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Forum: Black Powder
04-26-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By lemoyne

sounds like it might be a survival weapon.

sounds like it might be a survival weapon.
Forum: Black Powder
04-19-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,995
Posted By lemoyne

What velocity range is recommended for the 1/20...

What velocity range is recommended for the 1/20 twist.?
Forum: Black Powder
02-28-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By lemoyne

Did you try ...

Did you try
https://www.harvestermuzzleloading.com/index.php/products/sabots
I can not get MMP to shoot near as well.
Forum: Black Powder
02-16-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By lemoyne

I have a set easy outs and the smallest one has...

I have a set easy outs and the smallest one has extracted nipples for me with out drilling them first.
Forum: Black Powder
01-22-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By lemoyne

Because of after market options and parts...

Because of after market options and parts availability I would go with the rem.
Forum: Black Powder
01-21-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By lemoyne

A flintlock is to frustrating for a beginner, a...

A flintlock is to frustrating for a beginner, a side lock , say a Hawken or Renegade would be where I would start also they are excellent hunting weapons, I have taken a number of black bear and my...
Forum: Crossbows
01-17-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,209
Posted By lemoyne

Muley, my 440 went from 442 to 417 when I bought...

Muley, my 440 went from 442 to 417 when I bought it and they checked it at the archery shop, The 350 grin that came with it checked 442 the hunting arrows I normally use 440 grains clocked at 417...
Forum: Crossbows
11-01-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,117
Posted By lemoyne

If there is nothing wrong with the string...

If there is nothing wrong with the string re-serving would be a practical answer. The information and material needed is on the internet or and good bow shop should do it.
Forum: Black Powder
09-30-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,332
Posted By lemoyne

Do You think they will survive ?

Do You think they will survive ?
Forum: Black Powder
07-29-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By lemoyne

I have shot several deer with them ,one at 20...

I have shot several deer with them ,one at 20 yds. one at 35 and one at 86. they all were hit ib both lungs over the top of the heart ,the two close ones dropped in 20 yds. or less the 86 run about...
Forum: Black Powder
07-27-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By lemoyne

The 200 gr. XTP was the only 200 gr. I tried that...

The 200 gr. XTP was the only 200 gr. I tried that would not shoot accurately in mine.
Forum: Black Powder
07-27-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By lemoyne

Bronko,I have a 45 Encore, it shoots a gong a bit...

Bronko,I have a 45 Encore, it shoots a gong a bit over 6 inches in diameter at 250 yds. with real consistence when I don't mess up [it is the longest range I have available] the load I use is 120 gr...
Forum: Crossbows
06-07-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,209
Posted By lemoyne

to each his own ,I use 450 grin arrows in my...

to each his own ,I use 450 grin arrows in my crossbows because it reduces the stress and I am less liable to have problems, I admit that at 350 or better [my xbow] they will pass through a 300lb plus...
Forum: Crossbows
05-02-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,453
Posted By lemoyne

There are a few things to look at; The trigger...

There are a few things to look at;
The trigger pull is very important
be sure you won't have trouble cockling some take a lot of strength unless you get a winch type cocker
depending on strength...
Forum: Crossbows
04-26-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By lemoyne

One of the things a lot of beginners do not...

One of the things a lot of beginners do not realize is the reason for needing pass a through: an arrow kills by massive hemorrhage this takes time during that time an animal runs so you need a blood...
Forum: Crossbows
04-14-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By lemoyne

I have 10 point bows and used both depending on...

I have 10 point bows and used both depending on where and how I plan to hunt/ I have a bracket on my bows that turns the mount so it holds the quiver parallel to the stock. I have tried several back...
Forum: Crossbows
03-12-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By lemoyne

it really depends on what you use it for, most of...

it really depends on what you use it for, most of them will do for target shooting , when it comes to hunting having a nice buck walking around in front of you and you can see him but not the...
Forum: Crossbows
03-10-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By lemoyne

At this time I have 2 Ten point crossbows and a...

