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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Today, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By Mike D
The electronic and manual locks alike are the...

The electronic and manual locks alike are the same in that if a cheap lock is installed, it will fail sooner rather than later.

Spend money to put a good lock on there and your troubles will be...
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 03:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 952
Posted By Mike D
In your situation there is no utility to require...

In your situation there is no utility to require a transfer switch. You can buy the generator with an electrical panel as a package.

It would be completely stand alone.

Keep your heating and...
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 03:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 952
Posted By Mike D
Solar system advice

Generac sells a 22KW unit for under $5k. That will get you about 90 amps of power. Should be plenty for an occasional use cabin.

Everybody from Amazon to Home Depot sells them for around the same...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 11:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 499
Posted By Mike D
Mechanical DO fail. I had 2 of them fail in a...

Mechanical DO fail. I had 2 of them fail in a span of 3 years.

Replaced them with AMSEC digital and have been running strong for 8 years. Only one battery change in that time.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Mike D
Sean told me the same thing. Sent from...

Sean told me the same thing.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 09:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,070
Posted By Mike D
You definitely missed the sarcasm. [emoji6] ...

You definitely missed the sarcasm. [emoji6]

Iím well versed and a big fan of all things 6.5mm.

Well except the Creedmoor. [emoji16]


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 09:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,699
Posted By Mike D
HR7115. Bans 80% lowers, gun parts online sales and more

They would have to know I have them.

If I were to buy some.

Hypothetically.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 08:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,699
Posted By Mike D
I think Iíll buy a 6 pack of 80%...

I think Iíll buy a 6 pack of 80% lowers.......because I can.

For now.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 499
Posted By Mike D
Most of those are just to lock the dial to keep...

Most of those are just to lock the dial to keep people from turning them that shouldnít be.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 08:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,775
Posted By Mike D
Any time you need help with them swine Dale just...

Any time you need help with them swine Dale just let me know. I need some more fresh pork butts for the smoker.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 03:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,905
Posted By Mike D
Yes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk...

Yes.


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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 03:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,715
Posted By Mike D
Pretty much all platforms use commonality of...

Pretty much all platforms use commonality of batteries across the entire line so thatís no advantage.

My experience with Ryobi tools was when I was roughing in some electrical at my daughterís...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-18-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By Mike D
I guessed you would want to shoot subs as well. ...

I guessed you would want to shoot subs as well.

Either will work.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 771
Posted By Mike D
I use under Armour cold gear liner gloves and one...

I use under Armour cold gear liner gloves and one of the hand warmer muffs with wind shear fabric in it.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By Mike D
Glass is mediocre at best. Best suggestion...

Glass is mediocre at best.

Best suggestion so far has been the SWFA 3-15.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,715
Posted By Mike D
Depends on what you will use them for. They are...

Depends on what you will use them for. They are are ok for light duty work. If you need something that has balls and will last get Milwaukee or Dewalt.




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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,232
Posted By Mike D
Depends on what your most common driving scenario...

Depends on what your most common driving scenario is. Around maneuvering a long bed sucks. Overall the long bed is more useful IMO.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-18-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By Mike D
8-9Ē is all thatís needed on a Blackout. Of...

8-9Ē is all thatís needed on a Blackout.

Of the choices you mentioned I would get the 8.5Ē barrel and 7 twist.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-18-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By Mike D
There are bullets made specifically for the 458...

There are bullets made specifically for the 458 Socom that expand at subsonic velocities. And you can get them in weights between 500-600 grains. Thatís a lot of energy.

The amount of bullets in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Mike D
.257 whetherby vs .257 savage rifle

My 115 grain handloads from my 257 Wby are clocking 3600fps+.

Iíve run some over 3650 during load development but I backed them down a bit.

This is a 3/8Ē AR500 steel plate at 200 yards with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,789
Posted By Mike D
Thatís greatness right there! Sure miss...

Thatís greatness right there!

Sure miss hunting with my girls.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Mike D
257 Wby is like hitting them with lightning. ...

257 Wby is like hitting them with lightning.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-18-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,291
Posted By Mike D
You say it outperforms the 300 Norma; what is the...

You say it outperforms the 300 Norma; what is the case capacity of the PRC?

I know the Norma is just over 100 grains of water.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-18-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 800
Posted By Mike D
No expansion at all. Sent from my iPhone...

No expansion at all.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,603
Posted By Mike D
Drugs or at least paraphernalia were involved. ...

