between the Shock Wave and the SST have you tested the Shock Wave I would like to...
Forum: Crossbows
08-06-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By lemoyne

It is much better to look carefully and buy one...

It is much better to look carefully and buy one to start with that suits you, there are several that have really nice triggers.
Forum: Black Powder
08-05-2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By lemoyne

Considering what the BC is going to be I would...

Considering what the BC is going to be I would guess the effective range would be about the same as a PRB.
Forum: Black Powder
07-30-2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,187
Posted By lemoyne

Looking for something the equal of an Omega in...

Looking for something the equal of an Omega in that price range is tough.
Forum: Black Powder
07-05-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By lemoyne

We went at it a bit different we used power...

We went at it a bit different we used power piston wit the appropriate amount of shot with a wad of paper to hold it in place with 50 grains of 2F black in the 45 and 6o in the 54, we managed to...
Forum: Black Powder
06-24-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By lemoyne

I use a 535 ball with a 20 th. patch in the 54's...

I use a 535 ball with a 20 th. patch in the 54's and a 490 ball with a 20 th. patch in the 50 and a .440 ball with the same patch in the 45. I use a light coat of olive oil as a patch lube. The only...
Forum: Black Powder
06-23-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By lemoyne

I have had several they [the 50 and 54 calibers...

I have had several they [the 50 and 54 calibers shot well with a ball 5 th. smaller than the bore and a 20 th thick ticking patch the loads they shot well with ranged from 90 to 120 grains of Pyrodex...
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