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Forum: Technical
08-20-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By spaniel

Well, I moved the arm to the end of its...

Well, I moved the arm to the end of its adjustment range. The paper looks a lot better, .5-.75" nock above tip now. The website says the arm they recommend for this bow is 1/8" higher in the valley...
Forum: Technical
08-20-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By spaniel

Thanks. Hadn't thought of string stretch. I...

Thanks. Hadn't thought of string stretch. I didn't want to mess with the rest or anything until I solicited "expert opinion". ;) I've been hunting archery 20 years but this is the first time...
Forum: Technical
08-20-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By spaniel

Tuning help please

I shoot a Reflex SuperSlam with a QAD Ultra-Rest Pro Series. I have not shot it a lot in a few years, and my recollection was that it shot fine back then. Now, however, I observe the arrows...
Forum: Black Powder
02-19-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,455
Posted By spaniel

I've taken dozens of deer with this bullet with...

I've taken dozens of deer with this bullet with excellent performance around the 2000fps MV mark from 20-338 yards. The only ones that failed to exit (2) were around 200 yards, went through both...
11-26-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By spaniel

You get more accuracy with a smaller hole, but...

You get more accuracy with a smaller hole, but lose light and field of view. Son in low light or on moving shots you want a ghost ring; if making longer shots you want a small aperture.
Forum: Guns
11-26-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By spaniel

Long range is more about the ability of the...

Long range is more about the ability of the shooter than the equipment. With a blackpowder substitute powdered muzzleloader long range starts around 200yds due to the effect of wind drift; add 100...
11-26-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,218
Posted By spaniel

The cost of lead and brass has risen quite a bit...

The cost of lead and brass has risen quite a bit in recent years.

Hoarding doesn't help either. I have not seen Federal 210M primers physically in a store in 4 years. Remember the military is...
Forum: Black Powder
10-09-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,023
Posted By spaniel

Edited: Forget it, after reading more of this...

Edited: Forget it, after reading more of this thread I'm reminded why I don't bother with any board frequented by Grouse or SL anymore. Question is, is Grouse man enough to admit he was wrong and...
Forum: Black Powder
10-09-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,357
Posted By spaniel

I used 110gr 777 and the 200gr Shockwave. Start...

I used 110gr 777 and the 200gr Shockwave. Start at 90 and work up. It's a better bullet anyways.

If that doesn't work, change the torque on your action screws. If this significantly changes...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
09-11-2010, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,647
Posted By spaniel

I would stick with field bred. Mine cost $300...

I would stick with field bred. Mine cost $300 but that was 2003. Regarding training, these dogs have great instinct. Now mine was the first bought of his litter (bought by someone else), when we...
09-06-2010, 04:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,809
Posted By spaniel

Wow, what unit were you in? Public or private?

Wow, what unit were you in? Public or private?
08-31-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 23,248
Posted By spaniel

Flat shooting misses the point. You can...

Flat shooting misses the point. You can calculate drop easy, wind drift is harder to compensate for. Anywhere past 300-400 yds, the heavier bullet will drift significantly less and eventually drop...
08-29-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,432
Posted By spaniel

Well, I go DIY and all together I probably spend...

Well, I go DIY and all together I probably spend about a grand a year on the trip (half of that being a vehicle rental). We go in on foot, into the backcountry, the locals think we are NUTS for what...
08-29-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By spaniel

Not that I enjoy it, but the fact is the cost of...

Not that I enjoy it, but the fact is the cost of running the tag system would increase if they didn't because a lot of people who drew would not pay. It saves us all money in the end.
08-25-2010, 05:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,432
Posted By spaniel

The difference being that these are public lands...

The difference being that these are public lands with OTC bull tags. If this were a select draw or trophy management area, the price would be a lot higher.
08-25-2010, 05:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,432
Posted By spaniel

I would think the average guided hunt is in the...

I would think the average guided hunt is in the $5000-$6000 range. That's what it was when I priced it out at several places.

I ended up DIY and never went back, though I did have a local...
08-20-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By spaniel

MT gives points, you pay a small fee each year...

