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Forum: Black Powder
10-29-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 22
7pt
Views: 1,360
Posted By Chris W.

Very nice.

Very nice.
Forum: Black Powder
09-08-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By Chris W.

Found my hunting load for my Optima pistol

After playing with a few different bullets and powder charges in my CVA Optima pistol, I believe I've found my hunting load for this Fall.. The temp this morning was in the low 80's with no real...
Forum: Black Powder
07-25-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,240
Posted By Chris W.

i was shooting off a table with a rest. Once I...

i was shooting off a table with a rest. Once I decide on a bullet/load combo, I'll start shoot off shooting sticks in prep for the season.
Forum: Black Powder
07-24-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,240
Posted By Chris W.

First range report with the CVA Optima V2 pistol

Finally have a day off and some free time to be able to take the new Optima pistol out to the range to get it dialed in and do a little load testing. Temperature today was a pleasant 81 degrees,...
Forum: Black Powder
07-11-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By Chris W.

In Tennessee, muzzleloading handguns, .36 caliber...

In Tennessee, muzzleloading handguns, .36 caliber or larger, can be used for big game.
Forum: Black Powder
07-09-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By Chris W.

I'll be testing primarily saboted bullets but may...

I'll be testing primarily saboted bullets but may push some conicals down range to see what they'll do.
Forum: Black Powder
07-08-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By Chris W.

I'm thinking 50-60 yards max, though I've read...

I'm thinking 50-60 yards max, though I've read some are stretching it out to 100 yards with these pistols. Once i get it out to the range for some load testing and chrono readings, I'll have a...
Forum: Black Powder
07-07-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By Chris W.

Something new for this coming Fall...CVA V2 pistol

Decided to try something new for the 2018 muzzleloader season. I've been eyeing the CVA pistol for a while and finally decided to pull trigger and order one as a birthday present for myself....
Forum: Black Powder
11-10-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,937
Posted By Chris W.

The pure, unplated lead may provide better...

The pure, unplated lead may provide better results at that low of a velocity. It would be interesting to see. I used powerbelts for a few seasons way back but moved away from them for lack of...
Forum: Black Powder
11-09-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 934
Posted By Chris W.

In the past, I've taken some decent deer off of...

In the past, I've taken some decent deer off of percy priest in Rutherford county. Mainly during the bow season before it starts getting hunted hard. Good luck on the rest of your season.
Forum: Black Powder
11-09-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 934
Posted By Chris W.

We have spots scouted around Middle TN but this...

We have spots scouted around Middle TN but this fella came out of Wilson county.
Forum: Black Powder
11-08-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 934
Posted By Chris W.

My buddy saw a young 6 that he let walk and he...

My buddy saw a young 6 that he let walk and he bump a couple of what he thought we're does on the way in this morning. I think the cool down got them up and moving about.
Forum: Black Powder
11-08-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 934
Posted By Chris W.

Back into the swing of things with a Middle Tennessee 8 point

It's been a long while since I've posted. Work and family have kept me busy to the point that hunting had taken a back seat but decided to get back into the swing of things this season. The rain...
08-26-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,088
Posted By Chris W.

Wow....Sad to hear this.

Wow....Sad to hear this.
12-27-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,880
Posted By Chris W.

Depends on the area I'm hunting. I've got some...

Depends on the area I'm hunting. I've got some places where a ground blind works best and others where my climber is perfect.
12-01-2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,325
Posted By Chris W.

I've seen people do it. From what I've seen, it...

I've seen people do it. From what I've seen, it works particularly well with an elevated rest of some sort. Is it OK? Depends on who you ask. There will always be the hardcore traditionalist who...
12-01-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,240
Posted By Chris W.

Didn't David sell the rights for the DAS line of...

Didn't David sell the rights for the DAS line of bows to 3 Rivers Archery a while back?
11-28-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,830
Posted By Chris W.

Ted Fry at Raptor archery is the first that comes...

