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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-18-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By Jason Fry
Nice string there, Flint Knapper!

Nice string there, Flint Knapper!
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-13-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By Jason Fry
Travelling fur guy has to cover his gas and time,...

Travelling fur guy has to cover his gas and time, plus whatever wages he pays to the folks that flesh and stretch the hides, plus whatever margin he loses due to spoilage or bad fur handling on the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-25-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,872
Posted By Jason Fry
The magnolia at Old Washington, AR is a...

The magnolia at Old Washington, AR is a spectacular specimen.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,208
Posted By Jason Fry
I don't know your lake, but if it was me, I'd...

I don't know your lake, but if it was me, I'd look in 10-12 ft of water along break lines. If you've got timber or brush piles along the breaks, even better. As Slew said, they're either there or...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 837
Posted By Jason Fry
x10. They say if it floats, flies, or...

x10.

They say if it floats, flies, or fornicates, it's cheaper to rent....

But I've been married 21 years and have happily owned a couple of boats.

Your mileage may vary.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 837
Posted By Jason Fry
Sandy Creek in Breckinridge and Outdoor...

Sandy Creek in Breckinridge and Outdoor Specialties in Eastland are both good folks.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By Jason Fry
Location? My brother's looking.

Location? My brother's looking.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,283
Posted By Jason Fry
That's a tricky graph. Shows a decline, but...

That's a tricky graph. Shows a decline, but that's only a decline in the RATE of INCREASE. What it shows is a huge cumulative increase in cost over the entire time period.

It's like "I will...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-07-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By Jason Fry
I'm open to suggestions for sure. ADS is...

I'm open to suggestions for sure. ADS is American made, out of known steels, and is miles above the Paki Damascus. I've used three billets and had warpage on every one. I haven't normalized, but...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-05-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By Jason Fry
I just did 6 on Saturday, stock was a fat 1/8,...

I just did 6 on Saturday, stock was a fat 1/8, not quite 5/32. Bevels were ground down to about 40 thou, and the tangs were tapered. 5 out of 6 warped, from 1500 into mineral oil. I intentionally...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-05-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By Jason Fry
Every time I've used Alabama Damascus, it warps...

Every time I've used Alabama Damascus, it warps pretty bad. You do get what you pay for.

My main steel sources...
For forging steel, particularly 1080 or 15n20 for Damascus, I like Kelly...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-29-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By Jason Fry
Quail Forever?

Anybody here a member of Quail Forever? I have a question.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-22-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Jason Fry
LEM Summer sausage storage?

I made 20 pounds of summer sausage this weekend using the LEM kit. Trying to decide whether to freeze or just refrigerate. Anybody have experience with how long the stuff stays good refrigerated?

...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-18-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,011
Posted By Jason Fry
Lol I was waiting for somebody to ask. When I...

Lol I was waiting for somebody to ask. When I went back to college the second time, I had two boys under age 2. We moved into a house in the hood, and there were stray cats everywhere. Mama did not...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-18-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,047
Posted By Jason Fry
Still working well. I've run it 15 hours or so...

Still working well. I've run it 15 hours or so with no major malfunctions. Do have a tack weld on the guide that I need to re-do. Also figured out it likes fresh grease on the guides, but other...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,011
Posted By Jason Fry
Conibear boxes are the answer to a lot of...

Conibear boxes are the answer to a lot of problems :)

And also the extent of my criminal record, lol
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-13-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By Jason Fry
Freezer wouldnít hurt anything, but dry ice would...

Freezer wouldnít hurt anything, but dry ice would be better. I buy mine at the local united grocery store. Itís not that difficult to find.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,487
Posted By Jason Fry
Man thatís great, especially with a bow. ...

Man thatís great, especially with a bow.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-11-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,064
Posted By Jason Fry
Yeah, and this was a pretty fat pig for a wild...

Yeah, and this was a pretty fat pig for a wild one. I did a show pig one time... now that was some BACON!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-11-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,064
Posted By Jason Fry
Did a couple of hours in mesquite with a little...

Did a couple of hours in mesquite with a little hickory. Going to let it sit overnight in the fridge in a sealed ziplock to kind of even out, then eat some for breakfast :)


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-10-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,064
Posted By Jason Fry
Bacon

Made a little wild pig bacon. Test batch was pretty good even before smoking.

Used this recipe. Too sweet, not enough pepper. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,017
Posted By Jason Fry
Iíd be tempted to skip the hunting and go bass...

Iíd be tempted to skip the hunting and go bass fishing myself. There are some whoppers in there.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-08-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By Jason Fry
D2 knife question

I like 1850 for D2. Foil packet with a 15-20 min soak at temp. I plate quench. Provides faster cooling than air quench, which makes less retained austentite. I personally think Iíd cryo as the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-07-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,198
Posted By Jason Fry
Yíall be careful out there. Our late surprise...

Yíall be careful out there. Our late surprise baby was a double.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-06-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,012
Posted By Jason Fry
If you donít get any hits, maybe I can help you...

If you donít get any hits, maybe I can help you find the owner by going back through the maker. I have a pretty good knife maker network. P.m. me if you want.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-31-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
Posted By Jason Fry
Decent aoudad. How good?

