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Forum: Black Powder
11-04-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,426
Posted By westbrooklawn

Cayugad - thanks for the reassurance that the...

Cayugad - thanks for the reassurance that the open breech design is OK. The bolt housing doesn't have a notch for the bolt handle... the bolt handle slides in a straight cutout in the bolt...
Forum: Black Powder
11-04-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,426
Posted By westbrooklawn

When I looked at his post I realized that some...

When I looked at his post I realized that some words had been edited with ***'s... find it hard to believe that a gun forum would edit out the words c o c k e d and c o c k.... pretty common terms...
Forum: Black Powder
11-04-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,426
Posted By westbrooklawn

CVA Eclipse Question

I just bought a used CVA Eclipse Magnum from a neighbor. I don't have an owners manual for it or a breech plug tool. I was able to get the plug out with a large flat blade screwdriver, and cleaned...
Forum: Guns
11-04-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,590
Posted By westbrooklawn

Went with the Marlin XS7 in .243. Mounted a...

Went with the Marlin XS7 in .243. Mounted a Nikon Monarch 3-9 x 40, boresighted it, and took it to the range. My son's first group from the bench at 50 yds. were all touching in the bull. Went to...
Forum: Reloading
11-04-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By westbrooklawn

Thanks... now I need to decide what brand of dies...

Thanks... now I need to decide what brand of dies I want to buy... RCBS and Redding aren't that much difference in price (maybe $20)...
Forum: Reloading
11-03-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By westbrooklawn

Help getting back in reloading

I used to load .270 and .308 way back (about 40 years ago), but then got out of rifle reloading and did a lot more pistol reloading with a Dillon SDB that I bought used. I still have a nice powder...
11-01-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By westbrooklawn

Rougemont, Orange County, private property -...

Rougemont, Orange County, private property - crossbow this year during bow season, T/C Omega during muzzleloader, and Browning A-bolt .243 for the rest of the season.
Forum: Black Powder
10-29-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By westbrooklawn

I understand your concern, but you do realize...

I understand your concern, but you do realize that any one of those shots = dead deer. I sometimes think we worry too much about covering a dime, when in fact inside a 4" circle will work just fine....
10-19-2010, 03:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,448
Posted By westbrooklawn

Sheridan - Great advice... brings me back to my...

Sheridan - Great advice... brings me back to my original question about if it could be a scope defect. I will try to get someone to measure while I hold the scope in position (kind of hard to do...
10-18-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,448
Posted By westbrooklawn

Thanks for the info... I didn't even know there...

Thanks for the info... I didn't even know there was such a thing as extension rings... I think that would give me the adjustment I need.
10-18-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,448
Posted By westbrooklawn

Eye Relief Problems

I just bought a Nikon Monarch 3-9 x 40 on sale at Dick's for $199. Planned to use it to replace Burris Fullfield II, which I was going to transfer to a new gun I bought my son. When I mounted the...
Forum: Guns
10-16-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,590
Posted By westbrooklawn

Jacob, thanks for the comments... I had already...

Jacob, thanks for the comments... I had already ruled out used rifles for a couple of reasons. The gun shops in my area tend to price used Remingtons, Brownings, Rugers, etc. MUCH higher than the the...
Forum: Guns
10-16-2010, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,590
Posted By westbrooklawn

Marlin XS7 or Savage Edge

I've done a lot of research on entry level rifles for my grown son. Whitetail hunting with mostly under 100yd. shots, maybe an occasional 150yd. shot. I have narrowed it down to the Marlin XS7 or the...
12-06-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By westbrooklawn

How long is refrigerated meat good?

I remember growing up in NY state, that deer were often hung for up to a week before they were skinned and butchered. I have also read that several people butcher their deer and keep it in coolers...
08-26-2008, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,670
Posted By westbrooklawn

Banana bait

A couple of years ago someone posted a recipe for a bait made out of old bananas, rock salt, vanilla, and I don't know what else. I can't find it using the search function. Does anyone know this...
09-14-2006, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,008
Posted By westbrooklawn

Doves after opening day

I have just gotten into dove hunting in the last few years. Opening day is a great time... both for the fellowship and the usually good number of birds flying. Myself and friends usually hunt opening...
08-31-2006, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,621
Posted By westbrooklawn

RE: NC Dove hunting

Try going to www.ncwildlife.org and check out the public game land dove field locations. The public fields are managed really well and lots of folks have good luck there.

