NICE DEER, DID YOU GET IT AROUND TRUMBULL COUNTY OR GO ELSEWHERE, HOW DOES THAT ENCORE GROUP AT A 100 YARDS BEEN THINKING ABOUT GETTING THAT OR THE KNIGHT DISC. MY SON IS USING MY KNIGHT LK 93 AND I GUESS OLE DAD NEEDS A NEW ONE "J"
Desperato , That's the second deer I have shot with the Encore 209 X 50 with great resaults ! The load that I use is 150 grains of Pyrodex with a saboted Hornady 240 grain XTP bullet ignited by a WW 209 shotshell primer . The XTP bullet is AWESOME ! An excellent performer !
"J" , Here's a picture of my sight in target this year . First shot was high , I over adjusted the scope and the second shot was low . I made one more adjustment and shot a 3 shot group right where I wanted it ! 1" high at 100 yds ( target was actually set at 97 yds )
I got the deer practically in my back yard in Trumbull County . She fell approx. 300 yards from my back door .
geez, 150 grains! Better shoot one outside of 100 yards, hate to see you ruin the cape with powder burns!
Dunno about the new smoke poles, but when I used to shoot them "back in the day", the only thing you got over 70-80 grains, was a sore shoulder! Is it typical to shoot that much a load these days in the new smoke poles? Heheheh throw in 150 of black powder instead of that pyrodex, now I'd like to see that...would look like one of those 4th of July smoke bombs..hehehheeh!
OLDHAT , Yes there is a lot of smoke and you don't shoot this load all afernoon for fun unless you call a black-n-blue shoulder fun . But it sure does shoot !
"J" , I would really like to try shooting it at 200 yds . They say that this load would have enough energy at 200 to take deer and other big game animals . I just don't have a good place to set up and shoot 200 yards . I may ask one of the farmers where I shoot groundhogs if I can try it this spring .
WHEN YOU GIVE IT A TRY, I WORK UP IN TRUMBULL COUNTY BUT LIVE DOWN HERE IN SALEM, I MIGHT HAVE A SPOT NEAR ME TO SET UP AND SHOOT 200 YARDS MAYBE WE CAN GET TOGETHER AND SEE HOW THAT GUN SHOOTS LONG RANGE. AND THAT WILL MAKE MY MIND UP TO SEE WHICH ONE TO BUY. "J"
HOGS IN A COUPLE OF YEARS, USED TO GET BETWEEN 20 AND 30 A YEAR BUT FOR WHAT EVER REASON HAVEN'T GOTEN OUT, MOST OF THE PLACES I RABBIT/DEER HUNT HAVE ALOT OF COYOTE/FOX SIGN ONE FARM HAS LOST ALOT OF CHICKENS THAT APPEAR TO BE COYOTE, AND I KNOW HE WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO LET US BLAST ALL WE CAN FIND. "J"
"J" , I would be very interested in meeting anyone with coyote problems ! ASAP ! Predator hunting has become an obsession with me and I would really like to find some more places to call and hunt . I would be happy to make the drive to Salem to find more yotes .
YOU DO NIGHT, DAYTIME, EVENING, I'M NOT REAL UP ON YOTE HUNTING SO NOT REAL FAMILIAR WITH WHAT TO EXPECT, PM ME WITH THE DETAILS AND I'LL TALK TO THE LAND OWNER ABOUT IT, I DON'T THINK HE WILL HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IT BUT I WOULD WANT TO FILL HIM IN SO HE KNOWS WHAT TO EXPECT. "J"
"J" , It kind of depends on a few different things . When the yotes are in the area ? Do they live close or do they just come around to find something to eat ? Probably would be best to try early morning or late afternoon / evening first .
Flathunter , Thanks !
Lureboy98 , Thanks to you too . I too am still waiting for my first nice buck ! I've been trying for over 20 years now and still haven't got one to hang on the wall . I saw a quote from someone else on this board that said " All deer are trophy's and some have horns" or something similar to that . I believe it is a TRUE statement .
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