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Forum: Black Powder
10-26-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By mayguy

Lower price - BH209

Cabelas has BH209 on sale for $24.99. I just ordered some.
Forum: Crossbows
03-19-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,443
Posted By mayguy

RE: Which kind for me (new law)

I also live in MI and just purchased a crossbow. I bought a Ten point and I love it. I bought the Tighten (it is a compound style) with the Acu Draw (not the Acu Draw 50) and it only takes about 5...
Forum: Black Powder
10-08-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,354
Posted By mayguy

RE: Anybody try these?

I only shot two of them (in my Omega) and at 100 yds they shot 5 inches low and about 4 inches to the left. I was sighted to be 1 inch high with 120 grs of BH 209 and 290 gr TMZs.I used 100 grs of BH...
Forum: Black Powder
10-02-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,090
Posted By mayguy

RE: Barnes Spit-fire TMZ

I use them in my Omega (very tight with yellow sabot). I use a HPH 24 sabot with a sub base under it. This combo works well for me, a 5/8 inch, three shot group, at 50 yds. I have killed 3 deer with...
Forum: Black Powder
08-15-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By mayguy

RE: Bi(pod) Curious

I have used a monopod for years. They work well from a sitting position. A monopod is a little more steady but not as easy to use. I have a Stoney Point and they also work well as a walking stick....
Forum: Black Powder
08-05-2008, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,339
Posted By mayguy

RE: T/C Omega

App. powder isn't very good for all the reasons already mentioned. 777 Seven is good powder but you will have to run a spit patch (dampened patch) and one or two dry ones, between shots (espically...
Forum: Reloading
06-10-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,001
Posted By mayguy

RE: 22 long rifle bullet for woodchucks?

Try a CCI Velocitor. They are 40 grs and nearly as fast as a Stinger. I use them for squirrel and if you don't hit them in the head they destroy a lot of meat. They shoot accurately, out of most 22s,...
04-04-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,479
Posted By mayguy

RE: .22 choice

I have a CZ 452 and I love it. It is very accurate and well built.
02-25-2008, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,678
Posted By mayguy

RE: CZ 22 varmint

I have a CZ 452 Varmint in 22. The gun is a little heavy but with a sling that isn't a problem with me. The Brooks trigger kit makes the trigger very good at a low price. Using a shooting stick I...
Forum: Black Powder
02-18-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,806
Posted By mayguy

RE: Good results 150gr ff and Barnes 290TMZ

You have a good bullet. I have killed 4 deer with them, all boom flop. If you are using 150 grs of loose 777 then, as said previously, back it off to around 125 grs. which is about equal to 150 gr...
Forum: Black Powder
01-29-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,101
Posted By mayguy

RE: 50 cal knockdown power

I have to disagree that all deer hit in the boiler room go down right away. About five years ago I shot a buck that ran over 300 yds. I shot him with a 44 mag hand gun using ahot loaded Hornady 300gr...
Forum: Black Powder
01-28-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,101
Posted By mayguy

RE: 50 cal knockdown power

I have killed 4 deer with the Barnes 290gr TMZ ( the ones with the plastic tip ) and 3 of them never took a step and the other one stumbled less than 20 yds. These shots ranged from 25 to a little...
Forum: Guns
01-18-2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,008
Posted By mayguy

RE: best scope for Belgium BAR 30-06

I also have a Belgum BAR 30:06. I have a bushnell elite 3200 in 3-9 x 40 and I am well satisfied with it. I have the same scope on my muzzle loader and it takes the heavy recoil with no problem.
...
Forum: Black Powder
01-11-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By mayguy

RE: Jack pot finaly

Just bought two bottles of 777 at Wally World here in Clio MI for $11.00 each. They still had four bottles left.
Forum: Black Powder
12-14-2007, 01:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,454
Posted By mayguy

RE: Barnes bullet performance,, Outstanding!!!

The XTPs also shed there jacket when shot into wet newspaper. I lost a nice buck 4 years ago with a 300 gr XTP out of my 44 mag (1430 fps). It was a 35 yd, broad side, shot and the deer went right...
Forum: Black Powder
12-13-2007, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,454
Posted By mayguy

RE: Barnes bullet performance,, Outstanding!!!

