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11-05-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By younggun308

Fantastic! A wide 7, looks like.

Fantastic! A wide 7, looks like.
11-05-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,760
Posted By younggun308

That is an interesting thought. I imagine that...

That is an interesting thought. I imagine that means deeper penetration.
Forum: Guns
11-05-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,278
Posted By younggun308

I've seen scores of reviews online from...

I've seen scores of reviews online from muzzleloader and shotgun slug hunters praising the Bushnell Banner's durability (including current models). If and when I get an inline muzzleloader, that's...
Forum: Guns
11-04-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,278
Posted By younggun308

That makes all the sense in the world, yet I had...

That makes all the sense in the world, yet I had never even thought about it.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-03-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By younggun308

Most splendid work!

Most splendid work!
Forum: Guns
11-03-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,278
Posted By younggun308

There's very few animals in North America that...

There's very few animals in North America that won't easily succumb to a plain old 180-grain soft point from a .308. Haven't used it on bear, myself, but I love it on deer (slower bullet seems to...
11-03-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By younggun308

I can also see trigger pull being messed up in an...

I can also see trigger pull being messed up in an unexpected shot opportunity. Even at 50 yards, one of those shotgun triggers can make for a rough pull when the shot is rushed.
Forum: Black Powder
10-30-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By younggun308

I trust no one actually uses a drill with the...

I trust no one actually uses a drill with the bit---just pokes in there by hand?
Forum: Black Powder
10-30-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By younggun308

What's the main difference between the Lehigh...

What's the main difference between the Lehigh plug and the CVA one? I notice the Lehigh page mentions a "replaceable liner" for the ignition channel. What is this and how is it different?
Forum: Taxidermy
10-30-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By younggun308

Clever! Now I'll wonder if that's the backstory...

Clever! Now I'll wonder if that's the backstory on any mount with "stuff" surrounding it.
Forum: Off Season
10-29-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,665
Posted By younggun308

Ergo why people claim Squatch is Canadian.

Ergo why people claim Squatch is Canadian.
Forum: Black Powder
10-29-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By younggun308

I like how the "baseline" Optima model comes with...

I like how the "baseline" Optima model comes with either the sights or the scope mount readily installed---all one needs is a scope.
With $250 being the standard price for a stainless rifle+mount,...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-29-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By younggun308

Very interesting drop-off system. Racks look so...

Very interesting drop-off system. Racks look so odd with a bag like that---less like a whitetail and more like claws.
Forum: Black Powder
10-28-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By younggun308

Do you suggest a .45cal over a .50?

Do you suggest a .45cal over a .50?
Forum: Taxidermy
10-28-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By younggun308

Very interesting mount! I like the verdant stones...

Very interesting mount! I like the verdant stones at the bottom.
Forum: Black Powder
10-28-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By younggun308

You know, I think I might have crossed some...

You know, I think I might have crossed some knowledge I'd read up on, and applied it where it didn't matter:

Specifically, I was reading in a forum of guys discussing *traditional* muzzleloader...
10-28-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,407
Posted By younggun308

Somehow I thought that light, misty rain and dew...

Somehow I thought that light, misty rain and dew would enhance a deer's sense of smell, almost having the effect of licking their nose by activating otherwise dry sources of scent (think of how well...
Forum: South
10-27-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,251
Views: 154,915
Posted By younggun308

David2018, I just responded to your post; TL;DR...

David2018, I just responded to your post; TL;DR go with the slugs and the most open choke you have.
Forum: Off Season
10-27-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By younggun308

Wonder how clearly visible it was. You never know...

Wonder how clearly visible it was. You never know what sand shifts will yield on the sea floor.
Forum: South
10-27-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By younggun308

Also, make sure you use the most "open" choke...

Also, make sure you use the most "open" choke you've got, whether that's an Imp. Cylinder or Skeet/Cylinder when shooting slugs.
Forum: South
10-27-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By younggun308

I cannot speak from experience, but even at close...

I cannot speak from experience, but even at close range I would prefer shooting slugs when hunting hogs. The reason is simply because of their shoulder "plate" that limits the damage low-velocity...
10-27-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,407
Posted By younggun308

Have you ever hunted in laurels during rain? I...

Have you ever hunted in laurels during rain? I suspect they like hiding there when their senses cannot pickup movement and sound in the woods. I would also hope rain provides a bit of sound cover...
10-27-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By younggun308

It's like losing the Super Bowl on a dramatic...

It's like losing the Super Bowl on a dramatic play---gotta turn it into fuel for next time.
Forum: Black Powder
10-27-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By younggun308

Price advice: $250 for Vortek Strikerfire?

I'm looking to get a muzzleloader for next season (2020), because I'll finally be where it's convenient to hunt during ML season (no more big city for me).

A store has several Traditions Vortek...
10-22-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By younggun308

Give me side-by-side maps that have equal zoom...

Give me side-by-side maps that have equal zoom and centering. I am simply lost, otherwise, sorry. Your last 3-location map seems to be really zoomed in (and I think that made the topo lines...
10-22-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By younggun308

Wrb00, The only thing tripping me up is that I'm...

Wrb00, The only thing tripping me up is that I'm not sure how the property line and the topo overlap. As in, where's the field? Perhaps if you could do the orange overlay on it I could speak more...
Forum: Black Powder
10-22-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,292
Posted By younggun308

Splendid shot, bronko! And the most...

