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Forum: Black Powder
11-08-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,872
Posted By slowr1der

I have many of the popular scopes in this price...

I have many of the popular scopes in this price range and the only ones I've had any problems out of have been the Leupold VX-I. I've had a couple and everyone I've used has had to go back to Leopold...
Forum: Black Powder
11-08-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,872
Posted By slowr1der

I have many of the popular scopes in this price...

I have many of the popular scopes in this price range and the only ones I've had any problems out of have been the Leupold VX-I. I've had a couple and everyone I've used has had to go back to Leopold...
Forum: Black Powder
01-19-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,269
Posted By slowr1der

I was almost out last hunting season and had 12...

I was almost out last hunting season and had 12 bullets to last me the whole season. I actually had a box of 50, I couldn't find which is why I didn't order more as I thought I had those. I ended up...
01-18-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,012
Posted By slowr1der

Unlike many of the guys here I prefer higher...

Unlike many of the guys here I prefer higher powered scopes. I've really gotten away from 3-9's, although my main hunting rifle does still wear one. I think it's mostly a personal preference. To me...
Forum: Gunsmithing
01-18-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,226
Posted By slowr1der

I agree with this. My hunting buddy bought one to...

I agree with this. My hunting buddy bought one to replace an old 1100 Magnum and this thing has had nothing but problems. It jams all the time. He ended up setting it in the gun cabinet and going...
Forum: Black Powder
01-18-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,132
Posted By slowr1der

Where to get a stock for a White?

A friend has a White muzzle loader. He says it's a Lighting model, but an online search reveals that may not be true as I don't see a Lighting model in 50 caliber listed. I only see a shotgun listed...
Forum: Reloading
12-11-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,477
Posted By slowr1der

Out of those choices my favorite is also...

Out of those choices my favorite is also Winchester, but Lapua is also great if you are willing to pay the price. I've been buying it lately.
12-11-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,530
Posted By slowr1der

The Simmons 22 Mag Scopes get a ton of great...

The Simmons 22 Mag Scopes get a ton of great reviews over on Rimfire Central. Do I think they are the greatest scope out there? No, but they are decent for a rimfire. If you can find an older...
12-11-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,149
Posted By slowr1der

I'm not a fan of Bushnell anything, but imo the...

I'm not a fan of Bushnell anything, but imo the Trophy XLT is a 10x better scope than a Banner. For $4 more it's the way to go. That said, I'd buy a used Burris Fullfield II or Vortex for slightly...
Forum: Black Powder
11-20-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 680
Posted By slowr1der

Speer .452 Deep Curls

I've been shooting the .452 Speer 300 grain Deep Curls for a couple of years now. This year, I thought I had an extra box of them, but found out a few days before our season started that I didn't. I...
Forum: Guns
11-12-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By slowr1der

Yep, RCBS is good to go. You paid $50 to ship a...

Yep, RCBS is good to go. You paid $50 to ship a set of dies though? Holy cow.
07-30-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,676
Posted By slowr1der

Burris FFII, E1, or the Vortex Diamondback are...

Burris FFII, E1, or the Vortex Diamondback are the only ones on that list I'd consider, and I've owned quite a few of the others as well.
Forum: Guns
05-08-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,405
Posted By slowr1der

Our local Sportsmans Warehouse has Savage 11's...

Our local Sportsmans Warehouse has Savage 11's with the accu trigger and with a Nikon Prostaff scope for $489. IMO it's the best way to go if you need a scope and gun for under $500. Both will be of...
04-24-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,921
Posted By slowr1der

I have a couple Monarchs that I got good deals...

I have a couple Monarchs that I got good deals on, as well as several Burris FFII's. IMO the FFII's have much much better glass. I do prefer the resettable turrets on the Monarch, but that's the only...
Forum: Reloading
03-20-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,741
Posted By slowr1der

You need an FFL if you are planning to sell your...

You need an FFL if you are planning to sell your reloads. It's also a good idea to have tons of insurance. Not worth it in my opinion.
Forum: Guns
03-20-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,056
Posted By slowr1der

The Savage Axis would be my choice. However, for...

