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PostSubject: Crow/quail hunt with CVA SxS   February 26th 2014, 7:39 am

I went quail hunting with my Boykin yesterday at a public area. Didn't get into any quail but had some crows circle over so I took a shot.



Of course, I shot behind it. I'm having problems with increasing my lead to allow for the slower velocities of black powder.

I was wearing i-Kam video glasses and they work good for a down the barrel shot. I froze the video and took a still photo off the computer screen. I like the fire and smoke .. a lot!  Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Crow/quail hunt with CVA SxS   February 26th 2014, 11:58 am

Very Happy 

Cool picture you have there no matter how you got it.  t up 

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PostSubject: Re: Crow/quail hunt with CVA SxS   February 26th 2014, 12:17 pm

lol that is pretty awesome. Shame you didnt see any quail! That would have been fun to get some video of that video.
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PostSubject: Re: Crow/quail hunt with CVA SxS   February 27th 2014, 5:45 am

Cool picture Exclamation   I'll bet that SXS is a blast to hunt with.

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PostSubject: Re: Crow/quail hunt with CVA SxS   February 27th 2014, 8:16 am

I'm going again tomorrow where I've flushed wild quail in the past so maybe ......???

There are 3 problems with 'walk-up' shooting with a hammer gun, one is cocking the hammer(s) instead of just flicking off a safety. The other is getting used to cocking both hammers at one time and, lastly, using 2 triggers. All of it slows you down and by then the birds, etc. are out past 35 yards which is too far for an unchoked gun.

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PostSubject: Re: Crow/quail hunt with CVA SxS   March 2nd 2014, 6:37 pm

LAST SHOT FOR THE SEASON

Today was the last day of the regular hunting season. I went quail hunting again and missed a quail with my CVA SxS with the last shot.

Here is the sequence of the finale:

Before firing



During ignition



Recoil



I'm 0 for quail with a muzzleloading shotgun.  scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Crow/quail hunt with CVA SxS   March 2nd 2014, 6:52 pm

Suspect  hows the recoil with that sucker?
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PostSubject: Re: Crow/quail hunt with CVA SxS   March 2nd 2014, 7:05 pm

I don't load it real hot. 1 1/8 oz. of #7 1/2 shot and 75 grs. of 2FG. I don't notice it much at all.
That CVA has a recoil pad that's factory installed I think.

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PostSubject: Re: Crow/quail hunt with CVA SxS   March 3rd 2014, 12:58 pm

Well, maybe I'm not as bad a shot as I thought with my shotgun. I had to clean it anyway so I had a shooting session.
It seems that in an effort to eliminate blown out patterns, I wasn't getting a good seal over the powder. I had gone to a over-shot card and 1/3  of a lubed fiber wad under a cut-off plastic shot cup. This wasn't getting a good seal and the shot was dispersing immediately. I fired 2 shots with the overshot cards and only had 3 holes in the target at 30 yards. That was with 7 1/2 shot.

I reloaded using an over-powder thick wad, 1/3 lubed fiber wad, and a cut-off plastic cup and, "VOILA", got a pattern that was real good.
Then I scotch-taped the plastic cup and got even better results except for one shot that acted like a slug where the whole plastic cup full of shot went through the target.

Anyway, I feel I have a much better set up for turkey season in 2 weeks.

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PostSubject: Re: Crow/quail hunt with CVA SxS   March 7th 2014, 7:12 pm

Thats good to hear! You need to check out the book by Rick Hacker - The Muzzleloading Hunter, hes got a bunch of stuff in there for BP shotgunnings.
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PostSubject: Re: Crow/quail hunt with CVA SxS   March 7th 2014, 7:16 pm

How are you taking those pictures?

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PostSubject: Re: Crow/quail hunt with CVA SxS   March 7th 2014, 7:51 pm

I take a video with i-Kam glasses. Then I freeze frame the video and take a photo.

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PostSubject: Re: Crow/quail hunt with CVA SxS   March 7th 2014, 7:53 pm

That's cool. You could film a hunt.

Oh wait! You sit in a tree to hunt.  clown 

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PostSubject: Re: Crow/quail hunt with CVA SxS   March 7th 2014, 7:55 pm

Trouble is I forget to turn them on when a deer steps out. Then I say, !$%#&!, I should have filmed that.  headslap

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