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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,429
Posted By McClain
Yes, that is green briar. Hard to get rid of...

Yes, that is green briar. Hard to get rid of because of its woody root tuber. May want to google recommended herbicide or contact county agent for recommendation.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,605
Posted By McClain
I haven't read thru all the replies, but I have a...

I haven't read thru all the replies, but I have a 7 month old F150 with the 3.5 EB that I am very pleased with. It has the tow package (3.55 rear end with 35 gal tank) and has plenty of pep and...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-14-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By McClain
Have you tried Numrich Gun Parts? ...

Have you tried Numrich Gun Parts?
https://www.gunpartscorp.com/
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-12-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By McClain
Powder Valley is advertising large lots of...

Powder Valley is advertising large lots of Vihtavuori in stock but I have checked to see which ones. You might check there.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-09-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By McClain
Red oak

Red oak
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-06-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By McClain
I too think it is probably one of the species of...

I too think it is probably one of the species of eucalyptus.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-30-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,291
Posted By McClain
Congrats on your retirement! I too am in a...

Congrats on your retirement! I too am in a similar situation, as I just recently retired and moved into town after spending nearly my entire life living outside of town (except while in college and...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-28-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 894
Posted By McClain
Thanks all! I dont mind buying some (at a...

Thanks all! I dont mind buying some (at a reasonable price) if I just knew where to go to get it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,836
Posted By McClain
Looks like a great place, with lots of business...

Looks like a great place, with lots of business potential. Good luck!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-28-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 894
Posted By McClain
Thanks everyone for the information and offers! I...

Thanks everyone for the information and offers! I will definitely pursue this. Madhatter, I may take you up on your offer to get started while I search at fire stations.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-27-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 894
Posted By McClain
Wow, I wonder what they normally do with those...

Wow, I wonder what they normally do with those they discard?



Thanks, I would like to have up to 8 or 10 pieces that are 2 to 3 feet long, but would take less to give them a try.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-27-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 894
Posted By McClain
I just wonder how often hoses fail, but will try...

I just wonder how often hoses fail, but will try that. Thanks.



Ok, thanks!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-26-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By McClain
Ok, perhaps you are right. My Stihl bars are...

Ok, perhaps you are right. My Stihl bars are stainless but not sure of the grade. Will have to look to see if they are 1 piece or 2. Thanks.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-26-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By McClain
Really nice, you have a lot of talent! Was told...

Really nice, you have a lot of talent! Was told that chain saw bars make for great knife stock. Is this true?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-25-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 894
Posted By McClain
Attention: Firemen

Does anyone in east Tx have a lead on where to find short pieces of old discarded firehoses? I am looking to replace the chains on my steel targets with "shoot thru" options, and evidently old...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-25-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,637
Posted By McClain
You must be the reason I never find anything good...

You must be the reason I never find anything good at garage sales. By the time I get there, nothing of value is left! You have had some good finds, Kudos.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-20-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By McClain
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-18-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By McClain
Well, sounded like it was your turn for sure. ...

Well, sounded like it was your turn for sure. Congrats again. I'm sure Mark was bummed as he mentioned he was looking forward to fishing with his dad in that tournament and I get the impression...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-17-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By McClain
Congrats my friend!

Congrats my friend!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-17-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 856
Posted By McClain
Any number of scopes are capable of getting you...

Any number of scopes are capable of getting you out to 1000 yards and beyond without braking the bank. If you will be shooting at irregular distances, I would definitely recommend a scope with a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By McClain
How much acreage are you talking about. If...

How much acreage are you talking about. If sufficient enough, you might want to contact the Texas Forestry Association or even the Texas Forest Service for list of forestors in your area.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-13-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 642
Posted By McClain
Make sure you dont cross into Canada with an...

Make sure you dont cross into Canada with an undeclared firearm, and no handguns! Might want to consider booking a halibut trip while in Alaska -- usually good this time of year. Contact Steve...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-11-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By McClain
It is not that unusual to see coons and many...

It is not that unusual to see coons and many other nocturnal animals out during the day in spring and summer. When I was farming in southeast Tx, I would often see coon, mink, and otter out during...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-08-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 730
Posted By McClain
In my short (20-in) barrel 300 WSM, I found H4895...

In my short (20-in) barrel 300 WSM, I found H4895 works well with the 168 gr TSX bullet.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,513
Posted By McClain
I think a rug would be more versatile with regard...

I think a rug would be more versatile with regard to how it can be displayed (hanging on wall or draped over desk, etc.). Although I am partial to rugs, I think wolf rugs look pretty awesome.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By McClain
Mark came thru for us this morning on Palestine....

