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by greenmountain
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: ROLL CALL!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 928

Re: ROLL CALL!!!

I have not stopped by for a long time as I had my home computer fail and my work computer replaced.
I just reread the message to new members. It struck home. I look forward to reading what I have missed the last couple years.
by greenmountain
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: T/C New Englander
Replies: 2
Views: 1541

Re: T/C New Englander

What would you like to know? I have a New Englander but I can't lay my hands on the manual. I load volume for volume and I don't load over 1.38OZ. I think that was maximum.
by greenmountain
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: powder alternatives
Replies: 6
Views: 2363

Re: powder alternatives

Hello Gentlemen: Thank you both for your insight. I am glad to hear I have made a good choice. I am glad to hear that although black powder might be even better I have a good option.
by greenmountain
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: powder alternatives
Replies: 6
Views: 2363

powder alternatives

I have used pydrodex for years. Black powder has advantages but a local supply is not one of them.
I know this is a traditional group but I would love to hear What substitute powders have been used successfully in a cap lock.
by greenmountain
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Finally
Replies: 7
Views: 2973

Re: Finally

What did you get with it?
by greenmountain
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Trav's back in Hawaii
Replies: 7
Views: 2611

Re: Trav's back in Hawaii

Hello Mark:Greetings from Vermont! I am glad Trav arrived home safe and sound.It was a great adventure that David and I enjoyed being a part of. We are still hunting and fishing together.
Bob
by greenmountain
Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Happy independance day.
Replies: 3
Views: 1340

Happy independance day.

I hope we all have a good day and remember why we celebrate it.
by greenmountain
Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 5639

Re: What would you do?

Hello friends: Since my recent hunt I have been humbled. A closer friend discovered he has incurable cancer. I have become closer with his family as a result . I lost a couple friends this week to carbon monoxide poisoning. Life goes on. My daughter gave birth to a beautiful daughter on Feb 18. Mom ...
by greenmountain
Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Traditional Harvest
Topic: First Muzzleloader Deer
Replies: 4
Views: 1773

Re: First Muzzleloader Deer

Nice deer. The story alone is a trophy. I can feel the emotions that you probably felt. I have been there with good and bad results.
by greenmountain
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Winter supper at deer camp
Replies: 0
Views: 1118

Winter supper at deer camp

Next weekend I will have an event at deer camp. My son and his friends will join me at deer camp. I have some neck roast and vegetables ready to go. Saturday morning we will put on our back packs and walk the 1.5 miles from road to camp. If the spring is not too frozen I will start the fire then get...
by greenmountain
Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Question For All Deer Experts
Replies: 6
Views: 2843

Re: Question For All Deer Experts

Your comment on the coyotes is interesting. I put the scraps out from a deer I shot. It took a month for the first coyote to visit. In previous years they were gone overnight.
by greenmountain
Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:18 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 5639

Re: What would you do?

I didn't make meat this bow season. I did have a very successful hunt. I watched a fisher on his hunt, I shared the woods with many other creatures and I simply was alone with my thoughts. The more experienced here will understand.
by greenmountain
Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 5639

Re: What would you do?

I did not score this week end. I did spend a few hours in the woods. Tonight I got together with my hunting partners and hunted near each other. We didn't get deer but we had a good hunt. In my book tat is a successful hunt.
by greenmountain
Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 5639

Re: What would you do?

I got out my vest and gave my broadheads a quick touch up. I am going bow hunting in the morning.
by greenmountain
Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 5639

Re: What would you do?

In Vermont where I live you can not hunt with a bow and be in possession of a firearm at the same time. There is an exception you can carry a hand gun for personal protection but may not use it for taking game. Thank you for the suggestion though.
by greenmountain
Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 5639

What would you do?