You might also want to...
07-21-2006, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 87,809
Posted By westbrooklawn

Best 12 ga. shot shell for dove...

OK... I know this has been hashed around before, and I've already gone through the search mode. But things do change and the manufacturers come out with new loads, shells, etc.

The question:
...
07-21-2006, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,371
Posted By westbrooklawn

RE: Anyone looking forward to Dove Hunting??

Can't wait!!! Dove season in NC opens at noon on the first day... we always have a gang together to cook for lunch and swap stories before we hit the field. Afterwards we usually will charcoal grill...
Forum: Black Powder
11-08-2005, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By westbrooklawn

Stock removal affect scope sighting?

I removed the synthetic stock on my TC stainless Omega last night to facilitate cleaning. Since the scope remains on the barrel, I know that theroretically it shouldn't disturb the sighting of the...
Forum: Black Powder
11-08-2005, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By westbrooklawn

RE: Thanks 2 U all !!

Great job! That's also a nice long shot with the ML. You should be very confident of your ML's capability after that experience.
Forum: Black Powder
11-07-2005, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By westbrooklawn

Succcess with the ML!

I posted in the deer hunting section, but thought this would also be of interest in the Blackpowder forum.

Muzzleloader season for my North Carolina Region opened on Saturday, but I wasn't able...
11-07-2005, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By westbrooklawn

Success with the ML!

Muzzleloader season for my North Carolina Region opened on Saturday, but I wasn't able to get out until this morning. In my stand at 5:30, and got to watch a great sunrise. The squirrels were active...
11-03-2005, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By westbrooklawn

RE: first deer/last year

Nice write-up... congratulations!

The thing that impressed me is that you took the initiative to get in the woods, set up, make the shot, gut your animal, etc., all without a whole lot of...
Forum: Black Powder
11-02-2005, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,073
Posted By westbrooklawn

RE: I'm getting frustrated!!!

When I got my Omega I took some great advice from cayugad and started with a load of 85g loose T7 and a 250g spire tip shockwave. I am grouping at about 2" at 100 yds. with that load. I tried other...
11-02-2005, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,662
Posted By westbrooklawn

RE: rut schedules

http://www.tracker-outdoors.com/state_rut_dates.htm
Forum: Black Powder
10-31-2005, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By westbrooklawn

RE: expected accuracy?

Danny -

Your groups sound very good. I was at the range today with my Omega SS Syn, and was shooting around a 2.5" group at 100 yds. with 250 gr spire tip shockwaves and 85 gr of T7. I know I...
10-30-2005, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,689
Posted By westbrooklawn

RE: deer scent ?

Doctor Death -

I think you are probably right. As a kid growing up in upstate NY we didn't have scents, we didn't wash our clothes a certain way, we didn't spray ourselves with scent block, etc....
10-30-2005, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,689
Posted By westbrooklawn

RE: deer scent ?

Not sure about doe urine, etc., but I have some Tinks redfox pee left from last year and I emailed Tinks. Their reply was that it would be fine to use again this year if it had been capped tight. I...
10-27-2005, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By westbrooklawn

RE: .243 bullet choice

Solitary -

Glad you found the referenced post helpful. I realized you were handloading, but still felt the discussion of "best factory .243" would be helpful because it gave some good practical...
10-26-2005, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By westbrooklawn

RE: .243 bullet choice

Do a search on the topid: Best factory .243 cartridge for whitetail

It has a very good discussion of this issue.

Can anyone tell me how to link to a previous post? If I had know how to do...
Forum: Black Powder
10-18-2005, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,586
Posted By westbrooklawn

RE: ways to reduce recoil on Muzzleloader

I bought a "Limbsaver" recoil padfor my TC Omega... GREAT improvement! I would highly recommend one.
Forum: Black Powder
10-18-2005, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By westbrooklawn

RE: loose powder question.

Cayugad -

I bit the bullet and paid the hazmat fee to get a pound of BM3 (most expensive powder of any kindI ever bought!) It will take me forever to shoot it up... I would be happy to ship you...
Forum: Black Powder
10-18-2005, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By westbrooklawn

RE: loose powder question.

