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    Hard to get a shot with all the foliage.
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  • #2
    Is it correct to assume this is a past photo of you deer hunting? I thought the special muzzleloader season in Ohio was in January.

    http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/hunting-trapping-and-shooting-sports/hunting-trapping-regulations/season-dates-and-bag-limits
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    • #3
      Originally posted by PigHunter View Post
      Is it correct to assume this is a past photo of you deer hunting? I thought the special muzzleloader season in Ohio was in January.

      http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/hunting-trapping-and-shooting-sports/hunting-trapping-regulations/season-dates-and-bag-limits
      This was an early season they traded with the Jan ML season. I liked it but a lot of people did not - archers complained because the 5 day early ML cut into their 5 month archery season. My ML is an NEF .50cal. with a Redfield 2X7.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by PigHunter View Post
        Is it correct to assume this is a past photo of you deer hunting? I thought the special muzzleloader season in Ohio was in January.

        http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/hunting-trapping-and-shooting-sports/hunting-trapping-regulations/season-dates-and-bag-limits
        That looks like a widow maker you are going to be walking under in a minute.

        It reminds me of a time in the Adirondacks when a micro burst went through where we hunt. Broken tree tops all over the place hanging by a thread. Real dangerous day.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by PigHunter View Post
          Is it correct to assume this is a past photo of you deer hunting? I thought the special muzzleloader season in Ohio was in January.

          http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/hunting-trapping-and-shooting-sports/hunting-trapping-regulations/season-dates-and-bag-limits
          The local pawn shop had a NEF muzzleloader last year and I almost bought it. However, I have two ML's already and didn't really need it so I passed it up.

          Yep, that tree in my pic doesn't look too stable. That's in a flat, swampy area between two rivers and there's no hills around to slow the wind. I tend to stay home if the forecast calls for gusts over 12mph. But micro bursts are hard to predict.

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          • #6
            Hoping to get a muzzleloader soon, just something cheap, maybe even the .50cal ML barrel they make for Mossberg 500s. In NC ml season begins a couple weeks before rifle season does, and deer are still receiving very little pressure. But it looks very similar to your photos- with my bow this year I saw plenty of deer, but wasn’t able to get a shot at 98% of them because of the dense early season foliage

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Outlaw View Post
              Hoping to get a muzzleloader soon, just something cheap, maybe even the .50cal ML barrel they make for Mossberg 500s. In NC ml season begins a couple weeks before rifle season does, and deer are still receiving very little pressure. But it looks very similar to your photos- with my bow this year I saw plenty of deer, but wasn’t able to get a shot at 98% of them because of the dense early season foliage
              This is a good time of the year to pick up a muzzleloader. Fortunately, you can buy those off the web and have them shipped directly to your house with no restrictions (in most parts of the country). Here's a good one at The Sportsman's Guide:

              Thompson / Center Impact Blued Barrel .50 cal.
              https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/thompson-center-impact-blued-barrel-50-cal-black-powder-rifle?a=1588207

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              • #8
                Check your local Wal-Mart. I have seen them have clearance sales ML. I had just bought a Omega Z5 a few months early and came across a sale that would have saved several $$ on the price.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Outlaw View Post
                  Hoping to get a muzzleloader soon, just something cheap, maybe even the .50cal ML barrel they make for Mossberg 500s. In NC ml season begins a couple weeks before rifle season does, and deer are still receiving very little pressure. But it looks very similar to your photos- with my bow this year I saw plenty of deer, but wasn’t able to get a shot at 98% of them because of the dense early season foliage
                  Try and get one with a nitride barrel. WAY easier to clean.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by rockhound View Post
                    Check your local Wal-Mart. I have seen them have clearance sales ML. I had just bought a Omega Z5 a few months early and came across a sale that would have saved several $$ on the price.
                    Walmart carries the CVA 'Wolf', CVA 'Optima V2', and the Traditions 'Buckstalker'

                    https://www.walmart.com/search/?cat_id=4125_546956_1107532_1225336_1225338&query= muzzleloader#searchProductResult

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rockhound View Post
                      Check your local Wal-Mart. I have seen them have clearance sales ML. I had just bought a Omega Z5 a few months early and came across a sale that would have saved several $$ on the price.
                      If I'm going to end the life of a critter. I will use a tool that I have trust to do the job. I have a CVA and I can tell you putting the primer in is a major pain( putting it as polite as I can).

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rockhound View Post
                        Check your local Wal-Mart. I have seen them have clearance sales ML. I had just bought a Omega Z5 a few months early and came across a sale that would have saved several $$ on the price.
                        I'm have a CVA Electra, but am not a fan. T/C is what I suggest.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by rockhound View Post
                          Check your local Wal-Mart. I have seen them have clearance sales ML. I had just bought a Omega Z5 a few months early and came across a sale that would have saved several $$ on the price.
                          The NEF uses a plastic carrier for the primer. Easy to use when the fingers get cold. I load to 100gr Triple7. Some, like my Nephew, go way past that but my thinking is WHY ? If I hit a deer in lthe toe it's going down.

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                          • #14
                            It's like that in Arkansas early ML. You can hear more than you see lol!

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