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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 10,457
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Not really seeing how a live deer is a blood...

Not really seeing how a live deer is a blood trail problem. Finding it dead a couple days later when the buzzards get on it, sure.

My only experience with slick tricks is watching my friend kill...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,961
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Iíve wanted an off road teardrop for awhile, but...

Iíve wanted an off road teardrop for awhile, but realized it wasnít worth the $, storage, etc, for how often it would get used.

After seeing a bunch of cargo trailer conversions, I decided to set...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,171
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Haha I was tempted a smoke a mule deer doe on my...

Haha I was tempted a smoke a mule deer doe on my elk hunt the other week. Problem was I didnít have a tag. She was bedded down in the timber I was hunting so I sat down a little bit away from her....
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,612
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Copied/pasted my experience I posted on another...

Copied/pasted my experience I posted on another forum:


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,325
Posted By gatorgrizz27
We backpacked in 5 miles to a CO OTC unit. Saw 20...

We backpacked in 5 miles to a CO OTC unit. Saw 20 cows glassing the first night, I went to try to shoot one in the morning when a 5x5 came in to my buddy with a bull tag, so I let him take the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-26-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By gatorgrizz27
https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/outdoor-sports-rec...

https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/outdoor-sports-recreation/763322-suppressor-design-development.html

Think most guys are using lathes and milling machines. I donít know if centerfire rifle cans...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-25-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,325
Posted By gatorgrizz27
A buddy and I were talking about that as we...

A buddy and I were talking about that as we hunted an OTC unit this year. He killed a 5x5, I missed a cow.

A resident elk tag is under $50, so Iíll bet there are a lot of guys that buy one and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-25-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,861
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I donít wear underwear except for mountain and...

I donít wear underwear except for mountain and dirt biking, but I bought 2 pairs of these for a 10 day hunt out west this year. I had zero complaints about them riding or bunching up with a pack,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-24-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 920
Posted By gatorgrizz27
IMO, the $450-$600 range is the worst spot for...

IMO, the $450-$600 range is the worst spot for binoculars. They arenít significantly better than a good $250-$300 pair, and they donít even come close to the $1,000 entry level alpha glass.

I...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 09-24-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I’d still sight in with the Slick tricks and use...

I’d still sight in with the Slick tricks and use them for the elk, deal with the bow tuning when you get back. A buddy shot a bull with one two weeks ago, it went in front of the on side shoulder and...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 09-21-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,346
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I forgot I also have a 15% off KUIU coupon for...

I forgot I also have a 15% off KUIU coupon for new customers. PM me if you’d like it, I think it can be used multiple times. I’m not affiliated with them, just happy with the stuff I’ve used.
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 09-21-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,346
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I bought the KUIU Icon Pro 1850 (with frame) and...

I bought the KUIU Icon Pro 1850 (with frame) and just used it on a 7 day backpack elk hunt. The bag itself works great as a day pack and carried all my hunting gear, I put my food and camp in a dry...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,530
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Found him from Brian Callís Gritty podcast. I was...

Found him from Brian Callís Gritty podcast. I was excited about the concept, but I canít stand the way Ryan puts emphasis on every word and it all comes out like a rant rather than a discussion. It...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,265
Posted By gatorgrizz27
A man who knows what he’s talking about. ...

A man who knows what he’s talking about.

Japanese knives are typically lighter, harder, and sharper. German knives are typically heavier, softer, and won’t hold an edge for as long. It’s personal...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-27-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Magpul makes one if you’re not worried about it...

Magpul makes one if you’re not worried about it looking mil-spec.

https://www.magpul.com/products/moe-rifle-stock
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-23-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,636
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Were they waiting until ďfallĒ to stock their...

Were they waiting until ďfallĒ to stock their hunting clothing? Or has Bass Pro killed that part off already?

IMO, Cabelaís clothing has always fared well against name brands. Bass Pro Red Head...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-22-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,046
Posted By gatorgrizz27
There’s a guy on YouTube, ChuckE2009, that has a...