I have an unused archery tag and late bow season coincides with muzzle loader season. I like bot but archery allows me either sex while muzzle loader is bucks only. I like meat but I am fine with an empty game bag. What would you do?
by greenmountain
Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: light recoil loads for kids
Replies: 9
Views: 3716

Re: light recoil loads for kids

I applaud you for starting youngsters out with a light load. We only have one chance for a first impression. Great start!
by greenmountain
Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Bushcraft / Primitive Skills
Topic: Flint
Replies: 7
Views: 4082

Re: Flint

This thread was a history lesson. I often wondered about the color of flint. I have a collection but I have yet to use it for fire starting in any form.
by greenmountain
Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Persistence
Replies: 4
Views: 1794

Re: Persistence

I just read the title of this post and thought of my hunting partner. He hunted over 100 hours in bow season then finally took a deer after sitting dawn to dark for two days. His chance came in the fading light of the second day. I had to work a little harder for a deer for myself.
by greenmountain
Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: What does 35# kill
Replies: 17
Views: 8681

Re: What does 35# kill

In Vermont there used to be a 35#limit. I don't see the restriction now. In my opinion good arrow flight and sharp broadheads are more important than draw weight. I dare say that a slightly weak bow in good hands is better than a strong bow in inexperienced hands.
by greenmountain
Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Traditional Harvest
Topic: First traditional muzzleloader deer
Replies: 6
Views: 3042

Re: First traditional muzzleloader deer

Where do folks come up with the round ball ineffectiveness idea? I have taken a few deer with a muzzle loading rifle all were taken with round balls. Every one entered and exited a very soon to be dead deer. The longest tracking job was about forty yards. Congratulations on a clean kill.
by greenmountain
Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: TC White Mountain
Replies: 7
Views: 3113

Re: TC White Mountain

This is sad. I once shot with a factory rep from TC. He was training hunter safety instructors in Vermont.
I asked him several questions including the steel used. They used 4140. The thing that really hit me was his statement. " They won't let you wear one out." Too bad that has changed.
by greenmountain
Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Barrel wedges
Replies: 5
Views: 2322

Re: Barrel wedges

All of the rifles I own the wedges go from right to left. I like to keep enough wood so the wedge. is a tight fit and does not protrude.
by greenmountain
Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Synthetic stock.
Replies: 3
Views: 1661

Re: Synthetic stock.

Thank you Captchee. The feel and smoke are a traditional but it is not as pretty as wood. I still like it.
by greenmountain
Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Synthetic stock.
Replies: 3
Views: 1661

Synthetic stock.

I have a tough time thinking traditional but I bought a lock and stock on EBAY a couple years ago. I mounted a CVA Hawken barrel and went hunting with it. I took a deer with the rig and it was still satisfying. Let's say I shoot a non traditional sidelock.
by greenmountain
Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: .....HAPPY NEW YEAR ............
Replies: 3
Views: 1291

Re: .....HAPPY NEW YEAR ............

I too wish everyone a happy new year. May your hunting seasons be successful and your health good. For those of you with a little gray in your hair I have a special wish. I wish you the get a youngster out hunting, fishing or just enjoying the outdoors. If they learn the value then there will be a n...
by greenmountain
Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Persistence
Replies: 4
Views: 1794

Persistence

I just got home from a hunter safety class. I have been teaching since 1981. My wife and I visited Maine last weekend to celebrate our 37th wedding anniversary. We visited LL. Bean and I met up with an old friend and ex game warden. He is lobbying to make the world a better place for sportsmen. The ...
by greenmountain
Thu May 22, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: I Am Really Worried About This Country
Replies: 9
Views: 3116

Re: I Am Really Worried About This Country

I learned to wing shoot because of a pigeon problem. The local farmers had a problem with their feed hay getting soiled. I happened to want a feed of pigeon meat. I got my first batch at night with a machete. The farmer showed amusement when I showed him one wing from each bird. He said that I could...
by greenmountain
Wed May 07, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: I have to brag about my hunting partner
Replies: 2
Views: 967

I have to brag about my hunting partner

Some three or four years ago An older couple suffered Major illnesses at the same time. They always maintained a "parking lot" that was often used as a log landing over the years. They never denied access to their property to local hunters. When they had to sell the house to a young couple we all wa...
by greenmountain
Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Recycling.
Replies: 8
Views: 2383

Recycling.

I suspect many here use traditional or "primitive " hunting tools to remind us of simpler times. I have been out of high school for over forty years but I feel my generation was wasteful compared with my parent's generation. The Gym at my high school was a converted church. It even had a steeple. A ...