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    Default 2019 Trap Line and Outdoor Pursuits

    The time has come for a new thread. Iím slightly behind this year in that I havenít dipped any traps though found their condition from last year will work.

    In an odd set of circumstances I placed a MB 750 last night with a slide cable submersion set baited with aspen topped with Fox Hollow Damn-a-Dam lure.

    I connected:
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    The other day I brought out my muzzle loader and pleasantly surprised myself with a 60 yard shot. Seems after about 10 years of having this muzzleloader Iíve learned what it likes. Shot is 5 Oíclock touching red.

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    Leave my rifle, my fishing pole, my traps, and leave me be.

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    I had a good evening sit and shot a 110 pound doe today. In a odd set of circumstances she ended up 10 yards from my stand and looking right at me. I think the large tree and silhouette effect saved me. After the shot she ran into a beaver swamp and drop in knee high water. I didn’t have anything to document the situation with a photograph.

    My bullet was a self poured Maxi-Hunter. Entered the left side perfectly, struck two ribs, lung, and liver before resting on the right flank. Luckily it stopped with out reaching the quarter. Was a slight quarter to shot though the bullet turned during impact.

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    Congrats on the doe!

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    Congrats -

    What does those weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneaky_pete000 View Post
    Congrats -

    What does those weight?
    Me fail english? Thats unpossible.

    Let me translate.....Ourdoorsman, what is the weight of your hand poured slugs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneaky_pete000 View Post
    Me fail english? Thats unpossible.

    Let me translate.....Ourdoorsman, what is the weight of your hand poured slugs?
    I took the time to weigh two with my gun powder scale and both weighed 335 grains. The recovered bullet weighed 200. The mold claims it pours a 350 grain bullet. This weight difference adds to my questioning how pure roof flashing actually is. Having shot 3 deer with self poured bullets I have noticed the bullets do not perform the same as a T/C manufactured Maxi-Hunter.

    These self poured bullets seem to wander in the targets cavity and this recovered bullet actually sheared. T/C manufactured bullets haven’t done either of those behaviors.

    Overall it isn’t a huge deal as they do work and are low cost.

    I sat in yesterday’s location to see no deer today. I did snap a picture of the recovery location from the stand.

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    Picture of the shearing I mentioned:

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    Last edited by outdoorsman; 11-09-2018 at 06:09 PM.
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    I was in my ladder stand yesterday and saw a buck 70-80 yards away near the phragmites line in the swamp. Half way between was a thick tangle preventing any possible shot A tree blocked his vitals for 99% of the minutes I saw him. He turned and walked back into the phragmites and vanished like a ghost.

    Today I brought my climber and sat up in the tangle. No deer participated today.

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    I learned a new word today...never heard the swamp grasses called "phragmites" before...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mowbizz View Post
    I learned a new word today...never heard the swamp grasses called "phragmites" before...
    Phragmites is the very tall stuff, 8-10’, with the fluffy top. It’s a non-native invasive which grows fast with a correct soil conditions. It sucks to walk through.

    Not to be confused with cat-tails.
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