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Forum: Guns
07-21-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,443
Posted By cjclemens

From what I've read here, I think the...

From what I've read here, I think the overwhelming answer is that it doesn't matter. They're not quality firearms in any way. They're designed to be cheap, mass produced "spray and pray" type...
Forum: Guns
07-21-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,443
Posted By cjclemens

AR prices are as low as they've ever been. You...

AR prices are as low as they've ever been. You can get an entry-level carbine for $400, or something pretty darn nice for $800. So, for about the same money, you could have something accurate and...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-21-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,947
Posted By cjclemens

I'd be game for a 2017 harvest thread, as Topgun...

I'd be game for a 2017 harvest thread, as Topgun mentioned. If mods see fit to make it a sticky, that would be cool, too.
07-21-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By cjclemens

I don't know much about hunting public land, but...

I don't know much about hunting public land, but I do know that farmers don't care much for coyotes. You might have some luck if you start hitting a few up to see if they'll allow coyote hunting on...
06-02-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Posted By cjclemens

10% grass isn't bad, but you might want to make...

10% grass isn't bad, but you might want to make sure you mow the plot when the grass starts to head out. If it goes to seed, you'll have a lot more than 10% grass next season.
05-22-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By cjclemens

I don't know much about fox - I haven't really...

I don't know much about fox - I haven't really done much in the way of fox hunting. When it comes to coyotes, I would have to say, as mentioned by others, coyotes are runners, and they'd likely run...
Forum: Guns
05-05-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By cjclemens

It would be nice if this was some kind of...

It would be nice if this was some kind of calculated long-con on the part of SSA and RA but, given the info that's come out, that seems like wishful thinking. My opinions are not fixed - they are...
Forum: Guns
05-04-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By cjclemens

Illinois Gun Owners sold out by RRA and SA

I just stumbled across this, but it's making big news here in Illinois. It looks like Rock River Arms and Springfield Armory sold us Illinois residents up the river, in order to protect their own...
Forum: Guns
05-02-2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,999
Posted By cjclemens

That must have taken quite a bit of self control....

That must have taken quite a bit of self control. IL doesn't have a castle law either, but I still say they waive their right to leave without a bullet wound, as soon as they forced their way in. I...
Forum: Guns
05-01-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,999
Posted By cjclemens

"Revolvers will get you killed" is an absolute...

"Revolvers will get you killed" is an absolute statement. When SHTF, and things go wrong, nothing is absolute. It doesn't matter if the sample size is 1 or a million - each situation is unique,...
04-24-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,148
Posted By cjclemens

I've done it a couple times before. We had a...

I've done it a couple times before. We had a pipeline company clear overgrowth - mostly small trees and shrubs - out of a tree line that bordered one of our fields. If they do a good job and get...
Forum: Bowhunting
04-18-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By cjclemens

I don't know anything about your specific bow and...

I don't know anything about your specific bow and stabilizer make/model, but I upgraded to a 10" Bee Stinger a couple years ago, and haven't looked back since. I shoot a Mathews MR8, and it had a...
04-03-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 24,536
Posted By cjclemens

Wow. I'm sad I missed the chance to jump in on...

Wow. I'm sad I missed the chance to jump in on this one when it was fresh. Talk about someone who's never been around cattle, like....ever.

My cows do a pretty good job of keeping coyotes run...
04-03-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,499
Posted By cjclemens

I think I'm on par with others here. Probably...

I think I'm on par with others here. Probably about 25% success rate if you go by stand. By hunting days, I'd say I'm probably more like 80-90%. I do get skunked on occasion, and I'm not too proud...
Forum: Guns
03-28-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,468
Posted By cjclemens

I'm also very sad to hear this. He always had...

I'm also very sad to hear this. He always had some interesting insights to add to the various conversations here. I did enjoy reading his posts, even if I didn't agree with all of them. We did, on...
Forum: Reloading
03-26-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,368
Posted By cjclemens

It depends on how you pull them. If you just...

It depends on how you pull them. If you just used a pair of pliers to yank them out of the case, its possible that that the bullets could have been deformed and they probably shouldn't be reused. ...
Forum: Guns
03-22-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,294
Posted By cjclemens

I have a Lead Sled. It's a great tool for...

