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Author Topic: Load or Leave Unloaded?  (Read 3954 times)

Offline Tightline

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Re: Load or Leave Unloaded?
« Reply #45 on: October 19, 2008, 12:34:50 AM »
I'd reload to be safe.....what's one shot more for practice if not needed. Better to be ready than hungry......hehehe!  :o

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Re: Load or Leave Unloaded?
« Reply #46 on: August 20, 2009, 08:21:54 AM »
depends on the number of tags in my pocket....i would reload if i have an open tag...have had many chances to shoot another deer while i was gutting one...that's what is nice about hunting with a partner, they are free to take a second shot
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Re: Load or Leave Unloaded?
« Reply #47 on: August 20, 2009, 08:29:59 AM »
I would reload and make sure the deer is dead first before I finish the hunt.  My dad knocked a buck down last year with his shotgun, dropped him right in his tracks and it didn't move at all.  He waited about 15 minutes and walked over to it with his gutting stuff, leaving his shotgun back in the blind.  To his surprise when he walked up and gave it a little kick it jumped up and took off.  Luckily he was able to catch up to it and finish him off.  As far as the muzzleloader being loaded, after it has been shot and reloaded I would then shoot it out and plan to do some cleaning later.
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Re: Load or Leave Unloaded?
« Reply #48 on: August 20, 2009, 08:53:22 AM »
I always reload, and have left the load in place for several weeks if I had another hunt planned. I will fire the shot when the hunt is over to clean the weapon and thats with the flintlock, on the in-line I will remove the breach plug and pust the load out with the charging rod.
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Re: Load or Leave Unloaded?
« Reply #49 on: August 20, 2009, 08:58:17 AM »
Always reload......you never know what you might walk up on. I use an in-line easy to clean.......
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Re: Load or Leave Unloaded?
« Reply #50 on: August 20, 2009, 09:38:16 AM »
I reload for sure cause you can kill 10 does and 2 bucks with each weapon( 36 deer) here in Md. @--0--0123 and you never know when you will see another deer could be 5 mins you could jump some while you are going to your 1st one I have seen as many as 5 deer shot on stand in 30 mins during shitgun season. --09--0
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Re: Load or Leave Unloaded?
« Reply #51 on: August 20, 2009, 12:38:21 PM »
I always reload...its not hard to pull  the bullet out @--0--0118
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Re: Load or Leave Unloaded?
« Reply #52 on: August 20, 2009, 01:38:00 PM »
Definately reload.  You never know when you may need to take another shot.
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Re: Load or Leave Unloaded?
« Reply #53 on: August 20, 2009, 01:45:53 PM »
Question: Your deer hunting with a muzzleloader shoot a deer and see it die.Now do you reload and have to pull bullet out when you get home to clean or leave unloaded? I almost always reload unless it is getting dark quick.

Myself...learned many years ago that when I pull the trigger there was no sense reloading.  ;)

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Re: Load or Leave Unloaded?
« Reply #54 on: August 20, 2009, 01:51:27 PM »
I use an in-line easy to clean.......

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Re: Load or Leave Unloaded?
« Reply #55 on: August 20, 2009, 04:25:03 PM »
I always reload after every shot, even if I see it fall.  I usually have more than one tag to fill and you never know if you'll see another one.  I am also lucky enough to live next to the land that I hunt so I don't have to worry about driving with a loaded or not loaded gun.
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Re: Load or Leave Unloaded?
« Reply #56 on: August 20, 2009, 04:44:17 PM »
ALWAYS reload know matter how sure you are it's dead.

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Re: Load or Leave Unloaded?
« Reply #57 on: August 20, 2009, 06:03:59 PM »
Reload, you never know when another legal deer might come by or the one you just shot comes back to life.
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Re: Load or Leave Unloaded?
« Reply #58 on: August 20, 2009, 06:50:38 PM »
If I may, I'd like to give a little tip that I use while hunting with a muzzleloader.  Here in the south, you never know when it's going to rain so, I will put a small piece of scotch tape over the end of my barrel to keep out any moisture from reaching my powder.  It will not affect your shot and will assure you that your powder will remain dry, even in the rain or snow.
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Re: Load or Leave Unloaded?
« Reply #59 on: August 20, 2009, 07:24:00 PM »
This fall I will muzzleloader hunt for the first time.  Guess I know now to reload!

 

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