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Forum: Black Powder
12-06-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,865
Posted By wabi

Had a chance to shoot today, but conditions were...

Had a chance to shoot today, but conditions were not good (cold & very windy) so I just shot with the new breech plug installed and the bore had been cleaned with the cleaner I bought. Groups (at 100...
Forum: Black Powder
12-03-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,865
Posted By wabi

I got both the cleaner and the breech plug this...

I got both the cleaner and the breech plug this week. Our deer season ends today (didn't want to shoot during season since our range in very close to some feeders & food plots), so hopefully I can...
Forum: Black Powder
11-28-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,865
Posted By wabi

I went ahead and ordered a new breech plug. Since...

I went ahead and ordered a new breech plug. Since I'm shooting loose (Real ffg BP) powder with the "pellet" plug that came with the gun I figured that may not be the best combination for optimum...
Forum: Black Powder
11-27-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,865
Posted By wabi

Was the enlarging of the flash hole obvious, or...

Was the enlarging of the flash hole obvious, or would a small amount of erosion cause problems?
Forum: Black Powder
11-27-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,865
Posted By wabi

I use Barnes Expanders in 250 grains and whatever...

I use Barnes Expanders in 250 grains and whatever sabots they come packed with (black sabot).
Forum: Black Powder
11-27-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,865
Posted By wabi

accuracy goes away when shooting sabots

Been shooting BP for decades, and sabots for probably 20 years now, but problems have happened with the last 3 rifles I've used.

I have tried a lot of substitute powders over the years, but...
09-29-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By wabi

Nice looking rifle!

Nice looking rifle!
08-01-2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,614
Posted By wabi

Thank you for posting the pictures! I think I...

Thank you for posting the pictures!
I think I finally have an answer to the question I have asked in the past, but was never answered.
From looking at the picture -...
03-01-2016, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By wabi

Might sound like a dumb question, but do...

Might sound like a dumb question, but do underhammer rifles have a half-cock notch on the hammer? In all the pictures I see the hammer appears to be resting on the nipple.
Forum: Black Powder
12-25-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,297
Posted By wabi

If you're talking about the T/C tang sight it...

If you're talking about the T/C tang sight it should work. I have one on one of my NewEnglanders. Works great as a "ghost ring" when I use the shotgun barrel for turkey hunting, just remove the...
Forum: Black Powder
11-07-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,618
Posted By wabi

Might try another scope. I have a VX2 1-4X20 but...

Might try another scope. I have a VX2 1-4X20 but it's on my crossbow right now.
Forum: Black Powder
11-06-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,618
Posted By wabi

Leupold VX1 2-7 x 33

Leupold VX1 2-7 x 33
Forum: Black Powder
10-28-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,618
Posted By wabi

I bought the Traditions simply because the break...

I bought the Traditions simply because the break open design is a bit easier to clean. The CVA was on sale and I had to bring it home with me. :eek2:
When it comes to sabots/bullets I usually shoot...
Forum: Black Powder
10-27-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,618
Posted By wabi

Didn't mention it, but I do clean the breech plug...

Didn't mention it, but I do clean the breech plug each time I clean the rifles (I have a 3mm drill bit I epoxied in a wood handle). I'm starting to think it's plastic fouling, but don't understand...
Forum: Black Powder
10-27-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,618
Posted By wabi

why does accuracy go away?

Long story, but I'll try to keep it short. I've bought 2 rifles in the past few years that shot decent groups when brand new. A Traditions, and a CVA. I was shooting sabots over BP in both, with...
Forum: Black Powder
10-08-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,222
Posted By wabi

Good shootin' Ray! Congratulations!!!!!!!

Good shootin' Ray!
Congratulations!!!!!!!
Forum: Black Powder
07-30-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,430
Posted By wabi

Found a couple "ironsighter" see-thru mounts...

Found a couple "ironsighter" see-thru mounts available, but before I ordered I thought I'd check the screw spacing on the GM barrel. Compared to an old T/C Hawken barrel (without the pre-drilled rear...
Forum: Black Powder
07-28-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,430
Posted By wabi

Reason I was thinking of adding a scope is that...

