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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 01:22 PM
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Posted By tommy1005
I tried RL26 with the 124ís and groups were...

I tried RL26 with the 124ís and groups were subpar. I have some RL16 and varget that Iíll load this weekend and hopefully squeeze in another range trip this week
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-21-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By tommy1005
I have the surefire ep7ís because I donít like...

I have the surefire ep7ís because I donít like how I have to adjust my cheek weld with ear muffs. I used to just use cheap foam disposables, but the $18 for the surefires was worth it. I can actually...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-21-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By tommy1005
My 6.5 has a 22Ē Barrel and shoots the 140ís...

My 6.5 has a 22Ē Barrel and shoots the 140ís about 2650 and the 124ís 2900 with 41.5 and 44.5 grains of H4350 respectively. Not sure how much more a longer barrel would gain you especially in a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By tommy1005
I did it with the bow. Challenging hunt to be...

I did it with the bow. Challenging hunt to be sure, but a lot of fun also. Weíve now shot them with the bow from 25-80 yards. The 80 yard shot was on a stalk. Wonít be as much of a guarantee as with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By tommy1005
I have a Wilson that I no longer need that Iíd be...

I have a Wilson that I no longer need that Iíd be willing to sell. I had it on a 20í pipe and have an extra 50í of cable to go with it.

It worked great in Brackettville and I was able to go from...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-19-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By tommy1005
APR 6.5 Creedmoor Load Development

Mine likes the 140 Hornady Black ammo as well. That flyer was a first shot after cleaning the rifle. The next 5 made that group which were shots 7-11 out of the rifle
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-19-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By tommy1005
APR 6.5 Creedmoor Load Development

I shot 3 shots of each, which are the boxed groups. I then went back with a hot barrel and rushed through shooting the other 2 shots I had loaded for each powder level to see where they were hitting...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 810
Posted By tommy1005
Just make sure it meets the new bat regulations...

Just make sure it meets the new bat regulations that went into place this year. That makes it a little more difficult to find a used bat
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-18-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By tommy1005
APR 6.5 Creedmoor Load Development

I was able to make it back out to the range today with some handloads to see what they would do. Overall I was pleased and found a good node to play in with the 143 ELD and 40.5-41.5 of H4350. I also...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 11,843
Posted By tommy1005
Congrats on a beautiful bull. Good luck landing...

Congrats on a beautiful bull. Good luck landing some fish on the fly over the next couple of days
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,101
Posted By tommy1005
Been that way all my life. Mid September itís hot...

Been that way all my life. Mid September itís hot and heavy
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 21,442
Posted By tommy1005
Prayers sent this morning

Prayers sent this morning
Forum: Traditional 09-04-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 18,491
Posted By tommy1005
Awesome. Canít wait to hear the story and see pics

Awesome. Canít wait to hear the story and see pics
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 774
Posted By tommy1005
Not sure. I buy them at West Houston Archery

Not sure. I buy them at West Houston Archery
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 976
Posted By tommy1005
Iíve had my Maven B2 11x45ís for 2 years now....

Iíve had my Maven B2 11x45ís for 2 years now. Theyíve been on many whitetail hunts, a mule deer hunt, a pronghorn hunt, an elk hunt, and a bear hunt. They have performed flawlessly for all of the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By tommy1005
Buy a cheap used one. Mobile home values drop...

Buy a cheap used one. Mobile home values drop like a rock just like all things on wheels. Not saying I wouldnít do it, but Iíd buy a $10-15K one and not a new one
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 774
Posted By tommy1005
I use the knockoff nockturnals. Half the price...

I use the knockoff nockturnals. Half the price and seem to work just as well.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,225
Posted By tommy1005
Average dove shooter.

I figure Iím around a box to 1.5 per limit
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,946
Posted By tommy1005
Doves! Opening Day success thread

Canít wait until Monday afternoon to hopefully get on some birds. Drove past my dove lease Friday evening on the way out of town to scout and saw a couple hundred flying over one spot I was thinking...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,946
Posted By tommy1005
Doves! Opening Day success thread

Anybody hunting in the Katy area? Iíll have to wait until Monday, and hoping there are some birds left by then
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,065
Posted By tommy1005
We got tired of all the bs that goes along with...

We got tired of all the bs that goes along with dealing with landowners a couple years ago. Did mule deer and pronghorn one year, elk last year, bear this past spring and Africa next summer. My...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 12,971
Posted By tommy1005
prayers sent for all of you that God's comforting...

prayers sent for all of you that God's comforting peace will be on you. I too did things a little different dropping my 1st grader off this morning. I walked him to the door and gave him a hug and...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-22-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 71,583
Posted By tommy1005
Got some new bullets in today. Canít wait to see...

Got some new bullets in today. Canít wait to see how these 124 Hammer Hunters perform on game and at the range. Hoping to take this new rifle on a Mule Deer hunt in Colorado in November and to Africa...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-22-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 71,583
Posted By tommy1005
best group was .2915, backed up with a .408 and a...

best group was .2915, backed up with a .408 and a .4845. The rifle seems to like the 140 and 143 loads the best. The Federal 130 Berger match shot 1.271, which was the worst group of the day by a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 21,442
Posted By tommy1005
Iím just now seeing this, but prayers up for...

