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Forum: Black Powder
12-02-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,323
Posted By jaybe

Great story, SL. Great shot - even if you did...

Great story, SL.
Great shot - even if you did have a solid rest - not everyone could pull it off so well.
And I have to agree with Dave - a deer like that at my house would be used mainly for...
11-02-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By jaybe

I know what you're talking about, but at that...

I know what you're talking about, but at that point, it's ALMOST sharp. A saw blade is rough and will tug on hair, but I'm sure you wouldn't call that "sharp".
A truly sharp blade will be extremely...
Forum: Black Powder
10-31-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By jaybe

Here is a chart that might be helpful to you: ...

Here is a chart that might be helpful to you:
http://pages.sssnet.com/go2erie/muzzle.htm

It is for the 180 gr roundball, which should give a similar muzzle velocity as a 180 gr bullet. The...
Forum: Black Powder
10-31-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By jaybe

Yeah - I think that one might be a keeper!

Yeah - I think that one might be a keeper!
10-31-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By jaybe

Without knowing anything else about the...

Without knowing anything else about the situation, I'd say to give careful thought to the prevailing winds. Select a tree for a stand that will have you scent blowing away from where you expect the...
Forum: Black Powder
10-30-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By jaybe

Lots of deer, bear, hogs, etc. have fallen to the...

Lots of deer, bear, hogs, etc. have fallen to the .50 roundball, but if you really want a .54, I'd wait until you find one at a decent price. Nothing beats having complete confidence in your rifle,...
Forum: Black Powder
10-30-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,114
Posted By jaybe

I hunt with compound bow, inline ML and CF Rifle...

I hunt with compound bow, inline ML and CF Rifle - also shotgun once in a while. Whatever season it is, if I want to hunt, I reach for whatever weapon suits me and the situation.
Breechplug said: ...
Forum: Black Powder
10-30-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,697
Posted By jaybe

Yup - Many states have gotten very creative on...

Yup - Many states have gotten very creative on how to increase revenue without raising "taxes" - just add more fees to everything from hiking (land use fee) to hunting & fishing licenses.

7.62...
10-26-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,337
Posted By jaybe

If your public land is like the public land I...

If your public land is like the public land I hunt, he'll not make it to his "potential". I say that deer were put on earth for food, not the wall. Forget what's on his head - - if it's legal and you...
Forum: Black Powder
10-24-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 536
Posted By jaybe

Sorry about your lack of success. I though PA...

Sorry about your lack of success.
I though PA was supposed to be full of deer. Do you hunt public land? If you haven't been seeing good numbers of deer where you are, maybe it's time to look for...
10-24-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By jaybe

I agree with the above advice and would add: ...

I agree with the above advice and would add:
If it's legal to hunt from a tree stand, it might really help you see over and through all the fallen trees.
It sounds like you have a good population...
10-24-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,044
Posted By jaybe

Nice buck and nice mount! I'm not good at...

Nice buck and nice mount!
I'm not good at scoring, but he scores high in my opinion! :cool2:
10-24-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,800
Posted By jaybe

Well It seems to me that you have a dead deer by...

Well It seems to me that you have a dead deer by now. A bullet placed behind the shoulder with that load and range should have done the job - especially with a pass through.
You said it was planted...
10-23-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By jaybe

Well, around here, a 1.5 would rarely have that...

Well, around here, a 1.5 would rarely have that much bone. I'd agree with your estimation, but I suppose it could even be a year older. Can't see the bottom half of the body very well.
Forum: Black Powder
10-23-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By jaybe

That's pretty cool seeing the sheep. Good job...

That's pretty cool seeing the sheep.
Good job on the 'yote - -too many of them around.
Forum: Black Powder
10-23-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,707
Posted By jaybe

If there is one thing I have learned from reading...

If there is one thing I have learned from reading many ML posts, it's that each gun seems to have one combination of propellant, bullet and even primer that it likes better than the rest.
It looks...
Forum: Black Powder
10-23-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,513
Posted By jaybe

I agree that a little extra looking would be in...

I agree that a little extra looking would be in order, but from the description of the "strip of skin", it sounds like you just gave him a surface scar.
I thought maybe you had done what I did 2...
10-23-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By jaybe

What can you say? NICE BUCKS!