Reason I was thinking of adding a scope is that it's one of the most accurate barrels I own, and the eyesight is not what it used to be.
Another option I might consider is a peep sight & fiber optic...
Forum: Black Powder
07-27-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,430
Posted By wabi

scope mounting options T/C Hawken

I have a T/C Hawken with a Green Mountain (21" fast twist, Long Range Hunter) barrel that I would like to mount a scope on.
Any suggestions/advice on available options?
Forum: Black Powder
03-19-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,473
Posted By wabi

I bought a TK-2000 when they first came out....

I bought a TK-2000 when they first came out. Checked with Knight when T-7 powder became available and they told me the gun would be safe with a maximum 120gr charge.
I used the Knight shot cups:...
Forum: Black Powder
12-14-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,938
Posted By wabi

At least you carefully avoided damaging those...

At least you carefully avoided damaging those delicious ribs!
11-23-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,169
Posted By wabi

trying to get back to traditional

Long story, but to make it short I had to hang up the trad bows about 15 years ago due to shoulder problems (bone spurs & bursitis).
I retired this year and thought maybe without the work I was...
Forum: Black Powder
10-07-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,184
Posted By wabi

Way to go Ray! :barmy: We have an antlerless...

Way to go Ray! :barmy:

We have an antlerless only 2 day muzzleloader season coming up this weekend. Hope I can get Michael a shot at one!
Forum: Black Powder
12-14-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,155
Posted By wabi

First off - hope the surgery went well. As far...

First off - hope the surgery went well.
As far as the question - very thought provoking to say the least.

I can't say I've always adhered strictly to the laws and regulations in the distant...
Forum: Black Powder
12-13-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,300
Posted By wabi

Congratulations! Some good eating there!

Congratulations!
Some good eating there!
Forum: Black Powder
12-03-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By wabi

Congratulations to your dad! Looks like a good...

Congratulations to your dad!
Looks like a good opening day in Ohio.
Forum: Black Powder
11-23-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By wabi

Buddy of mine bought one last year. He dropped...

Buddy of mine bought one last year.
He dropped a doe at 192 yards with it and I don't believe he will give it up now. (I witnessed the shot - Barnes spit-fire MZ 285gr & 120gr T-7 load)
Very...
Forum: Black Powder
11-10-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By wabi

Love the looks of that gun! Sure wish we had...

Love the looks of that gun!

Sure wish we had a few quail & grouse left to hunt here. Seems like they are only a memory now. My favorite grouse habitat of the past is now a subdivision, and a hard...
Forum: Black Powder
10-22-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By wabi

Sounds like what I did in our early MZ season,...

Sounds like what I did in our early MZ season, but I missed completely at 80-85 yards. There comes a time in life when a scope is a necessity I guess, and I think I've reached that time. :o
Forum: Black Powder
10-20-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
Posted By wabi

Congratulations on the deer! Sounded like the...

Congratulations on the deer!
Sounded like the leaves were dry.
Forum: Black Powder
10-11-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By wabi

looks like the Hawken gets the call

Tomorrow starts our early 2 day "antlerless only" season this year and the scope I have coming from Leupold (replacement for a defective 39yo scope I sent back) hasn't made it here yet. Looks like...
Forum: Black Powder
10-11-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,471
Posted By wabi

Here in Ohio only muzzleloaders, shotguns, and...

Here in Ohio only muzzleloaders, shotguns, and handguns are legal (no centerfire rifles).
When I started hunting deer the muzzleloader was by far the most accurate long range choice available. I...
Forum: Black Powder
10-11-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,427
Posted By wabi

Mine was when I was bowhunting. Crossing a...

Mine was when I was bowhunting.
Crossing a series of small fields with deep ditches (with trees & brush) and decided to sit down on an old stump in the next ditch and take a smoke break. I lit a...
Forum: Black Powder
10-11-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,428
Posted By wabi

I lost 2 freezers full in 3 years. That's why we...

I lost 2 freezers full in 3 years. That's why we can most of the meat now. :rolleye0011:
Good luck on refilling it quickly!
Forum: Black Powder
10-01-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By wabi

I've found my NewEnglander also likes the Lee...

