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Forum: Black Powder
06-12-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,979
Posted By UncleNorby

This problem can be avoided by simply removing...

This problem can be avoided by simply removing the BP, sliding the bullets through the bore nose first, and out onto a soft pad. They will then be sized and can be started with finger pressure.
04-09-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By UncleNorby

Like you said, they already have hens. When the...

Like you said, they already have hens. When the hens are sitting on the nest those Toms will respond to calls.

Sometimes you find a Tom with a hen or two, and you can fire up the hens and make...
03-06-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,075
Posted By UncleNorby

I'd get an extra full choke, and start with Win...

I'd get an extra full choke, and start with Win XX 3" #6 Turkey Loads. Bought mine at Dick's for $12 per box of 10. I'm guessing they'll do the trick out to 40 yds. IMO, no need to spend crazy money...
02-26-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,075
Posted By UncleNorby

The choke is easy to remove. Take it out and you...

The choke is easy to remove. Take it out and you will see the type or constriction marked on it. I'm guessing if you have only one choke it will be modified or improved. Get at least a full choke,...
02-18-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,075
Posted By UncleNorby

I shoot a Mossberg 500, basically the same gun...

I shoot a Mossberg 500, basically the same gun you have. I've killed plenty of turkeys with the standard full choke. I'm going to an extra full this year, for a bit tighter pattern. I shoot Win 3" #6...
Forum: Guns
02-10-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By UncleNorby

If it's a good deal, check it for function, etc...

If it's a good deal, check it for function, etc (even better if you can test fire it). If it checks out, buy it.

I reload, so I'd also buy a set of dies so I didn't have to worry about ammo. If...
01-23-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,342
Posted By UncleNorby

I shoot a Mossberg 500 12 Ga, 24" ported...

I shoot a Mossberg 500 12 Ga, 24" ported accu-choke barrel. Have killed turkeys out to 40 yds with standard full choke, 3" Win XX #6 Turkey Loads. For the heck of it I'm shooting an extra full choke...
12-19-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,581
Posted By UncleNorby

Based on the sketch provided, my opinion is go...

Based on the sketch provided, my opinion is go ahead and take all the pine, assuming it is either of harvestable size, or it is just low-quality junk. You do not have so much pine that taking it all...
Forum: Black Powder
12-18-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,839
Posted By UncleNorby

I have a Genesis. Bought it from Cabela's years...

I have a Genesis. Bought it from Cabela's years ago when they had a good sale on them. It is what it is, black plastic, "cheap" metal in the "receiver" area, and a blue steel barrel. But like just...
Forum: Black Powder
11-20-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,345
Posted By UncleNorby

Problem solved, as long as your caps stay...

Problem solved, as long as your caps stay consistent. Nipples are cheap enough though.
11-17-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 952
Posted By UncleNorby

How was the barrel pinning done? Thanks.

How was the barrel pinning done? Thanks.
Forum: Black Powder
11-14-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,345
Posted By UncleNorby

I always used RWS 10.75 and I used the hammer to...

I always used RWS 10.75 and I used the hammer to seat the caps. CAREFULLY lower the hammer onto the cap and push gently until it seats. They were on so tight I had to pop them off with a knife.
Forum: Guns
11-11-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By UncleNorby

Can't really help you unless you're a lot more...

Can't really help you unless you're a lot more specific about what you want to use this gun for. There are many out there, from cheap to expensive, for purposes ranging from tin cans in the yard to...
Forum: Guns
11-11-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By UncleNorby

BHC told you right if you're shooting any...

BHC told you right if you're shooting any distance, or if you just prefer a scope. Cantilever barrel is the way to go.

If you're shooting 75 yds or under though, you may fine with a smoothbore...
Forum: Black Powder
11-11-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,238
Posted By UncleNorby

Aside from contacting the manufacturer, all I can...

Aside from contacting the manufacturer, all I can recommend is to tear it down, clean it and reassemble, making sure all moving parts are working as they should. Inspect the mechanism that latches...
Forum: Black Powder
11-11-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By UncleNorby

I never had any consistent results with the...