The Savage Axis would be my choice. However, for that price range I think the Ruger American is a better choice.

That said once you step up to the Savage 110/111 with the accu trigger for not all...
02-19-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,602
Posted By slowr1der

What he has isn't the Banner. There are also the...

What he has isn't the Banner. There are also the Sportsmans which are also lower than the Banners and in the $40-50 price range. Then there is this which is even lower. I've never seen them for sale...
02-19-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By slowr1der

Burris Signature Zee rings and a set of quality...

Burris Signature Zee rings and a set of quality Weaver style bases would be my choice too. The Leupold dual dovetail setups are also different, and I'd use the Burris Signature Rings with those too.
02-12-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By slowr1der

I would skip both of those and go with a set of...

I would skip both of those and go with a set of Burris Signature rings. You can get them for a Leupold base or for a Weaver style base. I prefer the Weaver style base, but either will work.
Forum: South
01-14-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,376
Posted By slowr1der

I also would not pay nor support an additional...

I also would not pay nor support an additional charge for hunting on Sunday.

I'd like to see Sunday hunting passed, but I'm also not in favor of passing it only for bow hunters either.
12-31-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,602
Posted By slowr1der

That's the Bushnell that comes on many of the...

That's the Bushnell that comes on many of the cheaper package deal rifles. It doesn't seem to have a model name on it anywhere. Honestly, I wouldn't have given $20 for it. My experience in general...
Forum: Reloading
12-31-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By slowr1der

Out of those three I also prefer Winchester.

Out of those three I also prefer Winchester.
Forum: Optics
12-25-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,560
Posted By slowr1der

Burris FFII would be the best in that price range...

Burris FFII would be the best in that price range IMO. Vortex also has some nice offerings though.
Forum: Guns
12-25-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,342
Posted By slowr1der

LCP with the Laser Max or Crimson Trace gets my...

LCP with the Laser Max or Crimson Trace gets my vote.

That said, the LCP fits my hand better than the Bodyguard, but that doesn't apply to everyone so see which one fits your hand best. They are...
12-25-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By slowr1der

My favorite setup is a quality set of Weaver...

My favorite setup is a quality set of Weaver style bases and Burris Signature Zee rings with the inserts. You can't beat this setup for under $100 IMO. Once you get over $100 there are also some...
12-12-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 13,846
Posted By slowr1der

The one thing I keep reading in this thread is...

The one thing I keep reading in this thread is how dog hunters don't want Sunday hunting because the VDHA opposes it. I'm not sure what makes you all think that all of the dog hunters in VA or even...
12-03-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,293
Posted By slowr1der

The Burris FFII is the best bet in that price...

The Burris FFII is the best bet in that price range imo. I've used many of the popular scopes in that price range, and the FFII is by far the best. The next step up would be a Zeiss Conquest imo.
Forum: Black Powder
11-27-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 866
Posted By slowr1der

Glad to hear you are getting good performance...

Glad to hear you are getting good performance from them. They are definitely a good bullet. As for the price they aren't the most expensive bullet out there by any means, but like I said, I get...
Forum: Black Powder
11-14-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,278
Posted By slowr1der

I love these bullets and have had similar results...

I love these bullets and have had similar results with them.
11-05-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,785
Posted By slowr1der

In another thread he mentioned he doesn't use...

In another thread he mentioned he doesn't use climbers after a bad experience 15 years ago with one. After reading this thread I realized that there is no way possible that he has been hunting for 15...
11-05-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,740
Posted By slowr1der

They are nowhere near a $4-500 scope. I would be...

They are nowhere near a $4-500 scope. I would be surprised if you got over $100 for it. New 3-9 Diamonds go for $140 at SWFA and honestly they are usually a little high.

It should be comparable to...
11-03-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,740
Posted By slowr1der

What kind of scope did he have previously?

What kind of scope did he have previously?
11-03-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By slowr1der

There are a couple of Mossberg 500 youth models...

There are a couple of Mossberg 500 youth models that would be a good choice. I prefer the 500 to the 870, but I know not everyone does. If was to get another 870, it would be a used older one.
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11-02-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,524
Posted By slowr1der

+2. This is the perfect time to invest in a...

