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04-17-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

This is a secondhand story from my duck group,...

This is a secondhand story from my duck group, more mildly amusing than funny.

During the season before last, some of my group invited a buddy who'd never been duck hunting before. They were...
01-12-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

Just wanted to throw my 2 cents in since I work...

Just wanted to throw my 2 cents in since I work at an agricultural technology company that specializes in drones.

I think you've got a pretty sweet setup. We haven't messed with Autel drones yet,...
Forum: Black Powder
01-05-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

Don't know if they make a BH 209 specific breech...

Don't know if they make a BH 209 specific breech plug for the Encore, but I use the standard one in mine with no troubles. Try to press the bullet down onto the powder charge with a fair amount of...
12-29-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,600
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

Too bad you probably don’t live near me. My...

Too bad you probably don’t live near me. My local store has a Weatherby Vanguard Synthetic S2 in 30-06 on the used rack for a good price. Maybe it’s because I grew up shooting a Vanguard, but they...
Forum: Guns
12-27-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

Seconded. Just don't configure one into an SBR...

Seconded. Just don't configure one into an SBR and you're fine.
Forum: Black Powder
12-27-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

They did. If you want one nowadays, the pistol...

They did. If you want one nowadays, the pistol barrels still pop up on Ebay and Gunbroker occasionally. Bullberry and MGM both produce custom muzzleloader barrels in pistol lengths if you want a...
Forum: Black Powder
12-26-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

Yes, a pistol frame can have any length barrel...

Yes, a pistol frame can have any length barrel attached when in a pistol configuration.
Forum: Black Powder
12-25-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

You're right, but for the wrong reasons. I'll...

You're right, but for the wrong reasons. I'll explain:



Short answer: Yes, as long as you have a pistol grip on the frame.

Long answer: The Encore/Pro Hunter is classified as a firearm, not...
12-21-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

Great job! It's not easy getting one with a...

Great job! It's not easy getting one with a handgun!
12-20-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

Sighting it in at 35 yards wouldn't make much of...

Sighting it in at 35 yards wouldn't make much of a difference in point of impact at 125. Running a few sample loads through a ballistic calculator, the worst one is only 1.2" off at 125 when sighted...
Forum: Guns
12-20-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

Yes and no. The rear screw hole is positioned...

Yes and no. The rear screw hole is positioned the same on the both the pistol and rifle barrels, but the front screw hole on a rifle barrel and forend is farther forward because the rifle forends...
12-20-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,525
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

I'm a fan of the 270. A good quality 130 grain...

I'm a fan of the 270. A good quality 130 grain load that your rifle shoots accurately will handle everything you mentioned, at all the ranges you mentioned.
Forum: Off Season
11-30-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

The thing about science fiction and fantasy,...

The thing about science fiction and fantasy, which is often lumped in with sci-fi, is that no matter the story, they take place in another "world", and as such, you have to establish good...
11-24-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

Congrats to the young huntress!

Congrats to the young huntress!
11-24-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

Thanks guys! They certainly make a...

Thanks guys!



They certainly make a difference. Between the sheer mass of the gun, the efficient brake, and a Pachmayr grip, I'd say the 460 is only somewhat more felt recoil than my 44 Magnum...
11-23-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

Back when I had the scope on the Optima, I could...

Back when I had the scope on the Optima, I could shoot 2" groups at 100 yards easily off a steady rest. I calculated that the load I was using was good to about 150 yards, and if I could rest off a...
11-23-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

Smile Got an 8-point with my 460 S&W Encore pistol!

Seeing as we're not meeting in person at my workplace again this week, this morning dawned with me in the hay bale blind overlooking the killing field. Opening weekend was a bit of a bust, with...
Forum: Black Powder
11-19-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

CVA Optima pistol. Since building the Encore as...

CVA Optima pistol. Since building the Encore as my main muzzleloading pistol, I got a set of open sights for it and carry it in a chest holster for closer range or free handed shots. The load was...
Forum: Black Powder
11-18-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

200 grain XPB recovered from a buck

Yesterday morning, I managed to kill my first deer with a muzzleloader handgun. I unfortunately had to hit him with a followup shot with my backup pistol, but unlike the 225 grain Powerbelt from my...
11-18-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,292
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

I've considered this in the past. If I lived in...

I've considered this in the past. If I lived in a state that did not allow rifles for deer hunting, and if I wasn't a handgun hunter, I'd go with a muzzleloader over a slug gun. Besides the fact...
Forum: Guns
11-17-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

Pretty neat! There aren't many .277 options out...

Pretty neat! There aren't many .277 options out there. Hopefully this one will stick.
11-17-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

I've tried some of those electronic earmuffs. ...

I've tried some of those electronic earmuffs. Didn't really care for them all that much. The white noise was irritating after a while, and they only enhanced sounds in the direction the mics were...
11-17-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

Great job, guys!

Great job, guys!
11-17-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,822
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

Good luck!

Good luck!
11-17-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

First muzzleloader pistol kill - 9 point buck

It's been a long time coming, but I finally managed to get a deer with a muzzleloading pistol.

In my efforts to increase my effective range during muzzleloader season, I traded off my factory...
Forum: Politics
10-27-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

The Notorious ACB :)

The Notorious ACB :)
Forum: Off Season
10-23-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,784
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

Just going to clarify some things for those who...

