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Forum: Black Powder
03-16-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,878
Posted By oldsmellhound

I'll agree with a lot of the other posters. As...

I'll agree with a lot of the other posters. As long as you are getting an exit wound, blood trails largely depend on shot placement. The best blood trails I've had were shooting from a tree stand...
Forum: Black Powder
03-16-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,631
Posted By oldsmellhound

I have one, but haven't shot it much. I was able...

I have one, but haven't shot it much. I was able to pick one up for $60 and couldn't pass it up.

The times I've shot it, I don't remember the recoil being very bad. But I never used more than 80...
Forum: Black Powder
03-02-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By oldsmellhound

Cool. I didn't realize the XP bullet uses the...

Cool. I didn't realize the XP bullet uses the same principles of supercavitation. I had heard about the torpedo, though. It is actually in service with the Russkies- called the VA-111 Shkval. It...
Forum: Black Powder
03-02-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,299
Posted By oldsmellhound

That's kind of what I was thinking as well. I...

That's kind of what I was thinking as well. I mostly use the 200 grain SST now, which penetrates even better than the 200 XTP. Expansion/tissue damage is great too. Even when loaded down to 80...
Forum: Black Powder
02-23-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,340
Posted By oldsmellhound

Very interesting. My only question/concern is...

Very interesting. My only question/concern is how they actually perform on game- it is one thing to shoot a gelatin block and make assumptions on how it will actually perform, it is another thing to...
Forum: Guns
02-12-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,068
Posted By oldsmellhound

I respectfully disagree. I believe that ALL...

I respectfully disagree. I believe that ALL handguns are underpowered (at least all handguns that are normally carried and used - i.e. the .454 casul is not underpowered). Something like 80% of...
Forum: Black Powder
01-30-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,554
Posted By oldsmellhound

I like my Vision, but have had to send it back to...

I like my Vision, but have had to send it back to Knight twice for repairs. Both times, the firing pin was not striking the primer - i.e., gun didn't shoot. In all fairness to Knight, they repaired...
Forum: Black Powder
01-20-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,852
Posted By oldsmellhound

Ha ha, that's a good one :) But I've almost...

Ha ha, that's a good one :)

But I've almost never had this problem with T7 - I mean, I might not see the deer the instant after I shoot, but I will see it running out of the smoke cloud to either...
Forum: Black Powder
01-20-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,852
Posted By oldsmellhound

I would guess a combination of problems. First,...

I would guess a combination of problems. First, you are using pellets that are 7 years old. I would get rid of those right away. Pellets (especially if not stored in an airtight container) are...
Forum: Black Powder
01-19-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,103
Posted By oldsmellhound

I would do a couple things - scrub the bore down...

I would do a couple things - scrub the bore down really well - make sure there is no oil or residue in there. Use a copper bore brush and really work it for awhile.

Second, try different...
Forum: Black Powder
01-14-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,963
Posted By oldsmellhound

I'll have to keep that in mind. I'm a meat...

I'll have to keep that in mind. I'm a meat hunter, 100%, and while I love my .40 cal SST's, they tend to give more meat damage than what I would prefer. I'll have to keep my eyes out for a big,...
Forum: Black Powder
01-13-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,963
Posted By oldsmellhound

Awesome! Nice harvest - should be good...

Awesome! Nice harvest - should be good eating.... Looks like you didn't ruin any meat with that shot either.
Forum: Black Powder
12-31-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,838
Posted By oldsmellhound

+1 I have a similar model CVA and would not...

+1

I have a similar model CVA and would not recommend using BH 209 in it either. In theory it is possible, but due to the design of the rifle it is potentially dangerous.
Forum: Black Powder
12-29-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,395
Posted By oldsmellhound

Nice report! That will be a nice eating deer. ...

Nice report! That will be a nice eating deer.

That performance looks fairly average for Shockwaves in my experience, although I've never recovered the bullet jacket inside the deer. I have seen...
Forum: Black Powder
12-26-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,079
Posted By oldsmellhound

I have 2 CVA's and like them a lot. One plus if...

I have 2 CVA's and like them a lot. One plus if you get a CVA over Traditions is CVA's are more widespread/common, so it should be easier to find parts/accessories for them.