MT gives points, you pay a small fee each year (just a few bucks) to participate in this. But you cannot opt for just a point, you have to apply for the license so you can't just rack up points...
08-06-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,310
Posted By spaniel

+1. If you can't afford to pay off the credit...

+1. If you can't afford to pay off the credit card bill at the end of the month, don't buy it.
Forum: Midwest
07-31-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,400
Posted By spaniel

What possible grounds could they have? Plenty of...

What possible grounds could they have? Plenty of states completely ban long guns outside of shotguns with slugs. The state has full right to set its own hunting regs.
Forum: Midwest
07-31-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,400
Posted By spaniel

Do a google search for "358 BFG", you will pull...

Do a google search for "358 BFG", you will pull up the site of one of the main smiths doing this conversion. I believe the parent brass is 300 WSM. Performance with the 225 Accubond is very near...
Forum: Guns
07-21-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,019
Posted By spaniel

Save your money, your shoulder and yourself from...

Save your money, your shoulder and yourself from wounded game. Get a muzzleloader and learn to make the first shot count. ;D
Forum: Guns
07-21-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 806
Posted By spaniel

They will all make massive holes really...

They will all make massive holes really unnecessary to kill a deer. Unless you are really trying to push the range I'd pick the most affordable one that will shoot well in your gun.

The only...
Forum: Reloading
07-18-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,583
Posted By spaniel

Corncob "media" from the pet store. I use it...

Corncob "media" from the pet store. I use it until it looks nasty, it will slowly take longer to clean over time. At least a dozen full tumbles before it needs replacing. I use a small amount of...
Forum: Trail Cameras
07-18-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,469
Posted By spaniel

There are several features that are wrong for a...

There are several features that are wrong for a coyote. It could be a young wolf or a coydog.
Forum: Guns
07-13-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,298
Posted By spaniel

Glock says not to use reloads and it will void...

Glock says not to use reloads and it will void your warranty. Yes, they have an unsupported chamber and have had kabooms especially in the 40SW which is typically loaded nearer its max pressure than...
Forum: Guns
07-01-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,773
Posted By spaniel

Just get in shape, then carry whatever you...

Just get in shape, then carry whatever you already have and shoot most accurately. I have spent two seasons backpack hunting in the mountains with a Sendero.
07-01-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By spaniel

The reason they do this is that many of the...

The reason they do this is that many of the special tags require you to first have a general non-resident big game combo tag. Even now that they have separated many of the special licenses off as...
05-31-2010, 05:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,559
Posted By spaniel

I believe they make it public when the season has...

I believe they make it public when the season has closed due to quota being filled. No idea what would happen if you were camp hunting out of touch and it closed the first day you were out, but you...
05-30-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,559
Posted By spaniel

A wolf tag is essentially a lottery ticket. I'd...

A wolf tag is essentially a lottery ticket. I'd pay the resident price for sure, did not even consider a NR tag last year. Saw plenty of tracks but four days backpack hunting and did not see a live...
05-30-2010, 04:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,106
Posted By spaniel

If you're close enough for buckshot to work a...

If you're close enough for buckshot to work a slug will work better and you'll be so close as to have no reason to miss.

Suck, buckshot can kill. But it makes a mess of things and results in...
05-26-2010, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 990
Posted By spaniel

Yes. If he is less fertile he may not actually...

Yes. If he is less fertile he may not actually impregnate every doe he tries to....but his genetic contribution to those that are successful does not change.

A lot of those shows are "hunting"...
05-21-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,454
Posted By spaniel

I own 2, and they've been good to me.

I own 2, and they've been good to me.
Forum: Black Powder
05-14-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By spaniel

Black Mag plant blows up

http://www.wmur.com/news/23556316/detail.html?hpt=T2

Pray for the families.
Forum: Guns
04-30-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,215
Posted By spaniel

Either a G23 in a Bladetech IWB or a Taurus 85 in...

Either a G23 in a Bladetech IWB or a Taurus 85 in a Bianchi IWB.
Forum: Guns
04-25-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,003
Posted By spaniel

A 243 with a properly constructed 70-87gr bullet,...

