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« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2012, 03:04:43 pm »

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Guess what ammo I will be Coyote hunting with Huh??  Grin Grin Grin That's right .
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« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2012, 07:52:34 pm »

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Are yawl allowed to Turkey Hunt with a Rifle Huh I would love to take a Tom with my 1873 ( legally ) . Hum smoked Turkey .  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2012, 08:01:09 pm »

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Turkey season is over ( shotgun only ) .  so will be hunting coyotes and ground hogs this summer . Looks like I may have plenty of time for Hunting . We got a 60 day notice that our Coal Mine is shutting down . Back to the soup line .  Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry
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« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2012, 01:25:14 am »

Sorry to hear that Rowdy.
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« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2012, 04:37:28 pm »

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Thanks ,  I just hate job hunting . But that's life . Looks like I will have a little free time , plan on a few Video's . Would love to put a Vintage Hunting Video together . A Black Bear Hunt would be a dream come true .
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« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2012, 07:49:04 pm »

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A Black Bear Hunt would be a dream come true
I would like to see that.
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« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2012, 08:45:39 am »

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To take a Black Bear with a 1873 using black powder ammo , that would be the ULTIMATE HUNT .
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« Reply #32 on: June 09, 2012, 02:02:31 pm »

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To take a Black Bear with a 1873 using black powder ammo , that would be the ULTIMATE HUNT .

Yes sir, it would. We have black bears around here.  My mother has had them walk up onto her back porch a few times, and I have seen their tracks when out checking on my cattle. Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: June 16, 2012, 02:58:20 pm »

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Today is smoking Hot   . Decided to start planning on the upcoming Hunting season . We try to always have a Deer camp which is a lot of Fun . Between the hunting ,the eating ,and the camping , well that's  as good as life gets . The camp cook is always looking for new recipes for his Dutch oven . And he always delivers excellent food . I will use my half octagon rifle it shoots the best group for me . And will carry my 5 1/2 USFA in 44wcf for back up or actually if I get one up close I enjoy using my pistol . 
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« Reply #34 on: July 02, 2012, 08:49:34 am »

Rowdy, If you dont mind me askin, where are you from ,sir? talkin about a coal mine closed, I have kin all over PA. Was born there, in Johnstown. Have family in, Ebensburg, Southfork, Altoona, and a few others. My uncle was killed in the Somerset mine back in 84, and my granddad worked in the mines there for over 40 years.
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« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2012, 12:19:59 pm »

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I live in Kentucky . I worked for Patriot Coal at there Freedom Mine . Hope to get on at there Highland Mine which is 4 miles from my door step .
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« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2012, 05:30:51 pm »

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Today has been a Hot one . Went shooting earlier and that was Hot . Tried the Reloader 7 and it was ok . I prefer the smokey loads .   The Swiss is my favorite , and if for some reason I run out of those will work with the T7 . I loaded up a few rounds with T7 today , plan on shooting tomorrow . If I can get it to shoot 20 rounds consistently that is the plan .
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« Reply #37 on: September 10, 2012, 10:59:57 am »

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Today the weather is Great . Sunshine and cooler temps . It's time to finalize the load selection for the up coming Deer season . I have my loads  down to 2 different loads . And yes Swiss is one of them . I can't wait for Rifle season .
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« Reply #38 on: September 10, 2012, 08:10:51 pm »

Well, I'm having a hard time waiting as well. Our season doesn't start until mid-November. I'll be practicing offhand shooting between now and then with my '73 44 WCF.
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« Reply #39 on: September 17, 2012, 04:32:58 pm »

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Today was a rainy cooler day , really makes you think about Hunting season . I hope my ammo is on the next UPS truck . I plan on shooting ammo loaded with Swiss . But if for some strange reason that doesn't happen I have a back up plan . I can legally take 4 Deer with my 1873 . So naturally I want to take them with Black Powder Ammo . And yes I have been practicing shooting off hand .
Rule of thumb ,What ever direction you anticipate the Deer to come from they will probably come from the other . So it's a good idea to practice shooting from your weak side also .
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« Reply #40 on: September 17, 2012, 09:07:02 pm »

Rowdy, I casted up over 300 bullets for my old '73 today. Now to get them loaded up and out to the range on a weekly basis until hunting season. I used to hunt Snowshoe Hares every day in the winter time. I eventually got used to all sorts of contortions to get the shot. Trouble is now the ol' neck doesn't twist around 360 degrees anymore.
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« Reply #41 on: September 20, 2012, 09:36:53 pm »

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Got a chance to check on my Deer stands . They are still there , will move one to another area on Farm . The drought has been tough on the mass crop . The swamp is all dried up , never thought it would look like that . At least the skitters aren't to bad . Might try to slip in there and call a coyote up . We camped the other night and those ole song dogs were making all kinds of noise .
It sounded like there was 50+ coyotes but when it gets daylight they disappear . The next day all you can find is tracks and crap . 
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« Reply #42 on: September 23, 2012, 07:20:53 am »

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Got a chance to check on my Deer stands . They are still there , will move one to another area on Farm . The drought has been tough on the mass crop . The swamp is all dried up , never thought it would look like that . At least the skitters aren't to bad . Might try to slip in there and call a coyote up . We camped the other night and those ole song dogs were making all kinds of noise .
It sounded like there was 50+ coyotes but when it gets daylight they disappear . The next day all you can find is tracks and crap . 
If you can imitate a wounded rabbit, they'll come a-runnin'. There's too many of them around here. They are decimating the fawns.
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« Reply #43 on: September 24, 2012, 06:50:31 pm »

Wounded rabbit works ,Lost pup works good late summer ,wounded bird works all yr . Take it from a Texan who has put many song dog in the happy hunting ground . You can fool them once or twice after that the are educated . Prob. the smartest animal you can hunt . Dusty .
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« Reply #44 on: September 27, 2012, 09:03:35 am »

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Ole Wiley Coyote is about as smart of a critter as you can hunt . If you can get them into range the 44wcf is a different way to hunt . Last Deer season I was hunting and a Coyote came slipping through the woods ,the old 44wcf laid him to rest . Sure do wish I had got a picture of him .
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« Reply #45 on: October 02, 2012, 10:19:55 am »

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I broke down and purchased a electronic caller last winter . Looks like I will get to use it this year .
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« Reply #46 on: October 02, 2012, 03:06:43 pm »

Hope you put a spanking on them song dogs Rowdy.
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« Reply #47 on: October 02, 2012, 03:12:31 pm »

I ordered that 2ff Swiss from Powder Inc. Waiting on it to get here . Got a bunch of bullets cast lubed,and ready . Hope that load works good . Decided to hunt only with my 45-75wcf 76,and my C.Sharps this season. Have not been this excited to hunt in yrs. Brings back the fun. Dusty.
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« Reply #48 on: October 02, 2012, 08:18:51 pm »

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I know that feeling , I have been working with my 1873's and  plan  on SLAUGHTERING the Deer at the farm . I have a new Short Rifle and it needs a .429 bullet . My old faithful uses a . 427 and what I don't understand  , they are both Uberti's . I plan on filling my tags this year , I like jerky and the sausage sticks . And how could you not like the Tenderloin or Steaks .
 
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« Reply #49 on: October 05, 2012, 12:19:43 pm »

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Got out there yesterday and tried the .429 , .430 with Swiss BP . The short rifle shot  much better .  There was one group at 50 yards I could cover with a quarter . But what really amazes me is the cleanliness of Swiss powder . When you can shot 30 rounds and look down the barrel and still see all your rifling .
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