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Forum: Off Season
10-24-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,442
Posted By rockytop

I step away for a couple of years and when I come...

I step away for a couple of years and when I come back, I'm totally lost. Is everything in here coded to keep the NSA at bay?
Forum: Technical
09-09-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,740
Posted By rockytop

Can't argue with any of you, I hate the peep...

Can't argue with any of you, I hate the peep tube. Got away from it for years but started back last year. I have to use a large peep because my right eye sight is really poor and have awful night...
Forum: Crossbows
09-06-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,656
Posted By rockytop

I use the same 3 blade 100 gr that I use on my...

I use the same 3 blade 100 gr that I use on my bow. Seems to have the same effect, death.
Forum: Technical
09-06-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,740
Posted By rockytop

Maintenance on rubber tube that aligns peep

I put a new rubber tube on my peep sight every year and this year it's already broke. I don't want that happening again when I'm hunting. Any thing I can lube that tube with to keep it from cracking...
Forum: Guns
08-20-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,998
Posted By rockytop

I've had a Tikka T3 lite for a few years now and...

I've had a Tikka T3 lite for a few years now and there's a lot to like about the gun. I normally reload but I have not with the T3 because I've yet to find a brand of ammo that it won't shoot....
08-16-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,189
Posted By rockytop

A night before or first thing in the morning pill...

A night before or first thing in the morning pill that makes you go to the bathroom as soon as you wake up. No more trasping through the woods and right before you get to the stand your bowels go...
Forum: Guns
08-16-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By rockytop

Good article and I stand corrected, never to old...

Good article and I stand corrected, never to old to learn nor admit the need for it. And, now I know why John Wayne called it a clip, the M-1 uses a clip to feed the shells into the magazine, like an...
Forum: Guns
08-15-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By rockytop

I started to define it both ways but I've always...

I started to define it both ways but I've always called it a clip, that' what John Wayne called them. If you had asked John for a magazine, he would have probably said something like "I don't read"....
Forum: Guns
08-15-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By rockytop

Thompson Venture Clip

I got a 300 win mag in the thompson venture and would like to purchase a spare clip. Every web site I go to is sold out and not re-orderable. Went to the Thompson web site and they don't offer them...
Forum: Black Powder
10-10-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,157
Posted By rockytop

Sounds like low testosterone to me....

Sounds like low testosterone to me. :rolleye0011:I'm 63 and I was feeling the same way and my doctor said my testosterone was low so I been getting shots. Actually, I been giving myself shots so I...
Forum: Technical
08-16-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,254
Posted By rockytop

New draw length require new string?

I've got to change the cam on my new used Switchback XT to get the 30" draw that I need. Will changing from a 28" to a 30" draw require a new cable and string?
Forum: Trail Cameras
08-15-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,170
Posted By rockytop

Moultrie Gam Spr LX-50IR

Anyone used this camera? It has lot's of features and Academy sports has it for $69 but there are no reviews.
Forum: Technical
08-13-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 748
Posted By rockytop

Switchback Question

I acquired a Mathews Switchback XT this past weekend. The drawlength is wrong and I need to change it to a 30" draw. I have a switchback 30" cam but it's not from an XT. I know the XT is shorter than...
Forum: Gunsmithing
02-24-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,294
Posted By rockytop

Yep, I still remember the first time I took my...

Yep, I still remember the first time I took my Dad's 100 year old Remington Model 11 apart and was wondering what the heck that wood stick was doing inside of his gun. Found out later it was a quick...
Forum: Gunsmithing
02-21-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,294
Posted By rockytop

If I keep it, I'll get me some dowels and cut...

If I keep it, I'll get me some dowels and cut them custom length for each size shell
Forum: Gunsmithing
02-21-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,294
Posted By rockytop

Tore it down last night and it only has one long...

Tore it down last night and it only has one long plug, the orange one you see when you remove the cap to take the barrel off. I took that plug out and now the magazine holds either three or four 3.5"...
Forum: Gunsmithing
02-20-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,294
Posted By rockytop

Bernelli Nova pump

I was at a Wild Game Feast Saturday night and won the grand prize, a Bernelli Nova 3.5", 12 Ga pump. Great turkey gun for me.
Got a little problem, I can't get but one 3.5 " round to load in the...
10-19-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By rockytop

I been eating beaver for years, I always insist...

