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01-30-2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,803
Posted By sproulman

You should have seen me sneaking in back door of...

You should have seen me sneaking in back door of eye doctor with muzz...:busted:It seems that .50/.75 is best anything larger your target will start to blur at 50 yards..

You should see me now...
01-28-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,783
Posted By sproulman

worked great for me ..funny looks taking my muzz...

worked great for me ..funny looks taking my muzz in back door of eye doctor tho.lol:)
01-28-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,783
Posted By sproulman

blurry sights

Sproul invented a way toi see your sights and target.use .50 reading lense..I took my muzz to eye doctor and i could see both sights and target with .50 ..
i bought one in amber in .50 big lense...
01-28-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By sproulman

seeing sights clearly

I moved my peep sight back in front of frizzen on barrel .it still is not clear.as you get older your eyes cannot focus 2 sights anymore..

So i took my muzz to eye doctor in thru back door at...
01-28-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,268
Posted By sproulman

powders

I use 3f in my .50 cal hawken .In pan 4f and on wet day I dump it out a lot and put in dry ...
01-28-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,803
Posted By sproulman

Your are man Cayugad..I still use your grinding...

Your are man Cayugad..I still use your grinding oil mix for patch lube...50 yds with peep sight 6 o,clock hold i touch the balls not bad for peep and open sights ..

those.50 reading glasses in...
Forum: Crossbows
08-10-2016, 12:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,388
Posted By sproulman

My tact zone scope is ok but it is not like...

My tact zone scope is ok but it is not like better scopes..Leupold crossbones,nikon,hawke are 3 that almost all that know scopes rec...If you are shooting past 40 yards get better scopes ....
08-10-2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By sproulman

very nice..

very nice..
08-09-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,332
Posted By sproulman

I did not follow Cayugad ingredients like he said...

I did not follow Cayugad ingredients like he said ..he said like 4 oz of napa grind oil i used 2 oz because i did not want a lot left over..but I cut the alcohal/murphys soap also in half to make...
08-09-2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,332
Posted By sproulman

The patch pillow tick were just slightly damp I...

The patch pillow tick were just slightly damp I left them in sun..
Ptch material was from Wal-mart .018 pillow tick in blue and I washed them in machine as told before I put Moosemilk Napa grind...
08-08-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,332
Posted By sproulman

shooting rb

Well took the .50 cal hawkins out and this time made up patches with Moosemilk thing cut at muzz..
I saw big difference in seating the roundball to start.These were dry patch material..at 25 yards...
08-03-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,408
Posted By sproulman

better than todays peep sights..Great idea..

better than todays peep sights..Great idea..
08-03-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,332
Posted By sproulman

WOW this is interesting topic...Learning a lot...

WOW this is interesting topic...Learning a lot here.One of our members here[semisane] at this time feels I have RINGED BORE .....It is caused by not seating my Maxi-ball down on powder..THAT COULD...
08-03-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,332
Posted By sproulman

Well 200 times with wire brush and 200 with...

Well 200 times with wire brush and 200 with J.B.BORE paste ..nothing .looks like a knife mark perfect circle with opening and 1 spot about 1/8 long chewed in real bright silver look with light on...
08-03-2016, 05:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,332
Posted By sproulman

Going to look again i ran wire brush down it etc...

Going to look again i ran wire brush down it etc used j b bore paste also...1 inch from outside of muzzle .
08-03-2016, 05:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,332
Posted By sproulman

Good to hear ..For life of me I cannot figure out...

Good to hear ..For life of me I cannot figure out how it happen i thought it was LEAD build up from dry maxi-ball also ....It did show metal on my eye glass screw tool .Going to look at it again..
Forum: Sporting Dogs
08-01-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By sproulman

Sorry to hear this..I had to put my lab Toby down...

Sorry to hear this..I had to put my lab Toby down he started biting .I held him in my arms at vet and I could not talk from time I went in too time I left...I cried everyday for week or so...Buried...
08-01-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,332
Posted By sproulman

Made up cayugad napa mix going to try his idea on...

