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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-18-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My experience with Cannon gun safes has been...

My experience with Cannon gun safes has been pretty good. I would suggest contacting their customer service and asking them to send you some shelf clips:

https://www.cannonsafe.com/help/

Good...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,158
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I had a licensed arborist trim some trees at our...

I had a licensed arborist trim some trees at our house a few years ago. He was very professional when he was bidding for the job, and we came to an agreement on what was to be done, and the payment...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Please put me 2nd in line for the lifeline and...

Please put me 2nd in line for the lifeline and belt in case the deal falls through.

Thank you.

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-09-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Concur. Both stay busy, but have always...

Concur. Both stay busy, but have always delivered top quality work on target, on time, and on budget.

Congratulations on your Nilgai. Can you provide more information on your hunt?

Regards,
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,147
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I'm neither a butcher, nor a meat cutter. My go...

I'm neither a butcher, nor a meat cutter. My go to knife for cutting meat has become the Victoronix Fibrox boning knife:
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,227
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Dramamine is effective, but it can make you very...

Dramamine is effective, but it can make you very drowsy. Instead, I suggest asking your doctor for a prescription for Scopolamine patches:
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,079
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I should clarify my earlier post (#26, above). I...

I should clarify my earlier post (#26, above). I tried PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections to my hip first without success:

https://www.healthline.com/health/prp

I then bit the bullet and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,079
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Shoulder repairs can be tricky - I've had...

Shoulder repairs can be tricky - I've had multiple left shoulder surgeries from an on-the-job injury that took me out of the health care field (I was an ER Nurse). My recommendation is that if you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Wow! That looks so cool! Tell the truth - have...

Wow! That looks so cool! Tell the truth - have you (tried) spin cocking it yet?

Thanks for sharing.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-04-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,032
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I killed a small buck with my S&W Model 686-3...

I killed a small buck with my S&W Model 686-3 with Leupold 2x scope. Single shot at around 65 yards with a 158 gr. JHP bullet. It was facing me and slightly quartered away. I drew a bead on him...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-24-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 683
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi Hoghunter101: I've tried rattling bucks a...

Hi Hoghunter101:

I've tried rattling bucks a few times without any luck whatsoever. I can tell you that I used a phone app ("Hunt Like a Pro" Deer Call) to call in a very nice 9 point a few years...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,129
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Over 40 years ago, I was an EMT in the Detroit,...

Over 40 years ago, I was an EMT in the Detroit, MI area. We got a call to see an elderly lady who was knocked to the ground in a "purse snatching" incident. When we arrive on the scene, we found...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-21-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,082
Posted By Double-O-Dave
IMHO, you are correct on both counts: 1. "blue...

IMHO, you are correct on both counts: 1. "blue eyes" means s/he is about to shed, 2. Texas Rat Snake.


Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 769
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi Coker737: Whether recurve or compound,...

Hi Coker737:

Whether recurve or compound, you should check to make sure the crossbow will take a cranking device for cocking. If you type "crossbow" in the Search window, you should find a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-19-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,216
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Thanks, Hoytbowhunter, my first turkeys! ...

Thanks, Hoytbowhunter, my first turkeys!

Regards,

Dave
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-18-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,216
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi Hoytbowhunter: FYI - I took my Colt...

Hi Hoytbowhunter:

FYI - I took my Colt CRE-18 with me turkey hunting last week and used it to shoot 2 nice Toms. I fired the rifle 3 times, and the CMC trigger was definitely superior to the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-16-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,839
Posted By Double-O-Dave
In a revolver, I recommend a S&W Model 442 or 642...

In a revolver, I recommend a S&W Model 442 or 642 (.38 Special). The 442 is the blued steel version, the 642 is the same revolver but in stainless steel. They're the ultimate "point and pull" gun. ...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-16-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,523
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Yep, I always wanted one, and finally bought one...

Yep, I always wanted one, and finally bought one a few years ago. Mine is a Savage 99C - the "C" stands for clip (yes, I know it's actually a magazine, but I didn't name the piece). It's my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,325
Posted By Double-O-Dave
You beat me to it...I visited Belize, CA once,...

You beat me to it...I visited Belize, CA once, and that's what the locals called them. I didn't get a chance to eat any as I was on a "corporate retreat", and they fed us lobster, shrimp, and fresh...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,383
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Saw a very pregnant doe at the lease last week...

Saw a very pregnant doe at the lease last week while turkey hunting.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,971
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I got lucky this morning and scored on 2 Rios! ...

I got lucky this morning and scored on 2 Rios! This past week I've been watching You Tube videos and reading books on turkey hunting. I also bought a box call - I bought the cheapest one I could...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,978
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My son was drawn for a TYHP deer hunt on a...

My son was drawn for a TYHP deer hunt on a private ranch. Beautiful place, and the owner went 1st class on everything - heck, his storage barn was nicer than some people's homes. They allowed us to...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 05-09-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Are you using any squirrel calls? I use, or...

Are you using any squirrel calls? I use, or really, have used, the old bellows type as well as a "whistler" button that sounds like a young squirrel in distress. We used to use the whistler while...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Brand new entry level gun safes (actually, they...

Brand new entry level gun safes (actually, they are RSCs - Residential Security Containers) start at the $500.00 - $600.00 range at the places like Costco and TSC. I bought one from Costco years...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-08-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I make my own out of old blue jeans and khakis...

I make my own out of old blue jeans and khakis and fill with either uncooked beans or rice. The filler material is put in a baggie and the air removed, and then packed in a couple of other baggie to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-08-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 704
Posted By Double-O-Dave
FYI - Smokey Denmark doesn't process any wild...

