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Forum: Outdoor Sports September 11th, 2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,141
Posted By HogCommander
+1 on processing your own. I paid someone else...

+1 on processing your own. I paid someone else my first few deer then decided to try it myself...now it's a labor of love! Most of it is simply separating muscles and knife work to get the cuts you...
Forum: Outdoor Sports August 16th, 2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,471
Posted By HogCommander
I bought CVA Optima V2 a few years ago as my...

I bought CVA Optima V2 a few years ago as my first muzzleloader and I love it! Light to carry, compact, accurate, simple...great for stands, blinds or spot and stalk.

I've taken a number of deer...
Forum: Gunsmithing February 10th, 2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By HogCommander
ITAR change - fingers crossed

I looked for additional sources in an effort to confirm this but couldn't find any. Hopefully there's truth to this...

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2019/02/10/itar-changes/

Here's the...
Forum: Outdoor Sports December 20th, 2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,910
Posted By HogCommander
I cube 2 lbs of venison and 1 lb of bacon, grind...

I cube 2 lbs of venison and 1 lb of bacon, grind with a coarse plate, hand mix and grind a 2nd time. Then I weigh out 5.5 oz of the mix for each patty and press it in a burger press. I partially...
Forum: Outdoor Sports December 2nd, 2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,722
Posted By HogCommander
Here's a fresh backstrap steak my buddy cooked at...

Here's a fresh backstrap steak my buddy cooked at deer camp this year. Seasoned with just salt and pepper, seared in a super hot skillet with lots of butter for about 45-60 seconds per side, then...
Forum: Outdoor Sports November 5th, 2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,162
Posted By HogCommander
I got the #5 but haven't used it yet. Gonna...

I got the #5 but haven't used it yet. Gonna start with small batches and see how it goes :)
Forum: Outdoor Sports November 5th, 2018, 01:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,162
Posted By HogCommander
Just a note of encouragement for anyone thinking...

Just a note of encouragement for anyone thinking of processing their own. I had my first few deer processed but then decided to do it myself and couldn't be happier. My first attempt resulted in...
Forum: Outdoor Sports October 6th, 2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 757
Views: 47,318
Posted By HogCommander
Today was my first hunt of the season after an...

Today was my first hunt of the season after an 11.5 month wait. Hunted in TN south of Nashville with no time to scout. Saw 7 but they were well out of range. Moved the blind to a better location...
Forum: Black Powder September 3rd, 2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,920
Posted By HogCommander
I have an Optima V2 and use BH 209 in it. Used...

I have an Optima V2 and use BH 209 in it. Used the standard breech plug for a while with no issues but got one designed for BH209 just for peace of mind. I clean after 3-5 shots at the range. Once...
Forum: Gunsmithing August 29th, 2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,272
Posted By HogCommander
OP, Sounds like you would probably be well...

OP,
Sounds like you would probably be well justified in asking for warranty service. That said, couple of other options if you don't plan to pursue that:

1. If you're getting hang-ups loading...
Forum: Reloading July 24th, 2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 110,744
Posted By HogCommander
Inkd, I think you'll love the 1050...just takes...

Inkd, I think you'll love the 1050...just takes some getting used to and learning. I found a YouTube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f-CToyfidY) that was very helpful and gave me the...
Forum: Reloading July 24th, 2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 110,744
Posted By HogCommander
Figured out what was causing my Dillon RL 1050...

Figured out what was causing my Dillon RL 1050 shell plate to over-rotate/jam the tool head up and fixed it. The indexing ball was stuck in the down position due to crud build-up in the spring...
Forum: Outdoor Sports May 27th, 2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,018
Posted By HogCommander
I put in for Nevada tags as a first year resident...

I put in for Nevada tags as a first year resident this year. My experience has been whitetail hunting in MD, TX and OK...deperate for an elk hunt. I applied for four different elk hunts and a mule...
Forum: Gunsmithing April 8th, 2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,223
Posted By HogCommander
Cool project and nice work! I brought a Type 38...

Cool project and nice work! I brought a Type 38 back to to life that was basically a barreled action from a WWII bring-back. Acquired all the missing parts and assembled. Accuracy is decent but...
Forum: Reloading March 17th, 2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,574
Posted By HogCommander
Varget for me too with BLC-2 as a backup in case...

Varget for me too with BLC-2 as a backup in case I can't find Varget. 168 SMKs work great and 165 SGKs do too in my M1A.
Forum: Reloading March 3rd, 2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,727
Posted By HogCommander
+1 for the Giraud! When I shot rifle a lot I...

+1 for the Giraud! When I shot rifle a lot I used to dread trimming because of the time involved with a manual trimmer. Bought a Giraud about 9 years ago and absolutely love it. The Giraud is...
Forum: Gunsmithing February 19th, 2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By HogCommander
Foster frames are good stuff for the money in my...