Traditions used to...
Forum: Black Powder
12-23-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,620
Posted By oldsmellhound

I've never lost a deer with a muzzleloader. Now...

I've never lost a deer with a muzzleloader. Now I've had a clean miss with a muzzy on a shot that I shouldn't have taken years ago, but I don't count that as an unrecovered deer.

I have lost deer...
Forum: Black Powder
12-15-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,388
Posted By oldsmellhound

Congrats! Nice buck and nice writeup!

Congrats! Nice buck and nice writeup!
Forum: Black Powder
12-15-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By oldsmellhound

Awesome! Sounds like a fun time, and way to go...

Awesome! Sounds like a fun time, and way to go on the harvests.
Forum: Black Powder
12-15-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,590
Posted By oldsmellhound

Maybe it was a little bit of Parkinson's disease...

Maybe it was a little bit of Parkinson's disease setting in? :)

Seriously, congrats on the lucky shot and harvest! It's good not much meat was ruined...
Forum: Black Powder
12-09-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,874
Posted By oldsmellhound

The Wolf is a good option for the price. I have...

The Wolf is a good option for the price. I have one and it has treated me well for the past few years. There is nothing to worry about in terms of CVA's blowing up- that is old history.
...
Forum: Black Powder
12-06-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By oldsmellhound

I was lucky and picked up 100 of the 185 grain...

I was lucky and picked up 100 of the 185 grain "Bloodlines" back when Lehigh sold them directly. I think I paid about $40 for 100, several years ago. They are a great bullet.

Nice harvest! That...
Forum: Black Powder
12-06-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,594
Posted By oldsmellhound

Wow! That is impressive performance! Congrats...

Wow! That is impressive performance! Congrats on the nice shot and harvest.
Forum: Black Powder
12-04-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,811
Posted By oldsmellhound

I used the .40 cal 200 grain XTP for several...

I used the .40 cal 200 grain XTP for several years before switching to the 200 grain SST. I found that it was a decent bullet when pushed at moderate velocities. I had some problems with it...
Forum: Black Powder
12-04-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By oldsmellhound

Thanks everyone! I actually like shooting a...

Thanks everyone! I actually like shooting a younger buck as a meat deer - the meat is still tender and good tasting, but they have more meat on them than a doe most of the time. We only have 60...
Forum: Black Powder
12-03-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By oldsmellhound

David and Goliath - A tale of 2 bucks

Okay, maybe the title is a bit grandiose, but I'll get down to my story.

I just finished up 2 days of hunting Ohio's gun season. First of all, the weather sucked, big time. During those two days...
Forum: Black Powder
11-28-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 862
Posted By oldsmellhound

Awesome! Congrats on the fine kill!

Awesome! Congrats on the fine kill!
Forum: Black Powder
11-26-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By oldsmellhound

Very close to you - west a little bit in Harrison...

Very close to you - west a little bit in Harrison County, close to the town of Cadiz. I got an 8 hour shift and a 16 hour shift to go, then I'm off! I'll be out on opening morning Monday. I hope...
Forum: Black Powder
11-25-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By oldsmellhound

Nice looking rifle and nice shooting!

Nice looking rifle and nice shooting!
Forum: Black Powder
11-25-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By oldsmellhound

I'll be out hunting Ohio with you. Best of luck!

I'll be out hunting Ohio with you. Best of luck!
Forum: Black Powder
11-21-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,252
Posted By oldsmellhound

Holy cow! Nice buck and what a shot! That's a...

Holy cow! Nice buck and what a shot! That's a very long shot- longer than I would attempt....
Forum: Black Powder
11-21-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,203
Posted By oldsmellhound

Way to go! Nice deer!

Way to go! Nice deer!
Forum: Black Powder
11-07-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 32,302
Posted By oldsmellhound

I've used the .40 cal 200 grain SST and...

I've used the .40 cal 200 grain SST and Shockwaves both. I know they are supposed to be the same bullet, but it seems to me (maybe just my experience) that the Shockwaves do not expand as readily as...
Forum: Black Powder
11-07-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 817
Posted By oldsmellhound

How fast were you pushing it? What was your...

How fast were you pushing it? What was your powder charge?

Even with a heavy powder charge in theory the DC should not do this, but yeah, sometimes crazy things happen.
Forum: Black Powder
11-07-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,910
Posted By oldsmellhound

Worst shot was several years ago- was still...