I also have had excellent results with theBarnes bullet. I shoot the 290 gr TMZ. In the last 3 yrs I have harvested 4 deer with this bullet and 3 dropped in there tracks and 1 ran less than 20 yds. I...
Forum: Black Powder
11-30-2007, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By mayguy

RE: Buck with 290 TMZ

Don't have any pics., it was just a fork horn with about 9 inch long horns. Ate the tenderloin and it was so tender it nearly fell apart. This is the third deer I have taken with TMZs and had two...
Forum: Black Powder
11-29-2007, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By mayguy

Buck with 290 TMZ

Well, the Barnes 290 gr TMZ did its job again. I shot a buck from 40 yds away and BOOM FLOP. It put a hole through the heart and took out thelungs with an exit hole of a little over an inch. No...
Forum: Black Powder
10-26-2007, 03:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,683
Posted By mayguy

RE: Do you leave the hammer cocked back??

If your gun has a seperate safety that is in good condition then I don't see any problem carrying it with the hammer cocked. Like said earlier, you should take the cap off when climbing up or down...
Forum: Black Powder
10-22-2007, 06:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,570
Posted By mayguy

RE: crud ring how to cure?

The Variflames will help but probably not completley get rid of it. It will still take a wet patch and a dry one (or two) behind it. It is alot easier to got off with them or the 25acp breach plug....
Forum: Black Powder
10-10-2007, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,172
Posted By mayguy

RE: Variflame adapters and 25acp?

I have only fired 4 of the 25acp cases more than once. There was no noticable expansion and I don't think they ever will with only a primer in them. Midway has the brass for a little less than $11.00...
Forum: Black Powder
10-08-2007, 06:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,172
Posted By mayguy

RE: Variflame adapters and 25acp?

I did get less of a crud ring than with any of the 209s that I have tried. There was a little crud but it came out much easier. The best part is the breech area, very clean, and no black on scope. I...
Forum: Black Powder
10-07-2007, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,172
Posted By mayguy

RE: Variflame adapters and 25acp?

The 25acp conversion works great in my Omega. I also have the veri flame but they are hard to keep from loosing, especiallywhen target shooting ( they are the same size as a 209 ). The 25s are also...
Forum: Black Powder
10-02-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,408
Posted By mayguy

RE: Understanding Sabots

Talking about sabots, does anyone know who makes the BLUE easy load sabots for the Knight ( Barnes, 50 cal., TMZ ) easy load. I tried them out and, in my Omega, they seem to load easier than the...
Forum: Black Powder
09-03-2007, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By mayguy

Performance of Barnes TMZs

I set up a steel bullet trap at my shooting range. I used 5/16 inch plate on about a 30 deg. angle. At 50 yds., using a 290gr TMZ pushed by 120 grs. of FFF - 777 the bullets completely flattened out...
Forum: Black Powder
09-03-2007, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,496
Posted By mayguy

RE: T7 is less powerful?

The slower bullet does ususlly shoot higher, as stated before. This really shows up with a big cal. hand gun because the barrel jumps more than with a rifle. The speed is quite a bit faster with 777.
Forum: Black Powder
08-12-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,547
Posted By mayguy

RE: Measure my target

The easiest way I have found to measure groups is to take the two farthest apart holes and measure from the inside of one hole to the outside of the other. That will give you a center to center...
Forum: Black Powder
06-30-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,258
Posted By mayguy

RE: FFG or FFFG in T/C Omega?

You will see a LARGE drop off in power with APP compared to BM3. BM3 is a little more powerful than 777 and APP is quite alot less than 777. I would say you would have to use, at least, 15% more APP...
Forum: Black Powder
06-10-2007, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,665
Posted By mayguy

RE: Harvester Bullets

Thanks Cayugad for the link. That is the type of info I was looking for. They really do load easy with the Crushribs that come with them. When I saw how easy they loaded I was afraid that theaccuracy...
Forum: Black Powder
06-08-2007, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,665
Posted By mayguy

RE: Harvester Bullets

I guess I will have to shoot the Saber Tooth some more, they weren't quite as accurate as the Scorpions. I would realy rather use the Scorpions but I would like to hear from someone who has used them...
Forum: Black Powder
06-07-2007, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,665
Posted By mayguy

Harvester Bullets

Well, I went out shooting yesterday and tried out two bullets I had'nt tried before. I shot both the 260 gr Scorpion Funnel Point and the 270 gr Saber Tooth.
Both bullets loaded very easily , the...
04-12-2007, 01:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,176
Posted By mayguy

RE: Which handgun?

