Ohioans and muzzleloaders

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  1. hlydon

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    Are Ohioans crazy about muzzleloaders?!

    I don't have a ML, so my cousin's husband loaned me one, but he didn't have any primers. I went to a Walmart, a Rural King, and a Cabelas to buy some. Only Cabelas had them in stock--just three boxes.

    Each store's employees said they ran out early this year. I expect to see a lot of orange roaming through the woods this weekend (if I hunt public land.) Looks like quite a few folks are going to be hunting this weekend.

    Ohio's weekend deer gun season logged 14,000 deer this year. It was 9,000 during the weekend gun season last year. I'm not sure why we saw a spike. It might have been weather related.

    Be careful, and I hope you get that Pope & Young buck, or just some meat for the freezer.
     
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    Be careful and have fun young fellar. joe
     
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    Vance's at Hebron usually stocks them in quantity. #11's and #11 magnum. (unless you're meaning those evil 209 primers! LOL)
    And don't blame me for the shortage.... I use flint! ;)
     
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    Good luck and don't blame me either, I use flint as well!
     
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    Yes, the 209s.

    Vance’s has good deals from time to time. It’s a bit of a drive for me. I once took advantage of one of their sales. I got Bass Pro in Fairfield to match a price at Vance’s in Hebron.
     
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    I’ll be in the freezer trying to get bullwinkle for the freezer in the house. Zero tomorrow morning with a west wind.
     
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    -10 with windchill for me in the morning.
     
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    Look at the bright side...No problem keeping the carcass cool!! :cool::p

    -John
     
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    Looks like we both do a little music with our bush crafting.
     
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    I finally took a shot at a nice doe at 70 yards.

    What I rookie I am. I don’t know much about muzzleloaders. Long and short of it: I zeroed the scope with cheap 240 lead hollow point sabots and actually used a 250 jacketed pointed sabot.

    I missed the doe. She gave me all the time I needed to aim center mass broadside. How much of a difference in drop could there be?! Enough that I missed at 70 yards. I had the rifle resting steady on a rail with crosshairs spot on. Argh.

    I missed this one and lost one in the dark last week that I shot with a crossbow at 15 yards. Was dark and snowing hard. Snow covered the blood trail. 0/2 in a week.
     

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