Worst shot was several years ago- was still hunting and came across a group of does that had been spooked by some other hunters. They were about 80 - 90 yards away. I didn't have anything to brace...
Forum: Black Powder
10-27-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,228
Posted By oldsmellhound

Nope, we come out of the womb as an old hound,...

Nope, we come out of the womb as an old hound, ready to start smelling :)
Forum: Black Powder
10-27-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By oldsmellhound

Way to go! He'll remember that day for the rest...

Way to go! He'll remember that day for the rest of his life...
Forum: Black Powder
10-27-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,020
Posted By oldsmellhound

Awesome! Nice story and pics. It's a mystery...

Awesome! Nice story and pics. It's a mystery why that happens sometimes, but some deer just take a few seconds to realize they are dead...
Forum: Black Powder
10-27-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By oldsmellhound

Congrats on the kills! Nice video!

Congrats on the kills! Nice video!
Forum: Black Powder
10-22-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,228
Posted By oldsmellhound

I used the .40 cal 200 grain XTP for several...

I used the .40 cal 200 grain XTP for several years, and would not hesitate to use it again. I found that as long as you don't push it too hard, it does a great job on deer. I took 5 deer with that...
Forum: Guns
10-21-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,924
Posted By oldsmellhound

I would not hesitate using the .44 mag out of a...

I would not hesitate using the .44 mag out of a rifle. It is very effective for deer at close range even out of a pistol, so I don't see what the problem would be using it in a rifle. As you said,...
Forum: Black Powder
10-21-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,356
Posted By oldsmellhound

Just saw this post. Awesome pics! Congrats to...

Just saw this post. Awesome pics! Congrats to your son on the fine harvest!
Forum: Black Powder
10-21-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,846
Posted By oldsmellhound

I'll chip in my 2 cents. I've used T7 powder...

I'll chip in my 2 cents. I've used T7 powder that was 4-5 years old, stored in the original can with the lid on tight. Stored in the basement gun safe, no special preserving techniques. It seemed...
Forum: Black Powder
10-21-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 869
Posted By oldsmellhound

Awesome! Sounds like you had a blast.

Awesome! Sounds like you had a blast.
Forum: Black Powder
10-21-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,762
Posted By oldsmellhound

Good point Semi. I guess it depends on how many...

Good point Semi. I guess it depends on how many deer I am seeing and how small the deer is. One of my hunting buddies shoots anything, regardless of the size, and I remember him dragging back a...
Forum: Black Powder
10-20-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,762
Posted By oldsmellhound

I only will have 2 days to hunt this year, so I'm...

I only will have 2 days to hunt this year, so I'm not going to be picky. I'm not going to shoot a very small yearling doe, but other than that, if it's brown, it's going down.

I'll be taking out...
Forum: Black Powder
10-20-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,787
Posted By oldsmellhound

That's some very nice shooting. Those 350 grain...

That's some very nice shooting. Those 350 grain lead pills would sure do a number on deer (or larger) creatures I'm sure.
Forum: Black Powder
07-10-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,729
Posted By oldsmellhound

Another vote for the Simmons ProDiamond 4X. I...

Another vote for the Simmons ProDiamond 4X. I have 3 of them now on my muzzys and have been very happy. Clear, 100% reliable and good eye relief. I've taken deer out to 150 yards with this scope. ...
Forum: Black Powder
04-04-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,454
Posted By oldsmellhound

I think it would get the job done out to that...

I think it would get the job done out to that range, provided good shot placement. However, personally I would want a bit more energy for the longer shots. 80 - 90 grains is plenty adequate to...
Forum: Black Powder
04-01-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,454
Posted By oldsmellhound

I wonder if the hollowpoint got plugged somehow,...

I wonder if the hollowpoint got plugged somehow, causing the bullet to not expand? Keep in mind, one experience can be misleading, though I don't blame you for looking for a different bullet after...
Forum: Black Powder
03-24-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 958
Posted By oldsmellhound

I have tried the Dead Center bullets in my .45,...

I have tried the Dead Center bullets in my .45, but they were the .357 caliber, 195 grain version. They shot really well, but I never used them on deer - they were just a little too expensive for my...
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