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Forum: Midwest
03-21-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,850
Posted By sjsfire

Illinois hunting distance from road

Title pretty much says it all. I'm looking at a new place for 2017 Illinois muzzleloader season. It's a strip of timber with a river. I'll have maybe 100-130 yards width from the county road to the...
Forum: Optics
01-14-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By sjsfire

Yes they have a 40mm in the AR model and one in...

Yes they have a 40mm in the AR model and one in the Buckmasters line. The AR line has adjustable turrets and you have to remove the caps on the Buckmaster line. That and maybe the AR is 223 specific....
Forum: Optics
01-14-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By sjsfire

Nikon difference

Can anyone say, is there a difference in the "AR" 3x9x40 BDC scope and the non "AR" 3x9x40 BDC scope other than the price? Looking at putting a scope on my Stag Model 3 AR and looking at the Nikons....
Forum: Black Powder
12-09-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 592
Posted By sjsfire

Knight KRB 7 breech plug

Hey folks, Does anyone know of any Knight KRB 7 breech plugs for sale? I emailed Knight and they no longer carry it.
Thanks!
Forum: Black Powder
07-03-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By sjsfire

When he gets to Clarksville TN he will only be...

When he gets to Clarksville TN he will only be 1.5 hours from where we deer hunt. He'll be closer than I will be. He doesn't report until the first part of Feburary so not his fall but we will be...
Forum: Black Powder
07-02-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By sjsfire

Headed Home!

25905

Good news! My son is in his last few weeks of deployment in Afghanistan. They will return in approximately 2-3 weeks to his base in El Paso TX and then in Feb he'll report to Ft Campbell...
Forum: Off Season
06-21-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,856
Posted By sjsfire

Well after I graduated from high school I went...

Well after I graduated from high school I went straight to work for state government. I got my 30 years in and retired at 48. I can't complain, a monthly pension, health and eye care are covered plus...
Forum: Black Powder
12-17-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By sjsfire

Take a small balloon, something the size if a...

Take a small balloon, something the size if a baseball and fill it with ammonia. Just the kind you buy at the grocery store. Fill the balloon up and tie it off like a water balloon. Buy a cheap pack...
10-05-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By sjsfire

Throw a couple of pieces of Kingsford or whatever...

Throw a couple of pieces of Kingsford or whatever brand you use charcoal in them. The charcoal will absorb some odor. It should help.
Forum: Black Powder
05-17-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,946
Posted By sjsfire

I've been shooting muzzleloaders now for about 6...

I've been shooting muzzleloaders now for about 6 years and kill deer every year. Everything I've learned I've learned right here. I don't listen to guys on TV. As far as I'm concerned they are being...
Forum: Black Powder
04-09-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,764
Posted By sjsfire

Our D1cks is terrible. If you don't golf, jog, or...

Our D1cks is terrible. If you don't golf, jog, or play softball and baseball your SOL.....
Forum: Black Powder
03-17-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Posted By sjsfire

Not black powder related

Just got some news from my son. He's stationed in El Paso TX at Fort Bliss in the 1st Armoured Division. They had a photographer with them on a recent training exercise and they took pics of him...
Forum: Off Season
02-06-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,841
Posted By sjsfire

I watch the super bowl for the game. Not the...

I watch the super bowl for the game. Not the halftime show or the commercials. And here is the reason why. BS like this has no place at a sporting event.


...
Forum: Guns
02-04-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By sjsfire

Sorry, damn bifocals.........Deer Barrel.

Sorry, damn bifocals.........Deer Barrel.
Forum: Guns
02-04-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By sjsfire

1187 Derr Barrel

Will a Remington 1187 cantilever rifled barrel fit a 1100. I have one for sale and a buyer asked. To be honest I don't know. Thanks!
Forum: Off Season
01-20-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By sjsfire

There is a couple of other good ones on Thursday...

There is a couple of other good ones on Thursday nights on Animal Planet. Snakeman or something like that and then American Stuffers. American Stuffers is a taxidermy shop that does pet mounts.....
Forum: Black Powder
01-20-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By sjsfire

I just wouldn't have any desire to own one of...