FYI - Smokey Denmark doesn't process any wild game anymore. I believe they stopped processing wild game beginning last year, and they sent out letters to all of their customers saying the extra work...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-07-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 792
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Sorry, but I don't know what "recar" is or means....

Sorry, but I don't know what "recar" is or means. So there is no confusion, I meant no offense/slight/insult to anyone in my post. My apologies if I have offended/slighted or insulted anyone. Your...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-07-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 792
Posted By Double-O-Dave
"I like to catch the aujous from the cook and mix...

"I like to catch the aujous from the cook and mix a lot of it back in with the meat and bark mixture after pulling."

Actually, it's spelled Au jus, which means "with juice" (French). What you are...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-04-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Rut ro - I just installed one in my PSA AR-15. ...

Rut ro - I just installed one in my PSA AR-15. I've only shot it 6 times, but it worked great for me. Maybe contact CMS Customer Service to see what they recommend?

Good luck,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,971
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Thanks, Becka Marie. In retrospect, I think our...

Thanks, Becka Marie. In retrospect, I think our biggest mistake was underestimating the turkeys. They're not supposed to be very smart, but they skunked us. They also have good vision, and they...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,971
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Went on my first turkey hunt (Rio Grande) last...

Went on my first turkey hunt (Rio Grande) last week. It's amazing how smart the turkey are, and how dumb I am with regards to turkey hunting. I'm reading everything I can find on turkey hunting now...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,293
Posted By Double-O-Dave
In my opinion, the answer is "it depends". I was...

In my opinion, the answer is "it depends". I was an ER Nurse for about 16 years and saw a boat load of victims of snake bites from rattlesnakes, copperheads, and water moccasins. I saw more than...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,466
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi Mudslinger: No stand and fill type...

Hi Mudslinger:

No stand and fill type feeders at the Academy store in Sunset Valley.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-01-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,176
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Car Max is like that. Their price is their price...

Car Max is like that. Their price is their price and they won't come down a nickel on it. Yes, they'll let you walk over the price. I know some people who love the place because they hate haggling...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-01-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,466
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I think the ones discussed in this thread have...

I think the ones discussed in this thread have since been discontinued:

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13111051&postcount=1

I have 2 of them that are going on our...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-30-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,621
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I'd prime using Kilz: ...

I'd prime using Kilz:

http://www.kilz.com/primer/kilz-original

I'd put several coats of Kilz down first, and then paint with a high gloss exterior grade paint. Finally, I'd use the plastic (or...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-29-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,216
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi Hoytbowhunter: FYI - I was able to test...

Hi Hoytbowhunter:

FYI - I was able to test fire my AR-15 today with the new CMC trigger. Only 6 shots, but excellent trigger pull. Crisp, no creep, excellent break. I tried to add photos, but...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-22-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Double-O-Dave
If you didn't pay anything for it, you still...

If you didn't pay anything for it, you still overpaid. :D I joke. I remember them from the 1970s and they were considered one of the famous "Saturday Night Specials". I remember guys that ran...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-20-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,216
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Hi Hoytbowhunter: FYI - here is a link to...

Hi Hoytbowhunter:

FYI - here is a link to the drop-in trigger I just installed into my PSA AR-15:
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-20-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,216
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I installed that same JP Spring Kit in my PSA...

I installed that same JP Spring Kit in my PSA AR-15 (6.8 SPC) rifle. Trigger pull was very nice. The only problem was "click" when you pulled the trigger, instead of "bang". I then tried replacing...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-17-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 986
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I never did it, but worked with a bunch of them...

I never did it, but worked with a bunch of them way back in the day when I was an ER Nurse. Yes, you can make a bunch of money, but life on the road isn't for anyone. Additionally, most of the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-17-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,516
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I bought an O/U 12 ga. Yildiz a few years ago as...

I bought an O/U 12 ga. Yildiz a few years ago as a back-up/loaner shotgun. They are made in Turkey, sold exclusively by Academy, and warranty work is done by Briley in Houston, TX. The Turks make...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,448
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My son and I met Chance last Friday to pick up a...

My son and I met Chance last Friday to pick up a Euro mount he did for my son. Chance is a very nice guy. He was friendly and professional, and spent time talking to my son about his experiences in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,489
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My suggestion is to see your doctor, explain the...

My suggestion is to see your doctor, explain the situation to him/her and ask for a prescription for a topical steroidal cream. OTC cortisone is not going to help you with a reaction as you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,212
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I think it's actually a 6.25% increase, rather...

I think it's actually a 6.25% increase, rather than 5%. In any event, I find Academy isn't the same store it was in years past. Shopping there has almost as much fun as shopping at Walleyworld. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By Double-O-Dave
First of all, my condolences on the loss of your...

First of all, my condolences on the loss of your father.

Secondly, my immediate thought is as long as the person(s) taking the photos aren't interfering with the service, why couldn't they take...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-10-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,908
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Don't tell us, but your nickname is "Lucky" -...

Don't tell us, but your nickname is "Lucky" - right? I've had days like yours too. Hope your day gets better.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-08-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Thank you for posting this. I missed out on the...

Thank you for posting this. I missed out on the earlier sale for the flat CMC trigger. Their website must be very busy as it took me almost 20 minutes and lots of reloading to get my order...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-06-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,923
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I have a good internist as well as a good...

I have a good internist as well as a good urologist looking after my enlarged prostate gland. I've been taking tamsulosin for years without any side effects. A couple of years ago, I was having...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-06-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,555
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I have a buddy who was a Green Beret in Viet Nam....

I have a buddy who was a Green Beret in Viet Nam. Big guy, quiet, doesn't say much. He's also fluent in French and Vietnamese (as well as redneck). His wife talked him into going with her for a...
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