I been eating beaver for years, I always insist on a good cleaning first.
Forum: Crossbows
09-30-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,477
Posted By rockytop

I'm in the same boat as your dad. I bought a...

I'm in the same boat as your dad. I bought a Parker Hornet Extreme package for around $550. That included the rope and pullies for pulling string back, which is easy to use, 6 bolts, strap, quiver,...
Forum: Crossbows
09-26-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,260
Posted By rockytop

Thanks for all the replies. I realize the range...

Thanks for all the replies. I realize the range decisision is based on many factors. I will probably keep it under 30 yards. I'll be glad when someone invents a way to take the noise out of the...
Forum: South
09-23-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,448
Posted By rockytop

It's a great toothpaste also. Really cleans the...

It's a great toothpaste also. Really cleans the teeth and gets the odors out of the mouth which supposedly deer can smell.
Forum: Crossbows
09-22-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,260
Posted By rockytop

What's your max sure kill range?

After 40+ years with bows, my shoulders have decided no more so I'm a rookie crossbow dude. I've been practicing for two months with my new Parker and am confident I can hit anything that's still in...
Forum: Crossbows
03-28-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,479
Posted By rockytop

No, I didn't see how that would help?

No, I didn't see how that would help?
Forum: Crossbows
03-24-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,479
Posted By rockytop

What kind or brand of bag target is best?

What kind or brand of bag target is best?
Forum: Crossbows
03-24-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,479
Posted By rockytop

I like those, I'll be giving them a try.

I like those, I'll be giving them a try.
Forum: Crossbows
03-23-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,479
Posted By rockytop

That's good, when I talk to non-hunters they...

That's good, when I talk to non-hunters they don't know what bolts are. Longitudinally challenged arrows sounds much better than bolts.:rolleye0011:
Forum: Crossbows
03-23-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,479
Posted By rockytop

Red face First crossbow shooting experience started out as a disaster

I was really excited about shooting my new Parker Hornet, did like the book said and put the target at 10 yards to start the sighting in process. I got a good brace and shot my first bolt ever and it...
Forum: Reloading
03-22-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,713
Posted By rockytop

True words no doubt. My rifle was a ruger Mark II...

True words no doubt. My rifle was a ruger Mark II long stainless barrel. When I bought the gun, it was awful and would not group. I replaced the stock with a Hogue pillar bedded, replaced the trigger...
Forum: Reloading
03-21-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,713
Posted By rockytop

There are no differences, I shot both the long...

There are no differences, I shot both the long and short version and could never tell any difference. The max loads on that powder are way conservative. When I first started loading H4831, the max...
Forum: Crossbows
03-10-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,605
Posted By rockytop

I assumed that crossbows would allow me to shoot...

I assumed that crossbows would allow me to shoot farther but from what I've read, that's not true at all.
Soon as my target gets in, I'll start practicing. By fall I should be in good shape...
Forum: Crossbows
03-08-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,805
Posted By rockytop

The new Parker Hornet Extreme is very narrow and...

The new Parker Hornet Extreme is very narrow and is advertising 314 fps. I bought one but have not had the chance to shoot it. I thought it was reasonably price in the mid $500 range.
Forum: Crossbows
03-08-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,605
Posted By rockytop

Question Broadheads for crossbows and different angles

Being a newbie to crossbows, I'd like to know:
1. if my 100 gr 3 blade muzzies from my compound bow will work on my crossbow bolts?

2. Will my hundred grain field points shoot different from...
Forum: Crossbows
03-08-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,700
Posted By rockytop

I appreciate the kind words and I mean to keep on...