Ted Fry at Raptor archery is the first that comes to my mind.......... http://www.raptorarchery.com/

Also, Jay St. Charles at Pacific Yew longbows.... http://www.selfbow.com/

You could also...
11-22-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,725
Posted By Chris W.

Hey Chad....It has been a long time..too long. ...

Hey Chad....It has been a long time..too long. Life's been busy but good. Just starting to find myself again after a long sabbaticle from archery. Hope to be back close to full swing shooting...
11-22-2011, 02:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,725
Posted By Chris W.

chupacabra? :D

chupacabra? :D
Forum: Black Powder
11-22-2011, 02:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,391
Posted By Chris W.

Typically, I just clean'em where they lay. ...

Typically, I just clean'em where they lay. Unless, they've run into thick cover, then I'll drag'em to the field edge. Death is an everyday part of nature. I don't believe it spooks the deer...
Forum: Guns
02-20-2010, 06:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 44,067
Posted By Chris W.

Agree, instantly stopping, dead cold, a large...

Agree, instantly stopping, dead cold, a large bear in a full out pi$$ed off charge is very slim with any handgun and many rifle calibers for that fact but a it can mean the difference between...
Forum: Guns
02-19-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 44,067
Posted By Chris W.

http://www.takdriver.com/showthread.php?t=723 ...

http://www.takdriver.com/showthread.php?t=723

http://www.fieldandstream.com/photos/gallery/survival/animal-attacks/2009/08/charging-grizzly-killed-alaska?photo=1

Yes, a 454 casull will work....
Forum: Guns
02-16-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 44,067
Posted By Chris W.

As far as handguns and grizzlies go, a 454 casull...

As far as handguns and grizzlies go, a 454 casull is good as a choice as you can get when it comes to packing a big punch. That or a 475 linebaugh.
Forum: Guns
02-16-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 44,067
Posted By Chris W.

A full size 454 revolver isn't exactly a compact...

A full size 454 revolver isn't exactly a compact carry weapon in itself. Ruger does (or did) make a compact version of their super redhawk witn a 2 1/2" barrel, but you'r going to sacrifice a lot of...
Forum: Black Powder
02-01-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,563
Posted By Chris W.

That's prett neat. Now, I'm really curious how...

That's prett neat. Now, I'm really curious how they shoot.
Forum: Black Powder
01-21-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,834
Posted By Chris W.

Thinking about a .54 T/C Hawken or Renegade. ...

Thinking about a .54 T/C Hawken or Renegade. We'll see what kind of return I get on my taxes.
Forum: Guns
01-03-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By Chris W.

LOL! Here's one of my favorites. ...

LOL!

Here's one of my favorites.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SajB5NbBiM&feature=related
Forum: Guns
01-03-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,763
Posted By Chris W.

http://www.atf.gov/publications/newsletters/ffl/ff...

http://www.atf.gov/publications/newsletters/ffl/ffl-newsletter-2005-02.pdf

Under federal law, muzzleloaders are classifed as "antique firearms" and are not subject to the provisions of the Gun...
Forum: Black Powder
01-02-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,420
Posted By Chris W.

Very nice animal. Congrats.

Very nice animal. Congrats.
Forum: Guns
01-01-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,763
Posted By Chris W.

http://www.atf.gov/publications/newsletters/ffl/ff...

http://www.atf.gov/publications/newsletters/ffl/ffl-newsletter-2005-02.pdf

Pages 2 & 3 address the issue on the federal level but, as bigbulls pointed out, the laws can be different at the state...
Forum: Guns
12-28-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,589
Posted By Chris W.

Do you need stainless? No. Is it nice to have? ...

Do you need stainless? No. Is it nice to have? yes. Stainless will rust with enough time and abuse, but it is more resitant to it than carbon steel.
Forum: Guns
12-28-2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By Chris W.

The 270 will produce more recoil energy of the...

The 270 will produce more recoil energy of the two but, the difference is nominal. What'll make more of a difference in felt recoil is the stock design, recoil pad and rifle weight. A decent wieght...
12-25-2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,886
Posted By Chris W.

