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    Handguns and deer

    BLK HILLS, Don't know what caliber you are looking for but there is a guy about 30 minutes from me, Eds Contenders, that has a whole building full of Contender frames, barrels ,grips, fore ends, Encore frames, barrels, handgun length and pistol length. Here is his website. Eds Contenders This...
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    Handguns and deer

    If I don't take my Ruger Old Army I always grab this one for around here in timber or out in the open. MOA Pistol- .376 Steyr, 15" bull with MOA break, 2 lb. trigger, falling block action and Burris 3x12 Ballistic flex scope. I shoot a Hornady 225 grain interlock with Varget powder. The target...
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    I am Picking Your brains

    CVA Enthusiast, let me check my stash of molds. I know I have a couple of .490's some where. All of my .50's use either .495 or .500. One of my barrels was made by a friend and when he called me he said it was a ut-oh :oops: barrel. It mic'd .505 after he cleaned up the riflings. He had a mold...
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    Another hog

    Outstanding. That is a good size hog. We have them on our place but so far none have shown their pretty faces when I have my flintlock rifle. Congratulations. Do you butcher the ones you shoot? Mike
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    Red/Green Dot on Muzzleloader

    I have installed several red/green dot optics on side lock muzzleloaders for my friends in Arkansas. Back many years ago, Arkansas folded to all of the hunters wanting to use scopes. I'm sure they did their homework so they allowed scopes, no more than 1x. Try to find 1x scopes. Hah. One for...
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    Today was just for shootin, and ringing the gong.

    That is great that you are getting out after being down with that dang Covid. Glad you are on the mend. Good shooting. What part of Montana do you live. I have some friends that live there around Billings and Red Lodge. One is Mark Baker that does music, muzzleloading and primitive archery and...
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    Got some bear oil today

    Outstanding! That is a very nice bear. Great color. Please post story when you get time. Also, how to you render the bear oil from the fat. I've always just put in a pot on the gas grill and melted real slow , clean it and then mix with some bees wax and put in jars then refrigerate. I use it on...
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    Stickbow shooters?

    I just saw where someone asked about the take down sleeve. Here are a few photos of that. I get my sleeves from a guy run Oregon. I think 3 Rivers Archery still sells them.
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    Pulled a muzzleloader deer tag!

    LR, do like I did. In 1992 or 1993, can't remember now, I drew a muzzleloader tag in unit 72 or 76, anyway, around Dolores on Lone Cone Mountain. I had been shooting a .50 cal full stock fainter since building a few years earlier. Found I had to have a .54. I ordered a .54 Ed Rayl 42"x 15/16...
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    Mossie, you are right on about Encampment. I used to go antelope hunting between Encampment and Saratoga. That is a place I always thought I could live when I retire. Some of the guys I hunted with would take their game to the Encampment Processing place. I think it has changed hands and name...
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    I'll Be Darned: A Friend's Ruger Old Army

    Kaido bullets are great. I shoot the 245 grain with 30 grains of 3F Pyrodex. I grease the bullets with some wonder lube or lube he sells which I think is part bees wax and part toilet seal wax. They shoot great and have tremendous knock down power. They are very accurate out to fifty yards which...
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    Quarantine time hunting pouches

    Very nice bags. I really like the looks of the pillow ticking. I've seen some at shoots guys carried around with a shot/powder leather tube for their shotguns. I have quite a few yards of the heavy (.018) thickness I used to buy for shooting the old front stuffers until I was given most of a...
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    Be gone for a few weeks, thanks for the friendship guys.

    Prayers sent for all to go well. Good luck and a speedy recovery. Keep us informed. :thumbs up: From someone who looks forward to your posts. Mike
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    A day at the range...

    Very nice smoke pole and great shooting. I'm at a place where I'm looking for a smooth bore now. My choice is a 20 gauge fowler or 58 cal. I did some casting last week while it was raining. Stocking up on my .54 round balls for the flinter. That's all I hunt with now. You should be in the money...
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    How about handguns

    Here are a couple I used handguns on. First is antelope, Wyoming, Remington XP100R, .260, and the hog is in South TX , Contender, 6.5JDJ, last is KS doe with Contender, 6.5JDJ. Have a bunch more but don't have time. Been hand gunning since 1990. Mike