At this time I have 2 Ten point crossbows and a hole drawer full of scopes including the ones that came on my 10 point bows and this year I got all my deer with an Excalibur Tac 100 that is at least...
Forum: Black Powder
03-02-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By lemoyne

Polishing sometimes helps, my answer would be set...

Polishing sometimes helps, my answer would be set triggers.
Forum: Black Powder
02-12-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By lemoyne

I go out of town to check on several and often...

I go out of town to check on several and often find some goodies but have been real lucky on the BH 3, years ago I got some at the Walmart right up the street at the end of the hunting season sale...
Forum: Black Powder
02-11-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By lemoyne

Talking Hunting sale

Walmart is sell hunting gear I just bought a years supply of BH for 15 dollars a can. They had enough for another year if I was not going on 83 years I would have bought it all.
Forum: Black Powder
02-06-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By lemoyne

Angry It looks like a bad copy of one of the better...

It looks like a bad copy of one of the better break actions and it loads a shell that looks like a shotgun shell from the breach which makes it a cartridge gun in this state even though the bullet is...
Forum: Black Powder
01-31-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,207
Posted By lemoyne

That or worse is a possibility. They cold limit...

That or worse is a possibility. They cold limit us to shotguns with only buckshot.
Forum: Black Powder
01-30-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,207
Posted By lemoyne

Brokno, , my though is that when we get to the...

Brokno, , my though is that when we get to the point that the fps equal or pass a mid range rifle like the 30-30 somebody will notice and then the restrictions [like stick the inlines in the rifle...
Forum: Black Powder
01-29-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,207
Posted By lemoyne

As far as the N fire is concerned I think the are...

As far as the N fire is concerned I think the are looking for the one a minute customer.
As for the innovation that are real improvements I love them. But if they develop to much range there will be...
Forum: Black Powder
01-12-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,494
Posted By lemoyne

I have had one since back when the Renegades...

I have had one since back when the Renegades first came out they really hold up well.
Forum: Black Powder
01-12-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,369
Posted By lemoyne

I would look at that very carefully, taking the...

I would look at that very carefully, taking the bottom off may not change where it seats, the threads may be seating on the outside and may have to be extended to let it turn in father.
Forum: Crossbows
09-28-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By lemoyne

Two things: if you brush it in real good the...

Two things:
if you brush it in real good the deer don't spot it near as easy.
I find a tripod is a real big help for precise shooting so I bought 3 of the low priced plastic fold up ones took them...
Forum: Black Powder
09-27-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By lemoyne

I used a 54 PRB with excellent results. .535...

I used a 54 PRB with excellent results.
.535 ball
ticking patch
130 grains RS Pyrodex
09-02-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,861
Posted By lemoyne

I STARTED WITH A LONG BOW 72 YEARS A GO I have...

I STARTED WITH A LONG BOW 72 YEARS A GO I have used and made fly right many different kinds of broad head, the different types al have certain advantages. Different ones fit different peoples needs,...
Forum: Crossbows
08-27-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By lemoyne

All it takes is a good bump sometimes the one I...

All it takes is a good bump sometimes the one I had to replace was close to 25 years old and had given good service for many years.
Forum: Crossbows
08-25-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By lemoyne

Your problem may be parallax , I just replaced...

Your problem may be parallax , I just replaced one because of that , I got a Tact 100 because the parallax is set for 30 yards not 100/ the way to check for it is to move your eye around behind the...
07-13-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,804
Posted By lemoyne

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Maybe if nobody open them they would get tired of wasting their time and ours. Lee
07-09-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,804
Posted By lemoyne

They have been a major pain all sign by the same @

They have been a major pain all sign by the same @
Forum: Crossbows
06-06-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,602
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: 14
Views: 3,602
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: 14
Views: 3,602
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: 662
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: 770
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: 13
Views: 1,934
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: 2,325
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: 346
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: 3,804
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: 2,484
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: 872
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: 1,213
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: 17
Views: 2,794
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: 1,259
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: 1,259
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: 345
Posted By lemoyne

What group size do you get on paper?

What group size do you get on paper?
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