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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-31-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,876
Posted By muddydog
For your intended uses....223 if you shoot alot....

For your intended uses....223 if you shoot alot. 243 will also do well. Either caliber will work on Texas game. But definitely aren't the best. I'm old school and still think the 243 is hard to beat...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,945
Posted By muddydog
The op is questioning his caliber. That alone...

The op is questioning his caliber. That alone should be the answer. The 260 will work. I'd personally go bigger. 30.06 or 300 win mag. Bigger gun will perform better in a less than perfect shot....
Forum: Traditional 10-16-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,627
Posted By muddydog
I've been feeder and blind free for years. It...

I've been feeder and blind free for years. It will make you a much better hunter. I hunt where the deer are, not where I want them to be. I have multiple close encounters using natural blinds and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-29-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,017
Posted By muddydog
I use repel 100% deet. No chiggers, ticks or...

I use repel 100% deet. No chiggers, ticks or mosquitoes. Never noticed it affecting my hunts.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-27-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,693
Posted By muddydog
Lol....I haven't even bought my hunting license...

Lol....I haven't even bought my hunting license yet... Can't get motivated this year. Probably be working alot of OT instead.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-23-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By muddydog
Repel. 100% deet is all I use. Sent from my...

Repel. 100% deet is all I use.

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Forum: Traditional 09-22-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By muddydog
My advice. . start with a 100.00 sage or black...

My advice. . start with a 100.00 sage or black hunter. Don't go over 40#. 30# would probably be better. Get good well matched arrows and seek some personal help from someone. Probably be some...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-22-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,374
Posted By muddydog
I too was a working ranch cowboy for many years....

I too was a working ranch cowboy for many years. After marriage and kids I went to another career as well. I chose the welding industry. Was a welder in a machine shop for 15 years. I later went to...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-22-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,145
Posted By muddydog
I'm just getting into some long range shooting...

I'm just getting into some long range shooting myself. I just got 2 Ruger Americans in 308 win. And 223. Both guns are consistent sub MOA. Now i must confess I'm a tight wad! I'll buy a 500-600...
Forum: Traditional 09-20-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,817
Posted By muddydog
50# bow GT 400. 30" 300 grain Tuskers. Sent...

50# bow GT 400. 30" 300 grain Tuskers.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-15-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,531
Posted By muddydog
I ended up going the 308. Ruger American with the...

I ended up going the 308. Ruger American with the camo stock cerokoted action and muzzle break. Getting 1" consistent groups with factory ammo. Overall I'm well pleased and will use this same gun to...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-10-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,531
Posted By muddydog
No offense taken. Sent from my moto e5...

No offense taken.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-10-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,531
Posted By muddydog
I really like a good 308. Shot many different...

I really like a good 308. Shot many different guns in this caliber. I'm open minded to a 6.5. but never shot one. I'm betting it'd be more accurate with factory loads. I could lean either way at this...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-10-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,531
Posted By muddydog
308 or 6.5 cr

Wanting to get into some long range target shooting. Not serious, just fun shoots. I'm very familiar with the 308. Never shot the 6.5. I know it's all the rage now, but is it really that superior to...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-17-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,305
Posted By muddydog
I like all 3. To me the important issue is...

I like all 3. To me the important issue is accuracy. Next is bullet choices for each. The wrong bullet in any of them doesn't work well. All 3 have proven statistics and service. My current self...
Forum: Traditional 08-17-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By muddydog
I use a mechanics glove with a tab year round....

I use a mechanics glove with a tab year round. When I get cold, hands go in my pockets. Really cold I put cheap handwarmers in each pocket.

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Forum: Traditional 08-17-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,336
Posted By muddydog
I've dealt with target panic for years. A clicker...

I've dealt with target panic for years. A clicker is my saving grace. Since you've tried this, another option would be several sessions of draws and letdowns. Not really sure how you aim. Gap or...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,297
Posted By muddydog
I've been married for 33 years to the same women....

I've been married for 33 years to the same women. There's been many ups and downs along the way .. this is normal. Marriage is totally a 2 way street. Y'all got to work together. If she isn't willing...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-07-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,802
Posted By muddydog
Got my Grandad's old Sears Roebuck 243. I carried...

Got my Grandad's old Sears Roebuck 243. I carried it on my first solo hunt at 11and shot 2 doe with it that hunt. Everyone in my family has used this rifle until I got it. I'm 55 now. It's my only...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 839
Posted By muddydog
I've never encountered a bear but I do hunt with...

I've never encountered a bear but I do hunt with handguns. 10 mm isn't the ideal round but has alot to offer with high capacity auto pistols. Big bore revolvers have more power but less capacity and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,562
Posted By muddydog
5-7 days 12 HR shifts plus 2 hours of daily...

5-7 days 12 HR shifts plus 2 hours of daily commute. Feeling like I'm burning my rope on both ends.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,168
Posted By muddydog
I'm thankful for everything....at 55 you realize...

I'm thankful for everything....at 55 you realize that life is short and you won't look very long to find someone who has it much worse!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-06-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,017
Posted By muddydog
Leupold yosmites 10x30. Had mine for 5 years,...

Leupold yosmites 10x30. Had mine for 5 years, crystal clear and compact.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-01-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By muddydog
I have a 20 and a 12. You won't find a better...

I have a 20 and a 12. You won't find a better pump in this price range. I've owned them several years and used regular bird shot, buckshot and magnum slug loads. Never a issue with either gun.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,057
Posted By muddydog
At your age I would recommend a Roth. It will...

At your age I would recommend a Roth. It will grow tax free and at retirement it and everything it has gained will be tax free. I'm 55 and have a 401k at work which is pretax. I contribute 13%. Most...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 65,241
Posted By muddydog
My wife and I are not strictly on the Keto, but...

