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#2969045 - 10/04/12 07:04 PM Re: First smoke pole. I need some advice. [Re: J Hartman]
J Hartman
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Registered: 07/24/07
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What's wrong with power belts?
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#2969068 - 10/04/12 07:21 PM Re: First smoke pole. I need some advice. [Re: J Hartman]
Hickory Nut
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Registered: 10/06/07
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Never put it away after a hunt and tell yourself you'll clean it tomorrow. Clean it the day you use it. Black powder residue causes problems fast.
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#2969079 - 10/04/12 07:30 PM Re: First smoke pole. I need some advice. [Re: J Hartman]
buckhunter42
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yes keep it clean and never leave it loaded from one season to anotther ........never
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#2969407 - 10/05/12 04:37 AM Re: First smoke pole. I need some advice. [Re: buckhunter42]
J Hartman
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So if I load it to hunt, do I need to shoot it then clean it when I go out? Our do y'all leave them loaded for a weekend or what?
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#2969423 - 10/05/12 05:36 AM Re: First smoke pole. I need some advice. [Re: J Hartman]
mike243
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I leave mine loaded all season unless I hunt in a lot of rain.some folks think a bullet needs to be able to hit any bone in a deer & pass thru,a regular powerbelt under 300 wont do that most of the time.I only take shots at heart/lungs & have dropped well over 20 deer with no lost or tracking jobs over 50y.I really have enjoyed the muzzle loading season over the years as I have the chance to take a doe as well as a buck,its a lot easier to fill a frezzer in e tn as the #s are fairly low compared to other parts of the state.hope you have a great season
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#2969458 - 10/05/12 06:31 AM Re: First smoke pole. I need some advice. [Re: mike243]
Rockhound
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I shoot 245 gr. Powerbelts and have never had a tracking job further than 50 yds. I also was taught to aim for the heart and lungs.
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#2969535 - 10/05/12 07:35 AM Re: First smoke pole. I need some advice. [Re: Rockhound]
Otterman
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 Originally Posted By: Rockhound
 Originally Posted By: rem270
i would clean it atleast every 3-5 shots. And stay away from powerbelt bullets.


Unless they shoot good in your gun my cva loves them and i have laid the hammer down on several with the powerbelts


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#2969537 - 10/05/12 07:37 AM Re: First smoke pole. I need some advice. [Re: J Hartman]
Otterman
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 Originally Posted By: J Hartman
What's wrong with power belts?



Not a [censored] thing!!!!!
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#2970687 - 10/06/12 06:46 AM Re: First smoke pole. I need some advice. [Re: J Hartman]
J Hartman
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Ok I went to sight the gun in, and I want it set for 50 yards. (iron sights) and I don't shoot much further that anywho. The thing shoots a mile high. Literally 3 and a half feet when I got it. after moving the sight all the way down it still shoots a foot and 4"high. So I turned the rear sight around and got it even lower with the sight hanging off the slide. So now its 8" high, the iron sights completely bottomed out and then some.

What do I do next?

New sights? (I want iron sights) is the gun barrel not straight? How do I tell? I had 1 and 1/4 inch groups at fifty with iron sights
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#2970693 - 10/06/12 06:51 AM Re: First smoke pole. I need some advice. [Re: J Hartman]
J Hartman
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Just so you know, i'm using the maroon pyrodex pellets, by hodgdon, and Thompson center 240gr saboted bullets. (hollow points).
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