+2. This is the perfect time to invest in a climber.
11-02-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,623
Posted By slowr1der

I'd chuck those rings and go for the Burris...

I'd chuck those rings and go for the Burris Signature Rings. Then if you have to shim it, instead of half assing it, you can use the offset inserts.

That said, there was an issue with some of the...
11-02-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,524
Posted By slowr1der

This is a very good point. I didn't mention this....

This is a very good point. I didn't mention this. because I had assumed since he mentioned a rifle he had a capable rifle, but that may not be the case.
11-02-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,524
Posted By slowr1der

Not to be rude, but you have no idea what you are...

Not to be rude, but you have no idea what you are talking about.
11-02-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,524
Posted By slowr1der

If you are trying to learn so you can shoot him...

If you are trying to learn so you can shoot him in the next week or two you should probably abandon the idea and work on getting in closer for a shot.
11-02-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,524
Posted By slowr1der

Well, many quality rangefinders will range quite...

Well, many quality rangefinders will range quite a bit further than 400 yards. So if you want to rely on a simple solution, you may want to upgrade your rangefinder.

If you don't care about using...
Forum: Black Powder
11-01-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By slowr1der

I don't personally own an Omega, but I have a...

I don't personally own an Omega, but I have a couple of hunting buddies with them and I've handled them. I've never had much of a problem getting to the hammer. The hammer is fairly short on them, so...
11-01-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,661
Posted By slowr1der

I also believe this as well. The first time I...

I also believe this as well. The first time I ever used a call, I had a nice 8 pointer come in about 45 minutes after I sat down. I thought, wow this thing is awesome. However, once he got into the...
Forum: Black Powder
10-31-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,695
Posted By slowr1der

Hmm, maybe I better wait until I hear back from...

Hmm, maybe I better wait until I hear back from them and talk to them about it then. Did they list this on their site? I must have overlooked it as I couldn't find it on there when I looked.

I...
Forum: Black Powder
10-31-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,695
Posted By slowr1der

Thank you soo much. Looks like I know which one...

Thank you soo much. Looks like I know which one to order then. Brownells lists them in .020",.030", and .060". So it looks like I know which one to order now.

I am out of town this week, and...
Forum: Black Powder
10-31-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,695
Posted By slowr1der

Well, I see Brownells carries the replacement...

Well, I see Brownells carries the replacement rods. Now I just need to know the size. Does anyone have a Genesis where they could measure the size? I am out of town so am unable to measure this one.
Forum: Black Powder
10-31-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,695
Posted By slowr1der

Thanks guys. I called Traditions and they told me...

Thanks guys. I called Traditions and they told me that I would have to contact Williams. I called Williams and got a voice mail for their site department. I'm hoping to hear back from them.

In the...
Forum: Black Powder
10-31-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,695
Posted By slowr1der

Which Traditions model is the same as the...

Which Traditions model is the same as the Genesis? Or should I just tell them that it's a Genesis and hope they know which one is needed? Thanks.
Forum: Black Powder
10-30-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,695
Posted By slowr1der

Anyone know where to get a front sight for a Remington Genesis?

A friend has my old Remington Genesis and the front fiber optic sight broke. Not the whole sight, but just the fiber optic bar. I'm not sure if you can just replace that or have to do the whole...
10-30-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,527
Posted By slowr1der

The 10/22 is my choice as well. It may not be the...

The 10/22 is my choice as well. It may not be the most accurate out of the box, but they are accurate enough for general plinking, hunting, etc. Put a VQ extractor in and they are extremely reliable....
Forum: Guns
10-28-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By slowr1der

If you want an honest opinion, you bought a piece...

If you want an honest opinion, you bought a piece of junk.

However, if you just want to shoot half a box of shells a year through it shooting a couple of deer, it will likely last you quite a...
10-28-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,609
Posted By slowr1der

The Burris FFII is better than the majority of...

The Burris FFII is better than the majority of the other scopes mentioned here. IMO it's the way to go until you step up the Zeiss Conquest.
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