A 243 with a properly constructed 70-87gr bullet, weighing at least 8lbs, will have virtually no recoil and do fine on deer.
Forum: Guns
04-23-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,386
Posted By spaniel

Pick a caliber and then use the heaviest bullet...

Pick a caliber and then use the heaviest bullet your barrel will stabilize to buck wind. All my antelope have been shot with a 300WM, definitely overkill, but it bucks the wind and I already had it...
Forum: Reloading
04-22-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By spaniel

I have seen minor variations between lots at...

I have seen minor variations between lots at similar temps loading the same load for the same gun. Certain powders seem to have more of a reputation for it than others. Reloader 22 is one of these,...
04-13-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By spaniel

Good luck. We go back into the Bob on foot. The...

Good luck. We go back into the Bob on foot. The bruiser in the pick was axed at least 8 miles from the trailhead. It was a "fun" pack out.
04-13-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By spaniel

I got lucky in 2008: ...

I got lucky in 2008:
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/IMG_2103.JPG

In 2009 the weather was foul and hampered our efforts to get back where the elk were without getting in a survival...
04-13-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By spaniel

MT Elk/Deer drawing posted

It's up. I'm fortunate to have drawn for a third year, now the delicate operation of allocating vacation time to keep the wife happy ;)
Forum: Guns
04-12-2010, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,767
Posted By spaniel

I've never had problems IWB concealing a...

I've never had problems IWB concealing a G23-sized pistol. My Taurus 85 is only marginally more concealable, I find the cylinder on even .38cal revolvers uncomfortable as I'm very lean. The flat...
Forum: Reloading
04-08-2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,603
Posted By spaniel

Given I am reloading bottleneck rifle shells for...

Given I am reloading bottleneck rifle shells for about 1/3 the cost of buying loaded ammo, sometimes less, I am guessing you must not shoot very much. My quality setup paid for itself in the first...
Forum: Reloading
04-01-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,603
Posted By spaniel

Don't mess with your plan, get the Lee dippers. ...

Don't mess with your plan, get the Lee dippers. They come with a chart to tell you what each dipper will roughly dip for each powder. HOWEVER, this is only a guideline and they can be significantly...
04-01-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,339
Posted By spaniel

You need to look again. Both Idaho and Montana...

You need to look again. Both Idaho and Montana has seasons last year. My local contact in Montana knew a guy lucky enough to shoot one that was scavenging the 6X6 he'd shot the night before.

The...
Forum: Guns
03-30-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By spaniel

I have had this one for about 1.5 years: ...

I have had this one for about 1.5 years:
http://www.safetysafeguards.com/site/402168/product/INPRINT

I got it off Cabela's as it was the only fingerprint one they had at the time, the Gun Vault...
Forum: Guns
03-27-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,734
Posted By spaniel

Both a Glock 23 and a Springfield XD 40 would...

Both a Glock 23 and a Springfield XD 40 would serve your purposes well.
Forum: Guns
03-26-2010, 05:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,734
Posted By spaniel

People who have had problems with Taurus complain...

People who have had problems with Taurus complain loudly on the internet. People who have good experiences tend to just stay out of the fight.

When someone has a problem with a Smith or Ruger...
Forum: Guns
03-25-2010, 05:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,749
Posted By spaniel

It is good stuff. Put the rifle on a bipod with...

It is good stuff. Put the rifle on a bipod with the butt supported or otherise manage to angle the muzzle slightly down. Insert the straw into the chamber firmly to prevent back-leakage and give a...
Forum: Guns
03-24-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,046
Posted By spaniel

In REAL LIFE conditions, the amount the bullet...

In REAL LIFE conditions, the amount the bullet will drop at extended ranges will depend on MV, BC, atmospheric pressure, temp, and numerous other factors. For ranges anyone asking these questions...
Forum: Reloading
03-24-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,013
Posted By spaniel

Cajun, Thanks so much for the pictures, I...

Cajun,

Thanks so much for the pictures, I had never seen the comparison before. Like BC I'm surprised that there is still that amount of case that looks unsupported. I wonder how that compares...
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