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  1. It’s your scope.  I had the exact thing happen to my Leupold.  I missed a few really good deer at the same distance, 50-60 yards.  I would go back shoot the gun after missing one and get it back dialed in and the next outing it would be off again.  It took me two bad misses to send the scope to Leupold and had them replace the internal components to fix it.  Shoots lights out now.  My issue was that my scope cap was slightly touching my barrel and I believe as time went on the shock into the scope it  messed up IMO.   I have since changed to higher rings and I am good.  The story you told is my own about 5 years ago now.

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  2. I have been using a muzzleloader throughout shotgun for over 20 years now, I have a T/C Encore.  In my first few seasons I didn't realize the importance of having everything dry inside the barrel and breech plug meaning I was using oil and solvents to clean and maintain the gun which lead to issues (mainly in my first muzzleloader which was a Remington) on misfires.  Since then, I use Dawn soap and warm water and draw it into the barrel after I break the gun down and this cleans out everything in the barrel.  I do the same with the breech plug.  After I have done this, I run dry patches until I don't see any more residue from them.  I have not had any issues since making sure everything is left dry inside the barrel and breech since.  One final thing I will do is dry fire a primer outside (just the primer obviously) to burn or dry anything out.  T/C has a multitude of tools that help making cleaning the  breech plug much easier than when I started, I would assume your manufacturer has the same.  Good luck out there come late season.

  3. Hunted this morning, I had a small buck come in first light and then just before 8 I saw a mature buck come off the ridge in front of me.  I had him at 30 yards with the bow drawn 3 different times but could not get a good shot.  He moved into a small field and pushed a group of does into another wood lot.  Saw another 2-1/2  7 point push some does around with the occasional doe feeding through the area.  Back at it tonight.

  4. So I picked up my euro from my opening day buck this week, guy said that it was the oldest deer he has ever done, had it aged at 7-1/2 years plus.  In looking at the teeth, they were so ground down and some had hollow pockets from breaking down.  Unreal.  Most likely the deer was on a downward side of size from his prior years.  I have never killed one that old, all my larger deer have been at 3-1/2 years.  Thought it was worth sharing.  Congrats on all the great deer being taken.




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  5. 26 minutes ago, JJBat150 said:

    New bait shop in Honeoye opening tomorrow.  Located on Main Street (20A) near CR # 37 - Think it's the old Aquasoruce store.


    From Facebook :



    We open Saturday 6/27 at 6am
    Please stop back and see us for our grand opening celebration July 4th 6am-6pm.
    We are a full service locally owned Bait & Tackle store.
    Worms, mousies, Fatheads, Bass Minnows.
    Crawdads.. Cook’m or Cast’m.. we don’t judge!! and coming soon Leeches..
    We carry a good selection of Rods, Reels, Combos with more coming in each week.
    Lures and tackle from many manufactures. Strong focus on Local and American made goods wherever possible. We are the North East’s largest stocking dealer of Flintstone trolling spoons, flashers, trolling flies and harnesses. 100’s in stock and ready to troll. Huge Selection of Maki Plastics, over 1000 in stock of 120+ different varieties . Vast selection of Big Chinook stick baits spinners, spoons etc. 1000+/- in stock and ready to fish. 98 different types of TCS jigs ready to cast.
    Shimano, Shakespeare, Daiwa, Fish 13, Zebco, Eagle Claw, Chubby, Blue Fox, and many many more.
    We have numerous give-a-ways / door prizes from all the businesses at the Honeoye Emporium and other great Honeoye Businesses.
    First 100 Kids 16 and under will receive gifts compliments of Doc’s Tackle and Maki Plastics.
    Door prizes every hour starting at 7am. Donated by Doc’s Tackle, Maki Plastics, Flintstone Lures, Big Chinook Fishing, TCS Jigs, Chrisman Insurance, D&D Creations, Helling Real Estate, Pop’s Place, Papa Joes Pizza, Trident Marina, Birdhouse Brewery, Nobel Shepard, Twisted Rail Brewing, Kraft Real Estate.
    Donuts and coffee will be provided in the morning. Pizza compliments of Papa Joe’s Pizzeria and Hot dogs in the afternoon.
    Hope to see y’all next Saturday if not before. Open 6/27 at 6am for business.
    Best for now
    The Staff at Doc’s

    Good deal.  Thanks 

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