I never had any consistent results with the MaxiHunter bullet. My Renegades shot lights out with Maxiballs. I also tried a bullet called Buffaloballs (or something like that, they were a waxed...
11-11-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By UncleNorby

If stand hunting won't get him, you could team up...

If stand hunting won't get him, you could team up with another hunter. One guy gets upwind of the area you suspect he's holed up in and makes a few swings through the area while the other hunter or...
11-07-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 981
Posted By UncleNorby

I'd be looking at your parents' 5 acres, or your...

I'd be looking at your parents' 5 acres, or your aunt's 70 acres. Deer will travel fencerows, especially during the rut, which is starting to heat up.
Forum: Black Powder
10-31-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,997
Posted By UncleNorby

I lick certain things, but patches are not among...

I lick certain things, but patches are not among them.

My patches are in a small container, and are likely wetter than a couple licks would acheive. There's the chance for forcing moisture into...
10-31-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By UncleNorby

What cuts did you think steaks come from? ...

What cuts did you think steaks come from?

Top round, bottom round and sirloin tip roasts can all be cut into steaks.

A neck roast or a shoulder roast, not so much.

Obvioulsy the loins can...
Forum: Black Powder
10-31-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,358
Posted By UncleNorby

I can tell you I was never happy with...

I can tell you I was never happy with maxihunters. My renegades would not shot them well. Maxiballs however were a completely different story. See if you can find some.
Forum: Black Powder
10-31-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,997
Posted By UncleNorby

My money is on the swabbing. I swab with a moist...

My money is on the swabbing. I swab with a moist patch (alcohol and windex), then a dry patch, and then snap a primer before loading the next shot.
10-30-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By UncleNorby

Deer are used to the disturbance of harvesting. ...

Deer are used to the disturbance of harvesting. Hopefully you have some woods and wooded fence rows to go with the harvested fields? Set up with the wind in your favor and see what happens. Adjust...
Forum: Black Powder
10-29-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,979
Posted By UncleNorby

Or a lead conical................

Or a lead conical................
Forum: Black Powder
10-29-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,979
Posted By UncleNorby

A peep will definitely help, in comparison to...

A peep will definitely help, in comparison to regular iron sights.

If the FPBs truly won't go through nose first with just a LITTLE pressure, forget about them and try something else.
Forum: Black Powder
10-28-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,979
Posted By UncleNorby

I'm really surprised you can't push them through...

I'm really surprised you can't push them through the bore nose first. Your bore must be pretty tight.

Also, sounds like you are having issues seeing your sights and aligning them well. A peep...
Forum: Black Powder
10-23-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,979
Posted By UncleNorby

If you're hitting 1" high at 50, you should not...

If you're hitting 1" high at 50, you should not be 10" high at 100. I suspect this has more to do with your eyesight than the gun. The "six o'clock" aiming method may help. You can find plenty of...
Forum: Black Powder
10-21-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By UncleNorby

Any photos from Maryland?

Any photos from Maryland?
Forum: Black Powder
10-15-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By UncleNorby

I'd like to see a picture of one of those sitka...

I'd like to see a picture of one of those sitka deer, if that's what you're after. And, like I said, the deer won't know the difference. Put it on him and let it rip.
10-15-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,527
Posted By UncleNorby

If I understand, you must have a synthetic stock...

If I understand, you must have a synthetic stock with some voids that are accessible, and you're wanting to load them with something like sand or lead shot to add weight to the gun. Well, that will...
Forum: Black Powder
10-14-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By UncleNorby

I'd say your gun is shooting a little to the...

I'd say your gun is shooting a little to the left, not that the deer should notice.
Forum: Black Powder
10-09-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By UncleNorby

I have a Genesis also. It shoots Hornady FPB 300...

I have a Genesis also. It shoots Hornady FPB 300 gr over 100 gr loose Pyrodex really well. I've shot a few deer with it from say 30 yds to just over 100, and this combination performs very well.
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10-09-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,915
Posted By UncleNorby

When you shoot a deer you'll notice that it is...

When you shoot a deer you'll notice that it is limber immediately after the kill. Then in a short while it will stiffen (rigor mortis). Processing while the deer is in rigor is a mistake, from what...
Forum: Guns
10-08-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,496
Posted By UncleNorby

Awesome. If I ever go back to factory, I'll be...

