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    Today, 07:00 PM
    barnabus, don't take this the wrong way , but is this your first Sharps type rifle? Again, what type of sights are you using? A couple of things right off the get-go are the way the gun is supported while shooting it, and the sights you are using....
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    Today, 10:46 AM
    I had the best results having the bullet lightly touching the lands. I don't crimp my bullets and this allows a bit of easy camming to seat them in the gun. I'm sitting on a lot of 5744 powder, and it works pretty good. I have found a few others...
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    Today, 12:55 AM
    What diameter bullet are you using? Have you slugged your barrel? I owned three of those guns and they all shot fantastic with bullets 400g and up.
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    12-16-2018, 05:42 PM
    +1 I did well for a long time till some new variables came along, picked up sone guns with chamber dimensions different than I had before, also found some brass with a different wall thickness. New variables needed new tooling. Also I learned new...
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    12-15-2018, 12:11 PM
    If you don't end up with one, don't feel too bad about it. I had two of them and although they're fine muzzle loaders, they don't end up to be much of a real advantage in the real world. I had one modified by adding an aftermarket target barrel and...
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    12-14-2018, 08:36 PM
    I have a TC Encore rifle barrel in .357max and a Win Low Wall in 357max (rechambered by Bellm). Both will shoot five shot groups 1moa at 100 yards. I've shot several deer with these guns over the last several years and I've spent a great deal of...
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    12-14-2018, 08:22 PM
    Having owned/own several 45-70 rifles, I simply don't understand the attraction to Trail Boss powder. I still have a half pound of it on my bench and simply can't find any purpose for it. It shot "ok" loads, but simply didn't offer anything, and I...
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    12-14-2018, 10:35 AM
    Any idea what the round count on it? Paul in WNY
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    12-13-2018, 04:58 AM
    At one time I owned three Contenders which I used for silhouette shooting and hunting. I now own two Encores. I consider both to be bulky guns when used as a handgun. However, they shoot well and can be used to good effect at long distances if...
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    12-10-2018, 09:35 PM
    I’m in Cheektowaga, I’ll take it. Will PM to work out details. Paul in WNY
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    12-07-2018, 03:44 PM
    catmandu replied to a thread Birds vs Patio windows in Our Town
    I picked up a owl decoy at a flee sale. It keeps the birds leaving the pear tree next door away. Paul in WNY
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    12-07-2018, 03:35 PM
    catmandu replied to a thread Pearl Harbor Day in Our Town
    Those involved are getting fewer and fewer. It’s up to us to remember and teach those who don’t. May God take care of us all. Paul in WNY
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    12-06-2018, 09:53 AM
    I've been using red dot sights on almost all of my handguns for around twenty-five years now. I've also put a couple of different rifles I've owned. The reflex sights work well, but so do the tube/tin can style red dots. Of all the reflex sights, I...
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    12-05-2018, 08:44 PM
    I found this today and found it a good read. Iím sure others knew this, but for us that donít here it is. http://www.dogsanddoubles.com/2010/03/bo-whoop-brings-175000/ Paul in WNY
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    12-02-2018, 02:19 AM
    With the thought of using alcohol- how about dry gas? Dollar store type, could get several batches out of one bottle depending on batch size. “I like my martini’s tumbled not stirred” James will have to modify his famous tag line. Paul in WNY
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    11-28-2018, 10:13 AM
    My father shot a small buck one year and came back into camp and said he was positive he'd hit it in the lungs and it ran off leaving no blood. He said he looked for a while and found nothing. I went back out with him and I started walking in...
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    11-25-2018, 05:04 AM
    I think you need to chill, you're a bit over sensitive. If you want to have the last word, just have it and move on. I've only been shooting archery for sixty-four years, so I probably have some things to learn. Crossbows? About ten years. Don't...
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    11-24-2018, 08:01 PM
    I'm not trying to convince you of anything. Get what ever you want. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion.
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    11-24-2018, 11:04 AM
    Not really. You're paying for more costly material, metal rails, "better" triggers, and mostly, speed. Everybody wants speed, they think that makes the bow better. I don't know any successful hunters who walk around with their crossbows while...
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    11-24-2018, 10:17 AM
    I've got a crossbow I paid over a thousand dollars for and it shoots fantastic. Here's the problem: most all crossbows shoot that great, regardless of price. I tell everyone who asks me about crossbows to not waste their money if they think they're...
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    11-24-2018, 10:11 AM
    NSB replied to a thread Blackhorn 209 in Casting for Shotguns
    At the price you pay for a ten oz. bottle, it seems like a ridiculous waste of money to do it. There are many, many, many better powder choices for those applications. What would you be trying to gain by using it?
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    11-23-2018, 10:12 AM
    You aren't going to find any crossbow scope that is "dead on" at more than two distances. The first distance would be the one where you sighted the bow in at, and the second would be the second dot down.....if you have a speed adjustable scope...
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    11-22-2018, 11:49 AM
    NSB replied to a thread Trail cams in Our Town
    Like I said earlier, Cuddeback, Moultrie, or Browning. Batteries in all three brands will last months and take thousands of pictures. Cost....around one-fifty each....give or take a bit. My only animal attacks were from bears and Cuddeback supplied...
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    11-22-2018, 10:08 AM
    NSB replied to a thread Trail cams in Our Town
    Other than Reconyx or Buckeye, they're all Chinese made. That's part of the problem. They don't plate any of the connectors inside the camera and they corrode and quit working. I started out with that idea and soon realized that it was pretty...
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    11-21-2018, 01:36 PM
    NSB replied to a thread Trail cams in Our Town
    If you're new to trail cams, you need to understand which features are important and decide based on that. Trigger speed, battery life, detection range, and several other capture features are what you need to look at. Also, warranty. Most cameras...
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    11-19-2018, 08:09 PM
    NSB replied to a thread Cooking Venison in Cookin' Recipe's
    I have no problem using a bit of butter and olive oil to cook it in. Tastes fine to me and has for the last sixty + years. (Nothing wrong with bacon though either).
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check