Made up cayugad napa mix going to try his idea on cut patches at muzzle...will see what it does this week..
08-01-2016, 06:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,332
Posted By sproulman

yes, could not believe how long its been.Last...

yes, could not believe how long its been.Last year I FOUND fine a mark in bore 3/4 inch from muzz.about length of 370 maxi-ball.i thought it was lead but i do not think so.what caused that is beyond...
07-31-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,332
Posted By sproulman

going to try new .018 patch material on tuesday...

going to try new .018 patch material on tuesday ..Will cut at muzzle ..cant show pic of my patchs they had black ring around ball and all around outside of patch was little cuts ..
Forum: Crossbows
07-24-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,026
Posted By sproulman

Micro 335/355 for deer hunting ...

Micro 335/355 for deer hunting ...
Forum: Crossbows
07-24-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,388
Posted By sproulman

old post but here goes..Watch for leupold...

old post but here goes..Watch for leupold crossbones used under 200 bucks .the warranty covers used scopes..Hawke30 is highly rec,so is nikon but luepold is no.1 .

i have excal Tact Zone ...
07-24-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,332
Posted By sproulman

I was surprised they still make V-PEEP....I...

I was surprised they still make V-PEEP....I mounted mine back behind the frizzen not where your original rear sight is had gunsmith drill hole there this puts it closer to my eye out farther it was...
07-24-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,332
Posted By sproulman

Most likely you could ..RIGHTNOR was inventor of...

Most likely you could ..RIGHTNOR was inventor of things like this he was unreal..he lived near me here in pa.sold his business as was getting older he could machine anything to work..

the V-PEEP ...
07-24-2016, 05:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,332
Posted By sproulman

peep does not have little insert to make hole...

peep does not have little insert to make hole smaller wish it did it was new invention V-PEEP back when peeps were illegal here in pa..

I use black dot on white paper and hold 6 0,clock or the...
07-24-2016, 04:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,332
Posted By sproulman

I am using Goex powder 3f was using 2f for my...

I am using Goex powder 3f was using 2f for my maxi-balls years ago it was suggested to go too 3f ..

patchs are around 8 years old and they were from ox-yoke.They used what they call Precision lube...
07-23-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,332
Posted By sproulman

hawken

I have Thompson Hawken.50 cal from 1969.is 1-48 twist...For years I used 370 maxi-balls with 70/80 grs of 2f it was great at 50 yards..

Long ago roundball told me to use 90 grs of 3f with .018...
07-23-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,332
Posted By sproulman

I have returned....

How are you folks doing?Been years where the heck have I been?I got addicted to crossbows Excalibur micro 335 you would not believe this I can shoot it better at 50 yards than my .50 cal...
01-02-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By sproulman

very nice g got 5 fox in less than hour from...

very nice
g got 5 fox in less than hour from just 1 camp in snow in dead of winter after dark.
we dont use rifle and only shotguns.

on pipelines we used ladder treestand at highest point of...
01-02-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,084
Posted By sproulman

you are right. hunting from ladder treestand...

you are right.
hunting from ladder treestand put on highest part of hill like pipeline
use your call after ark and shotgun with snow on ground and you can score a yote.
not getting up high out of...
01-02-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By sproulman

only .410 and no. 6 shot .i like full choke only...

only .410 and no. 6 shot .i like full choke only for head shot.
but i dont hunt rabbits anymore here in pa do to ticks i see hanging from their necks.
01-02-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By sproulman

best one be a bell i bought from a setter trail...

best one be a bell i bought from a setter trail guy that is in coverdog .
the bell is very good and loud and i can here my dog out too 100 yards .
i think i got it shipped for 30 dollars.
he makes...
03-16-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,365
Posted By sproulman

most dogs that do this end up biting someone by...

most dogs that do this end up biting someone by year of 1.
its born in them.
i have no way of correcting it.
watch kids or adults that put their hands down to mouth of dogs like this.
03-09-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,080
Posted By sproulman

my brother wants me to go up your way . but i...