Just going to clarify some things for those who don't know what happened. Although I didn't comment on it, I saw the original post and picture over on the “Guns” forum before it was edited and...
Forum: Politics
10-21-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

Biden campaign: "Federal law does more to protect ducks than children"

I don't post much political stuff, but I couldn't resist sharing something I just read today. According to Biden, "Federal law does more to protect ducks than children" based on the notion that...
10-14-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,822
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

Just thought of another topic I thought I should...

Just thought of another topic I thought I should mention:

This is the "proper" grip for shooting handguns:...
10-14-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,822
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

What caliber is it? Make sure you're using a...

What caliber is it?

Make sure you're using a consistent grip. Whether its firm, loose, or somewhere in between, just make sure you hold it the exact same each time.
09-30-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,540
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

Most of the area is a patchwork of smallish to...

Most of the area is a patchwork of smallish to medium sized row crop fields divided by irregular patches of woods and creek bottoms and fairly flat with short, gentle hills. I tend to stick to the...
09-28-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,540
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

How far away should I park a ranger/utv when coyote hunting?

I have permission to hunt coyotes over 700 acres of mostly adjacent properties. Since getting around to various locations to set up different stands takes time, I often use a Polaris Ranger to get...
Forum: Reloading
08-28-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

I've only had two guns that had hang fires, both...

I've only had two guns that had hang fires, both of which I had borrowed and both of which had clearly not been taken care of as well as they should have been. The first one was a muzzleloader my...
Forum: Guns
08-28-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,992
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

Are the "short magnums" dead?

The Winchester Short Magnums (270, 7mm, 300, 325), the Winchester Super Short Magnums (223, 243, 25), the Remington Short Action Ultra Magnums (7mm, 300), and the Ruger Compact Magnums (300 and 338)...
Forum: Politics
08-27-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,690
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

For one, technologies developed from NASA...

For one, technologies developed from NASA research are quite common. Odds are, you've reaped the benefit of research resulting from space travel:...
Forum: Politics
08-27-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,690
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

Well, the Russian Soyuz was available to get...

Well, the Russian Soyuz was available to get astronauts into orbit and had a remarkable safety record, and regardless of our governments' leaders butting heads, both the American and Russian space...
Forum: Off Season
08-17-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

Seriously though, block access to India and China...

Seriously though, block access to India and China IPs and most of those will be gone.
Forum: Off Season
08-17-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

I'm doing my part! :D

I'm doing my part! :D
Forum: Reloading
08-12-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,052
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

I had something similar happen with my 270. I...

I had something similar happen with my 270. I distinctly remembered my cousin shooting a 3-shot group with all the bullets nearly on top of each other at 50 yards to the extent we had trouble...
Forum: Off Season
08-09-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

If you like space stuff, you should really try...

If you like space stuff, you should really try out the video game Kerbal Space Program. You get to build and fly any rocket, spaceplane, probe, or space station you can think to create.
Forum: Guns
08-02-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

I've seen the Shotkam duck hunting videos on...

I've seen the Shotkam duck hunting videos on Youtube. Pretty darn cool, but not cool enough to drop ~$600 on.
Forum: Off Season
07-31-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

Earlier this year, I bought up a bunch of 32 S&W...

Earlier this year, I bought up a bunch of 32 S&W brass and bullets for cheap so I can reload some practice rounds as inexpensively as possible for my 327. At the time I thought I went a bit...
Forum: Guns
07-31-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,520
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

"If you run an American gun company into...

"If you run an American gun company into bankruptcy during a pandemic where gun sales are through the roof, you shouldn’t be able to be C Suite at any company ever again." -Some guy on some website
Forum: South
07-24-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 823
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

I don't bowhunt anymore, but my boss has a farm...

I don't bowhunt anymore, but my boss has a farm in Crockett County, which is in Unit CWD and open to at least muzzleloaders during the velvet hunt. Might ask him for permission and see if I can get...
07-24-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,238
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

Here's the story of my favorite deer hunt I've...

Here's the story of my favorite deer hunt I've ever been on. I know it's a bit long, but I hope you enjoy it. It's the tale of how my sister, Summer, killed her biggest buck ever, the second biggest...
Forum: Off Season
07-24-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,383
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

I'm a semi-professional photographer as part of...

I'm a semi-professional photographer as part of my job, although that entails almost exclusively drone photography, and I consider myself just within the "not incompetent" category when it comes to...
Forum: Guns
07-24-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

Before I got into handgun hunting, I had a dream...

Before I got into handgun hunting, I had a dream whitetail rifle. It wasn't the one I started out hunting with (that honor goes to my late great-grandfather's Marlin Model 336 30-30), but it's the...
Forum: Black Powder
07-23-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

That's one of the benefits to using 35 caliber...

That's one of the benefits to using 35 caliber bullets: there are many, many options to try out and choose from. I'm looking into the 140 grain XPB, the 158 and 180 grain XTPs, and possibly the Speer...
Forum: Black Powder
07-21-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

35 caliber saboted bullets in a 45 caliber muzzleloader?

This season, I've decided to upgrade my muzzleloader season setup. Matchgrademachine has recently begun offering 45 caliber muzzleloader barrels in both rifle and handgun length for the Encore. It...
Forum: Reloading
07-21-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By TN Lone Wolf

It's pretty much the same as loading for a rifle....

It's pretty much the same as loading for a rifle. The big exceptions for handgunners are Hodgdon H110 and Winchester 296, which tend to perform best at maximum or near maximum loads.
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