What can you say? NICE BUCKS!
10-23-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,332
Posted By jaybe

Well, I was wondering if anyone else would...

Well, I was wondering if anyone else would mention what jerrrstanley said. I was going to suggest that you always lean your rifle against a tree close at hand when answering nature's call. I once...
10-23-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,117
Posted By jaybe

Ruger M77 in .308 with a Redfield 2-7x on top....

Ruger M77 in .308 with a Redfield 2-7x on top. Had it since 1979 and it's always done its part.
My only back up would be my White .504 Ultra Mag muzzleloader, which is more than accurate enough for...
Forum: Black Powder
10-18-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,575
Posted By jaybe

Ya - me too. If you don't own a White, you...

Ya - me too.
If you don't own a White, you ain't quite rite.
Then again - judging by the guys on there .... Hmmmmmm :confused2:
Forum: Black Powder
10-18-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,534
Posted By jaybe

I agree with all of the above. For a first timer,...

I agree with all of the above. For a first timer, you sure told the story like a vet. You definitely have writing skills to match your shooting skills.
I'm not real positive, but I think that...
Forum: Black Powder
10-17-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,124
Posted By jaybe

I guess I'll bring the average down some by...

I guess I'll bring the average down some by listing my ML's.
1 - White .504 Ultra Mag.

Now if we're talking fishing rods - that's a different story. :wink:
Forum: Black Powder
10-17-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,872
Posted By jaybe

Back in the day when I had a sidelock that the...

Back in the day when I had a sidelock that the caps liked to fall off, I'd just pinch them slightly before putting them on. Never had a problem again.
On the White that I now have, the caps fit so...
Forum: Black Powder
10-14-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,600
Posted By jaybe

Sounds awfully technical to me! But it's a...

Sounds awfully technical to me!
But it's a real nice looking gun - - and welcome to the forum.
I too started out on that other board several years ago, but after selling my only round ball gun,...
Forum: Black Powder
10-13-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,479
Posted By jaybe

Nice doe there - and thanks for the good story,...

Nice doe there - and thanks for the good story, too.
The cart looks like it really made the job a whole lot easier.
Just an idea for anyone who is interested - I have a Deer Sleigh-er that I...
Forum: Black Powder
10-12-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,170
Posted By jaybe

Turtlesoop - welcome to the forum, and I'm glad...

Turtlesoop - welcome to the forum, and I'm glad your injuries weren't more severe than they were. Here's praying that you heal up and make as full a recovery as possible.
Now - about the question -...
Forum: Black Powder
10-02-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By jaybe

Sounds like you had a blast (pun intended). I...

Sounds like you had a blast (pun intended).
I don't know if it would help or not, but many times I have seen people tap their scope a few times after making adjustments. I guess it's supposed to...
Forum: Black Powder
10-01-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,156
Posted By jaybe

Nope - I haven't used it either. With my White...

Nope - I haven't used it either.
With my White Ultra Mag, I don't have to swab between shots and only clean it after all the shooting's done.
T7 works great for me. :)
Forum: Black Powder
09-29-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,156
Posted By jaybe

Hmmm - I can't say that it's a bad idea, but you...

Hmmm - I can't say that it's a bad idea, but you might not end up saving as much powder as you think. Sometimes increasing the charge will not only raise the point of impact, but also throw it a bit...
Forum: Black Powder
09-29-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,009
Posted By jaybe

Yup - I figgered as much with as much shooting as...

Yup - I figgered as much with as much shooting as you do, but just had to ask.
Maybe you'll just have to write it off as a fluke. Looks like you've got it pretty well dialed in now.
Forum: Black Powder
09-28-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,009
Posted By jaybe

Dave - thanks for the report. Now, I kinda...

Dave - thanks for the report.
Now, I kinda feel like this is a stupid question, but since you are stymied about the POI from 25 to 50 yds (as I am), I'll ask it anyway.
Did you do anything...
Forum: Black Powder
09-28-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By jaybe

Great post, SL, and great pics, too. That sure is...

Great post, SL, and great pics, too. That sure is beautiful country out there.
I am reminded of a gal who lived in Idaho and visited us here in Michigan some years back. We got to talking deer...
Forum: Black Powder
09-27-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By jaybe

Thanks for the report. Nice job. I never...