I've found my NewEnglander also likes the Lee REAL bullets (both 250 & 320gr).
I usually shoot 80gr ffg Goex in the NewEnglander with ball or bullet.
Forum: Black Powder
09-30-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,392
Posted By wabi

Tried a clean barrel group and this gun likes...

Tried a clean barrel group and this gun likes fouled better.
Best group is with a swabbing between shots.
Forum: Black Powder
09-28-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,392
Posted By wabi

fouling shot?????

I recently bought a new CVA Wolf (blue/black). Been experimenting with various bullet/sabot combinations & powder combinations.
Tried some 250gr Barnes Expanders today (my favorite hunting bullet)...
Forum: Black Powder
09-16-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,693
Posted By wabi

Sounds like you found a load the Accura likes...

Sounds like you found a load the Accura likes without any trouble.

I tried my son's bike last year. I'm 62 now, and I made it completely around the block. I'll have to admit my legs were aching...
Forum: Black Powder
09-13-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By wabi

Sounds like good advice to me! I'll give that...

Sounds like good advice to me!
I'll give that method a try!

I like to load the rifle (powder & bullet) at home and since I live in town a fouling shot isn't possible. I usually just swab the...
Forum: Black Powder
09-13-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By wabi

another try with the Wolf

Got some 300gr XTPs today and took the Wolf to the range to test them. Used a target with a 2" diamond center and the first shot from a clean barrel (wiped the oil out before I loaded) was right in...
Forum: Black Powder
09-13-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By wabi

I'd feel confident hunting with that load!

I'd feel confident hunting with that load!
Forum: Black Powder
09-09-2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By wabi

My son was 11 when he first got to hunt deer. We...

My son was 11 when he first got to hunt deer. We spent much range time shooting 70gr (ffg Goex) and a 250gr bullet. Before the actual hunt I took the rifle to the range and sighted it in with the...
Forum: Black Powder
09-08-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,039
Posted By wabi

Last one with a muzzleloader I handed the rifle...

Last one with a muzzleloader I handed the rifle to my son (who was 11yo at the time and hunting on an apprentice license). About 80 yards and he passed that test. The hit was high, but that rifle had...
Forum: Black Powder
09-04-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,559
Posted By wabi

Tried Pyro RS and the accuracy was about the same...

Tried Pyro RS and the accuracy was about the same as Goex. I prefer Goex when it comes to cleaning up after shooting.
Forum: Black Powder
09-03-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,559
Posted By wabi

CVA Wolf & 240gr XTPs

Still trying to find the sweet load. Been shooting 90gr ffg Goex and not getting good accuracy, so this evening I tried 80gr, 100gr, and 110gr loads.
Still not great, but the best was 2" using...
Forum: Black Powder
09-03-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,466
Posted By wabi

Not to hijack the thread, but the buddy I...

Not to hijack the thread, but the buddy I mentioned that bought the TK2000 just traded (a Savage bolt action 20ga) for a Remington 870 SuperMag 3Ĺ" 12ga and some of the new Kent 3Ĺ" shells with 2ľ oz...
Forum: Black Powder
09-03-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,504
Posted By wabi

I think I'll try adjusting the powder charge with...

I think I'll try adjusting the powder charge with the 240gr XTPs and see what happens. I was using 90gr ffg Goex, so next trip to the range I'll try 80 & 100gr and see if there's any improvement in...
Forum: Black Powder
09-01-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By wabi

Wish you had asked 3-4 days ago. I just used...

Wish you had asked 3-4 days ago. I just used loc-tite on the bolt handle for my Benjamin Discovery air rifle and I think it might have been a 10-32 thread.
It's chrome, but it's shaped something...
Forum: Black Powder
08-31-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,504
Posted By wabi

I am meaning the Barnes, but just to see what...

I am meaning the Barnes, but just to see what that weight does. My buddy has some of them on hand and said I could try them. I don't plan on hunting with them, and he has gone back to the "expander"...
Forum: Black Powder
08-30-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By wabi

Welcome! I'd like to see pics of that gun, too.

Welcome!
I'd like to see pics of that gun, too.
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