I have a Lead Sled. It's a great tool for initial sight-in, and load development. It gives you a consistent platform, so you can take out the human factor when you compare one load to another. Its...
Forum: Bowhunting
03-02-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,001
Posted By cjclemens

I believe bows are kinda like shotguns. Don't...

I believe bows are kinda like shotguns. Don't worry so much about brand - just find the one that fits and feels right to you. Right now, I'm using a 2013 Mathews MR8.
02-20-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,038
Posted By cjclemens

I've heard of that method, but have never seen it...

I've heard of that method, but have never seen it done before. I can only imagine the amount of training a decoy dog needs to pull that off.
02-20-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,038
Posted By cjclemens

Yeah, they were using walker coonhounds to run...

Yeah, they were using walker coonhounds to run the coyotes. Really impressive dogs, if you ask me.

The landowners around where we were hunting don't seem to mind the coyote hunting, as long as...
Forum: Midwest
02-17-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,849
Posted By cjclemens

True - they are worth a mention. Especially...

True - they are worth a mention. Especially since they're the ones helping keep Madigan in power.
02-16-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,038
Posted By cjclemens

I went with a group of guys last weekend. They...

I went with a group of guys last weekend. They were running them with dogs, but it was still tough going. I'm no expert on hunting with dogs, but apparently the scent trail can dissipate faster...
Forum: Midwest
02-16-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,849
Posted By cjclemens

I'd be on the other side of the river in a...

I'd be on the other side of the river in a heartbeat, if it weren't for the wife. She has a pretty good job here and all our friends/family are here, so she wants to stay. I have bad feeling this...
Forum: Reloading
02-15-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,405
Posted By cjclemens

I do. I started out by simply recording pet...

I do. I started out by simply recording pet loads that worked really well for me. Since then, my method has evolved a little bit. I still have a separate list of pet loads I use for each caliber,...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-09-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,011
Posted By cjclemens

Wow. Squirrelkilla hasnt been here in over 4...

Wow. Squirrelkilla hasnt been here in over 4 years. I doubt he's gonna answer that one.
Forum: Reloading
02-09-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By cjclemens

I agree. I think threads that haven't had a new...

I agree. I think threads that haven't had a new post in 5 years should be made read-only and dropped in an archive or something. If its relevant and has value, it should either have been made a...
Forum: Reloading
01-25-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,455
Posted By cjclemens

Understood. Just out of curiosity, what ammo do...

Understood. Just out of curiosity, what ammo do you carry on duty?
Forum: Bowhunting
01-25-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By cjclemens

I'd buy one. I usually use the Morrell Yellow...

I'd buy one. I usually use the Morrell Yellow Jacket broadhead targets. They run $60, and they're not even a 24" cube. I'd definitely pay more for more real estate to shoot at, but I couldn't...
Forum: Reloading
01-24-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,455
Posted By cjclemens

^^^As much as I love to argue with super_hunt, I...

^^^As much as I love to argue with super_hunt, I have to agree with this.^^^

If I was a professional, I would probably be inclined to practice with the same ammo I carry on duty. That said, the...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-24-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,530
Posted By cjclemens

I agree. I do not use Swhackers for the same...

I agree. I do not use Swhackers for the same reason. They do a lot of damage but, as mentioned, no pass-through = no blood trail. That's just not a gamble I'm willing to take, when there are so...
Forum: Reloading
01-24-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,699
Posted By cjclemens

I use the Lyman treated corn cob media. I...

I use the Lyman treated corn cob media. I haven't noticed any issues with dust, but I usually run the polisher with the lid closed, unless I'm picking the finished cases out of it. Right or wrong I...
Forum: Reloading
01-24-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,275
Posted By cjclemens

There were a couple of things that I can think of...

There were a couple of things that I can think of that the administration tried, but failed to do. One was attempting to block sales of once fired brass to companies that process and re-sell it to...
Forum: Technical
01-24-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,515
Posted By cjclemens

I would go by OT2's recommendation, rather than...