Drugs or at least paraphernalia were involved.

My shocked face. [emoji57]

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,197
Posted By Mike D
People here love that nasty McRib and long John...

People here love that nasty McRib and long John silvers but taco casa is nasty.......


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-17-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,096
Posted By Mike D
Yes that will be fine. Sent from my...

Yes that will be fine.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-16-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By Mike D
What are you needing done? Sent from my...

What are you needing done?


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-15-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,070
Posted By Mike D
Oh yeah! What was I thinking? [emoji16] Itís...

Oh yeah! What was I thinking? [emoji16]

Itís not like theyíve been killing moose with a 6.5mm for decades or anything.


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Forum: Recipes 11-15-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,064
Posted By Mike D
Inject with creole butter marinade, dust the...

Inject with creole butter marinade, dust the outside with ragin blaze and put it on the smoker.

No brine necessary unless you just like to soak it in salt water.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-15-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,070
Posted By Mike D
This is a joke, right? Sent from my...

This is a joke, right?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By Mike D
The Sig Kilo is about the best one going right...

The Sig Kilo is about the best one going right now.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-11-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,536
Posted By Mike D
Guess Iíve been lucky. Iíve bought 2 used ones,...

Guess Iíve been lucky. Iíve bought 2 used ones, both around 10 years old and no major issues whatsoever.

Regardless, still wayyyyyy cheaper than new and not taking that hit on the big value dump...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-11-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,834
Posted By Mike D
Non traditional but I really would like to do one...

Non traditional but I really would like to do one like this.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-11-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By Mike D
Outstanding work. Sent from my iPhone...

Outstanding work.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,508
Posted By Mike D
Thatís a heck of a nice first bow buck. ...

Thatís a heck of a nice first bow buck.

Congrats!


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-09-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 859
Posted By Mike D
Wasnít for me. Lost 2 of them and quit using...

Wasnít for me. Lost 2 of them and quit using them.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,614
Posted By Mike D
Not in 15-30 years. The older I get the more I...

Not in 15-30 years. The older I get the more I enjoy the comforts of a cabin/camper.

One other option you might consider is to sell the pop up and get you a light weight hard side trailer. You...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,174
Posted By Mike D
I can tell you from experience the low oxygen...

I can tell you from experience the low oxygen sensor works on them. We had mine going in a new box blind that was tightly sealed and insulated. It shut off and wouldnít reignite until I opened the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,174
Posted By Mike D
If itís below 30į you will find yourself wanting...

If itís below 30į you will find yourself wanting the regular sized buddy heater. Unless your blind is really insulated well.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-07-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 997
Posted By Mike D
For your stated purposes an AAC 7.62 SDN-6 can be...

For your stated purposes an AAC 7.62 SDN-6 can be bought for the mid $500 range and will do everything you need it to.

It ainít the newest fanciest can out there but itís a workhorse that will...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-07-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,855
Posted By Mike D
Dezzy to the Saints....

This has the potential to be really good or really bad for the saints.

With a QB like Brees and Dez it has potential to be great; if Dez can not act like Dez.

And Iíd love to see the Saints...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-06-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,502
Posted By Mike D
Still Shows $71.99 ...

Still

Shows

$71.99

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-06-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,502
Posted By Mike D
Shows $71.99 for me. ...

Shows $71.99 for me.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-05-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 923
Posted By Mike D
270 is going to beat out the 260 by a fair...

270 is going to beat out the 260 by a fair margin. You are comparing a long action caliber vs a short action.

Recoil & muzzle blast will be less with the 260 and that Tikka will be a sweet rifle....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-05-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,834
Posted By Mike D
Lever Gun Picture Thread

Kinda non traditional. Rossi 92 in 357 mag. This was a hoot to shoot with 180 grain subsonic loads.

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Marlin 1894...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-04-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By Mike D
Iíve used them before. They actually work pretty...

Iíve used them before. They actually work pretty well. I just hated the mounting system on them. It was a major pain.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-04-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,360
Posted By Mike D
Wow, I donít know how you first responders deal...

Wow, I donít know how you first responders deal with that kind of stuff. I couldnít do it for multiple reasons. One being I would likely be in jail because of exactly the thoughts you had. Except I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-04-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,360
Posted By Mike D
But.....but....drugs cause victimless crime....

But.....but....drugs cause victimless crime. [emoji57]


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By Mike D
Chili

Well yeah itís gotta have beans. Otherwise itís boring old meat soup.

[emoji16]


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