my brother wants me to go up your way .
but i dont know my way around.
wisconsin trip IF i get invited is 2 day drive and 63 dollars a week for camp.
they know their way around area but I HAVE...
03-06-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,080
Posted By sproulman

i believe the PGC is going to 2 week turkey...

i believe the PGC is going to 2 week turkey season do to lack of turkeys this year.
its no wonder. letting hunters shoot 2 turkeys then little kids that are not in woods and get another 2 turkeys...
02-13-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,080
Posted By sproulman

even wisconsin is now being hunted hard for...

even wisconsin is now being hunted hard for grouse.the grouse are so spooky do to the out of state hunters from what i read.
its hard to get a good point on grouse .

will see this fall if i get...
01-31-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,080
Posted By sproulman

season closed on jan26th. grouse hunting is not...

season closed on jan26th.
grouse hunting is not good.
we saw very few broods of little grouse this year.
hunting pressure, hawks/owls/fox are taking toll on grouse.

habitat that is left is...
01-31-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,465
Posted By sproulman

training

very nice video. great hunt.
as for training, those gsp are real nice .
as for training tape etc, i like PERFECT START/ PERFECT FINISH CD .

do you like go pro? i am thinking about getting one
Forum: Sporting Dogs
01-09-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 973
Posted By sproulman

as most know, i like labs. pointing lab is nice. ...

as most know, i like labs. pointing lab is nice.
only fault i saw with my labs over 46 yrs is they cant take heat well.
with the warmer months now going on longer, its problem.
but doc e...
01-01-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,510
Posted By sproulman

grouse dog

Setters .........
12-18-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,281
Posted By sproulman

pheasants

12 ga for pheasants
20ga for grouse

i tried 1 gun gauge for all birds fOr longtime.

found out you have to have 2 guns.
so, i bought a beretta uricka field semi 12 ga
franchi al48 semi in...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
11-06-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,757
Posted By sproulman

i never used e-collar but now after 46 yrs ,i am...

i never used e-collar but now after 46 yrs ,i am getting one.
i only wanted a beeper that i could turn on/off to find whiskers BUT my breeder says, JIM WHAT IF WHISKERS GOES AFTER...
10-31-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,761
Posted By sproulman

i dont think i saw 1 grouse brood this year in...

i dont think i saw 1 grouse brood this year in clinton county,pa.
i have yet to see grouse.
i did see 11 woodcock but sadly the setter folks cleaned them out before i could train whiskers my SM ...
10-27-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,761
Posted By sproulman

grouse hunting pa

grouse hunting is very bad thisyear in north central region.hunting pressure is too much on what is left.
i never saw so many bird dogs this year.
10-27-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,891
Posted By sproulman

:lolabove:

:lolabove:
09-15-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,579
Posted By sproulman

i SMOKE my clothes as soon as i get out of my...

i SMOKE my clothes as soon as i get out of my truck. i wear my hunting clothes from home too.
pine/oak leaves in coffee can, light it and smoke your clothes.
i dont buy any sprays and dont put my...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
09-08-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,473
Posted By sproulman

actually it was not my idea.:rolleye0011: one of...

actually it was not my idea.:rolleye0011: one of top small munsterlanders breeder/trainer uses this method on SM that will not retrieve in water.
how he does it i dont know other than he wraps...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
08-05-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,473
Posted By sproulman

wrap a steak around your bumper and take pup to...

wrap a steak around your bumper and take pup to water.use plastic tiebands to hold steak on.
throw bumper in yard first then to water.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
08-05-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,757
Posted By sproulman

JW,you are right.we all like to rush things. for...

JW,you are right.we all like to rush things. for me, a dog that listens is no.1.its hard at times.
my SMALL MUNSTERLANDER is 15 weeks and he is starting to not listen as much as he did at 12 weeks....
06-29-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,003
Posted By sproulman

I AGREE. very nice house dog too.that is very...

I AGREE. very nice house dog too.that is very important.
i had labs for 46 yrs.
now i went to SMALL MUNSTERLANDER and he is very good dog also hunting and in home.
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