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      Bigpete reacted to pab1's post in the thread .56 Smoothbore Grouse Hunt with Like Like.
      Thanks everyone! I filmed my son "unloading" my gun at the end of our hunt yesterday. He sent me these stills from the video today. Its...
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      Bigpete replied to the thread .56 Smoothbore Grouse Hunt.
      Excellent fun !
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      Bigpete replied to the thread So, pictures of......
      Its a black shouldered kite with a native rat,which is quite large prey for it. The eggs are from a spur winged plover ( masked lapwing...
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      Bigpete reacted to Britsmoothy's post in the thread In the rain again. with Like Like.
      Three hours for two birds in the rain! Jess and I sheltered under a large oak for two of the three hours as the heavens opened up! I...
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      Bigpete reacted to Snake Pleskin's post in the thread Question with Haha Haha.
      Yes, and you could always use a bigger size ML and even more powder. Somewhere along the way, many people realize that it is not always...
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      Bigpete replied to the thread Question.
      An exceptionally good reason to shoot as much gun as is accurate.....
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      Bigpete reacted to Bushfire's post in the thread Question with Love Love.
      I don't find the recoil bad at all unless I hold the gun wrong. I'm using modern bullets in my fast twist hawken and they benefit from...
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      Bigpete reacted to Bushfire's post in the thread Question with Like Like.
      There were other considerations, 60 gr was economical and in war the aim isn't for a clean kill. It's to stop the enemy.
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      Bigpete reacted to Bushfire's post in the thread Question with Love Love.
      I'm sure as a hunter you know that a full pass through equates to better blood trails. And before you say deer don't go far enough to...
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      Bigpete reacted to Nobody85's post in the thread Question with Love Love.
      I’ve found that 50 grains behind a rb is pretty anemic, but you need to find what load your rifle is most accurate with. I use 70...
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      Bigpete reacted to morehops52's post in the thread Question with Love Love.
      It really isn't about how little powder you can use, it's a matter of what your rifle needs to shoot accurately. If the best groups are...
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      Bigpete reacted to Tom A Hawk's post in the thread Question with Like Like.
      My 2 cents - Yes you can kill a deer with lighter loads. You can also kill a deer with a sharp stick. I use 100 grains in my 50's and...
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      Bigpete reacted to Snake Pleskin's post in the thread Question with Haha Haha.
      Why would you use the max load? The Civil war was fought with .54/.58 muskets primarily that used 50-60 grs max! There is absolutely no...
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      Bigpete replied to the thread Percussion SXS pheasant/chuckar.
      Aw heck yeah ! That looks like a heck of a lot of fun !
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      Bigpete reacted to Britsmoothy's post in the thread 7 hours! with Like Like.
      My knees are still hurting! I'm using a bottle of medium just now. I think it checks out around 3f. I don't think I have any of the fine...
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