There’s a guy on YouTube, ChuckE2009, that has a lot of good advice about mobile welding businesses. Worth a watch for sure.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-22-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,203
Posted By gatorgrizz27
It really seems to depend on your industry and...

It really seems to depend on your industry and the type of boss you have. Technically salary implies you’re willing to do what’s expected of you for $”X”, regardless of the time it takes. If 2 guys...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-18-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Ticks me off. When was the application period for...

Ticks me off. When was the application period for this? I checked it a couple months ago and it wouldnít even tell you when it was opening.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 24,975
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I was already on the way back to the truck so it...

I was already on the way back to the truck so it doesn’t really count but I walked by a 6’ moccasin sunning itself in a swamp at about 7 yards.

My direct quote was “Holy F****** S***, Holy...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I’d really like to go out with JT Van Zandt. I’d...

I’d really like to go out with JT Van Zandt. I’d enjoy talking to him as much as catching some fish.

https://www.jtvanzandt.com
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,556
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Texas law states it is legal to use deadly force...

Texas law states it is legal to use deadly force to retrieve stolen property during nighttime hours if there is no other reasonable means.

If a guy shot a deer on your place at night, threw it in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I have the Dewalt brushless compact recip saw and...

I have the Dewalt brushless compact recip saw and it chews through a 5 ah battery in about 10 minutes. Iíd get the kit and then add the 6 1/2Ē circular saw if you donít have one. It runs well on the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,908
Posted By gatorgrizz27
He may have been lucky enough to draw 1-2 bighorn...

He may have been lucky enough to draw 1-2 bighorn tags stateside, but itís typically considered a once in a lifetime opportunity for guys that apply to multiple states over 20+ years. I asked about...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-05-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 557
Posted By gatorgrizz27
States have weird rules about muzzleloaders, but...

States have weird rules about muzzleloaders, but are rapidly changing them to keep up with improvements in many areas.

AFAIK, an in-line shooting Blackhorn 209 powder with a 209 shotgun primer...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-05-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,352
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Iíd attack it from a couple angles. First,...

Iíd attack it from a couple angles. First, completely maximize the space you have. Move or get rid of any junk thatís in your way, move less accessed machines to the corners of the shop, add a lean...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,352
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Small business owner here, obviously it depends...

Small business owner here, obviously it depends on the type of business youíre going into, but I prefer to start small and re-invest profits. You can build quickly, start earning a profit almost...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,112
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I got one of these and really like it. Doesnít...

I got one of these and really like it. Doesnít look like the $20 beach hut hats or a cheap sombrero either, its a quality piece. Just need to find a good hat band for it. I like the string also for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,112
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I got one of these and really like it. Doesnít...

I got one of these and really like it. Doesnít look like the $20 beach hut hats either, its a quality piece. Just need to find a good hat band for it. I like the string also for when the wind picks...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-01-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,264
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Same here. In the swamp I hunt, I generally...

Same here.

In the swamp I hunt, I generally see the most activity around 10-10:30. Places with open fields itís usually right at sunrise.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-01-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,637
Posted By gatorgrizz27
There’s a difference between being prepared and...

There’s a difference between being prepared and being paranoid. The guy I rent my shop from falls into the latter category and worries about EMP’s. He also worries about trees falling on his car as...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,809
Posted By gatorgrizz27
It sucks, but I wouldnít want someone who is...

It sucks, but I wouldnít want someone who is ****** off at me living in a house I own!
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Iím a woodworker and did the same for my wedding,...

Iím a woodworker and did the same for my wedding, but they were about 12Ē diameter live oaks that were pretty green. I cut them to 1.5Ē thick with a chainsaw, if your bar is long enough to get...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Nice video. I’m flying into Denver on the 7th and...

Nice video. I’m flying into Denver on the 7th and bringing pretty similar clothing to yours.