My wife and I are not strictly on the Keto, but low carb eating. We are both diabetics and have lost 15 lbs each. Her A1C has dropped 1.5 points, and we feel great. I ate a cheese burger and fries a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,265
Posted By muddydog
What a rough road in life to travel, while I've...

What a rough road in life to travel, while I've never personally met you, I always think about what you have had to deal with. Prayers for you Sir!

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-27-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,021
Posted By muddydog
30.06. and keep the yardage 300 and in. Unless...

30.06. and keep the yardage 300 and in. Unless you practice 500 yards from field positions and am proficient then no reason to shoot that far.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-17-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,007
Posted By muddydog
I always recommend any brand cheap scopes up to...

I always recommend any brand cheap scopes up to 80.00. Stepping up from 100-200.00 I'd say Nikon. Over 200.00 Leupold.

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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-23-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5,047
Views: 563,369
Posted By muddydog
Stainless Ruger Blackhawk 10mm with an extra 40...

Stainless Ruger Blackhawk 10mm with an extra 40 SW cylinder.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190224/0776dd0c39178db2a33ac65a10c31b5f.jpg

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Forum: Traditional 02-08-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,168
Posted By muddydog
Check out a sage. About 100.00. I shoot one and...

Check out a sage. About 100.00. I shoot one and am very pleased with it. I've owned many bows over the years and it shoots as good as any bow I've owned. Don't overbow yourself. Start at 35-40# ....
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-27-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,809
Posted By muddydog
Had it once and don't want it again! Man that...

Had it once and don't want it again! Man that stuff is real! It will make you forget about any other aches or pains you've ever had.
Forum: Traditional 01-27-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By muddydog
A clicker saved archery for me. I've battled...

A clicker saved archery for me. I've battled target panic for years. Snap shooting and short drawing. It cured all my problems. I highly recommend using one, even if you don't need it. I disassemble...
Forum: Traditional 01-19-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By muddydog
I would recommend 500 spine for your setup, I...

I would recommend 500 spine for your setup, I shoot 50# using 30" gold tip 400 with 300 grain tips.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-19-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 946
Posted By muddydog
Mine went click more than boom. Even with any...

Mine went click more than boom. Even with any ammo I tried to feed it. Honestly there's alot of misfires reported using this caliber for some reason.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-13-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,703
Posted By muddydog
I always thought all striker fired guns were...

I always thought all striker fired guns were cocked when the slide is racked? Is Glock different?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-13-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,579
Posted By muddydog
Savage 110. I've owned just about all of the...

Savage 110. I've owned just about all of the other brands too. I also prefer the older Winchester 70 featherweights as well as older Marlin levers.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-13-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,703
Posted By muddydog
I've owned several Glocks and XD's as well as...

I've owned several Glocks and XD's as well as 1911's. I've never had or seen one discharge on their own. I keep my XD hot at all times. It's just important to know that any gun has a potential to...
Forum: Traditional 01-13-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,970
Posted By muddydog
I use tuskers which are very hard to get shaving...

I use tuskers which are very hard to get shaving sharp but they will cut. I use a file to get a good edge then use the edge of the file to get a rough edge. Kinda like a serrated edge. My Zwickeys...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,658
Posted By muddydog
I don't have internet. Dish bill about 65.00...

I don't have internet. Dish bill about 65.00 month. I'm wanting to drop it and use a outside antenna but the wife ain't on board.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,877
Posted By muddydog
No guests. That the best if there are other...

No guests. That the best if there are other members that pay to hunt. I've seen many friendships end over bringing a friend. Let them pay to hunt like everyone else. Ain't nothing in deer hunting...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,293
Posted By muddydog
I'm in a different boat. My family owned a lot of...

I'm in a different boat. My family owned a lot of land when I was growing up, so I always had a place to hunt. I worked on several large ranches which allowed me to hunt. I now hunt public land and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,876
Posted By muddydog
Wish I could adopt all abandoned dogs...but the 3...

Wish I could adopt all abandoned dogs...but the 3 I have are all I can handle right now. Good for you by taking care of him. Bump for him!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By muddydog
I've used Weaver rings and bases exclusively for...

I've used Weaver rings and bases exclusively for my entire life. Never had a single issue.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-30-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,269
Posted By muddydog
Hunt alone. Public land. I send my wife a drop...

Hunt alone. Public land. I send my wife a drop pin on Google maps for my location. I've learned over the years and especially getting older not to do stupid stuff or take unnecessary risks.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-30-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,249
Posted By muddydog
I use Facebook for keeping up with family and...

I use Facebook for keeping up with family and friends. There's actually some good archery groups that are closed for public viewing unless you are actually accepted by the group. Not much different...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-25-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,411
Posted By muddydog
Can't stand them. Plastic bolt shrouds, air soft...

Can't stand them. Plastic bolt shrouds, air soft toy plastic magazine, roll pin assembly for the firing pin. I've owned 2. They were very accurate guns but the 300 blk would misfire more than go...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-25-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,253
Posted By muddydog
Savage 30.06 Ruger Black hawk 357 Mossberg...

Savage 30.06
Ruger Black hawk 357
Mossberg pump 12
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-07-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 2,779
Views: 343,480
Posted By muddydog
Sorry for all the stuff stolen this year. I've...

Sorry for all the stuff stolen this year. I've met a lot of good people at area 9. Hard to imagine there are thieves among us but there's definitely some inconsiderate hunters there. Last year some...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,928
Posted By muddydog
I was a welder for 25 years with no formal...

I was a welder for 25 years with no formal training. I learned how in a local small machine shop that needed workers. I am now a ASNT Level II VT,MT,and UT inspector for a large industrial welding...
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