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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 10:45 AM
Replies: 46
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Kind of scary hearing these stories about neck...

Kind of scary hearing these stories about neck shot deer running off. I've shot every deer I've ever killed except for 2 in the neck and never had one take a step.

First non neck shot was...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-13-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,515
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I believe the theory was that if the people...

I believe the theory was that if the people posting the GFM's would tithe 10% to their local church, God would meet their needs (not wants) and they wouldn't need GFM in the first place. If that is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-13-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,515
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Had some people I know ask for that for their...

Had some people I know ask for that for their honeymoon. I'm totally ok with that, as I've found trips/experiences to be better gifts than more junk that gets stacked up, or thrown out. Asking...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-13-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,515
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I have no problem with "go fund me's", however I...

I have no problem with "go fund me's", however I do have a certain criteria for them.

1. They can't be started by the person receiving the $. If you're not enough of a friend to have one support...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-29-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I went with the Wheeler kit that includes their...

I went with the Wheeler kit that includes their torque wrench and levels. It's a good feeling knowing everything is done correctly rather than just dropping it in the rings and snugging them down to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,096
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I build shelves out of 2x4's and OSB. Go buy all...

I build shelves out of 2x4's and OSB. Go buy all the bins you want before you build the shelves so they fit well.

One thing I haven't seen done but that might work well if you're storing stuff...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,161
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I just got home and pushed the Zeiss Conquest...

I just got home and pushed the Zeiss Conquest HD's a little further in the street sign reading. While not as easy to read due to my hands shaking, it was still very sharp and clear, and I could make...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,161
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I was inside Sportsman's Warehouse, which isn't...

I was inside Sportsman's Warehouse, which isn't an ideal testing location, but it was large enough, dimly lit enough, and had enough items with detail to do a comparison.

In terms of clarity and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,161
Posted By gatorgrizz27
2-3 years ago I spent several hours comparing...

2-3 years ago I spent several hours comparing almost every binocular in the $250-$750 range. I found that there wasn't a noticeable difference in brightness or clarity amongst any of them, and any...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-26-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 615
Posted By gatorgrizz27
That chart really shows that you get what you pay...

That chart really shows that you get what you pay for. Not necessarily in terms of rankings, but total points. Some of them are within 0.2 points and Iím assuming they include things like weight and...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-26-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Are they both seated to the same OAL or could you...

Are they both seated to the same OAL or could you just check them with a micrometer or calipers?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-26-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I removed the backpack straps on mine and carry...

I removed the backpack straps on mine and carry it by strapping it to the outside of my pack, I put an extra QR bracket for my quiver, replaced the foot strap with a piece of bungee cord so it's out...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-24-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 736
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I've heard that $200 taxes are the best upgrades....

I've heard that $200 taxes are the best upgrades. :D
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-17-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Why not just another .260 if you're already...

Why not just another .260 if you're already invested in the round? One thing I've found from older hunters and shooters is that they tend to simplify their arsenal down to just a few cartridges. I...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-17-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,131
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I was never a big AR fan, but currently own a...

I was never a big AR fan, but currently own a few. I get off on precision bolt guns, and probably still wouldn't own an AR if not for Obama and HRC. :D I bought into the fear mongering/AWB and picked...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-17-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,101
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I'd go either plain old boring .223 for ammo...

I'd go either plain old boring .223 for ammo cost/availability and not burning the barrel up, or a fast twist .22-250 to shoot 75-80gr bullets. "Flat shooting" cartridges are less important today...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-17-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,794
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Why not just go long action with 6.5-.284 or...

Why not just go long action with 6.5-.284 or 6.5-06 and .300 WM? FWIW I shoot both short and long action Weatherby Vanguard, it is only 1/2" and 2 oz difference. I don't have any problems going back...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-14-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,349
Posted By gatorgrizz27
The road from being very new to long range...

The road from being very new to long range shooting and not reloading, to killing an elk at 1,000 yards is a long one. Not bashing the OP, just pointing out that talking about Berger bullets and such...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-12-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 961
Posted By gatorgrizz27
This. There is no way a can weighs over a pound...

This. There is no way a can weighs over a pound and is 8" long will be fun to shoot on a pistol. Likewise, it's going to ruin the balance and handling of an AR, even a 10.5" SBR.

If it is only...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,729
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I don't have a problem with running dogs, even...

I don't have a problem with running dogs, even though it doesn't align with my personal hunting ethics. Neither does using bait or hunting over a feeder, so I just choose not to do it. I do...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-10-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,119
Posted By gatorgrizz27
When you get much in excess of 3100-3200 fps, you...

When you get much in excess of 3100-3200 fps, you have to be careful to use stout bullets, preferably mono or bonded. A Berger at 4000 fps is likely to blow up as soon as it hits the hide.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,912
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Right handed. Wallet in back left (stack of...

Right handed.

Wallet in back left (stack of cards and cash in a rubber band)
Knife in back right
Phone in front left
Keys in front right
Pistol in right side appendix carry

Haven't found a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-05-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By gatorgrizz27
400 yds for hogs is outside the wheelhouse for...

400 yds for hogs is outside the wheelhouse for most varmint guns. For 100-200 yds you want light bullets with a lot of speed, but they slow down quickly. For 300-400 yds, you want heavy bullets at...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 850
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I've thought about buying the Bosch one since I...

I've thought about buying the Bosch one since I have a ton of 12v batteries. It seems ideal to me to walk in with only a base layer and the heated jacket turned off, and not get soaked in sweat. Once...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,691
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I'm in support of game wardens, even having...

I'm in support of game wardens, even having gotten a ticket when my license expired the weekend before the last one back in college. I think even the guys in here complaining about them would be the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-05-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I just picked up a Weatherby Vanguard Backcountry...

