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Forum: Reloading
02-03-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,077
Posted By BTM

[QUOTE=Big Uncle;4350791]Isn't that 45 Auto one...

[QUOTE=Big Uncle;4350791]Isn't that 45 Auto one of those new "flavor of the month" cartridges? I would worry that it would lack popularity, or prove to be total ineffective, and not be around very...
Forum: Technical
12-25-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By BTM

Do whatever it takes to get the best accuracy. I...

Do whatever it takes to get the best accuracy. I added weight upfront in your situation, but perhaps you won't need to. Start tinkering; that's half the fun of being an archer! :)
08-08-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By BTM

I couldn't agree more, Oldtimr. Benjamin should...

I couldn't agree more, Oldtimr. Benjamin should call it what it really is: Arrowgun.
Forum: Guns
07-22-2017, 03:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 34,870
Posted By BTM

Yes indeed.

Yes indeed.
Forum: Guns
06-24-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 34,870
Posted By BTM

Agreed! This subject is oft-debated and there...

Agreed! This subject is oft-debated and there are no solid, 100%-right-everytime answers. As for me, based on my experience with hogs and my .454, I'd rather use pepper spray because a yard-wide...
04-15-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,374
Posted By BTM

Whatever knife you get, don't get it in camo...

Whatever knife you get, don't get it in camo unless you want to lose it (or spend half of your gutting time looking for it). Bright orange for me!
03-11-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,434
Posted By BTM

I just posted the following on another thread: ...

I just posted the following on another thread:




FWIW I recently bought my GF a Patriot in .243. $500 OTD with a 3-9x scope.


With inexpensive Herters ammo (Sellier and...
03-11-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,198
Posted By BTM

FWIW I recently bought my GF a Patriot in .243. ...

FWIW I recently bought my GF a Patriot in .243. $500 OTD with a 3-9x scope.


With inexpensive Herters ammo (Sellier and Bellot?) it put five shots into 3/4" at 100 yards. WooHoo!
02-17-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,527
Posted By BTM

Once I slipped, fell, and the rifle no longer...

Once I slipped, fell, and the rifle no longer would hit within the scope's field of view. Sent it back to Leupold. They checked it out and said it was fine, so I took a second look at the rifle. ...
Forum: Guns
02-04-2017, 06:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,743
Posted By BTM

I can't trust the flimsy lock on my truck's...

I can't trust the flimsy lock on my truck's shell. One trick I do is back up the truck (slowly and carefully!) to a wall or post so a scumbag will have a harder time getting in. I also try to park...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-04-2017, 05:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,513
Posted By BTM

Never had a problem with my Swackers flying great...

Never had a problem with my Swackers flying great and killing deer quickly. I use Slick Tricks for elk, however.
01-04-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,218
Posted By BTM

Funny stuff seen/heard on hunting shows

I donít have cable, but Iíve often seen other threads abouthunting shows and was a bit puzzled about some of the comments. However, I spent last month housesitting fora friend with cable, and Iíve...
12-11-2016, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,270
Posted By BTM

Thanks for the info, blur. I'm leaning towards...

Thanks for the info, blur. I'm leaning towards the A-Frames, mainly because a buddy has had great luck with them.
Forum: Guns
12-05-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,294
Posted By BTM

Ditto, Sage! As far as a Freedom Arms,...

Ditto, Sage!


As far as a Freedom Arms, they're super pistols, but IIRC they're all single action. IF I had to choose a pistol (I'm a bear spray man), I'd want a DA.
12-05-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,270
Posted By BTM

Keep in mind that killing an elk isn't the same...

Keep in mind that killing an elk isn't the same as finding it, even with good hits. For that reason I like to leave as much blood as possible on the ground, which is better with an exit hole, which...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-18-2016, 05:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,305
Posted By BTM

Kinda sounds like someone dropped a dime on him...

Kinda sounds like someone dropped a dime on him...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2016, 04:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,735
Posted By BTM

NEVER trust the DL on the bow's label! Check it...

NEVER trust the DL on the bow's label! Check it yourself. I've been burned several times when a new bow's DL was a full inch longer than labeled.
Forum: Reloading
10-07-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By BTM

Thanks, NoMercy. I'll probably get a...

Thanks, NoMercy.


I'll probably get a body die, but I was just curious about the possibility of saving a few bucks by "converting" an extra FL die I had lying around.



As far as a...
Forum: Reloading
10-06-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By BTM

Convert a FL die to a body die?

I need a 22-250 body die, but I'd rather not buy one if I can make one from a FL die. If I remove the expander ball assembly, is it possible to drill/ream out the neck a tad and thus convert the FL...
Forum: Guns
09-30-2016, 05:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 881
Posted By BTM

Well said, Wingbone!

Well said, Wingbone!
09-25-2016, 05:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By BTM

Primos

I have no experience with these (I'm cheap, so I just use a couple of 3-ft lath with a bolt at the pivot point), but a friend said he prefers the Primos Trigger Stick over the Bog Pod.
Forum: Reloading
09-11-2016, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,346
Posted By BTM

Neck size (mostly)

I neck size with a Lee Collet die because they give me a lot more shots than a typical "expander ball" type of die.


Every five or ten shots I need to use a full-length die to bump back the...
Forum: Reloading
08-22-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By BTM

Absolutely!

Absolutely!
Forum: Bowhunting
08-06-2016, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By BTM

I heard that it's pretty loud.

I heard that it's pretty loud.
Forum: Bowhunting
07-30-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By BTM

Agreed. As someone who spent most of his career...