Thanks for the report. Nice job.
I never hunted antelope, but had a friend give me one once. It kinda smelled like sgae hanging in my garage, but we couldn't really tell the difference between that...
Forum: Black Powder
09-27-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,482
Posted By jaybe

We used to call that "setting the pumpkin on the...

We used to call that "setting the pumpkin on the post".

Good shootin' Dave.
Forum: Black Powder
09-24-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By jaybe

Yup - same here in Michigan. Only disabled...

Yup - same here in Michigan. Only disabled hunters with a special use permit can hunt from a vehicle - even one that's not moving. :happy0157:
And that also applies to 4-wheelers, etc.

Pretty...
Forum: Black Powder
09-24-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,426
Posted By jaybe

This is one of them threads that you don't have...

This is one of them threads that you don't have to be crazy to contribute to - - - but it helps! :D
Forum: Black Powder
09-24-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,469
Posted By jaybe

I have one ML, so I would take it for both...

I have one ML, so I would take it for both scenarios.
White UltraMag .504. with 90 gr T7 ff behind a Bullshop 460 gr conical.
Scope is a Bushnell 3-9X which shoots this load 2" high at 100 yds....
Forum: Black Powder
09-24-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,426
Posted By jaybe

Man, I was following all this right up to this...

Man, I was following all this right up to this point; but now I'm confused. I always thought that the shooter was able to determine the twist of a rifle by how much off-vertical he held it while...
Forum: Black Powder
09-24-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By jaybe

Sounds like you were probably wise to back off...

Sounds like you were probably wise to back off when you smelled them, SL.
Refresh my memory - can you use a saboted bullet for elk in Idaho, or is it one of those "full bore size" states?
Good...
Forum: Black Powder
09-21-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By jaybe

Hmmmm - sounds interesting. I'm bracing myself...

Hmmmm - sounds interesting. I'm bracing myself for the pricetag on the best black powder gun the world has ever seen. :s12:
Forum: Black Powder
09-21-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By jaybe

Dave - good report, and of course, good shooting....

Dave - good report, and of course, good shooting.
I don't see any problem with using them for hunting, just make sure to carry a wooden mallet with you. );>)
I have already read SL's report with...
Forum: Black Powder
09-21-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By jaybe

Doesn't look bad to me. I always thoght that it...

Doesn't look bad to me. I always thoght that it was supposed to stick out a little - makes it easier to grab with gloves on when deer hunting in Michigan in late December!
The one sidelock I had...
Forum: Black Powder
09-21-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By jaybe

Nice lookin' guns, Semi - but that there platic...

Nice lookin' guns, Semi - but that there platic box don't look original to me. :biggrin:
Forum: Black Powder
09-21-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,455
Posted By jaybe

I have used Loc-It (blue) on all my scope base...

I have used Loc-It (blue) on all my scope base and ring screws for many years. It makes the threads "sticky" so vibration won't loosen them, but they are removable.
IMO it isn't really necessary to...
Forum: Black Powder
09-21-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,225
Posted By jaybe

Good shooting there SL! Makes me very glad...

Good shooting there SL!
Makes me very glad that I bought a White, since my budget doesn't allow me to have an arsenal. :barmy:
Forum: Black Powder
09-21-2010, 07:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,455
Posted By jaybe

I'm no expert on problems like this, but there...

I'm no expert on problems like this, but there might be some wisdom in backing off on the charge to 90-100 grains and see if it improves accuracy or group size any.
09-07-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By jaybe

So - you are saying that there isn't really...

So - you are saying that there isn't really anything that "hot" about White Hots?
Hmmmm - sounds like another marketing ploy to me. :s13:
Forum: Black Powder
09-07-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,314
Posted By jaybe

With a saboted bullet, I have also pulled the...

With a saboted bullet, I have also pulled the bullet with a pulling jag, then shot the sabot out with a primer (had trouble getting the jag to screw into the sabot). Worked for me.
Forum: Black Powder
09-07-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,807
Posted By jaybe

I agree with Grouse. Especially if you are just...

I agree with Grouse. Especially if you are just talking about "shooting more", get something much more economical, like the ones he suggested. Get them in a similar weight (close) to what you plan on...
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