I appreciate the kind words and I mean to keep on enjoying my bowhunting season with a crossbow.
Old People Rule :sheep:
Forum: Crossbows
03-07-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,700
Posted By rockytop

Migration to crossbows......age

I been bow hunting for over 40 years, it is my most enjoyable aspect of deer hunting for numerous reasons that I won't get in to. But, due to arthritis, bursititus, and other unnamed calamities and...
Forum: Crossbows
03-04-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,659
Posted By rockytop

Is it cheaper calling Wyvern than just ordering...

Is it cheaper calling Wyvern than just ordering on line? I don't hear well but if it saves me money, I don't mind sruggling through a sales process.
Forum: Off Season
12-17-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By rockytop

Critter, I'm also a bass fisherman and thought...

Critter, I'm also a bass fisherman and thought about injecting some ashes into a plastic worm or something similar.

Jeff, that's a great idea. As long as you put small amounts of ash in each...
Forum: Off Season
12-16-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By rockytop

A special plan for dispersing my ashes

Long time no been around here. Hope all are doing well and killing big bucks or at least getting to hunt them.

I just modified my will and decided to have myself cremated and thought I would...
10-15-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,485
Posted By rockytop

I don't know about the rifling, but it's...

I don't know about the rifling, but it's definetly working.
10-15-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,485
Posted By rockytop

Thompson Venture report

I purchased a Venture in a 300 win mag a few months ago and finally got to shoot it this past week. I've used Leupold rings and mounted a Zeiss Conquest 3x9 scope on the gun and was shooting factory...
09-21-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,205
Posted By rockytop

Same here, been using the Goliath since they come...

Same here, been using the Goliath since they come out. I got one for free from Summit when the top part of my viper collapsed under my 300 lbs. The goliath is great and I got all them bags hanging on...
Forum: Reloading
09-20-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,130
Posted By rockytop

I've loaded some of the hybrid 100 for my 25-06...

I've loaded some of the hybrid 100 for my 25-06 and my 300 win mag. but sorry to say I've not shot them yet. Hopefully I'll get to shoot in the next few weeks. I've also loaded H4831SC for both...
Forum: Guns
07-21-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By rockytop

You can change eye dominance by hurting your...

You can change eye dominance by hurting your dominant eye. I was right eye dominant and had a terrific wreck in a stock car and the impact stretched the optic nerve in my right eye. For years I had a...
Forum: Guns
07-01-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,207
Posted By rockytop

Breaking in a barrell is a myth started by...

Breaking in a barrell is a myth started by gunsmiths that make barrells commercially. The more rounds they can get you to shoot through their barrell breaking it in, means it wears out quicker and...
03-10-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By rockytop

Thanks M.T. I'll check out that website.

Thanks M.T. I'll check out that website.
03-09-2010, 05:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By rockytop

200 hp Johnson

I just purchased a 1990 GT 200 hp Johnson outboard and was wanting to change the water pump impellor. Anybody know how big a job that is, if there are any tricks to it. Also, how much oil and what...
03-02-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By rockytop

I fish Wheeler and Wilson in Alabama mostly and...

I fish Wheeler and Wilson in Alabama mostly and Guntersville about once a year. Also fish Normandy, Pickwick, and Woods in Tennesseee.
Forum: Reloading
03-02-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,195
Posted By rockytop

Big country is right on, it's an experimental set...

Big country is right on, it's an experimental set up until you get it right and then lock it down. After you lock it down, measure the next one too in case anything moved while tightening.
Forum: Guns
03-02-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,216
Posted By rockytop

Don't know anything about the Marlin, but my T3...

Don't know anything about the Marlin, but my T3 lite shoots better than I can. Quarter size groups at a 100 yards with Federal ammo. At 300 yards, I shoot 4 to 5 inch groups cause that's the best I...
02-16-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,689
Posted By rockytop

I tried them in my Tika T3 lite 25-06 but...

I tried them in my Tika T3 lite 25-06 but couldn't get them to group so I never hunted with them.
02-08-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,795
Posted By rockytop

Thanks for the reviews, I'm looking for a new bow...

Thanks for the reviews, I'm looking for a new bow this year. However, your choice reminds me of the joke where 3 women interviewed for a job with varying skills and the punchline was, Who got hired?...
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