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05-20-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By donw

Thanks CalHunter!

Thanks CalHunter!
05-20-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 933
Posted By donw

Thanks, Timbrhuntr...

Thanks, Timbrhuntr (https://www.huntingnet.com/forum/members/timbrhuntr.html). I tried all kinds of calls, and so far the ghost cut seems to have a sweet spot between too little and too much...
05-19-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 933
Posted By donw

1st Tom with a Muzzleloading Shotgun--Arizona

I've been hunting both Spring and Fall for several years and have only harvested a couple of hens and a jake--all in the Fall. I've come close a time or two, but have previously failed to connect...
05-13-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,841
Posted By donw

Most of the Merriams we have in Northern Arizona...

Most of the Merriams we have in Northern Arizona have those buff colored tips. Shot one a couple weeks ago with them.
Forum: Black Powder
05-13-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
Posted By donw

Great birds and gun. Does you gun have a choke?

Great birds and gun. Does you gun have a choke?
Forum: Black Powder
05-13-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By donw

Thank Falcon. I'm mounting the tail and beard...

Thank Falcon. I'm mounting the tail and beard with a cedar wood mounting board. Got to celebrate the firsts!
Forum: Black Powder
05-12-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By donw

I didn't know that; thanks!

I didn't know that; thanks!
Forum: Black Powder
05-04-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By donw

Thanks Bronko. I know what you mean, but I do...

Thanks Bronko. I know what you mean, but I do believe my calling on the diaphragm is less repetitive than on a slate. I just get in too much of a rut with those, and I think the variety helps. Oh,...
Forum: Black Powder
05-03-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By donw

Thanks Semi!

Thanks Semi!
Forum: Black Powder
05-02-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,657
Posted By donw

My problem with APP powder was that it had...

My problem with APP powder was that it had inconsistent grain size. The larger grains would have vastly lower velocity than loads that happen to have the powdery smaller grains. I tried a whole can...
Forum: Black Powder
05-02-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By donw

My Pedersoli has percussion caps...CVA has 209...

My Pedersoli has percussion caps...CVA has 209 primer...much better!
Forum: Black Powder
05-02-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By donw

Thanks, I actually have a Pedersoli 12ga SxS with...

Thanks, I actually have a Pedersoli 12ga SxS with open bore...use it for quail hunting. The CVA has a Turkey Full choke and does a pretty good pattern at 45 yards.
Forum: Black Powder
05-02-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By donw

1st Tom with a ML--Arizona

I've been hunting both Spring and Fall for several years and have only harvested a couple of hens and a jake--all in the Fall. I've come close a time or two, but have previously failed to connect...
Forum: Black Powder
10-11-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By donw

We don't even apply for bull hunts, mainly...

We don't even apply for bull hunts, mainly because we'd rarely get drawn, and we just want to hunt. And I really love elk meat! I always say "you can't eat antlers".
Forum: Black Powder
10-10-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By donw

Yeah, I've harvested 4 cows, and I can't even...

Yeah, I've harvested 4 cows, and I can't even imagine what a bull would be like. Lots of meat.
Forum: Black Powder
10-10-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By donw

Thanks, Robert! We've talked about javelina here...

Thanks, Robert! We've talked about javelina here in the past. Wish I could get elk like I do javelina!
Forum: Black Powder
09-30-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By donw

She was a fat one. Thanks--longest shot I've...

She was a fat one.

Thanks--longest shot I've ever taken!

Thanks--enjoying the liver with onions and gravy this week!
Forum: Black Powder
09-28-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By donw

Thanks a lot!

Thanks a lot!
Forum: Black Powder
09-28-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By donw

Thanks! Yep, beats hauling quarters out.

Thanks! Yep, beats hauling quarters out.
Forum: Black Powder
09-27-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By donw

AZ opening day elk down

Thought I'd share some photos of my elk hunt and my new toy. I shot this cow on opening evening. We hadn't heard any bugling during the morning hunt, and I was getting worried because the whole...
Forum: Black Powder
01-22-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,755
Posted By donw

Yep...javelina.

Yep...javelina.
Forum: Black Powder
01-21-2016, 07:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,755
Posted By donw

Javelina? Me too--Unit 22, too! Taking my old...

Javelina? Me too--Unit 22, too! Taking my old Optima Pro .50.
Forum: Black Powder
10-30-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,035
Posted By donw

[quote=idahoron;4225730]I think it was 1997. I...

[quote=idahoron;4225730]I think it was 1997. I drew a coveted buck tag for the most popular place in Idaho. That summer I saw a buck that I definitely wanted. I practiced with my 54 caL bk92 and was...
Forum: Black Powder
10-30-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,708
Posted By donw

That was like a nice tattoo!

That was like a nice tattoo!
Forum: Black Powder
10-30-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By donw

Wow, Semi, I think yer addicted! I've never seen...

Wow, Semi, I think yer addicted! I've never seen a screw-in choke from that year time-frame. And that's some impressive looking checkered stock ther!
Forum: Black Powder
10-25-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,437
Posted By donw

I'm just pray'n the el nino prediction comes...

I'm just pray'n the el nino prediction comes true, and we get snow by December in the AZ high country. Got a late ML elk hunt that would benefit.
Forum: Black Powder
10-12-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,569
Posted By donw

Congrats, as well. Several years ago, I was like...