I just picked up a Weatherby Vanguard Backcountry that is Cerakoted from the factory. They sprayed everything, the inside of the action, the locking lugs, cocking piece on the bolt, even the feed...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-05-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,074
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Just start with the Hornady 143 ELD-X, you'll be...

Just start with the Hornady 143 ELD-X, you'll be happy with it. What someone else's rifle likes has no bearing on yours, even in the same make and model. However, I've not heard of anyone who has had...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-05-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,676
Posted By gatorgrizz27
In theory, and for behind the shoulder shots on...

In theory, and for behind the shoulder shots on deer, the MPBR works well, but in practice I'm with you. I was using a buddy's .270 that was sighted in to reach out across a sod farm, and shot at a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-05-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 671
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Go with Hornady Custom Lite. 125 gr SST at 2,700...

Go with Hornady Custom Lite. 125 gr SST at 2,700 fps. Recoils less than a 6.5 Creedmoor and has plenty of punch out to 300 yards. I have two deer in my freezer right now from that ammo, just ordered...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-05-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,972
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I'm working on something similar, but have found...

I'm working on something similar, but have found that there's no need to limit yourself to "short range" calibers, as long as you're using a light, handy, rifle with something like the 1-4x scope you...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-27-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 531
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I assembled my first one in my lap using nothing...

I assembled my first one in my lap using nothing but a finishing hammer and a clevis pin after reading a tip about using it for the front takedown pin.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-22-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,459
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Cavender's carries Anderson Beans, I'll never buy...

Cavender's carries Anderson Beans, I'll never buy another brand either. The nice thing is they all fit the same regardless of the style, so if they have something that fits you well in the store they...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 644
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I like to make a pork chili, either ground or...

I like to make a pork chili, either ground or cubed. Some green pepper and onions, kidney beans since it's not a Texas red, chipotles, garlic, cumin, black pepper, and some vinegar and sugar at the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-20-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 646
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Less than a .243 for sure, the decreased muzzle...

Less than a .243 for sure, the decreased muzzle blast helps also. I'd say most are going to be slightly higher than a .223 due to the heavier bullets, but it's not a big difference.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-20-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,647
Posted By gatorgrizz27
There are no flies on a .30-06, contrary to what...

There are no flies on a .30-06, contrary to what some would have you believe. The standard rule from guys that are capable of longer range shots is the bullet's impact velocity, generally around 1800...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,212
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Kids could always get a job ;) I didn't work...

Kids could always get a job ;)

I didn't work during the school year but I did in the summers. Even $300/week is a couple months worth of insurance, they can pay half or even the whole year and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,461
Posted By gatorgrizz27
If you pay bills from your savings account, it's...

If you pay bills from your savings account, it's not a savings account. If you already have a checking account and 2 savings accounts, here is how I would handle it:

All direct deposits and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,461
Posted By gatorgrizz27
There are lots of ways to cut spending, but the...

There are lots of ways to cut spending, but the best way I've found to actually increase what's in savings is to treat it like a bill.

On whatever date you choose, transfer $100, $500, etc into...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-12-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By gatorgrizz27
The biggest advantage of the larger objectives...

The biggest advantage of the larger objectives I've found is the eye box. I have Leupold's with 33, 40, and 50mm objectives, and on the 50 I can snap the rifle up like a shotgun and get a perfect...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,562
Posted By gatorgrizz27
My $0.02. I don't think it would make a single...

My $0.02. I don't think it would make a single bit of difference where the conversation takes place if you label it or come to it from the viewpoint of "counseling."

I do think guys open up and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Sufix 832 braided line problems and alternatives...

I primarily fly-fish, and have been using the same old spinning equipment for awhile, loaded with Power Pro. I decided to drop the coin on some new spinning gear after being on a few trips with...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-23-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I'd say $900-950, it's a $600 gun with a $300...

I'd say $900-950, it's a $600 gun with a $300 scope. You're never going to get the money back from the handguard, trigger, or stock.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-05-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 992
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I'd look at the 2-12 Leupold VX-6 for a...

I'd look at the 2-12 Leupold VX-6 for a lightweight sheep rifle.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-05-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,704
Posted By gatorgrizz27
That was the crazy thing to me when looking at...

That was the crazy thing to me when looking at it. You get about two dozen steaks and a freezer full of grind.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,244
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Alamos Malbec here as well. I'm hoping I don't...

Alamos Malbec here as well. I'm hoping I don't start enjoying $20-$30 bottles of wine, it's an expensive habit.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,336
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Nope, I only buy dogs I like. My current one is...

Nope, I only buy dogs I like. My current one is the best I've ever had. Smart, tough, machine. If any of the next 6 I have are his equal, I'll be thrilled.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,527
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Special deer get shoulder mounted, no matter what...

Special deer get shoulder mounted, no matter what the qualifier is. I fully intended to do Euro mounts on the bucks I killed the last couple years, but the stud of a 10 point (for this area) I shot...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 866
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I use 2 different backpacks. One has several...

I use 2 different backpacks. One has several compression straps and I use it when I'm packing in my climber. It's much more comfortable to carry the stand attached to the pack than on its own, and it...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-02-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 786
Posted By gatorgrizz27
My carry weapon is a Sig P938. There are not many...

My carry weapon is a Sig P938. There are not many scenarios I can envision where I would feel comfortable with more than 15 9 mm rounds (carrying a spare magazine) and still having less than a rifle....
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-01-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,051
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Agreed. From everything I've seen, if you can...

Agreed. From everything I've seen, if you can swing the cost of Swaro's, there's really no question that they are the way to go.

If you don't want to spend that much, I'd spend a grand on the...
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