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New Muzzle Loader
Hunting and discussion with Muzzle Loaders, Archery and other Primitive weapons
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:08 am    Post subject: Re: New Muzzle Loader Reply with quote

Well finally broke it in Very Happy . I hunted our main gun season and never got a shot with the shotgun, all the deer were out of range and when I did get one in range there was always something that screwed the shot up but I did manage to get a button buck this morning at 160 yard's with the TC and 240 grain XTP's behind 100 grains of Black Horn 209 . Entered at the base of the neck and exited through the off shoulder ( dropped like a sack of potatoes ) . Thats 4 with the muzzle loader this year I don't no if I will get back out again or not , either way it's bin a great muzzle loading season this year Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:28 am    Post subject: Re: New Muzzle Loader Reply with quote

Always fun to get the first one with a new rifle! Pretty good shot too!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:34 am    Post subject: Re: New Muzzle Loader Reply with quote

Congrats, shrpshtrjoe! Great looking and shooting rifle! I hope my deer hunting season is 1/2 as successful as yours. Its a late start for me but work was hectic right up until Christmas.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:01 pm    Post subject: Re: New Muzzle Loader Reply with quote

slimjim wrote:
Congrats, shrpshtrjoe! Great looking and shooting rifle! I hope my deer hunting season is 1/2 as successful as yours. Its a late start for me but work was hectic right up until Christmas.

Best of luck to ya !!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:58 pm    Post subject: Re: New Muzzle Loader Reply with quote

Good stuff Joe...ya blooded your new rifle mate, way ta go buddy. It will know what it has to do next season mate...be a lot easier I reckon. Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:19 pm    Post subject: Re: New Muzzle Loader Reply with quote

YER KILLIN IT WITH THE SMOKEY POLES THIS YEAR MAN!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:25 am    Post subject: Re: New Muzzle Loader Reply with quote

I tried a few different bullets in the TC this weekend to see how they did I shot 245 grn Powerbelts /250grn hornady SST sabots/ 250 grn TC Shock Waves sabots / and Berry's Plated 250 grn Muzzle loading sabots. It averaged 2 1/2" groups @ 100yds with all of them the Powerbelts were a little better at around 2' and all virtually had the same poi. I used 90 grns of BlackHorn 209. I'm pretty Impressed with this Pro Hunter. Now Hopefully I can see how these bullets perform on deer our early muzzleloader opens next week Very Happy . They sold the property we leased last year Sad . I just picked up another small spot thats in a good area hopefully it will produce..

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:11 pm    Post subject: Re: New Muzzle Loader Reply with quote

shrpshtrjoe, thanks for the update. What happen to the land you could hunt deer on 365 days a year?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:52 pm    Post subject: Re: New Muzzle Loader Reply with quote

mmmmm... maybe I shouldnt say anything ....
the trigger time will have done you some good Joe.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:45 am    Post subject: Re: New Muzzle Loader Reply with quote

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shrpshtrjoe, thanks for the update. What happen to the land you could hunt deer on 365 days a year?

There not doing the paperwork for the LOA . I don't want to complain about it to much .I don't want to loose the property all together.

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