Awesome. If I ever go back to factory, I'll be sure to try LE.
10-08-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By UncleNorby

I score deer using 2 catgories. These are "Not...

I score deer using 2 catgories. These are "Not yet" and "Boom". This deer falls into the latter. Good luck!
Forum: Guns
10-08-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,496
Posted By UncleNorby

I was not impressed with Factory Remington 300 gr...

I was not impressed with Factory Remington 300 gr JSP on the one deer I shot with them. The smallish 5-6 point was hit twice in the ribs as he ran past me at 25 yds, third shot hit high in the back...
Forum: Guns
10-08-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,240
Posted By UncleNorby

I wish I'd heard of this before you bought that...

I wish I'd heard of this before you bought that gun. I have bad news for you. I read on the internet that a 30/30 will no longer kill deer. On the bright side, I'll give you 50 bucks for it.
Forum: Black Powder
10-07-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,266
Posted By UncleNorby

I have a Remington Genesis made by Traditions,...

I have a Remington Genesis made by Traditions, and it shoots just fine.

The Vortek LDR has a 30" barrel, the striker-fire cocking mechanism, no external hammer and the accelerator breech plug.
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Forum: Black Powder
09-30-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,229
Posted By UncleNorby

Has anyone Actually tried these?? My FPBs...

Has anyone Actually tried these??

My FPBs are running out and I may need to try something new next year.
09-29-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,698
Posted By UncleNorby

I have never seen negative effects from urinating...

I have never seen negative effects from urinating in scrapes. What I've read suggests that urine degrades pretty quickly, and after a litle while all urine would smell the same to a deer.

I...
09-24-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,698
Posted By UncleNorby

I've seen reference to this idea several times in...

I've seen reference to this idea several times in various magazine articles. Makes sense, but I'd imagine deer would find a suitable scrape location on their own, very near the original one, if...
Forum: Reloading
09-24-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,552
Posted By UncleNorby

260 Rem has always interested me. Looks about...

260 Rem has always interested me. Looks about ideal for deer hunting. Good luck with it.
Forum: Reloading
09-12-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,552
Posted By UncleNorby

Excess pressure can be the result of lots of...

Excess pressure can be the result of lots of factors. You might consider making a cast of your chamber, just to see where it is in comparison to specifictions. "Tight" chambers can cause pressure.
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Forum: Reloading
09-05-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,783
Posted By UncleNorby

It will shoot one bullet well, so at least it has...

It will shoot one bullet well, so at least it has the potential to be a good shooter. I suspect the issue(s) it has relates to the stock, bedding, etc.
09-04-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,342
Posted By UncleNorby

This is not the same thing, but I have a stand...

This is not the same thing, but I have a stand that I can hear a donkey braying from. I've seen deer more than once, right after he starts braying in the AM. Could be coincidence, as I generally see...
09-04-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,272
Posted By UncleNorby

Focus on learing the characteristics and behavior...

Focus on learing the characteristics and behavior of the game you're after, and becoming proficient with whatever you are shooting, whether its gun, bow or whatever.

Don't get caught up with...
09-04-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,460
Posted By UncleNorby

Ugly Drum Smoker Jerky

Google "Ugly Drum Smoker" and then make yourself one. Just made jerky with mine over the weekend, and it was awesome. You can't buy a better smoker for the money, and they're a fun project.
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09-04-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,344
Posted By UncleNorby

Had never heard of using vinegar, though it makes...

Had never heard of using vinegar, though it makes perfect sense. I'll keep this in mind.
Forum: Guns
09-04-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,206
Posted By UncleNorby

I don't see where you've indicated if the gun is...

I don't see where you've indicated if the gun is scoped or not. IF you shoot with a scope, may be a good idea to look at the faster sabots (around 2000 fps), as you can get some use out of the...
08-28-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,713
Posted By UncleNorby

Google The Scott Rea Project. He has a you-tube...

Google The Scott Rea Project. He has a you-tube channel. Look at playlist, select game, and then scroll down to his video showing how to butcher a deer. He's got a small deer, probably a roe buck,...
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