I have a Ruger Super Redhawk in 44mag and love it. The double action trigger on the Ruger is heavier than a Smith but, at least on mine, the single action trigger is quite good. I have fed mine a...
Forum: Black Powder
03-31-2007, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,766
Posted By mayguy

RE: bench rest for mz

If you shoot alot with max loads the Lead Sled sure does help the shoulder. If you don't usualy shoot heavy loads with heavy bullets then any, high quality,solid rest will work just fine.
Forum: Black Powder
03-31-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,968
Posted By mayguy

RE: PowerBelts and Randy Wakeman

348 gr Aerotip and 115 grs of 777 at 45 yds = no exit with a chest hit and nothing found bigger than maybe 20 grs. The deer only ran about 35 yds. so I guess it did its job but I think there are many...
Forum: Black Powder
03-25-2007, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,040
Posted By mayguy

RE: Range Rods

I use a knight range rod. It is solid aluminum and 32 inches long. It has a large, and comfortable handle, on one end, and I put a Spin Jag on the other end. I have a tight Omega and this rod is...
Forum: Black Powder
03-25-2007, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,767
Posted By mayguy

RE: Good Deer Load?

Try getting some Slick 50 One grease, most auto supplies have it. I used to use anti seize but I still had breach plugs come out hard. Since I started usung the Slick 50 I have NEVER had a tight...
Forum: Black Powder
02-20-2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,777
Posted By mayguy

RE: replacement sabots

You can use the Barnes TMZs in HPH 24 sabots. I have had good success by loading a HPM sub-base under them. I get about 5/8 groups, at 50 yds, with that combo and 120 grs of 777. Buy the way, Buffalo...
Forum: Guns
02-14-2007, 01:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,082
Posted By mayguy

RE: recommend me a concealed carry gun

A compact Glock in 40 S&W. Try a inside the waistband holster. Even with tight clothing they are quite concielable and pack a good punch (just leave your shirt on the outside. I cary my Glock and my...
Forum: Black Powder
01-05-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By mayguy

RE: My other blackpowder. Kinda big to shoulder

How do I get one? It looks like my next deer rifle.
Forum: Black Powder
12-28-2006, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,382
Posted By mayguy

RE: Omega Ramrod

I also want to put a jag on the ramrod on my Omega. With the jag flush with the end of the barrel, like yours is,is it long enough without adding anything to the other end of the rod.
Forum: Black Powder
12-23-2006, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By mayguy

RE: Thanks for the help on the powder, bullets & sabots

Sabotloader is wright. I put my BAR 30:06 away this year and just used my Omega. I feel prety confident with it out to 200 yds and I usually never get a shot at anything even close to that far away....
Forum: Black Powder
12-23-2006, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,250
Posted By mayguy

RE: Shooting sticks for ML hunt ....

I am the same as sabotloader, I always carry mine but have yet to use it on anything except squirrels. You might want to consider a mono stick, that is what I use. You can use them for a walking...
Forum: Black Powder
12-23-2006, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,071
Posted By mayguy

RE: Hornady or Barnes

I like the Barnes TMZs. I killed two deer with them this year. You can get them from Cabelas ( buy Knight brand, same thing but cheaper than Barnes) for $16.95 for 30. I believe that is a pretty good...
Forum: Black Powder
12-19-2006, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,929
Posted By mayguy

RE: Omega ?

I agree that the soot comes from the primer itself. I just don"t get much from either the 777 primers or the Veri Flame. With any of the 209 primers I have tried (4 kinds) the 777 are the only ones...
Forum: Black Powder
12-19-2006, 01:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,929
Posted By mayguy

RE: Omega ?

Before you spend the money for the 25 ACP adapter you might want to try the Win 777 primers. I have had very good luck with them as they are easy to get out (less blowback in primer pocket) and...
Forum: Black Powder
12-18-2006, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By mayguy

RE: Jim Shocky's new powder????

I tried the JSG 3f in my Omega, with three different bullets and couldn't get very good accuracy with any of them. May just be my gun but it doesn't even come close to 777 in accoracy or power, but...
Forum: Black Powder
12-18-2006, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,080
Posted By mayguy

RE: In-line muzzle loader recommendations?

Omega, unless you are only alowed to use conicals. As a rule, Omega's don't shoot conicals too well except possibly Power Belts, which I don't personaly care for.
Forum: Black Powder
12-18-2006, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By mayguy

RE: Smith & Wesson aquires Thompson Center

I hope they give as good service after S&W takes over. I have heard a few complaints on S&Ws service.
Forum: Black Powder
12-16-2006, 04:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,929
Posted By mayguy

RE: Omega ?

The Z5 is a bottom line Omega but from what people on this forum, ones that have them, reportthey seem to be fine rifles.
Forum: Black Powder
12-06-2006, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By mayguy

Two Barnes TMZs = Two dead deer

I finaly got to try TMZs on deer.
No. 1--- Buck at 55 yds---120grs 2f 777 & 290 gr TMZ.-- Hit deer just behind front shoulder, about half way up chest. Couldn't find any sign of blood but was...
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