Killed a 28.5Ē free range aoudad in Llano county on Saturday. How does that size compare relatively to largemouth bass or white tail BC measurements? Give me some context... how big is this thing...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-23-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Jason Fry
Young Cooper's makes sense, alright. Fooled by...

Young Cooper's makes sense, alright. Fooled by the smaller size, but now that we're home and can look at the pic, I agree.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-23-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Jason Fry
Thought about catching him for that purpose, but...

Thought about catching him for that purpose, but it was about 40 degrees and that tree hung out over a tank of unknown depth.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-23-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Jason Fry
Kestrel- nope, Cooperís hawk

While out poking around in the country today we found a kestrel with a bum wing. Got within about 4 feet and took a couple of phone pics. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-23-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,037
Posted By Jason Fry
I was the one on Forged in Fire. I make a...

I was the one on Forged in Fire. I make a tomahawk every once in a while, but Liam Hoffman is a full time smith who specializes in axes. I'd recommend him.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-22-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By Jason Fry
Well, ended up with about 20% fail to fire rate...

Well, ended up with about 20% fail to fire rate using Frontier 77gr 5.56 ammo. Guess Iíll put the stock hammer spring back in.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-21-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By Jason Fry
Polished the trigger group and installed the JP...

Polished the trigger group and installed the JP springs last night. Took a creepy 7-8 pound trigger down to a creepy but smooth 4.5 or so. Haven't fired it yet, but so far so good.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,666
Posted By Jason Fry
This was a change in regulatory interpretation of...

This was a change in regulatory interpretation of "machine gun", and required no changes in the actual law.

Slippery slope indeed. I don't need a bump stock, and if I had one, I'd have the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,400
Posted By Jason Fry
I do all mine on the 2x72. Basically mechanized...

I do all mine on the 2x72. Basically mechanized sandpaper, or a giant worksharp. I cut the initial edge with 120, then go 400, 600, then strop.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-15-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By Jason Fry
Thanks. I figured as much. This is a stock PSA...

Thanks. I figured as much. This is a stock PSA mil spec. Whatís the springs come in it will get a good polish as well. I want to make this 7 pound monster at least bearable, LOL.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-14-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,840
Posted By Jason Fry
Iíve shot a dozen or so with various 55gr PSPís...

Iíve shot a dozen or so with various 55gr PSPís out of 12 twist bolt rifles. Just got a 7 twist AR. Going to try a few with the 75gr Hornady match HPís and see how it goes.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-14-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By Jason Fry
JP spring kit

Anyone have experience with the JP reduced yellow spring kit for the AR? Ordered a set. Likely polish the stock trigger group and try the springs to see what itíll do.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-13-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By Jason Fry
Good knife show in Bastrop in February with the...

Good knife show in Bastrop in February with the Texas Knifemaker's Guild. Aldo Bruno's coming from NJ with a truckload of steel.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Jason Fry
I work with IDD folks and a few with TBI. I know...

I work with IDD folks and a few with TBI. I know TBI responds less to meds than other ďmentalĒ challenges would. A bad doctor will just throw meds at the kids. A good doctor is hard to find.

...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Jason Fry
I did some googling... I'd guess retail between...

I did some googling... I'd guess retail between 900-1100, more specifically. The knife does have some features that make it look like Lile's work. I'm not an expert enough to judge if it's...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Jason Fry
I'm not a Lile expert, but if it's legit, it's...

I'm not a Lile expert, but if it's legit, it's worth a decent amount. Wild guess, 1000-1500, but don't quote me on that. If you could get it for a few hundred, it would be worth buying.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-29-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By Jason Fry
Palmetto AR, finally

A little over two years ago I ordered a complete Palmetto lower. I lived on 5 acres in the country at the time. Since then, I moved to town, and had a set of twins. Finally this week I got the upper,...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-29-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By Jason Fry
Thanks, lots of good places to look. Wife...

Thanks, lots of good places to look.

Wife spends my bank money. I control the paypal.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,933
Posted By Jason Fry
Probably because we're mostly paying for...

Probably because we're mostly paying for distribution, not gas? Just a guess.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-28-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By Jason Fry
Was specifically looking at the Nikons with the...

Was specifically looking at the Nikons with the BDC reticle. I'm looking for a regular hunting scope, not some kind of red dot tactical or whatever.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-28-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By Jason Fry
Looks like Bass Pro does also.

Looks like Bass Pro does also.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-28-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By Jason Fry
optics places that take paypal?

I "need" a scope to go on my new AR. I have some money in paypal I'd like to use for the purchase, but Midway, Natchez, and SWFA don't take paypal. Any optics or shooting vendors y'all can...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,442
Posted By Jason Fry
We passed open carry swords in 2017... don't see...

We passed open carry swords in 2017... don't see a lot of sword toting. I think constitutional carry will be the same. Those who carried will carry, those who didn't won't start.

I'd love to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-26-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,284
Posted By Jason Fry
I haven't been out much this year, but I remember...

I haven't been out much this year, but I remember a year like that several years ago. Saw 10 or 15 various bucks in a weekend that all had busted tines. I'm headed to that ranch after Xmas, may be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-26-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By Jason Fry
That's kind of what I was thinking. Set up a 20...

That's kind of what I was thinking. Set up a 20 draft off of paypal, and also dump chunks in there as it's available. Not as an "investment" per se, due to the out of whack fee relative to ROI, but...
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