Iím just now seeing this, but prayers up for Emmett, Krystal, and yourself, for continued improvements and for His comforting peace to be on you and the rest of the family.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-20-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,267
Posted By tommy1005
I have the SKB I series. I have one specifically...

I have the SKB I series. I have one specifically for my bow and the larger one I can either carry my bow with some accessories in or 2 Rifleís with ammo. Itís a little large, but works well for air...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-15-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By tommy1005
Thatís why I did .55-.264 for the bullet...

Thatís why I did .55-.264 for the bullet diameter. Never really measured my groups before just figured that would be the same as trying to measure center to center.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-15-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By tommy1005
I think it's their tactical ammo? It's listed as...

I think it's their tactical ammo? It's listed as 2690fps and the ELDM is 2710, so there's not much speed difference between them. Not sure exactly what the difference is though other than the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-15-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By tommy1005
APR 6.5 Creedmoor at the Range

I was able to make it to the range today and Iím hooked. Shot 5 shots at 25 cleaning between each one, then 1 at 100, then my first 5 shot group which measured .2915. Not bad with Hornady Black 140...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-15-2018, 03:54 PM
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Views: 71,583
Posted By tommy1005
none that I know of

none that I know of
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-15-2018, 11:56 AM
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Posted By tommy1005
At the range today. Will post results up when Iím...

At the range today. Will post results up when Iím done. First 5 down the tube and cleaned between each one. Ready to get some groups now. I have Hornady Black 140, Hornady 140 ELSM, Hornady 143 ELDX,...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-10-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,264
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Posted By tommy1005
Just got around to putting my AAC breakout and...

Just got around to putting my AAC breakout and Millett LRS scope on. Not the best scope in the world, but I had it sitting in the closet and figured it was better than nothing. Canít wait to get to...
Forum: Photography 08-09-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By tommy1005
it is a Serval Cat

it is a Serval Cat
Forum: Photography 08-09-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By tommy1005
great pictures and great trophies

great pictures and great trophies
Forum: Photography 08-09-2018, 10:33 AM
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Views: 3,445
Posted By tommy1005
some great pictures....I really like those...

some great pictures....I really like those leopard pictures
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-09-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1,264
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Posted By tommy1005
It wasn't me, but if my wife likes mine I may be...

It wasn't me, but if my wife likes mine I may be ordering her one not to different from that. She's never been a rifle shooter, but I'm hoping she likes shooting this one and decides to take an...
Forum: Photography 08-09-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By tommy1005
I kinda thought the lions deserved their own...

I kinda thought the lions deserved their own post. Our guide said the lion with the darker mane was about 14 years old and the other one was about 10 years old. It was really cool to drive to about...
Forum: Photography 08-09-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By tommy1005
I kinda thought the lions deserved their own...

I kinda thought the lions deserved their own post. Our guide said the lion with the darker mane was about 14 years old and the other one was about 10 years old. It was really cool to drive to about...
Forum: Photography 08-09-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By tommy1005
Kenya 2018

Just got back from a 2 week long mission trip to Kenya to give backpacks and school supplies to 800 kids, 520 of those also got uniforms and shoes. This year we were able to spend a morning driving...
Forum: Photography 07-31-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By tommy1005
Mine has a battery grip on it and goes with me...

Mine has a battery grip on it and goes with me everywhere. For now I would just take lots of pictures and see what works and what doesnít for your style of photography. No need to upgrade things...
Forum: Photography 07-31-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By tommy1005
Make sure itís the new style on the 100-400IS II....

Make sure itís the new style on the 100-400IS II. You could always rent one from photo rental source in Houston. Should be about $25-30 for a 2 week rental on the 1.4X. I rented the 100-400 from them...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,418
Posted By tommy1005
How long has it been since you shot your bow?

May in Alberta when I was able to take this bear. Havenít taken it out of the case since I got home. I need to though.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 722
Posted By tommy1005
Iím going to Africa next June and will be hunting...

Iím going to Africa next June and will be hunting for 8 days. Because of where weíre hunting we will have to spend a night in Johannesburg so it is a 2 day trip over. I had originally wanted 10 days,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 789
Posted By tommy1005
We did cotton seed in bags when we were in that...

We did cotton seed in bags when we were in that area. Always got it from Del Rio. Found it was much easier to deal with 50 pound bags than the 1000 pounds bulk sacks.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-19-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 71,583
Posted By tommy1005
so it has a flush cup on the back, but a...

so it has a flush cup on the back, but a traditional swivel mount up front?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-17-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 71,583
Posted By tommy1005
I got the call Friday and my FFL got the email...

I got the call Friday and my FFL got the email Friday as well. Shouldíve shipped today and I should have it by the end of the week. Here are some pics from APR, really pleased with how it came out...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 958
Posted By tommy1005
Depends if you tow a lot with it. If you tow I...

Depends if you tow a lot with it. If you tow I would get the 3.5.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-13-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 71,583
Posted By tommy1005
I just got the call. Looks like mine will ship...

I just got the call. Looks like mine will ship out Tuesday!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By tommy1005
The camera attachment for big pods isnít great....

The camera attachment for big pods isnít great. The tripod I posted folds inside itself to be 16Ē long and extends plenty yíall to use it as a rifle rest if need be, but in Africa your PH will have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By tommy1005
Sounds like Iíll be at Matsuri right before you....

Sounds like Iíll be at Matsuri right before you. Weíll be there June 14-22 I think
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