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Forum: Black Powder
06-28-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By miketodd58

On a side note anyone else have a Inline MZ...

On a side note anyone else have a Inline MZ shotgun other than Knight?
Forum: Black Powder
06-28-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By miketodd58

ISO of Knight TK2000

In Search of a Knight TK2000

Looks like all I am seeing are prices $500 and up. When I was looking this time last year a couple of sites had them at $350 or so on closeout. Guess I missed the...
Forum: Optics
10-12-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,141
Posted By miketodd58

Ive had Leupold fix one scope for me where I...

Ive had Leupold fix one scope for me where I dropped it from a tree and bent it. It was my fault for not checking the swivels and it slipped off the stud. They fixed it NO CHARGE.

I have sent...
Forum: Optics
10-07-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,141
Posted By miketodd58

Heck no. If I wanted to get rid of my swarovskis...

Heck no. If I wanted to get rid of my swarovskis I would simply sell them used on Ebay and buy 6-10 VX2 :)
Forum: Black Powder
09-13-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,643
Posted By miketodd58

I have for the most part gotten away from .452...

I have for the most part gotten away from .452 bullets in favor of .458 bullets. The main reason is that the .458 bullets were designed for the speeds we are pushing them with the muzzleloaders. .452...
Forum: Black Powder
09-12-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By miketodd58

Yeah I have heard about the stocks and rough on...

Yeah I have heard about the stocks and rough on scopes . That is why I said if I was doing a load development and firing a lot of shots I would use bags.

No doubt this takes out a lot of the form...
Forum: Black Powder
09-11-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By miketodd58

I meant to ad. I picked up a used lead sled....

I meant to ad. I picked up a used lead sled. Always shot off orf sandbags before. Oldschool bench rest shooter.

I must say I found it quite handy to shoot off of. Not saying it's the be all that...
Forum: Black Powder
09-11-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By miketodd58

I think a good majority of hunters fail to take...

I think a good majority of hunters fail to take into account anatomy of the deer and the correct angle to be shooting at.

Sinking shots deep is the key. Broadside shots you just hold for center...
Forum: Black Powder
09-11-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By miketodd58

Remington 700 ML youth

So I outfitted my old faithful Rem 700 ML youth with a new scope and a new 209 HUNTER bolt conversion.

This ML has always been a tack driver and today was no disappointment,

The new scope is...
Forum: Black Powder
09-11-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By miketodd58

Bh209

Finding myself down to my last 20 shots of BH209

Who has the best price online?

Retailers around here getting $39 a bottle. Looking to buy 4 or more
Forum: Optics
02-15-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,276
Posted By miketodd58

In that price range look no further than the...

In that price range look no further than the Leupold Mojave 8x32

http://www.amazon.com/Leupold-117985-8x32-Mojave-Black/dp/B00DT46ZY4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1455595591&sr=8-2&keywords=Leupold+8x32...
Forum: Black Powder
01-21-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By miketodd58

I was so hoping CVA would come out with a 12...

I was so hoping CVA would come out with a 12 Gauge Turkey Gun this year in a break open QRBP design. I was ready to pull the trigger on one as soon as they did.
Forum: Optics
12-30-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,492
Posted By miketodd58

https://www.leupold.com/hunting-shooting/scopes/sh...

https://www.leupold.com/hunting-shooting/scopes/shotgunmuzzleloader-scopes/vx-1-shotgunmuzzleloader-1-4x20mm/

This would be my choice.

Buy once, buy right, buy for a lifetime!
Forum: Black Powder
12-25-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,852
Posted By miketodd58

I tend to prefer a single trigger. However a...

I tend to prefer a single trigger. However a double trigger does have its advantages.,can be used as a single trigger in cold temps.

I always seem to get great deals on single trigger models...
Forum: Optics
12-24-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,141
Posted By miketodd58

That was very helpful. When a company puts a...

That was very helpful.

When a company puts a lifetime warranty on a product..advertises on TV binos dropping off tailgates and falling off cliffs and they are covered under a lifetime ...
Forum: Black Powder
12-21-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,912
Posted By miketodd58

Since Santa is flipping the bill 1. NULA 50...

Since Santa is flipping the bill

1. NULA 50 cal
2. rem 700ml 54 cal SS
3. CVA MR with Nitride finish
4. Knight Ultra Light.

In that order.
Forum: Black Powder
12-18-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 955
Posted By miketodd58

Like if CVA comes out with a new Muzzleloader...