I've seen 5-7 fps difference going from dacron to...

I've seen 5-7 fps difference going from dacron to some of the newer low stretch materials, but never that kind of spread by simply going from a flemish to endless loop or visa versa. Never heard of...
Forum: Guns
12-24-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,619
Posted By Chris W.

If you're wanting a double duty revolver to hunt...

If you're wanting a double duty revolver to hunt deer with and to handle sticky situations like the one you mentioned, I'd go with a double action 44 mag, something like a S&W 629 with a 4" barrel. ...
Forum: Guns
12-22-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,189
Posted By Chris W.

As Centaur 1 stated, that's not an off the shelf...

As Centaur 1 stated, that's not an off the shelf rifle. The 338-06 is a great round, but it's not something you'll easily find in local gun shops. You can find it on line though. I believe...
12-22-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,886
Posted By Chris W.

Not sure why anyone would be against using a...

Not sure why anyone would be against using a flemish string. Personally, I've never seen much of a difference between comparable flemish and endless loop strings through the chrono. I use mainly...
Forum: Guns
12-04-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,056
Posted By Chris W.

Been lucky I guess. I've never had any issues...

Been lucky I guess. I've never had any issues with a firearm in the field or on the range.
Forum: Guns
12-01-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By Chris W.

The first ones that were produced back in the...

The first ones that were produced back in the early 90's were limited to 125 gr. bullets or smaller and were roll-marked with that warning on the barrel. I believe it had something to do with the...
Forum: Guns
11-29-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By Chris W.

For a general carry, hiking and home defense...

For a general carry, hiking and home defense firearm, I'd opt for the SP101 in .357 mag. It's lighter weight and a little more compact than the GP making it more comfortable to carry, particularly...
Forum: Guns
11-25-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By Chris W.

Federal premium vital-shok w/ 165 grain sierra...

Federal premium vital-shok w/ 165 grain sierra gameking BTSP. Out of my .308's, it's been a very accurate round.
Forum: Guns
11-25-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,027
Posted By Chris W.

For whitetail it's hard to beat the good ole'...

For whitetail it's hard to beat the good ole' .308 winchester. Plenty of velocity and energy out to ranges that the majority of hunters will never shoot at and it's mild on the should. Plus, it's a...
08-20-2009, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,486
Posted By Chris W.

Try the NAP Centerest. I've used it in the past...

Try the NAP Centerest. I've used it in the past on a few different bows and liked it.

http://www.lancasterarchery.com/product_info.php?cPath=40_116&products_id=2055
08-18-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By Chris W.

The poundage is measured at a certain draw...

The poundage is measured at a certain draw length, say 50#@28" of draw, but it can be pulled back further than that. How much further depends on the overall design. As Kanga mentioned, it will gain...
08-16-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 968
Posted By Chris W.

Have someone measure your draw length using the...

Have someone measure your draw length using the recurve. Most that I know who shot a release with a compound, lost and inch or so when they made the switch. Some didn't. In the rare case, I've...
08-16-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,244
Posted By Chris W.

Sweet! Best of luck.

Sweet! Best of luck.
07-11-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By Chris W.

Wish I could, but can't swing it this year. ...

Wish I could, but can't swing it this year. We've got a family vacation to Disney at the end of Sept. that's taking up most of the extra cash around that time frame. Maybe next year.
07-03-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,410
Posted By Chris W.

RE: Metal/Heavy Risers?

I hunted with a black bear warfed riser lik Jason's for a couple of seasons. Compared to that cruasader you carry it's a tank of a bow, but man did it shoot. The only time I found the weight to be...
06-11-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,123
Posted By Chris W.

RE: For the Recurve guy's

Over the years, I've really come to appreciate a longer length bow. I like minimum 62" length bow for hunting, have used a 64" with no issues. For 3D, 66" or longer. I've currently got a 68"...
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