Mark came thru for us this morning on Palestine. We brought in 2 limits. Mark knows where to find them and is a great guy! Had a great time.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-05-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By McClain
Well if it shoots “lights out” I guess it doesn’t...

Well if it shoots “lights out” I guess it doesn’t need trueing and a new barrel - unless one wants a different clambering and/or profile. However many truck guns ride muzzle down on the floor board...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-05-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,307
Posted By McClain
Very good. Hope you find the best opportune time...

Very good. Hope you find the best opportune time to sell and receive the best price possible because I know the time and work you all have in them. Best wishes.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-05-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By McClain
You might want to think about having it trued and...

You might want to think about having it trued and rebarreled with a custom barrel, then have it cerakoted and possibly bedded in a nice stock. Will cost more but then you would have a very nice...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-04-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,307
Posted By McClain
Nice! Fur handling is becoming a lost art down...

Nice! Fur handling is becoming a lost art down south these days. Sent a few stretched and dried pelts to auction back “in the day” but that was over 40 years ago. Never tried to hold them over for a...
Forum: Traditional 06-03-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 950
Posted By McClain
Good looking bear. Congrats on a great hunt and...

Good looking bear. Congrats on a great hunt and fine trophy.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,376
Posted By McClain
Just stumbled onto this thread. Man, you are...

Just stumbled onto this thread. Man, you are definitely in heaven on earth! I just moved back to Tx after nearly 30 years and if I ever move again, it will only be to Alaska. Been there 3 times...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 709
Posted By McClain
$250 here also.

$250 here also.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-29-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,139
Posted By McClain
I’ve had good luck with TSX and TTSX but they...

I’ve had good luck with TSX and TTSX but they require a fast twist barrel.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-28-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 880
Posted By McClain
Once you have a load tuned to your rifle and...

Once you have a load tuned to your rifle and scope sighted in, you should practice under typical hunting conditions until you are confident in your equipment and your ability to make the shot you are...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-27-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By McClain
I’ve used XTPs out of a .480 Ruger on several...

I’ve used XTPs out of a .480 Ruger on several hogs and deer, and although I’ve not shot anything yet with my current .44 mags I developed a load using 225 Hornady FTX that shoots really good out of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-27-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,079
Posted By McClain
That’ll work. It’s all about preserving the...

That’ll work. It’s all about preserving the memories.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-24-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,079
Posted By McClain
Congrats! Beautiful, but rugged, country! Have a...

Congrats! Beautiful, but rugged, country! Have a size estimate? What does he have in mind for the trophy?
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-21-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,078
Posted By McClain
Well done! Thanks for bringing us along! ...

Well done! Thanks for bringing us along! Curious as to what you will be doing with the trophies -- rugs or life size mounts?
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By McClain
Might check with Steve Zernia at ProFish-n-Sea...

Might check with Steve Zernia at ProFish-n-Sea Charters out of Seward. He’s been in business many years. Fishes for both halibut as well as salmon.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 374
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Posted By McClain
Your family and the many others are in our...

Your family and the many others are in our continual thoughts and prayers. God bless!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-16-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,078
Posted By McClain
Love a good bear hunt. Following. Good luck!

Love a good bear hunt. Following. Good luck!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-15-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,506
Posted By McClain
Congrats on the accomplishment and...

Congrats on the accomplishment and congratulations as well on attending the ceremony! I failed to attend my own graduation ceremony.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,012
Posted By McClain
Norton IM313 Tri-stone system with oil reservoir.

Norton IM313 Tri-stone system with oil reservoir.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,209
Posted By McClain
Just depends on situation and ability. I say yes...

Just depends on situation and ability. I say yes if he is proficient with his weapon and is confident in his ability to use it at appropriate distances and conditions. I have taken head shots all...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-12-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By McClain
Wish you were closer, I have a couple of mink...

Wish you were closer, I have a couple of mink skulls in the freezer.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,711
Posted By McClain
I don't think there is a right or wrong answer...

I don't think there is a right or wrong answer here. You will just need to weigh the pros and cons for your situation and family. At least you are on the right track by thinking about investing in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 474
Posted By McClain
This. I think you will find it hard to be the...

This. I think you will find it hard to be the policy the NRA offers.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-10-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,079
Posted By McClain
Beautiful country! Following, good luck!

Beautiful country! Following, good luck!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-04-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 692
Posted By McClain
Following! Love a good bear hunt. Good luck!

Following! Love a good bear hunt. Good luck!
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