I would go by OT2's recommendation, rather than the chart. As far as shaft selection goes, any of those will do the trick for you. However, I think you should take a look at GoldTip. They make...
Forum: Reloading
01-19-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,455
Posted By cjclemens

The steel case isn't so much the problem itself. ...

The steel case isn't so much the problem itself. It kinda compounds the problem. Steel doesn't expand and make a gas seal like brass does, so you tend to get a lot of burnt powder and other garbage...
Forum: Guns
01-18-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By cjclemens

Why not a Savage 16 FCSS?

Why not a Savage 16 FCSS?
Forum: Reloading
01-12-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By cjclemens

I say yes, absolutely. Less variance from shot...

I say yes, absolutely. Less variance from shot to shot should translate to less variance on the target. However, I'm not sure how one would quantify net effect of perfectly uniform velocity. As...
Forum: Guns
12-22-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 823
Posted By cjclemens

Comfort is key, for me. If it's easy to carry and...

Comfort is key, for me. If it's easy to carry and comfortable, I have no excuse not to have it with me at all times. For me, that's either a Ruger LCP or a Glock 42.
Forum: Guns
12-19-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By cjclemens

I know some people who use synthetic motor oil to...

I know some people who use synthetic motor oil to lubricate the moving parts on their AR's, so that part doesn't sound too strange to me. As mentioned before, motor oil doesn't have anything in it...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-12-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 32,977
Posted By cjclemens

Dedication or desperation? Those are two...

Dedication or desperation? Those are two different things.
Forum: Technical
12-12-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,287
Posted By cjclemens

Holy smokes! My local shop only charges $20 to...

Holy smokes! My local shop only charges $20 to cut, fletch, and glue in the inserts. Granted, they don't do the *best* job of fletching, but thats a far cry from $150. That sounds like highway...
Forum: Technical
12-08-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,287
Posted By cjclemens

If you're using a carbon arrow, chances are...

If you're using a carbon arrow, chances are pretty good that he nock was just pushed in by hand. In most cases, you can just pull it back out by hand. If you can't get a hold of it with your...
Forum: Reloading
11-20-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By cjclemens

Well, I didn't quite make as much progress as I...

Well, I didn't quite make as much progress as I had hoped to, but I started putting together those test loads over the weekend. I used Winchester 748 and IMR 4198, since those are the 2 numbers I...
Forum: Reloading
11-13-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By cjclemens

Thanks for the info, guys. I think that should...

Thanks for the info, guys. I think that should give me plenty to work with, when I start turning out some test loads this coming week. As I mentioned before, I have some pre-conceived notions about...
Forum: Reloading
11-11-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By cjclemens

I can honestly say I'm not familiar with that...

I can honestly say I'm not familiar with that one. When I learned about reloading, we always had IMR or Winchester powder. Because of that, I have most all useful IMR numbers on hand along with a few...
Forum: Reloading
11-11-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By cjclemens

Varget is actually one powder I don't have on...

Varget is actually one powder I don't have on hand. Do you think I could get similar results win an appropriate charge of Win 748? I did some reading and I got the impression that it might be an OK...
Forum: Reloading
11-10-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By cjclemens

Lighter Bullets for 1:9 twist AR

The title says it all: Does anyone here run lighter bullets in their 1:9 twist barrel? I tried 55 grain bullets in mine on a couple occasions, and the results were less than impressive. Since...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-07-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,358
Posted By cjclemens

Getting a consistent pass through can be a...

Getting a consistent pass through can be a challenge with low poundage/short draw length bows. A little more weight might help, but I wouldn't get too carried away. There are a lot of different...
Forum: Guns
11-05-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By cjclemens

Wish I could help, but I'm a solid 3-3.5 hours...

Wish I could help, but I'm a solid 3-3.5 hours (depending on traffic). Surely there's a sportsmans club or outdoor shooting range just outside city limits that he can use.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-28-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,741
Posted By cjclemens

It definitely can. There are a bunch of factors...

It definitely can. There are a bunch of factors that affect draw length from one bow to another. On my Mathews MR8, the draw length even changes when you make draw weight adjustments. Thats why,...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-24-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By cjclemens

I'll put in another vote for Hunt Stand. I use...

I'll put in another vote for Hunt Stand. I use it to decide where I hunt every time I go out.
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