I just wouldn't have any desire to own one of those. Even for half that price. Just my opinion.
Forum: Black Powder
01-17-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,057
Posted By sjsfire

Gotta use a scope with my eyes.

Gotta use a scope with my eyes.
Forum: Gunsmithing
01-09-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By sjsfire

Can you back them out and put a drop of the blue...

Can you back them out and put a drop of the blue locktite on them? I would use the blue for the simple fact that it's more forgiving if you ever want to remove them. Just my 2 cents....
Forum: Black Powder
01-09-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By sjsfire

Southern Illinois was hit hard by that about 4-5...

Southern Illinois was hit hard by that about 4-5 years ago, maybe not that long? We spent a weekend down there in August moving some deer stands that year and the smell was just nasty. The whole...
Forum: Black Powder
01-09-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,216
Posted By sjsfire

Nice doe! Thats the best eating of all. I'll take...

Nice doe! Thats the best eating of all. I'll take one of those every time.
Forum: Black Powder
01-06-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By sjsfire

Bullet impacts

Kind of long but worth watching.



http://www.thatvideosite.com/v/29
Forum: Black Powder
01-01-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,142
Posted By sjsfire

300gr Barnes Expander MZ with a black Harvester...

300gr Barnes Expander MZ with a black Harvester Crushed Rib sabot.
Forum: Black Powder
12-29-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,146
Posted By sjsfire

Thats Nice! My son just passed his Expert...

Thats Nice! My son just passed his Expert Infantry Badge at Ft. Bliss and can go to any training he wants to. He went to basic at Ft. Benning and he's thinking on going back for their Airborne school.
Forum: Black Powder
12-26-2011, 03:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,146
Posted By sjsfire

Christmas Presents

Let's hear what you got. I didn't have any muzzleloader presents under the tree but I got $100 Cabelas card and $50 cash to use toward some! Lets hear what you got!!

Craftsman band saw
$50 cash...
Forum: Black Powder
12-26-2011, 02:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,358
Posted By sjsfire

Thanks for all the responses. I was on Mid...

Thanks for all the responses. I was on Mid South's web site the other day and was just noticing they had "cleaning jags" with ridges. I've been using the jags that are knurled. I may have to order in...
Forum: Black Powder
12-24-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,358
Posted By sjsfire

Jags

Possible dumb question. And I know there aren't suppose to be dumb questions but here it is. Is there a difference in a loading jag vs. a cleaning jag?
Forum: Black Powder
12-17-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By sjsfire

I won't watch the show because of Stan Potts....

I won't watch the show because of Stan Potts. He's a fake in my opinion.
Forum: Black Powder
11-23-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,038
Posted By sjsfire

I use 2 50gr Pyrodex pellets. Can't vote though...

I use 2 50gr Pyrodex pellets. Can't vote though cause you don't have 100gr as a option....
Forum: Black Powder
11-20-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,458
Posted By sjsfire

My wife is a long time animal lover but she...

My wife is a long time animal lover but she understands the reasons behind hunting and eats beef, pork, and deer. We just have that understanding that I support her shopping habits and she supports...
Forum: Black Powder
11-10-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,002
Posted By sjsfire

Congrats! My $100 Wolf keeps shooting and...

Congrats! My $100 Wolf keeps shooting and shooting great! I just bought a newer one with the new breach design this summer but haven't shot it yet. Some folks knock the CVA's but some of us...
Forum: Black Powder
11-07-2011, 03:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,301
Posted By sjsfire

Nice Job! I do the same. The guy I hunt on/with...

Nice Job! I do the same. The guy I hunt on/with has a older man down the road whose wife left him, all his kids have moved on and left a few of their kids with him to raise. On top of that he is a...
11-06-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,276
Posted By sjsfire

Don't worry about it. Your butcher won't package...

Don't worry about it. Your butcher won't package anything he would believe to be bad meat.
Forum: Black Powder
11-06-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,301
Posted By sjsfire

Nice deer and a very nice looking Hawken. I just...

Nice deer and a very nice looking Hawken. I just got into muzzleloading about 5 years ago and have basically given up on slug guns. I own three inlines but after seeing your Hawken I'm thinking I...
10-31-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By sjsfire

Well I've never swabed the bore on a 12 gauge...