Like if CVA comes out with a new Muzzleloader next month or if Powerbelt comes out with a new bullet next month? :s4:
12-11-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,667
Posted By miketodd58

Forgot to add/ask. Are you using a Harris Bipod...

Forgot to add/ask. Are you using a Harris Bipod to site in with?

If so there is your problem. Those things are notorious for causing issues with zero if you do not use them in the field under the...
12-11-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,667
Posted By miketodd58

Leupold scopes have been in my inventory for over...

Leupold scopes have been in my inventory for over 30 years now and have been the most consistent scopes I have ever owned. Rarley do I ever have to touch the adjustments from season to season unless...
Forum: Optics
12-10-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,141
Posted By miketodd58

Well after a lot of back and forth ,emails,phone...

Well after a lot of back and forth ,emails,phone calls between Nikon and myself , returning the ones they sent me and waiting for a different set to arrive I think I have a set that settles this...
Forum: Black Powder
12-09-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,163
Posted By miketodd58

Yep I have a .54 cal Thompson Center White...

Yep I have a .54 cal Thompson Center White Mountain Carbine that I need to get out and work a load up for. I have planned for 3 seasons to do that and hunt late season with it. Its not happened yet.
Forum: Black Powder
12-09-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,842
Posted By miketodd58

.54 cal roundball is devastating on deer.

.54 cal roundball is devastating on deer.
Forum: Black Powder
12-09-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,387
Posted By miketodd58

I sure would like to have one of those CVA Accura...

I sure would like to have one of those CVA Accura MR with the Nitride Finish. I have been waiting to see if the Nitride had any of the flaking issues that the Previous CVA MR Muzzleloaders had. It...
Forum: Optics
12-04-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,296
Posted By miketodd58

I just sold a "quality" Redfield 3x9x40 like the...

I just sold a "quality" Redfield 3x9x40 like the one you describe on eBay for $60. Was just updating my Optics.

I gotta tell you I echo everything what was said above. Even a cheap $99 Weaver...
Forum: Optics
12-01-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By miketodd58

With higher magnification it requires larger...

With higher magnification it requires larger objective lens and higher quality lens to get the job done.

A good 2.5x10x42 seems like the ideal,compromise to me, 10x gives plenty of power and...
Forum: Black Powder
12-01-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By miketodd58

Sounds like you need to try some different...

Sounds like you need to try some different sabot/bullet fit combinations as has been suggested above.

The .452 .451 with the Black Crush Ribbed is a good one to try on tight fitting barrels.
Forum: Optics
12-01-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,929
Posted By miketodd58

That pretty much sums up my views on Vortex as...

That pretty much sums up my views on Vortex as well.
11-30-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,431
Posted By miketodd58

Whats your budget? Give us that and we can give...

Whats your budget? Give us that and we can give you some good recommendations. I would hate to give you a long tutorial on good quality optics only to find out your looking for a $49 scope.
Forum: Optics
11-30-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,929
Posted By miketodd58

I don't think the glass (dollar for dollar) is...

I don't think the glass (dollar for dollar) is near as good or as clear as Leupold NIkon or Zeiss in the same price range. Sure you can jump up to the Viper Line and get some good Optics but then you...
Forum: Optics
11-27-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,560
Posted By miketodd58

This is one reason I do not buy any optics on...

This is one reason I do not buy any optics on Ebay. Too many scammers. I usually buy on Amazon or one of the reputable Optic site once I zone in on a particular optic I am interested and then I try...
Forum: Black Powder
11-18-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,154
Posted By miketodd58

Those Wolfs are amazing little muzzleloaders for...

Those Wolfs are amazing little muzzleloaders for a outstanding price point.

Who would have thunk it?
Forum: Black Powder
11-16-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,557
Posted By miketodd58

I look at the Savage MLII and it looks like a...

I look at the Savage MLII and it looks like a outdated 15 year old design compared to the newer cleaner lines of the current Muzzleloaders on the market. It's fairly heavy at 7.5 lbs out of the box....
Forum: Black Powder
11-16-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,557
Posted By miketodd58

That action looks like you could screw a new tube...