I agree with ijimmy on the Black Mag3... it definitely kicks harder than equal volumes of loose T7, and in my experience it patterned about 2-3" higher at 100yds.

I have found that 85g of loose...
10-18-2005, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 748
Posted By westbrooklawn

Shelf life for Scents

Are scents still good if kept from season to season? I have some fox pee that I used as a cover last year... would it still be good?

I know... many of you will say "go spend another $5 and get...
Forum: Black Powder
10-08-2005, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By westbrooklawn

RE: powder measure

I purchased a brass measure based on the recommendation of the sales person at a gun shop... it has a cut off funnel which works well. However, if I had it to do over again, I would buy a see through...
10-07-2005, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,158
Posted By westbrooklawn

Federal Fusion ammo

Has anyone has any experience with the Federal "Fusion" ammo? Curious as to how it might compare to their "Vital Shock" line.
Forum: Black Powder
09-25-2005, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,062
Posted By westbrooklawn

RE: 85g T7, 245g shockwaves, ballistics?

I'm surprised at the low speed and energy figures... I was always under the impression that when you get under 1000 lbs. energy, the effectiveness as a deer round was not good. Since I plan on...
Forum: Black Powder
09-25-2005, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,062
Posted By westbrooklawn

85g T7, 245g shockwaves, ballistics?

Can anyone give me the ballistics at 100 and 150 yards for 85g of T7 and 245g TC shockwaves out of a TC stainless Omega? Thanks!
Forum: Black Powder
09-25-2005, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,310
Posted By westbrooklawn

T7 vs. Black Mag 3 - my results

Although I am truly a "newbie" I thought I would pass on my experience for what it's worth.

I had developed a good load of 85g T7 and 245g shockwaves for my new TC stainless Omega. I finally got...
08-25-2005, 07:38 PM
08-25-2005, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 17,034
Posted By westbrooklawn

RE: Best factory .243 cartridge for whitetail

nchawkeye -

Great write-up... that is the kind of information I was looking for!!! Where are you in NC? Do you have any lease opportunities on those Eastern NC family farms? I have just gotten...
08-25-2005, 05:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 17,034
Posted By westbrooklawn

RE: Best factory .243 cartridge for whitetail

Thanks for the input... I always thought 85g was a little small for deer, but apparently not.

Anyone else have feedback on their favorite .243?

Thanks in advance.
08-24-2005, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 17,034
Posted By westbrooklawn

Best factory .243 cartridge for whitetail

OK guys... don't want to know a better caliber, don't want to know why the .243 isn't a good deer cartridge, don't want to start the old .243 pissin contest.

Simply want to know (from...
Forum: Black Powder
08-22-2005, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,525
Posted By westbrooklawn

RE: Bushnell Banner scope question

Cayugad -

Thanks for the feedback. I have tried both Natchezss and dnr, and they are both out of stock with no answer as to when they will have more. I will check the bushnell forum.
Forum: Black Powder
08-22-2005, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 930
Posted By westbrooklawn

RE: Need help choosing an in-line muzzleloader

Abaron -

I went through the same thing you are going through. I chose to go with the T/C Omega in stainless and black synthetic. I finally got to the range today, and I am VERY pleased. The gun...
Forum: Black Powder
08-22-2005, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,525
Posted By westbrooklawn

Bushnell Banner scope question

I have decided to put a Bushnell Banner Dusk to Dawn scope on my T/C Omega. The official Bushnell site lists two 3-9x40 Banner scopes that are "Great for muzzleloaders or centerfire rifles." One is...
Forum: Black Powder
08-22-2005, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By westbrooklawn

Finally got to the range with my T/C Omega!

I am brand new to M/L, and finally got to the range today with my new T/C Omega, SST/Syn. Shooting with open sites from the bench, at 50 yds. I was able to group in the 2" range with a few fliers,...
Forum: Black Powder
08-18-2005, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,008
Posted By westbrooklawn

RE: Full house tonight!!

Hi Herman...

I'm in Durham. I haven't had a chance to check yet, but I'm going to be looking to converse with other M/L folks in this area..
Forum: Black Powder
08-18-2005, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,008
Posted By westbrooklawn

RE: Full house tonight!!

Hi... Dick here from NorthCarolina. I am brand new to muzzle loading. I just got my rifle... a T/C Omega, and I haven't even had a chance to get it to the range yet.

My main reason for getting...
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