Smartwool boxers (x2)
Darn tough midweight socks (x2)
Injinji Coolmax sock liners (x2)
KUIU 145...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-18-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By gatorgrizz27
No way to know until you try some, everyoneís...

No way to know until you try some, everyoneís feet are different. Iíve been working on mine for awhile and ended up with Lathrop & Sons gel footbeds over the factory insoles that I cut off in front...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Iíd just do a sink and urinal if youíre where the...

Iíd just do a sink and urinal if youíre where the neighbors can see you taking a leak outside. Not a huge deal to walk 200í for a deuce.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-08-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 752
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I really like the looks of the new Larue Siete....

I really like the looks of the new Larue Siete. Not really a semi-custom, but not off the shelf either. Pick your barrel length and stock and it might scratch that itch.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Iíve always thought if I had to go back to school...

Iíve always thought if I had to go back to school during the day and work nights, bar tending wouldnít be too bad. Apparently you can get jobs loading UPS trucks early in the mornings as well and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I wouldnít do it unless you want to chance...

I wouldnít do it unless you want to chance melting your wiring. Itís designed for a 5-10A load. It might work fine if the winch isnít straining, but as soon as you pull something heavy or get it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By gatorgrizz27
With the newer 9mm +P+ stuff, there’s not a big...

With the newer 9mm +P+ stuff, there’s not a big advantage to .357 Sig, (or .40 for that matter). It penetrates barriers slightly better if you expect to deal with car doors and windshields a lot, and...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-24-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,328
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Saw this bumped, so I’ll update my experience...

Saw this bumped, so I’ll update my experience last year. Shot a 10 pt whitetail at 125 yards with a 6.5 and 143 eld-x. Double lung shot, broke through a rib on the exit. Deer ran about 50 yards and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-13-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,162
Posted By gatorgrizz27
The problem is, in most cases itís not just a...

The problem is, in most cases itís not just a fine. Youíll be required to either unhook the trailer or have someone with a CDL come get it if they choose to play that way.

I havenít been able to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-11-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Stupid. No reason they couldnít have used a brass...

Stupid. No reason they couldnít have used a brass NPT plug easily available at Home Depot besides saving $1 in a $70k truck.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,752
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Cool thread, just found out I got my elk tag this...

Cool thread, just found out I got my elk tag this week, so I’ll be headed to CO in September to chase them as well.

I’ve been hiking with my pack pretty regularly for the last couple months, but...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-06-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Iím planning on getting one. No centerfire rifle...

Iím planning on getting one. No centerfire rifle cans are truly ďhearing safeĒ in the long term. Plus the majority of my shooting is at the range where youíre required to wear ear pro anyways.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,824
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I’ve owned 4 trucks and 3 suv’s, and I much...

I’ve owned 4 trucks and 3 suv’s, and I much prefer the suv’s for my needs, as long as you’ve got a 4x8 utility trailer or similar.

I don’t carry many people, but it’s nice having fishing rods,...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-02-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,844
Posted By gatorgrizz27
They are awesome guns. My dad gave me his 6.5Ē...

They are awesome guns. My dad gave me his 6.5Ē ported 629 last year and the thing is super easy to shoot accurately, the trigger in single action mode is truly a ďhair triggerĒ that shames all of my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-29-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,686
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Yep. See this crap all the time. ďBrand new...

Yep. See this crap all the time.

ďBrand new boots, only worn a handful of times.Ē
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-25-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By gatorgrizz27
14” is smaller than a brisket, rack of ribs, or...

14” is smaller than a brisket, rack of ribs, or turkey. A standard Weber grill grate is 22” and fits perfectly in a 55 gallon drum if you’d like to build your own.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-23-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Iím not in the area, but itís probably a bad idea...

Iím not in the area, but itís probably a bad idea to have it the same weekend as the bow season opener along with UT and A&M having games. Would hate for you to have a bad turnout.
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