Agreed. As someone who spent most of his career in technical writing, I have a major problem with Benjamin's ridiculous use of the word "bow" in the name. If they called it what it is (an ArrowGun...
Forum: Reloading
06-19-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By BTM

"Then I remove all my components for THAT loading...

"Then I remove all my components for THAT loading and put it on my bench (and double check them)."


Amen to that! The only items on my reloading bench are the bullets, primers, and powder FOR...
04-22-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,806
Posted By BTM

Yep, which is why I don't book horseback hunts...

Yep, which is why I don't book horseback hunts any more! Had my fill of them.
Forum: Reloading
04-08-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By BTM

My case life doubled once I switched from a...

My case life doubled once I switched from a standard expander ball die to a Lee Collet die. Love them!
Forum: Guns
03-05-2016, 04:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 63,609
Posted By BTM

Best post of this entire thread! :lolabove:

Best post of this entire thread! :lolabove:
Forum: Crossbows
02-12-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,780
Posted By BTM

"the only con regarding excaliburs are they tend...

"the only con regarding excaliburs are they tend to be a lil heavy and awkward"

The Excaliburs I've looked at are at least a pound lighter than a comparable compound. They are a tad wider,...
01-30-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,250
Posted By BTM

Interesting.

Interesting.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-29-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By BTM

The CUBE is mainly a BH target. You can shoot...

The CUBE is mainly a BH target. You can shoot FPs in it, but they're a bit tough to remove, so I use layered cardboard for FPs.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-14-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,181
Posted By BTM

A BIG ditto to that! I bought my first bow off...

A BIG ditto to that! I bought my first bow off the 'net and regretted it because I didn't know what to look for. Go to a local pro and get started right!!
Forum: Bowhunting
12-14-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By BTM

I've been very happy with my CUBE. Had it ten...

I've been very happy with my CUBE. Had it ten years now, and I've shot thousands of BHs into it.

As far as the Block, the old style (with laminations held together only by the surrounding...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-05-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,990
Posted By BTM

Good for you, DIY! My first piece of...

Good for you, DIY!

My first piece of advice for any newbie archer/bowhunter: "Stay away from the internet shops and mail order outfits. Go to a pro shop and get started right!"

(I learned...
Forum: Guns
10-31-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,780
Posted By BTM

I agree with all of Stalkingbear's posts -...

I agree with all of Stalkingbear's posts - especially about Sierras.

Re. 180-grain Accubonds, they fly great out of my M70 and have put some nice critters in the freezer, but my bull elk...
Forum: Technical
10-25-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,775
Posted By BTM

bronko: Never had one blow up on me (nor do I see...

bronko: Never had one blow up on me (nor do I see how gluing something to the inside of a nock would cause it to blow up). However, if I don't roughen the inside of the nock sufficiently, the rod...
10-12-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By BTM

AMEN! $100/year for one of those SPOT gizmos is...

AMEN! $100/year for one of those SPOT gizmos is cheap survival insurance! I never leave home without it.
Forum: Technical
10-11-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By BTM

The above advice was good (especially about going...

The above advice was good (especially about going to a good shop, which will be money well spent), but cam lean is also something to look into.

I used to play the "move the rest from broadhead POI...
Forum: Technical
08-29-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By BTM

Superhunt said it very well. The only thing I...

Superhunt said it very well. The only thing I can add is if you end up with more than one bow, use the same color sequence to keep Mr. Murphy at bay.
Forum: Reloading
08-07-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,721
Posted By BTM

Double Amen, Oldtimr!

Double Amen, Oldtimr!
Forum: Guns
08-07-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,773
Posted By BTM

Agree 100%!

Agree 100%!
Forum: Technical
08-02-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,775
Posted By BTM

I haven't noticed much difference out to 30 yards...

I haven't noticed much difference out to 30 yards or so, but since I'm a bit OCD I added weight to my practice nocks (small threaded rod epoxied in) so everything's equal.
04-26-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,849
Posted By BTM

Make sure that your guns have a SIMPLE, reliable...

Make sure that your guns have a SIMPLE, reliable trigger. I've read horror stories about finely-tuned, complex gun internals that jammed up on wet AK trips.
03-27-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,806
Posted By BTM

ALWAYS answer EVERY question a potential client...

ALWAYS answer EVERY question a potential client asks. This never fails: I send an e-mail asking five SHORT questions (i.e., "When does the season start?" or "Do I need to bring my own sleeping...
Forum: Technical
03-27-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By BTM

When calling them in, don't be in too much of a...

When calling them in, don't be in too much of a rush to draw. They're not too skittish, so wait until they're good and broadside before drawing. I've learned the hard way to NOT draw when you first...
Forum: Guns
03-06-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By BTM

I have the Baikal 12 gauge over .223; great...

I have the Baikal 12 gauge over .223; great coyote gun (especially where there's the possibility of short- and long-range action).

Trigger's not fantastic, but it's still the most accurate rifle...
Forum: Guns
01-18-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By BTM

A few years ago I got some 32-20 from Cabela's.

A few years ago I got some 32-20 from Cabela's.
Forum: Bowhunting
01-18-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By BTM

Assuming I'm not going to be hunting on my way...

Assuming I'm not going to be hunting on my way in, I just use a cardboard mailing tube.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-20-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,300
Posted By BTM

I couldn't agree more. I'll never hunt without...

I couldn't agree more. I'll never hunt without lighted nocks!
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