Well I've never swabed the bore on a 12 gauge slug gun between shots before. I do on my muzzleloader. And I'm giving it about five minutes between shots so I'd think it's not a heat problem. I'm...
10-31-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By sjsfire

Nikon Pro Staff

Anyone deal with Nikon Customer Service? I have a Pro Staff 2x7x32 thats basicially new although it's 3 years old. Trying to site in a USH 12 gauge slug gun. I have only shot it maybe 20 times. First...
Forum: Black Powder
10-31-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,827
Posted By sjsfire

Oh yeah me too I still have tree stands I use....

Oh yeah me too I still have tree stands I use. This is mainly for foul weather and my friend who owns the property is older. He and his wife owns the property and is boardered by the Shawnee Forrest....
Forum: Black Powder
10-31-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,827
Posted By sjsfire

The tall side of the blind is 6ft tall. I'm 6ft...

The tall side of the blind is 6ft tall. I'm 6ft 5" so the windows were set at a height were I can sit on a adjustable stool and rest my forearm on the window ledge. Thanks
Forum: Black Powder
10-31-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,827
Posted By sjsfire

Actually it's not my land just a good friend who...

Actually it's not my land just a good friend who owns 65 acres boardered by the Shawnee Forrest. We've hunted together for a long time. He'll get more use out of it because he hunts with a crossbow...
Forum: Black Powder
10-30-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,259
Posted By sjsfire

Congrats on a fine deer. That will be some good...

Congrats on a fine deer. That will be some good eats!!
Forum: Black Powder
10-30-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,827
Posted By sjsfire

New Deer Blind

Spent last week building this blind in my garage. Broke it down and hauled it down to Southern Illinois and put it up and drug it out into the field so the deer can used to seeing it for the next...
Forum: Black Powder
10-24-2011, 03:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,978
Posted By sjsfire

Here's a tip for the day... 1. User Control...

Here's a tip for the day...

1. User Control Panel
2. Settings and Options
3. Edit Ignore List
4. Add the name of a member who you'd rather not here ramble on....I works believe me.
Forum: Black Powder
10-24-2011, 03:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,978
Posted By sjsfire

Threads like this bring the whole muzzleloader...

Threads like this bring the whole muzzleloader forum down....Can a Moderator please lock this down??
Forum: Black Powder
10-21-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,002
Posted By sjsfire

I've owned a Knight KRB7 for about three years...

I've owned a Knight KRB7 for about three years now and shot it maybe 10 times. It's sitting in my gun safe towards the back. Shoots very well with Harvester Crushed Rib sabots, 300gr XTP, 90gr...
Forum: Guns
09-18-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,187
Posted By sjsfire

I've been hunting Illinois my whole life. I have...

I've been hunting Illinois my whole life. I have 4 slug guns and to be honest they haven't seen the woods in 7 years. Do yourself a favor and consider a muzzloader. You can use a muzzleloader both...
Forum: Off Season
06-17-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,095
Posted By sjsfire

Son will be home on a 4 day pass from the Army....

Son will be home on a 4 day pass from the Army. He's stationed at Ft. Bliss El Paso Texas. So what ever he wants to do. The weekend will be up to him. Although it will involve BBQ ribs at some...
Forum: Midwest
06-14-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,263
Posted By sjsfire

Got my muzzleloader permit in the mail tonight.

Got my muzzleloader permit in the mail tonight.
Forum: Black Powder
04-21-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By sjsfire

Happy Easter

Whoo Hoo, Just found out my son's weekend pass was approved. He'll be coming home from Ft Bliss @ El Paso TX for 4 days.


16809
Forum: Reloading
04-08-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,211
Posted By sjsfire

If these are Foster style slugs your going to...

If these are Foster style slugs your going to have a fair amount of lead build up. I've shot Foster slugs in a rifled barrel but sabots are the best.
Forum: Midwest
03-26-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 899
Posted By sjsfire

Illinois Deer Classic

Interested to hear anyones comments on how the Illinois Deer Classic was. It runs through the weekend in Peoria. It's a shame they lost the use of the building in Bloomington. They finally after...
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