That action looks like you could screw a new tube and be back to shooting tomorrow, not that I would trust it,

Probably what saved him. Those actions are built like a tank.
Forum: Black Powder
11-13-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By miketodd58

Ive started using Frog Lube on all internals. ...

Ive started using Frog Lube on all internals.

WD40 Specialist on exterior. Mainly because its a bit cheaper than Frog Lube.

Otherwise I would use Frog Lube on everything.

These two...
Forum: Black Powder
11-10-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,748
Posted By miketodd58

Smokeless in a savagel MLII you can go as long as...

Smokeless in a savagel MLII you can go as long as you can go with any center fire without cleaning.

with BH209 a couple of weeks of Hunting season is not going to have any ill effects from...
Forum: Black Powder
11-10-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,748
Posted By miketodd58

What he said. Pull your breech plug and ram...

What he said.

Pull your breech plug and ram home a sabot and bullet. There are perforations all around the sabot. There is nothing sealed about it,

Someone did some Testing with BH209 on one...
Forum: Black Powder
11-10-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,954
Posted By miketodd58

Solid and Heavy were my impressions about them as...

Solid and Heavy were my impressions about them as well. Heated up pretty quick too so shooting tight groups could get frustrating. Once you got around the smokeless curve and learned to let them cool...
Forum: Optics
11-10-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,141
Posted By miketodd58

Actually here is a CS story I told about Leupold...

Actually here is a CS story I told about Leupold last year.
Forum: Optics
11-10-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,141
Posted By miketodd58

It would appear that there has been a concerted...

It would appear that there has been a concerted effort to shoot the messenger rather than shoot the message here.

Ive own (owned) many Nikons products over my time and not had any trouble out of...
Forum: Optics
11-09-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,141
Posted By miketodd58

NOT my first Rodeo either. As a matter of...

NOT my first Rodeo either.

As a matter of fact I did ask BMAN940 in a PM(prior to all this going down mind you) to have his guy give me a call. That Nikon had my number. His reply was there was...
Forum: Optics
11-09-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,141
Posted By miketodd58

I can appreciate your efforts. I really can....

I can appreciate your efforts. I really can. Problem is you don't work for Nikon. YOU will not be there for me when and If I have a problem with these binoculars 5 10 or 15 years from now. The people...
Forum: Optics
11-09-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,141
Posted By miketodd58

Well while your trying to hang me out to dry let...

Well while your trying to hang me out to dry let me bring you up on a few facts.

I first contacted Nikon from my Online Nikon account about these Binoculars on 2-17-2015 about the bridge issue....
Forum: Optics
11-09-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,141
Posted By miketodd58

NOPE no catastrophic accident on those Nikons....

NOPE no catastrophic accident on those Nikons. Those Nikons had been sent back to the factory about 5 or 6 years ago for exactly the same issue. The bridge was simply not holding and would not...
Forum: Optics
11-06-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,141
Posted By miketodd58

That's not the only one I have, I have another...

That's not the only one I have, I have another one that basically says the same thing, as you can see I requested a phone call and a female supervisor from CS called me and told me the end of service...
Forum: Optics
11-06-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,141
Posted By miketodd58

Well that's great for you. You are being hand...

Well that's great for you. You are being hand feed one piece of information. While I on the other hand the direct consumer have in my possession a pair of binos with written documentation that shows...
Forum: Optics
11-06-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,141
Posted By miketodd58

Well if you read my story you will see that I did...

Well if you read my story you will see that I did just that.

If you have ever tried to contact Nikon its not just as easy as picking up the phone and talking to someone like it is with Leupold.
...
Forum: Optics
11-06-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,141
Posted By miketodd58

Well here is my screen shot from Nikon. I...

Well here is my screen shot from Nikon.

I have spoken with two different people at Nikon and they both tell me that my binoculars were at END OF LIFE and that they were being replaced with these...
Forum: Optics
11-05-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,141
Posted By miketodd58

Who is Liz?

Who is Liz?
Forum: Optics
11-05-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,141
Posted By miketodd58

I will take so,e screen shots from my emails with...

I will take so,e screen shots from my emails with George. That IS NOT what they are telling me.
Forum: Optics
11-05-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,141
Posted By miketodd58

These were a pair of Travelite 8x23 I was...

These were a pair of Travelite 8x23

I was told by George at Nikon that when a pair of Binoculars are near "ending of service life" that they replace them with a new pair and the new warranty is...
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