Congrats, as well. Several years ago, I was like you. I had hunted with my dad when young and never connected. Then when I got out on my own, I got real serious about it, and one year I got my first...
Forum: Black Powder
10-11-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By donw

PM'd ya. Don

PM'd ya.
Don
Forum: Black Powder
10-11-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By donw

He did one for me last year. You could try PM'ing...

He did one for me last year. You could try PM'ing him.
Forum: Black Powder
10-11-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By donw

Yep, their merriams, and unless its a big tom,...

Yep, their merriams, and unless its a big tom, they're usually pretty small. The hen was particularly young/small, the jake, about typical. Didn't see any toms in the flock. I've never tried smoking...
Forum: Black Powder
10-09-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By donw

Thanks! It is the CVA Turkey Extra Full that came...

Thanks! It is the CVA Turkey Extra Full that came with the barrel. That gun has been one of my best purchases. It is my workhorse--I use the 50 cal barrel for elk & javelina. I believe the 50/frame...
Forum: Black Powder
10-08-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By donw

Thanks, Cayugad, Luckily, in the Fall, we can...

Thanks, Cayugad,
Luckily, in the Fall, we can shoot either.
Forum: Black Powder
10-08-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,091
Posted By donw

Frontier, nice stories and deer. When I was...

Frontier, nice stories and deer. When I was growing up I lived and hunted in NM with my dad sometimes in the Lincoln National Forrest near Weed and some in the Capitan Mountains. Do you mind telling...
Forum: Black Powder
10-08-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By donw

A Fall turkey(s) ML two-fer-one

Sunday morning about 8:00, one shot, 2 kills! My hunting buddy and I walked up on a flock of about 10, and I aimed my muzzle loading shotgun at this jake's neck at about 25 or 30 yards. At the...
Forum: Black Powder
03-07-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,060
Posted By donw

BH209 should be more on the power order of T7...

BH209 should be more on the power order of T7 than Pyro, which is weaker than both.
And yes, it is worth the extra pounding in my rifle. When I'm shooting at game, I really do not even feel the...
Forum: Black Powder
03-07-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,060
Posted By donw

Good to hear we're not loosing it! I think you...

Good to hear we're not loosing it! I think you are the only other one I've heard say that.
Forum: Black Powder
03-07-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,060
Posted By donw

That amazes me you'd say that about T7. I agree...

That amazes me you'd say that about T7.
I agree with the scope thing!
Forum: Black Powder
03-07-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,060
Posted By donw

I guess I should break out my chrony. I've...

I guess I should break out my chrony. I've measured 108 gr. T7 at around 1850 ft/s, I believe. It's just a pain to lug it all out in the desert and set it up. I'm pretty sure the BH209 web site...
Forum: Black Powder
03-07-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,060
Posted By donw

By volume (using 70 gr. weight = 100 gr. volume)...

By volume (using 70 gr. weight = 100 gr. volume) and then weighing.
Forum: Black Powder
03-07-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,060
Posted By donw

BH209 and recoil

My hunting buddy and I both recently switched over to BH209. We'd both been using T7 2F for years and independently sited our rifles in with BH209 this year before our javelina hunt. My buddy has a...
Forum: Black Powder
02-08-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By donw

Thanks Gobler. Looks like we'll be heading out...

Thanks Gobler. Looks like we'll be heading out again Monday morning. I'd at least like to see Gordy's son Jon get one, as it would be his first "big" game score.
Forum: Black Powder
02-07-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By donw

Thanks, cayugad, I'm kind of addicted to javelina...

Thanks, cayugad, I'm kind of addicted to javelina hunting because of that thrill of stalking and getting in close. I love elk hunting here, too (particularly for the meat they provide!), but javelina...
Forum: Black Powder
02-07-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By donw

I do think we are blessed in AZ with a lot of...

I do think we are blessed in AZ with a lot of national and BLM land...and well managed game harvesting. I frankly can't imagine living where one has to have a hunting lease just to hunt (my apologies...
Forum: Black Powder
02-07-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By donw

Thanks, TSe7en! We think there is Irish in my...

Thanks, TSe7en! We think there is Irish in my blood lines..somewhere way back.
Forum: Black Powder
02-07-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By donw

Ron, you are right that prep is key. I try to...

Ron, you are right that prep is key. I try to skin it as soon as I can, and the scent gland comes off with the skin. Also, I think it matters if any of the gut was punctured. Interestingly, of the 5...
Forum: Black Powder
02-06-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By donw

PS. Ron, Thanks for the breach plug, its working...

PS. Ron, Thanks for the breach plug, its working great for the BH209!
Forum: Black Powder
02-06-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By donw

Yeah, I didn't get much meat--I think most of the...

Yeah, I didn't get much meat--I think most of the weight is in their head and guts! The only way to cook them we've found is a curry dish. Tried the BBQ, etc, but doesn't hide the muskie taste.
Forum: Black Powder
02-06-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By donw

Thanks Sabot and Grouse. We had a GREAT day. This...

Thanks Sabot and Grouse. We had a GREAT day. This is javelina #5 for me --2 with handgun and 3 with muzzleloader. I have so much fun locating and trying to get close to them. My typical shot before...
Forum: Black Powder
02-06-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By donw

Opening day javelina...and BH209 fouled barrel would not have even mattered!

So I got up around 5:00 this morning and met my hunting buddy, Gordy and his son, Jon to drive to out in the desert before the sun rose...but fate would change that, as we had a flat on my ATV...
Forum: Black Powder
02-04-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,432
Posted By donw

That is a very interesting idea! Man, there's...

That is a very interesting idea! Man, there's just too many variables--my head is spinning!
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