Foster frames are good stuff for the money in my experience, particularly for a first build. The price is great...I bought three of them at Camp Perry a few years ago for $75 each. The flaws were...
Forum: Rimfire February 6th, 2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,803
Posted By HogCommander
Marvel Unit 1 or Nelson conversion...both very...

Marvel Unit 1 or Nelson conversion...both very accurate!
Forum: Archery January 30th, 2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,988
Posted By HogCommander
My first Xbow was a Barnett Jackal and I still...

My first Xbow was a Barnett Jackal and I still have it. Great value in my opinion and puts lots of meat in the freezer with it. Agree with earlier comments that a scope is better for low light than...
Forum: Outdoor Sports January 29th, 2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 92,014
Posted By HogCommander
I didn't hunt Nevada this year because I missed...

I didn't hunt Nevada this year because I missed the tag draw deadline (didn't get military orders in time to apply as a resident). Will apply for elk and mule deer this year but not optimistic due...
Forum: Outdoor Sports January 28th, 2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 92,014
Posted By HogCommander
Any last minute Bambi-whacking? I live in Nevada...

Any last minute Bambi-whacking? I live in Nevada now & am living vicariously through you guys.
Forum: Rifles January 28th, 2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,186
Posted By HogCommander
My Grendel has a heavy 24" Satern barrel, Mega...

My Grendel has a heavy 24" Satern barrel, Mega Machine side charging upper, Alexander Arms lower and Magpul PRS stock. Intended purpose was target shooting and accuracy is fantastic (well under MOA...
Forum: Training and Safety January 21st, 2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 29,690
Posted By HogCommander
I opened the VCard with a text editor...the...

I opened the VCard with a text editor...the contents led me to this MDS page:

https://mdshooters.com/showthread.php?t=121347
Forum: Outdoor Sports December 25th, 2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 92,014
Posted By HogCommander
Well played Outrider...I know funny, and THAT'S...

Well played Outrider...I know funny, and THAT'S funny!
Forum: Outdoor Sports December 15th, 2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 92,014
Posted By HogCommander
For those who haven't tried one, I can't say...

For those who haven't tried one, I can't say enough good things about Havalon knives with replaceable blades. You're basically working with a scalpel and a fresh edge is a blade change away.

I...
Forum: Outdoor Sports December 9th, 2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By HogCommander
I process my deer too. For the hams, I separate...

I process my deer too. For the hams, I separate the muscles into individual roasts and get rid of all the fat/sinew/silverskin. After thawing, I apply a spicy rub and let sit overnight in the...
Forum: Outdoor Sports November 6th, 2017, 11:24 PM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 92,014
Posted By HogCommander
Newmuzzleloader...sorry to hear about your son's...

Newmuzzleloader...sorry to hear about your son's buck. Last year a buddy shot his first with a crossbow and had a similar experience in that the deer ran off with the arrow still visibly in it but...
Forum: Outdoor Sports October 17th, 2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 92,014
Posted By HogCommander
Got another doe on the evening hunt today. I...

Got another doe on the evening hunt today. I live in Vegas now & not sure whether I'll get another hunt this year so trying to make the most of this trip.
Forum: Outdoor Sports October 16th, 2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 92,014
Posted By HogCommander
1st deer of the season. Hunting near Tulsa, OK...

1st deer of the season. Hunting near Tulsa, OK all week, then a few days near San Antonio next week. Feels good to have some goodies for the freezer again!
Forum: Optics October 13th, 2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,170
Posted By HogCommander
Yep, happy to help just hit me with a PM with...

Yep, happy to help just hit me with a PM with email address. The phone code is html and the RPi code is Node Red but this will only get you Bullseye-style turning targets. The first picture below is...
Forum: Optics October 12th, 2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,170
Posted By HogCommander
If you haven't seen it already, check out the...

If you haven't seen it already, check out the TargetScan app. It scores targets like you envision (lots of targets to choose from and you tell it what caliber you're shooting). If that can be fed...
Forum: Outdoor Sports October 1st, 2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 92,014
Posted By HogCommander
14 days from today for me...not that I'm counting...

14 days from today for me...not that I'm counting :)
Forum: Outdoor Sports September 19th, 2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,592
Posted By HogCommander
I'm a huge believer too...won't hunt without one...

I'm a huge believer too...won't hunt without one in warm weather. To make the pads/fuel last longer, I turn the heat all the way up for first 5-10 minutes, then turn it down as low as possible while...
Forum: Outdoor Sports September 19th, 2017, 12:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,892
Posted By HogCommander
Great story Lazarus! I won't make it to the deer...

Great story Lazarus! I won't make it to the deer woods for another month but the wait is killing me already!
Forum: Outdoor Sports September 18th, 2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,892
Posted By HogCommander
Your first unsupervised deer hunts - lessons learned?

Checking to see who's willing to share memories/lessons learned from their early hunts in the hope the lessons benefit others. This thread was inspired by a few "war stories" by other MDS...
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