Splendid shot, bronko!

And the most guaranteed way to see game is not to a) have a tag for that specific animal or b) not bring a weapon---nothing like seeing a nice buck in the woods. Guess...
10-21-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By younggun308

I'm honestly liking the NE portion of the topo...

I'm honestly liking the NE portion of the topo map, where the finger ridge goes up in elevation (not sure how well it overlays with the satellite photo). With the road cutting off the bottom of the...
10-21-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,407
Posted By younggun308

It's thick, and looking any distance at all is...

It's thick, and looking any distance at all is like piecing together a puzzle.
Might I ask, how do you move through areas like that? Seems the deer love to bed on the edge of that stuff, at least...
10-21-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By younggun308

But no matter what you do, in a wide open area...

But no matter what you do, in a wide open area like that---and if you're hunting from the ground, especially---you want to make sure you're facing the wind.
10-21-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By younggun308

It would be helpful if you could also provide a...

It would be helpful if you could also provide a topographical version of this, from GoogleMaps, even.
10-20-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,407
Posted By younggun308

Fyrstyk54, I remember the first time I stalked...

Fyrstyk54, I remember the first time I stalked through laurels in Virginia, and it immediately occurred to me that even at 4x, my optic was way overpowered. I ended up missing a doe at nearly...
10-20-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By younggun308

I admit, the prospect looks interesting (though...

I admit, the prospect looks interesting (though currently the costs of purchasing one of the saddles is somewhat prohibitive), but one would really have to get up high to avoid getting busted by wind...
Forum: Politics
02-20-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By younggun308

Given most convictions don't happen by trial by...

Given most convictions don't happen by trial by jury, but through prosecutorial plea bargains in which the defendant faces the choice of going to court with a public defender or getting a lessened...
02-20-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,476
Posted By younggun308

It seems the best-case-scenario is to...

It seems the best-case-scenario is to dramatically reduce deer densities in CWD areas, if the spread is worst in areas of extremely high densities (deer/elk farms, high pop units). West Tennessee...
Forum: Guns
02-17-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By younggun308

I was thoroughly impressed with the effects of my...

I was thoroughly impressed with the effects of my dad's 7mm Rem. Magnum on deer within 200 yards. Whether the shot was at 40 or 180 yards, the deer seemed to drop almost instantly even when hit in...
Forum: Guns
02-17-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,168
Posted By younggun308

Just ordered the box to replace the trigger on my...

Just ordered the box to replace the trigger on my Remington 673, which is a Model 7 action. Although it'll be a hassle having to re-mount the scope once it comes back, I'm positively giddy thinking...
Forum: Reloading
12-09-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,522
Posted By younggun308

It's certainly clear you are consistent in...

It's certainly clear you are consistent in cautioning reloaders to be conservative in their approach. Your response to a comment in this video is a good example.

I genuinely misinterpreted your...
11-27-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By younggun308

Congratulations! Nice neck shot, too! Was he...

Congratulations!
Nice neck shot, too! Was he close?
11-27-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By younggun308

For me, that's a dream gun for poking about thick...

For me, that's a dream gun for poking about thick brush in the Cherokee National Forest. Congratulations on a splendid purchase!
Forum: Black Powder
11-25-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By younggun308

Excellent!

Excellent!
11-25-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By younggun308

Well, unfortunately we ended up not getting...

Well, unfortunately we ended up not getting everybody out of the house in time to have enough time to work our way up the hill. Had to settle for sticking around the low area till shooting light...
11-15-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By younggun308

Thermals vs. Wind Direction: Set up downhill or uphill?

Hi y'all,

Going to hunt in some hilly country this Saturday (near the VA-WV state line), and I'm faced with a choice for where to set up at first light before still hunting the rest of the day...
11-15-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By younggun308

Splendid buck! Enjoy some great meat.

Splendid buck! Enjoy some great meat.
Forum: Industry News
05-30-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By younggun308

They've really become a mainstay manufacturer...

They've really become a mainstay manufacturer with accessible, quality products in the last 15 years. They've earned the influence.
Forum: Bowhunting
05-30-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,568
Posted By younggun308

Have yet to take it into the field, but it has...

Have yet to take it into the field, but it has been stellar firing 250+ arrows at targets. Last summer at 60lb draw weight I was getting 6-arrow groups the size of a playing card at 30 yards, even...
Forum: Trail Cameras
05-30-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By younggun308

Glad to hear serviceable $25 cams exist at Wally...

Glad to hear serviceable $25 cams exist at Wally World---for some things it's the best place (field-dressing equipment, shotgun shells for skeet and dove, soft point rifle ammo). I think that'll give...
Forum: Guns
05-30-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,002
Posted By younggun308

Why do you say "and maybe a shooting jacket"? I...

Why do you say "and maybe a shooting jacket"? I never knew they were much more than a fashion statement/convenience.
Forum: Guns
05-29-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,002
Posted By younggun308

You've inspired me, but having never done much...

You've inspired me, but having never done much offhand shooting, I'm sure to be disappointed. Still will be better for it.
Forum: Trail Cameras
05-29-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By younggun308

Best Trail Cams for Public Land

It's an odd question, but I suppose the main point is that if putting a trail cam with a lock out on public land, you don't want to have a ton of money at risk. My uncle and I found a game...
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